Events

On this page we will be posting information for all kinds of events, conferences, seminars, meet ups and get-togethers in the worlds of marketing, advertising, management, technology, design, internet and interactive or something else we find interesting.

Check often for updates!
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**NEW**
February 22, 2008
| 19:00| Boston, MA **LOCAL!**
Pecha-Kucha Night: Boston Volume #3

Pecha-Kucha is an event comprised of “15 speakers per event, 20 slides per speaker, 20 seconds per slide” and is designed to get a lot of great information into a short amount of time. Past Pecha-Kucha events in Boston have included presentations about topics ranging from design and architecture to Creative Commons and Flickr.

February 27, 2008 | Dallas, TX
Brand Leadership in the Age of Engagement

“An example-packed seminar that shows communications professionals how to provide the kind of non-traditional thinking and marketing leadership that clients want and need in today’s digital-centered multi-channel environment.”

**NEW**
February 28 – March 1, 2008 | Miami, FL
FOWA – Future of Web Apps Miami

Future of Web Apps is hitting the East Coast for the very first time, bringing you our fresh blend of amazing speakers, great advice and tons of networking potential. Agenda items include:

  • What makes the next great startup?
  • Open Social: plug into a new platform
  • The future of web apps is beyond the browser
  • Launch a web app in 40 minutes
  • The problem with social networks

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March 5 – 7, 2008 | Orlando, FL
2008 Media Conference & Trade Show

“This 2 1/2 day conference will feature speakers and panels (Google, Yahoo, Mediaweek, Publicis, Digitas) covering the latest developments in media. The popular media department supplier trade show will feature over 100 booths with exhibitors showcasing their products and services.”

March 9 – 11, 2008 | New Orleans, LA
Custom Content Conference

“The conference brings together marketers, advertisers, and custom publishers to network while debating and exchanging ideas for leveraging custom content in today’s digital marketplace.”

March 16 – 19, 2008 | Rancho Mirage, California
Breakthrough Summit

“A summit that tackles the full range of issues and opportunities marketers and their agencies are dealing with as they seek to employ “breakthrough” emerging media such as broadband video, mobile marketing, social networks, virtual communities and in-game advertising.”

March 17 – 18, 2008 | Renisaance Hotel, Hollywood, CA
OMMA Hollywood

“Where is content going, what’s next, and how do you present engaging and intuitive content on the Web that keeps people coming back for more.”

March 17 – 20, 2008 | San Jose, CA
Spring VON.x

“Covering Internet voice applications, wireless trends and technologies, presence, video and Internet TV, instant messaging, social media and more, VON.x is about predicting, disrupting, educating and gathering together the people who shape this ever-changing landscape, along with those who have a vested interest in partnering to help re-shape the future of Internet Communications.”

March 20th, 2008 | Mountain View, CA
The Business of Web Apps: Where the Web Goes to Work

“Under the Radar Spring will uncover 32 startups, that have launched within the year, showcasing the newest web apps created by developers with a quest for innovation and a tendency towards disruption. Having launched numerous companies into startup stardom, acquisition and beyond, Under the Radar is the most discerning and reliable platform today for discovering tomorrow’s leading technology companies.”

**NEW**
March 20, 2008 | 8:30 pm PT – 5:00 pm PT | Palo Alto, CA
Mobile Communities Unconference

“A gathering of strategists, community hosts, device manufacturers, service providers, and content developers to discuss the emerging opportunities and challenges that mobile communities present.”

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April 3- 3, 2008 | New York City
BlogHer Business Conference 

BlogHer Business will put you in a room with the world’s leading social media practitioners, bloggers and other businesses in an intimate setting to strip away the hype and hyperbole and get to the heart of what will make social media work for your organization. We know you understand that your customers are where the action is, and our event is designed to help you Reach! them.

April 4 – 6, 2008 | New York City
Blogger Social 2008

“Neither conference nor summit, it’s one weekend, held once a year, where the online marketing community descends upon a designated city for a weekend full of events designed to allow everyone to get to know one another better—and designed to give everyone free time to design their own meetups, too!”

**NEW**
April 11 – 17, 2008
| Las Vegas Convention Center | Las Vegas, NV
2008 NAB Show

This is where it originates…An extraordinary experience, over twice the size of any other tradeshow centered on content: creation, management, commerce, distribution and delivery. The NAB Show™ is the ultimate destination
for a global audience of media professionals who seek to deliver enriched content from concept to consumption…If You See Yourself Here…the NAB Show is Your Show.”

April 25 – 26, 2008 (tentative) | Cambridge, MA **LOCAL!**
ROFLCon

“An effort to assemble every famous internet meme or celebrity to come to Harvard in the spring of 2008 to attend a conference.”

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May 18 – 21, 2008 | Boston, MA **LOCAL!**
HOW Design Conference 2008

“The Creativity, Business & Technology Conference for Graphic Designers”

May 27 – 29, 2008 | Carlsbad, CA
The D Conference

“Conference creators and executive producers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher put the industry’s top players to the test during informal but pointed conversations about the impact digital technology will have on our lives now and in the future.”

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**NEW**
June 2 – 5, 2008 | Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort | Monterey, CA
Sustainable Brands Conference 2008

“The only event that addresses how to leverage all aspects of sustainability as a driver of brand value.”

June 21 – 23, 2008 | South Beach, FL
2008 Account Planning Conference

Questions? Call Elizabeth LaBook at (212) 850-0735 or e-mail aaaaconferences@aaaa.org.

**NEW**
June 22 – 25, 2008
| Northwestern University | Evanston, IL
Digital Strategies for Media Executives

“The first-ever MMC Digital Strategy for Media Executives seminar has been created to enable you and other leaders of digital media operations, in a smart and time-efficient way, to:

  • Assess how the digital landscape has changed since you developed your strategy;
  • Gather new insights and data that might challenge your assumptions about digital strategies;
  • Reassess whether your digital strategies still make sense;
  • Question what is not on the radar screen that needs to be.”

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July 18 – 20, 2008 | San Francisco, CA
BlogHer ’08

BlogHer’s annual conference is like no other — it is the thrilling diversity of the blogosphere come to life! Featuring technical labs, educational workshops, intense discussion sessions, relevant sponsors, speakers from every corner of the blogosphere, established and new, and plenty of opportunities to network and socialize.

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September 25 – 27, 2008 | Cambridge, MA **LOCAL!**
Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT

“Brings you remarkable technological breakthroughs that will transform the way we live and do business. This unique event brings together business leaders, venture capitalists, senior technologists, and an extraordinary group of the top 35 innovators under the age of 35—the TR35.”

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