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Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Event Technology, Party Aficionado, Tech (CES) | 0 comments

2014 International CES Had the Ultimate Social Media Command Center

2014 International CES Had the Ultimate Social Media Command Center

As a planner, I am a firm believer in the social media command center. A central location to monitor conversations going on about your event.
Last week, I saw perhaps the mother of all social media command centers during the 2014 CES in Las Vegas.

I tried to get both still and video to showcase just how much was going on.

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Posted by on Jan 11, 2014 in Blog, Party Aficionado, Tech (CES) | 0 comments



CEA announced today that the 2014 CES wrapped as the largest in show history with a record two million net square feet of exhibit space housing more than 3,200 exhibitors. CES dazzled as the global gathering place for anyone involved in the business of consumer technologies with more than 150,000 industry professionals in attendance, including more than 35,000 from outside the United States.

I’ve made it back to Tulsa with a load of my favorites. In the next few days, I will release my best of CES for Event Professionals list here, and I’ll post the best of CES Digital Health over on the StepOne Health Blog.

Here’s a sneak peak at a few of my favorites:

Did you attend? What were some of your favorites?

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Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Blog, Party Aficionado, Tech (CES) | 0 comments

Hollywood Stars, Popular Musicians, Sports Legends and TV Personalities to Attend 2014 International CES

Hollywood Stars, Popular Musicians, Sports Legends and TV Personalities to Attend 2014 International CES

The 2014 International CES® will feature Hollywood stars, popular musicians, sports legends and TV personalities promoting innovative products and technologies revolutionizing the ways consumers work, play, connect and access information. 

Innovative television host, journalist and author Maria Menounos will serve as the Entertainment Matters Ambassador for the Entertainment Matters at CES program. Entertainment Matters is a content-focused CES program developed for Hollywood’s film, television and digital communities.

New for the 2014 CES, Variety’s Breakthrough of the Year Awards will celebrate a diverse range of talent from the fields of film, television, music, comedy and more at this premiere red carpet event. Actor, comedian, rapper and radio/TV personality Nick Cannon will host the awards on Thursday, January 9 in the LVH, LVH Theatre. Cannon is the host of “America’s Got Talent,” and known for his numerous film credits, including “Men in Black II,” “Drumline” and “Roll Bounce.”

Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter/producer and acclaimed fashion designer Pharrell Williams will sign autographs and talk with fans from 2 -3:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 8 at theLiquipel booth (LVCC, South Hall 4, booth #36067). Williams will be helping the company unveil its new Liquipel 360 program. Prior to this, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, Liquipel will be handing out its shock-absorbent Skins for smartphones to the first 100 people who stop by.


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Rapper, entrepreneur, investor and actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will make an appearance and sign autographs from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7 and Wednesday, January 8, at theSMS Audio booth (LVCC, South Hall 1, booth #21313). SMS audio combines technology, function and style to bring the highest caliber of sound, comfort and fashion to every product.

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Rohan Marley and Ky-mani Marley, sons of music icon Bob Marley, will attend the 2014 CES with House of Marley. Rohan will be available for interviews at the House of Marley booth (LVCC, Central Hall, #15273) throughout the show, January 7-10. Ky-mani Marley will perform at the House of Marley booth at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8.

Garrett McNamara, American professional big wave surfer known for breaking the world record for largest wave ever surfed in Nazaré, Portugal, will autograph hats at the Body Glove Mobile booth (LVCC, South Hall 3, booth #31129) from 1-5 p.m. on Tuesday, January, 7 and Wednesday, January 8. McNamara is one of only two people in the world to surf tsunami waves created by calving glaciers.

Professional mixed martial artist and actor Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will accompany Trident Case at the 2014 CES. Jackson will appear at the Trident Case booth (LVCC, North Hall, booth #4812) 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, January 8.

College football analyst for ESPN’s upcoming SEC Network, former NFL Quarterback, Heisman trophy winner and two-time NCAA National Football Championship winner Tim Tebow and American mixed martial artist, former semi-professional football player and finalist and the runner-up of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” Brendan Schaub will attend the 2014 CES as ambassadors for SOUL Electronics. Tebow and Schaub will appear at SOUL’s press conference from 4-5 Wednesday, January 8 in LVCC, South Hall Connector, Room S228. They will also attend the SOUL CES After Party at TAO (in The Venetian) on Thursday, January 9. Doors open at 10 p.m.

Voted “The Greatest DJ Of All Time” by Mixmag, #1 DJ by Rolling Stone and recipient of the inaugural “Legend Award” from DJ Mag, legendary DJ and producer Tiësto, will hold a press conference at the Audiofly booth (LVCC, South Hall 1, booth #20425) from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, January 7.  He will announce the Club Life by Tiësto line of in-ear headphones. This new line brings cutting-edge sound, comfort and fashion to each pair of in-ear headphones. Tiësto and Dave Thompson, CEO of Audiofly will discuss their mutual love of music and the creation of the Club Life by Tiësto in-ear headphones. Attendees will also see the world premiere of the music video of his latest single, “Red Lights,” from his forthcoming album. No autographs will be offered.

Jabbawockeez, the all-male, hip-hop dance crew best known for winning season one of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” will join Hisense Corporation at the 2014 CES. The group will perform in Hisense’s booth (LVCC, Central Hall, booth #7243) at Noon Tuesday, January 7, and 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 8 through Friday, January 10.


Ana Sia, world-renowned DJ who focuses on “house” style music, will perform five, 25 minute sets at Accessory Power’s booth (LVCC, South Hall 3, booth #31665) at the 2014 CES. Sia has performed with names like Pretty Lights and Glitch Mob amongst other famous artists. She will perform her original music in addition to mixing other popular music. Accessory Power’s ambassador, TabletMan, an interactive character that highlights their most popular and upcoming items, will also accompany them to the 2014 CES, walking the show floor daily fromTuesday, January 7 through Friday, January 10.

As part of the Kids@Play conference track at the 2014 CES, Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton will participate in a panel discussion during The End of the One Hit Wonder conference session (LVCC, North Hall, Room N256) at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, January 8. Burton will discuss the Reading Rainbow App, inspiring children to read, and promoting the use of technology to support literacy.

Justin Wong of Evil Geniuses, American competitive gamer, specializing in fighting games, will join BenQ American Corp. at the 2014 CES. Media and gamers are invited to play Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on Xbox with Wong in BenQ’s booth (LVCC, South Hall 2, MP25067), from 10:30 a.m.-Noon and 2:30-4 p.m. on Thursday, January 9.

Celebrity “Rock n’ Roll” Chef Kerry Simon, Executive Chef and proprietor at “Simon” in Las Vegas’ Palms Place Hotel, will be showcasing his talents in a truly unique way at the 2014 CES. Sponsored by Lynx Grills, Simon will cook a savory hot breakfast for members of the media from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8 at the CES Lynx Lounge, located at the Renaissance Las Vegas pool area, across the street from the Convention Center.  This event has limited capacity.

Professional football player Reed Doughty will join Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc. at CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, January 5. Doughty plays for the Washington Redskins as a safety. Open exclusively to registered CES media and industry analysts, CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS will be located in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Level 3, South Seas Ballroom C. Doughty will share his experience with hearing loss and Siemens hearing products.

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Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Blog, Event Technology, Party Aficionado, Tech (CES) | 0 comments

Wearable Tech to shine at #CES2014

Wearable Tech to shine at #CES2014

I’m going to make a prediction about the hot topic from the 2014. Wearable technology. While I’m sure that the 2014 International CES will have the most people wearing Google Glass (including me) at an event outside of Google, the talk of the event with most likely be wearable technology that connects with the devices we carry with us every day.

Here are just a few examples of products that I’ll be looking for in Las Vegas.

The 2014 CES will feature more than 3,200 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 product categories. For more information on the 2014 International CES, visit

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Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Party Aficionado, Tech (CES) | 0 comments

2014 #CES Parties

2014 #CES Parties

Hey CES Party Aficionados. We’re just days away from the juggernaut that is the International Consumer Electronics Show. #CES2014. I love meeting people and learning about their companies on the exhibit floor, but we all know exhibitors are trying to maximize their investment in the booth and are often pulled in a million directions. Cue the networking events, or CES Parties. The best way to develop those relationships and share social experiences that will last beyond CES.

MARQUEE Welcomes CES Party

Monday, January 6 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. The Cosmopolitan Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub

Gibson Guitar: Happy Hour and Jam Party – Day 1

Tuesday, January 7 4-6:30 p.m. LVCC CES Central Plaza, Gibson Tent, Booth #CP11

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TechRadar CES Sound Experience presented by DTS

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January 7th, 2014 – 9pm to 1am @ Marquee Nightclub – The Cosmopolitan

iFixit Comes to CES! (And does Happy Hour)

The Tequila Bar and Grill · Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Samsung SMART Lounge at CES2014

To get a full access, please make you RSVP in advance and receive your access pass by visiting the SMART Lounge during the operating hours.
Hours of Operation for Samsung SMART Lounge at CES2014
▪ Tuesday, Jan, 7th, 10am to 5pm
▪ Wednesday, Jan, 8th, 10am to 5pm
▪ Thursday, Jan, 9th, 10am to 5pm
▪ Friday, Jan, 10th, 10am to 5pm

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Gibson Guitar: Happy Hour and Jam Party – Day 2

Wednesday, January 8 4-6:30 p.m. LVCC CES Central Plaza, Gibson Tent, Booth #CP11

CES 2014 – Robert Scoble Book Signing Age Of Context #CES2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
Las Vegas, NV

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Havas Media & MyersBizNet CES Digital Community Cocktail Party

Piero’s Restaurant
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
355 Convention Center Drive
(corner Convention Center Drive & Paradise Road)
Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Social Hour

Thursday, January 9, from 4- 6 p.m. at the V Bar in The Venetian Hotel.

Mashable MashBash at CES

Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

IGN’s CES Meet-Up at Insert Coin(s)
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 9:00 PM – Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:00 AM (PST)

Social Media Night @ The Lenovo Lounge with Social Media Club

Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PST)
3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109

TAO: Official CES Closing Party
Friday, January 1010 p.m.-1 a.m.The Venetian TAO Nightclub

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