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Featured Event of the Week

Truth & Trust in the 21st Century: Journalism’s Role in Telling the Story of Violence in Chicago
Sept. 4, 2014
Chicago
This symposium will include a discussion about how the media can better tell the story of violence in Chicago in the age of the Internet and social media. It will include a mix of traditional and new media practitioners, community activists, students and teachers and other stakeholders in Chicago communities. Produced by PBS MediaShift and the Poynter Institute, and sponsored by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Gannett Foundation, Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern and PR Newswire.
Register here.

Upcoming Events: August

Asian American Journalists Association Convention 2014
Aug. 13-16, 2014
Washington, D.C.
The 24th annual convention is for media professionals and future journalists looking to network and grow in their careers through interactive discussions about industry and community issues, networking and one-on-one critiques.
Register here; use hashtag #AAJA14.

TEDxPoynter Institute: Disruption
Aug. 19, 2014
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Poynter’s fourth TEDx event will tap into the minds of influential visionaries across media and technology, exploring the innovation that arises from disruption.
Register here; use hashtag #tedxpoynter.

Video Publisher Forum 2014
Aug. 23, 2014
New York City
The event brings industry leaders together for an afternoon of discussion on some of the most pressing issues in ad tech today, including how to monetize video inventory across multiple devices.
Register here.

Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo 2014
Aug. 26-27, 2014
Hong Kong
The conference features the brightest speakers in the industry and exhibits from the organizations that are helping move the 3D printing revolution forward.
Register here; use hashtag #3DPrintConf.

Upcoming Events: September

Code/Media Series: New York
Sept. 4, 2014
New York City
The Code/Media Series brings together the most interesting minds in media and technology discussing the risk and opportunity that comes with change.
Register here; use hashtag #codemedia.

Excellence In Journalism 2014
Sept. 4-6, 2014
Nashville
The conference hosts top news professionals from broadcast, print and digital newsrooms around the country, offering networking, breakout sessions and a keynote speech from Kara Swisher.
Register here; use hashtag #EIJ14.

Politics and Press Responsibility with Denver Post Editor Gregory Moore
Sept. 5, 2014
Columbia, MO
As part of Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Gerald M. Boyd Lecture Series on politics and press responsibility, Moore will examine and analyze the media’s coverage of major political issues of the day.
Register here.

TechCrunch Disrupt 2014
Sept. 8-10, 2014
San Francisco
This event features TechCrunch writers and editors, guest speakers, leading venture capitalists and entrepreneurs addressing the most important topics facing today’s tech landscape, plus a hackathon.
Register here; use hashtag #DisruptSF.

American Society of News Editors Conference 2014
Sept. 15-17, 2014
Chicago
This joint convention with the Associated Press Media Editors offers topical conference sessions that will explore key issues newsroom leaders are tackling; showcase innovations; and provide practical takeaways in such areas as improving content on mobile, increasing audience engagement and reach, and developing partnerships for greater impact.
Register here; use hashtag #editors2014.

Ad Age Digital Conference 2014
Sept. 16, 2014
San Francisco
The conference brings together big brands and young startups in emerging media and technology, with entrepreneurs who are building new consumer marketplaces and the next generation of mobile payments and services.
Register here; use hashtag #AADigital.

The Social Shakeup 2014
Sept. 16-17
Atlanta
The conference offers marketing, digital, and other professionals whose jobs combine social media and business an event discussing how social enterprise is changing the way we work, including content marketing, the customer experience, future tech and big data.
Register here; use hashtag #SocialShakeup.

Digiday Publishing Summit 2014
Sept. 17-19, 2014
Key Biscayne, Fla.
The event features insights from digitally native and legacy publishers in how they create and pay for content in a multi-platform environment.
Register here.

Digital Media Latinoamérica 2014
Sept. 19-20, 2014
Lima, Peru
The two-day event features four sessions and a world-class panel of regional and international speakers designed to help strengthen your company’s digital strategy and increase revenues.
Register here; use hashtag #DML14.

International Media Ethics Day 2014
Sept. 19, 2014
Various locations
The purpose of the annual IMED is to mobilize media professionals, IT experts, bloggers, students and interested citizens to discuss ethical dilemmas locally. Participants will examine case studies, and take part in role-plays and debates related to the various ethical dilemmas they might expect to face on the job and in life.
Get involved here.

Curtis B. Hurley Symposium
Sept. 23, 2014
Washington, D.C.
Secrecy, partisanship and technology are disrupting the channels of communication among citizens, journalists and the government. Come to hear Missouri alumni leaders discuss top issues in media and policy in Washington at the National Press Club.
Register here.

Collab/Space Chicago 
Sept. 24, 2014
Chicago
The event is an all-day, hands-on workshop spotlighting eight cutting-edge media startups in the Chicago area and beyond, and hosted by TechNexus.
Register here; use hashtag #CollabChicago.

Online News Association Conference 2014
Sept. 25-27, 2014
Chicago
This event calls highly engaged digital journalists to learn about new tools, techniques and technologies, discuss advancements and challenges in the industry, network and share best practices with peers.
Register here; use hashtag #ONA14.

Upcoming Events: October

Future of StoryTelling Summit 2014
Oct. 1-2, 2014
New York City
The summit is a gathering of technology, media and communications visionaries from around the world, designed to put attendees in direct contact with the most vital ideas, people and technologies that are shaping the way we tell stories.
Register here; use hashtag #FoST.

TEDGlobal 2014
Oct. 6-10, 2014
Rio de Janeiro
TEDGlobal 2014 features a week-long speaker program with a focus on the Global South’s rise in influence and power in the form of tech demos, exhibits and more. Journalists Glenn Greenwald and Misha Glenny are confirmed to attend.
Register here; use hashtag #TEDGlobal.

The Lorana Sullivan Lecture on Investigative Journalism
Oct. 14, 2014
New York City
The first annual Lorana Sullivan Lecture, part of the All Class Lecture Series at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, will feature Dean Steve Coll, who will speak on his experience in investigative journalism.
Register here.

TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014
Oct. 20-21, 2014
London
This event features TechCrunch writers and editors, guest speakers, leading venture capitalists and entrepreneurs addressing the most important topics facing today’s tech landscape, plus a hackathon.
Register here.

GigaOm Structure Connect 2014
Oct. 21-22, 2014
San Francisco
The event will discuss how to connect homes and business to the Internet with minimal disruption and maximum efficiency.
Register here.

Computation + Journalism Symposium 2014
Oct. 24-25, 2014
New York City
The symposium is a forum for discussing the ways journalism is and should be adapting in the face of the quantitative turn in society.
Register here.

Code/Mobile 2014
Oct. 27-28, 2014
Half Moon Bay, Calif.
The inaugural event features big names in the industry who are leading the mobile revolution, as well as those whose businesses are being transformed — those rethinking, reinventing and recoding the mobile industry.
Register here; use hashtag #codemobile.

Ad Age Data Conference 2014
Oct. 28-29, 2014
New York City
The event helps marketers understand big data and insights needed to making marketing efforts more successful.
Register here.

Upcoming Events: November

Street Fight Summit 2014
Nov. 4, 2014
New York City
The fourth annual event will focus on the application of hyperlocal platforms in the real world, including PayPal, Facebook, Google, Tinder, Pandora, Digitas, ReachLocal, Waze, Gannett and others.
Register here; use hashtag #SFS14.

ad:tech New York 2014
Nov. 5-6, 3024
New York City
The digital marketing event is a marketplace for buying and selling and an opportunity to discuss industry trends and initiatives.
Register here; use hashtag #adtechNY.

Third Coast Conference 2014
Nov. 7-9, 2014
Chicago
The event brings together producers, audio artists, journalists, documentarians and students to enjoy each other’s work, share ideas and expertise, and network.
Register here.

AllFacebook Marketing Conference 2014
Nov. 10, 2014
Berlin
This conference discusses best practices for launching and maintaining successful advertising campaigns on Facebook.
Register here; use hashtag #AllFacebook.

Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Born-digital News Content 
Nov. 10-11, 2014
Columbia, MO
If you are interested in helping to bridge the disconnect between the short-term goals of news producers and the long-term needs of digital preservation, your expertise and solutions are wanted at this event.
Register here.

Newsgeist 2014: Exploring the Frontiers of New Journalism
Nov. 14-16, 2014
Phoenix
This free, invite-only “unconference” is a participant-driven meeting exploring the future of news at the intersection of journalism, technology, and public policy. The event is sponsored by Google and the Knight Foundation.
Register here.

Digiday Programmatic Summit 2014
Nov. 17-19, 2014
Bonita Springs, Fla.
The summit will address how brands, agencies and publishers are adjusting to the changing dynamics of modern media buying.
Register here.

Digital Media Asia 2014
Nov. 18-20, 2014
Singapore
The conference will showcase international trends in digital media related to online content monetization, digital advertising, social media, tablet publishing and big data.
Register here.

Streaming Media West 2014
Nov. 18-19, 2014
Huntington Beach, Calif.
The event hosts content owners, viral video creators, online marketers, broadcast professionals and ad agencies to learn the latest online video technology.
Register here; use hashtag #SMWest.

The Walter B. Potter Sr. Conference: Innovation and Transformation in Community Newspapers
Nov. 20-21, 2014
Columbia, MO
The Potter Conference will bring together community news executives and leaders at the Missouri School of Journalism for an exchange and dialogue of best practices that will help sustain local journalism, especially in small and rural markets.
Register here.

Upcoming Events: 2015

International Consumer Electronics Show 2015
Jan. 6-9, 2015
Las Vegas
The show features exhibits giving a first look at consumer electronics like wearables, web services, digital imaging and photography, online media and video.
Register here; use hashtag #CES2015.

Digital Book World Conference 2015
Jan. 13-15, 2014
New York City
The conference and expo brings together media, publishing and tech professionals to discuss digital content and digital publishing strategies as well as industry challenges.
Register here; use hashtag #DBW15.

SXSW Interactive 2015
March 13-17, 2015
Austin
This annual event features the brightest minds in upcoming technology, networking events and a great lineup of startup ideas from the digital community.
Registration open in August 2014; use hashtag #SXSW2015.

Angela Washeck is a freelance writer and editor based in Dallas. She is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a journalism minor. Angela also writes for MediaBistro’s 10,000 Words blog and TexasMonthly.com, and she once interned with the TV newsmagazine “Dan Rather Reports.” Her work has been republished on Editor & Publisher, the American Press Institute and more. When Angela is not busy with PBS MediaShift work, you can find her watching “How I Met Your Mother” reruns, watching Aggie football and attending indie/folk concerts in Dallas. Follow her @angelawasheck.