Loads of ISE 2018 news coming Ce Pro readers’ way over the next few weeks, however as is often the case often first out of the block with news is smart home trade association CEDIA.

The organisation will provide training right across all four days of the show.

Aneta Armova-Levin, CEDIA’s education manager, says, “CEDIA Education at ISE 2018 will be rich in content for integrators, whatever their level within the industry.

“Our expert presenters will cover a varied range of business and technology topics in over 40 sessions at the event. Visitors can buy an All Access Pass that gives them the opportunity to attend as many CEDIA sessions from the programme as they like for just €250*, and a Super Pass that will allow access to both CEDIA and AVIXA training sessions. We will also offer the opportunity for integrators to sit for a CEDIA Certification exam, demonstrating how they excel within the profession.”

Aneta adds, “It’s a packed CEDIA programme that tells you ISE 2018 is the place to learn. Many classes sold out very quickly in 2017, so make sure you book your chosen courses early to avoid any disappointment in 2018.”


Reflecting a strong year for this particular category, CEDIA picks out as one of the highlights full-day Advanced Home Cinema Design and Rack-Building workshops, as well as a two-part acoustic treatment training.

Areas such as power management, power conditioning, local generation and storage, and PoE will be covered. Other interesting sessions include using VR for smart home designs, high resolution audio, lighting control, video displays, assisted living and interoperability.

Attendees can also take advantage of insights provided by Leslie Shiner, U.S. author, speaker, and trainer. Leslie’s courses will help shed light on how to grow and maximise profitability in an integration company with sessions entitled: Time Is Money; 25 Ways to Increase Profit; A Project Manager’s Guide to the Financial Stuff, and Using a Dashboard to Steer Your Company on the Right Path.

CEDIA Certification will be a major focus for the association throughout 2018. By taking CEDIA’s Electronic Systems Technician (ESC-T), Designer (ESC-D), or Networking Specialist (ESC-N) Certifications, the organisation says members can establish their expertise and commitment to best practice. All certification examinations will take place on Friday, February 9 at the RAI.

Visitors can also attend in CEDIA Talks – free, 20-minute sessions designed to introduce visitors to new disruptive technologies and challenge established ways of thinking, which take place on the CEDIA stand. The theme for this year is ‘10 Things You Should Pay Attention to, but Probably Aren’t,’ with each Talk focused on one important ‘Thing.’

The All Access Pass is available for pre-booking at an exclusive Early Bird rate of €250+VAT through to January 8, 2018. Alternatively, individual courses can be booked.  Attendees can also benefit from the joint CEDIA and AVIXA Super Pass, giving access to both CEDIA and AVIXA training sessions at ISE 2018 in one comprehensive ticket for €350 +VAT.

More info is available in the dedicated ISE 2018 website.

* Excludes full-day training sessions and certification exams.

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