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Welcome to Technology Report’s CES Party List!
NOTE: Most of the CES parties are by *invitation only* and even with your CES pass you’ll want to confirm you are on the specific list for that party before walking the great distances required to get from venue to venue. Generally registered CES bloggers and CES press have the best party options at the show.
Tuesday January 5th
4-7 pm: CES Unveiled – Venetian Hotel in the Venetian Ballroom. This is a major press event of the conference where several dozen sponsors set up booths to showcase their technologies to the press. Last year (2008) the dinner buffet was excellent and drinks were free. Registered CES Press and CES bloggers.
7–10 pm: Startup DEBUT – Transportation provided from Sands Expo.
New start-up showcase focusing on Web 2.0 technologies. Registered CES media, VCs and angel investors and exhibitors only. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Wednesday, January 6th
7–10 PM: PepCom Digital Experience – Mirage, Grand Ballroom. I’ve had some bad experiences with PepCom but others have said it’s great. Make sure you are on their list and not just invited by a sponsor!
TBA? Social Media Club Blogger Party. Contact: @chrisheuer
7–10 PM: Corsair Party – Palazzo, Lavo Nightclub
Thursday, January 7th
6–10 p.m. Showstoppers – Wynn. This event is similar to PepCom and features dozens of sponsors showcasing their wares along with a large buffet and free drinks. Last year the Showstopper food was superb and the layout was great.
6:30 p.m. Emmy Awards for Tech & Engineering Dinner – Mandalay Bay. Tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org
6:30- 10 p.m. Rat Pack Happy Hour – Aria Resort
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Pentax – Aria Resort
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM: DivX – Palms, Moon Nightclub
OCZ at Aria Resort and Casino, CityCenter. Contact: @OCZ_Jess
Friday, January 8th
CES Tweetup 5:30–8 p.m. #CES Tweetup!- @LasVegasHilton Tempo Lounge.
Drink specials, drawings & prizes. This is billed as the “official” Tweetup of #CES so it should be fun and well attended. Note that the Las Vegas Hilton is connected to the Las Vegas Convention Center at the North end via a (long!) walkway, so consider finishing up your CES day in North Hall if you want to attend this. The Las Vegas Monorail MAP has stops at the Hilton as well as the Convention Center.
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. China Top Brands Awards Reception – Venetian, Casanova 505, Palazzo Room (Invite only)
5:30 p.m – 8:30 pm: It Won’t Stay in Vegas Blogger Party. This excellent and longstanding blogger’s party is off the strip a few miles at the Atomic Museum, a really interesting venue. This year Brent Spiner of Star Trek will be one of the featured guests.
6 – 8 Bluetooth SIG – Hard Rock Hotel, Wasted Space Room – Best of CES contest
6 – 10 Marketnews Canada Night – Caesar’s, Palace Ballroom (Open to Canadian industry members)
6:30 – 8 Digital Media Insider Reception – Venetian, Ballroom 3001 ($75 for full day of events)
9 pm to late. Monster Cable: Paris Hotel John Legend Concert. The Monster parties feature amazing acts. They are often followed by an afterparty but you’ll need a separate ticket for that.
Saturday, January 9th
10:30 am Last Gadget Standing – LVCC, Room N257 Lastgadgetstanding.com/
11 am CNET Best of CES Awards – LVCC, South Hall 3 Lobby, CNET Stage
12:30 pm Mobile Apps Showdown – LVCC, Room N257 Mobileappsshowdown.com