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Tech and media events you should be attending [Discounts]

Tech and media events you should be attending [Discounts]
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.

Exactly a week ago, the seventh edition of The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam was in full swing. Investors, entrepreneurs, journalists, hackers and business professionals from all over the world joined us for two days of networking, inspiration and fun. If you weren’t there then get back up to speed on our TNW2012 video channel and read all our coverage here.

We also announced our very first TNW Conference Latin America, taking place on the 22nd and 23rd of August. Keep an eye on the website for more information.

Once again we’ve updated our list with lots of upcoming tech and media events and for most events we’ve arranged a special discount. Our goal is to create a compact but complete overview of events and so we thank everyone who has contributed to it thus far.

We’re also always happy to meet with TNW readers at events we’re attending. Want to know where to meet TNW editors? Follow TNW on Plancast.

(*) denotes events we’ll be attending.

Mag+ Magnify Your World Contest, 1 March – 15 June, 2012
Digital creatives looking for a leg up should have a go on Mag+. Submit your dream iPad publication in their contest – the prizes at stake include iPads and cash sums ranging from £600 to £3,000, as well as exposure to industry luminaries and the chance of being featured in an international Mag+ campaign. You’d be joining the Mag+ community of iPad titles including British Journal of Photography, The Next Web, Victoria & Albert Museum, American Photo, Sound + Vision and Alternative Press.

All the details about how to submit are here!

SourceDevCon 2012, 2-5 May 2012, London
World’s Mobile and Desktop Web App Experts Meet in London at SourceDevCon which is to be held on May 2-5, London, UK. The Park Plaza Hotel, will host four days of intermediate to advanced level sessions to web application developers, presented by the true authorities in the industry. Highlights of this must-attend event for web application developers include sessions on reaching excellence with Sencha Touch, Ext JS, PhoneGap, Node.JS, MongoDb, Git,CanvasJS, Ruby, Rails, PHP, and more.

(*)Guardian Activate New York, 3 May 2012, New York
Guardian Activate Summit is a one day event for business leaders, developers and digital practitioners focusing on how we can change the world through technology. Activate will ask how business, government, education and society can use openness and digital to their advantage. The summit will bring together experts, innovators and thought leaders to start answering these questions.

TNW Readers get a 20% Discount when they enter the code NEXTWEB20 here.

Mobile Web and Apps World, 7 May 2012, New Orleans
Now in its fifth year, America’s longest running mobile web and applications event is back. We will once again bring together top minds from around the world to discuss how to develop, market, deploy and monetize mobile web and applications. Laissez les bons temps rouler! is our theme this year, we will let the good times roll as we kick off International CTIA Wireless 2012 in New Orleans!

TNW Readers can get tickets for $199 (Reg. $395) using code “MWA4DEV” here.

French & Benelux Tech Tour, 9-11 May, Paris, Leuven, Gent and Eindhoven
The French & Benelux Tech Tour will pair the most promising early and later stage growth companies with representatives from leading cross-border venture capital and global corporate firms. The Funds that will be present at the Tour represent over €10 billion worth of investment capital. Companies from across the technology spectrum based in France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg can apply to compete to become one of 25 finalists. The deadline for applications is March 23. Register here.

Global Mobile Internet Conference, 10-11 May 2012, Bejing
The Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) is Asia’s largest and most elite mobile Internet conference. It is specifically designed for mobile Internet leaders to connect with each other, to learn from top industry influencers, and to promote their initiatives. During May 10-11, over 5,000 executives, entrepreneurs, developers, investors, and media will hear from industry leaders, compete in app and startup competitions, and award the top mobile games and advertising campaigns. This year’s keynote speakers include CEO’s of Evernote, Tencent, Sina, Halfbrick, Outfit7, Flipboard, Kogan, InMobi.

TNW Readers get a 30% discount by entering code GMIC-TNW here.

Conversational Marketing Summit, 14-15 May 2012, New York
FMP’s annual Conversational Marketing Summit brings together brands, marketers, platforms, media, and content creators for two days of high-impact content, conversations, and insights. CM Summit will take look at the impact of technology on marketing from a 30,000 foot viewpoint; featuring the companies and brands that are embracing digital strategies, content marketing and new social platforms to create engaging consumer experiences.

TNW Readers get a 15% discount on ticket prices here.

AnDevCon III, 14-17 May 2012, Hyatt Regency Burlingame (San Francisco)
AnDevCon III 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 1,500 software developers, engineers and entrepreneurs from 40 nations are projected to attend AnDevCon III and choose from 70+ classes. Exhibits admission is free: visit more than 50 exhibitors!

TNW visitors and subscribers can receive a $100 discount off either the 4-day or 3-day pass by inserting the code MEDIASPONSOR here!

Internet Week NY, 14-21 May 2012, 82 Mercer / NYC
Entering its fifth year, Internet Week NY is one of the world’s fastest growing digital festivals. Anticipating more than 250 events to take place throughout New York City from May 14-21, IWNY is excited to introduce a new headquarters at Soho’s 82 Mercer May 14-17. With speakers like The MoMa’s Paola Antonelli, Buzzfeed’s President Jon Steinberg & CEO Jonah Peretti, Executive Chairman of Federated Media John Battelle and more—the 2012 Internet Week HQ is bound to be the best yet.

Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit, 15-17 May 2012, San Francisco
With over 1 billion mobile devices sold annually, mobile has become one of the most popular mediums for organizations to connect, engage and sell. What does this mean for you? Organizations can reach and interact with current and potential consumers around the clock. Learn how to do this successfully at the Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit! Make sure to secure your seat for MMSS and learn how to harness the most powerful media platform in the world!

TNW Readers get a 10% discount using discount Code “NEXT10” here.

Advanced Analytics for Pharma & Biotech, 17-18 May 2012, Philadelphia
The Advanced Analytics for Pharmaceutical Industry Summit brings analytics leaders from the Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology industry together for a summit acclaimed for its innovative insight. Effective analytics is central to business success. In the modern business environment technological developments and the advances of globalization have created unparalleled opportunities for businesses to expand their markets. But new opportunity has opened the door to new challenges.

Techpitch 4.5, 23 May 2012, London
Techpitch 4.5 will feature a keynote speech by David Mansfield, The Drive Partnership, followed by 8 tech startups pitching their business ideas in 3 minutes to an expert panel of judges. 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 get a 20% discount if using promo code TNW20 here.

TERENA Networking Conference 2012, 21-24 May, Reykjavik, Iceland
The TERENA Networking Conference (TNC) is the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference – over 500 participants, including decision makers, networking specialists and managers from all major European networking and research organisations, universities, worldwide sister institutions and industry representatives attend.

Through keynote speeches by renowned specialists and many parallel sessions, TNC presents an overview of the latest developments in research networking, both in the technical field and in the areas of application and management.

Early bird registration (until 13 April) – 500 EUR.

Start-Up Chile Demo Day, 23 May 2012, Santiago Chile
Start-Up Chile wants you to attend it´s Demo Day, the first event of the kind in Chile where investors from all over the world will meet Start-Up Chile entrepreneurs. Strong alliances will be born as the Chilean entrepreneurial ecosystem keeps growing and leading Latin America. Join us on May 23rd!

This is a free event!

Social Gaming Summit, 23-24 May 2012, Kalkscheune, Berlin
The second annual Social Gaming Summit – Berlin, is a two-day conference focused on the intersection of mobile gaming, immersive worlds, and social networking. The event unites established industry leaders along with emerging start-ups in free-to-play games, social networking, virtual goods and payments infrastructure for two full days of illuminating keynotes, lively panels and engaging discussion on the convergence of gaming and the social web. Register now for special pre-event pricing.

The first 5 TNW readers to register using code “TNW15” receive 15% off of a Gold Passport here.

Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship, 23-27 May, Maastricht
The Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship is Maastricht’s largest entrepreneurship event. Happening yearly, the ME Week brings together over 200 students and entrepreneurs for an exciting week of workshops, presentations and lectures. Participants get inspired, network and exchange ideas, share practices, and ask for advice. This year’s theme is “Change Makers”. We will challenge participants to spot opportunities from the perspective of a person ready to change the world and inspire them to have the courage to start.

TNW readers can get a 15% discount by using this code “meweek-tnw”.

CHINICT – Tech Stars in China, 24-25 May 2012, Beijing China
CHINICT is the largest conference on China tech innovation & entrepreneurship. CHINICT takes place every year in Beijing at the end of May.
CHINICT 8th annual edition on May 24th & 25th 2012 at Tsinghua Science Park in Beijing + CHINICT Hackathon – China’s elite competition for developers & designers on May 23/24/25 at Tsinghua Science Park in Beijing

TNW Readers can get their discounted tickets by using this code “CHINICTNW” here.

MatchNhack, 25 May 2012, Stockholm
The premier mini hack meet/conference in Stockholm where developers, startups and speakers come together to share, collaborate and build on concepts that will allow them to generate viral hype with their brand/products. Furthermore, the event provides startups and developers the chance to engage in uninterrupted interaction sessions of 15 minutes each to build synergy between them. The hackathon that follows empower this synergy further by getting the developers to work with startups. By doing this, developers can understand more about startups and increase the possibility of recruitment.

This event is free for hackers.

42 Conference and Start-ups Exhibition, 28-29 May 2012, Moscow
100+ VCs and start-ups from Europe and Russia with focus on ICT and Life Science will meet in Moscow on 28-29 of May, 2012 at 42 – conference and start-up exhibition. Since Russian is nowadays one of the hottest trend and the fastest growing market in the world, it’s time to explore it and participate in the start-up exhibition. English is an official language of the event. Among confirmed VCs and speakers are Fadi Bishara, Max Niederhofer, David Waroquier, Alexander Galitsky, Brandis Hendrik, Oskar Hartman and others. Join us!

TNW Readers get a 33% discount using the promocode: thenextweb here.

Fluent – The Business of JavaScript, 29-31 May 2012, San Francisco
O’Reilly Fluent 2012 Conference happens May 29-31, 2012, in San Francisco, CA. Our inaugural event will cater to all levels of JavaScript mastery, and explore JavaScript, HTML5, and Web technologies with the best minds in the JavaScript world. Tracks include: Ancillary Technologies, JavaScript in the Browser, Gaming, Mobile, Pure Languages, Node.js, and Stack Track. Take away practical skills you can apply immediately though three days of inspiring keynotes, intensely practical workshops, and information rich sessions.

TNW Readers can save 20% with the code NEXTWEB here.

Thinking Digital Conference, 29-31 May 2012, Newcastle Gateshead
Thinking Digital is a 3 day event drawing together exceptional talent from the worlds of technology, media, science, industry and the arts. We attract speakers from around the world to come to Gateshead to share their wisdom and experiences encouraging us all to pursue our passions and dreams. This year we welcome Alan Moore, Aimee di Marco, Tom Scott, Aza Raskin and Kevin Slavin to name but a few. 29-31 May 2012, delegates take part in workshops and a plethora of social activities. Follow us @ThinkingDigital

Startup Live Split, 1-3 June 2012, Split, Croatia
Startup Live Split is a conference oriented towards startups. There will be 300 participants, speakers from all over Europe (CEOs, VC’s and media icons), and a startup challenge for the best 16 startups with 10 judges/mentors, one of which is Patrick de Laive from TNW! This is the first conference of this kind in Croatia, and it is being head in Split which is known for its sunny beaches in the summer.

BeachBoost2012, 6-7 June 2012, Kalajoki Finland
BeachBoost 2012 is a new, fun two days international growth entrepreneurship and networking event organized by Ambrosia Finland Oy Ltd.The event will feature existing companies, founders and start-ups seeking team members, professionals, partners and angel investors. Students from universities with ideas and skills looking for startups to join will also be present as well as professionals from major companies seeking for new opportunities and challenges. The official theme of the first beach boost event is Ambrosia Finland’s slogan; “Learn. Grow. Fly.”

Startup Asia Jakarta, 7-8 June 2012, Jakarta Indonesia
Startup Asia Jakarta showcases newly launched and product-ready tech startups. It showcases only startups which are born in Asia. Of course, Startup Asia Jakarta will have, as the name suggests, many startups originating in Indonesia, along with early-stage startup investors and entrepreneurs who want to show off their products. Tech enthusiasts are welcome to join us too. All entrepreneurs who are attending Startup Asia Jakarta will be included in a list which will be sent to our list of investors.

TNW readers get a 35% discount when using discount code “TheNextWebReaders” here.

Info360 – Optimizing Your Information Lifecycle, June 12-14 2012, Javits Center, NYC
Info360 continues to stand at the frontline of change, delivering practical and actionable solutions in a hyper-evolving technology world. From today’s increasingly social, mobile and Cloud-based environment to the innovations of tomorrow, only info360 features the cutting-edge exhibitors and conference experts who can arm attendees to optimize their information lifecycles. The convergence of technologies, information management and sharing, internal and external communication, remote employee collaboration, and online content strategy are among the latest trends to be explored at this year’s event.

TNW Readers get a discount by using promo code “339H” here.

UbiQ, 18-19 June 2012, Paris
UbiQ Paris is the first international Digital Entertainment Showcase (conference and exhibition) that spotlights the best of digital entertainment content creation, business cases and winning strategies for TV, music, games, apps and branded content. It will be held in the heart of Paris, at the prestigious Palais Brongniart, on June 18-19th 2012.
Randi Zuckerberg, former Marketing Director of Facebook, is a confirmed keynote speaker. Ubisoft, FremantleMedia, BitTorrent, Ogilvy, Zodiak Active, Horyzon Media amongst many others have confirmed their presence at UbiQ Paris.

The first 10 readers to take advantage of the TNW03 discount code receive €50 off (valid until March 31st).

ICT Spring Europe, 19-20 June, Luxembourg
ICT Spring is all about innovation: cloud computing, digital distribution, mobility, social networks and media, disruptive technologies, with a special highlight on trust in security. Join us for ICT innovation and inspired bold logics!

TNW Readers get a 100% discount on tickets for the trade show using code: TNW212.

DCM EAST 2012, 19-21 June 2012, New York
The premise behind DCM East is simple: to help media & entertainment experts improve processes, build audiences, create relationships, in short, anything which enables you to monetize your digital content. DCM is designed to bring you closer to the projects that are making waves at the forefront of content monetization.

Discount for TNW readers is 10% please quote DCMETNW here.

On The Edge, 21 June 2012, London
This pioneering one-day marketing conference will take place at the Congress Centre, London. On The Edge is brought to you with a guarantee that you will gain insight from world-renowned innovators on the future of marketing, passing on knowledge and secrets that will inspire, ignite and initiate. With a fantastic line-up from brands including News International, Red Bull, Barclays and Wunderman, and a special leadership piece from the European Athletics Association’s President, Frank Dick OBE, it’s not hard to see why top-level marketers are banging on the entrance door.

TNW Readers receive £100 off when using this discount code here on a full price conference pass. Discount code: TNW100

Digital Shoreditch, 21 June 2012, East London
Taking place from May 21st – June 1st, 2012, the inaugural Digital Shoreditch Festival celebrates the world-class expertise within East London’s vibrant digital community. This festival promises to showcase the most talented companies and brightest individuals within the digital and creative technologies sectors. Housed inside the impressive Hackney House, right in the heart of Tech City, Digital Shoreditch will provide the ultimate platform to connect companies, innovators, investors and anyone with an interest in digital.

TNW Readers get a 10% discount on non refundable tickets when using discount code DStnw2012 here.

Conversion Conference Chicago, 25-26 June 2012, Chicago
Join international experts, leading authors, and your colleagues at the Conversion Conference in two days of interactive learning focused exclusively on increasing website conversion rates. In two exciting days, you’ll get a 360-degree view of the conversion optimization discipline through real-world case studies and conversion experiences from 20+ brand-side marketers, one-on-one advice from the world’s top conversion, usability, and testing agencies and consultants and mind-blowing techniques for optimizing conversions for both B2B and B2C websites, presented over 20 breakout sessions and 2 keynote presentations.

TNW Readers can enter code CH12339 to save $100 off on any conference pass here.

The Social Media B2C Marketing Summit, 25-26 June 2012, London
The Social Media B2C Marketing Summit (June 25-26). London: Learn how to deliver engaging and interactive marketing tactics to entice your consumers to engage with your brand. Unilever, Heineken, KLM, O2, Honda and many more will share exclusive case studies, their everyday experiences and best practice, so you can improve your social media marketing efforts.

As a reader of The Next Web quote TNW12 and save 20% when you register here.

O’Reilly Velocity, 25-27 June 2012, Santa Clara Convention Center
O’Reilly Velocity is turning five this year on June 25-27, 2012 in Santa Clara, CA. Be a part of this must–attend event for those people who make the Web run. You’ll meet the smartest people working in web performance and operations at Velocity. Web and mobile users expect better performance than ever before. To meet, and exceed, their expectations, you need to master a daunting array of web performance, operations, and mobile performance issues. Tracks include: Web Performance, Operations, Mobile Performance, Velocity Culture.

WebVisions Barcelona, 4-7 July 2012, Barcelona
Our first international show, WebVisions Barcelona opens with studio tours and networking parties, followed by a day of workshops and two full days of sessions, panels and keynotes, plus music, film screenings, a Hackathon for Social Good, our Business Innovation and Education Lab and other special events. Early Bird rates end on May 14, 2012. Register online here.

TNW readers can register at the Association rates and save €25 off General Admission – enter the “TNWBCN” partner code here.

TNW Latin America Conference
Get ready for the first international TNW conference. In August we’re bringing The Next Web Conference to São Paulo, Brazil. Brazil is the beating heart of startups and hyper growth of Latin America. TNW brings the world of tech to this fast growing market to support the ecosystem in Brazil and in Latin America as a whole. To share knowledge from worlds leading tech companies, to inspire and to do real business. Are you a Latin American company with ambitions? Or a company dying to enter or grow your business in this market? You should be at TNW Latin America.

ITX Asia 2012, 12-14 September 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia
In riding with the theme of `When Technology Meets Business ‘, ITX Asia 2012 targets a large pool of regional enterprise, government, SMB, service provider from throughout Southeast Asia the Indian sub-continent – making ITX Asia a must participate event for ICT solution providers keen to further strengthen their foothold in this key region!
For more information, please visit their website.

JailbreakCon, 29 September, San Francisco
You may not have heard of us, or more accurately, you may have but just not know it. The original event was known as MyGreatFest and as a great man once said, “You never really know where you are going until you know where you have been”. We have yet to witness first hand the awesome goings on at JailbreakCon. However, the plan is to feature the best hackers, developers and themers that the community has to offer. All in one place to educate, inform and share their wisdom and experience.

TNW readers get 10% off tickets with the code ‘TNW10’.

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