PORTLAND, Maine -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Smithers Apex is pleased to announce that Adidas, MC10, Pebble Technology, Eeonyx Corporation, IDEO, and Philips Lighting will headline at Smart Fabrics 2013. The agenda for the 9th annual edition will feature sessions on the culture of innovation in organizations, military end uses, technical platforms, the latest developments in e-textiles as an application for devices and many more.
The Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California will host the event April 17-19, 2013. Smart Fabrics has several keynote presentations including a talk from Kate Hartman, Co-creator of Botanicalls and Lilypad XBee and Assistant Professor of Wearable & Mobile Technology and Director of the Social Body Lab, OCAD University on Imagined Wearables: Body-Centric Technologies in the Art & Design Context and Beto Lopez, Global Lead- Systems Design Discipline, IDEO on The Culture of Change and Innovation Within and Outside Organizations from a Human Centered Design Point of View.
“The Smart Fabrics advisory board has been instrumental in forming what is going to be one of the best conferences we have ever had. With presentations like The Future of Smart Watches by Pebble Technology, this year is filled with innovation and priceless opportunities for networking with a global audience from across the supply chain,” said Smithers Apex’s Conference Director Barbara Fowler. “This conference will be a hot-spot for industry professionals to breakdown these new innovations and collaborate on what will be in store for the future.”
Delegates of Smart Fabrics 2013 will have the opportunity to attend workshops (available at an additional cost) April 17 on The Next Wave – Entrepreneurs in Fashion Tech, and Design Principles for Wearability. From April 18-19 attendees will hear over 25 presentations by speakers from the industry leading organizations of Adidas; Philips Lighting; Moondial; Fabric Works; Pebble Technology; Lowenstein Sandler; Maya Design; Obscura Digital; IDEO; Botanicalls; Lilypad XBee; MC10; 3lectromode. Other organizations presenting include System Planning Corporation; Infoscitex Corporation; Philips Corporate Technologies, Research; Infinite Corridor Technology; Terepac Corp; Groupe CTT; Artefact and Electricfoxy; POWERleap Inc; HealthSynch, Inc; Miller Edge, Inc; Eeonyx Corporation; Fabric Works; Holst Centre; and LUMO BodyTech. Delegates will also hear from academic institutions such as OCAD University; University of California, San Diego; Concordia University; Virginia Tech; University of Exeter; and Parsons The New School for Design.
Register by February 9, 2013 to get the Super Early Bird Pricing and save $300 off the conference fee. For more information about Smart Fabrics 2013, or to register visit www.smartfabricsconference.com. Limited sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are still available. Contact Brian Santos at email@example.com or +1 207 781 9618 for more information.
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