Geek Out About the Future at EtechAnnalee Newitz1/22/09 3:30pmFiled to: ETechFuturismConferencesTechnologyScience4EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink This March in Silicon Valley, techie publisher O'Reilly is holding its annual Emerging Technology conference, or Etech. Scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, futurists, and creative geeks meet and mingle, swapping ideas and inventing the next flying, blogging transgenic animal. I was on the planning committee this year, so I can guarantee there will be a ton of great talks about everything from biology hacking to materials science and the future of Web culture. You can see the full schedule here, though we will add more interesting presentations over the next few weeks. Advertisement If you want to come, now's the time to sign up - early (cheaper) tickets just went on sale, and io9 readers get an additional 10 percent off if you use the code et09io9 when you register. If you don't want to pay for all-day participation, you can still get in free to the expo floor, where a lot of cool demonstrations happen and everybody hangs out in full geek mode. Hope to see some of you there!You can register here.