Engadget's first ever Expand Conference
The on-stage portion of the event was amazing and featured some of the leading edge technologies most people only speculate about and the people who are spearheading them now. We saw Robots that ran like cheetahs and some that flew in swarms. We found out how something as simple as a thermostat can be brought into the current era and save you money. They talked about space elevators and They even had a competition for product development for $25,000 dollars. Talks about gaming, crowd funding, Automobile electronics, mobile devices, 3-D printing, a conversion of military technology to civilian uses, and even an overview discussion about The Apple Corporation populated the schedule. Between each and every speaker they had a giveaway... with really good prizes.
The show finalized with a segment about Engadget and it's history. Having that segment really brought home how personal this conference was to the whole staff. They discussed mostly the history of the company but it was also their personal history and spoken from the heart. They included lunch and breakfast and served it openly for long periods of time so no one missed a meal. This show was well worth the ticket price and I highly recommend you check out the next one in NYC during the fall of 2013 or the one next year here on the west coast.
If you want to check out the sessions they are now online for you to see at Engadget's site for Expand http://www.engadget.com/expand/videos/
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