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20+ global tech and media events you should attend [Discounts]

20+ global tech and media events you should attend [Discounts]
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Brad McCarty

A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty. A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty.

Every two weeks, The Next Web helps you keep track of interesting technology events around the globe by bringing you a list of upcoming tech conferences, meetups and get-togethers.

As the end of the year approaches, we’ve already added a few of next year’s events. For most of these events we’ve arranged a special discount on tickets. If you think your event should be included, feel free to submit it for review.

*Denotes events organised by The Next Web.

*The Next Web Conference Europe, 25-26 April 2013, Amsterdam
Expect the 8th edition of The Next Web Conference to be packed with amazing speakers, high quality content, networking events, parties and dealmaking opportunities. On April 25th & 26th we’re expecting 2000 attendees in Amsterdam to join us in raising the bar for every technology conference in the world. The attendees are a blend of decision makers from the European and American tech scenes, developers, startups, innovators, along with venture capitalists, industry journalists, bloggers, and senior level executives.

Grab the limited early bird tickets by registering today!


ApacheCon North America 2013 — 24 February – 2 March 2013 — Portland Oregon

The 25th edition of the ASF’s popular conference and community series will take place 24 February-2 March 2013 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon, with the following agenda:

24-25 February: pre-conference trainings, BarCamp, and Hackathon activities
26-28 February: main conference + expo, evening events, BOFs, and MeetUps
1-2 March: post-conference sprints, workshops, and team building events

TNW readers can get their discounted tickets by using the code nextweb-13 when signing up.


Startupbootcamp Open Pitch DayMultiple Dates – Multiple Cities

Open Pitch Days are informal events where startups can pitch their companies to Startupbootcamp and experienced mentors and receive instant feedback. The aim is to add value to all startups pitching, and to find top-notch startups relevant for the Startupbootcamp accelerator programs. The Open Pitch Days are therefore also used as part of our screening process. All start-ups should apply. If you are a mobility, connectivity or big-data Startup, we’ll have a closer look.

Please see the calendar on the Startupbootcamp site for a complete listing of events and their respective cities.


DUMBO Startup Lab Demo Day27 February 2013 – Brooklyn, NY

For one night, DUMBO Startup Lab will open its doors to startups from across Brooklyn and NYC to pitch their company in front of a talented group of panelists.

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Crowdopolis Big Apple, 27-28 February 2013, New York City

Hear how Fortune 500 Corporations are using crowdsourcing to out-innovate, out-process, & out-engage their competition at Crowdopolis Big Apple.

TNW readers save $200 off ticket price with code TNWPromo


Startup Weekend Cluj, 1-3 March 2013, Cluj Romania

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs gathered for 54 hours to learn the basics of founding startups and to validate a new business idea.

Beginning with pitches on Friday, participants (developers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts) will form teams and collaboratively create new product or service ideas for the web or mobile market. By Sunday evening, teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts competing for prizes that help them to launch the business in the real market.

Readers – Get 15% off when you use the code TheNextWeb at http://swcluj2.eventbrite.com/

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SharePoint Technology Conference 3-6 March 2013 – San Francisco

The SharePoint Technology Conference, March 3-6 in San Francisco, is the world’s premier independent event for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server technology and services. The format includes 90+ technical classes, workshops and breakout classes with content geared to IT professionals, business managers and developers. It features top Microsoft MVPs, dozens of expert MS speakers and solutions from 50+ exhibitors (exhibits admission is FREE!).

Code MEDIASPONSOR takes $100 off from a 3 or 4-day pass.


LBS Tech Media Summit – 7 March, 2013 – London

London Business School’s annual Tech Media Summit is the premier event to learn the latest on current trends and the direction of the digital space. Panels throughout the day focus on topics including the future of technology in 2023, making money from content, and creating brands and universes across multiple digital platforms.


ecomTIM, 13-14 March 2013, Timisoara Romania

At ecomTIM one can find the most important trends in e-commerce, innovating opinions and case studies. The participants receive practical advice with immediate applicability from leaders of online commerce and they can find out how to maximize sales and minimize costs.


Startup Camp Berlin – 15-16 March, 2013 – Berlin, Germany

Berlin’s startup conference where aspiring entrepreneurs, experienced entrepreneurs, investors and experts meet. TNW readers get 15% off with the code TheNextWeb when registering.


EyeforTravel – 18 & 19 March, 2013 – San Francisco

Now in its 6th year, EyeforTravel’s Social Media & Mobile Strategies for Travel (formerly The Social Media Strategies for Travel Conference) is the leading strategic and networking forum for senior Online Travel, Tourism and Hospitality executives working in the areas of social media and mobile. Held in San Francisco on March 18-19, this conference enables attendees to share best practice strategies, plus hear speaker case studies from the best travel brands in the world.

Code TNW200 takes $200 off of registration for TNW readers.


Leancamp Rotterdam – 28 March 2013 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Leancamp is the place where the leaders in the fields of Lean Startup, Agile, Scrum and Design Thinking get together

At Leancamp multiple tools have been made and will be made to get to market faster

Leancamp is an un-conference where everyone is welcome and anyone can contribute. Leancamp is a multi track event where you ‘vote with your feet’ meaning that you decide what’s valuable to you and that the day’s programme fits your needs. The one day un-conference is a non-profit event, all-inclusive and sparks with innovation.


Evolv Weekend – 29-31 March 2013 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Evolv Weekend is a three day action-learning workshop which enables entrepreneurs and others to evolve their idea into product-market fit through (amongst others) the Lean Startup methodology.

Early-bird pricing of $149 when you register here.


FinTech Hackathon – 6-7 April, 2013 – NYC

The goal of the FinTech Hackathon is to promote technological innovation in the financial
industry. The FinTech Hackathon brings together developers, designers, product managers and
marketers to launch innovative financial products and services with tools from several API, data
and platform partners.

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Big Data TechCon 8-10 April 2013 – Cambridge, MA

BZ Media’s inaugural Big Data TechCon, April 8-10 in Boston has generated lots of excitement. This transformative show will focus on the entire big data ecosystem, and attract developers, IT managers and practitioners. Big Data TechCon is technology-agnostic and will apply to organizations using relational databases, NoSQL databases, graph databases, unstructured data, flat files and data feeds.

Code MEDIASPONSOR gets you a $100 discount on a 3-day pass.


GSummit SF 2013 – 16-19 April, 2013 – San Francisco

Come to GSummit (April 16-18) and earn your official gamification design certification, hear detailed practical examples of what works and what doesn’t from the experts themselves, network with the world’s top gamification designers and vendors, and get inspired. As consumer & employee attention has been harder and harder to obtain, you’ll learn how many companies have utilized gamification to create loyal customers & engaged employees.

TNW readers use code TNW13SF for $200 off of registration.


Future Insights Live — 29 April – 2 May 2013 — Las Vegas

The 2nd annual Future Insights Live is a multi-track, 4-day tech conference, featuring an optional workshop day and 3 conference days. A combination of our existing shows – Future of Web Apps, Future of Web Design, and Future of Mobile – FILive will discuss the future technologies, platforms, and business models YOU should be using and implementing to launch the next big thing.

TNW readers – 10% off when you use the code TNW10 during checkout.

Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship — 14-18 May 2013 — Maastricht
The Maastricht Centre for Entrepreneurship is planning an amazing program for the 5th edition of the Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship (MeWeek).

Under the theme of “Brand You”, MeWeek is gathering the region’s best entrepreneurs to showcase their achievements, talk about how they were able to make their mark and inspire participants to become entrepreneurial and build on their passions.

TNW Readers can save 10% as soon as registration opens in January.


Global Mobile Internet Conference Beijing – 7-8 May 2013 – Beijing

GMIC Beijing is Asia’s largest and most influential mobile industry event and, for five years, has been at the forefront of the mobile Internet industry, focusing on global markets and emerging technologies. GMIC Beijing has been especially successful at connecting leading mobile companies in US and Europe to those in China and Asia. As such, GMIC is the Launchpad for many companies entering China like Evernote, Flipboard, Halfbrick (Fruit Ninja), and Rovio (Angry Birds).


eTail Latin America – 22-24 May, 2013 – Miami Beach, Florida

Participate in the 3rd edition of the eTail Latin America and gain access to cutting-edge technologies, tools and best practices to improve your e-Commerce within the Latin American market and debate about the main issues and opportunities to become a high-level e-Commerce store.

TNW readers use code 19406003TNW for 10% off registration.

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Android Developer Conference – 28-31 May 2013 – Boston, MA

AnDevCon 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 1,000 software developers, engineers and entrepreneurs from 40 nations are projected to attend and choose from 70+ classes to bring Android open source development to a high level. Exhibits admission is free: visit more than 50 exhibitors!

Code MEDIASPONSOR takes $100 off from a 3 or 4-day pass.

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GEN News Summit – 19-21 June, 2013 – Paris

GEN News Summit isn’t your typical conference. Consisting of a dynamic programme including the Data Journalism Awards, The Drone Journalism Boot Camp, Startups for News, six workshops hosted by the ONA and the Editors Lab Hackathon. Editors-in-chief, newsroom decision-makers, data journalists, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs meet during a three day period to share their expertise on creating a better future for journalism.

ITX Asia 2013 — 11 – 13 September 2013 — Kuala Lumpur

ITX Asia 2013 will be the 2nd ICT & ERP Trade Exhibition serving Malaysia & the Asian region. It will be a platform of enterprises and the ICT to see the latest ICT showcase and trends as well as a networking avenue congregated in one place. The Industry keeps evolving and continues to captivate the enterprises of its latest innovations. ITX Asia 2013 will serve the purpose of meeting the objectives of participants of mutual interest pertaining to the subject of Information Communication Technology.


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