• Crestron, DISH, Savant to be Headline Sponsors for CEDIA Awards Celebration & Leadership Conference

    Crestron, DISH, and Savant Sign on as CEDIA Awards Celebration & Leadership Conference Headline Sponsors

    FISHERS, Ind. (JUNE 13, 2019) — The Americas edition of the CEDIA Awards Celebration and new Leadership Conference will be supported by a formidable slate of sponsors, including headline sponsors, Crestron, DISH, and Savant. The industry innovators join Barco, Control4, Emerald Expositions, Legrand, Lutron, Meridian, Samsung, SnapAV, Sonance, Sonos, Sony, and SurgeX as sponsors of the July 24-25 event at the historic Drake Hotel in Chicago.

    "The CEDIA Awards Celebration & Leadership Conference gives honorees the full spotlight to toast their hard-earned achievements and offers a prime platform for the sponsors who will help make this night one to remember. Crestron, DISH, and Savant are some of the biggest names in the CEDIA channel and we’re grateful for their support and the terrific backing of all of our sponsors," says CEDIA Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement Giles Sutton. "Pairing the Awards Celebration with the debut of the Leadership Conference gives attendees an opportunity to interact with highly-engaging content that will help them grow as business leaders. The celebration and conference will also open the door for side-by-side networking and learning among integrators and manufacturers in an intimate setting."

    Savant Executive Vice President J.C. Murphy says "we value any opportunity to connect with industry partners and the CEDIA Awards Celebration & Leadership Conference is one opportunity that will allow us to deepen our relationships. We are excited to offer our support toward this new venture."

    DISH National Sales Manager Frank DeFilippis says "integrators are often at the front lines of delivering our technology to consumers, so we're pleased to have an opportunity to connect with them as a CEDIA Awards Celebration & Leadership Conference sponsor."

    Crestron Vice President, Residential John Clancy says "we're glad to play a part in honoring the best of the best in the industry and look forward to joining integrators during a unique opportunity to learn and build connections."

    The conference is crafted for executive leaders and will feature educational sessions throughout the day, leading up to the CEDIA Awards Celebration in the evening. The opening keynote presentation will be delivered by David Rendall and focus on embracing flaws — instead of fixing them — to gain a competitive advantage.

    Conference attendees will then choose two class options that will be followed by an economic and housing forecast from Mark Boud, senior vice president and chief economist of Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company. Two additional attendee-selected courses will follow. Cocktail hour for the CEDIA Awards Celebration will begin at 7 p.m. and the Awards Presentation will start at 8 p.m.

    Early bird pricing (through June 18) for the conference and awards event is $700 for CEDIA members and $1,000 for non-members. Tables of 10 are $7,670 and the CEDIA member/CEDIA Expo exhibitor price will be $5,900 - a 15% savings. Members can purchase single tickets to the CEDIA Awards only for $150 at the early bird rate.

    As part of the "Road to CEDIA Expo," CEDIA and Emerald Expositions are partnering to award category winners in the Americas region with a CEDIA Expo travel package that includes flight reimbursement of up to $500 and a three-night hotel stay at the 2019 CEDIA Expo.

    Connect to more about the CEDIA Awards Celebration and Leadership Conference here.

    About CEDIA

    This year, CEDIA celebrates 30 years of connection and innovation having led the industry as the global trade association and central touch point for companies that design, manufacture, and install technology for the home. CEDIA will continue to build on this legacy in 2019 and beyond as the industry leader in delivering the resources and benefits that set members at every level on a pathway to prosperity. CEDIA Expo, also in its 30th year, remains the largest annual residential technology show and Integrated Systems Europe, co-owned by CEDIA, is the world's largest AV and systems integration exhibition. Over the last 30 years, CEDIA members have consistently been dedicated to delivering technology solutions that allow people to have their best moments in life from the comfort of their own home. Throughout the course of the year, CEDIA will be showcasing three decades of contributions of its more than 3,700 member companies. Learn more about CEDIA at