You can go to CES this year!
Each year about this time, geeks in the tech industry start to get excited about going to Vegas for the annual CES convention. It's a fun show to see, but it's a crazy amount of work for a geek on the job. CES is a press and industry only show, which means that a normal person can’t just walk into the show and poke around. You have to register and be with a company or exhibitor, or prove you are a press member.
This January the show will be run a bit differently by the CEA. The CEA has announced that it will let a few non-industry people into the show. The exact number is limited to 100 entrants and each of them will pay $49 to get onto the show floor for a single day. If you read about CES each year and have always wanted to see the show, this is your chance to go.
You will have to hurry and register since only 100 folks will be let in. You also have to consider getting a room at a hotel during this show is insane. Rates skyrocket to the highest for the entire year and the rooms tend to be booked a year in advance. In short, check the room rates and availability before you pay your money for the show ticket.
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iLounge reports that to get the show floor admission passes you have to use the code "CES" when you buy your CEA Tech Enthusiast membership. The only day the show will let you in is Sunday, January 9 2011. This may be your only chance to go short of getting a job writing somewhere or working for a vendor that attends.