Expand NY 2014

Experience the Future of Technology

November 7-8, 2014

Javits Center, New York

Engadget Expand is designed from the ground up for technology fans. The consumer event gives tech enthusiasts the unique opportunity to hear from favorite technology and science 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. Expand NY is held annually in the North Hall of Javits Center, Manhattan’s premier venue for large-scale events.

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 GoogleMicrosoftToyota, NASAOUYA, and 3D Robotics who took the Expand San Francisco stage in March 2013. 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 2013, we welcomed big names including LeVar BurtonReggie WattsBen HeckSpike LeeBen 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 scannerVirtuix Omni’s 360-degree virtual reality treadmill, and the launch of the Singtrix all-in-one karaoke machine, to name a few. Stay tuned for more details on what’s in store for Expand NY 2014!

Speakers

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Becky Stern

Director of Wearable Electronics, Adafruit

Becky Stern is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit, an educational electronics manufacturer and kit company in downtown New York City. Every week, she makes a new do-it-yourself craft+tech project tutorial and video, and hosts “Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern,” a weekly live show on YouTube. She was 5 years old when she first wielded a video camera, cloned her first Beanie Baby at age 8 and has been combining textiles with electronics since 2005. Becky studied at Parsons The New School for Design and Arizona State University and teaches at the School of Visual Arts’ Products of Design grad program. She is a member of the Brooklyn art combine Madagascar Institute and the internet-based group Free Art & Technology (FAT).

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Matt Bell

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Matterport

When Matt left Google’s research team at 22, he wanted to create environments in which people interact with computers in an intuitive, natural way. Matt founded Reactrix, where he formed the technology team and provided the key computer-vision innovations behind the interactive floor displays that let millions of people play with virtual koi ponds and soccer balls. When Matt first saw Microsoft’s Kinect, he recognized the huge spectrum of computer-vision applications it could power. He chose to focus Matterport on building models of real things because of the potential to help millions of people communicate in 3D. When Matt isn’t rallying the team at Matterport, he likes to organize community hacking events. Matt earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Stanford University.

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RJD2

RJD2 began his career in Columbus, Ohio, as a DJ in 1993. After working as a DJ in the rap group MHz, he signed with Fondle ‘Em Records, releasing Your Face Or Your Kneecaps. A year later he signed with the Definitive Jux record label and released his solo debut album Deadringer. His second solo album, Since We Last Spoke, was released in 2004, which was lauded as one of the year’s 40 best albums by Spin. RJD2 released another solo album, The Third Hand, in 2007. His career reached a marked turning point after he scored “A Beautiful Mine,” the theme to the hit AMC series, Mad Men. In 2010, he released The Colossus, the first album released on his own label, RJ’s Electrical Connections. More Is Than Isn’t followed in 2013.

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