Moving into the D.E.N: After experiencing so much success with its Digital Leaders conference over the past few years, The Telegraph decided to expand its content around strategic digital transformation. On 11 – 12 December in London, they will debut D.E.N. Live.  D.E.N., which stands for Digital Enterprise Networks will include traditional summit content and free seminar programmes as well as several immersive experiences. These will consist of the immersive zone, allowing attendees to encounter the hottest technologies, the networking-focused, Christmas Connect Zone, complete with a bar and Christmas market, and more!

Direct Access: IFP Screen Forward Conference has added a new series of sessions that will provide its storyteller attendees with the advice they need to advance their projects. This new conference feature, called Direct Access, will offer a limited number of passes for intimate workshops and networking opportunities with accomplished industry experts who will impart insider feedback. Direct Access will include tracks in the following four categories: I Want to Be a Producer (18 September); I Want to Make My Series (19 September); I Want to Document Truth (20 September); and I Want My Film Seen (21 September). Due to the intimate nature of this event, only a limited number of passes will be available.

Speaking Opportunity: The Global Health & Innovation Conference is self-described as “the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries,” has opened its call for presentations (CFP). Past agenda have included sessions on Innovation Challenges and Successes; Solving Health Challenges with Technology; and Careers in Global Health. There are several presentation opportunities which may be found on the CFP page.  Speaker submissions are due by 31 August.

Lunchtime Learning: Its late summer. You should be taking it easy. Especially on your lunch break! To help you out, this week’s Lunchtime Learning will feature fun panels from San Diego Comic-Con (known simply as SDCC to fans). Hear your favorite TV and movie stars share behind-the-scenes tales from your popular shows: Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, The Justice League, and more!

Coming up next week: Gartner Catalyst Conference runs 21-24 August in San Diego. Designed for IT leaders and technical professionals, the program looks at issues like big data, cloud, IoT, DevOps, AI and machine learning from both strategic and tactical perspectives. G-Summit Silicon Valley kicks off 23 August at Pebble Beach, featuring cross-industry discussions between “world-leading scientists, dynamic tech executives, and pioneering investors.” The agenda will highlight technological advancements in fields from AI and aerospace to materials and biomedicine. In its 37 year, Crypto will be held at the University of California Santa Barbara starting 20 August. It is sponsored by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) and the Computer Science Department of UCSB.

And remember – if you’re in North America, you’ll be treated to a solar eclipse on Monday. Just don’t forget those viewing shades!