Web Summit Rio: There are amazing tech conferences all around the world, but the team behind Web Summit saw an opportunity in South America. (Brazil is home to 21 Unicorn companies!) They just announced last week that they will be debuting a new conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Web Summit Rio will take place from 2 – 3 May 2023 and will gather 10k attendees. The conference team hopes that the Summit will “boost the local economy and kickstart the local technology ecosystem.”

Well(come) to Vegas: WELL by HLTH is an inaugural ‘event within an event’ happening on the show floor at HLTH when it comes to Vegas from 13 – 16 November 2022. WELL was created for “consumer-focused health and wellness participants seeking a platform to drive brand awareness and create sustainable growth opportunities.” Topics will include: The at-home fitness revolution; Patient and consumer empowerment; The destigmatization of sexual health and wellness; Digitally-enabled weight management solutions; The future of food and nutrition is accessible and sustainable; Alternative treatment paths through cannabis& psychedelics; Attracting and retaining brand loyal health consumers; Community-led wellness decision making; Building wellness into your employee benefits design; Wearable tech innovations; Managing and monitoring sleep health.

Speaking Opportunity: Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare will be held in Orlando and online from 4–7 December. The IHI Scientific Symposium (part of the IHI Forum) will only be held virtually and aims to attract the best work in the science of improvement in health and health care. It features a mix of keynote presentations, interactive methods sessions on new and foundational scientific approaches to improvement, and oral presentations and poster presentations featuring both applied improvement and improvement methods work. The symposium organizers are seeking speakers for both the IHI Forum and Scientific Symposium. If you have a topic to share, you must submit your proposal by the 31 May deadline following the guidelines found here.

Conference Manager Q&A: Ulyana Zilbermints is Chief Revenue Officer of Avenue Code, the company hosting the inaugural Extraordinary Women in Tech (EWIT) Conference this fall in San Francisco (3- 4 October).  Ulyana shared with us a few thoughts on how her team made decisions about the event and what she is most looking forward to.

Speaker Strategies: How do you determine when/where to host your conference?

You can only decide after you have your target audience very well defined. In the case of Extraordinary Women in Tech, we know that the San Francisco Bay Area is the home of Silicon Valley. And also, it is the home of Avenue Code, the host company.Regarding the event timing, several aspects were considered — not only the country’s calendar,  but also the pandemic, unfortunately. Our event had to be rescheduled twice so that we could be sure that it would be held safely and comfortably for everyone present. 

Speaker Strategies: What do you love most about your job?

I am a very energetic person who loves to meet new people. I feel very grateful to be in a position that allows me to do that: connect with people. It’s fantastic to meet them, to know where they come from, where they want to go, and especially with Extraordinary Women in Tech, to contribute to female empowerment and help women to take more decision-making positions in companies or their careers.

Speaker Strategies: What are you most excited about for the October event?

I am super excited to know that we will have 300 women leaders gathered in just one place, talking about technology and exploring new possibilities and journeys. It’s incredible to know that our initiative is capable of transforming women’s lives and contributing to a world with more gender equity.

Coming Up Next Week: Hosted by WSJ, The Future of Everything Festival (17-19 May) makes sense of the world through the lens of the global forces that will shape it now and in the future. The Future of Everything returns to NYC after a two-year hiatus but will also offer an online attendance option. At the virtual Horasis Global Meeting (19 May), organizers have selected a theme of “Toward a New Era of Peace and Sustainability,” chosen to help the business and world leaders who attend to navigate through developments in the post-COVID and post-Putin invasion of Ukraine. Impact New York City takes place 18-19 May and is geared toward corporate innovation, R&D, strategy, emerging tech, and new product development professionals at all levels. Digital Transformation Conference (19 May; New York) brings digital business executives from Gap, Prudential, New York Times, and BNY Mellon to the stage sharing best practice, lessons learned, and business case studies. Featuring speakers from Netflix, HBO Max, Paramount, and AMC, Content LA will run 20 May at the historic Ebell of Los Angeles and bring together leading players from the domestic and international content business.