Filling the Void: After Web Summit announced that it would be moving the global technology conference to Lisbon in 2016, many entrepreneurs and technologists in Dublin felt it left a void in their community. Since then, several conference organizers have announced that they plan to launch events in and around the city, but none as ambitious as the Dublin Tech Summit. Created by Ian Hyland of the Business and Finance magazine and Ben English, a former Accenture consultant, the Summit is aiming to attract 10,000 attendees to its stages in February of 2017. The event will include seven pillars of content including: Business & Marketing, Creative, IoT, Social Enterprise, Big Data, FinTech, and MedTech. More information can be found here.
Guten Tag Simmons!: For the past 36 years thought leaders have gathered at the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston to discuss the issues that are relevant to women in both the workplace and the world. And for the first time in 2016, Simmons will be hosting an international event! Taking place from 16 – 17 November in Berlin, the new conference will feature speakers such as New America CEO and author Anne-Marie Slaughter, tennis legend Martha Navratilova and humanitarian activist and social entrepreneur, Zainab Salbi. The conference organizers are expecting approximately 500 attendees. See the rest of the lineup here.
Covering the Map: TechMedia has been organizing conferences for the technology, entrepreneurial and venture capital communities in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic US since 2001. Over the past few years they have broadened their reach across the country and have even experimented with virtual events. This year alone they have added events in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Portland. Check out the entire schedule of upcoming events to find out if one will be coming to a city near you.
Speaking Opportunity: Inbound 2016 will be accepting speaker proposals until 3 May. The conference, which will bring together more than 14,000 marketing and sales professionals to Boston from 8 – 11 November, is looking for speakers who will educate and inspire. Topics of interest include content strategy, website creation and inbound marketing basics. Remember to review the submission process requirements and timeline, along with best practices for developing a successful proposal before you begin your submission!
Lunchtime Learning: What do the CEO of GM, the Executive Producer of Funny or Die and Director of Red Bull North America have in common? They will all be at the Wired Business Conference on 16 June in New York. The event features an “interactive cross-pollination of approaches and solutions” intended to “inspire fresh thinking and new ideas.” You can get a sense of this by the eclectic mix of speakers represented on the agenda. Do some fresh thinking during your lunch break with these inspirational presentations from the 2015 event.
Coming Up Next: Technology leaders and enthusiasts will “discover, connect, and be inspired” at eMerge Americas Conference in Miami from 18 -19 April. If you cannot be there in person, CNBC and Telemundo will be covering the event. Speaking of television, the National Association of Broadcasters Annual Conference will also take place next week. The event will gather more than 100,000 attendees involved in content creation, distribution and management in Las Vegas to discuss the people and technologies driving the future of media and entertainment. In San Diego, the ASU GSV Education Innovation Summit brings together more than 2,500 thought leaders to explore technologies impacting education. This year’s keynotes include Former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice, legendary author and management thinker Jim Collins, and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates.