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Upcoming Tech & Media Events You Should Be Attending [Discounts]

Upcoming Tech & Media Events You Should Be Attending [Discounts]
Sophie Op den Kamp
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Sophie Op den Kamp

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Sophie (SophieODK) is Operations Director at TQ in Amsterdam (TNW's Tech Residency for exceptional startups). Finds good karma in geek-to-pe Sophie (SophieODK) is Operations Director at TQ in Amsterdam (TNW's Tech Residency for exceptional startups). Finds good karma in geek-to-person advocacy. Her motto: "Don't take yourself too seriously, it gives you freaky frown lines."

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We’ve listed the hottest tech and media events out there and even got some discounted tickets for you. Make sure you visit TNW Events whenever you’re looking for one or before you’re about to book one.

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So let’s check out the updated list!

(*) denotes events we’ll be attending.

The Pivot Conference, October 17-18, New York
Pivot is the only conference focused purely on how major brands, agencies, marketers and content creators can succeed by understanding, accessing and influencing the emerging Social Consumer. Hosted by Brian Solis, author of Engage, Pivot delivers two full days of unique content and experiences that illuminate the altered marketing landscape, delivered by transformational thinkers, technologists, entrepreneurs and entertainers.

Register here with promo code TNW20 and save 20%!

DevReach 2011, October 17-18, Sofia, Bulgaria
DevReach strives to be the premier developer conference on Microsoft technologies in Central and Eastern Europe. For the 6th consective year the 2-day conference gathers a great team of speakers – Scott Hanselman (@shanselman), Jesse Liberty (@JesseLiberty) and Tim Huckaby to name a few. DevReach offers an ideal opportunity to enhance your proficiency by sharing the knowledge of acclaimed experts who are Microsoft MVPs, Microsoft Regional Directors and INETA Speakers and Leaders and by networking with more than 500 fellow developers from all over CEE and beyond.

TNW readers will get a special discount of 25% off the conference pass here. And on check out please use Code 74329d01 for credit card payments. For paying via bank transfer, please email us at [email protected]

Web 2.0 Summit, October 17-19, San Francisco
Once each year,the Web 2.0 Summit brings together over 1,000 senior executives from the worlds of technology, media, finance, telecommunications, entertainment, and the Internet to discuss the most important topics of the day. For 2011, our theme is “The Data Frame” — focusing on the impact of data in today’s networked economy. Join us October 17-19, 2011 at The Palace in San Francisco.

TNW readers can save 15% at registration with code NEXTWEB here.

(*)Contact Summit, October 20, New York
The 1st annual Contact Summit will bring together technologists, net activists, social entrepreneurs, and change agents, to realize the potential of peer-to-peer networks. We seek to expand the web as a tool for free expression, collaboration and value creation, and celebrate initiatives which advance that mission. From business models for distributed work teams, to open-source tools for organizing communities, to building wireless mesh networks and internet infrastructures free from political and commercial interference, our discussions will cover opportunities and challenges of a globally networked society.

TNW readers will get 20% off the price with code NEXTWEB117 here.

TEDxVienna, October 22, Studio 44
Chain reactions occur constantly around us, be it deliberately or independently triggered. A small change can cause a linear sequence of successive events, impacting our lives in a profound way. This year’s TEDxVienna will bring together speakers and performers able to analyze the resources, technologies and skills necessary to channel the energy and outcome of such successions.

TNW readers get discounted tickets when you mention “TNW reader” here.

Street Fight Summit, October 25-26, 82 Mercer, Soho, NYC
At Street Fight’s kick-off conference, hyperlocal industry leaders will debate the strategies that will define a lasting, sustainable new landscape for local online marketing (including content plays, daily deals, and location-based services). Confirmed guests include top execs from Foursquare, Patch, Yipit, Gilt City, Topix, Fwix, DNAInfo, Main St. Connect, Datasphere, Zaarly and Journal Register.

TNW readers will get special price tickets here.

(*)IDCEE2011, October, 25-26, Kiev, Ukraine.
IDCEE 2011 is a two-day conference aimed to become the main platform for the development of internet-entrepreneurship in the CEE region with the focus on CIS countries. IDCEE 2011 gives you a lot of delicious fruits, among which exciting keynote speeches of prominent speakers, spicy panel discussions, intriguing startup contest and hospitable evening parties. Here you will meet inspired angel investors, startup entrepreneurs, experts from venture funds from the CEE region together with representatives of the “IT Ukraine” Association.

App Developers Conference, October 26-27, Santa Clara, CA
App Developers Conference. Addresses key components of app development, discovery and revenue. Join major brands, media, social networking, mobile, consumer electronic, and software platforms and, of course, the worldwide developer community. Speakers include: Walmart, Pandora, Smule, Samsung, AT&T, Churn Labs, Nissan, Nielson, BMW, Pulse, Microsoft, OpenFeint, Qualcomm, lolapps and dozens of others. Coverage includes mobile devices, tablets, televisions, autos and internet connected consumer electronics devices.

Use discount code TNWVIP to save 10% here.

(*)The Dublin Web Summit, October 27th-28th, Dublin, Ireland
Dublin Web Summit is fast becoming one of Europe’s biggest tech events.

The two day event has three streams (Cloud, Social Media / Marketing and Startups), over 60 speakers including Werner Vogels of Amazon, Eric Ly, LinkedIn co-founder and Mikael Hed of Angry Birds fame with many more to be announced.

Polish-German Startup Weekend, October 28-30, Poland
Startup Weekend Szczecin is a 3-day event where developers, designers, marketers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups! The purpose of this Polish-German workshops is to create foundation of startup, acquisition of new partners and verification what the market thinks about our startup. Winners will go to Spain for a month developing project with support of mentors and investors from Seed Rocket. Best startups will receive valuable prizes and promotion in media.

TNW readers get a 20% discount using SWTNW code here.

JAX London, October 31-November 2, London
JAX is the most comprehensive Java Ecosystems conference covering web and enterprise development. It is the ideal forum for software developers, project managers and architects to learn about the latest Technology, Architecture and Agile Methodologies.

TNW readers can get a 15% discount on all passes by enter discount code JAX11TNW when registering here. They’re also offering a free Intellibook to anyone who registers for the full 3 days of the conference.

Social Media World Forum North America, November 1-2, New York
Now in its 2nd year, the SMWF North America event this year 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. 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.

There is a 15% discount to The Next Web readers by entering the discount code NEXTWEB15 when registering here.

Apps World North America, November 1-2, New York
Apps World N.America brings together many of the region’s top app Developers, Network Operators, OS Vendors, Brand & Marketing Managers and Technology Providers; looking to connect, build partnerships and network whilst becoming educated and inspired by the latest developments within this exciting industry. The event of choice for the region’s App Developers, Network Operators, OS Vendors, Brand & Marketing Managers and Technology Providers; looking to connect, build partnerships and network whilst becoming educated and inspired by the latest developments within this exciting industry.

The Next Web readers can get 15% discount on admission prices by entering NEXTWEB15 when registering for the event at here.

(*)BlogWorld & New Media Expo, November 3-5, Los Angeles
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide conference, tradeshow and media event dedicated to blogging, podcasting, social media, social networking, online video, music, Internet TV and radio. BlogWorld conference attendees enjoy more than 120 cutting-edge educational sessions presented by leading bloggers, podcasters and content creators, while the New Media Expo provides the only industry-wide new media marketplace for networking, online business and marketing resources.

As a TNW reader register here with the promo code TNW20 to save 20% off any conference pass, or use code TNW50 to save 50% off Expo Passes (which include access to the Exhibit hall as well as all keynotes and parties, just like the conference passes).

Android DevCon, November 6-9, San Francisco
The 2nd Android DevCon, the technical conference for software developers building or selling Android apps, arrives after a smashing debut in March, 2011 (nearly 1,000 attendees and 20 major sponsors). 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 35 nations are projected to attend Android DevCon and choose from 70 classes to bring Android open source development to a high level.

TNW readers receive a $100 discount off the Full Event Passport and/or gain free admission to the exhibits (first time registrants only – cannot be combined with other offers) by inserting the code MEDIASPONSOR here.

ApacheCon North America 2011, November 7-11, Canada
ApacheCon North America. This year’s conference theme is “Open Source Enterprise Solutions, Cloud Computing, and Community Leadership”, featuring dozens of highly-relevant technical, business, and community-focused sessions aimed at beginner, intermediate, and expert audiences that demonstrate specific professional problems and real-world solutions that focus on “Apache and …” … Enterprise Solutions … Cloud Computing … Emerging Technologies + Innovation … Community Leadership … Data Handling, Search + Analytics … Pervasive Computing … Servers, Infrastructure + Tools

TNW readers will get 20% discount with code: NEXTWEB20 here.

Velocity Europe, November 8-9, Berlin
Velocity, O’Reilly Media’s successful Web Performance and Operations conference, is coming to Europe for the first time! On 8 and 9 November, an international crowd of site reliability experts will converge to share their knowledge about making websites scalable, reliable and fast. Program chairs Steve Souders (Google) and John Allspaw ( have invited high-quality keynote speakers like Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI) and Jeff Veen (Typekit) to present success stories and answer your toughest questions on Ajax, CSS, JavaScript, mobile performance and more.

TNW readers get 15% with discount code: veu11mdp” here.

J. Boye Aarhus 11, November 8-10, Aarhus, Denmark
J. Boye Aarhus 11 is an International conference for web and intranet professionals. Programme reflects what is moving and shaking digitally in large organisations today. The programme features cases from a cross-section of industries. Tangible solutions you can take away and implement now. Introductions to some of the things that are coming and how to best prepare for them. An event that helps you solve your headaches and optimise your opportunities. An event that puts you in touch with other digital decision makers with similar agendas.

TNW readers get 10% discount by quoting “TheNextWeb” here.

Under the Radar, November 9-10, Mountain View
Under the Radar is a catalyst for doing deals. Meet with 350 decision-makers from global carriers, brands, technology companies, startups, and investors responsible for helping companies leverage new mobile technology in the fast-evolving digital landscape.

TNW readers will get special price tickets here.

(*)How to Web, November 9-10, Bucharest, Romania
How to Web 2011 is one of the most important Eastern-European web-focused events, providing to local web entrepreneurs, business professionals and developers the inspiration, knowledge and connections they need for improving their web businesses and products. This year’s edition of How to Web will include 20+ presentations and panels, 10+ workshops, the Startup Challenge competition, an expo area, private parties and excelent networking opportunities.

(*)Power of One, November 11, London
Power of One is designed to motivate and inspire developers and entrepreneurs with the help of six fantastic speakers and two panel sessions. We’ll be looking back at past experiences and forward to what’s in store for us in the future. We’ll help you find the best ways to get your ideas heard and the funding to turn your ideas into reality. You will also be one of the last people to set foot inside the iconic Battersea Power Station before it closes long-term for redevelopment.

TNW readers will get 20% off using promo code TNW here.

Website of the Year, November – December, Amsterdam – Paris – London
Website of the Year: the online people’s choice award from Amsterdam, Paris and the UK! What are the most popular websites from these places according to their public? The winners will be announced during a gala awards ceremony. A unique chance to celebrate your successes, to network and make new contacts. The first award night will be held on november 17 in Amsterdam and the second one on november 30 in Paris. We will announce the date of our third award night in December, which will be held in London. If you’re nominated make sure to be there and good luck!

Venture Shift New York, November 17, New York
Venture Shift New York. A shadow venture system has emerged over the past several years as angels have institutionalized, yesterday’s successful multi-millionaire entrepreneurs have become a legitimate capital market, and incubators have re-entered the funding formation process in droves, and a few traditional VCs are turning into mutual funds. This event is ideal for entrepreneurs seeking to understand the new world order of venture financing from start to finish. Super angels/angels and venture capitalists should also join the event to mingle and connect with fellow investors shaping the new era of venture investing.

TNW readers get 15% on admission and demo tables with discount code: nextweb15 here.

SES Singapore 2011, November 21-22, Singapore
SES Singapore is the search & social marketing conference helping brands, agencies, and professionals connect, share, and learn what’s next for the interactive industry in South East Asia. Programmed by marketing practitioners for marketing practitioners, our educators will cover everything from starting up your first PPC campaign to the in’s and out’s of developing a successful e-commerce site. So join us and 200 other brands and agencies this November!

TNW readers get a 25% discount with discount code: TNW25 on conference passes here.

Digital Brand Strategy Summit, November 22, London
The Digital Brand Strategy Summit brings together senior client marketers every year to debate and discuss the impact of digital on brand management. This year the summit will focus on social business – the hot topic amongst thought leaders around the globe. In this years’ summit, we will be showcasing innovative social business thinking and looking at successful case studies from leading brands. The future of social means more than simply having a brand page on Facebook.

TNW readers get a 15% discount register using discount code TNW15 here.

(*)Apps World Europe, November 29-30, London
The 2nd Annual Apps World Europe show, builds on the success of over 2500 people attending the inaugural event. A truly international event, that brings together leading operators and app stores worldwide, and is the first show to draw in parallels between the emergence of the TV app store, and the challenge to pay TV operators. With a free to attend track for developers, the apps world event delves into building your apps marketing plan, developing innovative apps, building partnerships for 2011 and beyond.

TNW readers can get 15% discount on conference tickets with the discount code NEXTWEB15here.

Interactive Local Media West (ILM West), December 12-14, San Francisco, CA
Interactive Local Media West (ILM West). A new wave of commerce-centric solutions — which encompass location-based services, geotargeting, deals, online coupons, customer engagement and retention solutions — is enabling local advertisers to realize the long-standing promise of local interactive media to promote and grow their businesses. BIA/Kelsey will spotlight this trend — from tools to transactions for “final mile” commerce — at its upcoming conference, Interactive Local Media West (ILM West: Closing the Local Loop), which takes place Dec. 12-14, in San Francisco.

TNW Readers receive $200 off ILM West registration with code: ILMWTNW here.

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