From October 28 to 30th, 2013, the 3rd Annual Seattle Interactive Conference (SIC) will bring together a range of speakers and panelists including leading voices in technology companies, entrepreneurs, academics and scientists to explore the theme of transparency. A statement on the SIC website highlights why they chose to focus on this particular topic.
"With the proliferation of more data and information than at any time in history, technology enables us to better monitor and measure what people are doing, where they're doing it, and how much they're willing to spend to do it. At the same time, we are seeing the promise of better user experience, human-computer interaction, and more overall knowledge, shining a brighter light on everything from return on investment to other detailed information at levels available only to insiders until now."
Among the 100 speakers scheduled for this conference include: Roy Sekoff, Founding Editor of the Huffington Post; David Shing, AOL Digital Prophet; and Jen Panasik, a Portfolio Lead and Interaction Designer at IDEO.
Another innovative feature is The Idea Idea. According to the SCI agenda, "This two-part workshop will culminate in a real-time social experiment to create the first open collaboration platform for shared idea exchange, the Idea Idea will explore the powerful possibilities that the social collaboration movement is revealing. Social collaboration is poised to transform the landscape of business, social good and community- and is only accelerating." Also, master classes will provide opportunities to receive direct instruction from industry experts.
In addition, SIC and AT&T have partnered with Microsoft to sponsor a Mobile App Hackathon event on the weekend of October 26-27. This hackathon is focused on wearable technology with five finalists presenting their concepts during the conference.
For those times when one needs a break to relax and recharge, SIC://Hub will provide a space to charge one's electronic gadgets and refuel for lunch or just hang out in one of the lounges. While at the Hub be sure to check out the sponsors, exhibitors, and interactive installations. One can also venture over to SIC://Workspace to grab a quick breakfast or lunch, plug in at the blogger lounge, take a meeting or make a call at the Haakenson work stations, and view one of the sessions via the SIC simulcast feed. Other events include an after-hours Skybridge party, structured networking events and happy hour crawls.
To learn more about SIC and to register for this event log on to their website. Keep up with the conference happenings via twitter @seattleinteract.