While the week will be quiet in general, Bangalore hosts the AV Revolution and the world braces for early January's CES in Las Vegas.
December 25 - 27
Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bangalore, India
AV Revolution is India's biggest audiovisual expo with over 250 international brands exhibiting annually. All aspects of home and professional audio video hardware are covered at the High End Consumer and Professional Audio Video, Automation and Entertainment electronics expo. Sony, Canon, Samsung, LG, Pioneer, Panasonic, Bose and Yamaha are just some of the high-profile AV companies showing off their latest technology there in 2009.
January 7 - 10
Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world's largest consumer technology trade show. It is a highlight on most technology-minded people's calendar because it welcomes numerous high-profile technology companies and is the launch-place for many groundbreaking new gadgets and high-tech products. In 2010 the show will focus on green technology, with more than 30 exhibitors coming to the event to demonstrate environmentally friendly product concepts. Mobile Applications will also feature en masse at the event as analysts are predicting Apps to be one of the hottest global technology trends for 2010.
Web 3.0 Conference
January 26 - 27
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara in Santa Clara, USA
Web 3.0 Conference explores the "emergence of a new era of technologies, collectively known as Web 3.0." The conference highlights the ways in which businesses and individuals can harness these new technologies and investigates the future of the connected world. Confirmed speakers at the conference include Johanna Wright, Director of Product Management responsible for Web Search at Google; Scott Prevost, principal development manager for Bing at Microsoft; Peter Mika, researcher and data architect at Yahoo! Research in Barcelona; and Frank Addante, founder and CEO of the Rubicon Project.
Global Game Jam
The Global Game Jam is a gaming tournament but rather than applauding player skills, it elevates designers' digits and programmers' prowess. Over 100 worldwide tournament locations have been officially registered as venues for the 48-hour game-making frenzy, where competitors are organized into adhoc teams before attempting to churn out one of the best games of the tournament. The top entries are then put forward for March's prestigious Game Developers Conference in San Diego.