As promised, I am continuing the round up of social media and new media events for Winter 2008. There is a lot of excitement about the social media space right now, which means a lot of events and meet ups to choose from.
One exciting trend in the new media universe is a trend toward giving back and reaching out. There are more and more fundraisers and other events popping up geared to helping others, which makes me feel good about being a part of the social media space.
Another trend is a rise in localized events. Now there are more and more large conferences to choose from, seemingly in competition with each other. In reality it simply offers people who would like to find an enriching event or learning experience more local options that are a bit easier on the travel budget, something that is beneficial to everyone.
These new trends coupled with some old stand bys mean that everyone should find an event that will help them in some way this season. Without further ado, I present my version of the Social Media Master Calendar. Please, if you have an event I missed, use this post as a place to link it in the comments for all to see.
October 8th – 10th • FOWAExpo 08 • London, United Kingdom
October 10th • Social Media For Social Change • Boston, MA
October 10th • Virtual Goods Summit • San Francisco, CA
October 11th • Bigfoot Blogging Conference • Seattle, WA
October 11th – 12th • BarCamp Tampa • Tamba Bay, FL
October 13th – 17th • Create Chaos Conference • Orlando, FL
October 14th – 15th • New Marketing Summit • Foxboro, MA
October 14th • OpenWeb Asia • Seoul, Korea
October 15th • The Ins and Outs of Networking to Grow Your Business: An Interactive Seminar • Brooklyn, NY
October 15th – Boston Social Media Club meeting – Boston, MA
October 20th • SanFran MusicTech • San Francisco, CA
October 18th – 19th • PodCamp Pittsburgh • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
October 20th – 21st • Virtual Worlds London • London, United Kingdon
October 23rd • Workshop On Human-Computer Interaction • Redmond, Washington
October 23rd – 25th • AIGA Gain Conference • New York, NY
October 24th • Blog08 • Amsterdam, Netherlands
October 27th – 31st • Boulder Colorado Job Fair • Boulder, Colorado
October 29th – 30th • SWOMFest 08 • Austin, TX
October 29th – 30th • Searchonomics • San Francisco, CA
November 4th • UrbanSense08 • Raleigh, North Carolina
November 5th • Marketing & Online Communities Conference • New York City, New York
November 5th – 7th • Web 2.0 Summit • San Francisco, CA
November 6th • Social Media Workshop • Dublin, Ireland
November 12th • Word of Mouth Media and Marketing Summit • Las Vegas, NV
November 13th • NewTeeVee Live • San Francisco, CA
November 14th – SNCR Fall Symposium and Awards Gala – Boston, MA
December 3rd – 4th • Web 2.0 Tokyo • Tokyo, Japan
December 14th • New Media 08 • Dubai
January and February 2009
February 2nd • Web Directions North Denver • Denver, CO
February 17th • Search Engine Strategies • London, United Kingdom
Coming up in Spring 2009, keep an eye out for:
March 13th – 22nd • SXSW • Austin, TX
March 23rd – 25th • Social Semantic Web: Where Web 2.0 Meets Web 3.0 • Palo Alto, CA
I plan to do these master calendar posts every couple of months, unless some kind soul finally invents that much needed application to do it for me. Be sure to check back here to find more events, and don’t forget to put yours in the comments if I didn’t discover it on my own.
Leslie Poston is a writer, social media maven and tech junkie. She conducts social media training sessions to help you bring your company into World 2.0 using social media and technology. She blogs at Uptown Uncorked.