2018 Call for Presentations

CEDIA is looking for presentations focusing on current and/or emerging technologies or business practices relevant to the residential systems industry for CEDIA 2018. The event will take place in the San Diego Convention Center on Tuesday, September 4 through Saturday, September 8.

By presenting, you will gain access to thousands of dedicated industry professionals and be recognized as an expert in the field.

The call for presentations for CEDIA 2018 is now open and will close on November 27, 2017.

This call for presentations contains the following information:

Session Title

Presenter(s) Information


  • Available timeslots: 1, 1.5, 2 and 3 hours
  • Business Owner
  • Technician
  • Designer
  • Emerging Trends
  • Network Specialist
Ability Level


  • 100 to 150 word description focused on the benefits to attendees. Write as you would have it appear in the conference program book, in third person present tense.
Additional AV and Materials Needed

Interactive elements of the class
(Sessions lasting two or more hours will not be accepted without specific examples of student engagement and hands-on activities.)

Presentation Draft

Learning Objectives


Important Information for Proposals

  • Proposals must be targeted to home technology installation industry or manufacturing community that produce products sold in the CEDIA channel
  • Proposals must be complete at time of submission – it is not sufficient to note “information to be added later.” Incomplete proposals will not be considered in the review process.
  • Sponsorship opportunities exist for those with services, programs or products available on the market but these services and products are not acceptable topics for sessions. We will NOT accept proposals that promote a product, program, or service. This is contradictory to CEDIA’s position as a trade association.
  • Panel Session Proposals must demonstrate that sufficient time is incorporated for discussion and interaction with fellow panelists and audience Q&A. Panels should not be “talking heads” but rather allow sufficient time for adequate discussion and exchange between all in attendance.
  • Panel Sessions should focus on emerging technologies, business trends (opportunities and threats), lessons learned, challenges and issues encountered, and how those are or could be addressed. Sessions should not be a “show and tell”.
  • CEDIA will give preference to panel sessions that include multiple institutions and diverse perspectives. Topical experts, industry veterans, and thought leaders are preferred.
  • The biography should be written in the third person, and consist of full sentences.
  • CEDIA reserves the right to recommend a different session format, combine sessions, and schedule sessions. Scheduled session times may not be changed.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will I hear whether or not my proposal has been accepted?

  • How are the proposals reviewed?

  • Can I request a specific date or time for my session?

  • Do presenters receive a discount in conference registration fees?

  • If I am using PowerPoint, am I required to bring my own computer?

  • If I have handouts, am I required to bring copies to the conference?

  • What AV materials are provided to presenters?

  • Is Wi-Fi provided during my session?

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