Sign up now for FutureTech 2014 (an event forming part of the official World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 programme) and join Popular Mechanics in Cape Town on 10 October, as we explore our world from a slightly different perspective.

Presenters at the top of their game will discuss cosmology, music, inventions, amazing machines, and much more. Delegates will also be treated to a number of unique concepts in our “Pitch it to the Panel” segment, in which inventors showcase their ideas for comment and criticism.

To book your place at the all-inclusive rate of R650, go to http://bit.ly/1l0vNgY

Full details can be found at www.popularmechanics.co.za/futuretech and in the October 2014 issue of Popular Mechanics – on sale now.

Popular Mechanics is also looking for genuinely fresh ideas in its annual Inventor of the Year competition for 2014. There are substantial cash prizes up for grabs. For entry forms and the “rules of engagement”, go to http://bit.ly/1sWXz21

Autodesk, the multinational 3D CAD software company, is underwriting the conference, PM’s annual Inventor of the Year competition and related events.