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Weekly tech agenda: MobileBeat, Gettie Awards, TED Global

During the week of July 12 inventive and original ideas will be presented by some of the most creative minds in the world at TED Global in Oxford, UK. In San Francisco, CA, influential leaders from some of the top technology companies in the world will speak at the third annual MobileBeat conference about the latest technologies and the operating systems powering them.

MobileBeat 2010
July 12-13
The Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA, USA

The third annual MobileBeat conference is a two-day event focused around the future of the "superphone". The event covers new device form factors such as tablets, 4G phones, HDTVs, and connected devices, plus the operating systems that power them. An influential list of speakers from companies such as HP, Samsung, RIM, Yahoo, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, Google, Twitter, Nokia and Facebook will discuss the mobile ecosystem. The Gettie Awards and MobileBeat's startup competition will be held alongside the event.

TED Global 2010: And Now the Good News
July 12-16
Oxford, UK

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a non-profit organization that aims to spread ideas in the interests of global knowledge and inspiration. The annual TED Global conference is an event that showcases ideas and projects from the most creative minds in the world. Speakers at TED Global will explore the theme of "And Now the Good News", uncovering the vivid stream of good news, ideas, science, technology, art, and ways of thinking that is often obscured by today's sensationalist headlines. The short, inspirational talks will be broadcast on the internet for free over the coming months and years.

July 19-23
Portland, Oregon, USA

OSCON (short for Open Source Convention) is an event that covers the entire spectrum of open source - including software, applications, cloud computing, products, and services. There will be hundreds of sessions, hands on demos, practical tutorials, keynote presentations, an expo hall showcasing the latest open source tools, services, projects and products, plus one on one time with open source developers, hackers, and experts.

Black Hat USA 2010
July 24-29
Las Vegas, NV, USA

The Black Hat USA conference provides attendees with useful and relevant information about the most pressing internet security issues currently found 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.

July 25-29
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Computer graphics, technology and art collide at the 37th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH). Fans of computer graphics and interactive techniques will be able to gather information from the world's leading experts about the future of digital art and multimedia. The latest gadgets, hardware software and technology will also be presented at the event that is expected to attract more than 25,000 professionals.

July 30-August 1
Riviera Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV, USA

DEF CON is a hacker and technology convention that has roots going back to 1993. Whilst the event is brimming informative talks on hacking, computer games, security and computers, the event organizers reveal that some people "never touch a computer at DEF CON." Instead, they go to the event to take part in the infamous coffee wars, WiFi shoot outs, robot and art contests, TCP/IP contests, movie marathons, warez trading, awards ceremony or the Black and White Ball.

Search Engine Strategies San Francisco
August 16-20
Moscone West
San Francisco, CA, USA

The Search Engine Strategies (SES) conference and expo details the ins and outs of search engine marketing, website optimization, link-building tactics, pay-per-click advertising and landing page testing. SES San Francisco will play host to speakers from SearchEngineWatch, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, Microsoft, comScore, AOL Inc., ABCNews.com, CNN, Google, Augment Reality, and CBS Interactive, as well as over 100 companies taking part in the SES Expo. The SES conference runs concurrently to Connected Marketing Week which will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.