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Special Events

The Tech Awards Gala 2013

Annually over 1400 esteemed innovators in the technology industry gather to celebrate the power of technology to address global challenges and benefit humanity. At the annual black-tie gala, The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials is a signature program of The Tech Museum of Innovation. This year we will honor 10 technologists, educators, scientists and entrepreneurs who are using technology to improve our world in addition to our Global Humanitarium to be announced later this spring. 

Open Make: Flight - Young Makers Plussing Session

Young Makers get together monthly to share their innovations for Maker Faire. Plussing Sessions allow project teams to share their in-progress projects. This is a great chance to meet other Makers and learn more about becoming part of Young Makers of the South Bay.
 
Maker Workshops and Meet-the-Maker talks are free for Young Makers but space is limited. We recommend pre-registering to reserve your space for any of these events you'd like to attend along with the Plussing Session.

Open Make: Flight - Meet-the-Makers

A collaboration between The Tech Museum of Innovation, Make Magazine, and Pixar Animation Studios, Open Make is a monthly program highlighting the tools, techniques, and ingenuity of local Makers.
 
Open Make events are free with museum admission. Participation is first-come, first-served unless otherwise noted.
 
Activity Maker:
Rick Schertle, middle school teacher, MAKE Magazine contributor, and Young Makers South Bay Region Coordinator.
 
Industry Maker:

Open Make: Flight - Maker-led activities: Rocket-building

A collaboration between The Tech Museum of Innovation, Make Magazine, and Pixar Animation Studios, Open Make is a monthly program highlighting the tools, techniques, and ingenuity of local Makers.
 
Open Make events are free with museum admission. Participation is first-come, first-served unless otherwise noted.
 

Silicon Valley Reads: Speaking of War Panel Discussion

How does it feel to leave your family, law practice and political career to serve your country? What images are burned into your memory during five years aboard warships and aircrafts? Do American journalists struggle to remain objective post 9-11? How does covering a war for a long period of time affect a reporter’s personal life? Do recent communication technologies and social media make it emotionally easier – or more difficult – for those who are in the field and those who wait at home?
 

Hack the Future 6

Hack The Future is a party. It's self-directed hackathon for future hackers.
 
Are you a smart young person aged 10-19?
 
Want to hang out with some adult geeks? We can show you some awesome stuff they can't teach you in school. The stuff that got us sweet jobs in the tech industry.
 
- You need to register for the event. Please sign up for email updates to receive the link to register.
- Bring the signed waiver, medical information sheet, and a laptop

Great California Shakeout!

Join us at The Tech Museum to participate in the largest Earthquake Drill in the United States!

Free with Museum Admission

Learn how to Drop, Cover & Hold on!

Hands-On Earthquake Preparedness activities will be presented all day in the The Tech's Atrium.

Experience The ‘Quake Cottage’ a mobile earthquake simulator that can dish out simulations which mimic the intensity of quakes of magnitude 8.0 on the Richter scale that will be at The Tech on ShakeOut Day, October 18!

PR2 Returns to The Tech

Willow Garage's PR2 robot travels to The Tech Museum for an interactive program. Here's your chance to meet this powerful research robot who can see, talk, pick up objects, and even dance around! Create your own programs for the robot and see your work in action. Program the robot to perform and have people guess your charade. Make him dance to your favorite song, dress in costume, act like a movie star, anything you can imagine.

PR2 Returns to The Tech

Willow Garage's PR2 robot travels to The Tech Museum for an interactive program. Here's your chance to meet this powerful research robot who can see, talk, pick up objects, and even dance around! Create your own programs for the robot and see your work in action. Program the robot to perform and have people guess your charade. Make him dance to your favorite song, dress in costume, act like a movie star, anything you can imagine.

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