To Los Angeles & Beyond: Like many events which have adapted to the upheaval of the past two years, LinkedIn’s Talent Connect program will look different in 2022 than its pre-pandemic format. Talent Connect, which began over a decade ago as an annual event for talent leaders to connect and build relationships, will be mostly virtual when it runs 25-27 October with an in-person, invite only summit in LA. According to LinkedIn: “The reimagined 2022 Talent Connect will be brought to you through a livestream event open for all and an exclusive, in-person Summit, where senior industry leaders will help set the direction of talent strategy with space for peer-to-peer collaboration, problem solving, and networking.” Also in the works is a series of regional in-person events for talent professionals called Recruiter Reunion, the first edition for which was held recently in San Francisco.

Almost Aspen: For the first time this year, Aspen Ideas is introducing a digital pass that will mirror the in-person Festival. The festival will happen again in Aspen, CO from 27 – 30 June, with content around “six themes that speak to this unique moment in history”: Heat, Power, Connection, Trust, Money, and Beauty. According to the conference organizers, the digital pass will offer attendees “access to a curated sample of the best in-person sessions and live, virtual-only Q&A sessions with our distinguished speakers.” In order to honor the Aspen Institute’s commitment to making sure their programs are accessible, they have priced these passes at $50.

Submission Opportunity: Through a network of more than 30,000 members around the world, IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) exists to inspire and empower women as leaders in engineering and technology. From 3-5 November in Providence, RI, members and other technologists based in the Eastern U.S. and especially the Northeast have the chance to meet and advance new ideas at the IEEE WIE Forum East. Now through 22 July, would-be speakers can submit topics for presentations with or without full papers on a wide range of topics covering professional development across all career stages and emerging technologies. Suggested themes include career management, development & transition; promoting women leaders; and digital transformation, AI/ML, autonomous systems, robotics & sustainability. Presenters will be selected by the committee and notified by early September.

Lunchtime Learning: After two-year pause, DLD Conference gathered approximately 1,000 attendees in Munich in May. Featuring 90 sessions under the theme “Reality Rules!?” the programme featured topics such as quantum computing, artificial intelligence, web 3.0, the future of health and food, geopolitics, and sustainability. Watch the sessions now to learn why, according to the organizers “the conference provided a platform to the ones wanting to make a positive difference in our world” as we all face new realities. Catch up on the 2022 sessions here.

Coming Up Next Week: Collision (20-23 June; Toronto) – like its sibling event Web Summit – has grown into one of the world’s biggest tech conferences, with over 30k attendees and a behemoth 600 speakers on its program, spanning tracks on corporate innovation, auto tech, developers, healthcare, sustainability, and SaaS. Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity gets underway 20 June, promising inclusive accessibility by offering programming in Cannes as well as a digital pass for attendees to explore six priority areas, including sustainability, brand creativity, and DEI. Beginning 22 June, Aspen Ideas: Health explores bold approaches to better health for all. (Health is directly followed by the Aspen Ideas Festival, and both are convened on the Institute’s Colorado campus.) The Conference Board’s reimagined 2022 Change, Transformation and Organization Design Conference, will be one of their first in-person events when it runs 21 June in New York and offers two full conference tracks in parallel. Lastly, Women in Technology International/WITI Summit explores “Accelerating Digital Transformation for the Environment” as a virtual program, 21-22 June.