Event Expansion for CNBC: CNBC announced a few changes to its conference line up for 2019 including CNBC Evolve and a new invitation-only council, called the CNBC Technology Executive Council. Evolve, debuting on 19 June, is a three-event series that “will offer provocative conversations about how great companies are embracing change, disrupting themselves and reinventing their businesses to win in a new era.” It will also be held in Chicago and LA later in the year. CNBC has built out its event offerings over the past few years, allowing speakers and attendees to amplify their message from stage across the network’s television, digital and social platforms.

Admitted to Cleveland Clinic: Chief Executive Magazine, in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, will host the Healthcare CEO Summit later this year. This will be a by-invitation-only, intimate gathering for executive and board members of healthcare companies focused on topics such as building processes for creating change and serving customers; using new techniques and technologies to develop and maintain a high-performance, customer-centric company; and developing talent, placing bets and allocating capital in an era of continuous disruption. For more information on this new conference, taking place on 21 October 2019, click here.

Speaking Opportunity: Whether you are an executive, a manager, a journalist, a designer, a developer, a consultant, a vendor, a student, an academic or just a very interested news consumer, the Online News Association Conference (ONA19) wants to hear your session ideas for the fall event, taking place in New Orleans from 12 -14 September. If you have a topic idea to share, enter it into their suggestion box by 21 March. The conference is interested in covering several angles of the news industry including: how emerging technologies are being adopted in newsrooms; tips on making the most of subscriptions, sponsored content, sales and marketing activities; the technical side of content production and audience metrics and development, to name a few.

Lunchtime Learning: Every January thousands of professionals from retailers, technology companies, big brands and media, etc. head to the big Apple for the world’s largest retail conference and expo, NRF’s The Big Show. You don’t have to be in the retail biz to find the conference sessions fascinating. Consumers can just as easily relate to changes in the retail business – which will ultimately affect us all. Hear the CEO of grocery store chain, Kroger, on the evolving role of the store and retail jobs of the future; Find out how Target’s CEO is investing in guests and their future; and Learn about the state of retail from the founder of L2, a member-based business intelligence firm that benchmarks the digital performance of brands. Watch these keynotes and more here.

Coming Up Next Week: The worlds of music, film, and innovation collide at South by Southwest (SXSW), which runs 11-16 March in Austin. With so much programming to choose from at any one time — from keynotes, performances, and parties — this one can make your head spin. If you go, organizers offer helpful tips on carefully planning a schedule ahead of time and pacing yourself. At Cloud Expo Europe (12-13 March; London), over 800 experts will speak to successes, pitfalls to avoid, and best practices when embarking on a cloud adoption journey. Cloud Expo Europe is co-located with events like Smart IoT and Blockchain Tech World. Leading “Chief People Officers” in tech take the stage next week at LEAP HR Tech Talent, running 13-14 March in San Francisco. Sessions here promise value for companies no matter the growth stage. And last but not least is the Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Annual Conference (14-16 March; Palm Springs), which caters specifically to educators in California and Nevada.