Joel Silver Named 2018 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Winner
Joel Silver will be recognized as the 2018 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Winner, celebrating his dedication to the custom installation industry. Founder of the Imaging Science Foundation, Silver has been a stalwart in the industry regarding video calibration in the consumer electronics arena.
“We could not be happier to recognize Joel for his contributions to the industry,” said Dave Humphries, CEDIA chairman. "Anyone who has worked with him knows that his credentials are extensive, and his expertise is highly sought after."
Nominated among his peers, the CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award is one that focuses on the "outstanding, creative, innovative, and visionary leadership in the growth and advancement of the residential technology industry." Silver has accomplished this by introducing the Imaging Science Foundation in 1994, teaching generations of dealers the nuances to a perfectly calibrated television.
His work in advancing HDTV image quality has been covered in the New York Times, the LA Times, Popular Mechanics, Wired, and numerous A/V publications in the United States and abroad. He has managed research projects for the California Energy Commission documenting how video calibration produces significant energy savings.
Silver has been a consultant for the high-end video, high-end audio, telemedicine, and medical management industries, as well as for Microsoft Media Center Edition PCs and the Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship program at the W. Averill Harriman School of Management. He is the producer of the HDTV Calibration Wizard DVD and is a co-inventor of the patented Microsoft Windows Display Calibration Wizard, which is now on over 111,000,000 PCs.
“Joel’s energy and thirst to acquire and share knowledge is infectious,” said Walt Zerbe, CEDIA senior director of technology and standards. “He’s been a champion for the industry and has impacted hundreds of home technology professionals and industry peers.”
Silver also gives back to the industry, frequently volunteering his time. He has served on the CEDIA Awards Technical Judging Panel for the last several years and has been a popular instructor at CEDIA Expo. He also volunteers as the chair of the CTA and CEDIA committee on Home Theater Video recommended practices.