For 50 years, CES has been the launch pad for new innovation and technology that has changed the world. Held in Las Vegas every year, it is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
The International Consumer Electronics Show (International CES) showcases more than 3,800 exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with more than 300 conference sessions and more than 165K attendees from 150 countries.
And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ — formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® — the technology trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed.
Celebrating 50 Years of CES
CES has been the showcase of consumer technology innovation since 1967. Explore the 1960s-2000s innovation throughout the years with our 50 Years of Whoa timeline.
Official Show Locations
CES Tech East: Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC), Westgate Las Vegas (Westgate), Renaissance Las Vegas (Renaissance)
CES Tech West: Sands Expo/The Venetian (Sands/Venetian), The Palazzo, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn (Wynn/Encore)
CES Tech South: ARIA, Cosmopolitan and Vdara
- Thursday, Jan. 5: 10 AM-6 PM
- Friday, Jan. 6: 9 AM-6 PM
- Saturday, Jan. 7: 9 AM-6 PM
- Sunday, Jan. 8: 9 AM-4 PM
CES features products — and the companies that create them — from consumer technology markets, including:
- 3D Printing
- Augmented Reality
- Communications Infrastructure
- Computer Hardware/Software/Services
- Content Creation & Distribution
- Digital/Online Media
- Digital Imaging/Photography
- Electronic Gaming
- Fitness and Sports
- Health and Biotech
- Internet Services
- Personal Privacy & Cyber Security
- Smart Home
- Vehicle Technology
- Wireless Devices & Services
World-Changing Innovations Announced at CES
The first CES took place in New York City in June 1967. Since then, thousands of products have been announced at the yearly show, including many that have transformed our lives.
Future Show Dates
Show surveys over the years have shown that the majority of people prefer a weekday pattern for the International CES. We do our best to schedule accordingly, but in some future years, the show pattern shifts to include the weekend to fit within the Las Vegas event schedule. Future dates include
- Jan. 9-12, 2018 (Tuesday-Friday)
- Jan. 8-11, 2019 (Tuesday-Friday)
Jan. 7-10, 2020 (Tuesday-Friday)