Early Bird Registration for CEDIA EXPO Ends July 15

Although attendees can register for EXPO after July 15, registration fees will increase after that date.

Indianapolis, Ind. - Discounted registration fees for CEDIA EXPO 2005, the only show that meets the specialized needs of the residential custom electronics industry, are available until midnight PDT July 15.


Although attendees can register for EXPO after July 15, registration fees will increase after that date. To register online for CEDIA EXPO 2005, visit www.cedia.org/expo.

As CEDIA moves into the coming year, it is also establishing new membership requirements. Effective Jan. 31, 2006, all residential electronic systems contractor members must employ at least one CEDIA Certified Professional in order to be considered Full members of the organization. Companies without a CEDIA Certified Professional will be considered Provisional members and will forfeit some of the outstanding member benefits. CEDIA University at CEDIA EXPO 2005 provides a variety of educational offerings and a prime opportunity to certify professionals in the field.

CEDIA EXPO, hosted by the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), Sept. 7 -11 in Indianapolis, Ind., broke attendance records in 2004. This year's show will showcase an industry -leading portfolio of education programs through its cutting -edge CEDIA University. In addition, CEDIA EXPO 2005 again will deliver the best opportunity to experience the latest innovative and high -tech solutions offered for residential electronic systems contractors.

LOCATION:
Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome
Indianapolis, Indiana

DATE:
September 7 -11, 2005 (Wednesday - Sunday)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Designers Builders
Installers Architects
Consultants Media
Interior designers Marketing representatives

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Golf Outing: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 7:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Opening Keynote Breakfast with noted entrepreneur and inventor Ray Kurzweil: Friday, Sept. 9, 8 - 9:30 a.m.
Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon: Saturday, Sept. 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Installer Olympics: Friday, Sept. 9, 2 - 6 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 10, noon - 4 p.m.
Awards Banquet: Saturday, Sept. 10, 7:30 - 10 p.m.

CEDIA University:
CEDIA University will offer hundreds of courses. The curriculum represents the most comprehensive educational experience in the industry. Additionally, CEDIA Certification for US Installer Level I, Canadian Installer Level I, US Installer Level II, Canadian Installer Level II, US Designer and Canadian Designer, will be available. According to the 2004 CEDIA member survey, companies with three to 30 employees who have at least one CEDIA Certified Professional have higher gross revenues than other companies without CEDIA professionals. In addition to the program offered at EXPO 2005, CEDIA University also offers courses online. Visit www.cedia.org for more information.

CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,000 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. CEDIA members include Residential Electronics Systems Professionals who have emerged as the "fourth contractor" in the building and remodeling industries alongside electrical, plumbing and HVAC professionals. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's Web site at www.cedia.org.

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