March 1, 2010

Social media, tech, marketing events: March

JD LasicaHere’s our roundup of social media, tech and marketing conferences and events scheduled for the month of March. For the full year, see: Calendar of 2010 social media, tech and marketing conferences.

Note that we’ve published a calendar of 2010 social change conferences on our sister site, Socialbrite.

We’ll publish a list of noteworthy conferences and events on the first of each month during the year. Hope to see you at some of these. 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.

Conference Date Place
Global Ignite Week March 1-4 Worldwide
Ignite, started in 2006, brings together geeks to do 5-minute talks in front of small audiences — with slides that rotate every 15 seconds. Global Ignite Week features 500 talks in 40 cities, including New York, LA, the Bay Area, Boston, Madrid, Manila, Paris and Sydney. micki
SMX West March 2-4 Santa Clara, Calif.
SMX West features three days of sessions, keynotes and access to the leading vendors in search marketing. Sessions will focus on SEO, PPC, social media, local & mobile search and more. Other SMX events: Toronto (April 8-9), Sydney (April 22-23), London (May 17-18), Seattle (June 8-9), New York (Oct. 4-6).
The Co-Alignment of the Corporate and Personal Brand March 4-5 Chicago
You’ll develop your copy of “The Draft,” SOHO’s 16-page social communications policy workbook for businesses and corporations. The focus in 2010 is co-aligning the corporate brand with internal and external communications.
SearchFest March 9 Portland, Ore.
SearchFest is dedicated to search marketing education and networking. Industry experts and thought leaders from around the country are scheduled to deliver in-depth presentations. This year will be the most comprehensive SearchFest ever with topics like Social Media Marketing, Advanced Search Engine Optimization, Local Search, Analytics, Paid Search Marketing and more. SearchFest
We Media Miami March 9-11 Miami
Here you can meet the Game Changers, watch the PitchIt! finals, be a part of a live global broadcast by The BBC and exchange ideas with a group of innovators, thinkers, visionaries, investors and entrepreneurs. wemedia3d
Media Summit March 10-11 New York City
Hundreds of the country’s top media, entertainment and technology executives are expected to attend this gathering to discuss broadband, wireless, advertising, TV, film, cable, satellite, publishing, news and other media.
South by Southwest* March 12-21 Austin
This year’s SXSW schedule: Interactive March 12-16, Film March 12-20, Music March 17-21. Counterculture meets geek techies, indie filmmakers and alt bands. tim street
Social Networking World Forum – Europe March 15-16 London
The conference bills itself as Europe’s leading social media event. The event features conference streams and workshops on enterprise social media, mobile, social TV and more. A date for the World Forum – North America in the fall has not been announced
MIX10 March 15-17 Las Vegas
Now in its fifth year, Microsoft’s MIX conference is a gathering of designers and developers who are building the world’s most innovative websites.
ad:tech March 16-17 Sydney
ad:tech is the event for digital marketers, with lots of hands-on sessions with practical tips and case studies. Other ad:tech events are in San Francisco (April 19-21), Singapore (June 3-4), London (Sept. 21-22), Shanghai (Oct.), Tokyo (Oct. 28-29), Beijing (Nov. 17-18) and New York (Nov. 3-5). adtech
OMMA Global March 17-18 San Francisco
This biannual conference and trade show for the business of Online Media, Marketing and Advertising attracts about 4,000 people. This year’s theme is Cutting The Cord: The End Of Online.
DEMO spring March 21-23 Palm Desert, Calif.
More than 20,000 innovative technologies have been reviewed and 1,500 companies selected to launch on the DEMO stage over the past 19 years. However, the start-ups pay a steep fee to do so. demo
Optimization Summits March 23-24 Dallas
At the Dallas 2010 Optimization Summits, you’ll experience learning by doing. You’ll build your own two-day curriculum on topics ranging from social media to revenue management.
Social Media Strategies for Travel March 24-25 San Francisco
Social media is changing the way we communicate with our customers. Get the low-down on how travel companies are capitalizing on social media and take home practical advice on how to drive real return from your social media initiatives.
SocialTech March 25 San Jose, Calif.
SocialTech 2010 brings together the visionaries and experts who are using the power of social media to transform the way that B2B technology companies market their products and services.
The Freemium Summit – The Business of Free March 26 San Francisco
The first Freemium Summit is a one-day event focused on exploring what it takes to succeed under the freemium business model.
Where 2.0 Mar 30-Apr 1 San Jose, Calif.
Situational awareness has become one of the essential analytics for our lives and our business. Where 2.0 looks at monetization strategies, emerging technologies and how new companies are jumping in to change the rules. where20

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