Event season is heating up, and I'll be speaking at five of them in mid-May... on five different topics. If you happen to be at all five, then it shouldn't get too repetitive. Let me know if your plans overlap with mine.
May 12: I'll be speaking at a private company event in Austin, TX. It'll be a quick visit, but if you're based there, I may have some time to meet that Monday, May 11.
May 13: Back in NYC, I'll be joining NewCo, the second time MRY is hosting it. I'll be talking about the End of Storytelling - a familiar topic to this blog's readers. The NewCo site says the session is almost full, so reserve soon.
May 14: Because I'm spending too much time in the office that week, I'm going up to the motherland of Westchester for the second annual Westchester Digital Summit. I spoke there last year, taking a seat (cautiously) next to Chris "Catch a Predator" Hansen (see the photo above). He did not catch me. This year, I get to join a ridiculously esteemed group - entrepreneur and anchor Joya Dass, Pinterest's Eva Papoutsakis Smith, Google Thinking's Frank Golding, and Facebook's Lauren Griewski. We'll be talking about the power of visual content. A bonus for you: use discount code MRY to save $100 on the conference.
Maybe the reason I get to join this session is that I once wrote a Manifesto for the Visual Revolution, embedded below (hat tip to Chute, whose conference inspired that).
But wait, there's more!
May 18: I get to join the embarrassment of riches in terms of the speakers at Internet Week New York. Yeah, it's Chelsea Clinton, Al Roker, William Bratton, and... well, I'll be there. Not at exactly the same time. But I do hope to see them. I'll be moderating a session on Harnessing the Entrepreneurial Spirit, hosted by Mondelez, with more details to come soon.
May 20: To cap off this marathon, I'll be one of the oracles at the Oracle Data Cloud Summit, as part of a panel discussion on Knowing More: What Consumers Say. Stay tuned for more details on the topic, but I get to share the stage with Altimeter's Susan Etlinger, SHIFT's James Borrow, and IRI's Ash Patel.