May 18, 2016

We Are Wearables Chicago Event to Feature Latest Consumer, B2B and VR Wearables

Uproar PR Partners With We Are Wearables and 1871 to Inspire Wearable Tech Innovation

CHICAGO, IL- May 18, 2016 – Uproar PR, in partnership with We Are Wearables and 1871, announces the eighth We Are Wearables Chicago event that will feature the latest in consumer wearables, B2B wearables and virtual reality technology. On Thursday, May 19, Chicago’s entrepreneurs will join wearable tech industry leaders for an evening of presentations and networking meant to inspire the adoption of and innovation for wearable technology. Speakers will include:

  • Liz Salcedo, Founder and CEO of Everpurse, a tech company servicing the fashion industry
  • Christine Hutchison, co-founder of Proxfinity, a wearable tech company that helps users connect at events
  • Josh Farkas, CEO of Cubicle Ninjas, the company behind Spectacle, the first Augmented Reality app for Gear VR

“The Chicago tech industry is booming, and wearable technology is the next wave of computing that will augment the human experience. This event and our partners behind it continue to spark innovation with top-notch presenters and the opportunity to network with the minds that are expanding the definition of ‘wearable’,” said Catriona Harris, Partner at Uproar PR and co-organizer of the event. “We’re excited to welcome the leaders from Everpurse, Proxfinity and Cubicle Ninjas and all of Chicago’s entrepreneurs looking for inspiration and mentorship.”

We Are Wearables is an organization that rallies local tech communities together to discuss, discover and demo the latest in wearable tech. The event aims to foster the adoption of wearables and facilitate innovation among the industry’s entrepreneurs, startups and established organizations.

“Whether it’s a fashionable handbag that keeps you connected while on the go, wearable technology that helps you network at events like never before or a VR app that helps you see the world from a whole new perspective, wearables are changing every facet of our lives, and this month’s featured wearable tech companies are great examples of this,” said Tom Emrich, Founder of We Are Wearables.

We Are Wearables Chicago will take place Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 1871 (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212). Doors open at 6 p.m. To register for the event, visit For more information, visit the We Are Wearables Chicago website and @WeAreWearables #WWCHI.

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