CEDIA 2016 Registration Opens; Awards Moved to Thursday The newly realized CEDIA Celebration will take place on Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Gilley’s Dallas. The Awards Presentation portion will be shortened to 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.RS Staff ⋅ Jun 8, 2016 It’s never too early to start planning your trip to CEDIA 2016 in Dallas. Registration has officially opened at cedia.net/show for the September 13-17 annual convention set in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas and many changes are planned. “CEDIA has created more ways for attendees to capitalize on their show experience this year — from expanding our training offerings to the addition of a new series of free panels and countless opportunities to learn and connect with industry thought-leaders and peers,” said Vin Bruno, CEDIA CEO. “One thing is clear; it’s going to be a big year for CEDIA in Dallas.” CEDIA attendees can start thinking BIG (the show’s slogan) one day earlier this year with the introduction of Tuesday training, which gives attendees five full days to attend highly sought-after workshops and courses. Other events include the Opening Keynote with Shelly Palmer, the CEDIA Celebration, CEDIA Talks, and CEDIA Panels. In a notable change, there will be no traditional CEDIA Awards Banquet on Saturday night. Instead, the newly realized CEDIA Celebration will take place on Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Gilley’s Dallas. The Awards Presentation portion will be shortened to 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. The party/awards event is free to all CEDIA 2016 attendees. Early bird savings of 25 percent off on training and registration are available until July 22. CEDIA members enjoy free access to the tradeshow floor. Members also receive exclusive savings on training and are able to take advantage of the CEDIA training pass, allowing them to take an unlimited number of courses at CEDIA 2016. This deal excludes certification exams, CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) “Train the Trainer” course, Design Documents: Creating AV System Blueprint Drawings Workshop, HAA-THX Home Theater Advisor Certification Workshop, and Video Set-Up & Calibration Workshop CEDIA member housing is currently open; non-member housing will open on June 21, 2016. Individuals who need assistance making travel arrangements should visit the travel section of the CEDIA 2016 website for information on hotels, transportation, and travel discounts. Registration for CEDIA 2016 is open at cedia.net/show. Follow @CEDIA and #CEDIA16 for the latest CEDIA 2016 updates.