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Dec 25, 2020

Happy holidays! It’s the second of our two-part series, in which we’ll replay clips from the ten most popular podcasts of 2020. Part Two takes us from numbers five through one. We cover video calibration, coping with business disruptions, and a hilarious segment on 5G with YouTube’s “ElectroBOOM” guy, Mehdi Sadaghdar.

Dec 18, 2020

In this two-part series, we’ll hear clips from the ten most popular podcasts of 2020. Part One: Clips from podcasts ten through six on the list. Topics include proper power management, immersive audio, cybersecurity and more.

Dec 11, 2020

CEDIA’s Global Services Manager Jenn McGuire joins us for the skinny on the new CEDIA Career Center. The site allows you to:

  • Create a company profile to highlight company information, including a logo, company overview, social media links…etc.
  • Post open job positions, including internships, apprenticeships, and contractor/gig work.
  • Search candidate profiles and resumes.
  • View resources on topics, such as, talent attraction, recruitment, development, advancement, and termination.

We’ll also hear from Jenn and CEDIA’s Member Programs Manager Jess Thornburg on all the current member benefits – it’s renewal time, after all.

https://careers.cedia.net/

Dec 4, 2020

Roger Dressler (RWD Consulting) and Peter Aylett (HTE) join us for a deep dive into the challenges of keeping the immersive audio experience as consistent as possible for every seat in a dedicated home theater, including some pretty revolutionary ideas from the guests.

Nov 27, 2020

Rich Green (Rich Green Design) gives us the latest on XR – “extended reality.” How does it encompass VR, AR, and MR? What are the newest advances? What’s happening in the realms of brain-computer interfaces, haptics, and (especially) audio?  And most importantly, how will it impact your business?

Nov 20, 2020

Mike Heiss is back to tell us what he’s learned about all the new content and channels available to consumers – and the latest devices your clients will be asking about to deliver all that entertainment.

Sponsored by DISH https://www.dish.com/business/products/dish-fiber/

https://michaelheiss.com/

Nov 13, 2020

This new virtual leadership series is an engaging three-part event with the theme of “Financial Success and Growth for the Leader: 2021 and Beyond.” The CEDIA Leadership Series includes market forecasts, and Mollie Carmichael and David Brown of Zonda break down the numbers with Ed and Walt.

https://cedia.net/leadershipseries

Samsung’s The Wall: https://bit.ly/3gCY0te

Nov 10, 2020

Details on a new affinity program: CEDIA Propel. Propel is designed to connect members to new brands and products in emerging categories and expand Integrator access to products and services that can accelerate business growth and revenue opportunity. This is particularly important as our industry emerges from the pandemic. Guests include CEDIA Board Directors Jamie Briesemeister (Integration Controls) and John Buchanan (Meridian).

www.amazon.com/proportal

www.bryte.com/

www.immersivegymco.com/

cedia.propel.com

Nov 6, 2020

CEDIA's new virtual leadership series is an engaging three-part event with the theme of “Financial Success and Growth for the Leader: 2021 and Beyond.” We preview what you'll learn with tips on personal branding, growth, scaling, technology, culture, trends, and innovation. Linzi Boyd, branding expert and entrepreneur, joins us along with CEDIA’s Samantha Ventura.

https://cedia.net/leadershipseries

Oct 30, 2020

What does project management really mean? What are the most important elements? What makes PM particularly challenging in our industry? What resources are available to help people learn more? Ed and Walt are joined by Simon Buddle, CEDIA’s EMEA head of standards and curriculum.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-buddle-74150617/

Sponsor info: projX360.com / 844-688-5584 / sales@projx360.com

Oct 23, 2020

CEDIA’s Technical Research Consultant David Meyer breaks down what’s in the new White Paper on HDMI 2.1, and Senior Vice President of Education and Training Samantha Ventura and Director of Technical Training Steve Rissi tell us how new coursework lines up with that info.

https://cedia.net/news-knowledge/news-knowledge/cedia-news/news-detail/press-releases/2020/10/19/cedia-white-paper-dives-deep-into-hdmi-2.1-technology

https://cedia.net/education-events/

Oct 16, 2020

Impossibly small spaces. Saltwater. Humidity. Extreme temperatures. Piracy concerns. The issues involved in working on yachts and smaller boats add another layer to the traditional AV, networking, lighting, control, and other systems handled in a typical integration. We get the how-tos from Andrew Royall, Eclectic Home Technology and Stephan Goodhue and Bruce Cox of Liquid Automation.

www.e-h-t.uk

https://liquidautomation.co.nz/

Oct 9, 2020

Meet the individual who’s been honored with the CEDIA 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award: “Cap’n Vid,” the one and only Michael Heiss. He’s got some great stories about the origins of CEDIA – and his time at NBC television.

https://michaelheiss.com/

Oct 2, 2020

Jamie Gold -- Industry expert, wellness consultant, Forbes.com columnist, and author of “Wellness by Design” (and many more) -- joins us with her thoughts on the intersection of tech and wellness design, and how the pandemic can and will impact technology integrations.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgwellnessdesign/

Sep 28, 2020

In this brief episode we hear from the five candidates running for positions on the CEDIA Board of Directors. This year, open board positions include one CEDIA member candidate from the EMEA region and three from the rest of the global membership. We give each candidate three minutes to make their pitch to tell you why you should vote for them.

Voting closes on October 21.

https://vote.associationvoting.com/cedia/

Sep 25, 2020

Tax expert Morgan Scarboro from MultiState covers how states will get “creative” on taxes: business and corporate taxes, taxes on digital goods, taxes on services, and so on – based on what we've learned from previous recessions.

https://www.multistate.us/

Sep 18, 2020

A roundup of some of the Talks offered by CEDIA Volunteers at this year’s Virtual Expo Experience. Topics include the difficulties of making voice control interfaces really understand various phrasings, video analytics for surveillance, a preview of Wi-Fi 6E, and more.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CEDIAHQ

Sep 11, 2020

Everything you need to know about flat panel displays – especially the big, bright ones that are now on the market. We’ve got deets on installation and applications, and what you need to consider regarding heat, power, noise, and the perfect audio setup. Our guest is Samsung’s Kris Hogg.

Samsung’s The Wall: https://bit.ly/3gCY0te

Sep 4, 2020

And for something a little different: Imagine a cross between Bill Nye and the guys from Jackass, but with content focusing on electronics, debunking fake viral videos ABOUT electronics, and dispelling myths about 5G panic and what have you. That's Mehdi Sadaghdar. This YouTube sensation is informative, funny as heck, and apparently impervious to injury.

https://www.youtube.com/user/msadaghd

Aug 28, 2020

A chat with CEDIA’s Keynote speaker at the 2020 Virtual Expo Experience. Boyd will deliver two addresses: Building Brands to Shift Industries: Today, Tomorrow, The Future; and Economic, Societal, and Consumer Trends for a 21st Century Mindset: In Conversation with Linzi Boyd and Darren Shirlaw.

http://www.linziboyd.com/

Aug 21, 2020

Mike Heiss (M Heiss Consulting) attended the annual Display Week show (virtual this year) to fill us in on the latest gear – that you can’t even buy yet. This show from SID (the Society for Information Display) is a look at emerging tech as it begins to come to market.

https://michaelheiss.com/

http://www.displayweek.org/2020.aspx

Aug 14, 2020

Google and Ring are now offering products and services tailor-made for CEDIA firms – and we’ll learn more about the philosophy behind their growing pro divisions. Guests include Google’s Adeel Tufail and Ring’s Andrew Vloyanetes.

Google Duplex https://youtu.be/D5VN56jQMWM

Google Nest Pro https://pro.nest.com/build/

Ring https://ring.com/

Aug 7, 2020

Guy Singleton, creator of The CEDIA Designer, joins us to talk about handling “non-traditional” room shapes (that perhaps aren’t optimum for cinemas), proper audio for displays like Samsung’s The Wall, and how CEDIA’s standards and practices work informs TCD.

TCD: https://cedia.net/tcd/tcd-home

Samsung’s The Wall: https://bit.ly/3gCY0te

Jul 31, 2020

Want to add lighting to your integration projects? Start here. Pete Romaniello (IALD) of https://www.conceptuallighting.com/ gives us an overview of the lighting segment from the certified lighting designer’s perspective. Pete has volunteered as a CEDIA instructor and has trained CEDIA integrators who’ve won awards for their lighting projects. Romaniello is teaching a class called “How to Work with Lighting Designers” at the CEDIA Virtual Lighting Conference on August 11. https://cedia.net/education-events/lighting-conference

Jul 24, 2020

Creating lasting change is much easier said than done. How do you know what change is needed? How do you get your team on board? How do you make it stick? OneVision’s Jason Griffing walks us through the steps of change management.

https://www.onevisionresources.com/

By the way, Griffing will be presenting a webinar on this very subject soon:

https://www.onevisionresources.com/create-lasting-change

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