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35+ upcoming tech and media events

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

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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 updating our 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 interesting 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 Europe Conference, 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!

Mexico Investors Forum 2012, 12 November 2012, Mexico City
Mexico Investors Forum 2012 is Mexico’s largest investor event. More than three hundred delegates will be attending. Speakers currently include former Mexican President Vicente Fox, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Mexico Manuel Sanchez, and Chief Investment Officers from three of the AFOREs. This forum will bring together investors, fund managers, and advisors to discuss both traditional and alternative investments.

TNW Readers can save 20% using code “LM20” here.

Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit, 15 November 2012, London
The Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit London is a full-day conference focused on the emerging smartphone and tablet games space. As the power and revenue of the industry continues to shift from retail to instant downloadable delivery, the rise of smartphones and tablets has ushered in a true renaissance in gaming. The summit will touch on a number of key trends including:, Customer Acquisition and Distribution: Facebook and Beyond, Mobile App Metrics for Success, Colliding Worlds: Real & Virtual Currency Gambling, and Monetizing Apps in a Saturated Social Environment.

TNW Readers can save 15% using code ‘TNW15’ here.

Social Gaming Summit, 15 November 2012, London
The third annual London Social Gaming Summit is a conference focused on the intersection of mobile gaming, immersive worlds, real-life brands and social networking. The Social Gaming Summit unites established industry leaders along with emerging start-ups in free-to-play games, real money and credit based gaming in the social space, virtual goods and payments infrastructure for one full day of illuminating keynotes, lively panels and engaging discussion on the convergence of gaming and the social web.

TNW Readers can save 15% using code ‘TNW15’ here.

Future of Television, 16 November 2012, New York City
2012 Future of Television Forum, now in its 11th year, is giving TV and online video content creators, tech innovators, CE-companies, distributors, social media, marketers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to discuss the new business landscape on panels as well demo their programming, new advertising platforms, TV tech innovations as well as devices in front of this audience of top digital media executives, investors, analysts, press and media buyers.

TNW Readers can save 10% using code ‘TNW10’ here.

Under the Radar: Commerce, 16 November 2012, San Francisco
Under the Radar has been recognized as the most important showcase of innovation in Silicon Valley.
Why Attend? Connect with over 300 executives from leading brands and businesses, learn about the latest technology that’s disrupting the way business is done, meet face to face with innovators and thought leaders and hear where buyers of technology are placing their bets.

TNW Readers can save $200 directly here.

AngelHack Fall 2012, 10-11 November 2012, London
For all developers, designers, ideas people interested in hacking Mobile apps for any platform! Whether you’re already looking to build an app of your own, or looking to explore the mobile app space, there’s no better place than this weekend! Mentors will be on hand to help throughout the weekend, workshops will help you get to grips with new skills, tools & techniques. Join in and make the most of this great opportunity!

TNW Readers can save 25% using code “TNW” here.

Beyond Tellerrand, 19-21 November 2012, Dusseldorf, Germany
Beyond Tellerrand is an affordable 3-day event with intensive workshops and high quality talks for web enthusiasts: design, technology, inspiration and networking. Day one and two cover 16 talks in a single track and networking opportunities where you have the chance to chat with all the speakers. Day three features full-day workshops with Mark Boulton, Ben Bodien and Remy Sharp. Dates for beyond tellerrand 2012 are November 19-21, 2012.

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

Music 4.5: Social Music, 20 November 2012, London
The link between the worlds of music and social networking has existed forever, but technology is turbo-charging the relationship. New music discovered via friends, member-get-member business models, video-tweeting – the social features of music-tech products and services are exploding. Which social music business models are successful? Is it just another layer of ‘gamification’ to a business proposition? How to monetise the basic human need of sharing? And how to manage and monetise the data while remaining respectful of people’s privacy – a music proposition or a brand proposition or both?

TNW Readers can save 20% using code “TNW20” here.

Global Mining IT & Communication Summit 2012, 20-21 November 2012, London
Mining companies are increasingly looking to in to technology solutions to manage increasing complexities of day-to-day operations and boost operational efficiency. However mining companies have conservative approach towards investing in development of IT infrastructure and understanding the progressive need of having IT-centric operations. Even though mining companies are investing in Information technology and development, there are key concern areas that need to be addressed. This conference aims to address majority of these issues and facilitate this industry as a whole.

TNW Readers can save 15% by e-mailing the event organizers.

TechPitch 4.5, 27 November 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. The winner of the evening will get the opportunity to participate in an investment meeting arranged by EC1 Capital, the London-based early stage, web technology focused venture capital company, in order to discuss potential investment opportunities.

TNW Readers can save 20% using code “TNW20” here.

Future of Web Design (FOWD), 27-29 November 2012, Prague
Future of Web Design comes to Prague for the first time ever! Our shows always attract lots of fantastic web designers and front end developers from mainland Europe, so we decided to bring the show out to you this year. FOWD starts with four different, day-long workshops. Next, we have two full days of conference sessions, with talks from some of the best minds in web design and development. We’re also teaming up with our sister show Future of Web Apps, giving you access to twice the content.

TNW Readers can save 15% by using code “TNW15″ here.

WebCongress Miami 2012, 29-30 November 2012, Miami
Due to the success of previous editions of WebCongress Europe, this year it takes a trip across the pond to teach you how to sell more and better online. Discover the best practices and tendencies in capturing users and converting them into customers, attend practical sessions where you will develop your SEO, Google Analytics, AB Testing, Blogging, Mobile Commerce, Social Media or Email Marketing skills and learn experiences of companies such as Privalia, Burker King, NCR, Havas Media, Google or Twitter.

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

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.

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.

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 Januari – 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

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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