2005 International CES Issues Call for Conference Speakers

Speaker Applications Due July 30, 2004

Arlington, Va., June 3, 2004 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of the International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, issued a call for speaker applications for the 2005 International CES to be held in Las Vegas, Nev., January 6 -9, 2005.


With more than 150 sessions, the International CES conference program unites the industry's most respected authorities and educates attendees on the newest trends, strategies and profit opportunities in consumer technology. More than 130,000 financial analysts, venture capitalists, developers, consumer technology manufacturers, corporate buyers and retailers from 110 countries attend the International CES. Notable industry experts share real -world advice and knowledge during the CES session.

Speaker proposals are due by July 30, 2004. Proposals can be submitted online at www.CESweb.org/speakers.

Suggested topics for the 2005 International CES conference program include:

* Audio/Video Connections
* Biometrics
* Bluetooth
* Broadband
* Cable Content
* Content Delivery Systems
* Digital Audio and Video
* Digital Imaging
* Digital Rights Management
* Future Technologies
* HDTV
* High -Speed Data Services
* Home Networking
* In -Car Entertainment
* Integrated Products
* Interactive TV
* Microdisplays
* Multi -Purpose Cell Phones
* MP3
* Optical Recording
* Portable Video
* Product Planning & Development
* Retail Marketing
* Robotics
* Security Protection for CE Devices
* Simplifying Products
* Social Impact of CE Devices
* Technology for Seniors
* Telematics
* VoIP
* Wearable Devices
* Wireless Communications

Most sessions are produced in a moderator/panelists format. Sessions are approximately one hour in length with audience participation and limited audio -visual support.

Because of the number of sessions offered and the need for a balanced program, a limited number of presenters will be accepted. All proposals will be considered based on industry representation, professionalism, prior public speaking experience and relevance to session topic. Proposed presenters will be notified of acceptance by September 24, 2004.

Show management staff will work with the speakers on all logistical, operational and promotional aspects of the session. Speakers are required to prepare and reproduce presentation materials (e.g., handouts and topic outlines). All related hotel and travel expenses are the responsibility of the presenter.

For more news on CES before, during and after the show, visit www.CESweb.org, the interactive source for CES information.

Note to Journalists: General press and analyst registration will open in July. Pre -qualified media registration will open in June. Detailed press conference information will be available later this year. Journalists are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Tuesday, January 4, 2005 to take advantage of all the CES press conferences and events.

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 1,500 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $90 billion in annual sales. CEA's resources are available online at www.CE.org, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.

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