CES 2021 Will Be Awesome!

CES 2021

CES® 2021 starts on January 12th. While we are all going to miss seeing our friends and colleagues in person, the all-digital format opens up some exciting new ways for everyone to experience the show. Here’s what we’ve got planned.

Shelly Palmer Innovation Series Summit

Our Innovation Series Summit is the centerpiece of our CES events. Each year, we gather an exceptional group of industry leaders from technology, media, marketing, entertainment, finance, and government to explore the impact of technology. As always, we will focus on what’s new, what’s next, and what it means for your business.

This year we’ll try to answer some big questions: What will the new normal look like? What will go back to the way it was, and what has changed forever?

The summit will include several keynotes that will offer specific actionable insights to help you drive growth and create value for your business right now.

  • Samsung CMO Wanda Young will share how Samsung’s technology is likely to shape the future.
  • Facebook VP Global Marketing Carolyn Everson will answer your questions and talk about what you should demand and expect from Facebook.
  • Google AI Product Lead Barak Turovsky will share his thoughts about the incredible advances we’ve seen in AI this past year and what’s coming next.

The Shelly Palmer Innovation Series Summit is the “must attend” online event at CES® 2021. It will be streamed live on January 12, 2021 at 11 a.m. ET on YouTube Live, Facebook Live, and LinkedIn Live. Get a calendar invite.

Tech Briefings & Virtual Tours

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but we believe our online Tech Briefings & Virtual Tours of CES 2021 will provide be the very best thought leadership experience we’ve ever offered at any CES — and we’ve been doing tech briefings and tours at CES since 1996.

As always, our team will help you navigate the thousands of products and services at the show. But this year, there are no limits on group sizes, and our tours are not restricted to the distance we can cover on foot. In fact, we’re not even limited by what’s on display at the show. We are so excited about our new online tech briefings that we are going to offer them quarterly.

2021 Trends & Insights Report

Each new year promises to be both innovative and iterative. The annual Shelly Palmer Trends & Insights Report highlights the emerging technologies and associated consumer behaviors that are shaping our world. You can request early access by filling out the form below.

Online Networking Salons

One of the first ways we adapted to pandemic life was to create a series of weekly online networking salons. The goal was to create an online environment where you could introduce yourself, meet some new people, bump into old friends, learn something, hang out for a bit, and then get back to work. There are eight 20-minute salons each week, and each one will be focusing on CES-related topics for the next few weeks. Request your invitations here.


Back in March, it was obvious that we were going to need a safe space in which to convene our community, so we created PGX – an online community of subject matter experts focused on business, tech, culture, and innovation. Almost every topic covered at CES is discussed daily on PGX by 3,000 remarkable industry professionals. Request your invitation here.

CES is a show about innovation – so let’s innovate.

As always, there will be more to see at CES than anyone has time to see. But we will do our best to maximize your time. The show will certainly be different this year – but everything is different. CES is a show about innovation – so let’s innovate!

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