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.)

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August Events

August 1 (St. Louis): StampedeCon Missouri 2012

Big Data is everywhere. Healthcare, defense, biomedicine, social media, retail – these industries and many others are dealing with the data deluge. Much like a stampede, this data is coming at you from all sides. ///StampedeCon_2012 is an affordable national Big Data conference to be held in centrally-located St. Louis, MO on August 1, 2012. Whether you’re an expert or just getting started with Hadoop, Big Data or Data Science, ///StampedeCon_2012 will provide value through presentations.

August 1 - 3 (Minneapolis): SharePoint Information Architecture Training Minneapolis 2012

A three day SharePoint Information Architecture workshop lead by taxonomy, metadata and search expert, Seth Earley, CEO of Earley & Associates. Recognized as experts with 18 years of best practice development in content management and search optimization, this course teaches you the proven methodologies and techniques developed by Earley & Associates. You will gain fluency in consulting approaches for deriving user requirements, translating those into a vision of a solution and creating the information management components in SharePoint. The course is unique in the level of attention given to content type definition, taxonomy, and metadata.

August 3 - 4 (Pittsburgh): Steel City Ruby Conf Pittsburgh 2012

Steel City Ruby Conf is a single-track conference. That means everyone attending the conference has the same shared experience and there’s no need to worry about choosing between two awesome talks. Each talk is only 30 minutes with a 30 minute break in-between to allow for the all-important Hallway Track™. We believe the hallway track is just as important as the speaking track, so we devote an equal amount of time to each.

August 3 - 5 (Des Moines): Central Iowa Software Symposium 2012

This conference will focus on the latest technologies and best practices emerging in the enterprise software development space. Our speakers are authors, consultants, open source developers, and recognized industry experts. NFJS brings a high quality conference to your city, making the event accessible not only to senior engineers, but to the whole team.

August 6 - 8 (Washington DC): An Event Apart DC 2012

An Event Apart DC features 12 great speakers and sessions. Following the two-day conference comes an intense full-day workshop on Responsive Design led by Ethan Marcotte (author, Responsive Web Design, A Book Apart, 2011). An Event Apart is an intensely educational two-day conference for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for.

August 6 - 10 (Redmond): Visual Studio Live! Redmond 2012

Visual Studio Live! Redmond is where developers, software architects and designers will connect for five days of unbiased and cutting-edge education on the Microsoft platform. With 60+ sessions lead by industry experts and Microsoft insiders, you will walk away from this event having expanded your .NET skills and the ability to build better applications. The best part? Visual Studio Live! is returning to Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, Washington for the third year running! Get on board “the mothership” to meet the experts and get an insider's look at life on Campus.

August 7 - 8 (Minnesota): DITA Getting Started Minnesota 2012

The DITA: Getting Started workshop delivers a comprehensive introduction to the DITA 1.2 standard, providing participants with an in-depth look at the end-to-end DITA information development environment. This training begins with the conceptual and practical challenges of moving from a book-based to topic-based architecture, then quickly progresses into hands-on exercises in an XML authoring environment. In the exercises, participants are guided through the process of making a DITA content plan, creating DITA source topics, assembling the topics into DITA maps, applying metadata, and publishing through the DITA-Open Toolkit.

August 7 - 10 (Montreal): Balisage: The Markup Conference Montreal 2012

Balisage is an annual conference devoted to the theory and practice of descriptive markup and related technologies for structuring and managing information. The conference takes its name from the French term for ‘markup’, in a friendly gesture towards the city of Montréal, where for years people interested in markup have met each August for informed technical discussion, occasionally impassioned debate, good coffee, and the incomparable ambience of one of North America's greatest cities. (Despite the Francophone name, however, conference sessions, events, and publications are in English.)

August 8 (Online): (Webinar) Rethinking Web Engagement - Leading with Content Marketing

Join CMSWire, Robert Rose and Ian Truscott — Learn how the practice of content marketing is changing the game for lead nurturing and web engagement management. As marketers we need to rethink our Web Engagement strategy. The new web engagement needs to be infused with content marketing at every step along the buyer's journey. Join us as we explore how real marketers can rethink web engagement management — so that they are solving their customer's larger needs and wants at any stage. This makes for better marketing, more effective sales — and more efficient customer service.

August 8 (San Francisco): PR News' SEO Workshop San Francisco 2012

Learn how to optimize all your content—including Web sites, press releases, blogs, social media content and video—and develop habits that keep your messages at the top of search results. This workshop will provide you with strategies to use keywords and key phrases in press releases; optimize your organization's Facebook page for search; manage brand reputation by moving negative coverage further down search results; and how to measure the results of your efforts for senior management.

August 8 (Santa Clara): Cassandra Summit Santa Clara 2012

In its third year, the Cassandra Summit is the premier global conference for the Apache Cassandra Community. This year's Summit will feature three tracks of break out sessions. Sessions will provide use cases and technical talks from the world's leading Cassandra experts and users. The event will also feature breakout rooms for smaller workshops and birds of a feather sessions. This year's Cassandra Summit will feature an all-day Meet the Experts salon, free for all attendees, where you can bring your toughest questions and work through them with a top Cassandra engineer.

August 9 (San Francisco): PR News' The Big Conference San Francisco 2012

Is social media a big deal to you and your stakeholders? Then join us on August 9 in San Francisco (the day after PR News' SEO Workshop) when we zero in on the Big 3 social media platforms: Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook. We’ll show you how you can make the most of your time and resources to unleash the power of these networks and take your social media communications to new heights.  This one-of-a-kind conference gathers leaders in the Big 3 social networks for just one day in beautiful San Francisco.

August 9 (Online): (Webinar) Performance Tips for Drupal Website Builders

This presentation is designed to give site builders the knowledge and tools to build high-performance web sites without even touching PHP or the command-line. The Drupal community is ripe with ready-built modules and best practices that can significantly improve the performance of any Drupal site. Use the rapid site building modules to get your site up and running, then learn how to cut those page load times!

August 10 - 11 (Kuala Lumpur): Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge Malaysia 2012

This course will introduce you to the world of cloud computing security. The course prepares you to take the certification examination by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). On passing the examination, you will obtain the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). This examination provides a consistent way of developing cloud security competency and provides, both organisations and agencies, the confidence they need to adopt secure cloud solutions.

August 12 - 14 (New York): Affiliate Summit East 2012

This three day conference includes an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors, and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts.

August 13 - 14 (Jakarta): Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge Indonesia 2012

This course will introduce you to the world of cloud computing security. The course prepares you to take the certification examination by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). The CCSK certification programme was only recently launched in September 2010 by the Cloud Security Alliance. It is the industry's first user certification programme for secure cloud computing. The CCSK is designed to ensure that a broad range of professionals with responsibility related to cloud computing have a demonstrated awareness of the security threats and best practices for securing the cloud.

August 13 - 15 (Wisconsin): That Conference Wisconsin 2012

Spend 3 days, with 1000 of your fellow campers in 150 sessions geeking out on everything Mobile, Web and Cloud at a giant waterpark. thatConference is your “Summer Camp for Geeks”. Spend three days with a thousand of your fellow campers, geeking out on everything Cloud, Web and Mobile. Your camp counselors are the best survivalists in the industry, and will make sure you leave with the skills you need. With over 125 sessions to choose from, your head may overheat, so cool off in one of the many nearby pools. Unlike your usual technology conference, you will be camping at the best waterpark in the region. Not happy with all the content we crammed under the tent? Feel free to join our open spaces and tailor your conference experience.

August 13 - 15 (New York): CRM Evolution Conference & Exhibition New York 2012

Social CRM has matured and has helped bring CRM to new levels. Younger practitioners think that CRM includes the social channels and strategies for social customers as part of a multichannel effort—probably not quite in those terms, but you catch the drift. This means at a conference that vows to be in sync with what’s going on in the industry which it plays a significant role in, these operational aspects of CRM—the nitty gritty—have to be covered as well as the truly sexy stuff around social media, communities, and customer behavior among them.

August 13 - 17 (Cupertino): DITA Boot Camp California 2012

The DITA Boot Camp covers the concepts needed to move to DITA successfully. The Boot Camp takes you from the DITA Basics to the skills you’ll need to create a specific Information Model for your organization and your content. In this workshop, you learn about structured writing, information modeling, minimalism, business-process change, and DITA authoring, publishing, and implementation. Learn the structures of the core DITA specialized information types: task, concept, and reference.

August 13 - 17 (San Francisco): SES San Francisco 2012

Marketers and SEO professionals attend SES San Francisco each year to network and learn about topics such as PPC management, keyword research, SEO, social media, local, mobile, link building, duplicate content, multiple site issues, video optimization, site optimization, usability and more. The conference offers 70+ sessions, intensive training workshops, and an expo floor packed with companies that can help you grow your business. While you're at it, network with peers and leading industry vendors.

August 13 - 17 (Dallas): Agile Dallas 2012

Come and network with the finest Agile experts, industry luminaries, thought leaders, innovating practitioners, successful experts and top authors. Immerse yourself, and your Agile teams in a world-class learning experience with unequalled access to the Agile community. In addition to sessions, you'll find casual collaboration and brainstorming is the norm, and our (in)famous Open Jam space is a 24hr a day hot bed for sharing and solving problems on the fly. Agile2012 offers multiple ‘stages’ to attract audiences with different interests. The stages within the program are proven to provide participants with a focused area of interest while offering attendees a wide choice of topics to choose from.

August 14 - 17 (Columbus): Cooper U Interaction Design Midwest Columbus 2012

Learn about Personas and Goal-Directed design from the people who invented them! Our Practicum is an intensive, hands-on workshop led by senior Cooper staff. First, we'll show you how to practice Goal-Directed Design in more depth than you'll find anywhere else, then you and a small group of professionals from around the world will put it into practice to design an example product. This course also serves as the foundation for the rest of our Cooper U curriculum.

August 15 (London): Office 365 Overview and Introduction Seminar London 2012

This seminar will give you an introduction to Microsoft's Cloud solution with Office 365. It is designed to ensure customers have the information they need to make their transition to the Cloud and get the most from Office 365's significant new capabilities. Whether you’re a large enterprise, a government agency, or a small start-up, Office 365 introduces a variety of new packages designed to meet the unique IT needs of organisations of all sizes. We look forward to helping your organisation discover how Office 365 can reduce costs and provide greater value.

August 15 (London): SharePoint 2010 Overview and Introduction Seminar London 2012

The SharePoint 2010 Overview Seminar provides a quick start guide to everything you need to know to make SharePoint a success in your organisation. In this seminar, ICS Solutions explore the features and functionality of the platform through in-depth discussions and demonstrations of the core workloads, including: Search, Enterprise Content Management, Social Computing and Business Intelligence. With a blend of technical, strategic and end user perspectives, this session is perfect for both business and technical decision-makers, whether experienced or new to SharePoint.

August 16 (Anaheim): SQL Server Intelligence Conference Anaheim 2012

At The Intelligence Conference you will learn and network side by side with our expert speakers, industry visionaries and early adopter attendees. We build in ample time to connect with people before, during and after the event. Our keynote and breakout sessions are designed to highlight case-studies where forward-thinking users are getting the technology to work and changing the culture in their organizations. Get motivated and excited about your next big project! Break away from your daily routine and spend some time learning about new tools and tactics while connecting with other professionals.

August 16 (Anaheim): Anaheim SharePoint Intelligence Conference 2012

The SharePoint Intelligence Conference sessions focus on Enterprise Content Management, Power Users, Workflow, Search, Development, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure and Administration. If your role requires you to work with Microsoft Partners then the SharePoint Intelligence Conference is the right event for you. The SharePoint Intelligence Conference hosts between 20-35 Microsoft Partners with skill sets that include deployment, licensing and additional software add-ons that allow you to get the most out of SharePoint on premise or in the cloud.

August 16 - 17 (Makati CIty): Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge Philippines 2012

This course will introduce you to the world of cloud computing security. The course prepares you to take the certification examination by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). The key objectives of this course: to understand the Cloud Computing Architectural Framework, to discover Cloud Computing security challenges and to point out industry best practices and security controls recommendations for Cloud Computing.

August 19 - 22 (Dallas): XChange Conference Dallas 2012

Our agenda thoughtfully coordinates demonstration of new products, services, and solutions, insight from leading industry speakers, and unique networking opportunities to help our attendees make the most of their experience.  We also make time for recreation and celebration, presenting awards to some of the shining stars in our industry. XChange is our largest event of the year bringing together more than 250 solution provider attendees from the US and Canada.

August 19 - 22 (Nevada): Mobile Insider Summit Nevada 2012

Join the best minds in mobile for the renowned, three-day Mobile Insider Summit at Lake Tahoe this August. Join the mobile leaders from the top brands and marketers and top executives from the mobile industry as they share best practices and experiences in a think-tank environment. Come explore where mobile is headed and see case-studies on what works and what doesn't.

August 20 - 23 (San Diego): Gartner Catalyst Conference San Diego 2012

At Catalyst Conference 2012, you will interact with analysts, vendors and your peers in moderated discussions, workshops and private consultations – and leave with a new understanding of the industry's most important ideas, issues and technologies. As business expectations grow and IT choices proliferate, technology professionals need a single, trusted source of insight and advice to help inform strategic initiatives, solve tactical issues and guide crucial investment decisions. Solution? Gartner Catalyst Conference, renowned for its attendee-driven agenda, high-profile speakers and fiercely independent point of view—all designed with up-to-the minute IT relevance in mind.

August 20 - 24 (Munich): DrupalCon Munich 2012

DrupalCon is a world-class conference with a worldwide audience. If you or your organization actively use Drupal, or even if you never have but want to learn, DrupalCon is your chance to engage the community, learn from others, and share your experiences. DrupalCon Munich 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 also emphasize the human impact of using open data.

August 21 - 22 (Denver): Social Media Strategies Summit Denver 2012

Whether your organization is just starting out or in the forefront of social media, Social Media Strategies Conference will take your social strategy to the next level. Through hands-on workshops, case studies and keynotes, our Denver conference will provide attendees with emerging strategies, tactics and the top do’s and don’ts of social media marketing. Unlike traditional conferences, Social Media Strategies Conference reveals the many secrets behind building, managing and growing successful social media platforms and strategies.

August 21 - 24 (San Francisco): UX Week San Francisco 2012

UX Week is the premier user experience design conference. Design professionals from all over the world gather for four days of community, inspiration and skills building. Adaptive Path's UX Week is the premier user experience conference. With a mix of inspiring talks from recognized thought leaders and hands-on workshops delivering takeaway skills, this event delivers for user experience professionals at all levels — directors, managers, and practitioners. Join us as we celebrate 10 years of UX Week. It just keeps getting better and better!

August 22 - 23 (Sydney): Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit Sydney 2012

The Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit provides you with a forum to meet your peers, Gartner analysts and service providers to discuss your hottest topics including cloud computing, SOA, governance, modernization, agile, event processing and more. Over two days, the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit provides a forum to meet your peers, Gartner analysts and service providers to discuss your hottest topics including cloud computing, SOA, governance, modernization, agile and more.

August 22 - 23 (Sao Paolo): Cloud Computing World Forum Latin America 2012

Cloud Computing has become a truly mainstream form of IT delivery in the last few years, but with the evolution of the industry moving at lightning-fast pace, it’s important for businesses and organisations of all sizes to be given a clear picture of how this form of technology can improve and develop their use of IT – both in the workplace and on the move.

August 22 - 24 (Vancouver): GROW Conference Vancouver 2012

GROW is a technology conference that brings together leading entrepreneurs, thinkers, influencers and investors from Silicon Valley and Canada to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship. The social web has changed consumer expectations and empowered them with real-time information and a digital soapbox. To stay competitive, companies must create a culture of respect and openness, build a strong brand, and emotionally engage their community.

August 22 - 25 (Nevada): Social Media Insider Summit Nevada 2012

Attendees will hear case studies from leading brands who have been able to turn social media campaigns into results, the real opportunities in social shopping and why it might be worthwhile to build a brand page on Google+. There will also be sessions on the trend toward products that have social media built into their DNA, what a panel of consumers think about mobile use of social, and how brands have used a variety of social platforms – from Tumblr to LinkedIn – to build social marketing success.

August 23 (London): Office 365 Seminar London 2012

This seminar will give you an introduction to Microsoft's Cloud solution with Office 365. It is designed to ensure customers have the information they need to make their transition to the Cloud and get the most from Office 365's significant new capabilities. Whether you’re a large enterprise, a government agency, or a small start-up, Office 365 introduces a variety of new packages designed to meet the unique IT needs of organisations of all sizes. We look forward to helping your organisation discover how Office 365 can reduce costs and provide greater value.

August 23 (Chicago): CIOsynergy Chicago 2012

Over 100 IT leaders will join us on Aug 23, 2012 in Chicago; these IT leaders represent both the fortune and vast mid-market enterprise community within the Chicago metro area. An afternoon of unparalleled networking in an ultimate learning environment with the CIOs of Chicago’s enterprise arena.

August 24 (Los Angeles): Drupal Business Summit Los Angeles 2012

The LA Drupal Business Summit is a one-day event offering fresh insight into innovative trends and best practices for web projects. Attendees will learn how the open-source community is changing the way websites and web applications are being developed, making them more flexible and economical than ever before. The programming will present new ways to take your web presence to the next level.

August 27 - 30 (Orlando): B2B Summit Orlando 2012

At B2B Summit 2012, you’ll go beyond hearing great B2B marketing ideas to programming session with activities, working planning sessions and step-by-step case studies. Over the course of four days we’ll help you analyze your current B2B strategy, and expand your knowledge and expertise, teaching you how to optimize your marketing funnel with a systematic process for implementing proven strategies. We have every marketer covered, from foundation-level sessions to advanced practices workshops, all designed to help you get ahead – and stay ahead – of your competition.

August 28 - 30 (Toronto): SharePoint Information Architecture Training Toronto 2012

A three day SharePoint Information Architecture workshop lead by taxonomy, metadata and search expert, Seth Earley, CEO of Earley & Associates. Recognized as experts with 18 years of best practice development in content management and search optimization, this course teaches you the proven methodologies and techniques developed by Earley & Associates. You will gain fluency in consulting approaches for deriving user requirements, translating those into a vision of a solution and creating the information management components in SharePoint. The course is unique in the level of attention given to content type definition, taxonomy, and metadata.

August 29 - 31 (San Diego): CloudOpen San Diego 2012

CloudOpen is a conference celebrating and exploring the open source projects, technologies and companies who make up the cloud. It’s built on a belief that open works: for users, for industry and for technology. CloudOpen brings together the open source projects, products and companies that are driving the cloud and big data ecosystems today, along with best practices from the world of traditional open source. This conference is about the future of computing and how users should ensure that their cloud solutions — technologies, data, and APIs — are truly open.

August 30 (Basel): NoSQL Roadshow Basel 2012

The title of the Roadshow is “NoSQL and Highly Scalable Systems - The Theory, The Practice and the Case Studies” and will be presented by Matt Aslett, Pavlo Baron, Marcus Kern, David Dawson, Ian Plosker, Patrick Baumgartner, Christian Gügi, Jean-Pierre Koenig and Joern Larsen. Facing the needs of our participants we have broadened our programme: beside subjects around RIAK we will have some talks about Hadoop and MongoDB! Moreover, some of our speakers update and enrich their presentations: Patrick Baumgartner is going to focus on spring data and Neo4j, Pavlo Baron will introduce the Dynamo concepts and also explain them in technical depth. Whole event will give you the broad view of NoSQL scene.

September Events

September 3 - 7 (Sao Paulo): Agile Brazil 2012

Agile Brazil is the most relevant conference regarding Agile Development Methodologies in Brazil. This is a nonprofit conference made by agile specialists from all regions of Brazil, sharing the same goal: foster and spread Agile culture all over Brazil. Agile Brazil 2012 will feature many activities that comprises the event’s rich content. The first two days will be dedicated to courses offered with special costs, below the market price. The other three days will bring a diverse program with talks, tutorials, workshops, and lightning talks selected among the best submissions made by the community along with some invited speakers.

September 4 - 6 (Dublin): OWASP AppSec Ireland 2012

The OWASP AppSec Ireland Conference will be held at Trinity College Dublin (map) from September 4th through 6th 2012. There will be training courses on September 4th and 5th followed by plenary sessions on the 6th. This conference, in its 4th consecutive year, is a premier gathering for Information Security leaders, executives from Fortune 500 firms along with technical thought leaders, security architects and lead developers to share cutting-edge ideas, initiatives and technology advancements. OWASP events attract a worldwide audience interested in “what’s next”.

September 4 - 6 (Columbus): Content Marketing World Columbus 2012

Content Marketing World is the one event where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in the content marketing industry. Content Marketing World is the largest gathering of content marketing professionals in the world. OUR 2011 EVENT brought together over 600 marketing professionals from 18 different countries. You will leave with all the materials you need to take a content strategy back to your team – and – implement a content marketing plan that will grow your business and engage your audience.

September 5 - 8 (Croatia): eZ Publish Summer Camp Croatia 2012

eZ Publish Summer Camp is a learn & fun event: learning eZ Publish CMS and having fun on the Croatian island of Brac. What you get? 3 days of eZ experience, 1 track for eZ beginners, 2 tracks for eZ experienced devs, Face-time with eZ Publish Skippers, eZ Publish 4.7 Certification, Boat trip.

September 6 (Singapore): Forrester's CIO Summit APAC -- Singapore 2012

As a CIO today, you are expected to be not just a technology leader but also a business leader. Many of you are tasked with finding emerging business opportunities, driving growth, encouraging innovation, and engaging the customers. This provides a tremendous opportunity for you to step up and co-create and ultimately shape the future business vision. Collaborating with the business will not be enough — you don't just provide the technology but jointly own the success and failure of business initiatives. Forrester's CIO Summit 2012 will help you understand this new paradigm and overcome the challenges in transitioning to this new role.

September 7 - 9 (Seattle): Pacific Northwest Software Symposium Seattle 2012

This conference will focus on the latest technologies and best practices emerging in the enterprise software development space. Our speakers are authors, consultants, open source developers, and recognized industry experts. NFJS brings a high quality conference to your city, making the event accessible not only to senior engineers, but to the whole team.

September 9 - 12 (Denver): 360|iDev Denver 2012

360|iDev is the first and still the best iPhone developer conference in the world. We’re not a publishing company pushing books, or a media company selling subscriptions. We’re a conference company, focused on community. Our goal is to bring the best and brightest in the developer community together for 3 days of incredible sessions, awesome parties, good times, and learning. If you don’t leave Wednesday night, with more ideas than you know what to do with, we’re not doing our jobs!

September 10 (Seattle): Mobile Future Forward Seattle 2012

Mobile Future Forward is a mobile thought-leadership summit that attracts some of the most influential minds in the mobile industry who are very instrumental in shaping the industry, in innovation adoption, and in managing the growth of revenues and profits. The experts and visionaries from around the globe will gather in Seattle on Sept 10th to explore the mobile industry 2-5 years forward, envision what the user experiences and use cases look like, discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities in the journey to that vision.

September 10 - 12 (Monterey): Best Practices Conference California 2012

Best Practices is the premier annual conference for managers of information development, training, and support. From your colleagues, learn about the best ideas and innovations in the industry. Discover how managers in organizations like yours are pursuing scenario-focused information architecture and delivery of content to mobile devices, transforming publications organizations from product- to customer-focused, communicating effectively with project stakeholders about our new methods, and considering the challenge of measuring actions and results.

September 10 - 12 (Hong Kong): SES Hong Kong 2012

SES Hong Kong 2012 will be packed with sessions covering PPC management, keyword research, SEO, social media, local, mobile, link building, duplicate content, multiple site issues, video optimization and usability, plus networking events, parties and more. We take the entire digital marketing spectrum and wrap an agenda around it aimed at helping marketers do their jobs better and stimulate business growth. The industry is changing and practitioners need to become multi-skilled to manage the convergence of search, social, display, email and the analytics and optimization techniques that go with it.

September 10 - 13 (California): X Change Web Analytics Conference California 2012

X Change is the premier conference for Web analytics professionals. With its groundbreaking “all conversational” small group format, impressive level of sophistication among the attendees, and fantastic accommodations and events, X Change Conference has forged a fresher approach to the digital measurement conference. Expressly designed for enterprise analytics managers and digital marketing and measurement practitioners, X Change brings together top professionals in the field in a no-sales, all business, peer-to-peer environment for deep-dives into cutting edge online measurement topics.

September 10 - 13 (Chicago): Cloud Connect Chicago 2012

After three years of phenomenal growth in Silicon Valley, Cloud Connect is expanding to the Windy City. Join 1,200+ IT professionals, developers, cloud influencers and key executives for four days of inspiring cloud dialogue as we rewrite the rules to take advantage of the cloud opportunity.

September 11 (San Francisco): Mobile 2.0 Conference San Francisco 2012

A day of interactive panels and workshops, we will highlight the latest trends in mobile payment, UI/ UX Design, Privacy, Security, Monetization and Advertising. We will hold a morning plenary session with a series of panel conversations, followed by interactive workshops in the Afternoon.

September 11 - 12 (Chicago): Social Pulse Summit Chicago 2012

Join us at our 2nd Social Pulse Summit and discuss how companies can use Social Media and its many users to build brand loyalty, resolve customer complaints, and conduct market research at low cost. These strategies as discussed by industry leaders will give insight on creating metrics to track social media productivity in actual gained revenue using certain innovative software technologies that can both manage viral customer feedback and monitor employee usage to ensure the right message is getting out to consumers and without leaking valuable internal information.

September 11 - 13 (San Francisco): Intel Developer Forum San Francisco 2012

The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is where people from every part of the technology industry gather to hear about Intel’s latest advances. The conference provides a rare chance to engage and learn about Intel products across the entire compute continuum.

September 11 - 14 (San Francisco): Cooper U Interaction Design Training San Francisco 2012

Learn about personas and goal-directed design from the people who invented them! Our four day-workshop is an intensive, hands-on experience for up to 20 students led by senior Cooper staff. First, we'll show you how to practice Goal-Directed Design in more depth than you'll find anywhere else, then you and a small group of professionals from around the world will put it into practice to design an example product.

September 11 - 14 (London): International Conference on Design and Emotion London 2012

For a number of years, uncertainty, crisis and chaos have been keywords describing the experience of many of us. A world driven by uncertainty, crisis and chaos demands different responses from design (as a community, a practice and a process). On one hand we can mitigate against these designing systems which can withstand, or manage, the challenges they produce. Here there is a focus upon design as a “problem-solving” activity. On the other, we can use them as springboards to a creative future. In this way, design as “opportunity mapping” becomes important.

September 12 - 13 (Oslo): JavaZone Oslo 2012

JavaZone is the biggest meeting place for software developers in Scandinavia, and one of Europe's most important. JavaZone has been described as a high quality, independent conference - a leading forum for knowledge exchange for IT-professionals.  Over the two conference days, we deliver more than 200,000 hours of expertise. In addition, many informal discussions take place at stands and between attendees. Altogether, JavaZone stands out as a tremendous arena for knowledge transfer.

September 13 (Seattle): SharePoint Intelligence Conference Seattle 2012

Invest just one day in the SharePoint Intelligence Technology Conference and learn everything you need to know to start something bigger. Our keynote and breakout sessions are designed to highlight case-studies where forward-thinking users are getting the technology to work and changing the culture in their organizations. Take advantage of all The Intelligence Conference has to offer in the 1-day conference program, plus the expo opportunities and you'll leave equipped with the knowledge, skills, cutting-edge trends and best practices you need to fulfill your mission.

September 13 (Chicago): DAM Chicago 2012

Following the success of previous DAM events, Henry Stewart returns to Chicago for the fifth year running. ‘The Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media’ – all from the users’ perspective - is designed to help you keep up with the best of new developments in DAM. Assets have value – and exploiting this value is the purpose of our day long conference. Assets help you prosper when they are well managed. Through our keynote presentations, case studies and panels, you’ll get a state-of-the-art understanding of both the “why” and the “how” of digital asset management – all from the point of view of DAM managers and users.

September 13 - 14 (Melbourne): SWARM Conference Melbourne 2012

Australia's flagship online community management conference. Professional community managers in travel, news, entertainment, government, lifestyle, philanthropy, technology, education and more, connect for two days of rich discussion and exchange. Swarm connects online community managers with the aim of sharing resources, best practices, information and ideas, while contributing our voice to the discourse of our digital futures. We’re not just a conference, we’re a peer support community, so join the swarm!

September 13 - 14 (Boston): Sales & Operations Planning Innovation Boston 2012

The Sales & Operations Planning Summit brings the leadership and innovators from the industry together for a summit acclaimed for its insight into the supply chain process. Effective operational planning is central to business success. This conference will gather the world’s most dynamic and senior executives operating in the areas of sales and operations. Rest assured, all of the burning issues surrounding sales & operations planning will be dealt with in no holds barred discussions at this groundbreaking conference. We look for real solutions to the real problems you face every day.

September 13 - 14 (Boston): Big Data Innovation Boston 2012

The Big Data Innovation Summit brings together business leaders and innovators from the industry for an event acclaimed for its interactive format; combining keynote presentations, interactive breakout sessions and open discussion. Big Data Innovation will help your business understand & utilize data-driven strategies and discover what disciplines will change because of the advent of data. With a vast amount of data now available, modern businesses are faced with the challenge of storage, management, analysis, visualization, security and disruptive tools & technologies.

September 13 - 14 (Boston): Social Media & Web Analytics Innovation Boston 2012

The Social Media & Web Analytics Innovation Summit brings the leadership and innovators from the industry together for an event acclaimed for its interactive format, combining keynote presentations, interactive breakout sessions and open discussion. Modern businesses are now able to collect more information on customer sentiment and behavioural patterns than ever before, the challenge remains to identify patterns to increase CRM and drive success. Investment in predictive analytics allows organizations to gain insight for such a valuable resource, offering a crucial advantage over competitors and greater insight into their customers.

September 17 - 18 (San Francisco): Cooper U Visual Interface Design Training San Francisco 2012

Although the right features and behavior are essential to successful product design, the way they are presented can be just as important. The application of type, color, icons, and other aspects of visual design are critical to product or website usability. Visual design choices are also critical to connecting emotionally with your customers (and to selling more products). Visual interface design combines detailed interaction design, screen layout, and branding to ensure a well-conceived, well-behaved product is also a usable and desirable one.

September 17 - 18 (Denver): Kentico Connection Denver 2012

Kentico Connection is THE conference for partners, businesses, marketers and developers who want to easily leverage the latest technologies with Kentico, the enterprise solutions accessible to all. The event you can’t afford to miss, packed with valuable information that you can apply to your work immediately. Kentico Connection is our opportunity to enlighten, engage and empower them at this informal gathering where we can all put faces to emails, and unite in our drive for success.

September 17 - 19 (Germany): Smashing Conference Germany 2012

The first Smashing Conference is a three-day event for Web designers and Web developers, to be held on the outskirts of the Black Forest in the sunny city of Freiburg, Germany. We have invited outstanding, inspiring speakers, and we look forward to a day full of stimulating, intense expert workshops. Days one and two are dedicated to high-quality talks by some of the most well-respected experts in today's Web industry, giving you the chance to get up close and personal.

September 17 - 19 (Chicago): SMB Digital Marketing Chicago 2012

BIA/Kelsey estimates there are some 20 million small businesses in the United States alone. By far, small business represents the biggest opportunity for the next generation of digital marketing solutions. The leading edge of small business marketing innovation will be on full display at SMB Digital Marketing 2012, Sept. 17-19 in CHICAGO – the latest and greatest edition of BIA/Kelsey SMB-focused events that have led the industry since 1986.

September 17 - 19 (Dallas): The Big Social Dallas 2012

The Big Social is a three-day worldwide gathering where Telligent’s customers, partners, social industry professional, friends and enthusiasts will be able to share insights, ideas and community solutions. Over the course of the three days, dozens of Telligent customers share first-hand the impact implementing an online community has had at their respective organizations. The learning was so impactful during last year’s user conference that 100% of surveyed customers noted that they would recommend this event to their peers.

September 17 - 20 (Boston): DESIGN East Boston 2012

The East Coast's Most Comprehensive Event for Engineers & Designers. Explore the latest developments & trends in engineering, build knowledge and new skills, network with peers and technical experts, discover cutting-edge products & technologies, and find solutions to your biggest design challenges. DESIGN East brings all the latest practical design insights, techniques and products across a range of application and technology areas to one place, at one time – it’s the most powerful, efficient and cost-effective way for you to update your knowledge, skills and list of products/technologies to consider for current and future projects.

September 18 (London): OMMA Mobile Europe London 2012

This conference is designed for content producers, brand marketers, and agency professionals to learn about the latest trends in mobile marketing. The top mobile marketing executives, agency executives, and media decision makers will share their experiences, insights, research, big ideas, and predictions on the future of mobile marketing. The conference will include keynotes, research presentations, and case studies- all covering and evaluating emerging mobile solutions.

September 18 (Boston): Social Media Strategies Summit for Non-Profits Boston 2012

SMSS for Non-Profits includes two dedicated tracks: “Social Media Tools & Platforms” and “Social Media Strategies & Tactics”, with informative presentations and case studies from leading experts in the non-profit industry. Whether you are looking to learn more detail about applications on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, or learn about successful strategies for utilizing social media for volunteer recruitment and campaign optimization, SMSS for Non-Profits was designed with your non-profit organization in mind.

September 18 - 20 (Las Vegas): Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit North America 2012

The Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit North America (HCTS NA) is the premier forum for executives in the hosting, cloud computing, datacenter and Internet infrastructure sectors. Corporate leaders, industry visionaries, practitioners, financial professionals and end users come together to learn, network and map out strategies for today's rapidly changing marketplace. The program at the Summit provides a complete overview of the opportunities and challenges facing the hosting and cloud industries in a power-packed three-day format.

September 18 - 20 (London): The Green Data Centre Conference & Exhibition London 2012

The Green Data Centre Conference and Exhibition, coming up on its 2nd international installment has quickly become the most comprehensive event of its kind. “Greening” your facility through innovative design, building and operational techniques is a process, and the first step of this process is education. GDCON offers data centre managers and engineers the most complete and applicable solutions needed for todays ever-changing data centre environment.

September 18 - 21 (San Francisco): Dreamforce San Francisco 2012

One of the main reasons business and IT professionals flock to Dreamforce is to meet the leaders in cloud computing face to face. Where else but at Dreamforce can you evaluate more than 350 cloud computing companies showcasing more than 1,000 solutions that can be easily integrated with Salesforce. There all here, under one roof, and ready to put on a show. Over 650 transformative sessions. Everything you need to know and more about the power of the cloud and becoming a social enterprise will be covered.

September 19 (Reading): Office 365 Seminar Reading 2012

This seminar will give you an introduction to Microsoft's Cloud solution with Office 365. It is designed to ensure customers have the information they need to make their transition to the Cloud and get the most from Office 365's significant new capabilities.  Whether you’re a large enterprise, a government agency, or a small start-up, Office 365 introduces a variety of new packages designed to meet the unique IT needs of organisations of all sizes. We look forward to helping your organisation discover how Office 365 can reduce costs and provide greater value.

September 19 - 20 (London): Big Data World Europe London 2012

Big Data World will prepare senior marketing and IT executives with the strategies, intelligence and technology they need to handle Big Data effectively through a combination of strategic keynotes and technical ‘how to’ case studies, running alongside a large scale exhibition. It's 2 days packed with best practice, the latest research, and the most innovative case studies!

September 19 - 20 (Boston): Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit Boston 2012

Organizations can reach and interact with current and potential consumers around the clock. Learn how to do this successfully at MMSS. MMSS is the mobile event of 2012, including compelling case studies, interactive workshops and innovative presentations that will help you: measure and understand mobile ROI, craft a strategic approach to mobile, define mobile marketing for your organization and discover what other top name brands are doing within the mobile space.

September 19 - 20 (New York): Cloud Computing World Forum North America 2012

Europe's leading Cloud Computing event arrives in North America. The only place to discuss the latest cloud topics, including SaaS, security, mobile, virtualization, CRM, Big Data and much more. Taking place on the 19th and 20th September 2012 in New York, the Cloud Computing World Forum North America brings together some of the IT industry’s biggest players to discuss cloud computing and do business together.

September 19 - 20 (London): ad:tech London 2012

The ad:tech conference programme provides you with the chance to indulge in some much-needed strategic thinking: assess what others have been doing, analyse what’s happening in the market, and plan what you can do in your organisation. We’ve aggregated sessions on the most critical issues for this year including: online branding, data insights, making social media work, creative e-commerce, strategic mobile marketing & advertising, innovative video advertising formats.

September 19 - 20 (Atlanta): CEM Summit Atlanta 2012

This Summit was created to help B2B and B2C marketers address these tough challenges. Renowned thought leaders from companies such as Symantec, Intuit, Coca-Cola and the Direct Marketing Association will share breakthrough strategies, case studies, and best practices to help you achieve Customer Experience Marketing success. The Summit offers a variety of learning environments such as informative sessions, expert panels, roundtable discussions, and networking events.

September 19 - 21 (New York): SharePoint Information Architecture Training New York 2012

A three day SharePoint Information Architecture workshop lead by taxonomy, metadata and search expert, Seth Earley, CEO of Earley & Associates. Recognized as experts with 18 years of best practice development in content management and search optimization, this course teaches you the proven methodologies and techniques developed by Earley & Associates. You will gain fluency in consulting approaches for deriving user requirements, translating those into a vision of a solution and creating the information management components in SharePoint. The course is unique in the level of attention given to content type definition, taxonomy, and metadata.

September 20 - 21 (San Francisco): GigaOM Mobilize San Francisco 2012

GigaOM’s Mobilize conference will explore the technical and business opportunities spurred by the proliferation of connected devices, apps and the way it shapes the way we work, play and live. Learn how people and enterprises need to think as we enter a mobile first world.

September 23 - 25 (Chicago): ARMA International Conference and Expo Chicago 2012

ARMA 2012 will be held September 23-25 in Chicago at the McCormick Place Book your trip now and enjoy the excitement of Chicago and the comfort of our partnering hotels, the Hilton Chicago and the Palmer House, just steps from Lake Michigan, Millennium Park and the famed Magnificent Mile, not to mention some of the best shopping and dining Chicago has to offer. With more than 70 education sessions, limitless face-to-face networking opportunities and the fun you’ve come to expect from ARMA’s Annual Conference and Expo, you’ll find all the tools you need, including leading-edge education from top thought leaders, and best practices, tactics, and technologies.

September 25 - 26 (Berlin): IT Transformation Berlin 2012

It this Pan-European forum you will learn from practice examples how to ensure that transformational programs are managed to achieve business value and not only technical delivery. How IT Transformation can be a vital shift, working in conjunction, from current state to a lower-cost, business-oriented model for IT operations, Business and IT Innovation. Achieving a true collaboration between business and IT meeting group strategies and change corporate IT into an agile organisation.

September 25 - 26 (San Francisco): Social Media Strategies Summit San Francisco 2012

Social Media Strategies Conference - San Francisco is a two-day event comprised of workshops, case studies, a variety of presentations and an abundance of networking opportunities. Unlike traditional conferences, Social Media Strategies Conference reveals the many secrets behind building, managing and growing successful social media platforms and strategies. We are thrilled to bring Social Media Strategies Conference back to San Francisco as it is a hub for social media marketing!

September 25 - 27 (Chicago): SharePoint Fest Chicago 2012

Attend SharePoint Fest - Chicago, where you’ll be able to attend technical classes and seminars – taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, Microsoft engineers and Microsoft MVPs – covering Enterprise Content Management, Infrastructure/Administration, Composites (Workflow), Search, Business Intelligence, & Development. At SharePoint Fest - Chicago there are sessions created for SharePoint administrators, software developers, information architects and knowledge workers which will ensure that you and your team walk away with as much knowledge as you desire to truly leverage SharePoint in your current environment!

September 26 (San Antonio): 3rd Annual San Antonio IT Symposium 2012

This Symposium provides a tremendous opportunity for our region's IT community to gather and explore new ways to maintain our competitive advantage in a global economy. The ability to receive information on opportunities and challenges facing all of us and to capture actionable information from peers that we can apply to our own challenges makes this event rewarding and productive.

September 27 - 28 (New York): Createasphere Digital Asset Management Conference New York 2012

Createasphere’s Digital Asset Management Conference in New York explores the management of digital assets, media assets, marketing resources, content & information lifecycle, and storage, security & preservation across advertising, broadcasting, entertainment, publishing, and retail. Take part in two days of focused sessions for professional creatives, marketers, digital librarians, IT professionals, and executives.

September 27 - 28 (Toronto): SCREENS Toronto 2012

SCREENS is dedicated to covering development for mobile devices and operating systems. Consumers are increasingly using mobile devices to access websites and applications, and companies are taking notice. Through two days of presentations, demonstrations and panel discussions, as well as an optional day of workshops, SCREENS will give you the know how to address client needs (and demands!) as we move forward into the mobile future.

September 27 - 28 (Maryland): Surge Conference Maryland 2012

Surge is a gathering of the best minds in the Web, together for two days of mind-blowing practitioner-oriented sessions presented by some of the most established practitioners in our field.

September 27 - 28 (Berlin): Web & Portal Collaboration Reloaded Berlin 2012

By popular demand, we.CONECT is bringing an international audience of intranet, web, collaboration, social media and portal managers from all over the world to Berlin, to network, share knowledge and be made aware of the key developments within the industry. With over 80 of the leading opinion makers, Web & Portal Collaboration Reloaded Europe is the definitive event for collaboration managers all over Europe!

September 28 - 30 (Virginia): Ruby DCamp 2012

A free unconference to code, share, learn, and improve Ruby. 3 days and nights of Rubyists in the same place is the whole point of the event. Stay overnight Friday and Saturday! Out-of-towners are welcome to arrive Thursday afternoon/evening and depart Monday morning if it makes their travel more convenient. Friday is reserved for a code retreat and Saturday & Sunday will be devoted to Open Spaces.

September 28 - 30 (Ohio): Ohio LinuxFest 2012

The Ohio LinuxFest is a grassroots conference for the GNU/Linux/Open Source Software/Free Software community that started in 2003 as a large inter-LUG meeting and has grown steadily since. It is a place for the community to gather and share information about Linux and Open Source Software. A large expo area adjacent to the conference rooms will feature exhibits from our sponsors as well as a large .org section from non-profit Open Source/Free Software projects.

September 29 - 30 (San Francisco): MySQL Connect San Francisco 2012

Learn, share, and network with the MySQL community in a conference jam-packed with technical sessions, hands-on labs, birds-of-a-feather sessions, exhibits, demos and networking events. Located at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, the MySQL Connect conference will be delivered by Oracle engineers, MySQL community members, users, and customers. Oracle is leading MySQL innovation and delivering numerous exciting new product features to the MySQL community. At MySQL Connect, learn how to leverage those new features, hear the latest on product roadmaps, and get all your questions answered by the Oracle engineers developing and supporting MySQL products.

September 30 - October 2 (Washington DC): BBCon Washington DC 2012

Discover new ways to be your best at the Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits in Washington, D.C.! Whether you need to develop your professional career, make lasting connections with industry experts and peers, or improve how you use technology, bbcon 2012 is the place to discover new ways to be your best.

September 30 - October 4 (San Francisco): Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2012

Oracle OpenWorld presents the world's largest, most in-depth selection of sessions by Oracle experts, customers, and partners over a course of five days. Whether you are a seasoned developer or DBA, a novice technologist, or a line-of-business manager or executive, you'll find how-tos, best-practice sessions, overviews, and customer panels targeted to your job role and level of expertise at Oracle OpenWorld 2012.

September 30 - October 4 (San Francisco): JavaOne San Francisco 2012

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 400 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. By registering for JavaOne San Francisco, you join the community of Java technologists dedicated to expanding their Java skills and moving the #1 development platform forward.

September 30 - October 4 (Boston): Predictive Analytics World Boston 2012

Predictive Analytics World is the business event for predictive analytics professionals, managers and commercial practitioners, covering today's commercial deployment of predictive analytics, across industries and across software vendors. Predictive Analytics World is the only conference of its kind, delivering vendor-neutral sessions across verticals such as banking, financial services, e-commerce, education, government, healthcare, high technology, insurance, non-profits, publishing, social gaming, retail and telecommunications.

October Events

October 1 - 2 (Prague): Kentico Connection Prague 2012

Kentico Connection is the conference for partners, businesses, marketers and developers who want to easily leverage the latest technologies with Kentico, the enterprise solutions accessible to all. Come to Prague. Discover Kentico's empowering possibilities for your website! Enjoy two days of learning, sharing and networking with peers. The event you can’t afford to miss, packed with valuable information that you can apply to your work immediately.

October 1 - 2 (London): O'Reilly Strata Conference London 2012

In London this October, the O’Reilly Strata Conference will bring together the greatest minds in data for 2 days of practical, hands-on-training and information-rich sessions, networking opportunities, and keynotes that will snap the future of data into focus. The conference will present a laser-sharp focus on real-world solutions to finance, media, and government data issues. Come to this essential data-science event to meet and engage with leading practitioners and scientists who collect, analyse, and manipulate data, as well as high-level decision makers who use the information data reveals to drive business strategy or make policy.

October 2 - 3 (London): Apps World London 2012

Apps World Europe delivers a unique mix of top-level content, innovative networking, comprehensive industry exhibition and cutting-edge examination of the new technologies, markets and channels driving innovation across the apps ecosystem; TV apps, gaming apps, web and cloud apps, HTML5 and automotive industry infotainment. With 10 targeted workshop tracks, speed meeting, 1-1 meetings, parties, and awards the event will be tackling a spectrum of issues across the app ecosystem.

October 2 - 3 (London): Interaction 2012 Intranet Conference in London

Interaction brings together communications and intranet experts from around the globe to address current intranet challenges. James Robertson from Step Two Design, Australia and Sam Marshall of Clearbox Consulting, UK are amongst the thought leaders already confirmed to speak at Interaction 2012. Learn how to take your Intranet beyond the normal scope of necessary-but-boring content and news — intranets should aim to delight and amaze.

October 3 - 4 (Boston): Text Analytics World Boston 2012

Text Analytics World is the full-spectrum conference that covers all aspects of text analytics. To solidify the business value you gain from text analytics, TAW delivers the latest methods/techniques, demonstrating their deployment across a wide range of industries large and small. TAW also explores the full range of vendor solutions and various forms of text analytics enterprise deployment.

October 3 - 4 (San Francisco): GAUGE Conference San Francisco 2012

GAUGE stands for Google Analytics Users' Great Event. Two packed days of insight, hands on experience and networking. Day 1 a Google Analytics User Conference; Day 2 full of Training Workshops.This event provides valuable insights through expert-led, user-to-user collaborative sessions that are insanely practical. This is not a “come and be spoken to” conference, but rather an opportunity to learn from Google Analytics pros and peers, and share your experience and knowledge.

October 3 - 4 (Minneapolis): Social Media Strategies Summit Minneapolis 2012

Global Strategic Management Institute (GSMI) is excited to announce Social Media Strategies Conference - Minneapolis. Whether your organization is just starting out or in the forefront of social media, Social Media Strategies Conference will take your social strategy to the next level. Through hands-on workshops, case studies and keynotes, our Denver conference will provide attendees with emerging strategies, tactics and the top do’s and dont's of social media marketing. Social Media Strategies Conference - Minneapolis is a two-day event comprised of workshops, case studies, a variety of presentations and an abundance of networking opportunities. Unlike traditional conferences, Social Media Strategies Conference reveals the many secrets behind building, managing and growing successful social media platforms and strategies.

October 4 (Mountain View): SQL Server Intelligence Conference Mountain View 2012

Invest just one day in the SQL Server Intelligence Technology Conference and learn everything you need to know to start something bigger. Figure out how to evolve your business and this is a great group full of industry experts, people like you. Our keynote and breakout sessions are designed to highlight case-studies where forward-thinking users are getting the technology to work and changing the culture in their organizations. At The Intelligence Conference you will learn and network side by side with our expert speakers, industry visionaries and early adopter attendees. We build in ample time to connect with people before, during and after the event.

October 4 (London): Developing Digital Disruption London 2012

Helping your firm compete and thrive in the face of constant disruption is the focus of this year's Application Development & Delivery Forum. This Event will include Forrester analysts, technology executives, and your peers answering questions and helping you make better decisions about how you can play a productive role in helping your firm compete and thrive in the face of constant digital disruption.

October 8 - 9 (Sydney): BBCon Sydney 2012

Join us for two days of educational content dedicated to your specific needs and opportunities to network and interact with your peers and industry experts. Whether you need to move forward in your professional development, technical education, or use of technology, the Blackbaud Pacific Conference for Nonprofits is the place to be.

October 8 - 11 (California): Cooper UX Boot Camp California 2012

At Cooper, we believe you learn best by putting new skills into practice solving the kinds of challenges designers face on a daily basis. That’s why we designed UX Boot Camp, a four-day crash-course in our own design methodology that gives you a real-world problem to solve along with the toolkit you’ll need to tackle it. You’ll take your designs from idea to inception with the mentorship of our best teachers and active feedback from a real client. Better yet, this particular UX Boot Camp will happen in a creative classroom setting on the working farm of our founders, Alan and Sue Cooper. Need another reason to sign up? This is a chance to hone your craft while also providing invaluable design solutions to a nonprofit in need, Alice Water's Edible Schoolyard Project (ESY). In the end you’ll walk away with a solid, portfolio-ready concept and skills you can put to work for your own projects.

October 9 - 10 (Chicago): iStrategy Global Digital Media Summit Chicago 2012

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 workshops with actual learning scenarios. Whether it's building customer loyalty, increasing sales, improving lead generation or driving greater consumer engagement, our program has been specifically designed to help attendees develop their audience and build traffic, create brand awareness, improve customer service and develop better use of digital tools internally to drive more productive business outcomes.If building a high-performing, integrated marketing strategy is important to your corporation, then iStrategy Chicago is a sound investment.

October 9 - 11 (Las Vegas): JiveWorld12 Las Vegas 2012

Customer-led sessions and thought provoking mainstage sessions are the heart of JiveWorld. This year it's going to be all of the goodness, learning, connections, and fun of the past three years, but built to scale for all of the new offerings we are putting together for you. We'll have new track sessions, more networking opportunities, Ask the Expert booth, and a ton more. JiveWorld is 2 full days of Social Business best practices from a diverse base of Jive customers. There’ll be tons of case studies, hands-on training, and even customers giving demos of their own Jive implementations.

October 10 (Toronto): AIIM Boot Camp - 5 STeps to Victory Over Manual Processes Toronto 2012

High Energy! Fast-paced! Results-oriented! “Basic Training” for today's information professional. Give us 5 hours and we'll give you 5 steps to victory over enemy #1 — paper! Our battle plan will help you: get rid of paper and automate your document-centric activities, cut costs and reduce bottlenecks by moving your business processes to the cloud, get your content and information ready for mobile access and engagement, communicate and collaborate across geography and time zones with social technologies and make better decisions by exploring analytics and new opportunities in the world of big data.

October 10 (London): JUMP London 2012

JUMP is a one-day conference focused on: the skills you’ll need for a successful career in the era of joined-up marketing, how you can work with your colleagues for increased campaign effectiveness, effective practices and principals from examples of the best multi-discipline campaigns and strategies and the future trends and their implications for your industry.

October 10 - 11 (Istanbul): Webit Congress Istanbul 2012

Webit Congress is an international event for the digital, technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem with special focus on EMEA emerging markets in Central-eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2012 Webit takes place in Istanbul, Turkey. See all the leading EMEA digital and advertising industry professionals in one place; explore the secret behind success stories from entrepreneurs about their fast growing, profitable internet companies and experience top-level networking the Webit-way, join all the parties and the prestigious Webit EMEA Awards ceremony.

October 10 - 11 (Johannesburg): Cloud & Virtualisation Africa Summit Johannesburg 2012

The Cloud and Virtualisation Summit Africa offers innovative resources, ideas and best practice case studies enabling your enterprise to apply them immediately in order to leverage the cloud, assisting you in maximising performance, minimising costs and improving the scale of your projects. The summit is aimed at industry enterprise and technology leaders with the thirst for knowledge and understanding, insight and guidance on how cloud computing and virtualisation is essentially transforming the way in which we think about, acquire and use computing resources.

October 11 (Berlin): OMCap SES Berlin 2012

Within our conference leading experts in the subject will inform you about search engine marketing, SEO, affiliate marketing, social media and a lot more. Thrilling sessions with Sepita Ansari, Andy Mihalop, Joost de Valk, Marcus Tandler, Nils Doerje and others, additional speed networking sessions, a site clinic session and our popular networking party in the evening make the OMCap SES Berlin conference a remarkable event.

October 13 - 18 (Las Vegas): DMA Digital Marketing Association Las Vegas 2012

Join us in Las Vegas for DMA2012. It's the global event for real-time marketers that delivers everything you want to know about data, customer engagement, and accountable marketing. The content at DMA2012 will deliver real-world solutions you can use immediately, as well as strategic guidance to help you plan for 2013. You'll find an inspiring line-up of key thought leaders and innovators from the world's leading companies. These gurus will educate and inform you on the latest trends.

October 15 - 16 (Stockholm): Search Marketing Expo SMX Stockholm 2012

Welcome to a conference where both marketers and SEO-gurus can grow and learn from each other and global experts. Whether you are just getting started, planning your search strategy, managing the team, or you are deep into implementation, tactics and campaigns, you’ll get the knowledge, ideas and contacts needed to help boost your search marketing results and take your skills to the next level.

October 15 - 16 (Stockholm): eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit Stockholm 2012

Perfect the Measurement and Optimisation of your Online Marketing. Make your website more valuable to your customers. Make yourself more valuable to your company. Marketing managers, web analysts and business intelligence experts have been meeting at the eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit since 2002 to learn how to increase the return on online investments. It’s your turn to join the discussion.

October 15 - 18 (Las Vegas): Pubcon Las Vegas 2012

Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 will be the biggest and boldest gathering of search and social media innovators we have ever assembled, offering an unrivaled highly-productive conference experience at cost-effective rates, andwith the leading technology and online marketing visionaries who will be in Las Vegas, we are confident that every attendee will come away with valuable new ideas and solutions for their businesses.

October 16 (Washington DC): AIIM Boot Camp - 5 Steps to Victory Over Manual Processes Washington DC 2012

Your Boot Camp experience includes: inspiring keynote with rapid fire call to action by AIIM President John Mancini, cool new approaches to managing content from cutting edge technology companies, shared ideas from our peers in the world of content management and social business in an awesome professional networking environment and real-world ideas, planning tools and how-to guides to help us lead our own organizational process revolution.

October 16 - 17 (India): Cloud Computing World Forum India 2012

India's leading cloud computing event, and the only place to discuss the latest cloud topics, including security, mobile, SaaS, virtualization, CRM and more. Attended and sponsored by some of the most important and well-respected thought-leaders and innovators in the regional and global IT industry, the agenda for the Cloud Computing World Forum India is divided between 2 days, with a number of carefully chosen topic areas that drive the agenda in our speaker theatres.

October 18 (Atlanta): AIIM Boot Camp - 5 Steps to Victory Over Manual Processes Atlanta 2012

Our battle plan will help you: get rid of paper and automate your document-centric activities, cut costs and reduce bottlenecks by moving your business processes to the cloud, get your content and information ready for mobile access and engagement, communicate and collaborate across geography and time zones with social technologies and make better decisions by exploring analytics and new opportunities in the world of big data.

October 18 - 19 (Washington DC): SharePoint Symposium Washington DC 2012

The SharePoint Symposium aims to be something very different, a conference on the topic of Microsoft SharePoint that does not proselytize. Whether you already have SharePoint in your organization or are looking to acquire it, you will encounter no sales pitches here. What you will experience are sessions led by true industry experts that will lead you through the pros and cons and strengths and weaknesses of SharePoint in practice. From managing (and avoiding) the threat of sprawl and viral growth, to considering alternatives and add-on technologies, all the conference schedules will be drawn from real-life experience and best practices from leading practitioners.

October 21 - 25 (Orlando): Gartner Symposium ITxpo Orlando 2012

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives. Our 2012 agenda offers 450+ analyst sessions, workshops, roundtables and mastermind keynotes across five full days. With 10 role-based tracks and 11 industry tracks, the agenda targets your specific title responsibilities and ways to adapt new ideas and strategy to your industry, along with insight on what's next in IT.

October 21 - 25 (Las Vegas): IBM Information On Demand Las Vegas 2012

BM Software presents Information on Demand 2012 in Las Vegas, NV. Get smarter about smarter analytics with world-class technical and business education. 700 Technical Education Sessions. 110 Hands On Labs. 300 Customer Speakers. Usability Sandboxes. All the Experts on hand and so much more. Meet 1 on 1 with the experts, IBM executives and innovative IBM Business Partners. Network in a variety of interactive sessions and activities. See what's possible in your industry. IBM's largest EXPO invites you to experience products, services and solutions in action.

October 22 - 24 (Las Vegas): Sitecore Symposium North America 2012

Sitecore Symposium is all about inspiration and engagement: inspiration on how to get even more value from your Sitecore-powered site and engaging you at a deeper level with the Sitecore community. Symposium is designed to give you the complete picture of Sitecore and its solutions. Product improvements, real-world results from customers, as well as in-depth technical information that partners and developers are using to build innovative and industry-leading web solutions will be shared. For Symposium 2012, we have also added more session tracks with 50% more relevant content. Additionally, we are emphasizing live demonstrations that will give you the opportunity to see Sitecore products and solutions in action.

October 23 (Boston): AIIM Boot Camp - 5 Steps to Victory Over Manual Processes Boston 2012

Our battle plan will help you: get rid of paper and automate your document-centric activities, cut costs and reduce bottlenecks by moving your business processes to the cloud, get your content and information ready for mobile access and engagement, communicate and collaborate across geography and time zones with social technologies and make better decisions by exploring analytics and new opportunities in the world of big data.

October 23 (Sydney): Digital Cream Sydney 2012

Ecosultancy’s Digital Cream is our invitation-only event for senior client-side digital marketers to help you meet your peers and learn from each other about the latest best practice, what's working and what's not. The topic-focused and independently moderated roundtable format allows you to discuss a number of subjects that are most relevant to you and find out from your peers how they are addressing the challenges and opportunities you are also facing. These typically include questions around best practice, measurement, ROI, resourcing, supplier selection, recruitment, business processes, budgeting, trends etc.

October 23 - 25 (Chicago): The Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Summit Chicago 2012

The Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Summit has set out to provide an outlet for educating corporate decision makers on the value of a comprehensive GRC strategy. The shift in our economic, technical and social environments has created new strains and new demands on the enterprise control framework. The Governance, Risk Management and Compliance functions often struggle to catch up with the rapid evolution, and organizations find themselves falling behind the curve, slowing production and growth across internal and external management functions. Implementing a comprehensive GRC program that addresses different levels of governance will not only help mitigate this corporate risk, it will substantially improve business processes, producing both profit and long term value.

October 23 - 25 (Boston): Social Media Strategies Summit Boston 2012

Social Media Strategies Conference - Boston is a two-day event comprised of workshops, case studies, a variety of presentations and an abundance of networking opportunities. Unlike traditional conferences, Social Media Strategies Conference reveals the many secrets behind building, managing and growing successful social media platforms and strategies. Through hands-on workshops, case studies and keynotes, our Boston conference will provide attendees with emerging strategies, tactics and the top do’s and dont's of social media marketing.

October 24 (Chicago): Digital Cream Chicago 2012

Our exclusive invitation-only roundtable event, Digital Cream Chicago is an opportunity for senior client-side digital marketers to discuss best practice and the reality of digital marketing with the industry’s ‘cream of the crop’. The event is designed to help you meet your peers and learn from each other about the latest best practice, what's working and what's not. It's a 'hands-on' participatory event: you will network and learn through discussion, roundtables and debate.

October 25 (New York): AIIM Boot Camp - 5 Steps to Victory Over Manual Processes New York 2012

Our battle plan will help you: get rid of paper and automate your document-centric activities, cut costs and reduce bottlenecks by moving your business processes to the cloud, get your content and information ready for mobile access and engagement, communicate and collaborate across geography and time zones with social technologies and make better decisions by exploring analytics and new opportunities in the world of big data.

October 25 (Portland): SharePoint Intelligence Conference Portland 2012

Invest just one day in the SharePoint Intelligence Technology Conference and learn everything you need to know to start something bigger. Figure out how to evolve your business and this is a great group full of industry experts, people like you. Our keynote and breakout sessions are designed to highlight case-studies where forward-thinking users are getting the technology to work and changing the culture in their organizations. At The Intelligence Conference you will learn and network side by side with our expert speakers, industry visionaries and early adopter attendees. We build in ample time to connect with people before, during and after the event.

October 25 (San Francisco): OMMA Social San Francisco 2012

OMMA Social is designed to guide marketers and agency execs through the terrain of social media and how it relates to your brand or web property. This one-day conference will address social marketing challenges and provide insight into the future of this medium including valuable information on all the tools and resources available to utilize social media to its fullest potential. Top names in the industry will share secrets for connecting with consumers online using social networks and uncover new insights and emerging trends of this burgeoning phenomenon.

October 25 (London): Social Media Marketing London 2012

Back for the third year running, Social Media Marketing 2012 (London) is a fast-paced one day conference delving deep into the latest thinking and strategies in social media marketing. Get yourself up to speed on the latest social media developments and innovations at Social Media Marketing London. An interactive full day conference and exhibition featuring expert speakers, panel discussions, Q&A and real life case studies.

October 29 - 31 (Connecticut): DOCUMENT Strategy Forum Connecticut 2012

Since 2008, DOCUMENT Strategy Forum has been the only event carrying the torch when it comes to educating and enlightening producers of transactional/customer communication documents. With more and more pressure being put on your organization's most valuable piece of communication, attending an event like this is not a luxury, it's a necessity. The newly expanded conference program including the Social Business & SharePoint Conference will feature seven tracks and more than 50 individual sessions to choose from.

October 30 (San Jose): IT Roadmap Conference & Expo San Jose 2012

At IT Roadmap, you'll discover everything you need to know to make informed technology decisions for your enterprise for the year and years ahead — in just one day. NEW this year, IT Roadmap's agenda is more streamlined, with expanded topics and more of what you need to maximize your learning in just one day.

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