A Brainstorm Session in the Heartland: Last week, Adam Lashinsky announced that Fortune is adding another conference to its Brainstorm series. Brainstorm: Reinvent will be held 24-25 September in Chicago and will target C-level executives in the heartland who are “charged with transforming their organizations to compete in the digital age.” For more information or to register to attend visit the website.

Bulgarian Blockchain Bash: The team behind the Webit.Festival, scheduled for 26 – 27 June in Sofia, has announced that they will include a Webit.Blockchain Global Summit as part of this year’s schedule. The Blockchain Global Summit aims to gather blockchain experts, investors and founders from around the world to discuss topics such as smart contracts, crypto currencies, the future of money & payments, ICO Regulation and Governance. You can learn more about this summit and the others held under the Webit Festival umbrella here.

Speaking Opportunity: HR generalists, diversity practitioners, senior managers and recruiters for professional and personal development, networking, and learning will come together on 22 – 24 October in Atlanta for the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) Diversity & Inclusion Conference. If you have a case study that illustrates how you incorporated D&I as a critical component of your organization’s corporate culture or best practices to share, submit your speaker proposal by 15 February via their online form.

Lunchtime Learning: The World Economic Forum held its Annual Meeting in Davos last week.  The meeting gathered the world’s leaders in the Swiss Alps to discuss ideas related to the theme of Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. The insights shared by this group have far-reaching implications and are worth considering, regardless of whether you were at the meeting or have never left your state. Luckily, the videos of these rich discussions are available for all online.

Coming up next week: Developer Week San Francisco kicks off to a crowd of 8,000 attendees, providing technology-neutral programming, hackathons, leadership sessions, and block party-style networking. Running 3 – 7 February, the Developer Week umbrella will include agendas targeting VR/AR, AI, Javascript, and blockchain, just to name a few. In LA, Digital Entertainment World opens on 5 February offering a B2B event and marketplace for 1,800 global media and technology executives to evaluate the digital media landscape. SaaS founders, executives, and VCs head to the SaaStr Annual Conference, which runs 6 – 8 February in San Francisco. Diversity and inclusion is top of mind for the event producers, and in 2018 SaaStr will boast over 45% women speakers and over 60% women/multicultural speakers. Last but not least, Mobile Growth Summit returns for a fourth year, 7 – 8 February in San Francisco. More than 1,000 mobile marketers from a range of brands will attend to hear from speakers representing companies like Google, Lyft, Reuters, and more.