WITI Holiday Mix & Mingle - Be a Geek and Get a Fashionable Wearable

Connect, Enjoy, and Learn

Join us for a holiday Mix & Mingle event to celebrate the wonderful year WITI has shared with all of you! We have loads of goodies in store for you:

Network - Catch up with friends and make new ones
Enjoy - Taste delicious mini 'bundtinis' from Nothing Bundt Cakes and win their delectable bundt cakes in our raffle
Learn - Listen to 2 experts discussing wearable technologies and browse the booths for holiday gifts

Join host Dave Whelan (connected health consultant, advisor, and entrepreneur, who helped launch perhaps the first consumer fitness wearable on the market [before they were called wearables]) and special guest Dr.Mitra Hooshmand (UC Irvine-trained neuroscientist, former competitive swimmer, founder of Mixx Yoga, and founder and CEO of ScientiFIT) for a lively, interactive discussion on wearables: What are they? How will they change our lives? Do they live up to the hype? And should you buy one before the [fill in the blank] from Apple or Facebook launches?

Following the introduction, the WITI Wearables Holiday Bazaar(#WITIwearables) will open! You'll have a chance to meet some local wearables (and wearable-related) companies, ask their founders the really tough questions, try out their products, and maybe even go home with a cutting-edge technology product just in time for the holiday season.

Confirmed exhibitors include:
- FashionTEQ (www.fashionteq.com): fashion wearables integrating technology into women's lives
- STEMP (www.getstemp.com): the thermometer meets the band-aid, creating a continuous-monitoring body thermometer for your loved ones
- Tiny Hands / Tiny Kicks (www.ahundredtinyhands.org): kids' tools for building the next generation of wearables, plus a wearable for expectant mothers
- UviCube (www.uvicube.com): keeps the things your baby loves (including your phones and wearables) safe from germs
- Microsoft: Be the first to get a Microsoft BAND - Brand NEW activity tracker and smartphone in one


Featured Speakers

Dave Whelan Connected health consultant, advisor, and entrepreneur, who helped launch perhaps the first consumer fitness wearable on the market [before they were called wearables]. You can follow Dave at @djwhelan.




Dr. Mitra Hooshmand UC Irvine-trained neuroscientist, former competitive swimmer, founder of Mixx Yoga, and founder and CEO of ScientiFIT. You can follow Dr. Hooshmand at @mixx_yoga.




Schedule of Events

6:30pm - Registration, Networking and appetizers
6:45pm - WITI Overview and Speaker Introduction
7:00pm - Wearable Technology
7:35pm - Mix & Mingle
8:15pm - Raffle Prizes!
8:30pm - Adjourn

Meeting Notes

Appetizers and beverages are provided. If you or your company wish to host or sponsor an event, please ask one of the leadership team members located on the WITI.com Orange County home page.