TED Takes its Time: Last summer the team behind the TED Conference (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) announced that they were planning to go back to their roots by hosting an intimate TED in its original home of Monterey, California. They have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation – considering the public health response and participant feedback – and have decided to move the event a bit later in the year when they feel better about hosting an in-person event. TED Monterey will still be held under the theme, The Case for Optimism, now on 1 – 4 August 2021.

Semi-live/Semi-virtual: SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, just announced that SEMICON West 2021 and the Design Automation Conference (DAC) have been rescheduled to December of 2021 from July. This will be the first time the events are co-located and run as a hybrid event. The live components will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco “to enable their return to a live exhibition and conference.” SEMICON West 2021 will be held 7-9 December in Moscone North and South and the 58th DAC will take place at Moscone West, 5-9 December 2021.

Submission Opportunity: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America (12-15 October; Los Angeles) gathers source adopters and cloud native technologists to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing. Have an expert who wants to speak? Topic suggestions that offer technical deep-dives or educate the community about an open-source project are solicited, but be sure it is a new, never-presented idea (or at least offers meaningful updates). And for session proposals with more than three speakers, keep diversity in mind: Include at least one of the speakers who does not identify as male, and each must come from different companies. Submit for a solo, dual, or panel presentation no later than 11 April. 

Lunchtime Learning:  Leading Entrepreneurs of the World Speaker Series provides best practices, insight into trends or other topics learned by the executives that lead successful mid-to-late stage startups and companies who have grown beyond that into successful corporations. Hear from upcoming speakers such as Min Hu, MD, PhD Founder & CEO, APstem Therapeutics; Abby Verma Founder & CEO, SkillSoniq; Konstantinos Papakonstantinou Founder & CEO, Board Studios; Ramsey Gouda Founder & CEO, KarChing; and Noor Alnahhas Founder & CEO, Nybl.  

Coming Up Next Week: At SXSW Online (16-20 March) expect keynotes, conference sessions, Music Festival acts, Film Festival screenings, and the “unexpected discoveries that are always a part of SXSW.” For this year’s online edition, SXSW is offering one pass that covers the entire event. The Economist – which has called for a “clear-headed approach to tackling the complex issues around climate change” – will run its virtual Climate Risk Summit: North America from 15-18 March. As cyber threats grow in scope and sophistication, so do the stakes for corporations and government to stay alert, and thus IDG will host its CSO’s Cybersecurity Summit 16-18 March. CSOs and CISOs attend the event to hear from peers in granular detail how they’re successfully combating a broad range of security threats. MarTech Spring (16-17 March) will focus on evolving customer behavior – both B2C and B2B – and the implications for marketers and marketing operations. Finally, Adobe DITAWORLD kicks off 16 March, connecting the dots between technical communication and marketing communication and covering topics like content management, content translation, content delivery, and Information 4.0.