Designers of Things Partners with IPSO Alliance at 2015 Conference, December 2-3

Second Annual Designers of Things Event for IoT Designers and Developers Hosts the IPSO CHALLENGE in San Jose, CA

Jun 9, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Designers of Things, a conference dedicated to the designers and developers behind wearable tech, 3D printing, and the Internet of Things, announces a partnership with the Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance for its 2015 CHALLENGE. Designers of Things 2015 will showcase semi-finalists of the IPSO CHALLENGE and honor participants during an exciting awards ceremony on Wednesday, December 2nd. Designers of Things will take place December 2-3, 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA. For more information on Designers of Things, visit:

Designers of Things will take place December 2-3, 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.

Through July 15th, IPSO is calling on entrepreneurs, makers, students, and professionals in the technology sector to submit designs using IP for its 3rd annual innovation CHALLENGE. Semi-finalists from around the world will be selected by a global panel of industry experts and will then be flown to the December event where their prototypes will be showcased in the new IoT Pavilion at Designers of Things. Winners will be announced and awarded cash prizes during the IPSO CHALLENGE Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, December 2nd in the Center Stage Theater.

"Each year the range of impressive entries has demonstrated the vast potential of IP and its ability to create low cost, effective and secure products for IoT," said CHALLENGE Chairman Nicholas Ashworth.  "IPSO CHALLENGE contestants have shown us ways to improve energy conservation, simplify healthcare management, monitor the quality of drinking water, and much more. We look forward to seeing what 2015 will bring."

The IPSO CHALLENGE, dedicated to the real world application of the Internet Protocol (IP) in the Internet of Things, is a perfect fit for the Designers of Things conference, which offers an in-depth look into the world of innovative design and development. The addition of the IPSO IoT Pavilion will bring a broader focus to the constantly evolving IoT space to complement Designers of Things 2015's coverage of wearables and 3D printing, as well as this year's emphasis on the medical industry.

"We're thrilled to partner with IPSO for this year's Designers of Things conference," said Pamela Moore, SVP of Content and Strategy with UBM, PLC. "The IPSO CHALLENGE provides such incredible opportunities to those passionate about the technology and design industry and we could not be happier to provide a platform for participants to showcase their innovation in front of top professionals in the field."

To stay up-to-date on the latest from Designers of Things 2015, visit If you're interested in presenting at the conference, submit your abstract by the July 2, 2015 deadline.

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About Designers of Things
Designers of Things is a new conference produced by UBM that is dedicated to the revolutionary potential of Wearable Tech, 3D Printing and the Internet of Things (IoT), the business strategies and inventive people behind these technologies, and how they can successfully accelerate innovation to take their inspirations to the next level. Through in-depth educational programs, ground breaking technology demonstrations and unmatched networking opportunities, Designers of Things offers one of the most comprehensive and impactful meeting places for the technology design and development communities in the world. The event will run alongside BioMed San Jose ( an event focused on the emerging trends in medical device design. For more information, follow us on Twitter at @DoThingsCon

About UBM Canon
UBM Canon is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media company for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe.  UBM Canon is part of UBM plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B-to-B communities and markets.

IPSO CHALLENGE is a global competition designed to highlight real world applications of the Internet Protocol (IP) in the Internet of Things. The IPSO Alliance created the CHALLENGE to promote innovative concepts in interfaces, interactions, and applications utilizing IP sensor/control and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. Finalists and winners receive worldwide marketing exposure, mentorship, and support through IPSO's network of leading industry experts. For more information and to enter, go to or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About IPSO Alliance 
The IPSO Alliance is a global forum that serves as a resource center and thought leader for industries seeking to establish the Internet Protocol as the basis for IoT and M2M applications. IPSO Alliance membership is open to any organization supporting an IP-based approach to connecting smart objects. For more information,

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