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ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 12 June 2010

If you’re a regular ReadWriteWeb reader, you probably think the semantic Web is as important as we do. Which means you may want to check out the upcoming SemTech 2010, which bills itself as “the world’s largest, most authoritative conference on semantic technology,” and is taking place in San Francisco later this month. But you’re going to have to choose, because O’Reilly Media’s Web performance and operations conference, Velocity, is taking place at the same time just 50 miles away. Decisions, decisions.

You can import individual events in the Events Guide into Google Calendar using the link beside each entry, or download the entire thing as an iCal file (which is importable into Google Calendar, Outlook, Windows Live Calendar, etc.) or even view it as a world map. Know of something cool taking place that should appear here? Let us know in the comments below or contact us.

12 – 13 June 2010: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2010 H+ Summit

The focus of 2010’s H+ Summit is on the “Rise of the Citizen Scientist” and will feature 60 renowned speakers who are leaders and champions of global movements involving transformative science and technology. These thought-leaders will provide an early look at the trends and technologies that attendees will be writing, speaking and communicating about for the next twenty years.

Three of the Summit‘s featured speakers include Ray Kurzweil, noted futurist, Stephen Wolfram, creator of Wolfram|Alpha, and Andrew Hessel, an outspoken advocate and champion of DNA technology. The visionary thinking of Kurzweil, Wolfram and Hessel is representative of the level of trend-setting talks that will be featured in the 2010 H+ Summit.

15 – 16 June 2010: New York City

Corporate Social Media Summit

The 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:

  • 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

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


Now in its third year, 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”.

29 – 30 June 2010: London

Cloud Computing World Forum

The 2nd annual 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:

  • 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

5 – 7 July 2010: Marseilles, France

Lift France ’10

Lift France gathers pioneers from all over the world to explore how the technologies and concepts of the Web are changing the real world. Through a combination of workshops, inspiring talks, and innovative demos, Lift offers a chance to anticipate the major shifts ahead, and meet the people who drive them.

Together we will explore 4 major topics:

  • “Web Squared”, Making Sense of the World through Shared Data
  • “Fab Labs”, Reinventing Manufacturing
  • People Hacks”, Distributing Control and Knowledge
  • “Privacy Revisited”, Protect and Project

Speakers include Sam Pitroda, advisor to India’s PM on innovation; Alma Whitten, Google’s privacy lead; Haakon Karlsen, Fab Labs Foundation; Michael Cross, FreeOurData.org; Amit Zoran, MIT Smart Cities Lab; Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, French minister for the Digital Economy; Geoff Mulgan, the Young Foundation.

7 July 2010: Melbourne, Australia

Digital Sport Summit

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

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

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.

Download this entire events calendar in iCal format.

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