Tuesday, January 02, 2007

CES Celebrates 40 Years of Technology

Annual gadgetfest adds Tech Emmys to schedule

by Gary Arlen, December 6, 2006

Special to TV Technology


With an estimated 150,000 people cruising more than 2,000 exhibits spread over an area equivalent to 30 football fields, even Karen Chupka admits that the International Consumer Electronics Show can become "cumbersome." As the Consumer Electronics Association's senior vice president of events and conferences, Chupka oversees an extravaganza that has exploded beyond its radio/record-player/TV roots into a gargantuan multiple media phenomenon.

Next month's 40th annual cornucopia of electronic sensations (CES) has even lured an array of "outside" events, such as the Television Academy's Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards ceremony and a cable TV executives' board of directors meetings--adding to the throngs (and taxi lines, too).

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