This article was published on March 30, 2013

Upcoming tech and media events you should attend [Discounts]

Upcoming tech and media events you should attend [Discounts]
Brad McCarty
Story by

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.

*The Next Web Conference Europe, 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!


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.


FOUND Silicon Valley — 2 April 2013 — Mountain View, CA

FOUND Silicon Valley will feature presentations and discussions on the future of SEO and content marketing. The intimate event provides a chance for attendees to learn and network with industry veterans and fellow professionals in a collaborative format.


TNW Conference Meetup Italia — 4 April 2013 — Talent Garden Milan

A friendly meetup with a panel of italian brightest technology speakers and influencers. During the event, organizers will give a preview of The Next Web Conference program, with Patrick de Laive, TNW cofounder, live from Amsterdam. Beers and snacks will be served.


FinTech Hackathon – 6-7 April, 2013 – NYC

The goal of the FinTech Hackathon is to promote technological innovation in the financial
industry. The FinTech Hackathon brings together developers, designers, product managers and
marketers to launch innovative financial products and services with tools from several API, data
and platform partners.

Screen Shot 2013-02-08 at 10.55.11 AM

Big Data TechCon 8-10 April 2013 – Cambridge, MA

BZ Media’s inaugural Big Data TechCon, April 8-10 in Boston has generated lots of excitement. This transformative show will focus on the entire big data ecosystem, and attract developers, IT managers and practitioners. Big Data TechCon is technology-agnostic and will apply to organizations using relational databases, NoSQL databases, graph databases, unstructured data, flat files and data feeds.

Code MEDIASPONSOR gets you a $100 discount on a 3-day pass.

Screen Shot 2013-03-11 at 9.54.17 AM

BACON — 12-13 April, 2013 — London

BACON is a two day, two track conference on things developers love. Curated by developers for developers it features 30 awesome talks covering everything from rocket science to raspberry pi.

Code BACONTNW takes 15% off from ticket price.


The Tabby Awards — 15 April 2013 — San Francisco

TabTimes and the Application Developers Alliance bring you THE TABBY AWARDS – the only competition worldwide for the best iPad, Android and Windows 8 tablet apps.


GSummit SF 2013 – 16-19 April, 2013 – San Francisco

Come to GSummit (April 16-18) and earn your official gamification design certification, hear detailed practical examples of what works and what doesn’t from the experts themselves, network with the world’s top gamification designers and vendors, and get inspired. As consumer & employee attention has been harder and harder to obtain, you’ll learn how many companies have utilized gamification to create loyal customers & engaged employees.

TNW readers use code TNW13SF for $200 off of registration.


Big Data Week — 22-28 April, 2013 — Worldwide

Big Data Week is one of the most unique global platforms of interconnected community events focusing on the social, political, technological and commercial impacts of Big Data. It brings together a global community of data scientists, data technologies, data visualisers and data businesses spanning six major commercial, financial, social and technological sectors.


Future Insights Live — 29 April – 2 May 2013 — Las Vegas

The 2nd annual Future Insights Live is a multi-track, 4-day tech conference, featuring an optional workshop day and 3 conference days. A combination of our existing shows – Future of Web Apps, Future of Web Design, and Future of Mobile – FILive will discuss the future technologies, platforms, and business models YOU should be using and implementing to launch the next big thing.

TNW readers – 10% off when you use the code TNW10 during checkout.


InnoTech Summit — 26 April 2013 — London

Showcasing some of the world’s most promising tech start ups, the InnoTech Summit is a day-long event with one purpose: to grow and support London’s tech economy. How are we going to do it? By connecting the dots between small businesses, powerful investors, and highly influential policy makers to make London a leading IPO market. This is tech entrepreneurs meets the City of London. The Mayor of London, Edmund Truell, Thomas Power, Rohan Silva and a host of second stage start ups will be participating in the InnoTech Summit. Make sure you’re there too.


On The Edge London — 30 April 2013 — London

After the success of the 2012 On The Edge Digital Marketing Conferences, these incredible events are back! The London conference will take place, 30th April, at the Britannia International 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, Facebook, email marketing, and Google+

Code TNW15 takes 15% off for TNW readers.


TabTimes Tablet Strategy — 30 April 2013 — New York

After the resounding success of its first edition last April in New York, the TabTimes TABLET STRATEGY conference will return again to the East coast. TabTimes TABLET STRATEGY is where business and IT executives meet to share their experiences and learn from each other.

Code TNW takes 50% off from registration.

Screen Shot 2013-03-11 at 9.56.24 AM

OuiShare Fest — 2-4 May 2013 — Paris

OuiShare Fest is the first major European event about the collaborative economy. Organized by OuiShare and La Fonderie, this three-day festival will bring together a global community of entrepreneurs, designers, makers, economists, investors, politicians and citizens to build a collaborative future in Paris.

Use code TNW13 for 10% off of ticket price.


Global Mobile Internet Conference Beijing — 7-8 May 2013 — Beijing

GMIC Beijing is Asia’s largest and most influential mobile industry event and, for five years, has been at the forefront of the mobile Internet industry, focusing on global markets and emerging technologies. GMIC Beijing has been especially successful at connecting leading mobile companies in US and Europe to those in China and Asia. As such, GMIC is the Launchpad for many companies entering China like Evernote, Flipboard, Halfbrick (Fruit Ninja), and Rovio (Angry Birds).

Sentiment Symposium Logo

Sentiment Analysis Symposium — 8 May 2013 — NYC

Attend the premier event covering social media and social intelligence – for customer experience, finance, healthcare, market research, and media applications. The symposium is designed for businesses that want to lead the competition in customer satisfaction and support, brand and reputation management, financial services, product design and marketing, and other business processes.

Screen Shot 2013-03-11 at 9.58.52 AM

Future of Web Design — 13-15 May 2013 — London

For the third straight year, we’ll meet in the amazing surroundings of The Brewery for three days of the very best in web design. Here’s what we’ll have on offer:

  • 4 amazing day-long workshops led by the best in the business
  • More technical topics and practical guidance than ever before
  • Healthy doses of inspiration
  • Creative challenges
  • An instameet and other relaxed networking opportunities
  • A rousing after-party and the chance to pull some shapes on the dance floor
  • A showcase of amazing new talent on our Rising Stars stage

Code TNW10 takes off 10% at checkout.

Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship — 14-18 May 2013 — Maastricht
The Maastricht Centre for Entrepreneurship is planning an amazing program for the 5th edition of the Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship (MeWeek).

Under the theme of “Brand You”, MeWeek is gathering the region’s best entrepreneurs to showcase their achievements, talk about how they were able to make their mark and inspire participants to become entrepreneurial and build on their passions.

TNW Readers can save 10% as soon as registration opens in January.


Boulder Startup Week — 15-19 May 2013 — Boulder, CO

Founded in 2010, Boulder Startup Week is a five-day celebration of the startup community in Boulder, Colorado. There is no registration required – come as you are. While there is a titular focus on startups, many of the larger tech companies in the area contribute to the vitality of the event, much as they contribute to the vitality of the city. Over the course of five days in May, local startups open their doors to welcome any and all to the community by way of free events, meetups, sessions, parties and hootenannies.


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.


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.

Screen Shot 2013-03-30 at 8.53.59 AM

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.

Screen Shot 2013-02-08 at 10.47.53 AM

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.

GEN-logo w-Pantone

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.

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.


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.


Disclosure: Some links in this article offer a commission payment to The Next Web if you click through and buy tickets.

Get the TNW newsletter

Get the most important tech news in your inbox each week.