WIRED NextFest is the premier showcase of global innovations that are transforming our world. Now in its fifth year, this Gallery of the Future includes unique and bold exhibits of sustainable design, next generation healthcare, interactive art and games, humanoid robotics, and more. These 40 curated exhibits are the groundbreaking work of international visionaries who offer an inspiring glimpse of tomorrow.
WIRED NextFest 2008 brings together innovations from inventors and research and development labs from around the world and will feature advances in communication, design, entertainment, energy, exploration, medicine/health, robotics, security and more. Over the past four years, WIRED NextFest has drawn over 150,000 visitors combined in San Francisco (2004), Chicago (2005) New York (2006), and Los Angeles (2007).
WHERE: Chicago's Millennium Park
WHEN: WIRED NextFest 2008 is slated to begin with an opening ceremony and event on Thursday, September 25, 2008 followed by a media day on Friday, September 26, 2008. WIRED NextFest will be free and open to the public for two weeks, from September 27, 2008 to October 12, 2008 daily from 11am to 7pm, Thursday noon to 8pm, and closed Monday.
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