Speaking at CES

CES 2020 Call for Speakers is now closed.
Those who applied to speak will be notified of their application status by Oct. 11, 2019.

A CES speaker is a thought leader, an innovative thinker and an industry influencer.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ challenges the global technology industry to propose the best speakers from around the world 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 2020 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.

Whether sitting on stage or in the audience, I left CES 2019 with the knowledge I needed for both my own company and the desires of our customers.

Elizabeth Gore
President & Chairwoman, HelloAlice.com


Why CES?




female speakers at CES 2019


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Dr. Poppy Crum

Dr. Poppy Crum
Chief Scientist, Dolby Laboratories

John Donovan

John Donovan
CEO, AT&T Communications, AT&T

Edward Hsu

Edward Hsu
Senior Adviser to the President, The World Bank Group

Aimee Lapic

Aimee Lapic
CMO, Pandora

Amy McDonough

Amy McDonough
Chief Operating Officer, Fitbit Health Solutions

Dr. I.P. Park

Dr. I.P. Park
President and Chief Technology Officer, LG Electronics

Geoff Reiss

Carmichael Roberts
Founder and Managing Partner, Material Impact

Ginni Rometty

Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President and CEO, IBM

Dr. Lisa Su

Dr. Lisa Su
President and Chief Executive Officer, AMD

Chris Urmson

Chris Urmson
Co-Founder and CEO, Aurora

Hans Vestberg

Hans Vestberg
CEO, Verizon

Linda Yaccarino

Linda Yaccarino
Chairman, Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships, NBCUniversal

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 topic.

Speaking Status Notification

Applicants will be notified of their CES 2020 speaking status on Oct. 11, 2019

Conference Program Curation

Speaker Review and Selection Process

The CES Conference Advisory Board comprises some 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.

CES Speaker Benefits

  • Confirmed CES Speakers will receive a complimentary Deluxe Conference pass for CES 2020.
  • Access to Speaker Lounges across the show.
  • Promotion as an official CES speaker on relevant marketing materials.

Additional Information

  • 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.


Contact Us

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

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