Tech agenda: audiovisual enthusiasts gather at Integrate, art and technology at Ars Electronica Festival
During the week of August 29 the lights will shine on Australia's audio, visual and lighting industry at the Integrate Expo and artists will take your breath away with mind-bending displays of science-infused artwork created for the Ars Electronica Festival.
August 30 - September 1
Horden Pavilion and Royal Hall of Industries, More Park
The Integrate Expo is the biggest and only national expo in Australia for audiovisual enthusiasts. Products from across the AV industry are shown under one roof. Visitors can view the latest technologies and demonstrations from companies producing equipment for the entertainment, DJ, recording, concert production and lighting industries. Seminars and workshops are held concurrently during the event. In 2011 more than 500 brands will be on display. The trade event is held in association with InfoComm International, the organizers of leading information communications expo, InfoComm.
Ars Electronica Festival
August 31 - September 6
Various venues in Linz
The Ars Electronica Festival is an annual event that harnesses innovative collisions between state-of-the-art technology, provocative art, and intellectual thinking. Since 1979 the festival has invited artists, scientists and technologists to enrich the minds of people around them through festival activities such as exhibitions, performances, discussions and lectures. It is considered to be the most important digital arts festival in the world and attracts 35,000 visitors annually. More than 300 events are planned for the 2011 edition which will focus on the theme of “ORIGIN – How It All Begins.”
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Messe Berlin GmbH exhibition center
Alongside CES, CeBIT and Computex, IFA is one of the world's biggest consumer electronics trade shows. IFA attracted 1,423 exhibitors and 235,000 visitors in 2010, generating 3.5 billion euros worth of orders. The event is a technology lover's paradise and also serves as a launchpad for many new innovative consumer appliances. Last year's notable IFA announcements included Samsung's first tablet the Galaxy tab, the world's slimmest LED 3D TV, and the ViewSonic ViewPad 100 the world's first dual-boot tablet.
Indianapolis, IN, USA
CEDIA Expo is the top expo for the residential custom installation industry. It showcases the latest innovations in home cinema, audio-video solutions, lighting control, multi-room audio, home-networking and other essential technologies for custom home installations. The US edition features “bleeding edge” products at the Future Technology Pavilion and will offer manufacturer- and distributor-hosted workshops throughout the event's duration. Around 20,000 industry professionals are expected to attend CEDIA Expo in 2011. The Asia-Pacific edition of the expo takes place in May while the UK expo is held in June.
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IBC electronic media conference and exhibition
Each year over 1,300 leading electronics companies from more than 140 countries exhibit at IBC - a leading international forum for the electronic media industry. The event combines a four-day conference dedicated to the broadcasting, mobile TV, IPTV, digital signage and electronics industries with exhibitions and technical demonstrations from leading art, movie, media and technology innovators. In 2011 the event organizers expect to draw in excess of 48,000 visitors.
DEMO Fall 2011
Silicon Valley, California, USA
DEMO is a three-day conference where established and emerging technology companies provide concise demonstrations of their new products. The conference follows a strict format - participants have just six minutes to show off their inventions. In addition to the conference there is also a Demonstrator Pavilion where attendees can get a closer look at "the latest trend-setting technologies," plus various networking events. A satellite event called Demo Asia will take place November 29-30 in Singapore.
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21st Tokyo Game Show
Along with GDC, E3 and Gamescom, the Tokyo Game Show is one of the year's most important and influential expos. Strong showings from Sony's internal studios and Nintendo's third-party developers can be expected, and Microsoft used the 2010 event to show that it was keen to see the Xbox 360 accepted by Japanese consumers.
1st Macworld Asia
China National Convention Center
2011 marks the first edition of Macworld’s Asian Expo. Macworld Asia is the sister event to the Californian-based Macworld Conference and Expo - which is currently the largest annual Apple Macintosh event in the world. Macworld Asia will bring together international manufacturing giants and leading companies from China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan to showcase Apple-related products, accessories and services. The first edition of Macworld Asia is expected to draw an audience of more than 200,000 people.
Mission Bay Conference Center
San Francisco, CA, USA
GigaOM's Mobilize is all about the mobile web - from mobile computing to cloud-based services and everything in between. A stellar lineup of speakers from companies such as Facebook, PayPal, Pandora, Hipmunk, Walmart, AT&T Interactive, Navteq, Yahoo!, Best Buy, VeriFone, Thomson Reuters, The New York Times, Nielsen, Verizon, T-Mobile USA, Sprint, Square, and Visa will share their knowledge about the future of the mobile web. The theme of this year’s event is "Mobile is Everywhere. Opportunity is Everywhere."
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