- Nov 7 - 8 2014
- New York City, New York
- Experience the future of technology at the premier hands-on event for fans
Experience the Future of Technology
Engadget Expand is designed from the ground up for technology fans. The consumer event gives technology enthusiasts the unique opportunity to hear from favorite tech luminaries on stage, talk directly with Engadget editors, and get their hands on some of the latest and greatest new devices at the show floor exhibition.
The Expand stage offers live panel and one-on-one sessions with some of consumer electronics' greatest visionaries, putting attendees face to face with the people behind the most interesting and innovative devices on the market today. Panelists including CEOs, scientists, futurists, and roboticists from companies like Google, Microsoft, Toyota, NASA, OUYA, and 3D Robotics took the Expand San Francisco stage in March. And cutting-edge companies like Ekso Bionics and da Vinci stole the spotlight on the show floor with the truly awe-inspiring robot exoskeleton and surgical robot, respectively.
At Expand NY, we welcomed big names including LeVar Burton, Reggie Watts, Ben Heck, Spike Lee, Ben Huh and speakers from companies like Google, Sony, Pebble, Adafruit and The Electronic Frontier Foundation. The show floor featured interactive opportunities including a Raspberry Pi Make:Off hosted by Matt Richardson of Make Magazine, Carnegie Melon’s modular snake robot, and two days’ worth of hands-on workshop programming. Other highlights from the Expand NY exhibition included 3D Systems' Sense scanner, Virtuix Omni’s 360-degree virtual reality treadmill, and the launch of the Singtrix all-in-one karaoke machine, to name a few.
In addition to showcasing the hottest new technologies from the major manufacturers we know and love (and giving a bunch of them away to attendees!), Expand puts the spotlight on a whole new wave of inventors and product visionaries. The Insert Coin: New Challengers competition takes our long-running series about the most promising crowdfunded hardware to the stage, with live product demos and a competition where your vote and our panel of judges combine forces to pick the best of the best. At Expand SF, aquatic drone creators Ziphius took home a grand total of $25,000 from the inaugural Insert Coin competition, walking away with both the Reader’s Choice and Grand Prize awards. DIWire was our Judges' Choice and GrowCubes took home the Reader’s Choice award at Expand NY.
Stay tuned for all the forthcoming updates for the next Expand!
The Engadget team invites sponsors to partner with us on ways to promote themselves while engaging and delighting our gadget-obsessed attendees.
The Expand conference has many sponsorship opportunities including, but not limited to, branding, giveaways, after parties and exhibit space.
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Online press registration has closed. More information on how to register as press for Expand will be provided in July 2014.