Intel announced today the auctioning of a VIP experience for CES 2018, which will happen from January 8 to 10 in Las Vegas. The auction is a fundraising effort led by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to help the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
Second Harvest is a food bank based in Silicon Valley and founded back in 1974 that currently provides food to more than 250,000 people every month. The food bank is now pursuing to increase that amount by an additional 100,000 hungry people each month, so this may be your chance to attend CES 2018 as a VIP while helping a great cause. As stated by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich:
CES is an incredible show for anyone interested in the future of technology, and I’m really excited to share a VIP CES experience while raising money for a great cause. The top bidder will be my guest at the show and get exclusive access to our opening keynote, exhibit space and more.
The winner of the auction will get an all-included VIP experience for the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show and the opportunity of meeting the Intel CEO in the backstage of his opening keynote on January 8. You can check below everything Krzanich's guests will receive:
- 2 Deluxe Conference Passes – each pass offers access to CES exhibits and conference programming.
- 2 VIP Keynote Experience Tickets – each ticket includes a backstage pass, a photo opportunity during Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s keynote rehearsal, VIP keynote seating and access to a special Intel on-site program.
- 2 VIP Booth Tour Tickets – each ticket includes a tour of the Intel and Mobileye CES booths.
- 2 Virtual Reality Prize Packages: Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus headset and a compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
- Roundtrip Airfare for 2 – Arrival: Monday, Jan. 8; departure: Wednesday, Jan. 10.
- 2-Night Hotel Stay at The Venetian Hotel.
You can access the auction here, which is at the time of this writing at $7,700, with a total of 22 bids. If you want to participate, the current minimum next bid is at $8,200, with an estimated final value of at least $10,000.