We’re less than a week away from the 2013 International CES®! Get last minute details in this edition of CES Up to the Minute and be sure to look back at past issues in case you missed anything. See you next week!
CES Registration and Badge Holder Pickup Information
If you missed the advance registration deadline, don’t worry – you can register on-site at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC), the LVH or The Venetian. See on-site registration dates, locations and times. cesweb.org/regschedule
Already received your badge in the mail? That’s great! In addition, each registrant who receives a badge by mail will need to go to a badge holder pickup location on-site to get their official International CES badge holder. Admittance without a badge holder is not permitted. International CES is a trade-only show and is not open to the general public. Therefore, we must ensure all attendees are industry affiliates before issuing a badge holder. After the show, CES performs an official attendance audit through an outside auditing firm, and the on-site badge holder pickup process serves as a method for counting attendance.
Two forms of identification are required to pick up your badge holder:
New this year!
One personal picture ID such as a driver's license or passport.
One business ID such as a business card, pay stub or statement on company letterhead indicating that you are representing that company at International 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 along with our other location in the Terminal 1 baggage claim area. Be sure to keep the badge you received in the mail accessible and ready to show along with two forms of ID (one business ID and one personal, photo ID).
for all of our badge holder pickup locations and times.
CNET, the official digital news and video partner, will be at CES producing five full days of streaming video coverage, covering breaking news, writing hundreds of blog posts and sharing thousands of photos. The CNET stage, in the LVCC, South Hall 3 upper level lobby, will be packed with live programming and special events, including product demos, interviews with industry executives and the unveiling of the official “Best of CES” Awards. See all the coverage at www.cnet.com/ces.
2013 CES Fun Facts
Did you know that International CES creates a Fun Facts sheet? Full of our show stats, there are 10 fascinating facts with numbers that will blow your mind! Read them all.
2nd Screen Summit
January 7, 2013
Wynn Hotel & Casino
A must-attend for executives in consumer electronics, broadcast, advertising and content and for service provider partners developing cutting-edge apps and companion programming. 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.
CES Government 2013
January 7-9, 2013
Paris Las Vegas Hotel
By Invitation Only - Separate Registration Fee Required.
Join 250 senior public and private sector executives whose primary business interests intersect public sector technology markets. The "Ports of Entry and the Technologies Driving Global Commerce and the Security of Nations" is a two-day program that examines technology and policy issues central to air, land and water ports of entry. Learn more.
Smart Homes & Digital Consumers: Sponsored by J.D. Power and Associates
As part of J.D. Power and Associates' Digital Lifestyle Initiative, the company will host a one day event dedicated to digital innovation, smart homes, and evolving consumer technologies. J.D. Power and Associates will also release key findings from their "Digital Lifestyle Study." Learn more.
Storage Visions 2013
Digital media size and bandwidth requirements are exploding with the use of higher-resolution and stereoscopic content. Ubiquitous networks and constant content creation and collaboration change the role of local vs. online storage and drive changes in storage technology and devices. SV 2013 explores the changing use of local and remote storage systems, magnetic tape, HDDs, optical discs and flash memory.
Explore the Floor at CES!
The more you see, the more you earn. Play the “Explore the Floor” check-in game the 2013 CES by earning points from checking in to areas or events on the show floor using Foursquare or the Facebook check-in app! Every time you put in your location you gain points. Different areas may be worth more than others, so be sure to check out the entire show floor. At the end of each day we will award the top scorer a $150 gift card to a local Las Vegas restaurant! A grand prize of a $500 Visa gift card will be awarded on the Monday following the show for the overall highest score.
20 Destinations to Pique Your Interest
Spread across the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC)/the LVH and The Venetian, you’ll find 20 specialized locations that group the hottest, most life-changing tech on the planet. Be sure to head to the TechZones below to see genius at its best:
The Venetian: All about the family? Kids@Play and MommyTech provide domesticated-tech within these relocated TechZones on Level 2. Head to Level 3 of this official venue to witness innovation at its core within the expanded Eureka Park TechZone. You’ll find it chock full of home-grown innovators and budding entrepreneurs. You’ll even find yourself in international waters with the relocation of the International Gateway at The Venetian; an additional location of the International Commerce Center (ICC) will be located within the Gateway.
The LVCC/the LVH: Set to be a picture-perfect accessories destination with the relocation of PMA@CES and the expansion of the iLounge Pavilion. Take the walkway over to the LVCC to feast your eyes on the relocated Safe Driver and GoElectricDrive TechZones within the automotive electronics area in North Hall. For tech that sweats, head to South Hall 2 for the new homes of FitnessTech and the Digital Health Summit TechZones.
Entertainment Matters at CES. That's why the 2012 CES attracted more than 32,000 entertainment industry professionals including executives from 20th Century Fox, Facebook, Paramount, Universal Studios, Viacom, Warner Bros. Television and YouTube. And with even more in store for the 2013 CES, this is your opportunity to be amongst the best in the industry. Take a look at the full Entertainment Matters agenda. From IAWTV Awards, Tech Emmys®, to Gibson and the Hackathon, you won’t want to miss out. Plus, learn about EM Ambassador Felicia Day and our EM sponsors, Variety and AOL. Because if it matters in Hollywood, it matters to CES.
Gibson Guitar: Happy Hour & Jam Party
4-7 p.m. January 8-10
LVCC, CES Central Plaza, Gibson Tent, Booth #CP-30
Come hear live performances in the Gibson tent in their new location, CES Central Plaza near South Hall! Join Gibson Guitar for fun, star-studded excitement and live entertainment from some of the biggest names in music, movies and television. Enjoy a bar with two complimentary drink tickets and enter for a chance to win top-notch prizes, including Les Paul guitars and other “official” Gibson product giveaways. There’s a happy hour from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, plus live performances and “open-to-all-CES-attendees jam sessions” (Gibson provides the guitars!). With the recent additions of audio icons Stanton, KRK and Cerwin-Vega, along with a majority stake in Onkyo USA, Gibson will also unveil a number of pioneering breakthroughs in both guitar and audio technology that will forever change the way music is created and enjoyed. Come party with Gibson, the drinks are on us!
TAO: Official CES Closing Party
10 p.m.-Close, Friday, January 11
The Venetian, TAO Nightclub*
Join us at one of Vegas’ hottest nightclubs, TAO, for the Official CES Closing Party on the last night of CES, Friday, January 11. TAO Nightclub is a 10,000 square foot nightclub at The Venetian. Enjoy complimentary admission all night, and an exclusive wristband for complimentary service to their well open bar from 10:30-11:30 p.m. For bottle service/table reservations in advance, call 702-791-1818.
Attendees must bring their CES badge or a printed copy of the event pass.
Complimentary cocktail! January 8-11, 2013, TAO and LAVO will provide a complimentary cocktail with purchase of entrée at TAO and LAVO restaurants. CES show badge must be presented for offer. For dinner reservations, call LAVO at 702-791-1800 or TAO at 702-388-8338.
* All guests must be 21+ w/ ID and compliant with dress code, including no shorts, sneakers, flip flops, t-shirts or hats permitted. Slacks/jeans, collared shirt and closed-toe dress shoes for gentlemen are required. TAO cannot admit patrons if the facility is at an admission hold due to capacity issues. All entry is at doorman discretion.
Startup America Live at Eureka Park
January 8-11 schedule: CESweb.org/LiveStage
The Venetian, Eureka Park
CEA has teamed up with the Startup America Partnership to showcase and celebrate some of the most innovative companies at the 2013 International CES. Startup America Live at Eureka Park will consist of daily programming featuring fireside chats with iconic entrepreneurs, panels with leading investors, corporate execs and media, and office hours to connect startups directly with the experts. Visit CESweb.org/LiveStage for a full list of programming.
We've partnered with Google to bring the 2013 CES experience to life on Google+. You’ll find great images, videos and more on our Google+ page: google.com/+InternationalCES. If you would like to follow all of the 2013 CES news or join in the conversations, just use the hash tag #2013CES!
Find all of our social media networks by visiting CESweb.org/social.
Last Minute Hotel Reservations
Visit CESweb.org/hotel for last minute availability at official CES hotels Last Minute Hotel Reservations, for $228 per night. All CES attendees will have access to special deals here and at other hotels around town.
Shuttles and Parking at CES
CES makes it easy (and free!) to get around Las Vegas. Use our free shuttles from your official CES hotel to the Las Vegas Convention Center. See CESweb.org/travel for a shuttle flyer and schedule. We also offer an Express service between the LVCC and Venetian and outbound airport shuttles on the last two days of the show.
Decide to drive? At the LVCC, you may park for $10/day (no in and out privileges) at the Gold Lot. If that lot fills, you will be directed to nearby satellite lots. At Venetian, free valet and self-parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Attendees with Special Needs-ADA Services
ADA Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the LVCC Silver 3 lot and at all official CES venues. ADA Accessible buses are available. To arrange for transportation, please contact RPMs on 702-943-3531. Please request service at least 20 minutes in advance of desired pick-up time.
Motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are available, for a fee, by contacting Scootaround at 888-441-7575 or by visiting www.scootaround.com/rentals/c/CES. At the LVCC, Scootaround products can be picked up at the FedEx Office location in the Grand Lobby.
For those needing sign language interpreters or guides for the blind, please visit the Blind and Deaf Services desk located in the LVCC, top of Grand Lobby staircase, near N250 or you may call 702-943-3974.
Bags of Nevada: Avoid long lines at the airport!
Now you can stay at CES longer and head to the airport later! With Bags of Nevada, your luggage will be waiting for you on the luggage carousel of your final destination. You can even print your boarding pass at their kiosk. To take advantage of this service you must check luggage three hours prior to your flight and have an e-ticket.
The fee for this service is $10 per bag. Additional airline fees may still apply for additional, excess, overweight, and oversized bags. Please check with your airline for their current baggage handling policy.
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. Fees vary by number of bags. Click here for details.
To take advantage, you must pre-enroll in the VIP Luggage service. For additional information and to see a list of participating airlines, please call Bags of Nevada on 1- 877-847-0045 or visit their website.
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 for more information.
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