download the entire event calendar in iCal format or import it into your Google Calendar. You can also import individual events using the link beside each entry. This events guide is a weekly feature here on ReadWriteWeb. We publish it every weekend, as good a time as any to review your conference plans.We've added a bunch of great events to our guide this week. The one we're most excited about (of course) is our own ReadWrite Read-Time Web Summit, which takes place this coming Thursday in Mountain View. You can
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15 October 2009: Mountain View, California
Our month of special coverage on the real-time Web culminates with ReadWriteWeb's very first event: the ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit, a day-long event of conversations about the real-time Web, including its current state and its pressing challenges and greatest opportunities.
Topics will include:
- The potential and pitfalls of real-time for social networking, media, financial services, humanitarian work and political advocacy.
- How will ubiquitous real-time information delivery change the web in the future? What will it make possible? How will it change user expectations?
- How can real-time information overload be dealt with, technically and culturally?
- How can small organizations use the real-time web to challenge market incumbents? How can market incumbents continue to thrive in a real-time environment?
22 October 2009: London, England
The Cloud Computing World Forum is the perfect event for professionals to learn and discuss the future development and integration of cloud services. This one-day conference will provide a focused platform for the global cloud computing industry.
The Cloud Computing World Forum is the place to meet all the key decision makers from all of the cloud service providers in one place. Show highlights include:
- Hear from leading case studies on how to integrate cloud computing into working practices,
- Learn from the key players offering services in the cloud,
- Benefit from pre-show online meeting planner,
- Evening networking reception.
23 October 2009: Durham, North Carolina
The Social Media Business Forum will feature national and local speakers from marketing companies, technology companies, and social networks discussing ways in which business communications have changed because of social media. Sessions will look at internal and external communications methods for both B2B and B2C companies and provide actionable takeaway items for attendees to immediately implement in their businesses. The forum targets business owners, executives, business communicators, key organizational stake holders, and anyone interested in gaining practical knowledge about social media.
Early bird registration is $125 until September 18, and $250 thereafter.
26 October 2009: London
The need for brand transparency is here. Engage your consumers and share best practices and case studies of social media engagement at Media140. With award-winning speakers from AKQA, Unilever, easyJet, BBH Labs and Innocent Drinks, we explore together what works and how to do it in this burgeoning sector of marketing strategy.
The real-time Web is revolutionizing communication with consumers. By pushing products and services as soon as they become available to market and monitoring direct instant feedback on your promotions you can become head of the game.
Social media tools like Twitter, Flickr and Facebook are disrupting and changing traditional media and advertising. Media140 strives to understand and progress the potential of disruptive real-time social media. Share with us at email@example.com or @media140.
Go to www.media140.com/brands and use discount code "readwrite" for a £95 ticket.
27 October 2009: San Francisco
FailCon is the first of its kind and will be one of the most relevent events ever designed for entrepreneurs and startups! We're bringing major founders and investors in the online world to talk about mistakes they've made, failures they've experienced, what they learned and how they recovered. Topics will include founding team communication, design mishaps, investment mistakes, how not to build a viral app and much more! These talks will leave you inspired and excited to be an entrepreneur today and get you prepared for what lies ahead. More information is at snapsummit.com, and get 15% off your ticket by clicking here.
28 – 30 October 2009: Amsterdam
The Emerging Communications Conference & Awards is the world's leading-edge event, spanning telecom, mobile and Internet-based communications. It's designed to showcase and accelerate both technology and business model innovation.
There is not a migratory way for telecom operators and media outlets to the future; emergent social practice is increasingly clashing with their very structure and desires. This means unprecedented opportunity for those ahead of the curve. The emerging transformations require big thoughts and big bets. eComm the venue for those thoughts and bets to be shared and heard.
ReadWriteWeb readers save 10% off general admission by using the discount code "READWRITEWEB."
29 – 30 October 2009: San Francisco, California
The virtual goods market has exploded as developers and publishers dive into this new opportunity. The third annual Virtual Goods Summit in October 2009 will bring together thought leaders in this space from Asia, Europe, and the US to talk about what's changed and what's working and the key challenges facing the industry. If you're active in virtual goods -- or thinking of jumping in -- the Virtual Goods Summit is a must-attend event.
New for 2009 is VGS University, a half-day seminar designed to provide a comprehensive overview of how to succeed with virtual goods. Hear from experts on topics such as why virtual goods are effective and the ins and outs of managing a virtual economy. Whether you're new to virtual goods or seeking insights and lessons from the leaders, we encourage you to join us for the day and learn from some of our industry's leading-edge thinkers.
ReadWriteWeb readers save 15% off general admission by registering here using the discount code "READWRITEWEB."
2 – 5 November 2009: San Francisco
The Enterprise 2.0 Conference is the largest gathering for people ready to connect teams and harness collective intelligence with social tools and 2.0 technologies. Enterprise 2.0 includes visionary keynotes, informative sessions, case studies and an Expo Pavilion featuring the latest technologies. Register today and save 20% (code: CNGXES07) or get a free Pavilion Pass (code: CNGXES01).
4 – 5 November 2009: Raleigh, North Carolina
Internet Summit '09 will feature over 75 speakers, including representatives of major Internet brands such as Twitter, Pandora, Google, Salesforce.com, Digg, Technorati, CBS Interactive, Huffington Post, Blogger, Tree.com, and many more.
Topics will include social media, blogging, real time, mobile, video, search, online advertising, e-commerce, analytics, the cloud, and more.
Join over 1200 entrepreneurs, senior marketers, and executives in the conversation about the future of the industry and how to capitalize on the shifting dynamics of the Internet and tap into its unlimited business potential.
5 – 6 November 2009: Sydney
Media140 Sydney addresses the changing face of journalism. Partnered by ABC, we bring together Australia's leading lights in journalism, broadcasting, blogging and citizen journalism. Are Twitter and the real-time Web truly shaking up traditional media?
Tickets from $165. Register at www.media140.com/sydney using promo code "readwrite" for a 20% discount.
6 – 8 November 2009: Savannah, Georgia
Geekend 2009 is an interactive conference that brings together geeks from all walks of life for three days of cutting edge speakers, expert panels, afterparties, networking and mash-up opportunities. Speaker highlights include Major Nelson of Xbox Live, renowned designer David Carson, Eric Snowden of Atlantic Records, Joey Hasty of Disney, and Matias Corea of Behance, among many others. Get your geek on and enter "RWW" for $30 off the full price weekend badge.
9 – 10 November 2009: Santa Clara, California
This event taking place at the Santa Clara Convention Center actually consists of three conferences: two days dedicated to social networking, one day dedicated to enterprise social media, and one day dedicated to social TV. Key speakers include social networking publishers, advertising agencies, industry analysts, software developers and equipment manufacturers, pay-TV and network service providers, mobile operators, and more.
- Joint exhibition combining social networking and enterprise social media formats
- Pre-show online meeting planner for delegates
- Discount for early booking (expires September 25th)
- Free pass for exhibition only
10 – 13 November 2009: Las Vegas
PubCon Las Vegas is a multi-track educational conference hosted by SearchEngineWorld & WebmasterWorld. PubCon events are for thought leaders and professionals in search engine and Internet marketing to gather and to share best practices in the design, development, promotion and marketing of their Internet businesses and brands. PubCon London 2009 is a social networking event.
11 – 12 November 2009: Denver, Colorado
As online data is growing and fragmenting at an exponential pace, individuals, groups and organizations are struggling to discover, assemble, organize, act on and gather feedback from that data. In the largest sense, we're all looking to augment the pace at which we achieve insights on raw data -- to accelerate the "A-ha" moment.
Defrag explores the intersection of topics like:
- Business intelligence
- Business process management
- Social computing and analytics
- Next-level discovery
- Enterprise 2.0
- Next-gen email
- The semantic Web
18 – 19 November 2009: San Francisco
VentureBeat, the leading innovation-focused business blog, will host the seminal conference on the smart grid. GreenBeat 2009 brings together the nation's 500 leading entrepreneurs, investors, utility and technology executives, policymakers and press to accelerate development of a leaner, more efficient electrical grid. With participation by Al Gore, former Vice President and Nobel Prize Winner; John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins; and industry leaders, including from Cisco, Tendril, PG&E, expect lively discussion and power networking. The program will highlight new technologies and explore the opportunities afforded by the stimulus package.
Also, we'll be looking for the biggest, boldest ideas entrepreneurs have to change the way we think about, build and use the existing grid. To spotlight these ideas, we're holding an Innovation Competition to find the best disruptors in the business. Early bird registration ends this Saturday, 10 October 2009, so get your tickets now at www.greenbeat2009.com.
19 November 2009: Mountain View, California
Featuring the most cutting-edge mobile startups from around the globe, Under the Radar will get you dialed in to what the 2010 mobile innovation marketplace will look like. It's a must-attend event for dealmakers from global carriers, brands, media companies, and handset manufacturers responsible for helping their companies leverage new mobile technology and innovation in the fast-evolving digital landscape.
Save $200: book by 2 October 2009, and get the early-bird rate.
1 – 3 December 2009: London, England
Online Information and IMS together create the largest event dedicated to the information industry. Consisting of an exhibition delivering over 9,000 visitors from 70 countries, a conference and a show-floor seminar program, the event provides an annual meeting place for the global information industry.
Online Information is once again set to play host to thousands of information professionals, information end-users and publishers from around the globe, meeting suppliers of online content, e-publishing, and library management solutions. IMS provides a forum for IT, business, and information management professionals to find unlimited, relevant advice, educational content and compare solutions under one roof. Attend IMS and meet suppliers of content management, search solutions, and Web 2.0 technologies.
1 – 3 December 2009: Boston, Massachusetts
Your content is your business, and you need to make your Web content part of an integrated platform for customers. You need to know solutions and technologies that are ready to be implemented today. Gilbane Conference Boston is built around the four major areas of how enterprises use Web and content technologies:
- Web business and engagement;
- Managing collaboration and social media: internal and external;
- Enterprise content: searching, integrating and publishing;
- Content infrastructure.
Visit www.gilbaneboston.com for conference details. ReadWriteWeb readers, use the discount code "GILBANE" to save an additional $200. Register today!
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15 – 16 March 2010: London, England
- Social Networking World Forum
- Enterprise social media
- Social TV World Forum
- Mobile Social Networking Forum
The event features key speakers from global brands, organizations, social networking publishers and developers, pioneering social media leaders, top agencies, content producers, and more.
- Full workshop program within exhibition area
- Evening networking reception
- Pre-show online meeting planner for delegates
- Free pass for exhibition only
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