September 6, 2012

Guide to events & conferences for October

Ayelet NoffOctober brings us a stimulating month packed with events ranging from social media and marketing to technology.

In October I’ll be speaking at the Pioneers Festival. I look forward to the Startup Challenge, where 50 top startups pitch to a panel of judges. It’s always exciting to meet entrepreneurs, hear their stories, and especially to see their successes! This event is also a great opportunity for startups and investors to connect. I highly recommend this event to anyone looking to maximize their networking potential.

Which of these are you planning to attend? Do you have another event to add to our list? Please share the details in the comments section below!

For the full year, see our full Calendar of 2012 social media, tech and marketing conferences.


Inside AR– Augmented Reality Conference Oct. 1-2 Munich, Germany
Inside AR, Metaio’s yearly Augmented Reality Conference is the place to be if you want to learn the latest news directly from the R&D labs of Metaio and its international network of partners.

DEMO– The Launchpad for Emerging Technology and Trends Oct. 1-3 Santa Clara, Calif.
DEMO is all about innovation. This is a conference for those who want to be the first in the know. At DEMO new concepts will be revealed and new technology products will be launched.

White Bull 2012—Pathways to Exit Oct. 1-3 Barcelona, Spain
White Bull 2012, caters to the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector. Delegates will enjoy stories from the front lines as well as spirited debates. Most importantly they will explore the entire company journey, from startup to exit.

Apps World Oct. 2-3 London
Apps World, now gearing up for its 3rd year, is a must for leaders in the mobile industry. With over 5,000 developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform owners and industry professionals expected to attend, this event is sure to be stimulating.

SMX East Oct. 2-4 New York
If you want to learn strategies to increase website traffic, conversions and sales, this is the conference for you. SMX offers over 50 sessions on diverse facets of internet marketing.

GAUGE – Google Analytics Users’ Great Event Oct. 3-4 Boston
GAUGE, Google Analytics Users’ Great Event, is not a “spoke and be spoken to” type conference. Instead you can expect to gain insight by sessions that encourage collaboration between users. So come ready to learn as well as share your own experience and knowledge.

Rise of Social Commerce Oct. 6-7 Palo Alto, Calif.

iStrategy Oct. 9-10 Chicago
iStrategy’s goal is to inspire the continued exploration of digital media channels. If you want to learn from passionate, engaging, and relevant leaders in the field of digital media, iStrategy is the conference for you.

Webit Oct. 10-11 Istanbul, Turkey
Webit is an international event with special focus on EMEA emerging markets in Central-Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Take part in the two day expo fair to showcase your products and meet future clients. This is a great opportunity to learn from successful entrepreneurs.A must for EMEA digital and advertising industry professionals!

Pivot Oct. 15-16 New York
Pivot is an exclusive two-day event, October 15-16, 2012, focusing on the growing primacy of “the new Social Construct.” At Pivot, you will learn and understand how social media has changed the way we live, and the importance of applying this change to all forms of communication to uphold and attain brand success.

Ignite Oct. 16,17,19 Various cities across the US
Global Ignite week will host diverse professionals, ranging from entrepreneurs to creative experts, in more than 50 gatherings in cities around the world. True to their motto “enlighten us, but make it quick”, presenters will share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes. Visit their webpage to find an Ignite near you!

GigaOM Structure:Europe Oct. 16-17 Amsterdam, Holland
GigaOM Structure offers you a glimpse at the future of cloud computing in Europe. This conference will bring together the best startups and companies in Europe to explore the business opportunities specific to the European market.

Dublin Web Summit Oct. 17-18 Dublin, Ireland
Dublin Web Summit is a 2-day conference that combines great speakers with unbelievable networking. This is an incredible opportunity to come and learn from global leaders.

Toward Resilience– Pop Tech 2012 Oct. 17-20 Camden, Maine
PopTech, now in its 16th year, is a chance to meet the leaders who are inventing our future. The presentations, performances and conversations at PopTech are sure to inspire!

Engage 2012 – A Socialbakers Conference Oct. 23 New York, NY
Engage covers everything you need to know about social marketing in order achieve social media success. The event will feature key note speakers from Socialbakers, social networks, and internationally known brands and agencies. This is sure to be a high quality program!

Social Media Marketing 2012 Oct. 25 London
Social Media Marketing 2012 is an interactive full day conference and exhibition featuring industry experts who will highlight everything you need to know about social media and marketing.

WIRED Oct. 25-26 London
WIRED the “world’s leading magazine for those at the cutting edge of ideas, technology, culture and business”, brings you their annual event. WIRED’s creative and innovative atmosphere ensures that delegates will be inspired and gain invaluable knowledge from industry leaders.

D: Dive Into Mobile – Global Edition Oct. 29-30 New York
At Dive Into Mobile – Global Edition you will learn about what’s next in mobile developments. You will discover the impact of the “mobile first revolution” on the media, technology, communication and entertainment industries across the globe!

Pioneers Festival Oct. 29-31 Vienna, Austria
The Pioneers Festival which centers on new technology trends is the number one event for the start-up world. Come and learn how to be a better entrepreneur from the best!

DLD Israel Festival Oct. 30th – Nov 2nd Tel Aviv, Israel
DLD (Digital Life Design) is a global conference network on innovation, digital media, science and culture. Come and meet the best companies, techies, startups, artists etc. from Israel and of course the international DLD community. Delegates will enjoy great networking opportunities and events ranging from presentations and workshops to nightcaps. This promises to be a great experience, and as always DLD aspires to “connect the unexpected!”

Each of the events mentioned on this month’s list were discovered using Bizzabo – an app that allows for event discovery based on your interests and location. This app, designed specifically for events, serves to bring information from organizers to attendees. Additionally, it enables the attendees to socially network during the event and make connections that will last long after it is finished.  Check back next month, as we continue to use this tool to discover and share with you the best list of events we can find. You can also download it here and give it a try, or suggest your event’s organizer use Bizzabo to provide a useful professional networking tool for event attendees.

Disclosure: I handle Bizzabo’s social media activity.Ayelet Noff is a partner in and founder and Co-CEO of Blonde 2.0, an award winning digital PR agency with branches in Boston and Tel Aviv. Contact Ayelet via The Blonde 2.0 website , email, or follow her on Twitter and Google Plus.

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2 thoughts on “Guide to events & conferences for October

  1. Please add IAB MIXX on October 2, 2012 in NYC. The international IAB MIXX Awards honors the teams and talent that push interactive advertising to new levels—celebrating creatives and brands for unprecedented work in the interactive arena and elevating the creative and metric standards of the medium. Focused on creativity and impact, the MIXX Awards is the only competition that evaluates all key facets of interactive marketing, including strategy, creative development and execution, media placement and integration, effectiveness and ROI. http://www.iab/mixxawards
    Thank you!

  2. How can you forget SMWF coming up in November 28, 2012 – NYC? The event is ideal for those looking to embrace the latest in brand engagement, monitoring, advertising and community management, focusing on Social CRM, Brand building, Social ROI question and more…