For this review of upcoming events we have focused particularly, but not only, on Apps and Social Network events. Social Media and Web and Mobile Apps are the two fastest-developing new areas on the internet, with the greatest growth in their markets in the past 5 years. Design and code development have a fundamental role in both. Between September and November, major capitals will host a varied offering of events related to the rapidly-expanding world of web and mobile apps and the colossus that is social networking.
Attending conferences and participating in workshops and summits on these topics can be a great way to get to know these new horizons of the internet world, whether you are looking to expand into niche markets, build on your knowledge and skills, make new contacts or just stay up-to-date on the latest innovations in these fields.
To make it easier, we bring you our selection of the most interesting events taking place around the world over the next few months.
- Smashing Conference
Freiburg, Germany | September 16-19, 2012
We are delighted to bring you a new event for Web designers and developers — the smashing way. Smashing Magazine and beyond tellerrand have teamed up to bring you the very first Smashing Conference — a friendly, valuable and inspiring community event that will help us all become better at what we do.
More at smashingconf.com
- WDC - Web Developer Conference
Hamburg, Germany | September 17-19, 2012
The Web Developer Conference (WDC) is the conference for German Web developers from 17 - 18 September 2012, at Hotel Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall. Aimed at developers of Web applications, content and online managers, agencies and webmasters. The WDC in 2012 is dedicated to the professional development of Web applications.
More at www.web-developer-conference.de
- iSummit 2012
Apps, Cloud Computing, Mobile Web, Social Media
Orlando, USA | September 17 – 18, 2012
At iSummit 2012, digital leaders gather for a series of talks, panels, and workshops on emerging trends and strategies in interactive technologies.
Over 50 experts from leading digital brands will present and discuss topics such as Social Media, Mobile Strategies, Gaming, Big Data, Apps, Online Brand Engagement, Digital Economy, Talent, Cross-Platform Advertising, User Experience, Cloud Communications, Agile Business and much more.
- Enterprise Gamification Summit
San Francisco, USA | September 19-21, 2012
Gamification has become the buzzword of 2012, and is predicted to be one of the top tech trends of the year. Market research reports predict that by 2013, over 50% of all social business initiatives will have gamified enterprise processes.
This event will bring together thought leaders from a broad range of industries to demonstrate what has worked for them and analyze what hasn’t and why. Gamification is not only an innovative and novel way to engage employees, it has the potential to revolutionize the enterprise and change the way companies do business.
- Gamification World Congress
Valencia, Spain | September 20, 2012
Gamification World Congress will bring together key leaders and international gamification experts, as well as all those interested in optimizing their company's production process or building on the loyalty and engagement of their user base.
- Webexpo 2012 Prague
Entrepreneurship, Web Design, Web Development
Prague, Czech Republic | September 20-22, 2012
The Webexpo Prague conference brings together people with the same passion in the same place at the same time. People can join in the process of creating new projects, generating an ideal atmosphere for making new acquaintances and opportunities.
More at webexpo.net/prague2012
- From The Front - The Treasure of Frontend Island
Bologna, Italy | September 20-21, 2012
4 killer workshops on Thursday 20th and an awesome conference on Friday 21st. On Friday 21st join a mind-blowing journey with some of the biggest names in the industry.
More at 2012.fromthefront.it
- Refresh LX
HTML5, Web Design
Lisbon, Portugal | September 20-21, 2012
Refresh LX is an affordable conference for busy Web Designers. Ten talks and four optional Workshops on sound, with practical advice from all the greatest minds in the field. So head over and meet hundreds of your fellow peeps for 2 days of serious brain refreshment. Lovely, warm, sunny Lisbon is waiting for you
More at http://www.refresh-lx.com
- The Vodafone Foundation App Aid Event
Sydney, Australia | September 20-22, 2012
The Vodafone Foundation’s core purpose is to ‘mobilize the community to drive social change’. To deliver this, they are hosting an event that will see the creation of smartphone apps designed to help charities that support people in need.
More at vodafoneaustraliafoundation/appaid
- Breaking Development 2012: Dallas
Web Apps, Mobile Web, Social Media
Dallas, USA | September 24-26, 2012
Breaking Development Dallas 2012 features 2 full days of speaker sessions and 1 day of workshops at the awe-inspiring Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Get to the Gaylord Texan and reel in the knowledge of the mobile web.
More at bdconf.com/2012/dallas
- The Social Media Strategies Summit 2012
San Francisco, USA | September 25-26, 2012
Social Media Strategies Summit San Francisco is a two-day event comprised of workshops, case studies, a variety of presentations and an abundance of networking opportunities. Unlike traditional summits, Social Media Strategies Summit reveals the many secrets behind building, managing and growing successful social media platforms and strategies. Social Media Strategies Summit returns to San Francisco, a hub for social media marketing!
- Apps World 2012 - Europe
London, UK | October 2–3, 2012
Apps World events are two day developer events with marketing application conferences and app exhibitions. The shows represent the entire app ecosystem. The event series is run by Six Degrees Events. Where the global app market meets- free to attend for developers, android, iOS, workshops mobile marketing, TV apps, cloud, web apps...
- Chicago Web Conf
Chicago, USA | October 5-6, 2012
Chicago Web Conf is a celebration of all that happens in the browser.
A client-side extravaganza created to foster communication, share knowledge, and blur the lines of what it means to be a web professional, with an all-star line up of speakers who are changing the web as we currently know it. Be on the front-end or be left behind.
- Future of Web Apps London 2012
London, UK | October 15-17, 2012
A first-class conference for web and mobile developers and entrepreneurs, bringing together visionaries to discuss the technologies and platforms you should be using to build the next generation of successful apps. This year, FOWA joins forces with Future of Mobile (FOM) giving you 2 conferences for the price of one! Awwwards will be there!
- Future of Web Design NYC 2012
Web Design, Front-End Development
New York, USA | October 22-24, 2012
A world class conference for web designers and front end developers, bringing you top speakers, the hottest topics and an unbeatable atmosphere.
- Web Design Day
Pittsburgh, USA | October 26, 2012
Web Design Day is a one-day, low-cost conference for web professionals in Western Pennsylvania. This is their fourth year and they’ve made things both bigger and better just for you. A larger, fancier venue can hold more people but still keep things small and friendly- just how we all like it. Spend the day with high-end presentations from some of the best and friendliest in the industry and lunch with the best set of attendees around. Then leave the digital aside just for a while, for a party and printmaking fun exclusively for Web Design Day attendees.
- Finapps Party 2012
Barcelona, Spain | October 26-27, 2012
24h financial apps development marathon in Barcelona. Win 10.000€!
One of the leading international events for developers and creators of mobile applications in financial services. On October 26 and 27 in Barcelona, the mobile world capital. The event will be publicized worldwide and will attract the best professionals on the planet. Developers from the USA, Israel, Kenya, Mexico and the United Kingdom are sure to attend.
- Gamification Summit Australia
Gamification, Brand Engagement, Enterprise
Melbourne, Australia | November 12-13, 2012
GSummit Australia 2012 in Melbourne. 12-13 November will bring together top experts in gamification, engagement & loyalty for two days. Day 1 will start off with the only gamification workshop that offers a gamification certificate, provided by Gabe Zichermann. Day 2 continues with a full day of speakers that will include inspiring talks, success (and failure) stories, design tips, networking, and all around fun. Learn how to create breakthrough engagement with customers, communities and employees and get your business in the game!
More at www.gsummit.com/au2012/
- An Event Apart- San Francisco 2012
Web Design, Web Development, Web content
San Francisco, USA | November 12-14, 2012
An Event Apart San Francisco features 12 great speakers and sessions. The two-day conference has sold out, but you can still register for an intense full-day workshop on Designing for Mobile & Beyond led by Luke Wroblewski (author, Mobile First, A Book Apart, 2012).
- Build 2012
Belfast, UK | November 12-16, 2012
A conference, hands-on workshops, a day of practical, an evening of film, live music, evening lectures, a craft beer festival, a pub quiz, a pop-up shop, markets, exhibitions, meetups and parties.
More at 2012.buildconf.com
- Beyond Tellerrand
Web Design, Technology, Networking
Dusseldorf, Germany | November 19-21, 2012
An affordable 3-day event with intensive workshops and 16 high-quality talks for web enthusiasts: design, technology, inspiration, and networking. Days 1 and 2 cover 16 talks in a single track conference. Day three features up to 4 full-day workshops with Remy Sharp, Ben Bodien and more to come. All workshops are limited to a low number of people to keep it an intensive experience for everybody.
More at 2012.beyondtellerrand.com
- Gamification World Asia Pacific 2012
Gamification, Brand Engagement, Enterprise
Singapore, Singapore | November 28-29, 2012
Gamification World Asia Pacific 2012 summit is the ONLY event in Asia Pacific dedicated to exploring how gamification will transform your organization’s marketing and branding strategies, customer and employee engagement campaigns and enterprise performances, supported by case studies.
More at www.gamificationworldasia.com