Stay Sharp! Upcoming Event & Technology Conferences in LA and NY

    Great conferences educate and inspire audiences. They also provide amazing networking opportunities and a chance to get out of the office! It’s important to stay up to date on the latest industry trends and continue to learn new skills throughout your event planning career. Check out some of the upcoming event and technology conferences happening in Los Angeles and New York City in 2013.

    BizBash IdeaFest Los Angeles

    Wednesday, June 19 8:00am to 5:30pm

    Los Angeles Convention Center
    1201 S Figueroa St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90015

    BizBash IdeaFest Los Angeles, on June 19 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, is the premier event for event and meeting professionals, featuring the latest and most innovative industry trends, technologies, and ideas. Also be sure to check out the Event Innovation Forum and Workshop Series. Network with the top names in events, find the perfect partners for upcoming soirees, discover secrets from industry superstars, sample mouthwatering dishes, and see astounding entertainment acts.

    Whether you are an event venue owner, run your own event planning company, or work for a company, BizBash IdeaFest is the place for you to find the inspiration, tools, and contacts you need to rock your events all year long. For more information check out the BizBash IdeaFest Overview page.

    The Social Media Day of Reckoning

    Saturday, June 29 7:00pm to 1:00am

    Milk Studios
    450 West 15th St.
    New York, N.Y. 10011

    Mashable's annual New York City Social Media Day event is expected to be one of the biggest social media events of the year. Mashable is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. The website reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's 25 million monthly unique visitors and 10 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged online news communities.

    This year Mashable is partnering with media companies VICE and Milk to host the large-scale event. VICE is a leading global youth media company that operates an original online video destination, VICE.COM, an international network of digital channels, a television production studio, a magazine, a record label, an in-house creative services agency, and a consumer insights and research services department. The event will be hosted at Milk, a photography studio recognized as one of the most preeminent event venues in NYC.

    While the Social Media Day of Reckoning is not specifically for the event planning industry, it will focus on how social media has impacted the different worlds touched by Mashable, Vice, and Milk. The crowd will be a dynamic mix of creatives, artists and tech-savvy individuals. The event is free to attend but is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    For more information check out Mashable’s article: Party at the Biggest Social Media Day Event Ever in NYC or register for the event.

    PRSA 2013 Digital Impact Conference

    Thursday, June 27 – Friday, June 28

    The Hilton
    227 West 27th Street "C" Bldg
    New York, NY

    The PRSA 2013 Digital Impact Conference is intended to help attendees learn how to tap into the power of search engines as well as learn about the newest social machines. Attendees will also learn how to make mobile more integrated and tips on how to increase your team’s digital literacy. For more information check out the conference page.

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