It’s been a while, but we’re back with a revised version of our round up of events you should be attending in 2012. We’ve had plenty of additions pour in over the past few weeks that are worthwile events to attend.
You will have probably noticed the calendar counting down for The Next Web Conference 2012 on the website’s sidebar. 10 more days and we’ll have officialy started TNW2012 – have you already checked out the Startup Rally finalists, which companies are attending or keynote speakers we’ll have on stage? Discounted tickets can still be bought – get them quickly before we raise to the walk up rate.
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Once again we’ve updated our list with lots of upcoming tech and media events and for most events we’ve arranged a special discount. Our goal is to create a compact but complete overview of events and so we thank everyone who has contributed to it thus far.
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(*) denotes events we’ll be attending.
Mag+ Magnify Your World Contest, 1 March – 15 June, 2012
Digital creatives looking for a leg up should have a go on Mag+. Submit your dream iPad publication in their contest – the prizes at stake include iPads and cash sums ranging from £600 to £3,000, as well as exposure to industry luminaries and the chance of being featured in an international Mag+ campaign. You’d be joining the Mag+ community of iPad titles including British Journal of Photography, The Next Web, Victoria & Albert Museum, American Photo, Sound + Vision and Alternative Press.
All the details about how to submit are here!
Music 4.5 Data is Sexy 2, 18 April 2012, London
Following on from last year’s popular Music 4.5 Data is Sexy, we are taking the discussion around data to the next level, focusing on issues such as live data, relational data, the gathering and refining of data, semantics, and the new commercial paradigm created by data as ‘links’. Early bird rates available until 30 March 2012.
TNW Readers get a 20% discount on available rates – promo code TNW20 here.
Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit, 18-19 April 2012, London
The Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit brings the leaders and innovators from the industry together for an event acclaimed for its interactive format, combining keynote presentations, interactive breakout sessions and open discussion. Modern businesses now have access to more data on customers than ever before, the challenge remains to identify patterns in this data to drive success. Investment in predictive analytics allows organisations the opportunity to gain insight from such a valuable resource, offering a crucial advantage over competitors.
Penny Conference, 20 April 2012, The Times Center
Skillshare will be hosting its first education conference, Penny Conference at The Times Center on April 20th (1-5PM). Penny is an intellectually-charged experience where people and ideas come together. A space where curiosity, discovery, and collaboration will challenge the status quo of institutions like education. Speakers include Adora Svitak (Child Prodigy Writer), Charles Best (CEO of DonorsChoose.org), Zach Sims (Co-founder of Codecademy), Baratunde Thurston (Director of Digital for The Onion), Tony Wagner (Co-founder of Change Leadership Group), and Adam Braun (Founder of Pencil of Promise).
TNW readers get 15% off discount through this link.
Digital Kids Conference, 25-26 April 2012, Pasadena CA
Digital Kids Conference panels, presentations, and interviews provide unparalleled exposure to best practices, trends and strategies behind successful techniques to develop and market to kids and youth. Companies get critical information to reach kids through online and mobile technologies in tracks on Safety, Content, Operations, Business and Market Research. Experts address everything from mobile and tablet apps to social games, virtual worlds, social media, and more, as you learn how to build, manage and monetize services, products and interactive content.
TNW Readers benefit from an extra $100 off an all-access pass – just use coupon code DKNEXTWEB here.
TNW Conference 2012, 26-27 April 2012, Amsterdam
We’re taking The Next Web Conference to the next level. Expect to be blown away, expect things you’ve never seen at an event before, things 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 make sure you get an ROI of at least ten times your investment.
Grab the discounted tickets here.
Mobile DevCamp NYC 2012, 27-29 April, New York
MobileDevCamp NYC 2012 (formally associated as iOSPadDevCampNYC, iPadDevCampNYC and iPhoneDevCampNYC) is an annual not-for-profit developers gathering to develop applications for mobile technology platform. This year the focus is on the arrival of cloud technology (exemplified by Apple’s iCloud product) and what it means as an integral component of mobile applications. Cloud integration will also be a component of the hackathon competition, which has a new twist this year – developers will compete for prizes in ‘Iron Chef’-style challenges that will be announced at the event, not before. Come join us!
SourceDevCon 2012, 2-5 May 2012, London
World’s Mobile and Desktop Web App Experts Meet in London at SourceDevCon which is to be held on May 2-5, London, UK. The Park Plaza Hotel, will host four days of intermediate to advanced level sessions to web application developers, presented by the true authorities in the industry. Highlights of this must-attend event for web application developers include sessions on reaching excellence with Sencha Touch, Ext JS, PhoneGap, Node.JS, MongoDb, Git,CanvasJS, Ruby, Rails, PHP, and more.
(*)Guardian Activate New York, 3 May 2012, New York
Guardian Activate Summit is a one day event for business leaders, developers and digital practitioners focusing on how we can change the world through technology. Activate will ask how business, government, education and society can use openness and digital to their advantage. The summit will bring together experts, innovators and thought leaders to start answering these questions.
TNW Readers get a 20% Discount when they enter the code NEXTWEB20 here.
Mobile Web and Apps World, 7 May 2012, New Orleans
Now in its fifth year, America’s longest running mobile web and applications event is back. We will once again bring together top minds from around the world to discuss how to develop, market, deploy and monetize mobile web and applications. Laissez les bons temps rouler! is our theme this year, we will let the good times roll as we kick off International CTIA Wireless 2012 in New Orleans!
TNW Readers can get tickets for $199 (Reg. $395) using code “MWA4DEV” here.
French & Benelux Tech Tour, 9-11 May, Paris, Leuven, Gent and Eindhoven
The French & Benelux Tech Tour will pair the most promising early and later stage growth companies with representatives from leading cross-border venture capital and global corporate firms. The Funds that will be present at the Tour represent over €10 billion worth of investment capital. Companies from across the technology spectrum based in France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg can apply to compete to become one of 25 finalists. The deadline for applications is March 23. Register here.
AnDevCon III, 14-17 May 2012, Hyatt Regency Burlingame (San Francisco)
AnDevCon III is the technical conference for software developers building or selling Android apps. It will offer one day of intensive workshops, followed by three days of technical classes. More than 1,500 software developers, engineers and entrepreneurs from 40 nations are projected to attend AnDevCon III and choose from 70+ classes. Exhibits admission is free: visit more than 50 exhibitors!
TNW visitors and subscribers can receive a $100 discount off either the 4-day or 3-day pass by inserting the code MEDIASPONSOR here!
Internet Week NY, 14-21 May 2012, 82 Mercer / NYC
Entering its fifth year, Internet Week NY is one of the world’s fastest growing digital festivals. Anticipating more than 250 events to take place throughout New York City from May 14-21, IWNY is excited to introduce a new headquarters at Soho’s 82 Mercer May 14-17. With speakers like The MoMa’s Paola Antonelli, Buzzfeed’s President Jon Steinberg & CEO Jonah Peretti, Executive Chairman of Federated Media John Battelle and more—the 2012 Internet Week HQ is bound to be the best yet.
Techpitch 4.5, 23 May 2012, London
Techpitch 4.5 brings together tech startups, investors and entrepreneurs for an evening of business idea pitching by startups and productive feedback from experts. It is an evening pitch event to showcase the latest tech startups out there, some which have taken part in the 2Pears/UKTI pitch training workshops. Deadline to apply to pitch is 27 April 2012. Early bird tickets available until 27 April 2012.
TNW Readers get a 20% discount if using promo code TNW20 here.
TERENA Networking Conference 2012, 21-24 May, Reykjavik, Iceland
The TERENA Networking Conference (TNC) is the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference – over 500 participants, including decision makers, networking specialists and managers from all major European networking and research organisations, universities, worldwide sister institutions and industry representatives attend.
Through keynote speeches by renowned specialists and many parallel sessions, TNC presents an overview of the latest developments in research networking, both in the technical field and in the areas of application and management.
Early bird registration (until 13 April) – 500 EUR.
Social Gaming Summit, 23-24 May 2012, Kalkscheune, Berlin
The second annual Social Gaming Summit – Berlin, is a two-day conference focused on the intersection of mobile gaming, immersive worlds, and social networking. The event unites established industry leaders along with emerging start-ups in free-to-play games, social networking, virtual goods and payments infrastructure for two full days of illuminating keynotes, lively panels and engaging discussion on the convergence of gaming and the social web. Register now for special pre-event pricing.
The first 5 TNW readers to register using code “TNW15” receive 15% off of a Gold Passport here.
Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship, 23-27 May, Maastricht
The Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship is Maastricht’s largest entrepreneurship event. Happening yearly, the ME Week brings together over 200 students and entrepreneurs for an exciting week of workshops, presentations and lectures. Participants get inspired, network and exchange ideas, share practices, and ask for advice. This year’s theme is “Change Makers”. We will challenge participants to spot opportunities from the perspective of a person ready to change the world and inspire them to have the courage to start.
TNW readers can get a 15% discount by using this code “meweek-tnw”.
CHINICT – Tech Stars in China, 24-25 May 2012, Beijing China
CHINICT is the largest conference on China tech innovation & entrepreneurship. CHINICT takes place every year in Beijing at the end of May.
CHINICT 8th annual edition on May 24th & 25th 2012 at Tsinghua Science Park in Beijing + CHINICT Hackathon – China’s elite competition for developers & designers on May 23/24/25 at Tsinghua Science Park in Beijing
TNW Readers can get their discounted tickets by using this code “CHINICTNW” here.
42 Conference and Start-ups Exhibition, 28-29 May 2012, Moscow
100+ VCs and start-ups from Europe and Russia with focus on ICT and Life Science will meet in Moscow on 28-29 of May, 2012 at 42 – conference and start-up exhibition. Since Russian is nowadays one of the hottest trend and the fastest growing market in the world, it’s time to explore it and participate in the start-up exhibition. English is an official language of the event. Among confirmed VCs and speakers are Fadi Bishara, Max Niederhofer, David Waroquier, Alexander Galitsky, Brandis Hendrik, Oskar Hartman and others. Join us!
TNW Readers get a 33% discount using the promocode: thenextweb here.
TNW Readers can save 20% with the code NEXTWEB here.
Thinking Digital Conference, 29-31 May 2012, Newcastle Gateshead
Thinking Digital is a 3 day event drawing together exceptional talent from the worlds of technology, media, science, industry and the arts. We attract speakers from around the world to come to Gateshead to share their wisdom and experiences encouraging us all to pursue our passions and dreams. This year we welcome Alan Moore, Aimee di Marco, Tom Scott, Aza Raskin and Kevin Slavin to name but a few. 29-31 May 2012, delegates take part in workshops and a plethora of social activities. Follow us @ThinkingDigital www.thinkingdigital.co.uk
Startup Live Split, 1-3 June 2012, Split, Croatia
Startup Live Split is a conference oriented towards startups. There will be 300 participants, speakers from all over Europe (CEOs, VC’s and media icons), and a startup challenge for the best 16 startups with 10 judges/mentors, one of which is Patrick de Laive from TNW! This is the first conference of this kind in Croatia, and it is being head in Split which is known for its sunny beaches in the summer.
Info360 – Optimizing Your Information Lifecycle, June 12-14 2012, Javits Center, NYC
Info360 continues to stand at the frontline of change, delivering practical and actionable solutions in a hyper-evolving technology world. From today’s increasingly social, mobile and Cloud-based environment to the innovations of tomorrow, only info360 features the cutting-edge exhibitors and conference experts who can arm attendees to optimize their information lifecycles. The convergence of technologies, information management and sharing, internal and external communication, remote employee collaboration, and online content strategy are among the latest trends to be explored at this year’s event.
TNW Readers get a discount by using promo code “339H” here.
UbiQ, 18-19 June 2012, Paris
UbiQ Paris is the first international Digital Entertainment Showcase (conference and exhibition) that spotlights the best of digital entertainment content creation, business cases and winning strategies for TV, music, games, apps and branded content. It will be held in the heart of Paris, at the prestigious Palais Brongniart, on June 18-19th 2012.
Randi Zuckerberg, former Marketing Director of Facebook, is a confirmed keynote speaker. Ubisoft, FremantleMedia, BitTorrent, Ogilvy, Zodiak Active, Horyzon Media amongst many others have confirmed their presence at UbiQ Paris.
The first 10 readers to take advantage of the TNW03 discount code receive €50 off (valid until March 31st).
ICT Spring Europe, 19-20 June, Luxembourg
ICT Spring is all about innovation: cloud computing, digital distribution, mobility, social networks and media, disruptive technologies, with a special highlight on trust in security. Join us for ICT innovation and inspired bold logics!
TNW Readers get a 100% discount on tickets for the trade show using code: TNW212.
DCM EAST 2012, 19-21 June 2012, New York
The premise behind DCM East is simple: to help media & entertainment experts improve processes, build audiences, create relationships, in short, anything which enables you to monetize your digital content. DCM is designed to bring you closer to the projects that are making waves at the forefront of content monetization.
Discount for TNW readers is 10% please quote DCMETNW here.
On The Edge, 21 June 2012, London
This pioneering one-day marketing conference will take place at the Congress Centre, London. On The Edge is brought to you with a guarantee that you will gain insight from world-renowned innovators on the future of marketing, passing on knowledge and secrets that will inspire, ignite and initiate. With a fantastic line-up from brands including News International, Red Bull, Barclays and Wunderman, and a special leadership piece from the European Athletics Association’s President, Frank Dick OBE, it’s not hard to see why top-level marketers are banging on the entrance door.
TNW Readers receive £100 off when using this discount code here on a full price conference pass. Discount code: TNW100
The Social Media B2C Marketing Summit, 25-26 June 2012, London
The Social Media B2C Marketing Summit (June 25-26). London: Learn how to deliver engaging and interactive marketing tactics to entice your consumers to engage with your brand. Unilever, Heineken, KLM, O2, Honda and many more will share exclusive case studies, their everyday experiences and best practice, so you can improve your social media marketing efforts.
As a reader of The Next Web quote TNW12 and save 20% when you register here.
WebVisions Barcelona, 4-7 July 2012, Barcelona
Our first international show, WebVisions Barcelona opens with studio tours and networking parties, followed by a day of workshops and two full days of sessions, panels and keynotes, plus music, film screenings, a Hackathon for Social Good, our Business Innovation and Education Lab and other special events. Early Bird rates end on May 14, 2012. Register online here.
TNW readers can register at the Association rates and save €25 off General Admission – enter the “TNWBCN” partner code here.
ITX Asia 2012, 12-14 September 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia
In riding with the theme of `When Technology Meets Business ‘, ITX Asia 2012 targets a large pool of regional enterprise, government, SMB, service provider from throughout Southeast Asia the Indian sub-continent – making ITX Asia a must participate event for ICT solution providers keen to further strengthen their foothold in this key region!
For more information, please visit their website.
JailbreakCon, 29 September, San Francisco
You may not have heard of us, or more accurately, you may have but just not know it. The original event was known as MyGreatFest and as a great man once said, “You never really know where you are going until you know where you have been”. We have yet to witness first hand the awesome goings on at JailbreakCon. However, the plan is to feature the best hackers, developers and themers that the community has to offer. All in one place to educate, inform and share their wisdom and experience.
TNW readers get 10% off tickets with the code ‘TNW10’.