Engadget Expand is an interactive experience designed from the ground up for technology fans. It’s a free, 10,000+ attendee event that gives tech enthusiasts the unique opportunity to hear from favorite tech innovators and science luminaries on stage, meet the Engadget editors face to face, and get their hands on some of the latest and greatest new devices on the show floor. Expand NY is held annually in the North Hall of Javits Center, Manhattan’s premier venue for large-scale events.
The Expand stage offers curated live panel and one-on-one fireside chat sessions with some of consumer electronics’ greatest visionaries and hottest new figures, putting attendees face to face with the people behind the most compelling devices on the market today. Panelists include CEOs, scientists, futurists, and roboticists from companies like Google, Microsoft, Toyota, NASA, OUYA, and 3D Robotics – all of whom took the Expand San Francisco stage in March, 2013. And cutting-edge companies like Ekso Bionics and da Vinci stole the spotlight in the exhibit hall at the first Expand with a life-changing robot exoskeleton and a remotely controlled surgical robot, respectively.
At Expand NY 2013, we continued to welcome big names including LeVar Burton, Reggie Watts, Ben Heck, Spike Lee, Ben Huh and speakers from Google, Sony, Pebble, Adafruit, and The Electronic Frontier Foundation — to name a few. The show floor featured unique interactive opportunities including a Raspberry Pi Make:Off hosted by Matt Richardson of Make, Carnegie Melon’s modular snake robot, and two days’ worth of hands-on workshop programming. Just a few of the highlights from the Expand NY exhibition included 3D Systems’ Sense scanner, Virtuix Omni’s 360-degree Oculus Rift virtual reality treadmill, and the launch of the Singtrix all-in-one karaoke machine.
TL;DR version: Thank you for joining us at Expand NY 2014!