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This article was published on May 17, 2013

Upcoming global tech and media events [Discounts]

Upcoming global tech and media events [Discounts]
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Brad McCarty

A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty. A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty.

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.


TNW Conference Latin America — 28, 29 August — Sao Paulo

Join The Next Web Conference in São Paolo this summer to do business, learn about the future of the web from international top speakers, and celebrate one of the fastest growing international innovation hubs in the world.

2-for-1 pricing is in effect until May 22nd.


Startupbootcamp Open Pitch DayMultiple Dates – Multiple Cities

Open Pitch Days are informal events where startups can pitch their companies to Startupbootcamp and experienced mentors and receive instant feedback. The aim is to add value to all startups pitching, and to find top-notch startups relevant for the Startupbootcamp accelerator programs. The Open Pitch Days are therefore also used as part of our screening process. All start-ups should apply. If you are a mobility, connectivity or big-data Startup, we’ll have a closer look.

Please see the calendar on the Startupbootcamp site for a complete listing of events and their respective cities.



The App Summit — 21 May 2013 — Las Vegas, NV

Join us at the world’s longest running event dedicated to apps, mobile web and new media strategies. Hear from industry leaders as we discuss the next generation of applications and platforms. We are the Official Partner of CTIA 2013 – One of the worlds most important mobile events

Developers: Contact Larry Lockhart for $99 developer rate


eTail Latin America – 22-24 May, 2013 – Miami Beach, Florida

Participate in the 3rd edition of the eTail Latin America and gain access to cutting-edge technologies, tools and best practices to improve your e-Commerce within the Latin American market and debate about the main issues and opportunities to become a high-level e-Commerce store.

TNW readers use code 19406003TNW for 10% off registration.

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EyeforTravel’s Travel Destination Summit Europe — 23, 24 May 2013 — London

EyeforTravel’s Travel Distribution Summit Europe is the biggest meeting place in Europe for senior online travel professionals. Established in 1997, it attracts some of the best minds in online travel to meet, network and do business.

Code TNW150 will get you a £150 discount on registration.


Lean Startup Machine Amsterdam — 24-26 May 2013 — Amsterdam

Lean Startup Machine is a three-day workshop where attendees use Customer Development and Lean Startup principles to validate an idea for a new product or service. Bring your team, or come alone and new teams will form on Friday night.

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Social Gaming 2013 — 23 May 2013 — London

Social Gaming 2013 will ask the key question “What next for the social gaming industry?”

With a focus on both social gaming and social gambling, the conference will tackle issues including: the commercial and legal challenges that the social gaming industry faces, regulatory conundrums, the monetization of social games, the case for and against self-regulation and what the future holds for this ever diverging industry.

TNW 20 takes 20% off when registering here.


On The Edge Digital — 23 May 2013 — Manchester, UK

After the success of the 2012 On The Edge Digital Marketing Conferences, these incredible events are back! The Manchester conference will take place, 23rd May, at the Renaissance City Centre Hotel. We guarantee you will walk away with the knowledge and tools necessary to implement an effective Digital Marketing Strategy. Topics include; mobile, content marketing, SEO, PPC, email marketing, and social media.

TNW readers get their tickets for £100 (+VAT) with the code TNW100.


Medialab Sessions // Bruxelles — 24 May 2013 — Bruxelles

Medialab Session is an experimentation to build a new media with journalists, developers, designers and bizdev. Three topics have to be discuss: Content, Business Model and Community Management. Medialab Session is the new way to create your own media, a very smart media !

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Android Developer Conference – 28-31 May 2013 – Boston, MA

AnDevCon 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 1,000 software developers, engineers and entrepreneurs from 40 nations are projected to attend and choose from 70+ classes to bring Android open source development to a high level. Exhibits admission is free: visit more than 50 exhibitors!

Code MEDIASPONSOR takes $100 off from a 3 or 4-day pass.


HealthXL Global Gathering 2013 — 30 May 2013 — Dublin

The first HealthXL Global Gathering is being held in Dublin. Top investors from around the world are coming together to discuss opportunities in the digital health market, and meet the HealthXL entrepreneurs and mentors. This is more than just a market opportunity. This is a chance to join the sharpest and most exciting investors and thought leaders, and solve some of the biggest issues in healthcare.


Echelon 2013 — 4, 5 June 2013 — Singapore

Echelon 2013 is a two-day tech business event that brings together Southeast Asia’s tech and startup ecosystems. Esteemed speakers are invited to share creative, effective, out-of-the-box thinking to attendees. There will also be 50 hand-picked startups from the Echelon 2013 Satellites to exhibit, dozens of innovative exhibitors and pitching sessions by 10 of this year’s most exciting startups from SEA.

Attendees can expect the coming together of the region’s foremost leaders and players as we discuss where Asia’s tech industry is headed.

Code TNWEchelon2013 takes 10% off from early-bird, regular and door tickets.


Big Business Meets Startup — 6 June 2013 — London

Big Businesses can learn a lot from Startups who work on state of the art technologies and on breakthrough concepts. A lot of these Startups’ innovative solutions are very viable for Big Businesses today. Taking the traditional route of waiting for technology to mature or IT partners to understand it wastes precious time and gives competition the edge.
Enterprise IT decision makers.

Code TNW takes 10% off your purchase.


Velocity Conference — 18-20 June 2013 — Santa Clara, CA

O’Reilly Velocity is much more than a conference; it’s become the essential training event for web operations and development professionals from companies of all sizes. Join hundreds of your peers June 18-20 in Santa Clara, CA for three packed days dedicated to operations, web, and mobile performance.

20% discount to TNW readers when you use code TNW and sign up here.

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GEN News Summit – 19-21 June, 2013 – Paris

GEN News Summit isn’t your typical conference. Consisting of a dynamic programme including the Data Journalism Awards, The Drone Journalism Boot Camp, Startups for News, six workshops hosted by the ONA and the Editors Lab Hackathon. Editors-in-chief, newsroom decision-makers, data journalists, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs meet during a three day period to share their expertise on creating a better future for journalism.


AR Summit — 20 June 2013 — London

Now in its 3rd year, this one day conference & expo will provide a unique insight into the capabilities, innovations, successes and future direction of AR. This platform is designed to bring together the industry advocates, leading technology providers and innovative companies/brands looking to discover, explore and embrace the concepts AR brings.

Code TNWFRIEND gives a 20% discount.


DCONF — 27, 28 June 2013 — Milan

DConf 2013, the premiere International event involving key experts and opinion leaders in the area of SaaS (Software As A Service) business solutions.

At DConf 2013, Cloud computing is not a marketing Buzzword. It is instead the trigger behind a unique opportunity to connect face to face with experts, influencers, doers, adopters and business-visionaries in today’s bubbly SaaS arena.

The International guest speakers will share their experiences, success stories, business insights and case studies. Disruptive start-ups, Blue-Chip Corporate executives and financial investors will mesh their how-to’s and challenge the audience with their backgrounds, visions and beliefs.


Digital Domination Summit — 28 June 2013 — Online

Key speakers such as Tony Robbins, Gary Vaynerchuk, Seth Godin and more will be featured via this online-only event that focuses on doing business in the digital world.


RAMP — 11, 12 July 2013 — Budapest

RAMP is an international tech conference on scaling engineering from 1 to 100 million, held in Budapest, Hungary on 11-12 July 2013.

This conference is for the deeply technical—those in the trenches of scaling systems who handle this kind of exponential growth, with speakers from companies like Yahoo, DropBox, Wrapp or Netflix.

We’ll learn from each other—both what we’ve done well and how we’ve screwed up. The goal is to showcase best practices, warn against potential pitfalls, and learn how to start building systems that will be easy to scale from the beginning.

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.


Leading In Local: SMB Digital Marketing — 11-13 September, 2013 — Austin,Texas

LEADING IN LOCAL: SMB Digital Marketing is center stage for the fast-changing, exciting SMB marketing solutions space, as digital innovations transform how SMBs attract, retain and upsell their customers. This event is focused on how the sales forces of Yellow Pages, independent sales organizations, search firms, newspapers, TV and radio stations and promotions companies are converging on independent SMBs, franchisees and regional groups.

Code TNW200 takes $200 off registration.


Apps World — 22-23 October 2013 — London

The flagship Apps World show will be returning to London for two days of engagement and high level insight and discussion around one of the largest growing industries – mobile apps. Europe’s largest multi-platform app event will be taking over Earls Court 2 for a massive free-to-attend expo with over 8,000 developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, platform owners and industry professionals expected.

Code TNW20 saves 20% for TNW readers.


Pioneers Festival — 30/31 October 2013 — Vienna, Austria

Pioneers Festival gathers the tech scene – Startups, Founders, Hackers, Bloggers, VCs and Innovators, in fact the Troublemakers – from all over to inspire and be inspired. Set in the heart of Vienna, at Hofburg Imperial Palace, Pioneers Festival educates, entertains and inspires a new generation of Pioneers.


Leading in Local: Interactive Local Media — 10-12 December, 2013 — San Francisco

BIA/Kelsey’s LEADING IN LOCAL conferences are the definitive events on local digital advertising and marketing. Join us in San Francisco, Dec. 10-12, for LEADING IN LOCAL: Interactive Local Media (formerly ILM West), the original digital media conference focused on the interactive local opportunity. This event has consistently attracted the industry’s most interesting, innovative and inspired leaders for nearly 10 years.

Code TNW200 takes $200 off of your registration price.


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