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These Journalists Share What It’s Like to Cover CES

Kelsey Davis , Sr. Manager, Digital Media Marketing, Consumer Technology Association

For tech journalists, CES is full of endless possibilities -from the exciting announcements made at press conferences and keynote addresses, to the groundbreaking tech displayed from more than 4,500 exhibitors across more than 2.9 million net square feet of exhibit space.

The CES Tech Media Trailblazers program recognized up-and-coming voices in media and brought them to CES 2019. We had a chance to speak with some of them about their experience and what it’s like to write about CES.

Why did you want to come to Las Vegas to cover CES 2019?

Max Buondonno, The Matridox: If you’re a writer, YouTuber, or anybody who likes to share your thoughts on the latest tech, one of your goals, by default, is to make it to CES. I’ve always dreamed about attending the biggest tech conference on planet Earth to cover the latest creations and announcements from companies around the world, but the cards were never dealt in my favor. Of course, this was until CES contacted me and told me I was elected a Trailblazer, to which my jaw dropped to the floor.
Alex Hernandez, Techaeris: CES is the place to be to network with industry experts as well as others in the tech press. This event is a must-attend for any tech blogger or writer and I am glad CTA afforded me the opportunity to make this year's event. 
Tell us about your CES 2019 experience.

Sherrell Dorsey, ThePLUG: I spent a great deal of my time participating in the mobility discussions and visiting the auto and smart cities technology floors chatting with manufacturers and learning a great deal about the forthcoming technologies designed to combine aesthetic and utility for a sharper future. Among my experiences, I also spent time speaking with a vast array of technologists and executives from companies across the globe. Overall, the conference was informative and one that anyone interested in advancing their knowledge of the companies driving technology should attend. 

Max Buondonno, The Matridox: From the moment I got off the plane to the day I left Las Vegas, my CES 2019 experience was absolutely incredible. Getting to see the latest innovations in the world of technology in person was truly astonishing. I was able to build new connections, introduce myself to others in my space, and take plenty of pictures of things many people might never get a chance to lay eyes on.

What was your favorite part?

Sherrell Dorsey, ThePLUG: My favorite part of the CES experience was the variety of panel discussions featuring AI executives discussing the future of aging and mobility within technology. Solving the needs of our aging populations is a fascinating course of study and product development, particularly as we consider the unique challenges faced by older populations feeling confident with technology. I look forward to seeing this category of technology expand at future CES conferences. 
Learn more about the CES Tech Media Trailblazers program from CES.