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ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 1 May 2010

We’ve been plugging it for months, and now it’s finally here: the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit 2010. It’s not too late to sign up. We’d love to have you join us. It’s going to be the premier place to explore the latest mobile development trends – both the technology and the emerging business applications. And since it’s an unconference, you’ll be able to analyze, think and create the future of mobile with the brightest in the industry, your peers.

How do you like your events guide? You can import individual events into Google Calendar using the link beside each entry, or download the entire thing as an iCal (and Google Calendar-importable) file, 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.

3 – 6 May 2010: San Francisco, California

Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco

Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco brings together the designers, developers, entrepreneurs, VCs, marketing professionals, product managers, and business strategists – from startups to enterprises – that are building the next-generation Web. Along with a vibrant Expo Hall and plenty of networking opportunities, four main conference tracks cover a spectrum of Web 2.0 topics from business strategy to Web design, user experience, developer hacks, community building, real-time, mobile, cloud computing, user-generated content, and more. Featured speakers include Chris Anderson, Ben Huh, Charlene Li, Kevin Lynch, Hilary Mason, and Brad Stone. Register today.

6 – 7 May 2010: San Francisco, California

Social Gaming Summit

Charles Hudson and mediabistro.com bring you the Social Gaming Summit, May 6-7, 2010 in San Francisco. The conference focuses on the intersection of games and the social Web. Topics cover emerging areas of social gaming as well as some of the fundamental concepts that are key to understanding social games and how they work. The event will help social game developers build, monetize, and grow their social games. Speakers represent Zynga, Tall Tree Games, HitGrab, GameDuell, Challenge Games, 6waves, eBay, GameHouse Studios, PlaySpan, Playfirst, MeteorGames, Playdom, and more. Save 15% with discount code RWW. Click here for details and registration.

7 May 2010: Mountain View, California

ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit 2010

The ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit 2010 will be an exploration of the latest Mobile development trends – both the technology and the emerging business applications. Get ready to explore, think and create the future of Mobile with the brightest in the industry, your peers! As in our last Summit, The Real-Time Web, the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit is an unconference.

An unconference is a participant driven conference where the agenda is created on the day, in real-time and discussions are lead by conference participants. Read about the history of unconferences.

We will have two main tracks at this Summit – Development and Business – so the Summit will be of interest to managers, marketers, developers, innovators, entrepreneurs and thought leaders alike. Here’s a sample of some of the topics we’ll explore in both of these tracks.

      • Commerce & Marketing – as more and more consumers use smartphones, how can businesses utilize this channel?

                Click here to register now, or to become a sponsor, or to help shape the conference.

                11 May 2010: Online

                100 Things

                100 Things: An online conference for entrepreneurs, start-ups and online marketers. 10 of the world’s most successful internet startup founders sharing 100 powerful business secrets. Speakers include:

                11 May 2010: San Francisco, California


                FinovateSpring 2010 will again showcase the most cutting-edge financial and banking technology innovations to Silicon Valley and the world. With Finovate’s signature mix of short, fast-paced onstage demos (no slides are allowed) from handpicked companies and intimate networking time with their executives, this conference packs a ton of unique value into a single day.

                Come see the cutting edge of banking and financial technology and network with hundreds of the leading financial executives, venture capitalists, press, industry analysts, bloggers and fintech entrepreneurs. Early bird registration rates are available.

                11 – 12 May 2010: Berlin, Germany

                next conference 2010

                Jointly organized by SinnerSchrader and STATION-Berlin, the next conference is one of the most important networking and trend conferences within the European Web industry.

                We’re expecting a hundred international speakers and up to 1,500 participants. Amongst them will be decision makers of the media, technology and advertising sector, agencies and service providers, investors and startups. It is the only conference that unites the Internet community with brands and leading companies. To learn about our success story, check out the websites of next06, next07, next08 and next09.

                Please feel free to contact us for more information or support at [email protected]!

                12 – 13 May 2010: New York City

                Creative unConference

                If you have to sit at another conference and listen to another yammering fraud your head is going to explode. Right? Us too. That’s why we’re doing an unConference. No hype. No egos. No BS. Just smart people talking about the stuff they love. Either way, it’s time to step up. You have something to say; we have a place for you to say it.

                With two distinct tracks — Digital Advertising and The Independent Agency Forum — and near limitless potential for participant-generated sessions, the One Show Creative unConference offers a free-form, highly-interactive alternative to the usual conference. You tell us what you want to say. You tell us what you want to hear. You set the agenda. See who’s coming.

                Register now and save. Use promo code 54/creative to receive a 20% discount.

                13 May 2010: Cape Town, South Africa

                Net Prophet 2010 Conference

                Taking place on 13 May, 2010 at the Old Mutual Business School in Pinelands, Cape Town, this is the second annual Net Prophet conference to be hosted by the RAMP Foundation, a non-profit entity created by the RAMP Group as a means for social investment within the local Internet based economy. After a very successful conference last year, where over 400 attendees tapped the minds of leading Internet experts and successful entrepreneurs, Net Prophet 2010 will build on the same format and anticipates on reaching many more people.

                May 17 2010: San Francisco, California

                SF MusicTech Summit

                The 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.

                18 May 2010: Silicon Valley, California

                Founder Showcase

                On Tuesday, May 18th, 10 companies elected by over 13,500 registered CEO Members of 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.

                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

                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.

                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

                The 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.

                28 May 2010: Beijing, China

                Global Mobile Internet Conference – Innovation Show & Startup Competition

                The 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.

                4 – 6 June 2010: Chicago, IL

                Blogs with Balls 3

                The bright future of sports media gathers for 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.

                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

                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.

                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

                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.

                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.

                Download this entire events calendar in iCal format.

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