Start May with a visit to the land of the extremely small. Motorola, P&G, and Nestle will be showing off their wares at the Nano Science and Technology Institute's 2005 Conference & Trade Show in Anaheim, California — and NSTI's Nanotech Ventures Vetting Team wants to fund the next little idea (www.nsti.org/Nanotech2005).
This month, it's all design all the time. Check out DesignTech Connect 2005 in L.A. (www.pasadenaentretec.com); Chicago's Institute of Design Strategy Conference (May 18, www.id.iit.edu/events/strat egyconference); or Boston's Front End of Innovation (May 23, www.iirusa.com/frontend).
Dust off the old Schwinn for Bike to Work Week. You can burn off the morning bagel and give a nod to the environment. Just don't forget to "be bright, use a light at night" (thanks, League of American Bicyclists!). Note to Europhiles: Vespas don't count (www.biketoworkweek.com).
At last, throw back a couple of Red Bulls and shimmy into E3Expo, the dizzying four-day L.A. gamer gathering. Don't miss this year's hottest sneak peek from Electronic Arts. Hint: It's an offer you can't refuse (www.e3expo.com).
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A version of this article appeared in the May 2005 issue of Fast Company magazine.