MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest is run by committed volunteers. That means we typically have many opportunities for people who'd like to help us create and market great educational content and programming, including our Evening Forums, Venture Labs and DEMO competitions.
The potential for body-borne computers is mind-blowing. Think Google Glass, smart watches, contact lenses that monitor blood sugar levels or test for glaucoma, health monitors to track your caffeine intake, fitness trackers, smart eyelashes that open doors, even a ring that scans text and reads it aloud.
Augmented Self panelist and UW Medicine Dr. Heather Evans explains how Google Glass may change how health care is delivered in the near future and how it can be used as a teaching tool. A self-proclaimed tech geek and Google Glass early adopter, Dr. Evans will be a panelist at our March 19th event at the Tom Douglas Palace Ballroom.
In his 2013 State of the Union Address President Barack Obama talked about 3D printing saying it "has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything." Voice sculptor, Gilles Azzaro, was inspired to transform President Obama's words into something you could "see."
We'll be discussing 3D printing at our next Enterprise Forum event. Join us on January 15th, 2014 for:
Many of our volunteers were introduced to our organization through an MITEFNW event and now they help deliver excellent experiences to those who attend. In fact our Chapter Secretary, Christina Chan, had that very experience and I had the chance to ask her what promted her want to volunteer.
by Renee Gastineau, MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest Programs Chair
One of the reasons we selected the topic of Big Bang Energy Disruption as an enterprise forum topic this year is the sheer complexity of the topic. Similar to the fable of the blind men and the elephant, the answers you receive to the question “What is the future of energy?” are diverse. They produce a range of truths and, perhaps, some fallacies.
We love our dedicated volunteers and it really is their energy that makes great programs and events possible! Ashley K. Long serves as the Volunteer Chair for the MIT Enterprise Forum of the NW and has been re-invigorating our volunteer program. I had the chance to catch up with Ashley to talk about why she volunteers with MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest.