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November 18, 2021

Parks Associates to host 26th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference and 13th annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging Consumers in Texas

International research firm announces 2022 executive conferences, including virtual schedule and in-person events

International research firm Parks Associates today announced its 2022 event schedule, including in-person and virtual sessions for the 26th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, catering to the connected home and security industries. The firm will also host CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES 2022Smart Energy Summit: Engaging ConsumersConnected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation; and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media, with a mix of virtual and in-person events throughout the year.

The international research firm’s conferences are recognized as the premier events for consumer technology products and services and bring thousands of industry leaders together to talk about the new technologies, innovation and business models for smart home, security, connected health, controls, and entertainment services.

"The pandemic has had an enormous impact on business and consumers, and we will continue to analyze those effects through our research and industry events," said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. "We are very excited to bring our events to Texas and also continue virtual sessions. Gathering the industry together for thoughtful and insightful interaction is critical for business, and we look forward to the year ahead."

CONNECTIONS™ Summit takes place January 5, 2022, in Las Vegas as part of the CES 2022, focusing on trends, new business models and technologies, and growth strategies for connected home players. Event sponsors include Cox Communities, EarlySense, Essence, Johnson Controls, Masonite, Notion, and Zen Ecosystems.


9:00 AM  Connectivity: Role of the Home Network and Wi-Fi

10:00 AM  State of the Smart Home

11:00 AM  MDUs and PropTech: Deploying Smart Home Tech

1:00 PM  Home Security Redefined

2:00 PM  Home Services: Driving Incremental Revenues

3:00 PM  Health at Home: Meeting Needs of Consumers

4:00 PM  Smart Home: Integration and New Partnerships

5:30 PM  Networking Reception, sponsored by Cox Communities

Smart Energy Summit focuses on the in-home energy management market and the expanding opportunity for demand response solutions. The event, sponsored by Zen Ecosystems, features the following dates and topics:

February 17-19: In-person at the Omni Hotel, Frisco, TX

April 7: State of Residential Energy Management

June 30: Home Energy Management Solutions: Driving Energy Savings

August 4: Electric Vehicles: A New Era for Consumers

November 17: Distributed Energy and New Value: Shifting from a Centralized Grid

In its 26th year, CONNECTIONS™ is the only connected home event to focus on the use cases and emerging business models that successfully engage consumers and grow revenues in the converging smart home, connected entertainment, and mobile ecosystems. 2022 early sponsors include Cox Communities and Notion.

CONNECTIONS™ Dates and Topics:

February 16: State of the Smart Home

April 4: Expanding the Role of the Home Network

May 17-19: In-person at the Omni Hotel, Frisco, TX

August 18: State of the Home Security Market

October 20: Broadband Future Proofing: Driving New Experiences and Value

November 10: Tech Innovation and New Partnerships

Connected Health Summit features Parks Associates' in-depth consumer research and industry perspectives on the impact of connected devices, mobile health services, and health reforms. The event, sponsored by EarlySense, features the following dates and topics:

January 20: Health and Home: State of the Market

March 24: Telehealth and Remote Monitoring: Health to Home

June 16: Smart Home and Health: Modern Living

August 2022: In-person Conference

October 6: Seniors and Caretakers: Living Independently

Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media features new consumer research and insights on the changing video and digital media markets, including insight into key trends and shifting business models:

February 10: Content Aggregation

March 10: Digital Piracy and Distribution

May 5: OTT Churn: Marketing and Retention Strategies

July 21: Personalization and The New Video Viewer

September 22: Distribution Strategies

December 2022: In-person Conference

Parks Associates is accepting speaker submissions for its events. To get involved, visit www.parksassociates.com

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates provides business intelligence and research services through its proprietary methodologies developed over decades, including quarterly surveys of 10,000 internet households.

The company's expertise crosses many industries: home security and smart home, streaming video, broadband and pay-TV services, digital media and platforms, gaming, Wi-Fi and home networks, connected health, support, consumer electronics, home control systems, energy management, and tech solutions for the multi-dwelling (MDU), small-to-medium business (SMB), and commercial building markets.

Each year, Parks Associates brings thousands of leaders together for its webinars and annual events. The firm hosts the annual executive research and strategy conferences CONNECTIONS™, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit, Smart Spaces, and Future of Video. https://www.parksassociates.com


Parks Associates' 27th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference features an in-person conference on May 23-25, 2023 and multiple virtual sessions hosted throughout 2023. The event focuses on the adoption of technology including smart home, security, connected health, energy, and home automation.

Bringing together more than 1,500 senior executives, CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with visionary keynotes and virtual sessions. The Parks Associates analyst team leads all conference sessions, which are focused on technology innovations, consumer adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and the evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments.

CONNECTIONS™ 2023 features an in-person conference on May 23-25, 2023, with virtual sessions on March 2, July 20, and October 5. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.