When it’s time to Change: GigaOm CEO Byron Reece announced last month that he is launching a new conference called Gigaom Change taking place on 21 – 23 September in Austin, TX. The goal of the conference will be to explore seven disruptive technologies that “are all converging on us at the same time” and explain how attendees can actually utilize them within their own businesses.  Gigaom Change will be a single track conference but will be broken into seven sections in order to examine each technology in detail.  The sections will be:  artificial intelligence, virtual reality/augmented reality, robotics, human-machine interfaces, nanotechnology, cybersecurity, and 3D printing.

Becoming more Connected: Mobile Media Summit has announced that it is changing its name to Modern Marketing Summit as it begins to include topics coverage on all aspects of the connected world instead of only mobile-specific content. The name change is also a reflection of the company’s expansion to include broader content on marketing innovation as it expands around the world including events in Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Speaking Opportunity:  Technology for Marketing (TFM) is seeking speakers and panelists for its annual conference taking place 28 – 29 September in London.  The event attracts more than 8000 marketing professionals and will run alongside eCommerce Expo and Customer Contact Expo for the first time this year.  Subject matter experts are encouraged to submit topic ideas by 27 May following guidelines found here.

Lunchtime Learning: The FutureM Conference just announced that it will take place from 21 – 22 September in Boston’s Innovation and Design Building.  This year’s speakers will include Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, VP Ads & Pages, Facebook; David Kenny, CEO, IBM Watson; and David “Shingy” Shing, Digital Prophet, AOL – to name a few. Spend your lunch getting excited for the event by watching memorable moments from past FutureM events.

Coming Up Next: From 1 – 5 May in Beverly Hills, the Milken Institute Global Conference will bring together 3,500 “of the world’s most extraordinary people” to discuss the most pressing challenges we face today in finance, business, healthcare, government and education. In Las Vegas, Interop will celebrate its 30th anniversary covering network and IT architecture topics. The event will run from 2 – 6 May. On the other side of the country, DLD (Digital Life Design) returns to New York from 3 – 4 May.  The conference will again aim to connect “digital natives, creators and enablers from Europe and Israel to those in the U.S.”