What’s Next for Forbes: After receiving such an overwhelming interest from potential speakers, partners and attendees in the West Coast Forbes CIO Summit last April, the conference team decided to host a second CIO event on the East Coast this fall, called CIO Next. From 15 – 16 October in New York, Forbes will convene approximately 100 of the most noteworthy CIOs in the business to find out what is next for the those who have “made great advances in contributing value to their enterprises, to customers, and to the broader technology ecosystem.” More about CIO Next can be found here.

TV Troops Together: The National Association of Broadcasters, the Audio Engineering Society, the NY State Broadcasters Association, and NewBay Media, LLC have joined forces to create the Media Collective this fall in New York.  The Media Collective is “a weeklong collaboration of simultaneous media and entertainment events, providing the entire media and entertainment community with exposure to global thought-leaders, innovative solutions and new platforms ready to reshape and expand your business.” All of the events will be co-located and share specialty registration pricing and packages.

Big Data Expands: After three years of successful growth, Conference Ventures has decided to expand its Indy Big Data Conference into the Washington D.C. area.  The Washington Big Data Conference will take place on 2 October, attracting IT industry experts and business leaders from the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia markets who are interested in learning more about best practices and tangible solutions for proving a return on Big Data investments. The Indy Big Data Conference will return to Indianapolis on 14 September.

Speaking Opportunity: Get ready, Seattle! PAX West comes to town from 1 – 4 September bringing tens of thousands of gamers from around the world. If you have energetic, intelligent, and fascinating content that is relevant to the gaming industry and culture, submit your idea today.  The online speaker submission process will be open until 30 June.

Lunchtime Learning: Salesforce’s Dreamforce Conference brings together business and IT leaders, developers, media and thousands of professionals utilizing “the world’s largest cloud ecosystem” for “four high-energy days of fun, inspiration, networking, and giving back.”  Held in San Francisco each year, the 2017 conference will run from 6 – 9 November. Last year the event debuted its Fortune CEO Series, where editors interviewed top ‘disruptors’ such as General Motors Chairman & CEO, Mary T. Barra; Bank of America Chairman & CEO, Brian Moynihan; Schneider Electric Chairman & CEO, Jean-Pascal Tricoire and Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO, Bernard J. Tyson. Watch now to see these leaders discuss innovation and leadership.

Coming up next week: We see a handful of events before the conference world largely goes on a week-long summer break for early July holidays. Mobile World Congress Shanghai runs 28 June – 1 July and showcases “The Human Element” as its theme. Like its Americas and European counterparts, this huge conference and expo aspires to be the premier telecom event for the APAC region. Also 28 June, ITVT’s TV of Tomorrow (TVOT) Show holds its West coast program in San Francisco, geared toward operators, broadcasters, ConnectedTV/OTT companies, platform & software developers. Organizers expect around 500 to attend. In San Antonio this week, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference and Expo caters to teachers, technology coordinators, and administrators looking to infuse their teaching with new and innovative ed tech.