CES 2022: Dates, News, Announcements, Rumors, and Everything Else to Know

The consumer technology event of the year is happening in January 2022

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is back in Las Vegas again in 2022 with its annual consumer electronics event called CES.

What Are the Dates for CES 2022?

CES will be held in person in Las Vegas from January 5-8, 2022. Media events will occur on January 3 and 4.

The digital 'anchor desk,' which debuted in 2021, will be available on the CES home page to help virtual attendees navigate the event.

Learn more about how a digital CES will work.

Where Is It Being Held?

CES 2022 will be back at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC) and an array of other locations on the Las Vegas Strip.

In 2021, Microsoft powered the all-digital event using its cloud solutions like Azure, Teams, and Power Platform to create a virtual world for the event. Many corporate participants will be providing unique digital experiences.

How to Register to Attend

Both consumers and industry professionals can attend the event. Consumers will be limited to select public events; industry professionals can attend approved events and the digital floor show through credentialing.

Visit ces.tech for registration and event details.

What Kinds of Things Are Usually Announced at CES?

CES began in 1967 and has created a reputation for being the place for new tech announcements. In 1970, for example, CES showed a prototype of the videocassette recorders. Twelve years later, the eight-bit Commodore 64 launched at the event. DVDs, HDTV, Xbox, fitness bands, Blu-Ray discs, 8k TVs... the list of innovative tech first shown at CES goes on and on.

In 2020, CES hosted more than 4,400 exhibitors and covered technologies from artificial intelligence and 5G to sustainable tech trends.

CES tends to be mainly about home entertainment announcements. In 2022, keep an eye out for more 8k innovations, increased virtual assistant and streaming device (like Roku) integration into all kinds of products, more OLED and ULED televisions, more new trendy cameras, and lots and lots of new audio options.

Don't expect to see much involving new smartphones, though. While a few things might surface, most companies wait to make a big competitive splash with new phone models during Mobile World Congress (MWC), an annual industry event in Spain that focuses on all things mobile. Apple and Samsung, in particular, tend to either use MWC for announcements or host launch events.

Rumored Announcements for CES 2022

The event is still far enough out that the rumor mill hasn't even begun speculating on what might or might not be announced. We'll update this section as news becomes available.

Keynote and Other Speakers Confirmed for 2022

CES always has exciting keynote speakers, and 2021 was no exception. General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg, and AMD President and CEO Dr. LIsa Su presented keynote addresses.

No one has been confirmed yet as a speaker for CES 2022.

The Latest News About CES 2022

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