- Nov 9 - 10 2013
- Nov. 8 Press Preview Day
- Javits Center’s North Hall
- New York City, New York
- Experience the future of technology at the premier hands-on event for fans
Expand will offer live panel and one-on-one sessions with some of consumer electronics' greatest visionaries, plus put you face to face with the product people behind the most interesting and innovative devices on the market today. The event will also feature an interactive show floor and an after-party.
Fireside Chats will feature luminaries in a one-on-one conversation with an Engadget editor. Our Panel Discussions will be a casual moderated conversation between, at most, three speakers and an Engadget editor.
At the Raspberry Pi Kitchen, Matt Richardson will host a "make-off" with two teams of four each, who will spend the weekend developing a product or device that uses components and tools from the "pantry" as they take the basic "ingredients" and turn out an awesome product.
Speakers: Marc Perton - Executive Editor, Engadget
Once the realm of the world's largest governmental powers, technological advances have put space travel increasingly within the reach of startups and individuals. From space elevators to mining asteroids, we explore what crowdfunding an increasing democratization of space exploration means for our relationship with the cosmos.
Join the Indiegogo Lab where Kate Drane, director of Vertical Market Development, Design and Technology, will share best practices around a campaign’s perks, pitch and promotion. Indiegogo’s team has reviewed and advised thousands of campaigns and will ensure your campaign is designed for its best chance at success. Join them to learn all about crowdfunding best practices!
Join Peter Dilworth, co-inventor of the 3Doodler, for a hands-on with the world's first 3D printing pen. 3Doodler took Kickstarter by storm in February 2013, raising more than $2.34 million in less than a month. If you've been dying to draw in the air or pick Peter's brain on all things 3D, Kickstarter or hacker-related, this is your chance.
Developed by Google's mysterious X lab, Glass captured the world's imagination the minute Sergey Brin walked out on stage with a pair. Increasingly, however, we've begun to view the wearable less as a sci-fi accessory and more as a platform that may well change the way we interact with our technology. The product's Senior Development Advocate Timothy Jordan joins us to discuss the role developers will play in unlocking that potential.
Learn all about 3D printing and design from 3D Systems Product Specialist Richard Lam.
For some, he'll forever be known as the Enterprise's Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge. For others, he's the multi-Emmy Award-winning host of Reading Rainbow, the show that helped a generation fall in love with literature. Whatever the case, if you were alive in the ‘80s and ‘90s, there's a good chance LeVar Burton has impacted your life. Most recently, the actor has helmed the rebirth of Reading Rainbow as a tablet app. Burton will join us to discuss his work maintaining a love of reading for an increasingly tech-savvy generation.
We pride ourselves in bringing you the newest, coolest devices for Expand, but let's be honest: we can't predict the future. If anyone can, however, it's the people on this panel. Join MIT Media Lab Director Joichi Ito and iO9 EIC Annalee Newitz to find out where we're all headed.
Make a simple breadboarded circuit using a 555 timer chip, an LED and some wire. Then create your own touch sensor pads by painting two sensor pads on a piece of paper. Once the paint dries, hook it all together and watch the LED light up when you complete the circuit by touching the sensor. You will learn how to build the basic electronic circuit as well as tips and tricks for designing your own painted touch sensor.
Long considered a novelty, wearable technology now has the support of some of the biggest names in tech, from AR glasses to smartwatches. We've brought together a diverse group of wearable-tech experts to discuss the space's transformation from niche amusement to mainstream adoption.
Speakers: Becky Stern - Director of Wearable Electronics, Adafruit; Oskar Kalmaru - Co-founder, Narrative; Sonny Vu - CEO and Founder, Misfit Wearables; Ryan Block - VP of Product, Aol; Editor Emeritus, Engadget, Aol (moderator)
In April of last year, the Pebble smartwatch became the most successful campaign in Kickstarter history. The company's success has also made it a leading light in the world of wearables, as much larger manufacturers attempt to make a dent in the space. We sit down with the company's CEO to discuss Pebble's roots and what the future holds for the smartwatch maker.
How does green technology go from fad to truly sustainable technology? We'll discuss where green technology is in 2013. Which companies are doing their part and who still has a way to go? Can technology that has gotten us into this mess ultimately help us right the ship?
Speakers: Beth Ferguson - CEO/ Designer, Sol Design Lab; Jill Fehrenbacher - Editor-in-Chief, Inhabitat.com; Shayne McQuade - CEO / Founder, Voltaic Systems; Dana Wollman - Managing Editor, Engadget (moderator)
There's hardly a space in consumer electronics where Sony hasn't made its mark. We'll be joined by the company's COO to discuss its role in HDTV, mobile, tablets and PCs, just to name a few.
Why buy it when you can build it? Ben Heck, Mark Frauenfelder and Ayah Bdeir join us to show off projects and discuss why making has captured the tech world's collective imagination.
Speakers: Ayah Bdeir - Founder and CEO, littleBits; Ben Heck - Master Modder on element14's, The Ben Heck Show; Mark Frauenfelder - Editor-in-Chief, MAKE; Terrence O'Brien - Deputy Managing Editor, Engadget (moderator)
Demonstration and hands-on experimentation with the brand-new littleBits Synth kit.
Let's face it, the mouse can be clunky and touchscreens can sometimes provide a better solution. We'll be joined by representatives from Leap Motion, Pelican Imaging, and Samsung Mobile, companies helping to rethink the ways we interact with our machines.
Speakers: Avinash Dabir - Director, Developer Relations, Leap Motion; Chris Pickett - President and CEO, Pelican Imaging; Shoneel Kolhatkar - Sr. Director of Product Planning, Samsung Telecommunications America; Ben Gilbert - Senior Editor, Engadget (moderator)
SparkFun will be expanding on the hands-on e-textiles experience available at its booth with a more in-depth project. Participants will construct a microcontroller circuit with animated lights.
With new technologies come potential new threats to our personal rights. Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Julie Samuels, founding member of Creative Commons Michael Carroll, Techdirt's Mike Masnick for a frank discussion about intellectual property, privacy, government policy and other issues affecting us in this increasingly digital age.
Speakers: Julie Samuels - Staff Attorney and Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents, EFF; Michael Carroll - Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law; Michael Masnick - Editor and Founder, Techdirt and Floor64; Michael Gorman - Senior Editor, Engadget (moderator)
Learn how the hashtag has changed the social landscape and what tactics you can implement to have a successful hashtag strategy. The hashtag is a powerful tool that can build community, drive earned media and unify your social channels. Tagboard CEO Josh Decker will teach you the do’s and don'ts of hashtags, and share with us what the company has learned while working with hashtags every day.
Representatives from Canonical, Mozilla, and Wikimedia Foundation and Canonical join us to discuss the proliferation of open-source software over the last decade. How has the notion of open access impacted the state of the industry and how important will such concepts be as many companies embrace closed ecosystems?
Speakers: Jono Bacon - Ubuntu Community Manager, Canonical, Ltd; Stormy Peters - Director of Websites and Developer Engagement, Mozilla; Tomasz Finc - Director of Mobile, Wikimedia Foundation; Brad Molen - Senior Mobile Editor, Engadget (moderator)
When will your camera be as smart as your phone? See how a tiny little array camera will change the way you take photos. Depth-enabled imaging means you can capture 3D images and video, and refocus or select multiple objects of focus after the fact. All from your mobile device.
There's a revolution occurring in the classroom. From embracing tablets in schools to the push toward making coding an essential part of the STEM curriculum, technology is helping educators re-envision how our children learn.
Speakers: Jeff Branson - Education Outreach Coordinator, SparkFun Electronics; Pat Yongpradit - Director of Education, Code.org; Rodrigo Arboleda - Chairman and CEO, One Laptop per Child Association; Dana Wollman - Managing Editor, Engadget (moderator)
Come join us to see who won the competition and who will be featured in MAKE magazine and/or makezine.com in an article chronicling the build by Matt Richardson, and on the MAKE Electronics Stage at Maker Faire New York.
If David Gerrold called it a day after penning "The Trouble With Tribbles," he'd still be a legend around these parts. Thankfully, however, the author has continued toiling away in the world of sci-fi, from his work on Land of the Lost and multiple Star Trek series to Hugo Award-winning books like The Martian Child.
MAKE digital fabrication editor Anna Kaziunas France presents the newly released 2014 MAKE Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing and reveals the top seven performers among the 23 3D printers reviewed and ranked in MAKE's unique test gauntlet, conducted in September.
Speakers: Anna Kaziunas France - Digital Fabrication Editor, Maker Media, Inc.