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Gary’s Book Club Takes Tech Topics Off the Page and On To the Stage at CES® 2017

Arlington, VA – The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM today announced its call for author proposals to join Gary’s Book Club, presented by Barnes & Noble, at CES® 2017. This featured on-site event showcases the works of prominent authors in the tech industry exploring technology’s broad and evolving impact on the global society. CES attendees will again have the opportunity to purchase books and meet the authors during book signings on-site. CES 2017, the global stage for innovation, returns to Las Vegas, Nevada, Thursday, January 5-Sunday, January 8, 2017.

To be eligible for Gary’s Book Club, books must be published between January 2016 and January 2017 and should cover technology, innovation, tech policy or innovation policy. There is no charge for authors to participate in the program.

“Our book club is a unique opportunity for CES attendees to hear from and interact with experts in the tech industry as they discuss their work and explore the products and themes we’re experiencing first hand on the show floor,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association and best-selling author of CTA’s Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses and The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream. “With CES celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2017, we look forward to hearing from authors who are exploring where technology has been and where it is going.”

In addition to joining the CTA Stage lineup, authors also have the opportunity to enhance their online presence on CES social media platforms. Amy Wilkinson, author of The Creator’s Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, joined the #CES2016 conversation on Twitter by highlighting her onstage experience through her personal Twitter handle. She was also in the subject of Tweets from prominent industry influencers Estelle Metayer and David A. Bray, proving that participation in Gary’s Book Club extends beyond the stage.

Gary’s Book Club welcomed 11 top tech authors and visionaries to the CTA Stage in the Grand Lobby during CES 2016. A full list of featured 2016 authors is below and their videos from the CTA stage are featured on

  • Nicklas Bergman, Surviving the Techstorm – Strategy in Times of Technological Uncertainty
  • Deepak Chopra, M.D. and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D, Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being
  • Mick Ebeling, Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn’t Be Done
  • Larry Kilham, MegaMinds: Creativity and Invention
  • Gabe Klein, Start-Up City: Inspiring Private & Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done and Having Fun
  • Joseph C. Kvedar, M.D., Carol Colman and Gina Cella, The Internet of Healthy Things
  • Joris Merks-Benjaminsen, Online Brand Identity: The Ultimate Guide to Designing Your (Digital) Branding Strategy
  • Ben Parr, Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention
  • Scott Stawski, Inflection Point: How the Convergence of Cloud, Mobility, Apps, and Data Will Shape the Future of Business
  • Amy Wilkinson, The Creator’s Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs

To be considered for Gary’s Book Club at CES 2017, visit Applications will be accepted through June 30.

About CES:

CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM – formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® – the technology trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at and on social.

About Consumer Technology Association

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.