Weekly global technology agenda: Macworld Expo, Ted2010

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The week of February 8 is starting to heat up with big ideas and inventions set to be presented in the technology sector. The world will be transfixed by keynote presentations illustrated by some of the most innovative minds at the 2010 edition of TED. Mac enthusiasts will be delighted by a host of new Mac products, software and gadgets at the Macworld Expo from February 9 to 13.

TED2010
February 9 - 13
Long Beach, 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.
http://conferences.ted.com/TED2010/

Macworld Expo
February 9 - 13
Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, 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.
http://www.macworldexpo.com/

Mobile World Congress
February 15 - 18
Barcelona, Spain

This four-day event is dedicated to cutting-edge mobile technology. There is a full program of conferences, keynotes and panel discussions that runs alongside an exhibition of hottest new products and concept designs from the top mobile companies in the field. The Mobile World Congress Awards Ceremony pinpoints leaders and innovators at the forefront of the mobile industry. In 2009 the event attracted around 47,000 industry members from more than 180 countries.
http://www.mobileworldcongress.com

International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference
February 17 - 19
Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan

The International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference (Nano Tech 2010) is the world's largest nanotechnology exhibition. This year the exhibition will address our global energy and environmental problems and will examine the ways in which nanotechnology can bring humans closer to a green world. The event will run concurrently to an exhibition uniting biotechnology, nanotechnology and business, Nano Bio Expo 2010; a specialized expo for nanotechnology used in surfaces, treatment and processing, ASTEC2010 & METEC' 10; an electronics and printing centric expo, nano & neo functional material 2010; and a new exhibition dedicated to water processing techniques, InterAqua 2010.
http://www.nanotechexpo.jp/en/index.html

CeBIT 2010
March 2 - 6
Deutsche Messe AG, Hannover, Germany

In 2009, 4,300 exhibitors from 69 countries and more than 400,000 visitors made their way to Hannover for CeBIT. 2010's event is expected to be even bigger. Visitors to the world's largest digital IT and telecommunications event will be able to take part in a forum of "international networking, knowledge transfer and trend-setting." CeBIT 2010 highlights will include a new "Next Level 3D" floor space, international demonstrations of green technologies and a new presentation called "Advanced Office & Conference Solutions."
http://www.cebit.de/homepage_e

Game Developers Conference
March 9 - 13
Moscone Center in San Francisco, USA

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world's largest industry-only gaming event. More than 17,000 professionals are expected to gather at the GDC in 2010. The event aims to heighten the awareness of gaming around the world and encourages industry members to form local and global ties with other members in the game development community. In 2010 there will be over 400 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions covering the diverse sectors of games - including gaming consoles, handheld devices, cell phones, and of course online and computer games. The event also explores future developments in the field of gaming.
http://www.gdconf.com

CTIA Wireless 2010
March 23 - 25
Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA

CITA will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2010, welcoming more than 1,000 exhibitors and tens of thousands of spectators to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Discussions about wireless and converged communications, wireless broadband, mobile web computing and data industries will be held over a period of three days. Companies will demo the latest in enterprise solutions, energy saving products, and emerging mobile entertainment technology. Developers, manufacturers and industry leaders will be on hand to discuss the latest trends including Location Based Services (LBS), Smart Energy, Wireless Health, Intelligent Transportation, Cloud Computing and Mobile Money.
http://www.ctiawireless.com/

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