See you next May, Eh?: A couple weeks ago we wrote about Collision Conference’s quest to find a new home. If you were one of the respondents who voted for Toronto, you are in luck! The tech conference announced that it will be relocating from New Orleans to Toronto, Canada next year. The 2019 event will take place from 20 – 23 May. Watch Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau announce the move here.
San Francisco Gets WIRED: In order to celebrate its 25-year anniversary, WIRED will return to its roots in San Francisco hosting a four-day, city-wide festival from 12 – 15 October. The gathering will celebrate “the ideas, innovations, and individuals that have reshaped our world over the past 25 years, and those that will shape it moving forward.” The Festival, appropriately named WIRED 25 will include open houses at Silicon Valley’s top companies, musical performances and book readings, and a thought leadership forum with keynotes, demos and networking opportunities. The festival organizers expect approximately 2,500 attendees over the course of the four days. More information will be available within the coming weeks.
Speaking Opportunity: Money20/20, taking place from 21 – 26 October, is self-described as the conference “where the Payments, FinTech and Financial Services ecosystem unites to create and explore the disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.” The event has a hard Call for Content deadline of 8 June, but the conference organizers recommend submitting ideas ASAP as speakers are confirmed on a rolling basis beginning in March. In order to increase your chances of acceptance review the conference’s step by step guide to its Call for Content process before submitting anything.
Lunchtime Learning: The ASU + GSV Summit attracts more than 4,000 leaders from the enterprise, investment, higher education, and PreK – 12 communities. But this is not your average EDU conference! Sessions focus on “elevating dialogue and driving action around raising learning and career outcomes through scaled innovation.” The agenda covers topics such as: Why Democratizing xR Will Revolutionize Education; AI Plus Human Intelligence Is The Future of Work; Is the U.S. Ready for Consumers to Rate the Value of Higher Education?; and Free-Range Learning in the Digital Age. Check out all of the compelling speakers here.
Coming up next week: The WSJ launches its inaugural Future of Everything Festival (8 – 10 May; New York) to explore the exciting changes – from art to artificial intelligence – that are transforming our world. Experts from Google, Slack, and even celebrities-turned-entrepreneurs will headline the event, highlighting New York at its most innovative. Just a few miles away, Techonomy NYC also gets underway 8 May, drawing an intimate crowd of movers and shakers who will examine today’s critical technological advancements and policy changes. New Schools Venture Summit will run 8 – 9 May in San Francisco. This annual invitation-only is designed for education leaders who bring important and diverse perspectives in PreK-12 education innovation. And on 9 May in La Jolla, the Near Future Summit will convene inventors, entrepreneurs, media, and investors for an intensive three days of ideas and collaboration, as well as art and music.