On its Route to Spread Digital Innovation: SIME 2012, from Barcelona, London to Stockholm

SIME Stockholm

SIME StockholmFirst innovations and hot start-ups for this year have already been identified. No question that Swedish SIME (Scandinavian Interactive Media Event), the biggest annual Northern European conference on the future of digital, technology, social and business, has planned all summit stops on its route to Stockholm, traditionally held in November.

The route to Stockholm has been fixed now. This year’s conference trail will stop at

The Swedish team around Christoffer Granfelt and Ola Ahlvarsson spread their vision

to create a leading international event […] bringing together world-class speakers, global and local thought leaders from the internet, media, telecom and entertainment industry with entrepreneurs, investors, journalists, marketing professionals and other decision makers.

Here’s a quick sneak preview on what could happen – the video summary on SIME Barcelona 2011:

– Video: SIMEconference via YouTube

Unfortunaly, Vienna will not be spotted in June 2012 as reported on earlier on SIME’s Facebook page. Last year, a one-day summit was helt at the great Brauerei Ottakringer brewery event location, and co-hosted by Microsoft Austria and Vienna’s technology agency ZIT. To leverage each region’s economy for the mainly international visitors, SIME co-operated in the past already with institutions as Barcelona Activa and Stockholm City Council.

Digital Spring Summit for Europe – The Next Web Conference, (25) 26-27 April 2012, Amsterdam

Logo The Next Web Conference 2012

Logo The Next Web Conference 2012

It’s number seven, baby! – Once again The Next Web Conference is coming to Amsterdam end of upcoming month from 26-27 April 2012, and the agenda will probably rock the European digital crowd! The event will start with the exclusive CxO Summit on 25 April, at the amazing Westergasfabriek location (Klonneplein 2-4, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

Apart from the main focus, the digital thing, the conference will consequently address a variety of professional audiences like foundersinvestors, and business from start-ups to enterprises in general as well as interactive and marketing agencies. Special tracks are planned for designersdevelopers (including a Hack Battle) and students.

What a Furious Keynote Line-Up

Here’s a quick name-dropping of some speakers nominated for the main conference:

– Ehm, you don’t know What breadpig is, yet?

– Source: Breadpig via YouTube

So don’t forget to bring some tulips this spring for your darling! 
– Click here to register for the The Next Web Conference 2012.

– For updates follow #TNW12 on Twitter

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Meet Germany's Social Web Class of 2012 – re:publica 12, 2-4 May at Berlin

Banner Logo re:publica 12 #rp12

Banner Logo re:publica 12 #rp12

Spring is already here, but Germany’s national social web spring will be kicked again traditionally by the main convention re:publica in Berlin. From May 2 to 4, 2012, the big, fat web summit aka #rp12 initially occupies a new venue. After more than 3,000 bloggers, geeks, nerds, webgrrls and their friends and families, in 2011, the fresh re:publica enterprise which was recently founded, decided to go the step ahead and will enter the breathtaking location STATION-Berlin with its historical halls of the former „Postbahnhof“ at Berlin Gleisdreieck S-Bahn station –

 [It] will provide the setting for Europe’s most exciting, inspiring and enjoyable conference about social media, blogs and digital society […] [with] an agenda reflecting the freshest minds, stories, and subjects from all over the world. […] After five prosperous years, re:publica will reinvent itself once more.

As the the organisation committee has already dropped some details, the upcoming event will be probably more exciting than ever!

Some regular tickets are still available starting at EUR 130 for a three-day pass. Additionally the exclusive business tickets including lounge access, delicious slow food, and high speed registration (i.e. joining #rp12 straight ahead) are offered for EUR 500 fee each.

– Click here to register for re:publica 12.

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[UPDATE] LeWeb 2012: Spring Discount on Paris Event in December, London Premiere in June [VIDEOS]

LeWeb Logo

LeWeb Logo

For 2012, LeWeb conference thrills its visitors for the first time with a double impact. Europe’s biggest web event, founded by Loïc Le Meur and his wife Géraldine, will premiere in advance of the Olympic Games in London in June. Nevertheless the entrepreneurs and web show will take place in Paris as usual during the beginning of December from 4th to 6th.

In London, LeWeb take place at the historical Westminster Hall, nearby famous Big Ben. In a recent video, Loïc and Geraldine underline their approach about the expansion –

It’s not a replacement for Paris, it’s an addition. […] Start-ups, entrepreuners, VCs, business angels, launch companies – same ocktail like LeWeb in Paris is coming to London
[which is] just a warm-up for Paris“. […] It’s like fashion, right. You have summer, you have winter.

– Source: LeWeb via YouTube

Update 1 April 2012

This week the registration for early bird tickets started and kicks with a 50 percent early bird discount. LeWeb 2012 Paris comes with Spring tickets (available until 15 March 30 June 2012) starting from 1,150 Euro for 1,390.00 Euro (2,300 Euro regular ticket price for full event). The „Very Early Bird“ LeWeb 2012 London event costs 700 GBP 950 GBP (1,500 GBP regular) for two days.
And for both events, attendees will pay 1,895 Euro 2,340 Euro (i.e. 1700 1,960 GBP) (available until 15 April 2012).

In the meantime just have a look at the 2011 promo video:

– Source: LeWeb via YouTube

– Additional picture credits: Locita.com

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Julian Assange will keynote International Media Congress of Medienwoche@IFA Berlin 2011 [UPDATED]

medienwoche@IFA 2011 Logo

medienwoche@IFA 2011 LogoJulian Assange, WikiLeaks’s founder and Internet activist, will keynote – live via satellite – the International Media Congress at Medienwoche@IFA, set to start on 5 September 2011 in Berlin, which would bring together experts from internet and media industry as well as consumer electronics.

Assange is well-known as a figurehead and founder of WikiLeaks. Journalist and publisher Assange is announced to contribute his keynote speech looking at the future of the digital public sphere and at global transparency. Assange’s keynote will be broadcasted at the annual congress on 5 September (which is the official Producers Day!) and 6 September taking place as part of Medienwoche@IFA (Media Week @ Internationale Funk-Ausstellung).
Afterwards Julian Assange will be interviewed by Melinda Crane, Chief Political Correspondent of DW – Deutsche Welle TV.

At this year’s congress, representatives of different companies and organizations are expected to discuss topics like

the current challenges faced by content providers and platform operators, caused by changed boundary conditions; new transmission paths and business models; trends and tendencies in media development; the social responsibility of the media in the Internet age and the upcoming course settings for film, media and the Internet.

The integration of innovation, science and research will be a new main theme in 2011.

The International Media Congress event is organized by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (hosting as well our crisp role model Berlin Web Week), funded by the Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg and the German federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg.

– Register here for 2011 International Media Congress

Update 23 August 2011 –

Assange will keynote about The Future of Digital Publicity, Transparency and What It Means for the World (working titel) on Tuesday, 6 Sep from 10.00 am to 11.00 am.

Update 07 September 2011 –

The video stream of the keynote by Julian Assange is now available on German news channel N24.

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