Disruptive Tech Event: Chief Executive Magazine will add a new event to its line up next year! The Disruptive Tech Summit will debut in Boston from 10 -11 June. Hosted by Corporate Board Member and Chief Executive magazines, the conference will take CEOs and Board Members “beyond the buzzwords and theoretical promises to understand the practical business applications and strategies to embrace disruption.” According to the conference organizers, the event will function as a 2-day boot camp for public company CEOs and board members to get them up to speed on new technologies that will be affecting their business. Sessions will be top academics and thinkers on everything from blockchain to supply chain, including renowned innovation expert Clayton Christensen.
Celebrate Good Times: Innovate Celebrate is self-described as a global conference “bridging the gap between the very best emerging startups and the world’s leading technology brands.” Co-hosted by Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ and Established (formerly TechCo Media) the event will be in Boston for the first time this year (15 – 17 October)! The speakers and schedules have finally been announced here. The growing startup scene in Boston makes it an ideal location for this conference.
Speaking Opportunity: The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) World Conference will head to Vancouver next year (9 – 12 June), bringing together more than a thousand communications professionals from agencies and brands. The organization is currently seeking speaker proposals that fit within the conference theme of “Think Forward.” If you have “experiences or perspectives that will help the communication leaders of today and tomorrow be the best they can possibly be” submit a speaker proposal by 12 October 2018, following these thoroughly-written guidelines.
Lunchtime Learning: The Webit.Festival Europe events introduce disruptive technologies and present new business models in order provide all the ingredients for the enterprise world to innovate through collaboration with the hottest global startups. In 2018 the festival welcomed more than 5,000 attendees who were tech luminaries, corporate business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors. Check out the Innovate sessions which featured speakers whose technologies are shaping the future. Watch presentations by Patrick van der Smagt, director of the open-source Volkswagen Group AI Research Lab; Nigel Ackland, the pioneering pilot for the bebionic V3 prosthetic hand; Nicolas Verschelden, Head of Digital Innovation at Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Coming Up Next Week: Seattle lives up to its status as the northwest capital of tech when it hosts Geekwire Summit on 1 October. Ring’s CEO & Chief Inventor and Uber’s Chief Legal Officer are joined by the usual suspects, like AWS and Google, in addressing the future of the innovation economy. New York sees an influx of creative professionals this week with Advertising Week (1-4 October) kicking off Monday and attracting crowds approaching 100k for dozens of panels, happy hours, awards, and workshops. Later in the week, the 5th annual NY Media Festival gets underway featuring one-day programs (like Digital Media Wire’s Video Future of Television, 5 October) for leaders in entertainment, media, and technology with a focus on brands, advertising, monetization, and distribution. Fortune convenes its Most Powerful Women Summit (1-3 October) in Laguna Niguel, and as usual packs a punch with an impressive speaker lineup. Not to be outdone, Washington DC sees its eponymous Ideas Festival rebranded as The Atlantic Festival (2-4 October). The new name “pays homage to 161 years of award-winning journalism, analysis and storytelling, and captures the expansive nature of the event.”