Re-Wired Event Lineup: WIRED UK events team is changing its conference model in 2018. Instead of hosting seven separate events, they will consolidate them into three. They already have WIRED Health scheduled for 13 – 14 March in London. In addition, the organization plans to host a business conference in October, which will incorporate the content from the former retail, energy and money conferences. Security topics will be woven into all of the tracks. WIRED will also hold its flagship Live event in November, but will add a day of content that would have previously been part of the WIRED Next Generation conference. More information on the new events will be available soon.
The Future is Mobile: The Rutberg group has decided to discontinue its Future Mobile conference, also known as The Silicon Valley Summit. The conference was by-invitation only and held each June in the Bay Area. Rutberg decided to focus its efforts this year on its other flagship conferences, The London Summit and (WI) Wireless Influencers.
New track at GHC – Tech for Women: The Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women In Computing Conference, which is co-presented by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, will be held in Houston, TX from 26 – 28 September. Named after computer pioneer, Admiral Grace Hopper, the conference “aims to connect, inspire and guide women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.” This year, GHC has created a new track for the conference agenda: Tech for Women. It will highlight the policies, products and philanthropies developed by women, for women. To read more about this, and the other conference tracks, click here.
Speaking Opportunity: And speaking of the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women In Computing Conference…The event organizers are accepting speaker proposals until 7 March. There are a number of speaker requirements, tracks, and topics so be sure to read their submission guidelines before filling out the Call for Presenters (CFP) form.
Lunchtime Learning: Crowdsourcing Week (CSW) connects people with the latest ideas and best practices in crowdsourcing and crowd innovation globally, including topics about crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, and the crowd economy. These events bring together “peers to learn from the foremost pioneers of crowd innovation and collaboration.” Hear past conference speakers address topics such as: The data truth about crowdfunding; Collective intelligence in organizations; Creating an inclusive sharing economy; and The love story between open & social innovation.
Coming up next week: Brand executives head to IAB’s Annual Leadership Meeting (11 – 13 February; Palm Desert) for the latest strategies and technologies that are reshaping data-driven marketing. In Miami on 12 February, Kidscreen Summit will kick off for more than 1,000 producers, distributors, and buyers of kids programming under the theme “Exploring New Horizons in Kids Entertainment.” Code Media runs 12 – 13 February in Huntington Beach. Hosted by Recode Senior Editor Peter Kafka and Executive Editor Kara Swisher, Code Media offers a chance for key figures in media to gather and share insights on “what’s working, what isn’t, and what’s next.” More than 5,000 founders and investors flock to the Startup Grind Global Conference on 12 February in Redwood City. Finish your week in New York where Digiday will produce a one-day Future of TV Summit (15 February), examining how the business models of television and OTT must evolve to survive.