Deep Thoughts: The Cynefin Centre for Organizational Complexity, Information Today, Inc. and Dysart & Jones Associates will join forces in November to create Complexity in Human Systems Symposium. This new day-and-a-half symposium will happen on 7 – 8 November in Washington DC and will bring together “some of the leading academics, thinkers, and practitioners in the field of complexity” to discuss a range of topics, including: How government and industry can more effectively navigate the multiple uncertainties of a hyper-connected world; What models of leadership are appropriate for conditions of growing uncertainty; and What are the implications for individual development, agency, and organization growth that arise from complexity and cognitive science?

The Incite Scoop: Known for its “by brands for brands” philosophy, the Incite Group organizes several events throughout the year investigating emerging marketing technologies, strategies, and channels. In 2020, its West coast Brand Marketing Summit makes the move from San Francisco to San Diego, taking place from 14 – 15 May. The organizers believe the new venue will provide an even better experience for its 350 delegates and differentiate the gathering from the many hosted in Silicon Valley.

Speaking Opportunity: Self-described as the “World’s Largest Developer Expo + Conference Series,” Developer Week will return to San Francisco from 12 – 16 February gathering more than 8,000 developers for 50 week-long events including the DeveloperWeek 2020 Conference. Tracks will include the JavaScript Conference; DevExec World; AI Dev Conference; Blockchain Dev Conference; Containers/Kubernetes; Coding Reality (AR/VR); Dev Career Summit; Next Gen Languages; Mobile Dev Track; Web Dev Track; Devops track; and New Database Technologies. If you have a topic and speaker to suggest do so before the first round proposal deadline on 14 October 2019.

Lunchtime Learning: The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium brings together leading faculty from MIT and information technology executives from around the world. The annual event offers interactive learning and discussion around the future of technology and best practices that CIOs have learned in the trenches. Hear from the technical leaders of organizations such as Mercer, JetBlue, Adobe, and SoulCycle as they take on topics like Managing Organizational Explosions During Digital Transformation; Jump-Starting America – Have We Lost Our Technology Mojo?; and How to Architect Your Business for Sustained Success.

Coming Up Next Week: GeekWire Summit convenes for an 8th year on 7 October in Seattle, covering issues like the future of AI, health tech, transportation, and privacy. At GITEX (6-10 October), Dubai’s annual consumer and tech trade show, organizers are combining for the first time the conference programs that target startups and veteran executives, respectively. Investor Jason Calacanis’ 2019 US event is Launch Scale (7-8 October; San Francisco), which, as the name suggests, is all about how entrepreneurs can learn how to scale up their operations. On the other coast, about 3,000 startups, enterprise leaders, and investors will gather at Ascent Conference NYC to explore matters of growth and innovation. Fun fact: About half of Ascent attendees are SaaS companies! And just down the road, the New Yorker Festival gets underway next Friday when it will celebrate 20 years bringing together the biggest names in news, politics, books, film, music, art, and pop culture.