here.The upcoming week is full of thought-provoking social-media, startup and tech-related events. One that caught our eye was the SF MusicTech Summit, which looks at the intersection of music, business and technology. Speakers include Ben Folds, the musician, Michael Tilson Thomas, a conductor, and Tim Westergren, founder of Pandora. If you're going to be in San Francisco this week, find out more about the event
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May 17 2010: San Francisco, California
SF MusicTech Summit will bring together 700-plus visionaries in the music/technology space - the best and brightest entrepreneurs, developers, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. We meet to discuss the evolving music, business and technology ecosystem in a proactive, conducive-to-dealmaking environment. Enter the discount code "rww" to get 10% off.The
18 May 2010: Silicon Valley, California
TheFunded.com will present to an audience of 200 investors, founders, and members of the press. A panel of experts will critique the pitches, and voting from those in attendance will determine the grand prize winner, who will receive $2,500 on the spot and a host of other prizes.On Tuesday, May 18th, 10 companies elected by over 13,500 registered CEO Members of
Founder Showcase guests will be treated to food and drinks, as well as informative talks by two leading Silicon Valley CEOs. There is also a networking and Pitch Table area for startups, service providers, and investors to convene. Previous investors that have attended include Charles River Ventures, JAFCO, Leapfrog, Polaris, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, First Round, Blue Run, and various angels. Over $250,000 has been raised by presenting companies that met investors at previous Founder Showcase events.
Use discount code "RWW" to get a 10% discount.
18 - 19 May 2010: Santa Clara, California
Social Media Strategies is a conference on social business, social marketing, advertising and optimization. Social media technologies are fundamentally changing the sales, marketing and operations process. Business are leveraging social technologies to acquire, market, and communicate with customers. This conference features cutting edge topics, keynotes, workshops and discussions that provided strategic knowledge, insights and real world examples on how to successfully plan, implement and manage your organizations social media efforts to achieve your business goals.
Use the code "readwriteweb" when you register and get $100 off.
19 - 21 May 2010: Portland, Oregon
WebVisions explores the future of Web design, technology, user experience and business strategy from May 19 - 21, 2010 at the Oregon Convention Center. Attend workshops with the experts, chill out in the WebVisions lounge, and network with speakers and fellow attendees. This year's all-star lineup of speakers includes Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone, Merlin Mann (43folders.com), Luke Williams (frog design), Renny Gleeson (Weiden+Kennedy), Kate Rutter (Adaptive Path), Scott Porad (LOLCATS) and many more.
Since 2001, WebVisions has built a loyal audience of designers, technologists and industry leaders. We invite you to join us for an event that's seen as "the creative conference for the Web." Register now!
21 May 2010: San Francisco, California
TEDxSoMa seeks to bring the TED experience to a local level, bringing together innovative ideas and concepts through TEDtalks and inspiring speakers. TEDxSoMa is organized by members of the Institute for the Future and the pariSoma Innovation Loft whose core beliefs are community, collaboration, innovation, openness, and sustainability. Ticket invitations for TEDxSoMa, "Interactivity and the Digital Future" have already been distributed. If you were unable to purchase a ticket, we will be embedding the live stream on our homepage. Speakers include:
- Nicole Lazzaro - XEO Design, Inc.
- Pankaj Kedia - Intel Corporation
- Pamela Hawley - Universal Giving
- Jason Tester - Institute for the Future
- David Pescovitz - BoingBoing.net and MAKE
- Jeff Lawson - Twilio
- Christopher Willits - Musician
- Jeffrey Betcher - Quesada Gardens
- Dev Patnaik - Jump Associates
- Nathan Shedroff - California College of the Arts
25 - 27 May 2010: Denver, Colorado
Glue is the only conference devoted solely to exploring the problem-sets facing architects, developers and IT professionals in a "post-cloud" world. Glue focuses on the APIs and protocols (Twitter, Facebook, Websockets, PubSubHubBub, XMPP), formats and standards (RDF/Linked Data, JSON, Microformats, HTML5), platforms and providers (Amazon, Rackspace, Google App Engine, Salesforce.com, Eucalyptus), Identity Protocols (OAuth/WRAP, SAML, OpenID, SPML) emerging NoSQL data models (Cassandra, CouchDB, MongoDB, Riak, HBase), and other mechanisms that are building the post-cloud world.
ReadWriteCloud will be blogging live from Gluecon and CloudCamp, and ReadWriteWeb's Alex Williams will be moderating the "Managing Complexity in the Cloud" session. Please join us May 25-27 in Denver, Colorado. ReadWriteWeb readers can receive 10% off of registration by using the code "RWW12".
27 - 28 May 2010: Beijing, China
Global Mobile Internet Conference is designed specifically for entrepreneurs, executives and influencers to understand and capitalize on the growing opportunities in mobile internet. Though focused on opportunities in Asia, much of the conference dialogue is intended to compare and trade best practices across borders, especially between the East and West. Around 1000 industry leaders from Asia, Europe and North America are expected to attend. The conference will be in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.The
28 May 2010: Beijing, China
Global Mobile Internet Conference Innovation Show intends to be a launch pad for innovative mobile internet startups from around the world. Innovation Show finalists will have the opportunity to present their company to an expected 1,000 investors, industry leaders, and press. Finalists will be judged by and receive feedback from a team of respected venture capitalists and angel investors. The judges will choose one company as the GMIC Innovation Show Winner. Startups must apply by April 4.The
4 - 6 June 2010: Chicago, IL
Blogs with Balls 3 in Chicago at the legendary Wrigley Field. This third installment of the conference focuses on sports and local media, the ever-changing face of traditional media, as well as all the ways that mobile and emerging technologies are changing the world of the sports fan (and the companies trying to reach him or her) today. Feature speakers from established players like ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo! Sports & The Sporting News and emerging blogging/podcasting personalities and sports new media entrepreneurs, not to mention former professional athletes who are bolstering their brand through digital.The bright future of sports media gathers for
Register before May 15 and save more than $50 off the full ticket price at blogswithballs3.eventbrite.com. Use discount code RWWxBWB
15 - 16 June 2010: New York City
Corporate Social Media Summit is a two day conference focused exclusively on how big businesses can take advantage of social media to enhance their marketing/comms strategy. Featuring:The
- Practical and relevant insights from peers who have already used social media successfully
- 20-plus corporate speakers (including PepsiCo, Whole Foods, Dell, McDonald's, General Motors, Citi, Johnson & Johnson),
- Best practice, benchmarks and practical next steps you can use to take advantage of social media in your business
- A tightly-focused agenda with 14 in-depth, practical workshops giving you knowledge on only the most critical business issues surrounding corporate use of social media
Save $400 if you quote RWW400 when booking. Book here.
21 - 25 June 2010: San Francisco, California
SemTech 2010 is the world's largest, most authoritative conference on semantic technology. The programs covers semantics in enterprise computing, consumer applications, search, Linked Data and social networking. SemTech is the place where the entire community gathers to do business - entrepreneurs and investors, researchers and product developers, marketers and customers.
This year we have in-depth focus on industry applications in Healthcare, Life Sciences, Open Government, Publishing, Finance and Advertising. Case studies will be provided by early adopters including Best Buy, Biogen, Blue Cross, Boeing, Cleveland Clinic, DoD, Group M, Merck, Nokia, Pearson, Pfizer, Salesforce.com, US Air Force, University of Texas and the World Bank. The conference hashtag is #SemTech.
22 - 24 June 2010: Santa Clara, California
Velocity - the Web Performance and Operations Conference from O'Reilly Media - is dedicated to helping people build a better Internet that is Fast by Default. Join hundreds of web developers and experts under one roof from June 22-24, 2010 in Santa Clara, CA Velocity packs a wealth of big ideas, know-how, and connections into three concentrated days. You'll be able to apply what you've learned immediately for high impact results and you'll come away prepared for what's ahead. O'Reilly Velocity 2010 is the premier conference dedicated to building industrial strength sites, at internet speed. Velocity">Register Now and save 25% with discount code "vel10rww".Now in its third year,
29 - 30 June 2010: London
Cloud Computing World Forum is the perfect event to learn and discuss the development, integration, adoption and future of cloud computing and SaaS. Building on the success of the 2009 show, this two day conference and free-to-attend exhibition will provide a focused platform for the global cloud and SaaS industry. Show highlights include:The 2nd annual
- Co-located with CloudCamp London
- Co-located with Green IT conference
- Free-to-attend exhibition with seminar and scenario theatre
- Free-to-attend evening awards presentation
- Hear from leading case studies on how they have integrated cloud computing and SaaS into their working practices
- Learn from the key players offering cloud and SaaS services
- Evening networking party for all attendees
7 July 2010: Melbourne, Australia
Digital Sport Summit is Australia's premier sport and digital media event. Hear from social media pioneers who are changing the face of Australian sport. Learn how social media and mobile technology is taking fan engagement to a whole new level.
Speakers on the day will cover a variety of topics including:
- iPhone application development for sport
- Convincing management of the case for social media
- How to monetize social media
- Fantasy sports
- Social media from an athlete's perspective
With speakers representing Essendon Football Club, Cricket Victoria, Herald Sun, Football Federation Australia and more. Digital Sport Summit will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
22 - 23 September 2010: Singapore
Social Media World Forum Asia is back for 2010. The event will be taking place at the larger venue - The Suntec Conference Centre - before the F1 Singapore night race. Two days of interactive and engaging conference featuring leading key figure keynotes, brand case studies, topical Q&A and debates, exhibition hall, workshops and networking. Speakers include:
- Blake Chandlee, VP & Commercial Director, EMEA, Facebook
- Nicki Kenyon, Vice President, Digital Marketing APMEA, MasterCard
- Reynold D'Silva, Global Brand Marketing Manager, Unilever
- Pooja Arora, Brand Manager, P&G
- Thomas Crampton, Asia-Pacific Director, 360 Digital Influence, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
- Lito S. German, Marketing Director, BMW Group Asia
- Ranjeet-Shandu Singh, Digital Project Manager, Ogilvy One Singapore
- Derek Yeo, Head of Marketing, Tiger Airways
5 October 2010: New York City
FinovateFall will return to Manhattan on Tuesday, October 5 to showcase dozens of the biggest and most innovative new ideas in financial and banking technology from established leaders and hot young companies. The Fall event is the original and largest Finovate and features a single day packed with our special blend of short, fast-paced onstage demos (no slides are allowed) and intimate networking time with top executives from the innovative demoing companies.
FinovateFall is a unique chance to see the future of finance and banking before your competition and find the edge you need in today's market. Early bird registration rates are available.
29 - 30 March 2011: London
Social Media World Forum Europe: Two days of interactive & engaging conference featuring leading key figure keynotes, brand case studies, topical Q&A and debates, exhibition hall, workshops and networking.
Social Media World Forum Europe is continuing to evolve and deliver an event which is second to none, ensuring our audience receive the maximum potential from attending our shows. New for 2011 we have introduced interactive panel discussions, live streamed debate sessions, collaborative learning, break-out group discussions, open Q&A portions in every session, open workshops, with group discussions and interactive zones within the exhibition hall. We have introduced the Online Marketing Toolbox Workshops, educating in all elements of the online marketing mix, such as SEO, Paid Search, Affiliate, Mobile & Apps. The perfect toolbox to complete your online marketing strategy.
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