CEDIA 2017 Open Sessions to Cover Hot Topics in the Industry CEDIA has announced the topics and moderators for the seven open sessions that will be available at CEDIA 2017. By RS Staff Published: August 23, 2017 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 CEDIA 2017 Open Sessions to Cover Hot Topics in the Industry CEDIA has announced the topics and moderators for the seven open sessions that will be available at CEDIA 2017. Featuring subject matter experts, and key industry media moderators, the open sessions will cover topics such as cybersecurity, ATSC 3.0, HDMI and HDR. Open Sessions are free to any CEDIA 2017 attendee. “I am thrilled with the topics and expertise we have been able to pull together for this year’s Open Sessions,” said Dave Pedigo, CEDIA VP of emerging technologies. “These sessions are a unique opportunity for attendees to hear a variety of perspectives from industry experts.” The Open Session schedule is as follows: Thursday, September 7, 2017 Cybersecurity Best Business Practices 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Moderator: Paul Wagenseil, Senior Editor, Security – Tom’s Guide The Great Dongle Debate 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Moderator: Michael Heiss, Principal Consultant – M.Heiss Consulting/Residential Systems HDMI/Video Connectivity Hot Seat 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Moderator: Bob Archer, Senior Editor – CE Pro Friday, September 8, 2017 ATSC 3.0 – What You Need to Know 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Moderator: Michael Heiss, Principal Consultant – M.Heiss Consulting/Residential Systems The “Smart Home” Misnomer: Making the Connected Home More Intelligent 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Moderator: Ry Crist, Senior Associate Editor – CNET HDR: The Next Big Thing 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Moderator: Caleb Denison, Senior Editor, Home Theater & Entertainment – Digital Trends Family Matters: Working With a Loved One While Navigating the World of Business 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Moderator: Amanda Wildman, Owner – TruMedia LLC CEDIA Open Sessions will be hosted in room 27A at the San Diego Convention Center. Full descriptions for each of the sessions can be found in the special events section of the CEDIA 2017 website. Registration for CEDIA 2017 is open at www.cedia.net/show.