Live from New York: Since its founding twenty years ago to help revitalize lower Manhattan through the arts, Tribeca Film Festival has created opportunities and championed emerging storytellers. Earlier this month, the team behind this festival announced that in 2021 they will transform prominent locations around New York City into an expansive 12-day multi-screen outdoor celebration. The Tribeca Film Festival will take place from 9 – 20 June, bringing together filmmakers, artists, storytellers and audiences together under the New York skyline. The following venues have been confirmed to take part in the expanded footprint and innovative approach to screening films: Brookfield Place New York, Pier 57 Rooftop, The Battery, Hudson Yards (Manhattan); Empire Outlets (Staten Island), and The MetroTech Commons (Brooklyn). In addition to those locations, Tribeca will host community screenings in all New York City boroughs including the Bronx and Queens using traveling 40-foot state-of-the-art LED cinemas.
Healthier Options: The former cofounder and CEO of Cloud Expo, Carmen Gonzalez, announced that she would be launching a new conference in 2021… Humanity Upgrade Expo. Her goal for Humanity Upgrade Expo (HUExpo), which will run virtually this fall, is to “revolutionize the relationship between humanity, science and technology” and allow attendees to discover “life-saving healthy longevity solutions and life science technologies that are empowering practitioners, pharma, biotech, software, and hardware companies to significantly extend health span, drive down cost, and exponentially expand business opportunities.” Carmen expects thousands of attendees from ecosystem of wellness experts and life science technology innovators, including thought leaders, business and IT professionals, government, and savvy consumers from around the world.
Speaking Opportunity: The 19th annual Continuity Insights Management Conference returns to an in-person event this fall, scheduled to run 4-6 October in Minneapolis. Have a best practice, case study, or effective strategy to share peers with that explores organizational resilience? Conference faculty are being sought to address topics including (but not limited to): How to Balance Depth and Practicality in Your BC Program; Crisis Management: Creating a Resilient Workforce; Delivering A CM Exercise That Challenges The C-Suite; and – because it’s still 2021 – Reducing Risk During a Pandemic. Submit speaker and topic ideas no later than 18 June to reach this audience of business continuity and resiliency experts and practitioners.
Lunchtime Learning: When SXSW held a fully virtual experience this past March, attendees could choose from hundreds of marquee-name keynotes and mainly on-demand panels, films, music sets, and even education-focused sessions (at SXSWedu, which is always held the week before the Festival). While that content has remained exclusively available to registered attendees for weeks after the festivals had formally ended, they have now begun to roll out these videos on the official SXSW YouTube site accessible by the at-large public. Expect to see more sessions added throughout May, with new videos posted each week. Finally, don’t forget to mark your calendars, because South by Southwest returns to Austin, 11-20 March 2022!
Coming Up Next Week: The Atlantic will explore what the future of the economic landscape might hold for Americans across socioeconomic levels when it convenes its Future Economy Summit on 4 May. At the WSJ CEO Council Summit – also 4 May – chief executives examine how the world economy is bouncing back from the Covid-induced slump and how the new U.S. administration is reshaping key areas for business. Reuters Transform runs 4-5 May, offering its sustainability-minded audience an “achievable roadmap to make your business clean, resilient, and just.” Black Hat Asia – which will be held virtually but on Singapore time – gets underway 4 May and offers Black Hat’s signature briefings and trainings taught by infosecurity specialists, designed for offensive and defensive hackers of all levels. High-level keynotes and hands-on entrepreneurship boot camps are on the docket at TiEcon (6-8 May), which explores emerging tech such as AI and cloud, business trends impacting the future of work, and even the social impact of entrepreneurism.