Marketing Mania: The Dubai World Trade Centre is organizing a new event happening 11 – 12 November in Dubai. Marketing Mania will be made up of several components including workshops, an awards ceremony, an exhibition and a conference. The conference programme will focus broadly on marketing and communications trends. More than 10,000 visitors are expected throughout the week but the conference will have between 400 – 600.  More details on the event may be found here.

Going Green in NYC: Bloomberg Media is launching the Green Summit to take place on 29 July in New York. Self-described as the culture-shaping event for the new climate era, the Bloomberg Green Summit will “feature the voices of those people working at the edge of change to deliver real solutions” from business, design, culture, food, technology, science and entertainment. The anticipated audience is 650+ business professionals and investors working in sustainability and affluent consumers with a passion for sustainability.

Speaking Opportunity: This year marks the 10th anniversary of Seattle Interactive Conference (21 – 22 October), which spotlights the convergence of technology, creativity, and commerce in one of the world’s most innovative cities. SIC brings together thousands of entrepreneurs and online business professionals for in-depth presentations, master classes and networking events. In 2020, the conference organizers are more focused than ever on inspired ideas at the intersection of industry, design and culture. They are looking for speakers who combine creative thinking and tactical tools. Send in any keynote, workshop, or even interactive experience ideas before 24 July via this online form.

Lunchtime Learning: Back in 2015, the co-founders of Change Catalyst created both the (thus-named) consultancy and Tech Inclusion event series in response to what they perceived was a dearth of actual solutions to diversity and inclusion problems in tech. Today the events continue globally toward a goal of developing tech talent that is “intersectionally diverse, radically inclusive, highly skilled technically, emotionally intelligent, and practices allied leadership.” Virtually every presentation from the last five years is available to view, so you can check out talks on topics like diversity data, allyship, accessibility, and even a fireside chat on motherhood in tech that included offspring onstage.

Coming Up Next Week: Virtually all events originally held within the next couple weeks have postponed or gone, well… virtual. One to highlight is the Adobe Summit, which launches next Tuesday 31 March at 8:30am PDT. To broaden access for the event, Adobe has made the online experience and content free. And the Global Health and Innovation Conference (GHIC) – which was to be held at Yale University – will move to a virtual format available to registered attendees on 4 April, with keynotes from Harvard Medical School and Merck for Mothers and, presumably, new, unique perspectives on global health in the these unprecedented times.