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What are the press room hours?

Las Vegas Convention Center Press Room (S229) Hours of Operation:
Day Open Close
Saturday, January 5, 2008 12 p.m. 7 p.m.
Sunday, January 6, 2008 7:30 a.m. 7 p.m.
Monday, January 7, 2008 7:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 8 a.m. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 8:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 10, 2008 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

The Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian (Room 203) Hours of Operation:
Day Open Close
Saturday, January 5, 20087 12 p.m. 7 p.m.
Sunday, January 6, 2008 7:30 a.m. 9 p.m.
Monday, January 7, 2008 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
Thursday, January 10, 2008 8 a.m. 3 p.m.


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What are the blogger lounge hours?

Las Vegas Convention Center Blogger Lounge (S201-205) Hours of Operation:
Day Open Close
Monday, January 7, 2008 7:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 8 a.m. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 8:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 10, 2008 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

The Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian Blogger Lounge (Galileo, 901) Hours of Operation:
Day Open Close
Saturday, January 5, 20087 12 p.m. 7 p.m.
Sunday, January 6, 2008 7:30 a.m. 9 p.m.
Monday, January 7, 2008 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
Thursday, January 10, 2008 8 a.m. 3 p.m.


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Where is the press room located this year?

We have two press rooms. One is at the Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian (Sands/Venetian), Room 203. The second is located in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) South Hall Connector, Room S229, where it has been for the past several years.

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Where can press and analysts register for the International CES, and what will I need in order to register?

Members of the press and analyst community can register online. To qualify for a press badge, press and analysts need to submit their valid credentials and be approved by the CES Media/Analyst Center. If you have any questions, please contact the CES Media/Analyst Center at press@CE.org or 703-907-4365.

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What are valid types of credentials for editorial press registration?

One of the following:
  • Copy of or an Internet link to a published industry-related article (with your name in byline) from the last six months
  • Copy of publication masthead listing you as an editorial contributor
  • A current photo press ID from an official media outlet


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What are valid types of credentials for analyst registration?

One of the following:
  • Copy of or an Internet link to a published industry-related financial report from the last six months
  • Copy of or an Internet link to a published industry-related article (wih your name in byline) from the past six months
  • Copy of a financial article quoting you as a financial or market analyst


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Are there special press registration times and locations?

Yes, members of the press who wish to register on-site must do so according to the schedule below.

Press Registration
Date Location Time
Sat., Jan. 5, 2008 LVCC Press Room S229 Noon- 7 p.m.
  Sands/Venetian (lower level lobby) Noon-7 p.m.
  LVCC Blogger Lounge S201 Noon-7 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 6, 2008 LVCC Press Room S229 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  Sands/Venetian (lower level lobby) 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  LVCC Blogger Lounge S201 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 7, 2008 LVCC Press Room S229 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  Sands/Venetian (lower level lobby) 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  LVCC Blogger Lounge S201  7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Tue., Jan. 8, 2008 LVCC Press Room S229 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  Sands/Venetian (lower level lobby) 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  LVCC Blogger Lounge S201  8 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 9, 2008 LVCC Press Room S229 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  Sands/Venetian (lower level lobby) 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  LVCC Blogger Lounge S201 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Thu., Jan. 11, 2008 LVCC Press Room S229

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  Sands/Venetian (lower level lobby)

8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

  LVCC Blogger Lounge S201 

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



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When will I receive my press/analyst badge?

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail. Badges will begin mailing in September. If you submit your registration before December 11, 2007, you'll receive your press badge in the mail prior to the show. If you do not receive your badge by mid-December, please contact International CES press registration at press@CE.org or (703) 907-4365.

If you submit your registation after December 11, 2007, you will be able to pick up your badge onsite at the press/analyst registration in either the Sands Expo and Convention Center/Venetian (lower level lobby) or the Las Vegas Convention Center press room (S229).

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What services are provided to editorial press/analysts?

In the LVCC press room and the Sands/Venetian press room, you will find the tools and assistance you need to gather notes, write stories and quench your thirst at International CES.
  • Computers, Internet, and Wi-Fi Access
  • Phones/Fax Machines
  • Schedule of Press Conference and Events
  • Copiers
  • Show Videos and B-Roll for broadcasters
  • Message Boards
  • International CES and Exhibitor Press Kits
  • Keynote Speeches
  • Show Photos
  • Exhibitor-sponsored Gifts

Additionally, the International CES offers a personal planning tool to tailor your show experience. Use MyCES to securely and anonymously search for products, exhibitors and conference sessions that match your particular interests.

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Are there special rooms available for the use of editorial press/analysts?

Interview Room
An interview room, located in the Sands/Venetian press room or the LVCC press room, may be reserved by journalists and analysts for up to two hours for on-site interviews. For reservations or any other press room services, contact Jamie Lilly or press@CE.org, or 703-907-4365.

On-Site Press Room and Lounge
The International CES Press Room is reserved for journalists and analysts to provide you with all the tools you need before, during and after the show.

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Will there be food available for press/analysts?

International CES Press Lunch Coupons
To accommodate your busy schedule during the show, all press and analysts will be given lunch coupons for each day of the show (the coupons will be attached to your press/analyst badge). You will need your press/analyst badge and lunch coupon to pick up your lunch between 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., or as long as supplies last, at either the LVCC press room or the Sands/Venetian press room.

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Who can I contact for interviews and other related information?

In addition to visiting CESweb.org, you can call Tara Dunion at (703) 907-7419 or e-mail tdunion@CE.orgOnce registered, you also will receive a monthly "e-Briefing" via e-mail to keep you up-to-date on the latest news and press events for International CES.

Additionally, the International CES offers a personal planning tool to tailor your show experience. Use MyCES to search for products and exhibitors that match your particular interests.

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Is there broadcast media assistance available for the use of editorial press?

International CES provides Web, radio, TV broadcast media with state-of-the-art technology to help you cover the show. We can tailor a small reporting studio for you or help you find an exciting spot on the show floor and provide the equipment for a 5-minute stand-up for anchors. Whatever your needs, International CES helps you get your story.

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Can exhibitors have a list of the pre-registered media and analysts?

Yes, beginning in November, all registered exhibitors can access a list of pre-registered media and analysts in the Exhibitor Resource Center of www.CESweb.org.

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Can press and analysts attend conference sessions?

Yes. All editorial press and analysts can attend conference sessions free of charge. You must bring your editorial press/analyst badge for admittance. This includes Knowledge Track and Partner Program sessions.
Note: Non-editorial press cannot attend conference sessions without registering for them and paying applicable fees.

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What is the keynote admission and seating process for press members and analysts?

Seating for Bill Gates’ keynote (Sunday, January 6):
Beginning at 3 p.m. on Level 2 of The Venetian, media, analysts and bloggers will have access to the escalators to Level 5.  Level 5 will be the media, analyst and blogger waiting area from 3 to 5 p.m. VIP seating for Press/Blogger badge holders begins at 5 p.m. Please note that all VIP seating is on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early. In the event capacity is reached prior to your arrival, you will be able to cover the keynote real-time via closed circuit broadcast in the Sands/Venetian Press Room (Sands Room 203.)

Seating for all other keynotes:
VIP seating for Press/Blogger badge holders begins one hour prior to the start of each keynote. Please note that all VIP seating is on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early. See the lineup.



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I'm a broadcaster who plans to cover they keynotes. Where is the mult box and what interface equipment do I need for the various signals?

Download this information sheet to get the answers.

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What special events are available to editorial press/analysts?

New York Press Preview
Thursday, November 13, 2007
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
Kick off the CES season and catch all the latest show news, plus the announcement of the CES Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase honorees at the 2008 International CES New York Press Preview. Learn more about this and other press events.

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Can children attend International CES?

No, children may not attend the International CES. The International CES is not open to the general public, and all attendees must be in the consumer electronics industry to be eligible to attend the show. Children, who accompany you to Las Vegas will not be granted access to the International CES unless they are over the age of 16 and have proof of industry affiliation.

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Can spouses attend International CES?

No, spouses cannot register to attend the International CES. The International CES is not open to the general public, and all attendees must be in the consumer electronics industry to be eligible to attend the show. Spouses, friends and family who accompany you to Las Vegas will not be granted access to the International CES unless they are over the age of 16 and have proof of industry affiliation.

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Do you accept registrations for user groups?

Currently, we are not accepting user groups for media credentials. User group members who are affiliated with the CE industry may register for the International CES through general attendee registration. The International CES is not open to the general public, and all attendees must be in the consumer electronics industry to be eligible to attend the show.

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