Looking for inspiration, motivation, or ample networking opportunities?  Here are 11 conferences, across various industries, that are taking place this October.  Technology, media, design, women, business and more are all on this month’s busy agenda!

1

Forbes Under 30 Summit
October 1st-4th, Boston

Forbes’ largest event, the Under 30 Summit, brings together 7,000 young leaders in Boston for the globe’s greatest gathering of entrepreneurs and game changers—consisting of four days of motivating panels, pitch contests, philanthropy, music and food festivals, parties and more.

Notable Speakers: Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Sophia Amoruso, Ashton Kutcher

2

Vanity Fair Summit
October 2nd-4th, Beverly Hills

The Vanity Fair Summit brings together titans of technology, media, business, entertainment, politics, and the arts for inspiring conversations on the issues and innovations shaping the future.

Notable Speakers: Jason Blum, Willow Bay, Nick Bilton 

3

Techweek D.C.
October 2nd-6th, D.C.

Techweek‘s mission is to spread the creation of innovation hubs to diverse places. They strive to help entrepreneurs solve their fundamental problems of raising capital, recruiting talent, selecting advisors, and gaining recognition with their Growth Summit, Fest, Founders House, and Awards events respectively.

4

Smart Cities Week
October 3rd-5th, D.C.

Smart infrastructure is the foundation for future success, for better paying jobs and for a new era of prosperity for all. It is also the theme of the third annual Smart Cities Week in Washington, D.C., where visionary leaders and thinkers from all levels of government convene.  This conference offers real-world examples of smart infrastructure solving tough urban challenges.

Notable Speakers: Tom Steyer, David Rouse, Tammy Rimes

5

Bloomberg Invest ETF London
October 5th, London

Bloomberg has risen to become one of the largest and most successful privately owned companies in the U.S.  Utilizing expert panels and one-on-one interviews with the industry’s top players and analysts, Bloomberg Invest ETF London tackles the biggest challenges and opportunities inherent in this booming market.  Bloomberg Invest ETF London provides delegates with actionable information to advance both day-to-day investment decisions and longer term strategy.

Notable Speakers: Stephen Cohen, Lionel Paquin, Simon McGhee

6

Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit
October 9th-11th, D.C.

Forbes MPW Summit is a leadership community, bringing together the preeminent women in business—along with certain leaders in government, philanthropy, education and the arts—for all encompassing conversations meant to inspire.  The program features one-on-one interviews, panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions and high-level networking.

Notable Speakers: Gretchen Carlson, Rebecca Minkoff, Jewel

7

Inc. 5000 Conference and Gala
October 10th-12th, Palm Desert

The Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala is an annual event that convenes leaders and thinkers in business in order to recognize the achievements of companies who have been honored by Inc. magazine for their expedient growth. Over the course of three days, experts share their knowledge and motivate others.

Notable Speakers: Daymond John, Shama Kabani Hyder, Dan Price

8

Forbes CIO Next in NY
October 15th-16th, NY

CIOs deliver value to their enterprises, to customers, and to the broader technology ecosystem. Forbes CIO Next is a gathering of the global CIOs of major companies, venture capitalists, and some select technology company CEOs for a conversation of how their contributions are changing the evolving technology ecosystem.

9

Wall Street Journal D. Live Laguna
October 16th-18th, Laguna

The Wall Street Journal’s premier, invitation-only, technology event convenes an impressive group of CEOs, founders, investors and luminaries from around the world to set the global tech agenda.  This year’s program will feature the broad range of technology forces—from the investors, founders and luminaries disrupting the status quo to the industry giants fostering innovation and driving growth.

Notable Speakers: Sam Altman, Chip Bergh, David Marcus

10

PopTech Culture Clash
October 20th-22nd, Camden

Hosted by Carly Chaikin and Moran Cerf, PopTech Culture Clash offers a plethora of amazing speakers.  “As the cultural barriers that once separated us as people continue to give way, those that remain are the source of great conflict, and also our greatest possibility.”  This gathering takes place in the quiet, coastal town of Camden, Maine.

Notable Speakers: Lizz Winstead, Rahzel, Josh Nesbit

11

TechWeek Dallas
October 30th- November 3rd, Dallas

Techweek‘s mission is to spread the creation of innovation hubs to diverse places. They strive to help entrepreneurs solve their fundamental problems of raising capital, recruiting talent, selecting advisors, and gaining recognition with their Growth Summit, Fest, Founders House, and Awards events respectively.

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