Dublin City University Business School – free digital marketing mini-conference in the Gallery Theatre in the Helix.
Tomorrow DCU Business School with the DCU LINK Research Centre’s Techspectations Initiative is holding a free digital marketing mini-conference in the Gallery Theatre in the Helix. Techspectations Summer Hospitality & Tourism Digital Marketing Summit is supported by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association of Ireland.
The Summer Summit programme is designed to introduce Irish hospitality professionals to SEO tools and resources, Pay Per Click advertising, Social Media Marketing and more. To coincide with President Obama’s visit to Ireland and #irlday, their theme will focus on marketing Ireland, Irish food and hospitality however the content will have general applicability.
All the details can be found on the Techspectations website.
We have fifty – yes only 50 – early bird tickets for this year’s IIA Annual Conference Open for Business available at the fabulously fabulous price of €120 (normally €150 for members/ €180 for non-members). Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01 5424154 and get yourself to the internet business event of the year.
Among the speakers and panellists this year are Dylan Collins, Founder Jolt Online Gaming and 2010 Net Visionary, Neil Leyden, winner Your Country, Your Call, Theo Lynn, Director DCU LINK, Amy Neale, National Digital Research Centre, Constantin Gurdyiev, Economist and many more.
As the sign down the road here on Thomas St says: “When they’re gone, they’re gone” so get in touch today!
Open for Business
The title of this year’s conference is Open for BUSINESS. The audience last year comprised senior managers, decision makers and key industry personnel.
The IIA Conference is unique in that it provides excellent content in an educational and networking environment. Keynote speakers come from companies such as Microsoft, Gruupy.com, and IBM. Click here to read more about the confirmed speakers.
This year will be our most ambitious conference to date. We have more speakers than ever before and it will include a full day of plenary sessions as well as parallel break-out sessions and clinics.
We want you to attend – but more than that, we want you to really join in! This conference is all about you and we’re taking the term ‘conference’ literally: lots of conferring with industry peers, sharing experiences and varying perspectives.
This is an industry conversation. Great speakers are important but we want to know what you think too. So get ready to join the conversation. In fact, if there’s a particular conversation you’ve been yearning to have then let us know in the next week or so.
There will be keynotes in the morning AND afternoon and panel debates morning and afternoon so book your ticket early and don’t miss out.
PRICE: As it’s mid-season sale time, the standard ticket price has been cut by 25% on last year, form €245 to €180.
The member rate is €150 and the early bird (limited to the first 50 tickets) is €120.
Contact Roseanne NOW at email@example.com to get one of the 50 exclusive early bird tickets.
Conferences are really good when they are more than just an event – the IIA annual conference is part of a bigger process of dialogue between you, the delegates, the IIA as your representative body, and industry thought leaders, policy shapers and makers. This is your chance to make your voice heard and to change how business is done online in Ireland.
SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES
Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for 2011 are available.
If you would like to be associated with the IIA brand and benefit from the exposure you will receive by being a sponsor of the IIA Conference in 2011 please download our Sponsorship Opportunities document or contact Joan Mulvihill on 01 5424154 for more information.
In October we held a conference specifically aimed at online retailers called “8 Ways to Sell More Stuff” (read a review here). The feedback was very positive and we hope to produce more events in this style in 2011.
In the meantime here is the first of some of the presentations that I recorded on the day. I didn’t manage to record them all (sorry Michael Kane!) and it may be a while before I have an opportunity to tidy the other few up but there should be plenty for you to mull over in this podcast below.
This is Andrew Draper, Co-founder of Manpacks.com sharing his experience of launching not only a new online business in the last year but a business with a unique business model.
The headline sponsor of “8 Ways to Sell More Stuff” was An Post and one way you could sell more stuff is by checking out their new site ILoveShopping.ie.
BarCamp is an ad-hoc "un-conference" born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join.
What makes this event different is that those who attend are welcome to contribute to the day; you can chose to speak on a particular topic of expertise – sign up on the day or contact us in advance if you want to be prepared. Four sessions will run simultaneously, you can decide on the day what to attend. Refreshments will be available and it is an excellent opportunity to network. This is what attendees said of last year’s event…
BarCamp Cork is fun while you dunk yourself in the cooking pot. This is where you catch up on the future – get a good view on what’s coming over the horizon – and new ways of using stuff you thought you knew.
Treat yourself to a day that’ll sharpen you up on the latest trends.
To register your attendance or sign up to speak to go http://www.barcampcork.com
I have a little treat for you this morning. As you know, our Annual Conference takes place next Thursday, 20th May, and with Anthony Whelan and Bill Liao as keynotes, it’s going to be a fascinating day. Added to that, we have our breakout sessions from the IIA Working Groups and our extremely popular Web Clinics (which always book out, so register early), it’ll be a full, enjoyable and educational day.
So, what’s the treat? Well, for everyone that follows our blog, Twitter, Facebook page, etc. we are offering a Social Media Discount on the Conference tickets price. For 20% Off the ticket price, you can use the voucher code “socmed20“. It would be great to see as many of you on the day as possible and if I’m not too busy running around looking after people, I hope to catch some of the breakout sessions myself.
This week is the big push before the first ever Digitise the Nation Week. The IIA, is calling on companies and individuals across Ireland to help ‘Digitise the Nation’ from May 16th to 21st 2010. The week long campaign is designed to showcase the power and capabilities of the Internet to the broadest set of groups from businesses, consumers, students, children to grandparents.
The week encapsulates five themes covering:
- Monday 17th – Business Productivity
- Tuesday 18th – Connectivity
- Wednesday 19th – Entrepreneurship
- Thursday 20th – IIA 2020Vision Conference and Net Visionary Awards
- Friday 21st – The Consumer and Social Media
Some of the events coming up include:
- Drimnagh will be taking part in the Digitise the Nation event on Tuesday’s Connectivity Day, the 18th of May. They will be holding 3 open, informal Social Media Surgeries from 10-12pm, 2-4pm and 7-9pm. The venue for this event is in the St John Bosco youth centre on Davitt Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12. It will be free of charge and open to anyone who wants to learn more about any of the social media tools.
- Kavaleer (award winning digital animation business based in Digital Hub) will be showing primary school students how digital art is created; sharing with the children how cartoons are made and inspiring the next generation of Brown Bag Productions and Oscar winning “Avatar” creators.
- Cipherion Translations are experts in bringing businesses global – and helping them to market locally in over 40 languages. They support organisations in ICT, E-learning, Tourism, Technology and Life Sciences sectors as they translate their materials for overseas audiences. As part of Monday’s Business Productivity Day, they want to share the steps you should take to translate and localize your website for these markets.
- In Dublin, local computer training business A&A Computer Training have successfully approached their local “Golden Oldies” community group and are showing them how to make Skype calls and send emails.
- In Cork, Puddleducks.ie is running an interactive competition for children. Children and families are invited to take part in an online treasure hunt which is a wonderful opportunity for parents to introduce their children to the internet in a safe, supervised and fun way.
- There will be webinars conducted by Krishna De, Ann Donnelly and Peter Fry.
- Tim Willoughby from Local Government Computer Services Board (LGCSB) is supporting us by allowing our members to use the local libraries to host suitable events.
This week is a superb opportunity to help demystify the Internet for everyone in society. The internet now forms a daily part of many peoples life but much of the capability from video calling relatives in other parts of the world to using social media for business are still largely untapped. We are inviting companies and individuals to organise their own events during the week, based around the themes and to reach out to people who would not ordinarily have the opportunity to take advantage of the digital world.
This is an opportunity for every one of our members to bring their skills and capabilities to the very widest audience, showing everyone how the internet can be used to communicate with friends and family, transact business to business and business to consumer. We are also hoping that this initiative will help show the diversity of internet usage throughout the country.
A specially designed site promoting all the activities taking place throughout the country is available on www.iia.ie/DTN.
A number of ticketing options are available allowing delegates to attend the Conference only, the Net Visionary Awards only, or avail of a 20% discount by attending both the Conference and the Awards. Full tables of 10 can also be booked for the Awards dinner also.
|Conference Only – Early Bird*||€195||€245|
|Conference Only – Full Rate||€245||€345|
|Combined Ticket** – Early Bird*||€325||€395|
|Combined Ticket** – Full Rate||€395||€495|
|Net Visionary Awards Only||€250||€250|
|Table (10) Net Visionary Awards||€2,250||€2,250|
* Early Bird tickets are available until 23 April.
** A Combined Ticket includes entry to the Conference on 20 May as well as a place at the Net Visionary Awards ceremony on the evening of 20 May.
20% Regional Discount
Attending from outside the Greater Dublin area? Contact Irene to receive a further 20% discount voucher applied to your choice of ticket or to enquire about Charity and Student rates.
Have I ever mentioned to you that I love my job here in the IIA? One of the things that I love about it is that I often get to some great events. We recently sponsored IIA Member Company Meetingbooker.com’s Hotel Website Marketing Conference and I would definitely count this as among the best that I attended this year. The speakers were all good and varied but mostly I thought it was very clear that they had done their research about the audience and were aware of the issues and processes effecting the hotel industry’s day to day work.
I live tweeted the event and hope that I shared some of the nuggets. However MeetingsBooker.com have made the slides not only from this conference but their other conferences in 2009 available via Slideshare.
This 1st event will focus on the most pertinent issues for the E-Commerce sector including privacy, security, advertising, competition policy and intellectual property. Key speakers are already confirmed including representatives from the European Commission, EU Parliament, the European consumer association BEUC, Amazon, eBay, Google, Microsoft, Visa, Phorm, MAQS, Symantec and many others (see list below). They will discuss what the new e-commerce pathway will look like, particularly given the changing Commission and Parliament, how far European policy making has come in respect of the regulation (or not) of the digital domain and what steps can be made to improve and support e-commerce as a potential driver for economic and social improvement.
Save €200 by registering before 6th October.
The conference which is supported by EMOTA will provide a consistent Brussels based platform and meeting point for all stakeholders involved in e-commerce.
Given the horizontal nature of e-commerce and its emergence as a key part of the European and global economy, the range of issues discussed will be of relevance to those operating in many sectors including financial services, telecoms operators, transportation and logistics, internet service providers, security and privacy operators, goods manufacturers and many, many more.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Malcolm Harbour, Member, European Parliament (Chairman of the EP’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee)
- Jacqueline Minor, Director, Consumer Affairs, DG SANCO, European Commission
- Monique Goyens, Director General, BEUC (consumer organization)
- Patrick van Eecke, Partner, DLA Piper
- Andrew Cecil, Director Public Policy Europe, Amazon
- Sebastian Mueller, European Policy Manager, Google
- Stuart Cooke, Senior Director, Industry Associations & Standards, Qualcomm
- Brooks Dobbs, Chief Privacy Officer, Phorm
- Thomas Myrup Kristensen, EU Internet Policy Director Corporate Affairs, LCA, Microsoft Europe
- Andrea Servida, Deputy Head of the Unit, Internet, Network and Information Security, DG INFSO, European Commission
- Rosa Barcelo, Adviser, European Data Protection Supervisor
- Peter Møller-Jensen, EU Government Affairs Director, VISA Europe
- Alastair Mitchell, CEO and co-founder, Huddle.net
- Brendan Reilly, Head of Northern European country product management, Deutsche Bank
- Luke Hendrickx, Director, Competitiveness of Enterprises & External Relations, UEAPME
- Monique Wadsted, Partner, MAQS Law Firm
- Alvydas Stancikas, Head of Unit, Enforcement of Industrial and Intellectual Property Rights, DG MARKT, European Commission
- Paul Excell, Chief Innovation Officer, BT
- Claude Rakovsky, Head of Unit, Antitrust and Mergers Policy and Scrutiny, DG COMP, European Commission
- James Waterworth, EU Affairs Director, Nokia & President, EDiMA