Speaking at CES

CES 2021 Call for Speakers Is Open
Application deadline: July 22, 2020

We believe events like CES® that bring innovators together to solve the world’s most pressing challenges are more important than ever.

Apply to speak on the global stage of innovation to redefine technology, inspire future innovations and shape global conversations.

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The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® challenges the global technology industry to propose the best speakers from all backgrounds 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 2021 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.


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In an industry where women are often relegated to the shadows, CES has become a global stage for tech's female talent to shine.

Shelley Zalis, CEO
The Female Quotient

Apply to be a CES 2021 Speaker

Application deadline: July 22, 2020

Share your unique knowledge and raise your profile by speaking at CES 2021. 

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CES Speaker Benefits

  • Confirmed CES Speakers will receive a complimentary conference pass for CES 2021, 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.

Speaker Selection Criteria

Due to the significant number of submissions we receive each year for limited speaking slots, the CES content team makes selections considering the following criteria:

  • Concise objectives with actionable takeaways for attendees.
  • A unique take on the latest trends in technology that will inspire and educate.
  • A diverse voice and point of view.
  • Shows engagement, mobilization and enthusiasm on the top.

Speaking Status Notification

Applicants will be notified of their CES 2021 speaking status on November 6, 2020. 

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 2021 are independently selected based on area of expertise.

Additional Information

  • Looking toward CES 2021, we have shared details about our new sanitization, social distancing, medical aid and other plans to keep your safety, security and health a priority. LEARN MORE

  • 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.

Apply to Speak at CES 2021

Questions? Contact Us

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