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    10 tech conferences around the world to attend in 2015

    10 tech conferences around the world to attend in 2015
    Ashley Hefnawy
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    Ashley Hefnawy is an associate editor for Shutterstock’s blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.

    Inspiration is nigh in 2015, and there are boundless opportunities to tap into new creative and innovative thinking. There are few better ways to so that than attending a large-scale event with the chance to not only learn and get inspired, but also to meet other like-minded thinkers and creators.

    That said, there are a lot of events to take into consideration around the world — we’ve gathered 10 of our top picks below. Let us know which ones you’re looking forward to, or if you have any favorites that we left off the list.

    static1.squarespace1. Lift Conference
    February 4-6, Geneva, Switzerland

    Discover what it means to get out of the conference room/typical conference setup and get active! This hands-on event features exhibits, talks and presentations, all taking place in the beautiful Swiss city.


    20141110104409_devweeknewtop32. Developer Week
    February 6-12, San Francisco, California

    With more than 60 events, Developer Week is SF’s largest tech series. The conference puts a spotlight on new dev technologies, while connecting attendees with workshops, networking opportunities and more.

    static1.squarespace-13. Code/Media
    February 17-18, Dana Point, California

    This is where media and technology meet to assess that which exists, and that which needs to exist. A conference for proactive discourse and critique.


    Web4. Social Media Week
    February 23-27, Multiple cities worldwide 

    Get an idea of how social media and technology are changing the world of businesses and cultures worldwide. Everyone from journalists to tech entrepreneurs and founders can take something away from this global event.

    static1.squarespace-25. Mobile World Congress
    March 2-5, Barcelona

    MWC has its focus on mobile development and the future of mobile technology. Experience panels, exhibitions, networking opportunities, awards ceremonies and much, much more.

    tnwconference6. The Next Web Conference: Europe
    April 23-24, Amsterdam

    This conference brings together an eclectic mix of attendees and speakers for provocative talks and a unique educational opportunity, spotlighting innovation, technology, best business practices and web learning.

    99u7. 99U Conference
    April 30 – May 1, New York City

    It’s one thing to come up with ideas, but it’s another to actually execute those ideas. At 99U, the goal is just that: execution of brilliant ideas, so that they can come to life.


    static1.squarespace-38. TechCrunch Disrupt NY
    May 4-6, New York City
    Kick things off with a weekend hackathon, watch and/or participate in a live onstage battlefield where 20 companies are chosen to pitch products and compete for a chance to win the Disrupt Cup.


    fortunebrainstormtech9. Brainstorm Tech 2015
    July 13-15, Aspen, Colorado

    The conversations that take place here end up informing Fortune’s editorial content for the rest of the year. Think of this more as a marketplace for new ideas, with some of the smartest thought leaders around.

    static1.squarespace-410. Web Summit
    Winter, 2015, Dublin, Ireland

    An international tech event renowned for its distinguished speakers and inspiring attendees. For three days, Dublin becomes the tech center of the world as tech-related minds come together to create synergy.