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STEM MINDS to Showcase STEM Experiences at TAVES

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STEM MINDS is proud to partner with NewMakeIt, York Region’s Makerspace to showcase a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning experience at TAVES. We hope to inspire you with what technology can do for you and take your ideas and make them into reality. Visit our booth  and experience the power of Laser Cutting, 3D Printing and one of a kind Virtual Reality experience. Immerse yourself in the maker space culture of learning, making and sharing. Our Junior Makerspace is a unique space where young minds can tinker with objects to foster creativity and innovation. Join us for a fun family and community event!

New Life Robotics To Demonstrate the NAO Robot at TAVES

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New Life Robotics is proud to participate at the upcoming TAVES Consumer Electronics Show.  The NAO Robot, to be showcased at TAVES, is the perfect bridge into the world of advanced robotics. From simple verbal interaction at the elementary levels all the way to basic and advanced programming at the secondary and post-secondary levels, this robot will comfortably introduce people of all ages to the wonderful possibilities of robots in our daily lives.

Our ultimate goal at New Life Robotics is not just to educate people about robotics, but to create a community of teachers, students, programmers, technicians, moms, dads and all others. A community with a common goal of exploring and advancing the possibilities that robotics can bring to Canadian society. This community can bring valuable research to the development of advanced robotics in the future as well as our knowledge of human/robot interaction.

Volvo To Showcase High-tech Vehicles at TAVES

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As Ontario’s largest volume Volvo dealership, serving vehicle enthusiasts in the GTA area since 1988, we are proud to participate once again in TAVES this year.  Vehicles have always been a staple good for most Canadian families and are now becoming an item on families’ “hi-tech gadget” list. Take Volvo’s newest XC90 SUV, S90 Executive Sedan, or the soon to be available V90 Luxury Estate (Station Wagon) as examples.  They feature a high tech Infrared film sensing 9.3” touch screen on the center console to replace the majority of buttons found on other luxury vehicles.  Famous Swedish top quality “toxic free” leather, wood, aluminum and other Eco-friendly materials create a spacious and luxurious cabin for consumers. While sitting inside a Volvo, consumers get the feeling of being at home, sitting on a comfortably contoured sofa, this is a result from researches done by groups of Orthopedic surgeons at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.  Simplicity, Visionary and Harmony are the words to describe Volvo design philosophy.

Plug-in Hybrid vehicle is the next emphasis of Volvo’s product lines and is planned to be available in Volvo’s lineup moving forward.   Vehicles in general, Volvo’s PHEV vehicles in particular, are much closer to a typical household “Consumer Electronics” product than anyone could have imagined.

NewMakeIt – Experience the Maker Movement at TAVES!

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The Maker Movement is flourishing on a global level and NewMakeIt will be bringing a taste of it locally to the TAVES Consumer Electronics Show. Show attendees of all ages can experience the culture of making things through hands-on activities at the NewMakeIt booth. Our partner STEM Minds will be conducting activity classes for kids (6 – 14 years of age), and there will be a selection of digital fabrication equipment and interactive displays to engage the creativity of attendees. NewMakeIt is a unique space in York Region that enables anyone to harness their inner maker and get started turning ideas into reality. Come to the NewMakeIt booth at TAVES and learn how you can get involved.

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TAVES Consumer Electronics Show Sponsors Local FIRST Robotics Team

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The TAVES Consumer Electronics Show is proud to sponsor a local FIRST Robotics Team named Team 2634: The Gryphons, recently named the “GTR East Regional Champions”.  Congratulations guys!  With this big win behind their belt, Team 2634 will be heading to St. Louis on April 27th to compete in the World Championships. Over 600 robotics teams will be competing in St. Louis, where championships will also be held for several other Robotics competitions, including the FLL (First Lego League) and FTC (First Tech Challenge).  This is quite literally the Superbowl of robotics.  We wish Team 2634 the best of success at the World Championships!  We are also very pleased to announce that Team 2634 is scheduled to display and demonstrate their robot live at the TAVES Consumer Electronics Show, which runs from Oct. 28 – Oct. 30, 2016.  For more info about the 2016 FIRST Championship and Team 2634 please visit www.firstchampionship.org and www.Team2634.com

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TAVES Proves to be a massive success in 2015 with over 6,500 attendees!

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Canadians Embrace the TAVES Consumer Electronics Show in a Big Way!

Canada has been long overdue for a consumer electronics show. This Oct. 30th to Nov. 1st, outstanding exhibits and thousands of attendees solidified the TAVES Consumer Electronics Show’s position as Canada’s top technology event of the year.

The 2015 edition of the TAVES Consumer Electronics Show was a remarkable success, establishing a new direction for the event, while breaking all expectations. For the first time in its history, the show brought together over 100 exhibitors and witnessed a staggering 55% increase in attendance. The show was enjoyed by over 6,500 visitors (about 700 industry professionals and 5,800 consumers). The new technology & innovation elements of TAVES attracted the most diverse, highly qualified audience to date – including business owners, families, teens and kids. The buzz surrounding the show and the quality of the exhibitors even attracted one of the world’s largest technology TV shows – Discovery Channel’s “Daily Planet” – to film parts of the show. This was of course in addition to the numerous other media outlets that covered the show. And if all of this wasn’t enough, Daily Planet has scheduled interviews with a number of exhibitors after the show.

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Due to this marvelous success, TAVES expects to see even greater growth in 2016, attracting both local and international exhibitors across a wide range of categories, including robotics, wearables, smart devices, video gaming hardware & software, home & personal HiFi, home theatre, 3D printing, drones, remote control toys, digital imaging products, tech toys as well as electric vehicles and personal transportation devices.

Please sign up for the consumer or industry newsletter ON THIS PAGE and be the first to find out about the 2016 edition of the show!

To view some of the show highlights, we invite you to check out a slideshow of this year’s event on www.taveshow.com

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TAVES Consumer Electronics Show Rolls out TV Commercial This Monday!

 

The TAVES Consumer Electronics Show is now less than 2 weeks away and so we are stepping up our marketing campaign.  Please check out the TAVES TV commercial to featured on CP24 beginning this Monday.  We hope to see you at the show – enjoy!

Win a Devialet Phantom Wireless Speaker at the TAVES Consumer Electronics Show!

Devialet-phantom_chez_adhf_1422438569 (Custom)To celebrate the largest, most exciting TAVES Consumer Electronics Show to date, we will be giving away a Devialet Phantom this fall!  The Phantom offers a revolutionary design, a futuristic appearance and an out of this world sound performance.  You have to hear it to believe it!  Visit the CANADA HiFi Magazine booth at TAVES to quality for this giveaway.

Phantom is an all-in-one speaker with a built-in amplifier that plays your music via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.  Phantom’s ultra dense sound creates intense emotional experiences.  Uncover the richness of songs you have heard a thousand times in all their amplitude, from sub bass at 16hz to ultra sharp sound at 25kHz with no background noise, no saturation, no distortion, all that up to 3000 Watts and 105 Decibels of power.

To learn more about the Phantom, please check out www.devialet.com

TAVES Consumer Electronics Show gives Canadians the First Glimpse at Breakthrough Technology

Three days of live demonstrations and innovative showcases give Canadians a chance to experience technology’s newest products first-hand. Show runs from Oct. 30th to Nov. 1st

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Get ready to have fun! The TAVES Consumer Electronics Show is Canada’s ultimate technology showcase, enabling consumers unprecedented access to cutting edge consumer electronics products, prototypes, gadgets and toys. This world-class exposition is set to feature nearly 100 companies from around the globe and showcase cutting edge technology and innovation spanning a broad range of categories. Exhibits will highlight the latest in robotics, wearables, smart devices, video gaming hardware & software, home & personal HiFi, home theatre, 3D printing, digital imaging products, as well as electronic gadgets. In addition to all these categories, an “Outdoor Electronics Playground” will offer show goers a sneak peak at the newest electric vehicles, automotive & charging technology, e-bikes, drones and remote control toys. Rounding out the show features will be exhibits catered to kids, robotics workshops and coder education for kids, technology seminars, a video gaming discussion panel, a Halloween-theme cosplay element, and even a tech-inspired art gallery. Hosted at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites in Richmond Hill, an area commonly referred to as “Canada’s High Tech Capital”, the show is easily accessible by public transit from Toronto and offers free parking to those who prefer to drive. The show runs from Friday, October 30 to Sunday, November 1, with special show features on Saturday.

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During the three day event, tech-curious attendees will be able to experience first-hand some of the greatest technology and innovations in consumer electronics. One of the key show highlights will be the “Technology & Innovation” pavilion, containing robotics, wearables, smart devices, 3D printing and various gadget displays. You’ll be able to feast your eyes on robots and robotics kits from companies such as Logics Academy, Canada Robotix and several FIRST Robotics Canada Lego teams. If you’re fascinated by 3D printing and green technology, be sure to check out a company called Makerwiz and their Filabot – a device we like to think of as the “future of the recycling bin.” A prominent area also inside this pavilion will focus on video gaming and virtual / augmented reality demonstrations.  Canada’s own Sulon Technologies will demonstrate its mind-blowing Cortex virtual-reality headset – you have to see this device to believe it! The long-awaited Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will also be displayed by multiple exhibitors, along with the latest software and games developed for the device.  A few other devices in this pavilion promise to make your show visit unforgettable! To complement the gaming area, Level Up Student Games Showcase will show off some impressive video games developed by student game designers from various Ontario post-secondary schools. Rounding out this area will be several local video gaming companies allowing attendees to try out their latest games.  On Saturday afternoon, TAVES will host a discussion panel between some of the key developers of the Canadian video game industry in an event called “Gaming Second Contact” – everyone is invited to meet and greet the local game makers!

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Brand new for 2015, the TAVES Consumer Electronics Show is delighted to host an “Outdoor Electronics Playground” (on Saturday, October 31st only) in a courtyard parking lot where adults and kids are invited to see demonstrations and learn about the latest electric vehicles, e-bikes, scooters, charging stations, as well as cutting edge drones and remote control toys.  Tesla electric cars will be the focal point of our electric vehicle showcase, while other electrics vehicles are also expected to be shown. From a different technology perspective, Volvo will demonstrate the cutting-edge innovations, unprecedented smartphone integration, and safety features in their cars.  Drones have been receiving a lot of media spotlight and for good reason – they employ some of the greatest technological innovations and are incredible fun to play with. If you’re curious about drones, this is one show area that you won’t want to miss! Several top brands of hobby-level drones will be shown in action and experts will be on-hand to talk about the technology that makes them tick. For a great hands-on experience, be sure to put your skills to the test by driving a remote control car on the drifting track or try your off-roading skills on the rock crawling track!  Some of the remote control brands you can expect to see include HPI, Tamiya, MST and Sakura.

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As attendees have come to expect from past editions of TAVES, the show hosts a dizzying array of audio and home theater demonstrations. If you love music and movies, you will be absolutely amazed by the number of audio and video brands you’ll be able to experience at the show. TAVES is all about engaging and interactive experiences, so be sure to check out all the demos.  From big brands to niche high-end brands, TAVES has products to satisfy everyone’s taste and budget. If you prefer to listen to music on the go, you’ll be happy to discover many brands of headphones, earphones and portable hifi products to listen to on the show floor, as well. Every year, dozens of new audio and video products are launched for the first time on the show floor. This fall, TAVES will welcome a record number of new exhibitors in this area – companies who will show off their products for the first time at TAVES.

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But the TAVES Consumer Electronics Show is not just about showcasing the latest products, it is a fantastic learning experience for everyone curious about the latest technology and trends.  Throughout the 3-day event, a series of free seminars and meetups (many included in the price of  your show ticket) will be offered to adults and kids, covering the topics of technology, robotics, 3d printing, virtual reality, home audio, home theater and more.

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In addition to numerous kids focused exhibits, this fall the TAVES Consumer Electronics Show is thrilled to engage and inspire young minds by offering a number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) workshops, presented by the Logics Academy (www.logicsacademy.com).  Several 2-hour workshops will offered on Saturday, Oct. 31 and Sunday, Nov. 1, for kids aged between 6 and 13.  These workshops include: Programming Adventures, Robot Jousting, Doodlebot, Bumble Bee (Musical Pencil), Robot Olympics, Talkbot and Bump Bot.  We encourage parents to explore the TAVES show floor, while their kids participate in one or more of the workshops.  For more information about these amazing workshops and to register your child, please go to www.taveshow.com and click on the blue “Robotics Workshop for Kids” tile on the home page. Seating is limited, so please register today!

Another show feature – just for kids – is the CoderDojo Markham workshop, a monthly meetup which introduces youth between the ages of 7-17 to the world of computer programming. The group will host its monthly meetup at the TAVES Consumer Electronics Show and invites all young show goes to join them. This meetup focuses on learning new computer languages, app creation platforms, and coding tools. You will work with, and learn from your peers, in a project based environment, supported by a team of mentors and volunteers with computer programming experience.

Last October, “Gaming: First Contact” brought York Region’s gaming talent together, and featured a panel discussion followed by some great networking.  This fantastic event was attended by more than 100 people, and saw AMD, Sulon Technologies, Clipwire Games, Gamehive and Game Pill on the panel (moderated by tech expert Marc Saltzman). A year later, we’re leveling up and “Gaming: Second Contact” is coming to TAVES!  On Saturday, October 31 from 1pm to 2pm, Marc Saltzman will return to moderate a panel of leaders of several gaming companies from the Greater Toronto Area and York Region.  The discussion will be informal and cover a lot of ground – trends in the industry, key developments, what to expect in 2016 – a discussion you don’t want to miss! This will also be a great opportunity to network with the local gaming companies who are constantly looking for new talent.

“CAGE at the TAVES Consumer Electronics Show” will introduce a cosplay element that will bring together innovation, culture and collaboration in York Region. TAVES attendees are encouraged to join fellow cosplayers and dress as their favourite character. Developed in partnership with ventureLAB and Markham Public Library, CAGE will be equipped with a photo booth, 3D printed accessories and mini trivia contests throughout the weekend. Leading up to the event, TAVES attendees are encouraged to make their own accessories – in 3D! On October 22, the Markham Public Library Cornell Branch will be hosting a Mini Maker Expo from 4-6 p.m., where participants can meet real makers and try out their own creations. The 3D printers at Cornell Library are open to the public any time during library hours, and you are encouraged to create your own costume and accessories for TAVES. For more information on the 3D printers, call Markham Public Library at 905-513-7977. Prizes for the best cosplay will be awarded each day of TAVES.

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This year’s TAVES Consumer Electronics Show is set to feature live-painting right on the show floor!  Image above shows artists from TAVES 2014 (from left to right): Take AKA Bamboo, Jimmy Chiale, and Allan Turton.

The Jolt! Art Gallery was a huge success at last year’s show and will return for 2015, with some exciting new additions. The gallery will feature art from local artists ranging from tech-inspired paintings to photography and sculptures. The gallery will showcase over 100 pieces of art from nearly 20 artists, displayed throughout the main TAVES show floor for every visitor to take pleasure in.

To purchase your ticket, please jump to http://taveshow.com/purchase-taves-tickets/

SPOTLIGHT ON: MA RECORDINGS

Whisper - PeiJu Lien M090AEstablished in Japan in 1988, the MA label provides creative musical statements in strictly acoustic setting. TAVES is excited to have them at this years show as one of our audio exhibitors. Technically speaking MA Recordings are produced with only two omni-directional microphones which are designed specifically for MA.

Exclusively at TAVES, MA Recordings will be distributing their new Chinese Pipa CD! You do not want to miss out on this opportunity! As a little preview TAVES and MA Recordings would also like to offer you the chance to download one of the tracks as a sneak peak!

Follow the link (HERE) to download an exclusive preview, and see MA Recordings at TAVES October 30 – November 1!