Some 300 Expected For Next Week’s Xlab In NYC

October 30, 2014 by Dave Haynes


About this time next week I’ll be running a panel at Xlab, a conference put on in New York by the Society for Experiential Graphic Design. It’s all about how the digital tech that’s converging to change how places – like retail and public facilities –  are designed and experienced.

I’m running the Make session, on the heels of earlier sessions on Insights, Content and Platform. The speaker list is a little bit sponsor but a lot of great, coming from some really interesting companies like Bluecadet, Digital Kitchen, Second Story, Control Group, HUSH, Leviathan and Local Projects.

SEGD’s Justin Molloy tells me this will be the biggest Xlab yet, with some 300 anticipated attendees, some coming from as far afield As New Zealand, Australia and Iceland. About a third of the crowd will be students from specialty design and tech schools. Xlab had about 200 last year.

Tickets are still on sale, and if you can’t go, you can pay for the day-long webcast and save the airfare and kooky-expensive NYC hotel rates. I’ve seen the attendee list, and if I was a vendor selling stuff like video wall tech and specialty display, the applicable term here would be “target-rich environment.”

If you’re going, see you there. If this is all news to you, all the details on Xlab are here.


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