The seventh edition of ETech has now concluded. Save the date for the next ETech: March 9-12, 2009 in San Jose, California.
Check out the highlights from the 2008 event:
How does technology help you perceive things that you never noticed before? How does it help you be found, or draw attention to issues, objects, ideas, and projects that are important, no matter their size or location?
At the 2008 version of ETech, the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, we'll take a wide-eyed look at the brand new tech that's tweaking how we are seen as individuals, how we choose to channel and divert our energy and attention, and what influences our perspective on the world around us:
Body Hacking. Genomics Hacking. Brain Hacking. Sex Hacking. Food Hacking. iPhone Hacking.
If you can't open it, you don't own it. Take over the everyday aspects of your life and take your senses to the next level.
Emerging Tech of India, Cuba, and Africa. International Political Dissidents.
Different environments incubate new ideas and technologies. What these societies bring out will shake up your cultural assumptions and provide a wider world view.
Visualize Data and Crowds. Ambient Data Streaming.
Dynamic systems require new methods of data capture and interaction. Open a window on the methods experts use to interpret and harness collective intelligence.
Good Policy. Energy Policy. Defense Policy. Genetic Policy. Corruption.
Policy inevitably lags behind technology advances. Learn about some areas where it's catching up, where it's not, and how these boundaries shape our creativity and freedom.
ETech 2008 will cover all of these topics and more. We put on stage the speakers and the ideas that help our attendees prepare for and create the future, whatever it might be. Great speakers are going to pull us forward with them to see what technology can do... and sometimes shouldn't do. From robotics and gaming to defense and geolocation, we'll explore promising technologies that are just that--still promises--and renew our sense of wonder at the way technology is influencing and altering our everyday lives.
"There's more good stuff here, more new directions, than we've had at ETech in years, which is only to be expected, as the market starts to digest the innovations of Web 2.0 and we are now featuring the next wave of hacker-led surprises." Read more of Tim O'Reilly's thoughts on why ETech is our most important conference.