Monday, January 17, 2011

Campus Party 2011 has already started and brings about 6,5 thousand people to discuss technology

Lectures, workshops, debates and contests are part of the event at the Centro de Exposições Imigrantes

Campus Party is the largest event of technology in Brazil. The doors will be opened today and will last until Sunday, bringing together up to 6,500 people. About 4,500 of them will be camped inside during the seven days of the event. The public is 8% higher the past year.

The main proposal of the Campus Party is to discuss technological innovation, internet and digital entertainment, lectures, round tables, workshops, competition and technological challenges.

Young audience
Most of the crowd consists of young people. Of the 6500 enrolled, 77.6% are between 18 and 29 years old and 73% are men. The Campus Party is divided into four areas of knowledge: science, creativity, innovation and digital entertainment. Lectures should be the highlight of the event. Former Vice President Al Gore, the co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, one of the creators of the internet, Tim Berners-Lee, the director of the encyclopedia, Kul Wadhwa, are among the guests.

The new feature of this year will be a contest that will give U$ 100,000 for those who create the most innovative product or prototype. Over 300 projects are registered. Another contest will elect the most passionate fan of technology.

For those who are not registered, from tomorrow there will be one area where the visitor will meet novelties of companies and educational institutions.
[source: destak]

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