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CEA Highlights ’08 CES Program Lineup

Arlington, Va. — The 2008 International CES will have a lineup of more than 175 conference sessions designed to help educate attendees on the latest consumer electronics industry trends, according to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), producer of the show.

The 2008 International CES, called the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow by CEA, will be held Monday-Thursday, Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas.

“The International CES brings together leading experts across the globe to deliver a wide range of conferences and training sessions that cover all aspects of consumer technology,” said Karen Chupka, events and conferences senior VP for CEA. “CES is the top educational forum for consumer technology and gives CES participants an unparalleled opportunity to learn from and network with the best in the industry.”

The program includes conference sessions on such hot product categories as digital entertainment, wireless trends, audio, digital imaging, emerging technology, gaming, home networking and in-vehicle technology.

The 2008 conference program consists of Knowledge Track sessions, Partner Programs and SuperSessions that cover virtually every aspect of business and consumer technology in the world.

CES Knowledge Tracks include: Emerging Technology; Home and Lifestyle Entertainment; In-Vehicle Technology; Issues and Attitudes (a discussion of hot industry topics); Just the Facts: Research, Reports and Revelation (market research on a wide range of areas); Sales and Marketing (discussion of new technology and distribution channels); and Wireless Retail.

To supplement the conference program, CES Partner Programs feature additional expertise and technical knowledge from some of the CE industry’s most credible names, CEA said. Partner programs consist of informative sessions on new and emerging technologies as well as hands-on training courses in digital media, mobile entertainment and gaming.

Partner programs at the 2008 International CES include:

Digital Hollywood; CES Game Power Conference; CES Mobile Entertainment; CES Reinventing Advertising ; Billboard’s Digital Music Live!; CEA-CompTIA Digital Home Technology Integrator+ (DHTI+) Certification Preparation; CES Government 2008; CES Mobile Electronics Installer Boot Camp; CONNECTIONS Summit from Parks Associates; Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Academy; Consumer Robotics Market Development Program; ESPA Certified-EST (Electronic Systems Technician) Training; IEEE: International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE); Overcoming the Challenges of Going Green; P2P Media Summit LV — Participate in the Distributed Computing Industry Association’s (DCIA) industry event; SMB Channel Business Development Program; Storage Visions 2008; The Anywhere Consumer Experience Show — The emergence of the Anywhere Consumer; The Sandbox Summit: A Playdate with Technology (how children play today);  and THX Home Theater Training: THX Certified Technician I.

For more information on the 2008 International CES conference program and detailed conference schedules, please visit