We’re pleased to announce that the second Expo ’74 conference will take place October 14-16, 2011 at NYU Poly in Brooklyn, New York.

We created Expo ’74 as a way for Max users to connect with each other and share their passion for creating. Our first conference in San Francisco in 2009 was so much fun, we’ve been anxious to put on another one.

This year, in addition to the popular events from the first Expo, we’re inviting everyone to share their knowledge with community-driven workshops. It’s simple — propose a hands-on seminar on anything Max-related that the world needs to know about, whether it be hardware, software, live performance techniques, or even how you teach the software. If your proposal is accepted, you’ll get space, as many students as you want, and a free Expo pass. Obviously workshop opportunities will be limited, so we hope you’ll start thinking about it right now. Please contact us with any questions, and tell us what you want to do soon.

Important Notes: As of June 1st, we are no longer accepting workshop proposals. The deadline for early registration has been extended to July 15th.

The conference is sold out.

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What people said about our last Expo

  • “Great amount of information that I’m going to use immediately.”
  • “Friendly and helpful, I had a great time and learned a lot.”
  • “Never been surrounded by so many interesting and brilliant people.”
  • “Meet all the wonderful friends of the Max/MSP forum.”
  • “Would definitely go out of my way to attend again.”

Who Should Attend

You don’t have to be a Max expert to benefit from Expo ’74. In fact, as we learned at the first Expo, most of our guest presenters didn’t consider themselves Max experts! No matter what level of Max proficiency you have, you’ll be better after your Expo experience, whether it’s by learning new techniques, being inspired by new ideas, or meeting new friends and collaborators.

Events

Expo ’74 2011 will be held over a weekend at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), in collaboration with the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center. Some of what we have planned includes:

Accommodations

We have contracted with The Marriott Hotel at the Brooklyn Bridge. The discounted rate is $229 per night. The hotel is a few blocks from NYU/Poly, where we are holding the expo, and the subway. To get the rate, you can reserve online or call their reservations number and ask about room blocks for “Cycling 74/Software User Conference”.

Action Items

  1. Start making plans to join us in Brooklyn October 14-16.
  2. Register now and avoid paying extra when you forget to do it this summer, assuming there is any space left by July.
  3. Prepare your science fair project and let us know if we can answer any questions.