Solar-powered? Hydrogen fuel cells? Recycled? Recyclable? What does a green gadget look like? If you're planning on going to the Greener Gadgets Conference on February 1 (next Friday) in New York City, you'll catch a glimpse of a few different visions and versions of the future of green consumer electronics. And TreeHugger can help get you in with a discount.
Type "Treehugger20" in the coupon field as you register and you'll get 20% off the listed ticket price; your ticket gets you lunch, beverages and refreshments throughout the day, access to the Event Gallery space and a ticket to the post conference cocktail reception. But you'll have to hustle; the discount is only good through this Thursday, the 24th. More about the conference: there will be panel discussions on electronics recycling programs and emerging renewable energy sources for cell phones and laptops (like kinetic energy), and the day will finish up with a on-stage presentation and live audience judging of the Greener Gadgets Design Competition with Core77's main man, Allan Chochinov.
Topics to be discussed at the conference include: at the design for sustainability, product life cycle management, take-back and recycling programs, energy efficiency, greener materials, and green lifestyle and product marketing. An attached gallery space will feature a green prototype office display and technology exhibits from companies on the cutting edge of green tech.
And don't forget: if you are a designer with ideas up your sleeve, be sure to enter the Greener Gadgets Design Competition before the deadline of January 27th. The competition will be giving away $4500 in cash prizes to the most innovative greener gadgets designs, and your work will be displayed at the conference in front of hundreds of journalists from publications ranging from BusinessWeek to CNET to Wired, as well as reps from companies like Philips, Sony, HP & Nokia. It's a great opportunity to get your brilliant ideas out there to the people who matter, and you could win some cold hard cash in the process -- what have you got to lose? Get designing, and good luck! ::Greener Gadgets Conference and ::Greener Gadgets Design Competition