Latest in 3D Printing and Wearable Tech to Converge at Designers of Things 2014 as Schedule Continues to Grow

Register by September 12 to Save on the Hottest New Event in Wearable Tech, 3D Printing and the Internet of Things, September 23-24, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — Today, Designers of Things, a new conference produced by UBM Tech dedicated to accelerating the design, development and business of Wearable Tech, 3D Printing and the Internet of Things, announced new additions to the already robust lineup for the inaugural event this fall. From 3D printing in the fashion, architecture and aerospace industries to using wearable tech to track everything from your health to the well-being of your beloved pets, Designers of Things will welcome the industry's brightest design and development professionals for two days of intensive learning and networking. The event will take place September 23-24, 2014 at San Francisco's Mission Bay Conference Center. For more information and to save $150 on your VIP or Tech Pass by September 12, visit

Designers of Things, a new conference dedicated to accelerating the design, development and business of Wearable Tech, 3D Printing and the Internet of Things, happening September 23-24, 2014 at San Francisco’s Mission Bay Conference Center

New additions to the schedule include:

3D Printing

  • Intellectual Property Issues for Innovators: 3D printing is rapidly changing what it means to manufacture, pushing intellectual property considerations down the supply chain with regulations struggling to keep pace. How do you know what your rights are when there isn't even a clear definition of what you're making? Patience Jones of Graphicmachine will dive into these new avenues and how to protect your work in the US and abroad.
  • Challenges of a 3D Printing Startup:  A year after Electroloom set out to make the first personal 3D printer capable of printing flexible, fibrous clothes, the company has entered the development phase and is on a quest to bring clothes manufacturing to the desktop. Join Marcus Foley, Aaron Rowley and Joseph White, the co-founders of Electroloom as they discuss the highs, lows and lessons learned from being a 3D printing startup.

Wearable Technology

  • Designing for the Quantified Other: Tracking what we love is Steve Eidelman, co-founder of Whistle's specialty. After developing the Whistle Activity Monitor, a wireless device that attaches to a dog's collar and allows owners to track their beloved pets, he will be sharing with attendees how tracking and analyzing our lives through tech provides actionable insights into how to better care for the important pieces in our lives.
  • Identification, Authentication and Customization with Biometrics: Are passwords and PINs a thing of the past? The future and potential of identification and biometrics is incredible, Karl Martin, co-founder and CEO of Bionym will explain. Whether it be restaurants knowing your allergies and favorites upon entering, or hotels automatically knowing your preferences as you travel, the possibilities are endless when it comes to innovations in dynamic interaction with technology.

"The innovations coming out of the wearables and 3D printing worlds are boundless," said Katie Stern, Event Director, Designers of Things. "Our schedule for our inaugural event continues to grow as more and more impressive research and technology emerges from the industry. We're thrilled to present the latest out there to our attendees this September." 

Advance registration for Designers of Things ends September 12. This two-day conference will bring together leading designers, developers, entrepreneurs, innovators and project funders to collaborate and share ideas on building new devices, discover new opportunities and explore the road ahead for these technologies. Save $150 off of your VIP Pass that gives access to everything from exclusive pitch coaching workshops to hands-on intensive sessions. To register, visit:

About Designers of Things 
Designers of Things is a new conference produced by UBM Tech that is dedicated to the revolutionary potential of Wearable Tech, 3D Printing and the Internet of Things (IoT), the business strategies and inventive people behind these technologies, and how they can successfully accelerate innovation to take their inspirations to the next level. Through in-depth educational programs, ground breaking technology demonstrations and unmatched networking opportunities, Designers of Things offers one of the most comprehensive and impactful meeting places for the technology design and development communities in the world. The Designers of Things flagship event will take place September 23-24, 2014 in San Francisco. For more information about this event, please visit:   

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology communities through live events, online properties and custom services. UBM Tech's community-focused approach provides its users and clients with expertly curated research, education, training, community advocacy, user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities that serve the Electronics, Security, Enterprise IT and Communications, Network Infrastructure and Applications, Game and App Developers, and Tech Marketing communities. UBM Tech's brands include Black Hat, DesignCon, EE Times, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), HDI, InformationWeek, and Interop. Create, a UBM Tech full range marketing services division, includes custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs based on its content and technology market expertise. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information, go to

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