Greener Gadgets Conference – February 1st in NYC

On February 1, 2008 industry leaders, entrepreneurs, journalists, and product designers will gather in New York City to discuss innovation and emerging trends in sustainable electronic design. Featuring groundbreaking designers and artists like Chris Jordan and Natalie Jeremijenko, as well sustainability leaders from the world’s biggest consumer electronics brands, this first-of-its-kind Greener Gadgets Conference will take place at the McGraw-Hill Conference Center in midtown Manhattan, and can’t be missed. If you are in the nearby area, and have an interest in emerging technology and design innovation, reserve your ticket today before they are all gone!

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Why are we doing this? . The green movement has taken off significantly in virtually every industry. Visible examples include the success of hybrid vehicles, alternative energy, and green building. The fashion, food, and building industries are all embracing sustainable design with fervor, so why is the $150 billion dollar consumer electronics industry lagging so far behind? We believe that the consumer electronics industry is poised for rapid transformation, and we want to help usher in this new era with smart and innovative product design.

The agenda of the Greener Gadgets Conference is to uncover green design and technology innovations that will open new business opportunities and shape the future of the consumer electronics industry.

Inhabitat is working with Marc Alt of MAP to put together a top-notch, dynamic program of consumer electronics industry leaders, innovators, artists, and environmental experts. Speakers include:

Mary Lou Jepsen Chief Technology Officer, One Laptop Per Child Project

Inventor, Engineer & Technoartist, Director of the xDesign Environmental Health Clinic at NYU

Digital Artist, Environmental Advocate

Markus Terho Director of Environmental Affairs, Nokia

Renee St. Denis Director of Product Take Back and Recycling, HP Douglas Smith Director, Corporate Environment, Safety, and Health, Sony

Jeff Omelchuck Executive Director, EPEAT Director, Green Electronics Council

Generous exhibitors and sponsors for the event include: HP, Nokia and BusinessWeek, as well as media sponsors Earth2TEch.com, and Engadget.com

Additional speakers and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks.

Learn more about the Greener Gadgets Conference by visiting:

http://www.greenergadgets.com

For information about exhibiting, attending, or sponsoring the Greener Gadgets Conference, please contact:

Marc Alt Co-Chair, Greener Gadgets Conference (917) 621-6501 (917) 207-5387 [email protected]

Press inquiries: [email protected]

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