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October 2016

Startup Fashion Week Fashion Tech Forum

October 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Uberflip, 135 Liberty Street
Toronto , Ontario M6K 1A7 - Canada
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Join Electric Runway founder Amanda Cosco as she hosts Startup Fashion Week's Fashion Tech Forum, an evening exploring the future of fashion and technology. Three fashion tech entrepreneurs will provide ten-minute pitches followed by a brief Q&A. Pitches will be followed by an expert panel discussing the future of fashion tech.

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ACADIA Conference 2016: Posthuman Frontiers – Data, Designers & Cognitive Machines

October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
University of Michigan Taubman College, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This year’s ACADIA conference, entitled “Post Human Frontiers: Data, Designers, and Cognitive Machines” will focus on design and research that lies at the “intersection between procedural design, designed environments and autonomous machines.” ACADIA, the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, has recently announced it keynote line-up, which includes Elizabeth Diller, who will be accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award from the conference. The conference, which will run from October 27th through the 29th, will be held at theUniversity of Michigan Taubman Collage in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The keynote speakers will range from academics to practitioners, each bringing their own perspective on the state of the growing field of autonomous machines for making architecture. Four keynotes will discuss their recent research and practice in the field of computer-aided design. Speaker Mario Carpo, Dr.Arch, PhD, HDR focuses his research on the intersection of architectural theory, cultural history, and the history of media and information technology. Iris van Herpen’s talk will explore her Haute Couture digital fashion, and the relationship between craftsmanship and innovation. Visual artist and architect Philip Beesley, MRAIC OAA RCA will continue the discussion of digital fabrication and design, looking at Beesley’s association with the Living Architecture Systems Group (LASG).…

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November 2016

A Shaded View of Fashion on Film (ASVOFF)

November 1, 2016 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou Levallois-Perret
Île-de-France, 92300 France
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Created by journalist Diane Pernet and curated by Alex Murray-Leslie, A Shaded View of Fashion Film (ASVOFF) is a three-day festival exploring the relationship between fashion and film. This year the festival has announced a wearable technology on film category, making it the first wearable technology film festival in the world. The wearables jury will be head by Father of Wearable Technology Steve Mann. Electric Runway will be a media sponsor for ASVOFF to help champion the wearable tech category. For more information on ASVOFF, follow the link.

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Vogue Fashion Festival

November 4, 2016 @ 8:00 am - November 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
PALAIS POTOCKI, Paris , France + Google Map

In partnership with Swarovski, and with the support of Qatar Place Vendome, the Vogue Fashion Festival is for professionals and fashion lovers. For two days in Paris, it offers its participants the opportunity to review the new challenges in the world of fashion on the first day, and then to immerse themselves in the world of building actors during the second day, or participate in practical MASTERCLASS.  

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Cirque-IT: A Wearable Technology Fashion Circus

November 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - December 1, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

Save the date! Toronto's second wearable technology cirque show is set to take place in late September! Read Electric Runway founder Amanda Cosco's coverage of last year's show in the Toronto Star here.

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January 2017

Daily Goods Design LABS: Women that Make, Create, and Innovate — POP UP 1

January 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lab TO, 231 Wallace Avenue, Floor 2
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1V5 Canada
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The first of a series of Daily Goods Design LABS! POP-UP 1 features women that are changing the landscape of design through creative uses of materials and technology. The presentation will focus on how to design for the other ½ of consumers — yes, design for women. Female designers, fashionistas, and technology experts come together to imagine, make, and create the future of clothing, accessories, and product concepts for women. The event includes a 20-minute talk by Daily Goods Design LABS Founder Renn Scott, followed by four 15-minute talks from 4 women focusing in the areas of design, making, and innovation in engineering and technology. Event will wrap-up with a meet-and-greet where the presenters, female designers and engineers, are present for conversations to discuss their work. The 4 (15 min) talks: Mary Chong – Strategic Thinker, Social Entrepreneur and Mentor Founder, VP of Operations and Voice of Customer; Revelo Electric. A design and technology innovation company focused on clean efficient electric transportation. Revelo develops beautifully designed and inventive products that free customers to enjoy their commute, and travel wherever and whenever they want, without compromising ride quality and safety. @ReveloElectric www.revelo.ca Adriana Ieraci – Innovator and Educator Founder; Conveyor Built;…

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Fashion Tech Berlin

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KÜHLHAUS BERLIN AT PREMIUM, Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 4-6 10963 Germany + Google Map

The conference on the future of fashion, Fashion Tech Berlin is the platform for uprising ideas and business models that influence the way fashion is designed, produced, distributed, marketed, and sold.

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€40 - €55

Who’s Next Trade Show

January 20 @ 8:00 am - January 23 @ 5:00 pm
Paris expo Porte de Versailles, 1 Place de la Porte de Versailles
Paris , 75015 France
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A leading fashion trade show in Paris focused on future trends. Features exhibitions, round-table discussions, forums, and more.

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We Are Wearables Toronto: CES Writer’s Recap

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street
Toronto , Ontatio M5G 1L7 Canada
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WWTO is back for its first event of 2017 with our annual tradition of tech journalists discussing wearable tech trends coming out of CES.

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Body Hacking Conference

January 27 @ 8:00 am - January 29 @ 5:00 pm
Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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You are a bodyhacker. Yes, you. Bodyhackers come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Even “normal” ones. That’s because bodyhacking isn’t just about appearances. It can relate to inward reflection, chemical adjustment, or even a fancy new watch that connects to a smartphone. The body is a vehicle to be tuned, modified, added to, taken away from, painted, tweaked, and customised. Maybe your preferred method is listed here. Maybe it isn’t. Either way, you belong at BDYHAX. Discover: Discover new and old ways of training your brain, building muscle or flexibility, or the latest tools to build custom prosthetics. Learn: Learn about the future of wearable tech, of body modification done around the world, and about projects that could change the way we look at disability. Connect: Connect with old friends, with new companies solving old problems, and with an event full of people looking to make themselves better. Plus don't miss the BDYHAX Fashion Tech Show. On January 27th, designers & artists from around the world will converge on Austin at the first ever Put Together fashion tech show. Showcasing pieces that utilise 3D printing, responsive tech, and AR- this show is sure to dazzle. Co-Produced by INTERLACED & covered…

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February 2017

Fashion Incubator San Francisco Hosts NewCo Bay Area Festival

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fashion Incubator San Francisco at Macy’s Union Square, 170 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA United States
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Fashion Incubator San Francisco presents a panel session on trends in fashion technology, retail, and ecommerce with Levi Strauss & Co., Intel, and macys.com San Francisco - January 2, 2017 - Fashion Incubator San Francisco (FiSF), a non-profit organization that supports fashion apparel designers in becoming successful San Francisco entrepreneurs and employers, announces that it will host a panel of industry experts to discuss the latest trends and opportunities in ecommerce, textiles, manufacturing and marketing for emerging fashion businesses.  The panel includes FiSF Advisory Board member Maureen Conners, Levi’s Paul Dillinger, Intel’s Andrew Lutjens, and macys.com Nicole Mason The event will take place on February 7th, 2017 as part of the NewCo Bay Area Festival. “Fashion Incubator San Francisco is proud to be a NewCo conference host company for the third consecutive sold-out year,” said Jeanne Allen, Executive Director. “It is our pleasure to invite Bay Area entrepreneurs and business leaders to our 3500 square foot incubator facility at Macy’s Union Square for a behind-the-scenes look at the place where fashion and tech converge.” NewCo festival programming is organized into 26 tracks with events around the Bay Area. Host companies are selected based on their mission, and participants choose which…

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