CES 2021’s on-site events have been cancelled – CES will become all-digital next year

CES 2021's on-site events have been cancelled - CES will become all-digital next year

CES 2021’s on-site events have been cancelled – CES will become all-digital next year

The Consumer Technology Association, the CTA, has confirmed that CES 2021 has been cancelled as an on-site event. This cancellation follows the resurgence/escalation of Coronavirus cases within the US over the past two months. 

Thankfully, CES 2021 has not been cancelled in its entirety, as the event will now be transitioned into an “all-digital experience”, where keynotes and conferences will be played online. The CES 2020 show floor will also be replaced with live product showcases, which will also be available to view online. Roundtable discussions will also be hosted to allow would-be attendees to engage with brands and forge business connections. 

In 2022, CES will become a live event once again, allowing the CTA to combine the best elements of CES 2021’s digital show and CES’ traditional in-person events. 

Below is the CTA’s official announcement of CES 2021’s live event cancellation. 


    The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is reimagining how to connect exhibitors, customers, thought leaders and media from around the world while prioritizing health and safety. We are excited to share that CES 2021 will be an all-digital experience.

For more than 50 years, CES has been the global stage for innovation. And CES 2021 will continue to be a platform to launch products, engage with global brands and define the future of the tech industry.

With the growing global health concerns about the spread of COVID-19, it is not possible to safely convene tens of thousands of people in Las Vegas in early January 2021 to meet and do business in person.

An all-digital CES 2021 will allow the entire tech community to safely share ideas and introduce the products that will shape our future. You’ll be able to participate in all the awe-inspiring moments of CES wherever you are in the world. We are designing a unique experience for the tech industry.

CES 2021 will offer a highly personalized experience:

  • – Keynotes and conferences. Now you’ll have a front-row seat for groundbreaking announcements and insights from the world’s tech leaders completely online.

  • – Product showcase. With this digital evolution of the CES show floor, you’ll be able to explore products and services, based on your interests and business, through dynamic product showcases or live demos.

  • – Meetings and networking. You’ll be able to engage with the brands, thought leaders and business connections you care about with live interactions, meetups or roundtable discussions.

Technology has helped us all work, learn and connect during the coronavirus pandemic, and it has presented real solutions to help solve complex global challenges. We recognize that, particularly in these uncertain times, it is the partnerships of some of the most creative minds that bring the best solutions to life.

We’re looking forward to welcoming the global tech industry, from international brands to budding startups, to kick off the year with the world’s most influential digital technology event.

Mark your calendars for the first week in January and be on the lookout for more exciting news about CES 2021. We plan to return to Las Vegas for CES 2022, combining the best elements of a physical and digital show.

Thank you for your continued support. Please stay healthy and safe.

 CES 2021's on-site events have been cancelled - CES will become all-digital next year

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