Google holds an Android event and The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off the 2010 technology event season. CES is the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow and the event where many of the world's most advanced technology products are debuted.
Android mobile phone press conference
Mountain View, California, USA
Google invited reporters to attend an "Android press gathering" on January
5 at the company's Mountain View, California, headquarters, amidst rumors that it is for a possible new product announcement - the launch of a Google-branded phone. The first Android-powered phone was launched a year ago.
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.
February 9 - 13
Long Beach in California, USA
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. TED is a non-profit organization that aims to spread ideas in the interests of global knowledge and inspiration. The annual conference is an invite-only event that showcases ideas and projects from the most creative minds in the world. TED2010 will be spread across four days and will explore developments in new technologies, creative design, future concepts and economic innovation taking place across the world. The theme of TED 2010 is "What the World Needs Now, TED2010." Many of the talks will be broadcast on the internet for free.
February 9 - 13
Moscone Convention Center San Francisco in California, USA
Founded in 1985, the Macworld Conference and Expo is the largest annual Apple Macintosh event in the world. Well over 28,000 people have already pre-registered for MacWorld 2010. Hundreds of companies offering dedicated Mac products and services will be at the event to share their expert advice and show off their latest technology. There will be a strong focus on free training sessions and paid education tracks in 2010, in part to draw focus away from the fact that it will also be the first year in which Apple will not attend Macworld Expo.