Big News: CES 2021 Moves to an All-Digital Experience

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The Press Release:
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced CES® 2021 – January 6-9, 2021 – will be an all-digital experience connecting exhibitors, customers, thought leaders and media from around the world. The new format will allow participants to hear from technology innovators, see cutting-edge technologies and the latest product launches, and engage with global brands and startups from around the world.

“Amid the pandemic and growing global health concerns about the spread of COVID-19, it’s just not possible to safely convene tens of thousands of people in Las Vegas in early January 2021 to meet and do business in person,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “Technology helps us all work, learn and connect during the pandemic – and that innovation will also help us reimagine CES 2021 and bring together the tech community in a meaningful way. By shifting to an all-digital platform for 2021, we can deliver a unique experience that helps our exhibitors connect with existing and new audiences.”

CES 2021 will be a new immersive experience, where attendees will have a front row seat to discover and see the latest technology. This highly personalized experience will bring a global event to the comfort and safety of your home or office.

For over 50 years, CES has been the global stage for innovation. CTA’s goal for CES 2021 is to provide an engaging platform for companies large and small to launch products, build brands and form partnerships, while prioritizing health and safety. Members of the tech community thrive by coming together, sharing ideas and introducing products that will shape our future.

Mark your calendars for the first week in January and be on the lookout for more exciting news about CES 2021. We plan to return to Las Vegas for CES 2022, combining the best elements of a physical and digital show.

Thank you for your continued support. Please stay healthy and safe.

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: To be honest, I can’t say that this news surprises me all that much because gatherings of this magnitude are just going to be logistical nightmares until this dreaded Coronavirus Pandemic is finally over. As you all know, pretty much everything that all of us were supposed to do from the second week of March until the months going forward has been cancelled. Some of the events rescheduled only to be cancelled in full while others wisely postponed until the later months of 2021. Other events for early 2021 are starting to make announcements as well and I recently posted about the cancellation of the New York Times Travel Show which happens in January as well (discussed HERE for the interested). I’ve typed the words “cancelled” and “postponed” far too much for my liking and only expect to be doing a lot more since we are still in July with several more months of this horrible 2020 year left to do. Now while this particular convention is of great interest to me as a technology person and a content creator for this year Lifestyle Blog, we’ve not yet managed to attend. I’ve read that there is usually a NYC smaller event but the details aren’t too clear and since I don’t think that will be happening for the duration I have time to investigate. What about you readers? Do you attend this show? Chime in down below in yon comments and I will see you again on the soon with more content. Please stay healthy out there and use your heads.

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