On November 7th and 8th, Engadget Expand heads back to New York City's Javits Center and this time around, admission is free! And if the Big Apple isn't where you'll be that weekend, no sweat -- we'll keep you updated with live streams from the stage and dispatches from the show floor. Now that we've got your attention (hopefully), let's experience the future of technology together, shall we?

Get inspired, without being bored

At last year's event, LeVar Burton, Reggie Watts, Ben Heck, Spike Lee and Ben Huh were among the big names who graced us with their presence. This year, we'll fill our stage with even more technology and science luminaries who will not only inform and inspire, but entertain you, too.

On November 7th, producer and musician RJD2 will join us for a fireside chat and treat us to a one-hour performance. To get an idea of his sound, check out "Descended From Myth" below.

In other sessions throughout the weekend, we'll welcome back our friend Becky Stern, to catch us up on all the wearable goodness coming out of Adafruit. Matt Bell, Matterport's Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer will also join us too. And we've got plenty more speaker announcements to come.

Feast your eyes (and hands) on interactive exhibits

You'll get to go hands-on with some of the latest and greatest gadgets and experience technologies you wouldn't have expected to see (or touch). Our friends at Chevrolet, Quirky, littleBits, Singtrix and Make Magazine treated attendees last year to interactive and memorable exhibits.

We'll have more to announce on what fun stuff you can expect to see this year in the near future, but for now, check out the gallery below to see highlights from the show floor last year.

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Expand NY 2013 in pictures: show floor

That's not all

We're barely scratching the surface here. In the coming weeks leading up to Expand, we'll announce all the other amazing things you'll expect to see this year. It'd be a good idea to follow Engadget Events on Twitter and Facebook and be first to know what's happening.

In the meantime, let's seal the deal. Go ahead and get your tickets right here. On that same page you'll also find information if you fancy speaking at or sponsoring Expand. We'll see you there!