By Lisa Johnston
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Arlington, Va. – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced a series of new awards and events for the 2014 International CES®, including the Breakthrough of the Year Awards, Engadget Best of CES Awards and the UP Global LIVE Stage.
Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 CES will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“CES represents the promise and power of technology and these awards and events are another impactful way we curate the show to highlight the many facets of innovation,” said Karen Chupka, senior VP, events and conferences, CEA. “CES continues to innovate along with the dynamic technology industry we represent and these awards and events bring to life the hands-on experience that is CES.”
Variety’s 2014 Breakthrough of the Year Awards – held Thursday, January 9, 2014 - will celebrate a diverse range of talent. From the fields of film, televisions, sports, music, comedy, technology, philanthropy and social media, innovators and pioneers will be presented with awards live on stage in the Las Vegas Hotel (LVH) Theatre. The show will also include live musical and comedic performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. (Red Carpet begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Engadget Best of CES Awards - Engadget will coordinate, judge and produce the official “Best of CES” awards. Engadget’s senior editors will cast votes for nominees based on innovation, quality of design, overall efficiency and market demand. Nominees will be announced online and on the Engadget podcast on Wednesday, January 8 and winners will be revealed onstage in the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC), Grand Lobby on Thursday, January 9.
UP Global LIVE Stage - Building on the success of the Startup America Partnership during the 2013 CES, UP Global LIVE will showcase the startup community, facilitate connections and provide four days of programming in Eureka Park. UP Global LIVE will feature panels with iconic entrepreneurs, VCs, media and other young companies. Unique programming, office hours, pitching and networking will be featured at this Eureka Park destination.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.