Hot Conference Update: RISE conference, produced by the team behind Web Summit and Collision, has been held in Hong Kong since 2015.  And much like its sister conferences, it continues to grow in size and reputation. After several years under the sweltering July sun, the organizers have decided to move the conference to the springtime, capitalizing on more optimal weather conditions. RISE 2020 will return to Hong Kong from 30 March – 2 April.

Everyone in the Pool (of Data): After a successful launch in 2018 Forrester has decided to make the Data Strategy & Insights Forum an annual event. Last year, the Forum introduced the concept of the insights-driven enterprise and Forrester’s latest research on this new breed of business dependent on a critical, shared resource: deep pools of data. This year’s conference dates and location have been announced. It will take place at the Fairmont Austin from 5 – 6 November and will again cover how data analytics, data governance, and data infrastructure are “moving from specialized back offices to the center of corporate strategy.”

Speaking Opportunity: The California Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference has opened its Call for Speaker submissions. The event takes place from 8 – 11 March in San Diego and will cover topics related to Audit/Risk Management; Forensics; Information Security; and Investigations. This group also hosts sister events in Myrtle Beach, SC and San Antonio, TX, but this call for speakers applies only to the California conference. While session ideas must be suggested here by 16 September, speakers will not be notified of their acceptance until early November.

Lunchtime Learning: Techonomy, the conference and media company, is aptly named. According to the organizers, it combines the words “technology” and “economy” because technology has become a central part of the economy in which we operate and the society in which we live. The Techonomy Conference, which returns to Half Moon Bay in November (17 – 19) will bring together senior business executives, economic leaders, policy makers, and academics from top universities under the theme “Collaborating for Responsible Growth.” As you look forward to the 2019 event, check out videos of last year’s speakers, including Melinda Richter Global Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS; Tony Prophet Chief Equality Officer of Salesforce; Jeremy King EVP and Chief Technology Officer of Walmart; and the always-insightful Tim Berners-Lee.

Coming Up Next Week: Global Security Exchange (GSX) will take place 8-12 September in Chicago, with an emphasis on education for cyber, operational, and physical security professionals from across private and public sectors. This year’s O’Reilly AI Conference runs 9-12 September in San Jose; while next year’s version of this conference bumps up months earlier to March 2020. In Boston, the HCI Learning and Leadership Development Conference will tackle the HR issues that cause underperformance and leadership gaps. Digital Marketing Expo and Conference – otherwise known as dmexco (11-12 September; Cologne) – returns to cover digital marketing trends impacting brands, media, tech, and other businesses. Crowdsourcing Week Global builds on its six years of highlighting the most important crowdsourced and open innovation opportunities. It runs 12-13 September; San Francisco. And last but not least, the media/entertainment/tech set heads to Amsterdam, where the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) gets underway on 13 September.