The AIA CEU Summit

Thank you for everyone who attended…

And made this year’s AIA Summit our biggest and best yet. With well over 200 CEUs issue and our highest courses-per-attendee, we’re proud to have collaborated with industry leaders Sonos, Savant, Lutron, Seura, Sonance and Leon to bring the Summit back for a 3rd year.


  • Let There Be (the Right!) LightLutron (1 AIA LU|HSW, 1 IDCEC LU|HSW): All light is not created equal. Good designers know that light can make a room truly special or make it downright debilitating. Lutron, leader in smart lighting and shading, shares how to light it right by using the correct LED light sources, new and different approaches to light mixing, and the nitty-gritty metrics associated with LED lighting. A can’t miss lighting opportunity. (9:00, 2:45) AIA Course Code: LUTRONSUNSHINE
  • The Up-to-the-Minute Skinny on Smart Home TechLutron (1 AIA LU|HSW): We all know that technology moves at breakneck speed. That’s why we’ve asked Lutron, leader in lighting and shades, to help architects and designers understand the current state of the smart home, including trends and hot topics, controlling the smart home, and keeping your customers safe and secure. Learn a little from Lutron and become a valuable resource to your customers for smart-home design.  (11:30, 4:00) AIA Course Code: LUTRON3
  • To Hide or Not to Hide the TV? That Is the QuestionSeura (1 AIA LU|HSW): And the answer is usually YES. Even with incredibly good industrial design, TVs can be a blemish in an otherwise flawless room. Seura, a specialist in custom-designed and hidden TVs, take architects and designers through choices for homeowner-pleasing options—all of which ensure the television can be a part of your clients’ lives while still blending and even highlighting the design. (9:00, 10:15, 11:30, 1:30) AIA Course Code: SEURATVDESIGN
  • Sonance: From Vision to Reality (1 LU | HSW, 1 IDCEC LU) – The authority on hidden electronics and speakers discusses how to avoid the pain points associated with the aesthetic inconsistencies across different devices and brands so that electronics can live in harmony with design. (9:00, 10:15, 2:45, 4:00)
  • The Art and Science of Making Inconsistent Electronics Design ConsistentSonance (1 AIA LU|HSW, 1 IDCEC LU): There are so many smart-home devices out there from so many different manufacturers that it can be very hard for an architect or designer to create a consistent, cohesive look. Sonance, the authority on hidden electronics and speakers, is here to let you know that it can be done. This talk explores how to avoid the pain points associated with the aesthetic inconsistencies across different devices and brands so that electronics can live in harmony with design. (9:00, 10:15, 2:45, 4:00) AIA Course Code: SONANCEVSNRLY
  • Smart Home Boot CampSavant (1 AIA LU|HSW): The brains and brawn behind the most elegant home control platform on the market gets you in shape and up to date on all the considerations architects and designers need to make when a smart-home system is involved in their project. Get in gear with the knowledge you need to hit the ground running and be the best resource for your clients. (10:15, 11:30, 1:30, 4:00) AIA Course Code: SVNTMRTINTRO
  • Immaculate Technology for Elevated Experiences Leon (1 AIA LU): It’s one thing to add smart-home technology into a home, it’s another for this technology to be specified and integrated in such a way that it elevates the experience of those who live there, from both design and functionality perspectives. Leon, premier maker of high-design, high-performance custom speakers, will discuss solutions to the challenges posed by integrating audio and video systems while maintaining an extremely high level of design. (9:00, 10:15, 1:30, 2:45) AIA Course Code: LEON1
  • Listen Better to Live Better SONOS (1 AIA LU) – SONOS, the inventors of wireless multiroom audio, join us this year to show us how music impacts our perception of the world around us, and the ways music can improve our lives—and those of your clients—individually and socially. Come and get inspired by this fascinating study on music, then pass that inspiration on to your clients. (11:30, 1:30, 2:45, 4:00) AIA Course Code: SONOS1
  • Reception (5-7pm)What better way to end a day of intense and exciting learning than with a reception where you and a room filled with like-minded colleagues can mix, mingle, and discuss. We’ll have musical entertainment, light fare, beverages, and tours of the Savant Experience Showroom in all of its automated glory. Please note: you must register in order to attend the reception, not just the course sessions.

See you next year!