Our industry event planner gives you the heads-up on what key industry events are coming around the corner. If we've missed something, don’t hesitate to add your event to the list. (You can view the full calendar here.)
May 1 - 2 (San Francisco): Neurogaming Conference and Expo San Francisco 2013
Neurogaming 2013 Conference and Expo is the where your mind and body meet game play. Neurogame developers are using the latest emotional, cognitive, sensory and behavioral technologies to create radically compelling experiences to engage and entertain gamers worldwide. You'll experience everything from brain-controlled games to true augmented virtual reality experiences and even cognitive enhancing devices that send mild electrical pulses to your brain to improve concentration during game play, and so much more.
May 1 - 3 (Melbourne): Web Directions Code Melbourne 2013
May 1 - 3 (San Diego): Gartner Customer 360 Summit San Diego 2013
Gartner Customer 360 Summit delivers complete coverage of the new strategies and technologies that are enabling organizations to better understand and engage their customers, build loyalty and grow the business. This must-attend CRM event brings together senior business, marketing and IT leaders to focus on creating a strategic, unifying vision for customer engagement and experience management.
May 1 - 4 (Florida): Email Insider Summit
The Email Insider Summit is a unique event where the biggest brands and brightest minds caucus for three-days on state of email marketing. The event, hosted at a luxury resort, is perfectly structured to offer all attendees the most valuable mix of high-level sessions and networking functions.
May 2 (London): Mobile DevCon London 2013
Growth and engagement are critical to the success of any mobile app. Mobile DevCon London 2013 is a chance spend the day with Facebook's mobile engineers and product managers to help drive distribution and engagement for your iOS, Android and Mobile Web apps. We'll have sessions for iOS, Android and Mobile Web developers. There'll also be sessions dedicated for Product Managers.
May 2 (Berlin): AWS Summit Berlin 2013
Join us for the largest event of the AWS Cloud Computing community in the Germany. This free, one-day event is ideal for developers and technical leaders who are looking for an introduction to the AWS Cloud or advanced guidance on architecture and engineering. At the same time, business leaders will become inspired how to build agile, highly scalable businesses on AWS` Cloud plattform.
May 2 - 3 (New York): DAM New York: The Art & Practice of Managing Digital Media
Once again this annual New York City event is taking place at the Hilton New York on May 2 - 3 when we will begin our 2013 program of international Digital Asset Management events covering the very latest thinking and developments but never overlooking all the 'New to DAM' entrants to this rapidly expanding field. And at all times keeping our focus on the user -as ever it's all from the user's perspective.
May 3 (New York): UserConf New York 2013
The conference about keeping your customers (happy). For customer-centric people who are passionate about pleasing their users. Almost as important as what we will have is what we won’t have: a litany of tedious panels and speakers droning on about metrics that were relevant 15 years ago. UserConf also includes activities designed to help you connect with and learn from peers who share similar interests.
May 3 - 5 (Chicago): SOBCon Chicago 2013
SOBCon is a 2-day interactive business “think tank” that moves ideas to action. During the conference, attendees increase their business IQ in an engaging and positive learning environment. They take away an actionable and measurable business plan, along with invaluable business strategies and skills, increased confidence, and a network of connections to drive their companies forward.
May 4 (Detroit): MobiDevDay Detroit 2013
Bring the world of mobile to Michigan developers. A single day conference in Detroit chock full of inspiring and informational talks on the rapidly evolving world of mobile.
May 4 - 5 (London): Start Build Grow Conference London 2013
Start.Build.Grow is the ultimate business conference designed specifically for entrepreneurs, founders and startups who want to build an amazing business, brand or company. The truth is that building a successful business can be daunting and confusing because you have to face the fear that your business may fail, everyone will know and you would have wasted all that time. We have designed this event specifically for entrepreneurs with a big vision – like you. To ensure you have the opportunity to connect and create long lasting relationships from the event we have scheduled networking sessions, which will be hosted so we our hosts can match you with the right people. Just tell us who you want to meet and we will do the rest.
May 4 - 8 (Los Angeles): Adobe MAX Los Angeles 2013
Confluence is Zinnov's annual thought leadership summit. The conference is an event to bring together the technology community to deliberate on the various topics impacting the globalization efforts of technology firms and to jointly lay out a vision for the industry in the year ahead. The event also presents an excellent opportunity to network and connect with distinguished peers. If innovation is on your agenda, Confluence 2013 is an event you can’t afford to miss.
May 6 (Sydney): Customer Experience Design Sydney 2013
Customer experience design 2013 will be a single day, single track conference, all about designing the holistic customer experience. It will be held on May 6 2013, in Sydney, Australia. The conference will include a range of presentations, from practical case-studies to project challenges to new techniques for designing great customer experiences.
May 6 - 7 (Washington D.C.): Forrester's Forum For CIOs, Enterprise Architecture, Infrastructure & Operations, Security & Risk, and Sourcing and Vendor Management Professionals Washington DC 2013
Digital disrupts business models and value streams, introduces new competitive threats, and comes with new demands from your customers and employees. Forget simply supporting tomorrow's business outcomes. The technology, competencies, and skills you put in place today will embody your digital business future. Join leading industry executives, Forrester analysts, and peers to learn how to thrive in the digital age.
May 6 - 8 (Chicago): Event Marketing Summit Chicago 2013
At the Event Marketing Summit, you don't just walk into Coke, Audi, Intel, Under Armour, HP, Chrysler and Cisco in the hallways—they instruct you for three days. Find out more about our “Flex” learning format, where you select the education platforms that work best: from breakouts, to workshops, unsessions and more. Stay ahead of the curve, learn the newest trends and get a live download of the latest best practices from some of the biggest and best users of events and trade shows.
May 6 - 8 (Victoria): Social Media Camp Canada 2013
Welcome to the 4th annual Social Media Camp - the largest event of it's kind in Canada. We are excited to feature Mari Smith, C.C. Chapman and Scott Monty our keynote speakers. The event kicks off on May 6th with pre-registration, orientation sessions and a huge networking party at the Strathcona. This is a great opportunity to meet other delegates, register early and enjoy a fun social event. There will also be orientation sessions for those who have opted in to the coaching program for the event.
May 6 - 10 (Las Vegas): Interop Las Vegas 2013
Interop is an independently organized conference and exhibition designed to empower information technology professionals to make smart business decisions. Interop offers a strong combination of educational content, a dynamic exhibition of technology providers, and peer networking to IT professionals across all industries, so that they can investigate and discover transformative technologies and ideas to put to work across their enterprise. Interop has a 26 year history in the US – and has expanded beyond its beginnings in network infrastructure to encompass a broad range of technologies including Cloud, Virtualization, Data Centers, Wireless & Mobility, and Information Security.
May 6 - 10 (Maple Grove): Mastering SharePoint as a Project Management Platform Minnesota 2013
More and more successful organizations use SharePoint to drive projects and operational initiatives. This 5 day SharePoint course allows teams to collectively manage information and work effort, collaborate seamlessly with colleagues and managers, and transform the work of individual employees into a powerful effort that drives the project forward.
Social Media may help to keep you closer to your targeted audience, but breaking through the noise of their social streams with engaging content that pays off, is proving to be a tougher challenge than ever. How do you or your social team keep up, heighten your brand’s exposure and solicit positive interaction with your consumers? Which tools/platforms are more effective for your brand than others? Are you playing to your strengths? Join Neil Perkin in this 1 day intensive Best Practice session applied for the Asian market and insert your brand back into the conversation where it matters most!
May 7 - 9 (Philadelphia): J. Boye Web & Intranet Conference Philadelphia 2013
The J. Boye Philadelphia 13 web and intranet conference offers 3 packed days with international experts and inspiring case studies. You can choose between 4 tracks each of the 2 conference days, which each offer a unique conference experience with international experts and carefully selected case studies. As a delegate you can mix and match tracks to build your own conference program.
May 8 (New York): Sentiment Analysis Symposium
The May 8, 2013 Sentiment Analysis Symposium in New York will be the 6th instance of a premier business-focused conference, the only conference that will teach you about technology and solutions that help you discover business value in opinions, emotions, and attitudes in social media, news, and enterprise feedback. Meet and learn from experts, strategists, practitioners, researchers and solution providers — experienced and new users and those evaluating solutions.
May 13 - 14 (New York): RICON East New York 2013
RICON is a distributed systems conference by and for engineers, developers, scientists and architects. This year we'll be headed to New York City, NY for RICON East. Riak will be a primary focus of RICON East but we'll also be branching out into other distributed systems including but not limited to distributed companies and communities. Join us.
May 13 - 14 (Sydney): Gartner Business Process Management Summit Sydney 2013
Gartner Business Process Management Summit 2013 is the premier meeting place for IT and business executives and professionals who are responsible for implementing, managing or maintaining Business Process Management. Learn more about technologies that enable business agility. Gather best practices on the art of process control. Become more efficient, consistent and competitive.
May 13 - 14 (Mumbai): Gartner Infrastructure, Operations & Data Center Summit Mumbai 2013
The Data Center of today and the future continues to evolve. This Summit offers guidance on turning today's improvements in IT infrastructure and process efficiency into tomorrow's business advantage. Traditional data centre technologies will continue to attract high investments however; they are evaluating the relevance and impact of emerging technologies such as Cloud Computing, Fabric Infrastructure and Virtualization.Our inaugural Gartner IT Infrastructure Operations & Data Center Summit in India will help you to analyze the relevance of the various emerging technologies and what are the best practices to ensure risk mitigation.
May 13 - 15 (Austin): ARTIFACT Conference Austin 2013
ARTIFACT is a two-day, single-track conference for DESIGNERS adapting to the challenge of designing for a MULTI-DEVICE world. This is your chance to focus on the design process—how you do your creative work and how you communicate those ideas to clients, stakeholders, and developers. See real world examples of responsive workflows, prototyping strategies, new tools, and deliverables and decide which ones will help YOU adapt. Sessions and workshops are packed with plenty of how-to information and practical takeaways, topped off with a layer of inspiration.
May 13 - 15 (London): Future of Web Design London 2013
The 7th Annual FOWD proudly presents three days of cutting-edge learning and inspiration. Three days of cutting-edge web design learning and intimate, expert-led workshops. Give your design team the edge, with sessions from the industry’s leading speakers, the hottest topics, and world-class networking opportunities.
May 13 - 16 (Santa Clara): Symposium 2013: The Global Digital Infrastructure Evolution Santa Clara 2013
The theme for Uptime Institute Symposium 2013 is The Global Digital Infrastructure Evolution. IT and data center thought-leaders and innovators from around the world will meet at the Santa Clara Convention Center to consider the present and future state of the Digital Infrastructure and strategies on how to best evaluate the alternatives and make the best decisions for their organizations within this rapidly changing environment.
May 13 - 16 (Chicago): Visual Studio Live Conference Chicago 2013
Celebrating 20 years of education and training for the developer community, Visual Studio Live! is thrilled to be returning to Chicago – and we're coming back in a BIG way. This May, developers, software architects and designers will gather in the windy city for four days of unbiased and cutting-edge education on the Microsoft Platform. This event is your backstage pass for hot topics like Windows 8, HTML5 and Visual Studio!
May 14 (New York): Westchester Digital Summit New York 2013
The Westchester Digital Summit is a global gathering of the most innovative minds in the digital economy today. Interact with celebrities, professional athletes, geniuses, the most compelling personalities changing the way our culture interacts with businesses online. Interact with the digital brand leaders at the tip of the spear of online business and the agency and service provider experts who are helping them close the digital divide between business and consumers today.
May 14 - 15 (The Hague): iStrategy The Hague 2013
Europe's most forward-thinking digital marketers, social media mavens and online experts will converge on The Hague in May 2013 to discuss the future of digital marketing and share strategies for improving customer engagement, driving conversions and developing campaigns that positively ring with authenticity, relevancy and significance. During the two-day conference, iStrategy will offer speakers with expertise in every online channel, a wide-range of attendees for exclusive networking opportunities, and a series of workshops to offer practical learning.
May 14 - 15 (London): Garter Enterprise Architecture Summit London 2013
Join the Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit 2013 to learn how leveraging this revolutionary approach to EA that can put your organization ahead of you competition, drive strategic business value and change, increase your impact and effectiveness and engage key decision-makers. Business outcome–driven EA, will give you a new perspective, and change the way you deliver value.
May 14 - 16 (Illinois): 2013 CMS Expo Learning and Business Conference
Connect to business and technology thought leaders, developers, marketers, designers and UX pros, business authors, industry analysts and media all under one roof at CMS Expo Learning & Business Conference. Created for businesses of all sizes, CMS Expo has learning sessions, panels, case studies, networking opportunities and socials for all members of the Content Team. From practical, hands-on sessions to strategic planning, marketing and business modeling, CMS Expo offers insights and trusted input for anyone who touches content on your intranet, extranets and web-based CMS Sites.
May 15 (London): Social Media Results Conference London 2013
Best-practice strategies for creating fresh and responsive content to engage your customers and build loyalty. Achieve real, measurable results from integrated, targeted and engaging social media marketing. Winning Strategies From 21 Brands – Drive Your Social Media To The Next Level & Maximise ROI.
May 15 - 16 (Miami): Interactivity Digital South Beach 2013
Interactivity Digital is a great opportunity to not only learn more about digital marketing and how to best benefit from it, but also a great opportunity to network with industry leaders. We’ve got some of the best and brightest minds in the digital marketing industry ready to provide our attendees with knowledge and insight about ways to improve their digital marketing.
May 16 (Berlin): NoSQL Search Roadshow Berlin 2013
We are proud to announce this year’s NoSQL Roadshows designed for everyone who is interested in faster and cheaper solutions to managing fast growing databases and data stores. This year the program is divided into two tracks, targeted developers and executives respectively. After introducing the business problems, you will hear first-hand how organisations are able to solve their modern data problems with innovative solutions like Riak, MongoDB, Cassandra, Hadoop, and many others.
May 16 - 17 (France): Web2Day France 2013
web2day is a annual conferences & festival dedicated to the digital economy and innovating web actors that takes place in Nantes, May 16st & 17st, for its 5th edition. First interactive Digital festival in west of France, web2day offers a unique convergence of conferences, panels, tradeshow and workshop about emergeging technologies during two days. The 2013 web2day festival will feature two days of compelling presentation about sustainable development, interactif design, startups, datas…Join us for the most inspiring event of the year.
May 16 - 17 (San Diego): The Un-Conference: 360° of Brand Strategy for a Changing World San Diego 2013
Dedicated solely to the art and science of brand strategy and management, this two-day workshop will be unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced! For two full days in May 2013, a small, exclusive group of marketers will gather together with legendary marketer John Sculley and the senior partners of The Blake Project to create a one-of-a-kind learning and networking experience dedicated to all aspects of building successful brands for the 21st century. These two days are interactive working days where you will take a deep-dive immersion on the most important aspects of creating innovative brand-building strategies – all presented in a unique and competitive team environment.
May 16 - 17 (London): Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit London 2013
The Summit will help you to evolve your application strategy to ensure that it continues to deliver business value — both now, and in the future. Meet your peers, Gartner analysts and providers to discuss your hottest topics including cloud computing, mobile, modernization, governance and more. The 2013 Summit goes straight to the heart of the application challenges you face daily targeting your “real-world” concerns providing relevant and actionable insights to help you be more successful in your specific application challenges.
May 17 (Silicon Valley): TiEcon 2013 - Big Data Conference
Big Data is one of the fastest growing technology segments with new use cases springing up on a daily basis as rapid fire analysis of big data unlocks secrets to usage trends, customer insights and business successes. Everything you want to know about this market will be discussed by industry experts at TiEcon 2013 Big Data track on Friday, May 17th.
May 19 - 21 (Texas): ISIS Papyrus Open House Texas 2013
Annual business technology conference to see the latest developments in Papyrus Platform for Business Communications and Process. More than 2,000 clients use Papyrus Software for business applications including customer correspondence, transpromo, adaptive case management, multichannel output, document capture and archiving. Learn, network and develop new ideas for meeting your critical business challenges.
May 20 - 21 (Singapore): Branding for Success Workshop Singapore 2013
Creating a strong brand that your stakeholders will love and maintaining its consistency is very important. This two day program, created for business owners and marketers will introduce you to the key elements of branding, enabling you to harness the power, and avoid the pitfalls. The program is designed to attendees with highly effective tools that will give you a head start in creating powerful brands. Using a combination of instruction, discussion and engaging creative exercises, the workshop will walk participants through the essentials of building a brand.
May 20 - 23 (Chicago): IBM Exceptional Web Experience Chicago 2013
Learn about the market-leading IBM Web Experience software recognized for delivering exceptional, personalized and engaging web experiences. Attend the IBM Exceptional Web Experience 2013 at the Hilton Chicago, May 20 - 23, 2013, and immerse yourself in the latest technology news, experiences and industry direction that defines your customers' and employees' web experiences. Select from over 120 technical and business strategy sessions delivered by top IBM business and technical leaders and experienced IBM Business Partner practitioners.
May 20 - 23 (Boston): Optimization Summit Boston 2013
Join us in Boston on May 20-23, at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf for Optimization Summit 2013. We'll help you discover what really works in website optimization and how to apply the science of optimization to your specific marketing needs. Research analysts, industry thought leaders and marketing practitioners will share with you their successes and failures to help you optimize your conversion pages and processes. Our goal is to give you a wide range of topics of real substance so that you leave fully equipped to optimally test your mission-critical activities using valid and scientific experiments.
May 20 - 24 (Portland): DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Portland’s theme, “Building Bridges, Connecting Communities,” demonstrates what this open source conference and community is all about. DrupalCon is a conference that will address open standards which allow separate independent systems to communicate with each other. At the same time, the conference will bridge not only new users to Drupal, but other open source and web communities. In fact, for the first time DrupalCon will co-locate with two other significant long-standing conferences: Symfony Live and WebVisions.
May 21 - 22 (New York): Enterprise Search Summit New York 2013
Enterprise search is evolving. New tools and technologies dictate new strategies. This year’s Enterprise Search Summit focuses on the supporting tools and technologies that lead to successful implementations. Whether your interest concerns internal search or customer-facing websites, presentations at Enterprise Search Summit give you practical information that you can act on when you return to your workplace. We’ve engineered this year's Enterprise Search Summit with lots of room for interaction, with panel discussions and provocative talks.
May 21 - 22 (Los Angeles): BlueGlassX Los Angeles 2013
BlueGlassX is more than just another digital marketing conference. When you come to BlueGlassX, you're joining an exclusive club where you can learn from world class speakers, share unrivaled knowledge in an intimate environment and build priceless relationships. We take care of EVERY detail, allowing you to completely focus on these 3 things: learning from the brightest minds in digital marketing, networking with like-minded people, and having a BLAST!
May 21 - 23 (Gothenburg): Intranätverk Conference Sweden 2013
Intranätverk is an intranet conference for those of you who do not only want to hear a lot of presentations. Presentations will be mixed up with interactive sessions, where you will take part in creating an engaging, learning and participating conference, where we all learn from each other. This conference is for all of us that work with intranets. The conference is arranged because there is a need to network, listen, learn and share knowledge amongst us intranet professionals.
May 22 - 24 (Portland): WebVisions Portland 2013
WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism. Since 2001, we’ve built a loyal audience of designers, developers and industry leaders. Join us for an event that’s seen as “the creative conference for the Web.”
May 28 - 30 (San Francisco): O'Reilly Fluent Conference San Francisco 2013
May 28 - 31 (Boston): AnDevCon Boston 2013
AnDevCon, the technical conference for software developers building Android apps, is the biggest, most info-packed, most practical Android developer conference in the world – and now it's coming to Boston! You won't find sys admins, VC's, marketing people, celebrities, and curious onlookers…but you will find hundreds of experienced developers and engineers like you attending more than 75 classes 100% focused on Android development. Hang out and network with colleagues and our expert speakers at coffee breaks, lunches and our fabulous Attendee Reception.
June 2 - 6 (Orlando): Innovate 2013 - The IBM Technical Summit
Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit is IBM's premier networking and educational event for IT professionals engaged in all aspects of software, product and systems delivery. With top-notch keynotes, over 450 breakout sessions, labs, certifications and our biggest exhibit hall ever, Innovate will provide the tools, insights and networking opportunities you need to deliver innovative products and services, faster than your competition, with lower costs and reduced risk.
June 2 - 7 (Las Vegas): Better Software Conference & Agile Development Conference West Las Vegas 2013
Discover Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference West—the premier collocated conferences for software professionals. These two events bring you the most up-to-date information, tools, and trends regarding agile, project management, people and teams, software testing and QA, software requirements, process improvement, metrics, design, and architecture. Join industry experts and peers for a week jam-packed with learning sessions that will help you make a powerful impact in your job role and for your company.
June 3 - 4 (London): Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit London 2013
This Summit is a premier gathering of program and portfolio management leaders that focus on how organizations select, implement and manage IT initiatives and services. Get the latest Gartner insight to help you choose the right projects, streamline implementation and improve efficiency, all to maximize the results from every investment. Gain new methods of prioritization, resource optimization and governance to address competing strategic goals, as well as how to adapt programs with an eye toward shifting risks and ongoing business case validity.
June 3 - 5 (Ottawa): Digital Strategy Conference Ottawa 2013
Attend the conference where business gets strategic with digital. Dive deep into the key areas you need to develop for your organization’s digital strategy. Based on real case studies submitted from your fellow practitioners, we’ll teach you the fundamentals of digital strategy and then challenge you to articulate how that learning could apply to your organization today. Get advice, problem solve, and exchange ideas with fellow practitioners.
June 3 - 5 (Minneapolis): Confab Minneapolis 2013
Confab Minneapolis: Come for the lakes, stay for the cakes. (And, you know, the content strategy.) As the leading conference of its kind, Confab: The Content Strategy Conference brings together professionals everywhere who realize the value of content. User experience. Marketing. IT. 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.
June 3 - 6 (San Diego): Sustainable Brands '13
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 Sustainable Brands 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.