AWE is back for its 8th year as the largest AR+VR conference and expo in the world. Join over 5,000 attendees, 200+ speakers and 200+ exhibitors from all over the world including a mix of CEOs, CTOs, designers, developers, creative agencies, futurists, analysts, investors, and top press as we explore how to use AR+VR Superpowers to Change the World. Grab your tickets now at www.awe2017.com.
Experiential Technology “XTech" combines digital technology with advances in neuroscience to improve human performance. XTech products, platforms, and services are impacting $100B+ industries including health, wellness, learning, training, sports and entertainment, creating massive new growth opportunities.
Day 2 - March 15, 2017
2:30-3:30 Boosting Productivity: XTech for Industry
Business adoption of emerging AR, VR, MR and AI platforms continues to accelerate. From improving sales and marketing to enhancing safety and repair operations, these new digital technologies are changing the way that global corporations seek and create competitive advantage. On this panel we’ll hear about the opportunities and challenges facing executives developing and adopting these next generation platforms.
The Wearable Technology show is the biggest event for wearables, AR, VR & IoT technology. It is co-located with the AR, VR & MXR Summit.
Day 1: March 7, 2017
1:05PM: Travel & Tourism
AR/VR will be driving a new wave of consumerisation across the travel and tourism industry, but will the introduction of these projects boost the industry overall
- Improvements to travel and tourism
- From choosing to arriving at the destination which areas can take the most
- What will the future look like for AR/VR in travel and tourism?
- How will AR/VR affect travel on the ground, on the water and in the air?
Moderator: Tom Emrich, Partner, Super Ventures
- Andy Wise, New Business Director & Owner, Engine Creative
- Francesca Guerrera, Director, Art Wonder - Tools for Culture
- Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Head of Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Bournemouth University
Day 2: March 8, 2017
10:00AM: Are We Ready for Mixed Reality?
The evolution of MR is a space that we are not used to and the changes that MR will induce in the society will be enormous. Human creativity and imagination will be expanded and the economy and industrial processes will be more efficient. However, with this also comes social breaches, a lack of understanding and inequalities.
- How will MR revolutionise our lives - could it do away with laptops, tablets and other such devices?
- Are we moving into a new era for personal technology?
- Which companies will define the 21st Century and provide a foundation for the future?
- What are the key pros and cons with MR?
Moderator: Steve Dann, Founder & CEO, Amplified Robot
- Asad Arshad, Founder, Chairman & CEO, iFavour
- Tom Emrich, Partner, Super Ventures
- Oliver Kibblewhite, Head of Special Projects, Rewind FX
- Tom Carter, Chief Technical Officer, Ultrahaptics
1:15PM: Head Worn Devices
The future looks bright for head worn devices for both consumers and the enterprise.
- Which head worn devices have taken the medium mainstream?
- How are head worn devices going to revolutionise the world?
- What are the best headsets and which ones should you buy?
Moderator: Tom Emrich, Partner, Super Ventures
- Christophe Mallet, Co-Founder, Somewhere Else
- James Woodall, CTO / Joint Founder, Intoware
- Graham Breen, Program Manager EMEA Virtual Reality, HTC Europe
3:25PM: Are Wearable Technologies the Magical Solution for Injury Prevention?
There is nothing worse than training hard, getting fit, seeing results then injuring yourself and going back to square one. Wearables can ensure we can train harder by being smarter.
- Fixing form technology available to tell us when we’re pushing too hard
- How to warm up well but also refuel and recover
- Knowing when it’s time to rest
- How can improving; impact and posture ensure we stay injury free?
Moderator: Tom Emrich, Partner, Super Ventures
- Joni Kettunen, CEO & Co-Founder, FirstBeat Technologies
- Jim Johnson, CEO, WearTech Therapeutics
- Kevin McLaughlin, VP Operations, Kitman Labs
- Mark Ganly, CEO, Contego Sports Limited
AWE Augmented Reality Expo is sponsored by the Silicon Valley in the US industry associations and augmented reality AR-sponsored industry event has been successfully held the seventh in the United States.17-18 October 2015, through the tireless efforts of Golden Investment Group, the first time the industry-recognized annual event AR Augmented Reality (Asia) Expo (AWE ASIA) invited to be held in Xi'an, China.This is China's first augmented reality industry with a full range of international AR ecosystem integration.
Talk: Augmenting Reality - The Digitization of the Human Experience
September 25 - 15:30-15:45
Tom Emrich will talk on how wearable technology will digitize the entire human experience, from sight and sound to touch and emotions, and how this wearable revolution will change our lives.
Fireside Conference is an invite-only and off-the-grid retreat with the brightest minds in the Canadian tech, startup and entrepreneur community. Spend the weekend with 500 Startups Canada's Sanjay Singhal, Vonage Founder & communications pioneer Jeff Pulver, former Mayor of Waterloo, Brenda Halloran, Wealthsimple CEO Mike Katchen, PwC Innovation Lead, Ted Graham and many more business leaders, journalists and members from the investor community.
Talk: Augmented Reality: Digitizing the Human Experience
September 10 - 12-1PM EST
Tom Emrich will discuss how wearable tech is changing our relationship with ourselves and each other and highlight the trends that everyone should be keeping tabs on in order to prepare for this next wave of computing.
On July 12 and 13 WT will celebrate the 5th birthday of the US edition of our WT | Wearable Technologies Conference. 2016 marks also the 10th anniversary of the WT | Wearable Technologies brand. So expect something special this year at the 21st WT | Wearable Technologies Conference. Join the international WT | Network at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. The entire wearable ecosystem including chip vendors, integrators, distributed networks; as well as network, product, and service solutions providers will be represented. These two summer days will be packed with high-level speakers and hundreds of exhibitors showing off their products and solutions.
Tom Emrich will be moderating a panel on July 13 at 5:10PM PST.
Blending your Life with Tech moderated by Tom Emrich, We Are Wearables
Ticwatch: Bringing AI to Your Everyday Life
Ying Zhou, Product Manager, Mobvoi
An Approach to Smart Rings
Ko Kijima, CEO, 16Lab
Omius: The first actually breathable jacket
Howard Xiao, Head of Growth , Omius
Biometric Wearable for Both Body & Mind
Fabio Pania, Founder & CTO, Vinaya Technologies
June 21-23, 2016 | Exhibits: June 22-23, 2016
Now in its 10th year, CE Week is the mid-year industry event for companies looking to generate buzz and excitement for their Q3 and Q4 products. Last year’s event attracted more than 3,000 qualified market influencers, including press, trade affiliates, buyers, bloggers, investors, educators, and more. This year, we’re adding passionate tech influencers to the audience so every CE Week exhibitor can meet with all the audiences they need to engage to succeed today over two days. But that’s just the beginning. We’ve re-engineered CE Week to help our sponsors address today’s challenges.
Explore technology that transports you to a world of endless possibilities. We’re taking a deep dive into virtual reality and hope you’ll join us to learn how you can leverage this increasingly mainstream technology in your work. This one day event is designed for industry professionals, and features notable speakers. Attendees can expect to build up their skills with a minimal time commitment and a nice low price point.
Speaker - 10:00-10:45AM
Virtual reality is hitting the mainstream hard with mobile-powered solutions already available for users today and large manufacturers entering the marketing with dedicated devices in 2016. In this session, Tom Emrich will provide an overview of the VR ecosystem before diving deep into the VR trends of today and a look at what is to come in the near future.
OBJECTIVE: To provide the audience with a good understanding of the VR opportunity today and tomorrow
FIVE THINGS AUDIENCE MEMBERS WILL LEARN
VR by the Numbers
VR Trends Today
VR Predictions for Tomorrow
Opportunities & Challenges
The Designers of Things conference exists to give the designers and developers on the cutting edge of future tech space to collaborate, learn, exchange ideas and forward the conversation about wearable tech, 3D printing and IoT.
Over the course of two days in the heart of the technology world, you’ll hear from industry leaders, get your hands on the latest 3D printers, demo the hottest wearables and discover the best ways to advance your business. Every element of this event has been developed specifically for you. Join us, and let’s design something together.
Host, Moderator & Genius Bar guest - December 2 & 3
CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS (now TRUSTECH) is the world's leading trade show for secure payment, identification and mobility. The 3-day event, held in Paris (France), is 30 years old this year. TRUSTECH’s mission is to be the hub of the international secure-connections community, as it addresses complex and diverse security issues, shapes future strategies and develops ways in which the new technologies will be used.
TEDxYouth@Toronto will bring together a line-up of inspiring speakers, spectacular performers, and Toronto’s inquisitive young high school minds in the spirit of “ideas worth spreading”.
The theme for this November is “Switch: Change Your Focus.” There were many ideas behind this theme. The concept of shifting perspectives or considering new influences and possibilities. It happens when we challenge our thinking or experience a sudden change of mindset when something just clicks.
Speaker - November 14 - TBD
Becoming Human: How wearable technology will make us more human again
Our current technology has added to the noise around us which often causes people to lose connection with who they are, the people around them and that fact that they are part of something larger then themselves. This often leaves them lonely, depressed, depleted and searching for more. But the next wave of computing through the Internet of Things, wearable tech included, will begin to change all of this. From health, to relationships and even a spiritual connection, this talk will focus on how wearable technology and the Internet of Things will help us be more in tune with ourselves and each other.
The world’s largest event dedicated to Augmented Reality, Augmented World Expo (AWE) has partnered with China’s largest AR organization, ARinChina, to create a two-day AR event you won’t want to miss. AWE Asia takes place on October 17-18 in the Xi’an Software Park coined the “Silicon Valley of Western China”. The event will coincide with the launch of the world’s first innovation park dedicated to AR planned for fall 2015. This 2-day program will feature 40 speakers, 100 leading AR companies and over 1000 professional attendees from around the world.
MC - October 17-18
Speaker - TBD
Startup Fashion Week will offer guests an array of events ranging from full day conferences, runway showcases, workshops, VIP receptions, a closing party and MUCH more! Entrepreneurs who attend Startup Fashion Week will feel a sense of direction, confidence and understand where to access the right resources to sustain the right level of success. The event itself will promote many local businesses / startups / schools
Host - Fashion Tech Forum - October 8 - 6:30-10:30PM
The Fashion Tech Forum is an evening of discovery where you can learn about innovative Startups that explore the intersection of Fashion and Technology. 6 Entrepreneurs will provide a 10 minute presentation/demo followed by a bried Q&A. Be sure to attend if you want to network with the movers and shakers in Fashion and Tech!
Montréal’s first large-scale wearable technology conference is coming on October 1st and YOU are invited. Wear It Smart Conference will explore the impact, the potential and the challenges wearables, including Smart clothing, are having within various industries. The event will take place at Société des Arts Technologiques in Montreal and will feature a panel of innovators and thought leaders within the Wearable Technology space.
Smart Clothing is one of Vestechpro's main research focus. In fact, the Apparel Research and Innovation Center had collaborated in many projects with the key leaders within the industry in the hopes of enabling the next generation gadgets and Clothes.
Speaker - October 1 - 1:30-2:00PM
If these clothes could talk: learning a new language with wearable tech
Technology has always been key to enabling our ability to communicate. From quills to printing presses to keyboards and smartphone screens, the way we communicate has dramatically changed over the years. The wearable computing wave will also bring with it a change to how we relate to one another. Leveraging its proximity to our bodies, haptic feedback, LEDs, e-ink and other connected textiles and components, wearables will augment the traditional means of communicating as well as usher in new forms of communicative methods never seen before.
GameON: Ventures (formerly GameON: Finance) is a 2-day conference that connects professionals with an interest in the business of games. Taking place on September 29 & 30 in Toronto, at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, GameON: Ventures 2015 is an exploration of evolving business models, emerging creativity, and the latest technologies surrounding the commercialization of video games.
CONNECTED + (formerly HOME CONNECT) is tailored to meet the industry’s need for a unified and collaborative forum, that paves the way to smart home success. CONNECTED + is the premier event in Toronto where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in smart home technologies, connected consumer devices, and their latest innovations. From wearables, home automation, smart security, smart energy, or even connected health, CONNECTED + offers you a 360 degree view on the industry.
Frost & Sullivan predicts that the market opportunity for connected homes, work and cities could represent $731.79 billion by 2020. By this same year, it is estimated that 26 billion devices will be connected, while some have estimated that this number will be closer to a 100 billion.
How can you benefit from these opportunities?
Are you ready to face the business and technological challenges that this connected future is bringing?
The 2nd edition of this 2-day conference offers you with innovative sessions, an exhibition, and technical workshops. CONNECTED + is where you want to be in if you wish to enter, compete, or make the most of the smart home and connected consumer markets.
Panelist - September 28 - 11:30AM-12:30PM
Go-To Market Strategies
- Choosing the right partner: how can you form profitable and long-term partnerships?
- Implementation: What are the guidelines for identifying the route to your market?
- Execution: How can you push your devices into the homes of the consumers?
- Crowdfunding & Start-ups: Is adopting a start-up methodology considered a good market entry strategy? Is crowdfunding the start of a radical movement where innovation and funding begin at the grassroots?
Moderator: Daniel Moneta - EVP Corporate Development and Marketing, MMB Networks
- Tom Emrich - Founder, We Are Wearables
- Kate Drane - Senior Director - Outreach for Design, Tech & Hardware, Indiegogo
- Jane McEntegart - Editor-at-Large, MobileSyrup
- Gimmy Chu - CEO & Co-Founder, Nanoleaf
This year’s MIXX Canada theme is This Digital Life – a celebration of how our lives, our culture and our quality of life have become totally dependent on digital prowess. Digital continues to both remove and add friction to various aspects of our lives, from health to entertainment to communication and beyond. OES-logoAlong with a host of speakers sharing their expertise, we’ll look back at what worked this year and look ahead to see what’s next. Plus, new this year we’ll have a track on the emerging revolution of wearable tech and an Ontario Electronic Stewardship Ontario Electronic Stewardship station where you can Recycle Your old Electronics and Batteries.
Speaker - TBD
Transforming human behaviour through wearable tech
Up until now our relationship with our technology has mostly been a separate one. Our computers are devices that sit on a desk and our smartphone live in our pockets until we carry them in our hands. Wearable tech dramatically closes this separation gap, integrating it as part of ourselves. This change in relationship with our tech in turn impacts how we relate to ourselves, our world and to each other, transforming human behavior as we know it.
Wearables are ready to explode far beyond fitness tools. The day is coming when wearables will be as much a part of your business process as computers. But what stands in the way of that integration? And what markets will emerge for wearable technology? Rock Stars of Wearables goes far beyond the play toys of today’s market to uncover the opportunities for you.
Every day is a wonderful opportunity to learn something new. Here at WT | Wearable Technologies we are constantly researching and questioning the growth of the wearable industry. Not too long ago we learned how Canada has become a leading innovator in combining technology into wearables. We were so enthralled that we jumped at the chance to organize a conference in Toronto on September 10, 2015! This is our invitation to you. So share this event with you colleagues, and plan for an enjoyable autumn day away from the office! The WT | Wearable Technologies Canadian Conference will teach you about the coolest innovations in wearable tech.
Moderator - September 10 - TBD
Eighteen up and coming Ontario assistive technology companies will compete for $20,000 in business development funding in Ontario Centres of Excellence's Accessibility Tech Pitch competition, part of The Government of Ontario's Accessibility Innovation Showcase. The companies will pitch their products to panels made up of experts and investors in two rounds at MaRS Discovery District, 101 College St. On Sunday, August 9, all 18 companies will pitch from 1:30-5 p.m. with the five best going on to the final round being held Monday, August 10 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Moderator - August 9 - 1:30-5PM
Up to 20 semi-finalists will be given up to five minutes to pitch their innovative product or service of interest to the accessibility community to a panel of judges, followed by a three-minute question and answer period.
Augmented World Expo™ (AWE) is the world’s largest conference and expo for professionals focused on making the world more interactive – featuring technologies such as Augmented Reality, Wearable Computing, Smart Glasses, Gesture and Sensors devices, and The Internet of Things.
Moderator: Details To Be Announced
RTDNA Canada is a progressive organization offering a forum for open discussion and action in the broadcast news industry. The Association speaks for the leaders of Canada's radio and television news operations on the issues that impact the newsrooms. RTDNA fosters education, career development, national and regional awards and active dialogue with the membership. This year's national conference explores Journalistic Excellence in the Digital Age.
Wearables - The Latest Tools Journalists and Newsrooms Can Use
On Thursday, May 21st, at 7:00pm, Cirque-It: A Wearable-tech Fashion Circus is debuting in Toronto’s Distillery District for the first time ever, as part of the Circus North Festival. Get ready for circus like you’ve never seen it before. Cirque-It showcases the collaborative efforts of talented fashion designers, renowned circus performers and “wearable technology” makers, who have teamed up to create a sensory-immersive circus event. These one-of-a-kind, wearable-tech fashion designs allow performers to create and conduct music, sound effects, lighting changes, and other high-tech sensory surprises (we don’t want to give it all away!) with every purposeful movement.
Host: Tech Presentations
In a world where hackers and wearables collide, one heroic team will rise from the rest, and change their destiny. Hackers will unite to build amazing wearable projects. Come join the swankiest people, overload yourself on caffeine and challenge yourself for 48 hours to make the most jawdropping Internet of Things + wearable hack imaginable.
Hackathon Judge: May 10
Digifest showcases groundbreaking creations and trending content in digital media, art, design and technology. The festival fosters connections by bringing together industry, academics and the public, and inspires us to think about how digital tools and technology will shape our lives and our future.
MC: May 8 - 12PM
The Best of the Best Showcase
Digifest is proud to present some of the best work that students have created across Canada. The Student Showcase is an incredible opportunity for students to expose their work to hundreds of Digifest attendees including some of the most renowned Canadian and international designers and thinkers of our time.
Exhibitor: May 10 - 10-4PM
Wearable Tech in the Startup Market
Saturday, May 9th is Digifest’s Family Day, free for all visitors to explore the latest trends in technology. Featured alongside other top startups from Ontario, the Startup Market is an opportunity to share your product or service with a new audience. The Startup Market will run concurrent to other Digifest programming such as the Pleasure Room exhibition, the BEST OF THE BEST student showcase and an exciting workshop series.
AppsForHealth is quickly becoming Ontario’s premier information-sharing, networking and recruiting event for the mHealth and eHealth industries. This interactive, one-day event brought to you by Mohawk College provides a valuable opportunity for professionals from healthcare, technology and education to come together to discuss current and emerging trends in health and education technology.
Panel - Wearables in Action
Details to be announced soon.
Closing Keynote: 3:30-4:15PM
An exploration of wearables impact on health and medicine today and where this is all headed tomorrow.
Wearable Technology for both enterprise and consumer applications promises to be the game changer in the world of emerging technologies. It is the fastest growing and most exciting sector of technology. Industry analysts are projecting $10 billion market size by 2016. SSN's "Wearable Technology Monetization Summit" is designed to show the likely paths to mainstream commercial success in both the enterprise and consumer markets.
A three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies. It’s a conference that both unites and transforms the industry – assembling its major leaders and players from across North America and the world. FITC Toronto transforms the Hilton Toronto into an international mecca for the digitally creative, abuzz with Creative Directors from multinational ad agencies, studio heads from Canada’s most sought-after digital production companies, the world’s most surprising digital artists, and freelancers, cultural influencers and tech lovers from all walks.
Speaker: Date & Time TBA
Marketing Opportunities with Wearable Tech: Today and Tomorrow
With all new tech comes new ways for brands to connect with consumers. With computers and smartphones we saw banner ads, email and SMS marketing, but what will be the new opportunities when we are wearing our tech. Are pop-up ads, landing pages and push notifications going to cut it? Or will we have to define a new way of working with tech that has small screens or no screens at all. From smart glasses to smart socks this session will look at the possibilities of wearable marketing today and where this is all headed in the very near future.
Genesys will be hosting a Technology Summit in Downtown Toronto. Come join us to learn about interesting topics such as IoT, Wearables, and App development. A generous supply of food and drinks will be provided during lunch and dinner for all attendees. We will also have many giveaways and prizes to be won; and don't forget about the SWAG you will receive!
Hosted by: Tom Emrich from We are Wearables
- Jay Vidyarthi - Muse: the brain sensing headband
- Sachin Mahajan - Director of IoT at Telus
- Macy Kuang - Google Glass / Google Cardboard
- Leor Grebler - The UBI
- Nick Van Weerdenburg - rangle.io
- Joel Grenier - You.I labs - Shomi UX
- More speakers to be announced...
NBTC started 15 years ago with the goal of bridging the gap between business and technology that has resulted in others getting swept up in the journey. Since then, we have grown, evolved with the changing Canadian landscape, and have continued to gain momentum, moving forward. I'm honoured to be a keynote speaker at this year's event.