Speaker Resources

A CES speaker is a thought leader, an innovative thinker and an industry influencer.

Important Dates

July 14: CES Call for Speakers closes
Oct. 12: Applicants notified of speaking status 

CES 2018 Call for Speakers

The Call for Speakers period is now closed. All applicants will be notified about their submission status by Oct. 12, 2017.

Please direct any questions regarding speaking at CES 2018 to the CES Conferences Team.

Call for Speakers Hosted by CES Conference Partners: 


Becoming a CES Speaker

CES offers a variety of services for its conference speakers, including complimentary show registration.

Learn how to become a speaker at CES.

Speaker Guidelines

  • Speakers cover their own travel expenses and hotel accommodations.
  • Media and analysts have full access to conference sessions. There are no specific news services offered for speakers.
  • The standard CES conference program formats include interview, fireside chats, presentations and moderated panel discussions.

Speaker Benefits

  • Complimentary Deluxe Conference Pass, which include access the show floor, SuperSessions, keynote addresses, as well as nearly every conference track.
  • Exclusive access to the Speaker Ready Rooms, lounge areas where speakers can fine-tune presentations and network with peers.
  • Speaker Ready Room amenities include:
    • Speaker work area/lounge space with light refreshments
    • Computers with hardwired internet connection
    • Wireless internet access for personal computers
    • Printer and copier access
    • CTA staff available to answer questions about CES and the conference program

Expected CES 2018 Conference Themes

  • AI/Robotics/Drones
  • Augmented Reality
  • Connectivity (IoT, mobile, wireless, etc.)
  • Design and Sourcing 
  • Digital Therapeutics/Med Technology
  • Diversity and Social Responsibility
  • Emerging Technologies 
  • Future of Work
  • Music
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Home
  • Sports Technology
  • Travel and Hospitality
  • Vehicle Technology/Self-Driving Vehicles
  • Virtual Reality