CES 2019 dates, times, ticket prices, and badge pickup

Brush up on all the basic details of CES 2019, including dates, times, ticket prices, registration tiers, badge pickups, and eligibility requirements for attendance.


The convention formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show is nearly set to return for the twenty-third time. This year's CES 2019 presentation promises all the usual sorts of news and reveals that technology enthusiasts have come to expect, and thanks to the wonders of the internet, staying connected is easier than ever. Read on to discover all the pertinent CES 2019 details, including start dates and times, ticket prices, badge pickup locations, and more.

CES 2019 dates and times

The 2019 CES showcase is slated to start on Sunday, January 6 and run all the way through Friday, January 11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. While the first events kick off in the afternoon hours on Sunday, the show proper kicks off at 8 a.m. on Monday with the LG Electronics Media Days News Conference and Nextbase Power Session. The final events will be held in the early morning hours on Friday, ending around 1 o'clock in the afternoon.

There are a few limitations on who can attend CES 2019. According to the official CES website, the trade-only event is specifically open to "individuals 18 years of age or older [who are] affiliated with the consumer technology industry." Given that the event is not open to the general public, potential attendees will need to submit their business credentials to the Consumer Technology Association to be considered for access.

CES 2019 ticket prices

There are three different tiers to CES 2019 tickets, and all of them are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The initial tier is the basic CES Registration, which costs $300 and includes access to the exhibitor show floor, keynote addresses, select conference tracks, and what CES calls SuperSessions.

The next tier is the Starter Conference Pass. Running for $900, this price tier notably includes "access to select conference tracks showcasing emerging trends," according to the official CES website. It also includes all access afforded to the base registration tier.

The final CES 2019 registration tier is the $1,700 Deluxe Conference Pass. In addition to the access granted to the lower two tiers, the Deluxe Conference Pass gives full five-day access to attendees and promises "the most flexibility to attend a variety of sessions or tracks." The CES website notes that the Deluxe tier includes access to "almost all conference tracks," which makes it the tier of choice for those looking for the greatest amount of inside access.

It's worth noting that Consumer Technology Association members are eligible to save up to 25% on Starter and Deluxe Conference passes. CTA members will also be given exclusive access to private meeting rooms, refreshments, seating, member lounges, and more. Additional details about CTA membership can be found on the CTA membership website.

CES 2019 badge pickup and registration locations

Attendees who want to register for CES 2019 offline, or those who need to pick up their badges on-site, will need to head to specific locations. By and large, most temporary badges for exhibitors can be picked up by visiting the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center between the hours of 7 a.m. and 12 p.m. Pacific time. However, general badge pickup, or pickup for media and/or customer service, is available at a variety of different locations spread about the venue. For more specific details, be sure to head over to the badge pickup page on the CES website.

Getting to know the essential dates and times of CES 2019 is only the start; the real fun begins when the show kicks off on January 6. To stay on top of all the convention's biggest reveals and highlights, be sure to stop by Shacknews' CES home page.

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