Dublin Tech Summit’s New Diggs: After strong growth and positive feedback the past two years, Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) has decided to move to a new venue that will better accommodate its attendees. The conference, which will run from 10 – 11 April 2019 will be hosted in RDS, considered Ireland’s premier venue for exhibitions, conferences, meetings and entertainment events. It is worth noting that this is the former home of Web Summit, which now takes place in Lisbon.
By Any Other Name: The team behind The Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Festival has announced that the gathering will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a name change. Henceforth known as The Atlantic Festival, the event will again take place in October in Washington D.C. According to the organizers, “our new name pays homage to 161 years of reporting, analysis, and storytelling, and captures the expanded ambition of the event.”
Speaking Opportunity: Black Hat events provide attendees with the latest information, research, development, and trends in information security. Black Hat Briefings were created 20 years ago and cover everything “from critical information infrastructure to widely used enterprise computer systems to the latest InfoSec research and development and everything in between.” The Briefings are vendor-neutral, allowing the presenters to speak candidly about real problems and potential solutions across both the public and private sectors. Until 20 August, Black Hat Europe, which will return to London from 3 – 6 December, will be accepting speaker/topic ideas for the 25 & 50-minute Briefings. Submit today.
Lunchtime Learning: POLITICO Live is an extension of POLITICO’s journalism, convening “global thought- leaders and influencers to discuss key issues, big ideas and trends playing out at the intersection of local, national and international policy and politics.” Watch some of these interviews, featuring Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Personal Finance Expert Suze Orman, and Former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush.
Coming Up Next Week: Black Hat USA kicks off its 21st year providing the latest in research and trends for the information security industry. Six days of technical trainings and conference programming run 4 – 9 August in Las Vegas. Later that week in Vegas, DEF CON (9-12 August) offers its annual “conference for hackers.” (More than 20,000 of them!) Attendees this year can network and learn with their peers at 28 content-based villages, covering everything from AI to crypto to ethics. For a different sort of crowd, the Milken Institute offers its California Policy Summit on 7 August in Sacramento. The invitation-only summit convenes top-level executives and policymakers to confront the state’s most persistent policy challenges. Retailers head to Boston this week for eTail East (6-9 August) to learn from fellow leaders, start-ups, and eCommerce disruptors. And on 8 August, more than 600 business leaders, high-growth startup founders, media, and investors head to Vancouver for Traction Conference to share the challenges and opportunities for “Scaling Up” – which also happens to be the 2018 theme.