Phoenix Rising: The International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) will be launching a new edition to their conference lineup in 2024 – the Phoenix Global Forum. This gathering, which will run on 2 May 2024, will be hosted by the IEFA and Phoenix Sister Cities. The groups decided to hold an event in the region as is continues to become an “a hub for organizations within the biosciences, technology, sustainability and defense sectors.” Since the IEFA was created in the 90’s to promote connection, collaboration and innovation, they felt that the time was right for this new gathering. Their announcement noted that “the outside investment being directed to Phoenix is helping to create a burgeoning ecosystem of business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and academics.”

People First in AZ: Speaking of Phoenix, LinkedIn has announced that next year’s TalentConnect event will be held the week of October 28 at the Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Property. (Last year, TalentConnect had been held at Javits in New York.) Talent Connect offers both an invite-only Summit – an immersive experience designed for leaders to solve the biggest challenges facing us today – as well as the option to attend the keynotes virtually, bringing the global community together to connect online.

Submission Opportunity: The Embedded Vision Summit will again focus on practical computer vision and visual AI when it returns to Santa Clara from 21 – 23 May 2024. The conference is self-described as one that “connects the theories from great academic conferences, like CVPR, to the concrete needs of innovators building real-world products.” If you have a topic related to practical computer vision and perceptual AI applications at the edge, and are not from a company that supplies “building-block technologies, such as processors, software tools, algorithms, sensors, camera modules, data labeling services (they are required to sponsor to speak), then submit your idea here before the 8 December deadline.

Lunchtime Learning: We shared 2024 dates for LinkedIn’s Talent Connect above, but if you weren’t able to attend this fall’s program in person or virtually when it ran live, keynotes and other sessions are still available to watch now. Hear from Pfizer’s CTO on recruiting and developing leaders, LinkedIn’s CEO on redefining work in the age of AI, or Walmart’s CPO on upskilling and internal mobility as an integral part of their growth strategy. And since each session is listed alongside its video length, it’s easy to find a talk that will fit within your lunch hour (or half hour).  

Coming Up Next Week: WIRED Impact Conference will be held 21 November in London, and examine sustainability, ESG, and the technologies that are shaping today’s business environment. Following the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, attention will turn to New York Times DealBook – held 29 November at the Lincoln Center in NYC – which has reputation for interviewing some of the biggest changemakers of the moment. 2023 is no exception. Expect to hear from Disney’s Bob Iger, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, Elon Musk, Shonda Rhimes, and NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang. Kicking off 27 November in Abu Dhabi, Fortune Global Forum gathers the leaders of the world’s biggest multinational companies to discuss “A New Era for Business.” The focus of this year’s Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society (28-29 November; Paris) will center on education and the way it equips us with the power and agency to shape our lives within the domains of tech, climate, health and more. Finally, AWS re:Invent runs 27 November through 1 December in Las Vegas with sessions presented by AWS and cloud enthusiasts.