Ah yes, this is indeed a wonderful era for learning and networking. There are conferences and webinars coming out our ears, hotspots a-plenty and if you're lucky, sponsored drinks at the bar.

Our weekly events list is designed to help you plan ahead. And if we've missed something, don’t hesitate to add your event to our industry events calendar.


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May Events

May 26 (Online): Implementing Open Government: Technology and Policy

WelchmanPierpoint and Percussion Software will share ideas and best practices on how to best interact with citizens online while ensuring that the policy and standards that make Open Government a success are properly established.

 May 26-28 (Las Vegas): Forrester's IT Forum

At this Event, Forrester will help each of the roles it serves lead the shift from IT to BT in pragmatic, no-nonsense terms.

May 27-28 (Amsterdam): Advanced Intranet and Portals Forum 2010

Advanced Intranet and Portals Forum 2010 is made up of practical case studies, networking sessions and interactive discussions, carefully designed to help you understand and meet your real Intranet and Portals needs.

May 28-29 (Dallas): The Big Design Conference

The Big Design Conference is two intense days of learning within the scope of Strategy, Social Media, User Experience, and Code Development. Experts from across the country will gather to present theories, research, experiences, and best practices to students, professionals, and executives looking to stay on the bleeding edge.

May 30 (Wiesbade, Germany): Joomla and Beyond 2010

The Joomla and Beyond conference creates a new environment for open source communities and ecosystems. We go beyond classical conferences in which a small group of people selects presentations out of suggestions of well known speakers. We bring un-conference styles to a new level of collaboration and community involvement.

May 31 - June 2 (San Francisco): ExpressionEngine CodeIgniter Conference (EECI2010)

If you are enthusiastic and passionate about ExpressionEngine and CodeIgniter, then EECI2010 US is the conference for you. With internationally renowned speakers and a packed social schedule, EECI2010 is bringing the best of the community to San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center.

June Events

June 2-3 (Online): IBF 24

The must-attend event is a 24 hour online broadcast for anyone involved in intranets or workplace technology. 

June 6-8 (Austin): 4th Annual Shared Service Exchange

The Shared Services Exchange will be the elite event for shared services executives looking to develop new strategy, solve challenges and source partners in order to create efficiency and drive more value out of shared services centers.

June 7-9 (Copenhagen): PERSUASIVE 2010 - 5th Intl Conference on Persuasive Technology

Persuasive Technology is a young and vibrant research field, focusing on how interactive technologies may be used to create, maintain, or change human thought and behavior. Combining well-established research methods and traditions from epistemology, rhetoric, social psychology, communication, and information science with cutting-edge technologies brings about a special flavor characteristic of the Persuasive Technology conferences.

June 7-8 (Chicago): Web Content 2010 Conference

Duo Consulting created the Web Content Conference to focus on the strategic importance of content and how it should be deployed to achieve measurable business results. While many symposia focus on website design, marketing and search engine strategies, there was a void in bringing this assortment under the umbrella of content. Hence, Web Content 2010 - devoted to the most important component of your site.

 June 7-9 (Washington, DC): eDisocvery Readiness for Government

A Three-Day Training Conference exploring best practices for proactive electronic records management, information assurance and litigation readiness.

June 7-10 (Baltimore): RailsConf Baltimore 2010

Happening June 7-10, 2010 at the Baltimore Convention Center, RailsConf is *the* official event for the Ruby on Rails community. If you're passionate about Rails and what it helps you achieve—or are curious about how Rails can help you create web frameworks better and faster—RailsConf is the place to be. 

June 7-10 (New Orleans): Tech Ed 2010

You'll return to your office with knowledge and expertise that only four days at Tech·Ed can offer. You can learn about today's cutting edge trends, helping make life easier for you (and everyone else) at work. But the most important benefit just might be the networking: you can build personal connections with Microsoft experts and peers that will last far beyond Tech·Ed.

June 7-10 (Copenhagen): Persuasive 2010

The Copenhagen conference will feature new insights, research and practice into how the development and use of technology may change and influence our behavior, thoughts, feelings and society at large.

June 7-10 (San Francisco): Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2010

The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is the premier technical conference for developers innovating with Apple technologies.

June 7-14 (New York) Internet Week

Internet Week invites all interested companies and organizations to participate. Like the Web itself, Internet Week is open: anyone can attend events, and anyone can throw events citywide. No organization is too big or too small to be included. Open access for all!

June 8-9 (Chicago): ESC Chicago 2010

If you are an engineer involved in designing and developing embedded systems, you must attend ESC Chicago 2010. The conference is your chance to learn about design techniques and best practices from the leading experts in the industry.

June 8-9 (Chantilly): Basis Technology's Government Users Conference

Join your fellow language and technology professionals at the premier industry conference on the applications of Human Language Technology (HLT) to all branches of national government.

June 9 (Chantilly): Basis Technology's Sleuth Kit & Open Source Digital Forensics Conference

Join your fellow digital forensics and media exploitation colleagues at the first conference dedicated to using The Sleuth Kit and open source digital forensics tools.

June 11 (Sydney): Engage Your Customers…or Lose Them - Optimising your Web, Social & Mobile Touchpoints for an Engaging Web Experience

CoreMedia + NCS cordially invite you to an exclusive executive session “Engage Your Customers…or Lose Them - Optimising your Web, Social & Mobile Touchpoints for an Engaging Web Experience.”

June 15-17 (Chicago): BriForum 2010

This is your exclusive opportunity to get the most independent, advanced, technical information and expert strategies from top-notch industry analysts, bloggers and best-selling authors dedicated to desktop virtualization technology.

June 21-25 (San Francisco): Semantic Technology Conference 2010

The mission of this event is to raise awareness and explain the usage of semantic technologies in business and consumer settings.

June 22-23 (Salzberg, Austria): IKS Early-adopters Workshop

This event launches the IKS Early-adopters programme. It will held on 22-23 June 2010 in Salzburg, Austria. The goal is to bring together the first group of CMS vendors who will evaluate the IKS Stack by integrating IKS components of their choice into their CMS technology platform

June 22-23 (Atlanta): The Business of WordPress

The Business Of WordPress Conference is focused on providing generally non-technical business people with a roadmap for how they can leverage WordPress to establish or advance their business’ presence on the web.

 June 22-24 (Santa Clara): O'Reilly Velocity 2010

Velocity, the O'Reilly Web Performance and Operations Conference, demonstrates how to automate performance and ops best practices to make sites fast by default. Now in its third year, Velocity brings together the leaders taking web performance and operations into the future.

June 23-15 (Copenhagen): Umbraco Codegarden 2010

Come join the annual umbraco developer conference in Wonderful Copenhagen on June 24rd - 25th 2010. Two days for insights, eye-openers, great conversations and friendly people - plus a free pre-conference on the 23rd.

June 23-24 (San Francisco): Structure 2010 San Francisco

Whether you’re in a corporation looking to learn about infrastructure best practices or an entrepreneur looking for your next venture, Structure 2010 is a must-attend event that can provide you with the best ideas, contacts and thinkers.

June 23-25 (Berlin): eZ Conference & eZ Awards

The annual eZ Conference and Awards is the largest Open Source Content Management event in Europe. Meet up in Berlin on June 24th and 25th to attend this Web Content Management & Digital Media Conference. The regular Partner meeting is held on the 23rd.

June 24-25 (Berlin): eZ Conference & Awards 2010

eZ Conference 2010 has a wide but focused appeal. eZ's commitment to free and Open Source software means that its ecosystem includes some of the brightest, well-informed professionals worldwide.

June 27-July 1.(Las Vegas): Cisco Live 2010

Cisco Live has a well deserved reputation as one the industry’s best educational values. With hundreds of sessions spanning four educational programs — Networkers, Developer Networker, Service Provider, IT Management, you can build a custom curriculum that can make you a more valuable asset to your workplace and advance your career goals.

June 28-29 (San Francisco): Voices That Matter: Web Design Conference

This conference brings together respected industry authors and thought-leaders of the Web design revolution.

June 28-29 (New York): Luxury Interactive 2010

For the fourth year, Luxury Interactive brings together innovators in luxury marketing, offering solutions for the most pressing issues facing the industry.

June 29 (San Francisco): Social Developer Summit

The first Social Developer Summit will bring together social application developers to discuss the challenges, solutions, and best practices for building applications in the rapidly expanding social web economy.

June 29-30 (London): 2nd Annual Cloud Computing Forum

The 2nd Annual Cloud Computing World Forum is the perfect event for professionals to learn and discuss the development, application, integration and future of cloud computing and saas.

June 29-30 (London): Green Enterprise World Forum

The Green Enterprise World Forum is the perfect event for professionals to learn and discuss the future development and integration of green computing and IT strategies.

June 29-July 2 (Orlando): Science 2.0 and Expansion of Science: S2ES

The purpose of the Organizing Committee of the International Symposium on Science 2.0 and Expansion of Science (S2ES 2010) is to bring together researchers and designers from the three perspectives of the proposed New Science in order to 1) share their reflections regarding each of these three perspectives, 2) analyze what is common among them, and 3) identify the ways they complement each other.

July Events

July 11-15 (Washington): Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010

Learn about the latest product innovations and solutions, network and engage with other partners and Microsoft employees, and get resources to build your business. With over 15,000 attendees expected, WPC 2010 is going to be big, so don't miss out!

July 14-15 (Singapore): Mobile Cloud Computing ASIA

In this event, we will discover how the players of the ecosystem will look at opportunities and overcome challenges for Mobile Cloud Computing.

July 19-23 (Portland): O'Reilly Oscon 2010

OSCON is the premier gathering place to gain exposure to and evaluate the new projects, tools, services, platforms, languages, software, and standards sweeping through the open source community.

July 28-30 (Baltimore): Intelligent Spatial Decision Analysis (ISDA '10)

Within the study on decision-making essence and its links with some strictly related concepts as evaluation and choice, it is possible to state that whereas decision can be mostly considered as a “political” process, evaluation mainly includes technical issues, while choice induces both sides problems.The aim of the workshop is to investigate such connections among disciplines, by theoretical debates and tales on case studies. 

July 28-30 (Baltimore): International Symposium on Intelligent Decision Technologies (IDT'10)

IDT-10 is interdisciplinary in nature and will consist of keynote talks, oral and poster presentations, invited sessions and workshops, on the applications and theory of intelligent decision systems and related areas.

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