Block your Calendar: The team behind DeveloperWeek has announced a new conference to take place in San Jose from 12 – 14 September: BlockWorld 2018. They are expecting 3,000+ attendees and 200+ speakers from blockchain professionals, developers, entrepreneurs, and investors. According to the conference managers, BlockWorld will cover “all areas of disruptive blockchain innovation with tracks including Bitcoin and the Future of Money, Ethereum and FinTech Innovation, ICOs and investing in currencies, Security and Cryptography, Decentralized Apps and Protocols, and more.”
Commerce Conference Comeback: After successfully expanding the East Coast version of Code Commerce to two-days in 2017, the Recode conference team announced that they will again return to New York for their second annual two-day commerce event in September. Code Commerce will again include interviews between retail leaders and Jason Del Rey and Kara Swisher. It will also bring back the On-Location Experiences and small-group networking opportunities. Registration and more info should be available soon.
Speaking Opportunity: The WorkHuman Conference provides the knowledge and tools HR leaders need to unlock the energy of their workforce, increase engagement, and help their companies achieve their full business potential. The conference managers are now accepting speaker proposals for their 2019 conference, to take place from 18 – 21 March in Nashville, TN. If you have a topic that aligns with one of the conference tracks, submit your speaker and topic suggestion by 31 May here.
Lunchtime Learning: Building on the legacy of the Montgomery Technology Conference (which began in 2004), The Montgomery Summit is designed to meet the evolving needs of local and global leaders in technology and finance. Attendance is by-invitation-only, but if you weren’t one of the 1,000 executives and investors who took part in March, you can still check out the best sessions. Hear from experts representing Accenture, IBM, and PBS explain some of today’s most pressing issues in technology and business strategy.
Coming Up Next Week: The 2018 Festival of Media (FOM) Global says buongiorno to Rome on 13 May. Under the theme “Defining Purposeful Media: Culture, Future, Innovation,” the program draws more than 800 delegates from across the international advertising industry. At its Marketing AI conference (15 May; New York), MediaPost aims to move beyond the familiar chatbot face of consumer AI and dig into its implications and immediate benefits to marketers and advertisers. Gateway to Innovation (16 May; St. Louis) is a quality IT event that attracts around 1,200 leaders from the greater St. Louis area and features insights from leaders at Boeing, Google, and Oracle. The fourth annual Rise of AI Conference will be held 17 May in Berlin. Originally created to help a small group of 15 enthusiasts learn, understand, and adapt artificial intelligence, Rise of AI now draws a select crowd of 500 entrepreneurs, investors, journalists, and enterprise executives. And on 17 May in Washington, DC, Bloomberg Live: The Future of Cybersecurity will examine the collaborative framework and workforce education and investment our economy needs to secure tomorrow’s future.