If you want to go to a small technology conference, the Consumer Electronics Show, now known as just CES, is not it. This past January, the show drew 182,198 attendees. The January 2019 event will probably attract even more.
Consumer electronics mega-show CES 2018 closed with some impressive numbers. According to the CTA press release, "More than 3,900 exhibitors showcased world-changing technologies that spanned more than 2.75 million net square feet of exhibit space across Las Vegas – the largest show floor in CES's 51-year history."
Employees often pitch the need to attend a conference or convention for training purposes to their boss. Their justifications for the trip often include the event's importance or proximity to a relative's home. In other cases, they may ask to attend the event because "it's interesting."