CES 2018 Show Guide

The Consumer Electronics Show 2018 begins tomorrow Sunday, January 7 for the press, and on Tuesday, January 9 for the trade, and this year it will be a daunting task to navigate the more than 2.7 million square feet of exhibit space sprawling across the Las Vegas Strip as it is the largest show floor ever in history. Simply put, you’re going to need a guide.

To plan your visit, try to focus on just one venue per day. There are three main areas: Tech East, Tech West and Tech South. To help get oriented, here is a map overview and here is the floor plan where you can map your show. Below is a preview of what you will find in each area.

If you find yourself needing to head to another venue, do it in style! Head to the LVCC Gold Lot for a self-driving robo-taxi from Aptiv/Lyft. Free autonomous rides are also being offered by Autonom Cab.

Tech East

Tech East is is located in the Las Vegas Convention Center North, Central and South Halls, as well as the Renaissance and Westgate suites. It is where you’ll find all the action for smart cities, , drones, , AR, , gaming, , hardware, software, , and . Main attractions include the IBM Olli Experience, celebrity appearances by Jack Antonoff, Slash, Iggy Azalea, Tommy Shaw and Styx, and super cute bots peddling their wares in the Robotics Marketplace, including ping pong bots, code bots, and cuddle bots that give affection while you sleep.

Meet Qoobo, the pillow with a tail

Somnox gives affection

Tech East
LVCC North Hall – Cars, 3D printing
LVCC North + Central Plaza – Self-Driving Tech
LVCC South Hall 1 – AR, VR, Gaming, eCommerce, Security
LVCC South Hall 2 – AI, AR, VR, Gaming, Drones, Robotics
LVCC South Hall 3 – Hi-Tech Retailing, HW/SW, mobile
LVCC South Hall 4 – iProducts, HW/SW, mobile
LVCC South Plaza – Design & Source Showcase
LVCC Central Hall – Audio/Video
Westgate – Smart Cities, International Pavilions

Tech East show floor hours
Tuesday, January 9 – 10-6pm
Wednesday, January 10 – 9-6pm
Thursday, January 11 – 9-6pm
Friday, January 12 – 9-4pm

Tech West

Tech West is located at Sands Expo/The Venetian, The Palazzo, Wynn and Encore and is where you’ll find gadgets that can make the blind see! Or so they claim. It is the home of epic lifestyle, , , sports, family and sleep tech. If you stop by on Thursday, January 11, keep an eye out for Dr. Oz, Isaiah Thomas and Shaquille O’Neal. It also has its fair share of super cute bots including the window washing WINBOT and Keecker, the tv roomba family bot that projects content onto any surface with Alexa-like voice commands.

Keecker hard at work

Tech West is also home to Eureka Park, the global stage for the world’s most promising tech pioneers as curated by the National Science Foundation and Techstars. Head there on Thursday, January 11, for a chance to pitch your startup for funding! Mark Cuban’s Shark Tank is doing an open call is from 8-11am in the Venetian, Level 4, Delfino Ballroom. Go get ’em!

Tech West
Sands L1 – Eureka Park, University Innovations
Sands L2 – Sports Zone, Lifestyle, Fitness, Health/Wellness, SleepTech, Smart Home, Family//BabyTech, Wearables, Accessibility

Tech West show floor hours
Tuesday, January 9 – 10-6pm
Wednesday, January 10 – 9-6pm
Thursday, January 11 – 9-6pm
Friday, January 12 – 9-4pm

Tech South

Tech South is the home of C Space for all things Hollywood and content. It is here where you will find Neil Patrick Harris, Terrell Owens, and The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus mixing it up with network execs and brands.

Located at ARIA, Monte Carlo and Vdara, please know that Tech South has different show floor hours than the rest of the show:

Tech South Hours
Monday, January 8 – 2-5pm
Tuesday, January 9 – 9-5pm
Wednesday, January 10 – 9-5pm
Thursday, January 11 – 9-2pm
Friday, January 12 – Closed

Before you go, download the CES app on iOS and Android and print your confirmation email with your barcode. You can pick up your badge at McCarran Airport Baggage Claim Terminal 1 and 3, as well as dozens of other locations which you can find here. Then check out the GEEKAZINE CES 2018 PARTY GUIDE & GEEKAZINE CES 2018 CONFERENCE GUIDE to ensure you have the best CES ever!

Geekazine will be on the ground covering the show floor, pressers, keynotes, panels and all the late night shenanigans. Follow the action @geekazine @contentnow for pics, tweets, interviews, demos and streams. Enjoy!

Enjoy the show!

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