CEDIA Expo for 2016 is being held 13-17 September in Dallas, Texas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The trade show floor exhibits will be open Thursday thru Saturday, 15-17 September. Registration to attend is now open. Non-CEDIA members can either pay to attend or use a manufacturer's coupon code for free admission to the trade show floor (more info below).
Registration is Now Open -
at the following CEDIA registration page: http://expo.cedia.net/register-plan/registration
For those wanting to attend CEDIA Expo just to go to the manufacturers booths, you will need to register (see link above) 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 during the registration process, but virtually 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 areas 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 normally a fee for attending the show but you can avoid this by using one of the coupon codes. Several of the manufacturers with exhibits offer coupon codes for those wanting to attend just the trade floor exhibits and the other free events (see below).
In order to attend for free, you will need to enter a coupon codes on the Payments page near the end of the registration process. At least one member has reported success using each of the following coupon codes:
AVS Forum members get together -
Scott Wilkinson, on behalf of the AVS forum, has organized two meet-up/GTGs during CEDIA. Both will be late Thursday afternoon and include private demos for AVS member. The first one is at 4pm at the Samsung booth (#5742). If you plan to attend post on the following thread: AVS Meetup at Samsung's Booth During CEDIA 2016
The second meet-up is at 5:15pm at the Epson's booth (#4700). If you plan to attend post on the following thread: AVS Meetup at Epson's Booth During CEDIA 2016
- CEDIA is holding a Thursday evening get together called "CEDIA 2016 Celebration" starting at 7pm at Gilley's (http://gilleysdallas.com/
), located at 1135 S Lamar St, (about 3 blocks south of the convention center). You will need to sign up to attend this free event on the CEDIA web site, either when registering to attended CEDIA Expo or later. FYI - The original Gilley's was used as the setting for the movie "Urban Cowboy". Perhaps the AVS Forum members could get together at this event. CEDIA describes this event by saying:
"This year, we are excited to host another big celebration that includes the announcement of the 2016 CEDIA Award winners. The CEDIA Celebration will provide a great venue for attendees to catch up with their industry friends and celebrate the amazing work that CEDIA members are doing."HOTELS:
"The CEDIA Celebration will begin with a cocktail hour; followed by the presentation of this year's award winners with emcee Carley Knobloch, a digital lifestyle expert and host of the HTGV Smart Home; and then everyone will enjoy a true Lone star experience with cocktails, BBQ, live music, and a mechanical bull. "
You can download the list of hotels that CEDIA has arranged for the show and make reservations at the following web links:
Note that CEDIA runs shuttle buses between the convention center and many of those hotels that are not within a couple blocks of the convention center.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
If you plan to attend, post to this thread.