i3 at Orbit/Comdex Europe 2001 (Basel, 25 - 28 September 2001)
Dear i3net member,
The i3 community has been offered a large exhibition area (420 m2) at Orbit/Comdex Europe 2001 (Basel, 25-28 September 2001), to set up an “i3 research village”, an environment showing state-of-the-art research results organised theme-wise. Philips Design will supervise the overall design of the village. Proposals are invited from i3 members interested in exhibiting at the i3 research village.
Comdex is America's foremost information technology and communication show, now also organised in Europe under the auspices of Messe Basel. It is expected to attract about 95.000 professionals, and the i3 research village will probably have in the region of 20.000 visitors. In short, this is an outstanding opportunity to exhibit to an interested, well-targeted audience (many of whom will be people in industry) at a prestigious, high-profile event. See www.messebasel.ch/orbitcomdex.
Proposals are invited for both exhibits and videos for the Orbit/Comdex i3 research village. Displayed work can include, but should not be limited to, results arising from projects in the Connected Community, Inhabited Information Spaces and Experimental School Environments research programmes. All i3 members, as well as those in the process of becoming members, are invited to contribute.
Proposals should be for physical exhibits or videos showing high-quality results that are accessible, visual and exciting to a wide audience. These results should incorporate or illustrate some of the distinguishing aspects of the i3 community (such as collaboration between different disciplines, a focus on the needs of ordinary people and communities, the central role of art and design, a strong interest in learning…) in the context of advanced research into new interfaces.
On the basis of these criteria, an exhibition committee will select 15 - 20 exhibits and 15 - 20 videos to be shown as part of the Orbit/Comdex i3 research village. The chosen exhibits and videos will determine the themes of the village. For each theme, the physical exhibits and the videos will be shown together, with a separate large-screen video-cinema per theme.
Content of proposals
i3 Annual Event
Exhibitors should ensure that their exhibit will be adequately staffed throughout the four days of the Orbit/Comdex event.
Further information and submission of proposals
For more information, please don't hesitate to contact Marc Blasband by email or phone: email@example.com
On behalf of the chairs of the Organising Committee
Richard Noss and Thomas Rist