Dedicated to Dads: Last year, Working Mother Media introduced the Best Companies for Dads list to celebrate the organizations that understand “What Working Dads Want,” which coincides with new research from the Working Mother Research Institute. This year Working Mother Media will celebrate the 50 winners in at an inaugural Best Companies for Dads Forum and Awards Luncheon. The forum will take place in New York on 19 November and will gather a mix of executives, practitioners and mid to senior level award recipients.

New Summit at Kubecon: The Cloud Foundry Foundation and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation have teamed up to create the Serverless Practitioners Summit which be held on Monday, 18 November. Co-located at Kubecon + CloudNativeCon in San Diego, the inaugural event will unite the serverless community in a single-day track and present end users with comprehensive strategies to understand serverless in a cloud native context.

Speaking Opportunity: Have something important to say around content creation, distribution, monetization, or consumption? Submit your business topic for the NAB Show (18-22 April; Las Vegas) now through the 15th of November. The 2020 trade show will feature a limited number of session slots in the expo floor theaters as well as within the conference programs, which were formerly known as the Conference Flex Program. Want to talk tech instead? The call for technical papers as part of NAB’s Broadcast Engineering and IT (BEIT) Conference is also open, but closes two weeks earlier, on 1 November!

Lunchtime Learning: The Economist created the Open Future Initiative in 2018, in part, to celebrate their 175th anniversary. While the conversation takes place across all The Economist’s platforms, it culminates in a global event, the Open Future Festival, held simultaneously in Hong Kong, Manchester (London) and Chicago. Watch the discussions and debates mediated by journalists from The Economist and talks by prominent figures from across the political spectrum, as well as contributions from innovators, entrepreneurs, critics and connoisseurs.

Coming Up Next Week: Grab your TSA-compliant ID and “Journey to the Future of Money” at Money 20/20 in Las Vegas on 27 October. Money 20/20 tackles the fundamental changes in the way the world uses, spends, borrows, and moves money. The same group produces HLTH, a health care innovation conference running the same dates and just a quick jaunt down the boulevard. Though different areas of focus and audiences, both Money 20/20 and HLTH will capitalize on their big-name speakers. At NYC TV Week (28-30 October), major players in media and related technology meet and delve into topical tracks like streaming TV, advanced advertising, and Hispanic TV. The (ISC)² Security Congress emphasizes educational opportunities for cybersecurity knowledge sharing when it gets underway 28 October in Orlando. And at FairyGodBoss’ GALVANIZE, over 300 HR leaders gather to examine the most pressing needs of women in the workplace. GALVANIZE is held 29-30 in New York.