HTSA Announces 2015 Schedule of Events

Enhancing collaboration and dialouge among home technology specialists and vendor partners, THSA charts this year's events including seasonal conferences, an exclusive tech forum, and networking opportunities.

Barrington, IL - February 4, 2015 - The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), released today its year-long calendar of events, which will kick off with the organization's annual 2015 Spring Conference from Tuesday, April 21, through Thursday, April 23, at the Hilton Downtown, located in Nashville, Tennessee.

With sights set on continued evolution and increasing authority across the CE channel, HTSA will sponsor a host of dedicated events in which vendors, members, and authorized service providers can connect and network. From embracing cutting-edge marketing strategies to implementing new sales training, financial tools and more, HTSA is prepping members and vendors with the tools they need now for further personal and professional growth. This year will also include a brand new event, the HTSA Tech Forum, which will cater to today's project manager; arming members with the latest tools, services and applications as well as providing a detailed look at emerging technology and installation trends.

"2014 was when things really started to click; the gears were grinding, wheels were moving and together as an organization we were all driving on the same road, headed toward the same destination," said Bob Hana, Managing Director of HTSA. "The energy is still high. Our members are enthusiastic and eager, our vendors are supportive and committed. We are looking forward to a year of empowering events and continued success throughout 2015."

2015 HTSA Schedule of Events

Alongside the 2015 HTSA Spring Conference, the group has also detailed out the dates and locations for upcoming summits and networking sessions:

* 2015 Spring Conference; April 21 - 23, 2015
Hilton Downtown, Nashville, TN
*Member-only meeting kicks off Monday, April 20 at 3:00pm

* NEW HTSA Tech Forum; June 2015, Dates TBA
Chicago, IL

* 2015 Fall Conference; September 15 -17, 2015
Sofitel Water Tower Hotel, Chicago, IL

* CEDIA 2015 HTSA-Sponsored Events; Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Networking Cocktail Reception; 6:30 - 9:00pm
Giley's, 1135 S. Lamar Street, Dallas, TX

Additionally, HTSA will have feet on the street at a variety of industry-affiliated events including the New York City-based CE Week, CE Pro and TecHome Builder Summits. Throughout the year the group will also host numerous webinars ranging from marketing to vendor specific conversations.

Registration for the 2015 HTSA Spring Conference is now open to HTSA vendors and members.

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About Home Technology Specialists of America
Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) is a national association of specialty retailers and custom integrators, who design, specify and install premier residential and commercial electronic systems. Ranging from home automation and media rooms to lighting control systems and multi-room audio, today's digital living environments demand a specialist who helps connect the products in the home, at work or on the go, simply and correctly, while maximizing their performance. Join the conversation on Twitter or becoming a fan on Facebook.

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