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WEST 2015 Buzz

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WEST 2015 Buzz

WEST's sold out conference looking at how wearable tech is impacting sports and entertainment caused quite a stir in the media both the day of and days after.

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Wearables meet sports & entertainment at the second annual WEST

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Wearables meet sports & entertainment at the second annual WEST

WEST returned to the city with a bang as this sold-out event took up two floors at the MaRS Discovery District Centre. Over 600 guests got their hands-on some amazing tech from over 31 exhibitors in wearable tech, IoT and 3D printing. And attendees participated in conversations with 42 thought leaders from as far as Japan, Australia, the US and from here at home in Canada. Catch our recap of the event here.

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Watch the WWTO Pet Wearables Event

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Watch the WWTO Pet Wearables Event

We pulled out all the stops in Toronto for Canada's first Pet Wearables event including live streaming the presentations and panels for the first time ever. If you missed the event or want to look back at some of the AHA moments that happened on stage related to pet tech, click play and watch it here.

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May 2015 WWTO Storify Recap: Relive it in Tweets

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May 2015 WWTO Storify Recap: Relive it in Tweets

Our May 5 WWTO was a big night for Canadians as we flexed our muscles as leaders in the wearable space. The night featured some of the pioneering app developers for the much anticipated Apple Watch followed by the debut of wearable toy company Linkitz, on a mission to teach girls how to code. Linkitz launched its Kickstarter campaign at WWTO making it clear that they selected Toronto as the launch pad for their first product over offers to do so in the States.

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April 2015 WWTO Storify Recap: Relive it in Tweets!

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April 2015 WWTO Storify Recap: Relive it in Tweets!

On April 9, the WWTO community was transported to a whole new reality, an augmented reality, with an event that featured the Father of Wearable Computing and the Canadian Premiere of the much anticipated AR glasses, Meta. Relive the magic in Tweets via our Storify story.

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March 2015 WWTO: Sketch Note Recap

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March 2015 WWTO: Sketch Note Recap

March's WWTO was our biggest one yet which seemed fitting since this group just achieved the status of the world's largest wearable technologies group on Meetup.com. The focus of this event was on identity, payments and privacy. Back again this month to capture all the golden nuggest in a visual format was UX designer and partner at design and development shop, Pixelbot, Jessica Fan. Her sketch notes are a great way to recap the key topics discussed at this event.

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Discussing Wearables for Women: A Recap of the February WWTO Panel

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Discussing Wearables for Women: A Recap of the February WWTO Panel

The most recent Toronto event held at MaRS on Feb 3 featured a panel discussion on “Wearables for Women” covering topics from design and functionality to the gender mix in the workplace. The discussion was led by freelance writer and multimedia journalist, Amanda Cosco, who writes for publications such as the Globe and Mail and BetaKit.com and included experts from many different spectrums of the technology and design space. 

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