Yves Behar, Robert Fabricant to Keynote Greener Gadgets Conference


By Stephanie Murg Comment


Feeling guilty that the crop of new gizmos you received as holiday gifts means junking the old ones? Get thee to Greener Gadgets! Now gearing up for its third incarnation, the conference explores sustainable alternatives for the electronics we use daily, including those sleek portable devices that are to blame for the charger thickets choking your electrical outlets. The 2010 Greener Gadgets conference will take place on Friday, February 25 in New York City, and the organizers are now putting the finishing touches on the schedule. Among the confirmed speakers are keynoters Yves Behar, founder of fuseproject, and Robert Fabricant, vice president of creative for frog design. Other confirmed presenters include Treehugger’s Jaymi Heimbuch, Dwell senior editor Sarah Rich, and Jeff Omelchuck, founder of the Green Electronics Council and director of EPEAT, the global green certification program for electronics. Rounding out the schedule is a session that will feature the top entries in the Greener Gadgets design competition, which is accepting design-savvy and sustainable submissions until next Thursday.