As the semester wraps up here at Purdue, it’s a good time to preview all of the awesome tech events that will be taking place over the summer.
There are likely to be more events added to the summer schedule at Purdue, so be sure to check the Purdue Newsroom for updates.
A great site to check for events on the national/international level is tech enthusiast site CNET.
Here are some of the events that are happening around the Purdue/Lafayette area:
- April 24: Purdue President France Córdova’s “Last Lecture” will be webcast live beginning at 6:30 p.m [Update: Full video of the event can be watched here.]
- April 26-27: Around 2,000 K-12 students will participate in NanoDays 2012. Events tailored for younger audiences, but it will be free and open to the public from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- April 28: 3rd Annual Purdue electronic vehicle Grand Prix takes place at 1 p.m. at the Purdue Grand Prix track (Free and open to the public)
- May 12: 2nd Purdue Collegiate evGrandPrix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
If you’re not around the Lafayette area, here are some of the large-scale events to look out for this summer:
- April 26 – 27: TheNextWeb Conference will be taking place in Amsterdam. Events include a hack battle, speakers from prominent companies like YouTube and Reddit, and info about new tech start-ups.
- June 28-30: 3rd Annual VidCon 2012 in the Anaheim, Calif. Convention Center. Huge video conference to meet and greet with YouTube stars like LiveLavaLive, MeekaKitty and Nanalew. Full list of guests on VidCon website.
What tech events are you looking forward to the most?