Booths Full Of Booze, Electric Mermaids, And Geeks In Vegas: What It's Like To Attend The Biggest Tech Conference In The World

Lisa Eadicicco

The Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) is the biggest tech event of the year.

Each January, companies large and small from all over the world gather to show us what the year ahead in tech is supposed to look like.

This year, between 150,000 and 160,000 people attended, and more than 3,600 companies exhibited their products.

It was four days of non-stop press conferences, demos, walking, and of course, partying. Here's what we saw.

As soon as we landed in Vegas, the first thing we saw were slot machines. They're all over McCarran Airport.

Our first stop was in the SLS Hotel's World Tower. I was on the 21st floor.

The first day of CES took place at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, where companies like Samsung and LG held press conferences all day. A few people zoomed around the hotel on these little scooter things to get from event to event.

The showroom floor was packed. Big companies like Samsung had elaborate booths set up in Central Hall.

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