Matt O'Connell | Jan 30, 2012
A busy weekend of film festivals, auto shows and home shows comes to a close and gives rise to a very eventful week. With so much going on, I can’t even figure out where to start. Let’s just dive in.
The Auto Industry gathers today in Germany to discuss the development of low carbon, low waste, energy efficient cars at Automotive Green Production.
B2B Demand Generation in San Francisco convenes to help today’s marketers get a handle on accelerating revenue in a challenging and changing environment.
Along similar lines, Intranet 2.0 attempts to provide insight into the latest technologies, tips and tools for those of you looking to integrate Web 2.0 and expand their opportunities. The conference offers together engaging speakers, interactive learning seminars, networking opportunities and all that juicy meaty stuff a good conference should offer.
Health officials are meeting in D.C. to attend the North American Vaccine Forum, which might provide a clue to its purpose within the title. This is the 8th annual incarnation of the event, which provides an excellent springboard for new ideas and technologies in a life-saving industry.
DesignCon proposes to be a must-attend event for serious designers and engineers from across the globe, and takes place in Santa Clara this week.
Also coming up this week: Event Live Expo, Cloud Communications Expo, 4GWE Conference, Small Biz Success Summit, Caribbean Yoga Conference, Foodapest, the Bay Area Pet Expo, and hundreds more great events, so check back for more info.
Two Canadian teenagers spent about $400 and launched a Lego man into Space. That’s one of the strangest sentences I’ve ever written. Stranger still: the video of a Lego dude with a little Canadian flag, flying through Space. Meanwhile… a loose cat delays a Canadian Airlines flight. Something’s all wrong here.
The Help was the biggest winner at last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, giving it some extra buzz going into the Oscars. It won the Ensemble Award, the culminating prize for SAG and its equivalent for Best Picture. That prize rarely predicts the Best Picture winner at the Oscars, but the prizes do bode well for The Help’s Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who are both up for Oscars. Also, Jack Donaghy, er, Alec Baldwin won for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
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.