Popular Mechanics, South Africa’s leading science and technology magazine, is inviting submissions from “technology leaders, scientists and innovators” to fill several presenter slots at its second annual FutureTech Conference, taking place in Johannesburg on 24 October. Mercedes-Benz South Africa has again signed up as the event’s headline sponsor.
“We set the bar quite high last year with a line-up of presenters at the top of their game, ranging from a social media entrepreneur to a wireless communications expert, from a cyber-forensics specialist to a green energy guru, from a world-renowned cosmologist to an A-rated scientist who wanted to shake up our ideas on nutrition,” says editor and publisher Alan Duggan.
“This year’s theme is ‘Altered Realities’ – a neat catch-all for the challenges and opportunities facing all of us in the years to come. To survive and flourish, we need to embrace certain realities, some of them deeply exciting and others downright scary.” As before, says Duggan, the conference aims to demystify ideas and technologies that are already changing our lives. “We would like to hear from people who have unique stories to tell… people who believe this is the right time and an appropriate forum for sharing their knowledge.
Prospective presenters who believe they have something to say to them should submit a synopsis of their 25-minute presentation to our selection panel before 31 July. All submissions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘FutureTech submission’ in the subject line.
The FutureTech Conference takes place during the Johannesburg International Motor Show at the Expo Centre (Nasrec), Johannesburg, on 24 October: bookings open soon. Anyone interested in receiving updates on the programme can e-mail Kate Simons at email@example.com with “FutureTech 2013 updates” in the subject line.