Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He a Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform.
Some bloggers complain about the conference season: supposedly there’s too much going on for them. I don’t really mind, actually I’m organizing one myself as well. I think most conferences not only facilitate knowledge sharing but also a place to meet incredibly interesting people. Therefore I regularly keep you posted about excited, somewhat unknown, conferences going on. Sure, there’s Web 2.0 Expo Berlin and Le Web, but had you already heard about Shift (Lisbon) and SOMESSO (Zurich)?
SHiFT – Lisbon – October 15 to 17
From organizer Bruno Figueiredo:
SHiFT is an International Tech Conference happening in sunny Lisbon, Portugal this October 15 to 17. This year’s edition is devoted to “Transient Technologies”, in the sense that technology is breaking up with its digital boundaries and it’s becoming a vital part of a lot of the things we do and interact with in our daily lives.
The conference itself is two days long but there will be an entire day devoted to free workshops on the day before.
As always, there’s an exciting speaker lineup but this year the conference is also open for session proposals.”
Discount code: There’s a 20 percent discount for Next Web readers like you. Register here and use promocode nextweb-b04e9349.
SOMESSO – Zurich – October 31
From organizer Arjen Strijker:
SOMESSO, the Corporate Social Media Conference is a series of recurring events organized throughout large cities in Europe where industry leaders, sales and marketing experts, agency new media specialists, Internet marketers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other financiers share their ideas about corporate social media and present their latest projects and discoveries.
This year, SOMESSO will be held October 31 at Papiersaal – Sihlcity in Zurich, Switzerland. Among the questions discussed at SOMESSO, participants will explore:
- How is Social Media changing the way we do business?
- What Social Media tools should be used and which ones are a waste of time?
- How to start building short-term Corporate Social Media Strategy?
- The return of niche networks – what’s next? (Individualization, community forming)
- It’s a new ballgame – what Code of Conduct to apply when interacting with customers?
Discount code: There’s a 25 percent discount for Next Web readers like you. Register here and use promocode XYSO08CEJNEXTW.
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