Get Real, Austin: As the entertainment industry prepares for the return of in-person events and conferences, the organizers of the Realscreen Summit are planning its next edition as an in-person event, taking place in Austin next 25-28 January. However, knowing that some will not be able to travel, they will also produce a complementary virtual event — dubbed Realscreen Summit Lite and programmed for 7-11 February. Realscreen Lite will feature a handful of its own live panels/keynotes, limited speed pitching opportunities, 30 Minutes With sessions and speed networking. Attendees of the Lite edition will also receive on-demand access to all of the panels, keynotes and 30 Minutes With recorded in Austin.

TNW’s New Venue Shows smARTs: TNW Conference 2021 has announced that the autumn confab will be held at a new venue.  The event, which gathers the world’s brightest minds to explore the role tech will play in our collective future, will take place at Taets Art and Event Park in Amsterdam-Zaandam from 30 September – 1 October. The organizers noted that “with an area of over 20,000 m2, there will be plenty of room to celebrate tech with our partners, attendees, and staff, while also keeping all precautionary health and safety measures and standards in check.”

Speaking Opportunity: CES, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, is self-described as the most influential tech event in the world. While it began focused solely on consumer electronics, the show now features every aspect of the tech sector. The conference organizers have announced that the show will be back in Las Vegas from 5 – 8 January and are now seeking speakers through 16 July. If you have a topic that will “redefine technology, inspire future innovation and shape global conversations” apply now.

Lunchtime Learning: The American Marketing Association (AMA) hosted its Winter Academic Conference in February this year and focused on the human side of marketing in the age of digital transformation. Hear from speakers as they explore the full range of potential benefits and costs of 21st century technology and the inherent risks in over-dependence. Sessions are still available here.

Coming Up Next Week: Free to register for its community of developers, educators, students, and researchers, Games For Change (G4C) will run online 12-14 July to examine how games and immersive media can have a positive impact on our world’s collective societal and other challenges. At the digital VentureBeat Transform event (12-16 July), attendees can learn how to accelerate enterprise transformation with AI & data, with special attention to the healthcare, finance, retail, manufacturing & security sectors. Infosecurity Europe gets underway 13 July and celebrates 25 years of addressing serious threats to information and cyber security. The program will be held online. Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit examines themes like The Road to Net Zero, and the Financial Case for Sustainability, when it’s held 13-14 July, spanning global time zones. Formerly known as the CES Government conference, Edge 2021 will employ a uniquely hybrid approach when it offers a live, physical program at the Park MGM Hotel in Las Vegas, along with opening plenary participation from satellite venues in Washington DC, Paris & London, and a virtual registration option that includes the full plenary program broadcast live.