CES 2020 was probably the last big event held this year, back in January, before the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, the Consumer Technology Association is looking at next year’s event and taking the COVID-19 risks head on.
Organizers will go ahead with CES 2021 but will also do a bigger push into virtual events as well, livestreaming most of the content from the showroom floor.
To keep CES 2021 attendees healthy, the organizers also outlined some health measures that will be taken.
Like many other businesses today, the Consumer Technology Association will install thermal scans at every entry and will upgrade the on-side health services.
The exhibit areas and conference programs will be more spaced out in order to ensure social distancing, but exactly how that will work is still unclear.
However, IFA will no longer be host to hundreds of thousands of attendees.
Instead, the event will close its doors to the public and allow only 5,000 attendees.
The event itself was shortened from a week-long affair to just three days, with each section allowing for a maximum of 1,000 attendees.
However, it’s likely that, based on the results IFA will have, CES organizers will take that information and update their CES 2021 plans accordingly.