CEA strives to keep both the industry and consumers up to speed on not only the latest developments in the consumer technology world, but also on information regarding industry standards, public policy, market research, CEA events and training opportunities. CEA offers a variety of publications and Web resources to keep members informed.
It Is Innovation (i3)
CEA is launching It Is Innovation
) magazine here at CES. The magazine showcases all aspects of innovation in technology, policy, business and engineering in the consumer technology industry. It celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit evident in inventions and start-ups, the ideas, strategies and leadership skills that exemplify the industry, and keeps an eye out for what is in the pipeline. Interested in advertising? Contact Dan Cole at dcole@CE.org
, or call 703-907-7987.
It Is Innovation
) online is a portal to CEA’s publications and includes digital archives as well as news updates, photos, videos and market stats. CE.org/i3
This annual publication presents the growth and challenges in the CE industry. Utilizing CEA’s market and consumer research, this report tracks industry shipments and forecasts, consumer trends and new technologies across nine CE product categories, and includes a list of industry resources.
Five Technology Trends to Watch
What does the future hold in terms of advances in technology? Published annually, Five Techs uses the latest CEA market research and analysis as well as stats from other research firms to predict how the CE future might look.
CEA Digital Dialogue
The official blog of CEA and CES, Digital Dialogue allows CEA staff, members and industry experts to share their knowledge, experience and opinions on all things CE at blog.CE.org.
This free, daily e-newsletter provides a round-up of the top CE news stories to keep readers informed of the latest news, whether they are in the office or on-the-go. For advertising information contact Roger Leek at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 804-803-1414.
Gary Shapiro laid out a plan for America to return innovation to its rightful place at the center of America’s economic policy in CEA’s 2011 book The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream
CEA’s latest book, Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses
, also written by Gary Shapiro, launches at the 2013 International CES. Ninja Innovation
examines the strategies of individual companies, and how these strategies become recipes for success or failure.
Webinars and Presentations
CEA also offers webinars and other presentations on CE-related topics, presented by industry experts. The webinars typically include a PowerPoint presentation, which is available to participants after the webinars, as well as a Q&A session that follows the presentation. CEA webinars are free to CEA members and can be accessed for a fee by non-members. They fall into three categories:
CEA’s market research webinars provide a detailed presentation on recently released CEA market research reports.
CEA’s Small Business Council webinars provide information on relevant topics for small business owners such as management, finance, marketing, customer service, social media, licensing agreements and tax laws.
CEA’s special webinars cover subjects of interest on industry trends, seasonal or political events or the economy. Upcoming webinars from CEA’s membership department include CES Recap: What Did We Learn? and A Post-Holiday Economic Outlook.
Other Online Resources
Looking for the most up-to-date information on new technologies, including the selection and purchase of new products? Look no further than CEA’s various resources, which include tips on product use, installation, disposal and safety.
CEA Stands for Safe Driving
CEA is committed to promoting safe driver behavior, including safe use of in-vehicle electronics. The consumer info/car electronics section of CE.org includes information on:
Using in-vehicle electronics safely;
Guidelines for installation and usage of electronics in the vehicle;
The top 10 driving distractions and tips on how to avoid them;
A safe driving quiz; and
Safe driving laws by state.
This site enables retailers to integrate any of CEA’s online, brand-neutral, category-level programs into their employee development programs to educate new employees, as well as those switching to another product category and those interested in advanced vendor training. CEA delivers industry standard training for audio, digital imaging, DTV, home networking, mobile, MP3 players and wireless technologies.
Mobile Electronics Certified Professionals
Tailored for mobile electronics installers, the MECP program prepares, tests and certifies installers on the theory behind installation techniques and on the industry’s best practices developed and supported by the entire 12-volt industry. Since its inception, MECP has certified more than 20,000 industry professionals. Learn more at MECP.com