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Arianna Huffington is Featured Speaker at the 2011 CES LIT Dinner

Wed, 12/22/2010 - 5:35am
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced that Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, will be a featured speaker at the Leaders in Technology Dinner (LIT), to be held at the 2011 International CES. Huffington will do a fireside chat with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings as part of Hastings’ keynote at the Leaders in Technology Dinner. Produced by CEA, the 2011 International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, is scheduled January 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This invitation-only dinner brings top technology industry leaders and government guests together to share their experience and knowledge. The Leaders in Technology dinner will take place on 6:30 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2011, in the Lafite Ballroom at The Wynn.

"Arianna Huffington has become an extremely influential media executive based on her vision for the news and technology industries and her place at the forefront of new media," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. "She is a dynamic speaker and we are thrilled that she’ll be able to join Reed Hastings and our government guests at the 2011 CES."

Huffington launched The Huffington Post, The Internet Newspaper, in May of 2005. Since its inception, The Huffington Post has become one of the most widely-read online news and opinion sites, and has featured guest bloggers such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. In addition to her regular blog posts and newspaper columns, Huffington has written thirteen books, and co-hosts syndicated radio shows, "Left, Right & Center" and "Both Sides Now." In 2006, Time Magazine named Huffington one of the world's 100 most influential people.

The Leaders in Technology Program at CES allows high-level public policymakers and technologists to learn from the more than 2,500 exhibitors from a dynamic industry that supports $700 billion in retail sales worldwide. The program also provides information and insight to assist officials in evaluating federal policies that affect the consumer technology industry.

For more news on the 2011 International CES visit www.CESweb.org, the interactive source for CES information.

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