Financial Times gets Sporty: Following the success of the Financial Times’ Business of Football Summit in London, the publisher has launched a new event…the Business of Sport US Summit. The event will be held in association with Scoreboard, the FT’s weekly briefing on the business of sport on 14 October. It will be held online though the FT also hopes to include some in-person discussions. The conference organizers describe the Summit as bringing together “the most influential leaders in the US sports economy to explore and debate the most lucrative dealmaking opportunities, the reforms and disruptive forces that are driving upheaval across the industry, and the deepening intersection of sport with the US finance, media, technology and consumer sectors.”

CES’ Space Jam: The Consumer Technology Association announced that CES will introduce two new categories for the show when it returns to Las Vegas from 5 – 8 January. Included in the program and exhibitions will be products and topics focused on space tech and food tech. In their announcement, CES, CTA Executive Vice President Karen Chupka said: “Technology is propelling the space and food industries to new heights and CES is the perfect platform to showcase this growth and bring together our industry.” Read more about what this means for the show here.

Speaking Opportunity: The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has opened the call for speakers for its 2022 Global Privacy Summit (12 – 13 April in Washington, DC). Self-described as “the world’s premier privacy and data protection conference” the event focuses on international topics, policy and strategy. Sessions typically cover a variety of important topics in privacy, among them artificial intelligence, privacy by design, cross-border data transfers and data localization.  If you have an ideas to share submit via their online form by 19 September.

Lunchtime Learning: The Milken Institute Future of Health Summit brought together medical researchers, government officials, CEOs, investors, and philanthropists to consider “pandemic preparedness, disease prevention, diversity in clinical trials, mental health services, food access, philanthropic innovation, and more.” Watch the sessions, which highlighted the lessons learned from the past year during the pandemic, to understand the opportunities to create a more equitable future for all.

Coming Up Next Week: Cue the hybrid and in-person events! Black Hat US will roll out its 24th annual conference 31 July-5 August, with briefings, a business hall, and programming in Las Vegas, as well as virtual trainings conducted in real-time online. TED Conference returns to Monterey for just one year when it’s held 1-4 August, spotlighting “The Case for Optimism.” The organizers are looking forward to an intimate program held where TED first began. At the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) Brand Masters Conference (2-4 August), executives can participate at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront – including breakouts, round table discussions, and networking – or watch sessions virtually. Online registration is sold out for DEFCON – which kicks off 5 August and considers itself a hacker con, not an InfoSec conference – but spots are still available for the Las Vegas venue, where masks and proof of vaccination are required. Finally, Digital Summit marks a return to in-person programs across North America, beginning with their Minneapolis program 5-6 August. Suitable for digital marketers of all experience levels, other upcoming Digital Summits will be held in Atlanta, Detroit, and Washington, DC.