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Hear From Pebble’s Eric Migicovsky At Wearable World Congress

Eric Migicovsky has done it again.

The Pebble Time, his newest smartwatch, has attracted a million dollars in preorders on Kickstarter … in 33 minutes.

See also: Meet The New Pebble Time—Though Getting One Will Take … Time

Why the hunger for a smartwatch that won’t ship until May? Because Migicovsky has shown how to build a fiercely loyal community around a new category of device.

That’s why I’ve invited him to be a keynote speaker at Wearable World Congress, the first big event ReadWrite is putting on with our new business partners, Wearable World.

Wearable World Congress takes place May 19-20 in our new home at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. It’s an incredibly inspiring venue, right next to the Presidio National Park and San Francisco Bay. 

It doesn’t hurt that Pebble is expecting to ship its Time smartwatch to backers in May. We’re hoping Migicovsky will be sporting one on stage.

There will be plenty of buzz about the Time and other smartwatches by then. We’re going to talk about far more than wearable devices at the event, though. The conversation will feature ReadWrite’s editors in conversation with some of the deepest thinkers in technology today, exploring what it will take to build the Internet of Things, how we’ll make sense of the flood of data connected devices create, and where these new technologies are taking us as a society.

How Pebble Made It

We’ll hear from Migicovsky on how he built on the original Pebble’s success to do it again with the Pebble Time. I’ll ask him about how he’s gone beyond hobbyists and tinkerers to sign up the likes of Mercedes-Benz and ESPN as Pebble developers. And he may offer a surprising take on the Apple Watch.

I can’t wait—and I expect you can’t either. So sign up now to get tickets for Wearable World Congress at a great price. ReadWrite readers can get $100 off our early-bird price of $499—just use the code READWRITE. (We’re just starting to announce all the great speakers we’ll have at the Congress, so this is a great chance to secure your tickets before they’re gone.)

For a teaser, here’s the talk Migicovsky and I had at last year’s ReadWriteMix:

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