Time for an update! The first month of 2011 has passed and now it’s time to take a look what the year ahead brings us. We’ve listed lots of new upcoming tech & media events for you, so make sure you clear your schedule. And of course, as you’ve hopefully become accustomed to, we’ve arranged special discounts for our devoted TNW readers.
So do make sure you check TNW Events before buying your tickets in future. For newcomers: This list is, created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, and is laser-focused on tech & media events. Would you like to have your conference or event listed here? Contact us
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The Digital Entrepreneur & Music: demystifying rights and licensing, February 11, London
This half day event has been created specifically for startup companies who use music in their businesses and need to understand all aspects of commercially licensing digital rights. The event is being jointly organised by PRS For Music,the UK composer and publisher collecting society and ‘IC tomorrow’, the UK Government-backed digital business models innovation project. The event will give practical guides to licensing, discuss actual licensing case studies and provide networking opportunities for delegates.
TNW readers get a discount of £10 by using the code “….” here
Family 2.0, February 17, London
Family 2.0 will focus on what are the new products and services that are serving the family 2.0 and how should be sell and market them. The white board in the kitchen could move to a shared online collaboration space. Moving images from you phone to the media hub to Facebook, who is in controland what content should be shared. As those annoying wires become wireless,are we creating too much noise in the house. A TV in every room and everyone always on, can technology replace the evening meal. With more split families and parents working away from home increasingly, will the extension of digital technologies enable family interaction but what are the implications to the family circle overall? This will be a wide ranging debate about how we use technology, what technology is available and what the research is showing us.
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LAUNCH Conference, February 23-24, San Francisco
Fifty cutting edge, and never-before seen, technology companies will debut at the LAUNCH Conference. There will be two competitions held at the event: LAUNCH 1.0 This competition is for completely new companies that have never had any press, public demos and whose services are currently in closed alpha or beta. LAUNCH 2.0 This competition is for existing companies that are launching new products, or significant new versions of an existing product.
TNW readers get 10% off here by using discount code “tnwrocks”
Social media strategies for travel, March 2-3, San Francisco
Attend the world’s leading social media conference solely dedicated to the travel industry – now in it’s 4th successful year! This is the event where top travel brands and social media experts meet to drive forward best practices in social media.
TNW readers get $100 discount by using discount code ‘TNW100’ here
FITC Amsterdam 2011, March 8-9, Amsterdam
Design. Technology. Cool Shit. We’ve brought back some of your favorite speakers, as well as a number of new ones, and we’ve also added a few surprises to keep everyone on their toes. With some of the most interesting and engaging presenters from around the globe, FITC Amsterdam 2011 will be 2 days and 2 nights that will leave you inspired, energized and awed. Join us for an event that you will never forget!
TNW readers get 15% off here with the discount code “thenextweb”
The Cloud Computing World Forum Conference, March 9, Dubai
The Cloud Computing World Forum Middle East and Africa will feature all of the key players within the Cloud Computing and SaaS market providing an introduction, discussion and look into the future for the ICT industry.This one day conference will provide the most complete and comprehensive platform for the global Cloud Computing and SaaS industry.
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Follow the new search, March 10, London
With the advent of Googles offer of $3bn for Twitter it seems to support that we are moving to an era of value in individual oponions for search, filtering, discovery and recommendation rather than a faceless algorithim which may be biased and changes at a whim. Does this migration actually represent a full circle as we head back to ‘Local’ and the village ethos where you know who is proving the content and recommendation and demonstrates that a cluster has value. Join us to debate this new paradigm; how follow is the new search.
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Social Gaming, March 14, Olswang
Social gaming commonly refers to playing games as a way of social interaction, as opposed to playing games in solitude, like some card games (solitaire) and the single-player mode of many video games. One hundred million people are playing these games and about $1 billion in revenue is expected this year. Social gaming is also changing the stereotype image of games players and through the fast pace of technology changes helping gain adoption for platforms like facebook in the US/Europe and RenRen in China, more so in China the adoption of social gaming into the culture has helped drive the adoption rate of the social networks. We will be debating the future, impact, value and role of social gaming
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Login 2011, March 17-18, Vilnius
LOGIN 2011 is expanding and this time it will last for two whole days. Participants from all over the Baltics will gather to listen to inspiring keynote speeches, participate in seminars and creative workshops. Login 2011 speakers come from such companies as Mozilla, Amnesty International, Prezi.com, Flattr.com, WIRED, The Daily Telegraph and many more!
Special discount for TNW readers – two days for the price of one day only. Use discount code LOGINTNW here
Interactive Local Media East, March 21-23, Boston
Interactive Local Media is BIA/Kelsey’s definitive conference on local digital advertising and marketing. Join the local online media community in Boston, March 21-23, for ILM East, where the focus will be on new local marketplaces, keying in on the latest developments in search, mobile and deals.
TNW readers get $200 off the public rate by using discount code “ILMETNW”
Social media World Forum, 29-30 March, London
Now in its 3rd year, the SMWF will be providing a format for networking, engagement, and lots of social media debate around the latest tools, technologies, platforms, and emerging trends within social media marketing. With over 4000 attendees last year, the show has grown significantly to become one of the leading shows in its field, hosting a variety of free to attend workshops & conferences for marketers, pr professionals, developers, and the like.
TNW readers get 20% off tickets by using discount code “TNW2011”
Socialize: Monetizing Social Media, March 31 – April 1, New York
Mediabistro’s Socialize: Monetizing Social Media unites business leaders in gaming, virtual goods, mobile, marketing, and media for two days of learning, connecting, and sharing about all things social. Through two days of comprehensive learning, focused discussion and diverse perspectives, our experts show you how all the social media pieces fit together to create a unified business strategy. This event delivers up-to-the-minute social media techniques, and processes for successfully enabling customer-facing revenue generation strategies that tap the power of social media.
TNW readers save 15% with code “SZTNW” here
The Next Web Conference 2011, April 27-29, Amsterdam
The sixth edition of The Next Web is coming up in April. It is THE event that you should have visited. The Next Web brings together the best audience and companies from Europe and the US to discuss the future of the web and mobile.. We’re looking forward to welcome 1200 web and mobile professionals for 3 days of interesting talks, business and fun at The Next Web in the city we love so much; Amsterdam. Again we have a bonus. Right after the conference it is Queensday, a national holiday and the biggest party in the Netherlands. 17 million people dress in Orange and go out on the streets to have fun, party and to celebrate the anniversary of our Queen.
Get your tickets now before it’s too late!
Future of the Web, May 16-18, London
FOWD hits London again this May! After the huge success of 2010’s new format, we’re bringing our new-look show back to town: two days of conference sessions, each with two tracks to choose from, and a day of intimate workshops, allowing attendees to gain a deeper understanding of their chosen topic. Join us for some of the biggest names in web design, amazing networking opportunities, one-on-one design clinics with our speakers, and our legendary attendee party – hope to see you there..
Use discount code “NEXTWEB15” here for a 15% discount on 2 Day Conference Passes
SMOC: Social Media Optimization Conference, May 23-24, San Francisco
Produced by Mediabistro and SocialTimes, Socialize Media Optimization Conference (SMOC) is a two-day event dedicated to social media optimization and social advertising. Boost search engine visibility, increase linkability, and fuel your readers’ desire to share your content. Industry leaders will also show you how to get results when advertising on the social web in terms of strategy, targeting, privacy, and metrics. Our experts include Brian Solis (author, Engage), Rohit Bhargava (SVP, Digital, Strategy & Planning Group), Gary Ware (Covario), and many more.
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AR Summit, June 16, London
June 16th, 2011, London, UK: Augmented Reality Summit is designed to explore this new dynamic reality and provide delegates with the perfect opportunity to uncover Augmented Reality in full and explore the opportunity’s AR brings any brand or company. The AR Summit is positioned at the forefront of this exciting continually developing new industry. Whether you are a Brand, Advertiser or Agency, Technology provider or Developer looking to meet key industry figures, keep up with the latest developments, technology’s & tools or simply to network with other from the world of AR
TNW readers get 25% off tickets here by using discount code “TNW2011”
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