This article was published on September 13, 2012

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.

If you missed our last events round-up, here’s a chance to catch up on what’s happening and when. We’ve had many new additions in the past week, so here are some of the events you should attend during the rest of 2012.

As usual, 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 what’s happening in the tech scene.

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.

This event is free for attendees.

CROWD FUNDING: New Money and Your Money, 18 September 2012, London
This NOW* event will focus on what we have learned so far from crowd funding, micro-loans and micro-funding and where we believe the future of funding is heading. If your thinking of new money in the next two years, you should be at this event. An event for startups and investors.

TNW Readers get a 10% discount if they use discount code “TNW10” here.

Copernica DM Summit, 18 September 2012, Utrecht, The Netherlands
On September 18th, we will be hosting the third edition of the succesful Copernica DM Summit 2012. Enjoy an entire day dedicated to the latest trends, tips and best practices in the area of Direct Marketing. Share your online experience with more than 600 fellow marketers and our Copernica partners, strengthen your knowledge on email, mobile marketing, social media and many more, expand your network and meet new clients and suppliers and experience the power of Copernica Marketing Software during one of our live demonstrations.

Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit, 18-20 September 2012, Boston
GSMI has secured the best, brightest and most distinct speakers in the mobile industry. MMSS presentations will include case studies, informative presentations and hands-on workshops that cover: Mobile Disruption, Integration, M-Commerce, Apps, Analytics and much more! Attendees will leave the Summit with invaluable information and leading edge tools needed to keep their organization competitive in an always evolving mobile industry. 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.

Web Fest .ME, 20-21 September 2012, Budva Montenegro
WebFest.ME conference is the gathering of all those who want to experience energy behind running a start-up, learn more about the recent developments in online marketing and web-based businesses. We’re gathering speakers from all over the globe. This year, with the arrival of Ryan Freitas, Brian Wong, Ruth Burr and the others we will bring California to the SEE. Web-Up.ME competition is being organized as a part of conference. The goal of competition is to select a best start-up and give it an opportunity to present itself at TechCrunch Disrupt.

TNW Readers can get a 20% discount by using code “TNW-20” here.

Future Music Forum, 20-21 September 2012, Barcelona
The main objective of the FMF is to gather the leading minds in the world of digital / social media / music distribution, mobile & progressive music services to share views on how music is being shared in today’s digital age, and discuss new developments in music technology. Ultimately our goal is to provide musicians and music industry professionals alike with the tools to help monetize these advancements for future projects. The third edition will be taking place at the MACBA Barcelona, September 20th & 21st 2012.

TNW Readers can register tickets at the discounted price of $200, please contact the event organizers to get your discount.

Financial e-Marketing Forum, 20-21 September 2012, Rome Italy
The Financial e-Marketing Forum is orientated on digital, mobile and social media marketing. It features with a unique e-marketing content dedicated to financial industry only and has an exclusive speaker panel. With 15+ case studies from 15+ countries and a special appearance from SAXO Bank (the winner of 4 out of the 8 Social Forex Awards) it should be enough to encourage you to join your peers in Rome this Autumn.

TNW readers get a 10% discount using discount code “TNW10%” here.

On The Edge Digital, 25 September 2012, Bristol UK
This pioneering one-day marketing conference and networking event hosted at Paintworks, Bristol, with the clear focus of rewriting how you and your business integrate new-era marketing techniques for more clearly defined and passionately engaged results. On The Edge guarantees 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. A fantastic line-up of speakers covering all the hot topics in digital marketing including: SEO, PPC, Social Media, Digital Branding, Mobile, Video, and Digital Content.

TNW readers can get tickets at a discounted rate of £95 using discount code “TNW95”.

Music 4.5 Smart Radio, 26 September, London
There is now a plethora of interactive streaming music and audio services online. Are these new services a result of the digital impact and innovation, or are they just a different way of distributing music in the old system, being intrinsically linked to the major labels still? Which business models are successful? And what about the cost of performance royalties that traditional broadcasters don’t have to carry? Is there a sustainable model? Find out at Music 4.5 Smart Radio in London.

TNW readers can get a 20% discount by using the discount code “TNW20”.

Transformational Media Summit, 27-28 September, London
How can media help create a better world? A new initiative bringing together pioneers from across the globe to explore how new trends and media can help us solve social, environmental and economic challenges. Themes covered include: Web2.0 and new technology, journalism and news reporting, film & music, transformational story telling, the art & science of creativity, sustainable living and new economic paradigms. Hear from world leading experts and entrepreneurs, and meet the people leading a new era in purpose-driven media.

The first 10 TNW Readers to sign up here will get a $100 discount.

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’.

Apps World 2012, 2-3 October 2012, London
Now in its 3rd year, Apps World has grown to be one of the leading global multi-platform events in the mobile industry, and this year’s Earl’s Court 2 event (2-3 October) is set to be the biggest yet. Apps World are delighted to be launching the Appster Awards, a welcome addition to the event.

The event has free to attend workshops for developer and a free exhibition register here.
TNW readers can save 15% on full workshop passes with discount code “TNW15” here.

O’Reilly Velocity Europe, 2-4 October 2012, London
The only things expanding faster than new techniques and technologies to build a faster, stronger web are the expectations of web and mobile users. Pages and services must be fast, reliable, secure, and unbreakable. Your infrastructure must be efficiently scalable. The O’Reilly Velocity Conference is the best place on the planet for web ops and performance professionals. It’s become the essential training event for web professionals tasked with building faster, scalable web sites. Learn from peers, exchange ideas with experts, and share best practices and lessons learned.

TNW readers get a 20% discount by using “TNW” as a discount code here.

Techpitch 4.5, 3 October 2012, London
The next techpitch 4.5 will be held on 3 October 2012 at Pinsent Mason’s auditorium in London. The event will start with a keynote presentation by Paul Murphy, founder editor of Financial Times Alphaville. Thereafter 8 startups will then pitch their businesses to the judging panel chaired by Danvers Baillieu, COO of Privax. The judging panel will include the previous techpitch 4.5 winner MarketInvoice, in addition to representatives from Nokia, Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures, and Pinsent Masons/Bootlaw. Deadline to apply to pitch is 7 September 2012.

TNW Readers can get a 20% discount by using promo code “TNW20” here.

EyeforTravel’s Online Marketing, Mobile & Social Media in Travel Summit, 3-4 October 2012, Amsterdam
Europe’s premier event for social media, mobile and online marketing professionals from across the travel industry is back for another successful year, brought to you by EyeforTravel. Attendees will hear insightful presentations from Disney, KLM, Wyndham, IHG, Best Western, TUI, HomeAway, Contiki Holidays, Google, Lufthansa, and many more. Key topics include driving meaningful social media engagement, improving web content and user experience, getting to grips with mobile and much more.

TNW Readers can get a €150 discount when registering with code “TNW150” here.

FOCUS100 Pitch BootCamp and Symposium, 5-6 October 2012, New York
The FOCUS100 symposium connects thought leaders, tech startups founded or co-founded by black women, brand managers, and innovators. The event is comprised of a half-day pre-event pitch bootcamp for startups with black women as founders/co-founders, followed by a day long symposium, featuring a PITCH session with top Angel and Venture Capitalists.

TNW Readers can get a 25% discount by registering with code “TNW2012” here.

Asia Digital Analytics Summit 2012, 12 October 2012, Hong Kong
Asia Digital Analytics Summit is the only annual digital analytics meeting for over 200 digital analytics professionals. Join us to keep up with the latest digital analytics trends, best practices, new technologies and practical tips that will help understand your business as well as your customer! Book now and you can save 20%!

TNW Readers can get a 20% discount by using discount code “tnw2012” here.

EiG 2012, 16-18 October 2012, Fira, Barcelona
Each year EiG serves as a melting pot at which iGaming’s CEOs and thought leaders mix with regulators and the brightest new market entrants. Courtesy of a compelling mix of panel discussions, case studies and brainstorming sessions, the 11th European iGaming Congress and Expo will dissect the social gaming phenomenon, drilling down to evaluate its value as a player acquisition and retention tool as well as a new business model.

To join 1700 of the industry’s most progressive minds visit their website here.

StartTWS, 17 October 2012, Tel-Aviv, Israel
StartTWS 2012 is the first International Startup conference held in Israel, organized by TheCoIls and, the largest startup & tech blog in Israel . StartTWS is a one-day single track conference with keynotes by industry leaders and the Startup Arena where 10 startups from Israel, Europe and the US will get a chance to launch their new venture on the main stage. This great content along with the awesome networking opportunities make StartTWS THE place to be in if you are doing anything related to startups.

Registration for startups is already open here.

IDCEE 2012, 18-19 October 2012, Kiev, Ukraine
The IDCEE 2012 conference gathers internet-entrepreneurs, top-level executives of technology companies, leading VC investors and business-angels from the CEE region and beyond, who meet to learn about the latest trends and future development of Internet technologies, listen to insightful keynotes and panel discussions by the global luminaries of Internet entrepreneurship and venture capital, exchange ideas, do networking and establish business contacts. While creating the phenomenal atmosphere, the conference aims at encouraging internet-entrepreneurship and venture capital investments in the CEE countries, as crucial elements of IT the ecosystem in the region.

TNW Readers can get a 25% discount with promocode “TNW+IDCEE2012” here.

App Conference, 18-19 October 2012, California
Mark your calendars for the second annual App Conference October 18-19, 2012 in Santa Clara, CA. Once again we will address key components of app development, marketing and revenue. With an emphasis on cross-platform development and revenue strategies, the show provides key insight for both developers and business professionals. The show will host two conference tracks providing attendees the critical elements with their app strategies: App Business Strategies and App Product Strategies.

TNW Readers can get a 20% discount by using code “NextVIP” here.

WPDevCon, 22-24 October 2012, San Francisco
The first WPDevCon: Windows Phone Developer Conference is the independent conference for software developers, marketers and entrepreneurs building applications for Windows Phone-powered smartphones. Windows Phone is poised for take off with Microsoft putting the engines on full power in 2012. Projected attendance is 500+ from across the globe. Exhibits admission is free!

TNW Readers can receive a $100 discount off the prevailing rate for the 3-day pass by inserting the code “MEDIASPONSOR” when prompted on the eRegistration page.

CrowdConf 2012, 23 October 2012, San Francisco
CrowdConf 2012, hosted by CrowdFlower, is the first and leading conference on crowdsourcing and the future of distributed work. Join an international audience of more than 500 execs, scholars, investors, entrepreneurs, and data heads at the 3rd annual crowdsourcing conference. CrowdConf will feature presentations, panel discussions and smaller breakout discussions in three tracks, as well as a lively expo hall full of exhibitors and sponsors. Keep current on the latest trends, research and real-world applications in crowdsourcing.

TNW Readers can get a 25% discount via this link.

Hacker Halted USA 2012, 25-31 October 2012, Miami
The flagship information security conference series of EC-Council, with its objective being to raise awareness towards increased education and ethics in Information Security. Since 2004, Hacker Halted has been organized in world-class cities such as Miami, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Taipei, Guangzhou, Cairo, etc. Hacker | Halted by EC-Council will be the iteration of the globally successful series of academies and conferences, created solely with the emphasis to equip security professionals with the latest tools and know-how to ensure the integrity of our security system from malicious attacks.

Pioneers Festival, 29-31 October 2012, Vienna, Austria
On the 30th-31st of October, the Hofburg Imperial palace will open its doors to 2500 visitors and host two tracks: The startup academy with the best mentors in the world and the main stage for the big discussions and inspiration with speakers like Adam Cheyer (the father of Siri), WordPress Founder Matt Mullenweg and influential Venture Capitalist and Backup Cosmonaut Esther Dyson. At the Startup Challenge (last year the 7 best teams got investments between. 500K and 2,2M from YC, VCs and Business Angels), 50 hand-picked ones get to spend a day prior to the conference days solely with investors; check out the 50 start-ups selected out of more then 850 applications. The final eight get to pitch to the big audience and the winner takes home 25K as the prize.

Grab the early bird tickets for the Pioneers Festival until 17th of September here.

Decoded Fashion London, 1 November 2012, London
Decoded Fashion London presents curated discussions and new content that bridges fashion and technology to accelerate innovation at the intersection of fashion and retail. We blend disparate industries—startups, designers, developers, media professionals, and investors—with the goal of fostering valuable partnerships. We are here as your intelligence source for technologies that revolutionize fashion and retail.

TNW Readers will receive a discount of $20 off the price of admission. They can claim the discounted price by entering the code: ‘TNWDecoded12’ here.
Our TNW editors will be here, make sure you meet them!

Social Mobile Payments: Americas, 6-8 November 2012, Miami
The convergence of social media, mobile connectivity and payments technology is changing the way we interact, live and shop. Meet and interact with thought leaders, experts and innovators in the social, mobile and payments ecosystems. Participate, share your findings with your peers, meet like-minded individuals and explore your passions. Shoppers check-in and check-out with their mobile devices, telling their network, family and friends about their finds and fails. Social Mobile Payments: Americas will explore the forces that are changing the way today’s consumers interact, live and shop in Generation-M!

TNW Readers can get a $100 discount by using the promotion code “DELEGATE” here.

How To Web, 7-8 November 2012, Bucharest, Romania
How to Web is the most important conference on web business and technology in South-Eastern Europe, putting together more than 800 leading innovators, entrepreneurs and professionals for a feast of hands-on talks on global web trends, product & business innovation and new technologies. During How to Web we organize the Startup Spotlight program & competition, showcasing some of the most innovative startups in Central & Eastern Europe, along with world-class accelerators, investors and support programs.

TNW Readers can get a 15% discount on the full ticket price – available from October 20th to November 6th by using discount code ‘TNWGOES2HTW’ here.
Co-founder Patrick will also be speaking at this conference, if you want to meet up with him just drop a tweet!

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 get a 20% discount off delegate passes with 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% by using discount 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 get a 15% discount by using discount code ‘TNW15’ when registering here.

TechMeetups Hackathon, 16-18 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 get a 25% discount by entering code “TNW” 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 get a 15% discount by e-mailing the event organizers.

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 get a 10% discount by quoting “TNW” when registering here.

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