The new CEDIA® Global Headquarters recently served as the host of a convergence of stakeholders, pioneers, and supporters during a milestone moment for the organisation. The grand opening event brought together hundreds of CEDIA members, sponsors, volunteers, and founders to celebrate the advancement of the industry and the 30th anniversary of the leading global authority and central touch-point for home technology integration professionals.
“CEDIA’s 30th anniversary and the debut of our global headquarters provided the perfect backdrop and a unique opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our members and the truly global impact of the organisation,” said CEDIA Global President and Chief Executive Officer Tabatha O’Connor. “Attendees represented all eras of CEDIA’s success and all facets of support for CEDIA. We’d like to extend a special thank you to the dozens of sponsors whose generous contributions to our building are helping us drive forward our mission to support residential integrators everywhere.”
CEDIA would like to thank the following building sponsors that helped make the new CEDIA Global Headquarters a one-of-a-kind representation of our industry:
• Calibrations, Inc.
• Dish Network
• Fortress Seating
• ICE Cable
• Josh A.I.
• Ketra Lighting
• Legrand AV
• Stewart Filmscreen
• Torus Power
The grand opening attracted some 250 attendees to the $14 million CEDIA Global Headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. The state-of-the-art facility includes office space, a world-class training facility, and an experience centre featuring the latest in-home technology and showcases the craftsmanship of CEDIA members.
“We’re all part of a global organisation that has grown beyond anything we could’ve imagined in the late-1980s,” said CEDIA Board Chairman Dave Humphries during the grand opening event. “Now, we’re at the leading edge of custom integrated home technology. This building represents aspirations of those member companies around the world. It is a testament to how far the residential technology industry has progressed. There is a vibrancy in this building, an energy that comes from the people who are involved in the mission of innovation every day. You can feel it when you walk through the door.”
CEDIA will continue to commemorate three decades of education, community, resources, and strategic vision throughout the year during initiatives including the CEDIA Expo on 10-14th September in Denver, dozens of in-person and online training opportunities, and a new CEDIA Awards Celebration & Leadership Conference on 24-25th July in Chicago.