With a conference program that features 800 speakers, a TechZone that showcases the future’s next big thing and award programs that honor the best and brightest in their respective categories, this edition of CES Up to the Minute is filled with information that is sure to fill up your CES calendar.
Save Money – Purchase a Conference Pass
The 2013 CES Conference Program includes a robust lineup of conference tracks and sessions to meet every attendee’s educational needs. Want to attend several conference sessions but don’t know which one to pick? We’ve made it easy for you: Simply purchase the conference pass that includes the session(s) you want to attend and you’ll get a whole lot more. The value-packed All Access Pass has you covered. It includes everything from broadband and connectivity in the home, to home entertainment and lifestyle technologies. The Entertainment Matters Pass, packs the entire spectrum of entertainment into one incredible program. Finally, the CE Pass includes our most popular sessions, conveniently packaged at an amazing price.
And don’t forget, the CES SuperSessions and keynote addresses are free! Get there early to grab a seat to view the future of technology.
If your CES schedule can only accommodate a few conference sessions, check out the International Academy of Web Television’s (IAWTV) conference track on Web television and including how it’s changing our lives. Or choose CEA’s Research Summit where you’ll hear from industry experts about the market trends that are impacting the $1 trillion consumer electronics industry.
Web television is transforming the way entertainment is created and consumed. IAWTV’s The Digital Entertainment Transformation will reveal the mechanics and mysteries of making a Web series a success, how to monetize it and how brands can benefit. Influential leaders in Web content creation, distribution, brand integration, audience development and new online networks will share insights about best practices and business models that work. Learn from the innovators who are shaping the future of digital entertainment.
CEA's Research Summit, taking place on Monday, January 7, from noon – 5 p.m., is a distinctive one-day event designed to give executives from diverse industries timely intelligence on unique and important market trends and transformations emerging in the $1 trillion consumer electronics industry. The conference takes a data-centric approach, offering insights on imminent changes, trends and inflection points through a mix of quantitative and qualitative data. Get the breadth and depth needed to understand what’s happening with growing technology segments and implications for adjacent segments within the industry. Register free and don’t miss this opportunity to hear CEA analysts and other experts talk about the trends.
An Exclusive Experience for Our Investment-Savvy Community
At the 2013 International CES, the only thing between you and the next big thing is a six foot table.
Discover the tech-sprouting startups and from-the-garage innovators on a fast-paced, guided tour of the Eureka Park TechZone, the one-stop destination featuring all early-stage companies generating tomorrow’s biggest ideas.
Exclusive for venture capitalists, financial analysts, entrepreneurs and founders, this two-hour innovation immersion includes a brief overview of the exhibits, a private tour of select Eureka Park exhibitors and a business-boosting networking reception with fellow tour-takers and all of the Eureka Park exhibitors.
Want to learn more on how to get your name on the list? Email us at CEStours@CE.org.
PMDA Awards Ceremony and After Party
The Photo Imaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA), the photo industry’s preeminent trade organization, is bringing the 47th annual PMDA Awards Ceremony to CES. PMDA will honor six individuals for their outstanding contributions to the imaging industry, including their Person of the Year Award. Contact Michelle Tramantano at email@example.com for tickets and more information. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 7, at Encore at Wynn, XS Nightclub.
Virtual Attendee Brochure
The 2013 CES is fast approaching. To get your first glimpse of the show, a guided tour of keynote addresses, must-see exhibits and special programs, view the Virtual Brochure.
CNET: Your Source for Live Coverage of CES
Tune in to CNET for the only live coverage of the top press conferences at CES. You'll have a front row seat to the breaking news from behind closed doors of the leading CE companies starting at 8 a.m. on Press Day, Monday, January 7. You can continue to watch the CES action during the week at the CNET stage, which will be packed with top-notch interviews, first looks at products, and maybe even a celebrity sighting.
International Academy of Web Television Awards
The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) Awards is the official Web television industry awards celebration established for digital content creators, by digital content creators. The awards show honors the best in Web video and talent, both in front of the cameras and behind-the-scenes. At the gala event, producers, directors, talent, studios and online networks meet and mingle with digital entertainment peers, luminaries and thought leaders. The event will take place on January 8 at The Venetian Las Vegas Showroom during CES. Nominations were announced on Monday, November 12 and are posted on iawtvawards.org.
Happy About “Appy Hour!”
We are happy to announce the launch of CES Appy Hour! Starting Monday December 3 CES will highlight an exhibiting company’s app each business day at 5 p.m. EST through the show. CES exhibitors will be able to submit their app for consideration via a form on the CES Facebook page.
Apps of all sorts welcome, including apps specifically linked to products. The submission page will be open November 6, 2012, any 2013 CES exhibiting company is welcome to submit their app for consideration. Exhibitors can continue to submit their apps through Dec. 15. Apps will be highlighted primarily through CES social media properties.
Variety’s Future of Film Summit
Writer-Director-Producer Kevin Smith will participate in a keynote conversation with KROQ radio’s Ralph Garman at the Future of Film Summit on December 5 at the Sofitel in Los Angeles, co-sponsored by the 2013 International CES. Smith is a prolific filmmaker and digital media pioneer, reaching fiercely loyal fans through podcasts, online video and live shows, as well as movies and TV series.
Variety’s Future of Film Summit is dedicated to finding business success in the digital age, exploring the evolution of film development, finance, production, distribution, marketing and more. A complete list of session topics and featured speakers can be found online at www.lafilmconference.com.
Advance registration is now open for $495. Reserve your spot early and save $100. Plus, enter code CES10 and get an additional 10 percent off. For all inquiries, including sponsorship and speaking opportunities, please contact Variety’s Publishing Director, Linda Buckley-Bruno, at 323-617-9429.
Secure Your Hotel & Travel Reservations Before It’s Too Late!
Hotels are selling out fast!
Hotels are filling quickly, but CES rates are still available at great CES hotels like Mandalay Bay, Circus Circus, Excalibur and Luxor. Visit CESweb.org/hotel for a full list of rates and availabilies.
CES has partnered with three major airlines to save you money! Visit CESweb.org/travel to book discounted travel on American, Delta and United. Save anywhere from two to 10 percent! Discounts are not valid on all ticket types. See airlines’ websites for details.
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