Tech agenda: Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals, International SINOCES
Friday 01 July 2011
This week Imagine Cup, the world's number-one student technology competition will take place in New York and the massive SINOCES consumer electronics show will be held in China.
Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals
New York City, USA
The Imagine Cup is the world's number-one student technology competition. The event attracts around 300,000 students each year from around the world in the pursuit of innovative technology and fresh new ideas. The theme of this year's event is "Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems," and students have been busy working on imaginative inventions that might one day change the world we live in. The Imagine Cup challenge spans a one-year period and consists of local, regional and online contests. Over 100 teams of students from 73 countries and regions that have excelled in these competitions have been invited to attend the Worldwide Finals in 2011.
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Qingdao International Convention Center
The China International Consumer Electronics Show (SINOCES) is the Asian counterpart of CES. The International CES held earlier this year (January 6-9) is one of the biggest exhibitions in the tech calendar attracting upwards of 100,000 visitors. Like the CES, SINOCES welcomes local and international exhibitors to showcase and unveil their newest consumer electronics product releases. SINOCES expects to attract over 80,000 visitors in 2011.
TED Global 2011: The Stuff Of Life
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a non-profit organization that aims to spread ideas in the interests of global knowledge and inspiration. The annual TED Global conference is an event that showcases ideas and projects from the most creative minds in the world. Speakers at TED Global will explore the theme of "The Stuff Of Life," uncovering the vivid stream of good news, ideas, science, technology, art, and new ways of thinking. TED only invites a limited number of participants to its events, but the short, inspirational talks from the event are broadcast on the internet for free and are as far-reaching as many of the major product announcements made at tech fairs such as CES and CeBIT.
The Palace Hotel
San Fransisco, CA, USA
The fourth annual MobileBeat conference is a two-day event focused around the future of 4G connectivity and truly mobile computing. The event covers new device form factors such as tablets, 4G phones, HD TVs, and connected devices, plus mobile payments, e-commerce, the Cloud and mobile gaming. An influential list of speakers from companies such as Yelp, AOL, Zynga, AT&T, Google, and NVIDIA will discuss the mobile ecosystem. The Gettie Awards, MobileBeat's startup competition and the GamesBeat conference will be held alongside the event.
Portland, Oregon, USA
OSCON (short for Open Source Convention) is an event that covers the entire spectrum of open source - including software, applications, cloud computing, products, and services. There will be hundreds of sessions, hands-on demos, practical tutorials, keynote presentations, an expo hall showcasing the latest open source tools, services, projects and products, plus one-on-one time with open source developers, hackers, and experts. OSCON is co-located with OSCON DATA and OSCON JAVA.
Black Hat USA
July 30-August 4
Caesars Palace Hotel
Las Vegas, NV, USA
The Black Hat series of security conferences are the biggest and most important in the world. They provide attendees with useful and relevant information about the most pressing internet security issues. The US edition aims to alert people of the possible threats and suggest viable solutions to combat any foreseen security issues. The theme of the event is "Embedding Security" and conference-goers will be treated to a series of more than 50 training workshops plus lectures, hands-on sessions, and keynotes. Essential content from the conference can be streamed live on the web for free, but users must first register with Black Hat. Black Hat Abu Dhabi will take place from December 12 to 15, 2011.
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Vancouver Convention Center
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Computer graphics, technology and art collide at the 38th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH). Fans of computer graphics and interactive techniques will be able to gather information from the world's leading digital art, technology and multimedia experts. The event combines hands-on courses, lectures, and an exhibition featuring cutting-edge technology and software. The latest gadgets, hardware, software and technology will also be presented at the event that is expected to attract more than 25,000 professionals. SIGGRAPH Asia will take place in Hong Kong from December 13 to 15.
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