January 6, 2014

2014 conferences: Social media, tech, mobile & marketing

Brian Wong, co-founder of Kiip, at the last Venture Summit (photo by JD Lasica).

Our SuperGuide to 2014 conferences and events

JD LasicaFor the past several years, the team at Socialmedia.biz has assembled a SuperGuide of the best social media, technology, marketing and media conferences for the upcoming year, which we publish the first Monday of the year.

This year’s calendar of 2014 conferences and events is bigger and beefier than ever. It’s hard to put out separate social media, tech, marketing and mobile conferences, given that more than half of them would bleed over to other categories as well. Thus, one SuperGuide. (Hope you’ll come over and Like our Socialmediadotbiz Facebook page, too!)

Search for a term on this page if you’re looking for a particular kind of event or the name of an event, or click on the tabs below to see the conferences taking place month by month. We’ll post new calendar updates as new blog posts on the first of each month throughout the year.

I can guarantee you we’ve overlooked some strong events and probably messed up a listing below. If you know of other must-attend events, please add them by posting in the comments at the bottom.

Conference Date Place
New Media Expo Jan. 4-6 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, ending today. Carol Cain
International CES Jan. 7-10 Las Vegas
The International CES is the world’s largest trade show for consumer technology and America’s largest annual trade show 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. Brian Krzanich
TransportationCamp Jan. 11 Washington, DC
Following on the success of previous camps,TransportationCamp DC ’14 will continue to expand the opportunities we have to improve mobility through recent advances in technology, such as Web 2.0, mobile computing, open source software, open data and APIs, and spatial analysis. The conference will also examine ways to build connections between disparate innovators in public administration, transportation operations, information design and software engineering. Transportation Camp
Affiliate Summit West Jan. 12-14 Las Vegas
This three-day conference includes an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts. Steve Denton
PCMA Convening Leaders Jan. 12-15 Boston
Join a new breed of meeting professionals at PCMA’s 2014 Convening Leaders. Leaders will gather together in Boston to transform our industry, our work, our lives. We’ll ignite passion, alter perspective and revolutionize the world of meetings and events. Lisa Bodell
OMMA’s Agency of the Year Jan. 16 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
PodCamp Halifax Jan. 19 Halifax, Nova Scotia
PodCamp is an unconference for people interested in social media, blogging, mobile, web design and all the internets in between. It’s free to attend and anyone can host a session. podcamp-halifax
DLD14 Jan. 19-21 Munich, Germany
DLD14 (Digital – Life – Design) is a global network on innovation, digitization, science and culture that connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion formers and influencers for crossover conversation and inspiration. Hubert Burda
Mobile Media Summit Jan. 21 San Francisco
The Mobile Media Summit will address how top brands and agencies are leveraging apps as part of their marketing strategies, and how top app developers are gaining distribution of their apps and making money in the hot mobile media landscape.
Growth Conference Jan. 22 New Orleans
At the Growth Conference, challenge your thinking and get fresh ideas, hands on tools, powerful insights and strategies that work. Plus, get in on the conversation with how-to sessions, invaluable networking, and an unforgettable luncheon honoring the Entrepreneur of 2013 winners. Erik Wahl
Big Data Innovation Summit Jan. 22-23 Las Vegas
The Big Data Innovation Summit boasts a lineup of world class speakers from the data community. We pick out speakers that cover all bases from different backgrounds and levels to ensure you get the right connection and the best content.
BETT Jan. 22-25 Excel, London
BETT is the global meeting place for the education technology community, bringing together 35,000 educators and learning professionals every January. Attending the event is the best way to see the latest technology and innovative solutions that inspire, in order to shape and improve the way people learn from the classroom to the boardroom. David Moran
She’s Geeky Jan. 24-26 Mtn. View, Calif.
She’s Geeky is the unconference for women geeks of all kinds to share, connect, network, learn, inspire and have lots of fun. This is an invitation for women from a diverse array of technological fields and those doing technology within non-technical fields.
IBM Connect Jan. 26-30 Orlando, Fla.
IBM Connect 2014 promises to deliver tools, insights and vision needed to “energize life’s work.” And, IBM’s leadership team is working to fulfill that promise. IBM Connect will provide you the opportunity to dive deeply into topics such as collaboration, socially enabling your business processes, talent management and creating exceptional digital and customer experiences for professionals in technology, human resources, marketing and customer service. Scott Adams
NATPE Jan. 27-29 Miami
NATPE MIAMI‘s 2014 theme, “No barriers, new business,” reflects a commitment to creating a market for the linear and digital communities, as well as advertisers and brands. The National Association of Television Producers and Executives breaks down the barriers by creating the environment in which deals get done across every platform. natpe
Cloud4SMB Expo Jan. 28-31 Miami
Cloud4SMB Expo is the first event of its kind focused on the needs and challenges of small and medium-size businesses seeking to leverage the benefits of cloud computing solutions. The conference is dedicated to real-world business strategies and implications for growing businesses utilizing the cloud. Until now, the cloud phenomenon has focused almost exclusively on opportunities for the large enterprise. Sessions at Cloud4SMB Expo are designed specifically to provide attendees with the knowledge and information SMBs need to compete and succeed. Cloud4SMB
M2M Evolution Jan. 29-31 Miami
M2M Evolution will focus on topics that inform and educate you on the latest and greatest technologies, current and future regulatory policies, new verticals, new applications and all of the hottest topics in the machine-to-machine industry. Peter Utzschneider
Social Media Insider Summit Jan. 29-Feb. 1 Captiva, Fla.
The Social Media Insider Summit will give attendees the insights they need to succeed right now in their social media marketing efforts. Hear case studies from leading brands that have been able to turn social media campaigns into results, how to be an always-on brand, what to do with all that data, plus the latest tips and tricks for running branded communities.
FOSDEM Feb. 1-2 Brussels, Belgium
FOSDEM ’14 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. It is renowned for being highly developer-oriented and brings together 5,000+ geeks from all over the world.
Social Media Strategies Summit Feb. 4-6 Las Vegas
Whether your organization is a start-up or a large enterprise, Social Media Strategies Summit will provide you with relevant case study examples, interactive workshops and engaging sessions to boost your social media marketing efforts and reach your company’s business goals. At SMSS, you’ll learn how to effectively leverage your company’s social media presence, create meaningful content for marketing and maximize your lead potential. The Las Vegas summit will provide attendees with emerging strategies, the latest social tools and insights from successful social media marketing campaigns executed by leading brands. Other Social Media Strategies Summits are scheduled throughout the year in Chicago, New York and Amsterdam. Derek Van Nostran
Front End of Innovation Feb. 4-6 Munich, Germany
In 2007, FEI EMEA launched in Munich as the first event of its kind. This year, Front End of Innovation immerses attendees in shared experiences: culture safaris, experiential adventures, collaborative workshops, innovation field trips, executive business cases, and keynotes with the end goal of emerging even stronger as collaborators. Navi Radjou
Lift Conference Feb. 5-7 Geneva, Switzerland
Lift Conference is one of Europe’s key events about innovation and digital technologies. It features a special blend of inspiring speeches by some of the world’s best speakers, truly interactive workshops, exhibitions of interactive media projects and prototypes to play with … and the legendary fondue. Alexa Clay
CMX Summit Feb. 6 San Francisco
CMX Summit is a new event bringing together the world’s greatest community minds to share unique perspectives, experiences and ideas all around community. CMX Summit will not focus on social media marketing but on building, managing and maintaining thriving online communities. dave-mcclure
Media That Matters Feb. 6-7 Washington, DC
Media That Matters (not to be confused with the long-running Media That Matters) is an annual conference presented by the Center for Media & Social Impact at American University. It is designed for established and aspiring filmmakers, nonprofit communication leaders, funders and students who want to learn and share cutting-edge practices to make their media matter. mediathatmatters
RootsTech Feb. 6-8 Salt Lake City, Utah
RootsTech is a global family history event where people of all ages learn to discover and share their family stories and connections through technology. At RootsTech, there is something for you, regardless of your experience in family history or your skill in technology. Ree Drummond
Crunchies Awards Feb. 10 San Francisco
The 7th Annual Crunchies Awards recognizes and celebrates the most compelling startups, Internet and technology innovations of the year. Snapchat, Fab and Uber were among last year’s winners.
Enterprise 2.0 Summit Feb. 10-12 Paris
The Enterprise 2.0 Summit discusses the lessons learned and practical insights for enhancing and transforming the organization with and by social technology. For 2014 the key topic is about “Getting Social Enterprise Ready,” which includes the discussion on mastering the adoption of technology and the adaptation of the organization as well as realizing new business value generation by acting more collaboratively in a holistic way. Olivier Amprimo
SES Conference & Expo Feb. 10-13 London
SES Conference & Expo is a leading global event series about search and social marketing. Focusing on tactics and best practices, SES events bring together thought leaders and industry experts — from private consultants to representatives from the search engines themselves — to provide you with the skills to succeed in online marketing. Other SES events include SES San Francisco Aug. 11-14 and SES Chicago Nov. 3-6 — both rebranded as ClickZ Live. Bruce Daisley
Strata Conference Feb. 11-13 Santa Clara, Calif.
Join O’Reilly’s Strata Conference to see the future of big data as well as the analytics, architectures, techniques and tools you need to put it to work for your business, startup or organization. James Burke
Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit Feb. 11-13 San Francisco
Join the Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit to better understand how to drive revenues with an integrated mobile strategy. MMSS will expose you to the different strategies these brands have already set in motion, leaving you with actionable insights and a framework to establish a case for mobile at your organization, as well as build upon existing mobile strategies. The goal is for you to leave MMSS with invaluable information and cutting-edge tools necessary to keep your organization competitive in a rapidly evolving mobile industry. Parag Vaish
The Social Conference Feb. 13 Amsterdam
The Social Conference focuses 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. Jacob Morgan
Venture Summit Silicon Valley Feb. 13 San Mateo, Calif.
Venture Summit Silicon Valley 2014 is an annual gathering of the brightest minds and top entrepreneurs, investors and corporate players in the Global Silicon Valley. This one-day event treats attendees to a high-level debate and discourse on top trends and opportunities in the booming digital media and entertainment and on-demand and cloud computing sectors.
Women 2.0 PITCH Conference Feb. 13-14 San Francisco
Women 2.0 is all about giving founders, investors and tech company leaders the information and connections they need to thrive in the new economy. Gwynne Shotwell
Wisdom 2.0 Feb. 14-17 San Francisco
Wisdom 2.0 addresses 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. Through speakers, meet-ups and workshops, Wisdom 2.0 strives to bring this conversation to the world in an accessible, innovative and inclusive way. Tony Hsieh
CSCW Feb. 15-19 Baltimore
ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing is the 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 encompasses both the technical and social challenges encountered when supporting collaboration. Mary Flanagan
An Event Apart Feb. 17-19 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. Other event locations for 2014 include Seattle (March 31-April 2), Boston (April 28-30), San Diego (May 12-14), Washington, DC (July 21-23), Chicago (Aug. 25-27), Austin (Sept 22-24) and San Francisco (Nov. 17-19). Jeffrey Zeldman
MarketingSherpa’s Email Summit Feb. 17-20 Las Vegas, Nev.
MarketingSherpa Email Summit 2014 is the world’s longest-running research-based email marketing event. You will have a full slate of sessions aimed at overcoming your top email challenges with live optimization, case studies, quick-win clinics, bonus sessions, expert panels and more. Dr. Flint McGlaughlin
Social Media Week Feb. 17-21 Various
Social Media Week is a leading media platform and worldwide event with local presence and global reach across five continents, including Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia that aims to provide the best information, ideas and inspiration to help people understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world. SMW
Tech Marketing 360 Feb. 18-20 Dana Point, Calif.
Tech Marketing 360 is the only event dedicated to technology marketers. You’ll gain insight from the top thinkers at top companies and be immersed in a community of practice, sharing, teaching and learning that will supercharge not just your skill sets, but your strategic vision.
Inbound Marketing Summit Feb. 19 Philadelphia
Inbound Marketing Summit is the one event that brings together enterprise chief marketing officers and business leaders, awesome keynotes, expert panels, plus solutions providers and their tools for enterprise marketing, all in a dynamic, community-based setting. Inbound Marketing Summit events take place this year in Kansas City, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, Seattle, Portland and Boston.
BlogWell Feb. 19 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 are expected to take place this year in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.
edSocial Media Summit Feb. 19 Bethesda, Md.
The edSocial Media Summit offers a one-day, practical application of social media tools in a school environment. Their workshops, held in various locales throughout the year, 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
Cloud Computing for DoD & Government Feb. 19-21 Washington, DC
The Fifth Annual Cloud Computing Summit addresses the newest developments in cloud computing in the public sector. As the cloud matures and becomes the accepted industry norm, IDGA will bring together leading experts to speak about the challenges associated with the implementation and maintaining of cloud systems and how to overcome them. It will shed light on best practice to address issues like migrating information to the cloud, data center consolidation, cyber security and more. Cloud Computing
Digiday Agency Summit Feb. 19-21 Palm Springs, Calif.
Digital advertising presents new and greater opportunities for agencies to connect brands to the consumer and build smarter, stronger relationships. As a result, agencies are asking digital questions first: How will this work on mobile? What will be the social component? How can we create worthwhile sponsored content? Agencies are navigating multiple platforms, real-time reactivity, data output and content marketing. The Digiday Agency Summit will highlight real-life examples of agencies answering these digital questions first and successfully building brand connections. Darren Herman
SoCon14 Feb. 22 Kennesaw, Ga.
Since 2007, 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. Offering insightful takeaways regardless of your industry or skill level and organized into loose-knit “tracks,” SoCon14 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. Jennifer Keitt
Launch Festival Feb. 24-26 San Francisco
The Launch Festival is the best place to launch your startup, raise money and learn about starting a company. Watch venture capitalists judge and fund emerging startups in real time. Mark Cuban
Mobile World Congress Feb. 24-27 Barcelona, Spain
Mobile is creating the next connected device that transforms communication. Mobile World Congress offers a blueprint for the next big innovation, either announced on stage, showcased in the exhibition hall or conceived during one of the thousands of meetings taking place during the week. Michel Combes
Intelligent Content Feb. 26-28 San Jose, Calif
The sixth annual Intelligent Content Conference is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to break down organizational and technological barriers preventing you from connecting your content with those who need it. This year’s roster of amazing presenters will showcase examples, standards, methods, strategies and tools needed to help your organization deliver the right information to the right people at the right time in the right language — on any device. Anelia Varela
NICAR 2014 Feb. 27-Mar 2 Baltimore
The CAR conference, put on by the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, offers something for everyone, from beginners to those on the cutting edge of digital reporting. The event offers everything from the basics on using spreadsheets, databases and online mapping to data science and the latest technological advances. You’ll come away with, story ideas, plenty inspiration and tools to help you overcome typical data hurdles. Learn from the best in the business in panel discussions and during hands-on training sessions. Bypass the budget issues in your newsroom by taking classes in free software. Get a look at what the biggest names in data-driven reporting are using to make a major impact online. Peter Aldhous
xPotomac Feb. 28 Washington, DC
xPotomac features the most influential media technologies most likely to impact businesses and marketers in the immediate future. Speakers include Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, authors of “The Age of Context.” scoble-90
SearchFest Feb. 28 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. Joanna Lord
Social Enterprise Unknown
The Social Enterprise conference is one of the world’s leading forums to explore the intersection of business and social impact. The conference is entirely student-run, jointly hosted by students from the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. No date has been announced for the 2014 event.
Social Media For Government Communications Feb. (no date set) Washington, DC
The Social Media for Government Communications 2014 is a conference dedicated to the latest advances Web and media technologies in order to engage citizens and increase transparency. The Social Media for Government Communications 2014 brings together state & local government managers, federal analysts, directors, officers, leaders, specialists, administrators, coordinators, advisors, consultants and staff. SMGC2013
Local Online Advertising Conference March 3-4 New York
At the Local Online Advertising Conference, join the largest gathering of local online media executives and learn which companies are seizing the greatest share in their market and network with industry leaders. Jeffrey Hayzlett
Media Summit March 4-5 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.
Sentiment Analysis Symposium March 5-6 New York
The Sentiment Analysis Symposium will be the seventh instance of this business-focused conference, 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. Sarah Biller
DML2014 Connecting Practices March 6-8 Boston
The DML2014 Connecting Practices calls on all of us to build shared agendas and goals, to reach across the boundaries that separate our disciplines, fields, institutions, and sectors to reimagine the where, when, and how of educational practice. Nichole Pinkard
SXSW March 7-16 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 brings together innovative thought leaders and different crowds to its three events. SXSW
CeBIT Global Conferences March 10-14 Hannover, Germany
CeBIT Global Conferences 2014 offer fresh perspectives on the core markets of IT, telecommunications, digital media and consumer electronics. One such perspective will be presented in a session by Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, sure to be a major highlight. Jimmy Wales
Search Marketing Expo – SMX West March 11-13 San Jose, Calif.
Search Marketing Expo – SMX West returns to San Jose with actionable tactics and high-level networking for digital marketers. SMX West has programming to fit your needs, whether you work at an agency or in-house and whether you’re a search marketing veteran or just learning the ropes. Amit Singhal
American Society for Public Administration March 14-18 Washington, DC
The American Society for Public Administration is the largest, most prominent professional association for public administration. It is dedicated to advancing the art, science, teaching and practice of public and nonprofit administration. ASPA
MX2014: Managing Experience March 16-17 San Francisco
If you’re managing and leading the delivery of great experiences, MX2014: Managing Experience is your conference. Hear honest talk and real-world examples about what works (and what doesn’t) from the people in the trenches. Discover new approaches that can help lead your organization into the future.
NAA mediaXchange March 16-19 Denver
TheNAA mediaXchange is the largest annual gathering of industry executives in North America, offering unprecedented 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
eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit March 16-20 San Francisco
The eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit is “Big Data for Marketing.” From early adopters leading the effort to those still in discovery mode, this is the only comprehensive event dedicated to digital analytics and marketing optimization. As the leading conference covering the impact of data & technology on marketing, eMetrics Summit focuses on driving business results through data analysis and technology adoption. Feras Alhlou
Predictive Analytics World March 16-21 SF & elsewhere
Predictive Analytics World, focuses on the promise of big data, kicks off in San Francisco; here’s a look at the agenda. Other events take place in Toronto (May 12-15), Chicago (June 16-19), London (Oct. 23-24) and Berlin (Nov. 4-5).
Social Media & Mobile Strategies for Travel March 17-18 San Francisco
Social Media & Mobile Strategies for Travel is the leading strategic and networking forum for senior online travel, tourism and Hospitality executives working in the areas of social media and mobile. The summit will bring together leading global hotels, casinos, airlines, online travel agencies, cruises, destinations and more from North America and beyond for two days of best-practice strategies, cutting-edge trends and vigorous debate – as well as powerful networking with an unrivaled industry elite. Susan Black
Loyalty Expo March 17-19 Orlando, Fla.
By attending Loyalty Expo, you’ll have the opportunity to network with hundreds of your fellow marketers and hear how they are reaching their customer relationship-building goals. Market leaders will be sharing their experiences and insights on customer retention strategies and trends.
Conversion Conference March 17-19 San Francisco
When you convert more traffic into clicks, inquiries and paying customers, your sales, revenues and profits go up – even without increasing website traffic. Now you can learn, grow and profit from the secrets of the highest converting websites in the world by attending Conversion Conference 2014.
Enterprise Connect March 17-20 Orlando, Fla.
Enterprise Connect provides the comprehensive analysis and in-depth sessions you need, covering Unified Communications, Mobility, SIP Trunking, Cloud, Video, Collaboration, WebRTC and more. Rowan Trollope
TED March 17-21 Vancouver, Canada
2014 marks TED’s 30th anniversary. At  TED2014, the goal is to review and understand what are truly the most significant developments of the last 30 years – and applying that knowledge to understand what’s ahead. The organizers are challenging the world’s greatest minds to help shape a memorable program in a custom theater designed for talk. TED2014
TEDActive March 17-21 Whistler, Canada
While TED takes place in its new venue in Vancouver, TEDActive2014 celebrates its engaged and connected  community, with projects, skill-sharing and amazing conversations. Come to Whistler to be part of “The Next Chapter.” TEDActive2014
Social Media World Forum March 18-19 London
Social Media World Forum brings together marketers, digital brand managers, agencies and social tools and platforms. The event is a showcase of best practice in social media marketing strategies. #SMWF events bring together the worldwide social media community to debate hot topics and get right into the nitty-gritty of the industry’s current issues. Walk away having built valuable new connections and become equipped to implement innovative social media strategies for your brand and clients. SMWF Europe will be held in London on March 18-19. Watch for the next event SMWF New York in May 2014 David Parkinson
iStrategy March 18-19 London
iStrategy is an inspirational two-day conference that looks at modern marketing through a digital lens. The conference showcases the best speakers, the sharpest ideas and the most innovative technologies – all aimed at helping attendees make social, mobile and other digital technologies work for their business.
TV Connect March 18-20 London
TV Connect brings together leading service providers from across the globe to meet, network and discuss the future of connected TV entertainment. As the industry’s convergence continues TV Connect reflects this with an agenda that brings together leading OTT players, telcos, cable companies, broadcasters, content providers and solution providers to speak on the evolution of multiscreen experiences. David Price
Pubcon New Orleans March 18-20 New Orleans
Pubcon New Orleans will be among the biggest and boldest gathering of search and social media innovators we have ever assembled, offering a highly productive conference experience at cost-effective rates. Leading technology and online marketing visionaries will provide new ideas and solutions for attendees’ businesses. pubcon
Structure: Data March 19-20 New York
Gigaom events, including Structure: Data, bring together executives and innovators from across the tech landscape to make news, spark discussion and deliver high-end networking opportunities. Look for the most sought after, interesting speakers to appear on stage. Michael Cavaretta
Dent 2014 March 23-26 Sun Valley, Idaho
The Dent Conference returns to Sun Valley, bringing together a group of folks who are “putting a dent in the universe,” to explore the magic and science of visionary leadership and groundbreaking success. Last year’s event included Pixar co-founder Alvy Ray Smith, Obama for America CTO Harper Reed and former USA Today Publisher Cathie Black. This year Randi Zuckerberg, Twitch.tv Founder & YCombinator Partner Emmett Shear and Makerbot President Jenny Lawton are participants. Randi-Z
eMarketing Conference March 25-26 San Francisco
Every year for the last decade, one of the most valuable conferences for marketing professionals has been the eMarketing Association SF conference. If you are looking to learn, network and share best practices, the eMarketing Conference will be better than it has ever been with top speakers from the Social Media, Analytics, Online Advertising and Search Engine Marketing ecosystem. Robert Fleming
ad:tech San Francisco March 26-27 San Francisco
ad:tech SF brings a diverse group of publishers, agencies, brands and more to San Francisco every spring. Find out where they’re coming from – across the U.S. and around the world. See what their budgets look like. Learn where their interests lie.
Social Media Marketing World March 26-28 San Diego
At Social Media Marketing World, discover the best social media marketing techniques from the world’s top experts. Join 2,000 fellow marketers at the mega-conference designed to inspire and empower you with social media marketing ideas — brought to you by the Social Media Examiner. Chris Brogan
Information Architecture Summit March 26-30 San Diego
The IA Summit is a community-curated and volunteer-run gathering that tackles the 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.
Macworld | iWorld March 27-29 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 an 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. Lesa Snider
Cloud Connect Summit Mar 31-Apr 1 Las Vegas
This two-day pre-conference program offers a program format developed around “10 critical cloud decisions.” Cloud Connect Summit zeroes in on the most pressing cloud technology, policy and organizational decisions & debates for the cloud-enabled enterprise.
EE Live Mar 31-Apr 3 San Jose, Calif.
EE Live! (formerly Design West) is an exciting weeklong celebration of the art and science of engineering. Brush up on the latest technologies, learn new skills and gather with the best and brightest engineers in the world.
F2C: Freedom to Connect no date set 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. It’s not known if there will be a 2014 event.
OnMedia NYC No date set New York
OnMedia NYC is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the global advertising and media establishment. No information is available about the 2014 event. OnMediaNYC
Interactive Local Media East No date set Boston
BIA/Kelsey’s Interactive Local Media East is the definitive conference on local digital advertising and marketing. It’s not known if there will be a 2014 event. ILM
Vator Splash April 1-2 San Francisco
Vator Splash is an entrepreneur conference, highlighted by a business plan competition. Who attends: entrepreneurs, VCs, high-tech influencers mainly in the Silicon Valley area. splash
2014 Cause Conference April 2 San Diego
The 2014 Cause Conference is the West Coast’s largest cause marketing conference, bringing together business and nonprofit professionals from throughout Southern California, and across the U.S., to focus on creating meaningful partnerships that lead to sustainable value.
DEMO Enterprise April 3 San Francisco
DEMO Enterprise will showcase an eye-opening array of products solving big problems for business. The combination of mobile and the cloud is rewriting the rules of competition across every single industry: Advertising, Communications, Computing, Retail, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Media and Transportation, to name a few. Come to DEMO Enterprise to watch these industries evolve before your eyes.
WebVisions April 3-4 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. Other schedules and event locations includes Portland (May 7-9), Barcelona (June 19-21) and Chicago (Sept. 25-26). Marta Armada
International Symposium on Online Journalism April 4-5 Austin, Texas
This is the 15th gathering of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), attracting journalists, media executives and scholars from around the world to a conference that mixes top leaders of the news industry and academics who present cutting-edge research on the field of digital journalism. isoj
National Association of Broadcasters April 5-10 Las Vegas
The National Association of Broadcasters is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 93,000 attendees from 156 countries and 1,550+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. NABShow
YTH Live Youth + Tech + Health April 6-8 San Francisco
YTH Live Youth + Tech + Health is the place for cutting-edge technology that is advancing the health and wellness of youth, young adults and underserved populations. Come to YTH Live to find out what’s new and what’s next in the field of health tech. Then take what you learn back to the communities you serve to improve the lives of youth. YTH Live
Tech Policy Summit April 10-11 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 emerging technologies and America’s competitiveness in the global marketplace. The event will also look at how people are using social media and other technologies to impact policy making. TPS
Mobile Summit April 14-15 Sausalito, Calif.
At the VentureBeat Mobile Summit, leading mobile executives will meet and collectively debate the six biggest growth opportunities in mobile today and how to accelerate adoption, engagement and monetization.
Red Hat Summit April 14-17 San Francisco
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.
Chief Digital Officer Summit April 22-23 New York
The Chief Digital Officer Summit is the premier event for digital leaders and executives. Vivian Schiller, Chief Digital Officer of NBC News. and Jonathan Miller, Chief Digital Officer of News Corp., offer keynotes. Vivian Schiller
RailsConf April 22-25 Chicago
RailsConf is a chance to get a read on what the current and future status of Rails development is from leading voices in the development community. For companies looking to connect with promising talent, RailsConf is the place to be.
The Next Web April 24-25 Amsterdam
The Next Web Conference brings together the world’s leading thinkers, promising global startups and the most inspiring technology companies to do business and share their ideas with the world. The Socialmedia.biz team thinks it’s one of the best conferences for social media practitioners and technologists in the world.
Social Media and Web Analytics Innovation April 25-26 San Francisco
More data & real-time customer feedback is now available but the challenge is to accurately analyze behavior in order to gain crucial advantage over competitors. Social Media and Web Analytics Innovation is a must-attend for those who want insight into the latest developments & innovations.
2014 Local Search Association Conference April 27-29 Huntington Beach, Calif.
The Local Search Association is the largest trade organization of companies focused on print, digital, mobile and social media solutions that help local businesses get found and selected by ready-to-buy consumers. Steve Wozniak
Enterprise Data World Apr 27-May 1 Austin, Texas
Enterprise Data World is recognized as the most comprehensive and educational data management conference in the world. EDW presents a diverse schedule of programming that addresses every level of proficiency, including keynotes, workshops, tutorials, case studies and discussions. Tim Berglund
WOMMnext April 28-30 TBD
WOMMnextwill focus on the latest innovations in word of mouth marketing. Look for new research, new practices and new technologies that marketers should learn about to stay ahead of their competition.
The Cable Show Apr 29-May 1 Los Angeles
The Cable Show is the live event that ignites business opportunities, cultivates new relationships and produces unparalleled learning experiences for more than 12,000 Internet and television professionals from around the world. The Cable Show
Social Fresh East No date set TBA
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. No date or place has been announced for the 2014 event. Joshua Karpf
CampaignTech No date set Washington, DC
In 2013 CampaignTech offered hands-on trainings, workshops, round-table conversations and panel discussions to enhance your knowledge of practical politics and refine your digital campaign skills. No plans have been announced for 2014. campaign tech
Innotech May 1 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. Alan Kravitz
99U Conference May 1-2 New York
The 99U Conference is a one-of-a-kind live experience fully devoted to exploring the mechanics of idea execution. A group of visionary creatives, entrepreneurs and researchers join to pull back the curtain on their creative process and share road-tested insights on how to make ideas happen. 99u
NEXT Berlin May 5-6 Berlin
NEXT Berlin leads the way as a meeting place for the European digital industry and serves as a driving force across borders. Marketing decision-makers and business developers meet technical experts and creative minds to discuss what will be important in the next 12 months in a gathering that is unique among European conferences.
Open Business Conference May 5-6 San Francisco
Open Business Conference is ground zero for learning how to put data to use while networking with the people who are building and deploying the latest in enabling technologies and solutions.
TechCrunch Disrupt NYC May 5-7 New York
TechCrunch Disrupt NYC will begin with a hackathon and then reveal an all-new slate of outstanding startups, influential speakers, guests and more. The original TechCrunch Disrupt returns to SF in the fall. Disrupt NYC
Digital Hollywood Spring May 5-8 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
360° of Brand Strategy for a Changing World May 6-7 Miami
For two full days, 360° of Brand Strategy for a Changing World is dedicated solely to the art and science of brand strategy and management. An exclusive group of marketers will gather together to create a learning and networking experience dedicated to all aspects of building successful brands for the 21st century.
Big Omaha May 7-9 Omaha, Neb.
Every spring Big Omaha brings together the nation’s most passionate members of the entrepreneurial community including founders, investors, designers and emerging leaders to build community, start conversation and provide inspiration. Big Omaha brings more than 600 passionate individuals together on the Silicon Prairie to experience a lineup of nationally renowned speakers in a venue unlike any other, KANEKO, an artist’s creative center in Omaha’s historic Old Market district. Big Omaha
Confab Central May 7-9 Minneapolis
Confab is the biggest annual event for all things content strategy. Join content-loving professionals all over the world at one of these other upcoming events: Confab for Nonprofits, Chicago, June; Confab Europe 2014, Barcelona, Fall 2014; and Confab Higher Ed 2014, Atlanta, Nov 12-14. Austin Kleon
Content Marketing Retreat May 8-9 Langley, Wash.
The “Best Practices in Measuring Content Marketing ROI” conference – 4th Annual Content Marketing Conference – will use research and case studies to capture and share which ROI strategies and tactics are being used across the B2B, B2C and nonprofits sectors to justify content marketing spending for everyone from shareholders to the C-suite. CMR
Content Delivery Summit May 12 TBD
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. Details of the 2014 event have not been announced.
paidContent May 13 New York
paidContent is about the future of digital media in all its forms and the platforms that are emerging to host, distribute and monetize that media. Instead of getting caught up in the decline of traditional models, paidContent looks at what is next in line to replace them – new ways of creating content, new ways of packaging and distributing that content, and new ways of finding an audience that can pay for it.
Streaming Media East May 13-14 New York
Streaming Media East is the place to come see, learn and discuss what is taking place with all forms of online video business models and technology. While it’s great to talk about streaming media topics like encoding, video players, webcasting production, etc., attendees want to do more than discuss these topics, they want to see them in action. Each “how-to” session is taught by some of the industry’s leading instructors, giving you step by step instructions on technical aspects of the industry.
Front End of Innovation May 13-15 Boston
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.
FOSE May 13-15 Washington, DC
FOSE is a leading event for government technology professionals seeking tools and best practices to equip their agency for the 21st century. From policy updates — straight from the hill — to exclusive insights from today’s leading authorities to the most comprehensive showcase of technology in action, it’s all at FOSE.
CONNECTIONS May 13-15 San Francisco
CONNECTIONS focuses on innovative technology and business solutions for the home of 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.
The Startup Conference May 15 San Francisco
The Startup Conference is one of the largest conferences in Silicon Valley for starting your startup, learning how to pitch VCs, find co-founders, launch your product to the press and more.
Cisco Live May 18-22 San Francisco
Cisco Live is Cisco’s education and training event for IT professionals worldwide. This is where to get educated, stay informed and meet your fellow innovators who will join you in enabling the Internet of Everything.
Internet Week New York May 19-25 New York
Internet Week New York is an annual celebration of technology’s impact on business and culture. This year’s festivities will take place  May 19-25 and will attract more than 45,000 business professionals, working across all sectors, attending 250+ events produced in the IWNY HQ and 150+ organized by citywide event partners.
SF MusicTech Summit May 20 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. Clint Bajakian
Maximize Conference (formerly All About the Cloud) May 20-22 San Francisco
During the past five years, SIIA’s annual flagship conference focused on the cloud as a key delivery model. Today it’s about what’s actually being delivered on the cloud and the opportunities this presents for independent software vendors to significantly expand their markets. SIIA’s Maximize is the ultimate platform where the world’s leading vendors come together to learn, strategize, make contacts, form partnerships and close deals. Maximize will also feature the 29th Annual SIIA’s CODiE Awards, which have recognized more than 1,000 software and information companies for achieving excellence. AllAboutTheCloud
AnDevCon May 27-30 Boston
AnDevCon is the technical conference for software developers building Android apps. Offering mobile app development training and Android app development tutorials and classes, AnDevCon is the biggest, most info-packed, most practical Android conference in the world. andevcon
Transparency Camp May 30-31 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
PitchCon No date set Hollywood, Calif.
PitchCon is the 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, digital and studio development executives. It’s not known if PitchCon will return in 2014. pitchcon
Google I/O No date set San Francisco
An annual two-day developer-focused conference, Google I/O features highly technical, in-depth sessions focused on building of web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Chrome, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine and more. The “I” and “O” stand for “Innovation in the Open” and input/output. Vic Gundotra
MaxFunCon May 30-June 1 Lake Arrowhead, Calif.
MaximumFunCon is a gathering of creative people who wish to be more awesome. maxfuncon
ICWSM June 2-4 Ann Arbor, Mich.
The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media is a forum for researchers in computer science and social science to come together to share knowledge, discuss ideas, exchange information and learn about cutting-edge research in diverse fields with the common theme of online social media. ICWSM-13
Sustainable Brands June 2-5 San Diego
Sustainable Brands is home for the community of business and brand leaders seeking to shift the world toward a flourishing future. Community members come together to collaborate, explore business model innovations and identify techniques that create, measure and communicate brand value.
Integrated Marketing Week June 3-4 New York
Integrated Marketing Week is about helping marketers rise to the toughest challenge of them all: delivering the multichannel customer experience. IMW is where 1,500 of the most senior marketing leaders meet to share their integrated marketing successes, road test the new tech, meet the top vendors and make decisions about the tools and partnerships that can help them deliver across all channels.
TIA June 3-5 Dallas
TIA 2014: The Network of the Future is a thought leadership, networking and educational conference focused on the Global Network. Join and participate in a continuing strategic conversation among the senior leadership of stakeholders of the network. Service providers and network operators, end users and suppliers of equipment and services, along with analysts and industry groups, will engage in meaningful discussion about the needed success factors for the ICT industry and business in the coming years.
Personal Democracy Forum June 5-6 New York
Personal Democracy Forum begins its second decade at the hub of politics and technology. People will gather in NYC from dozens of professional, political, and cultural stratifications, from down the block and across the world. The goal is to watch the conversations spiral across the room and across the digital landscape.
IABC World Conference June 8-11 Toronto
Bring your passion for being a better communicator to Toronto for the 2014 International Association of Business Communicators conference. Explore new ideas on: Career Building, Crisis Communication, Research and Measurement, Strategic Leadership and Business, Marketing and Advertising, Reputation and Brand, and Employee Engagement.
LeWeb London June 9-10 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
Cloud Expo June 10-12 New York
The surest way to get yourself and your company fully “cloud-ready” and to understand why Big Data is going mainstream is by attending Cloud Expo 2014 New York.
SMX Advanced June 10-11 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.
E3 June 10-12 Los Angeles
E3 is a 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. e3
IRCE 2014 June 10-13 Chicago
Since 2008,IRCE has been the largest e-commerce event in the world. This event is for all businesses looking for strategies to grow their online commerce revenue.
Corporate Social Media Summit June 16-18 New York
The Corporate Social Media Summit, put on by Useful Social, brings out many of the social leaders from some of the world’s top brands. Look for their other events in San Francisco in November and London in December.
Future Insights Live June 16-20 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.
Cloud World Forum June 17-18 London
Cloud World Forum is EMEA’s leading Cloud event with the industry’s most comprehensive agenda of all things Cloud. Look for 300+ cloud end-user speakers from multinational companies, SMEs, public sector organizations as well as regulators, telcos and analysts to take the floor in engaging, thought-provoking keynotes, hands-on labs, brainstorming sessions and live demos over two days.
Techweek Chicago June 23-29
Techweek‘s mission is to showcase, celebrate and enable emerging innovation ecosystems in the great cities of America. Techweek brings together a mixture of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and thought leaders for a weeklong celebration of all things tech. techweek
Performance Marketing Insights: Europe June 24-25 Estrel, Berlin
Performance Marketing Insights: Europe will bring together a global performance marketing delegation, offering you key opportunities to grow and evolve your business through strong performance marketing strategy and new business relationships.
O’Reilly Velocity June 24-26 Santa Clara, Calif.
O’Reilly Velocity has become the essential training event and source of information for web professionals from companies of all sizes. Books, newsletters, industry reports, in-person and online events and much more. Velocity
Aspen Ideas Festival June 24-Jul 3 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.
VidCon June 26-28 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
IRE Conference June 26-29 San Francisco
Participants 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 in the news business.
SOBCon June 27-29 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. No date has been set for the 2014 event. sob
EmMeCon: Emerging Media Conference June TBD Seattle
Join hundreds of professionals for two days in Seattle for the fourth ever EmMeCon: Emerging Media Conference to share in inspiration, innovation, and advancement. No date has been set. EmMeCon
ForumCon No date set 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. No plans have been announced for 2014. forumcon
Glimpse: The Social Discovery conference June TBD San Francisco, Calif.
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. No date has been set. Mike Isaac
The State of NOW – #140Conf No date set 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. It’s not confirmed if #140Conf will return for 2014. Jeff Pulver
PRSA: Digital Impact No date set 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 focuses on positioning communicators to make the most of the latest best practices, strategic thinking and research. No date has been set for the 2014 event. PRSA
MobileBeat July 8-9 San Francisco
MobileBeat, VentureBeat’s 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
SXSW V2V July 13–16 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.
Fortune Brainstorm Tech July 14-16 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
International Social Marketing Conference July 17-28 Melbourne
The Australian Association of Social Marketing is putting on the International Social Marketing Conference, hosted by Monash University.
Netroots Nation July 17-20 Detroit
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
OSCON July 20-24 Portland, Ore.
OSCON is where all of the pieces come together: developers, innovators, businesspeople and investors. OSCON is about how the close partnership between business and the open source community is building the future. That future is everywhere you look.
BlogHer July 24-26 San Jose, Calif.
BlogHer’14 is for anyone and everyone who considers themselves part of the blogosphere. BlogHer is particularly focused on highlighting the skills and talents of women who blog. All genders, ages, ethnicities, and levels of blogging experience are encouraged to attend. blogher
Comic-Con July 24-27 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
Silicon Valley Innovation Summit No date set 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.
Black Hat USA Aug. 2-7 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. blackhat
Wikimania Aug. 6-10 London
Wikimania is the Wikimedia movement’s annual conference. Everyone is welcome, whether you’re an expert, enthusiast, a beginner or just curious. There is a full program of talks, workshops and discussions where you can learn about what people are doing in the movement, and how you can take part. wikimedia
DEF CON Aug. 7-10 Las Vegas
DEF CON is one of the oldest continuous running hacker conventions around and also one of the largest.
SIGGRAPH Aug. 10-14 Vancouver
SIGGRAPH is the premier showcase for creating experiences that stimulate the senses. From lecture-based courses that provide access to the icons in the fields to interactive installations demonstrating avant-garde techniques and devices, SIGGRAPH 2014 offers all the options and support you need to present your work.
SpeechTEK Aug. 18-20 New York
Learn how to leverage these solutions and more for your enterprise at SpeechTEK, the largest U.S. conference and expo focusing on the most advanced uses of speech technology. It is the best event to network with speech technology practitioners and learn from the brightest minds in the industry.
CRM Evolution Aug. 18-20 New York
CRM Evolution is a company-wide business strategy event designed to reduce costs and increase profitability by solidifying customer satisfaction, loyalty, and advocacy.
LinuxCon North America Aug. 20-22 Chicago
LinuxCon is the only event covering all matters Linux – offering collaboration and education for everyone in the ecosystem from developers and maintainers to sys admins and architects to business executives and community members. linuxcon
VMworld TBD San Francisco
VMworld is the global conference for virtualization and cloud computing. VMWorld in Barcelona will be held Oct. 15-17.
SMB Digital Marketing Sept. 8-10 New Orleans
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
Content Marketing World Sept 8-11 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’ll 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.
Super Mobility Week Sept. 9-11 Las Vegas
Anchored by CTIA’s two shows – the flagship CTIA 2014 show and its mobile IT show, MobileCON – Super Mobility Week will be the most important gathering of the year for those who are driving the mobile future forward. Leaders from across the globe will gather for this powerhouse weeklong event representing different sectors across the wireless ecosystem: next generation services and networks, mobile commerce, CE, M2M, content media and advertising, connected life, the mobile enterprise and more.
4G World Sept. 9-11 Las Vegas
4G World is the largest unbiased mobile industry event, attracting mobile broadband professionals and the hardware and software companies that serve them. This is the venue to learn what’s new in the industry, meet with clients and partners and expand your business reach through a wide-variety of focused and intimate networking opportunities. 4g
IBC Sept. 11-16 Amsterdam
The IBC Conference is world renowned for calibrating the state of electronic media and entertainment and helping to shape its future. IBC
Inbound Sept. 15-18 Boston
The Inbound conference from Hubspot provides attendees with the inspiration, education, and connections needed to transform their businesses to match the way purchasing behaviors are evolving in a connected and digital world.
International Food Blogger Conference Sept. 19-21 Seattle
Organized by Foodista.com and Zephyr Adventures, the International Food Blogger Conference focuses on three themes: Food, Writing, and Technology. This event will feature high-quality educational sessions, personal networking opportunities, and what 95% of attendees say is the best food and wine of any blogging conference. ifbc
Online News Association Sept. 25–27 Chicago
The Online News Association is a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology and innovation.
Oracle OpenWorld Sep 28-Oct 2 San Francisco
Oracle OpenWorld offers a chance to meet with industry experts. This conference provides 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
SMX East Sep 30-Oct 2 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.
The Social Shake-Up No date set Atlanta
At the second 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. Join C-Suite executives, communications officers, community managers, creatives, content marketers and creators as they distill the latest trends in social. Wendy Lea
CEATEC Oct. 7 Japan
At the CEATEC (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) trade show, 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. CEATEC
We First Brand Leadership Summit Oct. 7-8 Los Angeles
The annual We First Branding Summit brings together over 200 leaders from the most influential brands and nonprofits in the world to learn how to harness the power of brand storytelling and the latest social and mobile technologies to build their company’s reputation, customer community, sales and social impact.
Adobe MAX Oct. 4-8 Los Angeles
At Adobe MAX, connect with over 5,000 of the most creative minds in the world. Together with these industry pros and visionaries, you’ll spend four days learning about the latest inspirations, technologies, techniques and strategies for delivering your best creative work.
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Oct. 8-11 Phoenix
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with the Association for Computing Machinery.
MIPCOM Oct. 13-16 Cannes, France
MIPCOM is the year’s most anticipated global market for entertainment content across all platforms. Each autumn, the industry’s leaders converge in Cannes to turn every moment into an opportunity, transforming four days of meetings, screenings and conferences into deals, from blockbuster programming to groundbreaking partnerships. mipcom
Dreamforce Oct. 13-16 San Francisco
Dreamforce brings tens of thousands of participants to network, attend 800+ breakout sessions, hear keynote speakers, attend the Dreamforce Gala and visit 500+ vendors in the Cloud Expo.
Strata + Hadoop World Oct. 15-17 New York
Strata + Hadoop World is where big data’s most influential decision makers, architects, developers, and analysts gather to shape the future of their businesses and technologies. Strata Hadoop
The Market Research Event Oct. 20-22 Boca Raton, Fla.
The Market Research Event connects the best in insights from around the world. Curated to showcase groundbreaking new thinking, best in class business cases and professional development training, participants came to #TMRE13 as researchers and left as game changers. TMRE
Direct Marketing Association Oct. 25-30 San Diego
DMA will attract some of the brightest minds in global data-driven marketing to share their insights and best practices with you.
D Conference Oct. 27-29 TBD
The torch for the D Conference has been passed from Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg to the editors of The Wall Street Journal, who will host a global technology conference that brings together the best and brightest players in tech – celebrated CEOs, pioneering entrepreneurs, thought leaders and industry experts from around the globe.
Pioneers Festival Oct. 29-30 Vienna, Austria
Celebrate entrepreneurship and cutting edge technology. The Pioneers Festival hosts an awesome mix of 2,500 people – young and passionate startup and tech minded people from around the world who believe in changing things for the better. pioneers
OnMobile No date set Redwood City, Calif.
OnMobile, put on by AlwaysOn, 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. No date has been set. OnMobile
OpenCo SF No date set 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. It’s not known if the event will return for 2014. opencosf
DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival No date set 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, Oracle, HP, Cisco Israel, etc. No date yet! Stephanie Czerny
Realtime Marketing Lab No date set New York
Realtime Marketing Lab is 100% focused on the technologies that power real-time marketing. The event is held in conjunction with Pivot. It’s not known if the event will return in 2014.
Pivot No date set 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. No date has been set. Jonathan Becher
Mobilize No date set San Francisco
At the GigaOM Mobilize conference, you’ll get a clear insight into what’s behind the most exciting products and services out there, centering on data. Come stock up on ideas for services and innovate, discover what will mobile look like in the next two years. No date set yet. Dave Morin
FailCon SF No date set 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. No plans announced for a 2014 event. Chrissie Brodigan
Pubcon Las Vegas No date set 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. No plans have been announced for 2014.
SAP TechEd No date set Las Vegas
SAP TechEd offers 1,000+ hours on SAP technologies, focused on SAP NetWeaver, analytics and mobile platforms. No details set for 2014.
New York Television Festival No date set 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
Future Stack No date set 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. No date set.
PopTech No date set Camden, Maine
An eclectic mix of thought leaders and visionaries will convene for PopTech’s 18th 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
Web Summit No date set 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.
SIME Nov. 11-12 Stockholm
SIME brings together thought leaders, executives from different industries and entrepreneurs to explore new business opportunities together with world class speakers, workshop leaders and experts.
WOMMA Summit Nov. 17-19 Hollywood, Calif.
WOMMA Summit is an annual event that brings an elite group of marketing professionals to one city for three days. At the summit, marketing leaders can plan to collaborate, educate and celebrate the best of word of mouth marketing and social media.
DEMO Fall Nov. 18-20 San Jose, Calif.
The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow’s cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launchpad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Salesforce, Webex, Tivo and VMware. Look for innovative new startups to take the stage at DEMO Fall.
Roadmap No date set San Francisco
Explore the intersection of design and experience a the second Roadmap from Gigaom. You’ll hear from major brands building connected, human-centered products and using design to disrupt.
Global Social Business Summit No date set 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 No date set 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. No plans announced for 2014. Salvador Acevedo
World Future Trends Summit No date set 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. No plans announced for 2014. Luciana Stein
DevBeat No date set 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. No plans announced for 2014.
Digital Hollywood NYC No date set New York
Digital Hollywood remains one of the nation’s premier entertainment and technology conferences. digital-h
Streaming Media West No date set 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. No plans announced for 2014.
Marketing Festival No date set 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. No plans announced for 2014. Neil Patel
The Lean Startup No date set San Francisco
Last year’s event brought together innovators from startups and established companies alike that shared lessons for building profitable lean organizations. No date set for 2014.
The Future of Money & Technology Summit No date set San Francisco
The Future of Money & Technology Summit 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 online commerce. No plans announced for 2014.
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. No plans announced for 2014.
LeWeb No date set Paris
LeWeb is one of the top tech events in Europe, bringing together industry leaders, startup founders, visionaries, influencers and VCs. It’s traditionally held in early December.

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 2014 — not sure if they’re happening!

• Any events from Federated Media.
Social Slam
• Any events put on by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg for their new enterprise, Recode.
Under the Radar

Special thanks to Paulyn Ramirez Davis for compiling this calendar.
JD Lasica, founder of Socialmedia.biz, is now co-founder of the cruise discovery engine Cruiseable. See his About page, contact JD or follow him on Twitter or Google Plus.

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11 thoughts on “2014 conferences: Social media, tech, mobile & marketing

  1. Thanks for the list! I also attended Engage NYC by socialbakers, it was a global conference full of insights from major brands (November in New York City). Not sure about 2014.

  2. Great roundup, JD! I’d like to suggest Demand Success 2014, the annual marketing and PR conference by Vocus.

    Demand Success, June 5-6, Gaylord Hotel, Washington D.C.

    Demand Success pushes marketers and PR pros to deliver strong results through their programs by generating more leads and strengthening their brands.

    This year’s conference features top innovators in the marketing world including entrepreneur and actor Adrian Grenier, Google Digital Marketing Evangelist Avinash Kaushik, Ford’s Scott Monty and branding strategist Laura Ries. Sessions will show how to deploy innovative online strategies, build brands, deliver more leads and ROI, and increase efficiencies. From native advertising, social video to branding and marketing automation savoir faire, this event provides impactful tips on lead generation and brand awareness in the digital era.

    For more information about Demand Success, please visit: http://www.vocus.com/conference.