February 1, 2013

Social media, tech & marketing events: February 2013

A mobile game released at a recent Macworld Expo (Photo by JD Lasica).

Guide to the month’s best conferences & events

JD LasicaYou know, for the middle of winter, the conference season is heating up quite a bit. February brings us a slew of noteworthy social media, technology and marketing conferences. I’m kicking off the month by attending Macworld Expo today. Some of the other events I’ll be following include Lift, Social Enterprise, D: Dive Into Media, the Online Marketing Summit, O’Reilly Tools of Change, Media That Matters, SF Music Tech, Social Media Week, Wisdom 2.0, TED, Strata and many more (wish I could be at all of these).

How about you? Which ones will you be attending?

For the full year, see our full Calendar of 2013 social media, tech and marketing conferences. And our sister site Socialbrite has our calendar of nonprofit and social change events for February. 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 SNCR.org, 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
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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May 3, 2010

Social media, tech & marketing events: May

JD LasicaHere’s our roundup of social media, tech and marketing conferences and events scheduled for the month of May. For the full year, see: Calendar of 2010 social media, tech and marketing conferences. It’s a busy month, and I’ll be kicking it off by heading to Web 2.0 Expo today.

Even if you can’t attend, you should be able to follow part of the proceedings on Twitter — type in the name of the conference on Twitter Search and look for the hashtag associated with it (then click on it).

Note that we’ve published a roundup of social change conferences and events for May on our sister site, Socialbrite.

We’ll publish a list of noteworthy conferences and events on the first of each month during the year. Hope to see you at some of these! If you know of other must-attend events, please add them by posting in the comments at the bottom and I’ll add them as I can.

Conference Date Place
NYC Symposium for Social Change May 3 New York
The NYC Symposium for Social Change brings together the powerful economic tools of Wall Street with the entrepreneurship of social innovation to impact New York City’s most pressing issues in education, environment and impact investing. Seth-Godin
CMS Expo May 3-5 Evanston, Ill.
At CMS Expo, you’ll get 3 full days of CMS skills training for Joomla, Drupal and WordPress, plus a CMS Foundations Track and CMS PowerTrack, built to help you power up your CMS to its maximum efficiency.
Social Media & Community 2.0 Strategies May 3-5 Boston
Targeted advice for business managers seeking real-life stories of how to leverage social media for real results. Not just buzz but real-world examples of driving revenue, cutting costs and energizing conversations around your brand. Social Media & Community 2.0 Strategies
Web 2.0 Expo * May 3-6 San Francisco
Web 2.0 Expo provides insight into the new generation of services and opportunities offered by Web 2.0. Heavy on vendors and products, it’s a larger gathering than Web 2.0 Summit. eric-schmidt
Digital Hollywood Spring May 3-6 Santa Monica
I’ve spoken at several sessions at Digital Hollywood but likely won’t return this year. It’s one of the nation’s premier entertainment and technology conferences.
MarketingProfs B2B Forum May 4-5 Boston
The B2B Forum is a one-stop shop for the skills you need to drive sales. You’ll learn from B2B marketing experts in a variety of formats from panel discussions to round-tables to one-on-one therapy. MarketingProfs B2B Forum
Lift10 May 5-7 Geneva, Switzerland
Lift10 will welcome 1,000 participants from 40 countries to explore the most overlooked aspect of innovation: people.
MaximumFunCon May 7-9 Lake Arrowhead, Calif.
The second annual MaximumFunCon is a gathering of creative people who wish to be more awesome, hosted by MaximumFun.org.
next10 May 11-12 Berlin
Organized by SinnerSchrader, the next conference is one of the top networking and trend conferences within the European Web industry. next10
Streaming Media East May 11-12 New York City
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. Streaming Media West will take place Nov. 2-3 in Los Angeles.
Making Your Media Matter May 12 Washington, D.C.
Making Your Media Matter is a conference for established and aspiring filmmakers, nonprofit communications leaders, funders and students looking to learn and share cutting-edge practices for making their media matter. Making Your Media Matter 2010
Winning Media Strategies May 20-22 Washington, D.C.
BIA/Kelsey’s annual conference focused on the latest developments and trends for enhancing the traditional media business and creating the progressive change television, radio, cable and newspaper companies must make to ensure long-term success.
Search Exchange Internet Marketing Conference May 17-19 Charlotte, NC
Join hundreds of business professionals and entrepreneurs, hear keynotes and panel discussions on search engine optimization, social media marketing, pay per click advertising and web analytics. Search Exchange Internet Marketing Conference
Gilbane Conference May 18-20 San Francisco
Intranets, blogs, wikis, portals and social software tools provide knowledge workers increasingly efficient ways to collaborate and share knowledge. This conference is organized into four tracks so whether you are in marketing, IT, a business unit or an internal function, you will be able to plan a customized agenda to get the information you need for success. A corresponding Gilbrane Boston conference will likely be held in the fall. The Gilbane Conference
WebVisions May 19-21 Portland. Ore.
WebVisions explores the future of web design, technology, user experience and business strategy to uncover the trends for web and mobile applications, blogs, social media, animation, motion graphics and more. webvisions
Ypulse Youth Marketing Mashup May 24-25 San Francisco
YPulse, which tracks how youths use emerging media, again showcases entrepreneurs between the ages of 13 and 24. Guy Kawasaki has tentatively agreed to return and moderate the Totally Wired Youth Entrepreneur panel. danahboyd
Conference on Weblogs and Social Media May 23-26 Washington, D.C.
The 4th International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media brings together researchers from disparate disciplines to increase our understanding of social media in all its incarnations. This event will be held in Washington, D.C., where government innovators are experimenting with the use of social media to increase transparency and better engage with the citizenry. Bob Kraut
School of WOM May 24-26 Chicago
The Word of Mouth Marketing Association puts on this training workshop for marketers.
SocialMediaPlus May 25 Philadelphia
SocialMediaPlus is a one-day social media and Web 2.0 conference for business leaders in the mid-Atlantic area. Its four tracks are for executives, marketing and sales, IT and human resources. Rohit Bhargava
Gov 2.0 Expo May 25-27 Washington, D.C.
Government 2.0 is about empowering government employees to serve citizens better and opening up the government into a platform that enables citizens to better help their communities.

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