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Toy Chest set to storm Techweek

Toy Chest set to storm Techweek

by TODD STOLARSKI | June 11, 2015

After its successful debut at the MCAA Tech Conference earlier this week, BuiltWorlds cofounder Matt Abeles will be bringing his well-received Tech Toy Chest road show to Techweek Chicago on Thursday, June 25th. Taking center stage at the famed art deco Merchandise Mart, this version will have an expanded cast from stellar companies currently making a significant impact on the built space. "We have such a varied panel to offer, A to reality," quips Abeles with a wry smile. Even beyond the red-hot AR and VR crowd, the panel is stacked. Energy tech, 3D scanning, and IoT tracking all are represented.

Klinepeter, ready to moderate

Klinepeter, ready to moderate

Hosted by Abeles and moderated by Hard Hard Hub creative marketing lead Christina Klinepeter, Tech Toy Chest will focus on how emerging technologies will allow us to interact with an increasingly mechanized world, both on the job site and at home.

Just for BW readers, because of our partnership with Techweek, we are able to offer discount passes for the entire weeklong conference (June 22-28)!  Use the codes below.

  • 15% off Attendee passes
  • 25% off VIP passes

Also, as an exclusive, today, BW can reveal the new cast of Tech Toy Chest for Techweek Chicago: 

PostivEnergyPractice - Chris WilsonEnergy & Control Engineer 
How tech drives sustainable energy forward

Techweek and BW both strive to bring forth fresh ideas that directly address the multiplying challenges of incorporating ever-evolving & exciting tech into our space.
— Matt Abeles, BW

DAQRI  - Ken Hepburn, VP, Business Development
4D augmented reality smart helmets

IrisVR - Shane Scranton, cofounder
Architectural design software in virtual reality

MasterGraphics - Kevin Carr, General Manager 
3D printing, laser scanning, and the future of CAD

Zebra Technologies - Adebayo Onigbanjo, Dir. of Mktg
Tracking information and IoT with RIFD encoders

Blue Marble 3D - George Matos, Principal
Virtual reality design renderings 

This year, BuiltWorlds' new partnership with Techweek also includes a separate in-house event here on Tuesday, June 23rd: Robots to the Rescue: The Evolution of Unmanned Vehicles. Abeles remarked "Two peas in a pod. Techweek and BW both strive to bring forth fresh ideas that directly address the multiplying challenges of incorporating ever-evolving and exciting tech into our space."

Techweek returns to Chicago after leaving Detroit like a lion earlier this year. From June 22-28, the event promises to have the entire Windy City on lockdown regarding all things tech. Starting with a hackathon and culminating with a Launch start-up competition, Techweek seems sure to keep us on the edge of our virtual seats. As we get closer to kickoff, stay locked right here at BW for updates, and be sure to purchase your discounted passes above.

Thursday, June 25th, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Merchandise Mart 
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, 
Chicago, IL 60654

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