Calling all Women Founders! After producing two successful editions of the New Establishment Summit, the editors of Vanity Fair have announced that they are adding a new event, specifically for women entrepreneurs, to their 2017 conference lineup. The Founders Fair, will take place in New York on 20 April 2017 and, per the organizers, will “bring together ambitious risk-takers to share their experiences and to help encourage and support other entrepreneurs.” Find more details on the Founders Fair here.

Collecting Conferences: A week after buying the Digital Dealer Conference, Emerald Expositions announced that it has acquired National Pavement Expo. Next held in Nashville from 1 – 4 February, National Pavement Expo is the largest trade show specifically designed for paving and pavement maintenance professionals. Read the details of the acquisition here.

Speaking Opportunity: Parks Associates Smart Energy Summit 20 – 22 February 2017 Austin examines the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls and its impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers. The event attracts more than 250 attendees. Topic/speaker suggestions must be made by 14 November via this online form.

Lunchtime Learning: The Guardian’s Changing Media Summit has announced that it will again convene executives from across the media spectrum on 15 – 16 March 2017 to discuss how brands “can balance creativity and technology to forge meaningful relationships and reaffirm their purpose.” Spend your lunch break catching up on ten of the best talks from previous summits.

Coming Up Next: Next week the inaugural O’Reilly Security Conference will be taking place in the Big Apple from 30 – 31 October. The event is aiming to provide “pragmatic advice on defensive security practices, arming today’s infosec practitioners with real-world tools and techniques.” In Phoenix, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Fall CIO Forum will celebrate its 25th anniversary from 1 – 4 November. The carefully curated agenda is tailored specifically to meet the needs of senior healthcare IT executives. Across the pond, WIRED 2016 will bring together “the world’s most disruptive minds” to explore topics such as smart machines, healthcare and energy innovations, behavior science and virtual worlds.