As jam-packed as schedules are on the show floor, CEDIA along with various exhibitors are doing their best to make sure the same is true after hours.
It all starts with CEDIA’s opening keynote “The Intuitive Home of 2016: What’s After the Smart Home,” delivered by Dr. Michio Kaku, who speaks professionally about trends affecting business, commerce, and finance based on the latest scientific research. The keynote takes place Wednesday, September 5, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Wabash Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center.
Immediately following the keynote, CEDIA chairman Federico Bausone hosts the Welcome Reception in the 500 Ballroom at the convention center.
CEDIA is also hosting the EXPO After Hours Party the following night, Thursday, September 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. right outside of the convention center on Georgia Street. Attendees can unwind with complimentary drinks, food, and music from Cousin Roger, a local rock group playing an eclectic mix of music.
Then following the conclusion of EXPO on Saturday, September 8, CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyles Awards Celebration rounds out the week. For those that have attended the annual celebration in the past, this year’s features a new format with an extended, 90-minute cocktail reception, an awards program condensed down to an hour, and the return of the after party.
Here’s a list of exhibitor parties and special events that are scheduled. Keep in mind that some of these are by invitation only, so be sure to get full details from the sponsors before venturing out.
HTSA cocktail reception, Wednesday, Westin Indianapolis
Azione Unlimited Member Party, Wednesday, O’Reilly’s Irish Pub
Lutron Excellence Awards Dinner, Thursday, Eiteljorg Museum
Integration Pros Party, Thursday, Rockbottom Brewery
Control 4 Dealer Party, Friday, Cadillac Ranch
Lucas Estate Tour and Reception, sponsored by Lutron, CEDIA, and Doherty Design, Friday
Lori and Sam Runco’s Annual Celebration, Sponsored by WiSA, Friday, Cosmopolitan Ballroom
Women in CE Breakfast, Saturday, Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom