Today my press pass/badge arrived along with all the free passes for lunches and events. Living in Las Vegas as an IT consultant and author has it's perks at times - getting free passes to technology conferences as a press rep has been a nice perk so far in 2010. So far I've been able to attend about $10k - $12k worth of conferences for free and I've gained lots of knowledge, article material, and freebies in the process. My two 2-yr-olds love the light-up bouncy balls or anything that flashes for that matter!
The conference really begins for the press on 1/4 with CES Unveiled. Media, analysts and bloggers can get a pre-show look at who will be making news headlines at CES Unveiled. We get a sneak peek at International CES product debuts and the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase honorees — before the show officially opens.
On 1/5 is CES Press Day. According to the CES website, Press Day is a MUST attend for CES media as major corporate, product and news announcements will be made. Press Day wraps up just in time for the preshow CES keynote address.
I'm not sure how much I'll be able to attend, but I'm getting my press bag and taking in as much as possible. Check back here in January for more information on CES as the show unfolds.