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All seminars will take place on May 2nd in smartXplained in colorado springs
Event registrtaion is free and will be required to attend the event

Bright Ideas for Smart Lighting

10AM & 1PM

Lighting control adds a dramatic element to your home and gives you the optimum light for every activity. Learn how a customized automated lighting control system offers the ultimate convenience by saving you both energy and money.

Safe & Smart: The Connected Home

11AM & 2PM

A professionally installed surveillance system can offer you 24/7 peace of mind. Staying connected to your home from miles away through your phone, giving you more freedom than ever before. In this class you will learn the benefits of having a fully connected home from cameras and locks to lighting and audio/video.

Building the Wireless Home

10AM, 11PM,1PM & 2PM

The first step in creating a wireless home is ensuring you have the proper infrastructure. Now that wireless devices are such an integral part of home entertainment and automation, a strong and reliable network is extremely necessary. You will understand different wireless technologies and

The Science of Home Theater

11AM & 2PM

Lights, Camera, Action! Find out how to bring the movie theater experience straight into your home. From speaker selection and room acoustics to seating design and temperature control, there are an abundance of things to consider when creating your own one-of-a-kind home theater.

Your Sound Can Look Great Too

11AM & 2PM

The concept of a home theater has evolved throughout the years. In this workshop you'll learn how creating an audio/video experience in your living room doesn't have to be difficult or pricey. Creating an upgraded entertainment system can be simple once you consider sight, sound, and aesthetic.

Techorating 101: Smart Shades, Lu-Blinds, and Window Treatments

10AM, 11PM,1PM & 2PM

Custom shades, blinds, and window coverings do more for your home than block unwanted light, they also offer one of the largest design elements. You shouldn't be afraid to make window treatments the elegant centerpiece of your home. Learn the additional money savings and security you can gain by having the ability to adjust your shades on your mobile device, tablet, or simply with your voice.

Adam Fraizer


Adam is store manager of the Colorado Springs showroom and has been with ListenUp for 7 years. He spent many years with ListenUp as a Project Manager and Smart Home Systems Manager, serving as the main point of contact between builders, architects, and designers and ListenUp.

Ben Larkin


Ben is ListenUp's President, but began his career at ListenUp as a salesperson in the Denver showroom in 2007. Since then he has held many technical leadership roles including Vice President and General Manager. Ben has been in the industry for over 20 years and holds all of the major certifications from CEDIA and AVIXA.

Jeff Blundell


With over 20 years of industry experience, Jeff is the Technical Operations Manager at ListenUp and previously spent 3 years as the lead of the Tech Team. He is an industry certified designer and technician withextensive experience designing,onfiguring, and servicing residential and business networks.

Dusty Gorski


Dusty has been in the A/V industry for over 35 years. He has a passion for custom home technology - the cosmetics and interior design aspect just as much as the acoustical quality, system control, and convenience.

Adam Owens


Adam is a Principal at CET & Associates, a leading rep company located in Denver. He has been in the industry for over 15 years.

Noah Kaplan


Noah founded Leon Speakers in Ann Arbor, Michigan 22 years ago. Leon works to mix art with audio and design with technology.

Matt Reilly


Matt is a Sales Manager at HARMAN Luxury Audio and has been in the A/V industry for over 15 years.

Coleman Radford


Coleman has been with Control4 for just under 8 years.

Mario Maltese



Jules Oliva


For the past 12 years Jules has specialized in custom window coverings -both manual and motorized - and their integration into any home automation system. Jules is currently a Sales Consultant for ListenUp, specializing in Window Treatments.

Elizabeth Benton

Hunter Douglas

Elizabeth has been with Hunter Douglas for the past 19 years where she has established herself as an expert in shades, blinds, and window coverings.

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ListenUp is the Rocky Mountain West's leading dealer, designer, and installer of high-end audio/video and smart home control systems. We also serve as one of the most influential independent consumer electronics dealers in the country, as evidenced by numerous industry accolades, including the 2018 TechHome Mark of Excellence Award and co-founder Walt Stinson's induction into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. ListenUp employs the most CEDIA-certified technicians in the nation, to create an end-to-end, white glove customer expericnce. ListeUp has product/design retail showrooms in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Albuquerque, as well as dedicated Commercial Integration, Institutional Sales, and E-Commerce Divisions. Visit us at to learn more.