The UTmessan tech conference and expo will open its doors to the public free-of-charge on Saturday, RÚV reports, inviting guests to enjoy cocktails made by robots, fly drones with nothing but their thoughts, and cross paths with a 3-meter- [9-foot]-tall robotic dinosaur as it stalks around the Harpa Conference Center.
UTmessan brings together IT companies from Iceland and abroad and aims to “highlight the importance of information technology and its effects on individuals, businesses and Icelandic society alike,” reads the description on the event website. “The goal is to see a significant increase in the number of students who choose technical disciplines in universities across the country and especially in computer science.”
The open event will also give visitors a chance to see British artist Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon installation, which features an inflatable moon on which high definition images of the lunar surface are projected, creating an accurate, if miniature version of the real thing. According to the artwork’s homepage, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5 km of the moon’s surface.
UTmessan will be open to the public from 10am – 5pm at Harpa on Saturday, February 9. The event is free.