«The four-day networking and demo event is filled with the biggest names in tech, startups that would win big on “Shark Tank,” and some of the smartest people you’ll ever meet — such as the sustainable auto manufacturing founder I chit-chatted with as we shivered in line for over an hour waiting to see the new Android Auto displayed inside a BMW i7.»

«It was warmer inside the Las Vegas Convention Center, where 300 automotive exhibitors showed off wild concept cars and John Deere unveiled an award-winning fully autonomous tractor. LG had a stunning display of home gadgets including a color-changing refrigerator and high-performance gaming gear.»

«Attendees were wisely advised to wear comfortable shoes to trek the 2.1 million square feet of space spread across eight venues. Celeb spotters could hear from the likes of Paris Hilton (on brand marketing) and Seth Rogen (on Alzheimer’s tech) or stop by the booth of “Too Hot to Handle” star Creed McKinnon’s food tech startup, VersaWare. While some booths were underwhelmingly spare, those with the big bucks went all out. Free at-home COVID-19 tests were passed out across the convention floors and much appreciated, considering the crowds.»

Article written by Erica Moody