Attend IET Wearable Technology event – and join in latest social media campaign

1 September 2017
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IET holding Wearable Technology event on 22 November at IET London: Savoy Place.

Wearable Technology is constantly evolving and is a highly innovative field that has captured the attention of people across generations. From FitBits to smartwatches, technology is finding its way into our wardrobes.


The IET TechStyle event, will explore the engineering behind Wearable Technology and its evolution, as well as including an interactive exhibition for guests to play with the latest and coolest technology in the field.


Our featured speaker for the evening is Marija Butkovic, who is co-founder of Women of Wearables, which is the UK’s and Europe’s first organisation aiming to support, connect and mentor women in Wearable Tech, Fashion Tech, Internet of Things and Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.


There will also be a talk from the team at Cute Circuit - a company that has been pushing the boundaries of wearable technology since it launched in 2004 and has introduced many ground-breaking ideas to the fashion world by integrating new beauty and functionality through the use of smart textiles and micro-electronics.


Isabella Mascarenhas, Young Professionals Engagement Manager at the IET, said: “We’re really looking forward to this event, which will give guests not only the chance to find out more about evolving Wearable Technology, but also the chance to hear from and network with like-minded young professionals. Marija and Cute Circuit are fantastic ambassadors for Wearable Technology and we can’t wait to welcome them!”


The event is taking place from 17:30 until 21:00 and will be followed by networking drinks and a light buffet dinner where guests will have a chance to speak to Marija. The event is also being live streamed on IET.tv.


To raise awareness of wearable technology, and the upcoming event, the IET is launching a new social media campaign, asking individuals to share a photo of themselves with their wearable technology using the hashtag #ilovewearabletech.


We’d like to ask members and volunteers to get involved in this campaign to help show how engineering is part of our everyday lives – including our fashion – and there will be a prize for the best photo.


To find out more about the event, or to book your place, please visit the IET TechStyle website. There is an early bird rate for booking until 13 October.


To find out more about the #ilovewearabletech social media campaign, please email youngprofessionals@theiet.org.