Security Smarts: VentureBeat is launching the Intelligent Security Summit which will debut on 6 – 8 December 2022. They are billing this inaugural event as “the first AI and cybersecurity event to be organized by VentureBeat, and the only event of its kind to be dedicated to the intersection between cybersecurity and AI.” Since it is happening at the end of the year, the focus will be on the topics that cybersecurity decision makers should be thinking about for 2023. Among them: Why AI is central to security, securing remote work, and challenges specific to various vertical industries that are also considering compliance mandates.

X marks the Spot: This October, DTX (Digital Transformation Expo) and UCX (Unified Communications Expo) will bring another event under their umbrella. The newest member of the conference family is IRX, which is specifically targeted at the digital heroes transforming retail. According to the conference organizers, “it will bring together tech and digital leaders, eCommerce heads, developers and architects to explore new tech, new ways of working and the very latest in modern commerce.” Registration to DTX + UCX will provide automatic access to IRX.

Speaking Opportunity: HIMSS (the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Annual Conference) has opened the call for proposals for its 2023 gathering, which will happen in Chicago from 17 – 21 April. Self-described as the can’t-miss health information and technology event of the year, HIMSS is where professionals connect for education, innovation and collaboration. General education sessions are the core of the conference’s programming, with 300+ sessions across a variety of topic categories. If you have a speaker and topic to suggest, follow the extensive guidelines provided by the organization here and submit your idea before the 12 September deadline.

Conference Manager Q&A: WeaveSphere is a conference resulting in the collaboration of CASCON academic and research technology conference and Evoke’s industry focused developer conference. It will take place in Toronto from 15 – 17 November and is already getting quite a bit of buzz. Speaker Strategies sat down with Program Coordinator Carson Patton to discuss the team’s thoughts as they continue to develop the agenda. 

Speaker Strategies: What is the most important piece of a successful presentation abstract/topic description?

This is a great question because I think there are far too many speakers who believe they need to put the entire content of their talk into the abstract. I believe that 2-3 sentences are enough to describe a speaking topic. When I read through abstracts of other conferences to help decide which talks I want to hear, it doesn’t take me long to get a feel for the idea of a speech. In fact, most of the time, I feel like I can get a pretty good grasp on what the talk will entail just from the title.

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

I think the best part about being a program lead for this conference is all the interesting people I get to meet on a daily basis. My job description is to essentially seek out unique tech and speaking talent who I believe will have a positive impact on the WeaveSphere conference and its attendees. The constant communication with new and important people in the realm of technology makes coming to the workplace very exciting every day.

Speaker Strategies: What about the November event excites you the most?

Everyone here at WeaveSphere is super excited to be working towards an in-person event again. It’s been a long three years since we last gathered in person (in November 2019). As a result, we are going all out to produce the best product possible this Fall at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. We have continued to grow this conference year after year, and this November will be no different.

Coming Up Next Week: Forbes Power Women’s Summit, scheduled for 15 September, is designed to convene leaders on the frontlines of progress who are harnessing their power to create a more equitable world. While the in-person summit in New York is by invitation-only, virtual registration is open to all. On the other coast, The Information will hold its annual Women, Tech, Finance/WTF Summit in Menlo Park. The summit explores topics ranging from the metaverse to cryptocurrency to the shifting landscape of social media and streaming. Content Marketing World runs 13-16 September in Cleveland. A virtual option to attend 20-21 September offers access to the keynote and breakout session recordings from the event in Cleveland. SkyBridge Alternatives holds its annual SALT Conference 12-14 September as the first event held at the Javits Center Expansion, with content around the themes of alternative investments, bitcoin, fintech, healthcare, infrastructure and sustainability. And from 9-12 September, International Broadcasting Convention/IBC takes place in Amsterdam, serving the media & entertainment value chain from production and management, workflow and monetization, delivery and consumption technologies.