This article was published on November 30, 2012

20+ upcoming tech and media events

20+ upcoming tech and media events
Wytze De Haan
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Wytze De Haan

Founder, The Hatchet

Wytze writes weekly career advice for employees of fast-growing startups and scale-ups on topics like how to negotiate a better salary, conv Wytze writes weekly career advice for employees of fast-growing startups and scale-ups on topics like how to negotiate a better salary, convincing clients to work with you, or how to be a great manager for your team. Prior to founding the Hatchet, he spent 9 years working as Director of Events for TNW.

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.

*Kings of Code Festival, 1 – 4 December 2012, Amsterdam
From the 1st until the 4th of December 2012 at the Kings of Code Festival, 450 developers from around the world will gather in the centre of Amsterdam. See leading international speakers discuss the latest trends, developments and best practices in web and mobile development technologies. Are you a hacker? Join us for the Hack Battle in the weekend prior to the conference to hack on cool API’s and SDK’s.

Grab the last early bird tickets before they sell out!

*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!

Mobile AppCamp, 30 November – 2 December, Macedonia
Mobile AppCamp brings together developers and mobile start-ups together with business incubator managers, accelerators, investors and international tech experts with an aim to advance the development of commercial mobile applications and the skill set for pursuing a winning strategy for global market penetration. Benefits of attending Mobile AppCamp are 30+ great teams from all Europe, 20+ remarkable mentors, 4+ world-class accelerators, €30.000+ worth mentoring workshops, many hidden investors and 3+ portions of prize opportunities.

This event is free of charge.

UnPluggd, 1 December 2012, Bangalore
UnPluggd is India’s biggest startup event and brings together the startup and geeky community together. Right from entrepreneurs to angel investors to VC firms – everybody is attending UnPluggd. The agenda includes *UnPluggd* conversation with entrepreneurs and launch of 10 startups selected from over 500 entries.

TNW Readers can save 20% using code “NextBigWhat” here.

Foursquare Hack Day Philippines, 1 December 2012, Philippines
Foursquare Hack Day Philippines 2012 (Hashtag: #4SQHackPH) is an all-day hackathon featuring the Foursquare API. This is presented by the SMART Developer Network and WebGeek Philippines in partnership with Foursquare. We’re flying in Sajid Mehmood of Foursquare’s platform engineering team from Foursquare HQ in NYC to give Pinoy developers the ins and outs of the Foursquare API for Connected Apps. Foursquare’s APIs enable developers to build apps that interact with the Foursquare platform for location check-ins, venue information.

TNW Readers can get discounted tickets up to 50% here.

LeWeb Student Warm-UP, 3 December 2012, Paris
LeWeb Student Warm-Up is an annual event maily oriented toward students and young aspiring entrepreneurs but open to everybody. The goal is to enjoy the proximity of LeWeb to gather young aspiring entrepreneurs from all around the World around talks from LeWeb speakers. Speakers are Michael Amar, Tony Conrad, Pano Kroko, Jeff Clavier and Robin Wauters.

TNW Readers can save 30% here.

nextMEDIA, 3-4 December 2012, Toronto, Canada
nextMEDIA is Canada’s most influential and forward-thinking community of executive-level media professionals working in the digital space. By bringing together the leading international players, platforms, services and consultants disrupting the media landscape in the areas of advertising, media and publishing, nextMEDIA is where the old school and new school collide. Culminating with Canada’s only national digital media awards show – The Digi Awards – nextMEDIA also offers a must-attend event taking place Dec. 3-4 at the Carlu in downtown Toronto for anyone looking to get ahead in digital media.

TNW Readers can discounted tickets at $545 by using code “TNW” here.

SocialPLAY, 4 December 2012, London
With three targeted content focuses, SocialPLAY will give you all the necessary insights to bring the world of gaming to your business. Join, network and learn with a global community of developers, brands and licensers.
Explore the vast potential of the social, casual and mobile games space across two days of innovative content. Investigate the very latest strategies with our international speaker faculty and enjoy engaging networking opportunities with them throughout the conference.

TNW Readers can save 10% by using code “YRSB” here.

Trends Plus, 4 December 2012, London
There are 1000s of influencing factors that are shaping tomorrow’s consumer trends everyday – some small, some big, some that will never last and some that are here to stay.
Trends Plus will give you a unique opportunity to explore and gain a 360° view on a well-balanced blend of trends and ideas that are actively shaping your future consumers. With heaps of forward thinking and a wealth of visionary ideas, you are bound to leave this event in-the-know and inspired!

TNW Readers can save 10% by quoting “TNW” here.

Future of Film Summit, 5 December 2012, Los Angeles
Produced by Digital Media Wire and Variety, this high-level event brings together an exclusive group of industry thought-leaders to discuss the current state of the industry, and how film and transmedia deals will be struck in the coming years. This is a unique opportunity for creatives, producers, buyers and film financiers to hear about and discuss current issues relevant to the film industry from top studio executives as well as independents.

TNW Readers can save 10% using code ‘MEDIA10’ here.

CIOsynergy San Francisco, 6 December 2012, San Francisco
Over 100 IT leaders will join us on December 6th, 2012 in Downtown San Francisco for CIOsynergy; these IT leaders represent both the fortune and vast mid-market enterprise community within the San Fran metro area. An afternoon of unparalleled networking in an ultimate learning environment with the CIOs of San Francisco enterprise.

This event is free to attend for qualified IT execs; Directors, VP, CTO, Chief Architects, CIO, CISOs of mid to large enterprise class organisations.

Ready to Inspire, 9-12 December 2012, Leiden, The Netherlands
Ready to Inspire is a brand new and conference about the craft of web design, type and code. It has workshops, live music, meetups and parties, but above all an exciting lineup of today’s craftspeople and mind-blowing new faces. Fuel your brain with awesomeness and ignite your creativity. Make powerful connections and enjoy all the great things this event will offer you. Inspire’ main lineup presents Jeffrey Zeldman, Simon Collison, Tim Brown, Shelly Bowen, Brad Frost, Matt Brown, Cindy Chastain, Derek Featherstone and Chris Shiflett.

TNW Readers can save 10% by quoting “INSPIRE10TNW” here.

Social Media Marketing & Measurement Workshop, 17-18 January 2013, Jakarta
This 2-day interactive workshop on Social Media Marketing & Measurement will equip you with steps to plan and implement social media marketing strategies for high returns. Through case studies of Unilever, KFC, Philips, etc.,, you will acquire a holistic approach to implementing social media strategies that suit your business context.

TNW Readers can save 10% by quoting “SMMI3TNW-C” here.

Startup Pirates, 26 January – 2 February 2013, Maastricht
The Maastricht Centre for Entrepreneurship is organizing Startup Pirates in January 2013, a startup program that takes 30 participants from idea to business creation and funding in 8 days. During this week, participants will take part in workshops and talks on relevant topics such as creativity, marketing, and business plan writing. Mentors will also be present to coach the teams and answer questions. The MC4E is recruiting students and young graduates from Maastricht and well as Aachen University and will create a good mix of ambitious participants from various backgrounds.

The first 30 TNW Readers to sign up get a free ticket here.

Customer Loyalty Marketing Summit, 28-30 January 2013, Orlando, Florida
Should you throw out the Customer Loyalty playbook? In the year of customer loyalty program renovation, the Customer Loyalty Marketing Summit is your one-stop for all of the latest trends, technologies, and approaches for engaging and retaining customers. Join IQPC as we highlight the most successful emerging trends in loyalty programs and learn how to build a relationship with your customers that will not only drive higher profits, but lead to that will transform point-of-purchase interaction and long-term customer engagement.

LatinComm Expo, 29 January – 1 February 2013, Miami Beach
LatinComm is collocated with ITEXPO East and is THE event to help you capitalize on the tremendous communications and technology opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is designed to give you the tools to develop a Latin American business strategy and successful partnerships. Hear from top professionals from North and South America. Reserve your booth in the LatinComm Pavilion on the ITEXPO show floor.

TNW Readers can save $50 by e-mailing the event organizers

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.

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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