CES on the Hill Brings Top Technology Trends to Nation’s Capital

Top Names in Innovation Share Spotlight with Startups at Wednesday’s Capitol Hill Showcase

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WHAT:

Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14th, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® kicks off a week of exciting policy and technology events in Washington, D.C. aimed at showcasing the importance of innovation before members of Congress and the D.C. tech policy community. Event highlights include a dinner to honor public policy and industry leaders for their support of innovation in the consumer technology industry, a Lobby Day to advocate for pro-innovation policies, and technology exhibits to bring the excitement of the CEA-owned and produced International CES® to the nation’s capital. The annual International CES, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies.

 

On Tuesday evening, CEA’s 11th annual Digital Patriots Dinner will honor Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, for their roles in advancing innovation and supporting a legal and regulatory framework that allows tech innovation to flourish. CEA also will unveil its Innovation Scorecard, a first-of-its-kind report evaluating and ranking states’ innovation-friendly policies, and present awards to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, North Carolina Gov. Patrick McCrory and other leaders for championing innovation at the state level. As event sponsors, Audi, MakerBot, Parrot and Volkswagen will host demonstrations of their newest and most innovative technologies in the fields of automotive, 3D printing and drones.

 

On Wednesday, CES on the Hill, a tech showcase produced by CEA, will provide policymakers the opportunity to interact with the innovators and products at the center of some of the most critical, current technology policy debates. This year’s event will highlight innovations in 3D printing, 4K Ultra HD, accessibility, drones, health and fitness tracking, safe driving technology, smart home, virtual reality and more. A full list of CES on the Hill exhibitors can be found here.

 

Check out a CES on the Hill event and product preview in this video.

 

WHEN:

Digital Patriots Dinner

Tuesday, April 14
6:30 PM Cocktail Reception
7:30 PM Dinner

National Building Museum

401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C.
 

CES on the Hill

Wednesday, April 15
6-8 PM, with media preview at 5:30 PM
Rayburn House Office Building Cafeteria (B-357)
Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street
Washington, D.C.
 

WEBSITE:

Press is encouraged to register for the Digital Patriots Dinner and CES on the Hill in advance.

 

About CES:

The International 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 more than 40 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 Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $286 billion U.S. consumer electronics 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 video highlights from the 2015 International CES. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and through social media: http://www.cesweb.org/social

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Digital Patriots Dinner
    April 14, 2015, Washington DC
  • CES on the Hill
    April 15, 2015, Washington DC
  • 2015 International CES Asia
    May 25-27, 2015, Shanghai, China
  • CEO Summit
    May 25-27, 2015, Shanghai, China
  • CEA Innovate!
    November 8-10, 2015, New York, NY
  • CE Hall of Fame Dinner
    November 9, 2015, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled New York
    November 10, 2015, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled Las Vegas
    January 4, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2016 International CES
    January 6-9, 2016, Las Vegas, NV

Contacts

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Tara Dunion, 703-907-7419
tdunion@CE.org
or
Krista Silano, 703-907-4331
ksilano@CE.org

Release Summary

Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14th, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® kicks off a week of exciting policy and technology events in Washington, D.C.

Contacts

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Tara Dunion, 703-907-7419
tdunion@CE.org
or
Krista Silano, 703-907-4331
ksilano@CE.org