February 3, 2014

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

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Ev Williams, co-founder of Twitter and Medium, at last year’s Launch Festival (Photo by JD Lasica).

Guide to the month’s best conferences & events

JD LasicaIt’s only February, but it’s conference crazy season already! I’ll be at Startup Grind, InContext and CMX Summit just this week.

Among other notable events on tap: Social Media Strategies Summit, the Lift Conference, RootsTech, the Crunchies, Strata, Women 2.0 PITCH, Wisdom 2.0, Inbound Marketing Philadelphia and the Launch Festival, the best startup conference on the planet.

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

January 6, 2014

2014 conferences: Social media, tech, mobile & marketing

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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. Continue reading

January 23, 2012

O’Reilly Strata: Why big data matters


A presentation at the 2011 Strata conference.

JD LasicaThe leading big data conference, Strata 2012, the leading big data conference, is coming up fast! And you can save 20% with the Socialmedia.biz discount code below.

Strata debuted to a sold-out crowd last year and has become the top event in the field for the people and technology driving the data revolution.

What: Strata delivers the nuts and bolts of building a data-driven business — the latest on the skills, tools and technologies you need to make data work.

When: Feb. 28 to March 1, 2012

Where: Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.

Discount: Register now and save 20% with discount code SOCIALBIZ

From the conference organizers:

Get control of the new data opportunity at Strata — immerse yourself in three full days of hands-on training, information-rich sessions and an Expo Hall filled with the key players and products. Strata’s topics and programs include Data Science, Business & Industry, Visualization & Interface, Hadoop & Big Data, Policy & Privacy, and Domain Data. Plus, new for 2012 are two all-day Intensive Programs: Jumpstart – the missing MBA for Big Data; and Deep Data – a no-holds-barred program with advanced technical content.

The Strata experience is made up of intensely practical sessions for both business users and hardcore technologists; success stories (and cautionary tales) from startups making data their business and established companies that are saving millions and creating new revenue streams; great networking opportunities; and keynotes that snap the big picture into focus. We hope you will join us at Strata to explore emerging data tools and technologies that are shaping the future.