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CEDIA Returns to KBIS for Third Year Association Providing Educational Opportunities, Technology Insights and a Newly Appointed Sr. Vice President

Feb 15, 2019


CEDIA Returns to KBIS for Third Year

Association Providing
Educational Opportunities, Technology Insights and a Newly Appointed Sr. Vice


(February 15, 2019) — CEDIA, the Custom Electronic Design & Installation
Association, makes its third appearance at the 2019 Design and Construction
Week trade show; with a strong presence on both the Kitchen and Bath Industry
Show (KBIS) side and the International Builder’s Show (IBS) side – both
happening at the Las Vegas Convention Center, February 19-21, 2019.

This show has
become an important part of CEDIAs strategy, which is to engage with and deepen
relationships in the residential design and construction arena. With the recent
addition of Giles Sutton, as Senior Vice President of Industry engagement at
CEDIA, the association has a spokesperson with the industry expertise to
continue to grow relationships.

“We saw from
our first year at this show how important it would be to the association’s
growth,” said Sutton. “The integration of design and technology is not only a
natural fit, but one that is becoming more important as technology advances.
The ability to share our wealth of information with this audience is what keeps
us coming back – it continues to offer us amazing opportunities.”

The association
is again sponsoring the CEDIA Technology Solutions Pavilion,
designated specifically to
showcase exhibitors who specialize in technology solutions for the home.
Located in the South Hall Level 2, SU48,
the Pavilion provides space for exhibitors but it also has an area where they
will host and participate in three days of programming. Some of the programs
covered in CEDIA

Tuesday, February 19

 Demystifying DIY Technology in the Home: 10:00
AM -10:20 AM

What “Smart” Technology Does
My Customer Need as They Age in Place? : 11:00 AM-11:20AM

Smart Technology & The High
End Home: 1:00 PM-1:20PM

The Wellness Movement: What
Science Says about Lighting, Audio, Air Quality, VR & More: 3:30PM-3:50PM

Wednesday, February 20

7 Tech Products Every House
Should Have (& Two Bonus Items that Can’t Hurt)


Tech Talk 101: Home
Technology & Your Business


Smart Technology for the
Mellennium through the Baby Boomer & Beyond


The Aging in Place Home:
Making the Bathroom Safe & Efficient


Thursday, February 21

Top Five Tips for
Incorporating Technology into Remodeling Products


Lighting Your Homes Today
& Into the Future


Each CEDIA Talk is moderated by an expert in
his/her field and questions are encouraged. CEDIA is also leading discussions
about technology and design across other areas of the show including the IBS
Live Stage and the KBIS NeXT Stage.

IBS Live Stage:

Future Home Experience Panel

Wednesday, February 20: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Moderator: Julie Jacobson, CE Pro

Giles Sutton, CECDIA
Susan Cashen, Control4

The way we interact with our homes is changing
every day and technology is playing a huge role in homes of virtually any size
or price. Voice control is commonplace with Siri, Amazon and others. What’s
next? AI, wellness, home energy management, smart everything? And with all this
connectivity, what does it mean for privacy? Even on the horizon of five years,
the way we live in and experience our homes will be vastly different for the
majority of people. Join a panel of industry experts to hear what’s to come and
how you can profit.

Over on the KBIS side of the show, CEDIA is
involved in additional panels in the South Hall and held on the KBISNeXT Stage.

Tuesday, February 20:

Connection – Powered by CEDIA Expo

Sponsored by Control4


Moderator: Jill Waage,
editor in chief, Traditional Home

Joe Whitaker, CEDIA Board

David VanWert, principal,
VanWert Technology Design

Molly Switzer, principal,
Molly N. Switzer Designs, LLC

Toni Sabatino

Wondering how designers and technology experts
work together to integrate smart technology into beautiful spaces?  After making its debut at CEDIA Expo last
year, the Design Connection conversation continues with a panel of design
professionals and technology integration experts sharing how they partner on
successful projects.

Wednesday, February 20

Meets Technology

Sponsored by Hansgrohe


Moderator: Elle H-Millard

Giles Sutton, SVP of
Industry Engagement, CEDIA

Jamie Gold, contributor,
FORBES & Kitchen Bath Business

Debbie Davis, CMKBD CAPS

Julie Jacobson, co-founder, CEPro

What happens at the intersection of residential design,
technology and wellness? A beautifully designed home that’s intelligent, safe
and healthy.  Bringing the design pro
together with the technology integrator to create smartly designed and built
residences that consider natural light, acoustics, moisture and toxin control
as well as safety and security and the ability to live in one place is how we
want to live now. Join industry experts as they discuss how technology
integration can positively influence your client’s well-being.

Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge
(within SALON by KBIS, outside of South Hall)

Tuesday, February 19

Connecting the Dots: Technology Meets Design

Sponsored by Control4


Julie Jacobson, co-founder, CEPro


Sutton, SVP industry engagement, CEDIA

Herd, Sound Choice & NKBA Insider

Hintze, senior director, product marketing, Control4

Clendenon, In Detail Interiors

Connecting what’s inside the walls with what’s
inside the room – this conversation is all about creating a seamless workflow
and collaborating for the best possible projects. Knowing how to select and
integrate home electronics into a well-designed interior requires an important
connection – the connection between design professionals and technology
consultants and integrators ultimately determines the success of a project.
Joins this conversation to learn about new products in the marketplace and how
to work with technology pros.

4 Coaches – 2 Hours: Design Biz
Management Mini-Summit

Co-Sponsored by CEDIA and Signature Kitchen Suite (SKS)

10:00AM-12:00 PM

Moderator: Veronika Miller, CEO, MODENUS Media

Claire Jefford, Interior Designer,
Business Coach

Luann Nigara, A Well Designed Business

Veronica Solomon, Interior Designer,

Leslie Carothers, Savour Partnership

Joe Whitaker, CEDIA Board Member

For the full schedule of CEDIA events visit To make a booth appointment during
DCW 2019 please email


CEDIA is the leading global
authority in the $19 billion home technology industry representing 3,700 member
companies worldwide and serving more than 30,000 industry professionals that
manufacture, design, and integrate goods and services for the connected home.

CEDIA’s mission is to be a
core component of its members’ prosperity. Built upon a strong volunteer
foundation, CEDIA provides access to industry-leading education, certification,
research, and consumer awareness. CEDIA serves as the go-to home technology
source for consumers and professionals.

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