WIRED NextFest™ Presented by Hitachi

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Lead sponsors include Northrop Grumman, CITI, NASA and Yahoo!

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Hitachi will be the presenting sponsor of the fourth annual WIRED NextFest™, a unique world's-fair-style event featuring more than 160 exciting interactive exhibits of the innovative products and technologies that are transforming our world. Over the past three years, WIRED NextFest has drawn over 100,000 visitors combined in San Francisco (2004), Chicago (2005) and New York (2006).

Lead sponsors include Northrop Grumman (Future of Security and Co-Sponsor, Future of Exploration and Future of Education), CITI, Xerox (Official Imaging Sponsor), Yahoo! and Southern California Edison (Future of Green). The Future of Exploration Pavilion is presented in association with NASA.

Additional sponsors include KCRW (Official Media Sponsor), Tronic (Official Sponsor), McCann Systems and Trollback & Company (Official Portal Sponsors), X Prize Foundation, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel - Los Angeles (Official Hospitality Sponsor).

Affiliate Partners
WIRED NextFest partners with local institutions and organizations that share WIRED's mission and focus on one of the featured areas of innovation at WIRED NextFest. Each of these organizations provides compelling advances in art, science, design and/or technology education and programming.

Affiliate partners of WIRED NextFest include AFI Digital Content Lab; Architecture for Humanity - Los Angeles Chapter; California Science Center; LACMA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; MOCA: The Museum of Contemporary Art; NATPE; Producers Guild; Riordan Foundation; Screen Actors Guild; Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation; Tu Ciudad; TreePeople; Art Center School of Design; Brooks Institute; CalArts; Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering; Cal Poly Pomona College of Communication; Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design; The College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology - California State University, Los Angeles; Arts, Computation, Engineering at UC Irvine; Calit2; The Beall Center for Art and Technology; California State University - Northridge College of Engineering and Computer Science; UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television; Otis College of Art and Design; UCLA School of Arts and Architecture; The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation; USC School of Architecture; and USC School of Cinematic Arts.

WIRED NextFest will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall (J + K), September 14-16, 2007. To learn more and to purchase tickets for WIRED NextFest, please visit: http://www.wirednextfest.com.

Press are invited to preview WIRED NextFest on Thursday, September 13 in addition to the public schedule. For more information and to register for WIRED NextFest, please visit:
http://wirednextfest.com/inform/press_registration.php

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