Exclusive CEDIA AI Symposium: Exploring the State of Artificial Intelligence

Published: July 26, 2023

These days you can’t escape hearing or reading about the accelerating impact of artificial intelligence (AI) in both the commercial and consumer sectors. Of course, the one custom integrators should be curious about is how AI will impact the smart home, and CEDIA is partnering with leading stakeholders in the industry to spotlight the AI possibilities during the CEDIA AI Symposium at CEDIA Expo 2023 in Denver, Sept. 6-9.

The CEDIA AI Symposium is expected to deliver an engaging afternoon of thought-provoking discussions led by industry visionaries, AI experts, top integrator and manufacturers. It is a rich opportunity for home tech professionals to gain insights into the rapidly evolving landscape of AI and how to leverage it for maximum impact in their own businesses.

“We see news about AI every day, but little about its impact on home technology.  At CEDIA, we believe knowledge is power,” says Daryl Friedman, CEDIA Association’s global president and CEO.

“The CEDIA Symposium will bring together the best and brightest to help attendees stay ahead of the curve in AI, an increasingly crucial tool for smart home professionals to deliver exceptional experiences.”

This exclusive event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 6 in the Four Seasons Ballroom inside the Colorado Convention Center, home of this year’s CEDIA Expo show floor and education slate in Denver. Cost to attend the invitation-only event is $250 and The Symposium will offer participants a platform to learn, network and exchange ideas with leaders from the industry.

“As the co-founder of CEDIA, I have witnessed its remarkable journey, bringing together thought leaders across decades to navigate the dynamic shifts in home technologies. From pioneering home theater to embracing the forefront of AI, CEDIA has remained at the forefront of innovation,” says Tom Doherty,  HTSA’s director of new technology initiatives.

“The upcoming CEDIA AI Symposium, uniting the industry’s top 100 thought leaders, signifies the enduring spirit of CEDIA and its commitment to advancing our homes for the future.”

The Symposium is presented by Azione, HTSA, ProSource and the CEDIA Association. Supporting organizations include leading forward-thinking channel companies and One Firefly,

Sept. 6 CEDIA AI Symposium at CEDIA Expo Agenda in Brief

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Summit Registration

12 – 12:30 p.m.: Networking Lunch

12:30 – 1 p.m.: Opening Remarks: The Impact of AI on Luxury Residential Home Automation

Hear from’s co-founder Alex Capecelatro, who will delve into the history, current state of AI and the potential impact on the luxury residential home automation market.

1 – 1:55 p.m.: Marketing: 10 Ways to Leverage AI for Productivity and Performance

Discover the power of AI in marketing strategies as One Firefly’s CEO, Ron Callis shares ten practical approaches to enhance productivity and performance.

2 – 2:55 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Custom Integrators’ AI Implementations

Participate in a dynamic panel discussion moderated by Alex Capecelatro, in which industry-leading integrators will share real-world examples of AI implementations in their businesses.

3 – 3:15 p.m.: Curated AI Tools Presentation

Join One Firefly’s Callis as he provides an overview of curated AI tools, highlighting their applications and potential possibilities for those in attendance.

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.: Break and Networking

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.: Manufacturer Panel Discussion: AI Innovation for Improved Implementation and Commissioning

Hear from HTSA’s Doherty, who is also CEDIA’s co-founder, as he moderates a panel discussion featuring smart home industry vendors as they share their current AI efforts, their vision for leveraging AI to enhance implementation and commissioning processes to maximize value for clients.

4:20 – 5:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks and CEDIA Keynote Announcement

Closing remarks will be given by industry veteran Rich Green, who will provide invaluable insights into the future of luxury residential home automation.

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.: Networking Reception

The CEDIA Symposium is a vital event for professionals seeking to stay ahead of the curve in the fast-paced world of AI and home automation, the announcement stresses.

For those working with in the residential technology space interested in receiving an invitation, please email Please note that the names and specific details mentioned above are subject to change. Register for the CEDIA Expo here.

Another version of this article originally appeared on our sister-site CEPro on July 26, 2023. It has since been updated for Commercial Integrator’s audience.

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