WIRED NextFest 2007

Pavilion of Communication

This year’s NextFest in Los Angeles features more than 160 interactive exhibits – including our Cell Phone Disco! – from leading scientists and researchers around the world. Experience the future of communication, design, entertainment, exploration, health, play, robots, transportation, security, and green living. Visitors of all ages are welcome.

WIRED NextFest 2007 builds on the success of the previous three years, where the festival attracted more than 100,000 attendees combined in New York (2006), Chicago (2005) and San Francisco (2004). The event brings together innovations from inventors and research and development labs from around the world for both children and adults alike. Staged in thematic pavilions covering more than 150,000 square feet in the Los Angeles Convention Center, the exhibition will feature advancements in communication, design, entertainment, energy, the environment, exploration, medicine/health, robotics, security and transportation.

“We’re taking the essence of WIRED and bringing it to life through interactive experiences and dynamic live demos that show the world is changing,” said Drew Schutte, publishing director of WIRED Media.

“We’re excited this year’s WIRED NextFest is taking place in Los Angeles – a city at the forefront of the convergence of entertainment and technology – and we’re confident this year’s event will again show attendees a rare glimpse into the future.”

“WIRED NextFest is a natural fit for our vision of where technology is going to take us – essentially to ‘breathe new life into the next era’,” said Tadahiko Ishigaki, Chief Executive for North America for Hitachi, Ltd. and Chairman of Hitachi America, Ltd. “We firmly believe that innovation will inspire the next generation and we’re proud to be associated with WIRED NextFest and show Los Angeles how our technology is an essential part of the future.”