GlueCon Rebranded: Continuing GlueCon’s deep-dive into the next wave of software development, the event has rebranded as SW2 Conference and will run 14-15 May 2024 in Denver. While attendees can expect some changes with the rebrand and new name, be assured that the same level of technical content will remain, particularly on software development topics like containers, DevOps, observability, WASM, APIs, and exploring new developments in co-pilots, code assists, vector databases, AIops and LLMs.

Making Space for Art? The Financial Times has announced that it will bring back two events that it debuted in 2023: Investing in Space (14 – 15 June 2024) and The Business of Art (7 October 2024). Investing in Space will gather investors, government, industry and entrepreneurs “for a nuanced discussion on the opportunities of space, and analysis on the associated risks.” The Art-focused event will again bring together the ecosystem of artists and collectors through to business leaders and visionaries. Both will be held live in London and will have a digital component as well.

Speaking Opportunity: On 25 April TechCrunch Early Stage will return to Boston for a one-day summit where founders will hear actionable advise on how to grow their business. If you have startup-building expertise with entrepreneurs and investors, apply to speak before the deadline of 10 January 2024.  The conference organizers state that they “encourage trend-setting, game-changing early-stage startup founders and ecosystem experts of every stripe to apply and share their hard-won expertise at this event.”

Lunchtime Learning: Since 2009,Climate Week has been held in NYC alongside the UN General Assembly in September, bringing together international leaders from business, government, and broader society to showcase global climate action. As many as 150 decentralized, climate-focused events take place during the week. While it’s nearly impossible to catch up on all the action in one sitting, videos from the Opening Ceremony and The Hub Live from Climate Week NYC are available to watch. Another event highlight is the NYT Climate Forward program, whose sessions featured such notable guests as chef & humanitarian José Andrés,14th president of the World Bank Group Ajay Banga, Executive director of Greenpeace USA Ebony Twilley Martin, and President & CEO of Exelon Calvin Butler, and Bill Gates.

Coming Up Next Week: MIT Technology Review’s flagship event on emerging technology and global trends EmTech returns 14-15 November to the Cambridge campus and for virtual attendees. EmTech 2024 explores how changes in AI, biotech, and climate innovations are poised to impact our businesses and our lives. Techonomy, which runs 12-14 November in Orlando’s Lake Nona community and now part of the Worth Media family, examines “The Promise & Peril of AI” for everything from healthcare and agriculture to finance and climate. At Web Summit (13-16 November; Lisbon), attendees can expect to hear from innovators, investors, policymakers, business leaders and “all those who will shape the world of tomorrow” when it operates for the first time under its new CEO, Katherine Maher. ITSMA Annual Marketing Vision Conference gets underway 13 November at the Revere Hotel in downtown Boston, featuring speakers from Fujitsu, HubSpot, IBM, HP, and Google. Finally, DeveloperWeek Enterprise runs 15-16 November as a virtual event for enterprise dev professionals to learn about DevSecOps, organizing dev teams, microservices, and Kubernetes.