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Weekly tech agenda: 4G World, i-stage

During the week of October 18 attendees at this year's 4G World will be learning about the next generation of mobile broadband and internet solutions. In San Francisco start-ups will be pitching their innovative ideas at i-stage.

October 18
The Fairmont Hotel
San Francisco, CA, USA

I-stage is a competition for start-ups offering innovative ideas, products, services and solutions for social networks, apps, green technology, 3D, digital imaging, gaming and content platforms. The event is a foot-in-the-door for promising start-ups wishing to demonstrate what their company can offer.

4G World
October 18-21
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL, USA

The next generation of mobile broadband and internet solutions will be on display at this year's 4G World - the industry's largest event dedicated to 4G and mobile internet markets. The event will play host to keynote speakers from Motorola, Sprint, Cisco, Ericsson, Samsung, Verizon, AT&T, Nokia, Clearwire, KDDI and Alcatel-Lucent.  

SocialTech 2010
October 26
San Jose, CA, USA and Online

SocialTech 2010 is a one-day event for businesses and individuals looking to enhance their social media strategies. Speakers include Top 100 Tech blogger Robert Scoble, managing director of Garage Technology Ventures Guy Kawasaki plus executives from Adobe, Cisco, Xerox, Motorola, Intel, National Instruments, IDC, and Facebook.

Enterprise 2.0 Summit
October 26-28
Hotel Le Meridien
Frankfurt, Germany

The Enterprise 2.0 Summit is a conference that equips participants with the knowledge of how to use social software to make their enterprise more productive, competitive and innovative. The event teaches businesses and individuals how to harness the "collective intelligence of co-workers, partners and customers" in a Web 2.0 environment.

IPTV World Forum Middle East & Africa
November 2-3
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The 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 (internet protocol television) in the region.

Salon de la Photo
November 4-8
Porte de Versailles
Paris, France

Salon de la Photo is a major photographic fair held every year in Paris. Visitors come to discover the latest innovations from leading photography brands, purchase new equipment and to view the work of leading photographers from around the world. More than 80,000 visitors are expected to attend in 2010.

EFF Pioneer Awards
November 8
111 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA, USA

The annual Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Pioneer Awards acknowledge the work of individuals or groups who are "extending freedom and innovation in the realm of information technology." Canadian journalist, science fiction author and activist Cory Doctorow will be Master of Ceremonies for the 19th edition of the EFF Pioneer Awards.

Internet Week Europe
November 8-12
Various venues in London and Online

In November London will be hosting the first Internet Week Europe, a five-day festival that celebrates the best of Europe's digital industry. The European counterpart of New York's popular Internet Week sees companies such as the BBC, Yahoo!, Creative Review, Google and Tweetdeck honor Europe's thriving internet industry with parties, talks and special events.

Mobile Asia Congress
November 17-18
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hong Kong

Mobile Asia Congress is the place to find out about emerging trends in the Asian mobile market. Mobile industry executives gather at this by-invitation-only event to talk about the latest strategies for growth within the Mobile market. Confirmed keynote speakers include China Mobile CEO Li Yue, China Unicom president Lu Yimin, HTC CEO Peter Chou, KDDI president Tadashi Onodera, and NTT Docomo CEO Ryuji Yamada.

infoComm Asia 2010
November 17-19
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Hong Kong

InfoComm Asia is the largest technology event for information communication and systems integration in the region. The event will provide attendees with insightful information on emerging trends within the information technology and audio visual (AV) sectors, 320 AV manufacturers and suppliers from around the globe will be on hand to demo their latest technology.