International Expansion: VidCon, “the world’s largest online video conference for fans, creatives and industry professionals” has announced that it will be expanding its brand of events internationally next year.  VidCon Europe will debut 8 – 9 April 2017, at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre and VidCon Australia will take place from 9 – 10 September 2017, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. According to the original announcement, Amsterdam was chosen “due to its centralized location and easy access via plane, rail and car, relative to the large pockets of online video fans across Western Europe.” They also stated that Melbourne is ideal for VidCon Australia, “both due to its large concentration of online video fans, and the support of Melbourne Convention Bureau.” In addition to the international activity next year, the Anaheim event will still take place in the summer of 2017.

Speaking Opportunity:  RSA Conference has become a must-attend event for anyone involved in IT security, attracting more than 30,000 attendees each year. This flagship event will return to San Francisco from 13 – 17 February 2017.  If you are interested in speaking at the conference, you may showcase your security expertise via their online speaker proposal form until 5 August. Securing a speaking opportunity at RSA Conference is quite competitive, but they offer a list of Tips for Submission and a copy of the offline form to help you prepare.

Lunchtime Learning: The Montgomery Summit (formerly The Montgomery Technology Summit) is a by-invitation-only gathering of 1,000 senior-level investors and top executives from growth technology companies in media, communications, and information technology.  If you have not been lucky enough to receive an invite, or if you just want to relive the magic of the conference, you can tune in to MontyTV, the exclusive provider of original video content from the Summit.

Coming Up Next: From 20 to 22 July, RSA Conference Asia-Pacific & Japan will take place in Singapore. This year’s event will be co-located with the 2016 IAPP Privacy Forum. Next week in San Jose, the Wearables TechCon and Internet of Things TechCon will bring together “wearable tech luminaries, IoT superstars, and AR and VR specialists to learn, network, and set the tone for the future of sensor-based tech.” On the other side of the country, the Institute of Internal Auditors will be celebrating its 75th anniversary at its annual conference in New York from 17 – 20 July. Also, happening on Monday and Tuesday of next week, the Corporate Events Marketing Association (CEMA) Summit will bring senior leaders in event marketing to Newport Beach to learn how to “optimize their marketing strategies and gain fresh insights.”