Alvanon, the world’s leading sizing and fit technology company, is delighted to announce the presenters for 3D Tech Fest 2023: Redefining Fashion Intelligence, the annual gathering of global experts exploring the intersection of fashion and technology.
The free, three-day virtual conference will take place from September 26-28. Speakers were selected from this year’s Open Call, a request for proposals to identify breakthrough companies and global talent defining the fashion industry.
3D Tech Fest 2023 will host over 50 expert speakers from business, technology, fashion and apparel, retail, the outdoor industry, research and academia. This cross-industry collaboration will challenge conventional human intelligence, explore the possible roles of artificial intelligence and inspire active innovation to determine a better and sustainable future for the fashion industry in 2023 and beyond.
Over 80 applicants from 20 countries applied for the opportunity to present their ideas on the virtual stage at 3D Tech Fest 2023. Evaluated on their relevance, originality, and potential impact, proposals were reviewed and scored anonymously by a panel of industry experts. Panelists included Ben Hanson, editor-in-chief at The Interline, Robin Lewis, CEO at The Robin Report, Elizabeth A. Keenan, assistant professor at Harvard Business School and Janice Wang, founder and CEO of Alvanon.
Speakers will include representatives from top brands and retailers REI Co-op and Outdoor Afro Inc., Country Road, GAP Inc., Lee – Kontoor Brands, Inc., Randa Apparel & Accessories and PVH/Calvin Klein Underwear, as well leading digital authorities from Alvanon, Bureau 555, Dressipi, PTTRNS.ai, STITCH, and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). In addition, Rick Helfenbein and Dr. Ahmed Zaidi will present keynote addresses alongside three panels of industry experts discussing sustainability and unchecked growth, why tech design belongs at the heart of your DPC strategy, and educating the next generation in new technologies.
3D Tech Fest 2023 will be divided into three Livestream Sessions:
Tuesday, September 26, 9:00 to 15:00 EST: Is Digital Defining the Future?
Fashion and technology have a broad global impact, from robotics to identity, sustainability and AI. Speakers will explore the digital technologies currently shaping and redefining fashion intelligence.
Wednesday, September 27, 9:00 to 15:00 EST: Digital Design in Practice
Day two will identify and question the product innovations and processes that are transforming the fashion industry. Speakers’ will explore how these must change and imagine the exciting opportunities that could inspire better business practices.
Thursday, September 28, 9:00 to 15:00 EST: Technology for a Better World
A daring group of outdoor community, academics and CEOs are disrupting and reshaping the apparel world. They are the global visionaries and game changers who can transform the way our industry works now and in the future.
Each day, 3D Tech Fest participants can also visit “Fashion Intelligence in Focus,” an intimate virtual stage spotlighting software super users and “case studies” on new innovations.
Particular emphasis will be on users’ 3D experiences and the lessons learned. Softwares will include Style 3D, Gerber Technology, Optitex, Vital Mechanics and Z-Emotion among others.
These sessions will also platform innovators with ‘real’ solutions to sustainable challenges, including Kristen Anderson and Bridget Mollner of Iteration, a sustainable intimates brand and Danielle Elsener, founder of DECODE, a complete Zero Waste Design System that solves industry problems through design, education and production.
To find out more about 3D Tech Fest, including an outstanding lineup of speakers confirmed so far, with more to be announced in the coming weeks or register, please register here.