Calling all members, CEDIA has revealed its venue for the 2017 CEDIA Awards, which will be held at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter. On Friday 29th September 2017, guests will shadow the footsteps of the Harry Potter cast in the shadow of the Hogwarts Express to celebrate the best of the best in the home technology world.

With exclusive access around the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, attendees to this year’s ceremony will be given a private after-hours tour of the sets from the famous movies, before a drinks reception in the Hogwarts Great Hall. The main Awards ceremony will take place on the iconic Platform 9 3/4, where guests will be treated to a lavish three course meal, before joining together to celebrate the best of design, installation and integration excellence in the home technology sector.

“We are so excited to announce the 2017 CEDIA Awards will be held in one of the most iconic and magical settings in movie history and to welcome everyone to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter,” says Matt Nimmons, Managing Director of CEDIA EMEA. “Year on year, the quality and innovation of the projects put forward continues to astound us all. We’re sure that the magic found within these films will be replicated in the projects we see and celebrate this year.”

So, get your wands at the ready and make sure to book your place at the 2017 CEDIA Awards.  Early bird savings will be available until Friday 30th June 2017. To book your tickets, visit www.cediaawards.org/tickets.

The CEDIA Awards is free to enter and strictly open to CEDIA member companies only. The deadline for entries is Friday 12th May 2017. For guidance and advice on how to write a winning CEDIA award entry, CEDIA awards judge and education instructor, Geoff Meads will be hosting a webinar at 3pm BST on 28th March, entitled ‘How to Win a CEDIA Award’.  You will be able to attend this webinar live by registering your details at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/337606526044184066. Alternatively, you can view the webinar on the CEDIA Community at a later date.

Please visit the CEDIA YouTube channel to view a short film on the CEDIA Awards and what it means to various members, www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F_J5m0Q6CI&t=14s

For more information, including the full list of awards categories, judging criteria, or to enter the awards, please visit www.cedia.net/programs/awards