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CEA Adds Two New Keynotes to 2012 Industry Forum in San Francisco

Captivating Lineup also includes CE Hall of Fame Dinner, Top Trends Analysis and 2012 Holiday Sales and Forecast

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA):

The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, CA
This video reveals highlights of the 2012 Industry Forum:


Peter Sheahan, Founder and CEO of ChangeLabs, and Alexis Ohanian, Co-Founder of Reddit, have just been announced as keynotes for the 2012 Industry Forum.


The 2012 Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA)® Industry Forum connects and educates consumer technology professionals, analysts and media on industry trends, emerging technologies, technical standards and legislation affecting the CE industry.

The 2012 CEA Industry Forum is scheduled for October 14-17 at The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, California.

Industry Forum highlights include:

-- Five Technologies to Watch: Industry experts and CEA analysts provide a glimpse into the five technology trends to watch in the coming years at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 15.

-- Keynote: John Gerzema, Executive Chairman, Brand Asset Consulting, will speak about how the post-crisis values revolution is changing the way we buy, sell and live at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 15.

-- (NEW) Keynote Luncheon: Peter Sheahan, Founder and CEO, ChangeLabs, will introduce creative strategies for turning challenge into opportunity and change into competitive advantage noon on Oct. 15.

-- Keynote: Dean Kamen, founder, DEKA Research & Development, founder, FIRST, will speak on Oct. 15 from 3-4 p.m.

-- 2012 Holiday Sales and Forecast: CEA’s Annual CE Holiday Purchase Patterns study will be unveiled at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 16.

-- (NEW) Keynote Luncheon and CEA Annual Member Meeting: Alexis Ohanian, Co-Founder, Reddit, will discuss how web startups will save the world at noon on Oct. 16.

-- Health and Fitness Tech- Innovation, Implementation and Regulation: A panel discussion on identifying the customer for these products and the impact FDA regulation may have on this new industry at 2 p.m. on Oct. 16.

-- The CE Hall of Fame Dinner: Open to press, this dinner takes place on Tuesday evening, Oct. 16, from 7-10 p.m. New inductees will be honored for their historic contributions to the consumer electronics industry.

-- Keynote Luncheon Peter Leyden: CEO of Next Agenda, will speak on megatrends and new technologies from noon-2 p.m. on Oct. 17.


Sunday, Oct. 14 through Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012



2012 CEA Industry Forum at The Westin St. Francis


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About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at and


  • CEA Industry Forum
    October 14-17, 2012, San Francisco, CA
  • CEA Research Summit at Industry Forum
    October 17, 2012, San Francisco, CA
  • CEO Summit and Board Retreat
    October 17-19, 2012, Sonoma, CA
  • CES New York Press Preview featuring CES Unveiled NEW YORK
    November 12, 2012, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled LONDON
    November, 15, 2012, London, UK
  • 2013 International CES
    January 8-11, 2013, Las Vegas

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Tara Dunion, 703-907-7419
Allison Fried, 703-907-7603

Source: Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)