Matt O'Connell | Feb 28, 2012
Today would be the last day of February, but something magical is happening this year. You’re getting an extra day. That means you get a little bit more of everything, including conferences! It also gives inventors one more day to get us closer to the future.
The Direct Marketing Expo is London’s biggest marketing, advertising and media event. Today and tomorrow, DMX (the event, not the rapper) boasts two days of the latest tools and research for the hungry marketer to sink his or her teeth into.
Those same two days have London hosting another big event as well: The Publishing Expo. With the contributions over 100 leading industry suppliers, this multichannel event helps to shape the future of the industry.
Dubai is hosting the Cloud Computing World Forum for the Middle East and North Africa, to give businesses in those regions a clear vision on how to tackle the future of IT.
The Smart Energy Summit has Austin ablaze with industry leaders seeking to maximize efficiency and reduce consumption as they sweat it out in the city that will host SXSW in about 10 days. Attendees of that festival should note the recent announcement that in addition to delivering his keynote address, Bruce Springsteen will also perform at a small venue with the E Street Band. There’s some kind of lottery system to decide who attends, so hop on that fast if you’re interested.
Toronto has the Creative Economy Summit closing out the month, with leaders from across the world convening to find exciting new ways to drive growth.
There are plenty more notable events on the roster today. Check them out over yonder: http://snff.in/zjL72I
Attention: Hackers. You are now off the leash. Google has made it so. They’re encouraging you to rip apart their new Chrome, and even awarding prizes up to $1 Million to the people who do it the best. Find out more about your latest job opportunity here.
On a completely relevant note, there has been a smidge of progress in flying car technology, albeit kind of pathetic. With this, I am hopeful but I have also almost completely lost faith that Back to the Future II accurately predicted the year 2015. We don’t even have hydrating pizza machines, for crissake.
About the Author: Matt hails from Boston and has a background in Film and Writing. As weather phenomena go, he prefers earthquakes to Nor'easters these days, so he's currently residing in the East Bay. He produced a feature film called "Night Sounds" after graduating from Emerson College, which premiered at a film festival in Massachusetts. Matt continues to write screenplays and work in the film community, while working as a freelance copywriter, editor, and part-time member of the Hound.