It’s Gonna be BIG CEDIA 2016 is quickly approaching, and this year’s show is guaranteed to be filled with the big thinking, big networking, and a big look into the future of the channel.By Olivia Sellke Published: July 29, 2016 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 CEDIA 2016 is quickly approaching, and this year’s show is guaranteed to be filled with the big thinking, big networking, and a big look into the future of the channel. From the nine (yes, nine!) CEDIA Talks to the new free panel sessions, and two knock-out keynotes, we’re looking at one big year in Dallas and that’s not even taking into account the 500-plus exhibitors who will be showcasing the latest and greatest technology our industry has to offer. CEDIA is the place where big thinking happens. You have an opportunity to drill down and walk away with tools, resources, and answers that will help take your business to the next level. We asked some of our #CEDIATweeps (integrators just like you) how CEDIA helps them Think BIG and what keeps them coming back year after year. This is what they had to share: “CEDIA allows me to see the overall coming trends that will be driving the industry and feel the pulse of other installers around the country to see what practices are working. I love to see the latest trends and technologies; continue to develop manufacturer relationships; find the equipment I’ll be reviewing in the months to come.” —John Sciacca@SciaccaTweets “Why wouldn’t you attend? Where else can you feel the pulse of the industry?!” —Heather Sidorowicz@Tech_Chi “I’ve always felt that CEDIA is The Greatest Show On Earth! If you’re in this business you have to attend, no excuses. Meeting the manufacturers, attending training classes, and networking with colleagues can’t be done on this scale anywhere else. Attending CEDIA helps me stay focused on the BIG picture, for me that’s being the best Home Technology Professional my clients will meet. Because of CEDIA and what it provides me, when I meet with a potential client I believe that I am the most prepared of anyone they will speak with and that confidence works in my favor. I always return from the show with a new idea or fresh look at an old issue that helps me improve the bottom line of my business.” —Bruce Garipay@BruceGaripay “Attending CEDIA allows me to see what other companies are doing well, and what is on the horizon.” —Todd Anthony Puma@ToddAnthonyPuma “I attend CEDIA for the networking opportunities and to see the direction that our industry is headed for the following year. Going to CEDIA helps to enhance my vision for my company and my clients and begin to create my game plan for success based on the innovation I see at CEDIA.” —Ryan Cunningham@IPTechRyan Do you need help making your own personal Think BIG game plan? CEDIA staff is here to help. Looking for recommendations on training? Email [email protected]. Need help registering your entire team? Email [email protected]. Have another urgent request? Use the live chat feature on the CEDIA 2016 website; we are here to help! Once you’re ready to start mapping out your schedule there are great tools like the CEDIA 2016 App and the My CEDIA Show Planner that can help make sure your schedule stays in order. Visit cedia.net/show to register and to see all the BIG things that are on tap for this year’s show. SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.