June’s ‘Local’ Events: One Hot Month
The June calendar is definitely filling in. It is the most active month in memory. I’ll be attending five events — three in San Francisco, two in San Diego. As Richard Rogers says: “June is bustin’ out all over.”
In San Francisco, we’ll be at StreetFight Summit West on June 5. Get a 20 percent discount if you use code “BIAKELSEY20.” On June 18, we’ll be at Converge Labs Social-Loco event. Our own event, Mobile Local Media, of course, is June 27.
At MLM, Mike Boland has put together a great one-day program, uniquely focusing on the big issues surrounding mobile monetization (even more important and timely, perhaps, given Facebook’s revelation that it can’t do as much with mobile monetization as it had initially suggested).
MLM will feature VCs Stewart Alsop and David Hornik, and top speakers from Google, Yelp, eBay/PayPal, AT&T, SuperMedia and others. For us, this is where the action is. We’ll do a free webinar around the event on May 22. Register for the webinar here.
Converge Labs’ Social-Loco event, meanwhile, considers how brands work within the social-local ecosystem — a valuable approach. The event will feature social-oriented speakers from Facebook, Foursquare, Nokia, HearSay, Waze and others. Converge is providing a 25 percent discount to the BIA/Kelsey community. Click here for a direct link to the discount registration.
I’ll also be at The San Diego Venture Summit June 6, featuring a discussion with Elevation’s Roger McNamee, and San Diego Interactive Day, which is a strong agency-oriented event June 15. I’ll look forward to seeing speakers from ExactTarget and others there.