Engadget Expand is the consumer electronics experience. Fans of gadgets and new technology, and the companies that make them, come together for the love of tech in a fun, immersive, hands-on environment.
Engadget Expand is designed from the ground up for technology fans. The consumer event gives tech enthusiasts the unique opportunity to hear from favorite technology and science luminaries on stage, talk directly with Engadget editors, and get their hands on some of the latest and greatest new devices at the show floor exhibition. Expand NY is held annually in the North Hall of Javits Center, Manhattan’s premier venue for large-scale events.
The Expand stage offers live panel and one-on-one sessions with some of consumer electronics’ greatest visionaries, putting attendees face to face with the people behind the most interesting and innovative devices on the market today. Panelists including CEOs, scientists, futurists, and roboticists from companies like Google, Microsoft, Toyota, NASA, OUYA, and 3D Robotics who took the Expand San Francisco stage in March 2013. And cutting-edge companies like Ekso Bionics and da Vinci stole the spotlight on the show floor with the truly awe-inspiring robot exoskeleton and surgical robot, respectively.
At Expand NY 2013, we welcomed big names including LeVar Burton, Reggie Watts, Ben Heck, Spike Lee, Ben Huh and speakers from companies like Google, Sony, Pebble, Adafruit and The Electronic Frontier Foundation. The show floor featured interactive opportunities including a Raspberry Pi Make:Off hosted by Matt Richardson of Make Magazine, Carnegie Melon’s modular snake robot, and two days’ worth of hands-on workshop programming. Other highlights from the Expand NY exhibition included 3D Systems’ Sense scanner, Virtuix Omni’s 360-degree virtual reality treadmill, and the launch of the Singtrix all-in-one karaoke machine, to name a few. Stay tuned for more details on what’s in store for Expand NY 2014!
Engadget’s Insert Coin: New Challengers competition is aimed at helping to make inventors’ dreams a reality. Winners receive prizes including: cash to take your project to the next level, an Engadget review and the chance to debut your product on stage in front of audience members, influencers and press.
Engadget Expand brings together everyone from hardware giants to individual makers. Indie Corner is a celebration of hardware startups and cool gear makers that features everything from robotic drones to 3D printers. If your company is less than 3 years old and has fewer than 30 employees then you are eligible to purchase an Indie Corner exhibitor package and showcase to Expand’s 10,000 attendees.