EdTech in Vegas: Where to Find Education Programming at CES Next Week
CES is just around the corner, and tech aficionados across the country are getting ready to head to Las Vegas for one of the biggest electronic shows in the United States.
CES is an annual event hosted by the Consumer Technology Association. Last year, the event featured 4,000 exhibiting companies, 1,200 speakers, and over 184,000 attendees. This year, CES will take place January 8-12, and will likely have an bigger turnout than last year.
While anyone can get excited for the self-driving cars and latest varieties of robots featured at CES, for those of us in edtech, digging through the massive agenda and crowds of 184,000+ people can make it hard to find the education technology events and products at CES.
So, to make your CES navigation easier, we’ve pulled together a few education-relevant highlights of CES 2018.
Education Events at CES:
Kids@Play Transforming EDU Panel
Moderated by our very own CEO Hester Tinti-Kane, this panel will cover devices designed to teach children lessons inside and outside of the classroom. The panelists include experts from a number of home and education tech companies with products that teach children a variety of skills—from coding robots to brushing their teeth.
Day: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time: 10:15 – 10:45 AM
Location: Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302
This panel is a part of the CES track “The Changing Business of Play and Learning.” For more panels on the subject, see the whole agenda on the CES website.
University Innovations Marketplace
Not only are universities full of technology consumers—they’re often the headquarters of major technological developments too. This showcase features “game-changing tech developments” from higher education institutions—including the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the Duke Clinical Research Institute, and universities from France, South Korea, and the UK.
Days: January 9-12, 2016
Location: Sands, Level 1
The Future of Work for both Humans and Machines
Even beginning at pre-k, some of the main drivers of education are skill building and employability for the future. As artificial intelligence becomes more and more widely accessible, those in education need to ask themselves, what skills will be needed and what jobs will need to be filled? This panel addresses those concerns, and illustrates the future of work in the digital age.
Day: January 9, 2017
Time: 2:30-3:15 PM
Location: Tech East, LVCC, North Hall, N253
To find more programming, check out the full CES 2018 agenda.
See you there!
Hannah Nyren is the General Manager of EdTech Times. A Texan by birth but a Bostonian at heart, Hannah is an educational writer, AmeriCorps alum, and one-time StartupWeekend EDU (SWEDU) winning team member. She started her career at a Pearson-incubated edtech startup, but has since covered travel, food & culture, and even stonemasonry in addition to education.