A host of influential speakers hailing from the digital media sector will share their knowledge with attendees at the Digital Media Conference in San Francisco on October 28. In Australia the biggest video games expo will take place alongside the digital lifestyle show at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.

Digital Media Conference (DMC West)
October 28
Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco/US

The DMC West is a full-day conference that focuses on "the top business issues impacting digital media companies". This year's speakers include, among others; Kevin Yen, Director, Strategic Partnerships, YouTube; Joy Marcus, US General Manager, Dailymotion; Madeline Herdrich, VP of Mobile, Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment; Allen Duan, VP, Digital Distribution and Partner Relations, MTV Networks; Tom DeLuca, Vice President, Worldwide Interactive Marketing, Warner Home Video; and Elizabeth Churchill, Principal Research Scientist, Yahoo! Research.


eGames Expo 2009 & Digital Lifestyle Show
October 30 - November 1
Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton/Melbourne/Australia

Touted as Australia's biggest Video Games Expo, the eGames Expo runs alongside the Digital Lifestyle Show at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Melbourne. One ticket provides entry into the eGames Expo, the Digital Lifestyle Show and the Develop ICT Skills and Careers Expo that all take place within the venue from October 30 to November 1. New release games from major publishers including Mad Man, Ubisoft, Disney and Microsoft will be available to buy at the eGames Expo along with new release gaming gear and hardware. Those looking to revamp their home entertainment systems and digital gadgets can try out the latest technology at the Digital Lifestyle Show where a full range of products will be available for hands-on demonstrations.


November 4 - 7
Infosys campus in Mysore/India

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. TED and is a non profit organisation that aims to spread ideas in the interests of global knowledge and inspiration. TEDIndia will explore developments in new technologies, creative design, future concepts and economic innovation taking place within South Asia. The theme of this year's TEDIndia is "The Future Beckons."


Android Developer Challenge 2 (ADC 2)
Mid November - date to be advised

The ADC 2 aims to reward developers making innovative mobile applications for the Android platform - an open source mobile operating system - and to encourage developers to design and submit applications to Google's Android Marketplace. The overall winner will receive $250,000 with other smaller prizes being handed out to the top three winning applications in each category. The winners will be announced in mid-November 2009.


IPTV World Forum Middle East & Africa 2009
November 15 - 16
Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai/United Arab Emirates

The 2009 IPTV World Forum Middle East & Africa is a forum for members of the industry and interested members of the public to explore and discuss the major issues facing the integration and mainstream adoption of IPTV in the region.


2009 Mobile Asia Congress
November 18 - 19
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong/China

The 2009 Mobile Asia Congress is the place to find out about emerging trends in the Asian mobile market. Mobile industry executives gather at this invitation-only event to talk about the latest strategies for growth within the Mobile market. This year's topics include Mobile Broadband, Mobile Lifestyle, and Mobile Technology as an Enabler for Environmental sustainability.