The Game Developers Conference - world's largest industry-only gaming conference - will take place in San Francisco during the week of March 8. In India, people behind some of today's most cutting-edge technology concepts will be speaking at EmTech India.

Read an E-Book Week
March 7-13
Worldwide

The annual Read an E-Book Week was created to promote and share the advantages of reading electronically. During this week, visitors are invited to browse the event website, where dozens of publishers, authors, and booksellers offer free titles for a limited time. Going since 2003, the event took off in 2009.
http://ebookweek.com

EmTech India 2010
March 8-9
Bangalore, India

EmTech India is a two-day summit focused on emerging technologies and innovations. The event is organized by MIT's Technology Review and CyberMedia, India's leading technology publisher. The event brings together leading minds in the technology field. Presentations held during the event provide a window into future technologies and real-world innovations. Speakers include Anbumani (Anbu) Subramanian, Research Scientist at HP Labs, India; Amit Dayal, VP, Engineering, Yahoo! India Research & Development; Mr Pranav Mistry PhD, Researcher at MIT and Inventor of Sixth Sense; Prof. Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences NEC Career Development and Professor of Media Arts and Sciences Co-Director, Center for Future Storytelling; and Dr Shrikumar Suryanarayan, CEO, Translational Research Institute and Hon.Director-General, ABLE.
http://www.emtechindia.in/

Game Developers Conference
March 9 - 13
Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, USA

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world's largest industry-only gaming event. More than 17,000 professionals are expected to gather at the GDC in 2010. The event aims to heighten the awareness of gaming around the world and encourages industry members to form local and global ties with other members in the game development community. In 2010 there will be over 400 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions covering the diverse sectors of games - including gaming consoles, handheld devices, cell phones, and of course online and computer games. The event also explores future developments in the field of gaming.
http://www.gdconf.com

Cloud Connect
March 15-18
Santa Clara Convention Center
Silicon Valley, California, USA

Cloud Connect is branded as the event "that brings together the entire cloud computing community." The event comprises a conference, business summit, IT workshops, Developer Workshops and a LaunchPad for new cloud-based startups. It aims to connect IT leaders with developers and industry executives in order to invoke a broader discussion about cloud computing. Conference topics include Cloud Futures and Roadmaps; Cloud Risks, Challenges, and Governance; Developing for the Cloud; and New Infrastructure: The Fabric Beneath the Clouds.
http://www.cloudconnectevent.com/

Shanghai International IT and Electronics Fair and SEMICON China
March 16-18
Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC)
Shanghai, China

More than 100,000 professional visitors are expected to attend SEMICON China 2010, an event that will once again be held under the banner of the Shanghai International IT and Electronics Fair. For the first time, SEMICON China will be held in co-location with SOLARCON China and FPD China. The massive "industry flagship event" is targeted at professionals working in the microelectronics market. Highlights of the 2010 SEMICON China include theme pavilions focusing on innovation, green manufacturing and sustainable development and a thorough program of technology conferences that includes the China Semiconductor Technology International Conference (CSTIC 2010), The 6th China SoG Silicon and PV Power Conference, and the 2010 China FPD Conference.
http://semiconchina.semi.org/scchina-en/index.htm

IEEE Virtual Reality Conference
March 20-26
Waltham, Massachusetts, USA

The 17th IEEE Virtual Reality conference is a week-long event touching on the subjects of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and interactive user interfaces. The conference is bookended by the the 5th IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI) and the 18th Haptics Symposium. The fully-packed program includes tutorials (such as "Building your own Projection-based VR Display System), workshops (covering topics like "Cloud-Mobile Convergence for Virtual Reality" and "Medical Virtual Environments"), and keynote speeches (like Takeo Igarashi's "Interactive ‘Smart' Computers").
http://conferences.computer.org/vr/2010/index.html

CTIA Wireless 2010
March 23 - 25
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV, USA

CITA will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2010, welcoming more than 1,000 exhibitors and tens of thousands of spectators to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Discussions about wireless and converged communications, wireless broadband, mobile web computing and data industries will be held over a period of three days. Companies will demo the latest in enterprise solutions, energy-saving products, and emerging mobile entertainment technology. Developers, manufacturers and industry leaders will be on hand to discuss the latest trends including Location Based Services (LBS), Smart Energy, Wireless Health, Intelligent Transportation, Cloud Computing and Mobile Money.
http://www.ctiawireless.com/

Black Hat Europe
April 12-15
Hotel Rey Juan Carlos
Barcelona, Spain

The Black Hat Briefings are comprehensive events focused on internet security. The Black Hat Europe conference provides attendees with useful and relevant information about the most pressing security issues currently found in Europe and across the world. The event aims to alert people of the possible threats and suggest viable solutions to combat any foreseen security issues. Conference goers are treated to a series of lectures, hands-on sessions, training workshops and keynotes on topics such as CyberWar, SAP Backdoors, Adobe Flash and Reader vulnerabilities, Next Generation Clickjacking, and the Hacking the Smartcard Chip.
http://www.blackhat.com/

 

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