Art and technology conference SIGGRAPH mixes futuristic concepts, far-out ideas and awe-inspiring technology with spectacular results. At this year’s event artists explore the existence of “wonderment” in the exhibition “In Search of the Miraculous” and visitors get a hands-on preview of emerging technologies and innovations in the fields of 3D displays, robotics, interactive input devices, and more.
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Computer graphics, technology and art collide at the International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH). The event mixes computer graphics and interactive techniques with digital art, technology and multimedia. The latest gadgets, hardware, software and technology will also be presented at the event. SIGGRAPH Asia will take place in Singapore from November 28 - December 1.
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The world's largest trade and public video games expo took no time at all to establish itself, branching off from the old Leipzig Games Convention in 2009 and offering hands-on time with new games and games devices.
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Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
The Integrate Expo is the biggest and only national expo in Australia for audiovisual enthusiasts. Visitors can view the latest technologies and demonstrations from over 500 companies producing equipment for the entertainment, DJ, recording, concert production and lighting industries.
Ars Electronica Festival
August 30 - September 3
Various venues in Linz
The Ars Electronica Festival is an annual event that harnesses innovative collisions between state-of-the-art technology, provocative art, and intellectual thinking. It is considered to be the most important digital arts festival in the world and attracts 35,000 visitors annually.
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August 31 - September 5
Messe Berlin GmbH exhibition center
Alongside CES, CeBIT and Computex, IFA is one of the world's biggest consumer electronics trade shows. IFA attracted 1,440 exhibitors and 238,000 visitors in 2011, generating 3.7 billion euros worth of orders. The event is a technology lover's paradise and also serves as a launchpad for many new innovative consumer appliances.
Nokia World 2012
Nokia World is the Finnish-based phone maker's annual gathering to showcase new products and outline technological developments that are crucial to the company's future. The event will highlight forthcoming trends in the mobile arena and will give participants the opportunity to go hands-on with the company's latest products. Like Research In Motion’s BlackBerry World (May) and Dell World (December 11-13) the event also includes hands-on sessions for developers.
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Each year over 1,300 leading electronics companies from more than 140 countries exhibit at IBC -- a leading international forum for the electronic media industry. The event combines a conference dedicated to the broadcasting, mobile TV, IPTV, digital signage and electronics industries with exhibitions and technical demonstrations from leading art, movie, media and technology innovators.
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Exhibition Centre, Cologne-Deutz
Photokina is the world's largest global photography and imaging fair. It offers comprehensive insights into all aspects of imaging media, imaging technologies and imaging markets for both consumers and industry insiders. The more than 180,000 expected visitors will preview the latest photography equipment innovations, rub noses with the "who's who" of the imaging industry and view stunning artwork created by leading international photographers.
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22nd Tokyo Game Show
Along with GDC, E3 and Gamescom, one of the year's most important and influential expos. Strong showings from Sony's internal studios and Nintendo's third-party developers can be expected.
The Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (more commonly referred to as CEATEC) is a cutting-edge IT and electronics trade show that features new technologies from participating electronics makers. The event is comparable to but slightly smaller than the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the US, attracting around 170,000 visitors and 600 exhibitors.
32nd Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition)
October 13 - 16
HK Convention and Exhibition Centre
Heralded as the world's biggest electronics event, the Hong Kong Electronics Fair showcases electronic products and services from across the globe. In 2011 the event attracted 3,150 exhibitors and close to 61,000 visitors. ElectronicAsia 2012, a fair for electronic components, electronics production and display technologies, will run concurrently to the event.