June 1, 2012

Social media, tech & marketing events: June 2012


Thomas Friedman during his keynote at a past Personal Democracy Forum (Photo by JD Lasica).

Guide to best events & conferences for the month

JD LasicaJune brings us one of the busiest months of the year for social media, technology and marketing conferences. Some of the ones I’ll be following include BlogWorld New York, SMX Advanced, Netroots Nation and Personal Democracy Forum (for the politically inclined), Inbound Marketing Summit SF, OnMobile (I’ll be there), LAUNCH Education & Kids (ditto), 140 Characters, Enterprise 2.0, IABC World Conference, Aspen Ideas Festival and lots more.

Though it’s hard to make a living if you go to all of these.

If you’re attending the Velocity Conference on June 26-28 in Silicon Valley, Socialmedia.biz is a media partner with O’Reilly, so use discount code SMBIZ to get 20 percent off your ticket.

For the full year, see our full Calendar of 2012 social media, tech and marketing conferences. And Socialbrite has our calendar of nonprofit and social change events for May.

Which events listed below will you be attending? If you know of other must-attend events, please share by posting the information in the comments at the bottom.

June
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.
LAUNCH Education & Kids June 12-13 Mountain View, Calif.
The first LAUNCH Education & Kids conference will showcase 32 companies that will launch new products or features for about five minutes each, all targeting the education or kids’ market. A panel of expert judges assess each pitch..
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

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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