Far More Fall Finance Forums: Financial Services-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), the global cyber intelligence sharing community solely focused on financial services, announced some changes to its 2021 event lineup. The organization will host three virtual summits in 2021, one focused on the European market, one focused on Asia, and a spring summit focused on North America. Instead of hosting its October North America Summit, FS-ISAC will host a fall series of events based on suggested themes. These virtual one-day mini events will be focused on specific topics determined by its board. The full conference calendar and CFP deadlines should be available within the month.

More Screen time: Realscreen considers itself “the definitive global market and conference for the business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment.” In order to make the 2021 programming more accessible, they will extend keynotes, breakouts and masterclass sessions online over two weeks from 25 January – 4 February. The event will still feature premier networking opportunities such as Coffee/Cocktails +Commissioners and 30 mins with interactive sessions. There will even be a virtual celebration of the Realscreen Awards. Sister event Kidscreen will also spread out its programming, happening online throughout the month of February.   

Speaking Opportunity: Game Developers Conference – an industry stalwart which got its start in 1988 and is better known today as GDC – will run 19-23 July 2021 as a hybrid event, taking place physically in the Moscone Center in San Francisco alongside with sessions online. Because of this new format, submissions for panels, lectures, and roundtables are now being considered for both remote and in-person delivery. These Core Concept proposals must be submitted by 16 December. (The call for tutorials, seminars, and the VRDC will open in January.)

Lunchtime Learning: The mission of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum is “to realize the potential of a healthy New Economy by enabling global leaders from East and West to forge common ground.” This idea came to life when the event was held virtually last month. World leaders such as António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations; His Majesty Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein King of Jordan; Narendra Modi Prime Minister, Republic of India; and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State joined industry titans such as the CEOs of Mastercard, FedEx, McDonald’s  Corporation, Honeywell and Moderna shared their perspectives on trade, cities, climate and health. Watch the sessions here for a great overview of the state of the world.

Coming Up Next Week: “Empower the Future” is the theme at the 10th annual Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum/SVIEF, which runs 4-9 December. The goal of SVIEF is to “create a global interconnected innovation network” between investment, entrepreneurship, technology & government. With a solid reputation as a top meeting in machine learning and computational neuroscience, Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) Conference will be held 6-12 December. At Black Hat Europe (7-10 December), attendees will learn the latest in information security risks and trends – in Greenwich Mean Time. Women in Technology/WITI Digital Inclusivity Summit (8-10 December) will explore the ways our collective society has been forced to dig deeper into our creative mentalities and create workarounds to face 2020’s challenges. At the Reuters Momentum Virtual Forum, attendees will learn to overcome global challenges and build a better future through technology from 9-10 December. Lastly, the Forbes Power Women’s Summit gets underway 9 December, convening a “powerful collection of innovative and visionary voices on the frontlines of progress.”