With the official announcement made overnight - CES 2021
will not take place in Las Vegas. Instead, like with the rest of the big in-person events of 2020, it'll be an all-digital affair. Last year we were lucky enough to attend
our first CES, where witnessing an event with over 200,000 thousand people from across the globe in one location (Las Vega no less) was a little nuts.
The scale and breadth of the event is huge, so the shift to digital makes sense. Having hundreds of thousands of people gathering in one location won't be happening anytime soon - and even if things get a lot better in 2021, a January event in the country leading the world in the number of cases and tragic deaths would be all-but impossible to coordinate safely.
As per the official statement
from organisers the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the digital event will still focus on product showcases, keynotes, and non-stop meetings.
For more than 50 years, CES has been the global stage for innovation. And CES 2021 will continue to be a platform to launch products, engage with global brands and define the future of the tech industry.
With the growing global health concerns about the spread of COVID-19, it is not possible to safely convene tens of thousands of people in Las Vegas in early January 2021 to meet and do business in person.
An all-digital CES 2021 will allow the entire tech community to safely share ideas and introduce the products that will shape our future. You’ll be able to participate in all the awe-inspiring moments of CES wherever you are in the world. We are designing a unique experience for the tech industry.
In a final note we also get confirmation that CES 2022 in Las Vegas is on the cards.
Mark your calendars for the first week in January and be on the lookout for more exciting news about CES 2021. We plan to return to Las Vegas for CES 2022, combining the best elements of a physical and digital show.