SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Minneapolis, taking place September 21-22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN, today announces its two keynote speakers, Chuck Carter, Founder of Eagre Games, and Best Selling Author George Leopold. ESC Minneapolis is co-located with five diverse UBM Advanced Manufacturing events including Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis, Automation Technology Expo (ATX) Minneapolis, MinnPack, PLASTEC Minneapolis, and Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis.
ESC Minneapolis brings the leading embedded systems suppliers and innovators to share their latest advancements and give insight into the future of the industry. The event will feature a dynamic show floor highlighting the latest in embedded design, an unprecedented educational conference featuring over 35 hours of content, and thought provoking industry keynote speakers to provide insight and information.
"Building on UBM's Events First initiative, we are bringing more content than ever before to ESC Minneapolis this year. This will include the thrilling addition of our two keynote speakers who have helped to push innovation within the industry throughout their careers," said Stephen Corrick, Senior Vice President and Portfolio Director of UBM Americas' Advanced Manufacturing group. "With new content, tremendous keynotes and incredible exhibitors featured on the expo floor, this year's show is shaping up to be one of the most engaging yet."
Meet the Keynotes:
Chuck Carter, Founder, Eagre Games: Carter is well known for his contributions to the video game industry, most notably for his work in the creation of the game Myst. Carter also helped create 26 other video games throughout his career including Pacman World Rally, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, and many more. Additionally, Carter's illustrations and animations has been featured on the BBC, in National Geographic, and in work with NASA.
Carter's Presentation, Playing a New Game: VR Challenges and Opportunities, will focus on the future of virtual reality gaming and the innovation within game creation to adapt to this new technology.
George Leopold, Journalist and Author: Leopold has been on the forefront of technology and science for the last 30 years, covering U.S. manned spaceflight extensively. His work has appeared in leading publications including the New York Times and New Scientist, among many others. Leopold's newest book, Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom, has received national attention and is currently on Amazon's best seller list.
Leopold's presentation, The Astronaut as Engineer, will cover the life of Astronaut Gus Grissom, the devastating loss of the Apollo 1 crew, and how that loss led to the U.S. winning the Space Race.
Both Keynote presentations will be open to all attendees of any of the six co-located events.
The Expo Floor:
This year's ESC Minneapolis features the top embedded systems suppliers on the show floor with the latest hardware and software breakthroughs, products demos and rising trends. Additionally, the expo floor will house various free show activities including:
- The Connection Corner: This brand new space will provide a place for peer-to-peer networking, featuring meetups covering IoT, Programmable Logic and Sensors.
- ESC Engineering Theater: The ESC Engineering Theater is the best place to hear directly from some of the top engineers in embedded systems design.
- Innovation Tours: This year's innovation tours will highlight some of the best in the industry showing how they utilize strategic design and manufacturing tactics in order to produce at a top efficiency and lower bill of materials.
- Visit the new ESC booths on the main floor, open to all attendees.
ESC Educational Conference:
ESC Minneapolis also features an extensive two-day, three-track educational conference covering major developments in Embedded Hardware, Embedded Software, and Connected Devices and the Internet of Things. All three tracks run on both days and include advanced levels on the second day, offering content led by the brightest minds in the industry on topics such as: firmware architecture, signal converters, energy harvesting, IoT platforms, and embedded vision. To learn more about the ESC Conference, visit: http://escminn.com/conference
To register for ESC Minneapolis and take advantage of early bird registration before August 26th, visit: https://minneapolis.am.ubm.com/2016/registrations/ESC
To register for a media pass, visit: https://minneapolis.am.ubm.com/2016/registrations/Media
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