With less than two weeks  until ISE 2015, CEDIA is urging its members to make the most of its education programme by booking onto one or more training sessions. 

CEDIA will be offering four one-day training courses and twenty 90 minute sessions. A number of new courses have been introduced this year. Here, the presenters provide you with reasons why you should attend these sessions.


Atmos, Auro 3D & More: Object Based Audio from the Cinema to the Home Theatre
Tuesday 10th February - 2:00-3:30, Room D201 
Guy Singleton, Imagine This, UK

“Join me in my object based audio session and learn how to incorporate the newest audio formats from cinema into your home theatre designs. We discuss the technical design detail and real world implementation of audio formats, including Atmos, Auro 3D and more, and look at how to confidently incorporate these exciting new formats into your own home theatre designs.” 


Ecological Automation – the Basics of Energy
Wednesday 11th February - 9:15 – 10:45, Room D202
Daniel Knight, Fibaro, UK 

“The course focuses on providing installers and integrators the tools and knowledge to identify, monitor and actively manage the energy consumed in residential environments through the use of Smart Technologies. We’ll talk mostly about demand control, but touch on some exciting new developments in supply efficiency and sustainable energy harvesting.

Aside from learning about simple, easy to implement energy saving ideas for Connected Homes, delegates will see new market opportunities that can positively contribute to the bottom line of their businesses.”


Introduction to Building Management Systems
Wednesday 11th February - 2:00 – 3:30, Room D201
Dave Robinson, Sensible Heat, UK 

“These days, custom installers are expected to be more than just AV specialists.  They have to be the technological gatekeepers on many projects, providing a user-focussed human interface for a wide range of disciplines. Perhaps one of the most complex and alien of these disciplines is the area covered by Building Management Systems (BMS) – the systems which control the mechanical and electrical services in the building, particularly the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems. So, how do we understand enough of the BMS world in order to be able to interface with it successfully, or maybe take responsibility for the supply of the BMS package?

This course will help you to understand some of the common issues and jargon terms used in the BMS world, and will aid you in being able to set limits to the scope of your involvement with BMS. We’ll explore why you need to use a separate specialist system to control some of these services, and look at the threat vs opportunity equation – you may not want to get involved with BMS, but if that’s what your customers want, can you afford not to?”


Fifty First Dates – Finding Love for Your Brand Online
Thursday 12th February – 11:00 – 12:30, Room D201
Geoff Meads, Presto AV, UK
“If you're confused by online marketing channels or don't know how to co-ordinate your efforts then this session is for you!  To build a loyal customer base we need to take a planned approach to online marketing. It's a staged process that takes time. 

In this course we'll look at taking a more organised approach to online marketing activities. We'll discuss platforms, identity, activity and building a coordinated plan of action. Attendees can expect to leave with an outline plan for their own business. They will have a clear objective, a set of actionable tasks and methods for measuring success!”


CEDIA education courses at ISE 2015 start at €55 for 90 minute courses for CEDIA members and €70 for non-members, €215 for a full-day course to CEDIA members or €275 for non-members.

CEDIA welcomes all visitors who are involved in the residential custom installation sector to come and meet with team on stand 1-F21. CEDIA representatives will be present throughout ISE to answer questions and provide information about its work across EMEA (UK, Europe, Africa, the CIS, the Middle East, India and Pakistan) and the benefits that membership brings. 


How to Book

Please note: In order to book CEDIA Education you will need to register to attend ISE 2015 at www.iseurope.org. You can register for FREE entry using the CEDIA code 706374. If you have already registered for the show, simply log in to your account to book CEDIA Education.