This article was published on February 21, 2012

Upcoming tech and media events you should be attending [Discounts]

Upcoming 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.

Okay – we’re ready to feed you our latest update on tech and media events that you should be attending this year. We also have some cool new announcements to make about the progress of TNW2012, but more on that later this week.

In our most recent post we announced the first TNW2012 speakers and a reminder that if you haven’t yet bought tickets you can still get an early bird ticket now and have your boss pay by invoice later.

Once again we’ve updated our list with lots of upcoming tech and media events and for each event 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.

Re-Working Conference, 24 February 2012, New York City
Work is changing. Now expertise is available on demand, and effective organizations no longer need to mean formal organizations. Customers don’t just consume anymore, they innovate and advocate, too. The Re:Working Conference will explore perspectives on the new world of work from leading organizations and startups like LEGO, Cemex, Publicis Groupe, Freelancers Union, workmarket and LocalMotors as well as researchers from MIT, NYU and Wharton.

The New Web readers will receive 25% discount when they use this code: TNWREWK here

BeMyApp Mobile App Olympics, 24-26 February 2012, London
Be My App LogoBeMyApp Mobile App Olympics are taking place simultaneously in San Francisco, NYC, Dallas, London, Berlin and Paris on February 24-26. The weekend-long hackathon kicks off with one-minute idea pitches, followed by speed-dating between idea generators, developers, designers and marketers. Teams are formed around the most promising projects and the competition begins. By Sunday evening, all competing teams should have a working prototype to demo in front of the panel of Judges.

A 48 hours worldwide vote will be launched with the 6 finalists and a global winner will be selected.

eTail West 2012, 27 February, JW Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert, CA
eTail is the perfect size of event to shop for solutions, network with retailers and leave with key learnings. Return to the office with 310+ actionable strategies in just four days. At eTail, you will receive detailed case studies from implementation and testing to execution, direct from your retail peers. eTail gives you an opportunity to optimize every single area of your retail business. The leading multi-channel and online conference since 1999, eTail presents the latest detailed tactical case studies in e-commerce and cross-channel campaign management.

For Retailers only: 25% discount to TNW readers with discount code: 10701006X32305

DEMO Asia, 29 Feb – 2 March 2012, Singapore
Demo Asia LogoDEMO Asia is the latest addition to the DEMO family of conferences and will be the most iconic event in Asia for emerging technologies and trends. It will be a premier platform for the best and brightest companies throughout the continent seeking to launch their products in front of a global audience. It is also an excellent launchpad for companies throughout the world hoping to launch in the Asian marketplace.

TNW readers can get a 5% discount by registering with the code ‘TNW51G’ here.

2Pears Music 4.5: Mobile Music, 8 March 2012, London
The mobile phone follows us everywhere, and everyone has one. Music 4.5 Mobile Music will explore and discuss the development and the future of the mobile music landscape – from listening to and playing with music on your mobile, via social mobile marketing and NFC, to the market of mobile tools and apps to create music.

TNW Readers receive 20% discount on available rates when using promo code – TNW20.

The Amsterdam Fellows, 9-12 March 2012, 512 Trinity Street (corner Sixth St. and Trinity St.), Austin Texas
The Amsterdam Fellows are a group of creative entrepreneurs from Holland. The Amsterdam Fellows organizes invitation only get-togethers, as well as open events in various, flexible locations. Think of a ‘Pop Up’ society that brings people together from the technology and digital media industry and combines business with pleasure. The Amsterdam Fellows will host its first festival during SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas.

Make sure to say hi from TNW when visiting these crazy Dutch guys!

(*)SXSW Interactive 2012, 9-13 March 2012, Austin
The 19th annual SXSW Interactive festival will take place March 9-13, 2012 in Austin, Texas. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies, the event features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable line up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. You will be able to meet our TNW Editors here!

Cloud Computing Imperative 2012, 12-14 March 2012, Dubai
Cloud Computing Imperative 2012.
Cloud computing undeniably introduces management challenges to an organization. Rather than problems however, management should see them as opportunities. As such, it is better for organizations to identify and deal with the issues early, so that they can gain maximum benefit from the changing technology panorama. Therefore, management dealing with this paradigm shift in gaining better skills and understanding is a necessity to create a smoother and positive transition.

Corporate Social Commerce Summit, 13-14 March 2012, Boston
The Corporate Social Commerce Summit is the leading conference for utilizing social media to acquire new customers, cultivate brand loyalty, and boost sales. The conference features 20+ corporate speakers from companies like eBay, Neiman Marcus, Staples,, Kodak and many more. If you’re looking to leverage social media to facilitate purchases, and drive conversations then this is a must-attend event.

TNW readers receive a $150 discount to the summit using the discount code: BOSTON2012

IGNITION West, 21 March 2012, San Francisco
IGNITION West intensively explores the intersection of technology and content. Companies like Facebook, Zynga, Pandora, Google and Twitter are both technology and content companies: powered by computing, they empower users to enjoy, curate and create content. IGNITION West dives deep into this convergence. Through high-level discussions and demos from startups, IGNITION West will bring together who is defining innovation to discuss what’s happening now, what’s coming next, and how it will affect you.

TNW readers can benefit from a 30% discount on standard or early bird tickets by using discount code ‘TNW’ here.

Social Media World Forum Europe 2012, 27-28 March 2012, London
Social Media World Forum 2012Now in its 4th year, the SMWF Europe 2012 will be providing a format for networking, engagement, and lots of social media debate around the latest tools, technologies, platforms, and emerging trends within social media marketing. With over 4000 attendees last year, the show has grown significantly to become one of the leading shows in its field, hosting a variety of free to attend workshops & conferences for marketers, PR professionals, brands, agencies and SME’s.

TNW readers can save 15% on tickets with the code TNW15 here.

Post-Advertising Summit, 29 March 2012, New York City
The world has entered a new age of marketing. The Post-Advertising Summit will bring together the best and brightest in the marketing field to demonstrate how they engage their audiences and shape the future of marketing. Keynotes, panels and interactive workshops will reveal the power of brand storytelling and provide actionable take-aways, including real pieces of content, for the attendees. The Summit will revolutionize the way you think about content and is like no other marketing event in the world.

TNW Readers can save $125 by using code TNW. The Early-Bird pricing ends 3/1.

O’Reilly Where, 2-4 April 2012, San Francisco
Now in its 8th year, the O’Reilly Where Conference is where the grassroots & leading-edge developers building location-aware technology intersect with the businesses and entrepreneurs seeking location apps, platforms, and hardware to gain a competitive edge. Immerse yourself in 3 days of hands-on training, information-rich sessions, and an Expo Hall with key players & products. Topics include: Mobile Development, Location Development, Business & Strategy, Marketing, and a Location Marketing BootCamp.

Join hundreds of experts and practitioners in the mobile and location ecosystems. Receive 15% off registration with discount code: WHR12NXT

TNW Conference 2012, 26-27 April 2012, Amsterdam
We’re taking The Next Web Conference to the next level. Expect to be blown away, expect things you’ve never seen at an event before, things you’ve never heard, expect the best content, an amazing show, great people, industry leaders from all over the world and networking opportunities at decision-making level.

We will outshine ourselves. TNW2012 is the best tech conference you’ll attend in 2012. Our goal is to inspire you, to give you an unforgettable experience and to make sure you get an ROI of at least ten times your investment.

Grab the early bird tickets 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!

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.

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 50 readers to take advantage of the TNW12 discount code receive €100 off early-bird registration (valid until February 29, 2012).

Are you hosting an event yourself? Think it would be relevant to our readers? Please contact Wytze to discuss media partnerships with TNW or submit your event here.

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