After a successful launch in Long Beach, the event heads to the City of Roses for a bigger and better edition in 2018.
In March, the Long Beach Convention Center played host to the inaugural TecHomeX California. The innovative event brought together leaders in the design, build, integration and contracting communities to create stronger relationships and develop better strategies for collaboration for utilizing tech.
As the event expands for its second year, it is moving even closer to the state’s largest city. The 2018 event will be held in Pasadena, Calif., just 15 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. It provides a convenient location with a first-class layout.
Traveling to and from downtown L.A. and Pasadena has been made much easier in recent years thanks to an expansion of the Metro’s Gold Line. TecHomeX guests can choose to take a 20-minute train ride between Union Station and Del Mar Station or Memorial Park Station, which brings them almost directly to the Pasadena Convention Center.
The state-of the-art complex provides an ideal setup for TecHomeX California. It boasts a 55,000-square-foot Exhibition Hall, 25,000-square-foot ballroom and 29 meeting rooms, all within close proximity.
The location is conveniently situated just blocks from the historic streets and buildings of Old Pasadena. The district is home to world-class shopping, dining and entertainment that captures the 19th century charm of downtown.
Hosted guests of TecHomeX California will be staying at the 296-room Hilton Pasadena, located steps from the Convention Center. It features amenities including a fitness center, newly renovated pool and multiple dining options for everything from grab-and-go snacks to a casual upscale restaurant.
The City of Pasadena is widely known for its New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses Parade, which has been held every year since 1890 and draws a million people to the city each year. It also serves as a prelude to that night’s annual Rose Bowl game, one of the highlights on the NCAA football calendar.
The Rose Bowl stadium is located a short 10-minute drive from the Pasadena Convention Center. Built in 1922, the National Historic Landmark has hosted five Super Bowls, the 1984 Olympics soccer matches, the 1994 World Cup, the 1999 Women’s World Cup and four BCS National Championship Games.
Pasadena also is a popular location for filming due to its proximity to Hollywood, so visitors may see some familiar sites around the city. The Gamble House was used as Doc Brown’s mansion in Back to the Future; the Civic Auditorium has hosted America’s Got Talent, American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance and the exterior of Pasadena City Hall served as Pawnee City Hall in Parks and Recreation.
And, with the success of TecHomeX California, the brand will expand to the Atlantic coast next year, as well. TecHomeX East will be held at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. May 8-10, 2018 to unite the residential design/build and tech integration/contracting communities in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states.