Streaming into Latin America: Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP will be bringing his Stream (un)conferences to Latin America for the first time next year. Stream LATAM, will debut from 16-19 May 2019 in Salvador, Brazil. The Stream conferences, held all over the world, do not follow a traditional conference model. Instead of curated content, any delegate can speak on any topic that he or she chooses. There are typically several sessions held concurrently at any given time, and the discussions are facilitated by the attendees. More info on the new event may be found here.
Cyber Security in a City Near You!: Imago Techmedia, the team behind IPEXPO Europe has added two new cybersecurity conferences to its 2018 lineup. After a successful expansion into the United States last year with Cyber Security Chicago, Imago Techmedia will be hosting similar conferences in two more U.S. cities. Cyber Security Atlanta will be held on 17 – 18 October and Cyber Security Dallas will be on 31 October– 1 November 2018. Check out this group’s global lineup of events.
Speaking Opportunity: AI World is one of the industry’s largest independent events focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning. This year’s theme is “Accelerating Innovation in the Enterprise.” According to the conference managers, they are looking for submissions that speak to “the challenges and hurdles that enterprises have overcome in successfully implementing AI in innovative ways.” The conference will return to Boston from 3 – 5 December. If you have a story to share, submit via the online CFP by 31 March.
Lunchtime Learning: Tech By Superwomen Summit (TSWS) was created to enable greater diversity in the technology space. These gatherings aim to bring “women and men together to speak about the roles of responsibility, accountability and highlight paths forward to transform tech culture and tap new opportunities for innovation as a result.” This year’s conference, taking place from 3 – 4 May in San Francisco will again include speakers from tech, business leadership and politics who will give keynotes, fireside chats and one-on-one interviews. Watch some of last year’s empowering talks here, including Tech Superwomen Founder Cathryn Posey’s inspiring, closing address.
Coming up next week: More than 40,000 health IT professionals and clinicians gather at HIMSS 2018 (5 – 9 March; Las Vegas). One of the leading health information and technology conferences worldwide, HIMSS covers topics like privacy, cybersecurity, connected health, and data analytics. International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) – which has been assembling the critical communications industry for more than 40 years – moves to Orlando in 2018 and kicks off 5 March. (IWCE will return to Las Vegas in 2019.) SXSWedu is expected to attract over 7,000 education thought leaders from around the world when it runs 5 – 8 March in Austin as a precursor to the larger SXSW Festival the following week. The Montgomery Summit is an invitation-only conference for 1,000 investors and top executives in media, communications, and IT. It will be held 7 – 8 March in Santa Monica. And last but least is Digital Hollywood’s Media Summit, which runs 7 – 8 March in New York and gathers leading executives, content creators, and producers in the entertainment technology space.