Get WIRED: The WIRED events team announced its conference schedule for 2016.  In addition to its flagship conference in November, the organization also shared dates for its healthcare, money, and retail events.  In addition, WIRED noted that it will be launching two new conferences in 2016 – one focused on energy and one focused on security.

A Secure Launch: O’Reilly Media is launching a security conference whose goal is to arm “today’s infosec practitioners with real-world tools and techniques.”  The event will take place in New York from 1 – 2 November with training and tutorials on 30 – 31 October. Attendees will include CSOs and chief security data scientists, security engineers, security analysts, system administrators, risk analysts, software engineers, and other security practitioners. Speakers/topics are being accepted until 16 May.

Speaking Opportunity:  This year, VMware customers, partners, industry analysts and employees will gather in Las Vegas from 28 August – 1 September and in Barcelona from 17 – 20 October for the annual VMworld conferences.   Speaker and topic ideas may be suggested through their content submission portal until 12 April.  The conference organizers are looking for topics that fall into one of the following tracks: End-user computing; Hybrid cloud; Software-Defined Data Center; Developer Operations, Technology futures.

Lunchtime Learning: For the past 30 years, the Churchill Club has been a Silicon Valley institution. Its programs have featured industry and government leaders, luminaries and authors.  Spend your lunch with big thinkers like Chelsea Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg. Video can be found here.

Coming Up Next: O’Reilly Strata+Hadoop World will show its more than 4,500 attendees how to “make data work” in San Jose; Digiday Publishing Summit will convene in Vail, CO and J.D. Power kicks off the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention with its Automotive Summit in Las Vegas.