Brandweek is Back: James Cooper, the editorial director of Adweek, recently announced that his team would be bringing back the storied Brandweek franchise with a “first-of-its-kind event where the most dynamic minds in the brand marketing community will gather to launch hundreds of conversations, thousands of ideas and millions of actions that will shape the future of brands and transform the way they influence the world.” Brandweek conference, which will happen on 23 – 25 September in Palm Springs, will focus on the future of brands through four overarching themes: Emerging Tech, The Future of Retail, The Human Factor, and Brands in Society. More information may be found here.

Follow the Money: Richard Jacobs (organizer of the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference,) is hosting a new conference in September. The Future Tech Expo, which will take place from 14 – 16 September in Dallas, is self-described as “the only conference that gives attendees the full picture on how “smart money” is betting on the fourth industrial revolution.” The agenda will cover topics including blockchain, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, virtual reality, and other future tech spaces – so that the more than 2,000 attendees can understand how and where investors are placing their bets.

Speaking Opportunity: When Mobile World Congress Americas comes to Los Angeles from 12 – 13 September the agenda will again cover the most critical topics in the mobile industry. The conference managers are looking for speaker and topics suggestions that align with one of their main themes: Media & Entertainment, the 4th Industrial Revolution, Innovation, and The Network. Submit your ideas online by 11 May.

Lunchtime Learning:  The Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series, named after the former dean of the Caltech faculty and emeritus professor of physics who founded the series in 1922, features speakers from Caltech and JPL, who address their cutting-edge research. Watch some of the fascinating topics covered in these videos: What Columbus Discovered as professor Nicholas Wey-Gomez unwinds the threads of discovery; How Clean is the Cloud? considered by Professor Adam Wierman; and Using Fish to Understand How and Why We Sleep by professor David Prober.

Coming Up Next Week: The Milken Institute will hold its annual, by-invitation-only Global Conference for 3,500 business leaders and government officials in Beverly Hills. Its 2018 theme “Navigating a World in Transition” draws attention to the forum’s perennial goal of advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs, and improve health. In New York, the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference runs 30 April – 2 May, offering attendees updates on the most important AI developments for business, through the lens of both technical and strategy-based sessions. Over the past several years, Interop ITX (30 April – 4 May; Las Vegas) has remained one of the largest events geared toward IT decision makers across all industries. New in 2018: The program has been designed by all-new track chairs. Collision kicks off its fifth year as “America’s fastest growing tech conference,” drawing about 25,000 attendees last year. This year’s event takes place from 1 – 3 May in New Orleans and features CEOs and other senior speakers from companies such as Facebook, Lyft, Microsoft, and Oracle. And on 1 May, The Atlantic will again host its Education Summit for 250 educators and policymakers tackling the monumental question: What does the future of American education look like?