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January 2017

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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FREE

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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Dublin Tech Summit

February 15 @ 8:00 am - February 16 @ 5:00 pm
THE CONVENTION CENTRE DUBLIN, Spencer Dock, N Wall Quay, North Dock
Dublin, Ireland
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$396 - $565

Reaffirming Dublin as the Epicentre of Innovation DTS 2017 will bring together global leaders in innovation, technology and business to shape the future of global trends and technologies. Held across Dublin’s iconic silicon docks the two day summit will showcase everything Dublin has to offer as global technology hub with the main conference taking place in the Convention Centre Dublin. By day participants will hear from leaders shaping the future of industries across our seven core pillars and by night, we’ll treat participants to the best of what Dublin’s lighter side has to offer. Find out why we’re doing something new and join the conversation shaping the future of global technology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeAuRs99mO4

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March 2017

International Women’s Day: Fearless Design and Prototyping

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Health Innovation Hub at the University of Toronto, 263 McCaul Avenue Room 120
Toronto , Ontaio M5T1W7 Canada
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$5 - $6

Erica Tiberia, Renn Scott, Get Your Bot On! Celebrate the creativity and the ingenuity of women! Join us on International Women's Day for Fearless Design and Technology Prototyping—a workshop designed to provide you with the basics of programming with physical components while also learning how to create products especially for women. In celebration of International Women’s Day, this design and technology workshop is an opportunity to network, to understand what women value, and what’s important to them when it comes to apps, products and services. You will be introduced to some female-focused best practices and a how-to approach inspired by research and insights gained from interviewing and collaborating with women. A design thinking methodology will help you creatively explore your ideas, followed by a guided tutorial where you will create and program a working prototype using the Arduino platform, sensors, and actuators.

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Decoded Fashion House at SXSW

March 10 @ 8:00 am - March 12 @ 5:00 pm
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ShopTalk: The Next-Gen Commerce Event

March 19 @ 8:00 am - March 22 @ 5:00 pm
Aria Las Vegas, 3730 Las Vegas Fwy
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
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Shoptalk is the new blockbuster retail and ecommerce event. It covers the rapid evolution of how consumers discover, shop and buy—from new technologies and business models to changes in consumer preferences and expectations. The Shoptalk attendee profile represents a senior-level and multi-stakeholder view of the commerce ecosystem with diverse representation by sector and development stage. Shoptalk is a platform for established retailers and brands, startups, tech companies, investors, media and analysts to come together to learn, collaborate and evolve. Everyone benefits from rich, in-person interactions spanning three days packed with incredible content, wide-ranging exhibitors and meaningful networking opportunities. Shoptalk attracted more than 3,100 attendees in 2016 including over 395 CEOs, and is growing to 5,000+ attendees in 2017.

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Women & Wearables

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street
Toronto , Ontatio M5G 1L7 Canada
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FREE

We Are Wearables + Electric Runway have teamed up to host “Women and Wearables,” a night of celebration, conversation, and activism empowering women in wearable tech. This special edition of WWTO will touch on the opportunities & challenges for women in hardware, the need for diversity in tech teams, and the journey of the female founder. In addition to an all-female cast on stage, we are also hosting female-founded or female-focused startups and organizations in our demo area. The goal of this event is to raise awareness, drive conversation and illicit action on the need for diversity in tech in the Toronto wearable and hardware space. Participating companies: InteraXon (Muse), Linkitz, eSight, OCADu’s Social Body Lab, CFC ideaBOOST, Ripple, Daniel Christian Tang, Ladies Learning Code, Women of Wearables, and more to be announced soon! Beverages & food will be provided including beer from Lake Wilcox Brewery and pizza from Pizza Pizza courtesy of Herscu & Goldsilver. - - - - - - - - - - - - Agenda: 6:30-7:00: Registration & Networking (Expo open) 7:00-7:10: Opening Remarks - Paula Kwan, Co-Organizer of We Are Wearables 7:10-7:20: “Women and Wearables” - Amanda Cosco, Founder of Electric Runway 7:20-7:35: Keynote TBA 7:35-7:50:…

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MONTREAL DIGITAL SPRING X AFTER HOURS AT THE MCCORD – MONTREAL FASHION TECH

March 30 @ 5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Mccord Museum, 690, rue Sherbrooke ouest
Montreal, Quebec Quebec H3A 1E9 Canada
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$25

After Hours at the McCord After Hours at the McCord – Montreal Fashion Tech is organized by the McCord Museum in partnership with Ville de Montréal and Montreal Digital Spring, and the contribution of Valérie Lamontagne / 3lectromode. The official opening night of the 2017 Digital Spring. The McCord After Hours series is presented by National Bank. Exceptionally until midnight, with two live DJs and two free drinks per person! Learn about tomorrow’s fashion and unprecedented technical innovation… Fashion Mapping, 3D scan stations, wearables, immersive demonstrations, interactive experiences Privileged encounters with designers, VR fashion designs, creative workshops Contests, prizes to win, and surprises on site! FREE FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS! RESERVE YOUR PLACE – two free drinks + a smart PixMob Klik bracelet for the evening! (Membership card required) GENERAL ADMISSION – TWO DRINKS INCLUDED! Advance sale $16 / $20 at the door. Your smart PixMob Klik bracelet included for the evening! Ticket non-refundable. Not a Young McCord Member yet? Wait no longer: special rate of $25 – Offer non-cumulative with other current promotions. Join the event on Facebook to be kept in the loop and get all the details first! ON THE PROGRAM Enter the world of Expo 67 and experience the effervescence of Montreal’s fashion moment with the new exhibition Fashioning Expo 67!…

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April 2017

MakeFashion 2017

April 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Telus Spark Science Centre, 220 St Georges Dr NE
Calgary , Alberta T2E 5T2 Canada
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$30 - $180

Get ready for MakeFashion’s 5.0! MakeFashion is a world renowned fashion-tech show featuring designs debuted by international wearable technology designers from across the globe Canada including USA, India, China, Japan. From animated ties that display the wearer’s favourite patterns, to dresses that read brainwaves and playback dreams, MakeFashion designers are inspired by fashion with high-tech functionality. Every garment on our runway contains groundbreaking advancements in technology and engineering provided by our partners at Seeed Studios, Intel, and ANT+. MakeFashion’s 5.0 will also feature live performances by Trip The Light Dance Co., and musical performances by Mudge Music and DJ Paul Sanders. On April 1 2017, 22 innovative design teams will showcase their stunning “smart” clothing designs in this ground-breaking fusion of light, fashion and performance.

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The Kit Connect Conference

April 4 @ 10:00 am - April 5 @ 6:00 pm

From the Kit: We get it: Breaking into the fashion industry is tough. That’s why we’re launching the first annual The Kit Connect Conference—in partnership with the Canadian Art & Fashion Awards—to connect talented individuals with Canada’s style leaders.

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