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ETech 2009 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at ETech 2009 (schedule subject to change).

Customize Your Own Schedule

Create your own ETech schedule using the personal scheduler function. Mark the tutorials, sessions, keynotes, and events you want to attend by clicking on the calendar icon [calendar icon] next to each listing. Then click on "personal schedule" below and get your own customized schedule generated.

Imperial Ballroom
Add 2D, 3D... 2.5D? to your personal schedule
8:45am 2D, 3D... 2.5D? Mok Oh (Where Inc.)
Add WattzOn: Crowdsourcing a Solution to Climate Change to your personal schedule
9:40am WattzOn: Crowdsourcing a Solution to Climate Change Raffi Krikorian (Uber Advanced Technologies Center), Jeremy Cloud (Synthesis Studios)
Add New Data Visualization: Reaching Through Maps to your personal schedule
11:00am New Data Visualization: Reaching Through Maps Eric Rodenbeck (Stamen Design)
Add Design Fiction to your personal schedule
11:55am Design Fiction Julian Bleecker (Nokia Design)
Add Freedom and Control: Lessons from China for the World to your personal schedule
2:20pm Keynotes
Room: Imperial Ballroom
Freedom and Control: Lessons from China for the World Rebecca MacKinnon (Global Voices)
Add How the Magic Circle Transforms the Commons: Games, Communities, and Civic Participation  to your personal schedule
2:45pm Plenary
Room: Imperial Ballroom
How the Magic Circle Transforms the Commons: Games, Communities, and Civic Participation Kati London (Area/Code)
Add The End of Free Space to your personal schedule
3:00pm Plenary
Room: Imperial Ballroom
The End of Free Space Jane McGonigal (Social Chocolate)
Add Viral Forecasting to your personal schedule
3:35pm Plenary
Room: Imperial Ballroom
Viral Forecasting Nathan Wolfe (Metabiota, Global Viral)
Crystal Room
Add Bug Finding by Solving Constraints in the Cloud to your personal schedule
8:45am Bug Finding by Solving Constraints in the Cloud David Molnar (University of California, Berkeley)
Add How New Materials Change History to your personal schedule
11:00am How New Materials Change History Chris Spurgeon (Patagonia)
Gold Room
Add Tales from Technomadia to your personal schedule
9:40am Tales from Technomadia Chris Dunphy (Technomadia), Cherie Ve Ard (Technomadia)
Add The Glass Bottom Float: Towards Civic Robotics to your personal schedule
11:00am The Glass Bottom Float: Towards Civic Robotics Marc Böhlen (University at Buffalo / Ailab Zurich)
Add Robot Cars Solve Everything. Well, Almost. to your personal schedule
11:55am Robot Cars Solve Everything. Well, Almost. Brad Templeton (EFF)
Empire Room
Add All the Ways to Find You: GPS and Other Wireless Signals to your personal schedule
11:00am All the Ways to Find You: GPS and Other Wireless Signals Nick Brachet (Skyhook Wireless)
Add Hacking Healthcare Technology in Africa  to your personal schedule
11:55am Hacking Healthcare Technology in Africa Mike McKay (Baobab Health Malawi)
Valley Room
Add FreeTech to your personal schedule
8:45am FreeTech Christine Herron (Intel Capital), Kevin Epstein (Entrepreneur Magazine Press)
California Room
7:45am Breakfast
Room: Market Street Foyer
10:25am Morning Break
Room: Market Street Foyer
4:00pm Closing Reception
Room: Market Street Foyer
12:40pm Lunch
Room: On Your Own
8:45am-9:30am (45m) City Tech, GeoLocation, Mobile and The Web
2D, 3D... 2.5D?
Mok Oh (Where Inc.)
9:40am-10:25am (45m) Mobile and The Web
WattzOn: Crowdsourcing a Solution to Climate Change
Raffi Krikorian (Uber Advanced Technologies Center), Jeremy Cloud (Synthesis Studios)
11:00am-11:45am (45m) City Tech
New Data Visualization: Reaching Through Maps
Eric Rodenbeck (Stamen Design)
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) Mobile and The Web
Design Fiction
Julian Bleecker (Nokia Design)
2:20pm-2:45pm (25m)
Freedom and Control: Lessons from China for the World
Rebecca MacKinnon (Global Voices)
2:45pm-3:00pm (15m)
How the Magic Circle Transforms the Commons: Games, Communities, and Civic Participation
Kati London (Area/Code)
3:00pm-3:35pm (35m)
The End of Free Space
Jane McGonigal (Social Chocolate)
3:35pm-4:00pm (25m)
Viral Forecasting
Nathan Wolfe (Metabiota, Global Viral)
8:45am-9:30am (45m)
Bug Finding by Solving Constraints in the Cloud
David Molnar (University of California, Berkeley)
9:40am-10:25am (45m) Health
DIY for PWD: Do It Yourself for People with Disabilities
Liz Henry (BlogHer)
11:00am-11:45am (45m) Materials
How New Materials Change History
Chris Spurgeon (Patagonia)
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) Health, Materials
Hearing the Light: New Technologies for Restoring Hearing via Regeneration and Implants
Shelley Batts (University of Michigan)
9:40am-10:25am (45m) Geek Life
Tales from Technomadia
Chris Dunphy (Technomadia), Cherie Ve Ard (Technomadia)
11:00am-11:45am (45m)
The Glass Bottom Float: Towards Civic Robotics
Marc Böhlen (University at Buffalo / Ailab Zurich)
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) City Tech
Robot Cars Solve Everything. Well, Almost.
Brad Templeton (EFF)
11:00am-11:45am (45m) Wireless Signals
All the Ways to Find You: GPS and Other Wireless Signals
Nick Brachet (Skyhook Wireless)
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) Computing, Health
Hacking Healthcare Technology in Africa
Mike McKay (Baobab Health Malawi)
8:45am-2:00pm (5h 15m)
FreeTech
Christine Herron (Intel Capital), Kevin Epstein (Entrepreneur Magazine Press)
8:45am-2:00pm (5h 15m)
ETech Maker Shed
7:45am-8:45am (1h)
Break: Breakfast
10:25am-11:00am (35m)
Break: Morning Break
4:00pm-4:45pm (45m)
Break: Closing Reception
12:40pm-2:20pm (1h 40m)
Break: Lunch
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • IEEE
  • Make magazine
  • Orange Labs