The largest consumer electronics show is underway and one of the biggest trends is wearable tech. For our first event of 2015, we've gathered some of the writers and analysts attending the show to tell you what they saw on the showroom floor and what this means for the wearable space for the rest of the year. 

In addition, we have Chicago-based wearable startup, Mira, on stage to demo its smart jewelry and sit down with us to talk about Wearables for Women. 

We'll have some great tech for you to interact with in the demo area including Mira, MatchUp, MYZONE and Lifeline Response and of course pizza and beer will be served!


6-6:30: Doors Open and Registration

6:30-6:35: Opening Remarks & Welcome

6:35-7:00: CES Recap & Trends

  • Cheryl Jackson, Chicago Tribune reporter
  • Tom Emrich, BetaKit & MobileSyrup
  • Emily Groch is an analyst at Mintel
  • Will Flanagan, GM at Chicago Inno
  • Moderated by Tory Patrick, Uproar PR

7:00-7:15: Presentation of Mira by Mira

7:15-7:35: Fireside chat with Mira on Wearables for Women

7:35-7:40: Closing Remarks 

7:40-9:30: Demo Area Open + Bar & Food

A big thanks to our sponsor Uproar PR for making this event happen. And to our community partner 1871 for hosting us again this month.

About our Sponsors

1871 is an entrepreneurial hub for digital startups. Located in The Merchandise Mart, the 75,000-square-foot facility provides Chicago startups with programming, access to mentors, educational resources, potential investors and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs that help them on their path to building successful businesses. Recently ranked 9th in the world in the 2014 UBI Index list of top university-associated business incubators, 1871 has become a global leader in the entrepreneurial community. 1871 is the flagship project of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center. For more information, visit

Uproar PR is an innovative consumer technology public relations and social media agency. Along with their other technology practices, the firm has successfully built brand recognition for its wearable tech clients.  Within the Toronto and Waterloo communities, Uproar works with Thalmic Labs, Bionym Kiwi Wearables and PUSH.  With Uproar's media relations experience, those companies have been featured in media outlets including The Today Show, Business Insider, New York Times and CNBC, just to name a few. The firm specializes in developing campaigns that drive awareness and sales, creating industry buzz.  For more information, visit