June 16, 2005 15:07 ET

2006 International CES Issues Call for Conference Speakers; Speaker Applications Due August 12

ARLINGTON, Va.--(CCNMatthews - Jun 16, 2005) -

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's largest annual consumer technology tradeshow, has issued its "Call for Speaker" applications for the 2006 International CES to be held in Las Vegas, Nev., January 5-8, 2006.

With more than 100 sessions, the International CES conference program unites the industry's most respected authorities and educates attendees on the newest trends, strategies and profit opportunities in consumer technology. More than 130,000 attendees (including financial analysts, venture capitalists, developers, consumer technology manufacturers, corporate buyers and retailers) from 110 countries attend the International CES. Notable industry experts share real-world advice and knowledge during the CES session tracks.

Speaker proposals are due by August 12, 2005. Proposals can be submitted online at www.CESweb.org/CFS.

Suggested topics for the 2006 International CES conference program

Automotive Computing Handheld Computing
Bluetooth HDTV
Broadband High Performance Audio
Computer Accessories Home Automation
Copy Protection Home IT Networking
Data Casting In-Car Navigation
Digital Imaging Interactive TV
Digital Radio Internet Activities
Digital Audio and Visual Internet Appliances
Digital Video Recording Internet Audio
E-Commerce Linux
Electronic Gaming Mobile Accessories
E-Marketing Mobile Data Services
Flash Memory/Compact Storage Multichannel Audio

PC-Based Digital Audio
Personal Global Positioning
Portable Digital Music
Product Development
Satellite Technology
Satellite Telephony
Set-Top Boxes
Smart Cards
Smart Phones
Speech Recognition
Video Game Consoles
Wireless Communications
Wireless Home Networking
Wireless Web

Because of the number of sessions offered and the need for a balanced program, a limited number of presenters will be accepted. All proposals will be considered based on industry representation, professionalism, prior public speaking experience and relevance to session topic. Sales pitches and product specific sessions tend to be automatically eliminated from consideration. Proposed presenters will be notified of acceptance status by September 23, 2005.

Show management staff will work with the speakers on all logistical, operational and promotional aspects of the session. Speakers are required to prepare and reproduce presentation materials (e.g., handouts and topic outlines). All related hotel and travel expenses are the responsibility of the presenter.

For more news on CES before, during and after the show, visit www.CESweb.org, the interactive source for CES information.

Note to Journalists: General press and analyst registration is available at cesweb.org. Detailed press conference information will be available later this year. Journalists are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Tuesday, January 3, 2006 to take advantage of all the CES press conferences and events.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 2,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $121 billion in annual sales. CEA's resources are available online at www.CE.org, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.

CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Defining Tomorrow's Technology. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.


-- Consumer Electronics CEO Summit
June 22-25, 2005, Colorado Springs, CO

July 1-4, 2005, Qingdao, China

-- 2005 CEA Summer Technology and Standards Forum
July 25-29, 2005, Denver, CO

-- CEA Industry Forum
October 17-19, 2005, Las Vegas, NV

-- EHX Fall 2005
November 7-11, 2005, Anaheim, CA

-- 2006 International CES
January 5-8, 2006, Las Vegas, NV

-- Winter Summit 2006
March 2-4, 2006, Vail, CO

-- CEA 2006 Winter Technology and Standards Forum
March 6-10, 2006, Clearwater Beach, FL

-- CEA Spring Break
March 14-17, 2006, Washington, DC

-- 2006 PARA Conference
May 3-7, 2006, Hilton Head, SC

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