What’s NEXT?: MIT Technology Review Emerging Technologies (EmTech) has announced a new event: EmTech Next. According to the organizers, EmTech Next will “examine the rapid changes that AI and robotics are bringing about in the workplace.” The conference debuts at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA from 4 -5 June 2018 and plans to touch upon the following topics: Artificial Intelligence and its impact on businesses; The digital factory and 3D printing; Robots as your coworker; How AI will fix medicine; The skill gap myth—or rethinking retraining.

Making the LEAP: Hansonwade, the organization behind the LEAP HR series of events that debuted in the US a couple years ago, will be adding another conference to its line up next month: LEAP HR Construction. LEAP HR forums “provide industry-specific environments to challenge traditional thinking around how to build better companies.” The LEAP HR Construction programme will be developed specifically for HR leaders (VP and above) from construction and engineering firms. More information on this, and the entire LEAP HR series, may be found here.

Relocating to Rotterdam: ASIS International has announced that ASIS Europe –  scheduled from 18 – 20 April 2018 – will now be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The event was previously planned in the nearby city of The Hague on the same dates. The conference organizers felt that the Rotterdam venue was better suited to its new event concept, which includes conference sessions, masterclasses, classroom training, career centre, exhibition, and a dedicated technology and solutions track.

Speaking Opportunity: PromaxBDA is a member association representing more than 10,000 companies and individuals from major media organizations, marketing agencies, research companies, strategic and creative vendors and technology providers around the globe. Next year, their annual conference will take place from 11 – 14 June in New York. If you are interested sharing ideas, techniques, or tools that represent the next generation of the industry, submit your topic proposal online by 1 December.

Lunchtime Learning: Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit was created in 2014 taking inspiration from the Vanity Fair New Establishment list. Staying true to its goal of representing “those figures who are setting the global agenda and leading the Age of Innovation,” this year’s agenda covered a diverse array of topics. Watch speakers such as Judd Apatow explain “Why Flawed Characters are Likable, But Donald Trump Is Not,” director Patty Jenkins talk about the universality of life experiences in film, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the importance of empathy in business.

Coming up Next Week: An active conference season gets even busier this week. Techonomy kicks off 5 November in Half Moon Bay, centered around the theme “The Convergence of Man and Machine”. Also on 5 November, Rutberg WI Conference (previously called Wireless Influencers) plays out to its closed-door audience of mobile industry leaders in Rancho Palos Verdes. Can’t make it to the West Coast? MIT Technology Review’s EmTech has you covered with some of year’s most significant news on emerging technologies. Conference behemoth Dreamforce runs 6 – 9 November in San Francisco for more than 160k Salesforce customers, partners, and stakeholders. And not to be outdone by its U.S. peers, Web Summit, nicknamed “Davos for geeks” by Bloomberg, is held for a huge international crowd in Lisbon starting 6 November.