CEDIA has announced the new CEDIA Tech Forum, a format which combines education, a keynote presentation and the annual AGM, will be held on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th November at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London.
The event will feature two new training sessions on 4K and HDMI, and Wireless Technology. These courses will include both theory and practical learning, allowing installers to get to grips with the latest industry developments. Trade suppliers will also have the opportunity to provide hands-on training for brand specific products and technologies, with eight Manufacturer Product Training sessions running over the course of the two days.
CEDIA has also revealed that Maria Ingold, CEO of global tech consultancy, Mireality, will deliver a special keynote presentation. Voted one of the most influential people in UK New Television by VOD Professional and one of TechCityInsider’s top 100 people redefining digital business in London and beyond in 2014, Maria heads a technical consultancy specialising in the secure delivery of premium film and television on demand. She has created end-tO-end VOD solutions for some of the most successful on-demand movie services in Europe, including cable (Virgin Media) and broadband (Channel 4’s Film4oD).
Maria’s presentation, entitled, Home Technology (HoT): A Connected, Smart, Sustainable Future for Living – At Home and Away will explore how communications, audio, video, smart home, efficient energy and wearable tech are all combining to provide advancements in home technology, and also to life, with the ultimate goal of creating homes that people can take with them wherever their heart goes.
Following the keynote address, CEDIA will present a detailed review of the year at its AGM (CEDIA members only). This will include reports on education, marketing, membership growth, finance and more, with the composition of the new CEDIA Board also revealed at the event. Members are then invited to stay for an evening of networking.
CEDIA members and non-members who wish to attend the CEDIA Tech Forum and Keynote can purchase tickets online here. Prices are as follows: members - £50 (inc VAT), non-members - £100 (inc VAT). Entry to the AGM for CEDIA members is free for all members.