Blockchain Bash for Brands: CDX is now hosting a new “deep-dive” event series – The CDX Academy. They will launch this series with The CDX Blockchain Brand Innovation Summit which is being produced with The Center for Global Brand Leadership at Columbia University on 11 May in New York. The Summit will consider Blockchain’s impact on business and marketing. For more information on this conference, click here.

New Dates Cloud Expo: Sys-Con, the organization behind the Cloud Expo and its co-located events, has changed its event line up for 2018/19. To eliminate the union labor charges for their sponsors and exhibitors, Sys-Con will now hold the New York conference on 12 – 13 November 2018 and move the California conference to June of 2019.

Speaking Opportunity: PRSA International Conference, taking place from 7 – 9 October, in Austin, Texas, is accepting speaker proposals through 26 March. The conference agenda highlights the intersection of technology and media and how it is shaping public relations and communications. If you have a topic idea that would be of interest to the more than 3000 industry professionals in attendance, submit here before the deadline.

Lunchtime Learning: Imagine Solutions Conference just wrapped up another gathering last week in Naples. This conference was inspired by the initiatives that came out of Aspen Ideas Festival and TED. While the agenda covers many issues and ideas, it always includes tracks on education, healthcare, arts and social entrepreneurship. Hear from a diverse lineup of speakers such as Dr. Ken Anderson, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School as well as Director of the Lebow Institute for Myeloma Therapeutics and Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins and Sydney Morris, the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Educators For Excellence (E4E), a teacher-led organization that seeks to ensure teachers’ voices are meaningfully included in the policy decisions that impact their classrooms and professions.

Coming up next week: The tech and creative worlds collide in Austin at South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference, running 10-14 March. Nearly 25,000 attend the conference portion of the SXSW festival conglomerate to be inspired by thought leaders like Ta-Nehisi Coates, Melinda Gates, and hundreds of other experts and innovators. Enterprise Connect kicks off 12 March in Orlando. With more than 6,000 decision-makers from enterprise, government agencies, and educational institutions, Enterprise Connect represents a “who’s who” of the communication and collaboration space. Formerly known as the Shopper Marketing Summit, the Path to Purchase (P2P) Summit runs 12 – 14 March in Chicago offering education and networking for retail execs seeking new ways to meet shoppers’ needs. And professionals working in NYC’s local digital marketing space will gather on 12 March at the Local Online Advertising Conference (LOAC). They will hear from successful peers on everything from local programmatic advertising to packaging digital services to the best OTT strategy for “local.”