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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."

Yay it’s monday and nearly the first of the month! Time to check your agenda and make some plans for the week and month ahead. Maybe you’ll find a awesome event to attend in our updated eventlist below. See what we did there? :)

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.

Would you like to have your conference or event listed here? Contact Sophie. We’re also always happy to meet with TNW readers at events we’re attending.
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(*) denotes events we’ll be attending.

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.

biZbuZZ, November 2-4, Nis, Srebia
biZbuZZ is one of the largest IT conferences in Serbia with focus on Internet Business. From the start the conference was community-based that lead to good profiling and idea exchanges with partners of the conference.
biZbuZZ organizes meetings, discussions and interactive networking with all of the participants, which enables better understanding of new technologies in business environment and creating great conditions for innovations and business connecting.

TNW readers can use promo code “TheNextWeb” for 35% off 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.

8th Founder Showcase, November 8th, San Francisco, CA
8th Founder Showcase. See Michael Arrington speak at the the 8th Founder Showcase. This quarterly startup pitch event brings together leading investors, founders, and members of the press for one action-packed night to network and help launch a startup to greatness. Guests will be treated to a speech by Michael Arrington, Founder of TechCrunch. We’ll also be serving up an entertaining Pitch Competition, as well as drinks and appetizers in a networking hall full of emerging startups. This event has sold out the last five times, so get your tickets today.

TNW readers get 15% off by using code: TNW 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.

To Product/Market Fit and Beyond, November 11, Palo Alto
The Product/Markt Fit and Beyond. In this miniconference, we will look at how the seed funding landscape has evolved over the last two years, with the entrance of super angels, AngelList as well as incubators and accelerators backed by venture funds. We will examine the differences and benefits of these various sources of early stage funding and what entrepreneurs should consider when making their decision. Join speakers from Andreessen Horowtiz, Astia, K9 Ventures, WebFWD Mozilla, Greylock Partners and the rest of us to find out how you can take your company to product/market fit.

TNW readers can get 25% discount on ticket prices by entering ‘TNWrain’ when registering for the event 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!

Tech World UK, November 16-17, London
TechWorld is the UK’s largest technology event, with top talent, from small businesses to blue chip companies, you will meet a truly global audience to discuss investments, partnerships and deals. It provides access to around 2000 industry decision makers, including technology consultants, chief scientists, venture capitalists and business owners.

TNW readers get 20% off stand pods.

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.

Get Together, November 18, London
The Get Together conference is a collaborative conference about technology and its impact for brands or business. With speakers such as Ben Hammersley, Tom Uglow, Matt Locke, Jason Barrett, Stef Bardega, and Tom Saunter, Get Together will deliver some brilliant ideas to an incredibly curious audience. The conference will also support The Get Together Fund (as featured on The Next Web), giving investment, inspiration and support to the UK’s teenagers.

TNW readers will get a 12% discount on all ticket prices include the current £50 ticket available on the site. Use code: TNW1212 here.

SES Singapore 2011, November 22-23, 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.

Beyond Enterprise 2.0, January 24-25, Amsterdam
Join your peers and learn how some of the biggest brands are energising their organisation for productivity, performance and change. Beyond Enterprise 2.0 is a senior executive event focussing on Internal Communications 2.0, Collaboration, Knowledge Management, Learning Development, Organisational Transformation and More! 8+hours of face-to-face networking opportunities – get to know more people, find new clients and build your network. Learn something new, be inspired by our speakers and gain valuable insights you can take back to the office.

TNW readers receive €100 off the current ticket rate here

Innovative e-Marketing 2012, February 1-2, Barcelona, Spain
Innovative e-Marketing 2012. Reinforce your online presence and boost your brand and marketing activities through social media communities and effective email campaigns, to reach your target audience, guarantee customer satisfaction, and achieve maximum ROI for an increased bottom line. Attend Innovative e-Marketing 2012 to learn all this and more. Network with leading experts from FT500 companies responsible for some of the most inspiring online marketing campaigns, and discover how to take your online strategy to the next level. Event hashtag = #cgemk

TNW readers can benefit from a discount of 10% off the delegate price by using the discount code EMK-02 here.

Marketing Innovation Awards, February 2nd, London
The Marketing Innovation Awards, now in its second year, is set to return on 2nd February 2012. The Marketing Innovation Awards create a spotlight to recognise and reward those innovative technologies, brands and agencies shaping this dynamic space. New for 2012, seven new award categories have been added, which reflects the growth of innovation within the marketing sector and highlights the new depths marketers are adopting to achieve success. Submit your entry today!

TNW readers will receive a 15% discount to attend both the awards & MI EXPO event using code TNW15 here.

Marketing Innovation EXPO (MI EXPO), February 2nd, London
MI EXPO, a unique innovation showcase set to return in 2012 providing senior marketers’ key insights into the essential technology driven marketing trends for 2012. MI EXPO will help you recognise which technology driven trends you should be adopting and which are just a marketing fad and better left ignored. MI EXPO will showcase the innovative marketers, technology providers, and tools that will explode in 2012. The conference will bring a spotlight on marketing innovation “must haves” to achieve success.

TNW readers get 15% discount using code TNW15 here.

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