Golden State of Now: Jeff Pulver announced the return of the #140Conf “State of Now”, which will take place in Los Angeles for the first time on 14 November 2016. This event was created in 2009 to highlight how people from all walks of life are positively impacting others and demonstrating the power of NOW on the real-time Internet. To learn more or submit a topic idea for the agenda click here.

One Conference, Two Countries: Last year, Health 2.0 Conference’s expansion to Asia was so well-received that the organizers decided to return in 2016. This year’s event will be co-hosted in both South Korea and China from 6 -9 November. The first two days of the event will be held in Pangyo, South Korea and will cover the establishment of a Global Alliance and “strategies that high-tech health & wellness companies may use to promote global collaboration and entry into the Asian market.” Then from 8 – 9 November, topics relating to demand in the Chinese medical industry and its policies will be covered at the Jinling Riverside Hotel and Conference Center in Nanjing, China. More information on this unique conference may be found here.

Speaking Opportunity: The Shopper Marketing Summit will return to NYC from 27 – 29 March 2017 to educate approximately 650 “senior-level decision-makers spanning the entire spectrum of shopper marketing” on best practices they can use to drive retail sales. The conference is now accepting speaker proposals from retail and customer marketing gurus who are able to address one of the many topics of interest to attendees. Examples include mobile marketing solutions, omnichannel strategies, and ideas for design and in-store creativity. Submit your idea before 9 September to be considered as a speaker for the 2017 conference.

Lunchtime Learning: Spotlight Health celebrated its third year as part of Aspen Ideas Festival in 2016. Bringing together speakers from across the globe, the event covered “the cutting-edge health issues of our times.” Spend your lunch break learning about everything from e-cigarettes to neuroprosthetics to the science of meditation.

Coming Up Next: Getting thirsty? Head to New Orleans!  From 6 – 8 September eBev Conference will be in NOLA talking about how to “reinvent beverage marketing in a digital world.”  If Vegas is more your scene, you can attend mobile mega event, CTIA Super Mobility 2016 from 7 – 9 September and hear from keynotes such as FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, Owner of the Dallas Mavericks and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, and singer-songwriter John Legend. And for those involved in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide, International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) will be in Amsterdam from 8 – 12 September.