September 26, 2005 11:40 ET

International CES Conference Program Highlights Full Range of Consumer Technology; More than 100 Conferences, Training Sessions and Partner Programs Offered at the 2006 International CES

ARLINGTON, Va.--(CCNMatthews - Sep 26, 2005) -

The 2006 International CES® announced its extensive lineup of more than 100 conference sessions designed to help educate attendees on the latest consumer electronics industry trends during the 2006 International CES, January 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"The depth and variety of the International CES conference schedule solidifies the International CES as the world's largest educational forum for consumer technology," said Karen Chupka, vice president of events and conferences for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®). "With the array of educational programs available, conference participants will be able to increase their knowledge of today's cutting-edge technology and return from CES with usable information that is relevant to their lives at work and at home."

The diverse program includes conference sessions on such hot product categories as emerging technology, mobile entertainment, digital imaging, gaming, robotics, wireless technology and home entertainment. In addition, a number of segments offer hands-on training and certificate courses.

The 2006 International CES conference program consists of International CES knowledge tracks, Partner Programs, SuperSessions and training sessions that cover virtually every aspect of business and consumer technology in the world.

CES knowledge tracks bring together experts to share their ideas and insight on a variety of CE products and technologies. Each track features in-depth content on specific market segments including:

-- Car Technology - See and hear the latest technologies, such as satellite and wireless, that have ramped up the automotive market.

-- CE Vision - An array of CE thought leaders share their ideas on the future of the industry in the short and long term.

-- Digital Imaging - Exciting new products for digital capture, document imaging, scanning, production and storage are captivating an increasing number of consumers. Learn how to define your focus.

-- Home and Lifestyle Entertainment - Get a peek at new integrated technologies for audio, video and gaming from a consumer perspective.

-- Home Networking - Stay up-to-date on the latest trends for the connected home including broadband, wireless, smart systems and more.

-- Just the Facts - What technologies will have the biggest impact on consumer spending? Learn from the latest industry research from CEA, Jupiter and Gartner.

-- TechHome Basic Training - TechHome Basic Training provides training for companies and professionals looking to begin offering residential infrastructure, home networking and home automation and integration.

-- Wireless - Learn what's hot and what's not in wireless technology and where the industry is headed.

-- Wireless Retail - Take advantage of innovative new sales programs to realize the full potential of the wireless revolution.

To supplement the 2006 International CES conference program, CES partner programs feature additional expertise and technical knowledge from some of the CE industry's most credible names. Partner programs consist of informative sessions on new and emerging technologies as well as well as hands-on training courses in digital media, mobile electronics and home installation. Partner Programs at the International CES include:

-- CES Digital Media Training - Future Media Concepts provides authorized training in digital film and video editing, motion graphics, sound design, Web design, DVD authoring and 3D animation.

-- CES Game Power Showcase and Forum - Leading gaming experts present the advanced new technologies forever altering the gaming industry.

-- CONNECTIONS™/Parks - Parks Associates presents a half-day workshop on the most recent market research on the digital home and offers an in-depth explanation of current market demands and opportunities.

-- Consumer VoIP Summit - Pulvermedia explores the choices and methods available to receive and communicate, using the new generation's network: the Internet.

-- Digital Hollywood - Focus on home entertainment, video and digital content.

-- IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE) - The ICCE program consists of technical papers, tutorials, keynotes and panel discussions in all important areas of consumer electronics worldwide.

-- EE Times Presents: "Great Minds, Great Ideas: The People Fueling the Digital Consumer Electronics Revolution" - A one day program featuring a series of panel discussions featuring the individuals and technologies from the EE Times special issue: "Great Minds, Great Ideas: The People, The Products, and The Technologies That Will Change Our World," will tackle issues in digital media, wireless and other technology areas related to consumer electronics.

-- MECP Installer Training - Mobile Electronics Certified Professional training identifies hands-on solutions to problems such as eliminating noise, selecting proper gauge wires and ground locations, and dealing with customer issues. Participants have the opportunity to gain MECP certification by completing the program.

-- Mobile Entertainment - Learn how the music, film, TV, news and information industries have transitioned to the digital lifestyle, and the device and wireless providers have enabled the broadband experience, to make mobile entertainment one of the primary platforms for entertainment.

-- New Internet (IPv6) Consumer Electronics - This track will introduce consumer electronics firms to the New Internet (IPv6) - what it is, why it is replacing today's Internet, and what new business opportunities arise from it.

-- Robotics - Sessions in the Robotics TechZone Professional Development Program are specifically designed to educate and assist those seeking product ideas, market analysis, sales strategies, partnerships opportunities and manufacturing alliances in this exciting new consumer market.

-- Storage Visions™ - This one-and-a-half day conference focuses on digital storage and its role in creation of entertainment, its distribution and its reception in our modern networked world. This conference brings together people, organizations and companies that are a part of the digital entertainment value chain.

For more information on the 2006 International CES conference program and detailed conference schedules, please visit www.CESweb.org/conferences.

Note to Journalists: All verified CES press and analysts receive complimentary access to all CES conference sessions. Press and analyst registration is available at www.CESweb.org, where the full slate of exhibitor press conferences also is posted. Journalists are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Tuesday, January 3, to take advantage of all the CES press events, including CES Unveiled at 4 p.m. on January 3 in the Bellini Ballroom of Innovations Plus at the Sands.

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.


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

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

-- CES New York Press Preview
November 15, 2005, New York, NY

-- CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of CES
January 3, 2006, Las Vegas, NV

-- 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

-- 2006 Consumer Electronics CEO Summit
June 21-23, 2006, Southampton, Bermuda

-- 2006 SINOCES
July 7-10, 2006, Qingdao, China

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