Heading to the District: The creators of Women of Silicon Valley and the UK’s Women of Silicon Roundabout announced a new a U.S. flagship event – Women in Tech DC, set to take place 15 – 16 May at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Women in Tech DC will centralize the group’s US programming – which had been held in San Francisco, Boston, and Houston since 2017 – to capitalize on the capitol’s central hub for policy, innovation, and the non-profit sector. The event’s organizers explained to us that planning and structure for the new event will mirror their other flagship events in London and Europe. Across all global programming, the 2024 theme “Digital X Human” explores the myriad ways collaborative intelligence is reshaping the way we live, work, and interact with the world.
ICYMI, AI in DC: The Special Competitive Studies Project – a non-partisan U.S. think tank and private foundation focused on technology and security – recently announced its inaugural AI Expo for National Competitiveness, scheduled for 7-8 May at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The event was created so that the private sector, research institutions, and U.S. government can meet with companies who will demo their technologies and share new breakthroughs in AI and related emerging technologies, as well as open up the opportunity to collaborate with other innovators. The AI Expo for National Competitiveness is co-located with the second annual Ash Carter Exchange on Innovation & National Security, which explores technology’s role in national security.
Submission Opportunity: International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) which will return to Amsterdam from 13 – 16 September, has opened its CFP for Technical Papers with a deadline of Friday, 9th February 2024. They are seeking original, novel research on solutions to real world problems faced by the international broadcast and digital media industry. Interested? Prepare a 300-word synopsis giving a clear and concise overview of the white paper concept, highlighting what is unique and explaining its background. If you work in any industry across the media, entertainment or technology sector you may apply regardless of your discipline. You will find a full list of IBC’s helpful guidelines here.
Lunchtime Learning: Digital Hollywood is a premier entertainment and technology conference that has been a partner event at CES for several years. This year’s edition focused on AI & Entertainment and included sessions such as: The Transformation: Strategic Integration of AI in Entertainment, Games & Mobile; The Digital Brand Experience: AI + 3D + XR + Metaverse; All Media is Social Media = The Supercharged Consumer Experience and AI the Controversy: Innovation & Transformation vs. Threat to the Future. If you were not at CES last month, you can still watch all of these panel sessions here.
Coming Up Next Week: Kidscreen Summit is moving to San Diego when it’s held 4-7 February. A market and conference for the global children’s media industry, Kidscreen connects creators, producers, distributors and buyers of kids content for focused pitching and networking opportunities. On 5 February, Digital Entertainment World/DEW examines streaming, games, esports, rightstech, music, AI, and connected entertainment. DEW will be held on UCLA’s campus in 2024. Liminal Summit runs 6-8 February, offering an invitation-only, executive leadership event in Cabo, committed to digital identity innovation and exploration. The North American Finance Executive Summit – or more succinctly known, NAFES – will be held 4-6 February in Phoenix, covering such topics as financial management and financial planning, cash flow, and sustainable finance. Finally, Frost & Sullivan kicks off its quarterly Innovation Workshop & Tour Series in Nashville on 6 February at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Innovation and Design.