Meeting At CES 2020
I’m going to be at CES in Las Vegas again from Tuesday, January 7th through Friday, January 10th, 2020.
If you would like to meet, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your contact information, the reason you or your company wants to meet, and the best dates, times, and if you have a place where you would like to meet. This blog qualifies a “Media” at CES and I can take advantage of the Media Room on the second-floor bridge between Central and South Hall.
I am meeting both for publication on my blog use and for private/confidential business meetings. If you want to meet privately and don’t want the information on the blog, that is perfectly OK. I will also respect embargoes of information that you want to keep private until a specific date.
I usually spent a lot of time in the AR/VR area on the 1st floor of South Hall most mornings to the early afternoon and then venture over to the Sands/Venetian/Strip-Hotels area in the afternoon/evening. For an important meeting, I will make exceptions and this can ripple into where or when I prefer to meet.
CES Commuting Tips and Shortcut to Sands Expo from Harrah’s Monorail Stop
The first two days of CES are a madhouse with gridlock. The show offers a free shuttle bus between the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC what CES calls “Tech East”) and the Sands Expo Area (“Tech West”). Between waiting on a bus or Uber/Lift/Taxi and getting stuck in traffic, it can be faster to walk the first two days of the show or better yet, take the monorail.
I leverage a multi-day monorail pass to go over the traffic and then fill in with Uber/Lift (having a rental car is a liability in terms of parking and it being in the “wrong” place). One big trick to get to/from the LVCC and Sands Expo is to know the short cut between Harrah’s monorail stop and the Expo. Last year I published directions the shortcut linked to here. You probably won’t be alone taking this shortcut as this trick has been passed down for years.
Note if you are staying on the strip and plan on taking the Monorail in the morning, you should expect about a one hour wait, no matter which stop you get on, the first two days of the show. They usually limit the number of people that can get on at each stop (otherwise only people at the MGM stop would be able to get on). The first two days, Uber/Lyft/Taxi is probably faster from the strip hotels, but you don’t want to drive north on Paradise Blvd., as it will gridlock (and the Uber/Lyft/Taxi drivers are not supposed to let you out to walk). It may be better to circle around to the north and then drive south on Paradise to get to the LVCC.