CES 2021 going all-digital; cites coronavirus concerns


The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which hosts the annual Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) issued a statement today announcing that the event planned for early January is going all-digital.

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“With the growing global health concerns about the spread of COVID-19, it is not possible to safely convene tens of thousands of people in Las Vegas in early January 2021 to meet and do business in person,” said the CTA in a statement“An all-digital CES 2021 will allow the entire tech community to safely share ideas and introduce the products that will shape our future. You’ll be able to participate in all the awe-inspiring moments of CES wherever you are in the world. We are designing a unique experience for the tech industry.”

CTA said it’s working on a once-in-a-lifetime, “all-digital” experience that will include keynotes, conferences, product showcases, meetings, and networking.”

In early 2020, the CES drew over 180,000 people from around the globe to Las Vegas — CES is always one of the biggest tech events. The annual exhibition filled up the Las Vegas strip packing the halls of the Convention Center, Sands Expo, and every other meeting/event space on the Strip.