Let me Entertain You: Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity announced that the 2016 event will feature a new conference stream: Lions Entertainment.  According to the festival organizers, this program will bring together “the platforms that are reinventing consumption, the labels and studios adapting to channel disruption and the brands who’ve created authentic, compelling content.” The Lions will also add two new awards that compliment this programming: Entertainment Lions and the Entertainment Lions for Music. The Festival will run from 18 – 25 June.

Government Gab: The creators of the former FOSE Conference for government have created a new event for the community of professionals who buy or sell products or services to the government market.  Appropriately named ACQUIRE, the event will be in Washington D.C. from 8 – 9 June.

Speaking Opportunity: The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced that it will be accepting speaker proposals for CES Asia 2016.  The event will take place from 11 – 13 May in Shanghai.  Speaker proposals may be submitted here by November 20.

Lunchtime Learning: Some great speaker videos from this week’s PopTech conference can be found here.

Coming Up Next: Several events are happening next week including, the Chief Sales Executive Annual Forum, The Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) Convention, Pivot Conference and the Financial Times Digital Health Summit.