Speaking at CES

CES 2020 Call for Speakers Has Closed.

CES provides speakers with a global stage like no other. Though the CES 2020 program is slated, you can still sign up for notifications for CES 2021's Call for Speakers.


The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ challenges the global technology industry to propose the best speakers from around the world to speak on the CES® stages.

CTA encourages the industry to bring forward thought leaders, innovators and technology experts to be considered for the opportunity to be on one of the world's most influential platforms.

Global innovation will achieve its fullest potential by embracing individuals from all backgrounds.

We're calling on the entire tech industry to ensure we have full representation and a diversity of voices on the CES 2020 stage.

CES provides a platform for tech experts at every stage of their careers, from startups in Eureka Park to global brands on our stages.

Whether sitting on stage or in the audience, I left CES 2019 with the knowledge I needed for both my own company and the desires of our customers.

Elizabeth Gore
President & Chairwoman, HelloAlice.com


Why CES?




female speakers at CES 2019


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Dr. Poppy Crum

Dr. Poppy Crum
Chief Scientist, Dolby Laboratories

John Donovan

John Donovan
CEO, AT&T Communications, AT&T

Edward Hsu

Edward Hsu
Senior Adviser to the President, The World Bank Group

Aimee Lapic

Aimee Lapic
CMO, Pandora

Amy McDonough

Amy McDonough
Chief Operating Officer, Fitbit Health Solutions

Dr. I.P. Park

Dr. I.P. Park
President and Chief Technology Officer, LG Electronics

Geoff Reiss

Carmichael Roberts
Founder and Managing Partner, Material Impact

Ginni Rometty

Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President and CEO, IBM

Dr. Lisa Su

Dr. Lisa Su
President and Chief Executive Officer, AMD

Chris Urmson

Chris Urmson
Co-Founder and CEO, Aurora

Hans Vestberg

Hans Vestberg
CEO, Verizon

Linda Yaccarino

Linda Yaccarino
Chairman, Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships, NBCUniversal

CES 2020 Speakers: Actions to Complete

CES Speaker Benefits

  • Confirmed CES Speakers will receive a complimentary Deluxe Conference pass for CES 2020, which is automatically coded to your CES badge when you register for CES.

  • Speakers have access to Speaker Lounges across the show.

  • CES will promote you as an official CES speaker on relevant marketing materials.

Navigating CES

Speaker Ready Rooms

  • LVCC, North Hall, N261: Monday-Thursday, 8 AM-5 PM

  • Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4402: Tuesday-Thursday, 8 AM-5 PM

  • Westgate, Level 1, Ballroom D: Tuesday-Thursday, 8 AM-5 PM

  • ARIA, Level 3, Juniper 2: Tuesday-Thursday, 8 AM-5 PM

Speakers can put up their CES badge at any of the Speaker Ready Rooms or at badge pickup locations

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Speaker Guidelines

  • Speakers are responsible for arranging their own hotel and travel arrangements. CES does not pay speakers to participate in the conference program or to travel to CES.

  • Press and analysts have complimentary access to conference sessions.

  • If applicable, speakers can bring their presentation either on a personal laptop or connect a personal flashdrive to the laptop provided in the conference room. Presentations should not be Wi-Fi-dependent.

  • Speakers should bring any presentations with them on a USB drive. The Official CES 2020 PPT Template can be found in the speaker portal. If you wish to share your presentations with attendees, you may submit your presentation to CESconference@cta.tech by Dec. 20 for inclusion on the official CES mobile app.

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Conference Program Curation

Speaker Review and Selection Process

The CES Conference Advisory Board is composed of the industry’s most credible and distinguished thought leaders throughout various areas of technology. The board counsels CTA on the strategic direction for the conference program, speaker recommendations and content themes and provides insight into the research community.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ strives to deliver one of the most empirical speaker selection processes in the industry. The best submissions demonstrate the speaker is a catalyst for innovation and change and an influencer in the industry.

Speakers for CES 2020 were independently selected based on area of expertise.


Contact Us

For inquiries related to our Call for Speakers, please contact the CES Conferences Team.

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