Recently Rescheduled: Leaders in Logistics: Post and Parcel North America was originally planned to be in Washington, D.C. from 23 – 24 June but has been postponed to 8 – 9 March 2021 (still in D.C).     Sustainable Brands Conference/US was 1- 4 June but will now be held from 30 November – 2 December (still in Long Beach); Fortune has rescheduled and relocated Brainstorm: Tech from 13-15 July in Aspen to December 15 – 16 in Half Moon Bay.

Hybrid Conferences: In anticipation of the gradual opening of the country conferences are taking a hybrid approach Linkage Women in Leadership Conference will take place from 9 – 12 November both virtually and in Dallas.  TechCrunch Disrupt will also be held online and onsite in San Francisco from 14 – 16 September. The CEO Talent Summit will consider HR and talent development challenges through the lens of the sports arena when it is held from 24-25 September both live in Boston and online.

Speaking opportunity: One of Japan’s leading open source conferences for connecting developers and technologists is currently accepting speaking proposals through 31 May. The Open Source Summit Japan + Automotive Linux Summit is scheduled for 15-16 September in Tokyo and covers topics as far ranging as open source programming, leadership, AI, cloud infrastructure, IoT, and industrial automation. Want to improve your chances of getting selected to speak? The organizers provide a couple of handy tutorial videos to help guide the proposal development process.

Lunchtime Learning: AI World is self-described as “the industry’s largest independent event focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning.” Although the 2020 event was cancelled due to the pandemic, you can still check out the sessions from last year’s event, which brought together innovators and thought leaders from across a diverse ecosystem to share best practices and case study examples from their own AI implementations. Hear speakers such as Charles Elkan, PhD, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs; Franziska Bell, PhD, Director, Data Science, Data Science Platforms, Uber; and Khalid Al-Kofahi, PhD, Vice President, Research and Development. Head – Center for AI and Cognitive Computing, Thomson Reuters.

Coming Up Next Week: Consensus – the blockchain conference created by CoinDesk in 2015 – will run as a free-to-attend virtual program beginning 11 May. They expect 5,000 to tune in for live keynote sessions, workshops, and facilitated networking. Digital Hollywood Live is another that is opening its virtual program for free attendance. Digital Hollywood Live kicks off 12 May and runs through the following week offering sessions on entertainment, XR, eSports, podcasting, and more. And 12-14 May, Financial Times partners with The Next Web (TNW) to produce Global Economic Crisis: What Now – a digital conference featuring three days of online conversations with senior global decision makers and leading minds in policy, business, tech, and finance.