Caltech CMS TechFest

Meeting of the Minds Meeting of the Minds


On the afternoon of Monday, October 16, 2017, CMS will host Techfest, a demo fair focused on providing startups, companies, students, postdocs, and faculty with a chance for meaningful interactions with each other. Our Partners Program company members will show off cutting-edge research, inspiring students with brand new technologies. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the breadth of applications for computing and mathematical sciences across industries as well as network with company representatives in a casual atmosphere prior to Caltech’s Fall Career Fair. Faculty will join in as well, with the goal of strengthening academic-industry connections.

This event is exclusive to the Caltech Community and CMS Partners Program members.


12:00-1:00pm — Keynote

Augmentation vs. Automation: Socially Assistive Robotics and the Future of Work

Location: Annenberg Center, Room 105 (Auditorium)


Maja Matarić
Chan Soon-Shiong Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics
Vice Dean for Research, Viterbi School of Engineering
Director, Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center (RASC)
The University of Southern California

1:00-3:00pm — Demo Fair

Location: Outdoors — Moore Walk north of Annenberg Center

Featuring tech and representatives from CMS Partners Program company members!

Asana Barnabas Robotics Beyond Limits Click Therapeutics Compellon Daqri Deep Current Embodied Barnabas Robotics Facebook Google HomeSidekick IQT Locus Microsoft Northrup Grumman Oben Propel Works QLess Quora Quotient iRobot Serenify STEAM:CODERS Supplyframe Trebel Virtualitics LLC Western Asset Elementary Robotics Elementary Robotics


How do I sign up for Techfest?

CMS Partner Company Representatives:

Company booth registration is now closed. However, representatives from our Partner companies are still welcome to attend the event!

Event logistics for registered company booths can be found here.

Registration is not required for our Partner company representatives to simply attend the Keynote and Demo Fair, and we hope that all of our Partners will be able to join us!

CMS and Caltech Students, Postdocs, Staff, and Faculty:

No registration is required for CMS and broader Caltech Community members to attend Techfest. We hope to see you there!

I am not a member of the Caltech Community or a Partner company representative. Is there a way for me to attend?

If you are considering joining the CMS Partners Program at the startup/company or individual level, we would love to chat with you. You can get in touch with us at at

All members, including individuals, are welcome at all Partners Program events. Information on joining the Program can be found here.

My company has reserved a booth at the Demo Fair. Where can I find event logistics for company booths?

Company booth logistics can be found here.