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January 4, 2007 3:26 PM
Posted by Brier Dudley
It's amazing any business (or reporting ....) gets done in Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show.
Here's the latest edition of the CES party list compiled by PR maven Karen Thomas. It doesn't include dozens of additional private events, including several organized by Microsoft.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 6:
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 PM: CES Press Preview, Venetian, Marco Polo (Invite Only)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Storage Visions Reception, Flamingo (Invite only)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 7:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Panasonic, Venetian, Bellini Room (Invite only)
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM: HP, Caesar's, PURE Nightclub (Invite only)
8:00 PM - 9:15 PM HD DVD Press Event - Venetian, Galileo 905 (Invite only)
MON, JANUARY 8:
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Rock-Ola Party, AMG Suite (Invite only)
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Saitek Industries Wine Reception - Bellagio Penthouse suite (Invite only)
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM: SpectroniQ, Hard Rock, Penthouse Suite, 11th Fl (Invite only)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: KEF Press Conference, Hilton, Suite 335 (Invite only)
5:30 PM- 8:00 PM: TigerDirect Build Your Own PC Race, Wynn (Invite only)
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Corsair Party, Bellagio (Invite only)
6:00 PM: CES International Reception, LVCC, Room S222
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: CEA Wireless Reception, LVCC, Central Plaza
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: NPD Reception, Bellagio Hotel (Invite only)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: CEA TechHome Reception, LVCC, South Hall, Room S226 (Invite only)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Showstoppers - Wynn Hotel (Invite only)
6:00 PM: Technology & Engineering Awards, Venetian (Invite Only)
6:15 PM: Nokia, LVCC, Nokia Pavilion, outside Central Plaza (Invite only)
6:30 PM: Bang & Olufsen Hospitality Suite, Venetian Tower, 30th Fl, Suite 235 (Invite only)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Verizon, Nobu (Invite only)
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM: Peerless Party, Palms, Ghost Bar (Invite only)
9:00 PM - 12:00 PM: Seagate, Bellagio Hotel (Invite only)
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM: OCZ Technology Overclockerfest, Bellagio Hotel (Invite only)
TUES, JANUARY 9:
5:00 PM: Blog Business Summit Party, Atomic Testing Museum (Invite only)
6:00 PM: Warner Bros Home Entertainment Press Conference, Bellagio, Tower Ballroom 4 (Invite only)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: TTZ Media Party (Invite only)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: TRENDnet Party, Mirage (Invite only)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: iHollywood Forum Party, Empire Ballroom, 3765 S. Las Vegas Blvd. (Invite only)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: AVS Forum Party, Sahara, Golden Ballroom
7:00 PM: Monster Cable Party, Venetian (Invite only)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Dell Reception, Venetian, Madame Tussauds (Invite only)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Maximum PC, Palms, Ghost Bar (Invite only)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Cooler Master Party, Palms, Crib Suite (Invite only)
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM: Sony, MGM (Invite only)
WED, JANUARY 10:
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Super Talent Reception, Bellagio (Invite only)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: TTZ Media Party, Roy's Las Vegas (Invite only)
I'm not sure who attends all of these events. My evenings at CES are usually spent hunched over a laptop, frantically typing stories in a dark hotel room, surrounded empty pop cans and crumpled Frito's bags.
Feel free to drop by if you're in the Las Vegas Hilton next week, no invite required.
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