Milken Makes Moves: Milken Institute will host its Annual California Summit a little sooner than usual this year. Based on feedback from attendees and local government support, the event will be held in August instead of November and will move from LA to Sacramento. The conference programme will align with Milken Institute’s 2018 conference theme: “Navigating a World in Transition.” More details may be found here.
Security, Now Built In: O’Reilly Conferences will no longer host a Security Conference. Previously held in the fall in New York, the event has been dissolved because cyber security topics are covered in many of the other conferences within their event lineup. As the world becomes more connected, cyber security will become an increasingly important component of all tech conversations.
Speaking Opportunity: The conference formerly known as VRDC, has changed its name to XRDC and opened its call for submissions for 2018. The event, which has evolved to more broadly encompasses the rich diversity of immersive experiences, including innovative AR, VR, and MR use cases across industries, will take place from 29 – 30 October in San Francisco. The XRDC Advisory Board is accepting submissions “exploring augmented, virtual and mixed reality pertaining to healthcare, education, and training applications as well as both game and non-game entertainment-immersive development” until 4 June. Find out more information on the tracks and topics before submitting a speaker here.
Lunchtime Learning: For the past 50 years, CES has been the go-to conference for the anyone involved in the business of consumer technologies. Although that category has expanded considerably since the event’s founding, CES is still accurately self-described as “the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.” It is fun to look back on past announcements which is possible with the conference’s video site.
Coming up next week: From 27 – 29 May, HIMSS and Health 2.0 Europe will join forces in Barcelona to explore “international innovations in consumer health, patient care, digital healthcare technologies, big data and analytics, AI, and wearable tech.” Meanwhile, in Rancho Palos Verdes, ReCode’s Code Conference has promised to “dig even deeper into what’s next for industry stalwarts” this year and talk “with a new generation of technology titans who are casting the future.” This will be the first time the conference takes place without Walt Mossberg who retired last year. Also, in California next week (30 May – June 1), more than 6,000 CXOs, designers, developers, creative agencies, futurists, analysts, investors, and press will gather at AWE (Augmented World Expo) to find out what’s next with VR and AR. And on 30 May in New York, The New York Times Higher Ed Leaders Forum explores the complex issues faced by presidents, chancellors and provosts of our nation’s colleges and universities.