Wearable Technologies Workshop
April 23 & 24
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX

Are you developing Wearable Technologies?

Are you looking for Wearable Technologies solutions or partners?

The Technology Collaboration Center will hold a two day workshop on Wearable Technologies on Monday & Tuesday, April 23-24, 2018, hosted by NASA at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.

Day 1 - Challenge Day

For this workshop, the TCC is introducing a new Challenge Program.  13 real-world challenges have been submitted by NASA Johnson Space Center, KBRWyle, Kimberly-Clark and Red Wing Shoes.  22 university student and startup teams have registered to present their proof-of-concept prototypes at the workshop.

Day 2 - Presentation Day

The second day will have presentations on the latest wearable technology developments or unmet challenges related to wearables.

If your organization is interested in wearable technologies, please visit the TCC’s website to register for the workshop, or to request an opportunity to make a presentation.

Tickets for the workshop are $150, with single day tickets for Day 1 at $50 and Day 2 at $100.  TCC Members get a 50% discount.

Details on the workshop, including the agenda, presenters, and workshop location will be provided to registered attendees.

The TCC is also now accepting Collaboration Requests related to wearable technologies.  Requests submitted in conjunction with the workshop will be highlighted at the workshop and the TCC’s website.  The TCC waives Collaboration Concierge Service program fees for requests submitted in conjunction with a workshop (potentially a $21,000 savings).

Please contact the TCC about submitting a Collaboration Request..

Information on workshop sponsorships is below.

Challenge Team Assignments
(number of remaining slots per challenge indicated)



NASA Johnson Space Center:

Red Wing Shoes

Preliminary Agenda

Day 1: Challenge Day (April 23)
8:00  Networking Breakfast
8:30  Welcome & Announcements
8:45  Challenge Team Presentations
10:15  Networking Break
10:30  Challenge Team Presentations
12:00  Lunch
12:30  Challenge Team Showcase
2:00  NASA & Industry Speakers
4:00  Adjourn

Day 2: Presentation Day (April 24)
8:00  Networking Breakfast
8:30  Welcome & Announcements
8:45  Presentation Panel Session 1
10:15  Networking Break
10:30  Presentation Panel Session 2
12:00  Lunch
12:30  TCC Overview
12:45  Presentation Panel Session 3
2:15  Networking Break
2:30  Presentation Panel Session 4
4:00  Adjourn

Workshop Sponsorships

Workshop sponsors are provided recognition at the workshop, on the TCC's website and in the TCC's marketing materials.  Four sponsorship levels are available:

  • Diamond [$2,000]:  sponsor for the entire workshop.  Workshop marketing will indicate the workshop is "sponsored by ..." and can participate in the Welcome Remarks for both days of the workshop.  May have a banner, table and/or materials at the registration desk during the entire workshop, and will receive 4 complimentary full workshop tickets.
  • Platinum [$1,500]:  sponsor for lunch on one day; can make brief remarks prior to the lunch break.  May have a banner, table and/or materials at the registration desk on that day, and will receive 3 complimentary full workshop tickets.
  • Gold [$1,000]:  sponsor for the breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks on one day.  May have a banner, table and/or materials at the registration desk on that day, and will receive 2 complimentary full workshop tickets.
  • Silver [$500]:  sponsor for a single morning or afternoon break.  May have materials at the registration desk on that day, and will receive 1 complimentary full workshop ticket.

Please contact the TCC for more information on sponsorships.  Sponsorships can be purchased through the TCC's online store.

Workshop Program Committee (*=TCC member):

  • Mike Goodfriend, Goodfriend Consulting*
  • Michelle Gonzales, NASA Johnson Space Center*
  • Diane Byerly, NASA Johnson Space Center*
  • Chris Culbert, NASA Johnson Space Center*
  • Cory Simon, NASA Johnson Space Center*
  • Linda Ham, NASA Johnson Space Center*
  • Dan Carson, Rice University*
  • Marie-Nathalie Contou-Carrere, Rice University*
  • Sudhir Pai, Schlumberger*
  • Jose Baca, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi*