Big Easy for Real(screen): The Realscreen Summit will move from its decades-long home in Washington DC to New Orleans in 2019. The conference organizers noted that the move to the Big Easy was the result of several consultations with past Realscreen Summit delegates, advisory board members and participants. The summit will be held from 28 – 31 January.
A New Call to Action: The Human Capital Institute (HCI) has introduced a new event for 2018, the Call to Action Conference. According to the conference manager, HCI decided to specifically focus on the professional and consultative skills that HR executives will need in the future – the skill sets that allows them to both drive innovation and add value that cannot be created by bots or other automation technologies. The Call to Action Conference will run from 3 – 5 October in Scottsdale, AZ.
Speaking Opportunity: IoT Evolution will return to Fort Lauderdale, FL from 29 January – 1 February. The umbrella event is comprised of multiple conference tracks along with collocated events covering Smart City Technology and applications, IoT Healthcare, Industrial IoT Solutions, and the LPWAN Expo. The conference managers are seeking submissions for session abstracts and speakers with “the experience, knowledge and background” to educate and inform a worldwide audience of enterprise implementors, governments and municipalities, Service Providers, IoT manufacturers, platform companies and other providers of IoT infrastructure.” If you have what it takes, submit speaker and topic ideas via their online form by 29 June.
Lunchtime Learning: The Guardian Changing Media Summit is the publication’s flagship media event that brings the industry together to discuss issues such as finding balance amid the accusations of misinformation and bias, the changing consumption patterns of readers, the responsible use of data, and how brands and agencies are promoting diversity. Watch sessions from last year’s conference here.
Coming up next week: More than 1,500 women and men from around the world converge at the Women In Technology International (WITI) Summit, 10-12 June in San Jose. Celebrating 2018’s theme of #BetheVision, WITI offers a welcoming venue for innovators who are “designing tomorrow’s tech markets & cultures today.” London Tech Week kicks off 11 June, showcasing the best of tech while providing networking, social, learning and business opportunities for almost 50,000 attendees. Self-styled as Europe’s Business Festival for Innovation and Digitization, CeBIT will run 11 – 15 June in Hannover, Germany. New for 2018 is an increased focus on future mobility, blockchain, eGovernment, augmented & virtual reality and influencer marketing. The producers of Promax/Broadcast Designers Association (BDA) Conference and Expo/US (11 – 14 June; New York) are excited to introduce a new one-day pop-up festival this year geared toward designers, visual storytellers, and scientists. In Dublin on 12 June, the fourth annual MoneyConf convenes the world’s leading bitcoin, cryptocurrency and fintech experts. MoneyConf is organized by the same team that produces Web Summit. More than 50,000 video game industry professionals and gamers head to LA next week when the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) hosts E3. Running 12-14 June, this mammoth event is open to the public, as well as streamed live.