Wearable Technology UX 2014
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Smart Fabrics & Wearable Technology 2015 Dates Released!

Join us in the 11th edition and always changing Smart Fabrics & Wearable Technology Conference taking place May 11-13 in San Francisco! In 2015 we will concentrate on bridging the gap between disciplines and creating a forum of discussion and collaboration between fields.

Innovative Wearable Technologies Flash Talks

We are looking for examples of Innovative Wearable Technologies to be presented in a Flash Talk Format (10 minutes each). The flash talks presentations will be followed by a joint Q&A panel style to share further details with the audience on what makes these innovations groundbreaking, unique and most importantly, a game changing technology for the industry.

The Flash Talks should be about wearable technologies that have been developed over the last 12 months with a better User Experience goal in mind.

Format to Submit Proposals

Proposals should be submitted to Barbara Fowler, Conference Director, Smithers Apex at bfowler@smithers.com. The deadline to submit proposals is October 17th, 2014. The Advisory Board will then review the proposals and select those to be presented at the conference. Each proposal must include:

Title of Flash Talk
Half a page to one page outline explaining the technology and why it is groundbreaking
One paragraph company profile

If you're an expert on one of these exciting topics or think you have something else to add to this year's theme contact Barbara Fowler at bfowler@smithers.com or +1 207-807-5749.

We've got great events coming your way in the future! Stay tuned for Wearable Technology UX in London September 22-23, 2014.

Follow us on Twitter @Wearables_Tech and watch for #smartfabrics #wearabletech

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Over 300 of the world's top professionals in the smart fabrics and wearable technology industry gathered in San Francisco for three days of networking, hands on experiences, and to listen to the latest content from a panel of renowned speakers.

They met face-to-face with smart fabric and wearable technology industry professionals from a variety of industries, including textiles, technology, fashion, investment and the military. They listened to key strategic insights from speakers that are changing the industry like Paul Litchfield, Reebok and Paul Brody, IBM.

Noticed something new? The Smart Fabrics conference series has even more wearable technology in the program than ever, we thought we might as well change our name too! This change is a reflection on how the industry has moved, don't worry you can count on us to have the biggest names in the industry sitting beside you in the conference room and at the podium.

Besides listening to presentations by Reebok, IBM, Health 2.0, Adidas, Universal Display Corporation, and Intel presentations check out additional opportunities at Smart Fabrics & Wearable Technology 2014.
shark tank Dive into the Shark Tank! If you're a student, entrepreneur, or start up business with a new product you can't wait to share with the world, you need to enter the Smart Fabrics & Wearable Technology 2014 Shark Tank. Three people/groups will be selected to present their product to the panel of sharks. Find out more here.
It's time to roll up your sleeves - or maybe create some new ones - and get your hands dirty as you embark on a half day adventure with SparkFun in an E-Textiles Hack-A-Thon DIY Workshop. Delegates will have a unique experience as they spend the morning building, making, and experimenting with DIY e-textiles products. SparkFun will provide an expansive selection of products you are familiar with and introduce you to quite a few more. Collaboration is strongly encouraged, so be prepared to share your artistic and technical talents with your cohorts while you create your own designs to debut at the Smart Fabrics mixer on April 23rd. Find out more here.

smart wallSmart Fabrics & Wearable Technology is always a media frenzy covered by the likes of

BBC News, Artefact, FashioningTech, and Make:. If you're interested in covering this event please contact Stephanie Whitman at swhitman@smithers.com.


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  • SparkFun Electronics
  • Adidas
  • BodiTrak
  • EEONYX Corp
  • Clothing+
  • Shimmer
  • Oryon Technologies
  • TE Connectivity
  • LUMO BodyTech
  • AiQ Smart Clothing Inc.
  • Sensoplex
  • Heapsylon
  • Snapwatch Ltd
  • NBMC


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  • Stacey Burr

    Stacey Burr


    VP Wearable Sports Electronics

  • Tom Martin

    Tom Martin

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Associate Professor, Bradley Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Tricia Wilson

    Tricia Wilson

    Fabric Works

    President / Principal

  • Kunigunde Cherenack

    Kunigunde Cherenack

    Philips Corporate Technologies, Research

    Research Scientist, Intelligent Textiles Project

  • Hap Klopp

    Hap Klopp

    Cocona Fabrics

    Executive Chairman

  • Crunchwear
  • Adafruit
  • Smart Textiles and Nanotechnology
  • Fashioning Technology
  • Plug and Wear
  • Wearable Tech Insider
  • Innovation in Textiles
  • HJMT


The Smart Fabrics Conference is organized by Smithers Apex, formerly known as IntertechPira. Smithers Apex provides events, market research, publications and strategic and technical consulting to an expanding list of niche, emerging and high growth industries.


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