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ELAN Opens Tech Week 2008 Registration

HomeLogic and Sunfire dealers can now register for the week-long program.

Lexington, KY–ELAN Home Systems has opened registration for its Tech Week 2008 to HomeLogic and Sunfire dealers. Tech Week is an intensive technical training event specifically designed and produced for ELAN technicians, installers, and programmers. This year, the unique program has been expanded to include full training from ELAN’s closest sister companies, Sunfire and HomeLogic as well as Tech Week sponsors. Tech Week 2008 has grown into the ultimate educational source for home entertainment/audio, IP-based control solutions, and luxury home theater. The announcement was made by Paul Starkey, ELAN’s executive vice president of sales and marketing.

Tech Week is scheduled to take place at the Marriot Griffin Gate Resort from May 13 through 16, 2008 in Lexington, with limited seating available exclusively for authorized ELAN, HomeLogic and Sunfire Dealers. This year’s program will bring together 300 custom electronic technicians from around the globe–all gathered together with a single purpose: to hone their skills and share knowledge.

The program offers three different levels of hands-on and classroom training. All attendees will gain intensive hands-on systems connectivity training with 30 hands-on, custom-filled equipment racks specially designed for Tech Week. The investment ELAN has made is significant and includes seven months of staff preparation and providing well over one million dollars in training equipment on site so that dealer’s have the best real-world and most valuable experience possible.

“Now more than ever, the economy and times necessitate that our Dealers be extremely competitive and stay up-to-date on the latest technologies,” said Starkey. “Tech Week is the only event that offers them the opportunity to get the latest information on such a broad range of products, brands, and solutions in an extremely focused environment–all in one place and all for an affordable price. Our investment in Tech Week is centered directly on providing our dealers with the very best possible value-ad for their businesses over the span of three days.”

Tech Week manufacturer sponsors are soon to be announced, and will include the industry’s leading lighting, climate and security ELAN integration partners.

Registration for ELAN Tech Week is limited to 300 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees who sign up by February 1 will receive an awesome, top-of-the-line ELAN Toolbag. Companies that sign up three or more people will receive a free year of tuition at ELAN and Sunfire University for the July 2008 – June 2009 year for one person or a USB to Serial Converter Cable each for those three who have signed-up. The deadline for registration is April 1, 2008, with limited seating available on a first come first serve basis.

Tech Week fees are $325 for the conference or $799 for both the conference and hotel accommodations. Both fees include all Tech Week training, seminars, activities, events, materials, promotional items, and most meals. Additional registration information can be found at