September 2, 2014

Calendar of social media, tech & marketing events: September 2014

Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas at a recent Oracle OpenWorld (Photo by Sen Chang)

Guide to the month’s best conferences & events

JD LasicaAs summer slides into fall, it’s time to gear up for a slew of social media, tech and marketing conferences.

Among the notable events on tap: the annual conferences put on by Oracle OpenWorld, the Social Shake-Up, Content Marketing World, SMX East and the Online News Association.

If you can’t attend the event in person, find out the hashtag and follow the goings-on on Twitter.

For the full year, see our full Calendar of 2014 social media, tech and marketing conferences. Let us know if we’ve missed anything in the comments. And drop me a line if you’ll be in the neighborhood! Continue reading

April 2, 2012

Social media, tech & marketing events: April 2012

A serendipity panel at last year’s Where conference (photo by JD Lasica)

Guide to events & conferences for the coming month

JD LasicaThis could be the most jam-packed conference month of the year — at least, that’s how it feels.

Which events listed below will you be attending? I’ll be at Where in San Francisco this week and will be following these remotely: mediaXchange, ad:tech SF, Innotech, 140 Characters, DEMO Spring, the fascinating Future of Money & Technology Summit, The Next Web, Transparency Camp and Digital Hollywood Spring. (I’ve spoken at some of these in past years.)

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

Hope to see you at some of these! If you know of other must-attend events, please share by posting the information in the comments at the bottom.

Conference Date Place
Sex::Tech April 1-3 San Francisco
Sex::Tech 2012 is a two-day annual conference hosted by ISIS, Inc. 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. Sex::Tech 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. sextech
Mobile Summit April 2-3 Sausalito, Calif.
Check out the website from last year’s event for an idea of what’s to come.
PRSA: Digital Impact April 2-3 New York
The conference will be attended by public relations, communications and digital media professionals seeking guidance, inspiration and ingeniousness from leaders of the digital media revolution. This conference, put on with the help of, will provide you with thought leaders, digital experts who represent platforms, organizations and networks, practical applications and research to help you apply what you learn about social media and the impact of influence and persuasion.
Where April 2-4 San Francisco
Now in its eighth year, Where Conference: The Art and Business of Location, is where the grassroots and leading-edge developers building location-aware technology intersect with the businesses and entrepreneurs seeking out location apps, platforms and hardware to gain a competitive edge. Thomas Goetz
mediaXchange April 2-5 Washington, DC
If you offer products, services, solutions or partnerships to the newspaper media industry, being a part of this annual marketplace is your opportunity to reach senior newspaper executives and decision makers.
Data 2.0 Summit April 3 San Francisco
Meet the entrepreneurs, executives, investors and thought leaders at the intersection of Big Data, Social Data and the DataWeb. The summit will host discussions on the DataWeb: how companies are building on top of (and investing in) a long-term foundation of social data, open gov data, business intelligence data and customer data. “Web 1.0” involved pages linking to pages. “Web 2.0” involved users linking to people, places and things across Web applications. Now comes data. Jim Fowler
The Power of eMarketing April 3-4 San Francisco
The Power of eMarketing Conference (eM12) offers an unparalleled and exclusive experience in best practices, case histories and processes for social, email and emerging marketing technologies.
ad:tech San Francisco April 3-4 San Francisco
Digital marketers, brands, agencies, publishers and service providers come together to share, network, learn and do business. Terence Kawaja
Innotech April 5 San Antonio
InnoTech is an annual conference and exhibition built specifically for business and technology executives, highlighting the region’s innovation and technology development opportunities by showcasing pioneering products and services. InnoTech is designed to be the most comprehensive and collaborative regional technology event available in a one- or two-day format. Look for events in San Antonio on April 5, Portland on May 3, Dallas on May 17, Austin on Oct. 20 and Oklahoma City on Nov. 3.
Android Open April 5-6 San Francisco
This event zeroes in on the technical side of Android. While the fall event is for the entire Android ecosystem (development, business and marketing), the spring event is a more focused technical conference for developers.
National Association of Broadcasters April 14-19 Las Vegas
Every industry employs audio and video to communicate, educate and entertain. They all come together at the NAB Show for creative inspiration and next-generation technologies to help breathe new life into their content. No matter where you are in the content lifecycle – from creation to consumption – NAB is a must-attend event for businesses looking ahead.
140 Characters Conference April 17 New York
Jeff Pulver’s #140conf exposes you to the power the Internet has to disrupt businesses, change lives and create serendipity. You will leave with a fresh outlook on how the real time Web can be used in your business or personal life to actually do something meaningful. Monte Farber
Social Media Analytics Summit April 17-18 San Francisco
The Social Media Analytics Summit is the first ever two-day business conference with a complete focus on social media analytics. Social media analytics enhances customer service, improves brand and reputation management, and measures overall social media success for businesses.
DEMO Spring April 17-19 Santa Clara, Calif.
At DEMO Spring, investors and potential partners can get a close-up look at the latest trend-setting technologies. It’s not just a place for face time but for eyes-on-the-product time. demo-spring
CampaignTech 2012 April 19-20 Washington, DC
How is the 2012 election season changing the craft of digital politics and advocacy? What are leading practitioners doing to evolve the tools in their technology-charged communications toolboxes? 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 this election – and beyond. CampaignTech 2012
Innovate / Activate April 20-21 Berkeley, Calif.
Innovate / Activate is an event on intellectual property and activism. It’s about spurring change through the thoughtful consideration of IP. It’s about reexamining our approaches to improving global welfare by diagnosing new and existing IP-related challenges to activism, developing strategies for overcoming IP obstacles and delivering practical solutions. It’s about identifying additional tools for a more effective activism that is capable of challenging our accepted notions of freedom and equality.
Search Starts Here April 21-24 Boca Raton, Fla.
BIA/Kelsey and the Local Search Association are combining forces for this annual gathering, where speakers from around the world will discuss industry trends, lessons learned, success stories, new technology applications and useful innovations in the local search industry.
Future of Money & Technology Summit April 23 San Francisco
The summit brings together the best and brightest thinkers around money, including entrepreneurial business people, developers, press, investors, authors, solution providers, service providers and organizations that work with them at the convergence of cash and commerce. Heather Schlegel
BlueGlass Conference April 23-24 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.
Advanced Analytics for High Tech April 25-26 San Francisco
The summit brings together the leaders from the field of analytics within the high-tech industry. Effective analytics is central to business success. In the modern business environment, technological developments and the advances of globalization have created unparalleled opportunities for businesses to expand their markets and take advantage of new opportunities.
Social Pulse Summit April 25-26 Las Vegas
Join the 2nd Social Pulse Summit and discuss how companies can use social media to build brand loyalty, resolve customer complaints and conduct market research at low cost. These strategies as discussed by industry leaders will provide insight on creating metrics to track social media productivity in actual gained revenue using innovative software technologies that can both manage viral customer feedback and monitor employee usage to ensure the right message is getting out to consumers.
Connections April 25-26 Alberta, Canada
The 2012 conference will bring together leaders from the nonprofit sector, the corporate community, government and other funders, and community leaders to dialogue about the significant changes that will impact the sector and its ability to meet community needs in the future. A goal of the conference is to foster enhanced understanding across the three sectors through focused dialogue on timely and relevant issues.
The Next Web April 25-27 Amsterdam
The seventh edition of The Next Web 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.
Under the Radar April 25-26 Mountain View, Calif.
Under the Radar has been recognized as a significant showcase of innovation and deal-making forum in Silicon Valley. In the past four years, 67% of its presenters have gone on to raise funding and/or be acquired by Google, Yahoo, Cisco, BT, Microsoft, Twitter, Fox Interactive and others.
Transparency Camp April 28-29 Washington, DC
TransparencyCamp 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 our people work smarter with our government. transparency-camp
Digital Hollywood Spring Apr 30-May 3 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. (I’ve spoken at four or five Digital Hollywood events.) digital-hollywood
September 1, 2011

Social media, tech & marketing events: September

A scene from last year’s DemoFall (by Rob Lee on Flickr)


Guide to events & conferences for the coming month

JD LasicaWe’re heading full-on into conference season again, now that summer is fast receding. Here’s our roundup of social media, tech and marketing conferences and events for the month of September. Lots of great gatherings on tap.

For the full year, see our full Calendar of 2011 social media, tech and marketing conferences. And Socialbrite has our calendar of nonprofit and social change events for the month.

Hope to see you at some of these! If you know of other must-attend events, please share by posting the info in the comments at the bottom.

Conference Date Place
Social Media World Forum – Asia Sept. 1-2 Singapore
Look for two days of interactive and engaging sessions featuring leading key figure keynotes, brand case studies, topical Q&A and debates, an exhibition hall, workshops and networking. Thomas Crampton
Content Marketing World Sept. 6-8 Cleveland
Learn how to transform your marketing department into a storytelling factory, engaging your prospects and customers in all the right channels with the right messages – including social, mobile, email, online and even print and in-person strategies. Email me for a $200 discount code.
DEMOfall Sept. 12-13 Santa Clara, Calif.
The fall edition of the august tech innovation conference.
TechCrunch Disrupt Sept. 12-14 San Francisco
Disrupt SF promises “more hackers, more startups, more special guests, speakers and judges, more disruptive companies and products, more giveaways, more after parties and more fun.” techcrunch
SMX East Sept. 13-15 New York
SMX East features three days of sessions, keynotes and access to the leading vendors in search marketing. Sessions will cover a wide range of search engine marketing topics: SEO, paid search advertising, analytics, local, mobile and more.
Social Media Summit Sept. 14 Harrisburg, Penn.
The summit brings together a diverse group of speakers to examine the far-reaching impact of social networks on politics, parenting, entrepreneurship, training and education, world affairs and the local news. This event is ideal for parents, budding journalists, corporate leaders, advocates, nonprofit groups, military personnel, HR directors and managers, business owners, college students and others who wish to think about the impact of social media beyond marketing and brand building. social-media-summit
National Association of Government Webmasters Sept. 14-16 Cincinnati
While focused on government web professionals, anyone can attend this ninth annual conference.
SOBCon Northwest Sept. 16-18 Portland, Ore.
SOBCon is coming to the Pacific Northwest. Liz Strauss and Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie will be connecting businesses to the planet and the people who live on it as they about business models that work for profit and for social good. SOBCon NW will have the same “Models & Masterminds” format featured in the Chicago SOBCon, with 6 work sessions, 4 interviews, 4 special presentations, and a half-day non-profit “give back” event. sobcon
Strata Sept. 19-21 New York
The inaugural O’Reilly Strata Conference brought a sold-out audience face to face with the people, tools and technologies that are the mastering the challenges of Big Data. It’s here, and it changes everything. From lean startups to global corporations, smart companies know that the future of business comes from harnessing big data. Look for insights, vigorous discussion and cutting-edge perspective. stratany2011
Directional Media Strategies Sept. 20-22 Denver
Directional Media Strategies is BIA/Kelsey’s annual conference dedicated to the future of the Yellow Pages industry. Sessions drill deeply into the drivers of the Yellow Pages business in the future with a focus on the building blocks of a diversified operation. Interactive Local Media East
Online News Association Sept. 23-25 Boston
ONA is the annual gathering of new media movers and shakers, journalists and online news managers. ONA
Search and Social Woot! Hawaii Sept. 26-29 Kauai, Hawaii
Whether you are an avid search marketing or social media marketing rock star; an executive looking to improve your business, or a member of an agency, the Woot! will provide you with the strategies, how to’s and know-how around search marketing and social media marketing.
Block by Block: Community News Summit Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Chicago
Join co-hosts Michele McLellan and Jay Rosen for a lively and informative gathering of online community news entrepreneurs. Share your best practices, progress and challenges with fellow local news pioneers and learn from their experiences. The Block by Block summit agenda is built based on what online community news publishers most want to learn about at the conference and what expertise they can contribute. Revenue and community engagement are the chief focuses. Michele McLellan
June 1, 2011

Social media, tech & marketing events: June

At an IABC event (photo by Shel Holtz).


JD LasicaHere’s our roundup of social media, tech and marketing conferences and events for the month of June. Lots of great gatherings on tap.

For the full year, see our full Calendar of 2011 social media, tech and marketing conferences. We’ve also published a roundup of nonprofit and social change conferences and events for the month and for the year on our sister site, Socialbrite.

Hope to see you at some of these! If you know of other must-attend events, please share by posting the info in the comments at the bottom.

Conference Date Place
D9 Conference May 31-Jun 2 Southern California
Since its debut in 2003, The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference has been breaking news, highlighting innovation and bringing you straight-up conversations with the most influential figures in media and technology. waltkara
CeBIT Australia May 31-June 2 Sydney
Perhaps Australia’s top tech conference, CeBIT will have a strong focus on enterprise mobility. This dynamic area has already begun to transform the way the world is doing business and will be a key technology set to drive productivity in 2011 and compliment new and existing concepts such as cloud architecture based business.
GTEC DC June 1-3 Washington, DC
UBM/TechWeb’s new conference, Government Technology Expo + Conference, addresses themes of Gov 2.0 and open government. GTEC brings together an audience of government buyers, decision makers, contractors and system integrators to drive more efficient and effective government through the latest technology services and products.
Realtime NY 11 June 6 New York
How are brands like McDonald’s, Delta, PepsiCo, Citibank, IBM and the NHL creating real business value with real-time tools like Twitter, Foursquare and Facebook? Find out at Realtime NY 11 (formerly TWTRCON), a full-day immersion in the mobile, social and real-time Web. Learn how to listen and respond to customers, create effective promotions and get bottom-line results. See real brands share case studies, best practices and the latest tools for the social, mobile and real-time Web.

WebContent June 6-7 Chicago
Within five years 50% of all Web traffic will come through mobile devices and more users will access the Internet via mobile devices than desktops. Join national content experts, marketers, strategists, developers and other industry thinkers so that you can learn how to get your content to increasingly mobile clients, customers and fans.
Conversational Marketing Summit June 6-7 New York
Leading agencies, marketers, platforms and entrepreneurs come together for the marketing industry’s most rigorous and thought-provoking annual two-day gathering that bridges the innovations of the Internet with the practice of marketing. Conference site has not been updated for 2011.
Personal Democracy Forum June 6-7 New York
The annual gathering of people interested in how technology is changing politics, governance and society. It’s a must-attend event for political junkies and anyone using new technologies in politics or government. pdf
Internet Week New York June 6-13 New York
Internet Week is a week-long festival of events celebrating New York’s thriving Internet industry and community. internet week ny
Inbound Marketing Summit June 7-8 San Francisco
Chris Brogan heads up this conference series geared to social influence marketers. The Inbound Marketing Summit is where the online marketing community gathers to solve today’s marketing and business communications challenges. Another Inbound Marketing Summit is coming to Boston on Aug. 16-17.
Advertising 2.0 June 7-8 New York
The annual gathering of advertising, marketing and media execs covering global brands, marketing, mobile and media. It’s put on by Barry Diller’s IAC and Digital Hollywood. advertising20
SMX Advanced June 7-8 Seattle
This is the only search marketing conference designed exclusively for experienced Internet marketers. Sessions are fast-paced, Q&A-packed, frequently controversial and quite informative. Nicki Hicks
Likeable U: Class of 2011 June 8-9 New York
Designed to give you a better understanding of when, why and how to use social media to achieve your overall goals as a brand as well as an individual, this two-day conference will thrust you into the movement that is social media with sessions over two days featuring thought leaders from Facebook, Twitter and other social networks along with practical and hands-on how-to sessions. Likeable U
PitchCon June 9-10 Los Angeles
Formerly known as LATV Fest, PitchCon 2011 features an expanded roster of top-level TV and digital content producers, development executives, agents, advertising and brand executives. PitchCon highlights include advance pitch prep sessions; master classes on production budget and scheduling, legal issues, producing web video, short-form entertainment and multi-platform writing; YouTube NEXT with emerging producers; a how-to session on spec scripts for writers; and the Pitch Pit, an opportunity for participants to get guaranteed meetings with “Catchers” from more than 50 companies, networks and agencies.

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MaxFunCon June 10-12 Lake Arrowhead, Calif.
MaximumFunCon is a gathering of creative people who wish to be more awesome. Jesse Thorn
IABC World Conference June 12-15 San Diego
Join more than 1,400 business communication professionals from 40 countries to learn about the latest trends, issues and best practices in communication in this annual event put on by the International Association of Business Communicators. iabc
2WAY Summit June 13-14 New York City
The ReadWriteWeb 2WAY Summit at Columbia University will feature speakers such as Union Square Ventures’ VC Fred Wilson, Mahalo founder Jason Calacanis, NPR social media guru Andy Carvin, Gawker Media founder Nick Denton, Hunch co-founder Chris Dixon and many more. Jason Calacanis
OnMobile June 14-15 Redwood City, Calif.
OnMobile 2011 is where the top venture capital-backed mobile companies disrupting the consumer and enterprise worlds join forces with the big players pioneering the new mobile device and operating system platforms. This two-day executive event features high-level debates on what’s hot in the emerging mobile market and how these innovations are disrupting how companies and consumers work, play, advertise and connect. OnMobile also showcases the top entrepreneurial CEOs who are driving mobile innovation. OnMobile
Velocity June 14-16 Santa Clara, Calif.
Now in its fourth year, Velocity — the Web Performance and Operations conference from O’Reilly Media is the premier technical event dedicated to optimizing every aspect of your company’s website. What you’ll learn at Velocity will have a positive, direct impact on the bottom line. velocity
140 Characters June 15-16 New York
This event from Jeff Pulver is expected to be the largest worldwide gathering of people interested in the effects of the real-time Internet on both business and “we” the people. 140chars-conf
Enterprise 2.0 June 20-23 Boston
Enterprise 2.0 makes accessible the collective intelligence of many, translating to a huge competitive advantage in the form of increased innovation, productivity and agility. enterprise20
Cloud Computing World Forum June 21-22 London
This third annual forum is free to attend and will feature most of the key players in the cloud computing and SaaS market providing an introduction, discussion and look into the future for the global information and communications technology industry.
Create or Die 2 June 25 Greensboro, N.C.
Journalism That Matters’ “Create or Die 2″ is a gathering focused on journalism entrepreneurship by and for people of color. Explore the role that journalism plays in communities taking responsibility for their own stories and explore opportunities for potential entrepreneurial journalism ventures. During this three-day event, you will conceive, design and pitch ideas for the next news and information businesses, tools and services that amplify diverse voices and strengthen the role of communities in shaping their stories.

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Future of Web Apps June 27-29 Las Vegas, Nev.
The Future of Web Apps is a conference for Web developers and entrepreneurs. You’ll learn about cutting-edge tech and exciting new ideas.
Connections June 28-30 Santa Clara, Calif.
This event highlights consumer and industry research from Parks Associates, showcases key players and new technologies and delivers insight and recommendations for new business models and opportunities in digital media/content, mobile applications and services, connected consumer electronics, broadband and home systems. connections2011
November 1, 2010

Social media, tech & marketing events: November

JD LasicaHere’s our last roundup of social media, tech and marketing conferences and events of the year, covering the months November and December. Some notable events, including Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 Summit, TWTRCON SF, BrandsConf and LeWeb. See below for details.

For the full year, see our full Calendar of 2010 social media, tech and marketing conferences. We’ve also published a roundup of nonprofit and social change conferences and events on our sister site, Socialbrite.

Hope to see you at some of these! If you know of other must-attend events, please share by posting the info in the comments at the bottom.

Conference Date Place
Future of Crowdsourcing Summit Nov. 2 San Francisco
Following the striking success of Future of Media Summits 2006, 2007 and 2008, and Future of Influence Summit 2009, Future of Crowdsourcing Summit 2010 will be highly interactive, consisting of expert panels, focused conversations between attendees and structured discussion of the event’s themes. Matt Barrie
Streaming Media West Nov. 2-3 Los Angeles
Content owners, viral video creators, online marketers, enterprise corporations, broadcast professionals, ad agencies, educators and others gather to hear the latest on online video technology.
Enterprise 2.0 Nov. 8-11 Santa Clara, Calif.
Enterprise 2.0 is the leading conference and expo for organizations using collaborative technologies to accelerate information flow and drive revenue.
Inbound Marketing Summit – Austin Nov. 9-10 Austin, Texas
Chris Brogan presents the fourth in a series of social influence marketing conferences for 2010. Chris Brogan
Web 2.0 Summit Nov. 15-17 San Francisco
One of the best tech conferences in the world, period. A gathering about how to put the power of the Web to work — its technologies, its business models and its philosophies of openness, collective intelligence and transparency. cto
WOMMA Summit Nov. 17-19 Las Vegas
The Word of Mouth Marketing Association brings together thought leaders in the word-of-mouth marketing space.
SIME Stockholm Nov. 17-18 Stockholm
SIME is northern Europe’s largest conference about the Internet and digital opportunities with events in Helsinki, Stockholm, Barcelona and now San Francisco. SIME brings together top executives, marketing professionals, aficionados and members of the press. SIME is about how digital opportunities can convert to new business and a better world. SIME Stockholm
TWTRCON SF Nov. 18 San Francisco
Real-time tools are transforming business, government and nonprofits. At TWTRCON SF 10, you’ll see case studies and learn best practices from leading organizations that are using the real-time Web to deliver bottom-line results. twtrcon
BrandsConf Dec. 2 New York
BrandsConf is a new event taking place that will explore the “Humanization of Brands” and the underlying effects this is having on business. The conference will explore a range of topics from best practices and legal issues to the natural conflict of personal and corporate branding.

Interactive Local Media Dec. 7-9 Santa Clara, Calif.
Interactive Local Media 2010 is BIA/Kelsey’s annual conference devoted to digital media with a local focus. This event provides a 360-degree view of the local marketplace, covering local search, Internet Yellow Pages, vertical directories, Internet video, online classifieds and mobile search.
LeWeb Dec. 8-9 Paris
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.

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