The CEDIA Expo 2014 in coming up 10-13 September at the convention center in Denver, CO. In recent years the AVS Forum, with an industry sponsor, has arranged for a get together/party on Friday evening. However, we don't know if a specific AVS Forum party will be offered again this year, or not. In past years, I noticed that many of those attending the show were flying out late Friday afternoon or evening and were not able to attended the Friday evening AVS Forum party. CEDIA itself has a free "After Hours Party" (more info HERE
) on Thursday (Sept. 11th) evening in the convention center that was well attended last year, and you may want to sign up to attend it when you register to attend the Expo this year. I suggest we plan on getting the AVS Forum members together at a table(s) during the After Hours party in additional to whatever else is set up for Friday evening.
For those wanting to attend CEDIA Expo just to go to the manufacturers booths, you will need to register (see link below) to attend by creating a user name and password then filling out your info: name, address, etc. There are several pages of training classes offered, but they all cost money so just don't check off on anything on these pages. There is a page where you must select or enter answers for a few questions, such as what area of the show are interested in (e.g., home theater). After all of these pages are completed there is a page that lets you sign up to attend certain of the evening activities. There is a welcome reception on Wed. evening and the big "After Hours Party" Thursday evening, both of these are free to attend. As I suggest above for the AVS Forum members attended the CEDIA Expo, your can sign up for the After Hours Party on Thursday evening, even if there is an offsite AVS Forum specific party organized for Friday evening. Finally, the fee for attending the show will be listed as $45 but you can avoid this by entering a valid four digit coupon code. Several of the manufacturers with exhibits offer the codes for those wanting to attended just the trade floor exhibits. I did a quick Google search and it turned up one already available for this year's CEDIA Expo from Leviton. This code is: 3685
The CEIDA Expo web site to register for the show is: http://expo.cedia.net/register-plan/registration