January 2, 2012

2012 conferences: Social media, tech & marketing

A bald eagle at Hollyhock, British Columbia, during a break in the action at Media That Matters 2011 (photo by JD Lasica).

Our SuperGuide to 2012 conferences and events

NOTE: Here is our 2013 SuperGuide to social media, tech & marketing conferences.

JD LasicaFor the past five years we’ve assembled a calendar of the best social media, technology, marketing and news media conferences for the upcoming year. Here’s our roundup of 2012 conferences and events.

While this is indeed a SuperGuide, we wanted to make this useful, so rather than include every event on the planet (sorry, Fancy Food Show!), we focused on those we think will be of most use to folks in the tech, marketing and media sectors.

If you know of other must-attend events, please add them by posting in the comments at the bottom. Also please check out our Calendar of 2012 nonprofit and social change conferences on our sister site, Socialbrite. A technical note: This calendar displays better on Firefox than on Webkit siblings Chrome and Safari, which are ignoring our CSS tweaks.

Government Web and New Media Conference
May 16-17Washington, DC

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UXCamp DC Jan. 7 Washington, DC
UXCamp DC is about bringing together the people who care about making websites and mobile apps that provide a great user experience.
Affiliate Summit West Jan. 8-10 Las Vegas
Affiliate Summit West includes an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts. affiliate summit
PCMA Convening Leaders Conference Jan. 8-11 San Diego
At PMCA (Professional Marketing Club Association), you’ll encounter new approaches, from a retooled opening general session and expanded hands on Learning Lounge to a streamlined onsite registration and innovative food and beverage functions.
Virtual Edge Summit Jan. 9-11 San Diego
The summit lets you learn what you want, the way you want! You’ll find deep-dive presentations, 15-minute snippets, 30-minute conversations, interview sessions and technology demos.
Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 10-13 Las Vegas
Now in its fourth decade, CES reaches across global markets, connects the industry and enables consumer electronics innovations to grow and thrive.
Growth Conference Jan. 11 Long Beach, Calif.
Here you’ll find hundreds of ways to seize fresh business opportunities and explore everything you need to know to grow your business. Get fresh ideas, hands-on tools, powerful insights and strategies that work. Get in on the conversation with how-to sessions and invaluable networking. Chris Brogan
edSocial Media Bootcamp Jan. 12 Windsor, Conn.
The bootcamp offers a one-day, practical application of social media tools in a school environment. The workshop provides an in-depth, hands-on introduction to social media for school leaders and administrators, complete with an opportunity to create and share content through edSocialMedia’s practice lab site and other social media channels. edsocialmedia
IBM Connect Jan. 16-17 Orlando, Fla.
This new two-day conference is aimed at forward-thinking business leaders who turn the opportunity that comes from becoming a social business into measurable business success. Taking place alongside Lotusphere 2012, the conference showcases the strategic value and tangible impact that being social can have on your business and how social business solutions and collaboration concepts can deliver real return on investment. Through sessions led by industry and IBM leaders, dialogue and idea sharing, session leaders discuss the why, what and how of using social, mobile and cloud technologies can enable people to improve their business performance. ibmconnect
WebVisions Jan. 18-20 New York
WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism. Brad Smith
DLD12 Jan. 20-24 Munich, Germany
For the eighth time, Burda’s digital summit gathers international agenda setters in Germany and discusses topics of the digital world.
TransportationCamp Jan. 21 Washington, DC
TransportationCamp is a free unconference bringing together transportation professionals, technologists and others interested in the intersection of urban transportation and technology.
PodCamp Halifax Jan. 22 Dartmouth, Canada
A PodCamp is a free BarCamp-style community unconference for new media enthusiasts and professionals including bloggers, podcasters, YouTube producers, social networkers and anyone curious about new media. podcamp-halifax
Social Media Conference Jan. 23-25 Miami
Social Media Conference is the largest convention focused on social media in the enterprise. The convention is attended by intelligence agencies, NGOs, Global 1000 businesses and academic institutions involved in the social media market. Topics include social media, business strategies, mobile & wireless technology, legal, news, online community software, strategy, funding and new technologies. Christopher Harvin
Emerging Media Conference Jan. 23-26 San Francisco
This gathering gives people the chance to view and experience the latest in technology advances and upcoming product roll-outs. For three full days there will be demonstrations, presentations and discussions led by some of the most connected and recognized experts in the industry.
BlogWell Jan. 24 Dallas
Learn how big brands use social media and hear eight case studies on the social media programs in place at corporations such as Dell, REI, Coldwell Banker, Texas Instruments and others.
Beyond Enterprise 2.0 Jan. 24-25 Amsterdam
Discuss how to turn crisis into opportunity by increasing employee productivity and embracing change. This international summit will bring together cross-industry senior executives to discuss key issues on maximizing internal communications through social media. Matteo Rizzi
Content Marketing Retreat Jan. 26-27 Langley, Wash.
This year’s conference will move beyond “building the case for content marketing” to sharing strategic insight and best practices on how to effectively plan, manage and measure content creation, curation, publication and distribution.
Macworld | iWorld Jan. 26-28 San Francisco
Macworld | iWorld2012 is the world’s ultimate fan event for those who use, create and love Apple products. Attendees will encounter a celebration of Apple tecnology-infused art, music and film as well as learning opportunities and a shopping mecca in an exhibit hall filled with products and services for Apple users of all skill levels and interests.
She’s Geeky 10 – The 5th Bay Area Event Jan. 27-29 Mountain View, Calif.
She’s Geeky hosts unconferences across the nation, providing an environment for women working in technology and other geeky fields (science, engineering and math) to learn from one another, grow networks, connect across generations and discuss issues. shesgeeky4
OMMA’s Agency of the Year Jan 30 New York
OMMA’s Agency of the Year Awards celebrate the agencies that were able to rise above the rest over the past year — the shops that represented the best of class in the online advertising community. Gold and silver awards will be presented to the top two overall agencies, as well as awards recognizing the agencies responsible for the year’s best media planning and buying, search campaigns, Web design and site development, and creative. omma-social
Mobile Commerce Conference Jan 30-Feb 1 San Francisco
This event is designed to help you share experiences, ideas and solutions with mobile-system professionals. Learn from an exclusive, expert-filled array of speakers representing all industries. Interact with fellow practitioners in conference workshops, working sessions, case studies and networking breaks.
iStrategy Jan 31-Feb 1 San Francisco
Topics explored at iStrategy span all digital media channels and online business models including social media, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, mobile, viral/word-of-mouth marketing, affiliate marketing, email marketing and display advertising for e-commerce, publishing, lead generation and customer service. The iStrategy experience combines keynote speakers, expert panel discussions, interactive workshops and networking opportunities.
D: Dive Into Media Jan. 30-31 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
D: Dive Into Media is the newest brand extension of D: All Things Digital, founded by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. While D: All Things Digital explores the bigger picture and analyzes the impact that the digital revolution has had on every facet of our lives, D: Dive Into Media will drill down into the evolutionary changes that are underway in media and what those changes mean for the industry’s future. waltkara
The Crunchies Jan. 31 San Francisco
TechCrunch kicks off 2012 with The Crunchies along with partners GigaOm and VentureBeat. The tech party to start the year will move to Davies Symphony Hall this year for both the awards ceremony and the famous after party. Nominations for the entrepreneurial spirited categories are in and being tabulated. Voting begins in early January.
Business Video Expo Feb. 1-3 Miami
Video is emerging as a new type of corporate data that – when deployed in the right way – can make online meetings and corporate publishing more vital, vibrant and engaging than ever before. Business Video Expo will help you understand how to use evolving software and hardware solutions to transform your organization’s approach to corporate communications – from the executive conference room to the employee desktop.
Innovative e-Marketing Feb. 1-2 Barcelona, Spain
Reinforce your online presence and boost your brand and marketing activities through social media communities and effective email campaigns to reach your target audience, guarantee customer satisfaction and maximum ROI for an increased bottom line. Leading experts will address many of the issues facing the industry as well as look to the future to discuss the most important trends and developments. Dirk Kolassa
RootsTech Feb. 2-4 Salt Lake City, Utah
RootsTech is a leading-edge conference designed to bring technologists together with genealogists so they can learn from each other and find solutions to the challenges they face in family history research. Genealogists and family historians will discover emerging technologies to improve their family history research experience. Josh Coates
Vator Splash Feb. 2 San Francisco
Splash is a single-track evening event and startup competition that gathers leading entrepreneurs, innovators, venture capitalists and angel investors across technology to inspire and energize the audience about entrepreneurship and innovation. Splash brings together high-caliber speakers who talk about how to build and scale great successful companies, how their industries are changing and the opportunities those changes are creating. Aaron Levie
SoCon 12 Feb. 3-4 Atlanta
It’s hard to ignore the enormous impact social media has had on the world. SoCon12 will explore these changes. Get connected with hundreds of professionals with diverse backgrounds as they attend the Southeast’s premier social media networking event, now in its sixth year!
Social Fresh East Feb. 6-7 Tampa, Fla.
Social Fresh East 2012 will be the first of a new focus for Social Fresh conferences. Join this conference for two days of advanced social media training from companies like Ford, RadioShack, Nordstrom and more. Joshua Karpf
Online Marketing Summit Feb. 6-10 San Diego
Join more than 1,500 of your marketing peers as they share ideas, hear from expert practitioners and learn best practices in the areas of social media, demand generation, search, email, analytics, mobile, integrated marketing and more. Charlotte Blank
An Event Apart Feb. 6-8 Atlanta
An Event Apart is an intensely educational two-day learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based Web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for. Also coming to Seattle on April 2-4, Boston on June 18-20, Austin on July 9-11, Washington, DC, on Aug. 6-8, Chicago on Aug. 27-29 and San Francisco on Nov. 12-14.
SOBCon Europe Feb. 7 Amsterdam
SOBCon is coming to Europe. SOBCon is the think tank of the social web where some of the best minds in the Internet space gather to present models, discuss insights, and determine best practices. SOBCon Europe is the European version focusing on business models for social responsibility and profit.
Enterprise 2.0 Summit Feb. 7-8 London
The summit is an event organized by Kongress Media yearly since 2008. It is set up as a highly interactive gathering of Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business experts and practioneers in Europe. Its uniqueness is its intensive exchange of experiences and the practical insights and implications presented.
Social Media Strategies Summit Feb. 7-9 Las Vegas
Social Media Strategies Summit has been designed to apply to a variety of industries. Six tracks are designed to focus on a particular industry. While tracks are organized by industry, attendees are encourage to move freely between tracks based on their individual learning objectives. Other SMSS events include SMSS Chicago , April 18-19; SMSS Miami , June 12-14, and SMSS London , Nov. 6-8. The Social Media Strategies Summit
Murmuration Feb. 8 Franklin, Tenn.
Join Gigya, Radian6, ExactTarget, Moontoast and ISM at the Historic Franklin Theatre to share insights, technologies and strategies that are changing the social marketing landscape. Learn how these leading technologies are making social monitoring, commerce and campaign integration a manageable and profitable reality. Dawn Devirgilio
SES Conference & Expo Feb. 9 San Diego
SES Conference & Expo is the leading global event series that educates delegates in search and social marketing, putting a special focus on tactics and best practices. SES Events provides instruction from the industry’s top experts, including representatives from the search engines themselves. Other SES events include: SES London , Feb. 20-24, and SES New York , March 19-23.
The Social Conference Feb. 9 Amsterdam
The Social Conference is the leading conference on the impact and future of social media in the business community. The conference inspires participants to strengthen their business by harnessing the power of the social Web. It offers a look at the strategies of corporate experts and the research of leading academics. Fons Trompenaars
Media That Matters Feb. 10-11 Washington, DC
This year’s theme, “Change for Good,” features conversations about how independent social change filmmakers can execute integrated campaigns that are strategic, action-oriented and have enduring impact. mediathatmatters
ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Feb. 11-15 Seattle
CSCW presents research in the design and use of technologies that affect groups, organizations and communities. CSCW encompasses both the technical and social challenges encountered when supporting collaboration. The development and application of new technologies continues to enable new ways of working together and coordinating activities.
O’Reilly Tools of Change Feb. 13-15 New York
O’Reilly’s TOC Conference is where the publishing and tech industries converge, as practitioners and executives from both camps share what they’ve learned from their successes and failures, explore ideas and join together to navigate publishing’s ongoing transformation. TOC 2012 delivers a deft mix of the practical and the visionary to give attendees the tools and guidance they need to succeed — and the inspiration to lead change. Anne-Marie Concepcion
Cloud Connect Feb. 13-16 Santa Clara, Calif.
Learn about the latest cloud technologies and platforms from thought leaders in Cloud Connect’s comprehensive conference and see leading companies showcasing the latest cloud platforms, technologies and services.
Social Media For Government Communications Feb. 13-16 Washington, DC
Hear the latest practical advice on using new media and traditional communication tools to engage your community, along with helpful tools, tips and techniques to get started.
Social Media Week Feb. 13-17 Various
Social Media Week is a multi-city global conference connecting people, content and conversations around emerging trends in social and mobile media. Events take place in New York, Paris, Toronto, Washington, DC, San Francisco, Singapore, Tokyo, Miami, London, Hong Kong and elsewhere through a series of creative events that connect brands, marketers, media and public venues. Social Media Week
SF MusicTech Summit X Feb. 13 San Francisco
The summit brings together visionaries in the music/technology space, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce.
Women 2.0 PITCH Conference Feb. 14 Mountain View, Calif.
Learn from the leaders of successful high-growth startups and tech companies as they share best practices, growth strategies and disruptive product development stories.
Pubcon Paradise Feb. 14-15 Honolulu, Hawaii
Pubcon Paradise 2012 will offer a multiple-day look at the future of technology presented by many of the world’s top speakers. This event will be an ambitious gathering of search and social media innovators and leading technology and online marketing visionaries charged with offering attendees valuable new ideas and solutions for their businesses. pubcon
The Startup Conference Feb. 16 Seattle
The Startup Conference is a one-day conference for everyone considering launching a startup. It covers everything from raising angel money, finding co-founders, getting press from TechCrunch, how to launch and more. Join the startup competition and be selected to pitch on-stage in front of a panel of VCs. Rand Fishkin
OnMedia NYC Feb. 21-22 New York
OnMedia is where cutting edge of Madison Avenue meets the best of Global Silicon Valley. This two-day executive event features New York’s power players and top digital media CEOs, who engage in high-level debates on how the Internet is disrupting the world of media, marketing, advertising and branding. OnMedia also showcases the emerging entrepreneurial CEOs who are revolutionizing the way media is being created, distributed, consumed and analyzed. AlwaysOn
Cloud Computing for DoD & Government Feb. 21-23 Washington, DC
IDGA’s third annual event is your opportunity to claim your place in the virtual world of DoD and federal government data storage. This time-critical event will emphasize how cloud computing can cost-effectively revolutionize the way your enterprise works.
Gravity Summit Feb. 22 Washington, DC
The summit will bring together a lineup of sports and entertainment leaders and insiders to address social media marketing trends, innovations, tools and strategies now and in the future.
Intelligent Content Feb. 22-24 Palm Springs, Calif.
Intelligent Content 2012 is an intimate, three-day intensive learning experience designed to help attendees understand what is required to create intelligent content: content designed to be structurally rich and semantically categorized, automatically discoverable, reusable, reconfigurable and adaptable to any future functionality. Kristina Halvorson
Lift Feb. 22-24 Geneva, Switzerland
Lift conferences are a series of events built around a community of pioneers who get together in Europe and Asia to explore the social implications of new technologies. Each event is a chance to turn innovation into opportunities by anticipating the major shifts ahead and to meet the people who drive them. Anaïs Saint-Jude
Digital Cream Feb. 23 New York
Econsultancy’s Digital Cream New York, now in its fourth year, is an invitation-only event for senior client-side digital marketers. The Digital Cream roundtables provide a forum to learn and share the best practice, discuss what’s working and what’s not. Formerly Peer Summit, Digital Cream New York has been aligned as a key part of a global series of roundtables also taking place in Chicago, San Jose, London, Dubai, Singapore and Sydney, bringing you the premier event for senior digital marketers to network and learn through discussion and debate in a hands-on participatory format.
BlissDom Feb. 23-25 Nashville, Tenn.
This conference is for women who find and express their bliss by publishing online. Speakers and panels will feature the best blogging, public relations and social media pros who’ll be on hand to mentor new and old friends.
Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference Feb. 23-26 St. Louis
In this annual conference devoted to computer-assisted reporting, come and learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers and viewers the information they want. The CAR conference offers something for everyone, from beginners to those on the cutting edge of digital reporting. Sessions include the basics on using spreadsheets, databases and online mapping as well as the latest technological advances. car
Wisdom 2.0 Feb. 23-26 Redwood City, Calif.
Join the founders of Facebook, PayPal, Zynga and other technology leaders along with wisdom teachers in this conference where the focus is on exploring how one can live mindfully and wisely and engage the great technologies of this age in ways that benefit us, our society and our world. Eckhart Tolle Halvorson
SuperConf Feb. 24-25 Miami
SuperConf 2012 is where Web development & entrepreneurship converges. On Day 1, Startup Blast Off is where eight new companies launch their products to the public. On Day 2, the conference dives deeply into understanding user interface design, bleeding edge technology, marketing, business and building lasting relationships. Jason-Baptiste
SearchFest Feb. 24 Portland, Ore.
Industry experts and thought leaders from around the country will deliver in-depth presentations on topics including advanced search engine optimization, social media marketing, universal search, analytics, paid search marketing and much more. SearchFest
Social Enterprise Conference Feb. 25-26 Boston
This year’s conference will feature two days of rich content at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. The Saturday schedule is designed for a smaller and more practitioner-focused audience, while the Sunday schedule will feature about 100 speakers with a more general focus with a Pitch for Change Competition and Career Fair. social-enterprise-conference
Mobile World Congress Feb 27-Mar 1 Barcelona, Spain
Mobile is enhancing and expanding education and thus, transforming the world. Mobile World Congress 2012 will celebrate the current state of mobile and offer a glimpse into where mobile has the potential to go next. Franco Bernabe
TED Feb 27-Mar 2 Long Beach, Calif.
From dazzling technology and leading-edge science to the richest veins of human creativity and interconnection, TED 2012 will display remarkable speakers, new uses of music, extravagant use of underused senses, intricate choreography between speaker and screen, new ways of involving the audience, breakthroughs in animation, intense, campfire-style storytelling and some “spectacular surprises.” ted2012
TEDActive Feb 27-Mar 2 Palm Springs, Calif.
TEDActive is an opportunity to let your mind travel the world of ideas while watching the live-hosted TED 2012 program on screen in a comfortable, customizable space. When the talks are over, your conversations with other passionate people begin — a chance to engage in inspiring discussions and projects. tedactive
Inbound Marketing Summit Feb. 28-29 New York
The must-attend conference for digital, social and mobile marketing will have a mix of inspirational speakers like Chris Brogan, Laura Fitton, Tim Hayden and Barry Libert, cutting edge content and real-world case studies. IMS is where innovative marketing and media professionals meet face to face, participate in sessions and network with their peers. IMS will also take place June 12-13 in San Francisco and Oct. 24-24 in Boston. Chris Brogan
Search Marketing Expo – SMX West Feb 28-Mar 1 San Jose, Calif.
Attend SMX West for the exceptional content, invaluable connections and essential conveniences. Dramatically increase the number of people who come to your site with ROI-enhancing paid search advertising and search engine optimization techniques and best practices. Susan Wojcicki
Strata Conference Feb 28-Mar 1 Santa Clara, Calif.
Strata Conference is the leading event for the people and technology driving the data revolution. The home of data science, Strata brings together practitioners, researchers, IT leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss big data, Hadoop, analytics, visualization and data markets. Kaitlin Thaney
Digiday Agency Feb. 29 Los Angeles
This conference from Digiday Agency will address the biggest issues and challenges digital agencies and marketers face today across the buying spectrum. This year’s theme is “Retooling for the Future.” Jonathan Adams
paidContent March 1 New York
Today’s digital content space is about looking for innovation without displacing what works. At paidContent 2012, we’ll look at how that’s being accomplished across book and magazine publishing, news media, entertainment and more. paidContent2011
OnDemand March 1 Palo Alto, Calif.
From AlwaysOn, a gathering where the Internet meets the enterprise, held at HP Worldwide Headquarters.
SearchCongress Barcelona March 1-2 Barcelona
SearchCongress Barcelona is the advanced Search Marketing event (SEO, SEM) for online professionals, experts and agencies. Expect expert speakers and advanced workshops to help you reach the maximum in your field.
Digital Media and Learning Conference March 1-3 San Francisco
The Digital Media and Learning Conference is an annual event supported by the MacArthur Foundation and organized by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub at the UC Humanities Research Institute of UC Irvine. The conference is meant to be an inclusive, international and annual gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, focused on fostering interdisciplinary and participatory dialog and linking theory, empirical study, policy and practice. Diana Rhoten
American Society for Public Administration March 2-6 Las Vegas
ASPA ‘s annual conference for public sector employees and officials comes to Las Vegas this year, and I’ll be speaking at a SuperSession on “How to Create Impact With a Social Media Action Plan” on Sunday, March 4, from 1:30-3 p.m. This year’s conference theme is “Redefining Public Service Through Civic Engagement.”
MX: Managing Experience March 4-5 San Francisco
MX is a conference for people who take a leadership role in guiding better experiences into the world. Learn from real-world examples and discover new approaches that can help you lead your organization toward investing in, or improving your customer experience on the Web, mobile and beyond. Genevieve Bell
Marketing 360 Exchange West Coast March 4-6 San Francisco
The Marketing 360 Exchange West Coast has been designed to bring together senior marketing executives focused on executing leading strategies to achieve brand excellence and greater profitability. Invitation-only, this is an exclusive event for senior level networking and idea exchange.
eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit March 4-9 San Francisco
Got Big Data? Want to be more data driven? Trying to turn data into insight? Managing multiple marketing data streams? Eleven years of finding the best and brightest to deliver the wit and wisdom of marketing analytics means every session is insightful and impactful. Feras Alhlou
Conversion Conference March 5-6 San Francisco
Conversion Conference is the only worldwide event series focused exclusively on improving website conversions, featuring conversion improvement strategies and tactics by the leaders in the field. Conversion will take place June 26-27 in Chicago and Oct. 22-23 in New York.
Social Media Strategies for Travel March 5-6 San Francisco
This event gathers together experts from leading travel brands to give you the real low-down on how travel companies are capitalizing on the converging worlds of social media, mobile and technology.
Launch March 7-8 San Francisco
40 cutting-edge, never-before-seen technology companies will debut at the LAUNCH Festival, and panels of experts with evaluate each.
Media Summit March 7-8 New York
This event brings together an international set of speakers tackling the latest in media, advertising, television, broadband, social media, mobile, cable and satellite, publishing, radio, magazines, news media, motion pictures and marketing.
SXSW March 9-18 Austin, Texas
South by Southwest offers an amazing gathering of thought leaders in independent music, independent films and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. The Integrated Media Association conference will be held in conjunction with SXSWi. tim street
SES New York March 19-23 New York
SES New York is packed with 70+ sessions, multiple keynotes, almost 100 exhibitors, networking events, parties and more. Learn how search engines rank Web pages and optimize yours to outrank competitors, discover new methods of link building to keep your brand in front of your customers, increase traffic via organic listings and avoid “spam” penalties, optimize and rank better with pay-per-click campaigns, and much more. Matthew Bailey
Cause Conference March 21 San Diego
The 14th annual AMA Cause Conference is the West Coast’s largest cause partnership event that will feature experts in cause marketing, nonprofit resource development, community relations, new media technology and corporate social responsibility. This daylong networking and informational event offers nonprofits and businesses innovative ways to be a force for good in the current economic climate. Cause Conference
Signal San Francisco March 21 San Francisco
For 2012, Federated Media Publishing’s conference series will focus on clarity and comprehension. Digital marketing is well into its second decade, yet a dizzying pace of innovation coupled with a lack of clear metrics, goals and process has left most of us scrambling to prove what we know in our gut to be true: That joining the digital conversation is crucial to our brands, our customers, and ultimately, to the success of our businesses. Also look for Signal Detroit in July, Signal Chicago in September and Signal LA in November.
Structure:Data March 21-22 New York
GigaOM’s Structure:Data, now a two-day conference, will assemble the world’s leading technologists, practitioners and business leaders to offer solutions to the questions posed by the growth of big data, including storage needs, data analysis and the uncovering of new business opportunities. Raj Aggarwal
Local Online Advertising March 21-22 New York
The Borrell Local Online Advertising Conference will help you identify how to capture the most in your market. The conference is designed for executives responsible for developing, managing, marketing and selling online advertising at the local level and for anyone interested in driving value for their mobile operations.
Information Architecture Summit March 21-25 New Orleans
The IA Summit is the primary event for those redefining strategy and structure in support of cross-channel systems and user experiences. TBD Stephen_P_Anderson
Interactive Local Media East March 26-28 Boston
BIA/Kelsey’s Interactive Local Media is the definitive conference on local digital advertising and marketing. The focus will be on the latest developments in search, mobile, social and deals. Ted Leonsis
Enterprise Connect March 26-29 Orlando, Fla.
Enterprise Connect, formerly known as VoiceCon, gathers industry leaders, in-depth technical sessions and a large exhibition. Everything at the event is focused on one goal: To help you make the best decisions possible about migrating, designing and implementing the right communications and collaboration products, services, software and architecture for your enterprise. Fred Knight
Social Media World Forum – Europe March 27-28 London
This year SMWF includes six conference tracks, focusing on the fundamental social media disciplines that industry partners and SMWF community members believe are the key areas of growth and opportunity within the social media space. No date has been announce for Social Media World Forums in North America, Africa or Asia.
SocialTech March 29-30 Seattle
Put on by Marketing Profs, SocialTech ’12 is focused on B2B social media marketing. Look for expert speakers on the marketing challenges that really matter to you and to your bottom line.
Sex::Tech April 1-3 San Francisco
Sex::Tech 2012 is a two-day annual conference hosted by ISIS, Inc. that brings health and technology professionals together with youths, parents and community leaders to advance the sexual health of youths in the U.S. and abroad. Sex::Tech is the only conference that showcases high-tech educational content (mobile, social media, Internet) developed by professionals, highlights national and local program successes, and puts youth leadership at the forefront. sextech
Mobile Summit April 2-3 Sausalito, Calif.
Check out the website from last year’s event for an idea of what’s to come.
PRSA: Digital Impact April 2-3 New York
The conference will be attended by public relations, communications and digital media professionals seeking guidance, inspiration and ingeniousness from leaders of the digital media revolution. This conference, put on with the help of SNCR.org, will provide you with thought leaders, digital experts who represent platforms, organizations and networks, practical applications and research to help you apply what you learn about social media and the impact of influence and persuasion.
Where April 2-4 San Francisco
Now in its eighth year, Where Conference: The Art and Business of Location, is where the grassroots and leading-edge developers building location-aware technology intersect with the businesses and entrepreneurs seeking out location apps, platforms and hardware to gain a competitive edge. Thomas Goetz
mediaXchange April 2-5 Washington, DC
If you offer products, services, solutions or partnerships to the newspaper media industry, being a part of this annual marketplace is your opportunity to reach senior newspaper executives and decision makers.
Data 2.0 Summit April 3 San Francisco
Meet the entrepreneurs, executives, investors and thought leaders at the intersection of Big Data, Social Data and the DataWeb. The summit will host discussions on the DataWeb: how companies are building on top of (and investing in) a long-term foundation of social data, open gov data, business intelligence data and customer data. “Web 1.0” involved pages linking to pages. “Web 2.0” involved users linking to people, places and things across Web applications. Now comes data. Jim Fowler
The Power of eMarketing April 3-4 San Francisco
The Power of eMarketing Conference (eM12) offers an unparalleled and exclusive experience in best practices, case histories and processes for social, email and emerging marketing technologies.
ad:tech San Francisco April 3-4 San Francisco
Digital marketers, brands, agencies, publishers and service providers come together to share, network, learn and do business. Terence Kawaja
Innotech April 5 San Antonio
InnoTech is an annual conference and exhibition built specifically for business and technology executives, highlighting the region’s innovation and technology development opportunities by showcasing pioneering products and services. InnoTech is designed to be the most comprehensive and collaborative regional technology event available in a one- or two-day format. Look for events in San Antonio on April 5, Portland on May 3, Dallas on May 17, Austin on Oct. 20 and Oklahoma City on Nov. 3.
Android Open April 5-6 San Francisco
This event zeroes in on the technical side of Android. While the fall event is for the entire Android ecosystem (development, business and marketing), the spring event is a more focused technical conference for developers.
National Association of Broadcasters April 14-19 Las Vegas
Every industry employs audio and video to communicate, educate and entertain. They all come together at the NAB Show for creative inspiration and next-generation technologies to help breathe new life into their content. No matter where you are in the content lifecycle – from creation to consumption – NAB is a must-attend event for businesses looking ahead.
140 Characters Conference April 17 New York
Jeff Pulver’s #140conf exposes you to the power the Internet has to disrupt businesses, change lives and create serendipity. You will leave with a fresh outlook on how the real time Web can be used in your business or personal life to actually do something meaningful. Monte Farber
Social Media Analytics Summit April 17-18 San Francisco
The Social Media Analytics Summit is the first ever two-day business conference with a complete focus on social media analytics. Social media analytics enhances customer service, improves brand and reputation management, and measures overall social media success for businesses.
DEMO Spring April 17-19 Santa Clara, Calif.
At DEMO Spring, investors and potential partners can get a close-up look at the latest trend-setting technologies. It’s not just a place for face time but for eyes-on-the-product time. demo-spring
CampaignTech 2012 April 19-20 Washington, DC
How is the 2012 election season changing the craft of digital politics and advocacy? What are leading practitioners doing to evolve the tools in their technology-charged communications toolboxes? Join CampaignTech’s hands-on trainings, workshops, round-table conversations and panel discussions that will enhance your knowledge of practical politics, refine your digital campaign skills and inspire you to exceed your goals this election – and beyond. CampaignTech 2012
Innovate / Activate April 20-21 Berkeley, Calif.
Innovate / Activate is an event on intellectual property and activism. It’s about spurring change through the thoughtful consideration of IP. It’s about reexamining our approaches to improving global welfare by diagnosing new and existing IP-related challenges to activism, developing strategies for overcoming IP obstacles and delivering practical solutions. It’s about identifying additional tools for a more effective activism that is capable of challenging our accepted notions of freedom and equality.
Search Starts Here April 21-24 Boca Raton, Fla.
BIA/Kelsey and the Local Search Association are combining forces for this annual gathering, where speakers from around the world will discuss industry trends, lessons learned, success stories, new technology applications and useful innovations in the local search industry.
Future of Money & Technology Summit April 23 San Francisco
The summit brings together the best and brightest thinkers around money, including entrepreneurial business people, developers, press, investors, authors, solution providers, service providers and organizations that work with them at the convergence of cash and commerce. Heather Schlegel
BlueGlass Conference April 23-24 Los Angeles
Some of the best Internet marketing minds in the world will gather for 48 hours of learning, sharing and forming relationships that will last a lifetime.
Advanced Analytics for High Tech April 25-26 San Francisco
The summit brings together the leaders from the field of analytics within the high-tech industry. Effective analytics is central to business success. In the modern business environment, technological developments and the advances of globalization have created unparalleled opportunities for businesses to expand their markets and take advantage of new opportunities.
Social Pulse Summit April 25-26 Las Vegas
Join the 2nd Social Pulse Summit and discuss how companies can use social media to build brand loyalty, resolve customer complaints and conduct market research at low cost. These strategies as discussed by industry leaders will provide insight on creating metrics to track social media productivity in actual gained revenue using innovative software technologies that can both manage viral customer feedback and monitor employee usage to ensure the right message is getting out to consumers.
Connections April 25-26 Alberta, Canada
The 2012 conference will bring together leaders from the nonprofit sector, the corporate community, government and other funders, and community leaders to dialogue about the significant changes that will impact the sector and its ability to meet community needs in the future. A goal of the conference is to foster enhanced understanding across the three sectors through focused dialogue on timely and relevant issues.
The Next Web April 25-27 Amsterdam
The seventh edition of The Next Web Conference will be packed with high-quality content, networking events, parties and dealmaking opportunities. It’s the place to be for all Web and mobile professionals.
Under the Radar April 25-26 Mountain View, Calif.
Under the Radar has been recognized as a significant showcase of innovation and deal-making forum in Silicon Valley. In the past four years, 67% of its presenters have gone on to raise funding and/or be acquired by Google, Yahoo, Cisco, BT, Microsoft, Twitter, Fox Interactive and others.
Transparency Camp April 28-29 Washington, DC
TransparencyCamp is an unconference for open government: an event where journalists, developers, technologists, policy makers, government officials, students, academics, wonks and others gather to share their knowledge about how to use new technologies and policies to make our government really work for the people — and to help our people work smarter with our government. transparency-camp
Digital Hollywood Spring Apr 30-May 3 Marina del Rey, Calif.
Digital Hollywood is the premier entertainment and technology conference in the country. Dozens of media and entertainment execs convene to discuss the state of digital content. (I’ve spoken at four or five Digital Hollywood events.) digital-hollywood
99% Conference May 3-4 New York
Taking its moniker from the famous Thomas Edison quote “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration,” the 99% Conference represents a shift in focus. Unlike other conferences that focus purely on ideas and inspiration, the 99% is all about action. For two days, 99% brings together some of the world’s most productive creative visionaries to offer a behind-the-scenes look at their processes as they share road-tested insights on pushing ideas forward. 99percent
SOBCon Chicago May 4-6 Chicago
SOBCon is one of the best learning forums for marketers, small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in the US. The theme this year is “Creating and Leveraging Opportunity: Strategy and Execution.” sobcon
Next Berlin May 8-9 Berlin
NEXT will be a highlight of Europe’s largest festival of the digital scene, the Berlin Web Week, starting on May 2. This year’s conference is dedicated to the post-digital era. Why? Because the digital revolution is over, digital has won. So it’s time to ask what’s next, what’s beyond digital? MvDusseldorp
All About The Cloud May 8-10 San Francisco
Join 500+ executives from ISVs, resellers, platform and infrastructure providers, along with industry leading analysts, venture capitalists and media, gathering to explore, debate and discuss all aspects of cloud computing. The cloud is here to stay and it is changing the way every one of us consumes IT services and delivers applications. Nicholas Carr
Content Marketing Strategies May 8-9 Berkeley, Calif.
The Content Marketing Strategies Conference is the only event that specifically focuses on helping companies of any size understand the pivotal role content marketing plays in demand generation, sales, SEO and social. Attendees will walk away with an action plan to kick-start or enhance a content marketing program. Use code “linkedinvip” to save an additional $100.
CMS Expo May 8-10 Chicago
Come to CMS Expo to stay ahead on the “X Factor,” and many trends that can help your business succeed. Discover how to best put leading CMSs, apps, add-ons and talent to work for your corporation, small business, non-profit, education or government unit. Get straight answers from the best in the business. Experience CMS comparison panels, insightful learning sessions and case studies, empowering keynotes, business networking and more. Sigurd Magnusson
Content Delivery Summit May 14 New York
Now in its fourth year, the Content Delivery Summit is a one-day conference designed to bring together telecom carriers, service providers, content owners and industry vendors for a detailed look at CDN platforms for the delivery of video and content acceleration. The summit will include case studies on real-world deployments, demos of new technology platforms and discussions on business model considerations for video and rich media.
Conversational Marketing Summit May 14-15 New York
Leading agencies, marketers, platforms and entrepreneurs come together for the marketing industry’s most rigorous and thought-provoking annual two-day gathering that bridges the innovations of the Internet with the practice of marketing. Conference site has not been updated for 2012.
Confab May 14-16 Minneapolis, Minn.
After years of focus on Web design and technology, professionals everywhere are finally starting to realize the value of content, including people in user experience, marketing, IT, business management and elsewhere. Help drive the content strategy conversation forward. Lou Rosenfeld
Internet Week New York May 14-21 New York
Since its debut in 2008, Internet Week New York has quickly become one of the world’s top festivals celebrating digital culture as well as a global showcase for New York City’s thriving technology industry. Internet Week New York is expected to bring more than 30,000 people from around the world to nearly 300 events at the festival’s headquarters and at dozens of locations throughout the city. internet week ny
Streaming Media East May 15-16 New York
Streaming Media East is the one online video show that is solely focused on giving you real information you can apply immediately in your business. Come see, learn and discuss what is taking place with all forms of online video business models and technology.
Privacy Identity Innovation May 15-16 Seattle
Privacy Identity Innovation explores how to protect sensitive information while enabling new technologies and business models. It’s the only tech conference focused on examining critical technological, ethical and legal issues – and highlighting new business opportunities.
Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit May 15-17 San Francisco
Global Strategic Management Institute will be hosting this year’s summit. Presentations will include case studies, informative presentations and hands-on workshops that cover Mobile Disruption, Integration, M-Commerce, Apps, Analytics and much more. Attendees will leave the summit with valuable information and leading edge tools needed to keep your organization competitive in a constantly evolving mobile industry. Huber Gutierrez
The annual Government Web Managers Conference is a networking and educational event for Web content managers, Web writers and editors, and government employees who contribute content to government websites. It’s designed for government employees and contractors who use online tools and social media to meet their agency’s mission.
WebVisions May 16-18 Portland, Ore.
WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism. Brad Smith
Bloggy Boot Camp May 19 Philadelphia
Join a powerful mix of ordinary and extraordinary women, ranging from young, single girls in their 20s to mothers to retirees. All span a multitude of backgrounds and experiences. What connects attendees is an interest in discovering new blogs and being a part of a community that provides support, friendship and a platform for learning. Connect with your tribe in person at Bloggy Boot Camp. Kathy Bouska
TechCrunch Disrupt NYC May 19-23 New York
TechCrunch Disrupt returns to New York with the pizza-and-caffeine-fueled Hackathon on May 19–20 followed by the full conference on May 21–23. Watch startups compete in the Startup Battlefield. Last year, Ashton Kutcher and Paul Graham shared their investment strategies with Charlie Rose, Keith Rabois shared why Square will be more profitable than PayPal, and GetAround battled 30 other companies to take home the Disrupt Cup.
CeBIT Australia May 22-24 Sydney, Australia
If business is a game then it’s the toughest of all to win. The players, rules and goalposts are constantly changing. The cloud, mobile apps, ecommerce – if you stop moving you get left far behind. But get it right and your business can clean up. At CeBIT 2012 you’ll learn how to play the game by its new rules and how to win safely, securely and within your budget. Roger Willkins
Social Media Summit May 23 Harrisburg, Penn.
With several hundred attendees each year, the summit expores the impact social network sites have on our daily lives. Panel discussions make it ideal for laypersons as well as tech gurus. Attendees come from around the U.S. and several foreign countries and range in occupation from CEOs to students. Sessions are held concurrently. social-media-summit
JUMP New York May 23 New York
Join 40 international experts and the brightest minds in on- and offline-marketing for a one-day conference dedicated to helping you and your team be the best you possibly can. JUMP is all about joining up online and offline marketing to get better results. It’s for digital and offline marketers. Mitchell Oscar
Cloud Connect May 24-25 Bengaluru, India
Cloud Connect India is the best place to discuss and learn about the latest trends in cloud computing, with the biggest names in the industry. From cloud in the enterprise to the mobile cloud, virtualization, security, cloud communications and security, the event will cover the most relevant and latest updates from the industry.
D9 Conference May 29-31 Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
D is different from other conferences: no canned speeches, no marketing pitches, and no bull. Instead, creators and executive producers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher put the industry’s top players to the test during unscripted conversations about the impact digital technology will have on our lives now and in the future. waltkara
MaxFunCon June 1-3 Lake Arrowhead, Calif.
MaximumFunCon is a gathering of creative people who wish to be more awesome. Jesse Thorn
AFP TechKnow June 4-5 Orlando, Fla.
The AFP TechKnow Conference Presented by Visa will offer an interactive learning experience designed to connect nonprofit fundraising and management professionals with leading-edge information and effective practices in using technology to accomplish their organizations’ missions. The conference will position interactive websites and social media as core elements in today’s development mix via two tracks: strategy and technology. It will feature opportunities for learning, networking and exhibiting. Hashtag: #RewireToInspire
International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media June 4-8 Dublin, Ireland
The sixth ICWSM brings together researchers from the disciplines of computer science, linguistics, communication and the social sciences. The broad goal of ICWSM is to increase understanding of social media in all its incarnations.
SMX Advanced June 5-6 Seattle
SMX (Search Marketing Expo) is the only search marketing conference designed exclusively for experienced Internet marketers. Sessions are fast-paced, packed with Q&, frequently controversial and quite informative.
Connections at TIA June 5-7 Dallas
This executive research conference includes presentations from Parks Associates’ leading analysts and visionary sessions featuring executives in the connected entertainment and digital home technology industries. Look for The Connected Home Pavilion, a showcase on the TIA show floor where attendees can preview demos from operators, manufacturers, and solutions providers for the digital home. Eric Bruno
BlogWorld New York June 5-7 New York
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide conference and tradeshow for all new media. This conference is for anyone who is creating content online with blogging, podcasting, vlogging, Internet radio, social media or new media content. You’ll find comprehensive and critical knowledge for growing your business, brand and audience with the latest new media technology, methods and tools.
PitchCon June 7-8 Hollywood, Calif.
PitchCon is the Hollywood destination for independent content producers. The two-day event is a catalyst for launching you to the next level of your career. You’ll find industry panels, master classes, hands-on advice and access to a network of influential media execs. PitchCon features the well-respected Pitch Pit, where you can pitch your show ideas in guaranteed 1-on-1 meetings with 50-plus top-level agents, broadcast, cable, digital and studio development executives.
Netroots Nation June 7-10 Providence, RI
Netroots Nation amplifies progressive voices by providing an online and in-person campus for exchanging ideas and learning how to be more effective in using technology to influence the public debate.
Personal Democracy Forum June 11-12 New York
Personal Democracy Forum is the world’s leading conference exploring and analyzing technology’s impact on politics and government. Join hundreds of individuals interested in how technology is changing politics, governance and society. pdf
Microsoft TechEd North America June 11-14 Orlando, Fla.
TechEd is Microsoft’s technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft’s current and soon-to-be-released suite of products, solutions, tools and services. The four-day event will offer hands-on learning, deep product exploration and opportunities to connect with a community of industry and Microsoft experts. Robert Wahbe
Cloud Expo June 11-14 New York
The 10th International Cloud Expo is an enterprise IT event that covers the entire scope of the cloud computing spectrum. No one can take full advantage of cloud computing without first becoming familiar with the latest issues and trends, which is why the expo’s organizing principle is to ensure that attending delegates leave with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging the cloud. cloudexpo
Inbound Marketing Summit June 12-13 San Francisco
The must-attend conference for digital, social and mobile marketing will have a mix of inspirational speakers like Chris Brogan, Laura Fitton, Tim Hayden and Barry Libert, cutting edge content and real-world case studies. IMS is where innovative marketing and media professionals meet face to face, participate in sessions and network with their peers. IMS will also take place Oct. 24-24 in Boston.
OnMobile June 12-13 Redwood City, Calif.
OnMobile 2012 is where the top venture capital-backed mobile companies disrupting the consumer and enterprise worlds join forces with the big players pioneering the new mobile device and operating system platforms. This two-day executive event features high-level debates on what’s hot in the emerging mobile market and how these innovations are disrupting how companies and consumers work, play, advertise and connect. OnMobile also showcases the top entrepreneurial CEOs who are driving mobile innovation. OnMobile
Cloud Computing World Forum June 12-13 London
Europe’s biggest cloud computing event highlights topics including security, mobile, applications, communications, virtualization, CRM and much more around the cloud. Werner Vogels
Investigative Reporters & Editors June 14-17 Boston
The best in the business will gather for more than 100 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations.
a4uexpo June 19-20 Barcelona, Spain
With a firm focus on doing successful business as an advertiser, agency, network or publisher in Europe, a4uexpo Barcelona will treat delegates to the latest thinking and strategies to boost their performance in affiliate marketing, social media, mobile, SEO and the many facets that performance marketing now incorporates.
140 Characters June 19-20 New York
The theme for this year’s event is “Finding and Sharing Meaning.” #140conf exposes you to the power the Internet has to disrupt businesses, change lives and create serendipity. You will leave with a fresh outlook on how the real-time Web can be used in your business or personal life to actually do something meaningful. 140chars-conf
Enterprise 2.0 June 19-21 Boston
Learn about the latest collaboration and social business technologies from thought leaders in Enterprise 2.0’s comprehensive conference. enterprise20
Structure June 20-21 San Francisco
In its fifth year, Structure will bring together the leaders innovating, shaping and defining the evolution in the technology industry – cloud computing. The shift to the cloud isn’t just a change in the way IT is organized and delivered, but it will also become the impetus for a new way of building chips, servers, networking and other building blocks of the computing industry.
Techweek Conference & Expo June 22-26 Chicago
The Techweek Conference aims to give leaders in business and technology a landscape view of the new edge of innovation. techweek
IABC World Conference June 24-27 Chicago
The 2012 World Conference represents an opportunity to look to the future while tying in lessons of the past and integrating basic tenets of strategic communication into your 20/15 vision of prosperity. Join in to learn how to approach the rich possibilities in the new business environment during the next three years and beyond. iabc
O’Reilly Velocity Conference June 26-28 Santa Clara, Calif.
Most companies with outward-facing dynamic websites face the same challenges: pages must load quickly, infrastructure must scale efficiently and sites and services must be reliable, without burning out the team or breaking the budget. Velocity is the best place for Web ops and performance professionals to learn from your peers, exchange ideas with experts and share best practices and lessons learned. Steve Souders
Google I/O June 27-29 San Francisco
Google has expanded Google IO to three days to let people attend sessions, visit partners in the Developer Sandbox and meet 1:1 with the engineers behind Google’s developer platforms and APIs. .
International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology, Energy and Global Sustainable Development June 27-29 Los Angeles
This 12th international symposium on Environmental Geotechnology, Energy and Global Sustainable Development aims to develop concrete strategies through participant interaction, networking and lively discussions that advance global sustainability in the areas of environmental geotechnology and energy. Participants will take home ideas on what needs to be done collectively and individually as researchers, policy makers and teachers.
Aspen Ideas Festival Jun 27-Jul 3 Aspen, Colo.
The annual event will gather some of the most interesting thinkers and leaders from around the US and abroad to discuss their work, the issues that inspire them and their ideas. Presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, the festival is unique in its dedication to dialogue and exchange and in its commitment to bringing ideas to the public at large. Mike McConnell
VidCon Jun 28-30 Anaheim, Calif.
VidCon is the largest conference, convention and celebration for people who love online video. Creators, viewers and enablers are welcome to learn, have fun and enjoy some of the best content on or off the Internet. Alex Day
MobileBeat July 10-11 San Francisco
Check out the website from last year’s event for an idea of what’s to come.
Wikimania July 12-15 Washington, DC
Wikimania is the annual international conference of the Wikimedia community. The gathering allows the community and the general public to learn about and share their experiences with free knowledge initiatives all over the world.
Comic-Con July 12-15 San Diego
The famed Comic-Con gathering returns to San Diego in July, accompanied by sister conferences WonderCon on March 16-18 in Anaheim and APE 2012 on Oct. 13-14 in San Francisco.
Fortune Brainstorm Tech July 16-18 Aspen, Colo.
Fortune Brainstorm Tech is a marketplace of ideas that assembles top technology and media thinkers, operators, entrepreneurs, innovators and influencers. These leaders inspire a conversation that informs Fortune’s editorial coverage throughout the year. brainstorm
OSCON July 16-20 Portland, Ore.
OSCON is where all the pieces come together: developers, innovators, businesspeople and investors. Today OSCON is about how the close partnership between business and the open source community is building the future. OSCON is the best place to prepare for what comes next, from learning new skills to understanding how new and emerging open source technologies are going to impact how we live, work and do business.
Project SEARCH July 23-27 Austin, Texas
Project SEARCH is dedicated to providing education and training to young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through an innovative workforce and career development model that benefits the individual,workplace and community. project search
Silicon Valley Innovation Summit July 25-26 Santa Clara
AlwaysOn ‘s annual gathering of tech power brokers, VCs and business folks will be held on the campus of Santa Clara University for the second straight year. Summit-Stanford-2011
BlogHer Aug. 2-4 New York
BlogHer conferences bring together thousands of women bloggers — both veterans and beginners — from around the world to discuss, inspire and connect with each other. Jory Des Jardins
International Food Blogger Conference Aug. 24-26 Portland, Ore.
Organized by Foodista.com and Zephyr Adventures, the International Food Blogger Conference was the first-ever conference for food bloggers. The event will feature high-quality educational sessions and personal networking opportunities. ifbc
Content Marketing World Sept. 4-6 Columbus, Ohio
Content Marketing World says it’s the largest gathering of content marketing professionals in the world.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF Sept. 8-12 San Francisco
TechCrunch Disrupt opens with the Hackathon on Sept. 8–9 and the conference on Sept. 10–12. The focus is on tech startups, with a Startup Battlefield that gets companies in front of investors, media, a panel of judges and a large audience. The last Disrupt SF brought us Reid Hoffman, Scott Cook and Vinod Khosola offering insights. techcrunch
Cloud Connect Sept. 10-13 Chicago
After three years of phenomenal growth in Silicon Valley, Cloud Connect is bringing its buzzing expo hall, quality educational conference sessions and cut-through-the-hype keynotes to the Windy City.
National Association of Government Webmasters Sept. 12-14 Kansas City, Mo.
While focused on government web professionals, anyone can attend this 10th annual conference.
Big Data & the Cloud Sept. 13-14 Boston
The Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit brings the leadership and innovators from the industry together for an event acclaimed for its interactive format, combining keynote presentations, interactive breakout sessions and open discussion. Brett Goldstein
SMB Digital Marketing Sept. 17-19 Chicago
BIA/Kelsey has not yet announced the specifics of this marketing event.
Search and Social Hawaii! Sept 17-20 Hawaii
The gathering provides innovative strategies and how-to techniques for thriving in search and social media. The agenda includes discussions and debates around the latest topics. Wappow! has invited speakers who think outside the box and, in turn, who’ll inspire you to do so. David Evans
Online News Association Sept. 20-22 San Francisco
The Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet has become the premier gathering of highly engaged digital journalists who are shaping the future of media. Journalists travel to ONA’s conference each year to learn about new tools, techniques and technologies, to discuss advancements and challenges in the industry, to network and to share best practices with peers from all over the map. ONA
OnHollywood Entertainment Venture Summit Sept. 26-27 Culver City, Calif.
From AlwaysOn, a gathering dubbed The Entertainment Venture Summit will take place at Sony Picture Studios. This two-day executive event features high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities, content strategies and monetization schemes in the video, music, gaming, and mobile industries.
DEMOfall Oct. 1-3 Silicon Valley
The fall edition of the august tech innovation conference. Now that Michael Arrington is no longer calling the shots at TechCrunch, TechCrunch Disrupt is no longer up against DEMOfall on the same dates.
SMX East Oct. 2-4 New York
Attend this search marketing expo for tactics that increase traffic to your website and increase conversions and sales. Choose from 50-plus sessions on search engine marketing topics, including search engine optimization, paid search advertising and social media marketing on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Danny Sullivan
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Oct. 3-6 Baltimore, Md.
This series of conferences is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government communities. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today’s technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research and engineering. grace hopper
International Professional Communication Conference Oct. 8-10 Orlando, Fla.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Communicating Vision.” Look for presentations on data visualization, information design and best graphical practices, in all forms of print and electronic media.
Direct Marketing Association Oct. 13-18 Las Vegas
DMA2012’s goal is to provide you with all of the tools, technologies and best practices to accomplish your goals, engage your audience in realtime and to keep you one step ahead.
Pivot Oct. 15-16 New York
Pivot is an exclusive two-day event for top brand managers who seek to bridge the gap between their brand and the rising social consumer. Directed and hosted by Brian Solis, the event will deliver the context and understanding you need to redirect marketing dollars, create authentic interactions and map a strategy of successful engagement with this powerful new market. Brian Solis
PopTech Oct. 17-20 Camden, Maine
An eclectic mix of thought leaders and visionaries will convene in Camden, Maine, for this 16th annual gathering. A celebration for the intellectually engaged, PopTech is a chance to meet the people who are inventing our future and an opportunity to take in stimulating presentations, exhilarating performances and life-changing conversations. Deb Levine
ICEGOV Oct. 22-25 Albany, NY
The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV) series focuses on the use of technology to transform relationships between government and citizens, businesses, civil society and other arms of government (Electronic Governance). The series looks beyond the traditional focus on technology-enabled transformation in government (electronic government), toward establishing foundations for good governance and for sustainable national development. Nancy Zimpher
O’Reilly Strata Oct. 23-25 New York
Now in its second year in New York, the O’Reilly Strata Conference explores the change brought to technology and business by big data, data science and pervasive computing. Strata New York brings together decision makers using the power of big data to drive business strategy and practitioners who collect, analyze and manipulate the data — particularly in the worlds of finance, media and government.
EmTech Oct. 24–26 Cambridge, Mass.
Technology Review’s annual EmTech is the premier conference focused on emerging technologies and their impact. Each year, the event brings together key players from the technology, engineering, academic and management communities to discuss the technological innovations that are changing the face of business and driving the global economy. Anant Agarwal
Social Media Marketing Oct. 25 London
This popular one-day conference offers an in-depth look at the latest trends, strategies, tools and techniques in social media marketing. Key topics include: Google Plus, social media management, mobile and location marketing, measurement and ROI, social SEO, social CRM and customer engagement.
JUMP New York Nov. 1 New York
JUMP is a one-day conference focused on the skills you’ll need for a successful career in the era of joined-up marketing, how you can work with your colleagues for increased campaign effectiveness, effective practices and principals from examples of the best multi-discipline campaigns and strategies, and the future trends and their implications for your industry. Jonathan Pierce
Global Social Business Summit Nov. 8-10 Vienna, Austria
This annual summit gathers worldwide social business pioneers from all kind of backgrounds (corporate, political, academic, civil societal) — it’s from Nobel Peace Prize laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus. You can check last year’s website www.gsbs2011.com to get a better impression. www.gsbs2012.com will be up by February.
The Market Research Event Nov. 12-14 Boca Raton, Fla.
TMRE remains focused on the business value of market research and this year brings you more than 140 sessions and more than 175 speakers. Join the global community of market research leaders in tackling the most critical issues in market research today. Anne Mulcahy
UK Social Marketing Conference Nov. 14 London
The Mission of the UK Social Marketing Conference is to act as a vehicle to help build a movement dedicated to capturing, spreading and nurturing good practice in social marketing, as well as to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of social marketing practices at both operational and strategic levels. Jeff French
Defrag Nov. 14-15 Broomfield, Colo.
Defrag is the first conference focused solely on the tools and technologies that are leveraging the social aspect of software to accelerate the “aha” moment. Defrag is a gathering place for the growing community of implementers, users, builders and thinkers who are working on the next wave of software innovation. Phil Becker
Digital Hollywood NYC Nov. 15-16 New York
Digital Hollywood remains one of the nation’s premier entertainment and technology conferences.
European Social Marketing Conference Nov. 27-28 Lisbon, Portugal
This conference will bring together specialist practitioners from the private, public and NGO sectors together with academics, policy makers and researchers interested in applying marketing to social programs. They will focus on showcasing examples of good practice and debating how social marketing can be further developed in Europe. The event will explore the value that social marketing adds to the development and delivery of social programs and its contribution to cost effectiveness and value for money. Jeff French
LeWeb Dec. 4-6 Paris
LeWeb brings together the most influential audience in the Internet ecosystem. Top industry entrepreneurs, executives, investors, senior press and bloggers gather for two days to focus on the key issues and opportunities in the Web marketplace. Shai Agassi
Interactive Local Media West Dec. 4-6 Los Angeles
BIA/Kelsey’s Interactive Local Media is the definitive conference on local digital advertising and marketing. At ILM West, the focus will be on the latest developments in search, mobile, social and deals. Interactive Local Media
SMX Social Media Marketing Dec. 5-6 Las Vegas
SMX Social Media Marketing is a two-day, tactic-rich conference that covers all key issues for getting the most out of social marketing, whether you’re tasked with driving organic traffic, managing paid campaigns, or stewarding your company’s brand with online reputation management and customer service.
GoingGreen Silicon Valley Dec. 27-28 San Francisco
AlwaysOn dubs this gathering “Where Green Entrepreneurs Meet Big Money & Big Partnerships.”

Other conferences and events

We can’t list every conference in the world, but if you know of other gatherings that should be included here (or if you see anything amiss), please share in the comments or contact me!

Here are some conferences that still haven’t announced plans for the new year:

Twiistup, perhaps LA’s biggest technology event, held in February 2011.
ForumCon: Forum and Communities
Teens in Tech 2.0
Ypulse Youth Marketing Mashup
SIME conferences
M.O.B. Conference : Monetizing Online Business
Future of Web Apps, held in Las Vegas
Techonomy Conference
Big South Social Media Summit
Online Community Summit
2WAY Summit, held by ReadWriteWeb in June 2011 in New York.
Future of Crowdsourcing Summit
Streaming Media West
Journalism That Matters events or unconferences
Social Media & Community 2.0 Strategies was held in April 2011 in Boston.
School of WOM, Word of Mouth Marketing
WebContent, held in June 2011 in Chicago
Social CRM, last held in November 2011 in New York
Sentiment Analysis Symposium, held in November 2011 in San Francisco
Innovation Summit from Partners for Growth

Here’s our calendar of 2011 conferences, in case that’s of interest.

Special thanks to Paulyn Ramirez Davis for compiling this calendar.
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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31 thoughts on “2012 conferences: Social media, tech & marketing

  1. AFP TechKnow Conference Presented by Visa
    June 4-5, 2012, Gaylord Palms Orlando

    The AFP TechKnow Conference will be a unique, interactive learning
    experience designed to connect nonprofit fundraising and management
    professionals with leading-edge information and effective practices in
    using technology to accomplish their organizations’ missions. The
    conference will position interactive websites and social media as core
    elements in today’s development mix via two tracks: strategy and
    technology. It will feature opportunities for learning, networking, and
    exhibiting. #RewireToInspire

    For more information, go to http://www.afpnet.org/TechKnow or follow us @AFPTechKnow

  2. We'd like to invite other conference organizers to share details of your 2012 events here.

  3. AIIM Conference 2012 – Managing Information in a Social, Local, and Mobile Era will be taking place March 20-22 in San Francisco, CA. http://www.aiimconference.com

    We have some great keynotes from:
    • David Pogue, Tech Columnist, New York Times
    • R “Ray” Wang, Principal Analyst and CEO, Constellation Research Group
    • Michael Chui, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)
    • Clay Shirky, Best-selling Author and Teacher, NYU
    • Ted Schadler, Vice President, Principal Analyst, and Co-author of Empowered, Forrester Research
    • Dion Hinchcliffe, Executive Vice President of Strategy, Dachis Group
    • Karuana Gatimu, Director, Ecommerce & Marketing Operations, Skechers
    • Craig Hepburn, Global Director Digital and Social Media, Nokia

    You can also sign up for AIIM Certificate Programs on Enterprise Content Management, Social Media Governance and SharePoint.
    Early Bird deadline is January 31.

  4. unGeeked comes to Vegas compliments of Zappos March 28-31st 2012 with a one day tour of Zappos and break out session with Matt Ridings and author Amber Naslund. unGeeked brings 22 Discussion Leaders to Vegas compliments of Zappos to discuss strategies for integrating social media into your internal and external branding campaigns. This intimate 4 day retreat focuses on allowing attendees to interact, engage and challenge Discussion Leaders without the use of Power Points or Prezi's. Site: http://www.ungeekedelite.com or visit: http://ungeekedzappos.eventbrite.com/

  5. Lots of exciting happenings in this list!
    Here are a some more:

    Feb 1, 15 & March 2, 10am-2:30pm
    Lean to use branding, messaging, production, and video to to leverage marketing to build supporters and donors!

    Feb 21
    9:30am-12:30pm -Facebook 101
    12:30-3:30pm -Facebook Optimization

    March 19, 9am-4pm
    Last year's event was standing room only! Hear from experts on how social media can be used to educate and mobilize to build awarness and community action.

    For more information or to register, visit: ” target=”_blank”>http://www.cnmsocal.org/calendar

  6. Inbound 2012 : A Marketing Conference Like No Other
    August 27th-30th, 2012 Boston,MA http://www.inboundconference.com/

    Inbound 2012 is a 3-day marketing conference and training event designed to help marketing professionals, business owners, and agency executives deepen their knowledge of inbound marketing through a combination of inspiring keynote presentations, focused breakout sessions, expert-led small group workshops, innovative product demos, and exciting networking activities.

    – 3 days

    – 2,000 attendees

    – 6 inspiring keynotes

    – 40+ breakout sessions

    – Expert-led training & certification

    – Hands-on product demos

    – 1-on-1 sessions

    – Small group workshops

    – Awesome networking activities

  7. Hero Conf 2012
    April 16th – 17th, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN

    Hero Conf is a paid search conference on April 16-17, 2012 in Indianapolis. Learn from the industry leaders, meet the experts behind PPC Hero, network with other paid search specialists, and accelerate your professional skills at Hero Conf. Hero Conf includes an extended agenda with exclusive content, offering you the chance to bring new strategies and valuable relationships back to your business.

    • Exclusive PPC content.

    • Low speaker attendee ratio.

    • Over 20 of the best PPC experts are speaking

    • Extended agenda with over 15 PPC sessions in one day

    • 1-on-1 PPC workshop

  8. Looking for marketing and/or social media conferences in July – August 2012 somewhere in the West (Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Utah…) I noticed your list is just for Jan-Feb. Any word on trainings this summer?

  9. Tech Policy Summit
    June 6-7, 2012

    Siverado Resort
    1600 Atlas Peak Road
    Napa, CA 94558

    Taking place June 6-7, 2012 in Napa Valley, the 6th edition of Tech Policy Summit will bring together industry executives, entrepreneurs, investors, consumer advocates, government officials and legal experts to examine critical policy issues affecting technology innovation and adoption in the United States and beyond.

    The premier tech policy gathering on the West coast, Tech Policy Summit provides an independent, nonpartisan forum for learning and networking. Our mission is to encourage more dialogue so that there is greater accord between what happens in D.C. and what matters to technology leaders and consumers.

    Space at Tech Policy Summit is limited so sign up today at http://www.techpolicysummit.com to secure your spot! Special early bird pricing is in effect through April 20th. For more information, contact [email protected] or follow @TechPolicy on Twitter.

  10. The 2012 MobileGov Training
    How To Plan, Implement & Manage Your Mobile Strategy To Deliver Enhanced Services, Increase Citizen Engagement, & Drive Results
    June 19 – 22, 2012
    Washington, DC

    Register by April 26th and SAVE $400: http://www.aliconferences.com/conf/mobile_gov0612

    By 2014 more people will access the Internet via mobile than by using desktop computers*; will your organization be ready? Don’t miss the newest forum from the Advanced Learning Institute – designed to help you jumpstart your mobile strategy and enhance citizen engagement!

  11. Internet Prophets LIVE!
    Internet and Mobile Marketing Conference and Exhibition
    June 8-10, 2012
    Chicago, IL

    This is a must-attend and very special event! 25+ world-class Internet and Mobile Marketing experts and thought leaders will teach their million dollar how-to strategies for what's new, what's hot, and what's next in Internet and Mobile Marketing. Learn specific strategies and shortcuts for cultivating masses of quality leads, monumentally increasing conversion rates, and skyrocketing company profits.

    A highlight of expert speakers includes Armand Morin, Mike Koenigs, Marc Ostrofsky, Dan Hollings, Janet Bray Attwood, Mike Filsaime, Larry Winget, and many others! Jay Conrad Levinson, The Father of 'Guerrilla Marketing' himself, will be a keynote speaker! Plus, over 50 cutting edge Internet and Mobile Marketing exhibitors will be on site at this 3-day event.

    Early registration is highly recommended; a limited number of seats are available! Register now and receive a $250 discount!

  12. Pitch Conference – September 14-15, 2012 in Chicago hosted by Melissa Pierce

    Pitch is a two day conference designed to prepare attendees to pitch their own ideas, businesses, and passions to any size audience with confidence and ease. Held in beautiful downtown Chicago September 14th and 15th, 2012, the event combines individual presentations, workshops, mentoring sessions, and group exercises run by some of today's most knowledgable experts in getting your message heard.

    Unlike many conferences that just motivate attendees to do better, Pitch aims to not only motivate attendees but give them the confidence and skills necessary to effectively pitch their ideas whether they are delivered from a podium, a Power Point, or on a paper napkin.

    To receive 20% off of a regular attendance ticket, please use code: Mash20

  13. CONVERGE 2012 Spring Symposium
    Master the Business of Social Media
    June 5-6, 2012
    Marriott Hotel, Fremont California

    If you haven’t heard already, CONVERGE 2012 is a rapidly growing symposium for business professionals who are ready to master the business of digital marketing. It’s two jam-packed days of dedicated to help you succeed with social media, search and mobile marketing.

    Network and learn from some of the best minds in the industry. We have two days chock full with speakers giving away their best tips to help you take your digital marketing program to the next level and beyond.

    You’ll meet business leaders in search, social, gamification, venture capitalist and many others. Tom Dickson from BlendTec is giving the keynote (and treating everyone to smoothies!), Shauna Causey, Decide.com, Noah Krusell from Evolve24, venture capitalists Ladd Christensen, Greg Berkin and George Salter, Tim Sanders of People Centric, Steve Sims from Badgeville, Kevin Cox of SAP. And much, much more!

    Win a ticket by Tweeting! Details here: http://www.socialsearchmobile.org/win-a-ticket-to
    Get early bird pricing and save 50% if you register by May 11: http://convergesv2012.eventbrite.com/

  14. Mobile Entertainment Africa 2012
    August 29-30
    One&Only Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

    Mobile Entertainment Africa is firmly established as Africa's leading event focussing on the mobile entertainment ecosystem and the 2012 edition is on track to exceed the achievements of last year's event. Building on the success of the critically acclaimed and sold out inaugural event, MEA2012 will once again feature a superb format, top notch 5* venue and a best-in-class speaker faculty.

    Key contributors include Peter Matthaei (MXit), Hugo Obi (Maliyo Games), Emma Kaye (Bozza), Mike Sharman (Retroviral), Lynne Gordon (Brandtone), Ryan Van Jaarsveld (7Dffrnt Knds of Smke), Michelle Atagana (Memeburn), Tina Fisher (Therefour), Russell Southwood (Balancing Act), Marie Lora-Mungai (Buni Media) and Eric Edelstein (evly.com).

    For more information on Mobile Entertainment Africa 2012 visit http://www.entertainment-africa.com

    • Interesting! Cape Town isn’t on our usual radar screen so thanks for letting us know! 

  15. GuyRilla Marketing Summit

    October 10 2012
    John Allan's Midtown, 46 E 46th St, (b/t Madison and Park Avenue), New York, NY 10017

    GuyRilla’s Marketing Summits are the world’s only conferences tailored to companies targeting the multi-billion dollar “Guy” market. These high-value events feature prospective promotional partners, customers, trendsetters, and renowned speakers from a spectrum of male-driven industries.

    For more information visit http://www.guyrillamarketing.com/guyrilla/event-i

  16. Thanks for the listing. Would you please include the Sentiment Analysis Symposium, October 30, 2012 in San Francisco, http://sentimentsymposium.com/ . Naturally we have a special focus on sentiment and ‘signals’ in social media.

  17. There is the Social Edge Summit on October 16th in San Francisco. http://socialedgesummit.com/
    The Social Edge Summit (@sesummit) is a bi-annual conference held on the West Coast discussing the state of digital innovation around the evolution of increasingly sophisticated social technologies. The summit uncovers new ways to discover, share and highlight the latest digital trends and ideas.
    The Social Edge Summit brings together well-recognized industry professionals and makes them accessible to conference participants. Speakers are chosen for the innovative, progressive thinking that they and their companies bring to the digital space.
    Established to offer key insights for attendees, the Summit programming is built around the topics that are crucial for creating and implementing creative digital marketing strategies, practices and campaigns in our current environment.

  18. This event came in as well:
    The Iasa World Summit 2012 is the must-attend event of the year for all IT architect professionals. Join us for two days of interactive sessions, illuminating presentations, case studies and dynamic round table discussions presented by your peers. The Iasa World Summit is open to Iasa members and non-members alike. The conference will take place December 6th – 7th. Iasa training courses and certification exams will also be offered during the week of the conference.
    Topics include:
    •             Cloud computing
    •             Enterprise Architecture
    •             Software Architecture
    •             Business Architecture
    •             Infrastructure Architecture
    •             Information Architecture
    •             Best Practices
    •             Case Studies
    •             Big Data
    •             Mobile
    •             Security
    •             Women in IT

  19. Compute Midwest is an emerging tech conference + hackathon in Kansas City. On November 9th, Tech leaders, startup founders and innovators will share their vision of the future. Speaker lineup includes Jason Hoffman – founder of Joyent, Scott Chacon – CIO of Github, Ben Milne – Founder of Dwolla, and Naithan Jones – founder of Aglocal. November 10th – 11th includes a hackathon for developers & designers.
    See more info at http://www.computemidwest.com

  20. This new two-day conference is aimed at forward-thinking business leaders who turn the opportunity that comes from becoming a social business into measurable business success. Taking place alongside Lotusphere 2012, the conference showcases the strategic value and tangible impact that being social can have on your business and how social business solutions and collaboration concepts can deliver real return on investment. Through sessions led by industry and IBM leaders, dialogue and idea sharing, session leaders discuss the why, what and how of using social, mobile and cloud technologies can enable people to improve their business performance.http://www.veriqual.com/ios-apps/

  21. The UAS Technical Analysis and Applications Center (TAAC) invites you to join us for our 14th annual conference to be held December 4 – 6, 2012, at the Tamaya Hyatt Regency, located on the Santa Ana Pueblo, north of Albuquerque, NM. The conference will begin with an evening reception on December 3, and features three days of dynamic technical speakers, panelists, and hot topic sessions on: airspace access (December 4), defense and national security (December 5), and classified briefings (December 6). The format is energetic and fast paced: With 40+ talks over the course of three days (to say nothing of the evening events), our 2012 program offers something for everyone.
    Dyke Weatherington, Deputy Director, Unmanned Warfare,  Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and LogisticsLt. Gen.  Richard Zahner, Deputy Chief of Staff, G2, U.S. ArmyMaj. Gen. Michael Kostelnik (Ret.), Assistant Commissioner, Office of Customs & Border Protection Air and Marine, Department of Homeland SecurityRear Adm. William E. Shannon, III, Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons, U.S. NavyLt. Gen. Larry James, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force
    UAS TAAC 2012 Conference: http://taac.psl.nmsu.edu/

  22. Writing to let everyone know about our upcoming SLCCamp in NYC Oct 20-21 where participants will impact education and connect with other teachers and developers passionate about edtech. An SLC Camp is a combined Codeathon and Tagathon, where teachers and developers come together to create usable applications for K-12 Education.  For more information about SLC Camps, visit http://dev.slcedu.org/slc-camps and follow us on Twitter @slcdev<http://www.twitter.com/slcdev&gt;.
    These events are informal conferences where teachers, students, administrators, and developers can come together to contribute, discuss, share and problem-solve, and are an important tool of open source code development. We would love for you to share this opportunity with your community of professionals. Come meet us to find out more about how the SLC technology can benefit you and your students.
    There will be 2k bounty opportunities at the camp for the best apps designed for our SLC NYC Camp and Codeathon – check out our checklist here http://dev.slcedu.org/bounty/camp-bounties-checklist to get ready before the camp! We’ve created example open-source applications to jump start your development on the SLC Data Store. You can find our api wrappers here: http://dev.slcedu.org/getting-started/projects

  23. Africa’s premier mobile conference, Mobile Web in Africa, returns to Johannesburg November 27th through 29th.  Following three sell-out successes, the 2012 edition once again features a day dedicated exclusively to mobile marketing and represents the industry’s foremost opportunity to share knowledge and do business.
    Industry experts from companies including Vodacom, MXit, 2go, M&C Saatchi Mobile, Nedbank, Prezence Digital, biNu, Huawei, and Google will share insights on mCommerce, mobile for social good, the rapidly evolving mobile app ecosystem, the feature phone versus smartphone debate, enterprise mobility and the impact of mobile social media.
    With contributors from the UK, Australia, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria and over 200 attendees from across Sub-Saharan Africa this is an event not to be missed.
    For more information on Mobile Web in Africa 2012 visit http://www.mobilewebafrica.com or send an email to [email protected]. A limited number of half price tickets are available for start-ups and developers.