It has truly been an action packed 2008 web/tech and social media conference season thus far. I previously listed a number of events but since January a number of new ones have popped up. I wanted to highlight few upcoming events that I will be attending and thought you might want to check out. I will also be speaking at a number of them. The next few months are going to be big travel months for sure. Check out the list of upcoming web/tech, social media and marketing events.
Oh and don't forget to bookmark the full web tech social media event calendar page.
Intel Developer Forum - San Francisco, CA ~ August 19 - 21, 2008
Intel and the ecosystem come together to share their latest innovations and vision for the future of technology and share news, learn about trends, and discover opportunities to integrate what is discussed into your projects. As an Intel Insider I wanted to attend but unfortunately I cannot be in two places at once so I will be headed to TECH cocktail Boulder 2 instead.
TECH cocktail Boulder 2 - Boulder, CO ~ August 20, 2008
That's right we are headed back to Boulder for our second TECH cocktail event. The first event was a lot of fun and we showcased a number of great startups. Our second event is shaping up to be bigger than the first.
TechCrunch 50 - San Francisco, CA ~ September 8 - 10, 2008
From TechCrunch20 to 40 and now its up to 50, as TechCrunch offers a place to show off and compete against 50 startups for a cash jackpot. Last year I covered the 40 startups at the event and picked my favorites so I am happy to be attending again as media and meeting 50 more startups. Who will be my favorite this year?
DCDB 2 - Washington, DC ~ September 10, 2008
Designer from DC unite for a happy hour event where you can expect to meet some design rockstars and other creative people.
ONA Conference & Awards Banquet - Washington, D.C.
~ September 11 - 13, 2008
When I first moved to D.C. back in 2006 I recall sneaking into this conference to meetup with blogging pal Mike Arrington and Newsvines founder Mike Davidson. So two years later, I am happy to be participating in the event as I will be discussing Mobile Platforms with a panel of experts which include Saidah Nash, Erik Schwartz, Steve Safran and Jeffery Litvack.
Social Ad Summit - New York, NY ~
September 15, 2008
Local DC blogger Nick O'Neill of Social Times is hosting his first conference covering social advertising. I will traveling to New York City to covering the event on SOMEWHAT FRANK.
Northern Virginia Technology Council Cool Tech Event - Mclean, VA ~ September 16, 2008
Wyatt Andrews, CBS Evening News will moderate a panel of which I will be sitting on as we look at Social Networking Sites and Their Effect on the 2008 Election.
Web 2.0 Expo East - New York, NY ~ September 16 - 19, 2008
Unfortunately, I will not be attending the Web 2.0 Expo east this year as I have decided to instead speak on a panel in D.C. for the Northern Virginia Tech Council as listed above. But if you are in New York you should definitely check it out.
DC Twin Tech Event 2 - Washington, D.C. ~ September 18, 2008
NVTC.org and iStrategyLabs are teaming up for another happy hour in DC.
I will be introducing him to a crowd of about 400 in the historic Woodstock Opera House on the Woodstock Square. It is the same Opera House that gave Orson Wells and Paul Newman their start it also was more recently featured in the movie Groundhog Day. Tickets just went on sale, but will sell fast for this extraordinary event. Get yours from the Opera House box office today at 815-338-5300 or buy it at WoodstockOperaHouse.com when online sales are available. Tickets are $50 and include the wine and cheese party after the show.
BlogOrlando - Orlando, FL ~ September 25 - 27, 2008
I spoke at BlogPotomac about Social Media and Shiny Objects and I will be venturing down to Orlando to do a similar speech. Josh Hallett has assembled a great cast of speakers and I look forward to hanging out with them in Florida.
Interact 2008 - Washington, D.C. ~ September 29 - 30, 2008
I will be speaking on a keynote panel about social media and personal brand. INTERACT will gather together the top creative, strategic, and tactical marketing minds to speak about proven methods in which Interactive Media and Web presence can achieve the following: Increase market share, increase awareness through branding, increase sales through Web presence, increase profitability though e-commerce, increase knowledge of best marketing practices on the Web, state-of-the-art mobile marketing, plus, futuristic outlooks from subject matter experts on how Interactive Media will shape the future growth of National, International, and Global companies in the future.
TECH cocktail DC 3 - Washington, D.C. ~ October 2, 2008
We will be announcing more details on this event soon but please mark your calendar as we look to showcase a number of startups and better connect the local D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland technology community. If you are interested in sponsoring the event please let me know ASAP. If TECH cocktail DC is new to you check out what happened at TECH cocktail DC 2.
If you want to connect at an event please let me know by following me on Twitter and direct messaging me or by commenting on this post below. Also if you are looking for speakers for your upcoming conference, summit or other event please let me know as I am always interested in additional speaking opportunities.