Helping Angels get their Wings: Entrepreneur, angel investor, and founder of LAUNCH Summit Jason Calacanis has announced that he is now hosting one-day courses in cities around the world, based on the knowledge shared in his recent book ANGEL and its companion podcast. Called Angel University, the program’s goal is to help accredited investors understand how to angel invest and share their deals. The curriculum is designed for anyone from potential investors who haven’t done a single deal to seasoned angels with several under their belt. The sessions will cover five key topics: sourcing deals, evaluating startups, negotiating deals, portfolio and bankroll management, and post-deal efforts. Find a list of the upcoming Angel University events here.
Prepare for the Future of WorkSpaces: Conference conglomerate UBM recently announced WorkSpace Connect, a brand-new event in Dallas this fall designed to gather IT, HR, and facilities leaders under one roof. The goal of the inaugural program is straightforward – to prepare attendees for the “future of digital workspaces that take advantage of innovations in the use of technology and office space.” Dates haven’t officially been announced, so keep your eyes on the website for more details on timing.
Cyber Conferences Postponed: Imago Techmedia, a subsidiary of Clarion Events Limited, has cancelled its series of Cyber Security Conferences held in the US. According to the conference manger’s post: “After two fantastic and exciting years in Chicago and our first ever event in Atlanta late last year, our US Cyber Security event series will be using 2019 as an investment and R&D year.” The time will be spend evaluating a n evolved proposition for events in 2020. In the meantime, the organization will be producing a monthly newsletter to keep its followers up-to-date on latest industry developments.
Speaking Opportunity: Parks Associates Connected Health Summit examines consumer adoption and usage of connected health technologies and their expansion into the smart home, healthcare, and independent living ecosystems. Focused on data-driven, human-centric patient experience and engagement, the summit will attract approximately 250 healthcare and technology leaders when it returns to San Diego on 27 – 29 August. If you have expertise on the connected healthcare revolution and the consumerization of healthcare, submit your speaker proposal here by 26 April.
Lunchtime Learning: The annual S.H.E. Summit is run by a coalition of businesses and other leaders committed to “accelerating diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and world.” But if you weren’t able to attend the conference last year – and with the 2019 summit is still months away – you can find inspiration and empowerment from the new S.H.E Summit’s YouTube channel. And don’t let the name fool you. S.H.E. invites anyone to participate and learn new ways to become change agents, build resilience, and break down barriers.
Coming Up Next Week: One of the biggest draws in digital entertainment, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show kicks off 6 April in Las Vegas. New for 2019, NAB attendees can enjoy expanded eSports and In-Vehicle experiences for new ideas and solutions in these hot areas. At the Dublin Tech Summit (10-11 April) – described as “Europe’s fastest growing tech conference” – participants will be treated to talks by CTOs of Amazon and NASA, as well as other experts from tech leaders, disruptors, and innovative consumer brands. Forbes CIO Summit (7-8 April; Half Moon Bay) is designed to take a select group of IT leaders – just 150 attend – on a collective deep dive into tech advancements like AI, ML, and data analytics. Last but not least, next week marks the 10th annual Women in the World Summit (10-12 April; New York) with heavy hitter speakers you may have heard of: Oprah Winfrey, Stacey Abrams, and Anna Wintour, just to name a few.