Countless people beamed into events over the past week. BeamPro was made available to attendees at the:
- World Economic Forum: Tianjin, China
– External Developer Summit (XDS): Vancouver, Canada
– CTIA Super Mobility Week: Las Vegas, NV
– UbiComp: Seattle, WA
“Ubicomp is the premier international conference focused on the design and exploration of technologies of the future. Researchers pride themselves on inventing the future and presenting it at the conference. Beams were an instantiation of just that at Ubicomp – the future of conference attendance. Our use of Beams gave new opportunities to people who could not easily attend Ubicomp in person. Some had accessibility challenges and reduced mobility. They told us that the Beams were empowering and a game-changer when it came to interacting and engaging with others. Others could not attend in person because of travel restrictions including a the birth of a new child, limited funds, or limited time to travel; again, the Beams opened up new opportunities to network and learn about the latest in technology advancements through remote attendance.
One of our remote attendees suffered from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, confining her to a bed and wheelchair on a daily basis and limiting her attendance at university to be via Skype only. She described her use of the Beams as a priceless opportunity and a life-changing experience. Before Ubicomp, it has been a dream for her to attend a conference like it. Beams turned that dream into a reality.”
- Carman Neustaedter, Simon Fraser University
Remember, speakers and attendees can join a conference or show anywhere an internet connection is available. Contact us to inquire about BeamPro for your next event: https://www.suitabletech.com/contact/
For the past week, we’ve been in Tianjin, China, at the World Economic Forum- Annual Meetings of the New Champions 2014.
The show has been a great success! We had various speakers, WEF staff, and Global Shapers Beam in. Our CEO, Scott, attended numerous sessions and we received positive feedback all around.
Beam on the red carpet
Global Shaper Waleed Abdel Rahman enjoying his
Beam experience in “The Village”
Max Levchin chatting with a fellow Beamer
Scott showcasing Smart Presence Technology
Dr. David Agus moderating the session “Recoding
Disease” via Beam
Participant filling out “live survey” with WEF staff,
Cynthia Gaechner, from Geneva
Scott being interviewed by CNBC- Africa
Professor Erik Brynjolfsoon Beaming in for his
Global Shaper Leandro Pisaroni Gerbaldo with his team
Two Global Shapers enjoying the beautiful closing
Thanks for everyone who helped make everything possible!
Want to see the CTIA’s Super Mobility Week Expo?
Beam in to tour the trade show floor!
Suitable Tech. will set you up with a remote tour via BeamPro.
So what do you need to do?
- Respond to firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP
- Include 3 Dates / Times in order of preference (during Expo hours only)
- Suitable Tech. will coordinate with you to set up a Beam account (it only takes five minutes)
- Beam into booth #6332 and tour the show floor!
SXSW Interactive 2015 is getting closer by the day and whether you are attending the event or not, we’d like to ask you a favor.
Voting is now open and we’re hoping you’d cast your ballot for us. SXSW voting operates through the PanelPicker, a two-step online process that allows the SXSW community to have a voice in what sessions are scheduled at the SXSW Interactive Festival.
Go to the PanelPicker, create an account and get ready to vote now through Friday, September 5, 2014. Each voter can vote once per proposal, so invite your friends and family, too!
What’s our session? People with Disabilities can “Be There” Too
We’ll be answering the question, “How can the digital world help people with disabilities lead more fulfilling lives?” with the help of Henry Evans, a Technology Activist living with quadriplegia.
Via the Beam Smart Presence System, Henry will talk about how beaming into museums has allowed he and others who are home-bound with disabilities visit places which would be otherwise impossible for them to travel to.
Our Director of Marketing, Erin Rapacki, will finish the session off by taking the audience on a live tour of museums, and other locations, around the world.
Dr. Grordbrot LOVED beaming into Comic-Con. It was such a thrill chatting with attendees in the WETA Workshop booth, and seeing their reaction to Dr. G added the cherry on top. Hopefully we’ll catch you in San Diego next year!
Beam takes the stage! Conference organizers are beaming speakers into events and panel discussions. Watch interesting talks below with topics ranging from Ocean Conservation, Tele-Tourism, Thorium Reactors, and Paleontology; all talks delivered via BeamPro.
Make the World Accessible with Tele-Tourism By Henry Evans
Henry Evans is a pioneer in adaptive robotic technology to help him, and other disabled people like him, navigate the world. Henry uses Beam Smart Presence for his talk at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Thorium Cycle Patent Holder on the Future of Energy By Roland Kupers
Roland Kupers, physicist and former Shell Oil executive, beams in from the Netherlands for an interview on “The Science Table.”
Solutions for an Endangered Humanity By Rob Stewart
Rob Stewart, an award-winning biologist, photographer, conservationist, and filmmaker; uses Beam Smart Presence for his talk at Ideacity.
Bringing Back the Passenger Pigeon By Ben Novak
Ben Novak, a specialist in paleontology, genetics, ecology, and ornithology; gives his Ideacity talk on “The Great Comeback,” a project to bring the extinct passenger pigeon back to life.
Interested in beaming in an event speaker or guest? Lease a BeamPro and our support team will go the extra mile to assure your WiFi connection on stage works perfectly. Please contact us with questions.
That’s a Wrap!
InfoComm 2014 was our best show to date! Numerous show attendees stopped by our booth to say Hello, learn more about Smart Presence, and pilot a BeamPro from one of our pilot stations.
Pre-show, we were so excited to have the new color options for BeamPro in the booth, that we decided to celebrate by wearing costumes (and hope nobody was scared off by Darth Vader). It was nice to learn we weren’t the only ones in costume on the show floor.
One of the pilot stations was connected to the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, where InfoComm attendees beamed in from our booth to tour a multi-million dollar apartment for sale at Ghirardelli Square.
Sir, do you plan on making an offer?
Thanks to all who attended our Wednesday night party at the PBR Rock Bar! We would love to throw another party at next year’s InfoComm. Beam is all about bringing people together, so we’re happy to provide a social setting where everyone can relax after the show.
A number of folks wanted to visit our booth in Las Vegas, and many beamed in to do so! We held our first Beaminar for a dispersed team who wanted to try beaming.
And remember, when in Vegas, it’s important to travel in style!
Thanks, and see you in Orlando!
- The Beam Team