Focus on FinTech: The Linux Foundation recently announced that they would be hosting a new event… the Open FinTech Forum.  It will highlight “how cutting-edge open source technologies — including AI, Blockchain/Distributed Ledger, Kubernetes/Containers, and Quantum Computing — can be leveraged to drive efficiencies and flexibility in an organization.” The conference will happen this fall, 10 – 11 October, in New York City.

California Dreaming: Last year we wrote about how the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference was expanding to Texas with a second annual conference in San Antonio.  Now, the conference organizers have announced that they are expanding even further – adding a third location in 2019! Taking place from 11 – 13 March 2019 just outside San Diego, the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference in California will allow attendees on the west coast to “gain all the knowledge, networking, etc. that the brand provides to the cybersecurity/digital forensics industry.” Read the original announcement here.

Speaking Opportunity: AutoMobility LA is the result of a 2016 merger between the Connected Car Expo and Los Angeles Auto Show Trade Days. Showcasing the latest in automotive innovation, the conference gathers technology companies, automakers, designers, entrepreneurs, government officials and press. If you have a topic and/or speaker idea to share, submit it via the CFP form by 13 April.

Lunchtime Learning:  The Great Place to Work for All Summit is “dedicated to helping business people learn how to build a winning workplace culture.” Hear executives from companies such as Accenture, Atlassian, Marriott, Quicken Loans, SAP, Salesforce, Workday, and PwC—many of which you’ll find on Fortune’s annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

Coming up next week: The Globoforce WorkHuman Conference gets underway 3 April in Austin. In its fourth year, the WorkHuman Conference pairs an impressive keynote line up with topical breakouts and networking for those driving the next generation of HR. On 4 April, Commonwealth Club will partner with the University of San Francisco in producing Innovate for Good, a one-day forum merging social good and business profit interests. The US News STEM Solutions Conference (4-6 April; Washington, DC) offers more than 1,400 attendees an executive-level examination of the complexities of developing a workforce skilled in science, technology, engineering, and math. Email marketers will gather at the Email Evolution Conference (4 – 6 April; New Orleans) to hear experts from Litmus, MailChimp, and other well-known brands. And executives from across the country head to the Northeast next week for women’s leadership programming as Simmons Leadership Conference takes place on 5 April (Boston) and Stern Women in Business (SWIB) Conference runs 6 April (New York).