Exhibitors at a past BlogHer (photo by JD Lasica).
Guide to the month’s best conferences & events
Conference season is winding down a bit for the summer, but there are still a number of notable events on tap, including MobileBeat, Comic-Con (I’ll be in San Diego to catch the spectacle), Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, BlogHer and the Inbound Marketing Summit, San Francisco chapter, among others.
Which ones will you be attending or tweeting about?
For the full year, see our full Calendar of 2013 social media, tech and marketing conferences.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|BlogHer bring together thousands of women bloggers — both veterans and beginners — from around the world to discuss, inspire and connect with each other.|
|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.|