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  1. 1. FOR RELEASE Contact: Tara Dunion or Erica Corley tel: (703) 907-7419 tel: (703) 907-7621 e-mail: e-mail: 2008 INTERNATIONAL CES ISSUES CALL FOR CONFERENCE SPEAKERS Deadline for Speaker Applications Set for July 13, 2007 Arlington, Va., June 18, 2007 – The International CES®, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, has issued its “Call for Speaker” applications for the 2008 International CES, which will run January 7-10, 2008, in Las Vegas, Nevada. With more than 175 sessions planned, the International CES conference program unites the industry’s most respected authorities and educates attendees on the newest trends, strategies and profit opportunities emerging in consumer technology. More than 140,000 attendees including content and wireless developers, corporate buyers and retailers, consumer technology manufacturers, media, analysts and venture capitalists, from 140 countries attend the International CES. Notable industry experts share advice and knowledge throughout the CES conference program. Speaker proposals are due by July 13, 2007. Proposals can be submitted online at Topics for the 2008 International CES conference program include: IPTV: The Television of Tomorrow? Mobile on the Move: What's in Store for Car Electronics? Preparing for the Analog Shutoff Market Navigation for the Navigation Market The New Definition of TV What's This Button Do? Ease-of-Use and the Consumer Home Theater in 3D The True Cost of DRM: What Can’t We Do Now? Home Entertainment and the Home PC The New Face of America's Elections Back on the Air: Mobile TV Taking the Blogosphere Seriously The Drive for Gaming in 2007 Keeping CE off the Curb Through E-Cycling Installation: Is it for the Average Joe? Tech's Greener Pastures The Golden Age of Digital Imaging Finding Private Equity Bringing Automation Home The Power of Social Networking Accessory to Success: The Power of Add-Ons Making Room for the Boom: CE for Aging Consumers Innovation Through Design Mobile TV: Looks Great. How Do You Sell It? World of Wireless The Top 10 Technologies You Never Heard Of The High-End Audio Demo in an iPod World Finding the Right Bandwidth Downloading and Streaming HD over the Air — Display Trends: What's Next? Home Video's Future -more-
  2. 2. 2005 INTERNATIONAL CES ISSUES CALL FOR CONFERENCE SPEAKERS/2 Due to 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 topics. Sales pitches and product specific sessions will be eliminated from consideration. Proposed presenters will be notified of acceptance status at the end of September. Show management will work with the speakers on all logistical, operational and promotional aspects of the session. Speakers are required to prepare and reproduce presentation materials, including handouts or related materials 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, the interactive source for CES information. Note to Journalists: General press and analyst registration is available at Detailed press conference information will be available later this year. Journalists are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Saturday, January 5 to take advantage of all the CES press 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 2,100 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 $140 billion in annual sales. CEA's resources are available online at, 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. UPCOMING EVENTS • The 11th Annual Consumer Electronics CEO • CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Digital Summit Living Markets June 20-23, 2007, Santa Barbara, CA December 4-6, 2007, Berlin, Germany • 2007 SINOCES • 2008 International CES July 6-9, 2007, Qingdao, China January 7-10, 2008, Las Vegas, NV • CEA Industry Forum • 2008 PARA Conference October 15-17, 2007, San Diego, CA March 11-13, 2008, Orlando, FL • EHX Fall 2007 • EHX Spring 2008 November 6-9, 2007, Long Beach, CA March 11-15, 2008 • Future of Television Forum • Digital Patriots Dinner November 8-9, 2007, New York, NY April 2, 2008, Washington, DC • CES New York Press Preview Featuring CES • CEA Washington Forum Unveiled April 2-4, 2008, Washington, DC November 13, 2007, New York, NY