WEAR Conference 2016 Heads to Boston Harbor May 24-26, 2016

Preeminent wearable technology, smart textiles, material innovation
and consumer experience conference to convene May 24-26, 2016 in
Boston’s innovation corridor

AKRON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#WEARcon2016–The Smithers Apex WEAR Conference (www.wearconferences.com,)
the longest-running conference dedicated to smart fabrics, wearable
technology, material innovation and the business of consumer experience
will take place May 24-26, 2016 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.

The WEAR Conference agenda features three full days of programming,
pre-conference workshops and tours, and over 50 presentations by on six
distinct tracks including Smart Fabrics, Wearable Technology,
Consumer Experience, Smart Clothing Supply Chain Dynamics, Enabling
Wearables Through Tech Development
, and The Business of Wearables.
Attendees will benefit from presentations on crowdfunding, digital
health, security, privacy and regulation, augmented human experience,
fashion, design thinking, wearables for social change and the greater
good, investing in technology and more.

Pre-conference workshops include a class on Prototyping Wireless
Wearables
where participants leave with their own LilyPad Simblee,
and an engaging session on The Hardware Journey: Getting from Idea to
10,000 Units
led by Dragon Innovation and Radicand which explores
the challenges of moving from concept to high-volume manufacturing. The
Tours celebrate some of the greatest innovators in and around Boston,
including an intimate look inside the famed MIT Media Lab, VIP access to
the Museum of Fine Arts Boston exhibit #techstyle, a tour of The
Grommet, Voxel8 Labs, a design-thinking workshop with the team at
Altitude, and a special workshop on ID & UX considerations in
garment-based sensors at Manta.

“The WEAR 2016 program promises to be our best and most comprehensive
yet,” said Conference Director Barbara Fowler. “We’re excited to bring
so much great content to Boston – from smart fabrics innovation and
supply chain dynamics, wearable tech development, 3D printing, AI,
health and wellness, how to make sense of all the new data, creating
devices with the consumer in mind, and applications that enhance human
experience and wellbeing. It’s three incredible days planned in the
epicenter of Boston’s bustling technology hub.”

Keynote speakers include Dr. Hugh Herr, Associate Professor of Media
Arts and Sciences at MIT Media Lab, on The New Era of Bionics: The
Science of Extreme Interface
; Theo Forbath, Global Vice President,
Digital Transformation at Cognizant Digital Works presenting The
Revolution Will be Digitized
; Prof. Dr. Rosalind Picard, Founder and
Director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Lab,
Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of Empatica, Inc., and Co-Founder of
Affectiva, Inc. on What Can a Wristband Tell You about your Brain
Health?
; and Jules Pieri, Co-Founder & CEO of The Grommet reflecting
on 1995-2016: What has Changed about Product Launch?

WEAR 2016 attracts an A-list of technology companies, wearable
technology developers and manufacturers, apparel and fashion companies,
supply side companies to the tech and textile industries, independent
fashion designers, consultants, governmental agencies and academia.

For more information on WEAR 2016, visit www.WearConferences.com
and look for hashtag #WEARcon2016

About Smithers Apex

Smithers Apex is a global business that provides events, market
research, publications and strategic and technical consulting to an
expanding list of niche, emerging and high-growth industries, including
home and personal care; lighting, imaging and displays; plastic
electronics and alternative energy. For more information about Smithers
Apex, please visit www.smithersapex.com

Contacts

Smithers Apex
Jenne McCarty, +1-300-762-7441
jmccarty@smithers.com