October 3, 2011

Social media, tech & marketing events: October

Marissa Mayer
Google VP Marissa Mayer from a past Web 2.0 Summit (photo by J.D. Lasica).


Guide to events & conferences for the coming month

JD LasicaWITI, Web 2.0 Expo New York, Web 2.0 Summit, Pivot and Pop!Tech are just a few of the events on tap for this month. Here’s our roundup of social media, tech and marketing conferences and events for the month of October. Lots of interesting gatherings on tap.

For the full year, see our full Calendar of 2011 social media, tech and marketing conferences. And Socialbrite has our calendar of nonprofit and social change events for the month.

Hope to see you at some of these! If you know of other must-attend events, please share by posting the info in the comments at the bottom.

Conference Date Place
Direct Marketing Association Oct. 1-6 Boston
DMA2011 helps progressive marketers to better engage customers and improve bottom-line results in all channels, including social, search, mobile, video and more. DMA:2010 Conference & Exhibition
WITI’s Women and Technology Summit Oct. 2-4 San Jose, Calif.
WITI (Women In Technology International), the world’s leading professional organization for executive women in technology, will gather around the theme of “Collaboration, Strategy and Growth” through hands-on speaking engagements and panel discussions. witi
Android Open Oct. 9-11 San Francisco
Android Open is the first conference to cover the entire Android ecosystem. Whether you’re a developer, IT pro, business decision-maker or marketer, you’ll find the latest and best information for maximizing the power of the Android platform. Android Open is a big-tent meeting ground for app and game developers, carriers, chip manufacturers, content creators, OEMs, researchers, entrepreneurs, VCs and business leaders to share best practices, tools, models and lessons learned. Lars Vogel
Web 2.0 Expo NY Oct. 10-13 New York
Web 2.0 Expo is a conference and trade show for everyone who cares about embracing and extending the opportunities created by Web 2.0 technologies. Osama Bedier
International Professional Communication Conference Oct. 17-19 Cincinnati
“Communicating Sustainablity” is the theme for the IPCC 2011 Conference. The theme refers to the many different ways in which communication plays a role in helping us conceptualize, analyze and solve the environmental challenges of the 21st century.
Digital Hollywood Fall Oct. 17-20 Marina del Rey, Calif.
Digital Hollywood remains one of the nation’s premier entertainment and technology conferences.
Pivot Oct. 17-18 New York
Pivot is a new kind of marketing conference singularly focused on helping brand marketers and their agencies connect with the social consumer.
Web 2.0 Summit Oct. 17-19 San Francisco
The Web 2.0 Summit brings together 1,000 senior executives from the worlds of technology, media, finance, telecommunications, entertainment,and the Internet. This year the theme is “The Data Frame,” focusing on the impact of data in today’s networked economy.
Pop!Tech Oct. 19-22 Camden, Maine
Pop!Tech will mark its 15th annual gathering with more than 600 remarkable thinkers, leaders and innovators showcasing powerful ideas and projects that are changing the world. I attended one year — it’s a great gathering. jaron-lanier

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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