CEDIA Expo Canceled
Residential technology show was scheduled for September in Denver; program to be held virtually
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Jun 01, 2020
CEDIA Expo 202 has been canceled and will be held in September 2021 in Indianapolis. CEDIA features smart home and residential technologies and vendors. The annual event was to be held Sept. 8-12 in Denver, but will now be a virtual experience, also in September. The program will offer panels surrounding hot topics, keynotes, product discovery, networking and an interactive expo hall.
Here is the full statement from show organizers:
“With every event we produce, our goal is the same; deliver our customers the most effective opportunities to conduct business and enhance the vitality of this industry through innovation, networking, and education – in a safe and healthy environment. CEDIA Expo 2020 was positioned to be the launch pad this year to re-energize the channel for the future,” show organizers said.
“However, due to recent developments beyond our control, we made the difficult decision to officially cancel CEDIA Expo 2020, which had been scheduled for September 8-12, 2020 in Denver, CO. This is due to developments regarding COVID-19 including, but not limited to, the current status of the Colorado Convention Center as a medical care facility for non-emergency cases related to COVID-19; the latest federal measures, including guidelines on the phased reopening of the U.S. economy; the declaration by the WHO of COVID-19 as a pandemic.
“The Colorado Convention Center and Visit Denver have been gracious hosts to CEDIA Expo and have always embraced our community. We wish them the best as they continue to service the local Denver and Colorado state population during this difficult time.
“While we are deeply disappointed that we will not be coming together in person this September, we are committed to keeping you connected and are already hard at work developing a virtual experience for our connected tech community. The CEDIA Expo virtual experience will launch in September and offer everything you need to take your residential tech business to the next level. From session panels surrounding hot topics to keynotes, product discovery, networking and an interactive expo hall.”
Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.