Well it is almost the end of the year that means CES is coming up! The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is North America’s largest trade show and is usually the second week of January each year, this year it’s the 8th-11th. CES is the show were electronics companies show off the new products they will be releasing in the coming year. If you do anything with computers, electronics, gadgets you are at this show. It is also in one of the best places to have a conference, Las Vegas! Vegas is one of the only cities that has the hotel and convention center space for such a large show.
This will be my 4th year attending CES and I’m really looking forward to it. It comes at the perfect time of year because I’ve been in the cold and snow of Pittsburgh and it is nice to get out to Vegas and enjoy the warmer weather, although it did snow in Vegas just a few days ago! I hope that it nice this year as it has been in the past. Also the past 2 months have been crazy with the holidays and all the reviews ThinkComputers has been doing, it will be good to get out and enjoy the Vegas nightlife a little.
While at CES I will be meeting with many companies and talking to them about what their plans are for 2009, what products they will be launching, and what they have in the works. It is one of the only times that I really feel like I’m working a real job because I’m running around all day going to meetings and actually talking to companies face to face. It is a hectic week for sure, but definitely worth it!
Finally one of the things I really look forward to when going to CES is seeing friends. I’m good friends with many of the people that I work with and that run other websites. There are many parties and events that these people will be at and it will be good to see them because it is one of the only times in the year that I get to do so. If you are heading to CES in January let me know and maybe we can meet up!