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The Internet of Things is just the beginning

Experience the revolution at the intersection of hardware and software—and imagine the future.

See the future through the eyes of its leaders

Get insight from over 100 speakers—and connect with executives, innovators, engineers, and designers.

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Joi Ito, MIT Media Lab
Solid Co-Chair

Experience what's possible through real-world demos

See paradigm-smashing products for industry and consumers.

Bring intelligent things to life.

Learn how to build successful connected-hardware products and new businesses.

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Jon Bruner
Solid Co-Chair
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Solid is the first event of its kind at the intersection of software and hardware. Happening May 21–22 at Fort Mason in San Francisco, Solid brings together over 100 visionary speakers, a pavilion filled with connected hardware demos, and a community of business leaders, engineers, and designers exploring the opportunities of our connected future.

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5 Building Blocks of Solid

We're at the brink of a huge shift. Understand the territory and discover the opportunities:

  • Companies Companies explores what's working—from getting funding to design and marketing, to moving from an early adopter market into the mainstream.
  • Foundations Foundations will expand your notion of the possible, and show how radically new products can spring from re-imagining existing services, processes, and machines.
  • Machines Machines focuses on how to make intelligent things real—from design and prototyping, to manufacturing and shipping.
  • Society Society examines how to build products and services that improve our communities, personal health, and the world economy.
  • Tools Tools, our most technical track, covers the protocols, technologies, and techniques that you need to understand to make your ideas become reality


See intelligent devices and smart machines; such as robots like Baxter for manufacturing, microsatellites from Planet Labs, and the Makani Wind Turbine.

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