The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM today announced a Call for CES® 2020 Speakers, challenging the global technology industry to propose the best speakers from around the world for the CES stages. CTA encourages the industry to bring forward thought leaders, innovators and technology experts to be considered for the opportunity to be on one of the world’s most influential platforms. Owned and produced by CTA, CES 2020, the world’s largest and most influential tech event, will run January 7-10, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Global innovation will achieve its fullest potential by embracing individuals from all backgrounds. We’re calling on the entire tech industry to ensure we have full representation and a diversity of voices on the CES 2020 stage,” said Karen Chupka, executive vice president, CES. “CES provides a platform for tech experts at every stage of their careers, from startups in Eureka Park to global brands on our stages.”
CES 2019 provided a platform for 1,127 speakers representing the diverse voices across the industry, one third of which being women. For CES 2020, CTA will select industry influencers to take a deep dive into the ways technology is changing our world. Speaker topics include:
Advertising, Marketing, Content & Entertainment
Product Design, Sourcing and Manufacturing
Tourism and Hospitality
Transportation, Including Automotive Technology
Speaker submissions will be accepted through July 12. Visit CES.tech for more information on the upcoming show and how to apply for a CES 2020 speaking opportunity.
CTA Announces Policy Updates, New Partnerships and New Programming Track for CES 2020
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced today new and updated policies for CES 2020, a new curated “Innovation for All” programming track and a strategic partnership with Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient.
“CTA is committed to evolving and continuing to create an experience at CES that is inclusive and welcoming for everyone,” said Karen Chupka, EVP, CES. “We worked with a number of external advisors and partners to update and improve our existing CES policies.”
CTA policy updates will provide clarification for existing CES policies, including guidelines on permitted show floor attire, and the inclusion of sex-tech products in the Health & Wellness product category. The policy updates for CES 2020 include:
Sex Tech: CES 2020 will include tech-based sexual products on a one-year trial basis as part of the Health & Wellness product category or in the Health & Wellness startup area of Eureka Park. Products must be innovative and include new or emerging tech to qualify.
Dress Code: Booth personnel may not wear clothing that is sexually revealing or that could be interpreted as undergarments. Clothing that reveals an excess of bare skin, or body-conforming clothing that hugs genitalia must not be worn. These guidelines are applicable to all booth staff, regardless of gender. In addition, the existing CES ban on pornography will be strictly enforced with no exceptions for CES 2020.
CTA is committed to the best attendee experience at CES 2020 and has several new initiatives:
Partnerships: The Female Quotient (The FQ) will be the official Equality Partner for CES 2020. CTA will work with Shelley Zalis and her team to advance gender equality. The FQ Lounge will be an official part of CES, that will serve as “the unplugged space for panel conversations to advance equality.”
Programming: A new, curated “Innovation for All” track will take place each day on the CTA Stage, as well as on the CTA Startup Stage in Eureka Park. Programming will include sessions with senior diversity officials on the business case for diversity. CTA’s Diversity and Inclusion team will also curate a diversity roundtable and reception at CES.
New Opportunities: Following a successful pilot program, the Faces of Innovation: Entrepreneurs Edition startup program will offer women and underrepresented entrepreneurs the opportunity to exhibit in Eureka Park through a grant and free exhibit space.
CES has also developed easily accessible modes for attendees to make suggestions or report concerns to CES management, including safety issues or concerns in connection with the Code of Conduct.
CES 2020, the global stage for innovation, will run Jan. 7-10, 2020, in Las Vegas. The full CES policy guide will be provided to CES 2020 exhibitors. Contact the CES Sales Team for more information on exhibiting opportunities.
Source: Consumer Technology Association