CES 2021 Coming To You In Cyberspace
Not Cancelled, Just Uploaded
CES 2021 will be somewhat different this year, but on the plus side you will be able to get a decent amount of bandwidth while you are attending it which will be a rather unique experience for attendees. The keynotes will be mostly unchanged, though in theory more will be able to attend than was possible to do physically. We may also get to see as much of Jensen’s kitchen as Jim has seen depending on where he chooses to present NVIDIA’s keynote.
Meetings and networking will similarly be mostly unchanged, though it will be a bit more difficult to sit down and chat with vendors and others in the industry. We have all become more adept at virtual meetings and networking remotely but there is certainly something to be said about meeting face to face, but perhaps not worth the risk presented thanks to the pandemic.
The real loss will be the product showcases. While most showcases are hands off, we are still able to closely look at what companies have coming up and taking our own pictures instead of relying on PR photo shoots. It also makes it harder to spot things that the companies would perhaps prefer we didn’t focus on. The hands on showcases where we actually have a chance to interact with the new products to be able to provide our insights to you will be the greatest loss. We can hope that companies take the opportunity to ship out some of their flagship products so we can have them in hand when letting you know about them, though that would be a lot of product to ship out.
We will still be covering CES to the best of our abilities, as we have with other major industry events this year and are looking forward to sharing what we learn with you in January.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place just before the coronavirus hit in early 2020, but that won't be the case in 2021. Today, the show's organizer, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), announced that CES 2021 in Las Vegas is canceled. The show will become an online-only event.