Tech Savvy Content Development: Content Marketing Institute (CMI) acquired the Intelligent Content Conference in 2014 to help professionals develop more efficient and scalable content strategies. As the industry has evolved, CMI has decided to focus more of the conference content on technology – and its impact on content, processes, and strategy. Therefore, they are rebranding and renaming the Intelligent Content Conference to ContentTECH Summit in 2019. The event will be in San Diego from 8 – 10 April. To learn more and submit speakers check out the new web site here.

Innovation and Intelligence Coming Together: The World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE) just completed a merger with the brands of the World Innovation Organization (“WIO”), including the World Intelligence Festival, Design Intelligence Atelier, Intelligent Cities Expo and the World’s Most Innovative People Awards. Moving forward, WSIE will include “the sum of these experiences” and “focus on inspiring and spreading intelligent innovations…across seven industries – services, lifestyle, manufacturing, infrastructure, health, industry 4.0 and cities.” And based on the conference organizers discussions with many of the WIO fellows, partners and speakers, they decided to move the event from October of 2018 to 8 – 10 April 2019. It will be held at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Speaking Opportunity: The ISTE Conference & Expo is one of the most influential edtech events in the world. From 23 – 26 June thousands of educators who are looking to harness the power of technology to advance learning and teaching will gather in Philadelphia for the 2019 annual conference. Until 27 September, educators at any career stage or exhibitors who would like to demonstrate noncommercial uses of technology to transform education may submit speaker proposals via the online CFP form. Remember to check out their submission guidelines first. They offer helpful details and tips.

Lunchtime Learning: The DLD Team heads to the Big Apple every spring to explore the infinite opportunities of the digital world and to inspire discussion around the most important trends headed our way. Hear an eclectic line up of speakers including Werner Vogels from Amazon in a session called We Can Hear You – Voice For Business, Mary Lou Jepsen of OpenWater and Wolf Singer of Max Planck Society on Disrupting The MRI – New Ways To Read The Brain; and Stephan Schambach of NewStore on The Future Of Retail.

Coming Up Next Week: Over 2,000 healthcare professionals – everyone from nurses and hospital CIOs to policy makers and tech providers – gather at Health 2.0 (16-18 September; Santa Clara). There, they’ll be treated to keynotes from Google, UPMC, Walmart, and more. On 17 September, the IFP Screen Forward Conference kicks off in New York and showcases the development, production, and promotion of hundreds of independent films. The Berkeley Innovation Forum (BIF) runs 19-20 September. True to its mission of open innovation, BIF brings together a carefully selected, membership-based group of about 125 executives whose discussions are guided by their own experiences but also the latest research out of UC Berkeley and other universities. The AI Summit (18-20 September; San Francisco) boasts the tagline “world’s largest AI for business event” and with good reason: AWS, Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft all participate here. And on 21 September, the 3rd annual VR/AR Global Summit gets underway in Vancouver and offers keynotes, workshops, and other collaborative spaces for attendees to examine advancements in VR/AR/MR.