More Secure: Reboot Communications, which has organized conferences more than 25 years, has announced a partnership with the ISACA Vancouver Chapter to organize a new annual event. The Vancouver International Privacy & Security Summit, the first of which to be held 5- 7 May 2021 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, Canada, will be a hybrid digital-first experience. The organizers expect over 1000 security and privacy professionals from around the world to attend and discuss important issues on how we securely live, work, and play as the move to digital platforms accelerates.
Davos Postponed, Relocated: Earlier this year the World Economic Forum announced that it will postpone the annual summit, from January to early next summer. The organizers had previously announced that they would host a hybrid event in January of 2021 that would take place online and include a live, but smaller, gathering in Davos. In the meantime, they will be holding a virtual event dubbed “Davos Dialogues” the week of 25 January in the timeframe when the annual forum was originally scheduled. This week, WEF announced that they would host the 2021 Annual Meeting in Bürgenstock, Switzerland (just outside of Lucerne) from 18 – 21 May.
Speaking opportunity: The SXSW family of festivals make a triumphant return in 2021, but instead of gathering in Austin, attendees will tune in virtually. SXSWedu will run 9 -11 March, followed by the main SXSW programming 16-20 March. Compelling new ideas in technology, education, business, music, and more will be covered. Those with a distinctive story to share can submit topics and speakers now through the PanelPicker process, which incorporates public voting into the session selection. Whatever you do, don’t delay – proposals are only accepted through next Friday 10/16!
Lunchtime Learning: This year, TechCruch Disrupt went digital, bringing together a stellar programme offering everything the early-stage startup community needs “to build better, faster, stronger,” especially during this difficult time. The virtual conference continued the TechCrunch tradition of providing informative information on the Disrupt Stage, showcasing an exciting competition in the Startup Battlefield, and addressing how-to content, and practical, actionable insights on the Extra Crunch stage. Although you need to register for an account before viewing (at no cost) – the content may be well worth the extra two minutes of your time. Topics include: How to Invest in Infrastructure to Deliver Experience; Innovations and investment opportunities amid the COVID19 Pandemic; Making Data Meaningful for the FinTech Ecosystem; and Advertising Disrupted: What User Privacy Means For Marketers.
Coming Up Next Week: Health is on our collective mind these days, so it is no surprise that HLTH kicks off on Monday 12 October. Under the tagline “Create Health’s Future,” HLTH promises two days of announcements and debates from important companies and politicians reshaping the industry today. Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Generation (13-14 October) is “rising to the new reality” to help emerging leaders in business, government, philanthropy and education achieve their full potential. Known for exploring the innovation economy and attracting a large number of founders that attend, Geekwire Summit will take the form of three weeks of programming on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13-29 October. At this year’s WorkBeyond Summit, produced by Working Mother Media, the audience will learn to identify new workplace challenges and build environments of inclusion and advancement within the current climate. Content Marketing World runs 13-16 October, with the same content marketing community building and best practice sharing its attendees have come to expect – just virtually. And when Dublin Tech Summit is held 14 October, more than 80 speakers will be online to address topics like scaling startups, diversity in tech, and future-proofing your business.