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Next week a few of us from MAKE will attend the Greener Gadgets conference in New York City.

For three years, the Greener Gadgets Conference has explored sustainable design alternatives for the electronics we use in our homes and workplace every day.

The 2010 event, held February 25 in New York City, will feature two design keynoters, Yves Behar, founder of the San Francisco design studio, fuseproject, and Robert Fabricant, vice president of creative for frog design inc.

Behar’s design studio was responsible for the design of the world’s first $100 “XO” laptop for One Laptop Per Child, a project aimed at bringing education and technology to the world’s poorest children. Fabricant leads frog’s Design for Impact initiatives, which has harnessed the power of mobile technology to combat the world’s worst HIV and AIDS epidemic in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Other speakers include visionaries from Green Life Smart Life, Autodesk, LaboGroup, MIT Media Lab, U.S. Green Building Council, Home Automatic Inc., Dwell magazine, Treehugger and more.

The conference closes out with the incredibly popular Greener Gadgets Design Competition, highlighting a new class of sustainable product concepts, from those that create their own energy to those that minimize the need for any electricity at all. Online registration is available until February 19. Readers can use the registration code “BLOG10” for a $50 discount.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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