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Sponsored by Variety, Entertainment Matters is a CES program that brings together the content and technology communities. Below are conferences and events showcasing Hollywood clientele.

JAN. 6-7
Smartphones and Tablets Conference
Jan. 6, 10 a.m.; Jan. 7, 10:30 a.m.; Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall N260
Several sessions address the newest technologies, and explore how smartphones and tablets are revolutionizing the consumption of content.

JAN. 6-8
Digital Hollywood
Jan. 6, 10 a.m.; Jan. 7, 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 8, 10:30 a.m.; LVCC, North Hall N258
Reps from Maker Studios, Xbox, Time Warner and more discuss the changing digital space of entertainment.

JAN. 6
Digital Music at CES
1 p.m.; LVCC, North Hall N262
Digital Media Wire presents a half-day program that brings together top music industry leaders to discuss music business issues.

JAN. 6
MediaLink Kickoff party
7:30 p.m.; Tryst Nightclub, Wynn Hotel
Invitation-only event for the senior-most executives who buy and sell media, leading entertainment execs and select talent.

JAN. 7
StoryTech Impact! Conference
9 a.m.; LVCC, North Hall N262
Programs include “The Future of Cloud Based Entertainment” and “Whose Brand Is It Anyway?” at this half-day conference on technology trends.

JAN. 7-9
Content and Disruptive Technology
Jan. 7, 9:30 a.m.; Jan. 8, 12:30 p.m.; Jan. 9, 2 p.m.; LVCC, North Hall N261 & N259
Five programs over three days discuss the disruptive technologies in the cloud, second screen and hardware.

JAN. 7
IAWTV Awards Gala
6 p.m.; The Rio, Brasilia 4&5
The third annual Intl. Academy of Web Television Awards celebrates the best of Web video.

JAN. 8
Cable Conference at CES
10:30 a.m.; LVCC, North Hall N260
Execs from Sony, Veveo, Roku and Adobe, among others, discuss the world of connected entertainment and the technologies fueling it.

JAN. 8
Connected to the Cloud
1 p.m.; LVCC, North Hall N262
Fourteen different keynotes/panels focus on the latest advancements in cloud-based solutions revolutionizing consumer electronics.

JAN. 8
Variety’s Entertainment Summit
1:30 p.m.; LVCC,
North Hall N264
Pioneers and innovators in the entertainment industry share their strategies on how to succeed in the digital age in this Variety-sponsored program, featuring panels and keynotes.

JAN. 8
Lavo: Entertainment Matters Party
11 p.m. The Palazzo, Lavo Nightclub
Invited guests can enjoy an open bar at one of the premiere nightclubs on the Las Vegas Strip.

JAN. 9
Seeing Is Believing: 3D, 4K and UHD
10 a.m.; LVCC, North Hall N264
Content creators, consumer electronics manufacturers and marketers discuss how they’re using advanced imaging to stand out in media.

JAN. 9
Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards
6:30 p.m.; the Bellagio, Bellagio Ballroom
Innovation from Netflix, Amazon, Google and others will be celebrated at the 65th annual awards show.

JAN. 9
Variety Breakthrough of the Year Awards
7:30 p.m.; LVH, LVH Theater
Awards gala celebrates a diverse range of talent in film, TV and more in a show that includes live music and comedy.

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