LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 07: Attendees arrive for the start of CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 10 and features about 4,500 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

What’s the best way to stimulate the economy in the Vegas Valley? It’s spelled C-O-N-V-E-N-T-I-O-N-S, and the granddaddy of conventions is our old friend CES. So, some of the best news we could get is this: it’s coming back next year!

CES 2022 returns to Vegas from January 5-8. Since our competitors read our website, we’ll let them know that there are also media days on January 3&4. (We’ve been. Trust us – it’s still a zoo on those days.)

It’s all of our chance to check out crazy new gadgets, be overrun by strangers in polyester slacks, and feel kinda normal again. Also, it’ll jam some serious bucks into our local economy.  We can’t freaking wait!

And now, here are some of our favorite photos from the last time CES was in-person way back in the magical, pre-COVID days of January 2020.