International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a yearly conference held in Las Vegas that focuses on none other then my favorite topic: consumer electronics across all product categories (including emerging tech, hardware, software, gaming, digital health, auto, accessories and telecom). The CES website press release explained: “The 2012 International CES was the largest in the event’s 44 year history, with a record number of more than 3,100 exhibitors across the largest show floor in CES history – 1.861 million net square feet of exhibit space – and drawing a record of more than 153,000 attendees, including more than 34,000 international attendees. More than 20,000 new products were launched at the 2012.”
I just came back after a week of doing video, tweeting, going to fabulous events and trying my best to make it through the 4 exhibit floors to gather the latest and greatest consumer tech for my audience. I will be sharing my finds on TechMamas.com – but also sites I contribute to including the top tech shopping site for moms: CoolMomTech.com. I will gather my links on this post as they are published.
This year was another great conference. CES may be big, but it is well organized and many of the top tech brands and tech journalists/bloggers I like to connect with attend – so it is also a great networking event for all. I am a big fan of live conferences and networking events. But because of my busy life as a mom with three boys – I had to limit the number of out of town conferences I attend. But CES is the one conference my wonderfully supportive husband and family know I NEVER miss. Doesn’t hurt that it is in Las Vegas (even if it always seems that I have my first glass of wine at the end of the conference – after I have finished all of my work). I need to find another time to go back to Las Vegas with my husband and our friends to really enjoy the nightlife… Someday!