Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Center

LVCC, Grand Lobby

Located at the center of the action, CTA Center showcases the programs and initiatives of the organization behind CES, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™.

Learn About CTA and Membership

Visit the CTA Center at CES 2017 to learn about the year-round benefits of CTA membership, join CTA's Innovation Movement, see the award-winning Best of Innovations product display, and follow CES trends on social at the social media command center.

As the owner and producer of the world’s most important technology event, CTA supports the industry through legislative advocacymarket researchtechnical training and educationindustry promotionstandards development, and the fostering of business and strategic relationships.

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CES 2017 CTA Stage Programming

The CTA Stage featured live interviews with key industry guests, media panels, authors from Gary's Book Club and much more.

Gary's Book Club

Jason Kelly, author of Sweat Equity

Dan Ackerman, author of The Tetris Effect: The Game That Hypnotized the World

Rick Smith, author of The Great Disruption: Competing and Surviving in the Second Wave of the Industrial Revolution

Seth Shapiro, author of Television: Innovation, Disruption, and the World's Most Powerful Medium: Volume 1

John Johnson, author of EVERYDATA

Michael Smith, author of Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment

Brett King, author of Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane

Rohit Bhargava, author of Non-Obvious: How to Think Different, Curate Ideas, & Predict the Future

Darrell Issa, author of Watchdog: The Real Stories Behind the Headlines from the Congressman Who Exposed Washington's Biggest Scandals

Frank Aycock, author of 21st Century Television: The Players, the Viewers, the Money

Amy Webb, author of The Signals Are Talking: Why Today's Fringe Is Tomorrow's Mainstream

CTA Foundation Interviews

Interview with Jeff Lewis, Chief Accessibility Officer, AT&T
Lewis talked about AT&T's work in accessibility for both customers and their employees.

Interview with KR Liu, Director of Accessibility & Advocacy, Doppler Labs
Liu spoke about innovations in affordable hearing technologies. 

Interview with Eric Reed, Vice President Entertainment & Tech Policy, Verizon Communications
Reed talked about Verizon’s philanthropic work, including their support of Music & Memory and their STEM programs.

Bruce Borenstein, Vice President of Global Sales, NuHeara
Borenstein spoke about the rise of the hearable market.

VIP Physician Program with Dr. Susan Malinowski and Dr. Jim Mault

Dr. Matthew Diamond of Fossil 

Terry Bradwell, Chief Innovation Officer of AARP
Bradwell spoke about ageless innovation.

Assistive Technology Partners
Dr. Cathy Bodine, Executive Director of Assistive Technology Partners, University of Colorado Denver

Media Round Tables

Special Events

50th Anniversary Celebration

How Tech Industry Marketers Are Mastering Mobile
Facebook’s Paul Peterman partnered with Garmin's Carla Meyer, Global Digital Advertising and Social Media Manager, and Starcom Mediavest Group’s Clara Flikstein, SVP Global Strategy, to discuss marketing trends in the tech industry, including how to drive real business results on mobile.


  • Carla Meyer, Global Digital Advertising and Social Media Manager, Garmin International
  • Clara Flikstein, SVP Global Strategy, Starcom Mediavest Group

Moderator: Paul Peterman, US Head of Industry, Tech & Connectivity, Facebook

SMM Electronics Challenge Awards Ceremony, presented by EPA

Interview with CES Ambassador Aisha Tyler

CTA and Everfi Student Pitch Competition
EverFi brought local high school students from Basic Academy of International Studies to CES.