February 1, 2010

Social media, tech, marketing conferences: February

JD LasicaFollowing is a roundup of conferences and events scheduled in the social media, technology and marketing sectors for the month of February. For the full year, see: 2010 conferences: Social media, tech, marketing. I’ll start breaking out the monthly listings on the first of the month.

Who knew February, of all months, would be so crazy-busy? I’ll be attending a few Social Media Week events starting today in San Francisco. (See you there?)

If you know of other must-attend events, please add them by posting in the comments at the bottom and I’ll add them as I can.

Also please check out our Calendar of 2010 social change, nonprofit and media reform conferences on our sister site, Socialbrite.org.

Conference Date Place
* indicates conferences I’ll be attending or speaking at.
AlwaysOn: OnMedia NYC Feb. 1-3 New York City
Tech CEOs from Silicon Valley meet the global advertising and media establishment. This executive event features CEO presentations and discussions about which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities in the marketing, branding, advertising and PR industries.
Social Media Week* Feb. 1-5 Various
Learn about the potential of social media in a series of events in your city: New York, San Francisco, London, Berlin, Toronto and Sao Paulo.
Vator Splash Feb. 4 San Francisco
Vator.tv is hosting an event for seed- to early-stage startups that want to learn about building their business and launch and/or showcase their companies before their industry peers, investors and media.
Teens in Tech 2.0 Feb. 6 San Francisco
Learn from teenagers what they think about the current trends of teenage technology. Create technology and hear directly from developers, entrepreneurs and video bloggers. Daniel
Social Fresh Feb. 8 Tampa, Fla.
Social Fresh is a one-day, case study rich conference chiefly for marketers, with more than 30 speakers.
Training: Social Media for Government Feb. 8-11 Washington, D.C.
Attend this conference to learn how to capture the power of social media in your organization, along with helpful tools, tips and techniques to get started, including how to develop a social media strategy.
Macworld Expo* Feb. 9-13 San Francisco
Guy Kawasaki, cutting-edge tech, product roll-outs, software classes and more. This is the first year Apple is not participating, but the Mac product and software ecosystem remains vibrant. macworld
TED Feb. 9-13 Long Beach, Calif.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is where the world’s leading thinkers and doers gather to share ideas worth spreading. TEDActive, a simulcast experience, takes place in Palm Springs. TEDx brings the TED experience to local communities.
Online Community Unconference East Feb. 10 New York City
This is an open space gathering of online community managers, developers, business people, tool providers and investors to discuss best practices in developing and growing online communities. The West Coast version takes place June 9.
140 Characters Conference – Barcelona Feb. 15 Barcelona
#140conf explores the effects of Twitter on such topics as celebrity, media, advertising, politics, music, education, public safety and public diplomacy.
BlogWell Feb. 16 San Diego
You’ll hear eight case studies on the best social media programs at large corporations directly from the social media execs themselves in this ongoing series of events put on by GasPedal and the Blog Council.
edSocialMedia Bootcamp Feb. 16 Boston
Are you trying to understand social media and how it can be used at your school? Do you need a better grasp of the benefits and challenges of social media before jumping in? The gathering will tackle how social media can be used in education. clock
paidContent Feb. 19 New York City
paidContent2010 gathers senior business leaders representing publishers, content technology companies, investors, analysts, bloggers and journalists to discuss business strategies and models that are working across news, information and entertainment, and to explore cross-platform approaches to developing diverse revenue streams.
Gravity Summit Feb. 22 Los Angeles
Gravity Summit events help bridge the gap between the new social media marketing tools and the business community. The event seeks to help inform marketing professionals, small business owners, advertisers, executives and others about the new marketing and communications landscape.
O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Feb. 22-24 New York City
A conference on emerging trends around digital publishing, including the mobile Web, ebooks, digital printing, new authoring tools, evolving business models for paid content, etc.
Future of Web Apps Feb. 22-24 Miami
Speakers on the 10 Golden Principles for Successful Web Apps, marketing metrics, open source libraries and more.
Online Marketing Summit Feb. 22-25 San Diego
Join your marketing peers as they share ideas, hear from expert practitioners and learn best practices in the areas of social media, search, email, analytics and more -– in a completely vendor-free environment.
Think Tank Live Feb. 23 Milwaukee, WI, area
Think Tank is a collective group of integrated marketing professionals from Chicago and Milwaukee. Each of the presenters represents a different area in the world of Internet marketing: SEO, SEM, branding, web development, analytics, blogging and social media.
Sex::Tech 2010 Feb. 26-27 San Francisco
The Internet and mobile tech have strengthened youth networks and increased youth access to tools and information for improving their sexual health. Sex::Tech explores tools and methods for reaching youth with STD/HIV prevention and sex education interventions. sextech

JD Lasica, founder of Socialmedia.biz, is now co-founder of the cruise discovery engine Cruiseable. See his About page, contact JD or follow him on Twitter or Google Plus.

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