Need a break from the cheesy holiday cheer? We’ve updated our list with lots of new upcoming tech and media events for you, so make sure you clear your schedule. For each event we’ve arranged a special discount.

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Interactive Local Media West (ILM West), December 12-14, San Francisco, CA
ILM logo west125 Upcoming tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts & Free Tickets]Interactive Local Media West (ILM West). A new wave of commerce-centric solutions — which encompass location-based services, geotargeting, deals, online coupons, customer engagement and retention solutions — is enabling local advertisers to realize the long-standing promise of local interactive media to promote and grow their businesses. BIA/Kelsey will spotlight this trend — from tools to transactions for “final mile” commerce — at its upcoming conference, Interactive Local Media West (ILM West: Closing the Local Loop), which takes place Dec. 12-14, in San Francisco.

TNW Readers receive $200 off ILM West registration with code: ILMWTNW here.

Music 4.5: The social live music industry – where is the money?, December 13, London
music4.5 logo onblack small Upcoming tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts & Free Tickets]The live music industry is keen to nail that elusive ‘social’ factor to power its business to the next stage and there are a lot of new services out there to help. But, do they deliver?
Speakers include Joe Cohen from Seatwave, Don Jenkins fromTurboWolf and Amazing Media, DIY artist Laura Kidd/SheMakesWar, Jon McIldowie from Mama Group and The Great Escape, and Paul Sampson from EskimoLive.

TNW Readers get 20% off with code: TNW20 here.

(*)Rethinking Social Entrepreneurship, December 15, New York
rethinkingse 300x91 Upcoming tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts & Free Tickets]Social entrepreneurship. What does it mean? How are social entrepreneurs different from regular entrepreneurs? What are the unique challenges they face? Where are they going? This roundtable discussion will focus on these and related issues. Featuring leaders from New York City’s startup, nonprofit, and investment communities, and hosted by General Assembly and The Next Web, the discussion will be moderated by Chris Bliss, co-founder of Good Karma. Don’t miss it!

(*)Tech the Halls, December 16, Turntable.fm
Schermafbeelding 2011 11 30 om 12.54.04 300x135 Upcoming tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts & Free Tickets]Tech the Halls is a nationwide holiday listening party, with the biggest names in tech journalism coming together to throw down on Turntable.fm in head-to-head DJ battles. And there’s more than just bragging rights on the line: the battles are the finale to a month-long fundraising campaign for One Laptop Per Child, and the money raised will be donated in the winning DJ’s name!

2Pears/UKTI Pitch Workshop, January 17, London
7cmweb  small Upcoming tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts & Free Tickets]The 2Pears/UKTI series of pitch workshops are FREE to attend for Technology/Digital/Mobile/ICT Sector UK-based startups & small/medium sized businesses. It also gives you a chance to possibly pitch to an audience of investors, journalists and peers at a forthcoming Techpitch 4.5 event. You can register for the next pitch workshop provided that your company has not previously attended one.

Beyond Enterprise 2.0, January 24-25, Amsterdam
Logo BE20 220x220 Upcoming tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts & Free Tickets]Join your peers and learn how some of the biggest brands are energising their organisation for productivity, performance and change. Beyond Enterprise 2.0 is a senior executive event focussing on Internal Communications 2.0, Collaboration, Knowledge Management, Learning Development, Organisational Transformation and More! 8+hours of face-to-face networking opportunities – get to know more people, find new clients and build your network. Learn something new, be inspired by our speakers and gain valuable insights you can take back to the office.

TNW readers receive €100 off the current ticket rate here.

(*)Midem, January 28-31, Cannes, France
midem color rvb 300x105 Upcoming tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts & Free Tickets]Midem is the place where music makers, cutting-edge technologies, brands and talent come together to enrich the passionate relationship between people and music, transform audience engagement and form new business connections. 6,850 participants from 77 countries attended in 2011, and 3,120 companies (incl. 155 startups). 110 conferences and events were held. In 2012, over a hundred “midem festival” concerts will be organised all over Cannes.

If you’re a startup you can qualify for a special rate (€495 vs €795) here.

Innovative e-Marketing 2012, February 1-2, Barcelona, Spain
emk12 200x100 Upcoming tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts & Free Tickets]Innovative e-Marketing 2012. Reinforce your online presence and boost your brand and marketing activities through social media communities and effective email campaigns, to reach your target audience, guarantee customer satisfaction, and achieve maximum ROI for an increased bottom line. Attend Innovative e-Marketing 2012 to learn all this and more. Network with leading experts from FT500 companies responsible for some of the most inspiring online marketing campaigns, and discover how to take your online strategy to the next level. Event hashtag = #cgemk

TNW readers can benefit from a discount of 10% off the delegate price by using the discount code EMK-02 here.

Marketing Innovation Awards, February 2nd, London
miexpo awards colour rgb 300x274 Upcoming tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts & Free Tickets]The Marketing Innovation Awards, now in its second year, is set to return on 2nd February 2012. The Marketing Innovation Awards create a spotlight to recognise and reward those innovative technologies, brands and agencies shaping this dynamic space. New for 2012, seven new award categories have been added, which reflects the growth of innovation within the marketing sector and highlights the new depths marketers are adopting to achieve success. Submit your entry today!

TNW readers will receive a 15% discount to attend both the awards & MI EXPO event using code TNW15 here.

Marketing Innovation EXPO (MI EXPO), February 2nd, London
miexpo colour rgb 300x163 Upcoming tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts & Free Tickets]MI EXPO, a unique innovation showcase set to return in 2012 providing senior marketers’ key insights into the essential technology driven marketing trends for 2012. MI EXPO will help you recognise which technology driven trends you should be adopting and which are just a marketing fad and better left ignored. MI EXPO will showcase the innovative marketers, technology providers, and tools that will explode in 2012. The conference will bring a spotlight on marketing innovation “must haves” to achieve success.

TNW readers get 15% discount using code TNW15 here.

Blackberry DevCon Europe, February 7-8, Amsterdam
devcon2011 horz rgb1 300x78 Upcoming tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts & Free Tickets]Interested in learning how to take your web content beyond the browser? On February 7-8, 2012, the BlackBerry Developer Conference will be coming to Amsterdam. This event will be the place where our developer community in Europe will come together to learn how to work with the latest innovations and breakthroughs for the BlackBerry® platform. We will have a full track exploring the latest and greatest happening in the mobile web and attendees will also receive a free BlackBerry PlayBook.

TNW readers get 50% off the early bird rate of €250 with discount code: DSTEP4 here (until January 18th)

O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference, February 13-15, New York
Schermafbeelding 2011 11 15 om 15.08.32 300x249 Upcoming tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts & Free Tickets]“O’Reilly’s Tools of Change for Publishing Conference (TOC) is where practitioners and executives from publishing and the tech arena come together to navigate publishing’s ongoing transformation. Join them at TOC 2012 as they explore new ideas and share what they’ve learned from their successes and failures, with deeply practical guidance that will help you and your business change/forward/fast with confidence. TOC sells out every year because it focuses on significant new and emerging tools and techniques, and provides deeply practical guidance for publishing in the 21st century.

TNW readers get 15% off registration with discount code: toc12tnw here.

Re-Working Conference, February 24 – 2012, New York City
reworkinglogowebcolor Upcoming tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts & Free Tickets]Work is changing. Now expertise is available on demand and effective organization no longer requires formal organizations. And customers don’t just consume anymore, they innovate and advocate, too. The Re:Working Conference will explore perspectives on the new world of work from leading organizations and startups like LEGO, Cemex, Publicis Groupe, Freelancers Union, workmarket and LocalMotors as well as researchers from MIT, NYU and Wharton.

The New Web readers will receive 25% discount when they use this code: TNWREWK here

Cloud Computing Imperative 2012, March 12-14, Dubai
banner 180x90 Upcoming tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts & Free Tickets]Cloud Computing Imperative 2012.
Cloud computing undeniably introduces management challenges to an organization. Rather than problems however, management should see them as opportunities. As such, it is better for organizations to identify and deal with the issues early, so that they can gain maximum benefit from the changing technology panorama. Therefore, management dealing with this paradigm shift in gaining of better skills and understanding is a necessity to create a smoother and positive transition.

Corporate Social Commerce Summit, March 13-14, 2012, Boston
Corp Soc Comm 20121 Upcoming tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts & Free Tickets]The Corporate Social Commerce Summit is the leading conference for utilizing social media to acquire new customers, cultivate brand loyalty, and boost sales. The conference features 20+ corporate speakers from companies like eBay, Neiman Marcus, Staples, Cars.com, Kodak and many more. If you’re looking to leverage social media to facilitate purchases, and drive conversations then this is a must-attend event.

TNW readers receive a $150 discount to the summit using the discount code: BOSTON2012

TNW Conference 2012, April 26-27, Amsterdam
TNWConfLogo Upcoming tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts & Free Tickets]We’re taking The Next Web Conference to the next level. Expect to be blown away, expect stuff you’ve never seen on an event before, stuff you’ve never heard, expect the best content, an amazing show, great people, industry leaders from all over the world and networking opportunities at decision making level.
We will outshine ourselves. TNW2012 is the best tech conference you’ll attend in 2012. Our goal is to inspire you, to give you an unforgettable experience and to get you an ROI of at least ten times your investment.

Grab the super early bird tickets before the apocalypse here

UbiQ, June 18-19, Paris
ubiqlogotaglinelargecmyk 300x162 Upcoming tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts & Free Tickets]UbiQ will bring together major players in the digital arena as well as start up and small producers to get together in one place for two days to share experiences from all over the world to develop new production and distribution partnerships: TV, radio, press, Internet and mobile networks, IPTV, content distributors and aggregators, interactive content producers and publishers (Video, Music, Games, Apps, Books), new technology, application, solution and service providers, advertising and media agencies and consumer brands.

TNW readers get a 40% discount on the walk-in rate (450€ instead of 750€) valid until January 31st. And a 20% discount on the walk-in rate (600€ instead of 750€) from February 1st, valid until the event in June.

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