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CEDIA Expo Unveils Smart Stage and Innovation Hub Programming

CEDIA Expo announced the programming schedule for the Smart Stage and the Innovation Hub. The Smart Stage and the Innovation Hub will focus on relevant industry-wide topics, emerging technologies, and trending market segments for the residential technology industry. 

The Smart Stage, sponsored by Nice/Nortek Control, will feature panel discussions from technology experts covering a range of tips, including IoT trends, business management, voice activation, the impact of technology on architecture and design, and many others. Jason Knott of CE Pro will commence the Smart Stage Programming with the State of the Industry. Knott will be joined by a powerhouse panel of industry experts, including Hank Alexander of HTSN, Daryl Friedman of CEDIA, Richard Glikes of Azione Unlimited, Jim Pearse of ProSource, and Jon Robbins of HTSA. The Smart Stage will include other compelling discussions, including “A Builder, a Designer, and an Integrator Walk Into a Bar”, “Managing the Supply Chain Crisis”, “Why Amazon is Good for Your Business”, and “What to do About the Skilled Labor Shortage?”. For details on the Smart Stage, please visit

The Innovation Hub, a programming feature focused on emerging technologies and industry-trending presentations from show exhibitors, will include topics focused on resimercial, work from home, outdoor living, lighting, security solutions, and many others. The Innovation Hub is focused on carefully-curated application case studies to help illuminate new business and technology areas for attendees. A few must-see presentations at the Innovation Hub include “Post-Pandemic Collaboration”, “Welcome Home to Wellness”, “HDMI 2.1 and 8K Training with AVProEdge”, and “The 1-800 Number is Dead – How to Give Customers the Product Experience They Want”. For details on the Innovation Hub, please visit

“CEDIA Expo has identified key trends, challenges, and opportunities for the residential technology industry, ranging from new technologies and emerging trends to navigating business opportunities and ongoing supply chain challenges,” said Jason McGraw, CTS, group vice president for CEDIA Expo and KBIS, Emerald. “The Smart Stage and Innovation Hub programming will address many of today’s trends, challenges and opportunities for integrators, designers, builders and channel professionals.”

Programming sessions for the Smart Stage and the Innovation Hub are included in the attendee pass. Individuals interested in attending CEDIA Expo 2022 from September 29 – October 1, 2022, in Dallas, TX, can register online

To learn more about CEDIA Expo, please visit


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