Mike North of "Prototype This!" goes interactive at Designers of Things 2014

July 23, 2014

Bernard Cole-July 23, 2014

UBM Tech's Designers of Things conference on Wearable Tech, 3D Printing and the Internet of Things has just announced that Dr. Mike North will keynote the inaugural event this fall.

He will be presenting an interactive closing keynote session on Wednesday, September 24 at the two day conference at San Francisco's Mission Bay Conference Center, which is focused on providing developers and would-be innovators and the tools and resources for the design, development and business of Wearable Tech, 3D Printing and the Internet of Things.

He will take the keynote stage to deliver his presentation, "The Art of Prototyping," on September 24 at 4:45 PM.

North is the founder and president of North Design Labs, founder of nonprofit ReAllocate, and host and producer of Discovery Channel shows, "In the Making," "Prototype This!" and "Outrageous Acts of Science." he earned a Ph.D. and Masters in Materials Science and Engineering, and graduated summa cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Santa Barbara.

During his graduate work, he designed and fabricated the world's first adhesive that could be turned on and off electronically. It was inspired by biological adhesives systems, such those in the feet of geckos. Mike's scientific interests delve into specialties such as biomimetics, micro/nanofabrication, nanoscale microscopy and micro/nanomechanical characterization.

In addition to his work with North Design Labs where he advises and consults with other innovators, he is founder of ReAllocate, a non-profit that leverages a volunteer network of high-level technologists, designers and innovative thinkers to holistically address real-world problems.

"As a respected innovator, inventor, designer and engineer across the tech spectrum, Dr. North knows how to wear many hats and can provide unmatched expertise to the attendees of our inaugural event," explained Katie Stern, Event Director, Designers of Things. "His ability to fuse engineering and science with empathy and creativity will surely entertain and engage the audience in our one of a kind interactive closing session."

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 on a VIP Pass that gives access to everything from exclusive pitch coaching workshops to hands-on intensive sessions. To register, visit: http://ubm.io/DoTReg2014.

For more information and to save $150 on your VIP or Tech Pass by September 12, go to  www.designersofthings.com. To register,  go to  DoTReg2014.

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