June 3, 2013

Calendar of social media, tech & marketing events: June 2013

Personal Democracy Forum
Daniel Ellsberg, Julian Assange and Micah Sifry at the 2010 Personal Democracy Forum (photo by JD Lasica).

Guide to the month’s best conferences & events

JD LasicaJune marks a busy month — the last frenetic blast of conferences in social media, marketing and tech before a bit of summer lull kicks in. Highlights include Sustainable Brands (starting today in San Diego), LeWeb London, Personal Democracy Forum, Integrated Marketing Week, Glimpse (I’ll be there), Enterprise 2.0, the IRE Conference for journalists, IABC World Conference, Cisco Live, PRSA: Digital Impact, Techweek and more.

That’s a hell of a diverse lineup. Which ones will you be attending?

For the full year, see our full Calendar of 2013 social media, tech and marketing conferences. And our sister site Socialbrite has our calendar of nonprofit and social change events for June.

Conference Date Place
Confab Minneapolis June 3-5 Minneapolis, Minn.
The Content Strategy Conference brings together professionals everywhere who realize the value of content. User experience, marketing, IT and business management. This is one big party for content-loving folks who value smart thinking, voracious learning and constant improvement in the workplace and beyond. Sarah Richards
EmMeCon: Emerging Media Conference June 3-6 Seattle
EmMeCon: Emerging Media Conference welcomes attendees with an opportunity to view and experience the latest in technology advances and upcoming product roll-outs. Included are demonstrations, presentations and discussions led by some of the most connected and recognized experts in the industry. EmMeCon
Sustainable Brands June 3-6 San Diego
Sustainable Brands is an international community of learning and action focused on understanding and leveraging the role of brands in shaping a flourishing future. The conference is ground zero for sustainability, brand and innovation professionals who come together from around the world to be inspired, engaged and equipped to succeed by building the better brands of tomorrow, while building a network of likeminded colleagues who can help. Amon Rappaport
IRCE June 4-7 Chicago
IRCE 2013 will analyze the social, mobile, global, personal, interactive and managerial changes that e-commerce players are bringing to the new retail economy. This is a major educational event that offers online retailing and wholesaling professionals and consumer marketers the insights and analysis they need to give their businesses a competitive advantage in this expanded world of possibilities.
LeWeb June 5-6 London
LeWeb brings together the most influential audience in the Internet ecosystem. Top industry entrepreneurs, executives, investors, senior press and bloggers gather for two days to focus on the key issues and opportunities in the Web marketplace. leweb
Personal Democracy Forum June 6-7 New York
Personal Democracy Forum is the world’s leading conference exploring and analyzing technology’s impact on politics and government. Join hundreds of individuals interested in how technology is changing politics, governance and society. Becky Bond
InfoComm13 June 8-14 Orlando, Fla.
Designed for professionals in the audiovisual, information communications and systems integration industries, InfoComm13 showcases the latest technologies for audio, video, display, projection, lighting and staging, digital signage, conferencing, digital content creation, networking, signal distribution and much more. The show gives attendees the opportunity to explore tens of thousands of audiovisual products and services — everything from digital signage and content creation to projectors and lighting — all from the industry’s leading manufacturers.
The Cable Show June 10-12 Washington, DC
The Cable Show is your entry point to the digital media, entertainment and broadband ecosystem – a world of invention, commerce and progress revolving around the most powerful tool of communications in history. It’s where leaders from every sector – from content to devices to applications to education – come together to spark ideas and create partnerships that keep cable ahead in today’s digital media revolution. The Cable Show
Cloud Expo June 10-13 New York
Every Cloud Expo offers a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, general sessions, keynotes, Power Panels and an Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that delegates can kick the tires of solutions and offerings and compare it to attendees’ needs. Mark Skilton
Integrated Marketing Week June 10-13 New York City
Put on by Econsultancy, Integrated Marketing Week is a new event that highlights vast opportunities, highlights best practice and delivers solutions, technologies and partners to help marketers on the journey to integrate marketing across mutiple channels.
Red Hat Summit June 10-14 Boston
The Red Hat Summit is the premier open source technology event to showcase the latest and greatest in cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, storage and systems management technologies. At the summit, gain the best knowledge in the industry through technical and business sessions, hands-on labs and demos, customer panels and presentations and more.
ForumCon June 11 San Francisco
ForumCon is a one-day event dedicated to sharing tips tools and best practices for managing, growing and monetizing your forum. The day is anchored by keynote presentations from industry experts but also includes panel discussion and breakout sessions on content monetization, advertising, SEO and community management — allowing for a high degree of interaction and collaboration. forumcon
SMX Advanced June 11-12 Seattle
SMX Advanced is the only search marketing conference designed exclusively for experienced internet marketers. Sessions are fast-paced, Q&A-packed, frequently controversial, always informative…and don’t stop to cover the basics. There will be plenty of learning and sharing. The most accomplished search marketers in the world will present cutting edge tips for driving traffic and increasing conversions from paid search advertising, SEO, social media marketing, search analytics and more. Danny Sullivan
E3 June 11-13 Los Angeles
E3 is a premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. E3 draws tens of thousands of professionals to experience the future of interactive entertainment. The most influential people leading the most innovative companies in the industry attend E3 to see groundbreaking new technologies and never-before-seen products for computers, video game consoles, handheld systems, mobile and social and the Internet.
Glimpse: The Social Discovery conference June 12 San Francisco
Glimpse is the first conference focused on the future of social discovery. Companies and products in the social discovery space aim to connect people with new places, people and products that they will enjoy based on their social interactions and existing interests. Glimpse will bring together leading experts in social discovery to discuss the future of how we live, decide and buy. Mike Isaac
Enterprise 2.0 June 17-19 Boston
Gain comprehensive thought leadership at Enterprise 2.0. The program is organized around the core functions of the enterprise where social software strategies are applied for improved business performance. You’ll receive extensive education on the technology trends, architectural strategies, privacy and compliance best practices from numerous practitioner-led use cases. Nathan Bricklin
The State of NOW – #140Conf June 18-19 New York
The core focus of #140Conf will be on business. The event will look at the continued long-term effects of the emerging real-time Internet on business and systemic changes the worldwide adoption of social media is having on a wide variety of industries and markets. Jeff Pulver
O’Reilly Velocity June 18-20 Santa Clara, Calif.
Velocity is a must-attend conference for Web operations and development professionals. In three laser-focused days, you’ll learn about the latest technologies, hear about best practices, get answers for your most difficult technical and administrative challenges and bolster your skillset and expertise. Velocity
Netroots Nation June 20-23 San Jose, Calif.
Netroots Nation amplifies progressive voices by providing an online and in-person campus for exchanging ideas and learning how to be more effective in using technology to influence the public debate. The convention helps to strengthen the community, inspire action and serve as an incubator for ideas that challenge the status quo and ultimately effect change in the public sphere. NN
IRE Conference June 20-23 San Antonio, Texas
The best in journalism will gather for more than 100 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models.
IABC World Conference June 23—26 New York
The International Association of Business Communicators conference offers a showcase for what’s new, the best ideas and the latest trends. More than 70 educational sessions in seven tracks, over 1,500 communication professionals giving you new connections from right next door and around the globe and a host of interactive panel discussions featuring the senior business leaders you want to know. Budge Husky
Cisco Live June 23-27 Orlando, Fla.
Cisco Live is your passport to a new world of possibilities. It offers a combination of in-depth technical education and training and cutting-edge insight from the experts and organizations that are setting the agenda for the future of technology and business. John Chambers
Cloud World Forum June 26-27 London
The premier meeting place for technology leaders from across Europe, the Cloud World Forum pitches the globe’s top cloud computing providers alongside end-users and innovators from across industry sectors. Alan French
WebVisions June 26-28 Barcelona
WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism. Since 2001, WebVisions has built a loyal audience of designers, developers and industry leaders. Jason Cranford Teague
Aspen Ideas Festival June 26-July 2 Aspen, Colo.
The Aspen Ideas Festival will gather some of the most interesting thinkers and leaders from around the US and abroad to discuss their work, the issues that inspire them and their ideas. Presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, the festival is unique in its commitment to bringing ideas to the public at large. Darren Walker
PRSA: Digital Impact June 27-28 New York
From always on-hand devices to evolving digital platforms, unparalleled opportunities now exist for communicators to build new audiences and create greater relevancy through focused social media initiatives. The PRSA Digital Impact Conference, “Social Business: Strategies for Success,” focuses on positioning communicators to make the most of the latest best practices, strategic thinking and research. PRSA
Techweek Chicago June 27-29
The Techweek Conference aims to give leaders in business and technology a landscape view of the new edge of innovation. Techweek looks at how people actually live and work with the goal of putting innovation into the hands of thousands of lawyers, bankers, doctors, educators, families and students. techweek

JD Lasica, founder of Socialmedia.biz, is now co-founder of the cruise discovery engine Cruiseable. See his About page, contact JD or follow him on Twitter or Google Plus.

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