Registration is finally open for the 2017 CES. I was a little wary because I thought they were going to start charging to attend. In fact when I was registering I noticed they had rates to attend the CES. $100 to attend, $300 if you register after a certain date, sometime in December. I couldn't see my rates because I had my window at 125% zoom so at first I thought that I had to pay $100 this year (couldn't see the part of the screen with the billing amounts). Luckily I normalized my screen and found that it was still free for me to attend. Maybe they are charging new attendees $100 but at least us old timers (I have been attending for probably the last 15 years, every other or every 3rd year) aren't charged to attend (Yet). I already booked my room just in case so now I have to find good airline rates for January. Unfortunately prices are still high, in the $700's to fly right after the new year so I have to wait until prices drop before booking. I hope that prices will get below $600 so will have to wait for that. edited: I just got an email from the CES people. They are offering free admission to the CES if you register before the end of September so make sure you register before the end of the month to get free admission. Even if you don't go in 2017 you may be grandfathered in so in 2018 you may still get free admission into that show.