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

July 1, 2013

Calendar of social media, tech & marketing events: July 2013

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Exhibitors at a past BlogHer (photo by JD Lasica).

Guide to the month’s best conferences & events

JD LasicaConference season is winding down a bit for the summer, but there are still a number of notable events on tap, including MobileBeat, Comic-Con (I’ll be in San Diego to catch the spectacle), Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, BlogHer and the Inbound Marketing Summit, San Francisco chapter, among others.

Which ones will you be attending or tweeting about?

For the full year, see our full Calendar of 2013 social media, tech and marketing conferences. Continue reading

February 1, 2013

Social media, tech & marketing events: February 2013

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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

September 5, 2012

3 O’Reilly tech conferences on tap for October

Socialmedia.biz readers get 20% discount for tech conferences

By Shannon Falzon
Socialmedia.biz staff

October is on the horizon and so it’s time to welcome a slew of conferences and events to help amp up your business. The conferences will allow you to collaborate with business people and thought leaders to explore the new market opportunities made available by technology. You’ll have an opportunity to meet and learn from leading practitioners, share ideas and examine successful case studies to help you hone your skills and develop your own strategy.

Strata conference in London

Where: London
When: Oct. 1-2, 2012

Details: The O’Reilly Strata Conference comes to London this year. Join the best minds in data to explore the latest in the data revolution: trends, tools, new practices, careers and culture, as well as the ongoing discussion around ethics, policy and privacy. Emerging data tools and technologies are converging with cloud computing to solve longstanding problems and uncover surprising opportunities. Impossible solutions are now possible; extravagant solutions are now affordable. And this is just the beginning. The O’Reilly Strata Conference in London will explore the opportunities made possible by the latest state-of-the-art big data tools and analytic approaches.

Register: Register now. Socialmedia.biz readers get 20% off standard conference pricing when they use code SMB. Can’t make it? Keep up to speed on Twitter at #strataconf. Continue reading

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
September
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