Boston Bound Board Members: The Corporate Board Member Institute is hosting a new event in Boston on 7 – 8 June. The inaugural Strategic C-Suite Forum will focus on strategy – “rethinking business models, customers, workforce of the future; futureproofing your organization.” They are targeting an audience of approximately 150 CEOs, CFOs, CIOs and CHROS of companies with $100million+ in revenue. The agenda will include a Women in Leadership half-day workshop offering leadership lessons and advice. While the website has not yet been posted, you can get an idea as to the caliber of their events by viewing past events here.
An Extra (ordinary) Women’s Conference in March: In 2020 AvenueCode, a software consultancy focused on delivering end-to-end development solutions for digital transformation, began a webinar series featuring “extraordinary women in tech” telling their backstories. After several episodes and exceptional feedback, the idea evolved into the first annual Extraordinary Women in Tech (EWiT) Global Conference. Originally scheduled for December 2021, has been postponed until 24 – 25 March, due to concerns about rising incidences of COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant in both California and abroad. The 2022 conference will be held live at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco and aims to “cultivates an open exchange of innovative thinking, ground-breaking technologies, and mentoring toward personal and professional goals” for seasoned tech execs and rising stars. Attendance is free but must be approved and qualified via their online application.
Speaking Opportunity: The 19th annual Games for Change Festival will take place in-person in New York and online from 12 – 15 July 2022. Founded in 2004, Games for Change empowers game creators and social innovators to drive real-world impact through games and immersive media. For the 2022 Festival, they want to showcase sessions that “inspire a sense of connection, belonging, and recharging relationships” across the following tracks: Games for Learning, Health & Wellness; Civics & Social Issues; XR for Change. To learn more about each track and submit a speaker idea read their guidelines and complete the online form before the 6 February deadline.
Lunchtime Learning: Established in 2018 by Michael Bloomberg, the New Economy Forum is a community of over 700 global leaders engaging with the world’s most significant changes and challenges. When the forum convened in-person last November in Singapore, it offered a sorely needed return to face-to-face discussions among world leaders, who debated and discussed breakthroughs in science, technology, and business in response to the pandemic’s consequences. Although attendance in-person is limited to those invited members, anyone with internet access can access the 2021 plenary sessions on-demand here.
Coming Up Next Week: Fortune will hold the latest edition in its CFO Collaborative series on 26 January. With a focus on “Finance as a Driver of Transformation,” this is a one-hour, virtual event featuring CXOs from H&R Block and Deloitte. Handelsblatt Strategic IT Management Conference runs 24-26 January as an online program focused on digital transformation, particularly those for those companies with a presence in or focus on Germany and the neighboring region. Kicking off 25 January in Orlando, the Future Educational Technology Conference – a.k.a. FETC – will offer its ed tech community of educators, administrators, and school technology specialists an in-person experience at the Orange County Convention Center. And Argyle Digital CMO Leadership Immersive Marketing & CX will be held as a one-day online meeting on 27 January, examining the myriad ways the boundaries between human, digital, physical, and virtual spheres are melding into an immersive customer experience.