CE Week 2015 Conference Program Features Top Trending Topics and Media Names in Consumer Technology

Conference Program to Explore the Latest Trends in Connected Car Technology, Digital Money, Next-Gen Audio/Video, Smart Home, Wearable Technologies, Digital Health and More

NEW YORK--CE Week announced today a three-day conference program featuring some of the top media names and brands in consumer technology. Known as the CE industry's top annual mid-year event, CE Week brings together media, analysts and technology thought leaders for product debuts, a comprehensive conference program and networking events all focused on innovation. The CE Week 2015 Conference Program is scheduled June 23-25 in New York City, with the CE Week Exhibits scheduled June 24-25 at the Metropolitan Pavilion/Altman Building.


The CE Week Conference Program will explore the hottest trends and topics including connected car technologies, next-gen audio and TV innovation, 3D printing, wearable technologies, smart home, digital health, robotics, augmented reality, digital money and more.

Moderators and panelists will include tech thought leaders from: ABC News, Digital Trends, NPD, Mashable, Engadget, Yahoo Tech, USA Today, Gear Diary, Project Runway, Laptop Magazine/Tom's Guide, Fierce Retail, PCMag, Chip Chick, CoinAgenda, AVS Forum, TWiT, C3 Report, Edmunds.com and more.

Conference sessions and events taking place at CE Week 2015 include:

CE Week Conference Program (June 24-25 at the Metropolitan Pavilion - 2nd Floor)

* DEG's Hi-Res Music Super Session
Scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, and moderated by Marc Finer, Senior Director of The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), this session will examine the opportunities and challenges facing the music industry in its quest for higher quality digital delivery.

* Smart Home
Scheduled for 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, this panel, which will be moderated by Jeremy Kaplan, Editor in Chief of Digital Trends, will explore Apple's Home Kit and whether it's the easy-to-use home automation the market has been waiting for.

* The Health and Fitness Plan, High Tech Style
Taking place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, and moderated by Samantha Murphy Kelly, Deputy Tech Editor for Mashable, industry execs will take a look at the latest devices and solutions in health and fitness technology.

* The March of the Robots
Scheduled for 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, with moderator Devindra Hardawar, Senior Editor, Engadget, this panel will explore the future of robots as toys and learning tools, and features companies that are leaders in the robotics space.

* Red Carpet Wearable Technology
Taking place at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, and moderated by Judy Lipsett Stanford, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Gear Diary, this session will feature leaders on the cutting edge of the wearable revolution and examine the hottest wearables.

* The Rise of the Techfluencer
Scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, with moderator Ross Rubin, Principal Analyst, Reticle Research, this unprecedented session allows brands and their customers to "have at it" about what they love, what they hate and how they interact.

* The Reality of Augmented and Virtual Realities
Scheduled for 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director, Laptop Magazine/Tom's Hardware Guide, and his panel of experts look at everything from devices you might actually wear today to concepts like Microsoft's HoloLens.

* The Future of Retail
Taking place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, with moderator Lauren Heller, Executive Editor, Fierce Retail, this session will look at how companies are evolving to bring a whole new re-defined, cross-channel retail experience to their customers.

* 3D Printing for the Rest of Us
Taking place at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, and moderated by Ed Baig, Technology Columnist at USA Today, this session will show what's possible and who's working on easy-to-use and affordable 3D printers.

* The Internet of Things - The Next-Gen Smart Home
Scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, with moderator Timothy Torres, Junior Analyst, PCMag.com, a panel of industry execs will explore the building blocks of a new generation of smart home products including image recognition, robotics, smart sensors, voice input and trackers.

* Future of Money: The Coin Agenda
Scheduled for 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, and moderated by Michael Terpin, Co-Founder, CoinAgenda, this session will bring together Bitcoin veterans to answer everything you need to know about Bitcoin - What are they? How do you get them? Who determines how much they're worth? Why should your company be signing to the Bitcoin way of life and what are the obstacles to getting there?

* NY Tech Survival Guide
Taking place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, Helena Stone, Editor in Chief, Chip Chick, and her panel of experts handpick the products you definitely need if you're going to survive the NY tech scene.

CE Week Partner Conference Sessions

* Your Next TV Conference
Scheduled from 8:30 - 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23, this expert conference produced in cooperation with TWiT and AVS Forum, will examine the current status of the latest television technologies including compelling display features.
Taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion - 2nd Floor

* Women in CE Forum - ‘Find Your Voice, Own Your Career'
Taking place from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, the Forum serves up a full day of sessions, topics, workshops and keynote speakers that relate to career enhancement for all corporate, small business and entrepreneurial women pursuing a career in consumer electronics.
Taking place at the Rubin Museum of Art

* Your Next Audio Conference
Taking place from 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, this expert conference produced in cooperation with the esteemed Audio Engineering Society (AES), will address advancements in the consumer-audio experience.
Taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion - 2nd Floor

* Connected Car Conference (C3)
Scheduled from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, and produced by the C3 Group, this conference will showcase the trends and technologies that are driving innovation in automotive and transportation, with a special program emphasis on unique, urban issues of traffic, commuting and safety.
Taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion - 2nd Floor

CE Week Exhibitor Press Events

Wednesday, June 24 - Metropolitan Pavilion - 2nd Floor

* 9:45 - 10:30 a.m. - Adlens New Product Announcement
* 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Pioneer Press Conference
* 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. - Monster Press Conference
* 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. - OwnerIQ Presentation

CE Week Events

* B&H Opening Night Party
Scheduled from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, this invitation-only event gives attendees the opportunity to touch the latest products, get tips and expert help, all while being wined and dined.
Taking place at B&H Photo, Video and Pro Audio Store

* CE Week Media Breakfast, powered by Showstoppers
Scheduled from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, this exclusive media-only breakfast will provide a preview of the CE Week exhibit floor before the show officially opens.
Taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion/Altman Building

* Value Electronics Flat Panel TV Shootout
Scheduled for June 24-25, this event allows attendees to evaluate four flagship flat-panel TVs (LG 65EG9600, Panasonic TC-65CX850, Samsung UN78JS9500, and Sony XBR-75X940C) and score various picture-quality attributes for each set. The results will be tabulated to determine the 2015 "King of UHDTV."
Taking place at the Altman Building - Gallery

* 10 Under 20 Awards Program
Taking place Wednesday, June 24, at 4:15 p.m., this awards ceremony, presented in cooperation with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), will honor 10 high school and college students under 20 years old who are on the forefront of hardware and software innovation.
Taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion - 2nd Floor

* FashionWare Runway Show
Scheduled from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on June 24, the live runway show, sponsored by Living In Digital Times, will be hosted by Project Runway's Chris March and feature the top brands and designers in wearables and high tech fashion.
Taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion - Networking Lounge

* America's Got Geek
Taking place at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, five pre-selected finalists will compete in a live competition by reviewing a product on stage in front of a panel of judges and the CE Week audience. Judges will choose a winner to be name the next great YouTube Product Reviewer.
Taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion - Networking Lounge

CE Week 2015 serves as the technology industry's mid-year destination, drawing more than 1,000 media, analysts and retailers. The event features more than 150 participating companies including technology startups as well as major global brands including Buick, Epson, HP, House of Marley, Hyundai, iHome, LG Electronics, Onkyo, Pandora, Pioneer, Samsung, Seiki, Sony, Sengled, TiVO, Westinghouse and WowWee.

About CE Week
CE Week is the consumer electronics (CE) industry's official weeklong, citywide event in New York City. The official mid-year meeting, conference and new technology showcase includes the event headquarters, CE Week Exhibits, which is the site of CE Week's largest exhibition hall and conference program. CE Week is produced by Martin Porter & Associates and Consumer Technology Publishing Group/NAPCO Media, publisher of Dealerscope, Technology Integrator and the Technology Tell Network.

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