What’s NEXT? Bloomberg BNA will no longer host their Next Tech or Next Infrastructure conferences, instead putting all efforts and energy towards the Bloomberg Next Summit, which aims to “create new connections and bridge gaps between American innovators and Washington’s ideas and influence community.” The summit expanded to three days in 2018 and changed venues (13- 15 November at the InterContinental, The Wharf in D.C.) The attendance is expected to grow to 250 tech executives, members of federal agencies, think tanks and academia.

The Show Must Not Go On: Dark Reading announced this week that its INsecurity Conference, originally scheduled for 23 – 25 October has been cancelled. According to the organizers, “After a detailed review of different facets including registrations and sponsorships, we are going to have to cancel the INsecurity Conference for 2018.” They still believe in the concept of a “non-west-coast event that focuses on blue team best practices, expert speakers, and lots of interaction” and hope to bring it back again in 2019.

VRVoice Goes Abroad: When VRVoice.co launched a few years ago, it was a content vertical on all things virtual reality. They are going to keep the brand name as VRVoice, but they now cover AR, MR, XR as well. VR Voice founder Robert Fine just announced that they are hosting their first European event in Zurich from 3 – 4 December. The conference will highlight leaders pushing the boundaries of applied virtual reality within healthcare.

Speaking Opportunity: Strata Data Conference offers a deep dive into emerging techniques and technologies and illustrates how big data, machine learning, and analytics are changing how we do business. If you have a talk that highlights how the strategic use of data can shape the future of both business and technology, submit it for consideration before the 18 September deadline. Sample topics and best practices for writing a strong proposal may be found here.

Lunchtime Learning: Unbound conferences connect brands and corporates with disruptive technology, products and services, in order to fuel their innovation and growth. The event now takes place in four locations around the world: Miami, Singapore, London and Bahrain. Hear the top minds in fintech, adtech, AI, healthtech, eCommerce, robotics and more, share their knowledge and highlight emerging technologies.

Coming Up Next Week: While most event producers get to enjoy summer’s unofficial last week, VMworld’s organizers are gearing up to welcome 22,000 tech professionals and business decision-makers to Las Vegas from 26-28 August. In addition to peer networking and educational sessions, attendees can expect to be inspired by keynoter and youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. In the U.S. capital, attendees of Digital Summit DC will hear from brand and tech marketers 27-28 August on pressing issues facing their peers, such as content, data & analytics, design, and UX. Last but not least, GoSec Cyber Security Conference will run 29-30 August in Montreal, gathering more than 400 IT and security experts from multiple sectors.