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CEDIA and the Awards

CEDIA is the international trade association and central touchpoint for companies that design, manufacture, and install technology in the home.

The association powers the industry with cutting-edge education, certifications, and standards to ensure the highest levels of professionalism within the industry. CEDIA also works together with design and build professionals, and their associations, to further collaboration and deliver technology solutions that allow people to have their best moments in life from the comfort of their own home—life lived best at home.

The CEDIA Awards represent the best of the best, an annual showcase of excellence demonstrated by home technology professionals and manufacturers across the globe. Judged by an impartial panel of experts, consideration was given to every aspect of the project, from aesthetics to calibration to documentation. Global Winners were culled from top finishers in their individual categories and regions, and represent the highest levels of achievement —what the judges deemed were truly “Best in Show.”

Our History

CEDIA was founded in 1989 by a group of professionals dedicated to the advancement of the up-and-coming electronic systems industry. Their vision was to advocate for the needs of the home technology professional by becoming the industry’s leading resource —promoting commerce, offering training, and growing the fledgling industry.

Since that time, CEDIA has grown into an international association and has come to be recognized as the universal mark of professionalism for the industry. CEDIA has advanced the industry by developing timely industry education and certification; launching research initiatives; advocating on legislative issues; building relationships with architects, builders, and interior designers; educating the consumer; and recognizing industry achievement. None of what CEDIA does can be accomplished without its members, and that why CEDIA’s robust and engaged volunteers are the backbone of the association.

What We Do

CEDIA offers year-round training and certification opportunities. The association is committed to offering education that helps members become experts in the field, and the CEDIA Certification program is constantly expanded and updated to mirror technological advances. CEDIA provides comprehensive opportunities for its members to learn every aspect of the residential tech business with boot camps, webinars trade show classes, and much more. CEDIA believes in complementing its hands-on training with online education products.

CEDIA offers its members a wide array of services and opportunities to network, both online and in person. CEDIA Groups are small collections of like-minded members who meet regularly via phone or web conference to share their knowledge and experiences. The CEDIA Community is a broader online platform that allows members to trade advice, documents, and technical and business tips.

CEDIA’s Government Affairs team is the industry’s watchdog at the policy level, helping protect members from harmful legislation with its lobbying efforts. CEDIA’s Industry Relations program ensures members are partnering with pros in other key fields, from architecture to real estate. CEDIA’s Technology Council is constantly on the lookout for emerging trends and opportunities, and CEDIA regularly seeks opportunities to provide its members with updated guidelines on best practices, business resources, and marketing tools. CEDIA’s consumer website, CEDIA.org, provides homeowners with information about home technology amenities along with a complete list of members who can deliver the services a potential client needs.

None of what CEDIA does can be accomplished without its members, and that’s why CEDIA’s robust and engaged volunteers are the backbone of the association.

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