We’re only twenty days away from the world’s largest annual innovation event! And now, with an all-time new record of more than 1.85 million net square feet of show floor space, it’s time for you to solidify your plans! From newly added keynote addresses to conference passes and show floor tours, this edition of CES Up to the Minute is filled with tons of valuable information.
New Keynote Addresses Just Added!
As the consumer technology industry continues to reinvent itself with stunning speed in a mobile world, who will be at the forefront of the next wave of big ideas and must-have products? The Next Generation of Innovators keynote panel will introduce you to several Founder CEOs who just might have created the “next big thing.” Join moderator Jeff Jordan, entrepreneur and tech exec, now partner at Silicon Valley’s hottest VC firm, as he explores the trials and potential rewards ahead for some of tech’s hottest young innovators. Hear from these up-and-coming entrepreneurs at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 8 in the LVH Theater.
Marketing in the Cloud, the Brand Matters keynote address, kicks off with a fireside chat between Michael Kassan, CEO of MediaLink and Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, the Brand Matters keynote address will focus on the new frontier of marketing. Kassan and Benioff will then be joined by a panel of marketing executives from American Express, AT&T, Coca Cola, Unilever and Samsung to continue the thought-provoking discussion. You won’t want to miss this keynote taking place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 9 in the LVH Theater.
How your consumers are REALLY engaging with digital media, is the topic of discussion at the Brand Matters SuperSession. MediaLink, in collaboration with The Intelligence Group, brings together a panel of young people who will be asked about their media consumption habits, and in the process begin to unearth the social, cultural, technology and media forces that are making them increasingly elusive for most marketers. Immediately following this panel of young consumers, executives from major brands such as Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook and Amazon will respond in real-time to what they just heard. This fascinating SuperSession will take place
Living in Digital Times Brings High Profile Speakers to CES
Living in Digital Times will deliver an elite line-up of health care professionals, journalists, university professors, entrepreneurs and innoLiving in Digital Times will deliver an elite line-up of health care professionals, journalists, university professors, entrepreneurs and innovators to the 2013 CES conference program. You won’t want to miss a minute of these provocative discussions.
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta kicks off the Digital Health Summit on January 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with “Digital Health Confidential,” setting the pace for a thought-provoking, informative and jam-packed two-day conference.
Vinton Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist for Google will deliver the keynote address, “How the Internet and Users Have Grown Up Together” at the Silvers Summit 9 a.m. Tuesday, January 8.
Walter Mossberg, Personal Technology Columnist, The Wall Street Journal, will kick-off the HigherEdTECH Summit by offering his unique perspective on what new technology will emerge in 2013.
Lawrence H. Summers, the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University will close out the summit by sharing his vision on what it will take to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs. The HigherEdTECH Summit takes place Thursday, January 10.
If wearable technology is your thing, you’ll want to hear what Christopher Nowinski, Founder, President and CEO of the Sports Legacy Institute has to say about how the fitness industry is embracing technology for super-athletes and weekend warriers at the FitnessTech luncheon keynote at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, January 8.
The Digital Health Summit’s SuperSession, The Next Digital Revolution: Body, Mind and Soul, will be moderated by Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post and Creator of GPS for the Soul. Join five groundbreakers in the field of digital health as they explore what it means to be a human in the digital health revolution.
Visit CESweb.org for details on all the Living in Digital Times conference tracks, including Kids@Play and MommyTech.
“Born Mobile” – Topic of Qualcomm’s Preshow Keynote Address
Mobile has become the largest technology platform in history and it’s about to take center stage at the 2013 International CES®. This year’s preshow keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Paul Jacobs, Chairman and CEO of Qualcomm—the world leader in mobile and connectivity technologies, and a company that was “Born Mobile.” Dr. Jacobs will highlight the transformative nature of mobile and the opportunities it presents for the consumer electronics industry, as well as bring on stage some very special guests. Don’t miss this insightful and entertaining kickoff to CES, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 7 in The Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom.
2nd Screen Summit at CES
Monday, January 7,
Wynn Hotel & Casino
Join the 2nd Screen Society for a half day of expert, in-depth panels, educational presentations and thought leadership around the emerging 2nd Screen ecosystem and enabling technologies. It's a must-attend for executives in CE, broadcast, advertising and content and for service provider partners that are developing cutting-edge apps and companion programming. The event is produced by the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) in cooperation with the 2nd Screen Society.
Please visit 2ndScreenSociety.com/CES or contact Guy Finley for session and registration information.
iLounge at CES
The iLounge Pavilion features the latest and greatest third-party accessories and software for Apple's iPod®, iPhone® and iPad®. From electronic plug-ins to fashionable cases, speakers, headphones and exciting new games and applications, you'll be amazed by the opportunities created by their great designs and features.
At the 2013 CES, visit the more than 300 iLounge exhibitors in two locations at the LVCC, North Hall and the LVH!
The 2013 What HI-FI? Sound and Vision Stars of CES
5:30 p.m. Winners Announced
Wednesday, January 9
The Venetian, Level 1, Casanova Ballroom 501
Centered on the high-performance audio exhibits in The Venetian, Stars of CES will highlight the show’s most impressive debuts, from the latest high-tech streaming solutions to the very best in traditional hi-fi and AV. Potential Stars of CES winners don’t need a big booth to impress our expert judges – just a superb new product that will excite our global readership of enthusiasts. What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision has been sharing its passion for the very best in audio and video for more than 36 years. In January 2013 we’ll have even more to shout about. Early product submissions can be sent to StarsofCES.email@example.com and include any embargo details clearly.
The ALMA Winter Symposium
The Association of Loudspeaker Manufacturing & Acoustics International (ALMA) Winter Symposium, “Product Development in the Global Paradigm: Acoustic Modeling, Measurement and Manufacturing in the Modern Marketplace” will be held before CES, January 6-7, 2013, at The Tuscany Suites & Casino, 255 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas. The program will cover technologies such as micro-drivers, microphones, hearing aids, and other transducer-related technology.
The largest event held in the world entirely dedicated to the loudspeaker industry, the Winter Symposium will feature seminars, technical paper presentations, tutorial sessions, round table and panel discussions, an exhibit hall showcasing suppliers to the industry, and an annual banquet where the now famous industry “Driver Awards” will be presented to deserving recipients.
Visit www.almainternational.org for more information and to register to attend, exhibit or sponsor the symposium.
ALMA is the only international trade association dedicated to improving the design and manufacture of loudspeakers. The ALMA Symposium is where the loudspeaker industry meets to improve their skills and to network.
Last Chance to Sign Up for a CES Floor Tour
Get the most out of 2013 CES by taking an official two-hour guided floor tour. There are five to choose from: General Overview, Connected Home and Digital Health and Fitness, Wireless and Wireless Devices, Technology for Investors and Financial Professionals, and the Retailers and Buyers Tour.
Shelly Palmer and his team of experienced tour guides will help you identify and understand key technologies and services, differentiate offerings and create action items and strategic take-aways. You'll also get the Shelly Palmer Digital Leadership™ CE Report (a $495 value).
Time is running out. Sign up today!
Inspiring Innovations: Tech Trends
From wireless wallets to cloud-based services, app integration, digital health and fitness devices and beyond, the 2013 International CES® will feature an array of top consumer technology products and trends, including inspiring innovations across a range of hot products and categories. These inspiring innovations can be found throughout the CES show floor, in both the LVCC and The Venetian.
The exhibits and conference sessions across these nine categories include: Wireless Wallets, Gesture Recognition/HMI, Cloud-Based Services, App Integration, Digital Health and Fitness, Wireless Home Automation/Home Energy Management, Connected Consumers: On Demand Services, 3D Printing, Safe Driver/Connected Cars.
NATPE Celebrates 50 Years!
Join NATPE as they celebrate their 50 year anniversary! CES attendees will receive a $650 registration fee, using code N13CES. Register today.
January 28-30, 2013
Miami Beach, FL
Download the 2013 CES Mobile App Today!
With CES just 3 weeks away, CES Mobile, the official app of the International CES, is your best planning tool. If you have a tablet or smartphone, or any other handheld web-enabled device, you can build your schedule and plan your time at CES on the go – anywhere, anytime! CES Mobile provides attendees with easy-to-use interactive capabilities to enhance your show experience such as alerts to keep you up-to-date with important show announcements, access to the show floor maps to find the exhibitors and products you want to see, a built-in Twitter feed so you can join the show chatter, a conference rating tool and so much more. Downloading CES Mobile is easy! For iPhone (plus iPad & iPod Touch) and Android phones, visit your App Store or Google Play on your device and search for 2013 CES. For all other phone types (including BlackBerry and all other web browser-enabled phones) while on your smartphone, point your mobile browser to http://m.core-apps.com/2013ces. To learn more, click here.
Help Make CES Even Better - Participate in On-site Focus Groups at the 2013 International CES®
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the International CES, is seeking individuals to participate in focus groups during the 2013 CES. We are interested in hearing about attendee’s experiences at the show and how we can make it even better. The groups will take place at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC) and participants will be provided with a meal and monetary compensation. If interested, please contact Tara Hutton, Director of Market Research, at thutton@CE.org or complete this short survey.
Maximize the Value of Your CES Experience
Join the CEA, owner and producer of CES, and take advantage of all the on-site benefits available to members, including discounts on conference and attendee registration fees, exclusive member lounge access, private meeting rooms, and invitation to member networking reception. Qualified Retailer/Integrator Members participate in the CES VIP Buyer Program, affording them many extra benefits while attending CES. CEA unites over 2,000 companies in the consumer technology industry. In addition to CES perks, members have access to valuable benefits all year round including free market research, financial management services, networking and business development opportunities and representation at the federal, state and local levels from the voice of the industry, CEA. Join today at CE.org/join.
Travel Channel Sponsors Hackathon
Travel Channel helps viewers live their mobile lives, delivering inspiration, offering unique perspectives of the world around them. Our Travelers are Influencers, embracing technology as part of how they live every day. The inherent nature of mobility and travel are perfectly aligned with our viewers' need to connect and share with others no matter where they are. The Hackathon provides us the opportunity to engage developers and marketing partners at CES with the expectation that we can find the next great application to provide utility to this audience of passionate travelers as they experience the world around them.
Complete Your CES Experience by Purchasing a Conference Pass
The 2013 International CES® promises to deliver exciting new technologies and the best in innovative products. The Conference Tracks at CES compliment the latest consumer electronic (CE) products and technologies by delivering thought-provoking discussions on topics ranging from emerging markets, hot new content, connectivity in the home, disruptive technologies, solutions to privacy and piracy and so much more. Not sure which conference sessions to choose? We’ve bundled most of our conference tracks into three convenient passes.
The All Access Pass is an incomparable value if you want to attend a number of sessions. If content and how CE products and technology influence the Hollywood community, the Entertainment Pass is for you. Our most popular sessions are packed in the CE Pass at an amazing price. Whichever pass you select, you’re sure to get the most from your CES experience.
“Visit Me at CES!” Exhibitor Video Contest Winners
The people have spoken, and we have our winners for the “Visit Me at CES” 2013 Exhibitor Video Contest! With so many great videos demonstrating the exciting technologies at the 2013 CES, we know how hard it must have been for you to choose your favorites. Congratulations to the following exhibitors: Vapor Armor, Other World Computing, ZAGG Inc., Wanderful, and HzO! Check out their videos on our website. Thank you to all the exhibitors who participated in the contest and congratulations again to our winners!
A Round of Applause for Our Official Media Partners
A big thank you to all of our official media partners! To view our media coverage and a full list of our industry, national and international partners, visit http://www.cesweb.org/News/Media-Coverage.aspx.
New T3 Terminal at McCarran Airport
McCarran has a new terminal, known as T3. What does this mean for you? Terminal 1 continues to be open and operational but Terminal 2 is permanently closed. Visit https://www.mccarran.com/Fly/WhichTerminal.aspx for more details.
Also at the McCarran Airport, you can pick up your badge holder before arriving on-site at CES! With the opening of Terminal 3 at the Las Vegas McCarran Airport, we have added both a domestic and international badge holder pickup location in the Terminal 3 Baggage Claim area. All you’ll need to pick up your badge holder is the badge you received in the mail and two forms of ID (one business ID and one personal, photo ID). For a listing of all our badge holder pickup locations, visit CESweb.org/badgeholders.
Dollar Rent a Car
Dollar Rent a Car is the official car rental company for the 2013 International CES®. Save ten percent during CES. Visit Dollar’s website www.dollar.com/default.aspx?corpdiscnbr=CM2355 to book. Discount is valid both in Las Vegas and at LAX airport.
NEW! VIP Luggage Delivery Service Provided by Bags of Nevada
This service allows you to check your luggage all the way through to your hotel or your doorstep. See www.MakeTravelEasier.com/ces2013 for a full list of fees and FAQ’s.
At the LVCC, Bags of Nevada is located in the Grand Concourse, across from Central Hall 3. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. There is no longer a similar luggage service offered at Venetian/Palazzo.
The best part? You can do all of this ahead of time, before you even arrive at CES! For additional information, please call Bags of Nevada on 1-877-847-0045 or visit their website www.MakeTravelEasier.com/ces2013
Scootaround: Scooter Rental at CES
Non-motorized and motorized wheel chairs are available, for a fee, to attendees during show days on a first-come, first served basis by contacting Scootaround at 888-441-7575 or by visiting http://www.scootaround.com/rentals/c/ces/.
Schedule Your Global Entry Interview at CES: DEADLINE EXTENDED
Are you a U.S. citizen who frequently travels abroad? If so, apply for the Global Entry Program and schedule your interview at CES! Global Entry is a program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency will be at CES January 8 and 9 to conduct interviews. To participate you must complete the application, schedule your interview at FOLA January 2013 and pay the application fee by December 26. Click here for complete details.
No event attracts more of the world’s technology innovators, power players and trendsetters than the 2013 International CES®, and we want to hear your story! Email us at YourStory@CE.org for more information on how you can be featured in a series of CES marketing promotions!
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