Conferences and Trade Shows
FutureWorks can help you identify the right industry-specific opportunities to sponsor, exhibit, and attend. We consider local, national, and international events – and host our own series of events – as a way of developing, fostering and nurturing relationships with the people who matter to our clients and us.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, FutureWorks is central to many industry conferences, events and parties that are well attended by influencers on a weekly basis. Our team regularly attends these events to keep a presence and strengthen relationships with industry influencers. In addition, Principal Brian Solis hosts special events and dinners with top-tier journalists and bloggers. See Hosted/Custom Events.
For example, Brian, along with Stephanie Agresta (InternetGeekGirl), are the creators and co-producers of the popular and well-attended TechSet parties. The duo started TechSet to bring together and celebrate the people who are actively contributing to the evolution of the social economy. TechSet parties have taken place all over the country from Las Vegas to New York, Austin to Los Angeles, and back to San Francisco. The premier events fuse glamour, entertainment and technology in each of the cities where innovation is bustling. Follow TechSet on Twitter: @TechSet
Here are some recent events that our clients and team have attended and presented at:
- BlogWorld New Media Expo
- CES: Consumer Electronics Show
- DEMO events: DEMOfall and DEMOspring
- Gov 2.0 Summit
- LeWeb Paris
- Social Networking World Forum
- SXSW: South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals
- TED – Ideas Worth Spreading (TED brings together the worlds of Technology, Entertainment, Design)
- Twiistup: The Entrepreneurs Showcase
- Twitter 140 Characters Conference
- ReadWriteWeb Real Time Summit
- WITI’s 20th Anniversary Summit
- TechCrunch Real-Time Crunchup SF
- Web 2.0 Expo (SF and NY)
- And more…
In addition, conferences, trade shows and events are great vehicles to launch new products/services and garner press and blog coverage for your company, products and services. For example, here are video interviews we arranged for Aaron Fulkerson, CEO of MindTouch (FutureWorks client at the time).
TechWeb’s David Berlind interviews Aaron from the 2009 Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco:
Brian Shields from SF Bay Area’s KRON-TV interviews Aaron from the 2009 Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco: