Code of Conduct

CES® is a trade-only event, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®. 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 and the Digital Community Guidelines at all official CES venues and events. 

CTA does not tolerate conduct that threatens, intimidates or coerces a CTA employee, contractor, or another CES participant, 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 expects that all CES participants will be dressed in clothing considered appropriate and respectful for a professional environment. We recommend business or business casual attire. Participants must not be dressed in clothing that is sexually revealing or may be interpreted as undergarments, gender notwithstanding. Clothing that reveals an excess of bare skin, specifically genitals, chest or buttocks, must not be worn. Body-conforming clothing that hugs genitals must not be worn. These guidelines are applicable to all event participants, regardless of gender. Attire that imitates armed forces or law enforcement or appears to threaten the safety of event participants is also prohibited. CES show management reserves the right to make determinations on appropriate attire. Participants in attire that CES show management deems objectionable may be asked to alter their attire or may be removed from the event premises. 

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. 

CTA reserves the right to take any action that is reasonably necessary, in the sole judgment of CTA, for the protection of CES, CTA employees and contractors, and CES participants including, but not limited to, exhibitors, and/or attendees. This Code of Conduct may be modified at any time and for any reason including to reflect changes to the law.