Speaking at CES

CES® 2019 Call for Speakers Has Closed

Individuals interested in speaking may continue to apply. However, priority will be given to individuals whose applications met the original deadline.

CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Each year CES attracts more than 180,000 individuals from over 150 countries, representing the entire technology ecosystem. More than 6,500 members of the world's media and over 65,000 senior-level executives attend.

CES provides speakers with a global stage like no other. Call for Speakers applicants will be notified by Oct. 12, 2018.



Speak About Tech Trends and Innovations

We are seeking expert panelists to showcase the latest trends and cutting-edge innovations in the following categories:

  • 5G
  • Advertising, Marketing, Content and Entertainment
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Healthcare
  • Product Design, Sourcing and Manufacturing
  • Resilience (exploring city preparedness and crisis recovery)
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Home
  • Sports
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Transportation including Automotive Technology

Supplementary themes — beyond those above — will be presented by conference partners. As the call for speakers for additional programs launch, we will post links on this page as well.

The CES 2019 Call for Speakers has closed. However, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ may continue to consult applications submitted after the deadline.

Apply to Speak at CES 2019

Submissions will be open until Sept. 1, 2018. Applicants will be notified by Oct. 12, 2018.

Submission Guidelines

Tips for Success

  • Diverse perspectives. CTA believes the most dynamic and visionary programs are those that reflect diverse perspectives.  We are committed to amplifying and showcasing diversity and inclusion on the CES speaker stage, and on all of the panels that make up the CES conference experience. To aid in enriching the CES conference experience, CTA is seeking submissions from companies and subject matter experts who actively endeavor to make diversity a priority.

  • A thoughtful application. Please review the submission questions (PDF) before starting the application.

  • Knowledge of the CES audience! The CES audience is comprised of qualified consumer technology industry attendees looking for real B2B applications. CES is not a consumer show.

  • A vision for the industry. Compelling case studies, research or narrative that presents a vision for the industry. We are not looking for companies to pitch products or services.
  • An individual may submit up three topics (each a separate application).

  • No more than five TOTAL speaker applications per company, please. We recommend coordinating applications within your organization prior to submitting.

  • Note: The form must be completed in a single session. There is not an opportunity to edit your submission after completion. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Review the application questions. (PDF)

Selection Process

Speaker Review and Selection Process

The CES Advisory Board is comprised of the industry’s most credible and distinguished thought leaders throughout various areas of technology. The Advisory Board counsels CTA on the strategic direction for the conference program, speaker recommendations, and content themes and provides insight into the research community.

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 2019 will be independently selected based on area of expertise.

Applicants will be notified by Oct. 12, 2018.

Why Speak

CES Speaker Benefits

  • Confirmed CES Speakers will receive a complimentary Deluxe Conference pass for CES 2019.
  • Speakers have access to Speaker Lounges across the show.
  • CES will promote you as an official CES speaker on relevant marketing materials.
  • 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.


Contact Us

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