CES 2011 is approaching and the DC Tech community is representing. A quick round-up shows at least 10 of us going. Here is the robot’s guide to the best keynotes, sessions, parties, awards, showdowns, and private events. Let me know if I missed anything!
DC Tech Representing
With a ton of us going it would be great to keep us united to for chatting and support. Here is my shortlist of those attending, please, comment if I left you out:
- Amy Senger & Steven Mandzik
- Alex Priest (works for CEA)
- Shana Glickfield (for NextGenWeb)
- Rachelle Lacroix
- Peter Corbett (of iStrategyLabs)
- Leslie Bradshaw and Jesse Thomas (of Jess3)
- Jen Consalvo and Frank Gruber (of Techcocktail)
- Amy Phillips, Amy Webb, & Mario Armstrong (from Baltimore!)
Amy and I will be attending for the Digital Hollywood and Technology and the Environment tracks. This year seems to be the year of digital media at CES with so much going on around Movies and TV. Here are my potential favorites:
- Hollywood Creative Masters
- Video Anytime Anywhere: Video Across Platforms
- Hollywood and the Digital Consumer: The Next Level of Consumer Entertainment
- Venture Funding – Leadership in the Entertainment & Technology
- Media Marketing – Across Platforms – TV, Film, Mobile, Music and Games
Our next reason for attending is the green side for the non-profit, A Clean Life. Strange that this track only has two events considering that the conference sells itself as the greenest conference on the continent. Those two sessions:
Last but not least is the TweetHouse. Sure to be the powerhouse of the conference due to the sheer amount energy social networking brings to the table. The sessions:
- Social Media In Action: Philosophies, Strategies and Tactics
- Measurement and ROI: How To Quantify Costs and Results
- Campaigns that Connect: What Drives Engagement, Traffic, and Goodwill?
- Growing your Community: Fans, Followers, Members, and More
- Monitoring and Mining Social Data
- Workflow and Staffing: Maximizing Impact While Minimizing Effort and Expense
- Apps, Geo and Mobile: Critical Arenas for 2011
Events, Parties, and Keynotes
The rest of CES is where it’s at with the showroom floor and the events galore. The top hits I’ve dug up so far:
- Steve Ballmer
- Alan Mulally
- Innovation Power Panel (Jeffrey Immelt, John Chambers, Ursula Burns)
- CNET’s Next Big Thing w/ Molly Wood and Brian Cooley
- TweetHouse party at the Atomic Testing Musuem
- All Things D – private event
- Mobile Apps Showdown
- The official CES Tweetup
- The Emmy’s at CES for Tech and Engineering
- The Mashable Awards Gala
Finally, there is a CES iphone app for the conference and if you want to catch some quiet time join Amy and I in the press or blogger lounge.
I didn’t realize there were sessions at CES. I know there are parties, casinos and spas at the hotels. Humm…must look into this whole “content” thing. Maybe I’ll go to one this year!
Great list! Can’t wait, looking forward to all of this! Perhaps we should do a pre-CES meetup in DC?
Thanks much for the post! Looks awesome. I wasn’t going to go but now I think I should try. Anyway, please keep us in the loop on how this goes.
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