2012

WTconference 2012
Munich, Germany Jan 30, 2012
Discover groundbreaking innovations in the field of Wearable Technologies at the WTconference 2012 in Munich! On January 30, 2012 the 5th WTconference will cover two different tracks and explore the latest developments for Sports & Consumers and Health & Fitness.


2011

CES 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada Jan 6-9, 2011
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 is bringing the next generation of wearable technology on the FashionWare runway, hosted by Diana Eng.

TransNatural
March 4-April 1, 2011 – Amsterdam

TransNatural shows interesting attempts from art, design and science to fuse technology with nature. More info.

FashionWare
March 18-19 – Austin, Texas
Syuzi Pakhchyan of Fashioning Tech is curating a show at #sxsw‘s new fashion component in Austin, TX. Stop by her booth if you’re in the Austin area. More info.

Soft Circuit Weekend
April 2-3 2011 – San Francisco, California

Led by Instructor Lara Grant at The Gray Area Foundation for the Arts will start with the history of wearable technology and end with a hands-on workshop. More info via talk2myshirt.

Smart Fabrics Conference
April 4-6, 2011 – London, UK
The 7th annual Smart Fabrics 2011 will take place on 4-6 April 2011 at the Hotel Russell in London, UK and will cover topics such as the current status of innovative smart fabric technologies in the marketplace, as well as recent application breakthroughs and adoption. More info.

Intelligent Textiles Workshop
April 2011 – Ghent, Belgium
Just before the Smart Textiles Salon, theUniversity of Ghent in cooperation with Plug and Wear and Systex organize a two part, three day workshop on Intelligent Textiles. More info via talk2myshirt.

Smart Textile Salon
April 18-21 2011 – Ghent, Belgium
Besides informing people about intelligent textiles on a theoretical level, this workshop emphasis the practical application of the knowledge – from theory to application in real prototypes. More info.

Popkalab Wearable Technology Workshop
April 27th to 29th – Sede Tecnológica de la UNIA, Málaga/Spain

In this 3 days workshop participants will be introduced to wearable technology, special flexible and conductive material (conductive fabrics, threads, yarns and other soft and squishy materials), basic electronics and will develop a wearable project using the learned techniques. More info.

Pretty Smart Textiles (PDF)
May 2-3, 6-8, 16, 19 2011 – Herning, Denmark

The Exhibition Pretty Smart Textiles shows how fashion, art and technology elegantly work together to become smart textiles. More info (PDF).

Pretty Smart Textiles Workshop (PDF)
May 4 2011 – Herning, Denmark

In the textile industry of the future, innovation, technology and development are key words. Students will get a unique hands-on chance to learn about future textiles and the technologies behind. More info (PDF).

DMY International Design Festival
June 1-5, 2011 – Berlin
DMY Berlin is an international design network for contemporary product design. At the yearly DMY International Design Festival Berlin both renowned and young, experimental designers launch new products, prototypes and foresighted projects. More info.

ISWC 2011
June 12-15, 2011 – San Francisco, California
The fifteenth annual IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers, is the premier forum for wearable computing and issues related to on-body and worn mobile technologies. More info.

 

2010

Textile Salon 2010
Dresden, Oct 18, 2010
Introduces the latest demonstrator and prototype developments in the field of smart textiles and intelligent wearable systems. The displayed items will be explained and demonstrated by the developers.

Wearable Technology: Course of Professional Development
Florence, Italy, Nov 27-29, 2010
A Hands-on analysis of electronics in the innovative textiles and prototype development held at the University of Florence.

Future Physical
Norwich/Great Yarmouth, Jan 1-8, 2010
“A Future Physical focus for artists, designers, technoligists and the public to debate and view topical developments and innovations in wearable computing and smart textiles.”

ISPO Wearable Technologies Conference
Munich, Germany, Feb 7-10, 2010
Technologies in the sport and lifestyle sector. As part of the core segment “Trends & Innovations”, the WT Show represents both a bundled presentation platform for WT products already available on the market and a networking event that couples the sport and lifestyle industry with a wide variety of innovative technology providers…”

6th Annual Smart Fabrics 2010
Miami, Florida, April 14-16, 2010
“Covering topics such as the current status of innovative smart fabric technologies in the marketplace, as well as recent application breakthroughs and adoption. The conference will be of particular interest for people involved in electronics, textiles, medical, sporting equipment, fashion, and wireless communication industries, as well as military/space agencies and the investment community…”

DMY International Design Festival
Berlin, June 9-13, 2010
“The 8th edition of DMY International Design Festival 2010 will kick off with a grand opening ceremony in the evening of June 9. Over 10.000 square meters filled with inspirational prototypes and new product evolutions by over 400 designers invite you to explore the latest developments in the fields of contemporary product design.”

IFAI Industrial Fabrics Association International
Paris, June 16-17, 2010
“Advanced Textiles ’10 gives voice to the new spirit and game-changing technologies in the textile industry. Our mission is to inspire you, and we’re bringing the network and knowledge together for you which showcases future-looking experts in the field of technical textiles.”


2009

Wearable Technologies Conference
Munich, Feb. 2, 2009
“Wearable Technologies refer to garments with built-in electronics or electronic devices and to new materials that enable functions far beyond conventinal ranges of applicatons: Jackets with built-in GPS functions or solar panels, bluetooth communication gloves or jerseys that monitor your heart rate, measure sportive performance are no longer dreams of the future.”

O-Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
San Jose, March 9-12, 2009
“ETech opens our eyes to the trends, tools and developments in emerging technology that demand our attention—demonstrating how technology can bring us closer to each other and to the world around us.”

Smart Fabrics Conference
Rome, March 10-12, 2009
“The competitive advantage of the future will be the development of technologically advanced products offering consumers extensive functionality. Smart fabrics are holding a significant position in this area with estimated compound annual growth rate of 32% for the period of upcoming two years. Exploring the newest trends faced by home health care, industrial clothing, sport clothing, cosmetics and other markets, Smart Fabrics 2009 is an event not to be missed!”

Innovations in Textiles 2009
London, March 18-19, 2009
“Building on the success and popularity of previous textile conferences the IoN is organising a further conference at The Royal College of Physicians in London on March 18th – 19th 2009 on this subject, bringing together multiple disciplines and various technologies and developments in the textiles arena. The conference will have an application side, as to where textile developments can be used by various industries, as well as keeping the audience up to date on the latest technologies and ideas being developed.”

IFAI Advanced Textiles
Brussels, April 2-3, 2009
“The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is a not-for-profit trade association representing the entire spectrum of the specialty fabrics industry. ”

CHI 2009
Boston, April 4-9, 2009
“Computing is reaching into all parts of modern life. CHI 2009 will be the showcase for the technologies, designs and ideas that will form the new world of digital life. There are many exciting new ways in which computing can improve life in many parts of the world. CHI 2009 will be the place to see that happen.”

OFFF
Lisbon, May 7-9, 2009
“After eight years on the frontline of digital arts events, OFFF has trascended its own nature as a festival to become a synonym for modernity, both aesthetic and technological. OFFF is spreading the work of a generation of creators that are breaking all kind of limits. Those separating the commercial arena from the worlds of art and design; music from illustration, or ink and chalk from pixels. Artists that have grown with the web and receive inspiration from digital tools, even when their canvas is not the screen.”

BSN
Berkeley, June 3-5, 2009
“Body sensor networks (BSN) technology has gained tremendous international interest in recent years from researchers both in academia and industry. With the development of innovative wearable/wireless/implantable biosensors, the applications for BSNs extend from in-vivo monitoring and intervention to everyday healthcare, as well as fitness, sport and security. This workshop will address the fast-growing BSN research field, and offers participants a unique forum to discuss the key issues and innovative solutions in current BSN research. The conference will feature a number of invited lectures by leading academic researchers and industrial experts and include a showcase and demonstration of healthcare and other technologies.”

ISWC
Austria, Sept 4-7, 2009
“ISWC is the premiere interdisciplinary forum in wearable technologies, bringing together users, researchers, practitioners, designers, and manufacturers from the fields of wearable computing, smart clothing, ubiquitous computing, mobile computing, human-computer interaction, fashion design, textile and fiber science, among others.”

IEEE on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
San Antonio, Oct. 11-14, 2009
“The 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2009) provides an international forum that brings together those actively involved in areas of interest to the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, to report on up-to-the-minute innovations and developments, to summarize the state-of-the-art, and to exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of systems science and engineering, human machine systems, and cybernetics. The theme of the conference is:”

Coded Cultures – Exploring Creative Emergences
Japan, Oct 14-18, 2009
“The second edition of CODED CULTURES is a binational festival (Austria – Japan) in the year 2009 to explore new artistic practices and creative ability profiles within media integrated project-cultures and digital media related art, focusing on Japan and Europe. The festival is part of the official Austria – Japan Year 2009.”

 

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