January 7, 2013

2013 conferences: Social media, tech, mobile & marketing


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at TechCrunch Disrupt in September 2012 (photo by JD Lasica).

Our SuperGuide to 2013 conferences and events

JD LasicaIt’s become a tradition here at Socialmedia.biz: For the past six years we’ve assembled a SuperGuide of the best social media, technology, marketing and media conferences for the upcoming year. Here’s our calendar of 2013 conferences and events. This year’s calendar is bigger and beefier than ever.

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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 2013 nonprofit and social change conferences on our sister site, Socialbrite.

Conference Date Place
January
BusinessNext Social Jan. 6-8 Las Vegas
BusinessNext Social is a three-day gathering for social business, marketing and IT executives. Learn how to use social media, content and mobile marketing and social analytics to gain exposure and engage with quality customers, grow your business and collaborate with influencers online. Amy Jo Martin
New Media Expo Jan. 6-8 Las Vegas
New Media Expo is the only tradeshow, conference and media event dedicated to blogging and new media. If you’re blogging, vlogging, podcasting, producing some other form of new media content or want to learn more about blogging, then head to NMX. Aaron Hockley
Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 8-11 Las Vegas
The International CES is the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology and America’s largest annual tradeshow of any kind. The International CES reaches across global markets, connects the “who’s who” of the industry and enables consumer electronics innovations to grow and thrive. CES is produced by the Consumer Electronics Association.
Growth Conference Jan. 10 Dallas
Growth Conference offers the kind of business-building advice you can’t get elsewhere. Challenge your thinking and get fresh ideas, hands-on tools, networking, strategies that work and a luncheon to honor the annual Entrepreneur winners. Barbara Corcoran
TransportationCamp Jan. 12 Washington, DC
TransportationCamp is an unconference series about transportation and technology. Meet the thinkers and doers, and get ready to talk and learn about improving mobility, information design methods, bike share systems and more. Transportation Camp
Affiliate Summit West Jan. 13-15 Las Vegas
This three-day conference included 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. Daniel Ruettiger
PCMA Convening Leaders Jan. 13-16 Orlando, Fla.
Participants of Convening Leaders come from diverse backgrounds; they are conference designers, disruptive educators, networking orchestrators, technology masters and entrepreneurs. The speakers are fueled by their desire to pursue new ideas, technologies and businesses, collaborating to shape the future of meetings and events. Claire Smith
Social Media Conference Jan. 17-18 Las Vegas
Social Media Conference is the industry’s largest conference that discusses new media, including online, mobile and other technologies for social media. Subjects at the conference include social media strategy, legal issues, radio, intel methods, business strategy, mergers, acquisitions, social networking software, mobile & wireless technology and new technology. SMC
PodCamp Halifax Jan. 20 Halifax, Nova Scotia
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. See the main PodCamp site for a full schedule of events, including Toronto and Cincinnati. podcamp-halifax
DLD13 Jan. 20-22 Munich, Germany
DLD13 (Digital – Life – Design) is a global conference network on innovation, digital, science and culture that connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and investors for crossover conversation and inspiration. DLD is an invitation-only conference, but there is a simple process to apply to be considered for invitation. DLD welcomes a wide variety of leading thinkers and creators from all fields. Adam Bly
The Europas Jan. 22 Berlin
The Europas are a celebration of the most exciting early stage enterprises in the EMEA region and the ecosystem around them. In breaking the awards in a variety of categories, the organizers seek to highlight the bright lights disrupting their respective industries in increasingly innovative ways.
She’s Geeky Jan. 25-27 Mtn. View, Calif.
She’s Geeky convenes to inspire women for the future, creating a space to connect women from diverse STEM (sci-tech) communities. They promote activities and organizations in regions around the country, inviting participants to meet in an unconference setting where the agenda is created live at the event. Shes Geeky
IBM Connect Jan. 27-31 Orlando, Fla.
IBM Connect combines deep technical content with the learning you need to accelerate your move beyond social media to drive real business value with social and collaborative technologies. You’ll learn how to go beyond social media and embrace social technologies to drive tangible business value and results and will be ready to leverage and integrate key technologies such as collaboration, portal, web experiences, content management, analytics, process management and commerce. ibmconnect
NATPE Jan. 28-30 Miami
As NAPTE celebrates its 50th anniversary, it seeks to bridge the gap between content creation and monetization, facilitating and connecting the ongoing conversations between Hollywood, International, Digital and the Brand + Agency communities. NATPE
EmMeCon: Emerging Media Conference Jan. 28-31 San Francisco
The Emerging Media Conference welcomes attendees with an opportunity to view and experience the latest in technology advances and upcoming product roll-outs. Included are demonstrations, presentations and discussions led by some of the most connected and recognized experts in the industry.
OMMA’s Agency of the Year Jan. 29 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, from best media planning and buying, search campaigns to site development and creative. OMMA
M2M Evolution Jan. 29-Feb. 1 Miami
M2M Evolution will highlight how machine-to-machine technologies and the “Internet of Things” can be used to significantly improve business processes, minimize risk, spur innovation and drive revenue. M2M Evolution highlights M2M applications within all vertical markets and will concentrate on specific applications within the supply chain, transportation, energy and healthcare sectors. Syed Zaeem Hosain
JUMP New York Jan. 30 New York
Join 40 international experts and 750 of the brightest senior online and offline marketers in the business for JUMP New York, a one-day conference dedicated to effecting the change that will bring more intelligent, more effective and more joined up marketing. Christy Amador
Cloud4SMB Expo Jan. 30-Feb. 1 Miami
Cloud4SMB Expo is the first event of its kind focused on the needs and challenges of small and medium businesses seeking to leverage the benefits of cloud computing solutions.
BETT Jan. 30-Feb. 2 London
Get inspiration and ideas from expert speakers and peers on the latest learning and teaching strategies and best practice for schools, universities and businesses by participating in the BETT global community. Brian Cox
Crunchies Awards Jan. 31 San Francisco
The sixth annual Crunchies Awards recognizes and celebrates the most compelling startups, Internet and technology innovations of the year. Crunchies
Macworld | iWorld Jan. 31-Feb. 2 San Francisco
Macworld/iWorld is the world’s ultimate fan event for those who use, create and love Apple products. Attendees will encounter a celebration of Apple technology-infused art, music and film, as well as learning opportunities and a shopping mecca in our exhibit hall filled with products and services for Apple users of all skill levels and interests. From home users, to artistic hobbyists and professionals and the technorati, Macworld/iWorld gives attendees the chance to experience all that the world of Apple-related tools can offer.
February
Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting Feb. 2-3 Brussels
The Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting is a two-day event organized by volunteers to promote the widespread use of free and open source software. FOSDEM is a free event that offers open source communities a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate. Kohsuke Kawaguchi
Social Media Strategies Summit Feb. 5-7 Las Vegas
Social Media Strategies Summit, from Global Strategic Management Institute, helps participants learn about effective social media marketing strategies that have been proven to skyrocket marketing ROI and revenue. Whether your organization is a start-up or a large enterprise, the summit aims to elevate your social media marketing efforts to help you reach your business goals. Jonathan Becher
Lift Feb. 6-8 Geneva, Switzerland
Lift is one of Europe’s leading technology and innovation events exploring the business and social implications of digital technologies. Its unique format allows for a rich experience where participants mingle in a dynamic and informal environment. Lift is about discovering new trends and turning them into opportunities. It is a memorable three-day event packed with inspirational talks, interactive workshops and fun networking activities. Justin Pickard
Intelligent Content Feb. 7-8 San Francisco
The fifth annual Intelligent Content Conference focuses on helping organizations better understand the emerging discipline of corporate publishing with an emphasis on teaching you what you need to know about the standards, methods and tools needed to deliver the right information, to the right people, at the right time, in the right format and language, on the device of the customer’s choosing. Scott Abel
SoCon13 Feb. 9 Kennesaw, Ga.
Throughout its life, SoCon has flourished as a must-attend professional networking and unconference event offering an extensive list of breakout sessions to fill a variety of professional needs. Organized into loose-knit tracks, SoCon13 offers learning schedules for everyone – from business owners, marketing professionals and digital strategists to CEOs, journalists and non-profiteers – with the freedom to network and attend working sessions outside your professional path. Jeffrey Mirman
Social Enterprise Feb. 9-10 Boston.
This year’s Social Enterprise conference theme is Create. Connect. Commit. The gathering’s organizers hope to catalyze a forum to create, to enable individuals and organizations to connect and to inspire one another to commit. Jacqueline Novogratz
D: Dive Into Media Feb. 11-12 Dana Point, Calif.
D: Dive Into Media delves into the extraordinary changes the media business is undergoing in every sector — from television and film to music and publishing. You’ll hear from media and tech leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators taking an in-depth look at how these changes will reshape the future of the industry. Nikesh Arora
Online Marketing Summit Feb. 11-13 San Diego
The Online Marketing Summit (OMS) connects marketers with the knowledge, experts and technologies that are transforming digital marketing and business as we know it. This interactive symposium empowers marketing practitioners of all levels with actionable information via expert-led educational sessions and collaborative engagement with peers, thought leaders and providers who are driving the industry forward. Ardath Albee
O’Reilly Tools of Change Feb. 12-14 New York
The publishing industry is in the midst of profound change that goes much deeper than simply using new tools and technology to publish in new formats. That’s why over 1,000 of the best minds in publishing gather every year in New York for the O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference. No other publishing conference provides such an intelligent blend of practical experience, technical expertise that you can immediately put to use and strategic insights. Peter Armstrong
Vator Splash Feb. 13 San Francisco
Vator Splash celebrates entrepreneurship with emerging startups and lessons learned from seasoned entrepreneurs. vatorsplash
BlogWell Feb. 13 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. Besides Dallas, BlogWells will take place this year in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.
The Social Conference Feb. 14 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. socialconference
Women 2.0 PITCH Conference Feb. 14 San Francisco
Women 2.0 is a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology whose mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through its platform. women20Pitch
Media That Matters Feb. 15 Washington, DC
Media That Matters (not to be confused with the long-running Media That Matters in B.C.) is an annual conference presented by the Center for Social Media at American University. It’s designed for established and aspiring filmmakers, nonprofit communications leaders, funders and students who want to learn and share cutting-edge practices to make their media matter. mediathatmatters
An Event Apart Feb. 18-20 Atlanta
An Event Apart Atlanta is an intensely educational 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 offers 12 speakers and sessions, plus an optional day-long workshop on multi-device Web design. Eric Meyer
Social Media Week Feb. 18-22 Various
Social Media Week is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Our mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information. In just under four years, Social Media Week has become a platform and a community that has grown to more than 100,000 members in 26 cities around the world. socialmediaweek
SF MusicTech Summit Feb. 19 San Francisco
The SF MusicTech Summit brings together visionaries in the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem, 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. Nic Adler
MarketingSherpa’s Email Summit Feb. 19-22 Las Vegas
MarketingSherpa’s Email Summit 2013 is the largest vendor-neutral, research-based email marketing event. The sessions are aimed at overcoming your top email challenges with case studies, quick win clinics, bonus sessions, expert panels and more. Jay Baer
Social Media For Government Communications Feb. 20-22 Washington, DC
The Social Media for Government Communications is a conference dedicated to the latest advances Web and media technologies to engage citizens and increase transparency. SMGC2013
Wisdom 2.0 Feb. 21-24 San Francisco
Join Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, author Marianne Williamson and others at Wisdom 2.0, and explore the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work and useful to the world. This conference brings together people from the worlds of tech, business, spirituality, wellness and more. Arianna Huffington
SearchFest Feb. 22 Portland, Ore.
SearchFest presents multiple informative learning tracks, workshops and panel sessions designed to provide direct insight into the most up-to-date strategies and technological advancements in online search marketing and social marketing. Industry experts and thought leaders from around the country deliver in-depth presentations ranging from basic SEM and social media fundamentals to specific advanced techniques. Marty Weintraub
ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Feb. 23-27 San Antonio, Texas
CSCW is the premier venue for presenting research in the design and use of technologies that affect groups, organizations, communities and networks. Bringing together top researchers and practitioners from academia and industry in the area of social computing, CSCW 2013 will build on this strong history with venues including papers, workshops, panels, a Doctoral Colloquium and more. Ronald Burt
Cloud Computing for DoD & Government Feb. 25-27 Washington, DC
This fourth year of IDGA’s Cloud Computing Summit brings together those who have an expertise on the topic of cloud computing with those who are seeking to implement it. This year’s summit will focus on improving the network speed of cloud and implementing the cloud into current government agency infrastructure and much more. Cloud Computing
Mobile World Congress Feb. 25-28 Barcelona, Spain
The mobile ecosystem is expanding at lightning speed, with endless innovation and new applications of mobile technology. From contactless payments and augmented reality to embedded devices and connected cities , mobile technology is changing the landscape. The impact mobile will have on the world is limitless. At Mobile World Congress you’ll explore the new mobile horizon. Franco Bernabe
TED Feb. 25-March 1 Long Beach, Calif.
The best moments at TED have often come from unexpected places. But this year, the organizers are pushing that to a new level, staging a global talent search to bring together the most remarkable lineup in TED’s history. This year’s theme: The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered. TED2013
TEDActive Feb.25-March 1 Palm Springs, Calif.
TEDActive is a curated community of 700 curious and energetic leaders who share an immersive week of TEDTalks (mainly through video links) and surprising experiences designed to inspire conversation, exchange and immediate action around ideas worth spreading. TEDActive provides a journey through critical conversation, joyful exchange and deep thought. TEDActive
Strata Conference Feb 26-28 Santa Clara, Calif.
O’Reilly’s Strata Conference brings together the leading minds in big data: the decision makers using the power of big data to drive business strategy as well as the practitioners who collect, analyze and manipulate the data. Strata delivers the nuts-and-bolts foundation for building a data-driven business — the latest on the skills, tools and technologies you need to make data work — alongside the forward-looking insights and ahead-of-the-curve thinking O’Reilly is known for. Jim Adler
WebVisions Feb. 27-March 1 New York
WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism. Since 2001, WebVisions has built a loyal audience of designers, developers and industry leaders. Ethan Nicolle
Chief Digital Officer Summit Feb. 28 New York
The Chief Digital Officer Summit gives you the opportunity to interact with – and learn from – some of our planet’s brightest digital leaders. Vivian Schiller
WebVisions NYC Feb. 28-March 1 New York
WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism. Ethan Nicolle
Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference Feb. 28-March 3 Louisville, Ky.
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
March
MX: Managing Experience March 3-4 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. Babak Fortuntanpour
F2C: Freedom to Connect March 4-5 Washington, DC
F2C: Freedom to Connect is designed to bring under-represented people and issues into the nation’s capital based on federal policy discussions. F2C revolves around three central topics: an open infrastructure owned or controlled by and responsive to the community, a publicly specified set of Internet protocols open to all and the use of the Internet to promote democratic governance. Jim Baller
Local Online Advertising March 4-5 New York
The Borrell Local Online Advertising Conference will help you identify how to capture the most in your market by bringing the best and brightest to the stage. Warren Webster
Front End of Innovation EMEA March 4-6 Copenhagen
This is the first and only event to solve industry challenges in real time. Front End of Innovation EMEA provides new ways to deliver value through innovation by connecting through content. This is the one event for best-in-class presentations from multi-national leaders. George Buckley
Launch Festival March 4-6 San Francisco
The 2013 Launch Festival is the best place to launch your company and learn about building great startups. Socialmedia.biz will be there. launch
Media Summit March 5-6 New York
Media Summit 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. media summit
CeBIT March 5-9 Hannover, Germany
CeBIT is the world’s largest trade fair showcasing digital IT and telecommunications solutions for home and work environments. The key target groups are users from industry, the wholesale/retail sector, skilled trades, banks, the services sector, government agencies, science and all users passionate about technology. Gary Kovacs
SXSW March 8-17 Austin, Texas
The South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. SXSW
Search Marketing Expo – SMX West March 11-13 San Jose, Calif.
Attend SMX West for the exceptional content, invaluable connections and essential conveniences. Participate in your choice of more than 50 sessions on search engine optimization (SEO), paid search advertising (PPC), social media marketing, local and mobile search, landing page conversions and more. SMX events take place this year in Israel on Jan. 6, in Toronto on March 20-21, in Sydney on April 3-4, in Seattle on June 11-12, in New York on Oct. 1-3 and in Las Vegas in December.

Danny Sullivan
OnMedia NYC March 14-15 New York
OnMedia NYC is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the global advertising and media establishment. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities in the marketing, branding, advertising and public relations industries. OnMediaNYC
Digital Media and Learning Conference March 14-16 Chicago
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 dialogue and linking theory, empirical study, policy and practice. Craig Watkins
American Society for Public Administration March 15-19 New Orleans
This year’s conference theme is Governance and Sustainability: Local Concerns, Global Challenges. The 2013 ASPA conference will address the myriad issues associated with the responsible management and stewardship of our diverse, interrelated resources. The capacity to responsibly sustain our global community has long term environmental, economic, social and governance implications. ASPA
Social Media World Forum – Europe March 18-19 London
The fourth annual SMWF Europe will gather about 1,000 industry professionals who’ll get practical, hands-on guidance from a huge collection of the world’s leading marketing and business minds. This year SMWF includes six conference streams, focusing on the fundamental social media disciplines that our expert industry partners and SMWF community members believe are the key areas of growth and opportunity within the social media space. Tessa Matchett
Social Media & Mobile Strategies for Travel March 18-19 San Francisco
EyeforTravel’s Social Media & Mobile Strategies for Travel (formerly the Social Media Strategies for Travel Conference) is the leading strategic and networking forum for senior Online Travel, Tourism and Hospitality executives working in the areas of social media and mobile. This conference will enable attendees to share best practice strategie, plus hear speaker case studies from the best travel brands in the world. Alyssa Waxenberg
Interactive Local Media East March 18- 20 Boston
BIA/Kelsey’s Interactive Local Media East is the definitive conference on local digital advertising and marketing. The focus will be on the latest developments in search, mobile, social and deals. The mega local show returns with a special East Coast emphasis on the power of media, finance, loyalty and rewards. ILM
Enterprise Connect March 18-21 Orlando, Fla.
Enterprise Connect provides the leading market and thought leaders, comprehensive analysis, in-depth technical sessions and the largest and broadest exhibition. Everything at the event is focused on one overriding 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. EC
Cause Conference March 19-20 San Diego
The Cause Conference brings together both for-profit and nonprofit professionals at the largest cause partnership event on the West Coast. This year’s conference focuses on the intersection of purpose and profit and how creating meaningful partnerships leads to sustainable value. Cause Conference
TV Connect March 19-21 London
TV Connect provides a unique opportunity to meet and network with the global connected entertainment community. No other event offers such a unique opportunity to meet such a diverse range of service providers; whether these be broadcasters, telcos, content providers or Over The Top players. Mike LaJoie
Digiday Agency Summit March 19-21 Scottsdale, Ariz.
Digital media has taken agencies by storm. Both large and small shops must constantly evolve in order to stay afloat in the ever-changing environment. At the Digiday Agency Summit, hear from those solving the problems — both old and new– with which agencies today are dealing and how they are working to move the industry forward. digiday
Enterprise 2.0 Summit March 20-21 Paris
The Enterprise 2.0 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 focus is on the intensive exchange of experiences and the practical insights and implications presented. Kellli Carlson-Jagersma
Structure: Data March 20-21 New York
GigaOM’s Structure: Data will explore the technical and business opportunities spurred by the growth of big data, including storage needs, data analysis and the uncovering of new revenue opportunities. Eric Berlow
RootsTech March 21-23 Salt Lake City
RootsTech is an opportunity unlike any other to discover the latest family history tools and techniques, connect with experts to help you in your research and be inspired in the pursuit of your ancestors. Attendees will learn key skills from hands-on workshops and interactive presentations at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level. rootstech
BlissDom March 21-23 Dallas
BlissDom is the premier conference for women who find and express their bliss by publishing online. At BlissDom ’13, the ninth conference, speakers and panels featuring the best blogging, public relations and social media pros will be gathering to mentor new and old friends alike.
BlogH.O.T. March 25-27 Los Angeles
BlogH.O.T. (H.O.T. stands for Hands-On Training) is a unique event for corporate and business bloggers to gain intensive training from the leading blogging experts who will demonstrate their successes and failures, content creation, the business value of blogging, connecting with other bloggers and influencers, ROI measurement, managing the reputation of your brand or company, case studies and more. In this conference you will find the the “best of best” of influential online bloggers and content curators and marketers from Dell, IBM, Eastman Kodak, #Blogchat, HubSpot, Content Marketing Institute, DigitalSherpa and others. CC Chapman
Confab London March 25-27 London
Confab London brings together professionals everywhere who realize the value of content. User experience. Marketing. IT. Business management. This is one big party for content-loving folks who value smart thinking, voracious learning and constant improvement in the workplace and beyond. Ann Handley
SES Conference & Expo March 25-28 New York
SES Conference & Expo provides marketing professionals, brand advertisers, agencies and business leaders with the knowledge and tools needed to traverse the dynamic digital landscape. Designed by industry thought leaders and innovators, our instructional program will meet your needs whatever your experience level. Other SES events include SES London, Feb. 18-21, SES Toronto, June 12-14, SES San Francisco, Sept. 10-14, SES Chicago, Nov. 4-7. Jonathan Allen
April
Mobile Summit April 1-2 Sausalito, Calif.
Now in its third year, the VentureBeat Mobile Summit has emerged as one of the most important gatherings in the industry. This year’s program will revolve around a series of intimate boardroom sessions where all participants collectively work to develop concrete, actionable solutions to the major business and policy challenges facing the industry. Mobile Summit
An Event Apart April 1-3 Seattle
An Event Apart is an intensely educational learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based Web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, join this gathering for 12 speakers and sessions, plus an optional day-long workshop on multi-device web design. Eric Meyer
edSocial Media Summit April 2 Boston
The edSocial Media Summit 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
SNW April 2-4 Orlando, Fla.
SNW is the world’s largest independently produced conference series focused on the evolution of architecture for a new world of mobility, Big Data and business agility. Unlike events focused on a specific vendor agenda and product portfolio, SNW provides a forum of open thought leadership and practical education that defines the spectrum of storage, data and infrastructure solutions available to a highly qualified audience of enterprise technology decision-makers. SNW
Cloud Connect April 2-5 Silicon Valley
Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry. As both a conference and an exhibition, Cloud Connect’s goal is to chart the course of cloud computing’s development by bringing together enterprise IT professionals, developers, infrastructure and service providers and cloud computing innovators. Also look for Cloud Connect in Chicago Oct. 21-24 and in India, May 23-24. cloudconnect
Inbound Marketing Summit April 3-4 New York
Inbound Marketing Summit is the one event that brings together enterprise CMOs and business leaders, awesome keynotes, expert panels, plus solutions providers and their tools for enterprise marketing, all in a dynamic, community-based setting. IMS will also take place July 30-31 in San Francisco and in October in Boston. Laura Fitton
Information Architecture Summit April 3-7 Baltimore
The IA Summit is the premiere, community-curated and volunteer-run gathering on the ever-evolving disciplines of information architecture and experience design. It provides students, practitioners and anyone interested with great tactical skills, amazing inspiring ideas and an opportunity to collaborate and celebrate the great things happening in our communities of practice. Kevin Hoffman
Innotech April 4 Dallas
In one focused day, Innotech creates an environment where education, innovation, peer-to-peer networking and the latest technology and business solutions are all available specifically for IT professionals. Other Innotech conference schedules for the year 2013 can be found at the Innotech website Innotech
National Association of Broadcasters April 6–11 Las Vegas
The National Association of Broadcasters event will help you produce and deliver memorable content while grappling with the changes that the broadcast industry is undergoing. NABShow
YTH Live Youth + Tech + Health April 7-9 San Francisco
YTH Live Youth + Tech + Health is a two-day annual conference hosted by ISIS 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. YTH Live 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. YTH Live
ad:tech San Francisco April 9-10 San Francisco
ad:tech SF is the leading digital media event for marketing and technology professionals from all over the world – a marketplace for buying and selling, a community for networking, a forum for exchanging ideas and an opportunity for contributing to industry trends and initiatives. Susan Wojcicki
Power of eMarketing April 9-10 San Francisco
With over 35 expert speakers and 33 sessions, the Power of eMarketing Conference will energize and make you ready with relevant, actionable new processes, techniques, ideas and a bunch of new meaningful contacts. You can design your own conference around dedicated topics on social, email, search and mobile marketing. Chris Baggott
Intel Developer Forum April 10-11 Beijing
Intel Developer Forum is where people from every part of the technology industry gather to hear about Intel’s latest advances. The conference provides a rare chance to engage and learn about Intel products across the entire compute continuum. IDF will provide you with information and connections you need to advance your latest initiatives and effectively plan for the future. IDF
Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit April 10-11 Chicago
Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit is the mobile event of 2013, including compelling case studies, interactive workshops and innovative presentations that will help you measure and understand mobile ROI; craft a strategic approach to mobile; define mobile marketing for your organization; and discover what other top name brands are doing within the mobile space. Joel Morrow
Search Starts Here April 13-16 Las Vegas
Speakers from across the search space will be on hand at Search Starts Here to discuss industry trends, lessons learned, success stories, new technology applications and useful innovations in the local search industry. search
eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit April 14-18 San Francisco
12 years of finding the best and brightest to deliver the wit and wisdom of marketing analytics means every session is insightful and impactful. The eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit aims to investigate social media, online media, mobile marketing and marketing analytics; help you soak up intelligence from keynotes, breakouts and exhibit hall booths; take advantage of unparalleled networking with experts and peers and more. Dan Bernard
mediaXchange April 14 Orlando, Fla.
The Newspaper Association of America’s mediaXchange is the largest annual gathering of industry executives in North America, offering networking opportunities that combine an exchange of information and ideas with programming designed to generate results. The conference is designed to provide valuable ideas and insights to help newspaper professionals grow audience and revenue for their print and digital products. mediaxchange
Conversion Conference April 15-17 San Francisco
Conversion Conference is a worldwide conference series dedicated exclusively to issues related to optimizing the conversion rates of online campaigns. Experts and authors in disciplines ranging from Web design, email marketing and persuasion principles to multivariate testing and usability converge for two days to discuss the latest tools and techniques available to help website owners and marketers increase the effectiveness of their online marketing efforts. Conversion will also take place June 11-13 in Chicago and Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Boston. Tim Ash
paidContent April 17 New York
paidContent features the best minds in global media who debate how to make money from content and create scalable, sustainable media enterprises. John Borthwick
DEMO Mobile April 17 San Francisco
DEMO Mobile (formerly DEMO Spring) will showcase a selection of the most innovative mobile products across a variety of categories and industries, including apps, devices, social, local, games, enterprise, health and commerce. At Demo Mobile, you’ll catch a glimpse of where the mobile future is headed. Matt Marshall
Social Fresh East April 18-19 Tampa, Fla.
Social Fresh East offers two days of advanced social media training from social media officers at companies like JetBlue, Campbell’s Soup, ESPNW and more. Joshua Karpf
CampaignTech April 18-19 Washington, DC
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 for the next campaign season. campaign tech
International Symposium on Online Journalism April 19-20 Austin, Texas
Since 1999, the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) has attracted journalists, media executives and scholars from around the world to a unique conference that mixes top leaders of the news industry and academics who present cutting-edge research on the field of digital journalism. isoj
World Social Marketing Conference April 21-23 Toronto
The goal of the World Social Marketing Conference is to act as a vehicle to help build a global movement dedicated to capturing, spreading and nurturing good practice in social marketing, as well as increase the efficiency and effectiveness of social marketing practice at both operational and strategic levels. Jeff French
Pubcon New Orleans April 22-25 New Orleans
Pubcon New Orleans will offer a multi-day look at the future of technology, social media and search optimization. The 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. Also look to Pubcon Las Vegas on Oct. 21. pubcon
BIO International Convention April 22-25 Chicago
At the BIO International Convention, get up to date on policies, regulation, marketing and innovations, learn better practices for business development, finance, manufacturing and more.
Social Media Strategies Summit April 23-24 Chicago
Learn effective social media marketing strategies that have been proven to skyrocket marketing ROI and revenue. Whether your organization is a start-up or a large enterprise, Social Media Strategies Summit will elevate your social media marketing efforts to reach your business goals. John Ohab
NEXT Berlin April 23-24 Berlin
NEXT Berlin leads the way as a meeting place for the European digital industry and is a vital driving force across borders. At the conference, marketing decision-makers and business developers meet technical experts and creative minds to discuss what will be important in the next 12 months – a mix that is unique among European conferences. Meno Abels
The Next Web April 25-26 Amsterdam
The seventh edition of The Next Web Europe 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. nextweb
Advanced Analytics for High Tech April 25-26 San Francisco
The Advanced Analytics for the High-Tech Industry Summit brings together the leaders from the field of analytics within the high-tech industry for a summit acclaimed for its innovative insight.
TechCrunch Disrupt NYC April 27-May 1 New York
TechCrunch Disrupt NYC is one of the most anticipated tech conferences of the year. The event will begin with a Hackathon and then reveal an all-new slate of outstanding startups, influential speakers, guests and more. Disrupt NYC
Enterprise Data World April 28-May 2 San Diego
Enterprise Data World is the business world’s most comprehensive educational event about data and information management. Over five days, EDW presents a diverse schedule of programming that addresses every level of proficiency, including keynotes, workshops, tutorials, case studies and discussions. Tim Berglund
Open Business Conference April 29-30 San Francisco
Computerworld’s Open Business Conference (OSBC) is the premier forum for learning from and sharing with the industry’s top strategists in open technologies, helping attendees to discover and deploy game winning open source game planes. This two-day conference covers the open source strategic challenges that IT management deals with on a daily basis, implementation challenges and the latest in open source innovation.
Future Insights Live April 29-May 2 Las Vegas
The second Future Insights Live is a multi-track, four-day tech conference that combines the Future of Web Apps, Future of Web Design and Future of Mobile conferences. FILive will discuss the future technologies, platforms, and business models you should be using and implementing to launch the next big thing.
Digital Hollywood Spring April 29-May 2 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. digital-h
RailsConf April 29-May 2 Portland, Ore.
RailsConf has been the largest gathering of Rails developers in the world and the largest gathering of Rubyists, as well. Every year, RailsConf draws world-class developers and companies together to see the state of the art in Rails and Web development, to learn about new products and tools and for good, old-fashioned networking.
May
The Startup Conference May 2 Silicon Valley
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
99U Conference May 2–3 New York
The goal of Behance’s 99U is to shift the focus from idea generation to idea execution. To accomplish this, they bring together some of the world’s most productive creative visionaries and leading researchers to share pragmatic insights on how ideas are brought to life. 99u
SOBCon Chicago May 3-5 Chicago
SOBCon is the Cirque du Soleil of business strategy events. It’s an interactive think tank that moves ideas to action, packed with business strategies and social media immersion. You’ll walk away with new ideas and the energy and network to implement them. sob
Transparency Camp May 4-5 Washington, DC
Transparency Camp 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 people work smarter with our government. transparency-camp
Adobe MAX May 4-8 Los Angeles
At Adobe MAX, gain the knowledge you need to stay competitive and the inspiration to create your best work. Choose from over 300 sessions and labs taught by industry leaders and Adobe experts. Customize your MAX experience by mixing and matching sessions from all five MAX tracks: Web Experiences, Design and Creativity, Digital Publishing, Gaming or Video. Dani Beaumont
Front End of Innovation May 6-8 Los Angeles
Front End of Innovation is a world leader in advancing innovation, bringing together the best of the best in innovation, R&D, product development, commercialization, marketing and strategy from leading Fortune 1000 companies to be enlightened and inspired. Denise Morrison
All About the Cloud May 7-9 San Francisco
Join 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 at All About the Cloud. AllAboutTheCloud
Sentiment Analysis Symposium May 8 New York
The Sentiment Analysis Symposium is the only conference that will teach you about technology and solutions that help you discover business value in opinions, emotions and attitudes in social media, news and enterprise feedback. Sentiment Analysis
Content Marketing Strategies May 8-9 Berkeley, Calif.
The Content Marketing Strategies Conference, hosted by dlvr.it, is the only event to specifically focus on helping small businesses understand the pivotal role content marketing plays in demand generation, sales, SEO and social. Attendees are guaranteed to walk away with an action plan to kick-start or enhance a content marketing program. Allison Bolen
Content Marketing Retreat May 9-10 Langley, Wash.
In 2012, the Langley Center for New Media hosted the second annual Content Marketing Retreat focused on “How To” tools. The focus for this year is strategic video storytelling. CMR
PitchCon May 9-10 Hollywood, Calif.
PitchCon is the premiere Hollywood destination for independent content producers. This conference features the well-respected Pitch Pit where you can pitch your show ideas in guaranteed 1-on-1 meetings with 50+ top level agents, broadcast, Calif.ble, digital and studio development executives. pitchcon
iStrategy May 14-15 The Hague
Europe’s most forward-thinking digital marketers, social media mavens and online experts will converge at iStrategy to discuss the future of digital marketing and share strategies for improving customer engagement, driving conversions and developing campaigns that positively ring with authenticity, relevancy and significance. iStrategy will offer speakers with expertise in every online channel, a wide-range of attendees for networking opportunities and a series of workshops. Antonio Hidalgo
CMS Expo May 14-16 Evanston, Ill.
CMS Expo brings together today’s most relevant speakers in business, nonprofit and government to share how great content management leads to success. cmsexpo
FOSE May 14-16 Washington, DC
FOSE is where new technologies, strategies, initiatives, developments and even announcements are introduced, providing solutions to solve your technology challenges. Joe Theismann
Google I/O May 15-17 San Francisco
Google I/O is returning to Moscone Center West and sharing the experience beyond via Google Developers Live and I/O Extended viewing parties. Vic Gundotra
360° of Brand Strategy for a Changing World May 16-17 San Diego
For two full days in May 2013, the 360° of Brand Strategy for a Changing World will bring together legendary marketer John Sculley and the senior partners of The Blake Project to create a one-of-a-kind learning and networking experience dedicated to all aspects of building successful brands for the 21st century. This workshop will equip participants with the insight, tools and techniques required to release the full potential of their brands in a new era where consumers / customers now drive and own the conversation about brands. John Sculley
Content Delivery Summit May 20 New York
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 web acceleration and media delivery. Ken Florance
An Event Apart May 20-22 San Diego
An Event Apart is a deep 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 offers 12 great speakers and sessions, plus an optional daylong workshop on multi-device Web design. Eric Meyer
Internet Week New York May 20-27 New York
Internet Week New York is a weeklong festival celebating NYC’s thriving Internet industry and community. Mitchell Baker
Streaming Media East May 21-22 New York
Streaming Media East is still the one online video show that is solely focused on giving you real information you can apply immediately in your business. Some 18 “how-to” sessions will be taught by some of the industry’s leading instructors, offering step-by-step instructions on technical aspects of the industry. StreamingMediaEast
BlueGlass Conference May 21-22 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.
CTIA May 21-23 Las Vegas
CTIA advances intelligence for those serious about wireless. Presented by CTIA–The Wireless Association, CTIA 2013 will continue to deliver the future by introducing the leaders, ideas and experiences that are transforming the mobile industry. Gary Flood
CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference May 21-23 Las Vegas
CONNECTIONS focuses on innovative technology and business solutions for the connected consumer. The event features consumer research and market strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications and services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics and home systems. Kevin Petersen
WebVisions May 22-24 Portland, Ore.
WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism. Since 2001, WebVisions has built a loyal audience of designers, developers and industry leaders. Mark Frauenfelder
AnDevCon May 28–31 Boston
AnDevCon, the tech conference for software developers building Android apps, is the biggest, most info-packed, most practical Android developer conference in the world. andevcon
MaxFunCon May 31-June 2 Lake Arrowhead, Calif.
MaximumFunCon is a gathering of creative people who wish to be more awesome. maxfuncon
June
Confab Minneapolis June 3-5 Minneapolis, Minn.
The Content Strategy Conference brings together professionals everywhere who realize the value of content. User experience, marketing, IT and business management. This is one big party for content-loving folks who value smart thinking, voracious learning and constant improvement in the workplace and beyond. Sarah Richards
EmMeCon: Emerging Media Conference June 3-6 Seattle
EmMeCon: Emerging Media Conference welcomes attendees with an opportunity to view and experience the latest in technology advances and upcoming product roll-outs. Included are demonstrations, presentations and discussions led by some of the most connected and recognized experts in the industry. EmMeCon
Sustainable Brands June 3-6 San Diego
Sustainable Brands is an international community of learning and action focused on understanding and leveraging the role of brands in shaping a flourishing future. The conference is ground zero for sustainability, brand and innovation professionals who come together from around the world to be inspired, engaged and equipped to succeed by building the better brands of tomorrow, while building a network of likeminded colleagues who can help. Amon Rappaport
IRCE June 4-7 Chicago
IRCE 2013 will analyze the social, mobile, global, personal, interactive and managerial changes that e-commerce players are bringing to the new retail economy. This is a major educational event that offers online retailing and wholesaling professionals and consumer marketers the insights and analysis they need to give their businesses a competitive advantage in this expanded world of possibilities.
LeWeb June 5-6 London
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. leweb
Personal Democracy Forum June 6-7 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. Becky Bond
InfoComm13 June 8-14 Orlando, Fla.
Designed for professionals in the audiovisual, information communications and systems integration industries, InfoComm13 showcases the latest technologies for audio, video, display, projection, lighting and staging, digital signage, conferencing, digital content creation, networking, signal distribution and much more. The show gives attendees the opportunity to explore tens of thousands of audiovisual products and services — everything from digital signage and content creation to projectors and lighting — all from the industry’s leading manufacturers.
The Cable Show June 10-12 Washington, DC
The Cable Show is your entry point to the digital media, entertainment and broadband ecosystem – a world of invention, commerce and progress revolving around the most powerful tool of communications in history. It’s where leaders from every sector – from content to devices to applications to education – come together to spark ideas and create partnerships that keep cable ahead in today’s digital media revolution. The Cable Show
Cloud Expo June 10-13 New York
Every Cloud Expo offers a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, general sessions, keynotes, Power Panels and an Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that delegates can kick the tires of solutions and offerings and compare it to attendees’ needs. Mark Skilton
Integrated Marketing Week June 10-13 New York City
Put on by Econsultancy, Integrated Marketing Week is a new event that highlights vast opportunities, highlights best practice and delivers solutions, technologies and partners to help marketers on the journey to integrate marketing across mutiple channels.
Red Hat Summit June 10-14 Boston
The Red Hat Summit is the premier open source technology event to showcase the latest and greatest in cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, storage and systems management technologies. At the summit, gain the best knowledge in the industry through technical and business sessions, hands-on labs and demos, customer panels and presentations and more.
ForumCon June 11 San Francisco
ForumCon is a one-day event dedicated to sharing tips tools and best practices for managing, growing and monetizing your forum. The day is anchored by keynote presentations from industry experts but also includes panel discussion and breakout sessions on content monetization, advertising, SEO and community management — allowing for a high degree of interaction and collaboration. forumcon
SMX Advanced June 11-12 Seattle
SMX Advanced is the only search marketing conference designed exclusively for experienced internet marketers. Sessions are fast-paced, Q&A-packed, frequently controversial, always informative…and don’t stop to cover the basics. There will be plenty of learning and sharing. The most accomplished search marketers in the world will present cutting edge tips for driving traffic and increasing conversions from paid search advertising, SEO, social media marketing, search analytics and more. Danny Sullivan
E3 June 11-13 Los Angeles
E3 is a premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. E3 draws tens of thousands of professionals to experience the future of interactive entertainment. The most influential people leading the most innovative companies in the industry attend E3 to see groundbreaking new technologies and never-before-seen products for computers, video game consoles, handheld systems, mobile and social and the Internet.
Glimpse: The Social Discovery conference June 12 San Francisco
Glimpse is the first conference focused on the future of social discovery. Companies and products in the social discovery space aim to connect people with new places, people and products that they will enjoy based on their social interactions and existing interests. Glimpse will bring together leading experts in social discovery to discuss the future of how we live, decide and buy. Mike Isaac
Enterprise 2.0 June 17-19 Boston
Gain comprehensive thought leadership at Enterprise 2.0. The program is organized around the core functions of the enterprise where social software strategies are applied for improved business performance. You’ll receive extensive education on the technology trends, architectural strategies, privacy and compliance best practices from numerous practitioner-led use cases. Nathan Bricklin
The State of NOW – #140Conf June 18-19 New York
The core focus of #140Conf will be on business. The event will look at the continued long-term effects of the emerging real-time Internet on business and systemic changes the worldwide adoption of social media is having on a wide variety of industries and markets. Jeff Pulver
O’Reilly Velocity June 18-20 Santa Clara, Calif.
Velocity is a must-attend conference for Web operations and development professionals. In three laser-focused days, you’ll learn about the latest technologies, hear about best practices, get answers for your most difficult technical and administrative challenges and bolster your skillset and expertise. Velocity
Netroots Nation June 20-23 San Jose, Calif.
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. The convention helps to strengthen the community, inspire action and serve as an incubator for ideas that challenge the status quo and ultimately effect change in the public sphere. NN
IRE Conference June 20-23 San Antonio, Texas
The best in journalism 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. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models.
IABC World Conference June 23—26 New York
The International Association of Business Communicators conference offers a showcase for what’s new, the best ideas and the latest trends. More than 70 educational sessions in seven tracks, over 1,500 communication professionals giving you new connections from right next door and around the globe and a host of interactive panel discussions featuring the senior business leaders you want to know. Budge Husky
Cisco Live June 23-27 Orlando, Fla.
Cisco Live is your passport to a new world of possibilities. It offers a combination of in-depth technical education and training and cutting-edge insight from the experts and organizations that are setting the agenda for the future of technology and business. John Chambers
Cloud World Forum June 26-27 London
The premier meeting place for technology leaders from across Europe, the Cloud World Forum pitches the globe’s top cloud computing providers alongside end-users and innovators from across industry sectors. Alan French
WebVisions June 26-28 Barcelona
WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism. Since 2001, WebVisions has built a loyal audience of designers, developers and industry leaders. Jason Cranford Teague
Aspen Ideas Festival June 26-July 2 Aspen, Colo.
The Aspen Ideas Festival 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 commitment to bringing ideas to the public at large. Darren Walker
PRSA: Digital Impact June 27-28 New York
From always on-hand devices to evolving digital platforms, unparalleled opportunities now exist for communicators to build new audiences and create greater relevancy through focused social media initiatives. The PRSA Digital Impact Conference, “Social Business: Strategies for Success,” focuses on positioning communicators to make the most of the latest best practices, strategic thinking and research. PRSA
Techweek Chicago June 27-29
The Techweek Conference aims to give leaders in business and technology a landscape view of the new edge of innovation. Techweek looks at how people actually live and work with the goal of putting innovation into the hands of thousands of lawyers, bankers, doctors, educators, families and students. techweek
July
a4uexpo Europe July 1-3 Amsterdam
a4uexpo Europe will see in excess of 900 delegates come together in Amsterdam to learn, share knowledge, network and be at the forefront of digital evolution. Choose from 30-plus interactive sessions covering the latest in performance marketing. Top industry experts will lead sessions on a wide spectrum of topics and debate including Search, Display, Affiliate, Mobile, Retargeting, E-Mail, Social, Mobile, Video, M-Commerce, E-Commerce and more. a4u
International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media July 8-10 Boston
ICWSM brings together researchers from the disciplines of computer science, linguistics, communication and the social sciences. ICWSM-13
MobileBeat July 9-10 San Francisco
MobileBeat 2013, VentureBeat’s sixth annual flagship conference on the future of mobile, convenes the brightest minds and biggest names in the industry to explore the year’s hottest mobile trends. MobileBeat attracts representatives from private and public companies in the following segments: major platforms, content/media, advertising, commerce, developers, device makers, carriers, retail, services, marketers, investors, press and more. mobilebeat
Comic-Con July 18-21 San Diego
Comic-Con San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. comic con
SIGGRAPH July 21-25 Anaheim, Calif.
SIGGRAPH is the premier international event on computer graphics and interactive techniques. This year’s event is expected to draw more than 20,000 professionals from five continents to Southern California.
Fortune Brainstorm Tech July 22-24 Aspen, Colo.
Fortune Brainstorm Tech is a marketplace of ideas that assembles the world’s 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 TECH
Customer Analytics & Intelligence Conference July 22-24 San Diego
Join the second Customer Analytics & Intelligence Conference as researcher, marketers and customer experience professionals explore all the latest research methodologies and ways to action insights to drive your business forward. Topics will include big data, understanding consumer choice, mobile insights, neuroscience, consumer psychology, social media listening and customer centricity. Nesrin Umur
OSCON July 22-26 Portland, Ore.
OSCON is the gathering place for the entire open source community. It’s where all the pieces of the open platform come together. Unlike other conferences that focus entirely on one language or part of the stack, OSCON deals with the open source ecosystem in its entirety, exactly as you approach it in your work.
Silicon Valley Innovation Summit July 23-24 Mountain View, Calif.
AlwaysOn ‘s annual gathering of tech power brokers, VCs and business folks will be held again in Silicon Valley; no date has been set.
BlogHer July 25-27 Chicago
BlogHer bring together thousands of women bloggers — both veterans and beginners — from around the world to discuss, inspire and connect with each other. blogher
Black Hat USA July 27-Aug. 1 Las Vegas
The Black Hat Briefings are a series of highly technical information security conferences that bring together thought leaders from all facets of the info-security world – from the corporate and government sectors to academic and even underground researchers. Black Hat remains the best and biggest event of its kind, unique in its ability to define tomorrow’s information security landscape. Black Hat Europe 2013 takes place March 12-15 in Amsterdam. blackhat
Inbound Marketing Summit July30-31 San Francisco
The Inbound Marketing Summit is the one event that brings together enterprise CMOs and business leaders, keynotes, expert panels, plus solutions providers and their tools for enterprise marketing, all in a dynamic, community-based setting. Learn about the latest in social strategy, SEO, content marketing, online video and Internet broadcasting, Social CRM, mobile payments and more. Jamie Anderson
August
VidCon Aug. 1-3 Anaheim, Calif.
VidCon is for people who love online video: independent creators, enablers, viewers and supporters of all kinds. The ways that we entertain, educate, share and communicate are being revolutionized. The creators attending and on stage at VidCon are central to that revolution. vidcon
DEF CON Aug. 1-4 Las Vegas
DEF CON is one of the oldest continuous running hacker conventions around and also one of the largest.
Wikimania Aug. 7–11 Hong Kong
Wikimania is the annual international conference of the Wikimedia movement. It’s organized by a different local team each year. This year the conference is taking place in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Wikimania allows the community and the general public to learn about and share their experiences with free knowledge initiatives all over the world. wikimedia
SXSW V2V Aug. 11-14 Las Vegas
SXSW V2V is the newest addition to the SXSW family of events. It’s an extension and reimagining of the SXSW experience with an emphasis on the creative spark that drives entrepreneurial innovation. This four-day event brings the startup and venture capital communities together with the creative industries that have helped to make SXSW so special. V2V serves innovators and entrepreneurs from across all the industries at the core of SXSW as they learn the skills, make the connections and find the inspiration to take their ideas and talents to the next level. Micah Baldwin
SpeechTEK Aug. 19-21 New York
SpeechTEK is where designers, developers, vendors, analysts, consultants and client companies are invited to present their innovative ideas and success stories.
CRM Evolution Aug. 19-21 New York
CRM Evolution focuses on CRM, or Customer Relationship Management, a company-wide business strategy designed to reduce costs and increase profitability by solidifying customer loyalty. True CRM brings together information from all data sources within an organization (and where appropriate, from outside the organization) to give one, holistic view of each customer in real time.
Inbound Aug. 19-22 Boston
The Inbound conference enables attendees to experience the inbound marketing movement by learning, watching, using, talking and networking for four days in the heart of Boston’s emerging tech scene. Inbound 2013 brings you 100+ sessions from keynotes to product demos and the opportunity to get certified in inbound marketing. Arianna Huffington
VMworld Aug. 26-29 San Francisco
VMworld is the global conference for virtualization and cloud computing. VMWorld in Barcelona will be held Oct. 15-17. vmworld
September
TechCrunch Disrupt SF Sept. 7-11 San Francisco
TechCrunch Disrupt SF returns with a hackathon, a conference focused on tech startups and a Startup Battlefield that gets companies in front of investors, media, a panel of judges and a large audience.
Content Marketing World Sept. 9-12 Cleveland
Content Marketing World is the one event where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in the content marketing industry. You will leave with all the materials you need to take a content strategy back to your team and to implement a content marketing plan that will grow your business and engage your audience. Jay Baer
SMB Digital Marketing Sept. 11-13 Austin, Texas
At SMB Digital Marketing, hear about the latest developments in small business digital/online media, local sales strategies, merchant outreach, social media, local search, mobile strategies and customer retention business solutions.. SMBDigital
IBC Sept. 12-13 Amsterdam
Stimulating debate and sharpening strategy, the IBC Conference attracts the industry’s most influential and authoritative speakers. IBC combines invigorating debate and a definitive overview of the roadmaps that will govern the future of electronic media and entertainment. IBC
Big Data Innovation Summit Sept. 12-13 Boston
The Big Data Innovation Summit brings together business leaders and innovators from the industry for an event that combines keynote presentations, interactive breakout sessions and open discussion. Big Data Innovation will help your business understand and use data-driven strategies and discover what disciplines will change because of the advent of data. ArvindJain
The Social Shake-Up Sept. 15-17 Atlanta
At The Social Shake-Up, come face to face with some of the biggest names in the industry, learn from new case studies, be inspired by great speakers and network with your peers. Hear about the most advanced and innovative strategies transforming organizations across a broad spectrum of industries. Join C-Suite executives, communications officers, community managers, creatives, content marketers and creators as they distill the latest trends in social. Wendy Lea
LinuxCon North America Sept. 16-18 New Orleans
LinuxCon is the leading annual technical conference in North America, providing a collaboration and education space for the Linux community. LinuxCon has become known for offering top speaking talent, a cross-section of the leading players in the Linux community, innovative and timely content, a wide variety of opportunities for attendee collaboration and a place for smaller groups to co-locate for topic-specific mini-summits and workgroups. linuxcon
Privacy Identity Innovation Sept. 17-18 Seattle
Every company and organization involved in the digital economy is, in one way or another, in the business of building trust with users. While there are big challenges associated with managing and securing the vast amounts of data being generated in our increasingly connected world, there are also huge opportunities for innovation if done properly. Privacy Identity Innovation is the only tech conference focused on exploring how to protect sensitive information while enabling new technologies and business models. pii
Incite: Marketing Summit Sept. 18-19 New York
Incite: Marketing Summit brings together chief marketing officers, social media chiefs from top brands and others to tackle the biggest issues you face this year. Learn about the tools needed to flourish, benchmark your strategy against the best in the business, fill your contact book with peers to help you in future and more. Mike Fasulo
Pitch San Francisco Sept. 19 San Francisco
Pitch San Francisco 2013 is an expo event where attendees can meet founders of the latest Web and mobile startups, get hands-on-demos and make connections with other like-minded entrepreneurs in the tech and startup community. Pitch
International Food Blogger Conference Sept. 20-22 Seattle
Organized by Foodista.com and Zephyr Adventures, the International Food Blogger Conference is a gathering of food bloggers. The event will feature high-quality educational sessions and personal networking opportunities. ifbc
Oracle OpenWorld Sept. 22-26 San Francisco
Oracle OpenWorld is your opportunity to meet with industry experts. This conference will provide more educational and networking opportunities than any other conference dedicated to Oracle business and technology users. Look for technology sessions, labs, demos and more. oracle
Search and Social Hawaii Sept. 23-27 Hawaii
Search and Social Hawaii is known for its influencial list of speakers and attendees in an intimiate setting that allows for effective networking. Everyone walks away with tans, less stress, advanced strategic knowledge of search and social media marketing and friends in high places. Bruce Clay
We First Social Branding Seminar Sept. 24-25 W. Hollywood, Calif.
We First Social Branding Seminar is a thought leadership and executive training summit focused on helping you lead today’s new social and mobile marketplace and grow your business by doing good. In this event, you’ll learn how to harness the power of brand storytelling and the latest social and mobile technologies to build your company’s reputation, bottom line and social impact. Simon Mainwaring
ArtezInterAction Sept. 26 Toronto
ArtezInterAction 2013 will explore the newest ideas and connect with a diverse collection of fundraising experts from leading nonprofits, iconic events and the game-changing technology companies that empower them. It’s a can’t-miss combination that will help you bring results to your cause. ArtezInterAction
DESIGN East Sept. 30-Oct. 3 Boston
DESIGN East brings all the latest practical design insights, techniques and products across a range of application and technology areas to one place, at one time. It’s the most powerful, efficient and cost-effective way for you to update your knowledge, skills and list of products/technologies to consider for current and future projects DESIGN East
October
SF MusicTech Summit Oct. 1 San Francisco
The SF MusicTech Summit brings together visionaries in the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians and organizations that work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. Kathy Baker
SMX East Oct. 1-3 New York
SMX East is programmed by the search marketing experts who edit the leading news blog Search Engine Land and who have years of experience educating search marketers.
CEATEC Oct. 1-5 Japan
At CEATEC, top international executives and world opinion leaders will be invited to participate as keynote speakers to provide an international audience with messages of high interest in the industry. Some 162,000 people attended last year’s event. CEATEC
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Oct. 2-5 Minneapolis, Minn.
At this year’s gathering, the theme will be “Thing Big, Drive Forward.” The conference provides rich professional development sessions wherever you are in your career, from students just starting out to mid-career technologist to senior technical women.
MIPCOM Oct. 7-10 Canada
MIPCOM, the world’s entertainment content market, is the only place where you can network, do business, discover new trends and cement partnerships face to face on a global level. mipcom
TIA Oct. 8-10 Washington, DC
TIA 2013: The Future of the Network is a three-day conference offering intensive learning, insightful discussions and related technology demonstrations. Attendees can expect to gain new ideas, understanding and directions for adapting their product launches, technology innovations and business models in order to thrive in the rapidly changing information and communications technology environment. Randall Stephenson
OnMobile Oct. 9-10 Redwood City, Calif.
OnMobile 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. OnMobile
OpenCo SF Oct. 9-11 San Francisco
Part conference and part festival, OpenCo San Francisco is designed for innovative companies to share their visions and values while celebrating the collaborative ecosystem of the San Francisco Bay. OpenCoSF is a new kind of conference-as-festival where innovative companies open their doors to host conversation-based salons. They’ll share their business vision, outline their founding principles and values and discuss what it means to be part of the collaborative ecosystem that is the San Francisco Bay area. opencosf
Direct Marketing Association Oct. 12-17 Chicago
DMA will focus on meeting the tough demands of big data, global consumers and shrinking attention spans so your integrated marketing efforts keep winning. DMA13
DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival Oct. 14-17 Tel Aviv, Israel
The DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival is Israel’s largest international hi-tech gathering, featuring hundreds of startups, VCs, angel investors and leading multinationals. It boasts top technological talent, the highest venture capital investments per capita and multinational centers for industry leaders such as Google, Barclays, Motorola, BMC Software, Broadcom, EMC, Microsoft, GM, Amdocs, SAP, Applied Materials, Marvell, Oracle, HP, Cisco Israel, etc. Stephanie Czerny
Realtime Marketing Lab Oct. 14 New York
Realtime Marketing Lab is 100% focused on the technologies that power real-time marketing. They’re expecting 500+ marketing, PR, agency and social commerce professionals, who have been invited to to see and test drive the marketing tools they need to stay ahead of the curve. The event is held in conjunction with Pivot.
Pivot Oct. 15-16 New York
Pivot is not a social media conference but rather a social community of powerful leaders. In Pivot’s on-stage conversations, the speakers contribute to the audience, the audience contributes to the speakers and everyone contributes to one another. Jonathan Becher
Mobilize Oct. 16-17 San Francisco
At the GigaOM Mobilize conference, you will get a clear insight into what’s behind the most exciting products and services out there, centeringon data. Come stock up on ideas for services and innovate, discover what will mobile look like in the next two years. Meet and network with top minds who will be on hand at Mobilize presenting the hottest topics, key trends and indicators. Dave Morin
MobileCON Oct. 16-18 San Jose, Calif.
MobileCON is a mobile IT and enterprise event designed specifically for the IT executive and professional. This user conference meets trade show is a one-stop shop for learning how to solve your most pressing problems in mobility. MobileCon
Online News Association Oct. 17-19 Atlanta
The Online News Association is a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology and innovation. ONA13
FailCon SF Oct. 21 San Francisco
FailCon SF is a conference for technology entrepreneurs, investors, developers and designers to study their own and others’ failures and prepare for success. Chrissie Brodigan
Pubcon Las Vegas Oct. 21-25 Las Vegas
Internet marketers, SEO specialists, online advertising reps and others in the business world will convene at Pubcon Paradise Las Vegas for a weeklong look at the future of technology, social media and search.
The Market Research Event Oct. 21-23 Nashville, Tenn.
The Market Research Event 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. TMRE
SAP TechEd Oct. 21–25 Las Vegas
SAP TechEd is the premier technical conference offering over 1,000 hours on SAP technologies, focused on SAP NetWeaver, analytics and mobile platforms. Enhance your skills by attending hands-on workshops, demo-driven lectures and Q&A sessions on the latest developments in analytics, mobile, cloud, database and in-memory computing.
New York Television Festival Oct. 21-26 New York
NYTVF was founded in 2005 as the industry’s first creative festival for television artists. The festival strives to construct new and innovative paths of development and talent identification, while simultaneously complementing the traditional television development model. NYTVF
PubCon Oct. 22-24 Las Vegas
Pubcon will focus on social media and optimization conference with a lineup including Google’s Matt Cutts, popular “UnMarketing” digital marketing personality Scott Stratten and a keynote by entrepreneur/angel Jason Calacanis.
Future Stack Oct. 24-25 San Francisco
Future Stack from New Relic is an opportunity for disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives to imagine, build and help craft the future of Modern Software. Big ideas aren’t just welcome — they’re required.
PopTech Oct. 24-26 Camden, Maine
An eclectic mix of thought leaders and visionaries will convene for PopTech’s 17th 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 part in stimulating presentations, exhilarating performances and life-changing conversations. poptech
Strata + Hadoop World Oct. 28-30 New York
O’Reilly’s Strata Conference brings together the leading minds in big data: the decision makers using the power of big data to drive business strategy as well as the practitioners who collect, analyze and manipulate the data. Strata and Hadoop World have joined forces to create the largest gathering of the Apache Hadoop community in the world, with emphasis on hands-on and business sessions on the Hadoop ecosystem. Strata Hadoop
4G World Oct. 29-30 Dallas
4G World Conference and Expo calls itself the world’s “largest unbiased mobile industry event,” attracting more than 3,500 mobile broadband professionals and over 150 hardware and software companies that serve them. 4G World is a powerful 3-day conference and expo designed to help 4G executives, senior management, sales, marketing and IT drive value creation and strategic change. 4g
Pioneers Festival Oct. 29-31 Vienna, Austria
Celebrate entrepreneurship and cutting edge technology. The Pioneers Festival hosts an awesome mix of 2500 people – young and passionate startup and tech minded people from around the world who believe in changing things for the better. pioneers
Web Summit Oct. 30-31 Dublin, Ireland
Web Summit has been called “Europe’s SXSW.” More than 10,000 attendees will make the trip from all corners of the globe to hear from over 300 speakers across dozens of stages, workshops and roundtables catered to every sector.
November
Roadmap Nov. 5-6 San Francisco
Explore the intersection of design and experience at Roadmap, a new gathering from Gigaom. You’ll hear from major brands building connected, human-centered products and using design to disrupt. You’ll also meet Airbnb, Instagram, Nest, Square, Adobe and newcomers such as Tinder and indiegogo – companies that are carefully crafting emotional and compelling experiences for their users.
Tech Policy Summit Nov. 6-7 Napa, Calif.
Tech Policy Summit offers an independent, nonpartisan forum for learning and networking among industry executives, investors, consumer advocates, government officials and legal experts who may have different perspectives but who share a common goal of enabling innovation. Participants will explore important questions about how policy impacts — or stands to impact — emerging technologies and America’s competitiveness in the global marketplace. We will also look at how people are using social media and other technologies to impact policy making. TPS
Global Social Business Summit Nov. 7-9 Vienna, Austria
The Global Social Business Summit provides a platform to establish connections with like-minded individuals through a range of opportunities for networking. This annual summit gathers worldwide social business pioneers from all kind of backgrounds (corporate, political, academic, civil societal) to share their expertise and to exchange groundbreaking ideas.
National Arts Marketing Project Conference Nov. 8-11 Portland, Ore.
At the National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference , you’ll learn the marketing strategies that your organization needs to revolutionize the way communities engage with your organization, and explore the interactive tools and forward-thinking strategies needed to create a sense of community around your work. Salvador Acevedo
World Future Trends Summit Nov. 11-13 TBD
The World Future Trends Summit is a meeting of styles, where West influences East and East influences West, where world visionaries gather to uncover the biggest trends that stand to have the greatest impact on the future of business. Be prepared for the deepest form of provocation through the application of foresight, in real time. Luciana Stein
DevBeat Nov. 12-13 San Francisco
VentureBeat’s DevBeat is a high-level, hands-on conference offering the tools and ideas you need to decide what you want to do and be over the next two years.
Women 2.0 Nov. 14-15 Las Vegas
With a theme of “2020 Vision: Designing Work, Life & Play,” Women 2.0 bills itself as a must-attend conference for investors, entrepreneurs, engineers and designers focused on exploring up-and-coming trends in innovation.
Digital Hollywood NYC Nov. 14-15 New York
Digital Hollywood remains one of the nation’s premier entertainment and technology conferences. digital-h
Dreamforce Nov. 18-21 San Francisco
In 2012, Dreamforce broke all records and 2013 is going to be even bigger with all-new keynote speakers and a great band for the Dreamforce Gala, more than 800 breakout sessions — content for every role and 500+ partners in the Cloud Expo.
Streaming Media West Nov. 19-20 Huntington Beach, Calif.
Streaming Media West is a great place to see, learn and discuss what is taking place with all forms of online video business models and technology. Content owners, viral video creators, online marketers, enterprise corporations, broadcast professionals, ad agencies, educators and others all come to Streaming Media West to see and hear the latest online video technology but, more importantly, to discuss the business models that are coming of age.
Marketing Festival Nov. 22-23 Brno, Czech Republic
The biggest online Marketing Festival in Central Europe will combine the well-renowned experts from all over the world to share their knowledge and broaden your horizons so that you are ahead of the game. Neil Patel
December
The Lean Startup Dec. 9-11 San Francisco
Last year’s event brought together innovators from startups and established companies alike that shared lessons for building profitable lean organizations. Sign up now to receive email updates about the coming conference.
The Future of Money & Technology Summit Dec. 9 San Francisco
The Future of Money & Technology Summit IV brings together the best and brightest thinkers around money, including visionaries, entrepreneurial business people, developers, press, investors, authors, solution providers, service providers, and organizations who work with them at the convergence of cash and commerce, to discuss the evolving money ecosystem in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment..
Interactive Local Media Dec. 10-12 San Francisco
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.
LeWeb Dec. 10-12 Paris
LeWeb is one of the top tech events in Europe, bringing together industry leaders, startup founders, visionaries, influencers and VCs.

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 — not sure if they’re happening!

• AlwaysOn’s On Demand Conference
SearchCongress Barcelona
Marketing 360 Exchange West Coast
Signal Los Angeles from Federated Media
SocialTech
Data 2.0 Summit
Social Media Analytics Summit
Future of Money & Technology Summit
Under the Radar
Twiistup, which offers sporadic events throughout the year in Los Angeles.
Ypulse Millennial Mega Mashup Conference
SIME conferences
Techonomy Conference
OnHollywood Entertainment Venture Summit
SocialLoco mobile conference
PICNIC
Word of Mouth Marketing awards
Social Media Marketing, last held in October in London.
EmTech: Technology Review’s annual conference
ICEGOV: Open innovation for global change
DEMOfall
GoingGreen Silicon Valley
Defrag
Mobile-Loco conference

Note: Here’s our calendar of 2012 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.

  • http://www.berlinbuzz.org/ berlinbuzzorg

    Thanks for sharing this guide. For german speaking social media professionals may the following Social Media Calendar 2013 could be interesting: http://bit.ly/Umcop3

  • MackCollier

    Hey JD, what a huge list of events!  If you could, please consider adding BlogHOT, it’s in Los Angeles March 25-27.  It has a speaker lineup we are pretty proud of ;) – http://bloghot-conference.com/

    • jdlasica

      MackCollier Thanks Mack! Didn’t know about BlogHOT. I’ll add it!
      Just so folks know, we can’t do this for most of the other events, so please add other relevant conferences to the comments here. If last year is any guide, we’ll probably get 20+ additional events added by users here over time.

    • jdlasica

      MackCollier Getcha BlogHOT here! Added, Mack.

  • DukeNetImpact

    The Duke Conference on Sustainable Business and Social Impact is on Wednesday, February 20th 2013 in Durham, North Carolina. More information and registration is available here: http://bit.ly/DukeSBSI2013

  • jdlasica

    Natalie sends along word about these events (which I’ve participated in during years past, so thumbs up!):
    – Privacy Identity Innovation, September 17-18, 2013 in Seattle, WA:Produced by SageScape Events, Privacy Identity Innovation is the only tech conference focused on exploring how to protect sensitive information while enabling new technologies and business models. The 4th annual conference, pii2013, will look at where innovation is heading  and what it means for the future of digital identity, reputation and trust.http://privacyidentityinnovation.com/
    – Tech Policy Summit, November 6-7, 2013 in Napa, CA:Tech Policy Summit offers an independent, nonpartisan forum for learning and networking among industry executives, investors, consumer advocates, government officials and legal experts who may have different perspectives but who share a common goal of enabling innovation. Together, participants will explore important questions about how policy impacts – or stands to impact – emerging technologies and America’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.http://techpolicysummit.com/

  • Mary Baum

    Awesome list of conferences jdlasica! 
    I would like to recommend BlueGlassX 2013 in LA to you as a possible addition to this list. The conference is being held in Marina Del Rey on May 21st and 22nd.There will be advanced digital marketing content and world-class speakers in an intimate 175 person, 1 track setting.

  • http://www.ibrc.com.au Ibr conference

    Web3.0 – The future of Social Media 2013 Forum in Sydney, Australia on the 17-19th June. More details please visit our web site – http://www.ibrc.com.au

  • http://www.ibrc.com.au Ibr conference

    Web3.0 socials media forum is the 4th annual event in Sydney .www.ibrc.com.au

  • http://www.silverbridgesocialmedia.com/ Elana Winfrey

    I was searching for social media related events to possibly attend, and found your post in my Google search. Thanks for doing the work on this—made my life a lot easier! Now I just had to decide….there are so many.

  • Michele Langer

    Hi, we are hosting our Digital Edge Live conference – the digital marketing conference for b2b marketers – in downtown San Francisco in 2 weeks on March 20. Keynote from Tony Jaros of SiriusDecisions and a great lineup of speakers from companies such as Cisco, IBM, Intuit, PwC and VMware. We’ll also honor top social media marketing campaigns in b2b – the link for more info is http://www.btobonline.com/conference

  • http://capulet.com/ Theo Lamb

    (June) Fireworks Factory, Vancouver, British Columbia: Capulet Communications invites you to the
    first Fireworks Factory conference – a kind of Camp David for web
    marketers. We’re holding the event at Galiano Inn from June 11-13, 2013.
    Fireworks Factory is for mid-level or senior people who are responsible
    for web communications or marketing at their organization, or are
    consultants in similar roles. Visit boomboomboom.ca for event details,
    speaker information, and an invite to attend.

  • GaryLHenderson

    Amazing list of conferences.  Check out http://www.InteractivityDigital.com with speakers such as Peter Shankman, Greg Boser, Rand Fishkin and many others.  
    Gary

  • Penny Suphunthuchat

    Great list. Can you please include:
    September 17 – DMW Games: New York Games Conference (http://www.dmwgames.com
    NY Games Conference features 2 tracks with fireside chats, panels, demos
    and presentations on digital game creation, distribution, monetization
    and marketing. Hundreds of industry leaders will gather to network, do
    deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected
    entertainment. Participants include top representatives from game publishers,
    developers, advertising, investment firms, social networks, technology
    providers and content companies as well as analysts and press. More at http://www.dmwgames.com
    September 18 – DMW Video: Future of Television (http://www.dmwvideo.com)
    Future of Television Forum, now in its 11th year, is a high level
    executive conference for decision-makers from TV and online video,
    including content creators, tech innovators, CE companies, social media
    firms, brands and advertisers, marketers, investors and entrepreneurs,
    to network, demo programming and technologies and discuss the latest
    innovations and business models. The 1-day event is packed with cutting-edge content and networking
    opportunities, including 10 panels, keynotes, 3 roundtables and investor
    pitches, and is held at one of NYC’s most beautiful venues. Attendees
    are approximately 400 senior decision-makers including top network and
    cable executives. digital media executives, investors, analysts, press
    and media buyers.More at http://www.dmwvideo.com
    Thank you,
    Penny

  • emilyarnold

    Check out http://www.whatsnextdc.com for a different kind of business conference. 
    There are no sales commercials masquerading as presentations here, or sleepy Q & A sessions where only 1 of 8 questions apply to your business. What’s Next DC is aboutbrainstorming, case studies, energy, networking, strategyand – best of all – personalized solutions to your company’s most important challenges.
    How will we accomplish this? By jamming as much information into the day as possible. We’ll have floating experts in a variety of fields available, so if you hear something you like and want to bounce ideas around right there on the spot, you can! We’ve scheduled group brainstorming/strategy sessions and niche learning sessions where you can discuss your areas of interest and expertise. There will also be an area dedicated solely to networking all day long.
    This is not just a conference, it is an experience. Come prepared and energized to learn and share with other Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, and Communication Professionals!

  • AllThingsOpen

    Hi JD – thanks for gathering that together. As a conference organizer, it’s hard to find a comprehensive list to work off of (for scheduling potential speakers and general research) – so this is now bookmarked for me too!
    Would you also please add our conference to your list: http://www.allthingsopen.org  : 
    All Things Open | Raleigh, NC | October 23-24, 2013 – New open source software conference from the organizers of POSSCon ( http://www.posscon.org – which could be on your list for 2014) – Thanks and Thanks! (Aaron Griswold – Marketing Dude – All Things Open)

  • jdlasica

    Meredith sends along this info:
    We have a tech conference coming up in August — the 4th annual GROW Conference in Vancouver (http://growconf.com/). You should check out our http://growconf.com/agenda/ and our http://growconf.com/2013/speakers#tab1! 
    Aug. 14-16 in Vancouver

  • kcitp

    Check out Compute Midwest (http://www.computemidwest.com) coming up October 25th – 27th 2013. As seen in Forbes, Fast Company & The Next Web, Compute Midwest is a 2 day convergence of tech – all about imagining the future of technology (We’ve got speakers from NASA, Reddit & More)

  • https://sites.google.com/site/BoofersonJ Booferson J McGrugen

    It would be great if this list was downloadable, or on a Google Calendar that anyone can access.

    • http://www.socialmedia.biz/ JD Lasica

      That’s a good idea, Booferson. We had all these events on a Google calendar up until a year ago, so we’ll think about reinstating that.

  • http://albertcuesta.com albertcuesta

    Canalys, VMware, Cisco IoT, Amazon Web Services. All of them in Barcelona, during October.

  • http://www.socialmedia.biz/ JD Lasica

    Coming up Oct. 24-25: Street Fight Summit 2013 in Tribeca, NY. Speaker lineup include reps from Yelp, LivingSocial, Bing, Yext, LevelUp and other smart folks in hyperlocal, plus, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer.