TAVES Consumer Electronics Show Preview
Get your geek on at TAVES - North America’s ultimate technology and audio event
Featuring the hottest products in the most exciting categories, TAVES is THE place to play. Try out the latest virtual and augmented reality heads up displays, meet some surprising robots, see what’s new in wearables, health tech, home automation devices and smart apparel, drones, electric and autonomous vehicles, high-end audio and luxurious HDTV. Running October 1315th, TAVES is North America’s ultimate consumer tech and audio event, a high-octane experience for the tech-minded, the toyminded and the “try-it-out-minded”.
Try-it-out at the Technology and Innovation Pavilion
The Technology and Innovation Pavilion is bursting with fun for grown-ups and kids. Virtual, augmented and mixed reality experiences are exploding — they’ll leave you breathless. Wearables aren’t just for your wrist anymore — they’re integrating into your clothing, accessories, shoes — and connecting you in all new ways with your pets. Interact with robots, test-fly a drone, hop on a hoverboard or take an electric car for a spin. More companies than ever are expected to reveal their products and technology to the world at this year’s TAVES than ever before.
Toys for the Eyes and Ears
Are you a big fan of music or movies or a healthy mix of both? This year’s show floor will be filled with countless new product launches that will raise your entertainment to new heights. Global brands and boutique innovators alike will bring out their very best in superior sound technology. Whether you love the thunder of rock, the throb of hip- hop, the fire of jazz or the detailed nuance of classical music, you’ll find a dizzying array of turntables, amps, speakers, headphones, cables and accessories that let you create the perfect soundscape. Monitor Audio’s latest generation of the Silver Series speakers and numerous new Totem Acoustics speaker models are just a couple of highlights you’ll get to hear this fall. Local HiFi manufacturer Bryston is also expected to launch a few new products at the show - they do every year. But I certainly don’t want to disclose everything we have in store for
this edition of TAVES. If you’re in the market for cutting-edge display technology, your senses will be overwhelmed by the visual clarity of this year’s headline equipment. In this area, JVC will showcase its latest home theater projectors, while Samsung will make your jaw drop with its 2017 QLED TVs. And if you’re creating your own home theatre or listening room, TAVES offers a series of expert seminars to help guide you through the process.
Workshops, the TAVES live stage and Meetups
Try-it-out! Got the DIY bug? TAVES offers a large selection of robotics, 3D printing and coding workshops led by professional educators and engineers for geeks and wanna-be geeks of every age (from 6 to 106!). Experience the thrill of building and programming a drone, a robot or even writing a little code. This year, the show will also host a very neat “Build your own headphones” workshop.
TAVES Talks Tech: Glimpse the Future
An eclectic mix of entertaining, informative and sometimes provocative speakers, the TAVES Talks Tech [T3] stage brings you the electrifying world of consumer technology. Every year, TAVES welcomes powerful new voices to the Canadian tech conversation: industry leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and technology experts. T3 2017 will be covering personal robots, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, immersive audio and the mind-blowing world of virtual reality. Watch for twenty2b’s Drew Henson, robotics expert Hallie Siegel, Smart Wheel Canada’s Kash Mustaq and cardiologist Dr. Ravishankar Polisetty.
Dive a Little Deeper
If you want to dive a little deeper into the conversations and maker-cultures animating the fast-changing technology scene, TAVES
has invited some of the most interesting Meetups happening in the GTA. Robotics: “Get Your Bot On!” and “GTA Robotics” Meetups bring together roboticists, engineers, designers and hobbyists interested in robots, automation, autonomous systems and electronics design. Artificial Intelligence: Explore the technology — how it works, how it learns — and the social, political, philosophical and ethical questions the hottest field in tech is raising. Music: Love music? Take a guided tour of how technology has shaped the way we consume, create, and monetize music with the Music Technology Meetup.
JOLT! Art Gallery: A feast for the eyes
Displaying original work by outstanding artists, the ever popular JOLT! Art Gallery features original work from top local artists. Explore some of the most compelling work created by the GTA’s vibrant creative community. This year JOLT! will feature wearable and immersive works, where art and craft meet technology.
Three tech-soaked days in Toronto. There’s nothing else like it anywhere.
The TAVES Consumer Electronic Show runs between October 13th and 15th at the Toronto Congress Centre. Tickets are on sale now at www. taveshow.com.
CHEMION’s crazy Bluetooth, LED sunglasses let you create your own messages, animations and set equalizer effects that respond to surrounding sounds and music.
The in-car experience just keeps getting better — check out the entertainment JVC and Kenwood are bringing to your drive home. Sitting in traffic? Bring it on!
Top left: Test drive electric cars thanks to our friends at Plug’n Drive. Bottom left: Fly state-of-the-art DJI drones at OmniView Tech’s booth and demo zone. Right: Where there’s a wheel there’s a way - See what’s new in smart, self-balancing hoverboards, hoverkarts and funky green personal transportation vehicles from top brands like Airwheel and Segway at the Smart Wheel Canada display.
TAVES is set to offer over 200 audio brands on the floor, and a fabulous selection of intimate demonstration rooms optimized for great listening, so kick back and lose yourself in sound.
Top: Product launches from big names like Totem Acoustic offer the inside track on the latest sound innovations. Bottom: Crisp picture, rich, luminous colour and immersive sound — high end display technology continues to enhance the home viewing experience. Stop by the Update TV & Stereo room for a stunning selection of the best products in the market.
Kids can make their own robots or tech gadget at TAVES, like this modular Airblock drone at one of the Logics Academy workshops.
Nancy Moses of New Life Robotics will be leading a fascinating discussion on how social robots are transforming the lives of children with autism.
Internationally renowned broadcaster Alan Cross will be speaking at the Music Technology Meetup, Sunday, October 15th at 1pm.