This article was published on March 25, 2011

Upcoming Tech & Media Events you should be attending [Discounts and Free Tickets]

Upcoming Tech & Media Events you should be attending [Discounts and Free Tickets]
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."

Spring is in the air! The sky is blue, the grass is green, birds are singing and the sun is shining. So hey, why are you inside? This list with upcoming hot tech and media events is no longer an excuse to not go outside and enjoy the weather.

Is the weather not so pretty on your side of the world? Then jump on your nearest mode of transport and attend the TNW Conference, sun, rain or thunder – we’ll make it feel glorious!

Think your friends need some discounts too? Simply click on the tiny little share buttons you see on the right. Make sure you check TNW Events before buying your tickets in future. For newcomers: This list is, created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, and is laser-focused on tech & media events. Would you like to have your conference or event listed here? Contact us.

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Social Pulse 2011, March 23-24, Las Vegas
As social media marketing programs mature for America’s largest corporations in 2011, the challenge becomes how to leverage these channels to directly contribute to bottom-line revenues. SOCIAL PULSE 2011: The Corporate Social Media Marketing Event—March 23-24, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV—answers these questions with the deepest and freshest case studies from leading corporations and new insights from best-selling authors & thought leaders in the social media marketing space.

As a TNW reader get $300 off by using “YTT766” when you register.

Marketing 2.0 Conference, March 28-29, Paris
The Marketing 2.0 Conference is aimed at all professionals who think that today’s marketing industry is in need of a change! We are bringing the world’s best experts and specialists together to discuss the future of marketing, (social) media, and advertising, as well as new technology. The main goal of the M2C is to exchange ideas and learn how to handle the dramatic changes in media, marketing, and consumer behavior in your day-to-day business using the latest knowledge, best practice, and trends.

Alternative Payment Systems Innovations, 29-30 March, San Francisco
Capitalize on the exploding mobile payments revolution! Topics include: The Durbin amendment, accepting mobile payments in stores, direct-to-mobile billing, NFC technology, emerging transaction terminals, mobile commerce, payments security and risk assessment. Speakers: PayPal, BilltoMobile, Mopay, The NACS, Silicon Valley Bank Financial Group, BayPay, Payment One, MAG, Glenbrook Partners, T-Mobile/ISIS, Zenius Solutions, Bank of America, 7-Eleven, IPC./ SUBWAY®, San Fran. Metro Trans. Comm., and more.

TNW readers get a $200 discount off the regular conference rate by using code “APSITNW” here.

Social media World Forum, 29-30 March, London
Now in its 3rd year, the SMWF 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, developers, and the like.

TNW readers get 20% off tickets by using discount code “TNW2011”.

Socialize: Monetizing Social Media, March 31 – April 1, New York
Mediabistro’s Socialize: Monetizing Social Media unites business leaders in gaming, virtual goods, mobile, marketing, and media for two days of learning, connecting, and sharing about all things social. Through two days of comprehensive learning, focused discussion and diverse perspectives, our experts show you how all the social media pieces fit together to create a unified business strategy. This event delivers up-to-the-minute social media techniques, and processes for successfully enabling customer-facing revenue generation strategies that tap the power of social media.

TNW readers save 15% with code “SZTNW” here

Data 2.0 conference, April 4, San Francisco, CA
Learn from Google, Microsoft, SimpleGeo, Factual, and 50 other innovators about what’s next in the world of data. The first conference to examine the growing importance of information accessibility in business, technology and society, the midVentures Data 2.0 Conference focuses on how the web is becoming the new database, and how businesses can better analyze and monetize this information. Discussions will span the next decade of data, from the data ecosystem and commoditization of information, to personal data control and open data initiatives. How will you use data to better target your new customers? The Data 2.0 Conference will also feature the launch on-stage of the $3 million Heritage Health Prize, the world’s largest data challenge

Get a 25% discount by using code “data2tnw” here.

iPhone/ iPad DevCon East, April 4-6, Boston
Building on the success of the first event in San Diego (428 delegates), iPhone iPad DevCon East, April 4-6 in Boston, will offer one day of intensive workshops, followed by two days of technical classes. A key program change is an added focus on managing apps, making the event appealing to enterprise users too. The conference will include an expanded exhibit area.

TNW subscribers receive a $100 discount off the Full Event Passport and/or gain free admission to the exhibits (first time registrants only) by inserting the code “MEDIASPONSOR” here.

Techonomy 3, April 5, Ramat Gan
Techonomy3 is a platform/event to assist in the exposure of innovative Israeli based companies to the local and the worldwide market. The event focuses on companies who provide solutions that will also impact the community outside of Israel. Since Israel has a favored position in the worldwide technology market, Techonomy3 can provide positive connections to the European and US hub for the Israeli community. By leveraging the Israeli community, the local entrepreneur can develop a vocal fan base for their venture which will be supportive into the future. Our guests this year are Mike Butcher from Techcrunch, and Brad McCarty from The Next Web.

Get your tickets here.

EMERCE B2B Online, April 7, Amsterdam
In one day, learn everything about online marketing and sales for B2B industries such as IT, industrial, construction, transport, logistics and business. Full of tactics and learnings for a successful online strategy. Approximately 20 sessions: experts, case studies and overviews. Subjects: Social media, CRM tools, mobile, search engine marketing and more. Speakers of Brother, Ricoh, IBM, KLM-Air France, Dassault Systemes, DSM etc.

Register with code “RXCX7011” for € 50,- discount here

MI EXPO, April 7, London
MI EXPO is a platform showcasing innovation within the marketing sector. The event promises to inspire and educate, whilst bring together the companies and individuals driving the industry forward creating networking and new business opportunities. Speakers for the event include: Peter Fisk -Bestselling Author and Inspirational Speaker, Ashley Highfield- MD Microsoft, Marko Balabanovic – Head of Innovation, & Anna Bateson – Director of Marketing YouTube, EMEA, plus many more…
The Marketing Innovation Awards, nominated for by the UTalkMarketing Community will take place at the end of the day during a drinks reception. Click here to enter for these awards.

Register with discount code “TNW15” to receive a 15% discount. Early bird rate available til 28th Feb.

Social Slam, April 12, Knoxville, TN
Some of the brightest minds in social media in the country are coming to Knoxville for this can’t-miss marketing and PR event of the year: Social Slam 2011! Join for us for four expert panels and nationally acclaimed keynote speakers, including: Jay Baer, Christina “CK” Kerley, Trey Pennington and Brian Winter. For more information, visit

Get your tickets right now.

Media140 Frontiers, April 13-14, Barcelona
A two day conference at the mediaTIC, Barcelona exploring the impact of emerging digital and social technologies on journalism, media communications and publishing. Practitioners, entrepreneurs and thinkers from around the world, working in the field of journalism, media and communications, will discuss, reflect and explore, in workshops, roundtables and individual sessions, how to harness social technologies to improve the journalism we do today. Two days of sessions looking at measuring audience participation, listening to community conversations; how to market and syndicate digital content; best practice in ‘mobile’ journalism, collaborative editing video, using opendata, crowd sourcing and much more.

As a TNW reader get 10% off by using discount code “tnw140”. Register here.

Emerce Conversion, April 14, Amsterdam
At Emerce Conversion everything is about increasing your online sales.
A leading annual Dutch conversion congress for anyone who wants to optimize sales through online channels. Experts and colleagues  present you many ins and outs to increase online results. More sales, deals, offers and downloads via the online channel. Over 20 experts and case studies among which SNS Bank, AVRO, UPC, Sundio Group, KLM, Buyer Minds, FBTO, Clever Strategy etc.

Register with code VPPE8483 for € 50,- discount here.

Planet of the Apps, April 18-20, Dubai
The leading event dedicated to mobile applications in the Arab world. A conference for mobile app developers, content providers, device manufacturers, network operators and brands to meet and discuss the current challenges and opportunities.

TNW readers get 15% discount. Register here

Mobile Convention Amsterdam, April 19, Amsterdam
Adapt your business to mobile: the essential update on Mobile marketing, -business, – services and – communication. Hear everything about the possibilities on the Mobile topics from this moment: Social Media, Mobile Couponing, Location Based Services, Mobile Payment, M-Commerce, Augmented Reality en Mobile Advertising. 40+ sessions, international keynote speakers (e.g. AKQA, Ogilivy, Mobile Youth), experts and top cases (such as Tesco, SBS, MTV, Nike and eBay).

By your tickets here.

Media140 Frontiers, April 27, Brisbane
A one day conference exploring how science communicators engage with complex and often sensitive public domain issues using social technologies. Media140 Frontiers Brisbane will be the first event of its kind to be hosted in the Brisbane Powerhouse to bring together an international gathering of speakers from the US, Europe and Australia. This one-day conference will explore the benefits of social technologies on effective science and risk communication, looking at the challenges of engaging the public on issues such as climate change, health, nanotechnology, cloning and other sensitive public interest themes. Through keynotes, case studies, forums and an unconference, we will create a participatory experience for science communicators to really understand what others are doing in this domain and help to inform discussion and debate about the future direction and trends.

As a TNW reader get 10% off by using discount code “tnw140”. Register here.

The Next Web Conference 2011, April 27-29, Amsterdam
The sixth edition of The Next Web is coming up in April. It is THE event that you should have visited. The Next Web brings together the best audience and companies from Europe and the US to discuss the future of the web and mobile.. We’re looking forward to welcome 1200 web and mobile professionals for 3 days of interesting talks, business and fun at The Next Web in the city we love so much; Amsterdam. Again we have a bonus. Right after the conference it is Queensday, a national holiday and the biggest party in the Netherlands. 17 million people dress in Orange and go out on the streets to have fun, party and to celebrate the anniversary of our Queen.

Get your tickets now before it’s too late!

Retail Link 2011, May 4-5, Dallas
Retail Link 2011 addresses the newest challenges faced by top retail brands this year. With online and mobile retail sales higher than they’ve ever been before in 2010, the stage is set for continued domination of the digital commerce space by the most forward-thinking retailers across industries in 2011.

Use code “EGP496” and receive $300 off.

3DS, May 6-8, Maastricht
Stop making excuses and start you own tech company NOW. 3 day Startup is a unique opportunity to get together with 40 selected entrepreneurs from all kinds of backgrounds and create a tech company in just 3 days. The Maastricht Center for Entrepreneurship and 3DS founders from the US are bringing it to the Netherlands for first time from 6-8 May in Maastricht. Check out the Facebook page ‘3DS Maastricht’ for more info.

Apply here.

Start Up Camp, May 6-8, Berlin
Semantic Seed StartUp Camp focuses on game development, and product development. A 54-hour startup event that provides the networking, resources, and incentives for individuals and teams to go from IDEA to LAUNCH. Get connected with local developers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Build Community, Collaborate, and Start Companies.

The five first TNW readers that send an e-mail to Sophie, get a free ticket! And for those who were to late, with code “THENEXTWEB” you still get a 25% discount.

Crisis Management & Social Media, 9-10 May, Singapore and 12-13 May, Hong Kong
Attend this timely event on “Crisis Management & Social Media” to learn how to get your company out of crisis unscathed in this viral world. Pick up effective crisis planning and response tactics. Acquire the skills of engaging online audiences and responding to negative posts. Discover how Pfizer, Deloitte, SMRT and more build credibility and trusts with their stakeholders in the face of threats. Social media has added a new dimension to crisis management.

Sign up now to be fully equipped to deer, deflect and defuse crises successfully for your organisation!

Future of the Web, May 16-18, London
FOWD hits London again this May! After the huge success of 2010’s new format, we’re bringing our new-look show back to town: two days of conference sessions, each with two tracks to choose from, and a day of intimate workshops, allowing attendees to gain a deeper understanding of their chosen topic. Join us for some of the biggest names in web design, amazing networking opportunities, one-on-one design clinics with our speakers, and our legendary attendee party – hope to see you there..

Use discount code “NEXTWEB15” here for a 15% discount on 2 Day Conference Passes.

Next11: Data Love, May 17-18, Berlin
The NEXT conference is one of the leading Internet conferences in Germany. We position the interactive consumer in the focus point of consideration. Because his behaviour determines who wins, what lasts and what will be sold. NEXT is the place where people discuss and experience how the consumer on the Internet will be evolving. The goal is to become the visionary mastermind for the digital industry.

The Next Web is proud to announce that Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten will be on stage at NEXT11. TNW readers attending will be invited to meet with Boris and other TNW’ers at a The Next Web drink afterwards! Contact Sophie when you’re attending to get a personal invitation.

Register here to get a 20% discount on tickets.

Liverpool Sound City, May 19-21, Liverpool
Liverpool Sound City combines an international perspective on the best in new music, art, film, photography, business, new tech, media and more in one of the world’s most legendary music cities. Plus features 400 bands and artists across the city of Liverpool alongside movie premieres, club nights, label showcases, art exhibitions and even football…
The 2 days of conference featuring key innovators like Simon Raymone, Michael Briendbrucker and Alex White, and mavericks from all levels of international music, media, art and tech – and our highly respected Create strand, will educate the sharpest young minds and help young people find a way into the music and creative industries. This years apps panel will be moderated by our own blogger Matt Brian.

Use discount code “DELEGATELSC68” and pay only £120 for a full delegate pass.

SMOC: Social Media Optimization Conference, May 23-24, San Francisco
Produced by Mediabistro and SocialTimes, Socialize Media Optimization Conference (SMOC) is a two-day event dedicated to social media optimization and social advertising. Boost search engine visibility, increase linkability, and fuel your readers’ desire to share your content. Industry leaders will also show you how to get results when advertising on the social web in terms of strategy, targeting, privacy, and metrics. Our experts include Brian Solis (author, Engage), Rohit Bhargava (SVP, Digital, Strategy & Planning Group), Gary Ware (Covario), and many more.

TNW readers save 15% with code “SXTNW'”! Register here

Prezi Day, May 24, Maarssen
An entire day with Prezi, inspiring guest speakers and interesting workshops. Prezi’s popularity increases each day and the programme is building its reputation of a true PowerPoint killer. We see more and more Prezis during events and company presentations. By using Prezi Meeting, it’s even possible to work on one Prezi with several people simultaneously.
Interesting guest speakers, like Vincent Everts and mind map inspirator Ed van Uden will join us this day. Community manager Zoltan Radnai of and Hedwyg van Groenendaal will give Master classes and we have live connection with designers, developers and founders of Prezi.

Use code “TNW” to receive a €50,- discount (from April 1). Sign up here.

The Business of Cloud Computing, June 13-15, San Diego, CA
Everyone is talking about cloud computing, but your business needs more than talk and buzzwords. You need to understand how to harness this enormous catalyst for change. In this forum you’ll hear from executives who have captured the savings, flexibility, security and scalability to enable their businesses to grow and innovate. You can’t afford to miss the lessons learned from such luminaries as Chris C. Kemp, Chief Technology Officer of IT at NASA, who leads Nebula, a federal cloud computing pilot.l Also hear from Fortune 500 company executives, start-ups, law firms, banking and educational institutions. In addition, learn about associations helping to set standards and mitigate risk in the cloud such as the Cloud Security Alliance and Open Grid Forum.

Get a 10% discount by using discount code “TNW2011” here.

IAM’11, June 15-16, Amsterdam
IAM is the biggest event for online marketing in the Netherlands. Everything you need to know about hot topics such as: performance based marketing, social media, webdesign for conversion, email marketing, online advertising, analytics and online video & advertising. This is the online marketing update of the year, 1500 squared feet online expertise and over more than 90 workshops.

Registration is free!

AR Summit, June 16, London
June 16th, 2011, London, UK: Augmented Reality Summit is designed to explore this new dynamic reality and provide delegates with the perfect opportunity to uncover Augmented Reality in full and explore the opportunity’s AR brings any brand or company. The AR Summit is positioned at the forefront of this exciting continually developing new industry. Whether you are a Brand, Advertiser or Agency, Technology provider or Developer looking to meet key industry figures, keep up with the latest developments, technology’s & tools or simply to network with other from the world of AR

TNW readers get 25% off tickets here by using discount code “TNW2011”

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