Engadget and JetBlue will beam you to Expand!

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Engadget and JetBlue will beam you to Expand!

We're sending one lucky Engadget reader (and a guest of choice) to Engadget Expand in New York City on November 7-8, thanks to our friends at JetBlue Airways and our sponsors. What's more, if you're one of the 10 runners-up, Suitable Technologies will give you a block of time to mosey around the Expand floor remotely with its BeamPro device.

If you've forgotten what Engadget Expand is, let's bring you up to speed on who's speaking and exhibiting at our two-day technology love fest at the Javits Center. You also should take a look at our complete schedule here and get to know our Insert Coin semi-finalists here.

Gallery: Speaking at Expand | 25 Photos

  • RJD2, Producer and Musician
  • Angela Ruggiero
  • Arati Prabhakar, Director at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Becky Stern, Director, Wearable Electronics at Adafruit
  • Dr. Vaiva Kalnikaite
  • Greg Sewitz
  • Craig Dalton & Patrick Buckley
  • Marte Roel, M.Sc.
  • Matt Bell, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Matterport
  • Paul Eremenko, Technical Project Lead, Project Ara, Google ATAP
  • James Dietrich
  • Isaiah Kacyvenski
  • Mark Setrakian, Robotics and Animatronics
  • Jeff Branson
  • Kate Hartman
  • Sarah Grant
  • Matt Richardson
  • Agnieszka Nazaruk
  • Bas Lansdorp, CEO & Co-founder, Mars One
  • Alexander Reben, President & CEO at BlabDroid Inc.
  • Alex Gruzen, CEO, WiTricity
  • Ebbe Altberg, CEO at Linden Lab
  • Colin Guinn, SVP, Sales and Marketing at 3D Robotics
  • William Woodworth
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We're lucky to have Musician and producer RJD2, Mars One's Bas Lansdorp and DARPA's Arati Prabhakar among the many amazing folks gracing the Expand stage with their presence. Our complete lineup of speakers can be found in the gallery above.

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Gallery: Exhibitors at Expand | 18 Photos

  • Toyota
  • Geek Squad Academy
  • Dovetailed
  • KOR-FX
  • Ringly
  • LEIF
  • OnePlus
  • Make: Magazine
  • Suitable Technologies
  • Huawei
  • GoGlove
  • Sand Noise Device
  • Jaunt VR
  • Nomiku
  • Matterport
  • Gizmosphere
  • GIROPTIC
  • FOVE
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There's much more to announce soon, but so far OnePlus, GizmoSphere, Matterport and Huawei will show you the future of technology. Flip through the gallery above to see what else you can expect.

Engadget & jetBlue will beam you to Expand in person

JetBlue is all about bringing humanity back to air travel. For example, you're not shoved into a seat and given 2 ounces of Diet Coke as consolation for navigating through a busy airport. JetBlue's awesome in-flight team will give you free, unlimited snacks and drinks, which you can enjoy from comfy leather seats with tons of legroom. You also get to watch live satellite TV thanks to DirecTV and listen to SiriusXM radio while you jet off to one of the airline's 85+ destinations. Even better -- the airline offers wicked fast FlyFi Internet service on a growing number of aircraft, which we had the chance to try out last year.

If you're the grand prize winner of this contest, JetBlue will pick up the tab for the flight from the nearest continental U.S. airport they fly out of to New York City. Then, we'll put you up for three nights in a nearby Times Square area hotel and give you $150 spending money to help out as you enjoy Expand. You'll need to be able to fly in on Thursday, November 6th and fly out on Sunday, November 9th.

10 Runner-Ups will beam around the Expand floor

Conference calls are boring, natch. And traveling to meetings can get pricey. But the folks at Suitable Technologies developed the next best thing to being there: the BeamPro. This device is designed to create an "immersive communication experience" or in the case of Expand, a super unique opportunity. Winners will be given a two-hour slot to roam around the show floor using the "smart presence system" (and a guide so you don't crash into someone) between 1:00 p.m. ET, Friday, November 7 and 4:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 8. So whether you're in Malibu or Nampa, Idaho -- you can be there. And if you don't win this prize, we'll keep you updated with our live stream and reports on Engadget.com throughout the weekend.

How to Enter

You'll have until 11:59PM ET on Tuesday, October 28th to enter using the Rafflecopter widget / entry form below to enter. By entering the sweepstakes, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the official rules (so make sure you review them before you enter -- and we're sorry, but this is only open to residents of the 48 contiguous United States). Good luck!

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