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.
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.
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:
- Guest Presentations: We’ve invited some truly dynamic members of the Max community from around the world to inspire you with their work.
- Brian Crabtree and Kelli Cain, creators of the Monome and Arc controllers
- Mattijs Kneppers, developer with focus on advanced patches for commercial audiovisual
- Eric Singer, creator of Cyclops, MIDItron, and founder of LEMUR (League of Electronic Muscial Urban Robots)
- Jeremy Bailey, video and performance artist
- Dafna Naphtali, vocalist, sound artist, and performer
- Daito Manabe, designer, DJ, VJ, and composer
- Suzanne Thorpe, electro-acoustic flutist
- Kurt Ralske, visual artist and musician, creator of AUVI
- Philippe Manoury, composer and computer music researcher
- Community-driven Workshops:
- Live Spectral Processing in Max
- Ins and Outs with Max and Arduino
- Videogame Music Prototyping in Max
- Mobile Phones and Max: Simple ways to make interactive (and collaborative) music
- Making A Slick Max Standalone: Tips & Tricks
- Techniques for Extending Acoustic Instruments
- Programming with Clojure in Max
- Convolution and Impulse Response Workshop (using HISSTools)
- Introduction to note~
- Bach: Automated Composer's Helper
- Cycling '74 staff presentations: We'll have a number of sessions covering Max 6, so you'll be able to get an inside view of the exciting new features in this major upgrade. Plus a feedback forum where you can tell us what you think we should do next.
- Science Fair: A social event where you set up your project and display it for all the Expo attendees, as well as interact with people who want to learn more. Watch Science Fair videos from the Expo '74 in 2009.
- Evening Gatherings: Friday in the Courtyard, Saturday Science Fair and Reception, and a Sunday Performance
- Competition: We're planning a new event where contestants will get five minutes to show their patch to the audience -- and a celebrity panel. Think you have what it takes to be the Top Chef of the Max world?
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".
- To make reservations from the US or Canada, call 800 228 9290.
- To make reservations from outside the US or Canada, read the list of Global Reservation Numbers.
- Start making plans to join us in Brooklyn October 14-16.
- Register now and avoid paying extra when you forget to do it this summer, assuming there is any space left by July.
- Prepare your science fair project and let us know if we can answer any questions.