Making Me Hungry: Digital Hollywood Fall (16 – 18 October in Los Angeles) has added a new track to its agenda: “Food Tech + Wellness – Food Culture – Food Industry.” The track will be co-hosted and curated with Kim Martin, Executive Producer, Cofounder, Rock Shrimp Productions. Attendees will hear discussions around topics such as: Food Science Pioneers: Applying the Tools of Chemistry & Innovation; Food as Medicine: Food for the Body – Food for the Soul; Wellness and Nutrition: Paleo, Ketogenic and Whole30.
Rolling into Retail: PSFK Conference NYC, which has previously been described as “a TED Conference for creatives”, is undergoing a transition to a series of retail-focused events. While their conferences were previously more focused on free-form innovation and inspiration, the company began shifting the program to retail insights last year with the CXi (Consumer Experience Innovation) Conference. PSFK will continue to host conferences, but instead of a flagship annual gathering, they will hold more timely and topical events covering innovation in retail.
Speaking Opportunity: The organizers of the La Jolla California edition of the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference (11 – 13 March) are seeking qualified speakers to present at the 2019 event. Potential presenters are encouraged to submit abstracts that are “relevant, current, and reflect a learning objective from any of the following primary session tracks: Audit/Risk Management; Forensics; Information Security; Investigations. Submit via the online form before the 21 September deadline.
Lunchtime Learning: Speaking of PSFK… one of the ways they aim to inspire “their readers, our clients and our guests to make things better” is to offer examples of how others are creating better products, better services, better lives or a better world. Check out some of the featured speakers from previous conferences here.
Coming Up Next Week: Marketing and IT leaders in tech meet at IDG’s ENGAGE Marketing Summit (23 August; Menlo Park). The summit offers a one-day program examining issues such as the tech buyer’s journey and new collaboration opportunities between sales and marketing. The Edinburgh International TV Festival kicks off 22 August and for the first time in 2018 will run separately from the Film Festival (which was held earlier this summer). One of the industry’s longest running festivals, Edinburgh brings together “all parts of the TV world to celebrate the creativity, diversity and inspirational talent in our field and to debate major issues.” The MoneyShow San Francisco runs 23-25 August, providing leadership and education for financial professionals, investors, and policymakers. The agenda will include sessions on income & growth, alternative investing, and opportunities in cannabis, many of which will be streamed live. And from 19 – 23 August in Santa Barbara, the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) holds its 38th Annual International Conference, Crypto, offering a deep dive into technical topics such as encryption, authentication, and cryptocurrencies.