EdTech in Salt Lake City: Organized by Arizona State University and GSV Capital, an investment firm, the annual ASU GSV Summit was created seven years ago in order to “elevate the dialogue around raising educational outcomes through scaled innovation.” In 2017, the conference organizers have announced that the event will be held in Salt Lake City (was in San Diego in 2016) and will take place from 8- 10 May (was in April the past couple years). The Summit will again bring together more than 2500 key stakeholders in the future of education, including startup founders, tech leaders, educators, educational content creators, and investors. It has been self-described as a place “where connections are made, ideas are hatched, companies are accelerated, and innovative ideas are funded.” For more information or to register for the 2017 conference, click here.
Yep, There’s a Conference for That: After the UK voted to leave the European Union, event producer, Momentum, announced that they would be organizing a new conference series designed to help guide U.S businesses following this unprecedented referendum. BrexitCon™ will take place on 27 September in New York. The target audience for this event is approximately 250 “senior strategic leadership from U.S. corporations in addition to policy experts, government and trade representatives and industry experts.” According to the organizers, they will also invite members of the UK, EU and US governments.
Speaking Opportunity: Self-described as “the original industry authority for marketing and media technology, where marketing, technology and media communities assemble to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies to compete in an ever-changing marketplace,” ad:tech New York has opened its call for speakers. This conference will return to the Javits Center from 1 – 2 November, celebrating its 20th anniversary. Speakers and topics may be submitted via the online form on or before the 2 August deadline.
Lunchtime Learning: When DLDsummer took place in Munich last month, the programme focused on how all areas of life, work, and business are changing dramatically due to digitalization. Sessions covered topics including health, food, fashion, commerce, mobility, and science. If you were not able to attend, you can watch several of the speakers here.
Coming Up Next: Fortune’s acclaimed annual summer retreat, Brainstorm Tech, will return to Aspen from 11 – 13 July bringing more than 500 top business and tech leaders, emerging entrepreneurs, and high-profile investors to the resort town. TMCnet will host several of its events in Vegas next week, including IOT Evolution Expo, The Connected Transportation Summit, and the Fog Computing, Analytics & Data Conference. Variety and Sports Illustrated have partnered on a one-day summit about the future of sports and entertainment, which will take place next week (14 July in Los Angeles). Several big sports figures will speak at this Sports & Entertainment Summit, including Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade.