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The industry is changing rapidly and you need to change with it NOW! CEDIA EXPO Education this year has introduced a number of key elective courses which relate to new technologies and trends that impact on your business today and in the future. As you will see, course selections have been identified into various topic areas to help you focus your decision on the subject matter that interests you. Spend time reviewing the course offerings and determine how to guarantee your EXPO experience will result in more profitability for you and your company. We are certain that the time and money you invest in education will come back to you time and time again.

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course Selection Courses organised to help you make SMARTER DECISIONS! It’s not always about what “job” you perform in the industry, but it IS always about how you gain new business, diversify your services, improve your productivity and enhance your skill sets. All courses offered at CEDIA EXPO 2012 have been categorised to help you make smarter decisions based on business goals and interests, not just job function. Business Growth Finding it hard to grow your business in the current economic climate? Courses in this category are designed to help you diversify and strengthen your business. Emerging Trends Want to know more about what’s to come for the electronic systems industry and how it can benefit you? Courses in this category will introduce you to the latest upcoming technologies and trends and help you understand and implement them into your business plan. Forging Alliances Looking to develop professional relationships that will directly help your business thrive? Courses in this category will help you build and strengthen business relationships with industry professionals, peers, customers and industry partners. Operational Excellence Is your business running as smoothly as you’d like? Courses in this category will help you develop your day-to-day operations so that it is functioning efficiently. Technical Excellence Striving to execute projects more productively and with less time? Courses in this category will help you master your technical and design skills.

course Material

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All attendees who pre-register online prior to 3.00pm Friday 4 May will be provided with a downloadable electronic version of the courseware prior to Expo. CEDIA course materials will not be available on-site at EXPO.

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MEM

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certification

TION PASS CEDIA EDUCA

$299 Members Only education Pass. it’s a no brainer! Maximise your investment! Use the $299 Members Only Education Pass*. The pass allows you to take as much education as you desire at one low cost. All you have to do is register for the courses you’d like to attend.

Why you should select the $299 Members Only Education Pass: • Unlimited education – endless options to customise education without the budget constraints. • Easy on the wallet – hundreds of dollars in savings. • Flexibility – sign up for courses onsite with no additional fees. • No brainer – It just makes sense. Number of classes attended

Standard cost to attend

Member education Pass

YOU SaVe

3

$330.00

$299.00

$31.00

4

$440.00

$299.00

$141.00

5

$550.00

$299.00

$251.00

6

$660.00

$299.00

$361.00

CEDIA Certification is recognised throughout the industry and increasingly by construction professionals, as the established mark of quality and expertise within the residential custom installation sector. CEDIA Certification brings the industry in line with other construction professionals by introducing recognised mandatory qualifications. It also gives prospective clients the confidence to appoint CEDIA Certified businesses and provides the installer with a competitive edge.

ceU Points For CEDIA Members, attending both CEDIA’s own courses and those presented by manufacturers, you can be rewarded with important CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) to help maintain this valued accreditation. Many CEDIA courses at this year’s Expo have a CEU allocation attached to them. This is to help certified individuals meet the requirement of gaining 30 CEU points within the three-year period following gaining their certified status. Please note that CEU points are only valid once certification has been gained.

...and it keeps going!

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*Available for CEDIA Members only. Certification, CEDIA Industry Breakfast and THX offerings not included in pass pricing.

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2012 Expo Education Price List

Pre-registration (inc gST)

On-site (inc gST)

1 x Session

$110.00

$135.00

1 x THX Home Theatre 1 Professional Workshop

$550.00

n/a

1 x Certification Exam – ESTII

$330.00

n/a

Pre-Registration Education Pass for all sessions (except THX, Certification and CEDIA Industry Breakfast)

$299.00

$399.00

CEDIA Industry Breakfast: A look into the Electronic Systems Professional of 2016

$49.00

$59.00

Pre-registration (inc gST)

On-site (inc gST)

1 x Session

$135.00

$170.00

1 x THX Home Theatre 1 Professional Workshop

$700.00

n/a

1 x Certification Exam – ESTII

$440.00

n/a

Pre-Registration Education Pass for all sessions (except THX, Certification and CEDIA Industry Breakfast)

$399.00

$499.00

CEDIA Industry Breakfast: A look into the Electronic Systems Professional of 2016

$59.00

$69.00

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NON-MeMBeR

cedia iNdUSTRY BReaKFaST* – The intuitive Home: a look at 2016 The future technology and market conditions for the CEDIA Electronic System Professional member. Keynote Speaker

When

Where

Pre-registration (inc gST)

On-site (inc gST)

David Pedigo Senior Director of Technology CEDIA

7.30am – 9.00am Thursday 10 May 2012

CEDIA Expo 2012 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mezzanine Level Rooms M1 & M2

$49 (Member) $59 (Non-Member)

$59 (Member) $69 (Non-Member)

TeR RegiS ! NOW

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*Purchase your tickets online at www.cediaexpo.com.au - Tickets are limited and must be purchased prior to the event! Refer to page 6 for more details.

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2012 Expo Education Schedule

course code

course Name

Time

Presenter

9.00am – 5.30pm

John Dahl

Tuesday 8 May TE-HT1

THX Home Theatre 1 Professional Workshop

Wednesday 9 May TE-4081

Breakdown TV Technologies & Understanding Them

10.00am - 12.00pm

David Pedigo

ET-1090

Future Technologies – The Inside Scoop from Silicon Valley

10.00am - 1.00pm

Rich Green

TE-4082

Cinema Design Gallery – Ideas for Excellence

12.30pm - 2.30pm

Peter Aylett

OP-5090

Client Discovery – The Foundation of System Design Excellence

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Rich Green

ET-1091

Designing Control for Mobile Devices and Tablets

3.00pm - 5.00pm

Peter Aylett

BG-3092

CEDIA Industry Breakfast: A look into the Electronic Systems Professional of 2016

7.30am - 9.00am

David Pedigo

CERT

Certification Exam – ESTII

9.30am - 12.15pm

Proctor

OP-5091

Developing a Design Process for your Company

10.00am - 12.00pm

Peter Aylett

ET-1092

Understanding the Apple Ecosystem and Airplay

12.30pm - 2.30pm

Rich Green

BG-3091

Resonate – How to Deliver an Exceptional Sales Presentation

12.30pm - 2.30pm

Peter Aylett

ET-1095

High Performance Audio using High Bit Rate Audio Sources

3.00pm - 5.00pm

Rich Green

ET-1093

Top 10 Emerging Trends & Technologies

3.00pm - 5.00pm

David Pedigo

Thursday 10 May

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Friday 11 May TE-4084

4K Video, Compatibility & HDMI System Design

10.00am - 12.00pm

David Meyer

ET-1094

Embracing the Cloud

10.00am - 12.00pm

Peter Aylett

OP-5093

Creating and Implementing a Marketing Plan

12.30pm - 2.30pm

Clare Ward

TE-4083

Digital Data Technologies Roundup

12.45pm - 2.45pm

Peter Aylett

BG-3093

Creating and Maintaining a Five-Star Customer Experience

3.00pm - 5.00pm

Len Wallis

OP-5092

8 Steps to a Winning Company Culture

3.00pm - 5.00pm

Clare Ward

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CEDIA Certification

Certification Exam – ESTII Code: Time:

CERT Thursday 9:30am – 12:15pm

By establishing clear, objective standards for the required skills and knowledge of electronics system designers and installers CEDIA Professional Certification delivers a range of benefits to individuals, consumers, integration companies and manufacturers. By defining a series of benchmarks for designers and installers, CEDIA Professional Certification will promote professionalism and growth throughout the industry. CEDIA ESTII is the baseline technical certification suitable for anyone with a technical role within residential integrated technology design and installation. It is the first step within a structured certification path offered by CEDIA. It is expected that candidates will have already studied to prepare for the exam. Details of the curriculum are available at: http://www.cedia.com.au/index.cfm/page/ESTII_Curriculum. An individual who passes the ESTII exam will attain the status of CEDIA Certified Professional, ESTII. If desired, the individual may use the abbreviated version of Individuals Name, CCP ESTII on his or her business cards, letterhead or other documentation.

CEDIA Industry Breakfast Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value: Note:

BG-3092 Thursday 7:30am – 9:00am David Pedigo CEDIA Nil Limited tickets available

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The Intuitive Home: A look at 2016 – The future technology and market conditions for the CEDIA ESP member. For those in the CEDIA field, the term smart home has been around for years. As we move towards entry level/ commoditised home automation, the term smart home will only increase. The truth is however, that most smart homes are not smart, instead they are very well designed homes designed and installed by smart electronic systems contractors. However, in the near future, with the internet of things, IPv6, 6LoWPAN, RFID devices and cloud based offerings will allow artificial intelligence create the next generation of smart home, called “The Intuitive Home.” Through facial recognition, voice control, smart grid, robotics and sophisticated analytics, the intuitive home will be able to make the home significantly more energy efficient while recognising its occupant’s likes and dislikes, enabling a more comfortable and interactive home. This year’s keynote session will cover the emerging technologies and applications, which are either just hitting the market, or are currently in research and development, which will usher in the era of the intuitive home in the next 5-10 years.

Become a CEDIA Certified Professional CEDIA Professional Certification allows technicians and designers the chance to qualify and quantify what they know and demonstrate that they are committed to maintaining the highest quality standards for performance. Professional certification creates a path for career minded individuals who expect to reap the rewards from their efforts and expertise.

Creating and Maintaining a Five-Star Customer Experiece Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value:

BG-3093 Friday 3:00pm – 5:00pm Len Wallis Len Wallis Audio 2.0

The purpose of this course is to help participants take their company’s customer service to the next level. They will learn how to gather customer feedback and make proactive changes to promote service excellence. Participants will begin to draft a new, comprehensive customer service plan that will explain their five-star philosophy. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to: • Define five-star customer service and identify why it is critical to the long-term success of your company • Identify all points of contact and create a five-star service and delivery plan for internal and external resources • Manage and control customer expectations and satisfaction throughout the project • Develop quantifiable metrics and establish best practices to obtain and evaluate customer feedback • Use customer experience evaluation to refine service delivery process, products, and services

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Resonate – How to Deliver an Exceptional Sales Presentation Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value:

BG-3091 Thursday 12:30pm – 2:30pm Peter Aylett Home Technology Associates 1.0

The skills necessary in sales take many forms. This interactive and collaborative workshop will concentrate on the art of delivering exceptional presentations, be they to an individual, or a room full of potential clients. As well as practical tips for delivering a presentation, the seminar will focus on ensuring there is clarity and high-impact to the message being delivered. In an incredibly technical world, it is essential to be able to communicate the essence of the product or service being sold and this seminar will help you do just that. Working collaboratively, the seminar is largely a Powerpoint free zone and will concentrate on developing a presentation style that creates an amazing first impression and conveys professionalism.

Designing Control for Mobile Devices and Tablets Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value:

ET-1091 Wednesday 3:00pm – 5:00pm Peter Aylett Home Technology Associates 1.0

Apple products have become the sexy touch-points of the industry. Touch screen phones and tablets have become both pervasive, and entirely accepted by consumers. Barely a product launch goes by without an ‘App’ being launched to allow control from a mobile device. In a world where margins on high value, limited distribution touch screens are being eroded it is critical that the industry not only embraces the mobile device revolution, but uses it to develop ever more thrilling user experiences for clients. This seminar will discuss using mobile devices for both control and media. We will be looking at integration best practices, the importance and realities of robust wireless network design, and the changes needed in both sales and technical design mindsets to embrace the revolution. Be prepared to contribute your experiences of not only what has worked well, but also what has gone wrong when integrating mobile devices into your systems.

Embracing the Cloud Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value:

ET-1094 Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm Peter Aylett Home Technology Associates 1.0

EaaS (Everything as a Service) is a concept being quickly embraced by the corporate world to remove both storage and processing power from offices, and host them on servers living in ‘The Cloud’. This concept is rapidly entering the home and will fundamentally change the way we all consume media, interact with content, communicate and look at data storage forever. This seminar takes a look at the most applicable Cloud based technologies for residential Custom Installations. It focuses on the practicalities of using the Cloud for storing, delivering and sharing content, be it music, movies, photos or data like personal contacts and diaries. As well as the services, we will be discussing the physical layer necessary to deliver them reliably as well as suggesting how companies need to move to being providers of service. During this seminar, attendees will gain a clear overview of Cloud services, their history, what the future might offer and what it all means to the availability and security of their customers data, media and communications.

Future Technologies – The Inside Scoop from Silicon Valley Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value:

ET-1090 Wednesday 10:00am – 1:00pm Rich Green Rich Green Inc. 1.5

Rich Green’s world-famous presentation on future technologies will both surprise and haunt you! Rich blends the perspectives of Anthropologist, Audio/Video Integrator, Silicon Valley insider and Futurist into a deep view of the future and explores emerging business opportunities that will help you thrive in the new economy. This course will cover accelerating advancements in networking, wireless, tablets, cloud media and controls, voice and touch interfaces, energy, health, robotics and much more. This is a course you will not want to miss!

electronic Systems Technical Reference Manual

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High Performance Audio using High Bit Rate Audio Sources Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value:

ET-1095 Thursday 3:00pm – 5:00pm Rich Green Rich Green Inc. 1.0

Psst, want to know a huge secret? High-performance audio has re-awakened and is kicking butt all over the world! Even two-channel stereo is on the rise and we’re able to make money from smiles again. What happened? Digital music had a baby and they gave it High Bit Rates. This course will provide the tools you need to create revenues from audio design and installation projects that feature these amazing new sources of music. We’ll explore the entire field of high-resolution audio sources from multi-channel music and concerts on Blu-ray to 24 bit 192kHz downloads from the Internet. There are engineering challenges that you need to know about too, so we’ll explore new kinds of hardware like asynchronous USB DACs and NAS hard drive storage. We’ll also review the essentials, including network design and user interfaces for access and control. Your clients will love you for turning them on to music again.

Understanding the Apple Ecosystem and Airplay Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value:

ET-1092 Thursday 12:30pm – 2:30pm Rich Green Rich Green Inc. 1.0

Apple is changing the way that both consumers and now our industry think about media and media distribution in the home. This seminar will look at the current Apple ecosystem and examine how it can deliver a compelling media management and distribution system. We will also be covering how our industry needs to embrace the Apple Airplay standard and looking at ways that we can offer solutions based on this technology.

Top 10 Emerging Trends & Technologies Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value:

ET-1093 Thursday 3:00pm – 5:00pm David Pedigo CEDIA 1.0

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We all know that trying to keep up with all the new technologies coming out these days is nearly impossible. However, CEDIA’s Technology Advisory Group has volunteers and staff that are able to closely monitor all channels of the industry and identify the emerging trends, opportunities and threats to CEDIA electronic systems professionals. Some topics covered in this course include: • Gesture recognition and voice commands • Integrated audio over distributed audio • Digital health • Near-field communication • 3D, 4K and autostereoscopic 3D

e-Learning is easy! Not sure how you are going to fit all the courses you want to take into one week? Don’t worry, many of the courses are offered through CEDIA’s e-Learning programme. Select from instructor-led webinars or self-paced courses and get some of your education out of the way so you can maximise your CEDIA Expo week! Visit www.cedia.org/elearning for more information.

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8 Steps to a Winning Company Culture Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value:

OP-5092 Friday 3:00pm – 5:00pm Clare Ward AVARNTI 1.0

Great leaders inspire their team and attract talented and high-performing staff. Behind these great leaders you will also find an equally powerful company culture that motivates people to work hard and stay with the business. If you have a business, you have a company culture. Do you have a culture that breeds loyalty? This session will cover: • How to create a mission and vision statements • How to create your core value statements • Debunking common myths • Case studies of winning corporate cultures

Client Discovery – The Foundation of System Design Excellence Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value:

OP-5090 Wednesday 2:00pm – 4:00pm Rich Green Rich Green Inc. 1.0

Unless we truly understand what our clients both want and need, it is impossible for us to design systems that truly enhance those customers’ lives. This seminar will introduce the client discovery process, discuss some different methods of completing it successfully and give you tools and templates for documentation that you can successfully integrate into your company’s processes.

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CEDIA Certified Instructors are industry experts who have undergone CEDIA Certified Instructor training certification and adhere to the high expectations CEDIA looks for in delivering content.

Creating and Implementing a Marketing Plan Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value:

OP-5093 Friday 12:30pm – 2:30pm Clare Ward AVARNTI 2.0

The purpose of this course is for participants to spend the day learning to identify key markets and how to target them with specific market profiles. Then they will learn ways to take their marketing plan and make it a successful campaign that will reach their target markets. Participants will be able to create a simple marketing plan that meets their budget and matches their brand. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to: • Identify target markets and develop a market profile for each one • Identify marketing campaigns that are suitable for each profile • Develop a marketing plan to support their overall strategy • Determine the budget required to support their campaign • Verify that their plan and its campaign messages align with their company brand and overall marketing budget • Get feedback on their marketing plan • Pre-work assignment: Participants are asked to complete a worksheet prior to attending this course to document their company’s overall marketing strategy, company brand and marketing budget. This should take no more than one hour to complete.

Developing a Design Process for your Company Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value:

OP-5091 Thursday 10:00am – 12:00pm Peter Aylett Home Technology Associates 1.0

Designing an integrated system for a client is far more than just a purely technical exercise. Design process and management is key to ensure that the system not only works to the client’s expectations, but also delivers a worthwhile profit to the company that installed it. This intensive two-hour seminar will look at the end-to-end process of design management and discuss both the methodology, as well as the documentation necessary in the real world. By the end of the seminar, participants should be able to: • Describe the role of a functional specification in system design management • Describe best practice for the creation of a functional specification • Select an appropriate documentation set for a project • Describe the link between structured client discovery and managing a client’s expectations

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4K Video, Compatibility & HDMI System Design Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value:

TE-4084 Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm David Meyer Kordz 1.0

4K video, sometimes called “4Kx2K”, “Ultra HD” or “Quad HD”, is the next generation in High Definition video at four times the resolution of 1080p. In this course we’ll take a look at what it is, understand its bandwidth implications, source content, display types and overall system design requirements. In short, what you need to know in preparation to successfully install 4K. The common thread is HDMI®, which defines the formats and transport requirements for 4K video, so a focused look at HDMI is included to ensure a holistic understanding. *ALL NEW COURSE, AUTHORED IN 2012* Effectively replaces ‘HDMI Update’ seminar from previous years.

Breakdown TV Technologies & Understanding Them Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value:

TE-4081 Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00pm David Pedigo CEDIA 1.0

Cinema Display Gallery – Ideas for Excellence Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value:

TE-4082 Wednesday 12:30pm – 2:30pm Peter Aylett Home Technology Associates 1.0

For many years now, CEDIA has hosted its own excellence awards across its three offices globally. These awards show case the best that CEDIA member companies have to offer and show the world what is possible. This course will be looking at some of these award winning cinema systems across different price points and examining what makes them great as well as discussing what could have been improved to make them even better! This is your opportunity to get inspiration, technical direction and to ask questions. The format of the course is very open to allow scope for developing any ideas or technical questions brought up on the day. Whatever happens though, you are sure to come away with both ideas and knowledge to enable you to design and install even better cinemas and media rooms.

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Over the last few years, multiple new video technologies have hit the market, from display types, such as OLED, LCD, Backlit LED, Plasma and DLP and video formats such as 3D, 4K and autostereoscopic 4K 3D. The purpose of this course is to explain the ins and outs of each of the technologies, how they work and the advantages and disadvantages of each technology. Topics include resolution, contrast ratio, pixel density, color space and comparisons of OLED, LCD, Plasma and DLP. By the end of this course, students should be able to: • Explain the differences between Plasma, LCD, OLED and DLP • Identify when it is appropriate or not appropriate to use each technology • Discuss 3D technologies such as active shutter, passive and autostereoscopic 3D and 3D formats such as frame compatible and frame packing • Debate the merits of 4K vs. high-performance 1080P

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Digital Data Technologies Roundup Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value:

TE-4083 Friday 12:45pm – 2:45pm Peter Aylett Home technology Associates 1.0

HDMI, HDBaseT, 6loWPAN, 10GBaseT and a hundred other acronyms rule our world. As the industry moves towards essentially being defined by high volumes of quality and time critical digital information, this seminar will help prepare you for the revolutionary years ahead that will be dominated by profoundly disruptive technologies. We will be discussing not only what technologies are available today, but how they will evolve over the coming years and how we all need to think about system design now to ensure compatibility and bandwidth for the future. IPv6, The Petabyte Era, The Internet of Things, Fiber Technologies, 802.11 Standards and 4G Wireless will all be explained, discussed and debated. This seminar is not pure I.T. (Ethernet, 802.11) or A/V (HDMI, HDBaseT), but a unique and never seen before fusion of all things digital in our world.

Prepare and Adapt Your Business for the Future! *Exclusive to CEDIA members only

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CEDIA Crosspoint is your answer to all things technical. It is your direct line of communication with CEDIA manufacturers and other members. It is a powerful resource that allows CEDIA to proactively research and respond to hot issues and future trends, keeping CEDIA members at the forefront of the electronic systems integration industry. Start benefiting from CEDIA Crosspoint by visiting www.cediacrosspoint.com

THX Home Theatre 1 Professional Workshop Code: Time: Presenter: Organisation: CEU Value:

TE-HT1 Tuesday 9:00am – 5:30pm John Dahl THX 5.0

This THX certification course is designed specifically for Australia & New Zealand and updated to 2012 to give you the most important information presented in our multi day courses but in one day. A bit more demo and a bit less hands on. We will look at THX and how you can benefit by all the practices we recommend. You will leave the course with a thorough grasp of the fundamentals of: THX and its technologies, small room acoustics, seating choice and placement, display choice including 3D and 4K, size and placement, speaker choice, size and placement, electronics choice, system setup, system verification, system calibration and system automation. Everything you need accept the experience of actually doing it. Once you pass the exam you will be entitled to use the THX Certified Professional logo and be listed on the THX Website as a THX Certified Home Theatre Professional.

“I attended a CEDIA Business Training session taken by Utz Baldwin at the 2009 CEDIA Expo in Sydney Australia. We implemented some of the strategies from that course and now the company has a culture of teamwork, supreme customer service and uncompromising workmanship. With the business doubling its turnover in the last two years, my renewed trust in the team has prevented my capacity to deal with workload from becoming a bottleneck. Without CEDIA Training, our company would not be what it is and where it is today, despite the recession.” – Bruce Cox, Liquid Automation

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Education Presenters clare Ward AVARNTI Clare comes to the residential home automation industry from a business, design and process management consultancy background. With a Bach. Env. Design (Arch), followed by commercial development with Australia’s third ISP in the 90’s, then CRM specification for public and private companies. Clare’s knowledge is based on the practical application of business systems; automating and managing work processes. More recently using these skills to create and automate bespoke home environments, since co-founding AVARNTI in 2002. Whether working with established Top 200 Companies or developing the first HIA Smart Wiring course for inclusion in all HIA Pre-Start courses in WA, presenting as a CCI or to groups of Architects, Clare is all about the passion of sharing information.

david Pedigo

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CEDIA Dave Pedigo is the Senior Director of Technology at the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA). Dave oversees CEDIA’s Technology Council, whose mission is to ensure long-term member prosperity by identifying and informing members and industry partners on emerging trends, threats and opportunities within the custom electronic channel. The Technology Council also develops, through its applied information action team, recommended practices, standards and white papers. Dave has previously worked in the satellite industry as the Senior Director of Education for SBCA and a Technical Training Engineer at Hughes Network Systems. He has a degree in Social Science from Towson University and taught in the Baltimore County Public School System for five years.

david Meyer Kordz David is regarded as Australia’s foremost expert on HDMI, being a volunteer CEDIA Certified Instructor as SME on the topic. He has authored multiple courses on HDMI, both for CEDIA and independently, some of which have gone on to be presented in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo. In 2003 he founded KORDZ, the reputable Australian based HD connectivity brand, early HDMI Adopter (2005), CEDIA Trade Supplier member and Quantum Data dealer with subsidiaries in Silicon Valley, California and Hong Kong. David continues to work closely with the team at HDMI Licensing in the USA on matters of compliance and education and has contributed extensively to the CEDIA Technology Council’s “HDMI Best Practices” white paper series for international publication.

John dahl THX John Dahl is THX Senior Fellow and Director of Education. He is a forty-year veteran of the Consumer Electronics Industry who has specialised in training and education for most of those years. His particular talent is making difficult audio and video concepts clear to a wide audience. His training as a scientist and his years in audio retail, product manufacturing and product design management give him an unusual ability cut through the hype and highlight the technologies and techniques that actually improve the sound and picture not just change it. Working for THX allows Dahl to stay usefully neutral when discussing brands and technologies.

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Education Presenters Peter aylett Home Technology Associates Former Director of Professional Development for CEDIA across Europe, The Middle East, Africa and South Asia. With over 20 years of residential electronic systems experience, Peter developed the technical, education and certification programs that both define the industry and raise the standards of the professionals working within it. Peter has taught and spoken at events across five continents and delivers high level technical training, as well as presentations, to inspire both public and professionals alike about the trends which make this industry so exciting. A father of two, Peter is passionate about using technology to truly enhance our lives. He loves red wine, food and camping trips with his family, but dislikes cleaning his mountain bike.

Rich green Rich Green Inc. Rich Green is President and CEO of Rich Green Design, based in Palo Alto, CA and has been an active professional in the audio/video industry since 1978. His systemintegration company serves the ambitious homeowners of Silicon Valley. Rich was a three-term CEDIA board member, sits on the CEDIA Advisory Board and is a CEDIA Fellow. He currently chairs the CEDIA Technology Council and recently served as Secretary on the Executive Committee.

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Len Wallis Len Wallis Audio Len started in this industry in 1970 working as a salesman for a small company based in St. Peters. Len Wallis Audio opened in 1978 as a small one-man specialist audio retail outlet. Over the years, the industry matured and expanded in a number of directions, including the custom installation industry. Len Wallis Audio was one of the first companies in Australia to become involved in this new market, forming a dedicated custom division around 20 years ago. Len Wallis Audio was a founding member of CEDIA in Australia and Len has served four years on the board, including a two-year term as President. Len is currently in the Chairman’s position on the CEDIA Asia Pacific Board. In 2001, Len Wallis Audio was the first company outside of the US to be named as the CEDIA Dealer of the Year. Over the years the company has expanded, now boasting close to 50 full-time staff, operating from their 1,300 square metre showroom in Lane Cove.

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