Each year the first week of January sees Las Vegas transformed into a consumer technology Mecca, as tens of thousands of exhibitors, buyers, designers and media pundits make their annual pilgrimage to CES. What is understood as "consumer technology" has expanded from pocket radios and VCRs to include robots, 3D printers, autonomous vehicles, wireless and smart everything, making CES one of the largest trade shows on earth, and also one with an extraordinary range of products and services on display.
This year we're excited to be hosting an afternoon event featuring four speakers addressing transportation futures. Multiple technology and design trends are combining to drive rapid evolution in the transportation industry, and these trends have the potential to upend the social and economic fabric of modern society for years to come. This disruption will create opportunities as well, and the speakers will discuss the design considerations and creative challenges that are on the horizon.
The two hour session will take place from 2PM to 4PM on January 8th, in the Design & Source Pavillion at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Below are the speakers and their topics.
Moving Forward: Conversations on Transportation Futures - Speakers include Kersten Heineke (Partner, McKinsey), Melissa Ruhl (Senior Transportation Planner, Arup), David Scott Neal aka Nemo (Director of Design Co-Creation, Launch Forth), and Shady Shahid (Principal, MAST) .
And if you're looking to fill out your CES itinerary, please join Core77, Keyshot, IDSA and Pact Design as we welcome all designers in town to an evening of cocktails and networking at the Commonwealth Bar on Freemont Street, in the cool part of Vegas. RSVP while there is still room!