We really had too many memorable moments this year to count but to keep with our annual tradition, I’ve made a list of the Top 10 We Are Wearable Moments to look back on in 2015.
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As we are interrupting our usual programming (as it were) in Toronto we are offering up a few events in the city you can get your wearable fix until we return in the new year!
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.
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.
Visual Talks captures the insights from our Capturing the Future event in Toronto on September 9 which looked at the evolution of the camera including wearable cameras, drones, 3D scanning and more.
The July 8 WWTO tackled how wearable tech is changing the game of sports for the fan, athlete and coach. Visual Talks captured the entire event in a fantastic sketch which we have for you below.
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.
Our June event in Toronto focused on a growing segment of wearable tech, pet wearables! As part of the registration process for this event, we asked our members a couple of questions to get to know how many of them had pets and what they would want a wearable for their fur-baby to do.
The state of augmented reality today is quite diverse with the technology spanning consumer and commercial verticals. Todd Revolt, Director of Strategic Alliance at Meta, discussed how technology, such as what is being developed by Meta, is being used in areas like aircraft manufacturing and education.
May 5 WWTO featured Apple Watch and the official launch of Linkitz, a wearable toy that teaches girls how to code. Check out the gallery of pics from this night courtesy of Billy Lee of Belight.
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.
Toronto-based technology writer, Jessica Galang, has published a stellar recap of the Apple Watch half of the May 5 WWTO event in her latest piece for Techvibes,
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.
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.
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.