by Dot Cannon
Now, what are the special events you might like to keep in mind, as June approaches? Here are three of next month’s highlights.
Tomorrow, Thursday, June 1, Make in LA hosts their fourth Toolbox LA lunchtime event.
And this one is all about combining innovation with compassion and social responsibility.
Toolbox LA, a free lunchtime series started in February of 2017, brings together creators, startups, potential investors and any potential collaborators who focus their talents on supporting Los Angeles’ ecosystem. So far, Make in LA, which is Los Angeles’ first hardware startup, has hosted “Toolbox LA” events which have included a look at growing our future food supply, future healthcare, and future investment.
With tomorrow’s theme, “June Tech for Social Justice”, presenters will include Humanistic Technologies founder and CEO Ruby Guillen; Akcpt owner and founder Vincent Libretti; Hidden Tears Project founders Jordan Marinov and Jason Gurvitz; Buzzfeed VR producer Marlon Fuentes; and Omaze co-founder?CEO Matt Pohlson. A speakers’ Q and A session and networking will follow the presentations. You’re invited!
Toolbox LA’s fourth session, “June Tech for Social Justice”, starts at noon, Thursday, June 1, 2017, and runs from 2 pm at Cross Campus’ downtown Los Angeles location, 800 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 200. Admission is free.
Then, next week–has it really been a year, already, since the first IDEAS™ conference?–IDEAS is back. But last year’s two-day conference, aimed at accelerating entrepreneurs from Tel Aviv University, has evolved into an exciting new series–partnered by Cross Campus and Google in California.
Called “IDEAS Immersion“, this is now a two-city program–happening in both Los Angeles and Chicago. A series of workshops, community events, company visits and mixers will be included in the L.A. edition, which runs from June 5th through June 22nd. IDEAS Immersion Los Angeles includes these events, open to the general public:
- “The Start-Up Lifecycle: Seed, Raise, Exit, Fail”, a Thursday, June 8th mini-conference, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, at Cross Campus DTLA, 800 Wilshire Boulevard, second floor. (Here’s the link for more information; there is a nominal ticket charge.)
- “IDEAS Immersion Demo Day”, Thursday, June 22nd, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Cross Campus DTLA, 800 Wilshire Boulevard, second floor. (This is a free event; you can register here.)
AND–if June is here, the SENSORS Expo and Conference, in San Jose, isn’t far behind.
If we’re counting correctly, 2017 will mark the thirty-second year of the SENSORS Expo and Conference, which is North America’s only event dedicated exclusively to sensors and sensing technologies.
This is a three-day, bursting-with-innovation look at the future, with keynotes, workshops, presentations by more than a hundred industry experts, three hundred-plus exhibitors on the expo floor, and, of course, networking. Topics will include the Internet of Things “connected” lifestyle innovations, wearable technologies, AI, robotics, VR and more other “cool stuff” than we have space to mention!
SENSORS Expo and Conference starts with five different pre-conference symposia, on Tuesday, June 27th, then launches into ten separate conference tracks, on Wednesday, June 28th, according to their website’s listing of “What’s New for 2017”. Scheduled keynotes will include a look at the ways augmented reality can be used to change the world–and effective design for future human spaceflight.
The 2017 SENSORS Expo and Conference runs Tuesday, June 27th through Thursday, June 29th at San Jose’s McEnery Conference Center. Pre-conference symposia start at 9:00 am, Tuesday, June 27th; conference events begin with a networking breakfast at 7:30 am on Wednesday, June 28th, and run through 2:30 pm, Thursday, June 29th. Here’s the link for information, as well as a link to request a digital brochure.