Code of Conduct

CES® is a trade-only event, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM. All CES participants must be affiliated with the consumer technology industry. CES is not open to the general public.

CES strives to provide a safe, inclusive, harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, beliefs, citizenship and/or other protected categories.  All CES participants, including attendees, media, speakers, contractors, partners, sponsors and exhibitor personnel are expected to follow this Code of Conduct at all official CES venues and events.

CTA does not tolerate conduct that threatens, intimidates or coerces another participant at the show, including actions based on an individual's background or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

Firearms, weapons (including weapon replicas), ammunition, dangerous or hazardous devices or substances and illegal items are prohibited at all official CES venues and events. CES participants acknowledge all bags are subject to search and metal wand screening. For more information about CES on-site security measures, visit

CTA reserves the right to make determinations on appropriate participant attire. Participants in attire that is deemed objectionable by show management will be asked to alter their attire or may be removed from the show premises immediately. Attire that is overtly sexual, imitates armed forces or law enforcement, or appears to threaten the safety of participants is also prohibited.

All CES participants must have and visibly wear their CES issued badge at all times to enter any official CES venue, exhibit area, conference or authorized events. Badges are the property of CES and may not be resold, transferred to, or shared with others. Badges may be revoked by CES show management for violations of this Code of Conduct.

Participants may contact CES show management by emailing Please remember that notifying CES show management does not constitute or replace notification to local law enforcement.  This Code of Conduct does not replace rules posted by CES venue owners or any rules that are part of CES’ contracts with its vendors, exhibitors and/or sponsors.

Participants asked to stop any behavior in violation of this code are expected to comply immediately. This code provides general guidelines and cannot cover every possible type of unacceptable behavior. CTA reserves the right to apply corrective action to instances other than the specific examples noted. CES participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event and any and all future events without a refund at the discretion of CES management