Headed Home: The 2021 Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference will now take place in Seattle from 27 – 30 September. The Linux Foundation had previously announced that they would host these conferences in Dublin, Ireland. Last week, “due to the current state of vaccination rates in Europe and upon review of past attendee survey results regarding where and when (attendees) would feel comfortable traveling this year,” the conference team announced that the events would be held in the United States. This will be the first time that the Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference will be in Seattle since 2015. The event will be held in a hybrid format, with both in-person and virtual offerings, to ensure that everyone who wants to participate is able to do so. OSPOCon (Sept. 27- 29) and Linux Security Summit (Sept. 29 – Oct.1) will also move to Seattle.
Inaugural Forum in EMEA: The first “Qatar Economic Forum, powered by Bloomberg,” will be held virtually, between 21-23 June 2021. The event, which came from a collaboration agreement with Media City in Qatar last fall, will bring together participants from the world’s leading experts and decision makers in the fields of finance, economics, investment, technology, energy, education, sports and climate. Under the theme “Reimagining the World” the forum will cover international economic growth opportunities in the post pandemic world. They will also highlight the benefit of the strategic location of the State of Qatar — “being at the confluence of the East, West, and Africa –to drive collaboration and connectivity as a means for advancing economic opportunity.” Produced by Bloomberg Live and editorially programmed by Bloomberg News, the forum will utilize a 360º cross-platform experience, with live-streaming on the Bloomberg Terminal and news coverage across Bloomberg’s global media.
Speaking Opportunity: Money 2020, self-described as the place “where the Payments, Commerce and Financial Technology ecosystem unites to create and explore the disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend, invest, protect, share and borrow money,” has opened its call for speakers process. The 2021 conference will be held live in Las Vegas from 24 – 27 October and is recruiting diverse speakers who can address one of the five conference themes: The product innovation edge; Striking digital gold; A tokenized, transparent, trustless tomorrow; Strengthening the tech core; and Every company is a fintech company. If you have a topic idea to suggest, first review the call for content guidelines, then be sure to submit via their online form by 28 May.
Lunchtime Learning: From 27–29 April the Adobe Summit was presented as a virtual experience, free for attendees. In addition to presentations and announcements from Adobe leaders such as CEO Shantanu Narayen and Digital Experience EVP Anil Chakravarthy, they also invited notable keynote guests like tennis pro Serena Williams, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, General Motors Global CMO, Deborah Wahl and others. Check out the opening session here.
Coming Up Next Week: Gaming, media, and investors will log in to LA Games (10-12 May) to hear the latest in digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing, and monetization. At the Global Artificial Intelligence/Big Data Conference – held virtually 10-15 May – the focus is technical presentations from data scientists and engineers, with organizers expecting over 3k attendees. In a typical year, the WSJ Future of Everything Festival is known for its wide-reaching scope of future-looking topics and creative festival formats. From 11-13 May, Future of Everything will offer the same mix of unscripted interviews and interactive workshops, just online. This year’s STAT Health Tech Summit (11-12 May) explores the intersection of tech and health care, convening a mix of Silicon Valley startups and healthcare heavyweights. And on 12 May, AWS Summit Americas Online kicks off with sessions, trainings, and even friendly competition for developers and IT professionals looking to learn how to build and innovate at scale using AWS Cloud.