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Associations Focus: Tradition of Support

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM

CEDIA and NSCA host helpful business conferences; InfoComm seeks to strengthen certification program.

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CEDIA Expo 2006 was the association's largest tradeshow to date, with record-breaking attendance — more than 8,000 attendees and more than 500 exhibitors. CEDIA also honored the best in the industry at this year's Electronic Lifestyles Awards banquet. Awards were presented for the following categories: Lifetime Achievement, Volunteers of the Year, Contractor of the Year, Sales Representative of the Year, Technical and Overall Designers' Awards, and Manufacturers' Excellence Awards for the Best Five New Products. (See p. 66 for additional coverage of this year's awards.)

For a complete list of the Electronic Lifestyles Awards' winners, please visit or the CEDIA Store at to purchase a copy of the 2006 Electronic Lifestyles Awards book.

With the conclusion of this year's successful Expo, 2007 looks even more promising. CEDIA Expo 2007 is scheduled for Sept. 5-9 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Contact Jennifer Roth or Lauren Cooper at (800) 669-5329 for more information.


CEDIA's CU on the Road program brings education and certification to businesses, with quality classes, affordable package prices, and convenient times to make it easier for you and your employees to receive quality education, and get back on the job site with the knowledge you need to get the job done right.

Whether you want to get certified, or just take advantage of the wide range of courses offered, CU on the Road has something for everyone.

For more information, or to register, visit


The 2007 CEDIA Management Conference will be held Feb. 7-10 in Jacksonville, Fla., at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club. Make a commitment today to attend, and profit from experience.

The conference gives business owners/presidents and other decision makers in the residential electronic systems industry the chance to network and engage in peer-to-peer idea sharing. Attendees will learn new ideas and find solutions for real-life business issues.

CEDIA is introducing two all-new education sessions to the conference this year: structured roundtable discussions and strategic management forums. Plus, keynote and cross-industry speakers promise to motivate attendees. The conference is sure to provide a unique creative perspective to inspire even the most experienced senior-level business managers to rethink the way they run their business.

For more information about the 2007 CEDIA Management Conference, visit or call (800) 669-5329.

For more information on CEDIA, visit or call (800) 669-5329.

CEDIA Calendar of Events

Installer Level I Review and Exam
Buffalo, N.Y. — ADI
Nov. 7

CU on the Road
Coopersburg, Pa. — Lutron
Nov. 8-11

Installer Level I Review and Exam
Stafford, Texas — TAG
Nov. 9

Membership Dues Mailed Out
Nov. 14

Installer Level I Review and Exam
Thornhill, Ontario — Media Dynamics
Nov. 17

Installer Level I Review and Exam
Elk Grove Village, Ill. — AVAD
Nov. 28

Installer Level II Review and Exam
Elk Grove Village, Ill. — AVAD
Nov. 29-30

CU on the Road
Anaheim, Calif. — Extron Electronics
Nov. 29-Dec. 2

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