Newsweek Enters the Event Game: Last month, IBT Media, the global digital media company that owns Newsweek, announced the launch of Newsweek Events, “a global events business aimed at exploring some of the most pressing and exciting issues facing businesses and consumers across the globe.” As part of this launch, Newsweek also announced the acquisition of the Structure series of conferences. The first, new, Newsweek event in the US will take place this fall: the AI and Data Science in Capital Markets Conference in New York from 3 – 4 October.
Let There be Light: Roam Analytics, WPP Health & Wellness, and Richard Attias & Associates have joined forces to create the LIGHT Forum, a new event which will explore “how AI is shaping the healthcare industry, and will drive the healthcare economy in the future.” This forum will be held at Stanford University from 10 -11 May and is by-invitation-only for leaders from companies innovating with AI, healthcare executives, and policy makers.
Speaking Opportunity: Parks Associates will host its fourth-annual Connected Health Summit from 29 – 31 August in San Diego. This conference is focused on data-driven, human-centric patient experience and engagement. They are accepting speaker proposals until 30 June and are most interested in the following themes: The role of healthcare in the connected home; The impact of technology innovations and disruptions; Success stories in expanding accountability and consumer engagement; and Transformative business models for providers.
Lunchtime Learning: Last year, Entrepreneur magazine hosted the second annual Entrepreneur 360™ Conference. The event brought hundreds of entrepreneurs and inspirational speakers to Long Beach last November to share tips and best practices to help young businesses needs to succeed. Many of the lessons are relevant regardless of whether or not you have entrepreneurial aspirations. Use your lunch break to be inspired.
Coming Up Next: American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As) will gather hundreds of “visionaries, business leaders, media mavens, gatecrashers, data geeks, tech stars and marketing mavericks” in Los Angeles for the Transformation Conference. This year speakers and attendees will celebrate a century of serving the ad industry and consider what the next 100 years will bring. In Miami, the IIR Fuse Conference will offer attendees best practices in branding and design. The eighth annual Women in the World Summit will be held next week in New York City. Topics will include: How to raise a feminist; Journalists under siege; and Doctors on the front lines in Syria. Finally, there are two big events for startups next week: The Launch Festival brings 12,000 founders from around the world to San Francisco; and in Tokyo, entrepreneurs and innovators will discuss the themes of innovation, globalization and entrepreneurship at the New Economy Summit (NEST).