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    ROFLCon

    ROFLCon

    • Conferences: 2008 ROFLCon
    ROFLCon is a biennial convention of Internet memes that first took place April 25–26, 2008, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The meeting was first announced in late 2007. Various Net celebrities attended, such as the authors of the webcomics xkcd, Questionable Content and Dinosaur comics, Jay Maynard "The Tron Guy", moot, Leeroy Jenkins, The Brothers Chaps, and many others. ROFLCon was organized by a group of students from Harvard University led by Tim Hwang. According to Hwang, the inspiration for the conference was the September 23, 2007 meetup of fans of xkcd with its creator in a park in North Cambridge, MA. The ROFLCon team spent months tracking down people associated with memes, but many of the invited guests did not attend. Attendance was open to the public after pre-registration and a fee. The primary events of ROFLCon were moderated panel discussions with the Internet celebrities, and question and answer sessions with the audience. Several guest speakers gave talks on issues pertaining to internet culture. The convention ended with the ROFLConcert, featuring live performances by Group X, Leslie Hall, Lemon Demon, Trocadero and Denny Blaze. In 2010, the
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    PyCon Australia

    PyCon Australia

    • Conferences: PyConAU 2010
    • Subject: Python
    • Type of conference: Software Conference
    Python conference hosted in Sydney, Australia. It started in year 2010 and run by volunteer Python programmers.
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    Further Confusion

    Further Confusion

    Further Confusion, or Furcon, is an annual furry convention held in San Jose, California each January, celebrating the anthropomorphics genre or furry fandom, including charitable benefits, educational seminars, art shows, panels and general social activities. It was the first event sponsored by Anthropomorphic Arts and Education (Furcon is its registered service mark) and continues to be its largest. Beginning in 1999 with attendance of 691 individuals, Further Confusion has grown rapidly. In 2012 its attendance was 3,021 individuals from around the world. Further Confusion donated over $100,000 to various charitable beneficiaries (including animal shelters, rescue groups, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund) in the period 1999-2008. Its art show sales routinely exceed $50,000. Every year, Further Confusion invites significant artists, writers, or other creative workers as guests of honor. The guests of honor so far have been: Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, Inc. (AAE) is a non-profit corporation that supports educational and charitable activities of interest to furry fans. AAE is primarily involved with organizing Further Confusion, as an activity that raises funds and
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    Comic Arts Conference

    Comic Arts Conference

    The Comics Arts Conference (CAC), also known as the Comic Arts Conference, is an academic conference held in conjunction with both the annual Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, and WonderCon in San Francisco. Founded in 1992 by Henderson State University communications professor Randy Duncan and Michigan State University graduate student Peter Coogan (author of the book Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre), the Comic(s) Arts Conference brings together scholars, professionals, critics, industry professionals, and historians who study comics seriously as a medium. The Comic(s) Arts Conference first convened on August 12, 1992, at the Marriott Hotel and Marina in San Diego as part of that year's Comic-Con International. CAC's inaugural programming featured presentations on Tijuana bibles, The Role of the Indian in the Western Comic Book, and Coogan's opinion of The Present State of Comics Scholarship. Highlights included Duncan's lecture on Applying Rhetorical Methodologies to the Study of Comics with highly-acclaimed comics professional Will Eisner and noted comics scholar Scott McCloud as respondents. Comics creator Leonard Rifas presented a talk on Fredric
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    UberCon

    UberCon

    UberCon, is a biannual multi-genre gaming convention rotating between locations in Central New Jersey, with the addition of the first UberCon Great Lakes Region being held in Livonia, Michigan in April 2006. This convention covers a wide range of game formats, including Role Playing Games (RPGs), Board Games, LAN-Based Computer Games, Console Video Games, Miniatures, Collectible Card Gaming. In addition, UberCon has attracted guests of honor ranging from various genres of sci-fi authors to comics artists, and game designers. The first UberCon was held in February 2002. Vladimir the dragon is the official mascot for UberCon, and was created by fantasy artist Phil Foglio for the first UberCon. The first convention also had the distinction of being inundated by a blizzard, trapping many guests in the hotel. However, this led to an extra day of game playing. Webcomic artist Pete Abrams and science fiction / horror author CJ Henderson have been regular guests. UberCon I showcased events, workshops and work presented by Steve Jackson, Phil and Kaja Foglio and Greg Costikyan. Ubercon III showcased events and workshops presented by the team from Penny Arcade. Ubercon VIII featured
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    Anime Central

    • Subject: Anime
    • Type of conference: Anime convention
    Anime Central (Abbreviated ACen) is an anime convention that is held yearly in Rosemont, Illinois, United States. It is one of the fastest growing anime conventions in the U.S. and has ranked as the 3rd largest North American anime convention since 2010. The convention is like many other anime conventions; it runs 24 hours a day and lasts 3 days. The Anime Central staff brings in guests from America and Japan that have worked in the anime and manga industry. There are also video viewing rooms where attendees can catch episodes of many different anime series, an exhibit hall featuring both vendors and artist's selling a variety of goods, and thousands of cosplayers that walk around showing off their costumes. In April 1996 the Midwest Animation Promotion Society (MAPS) was incorporated by a group of individuals from a Chicago based anime club. After two years of planning, the first ACen was held in April 1998 at the Holiday Inn International O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. Its attendance was a little over 1,000 people. The Midwest Animation Promotion Society, (MAPS), is a 501(c)(3) Educational Non Profit Organization. In its more recent years the convention has moved to May and
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    Retreat at Lake Kivu

    Retreat at Lake Kivu

    The Retreat at Lake Kivu is an international forum hosted by Never Again International for discussing issues related to genocide at Lake Kivu, Rwanda. The location of Kibuye on Lake Kivu is historically important since it many of the people killed in the Rwandan Genocide were thrown into the lake and it was also prominent in the Great Lakes refugee crisis. The first conference was held from February 2 to February 8, 2006.
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    International Solid-State Circuits Conference

    International Solid-State Circuits Conference is a global forum for presentation of advances in solid-state circuits and Systems-on-a-Chip. The Conference offers a unique opportunity for engineers working at the cutting edge of IC design to maintain technical currency, and to network with leading experts. It is held every year in February at the San Francisco Marriott hotel in downtown San Francisco. ISSCC is sponsored by IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society.
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    Magic

    The Magic Marketplace is a men's apparel and accessory tradeshow, held twice a year (in August and February) in Las Vegas. The tradeshow was inaugurated in 1933 by the Men's Apparel Guild in California. Exhibitor categories include designer, contemporary, casual, young men's, and kids' clothing; streetwear, active sporting wear and accessories.
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    Animecon

    Animecon

    • Subject: Anime
    Animecon is the largest anime convention in Finland, held annually over a weekend in varying Finnish cities. It has no participation or membership fees. Animecon is organized as a joint project between anime clubs throughout Finland, facilitated by the communications hub Suomen Animeunioni (The Finnish Anime Union). The convention was first established in 1999 as an outgrowth of the science fiction anime fandom of the sci-fi convention Finncon, expanded into a separate event about anime in general. Until this year, Animecon and Finncon have been held in conjunction, sharing premises but no events; they even often have held separate opening ceremonies. The two drew some 5200 visitors in 2004 and 5500 in 2006, peaking at 5000 on Saturday during the three-day event. After the 2007 conventions, an organizer cited the number of visitors as an estimated 7000. Animecon II was the first major cosplay event in Finland, and the practice has been noted for its abundance in later ones.
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    Liburnicon

    Liburnicon

    Liburnicon is a convention which gathers fans of science fiction, fantasy, advanced science disciplines, history and mythology. It's being organized by Kulturni front, a non-profit organization from Opatija, Croatia. The convention is usually held in July, once in a year, in the ICEJ facilities (Vila Antonio, Nazorova 2), Opatija. Young people from all over Croatia, but also from abroad, come to Opatija to socialize. First Liburnicon (former "Abbacon") was held in 2006. Among the most important events at Liburnicon, special mention should be given to lectures of numerous well-known scientists and professors like dr. sc. Amir Muzur, dr. sc. Marijan Vejvoda, academic Vladimir Paar, archeologist Ranko Starac, and the reputable Croatian astronomer Korado Korlevic. Aside from quality lectures and projections, many other entertaining events are organized such as children's workshops, LAN computer gaming, quizzes with prizes, pen&paper role playing and board game tournaments, movies, music and various original and funny Liburnicon games like "Star trek bowling".
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    DEF CON

    DEF CON

    • Subject: Computer security
    DEF CON (also written as DEFCON or Defcon) is one of the world's largest annual computer hacker conventions, held every year in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first DEF CON took place in June 1993. Many of the attendees at DEF CON include computer security professionals, journalists, lawyers, federal government employees, security researchers, and hackers with a general interest in computer code, computer architecture, phone phreaking, hardware modification, and anything else that can be "hacked". The event consists of several tracks of speakers about computer- and hacking-related subjects, as well as social events and contests in everything from creating the longest Wi-Fi connection and cracking computer systems to who can most effectively cool a beer in the Nevada heat. Other contests include lockpicking, robotics-related contests (discontinued), art, slogan, coffee wars (not currently running), scavenger hunt and Capture the Flag. Capture the Flag (CTF) is perhaps the best known of these contests. It is a hacking competition where teams of hackers attempt to attack and defend computers and networks using certain software and network structures. CTF has been emulated at other hacking
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    Erotica UK

    Erotica UK

    Erotica is an adult, consumer exhibition held each November at Olympia, London, UK. A mainstream ‘lifestyle show’ aimed primarily at women and couples, visitors are encouraged to celebrate or re-kindle their relationships with goods and services aimed to enhance their love lives. Erotica's organisers claim that it is now the world's largest lifestyle show "for freethinking adults who are comfortable with their sexuality". Exhibitors, including many small to medium-sized companies and sole traders, offer: fashion, corsetry, lingerie, shoes, jewellery, art, photography, sculpture, adult toys, games, books, DVDs, furniture and romantic gifts. Popular, free entertainment includes: stage shows that run several times each day and are produced by London's Torture Garden; The Fantasy Boys' strip tease; entertainers that wander among the crowds; workshops and demonstrations (including glamour photography, bodycasting and burlesque classes); and a team of NHS sexual health advisors offering free advice, condoms and chlamydia testing. Erotica is keen to promote safe, respectful and responsible sex, and welcomes visitors of all persuasions – straight, gay and transgender. Erotica's first show
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    European Symposium on Algorithms

    European Symposium on Algorithms

    • Subject: Computer Science
    The European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) is an international conference covering the field of algorithms. It has been held annually since 1993, typically in a different European location in early Autumn. Like most theoretical computer science conferences its contributions are strongly peer-reviewed; the articles appear in proceedings published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Acceptance rate of ESA is 24% in 2012 in both Design and Analysis and Engineering and Applications tracks . The first ESA was held in 1993 and contained 35 papers. The intended scope was all research in algorithms, theoretical as well as applied, carried out in the fields of computer science and discrete mathematics. An explicit aim was to intensify the exchange between these two research communities. In 2002, ESA incorporated the conference Workshop on Algorithms Engineering (WAE). In its current format, ESA contains two distinct tracks with their own programme committees: a track on the design an analysis of algorithms, and a track on engineering and applications, together accepting around 70 contributions. Since 2001, ESA is co-located with other algorithms conferences and workshops in a
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    International Conference on High Performance Computing

    International Conference on High Performance Computing

    • Subject: Distributed computing
    The International Conference on High Performance Computing (or HiPC) is an international meeting on high performance computing. It serves as a forum to present current work by researchers from around the world as well as highlight activities in Asia in the high performance computing area. The meeting focuses on all aspects of high performance computing systems and their scientific, engineering, and commercial applications.
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    Balticon

    Balticon

    • Conferences: Balticon 44
    Balticon is the Maryland Regional science fiction convention, sponsored by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS). It has been held annually since 1966. The name "Balticon" is trademarked by BSFS. Balticon brings together over 1800 science and science fiction and fantasy professionals, creative amateurs, and fans on Memorial Day weekend each year for a 4-day multi-track event in the Baltimore area. Balticon can be described as a "General" or "Big Tent" science fiction convention since, while the primary emphasis is literary (with four literary programs tracks -- readers, writing, small press publishing and Teen), programming and activities cover a number of other areas, as such as anime, art, costuming, science, new media, filmmaking, gaming, and music. Balticon is produced by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc., a 501(c)(3) literary society and is staffed and run entirely by volunteers, who assume responsibility at many levels, ranging from gofers who sign up and run errands at the convention, to the Con Chair who may spend up to two years on planning and administration. Activities and program items are developed by the convention staff with suggestions from program
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    CeBIT

    CeBIT

    • Conferences: CeBIT 1999
    • Type of conference: Computer expo
    CeBIT is the world's largest and most international computer expo. The trade fair is held each year on the Hanover fairground, the world's largest fairground, in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, and is considered a barometer of the state of the art in information technology. It is organized by Deutsche Messe AG. With an exhibition area of roughly 450,000 m² (5 million ft²) and up to 850,000 visitors at the apex of the dot-com boom, it is larger both in area and attendance than its Asian counterpart COMPUTEX and the no-longer held American equivalent COMDEX. CeBIT is a German language acronym for «Centrum für Büroautomation, Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation», which would literally translate as "Center for Office Automation, Information Technology and Telecommunication". The 2012 expo was held from 6 to 10 March, 2012. CeBIT was traditionally the computing part of the Hanover Fair, a big industry trade show held every year. It was first established in 1970, with the opening of the Hanover fairground's new Hall 1, then the largest exhibition hall in the world. However, in the 1980s the information technology and telecommunications part was straining the resources of the
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    Consumer Electronics Show

    Consumer Electronics Show

    • Type of conference: Trade fair
    The International CES (CES) is a major technology-related trade show held each January in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Not open to the public, the Consumer Electronics Association-sponsored show typically hosts previews of products and new product announcements. CES rose to prominence after COMDEX was canceled. The first CES was held in June 1967 in New York City. It was a spinoff from the Chicago Music Show, which until then had served as the main event for exhibiting consumer electronics. The event had 17,500 attendees and over 100 exhibitors; the kickoff speaker was Motorola chairman Bob Galvin. From 1978 to 1994, CES was held twice each year: once in January in Las Vegas known as Winter Consumer Electronics Show (WCES) and once in June in Chicago, known as Summer Consumer Electronics Show (SCES). The winter show was successfully held in Las Vegas in 1995 as planned. However, since the summer Chicago shows were beginning to lose popularity, the organizers decided to experiment by having the show travel around to different cities starting in 1995 with a planned show in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. However, the inaugural
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    WikiSym

    • Conferences: WikiSym 2010
    • Subject: Computer Science
    WikiSym is a short hand for International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration, or the Wiki Symposium, a conference dedicated to wiki research and practice. Its proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library. WikiSym 2011 was held in Mountain View on October 3–5, 2011. Keynote speakers were Cathy Casserly, CEO of Creative Commons, Jeff Heer, Assistant Professor from Stanford University, and Ed Chi of Google. The symposium chair was J. Felipe Ortega and the program chair was Andrea Forte. WikiSym 2010 was held in Gdańsk, Poland on July 7–9, 2010, co-located with Wikimania. Keynote speakers were Cliff Lampe and Andrew Lih. The symposium chair was Phoebe Ayers and the program chair was J. Felipe Ortega. An open access version of the proceedings is available, in addition to the ACM proceedings. WikiSym 2009 was held in Orlando, FL, on October 25–27, 2009 at the Disney Convention Center. Keynotes were given by Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg as well as by Brion Vibber. The symposium chair was Dirk Riehle of University of Erlangen and the program chair was Amy Bruckman of Georgia Tech. WikiSym 2008 was held in Porto, Portugal, in 8–10 September 2008, at the Faculty of
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    YouthQuake

    YouthQuake is an annual conference that is the primary youth event of ACTS 29 Ministries, a Christian ministry based in Atlanta, Georgia. The event was started in the early 1990s by Episcopal Renewal Ministries and its then-president, the Rev. Charles Fulton. In 1993, the location was changed to Ridgecrest Conference Center in Ridgecrest, North Carolina. In 1996, the "YouthQuake" name was permanently added. In 1997, the location changed for one year to Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, but returned to Ridgecrest the following year. The YouthQuake conferences range in size from about 50 students to more than 1,500, and have been held in locations across the United States. The goals of the weekends are to convert students to Christianity and to help converts grow in their faith. During the weekend, a number of national speakers address the students. Past speakers have included Jeanne Mayo, Sid Bream, Gregg Johnson, Eric Moulton and John Brockman, as well as Father Fulton and ACTS 29's current President, the Rev. Alan W. Hansen. In addition, YouthQuake previously included concerts as part of its Saturday line-up, including Bleach and Out of Eden. For the past five years, however, the
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    Con of the North

    Con of the North is an annual gaming convention held in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, typically on Presidents' Day weekend. Often abbreviated CotN, the convention is the area's longest running and largest gaming-specific convention and is one of the larger gaming-specific conventions in the Midwest. The convention is run by a not-for-profit organization staffed entirely by volunteers. The first Con of the North was held in 1993 at the Landmark Center, the historic former courthouse and post office in downtown St. Paul. CotN stayed there until 1995, then moved to the St. Paul Radisson from 1996 to 1998. In 1999 the convention moved to the St. Paul Ramada Inn, which became the Red Lion, Summerfield Convention Center, and Travelodge during CotN's stay. Con of the North 2005 marked its move to its current home at the Holiday Inn St. Paul East. Clay Olympics is a game where the participants create monsters out of Play-Doh and battle using simple rules until one monster reigns supreme. A Cosmic Encounter event has appeared in the 8 AM-10 AM Sunday time slot since the late '90s, and is very popular despite this placement. Crossfire is another electronic staple at CotN. The Crossfire room
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    Momocon

    Momocon

    MomoCon is a fan convention in held in March in Atlanta, Georgia. From its beginning through 2011, it was held on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology; in its first year, MomoCon was held in the Georgia Tech Student Center. In 2006 it expanded to include several events, mostly video game tournaments, in the nearby Instructional Center. In 2011, it was held in Technology Square, and in 2012 it was held in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The convention is run by the Georgia Tech club Anime O-Tekku since its inception in 2005. The convention encompasses anime, video games, LARP, webcomics, comics, costuming, card games, board games, science fiction, and prop armor construction, among other things. From 2005 to 2011 there was no entry fee to MomoCon; the convention sold t-shirts and highlight DVDs to fund the next year. 2012 was the first year that an admission fee is required. Due to rising costs, MomoCon 2012 had an admission fee. Every year, MomoCon has a theme that goes into the design of the convention that year. The first year, it was "Southern Hospitality" and T-Shirts were black and featured the MomoCon mascot, as created and drawn by H. M. Ogburn. In 2005, MomoCon
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    Youth Conference

    Youth Conference

    Youth Conference (YC) Newfoundland is an inter-denominational Christian event held annually in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador the weekend immediately before the second Monday in the month of October. YC Newfoundland is the first branch off the original YC. It's held almost on a rotational basis in the largest centers in the province. YC Newfoundland was first held in front of 1500 attendees at The Glacier in Mount Pearl. It has grown to attendance figures of 3000 - 3500. It is organized by a committee from Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland & Labrador. The head of this group since the beginning of YC Newfoundland is Pastor Dean Brenton. Since 2004 YC in Newfoundland and Alberta has been raising money for projects helping an orphanage in Lilongwe, Malawi called the Village of Hope. YC Malawi is an event approximately two weeks in length where teams from Canada converge on Malawi to minister in a variety of settings and locations ending with a more traditional YC celebration in Silver Striker Stadium. Attendees include all ministry teams as well as international ministry guests and thousands of Malawian youth.
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    Jump Festa

    • Subject: Anime
    Jump Festa (ジャンプフェスタ, Jampu Fesuta) is an annual party or exposition in Japan, all about anime and manga, sponsored by Shueisha, creators of the various Jump anthologies. New movies, manga, games, and merchandise are introduced during this event. The tradition is that of already existing material a special item or episode is produced and presented at the convention to prove the makers are not out of ideas and to experiment. Manga artists of popular current and former Jump series are often on hand, and many of them have panels where they answer questions. The event also acts as a gaming convention, most notably for Namco Bandai and Square Enix, which often debut trailers and new gameplay footage as well as game demos for the public. Although the event is focused around Shōnen Jump, there are often events for many other anime and video game franchises, as well.
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    International AIDS Conference

    The International AIDS Conference (IAC) is the world's most attended conference on HIV and AIDS. These conferences started in 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. They were held annually until 1994 when they became biennial. The next conference will be in Washington, D.C. in July 2012. The International AIDS Society is the custodian of the International AIDS Conference. The IAC is the largest regular conference on any health or development issue, and it provides a forum for the interaction of science, community, leadership, and the strengthening of an evidence-based policy and programmatic responses to the epidemic. The conferences also allow an opportunity to intensify political and financial commitments to AIDS, and include the largest international conference scholarship program in HIV/AIDS. Below is the list of conferences and their venue:
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    MobileHCI

    MobileHCI

    The Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI) series of academic conferences is hosted in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI, the Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction, and ACM SIGMOBILE, the Special Interest Group on mobility of systems, users, data and computing. MobileHCI has been held annually since 1998. The conference is reasonably competitive, with an acceptance rate of 25% in 2006 and 21.6% in 2009.. MobileHCI 2011 was held in Stockholm, Sweden, with MobileHCI 2012 due to be held in San Francisco, USA. The MobileHCI series started in 1998 as a stand-alone Workshop on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices organized by Chris Johnson and held at the University of Glasgow. In the following year the workshop was held in conjunction with the Interact conference and was organized by Stephen Brewster and Mark Dunlop. In 2001 MobileHCI was again organized by Brewster and Dunlop in association with a major conference. This was in conjunction with IHM-HCI in Lille, France. In 2002 MobileHCI was held independently from an associated conference as a stand-alone symposium in Pisa, Italy, organized by Fabio Paternò. In 2003 the
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    International Eugenics Conference

    International Eugenics Conference

    • Conferences: The Second International Eugenics Conference (1921)
    • Subject: Eugenics
    Three International Eugenics Congresses took place between 1912 and 1932 and were the global venue for scientists, politicians, and social leaders to plan and discuss the application of programs to improve human heredity in the early twentieth century. Assessing the work of Charles Darwin, and pondering the experience of animal breeders and horticulturists, Francis Galton wondered if the human genetic make-up could be improved: “The question was then forced upon me - Could not the race of men be similarly improved? Could not the undesirables be got rid of and the desirables multiplied?” This concept of eugenics - a term he introduced - soon won many adherents, notably in North America and England. First practical steps were taken in the United States of America. The government under Theodore Roosevelt created a national Heredity Commission that was charged to investigate the genetic heritage of the country and to “(encourage) the increase of families of good blood and (discourage) the vicious elements in the cross-bred American civilization”. Charles Davenport supported by the Carnegie Institution established the Eugenics Record Office. Further significant funding for the eugenics
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    Linux Tour

    Linux Tour

    Linux Tour is an ongoing tour of Linux and FOSS related conferences and events held in major Nicaraguan Universities and schools. The first Linux Tour event was held in Managua, Nicaragua, in the Instituto de Estudios Superiores (IES), on June 4, 2007. The first edition of the Linux Tour 2007 had a total of eight events in the cities of Managua and León. The Linux Tour was initially an initiative of the Nicaraguan Ubuntu LoCo Team. Today, all the major Nicaraguan LUGs are part of the LinuxTour.org organization, which is also responsible for organizing other major events in Nicaragua, such as FLISOL, Document Freedom Day and the Software Freedom Day. This initiative was recognized by Linux Journal making reference to it in an article. In February 2009, the Linux Tour went international, with two events scheduled in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The Nicaraguan Linux Tour events inspired similar initiatives in the region, such as the Ubuntu Tour in Honduras, Café Libre in Guatemala and Pizza Bash, a more informal event, in Nicaragua.
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    SIGGRAPH

    • Conferences: SIGGRAPH 2007
    • Subject: Computer Science
    SIGGRAPH (short for Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) is the name of the annual conference on computer graphics (CG) convened by the ACM SIGGRAPH organization. The first SIGGRAPH conference was in 1974. The conference is attended by tens of thousands of computer professionals. Past SIGGRAPH conferences have been held in Los Angeles, Dallas, New Orleans, Boston and elsewhere across the United States. Some highlights of the conference are its Animation Theater and Electronic Theater presentations, where recently created CG films are played. There is a large exhibition floor, where several hundred companies set up elaborate booths and compete for attention and recruits. Most of the companies are in the engineering, graphics, motion picture, or video game industries. There are also many booths for schools which specialize in computer graphics or interactivity. Dozens of research papers are presented each year, and SIGGRAPH is widely considered the most prestigious forum for the publication of computer graphics research. The recent paper acceptance rate for SIGGRAPH has been less than 20%. The papers accepted for presentation at SIGGRAPH are currently
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    Anime Weekend Atlanta

    • Subject: Anime
    Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) is an annual three-day anime convention held in the Atlanta, Georgia area, typically in the month of September. Since the first convention in 1995, Anime Weekend Atlanta has become one of the most attended anime conventions in the United States and as of 2010 it has been the 8th largest anime convention in the United States and the largest anime convention in the Southeastern United States. The 2012 convention will be held September 28 to the 30th, 2012 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Renaissance Waverly Hotel, and the Sheraton Suites Galleria Atlanta hotel, all north of Atlanta. Anime Weekend Atlanta holds many fan-driven events, such as contests for costumes, anime music videos, and video games. The convention also hosts several fan and industry panels, workshops, anime screenings, and vendors. Anime Weekend Atlanta was first held in October 1995 at Castlegate Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The average age for the attendees is 12-21. Each successive year, the convention moved to a different, usually larger, hotel with meeting space to accommodate growing attendance until 2003 when the convention moved to the Renaissance Waverly Hotel and Cobb Galleria Centre
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    PLDI

    • Subject: Computer Science
    Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI) is one of the ACM SIGPLAN's most important conferences. The precursor of PLDI was the Symposium on Compiler Optimization, held July 27–28, 1970 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and chaired by Robert S. Northcote. That conference included papers by Frances E. Allen, John Cocke, Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, and Jeffrey D. Ullman. The first conference in the current PLDI series took place in 1979 under the name SIGPLAN Symposium on Compiler Construction in Denver, Colorado. The next Compiler Construction conference took place in 1982 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Compiler Construction conferences then alternated with SIGPLAN Conferences on Language Issues until 1988, when the conference was renamed to PLDI. From 1982 until 2001, the conference acronym was SIGPLAN 'xx. Starting in 2002, the initialism became PLDI 'xx, and in 2006 PLDI xxxx.
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    Animazement

    Animazement

    • Subject: Anime
    Animazement is an three day anime convention held during Memorial Day weekend at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Past conventions typically feature cosplay contests, gaming tournaments, manga library, musicians, panels, and voice actors. Anime Hell, a panel held late on Friday night, shows bizarre video clips from a variety of sources that, contrary to the name, are not necessarily anime or even Japanese. The convention originates from an 1997 36-Hour Anime Marathon, organized by the Triangle Area Anime Society (TASS) at North Carolina State University. It was first held in Raleigh, North Carolina at the North Raleigh Hilton in 1998, moved to the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina for 2001, and to the month of May in 2002. In 2009, four Japanese guests canceled appearances due to quarantine concerns over the Swine flu. In 2009, Animazement moved to the Raleigh Convention Center. Noboru Ishiguro was scheduled to attend the 2012 event, but died prior to the event. Note: Animazement will be held Memorial Day weekend at the Raleigh Convention Center until 2018.
    9.00
    3 votes
    33
    Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems

    Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems

    • Subject: Computer Science
    The Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) is an annual conference for Information Systems and Information Technology academics and professionals and is affiliated with the Association for Information Systems. Its purpose is to provide a high quality forum for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to exchange research findings and ideas on the adoption of leading information-related technologies and practices. PACIS is considered the premier information systems event in the Asia Pacific region and provides a platform for panel discussions and the presentation of peer-reviewed information systems research papers. The conference attracts several hundred submissions each year, and those that are selected for presentation appear in the 'PACIS Proceedings’, which are archived online at http://www.pacis-net.org/. The first PACIS conference took place in 1995 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The 1993 and 1995 conferences carried the title of Pan Pacific Conference on Information Systems. In 1997 the name was changed to the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems. From 1993 it was a biannual event until 2000. Since 2000, PACIS has been held annually in different cities
    9.00
    3 votes
    34
    COMPUTEX

    COMPUTEX

    • Type of conference: Trade fair
    COMPUTEX Taipei, or Taipei International Information Technology Show (Chinese: 台北國際電腦展), is a computer expo held annually in Taipei, Taiwan. Since the early 2000s, it has become one of the largest computer and technology fairs in the world. COMPUTEX is co-organized by government-funded Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and private sector Taipei Computer Association (TCA). The first expo, then called Taipei Computer Show, was held in 1981 and started out as a place where small and medium sized businesses in Taiwan's nascent computer industry could display their products. Stan Shih, a former head of the TCA, proposed to change to the current name in the fourth expo. As Taiwan's information technology industry took off in the early 1990s and as the Foreign Trade Council Display Hall in Taipei Songshan Airport was put back into use in the eighth and ninth expo, COMPUTEX has since rapidly expanded and become an important showcase for the IT industry globally. Now it has become the second largest computer expo in the world (after CeBIT) and the largest in Asia, with participation from major manufacturers such as Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, and others, as well as Taiwanese brand
    7.75
    4 votes
    35
    DevReach Conference

    DevReach Conference

    • Type of conference: Software development
    DevReach is the premier developer conference on Microsoft technologies in Southeastern Europe. It was first organized in 2006 and has grown in both size and importance ever since. The conference is intended for IT professionals engaged or interested in application development, based on Microsoft technologies. DevReach is unique because it provides the best environment in which to: • Learn from leading practitioners in this area • Get practical tips and tricks • Discuss problems and their solutions with your peers • Establish valuable contacts and advance your career opportunities • Get insight on Microsoft’s technology roadmap This annual event features world recognized industry experts who share their knowledge in a stimulating, enjoyable and friendly atmosphere. DevReach offers the ideal opportunity to enhance your proficiency at .NET application development and boost your confidence. DevReach is a collaborative effort between Telerik – one of the world’s leading providers of .NET UI controls and developer tools – and Martin Kulov at Kulov.net.
    7.75
    4 votes
    36
    PubCon

    PubCon

    • Subject: Internet marketing
    • Type of conference: Internet Marketing Conference
    PubCon is a popular series of social media and search engine optimization (SEO) marketing conferences and expos. Pubcon holds multi-track conferences in various United States and European cities, always including an autumn conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pubcon conferences have taken place in Las Vegas, London, Boston, Dallas, Irvine, California, Orlando, New Orleans and Austin, Texas. In 2012 Pubcon took place on February 13–15 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and on October 15–19 it will take place in Las Vegas. Pubcon, which calls itself “The Premier Search And Social Media Conference,” is supported by the search and social media industry's businesses, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors involved in new media, Internet marketing, search engines, and online advertising. Pubcon conferences offer an in-depth look at the future of technology presented by hundreds of international experts speaking on hundreds of educational panel sessions about search and social media. Pubcon originally began in 2000 as an informal gathering of early Web search engine optimizers and webmasters at a London pub, giving birth to the pub conference. Industry insiders, owners and
    7.75
    4 votes
    37
    Anthrocon

    Anthrocon

    • Subject: Furry Fandom
    Anthrocon (abbreviated AC) is the world's largest furry convention, taking place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania each June or July. Its focus is on furries: fictional anthropomorphic animal characters in art and literature. The convention was first held in 1997 in New York State, and draws over 4,000 attendees annually. Attendance in 2012 was 5,179 and 1,044 fursuiters appeared in the parade. Founded in 1997 as Albany Anthrocon (AAC) in New York State, with a membership of about 500, the convention moved to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania in 1999 and 2000; then to a larger hotel, the Adams Mark, on the outskirts of Philadelphia in 2001. Attendance grew each year, Anthrocon becoming the largest furry convention in 2001 with an attendance of 1,457; in 2004 it had climbed to 2,404. Due to the unforeseen sale of the Adams Mark Hotel in November 2004, Anthrocon chose the Wyndham Franklin Plaza in Philadelphia as the site for its 2005 convention. Attendance that year dropped slightly to 2,373, due in part to higher parking fees, a different and unfamiliar hotel (the Wyndham Franklin Plaza in downtown Philadelphia), and possibly due to Hurricane Dennis's effect on the southern United States which
    5.83
    6 votes
    38
    Archon

    Archon

    Archon is a multigenre convention that has been held annually in Collinsville, Illinois and is hosted by St. Louis Science Fiction, Ltd. It is the largest convention of its type in the St. Louis, Missouri area, bringing a few thousand fans of science fiction, fantasy and horror each year. The first Archon in 1977 drew a crowd of 253 and was held at Stouffer's Riverfront Towers (now the Millennium) in downtown St. Louis. In 1982 Archon 6 brought author Stephen King and attracted 1,750 participants to the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. The convention had a ten-year run at the now-defunct Henry VIII Hotel near Lambert Airport. Finally, it settled in its current home at the Gateway Center in Collinsville. Archon 20's guest of honor, author Ray Bradbury, attracted record attendance of over 2,500 convention-goers in 1996. In 2003 Archon 27 expanded from three days to four. Archon 30 attracted nearly 2,800 convention-goers in 2006, a record for the convention. In 2007 in place of Archon, convention organizers hosted Tuckercon, the 9th North American Science Fiction Convention. The convention was held two months earlier than the normal Archon, on August 2-5, 2007. Guests of honor included Barbara
    6.60
    5 votes
    39
    Shelter Island Conference

    Shelter Island Conference

    The first Shelter Island Conference on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics was held from June 2–4, 1947 at the Ram's Head Inn in Shelter Island, New York. Shelter Island was the first major opportunity since Pearl Harbor and the Manhattan Project for the leaders of the American physics community to gather after war. As Julian Schwinger would later recall, "It was the first time that people who had all this physics pent up in them for five years could talk to each other without somebody peering over their shoulders and saying, 'Is this cleared?' " The conference, which cost $850, was followed by the Pocono Conference of 1948 and the Oldstone Conference of 1949. They were arranged with the assistance of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the National Academy of Sciences. Later Oppenheimer deemed Shelter Island the most successful scientific meeting he had ever attended; and as Richard Feynman recalled to Jagdish Mehra in April 1970: "There have been many conferences in the world since, but I've never felt any to be as important as this. .... The Shelter Island Conference was my first conference with the big men. .... I had never gone to one like this in peacetime." The conference was
    6.60
    5 votes
    40
    Comic-Con International

    Comic-Con International

    San Diego Comic-Con International is a multigenre convention held annually in San Diego, California, United States. It was founded as the "Golden State Comic Book Convention" in 1970 by a group of San Diegans, which included Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger and Mike Towry; later, it was called the "San Diego Comic Book Convention". The name, as given on its website, is Comic-Con International: San Diego; but it is commonly known as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con or "SDCC". It is a four-day event (Thursday-Sunday) held during the summer in San Diego, in southern California, United States. On Wednesday evening, there is a preview for professionals, exhibitors, and some guests pre-registered for all four days. Comic-Con International also produces two other conventions, WonderCon and the Alternative Press Expo (APE), both held in San Francisco, in northern California. Since 1974, Comic-Con has bestowed its annual Inkpot Award on guests and persons of interest in the Popular Arts industries, as well as on members of Comic-Con's Board of Directors and the Convention Committee. It is also the home of the Will Eisner Awards. Originally showcasing comic books, science
    7.50
    4 votes
    41
    Comiket

    Comiket

    • Subject: Anime
    Comiket (コミケ, Komike), otherwise known as the Comic Market (コミックマーケット, Komikku Māketto), is the world's largest self-published comic book fair, held twice a year in Tokyo, Japan. The first Comiket was held on December 21, 1975, with only about 32 participating circles and an estimated 600 attendees. Attendance has since swelled to over a half million people. It is a grassroots, DIY effort for selling dōjinshi, self-published Japanese works. As items sold in Comiket are considered very rare (because dōjinshi are seldom reprinted), some items sold at Comiket can be found in shops or on the Internet at prices up to 10 times the item's original price, and in certain cases, more than 100 times. The continuing operation of Comiket is the responsibility of the Comic Market Preparatory Committee (ComiketPC). Comiket was founded in 1975 by Yoshihiro Yonezawa and a circle of friends, including Teruo Harada and Jun Aniwa, while they were studying at Meiji University. They wished to study manga and explore its potential, as commercial offerings were unchallenging and mainstream, following the closure of COM. Comiket was also founded as a freer form of the SF Taikai convention. Comic Market is
    7.50
    4 votes
    42
    DEMO conference

    DEMO conference

    The DEMO conference is a technology conference that focuses on showcasing new products from both entrepreneurs and established companies. It is held by IDG. As one of the premier launchpads for emerging technologies, the conference consistently draws high level media attention. At the DEMOSpring 2010 Conference, media attendees included Business Week, CBS, Forbes, LA Times, Popular Science, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Additional conference attendees include venture capitalists, angels and other investors, corporate development officers, and some of the world's most experienced entrepreneurs. The DEMO Conference has been the launching pad to many recognizable household products and services including: In addition, the DEMO Conference serves as a consistent launch venue for many major brands featuring their new products. Companies include Adobe Systems, America Online, Electronic Arts, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Xerox, Yahoo, and more.
    7.50
    4 votes
    43
    TED

    TED

    • Conferences: TED 2008
    TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading." TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event. The annual conference began in 1990, in Monterey, California. TED's early emphasis was technology and design, consistent with its origins in the Silicon Valley. The events are now held in Long Beach and Palm Springs in the U.S. and in Europe and Asia, offering live streaming of the talks. They address a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture, often through storytelling. The speakers are given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can. Past presenters include Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Malcolm Gladwell, Al Gore, Gordon Brown, Richard Dawkins, Rodney Mullen, Bill Gates, educator Salman Khan, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and many Nobel Prize winners. TED's current curator is the British former computer journalist and magazine publisher Chris Anderson. From 2005 to 2009, three $100,000 TED Prizes were awarded annually to help its winners realize a chosen wish to
    7.50
    4 votes
    44
    BotCon

    BotCon

    BotCon, briefly known as "The Official Transformers Collectors' Convention" (or OTFCC), is an annual convention for Transformers fans and collectors. BotCon has been held annually since 1994. BotCon is a syllabic abbreviation for "Robot Convention" but also refers to "Autobot" and "Decepticon", the protagonist and antagonist robot factions in the Transformers franchise. Featured BotCon guests are usually involved in the creation of Transformers media in some respect, whether as voice actors from the animated series, artists or writers from the comic books, or actual Hasbro employees. The first BotCon was held in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1994. Organized by brothers Jon and Karl Hartman, the convention had 180 attendees. BotCon was organized in 1995 by Raksha, a prominent figure in the fan community, and in 1996 by Men In Black Productions, headed up by Dennis Barger. In 1997, the Hartmans brought Glen Hallit, a fellow fan, into the fold, forming 3H Enterprises (based upon the first letter of all three organizers' last names). At BotCon 2002, Hallit announced that 3H had secured the official Transformers convention license, as well as licenses to produce comic books and start a fan
    10.00
    2 votes
    45
    Stanford Medicine X

    Stanford Medicine X

    Under the direction of Dr. Larry Chu, Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Medicine X is a project of the Stanford AIM Lab. Our goal is to explore the potential of social media and information technology to advance the practice of medicine, improve health and empower patients to be active participants in their own care.
    10.00
    2 votes
    46

    Manifest Festival

    • Subject: Anime
    Manifest, or the Melbourne Anime Festival, is a three day fan convention focusing on the art of anime and manga, Japanese video games, East Asian culture, and its fandom held annually in Melbourne, Australia. Manifest has traditionally been held in August at the Parkville campus of the University of Melbourne, but has recently been held in September. In 2009 it was back to its late August date, but at the Melbourne Showgrounds Run by the not-for-profit organisation Manifest Inc. and staffed entirely by volunteers, Manifest is the longest-running Japanese animation convention in Australia. Approximately sixty people make up the Manifest Organisational Committee, meeting on weekends to plan and co-ordinate the event. In addition, more than a hundred individuals volunteer their time on the event weekend to help run the convention. In 2009, Manifest moved to the Melbourne Showgrounds and for the first time, ran overnight with a branch out event called Mani-Midnight. Manifest 2008 was held at The University of Melbourne for three full days, starting on the morning of Friday 26 September, and finishing the evening of the 28th. In 2007 Manifest decided to support the Amaranth group - who
    6.40
    5 votes
    47
    FOSS.IN

    FOSS.IN

    FOSS.IN is a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) conference, held in India. It is the successor of the FOSS conferences known as Linux Bangalore (2001–2004), and is one of the largest annual FOSS events in Asia. Originally designed to be a national FOSS conference for the FOSS community in India, it grew, over a span of five years, into an international event, attracting audiences and speakers from across the world, and now focuses on solely the technical and software side of FOSS, encouraging development and contribution to FOSS projects from India. The event is held in Bangalore, India, in late November or early December every year since 2001. Linux Bangalore was India's premiere Free and Open Source Software event, held annually in Bangalore, India. The event featured talks, discussions, workshops, round-table meetings and demonstrations by national and international speakers, and covers a diverse spectrum of FOSS technologies, ranging from Kernel-programming and Embedded systems to Desktop Environments and Localisation to Databases and Web Applications to Gaming and Multimedia, to community and User Group Development. First held in 2001, the event has seen the participation of
    7.25
    4 votes
    48

    Lunacon

    Lunacon is an annual science fiction and fantasy convention organized by the New York Science Fiction Society / The Lunarians, Inc. First held in May 1957, it is the oldest science fiction convention in New York state, and is generally held on the third weekend of March. The programming is a typical fannish convention, including panel discussions on a variety of topics, anime, filk music, crafts workshops, an art show and auction, a games room, and a large masquerade. The original logo for Lunacon was illustrated by Wally Wood and is known as "The Loonie". Each year the artist guest of artist creates their own variation on the logo for the convention. In 1983 Lunacon was the first science fiction convention feature an anime room which was called the "Starblazers Video Room" and, according to the program book was run by Michael Pinto, Moya Price and Robert Fenelon. Lunacon 2012, the 55th annual science fiction and fantasy convention held by the Lunarians, took place at the Hilton Rye Town, in the New York City suburb of Rye Brook, New York on March 16–18, 2012. The Guests-of-Honor were: Lunacon 2011, the 54th annual science fiction and fantasy convention held by the Lunarians, took
    7.25
    4 votes
    49

    Munich Conference on Security Policy

    The Munich Security Conference (German: Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz) is an annual conference on international security policy that is held in the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany. Over the past four decades the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has become the most important independent forum for the exchange of views by international security policy decision-makers. Each year it brings together about 350 senior figures from more than 70 countries around the world to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges. The list of attendees includes Heads of States, Governments and International Organizations, Ministers, Members of Parliament, high-ranking representatives of the Armed Forces, Scientists, representatives of the Media as well as representatives of the Civil society. The intention of the conference is to address the topical main security issues and to debate and analyze the main security challenges in the presence and the future in line with the concept of networked security. A focal point of the conference is the discussion and the exchange of views on the development of the transatlantic relations as well as European and global security
    7.25
    4 votes
    50
    RBW UK

    RBW UK

    • Subject: Furry Fandom
    RBW (Rather Brilliant Weekend, formerly Red, Blue and White) was a large furry convention in the United Kingdom It took place annually and attracted furry fans from across the world. RBW was first held in 2006, taking place on a River Thames party boat. The event included music and a live performance by furry comedian and musician '2, The Ranting Gryphon'. The party sold out with 80 tickets being bought for the event and over 100 people attending the daytime activities. In April 2007, the RBW Staff decided to expand the event from a single day event into a full two day weekend convention. Whilst still centered around the boat party, RBW 2007 also offered attendees a wider range of panels and events, focused around fursuiting, art and gaming. RBW 2007 sold a total of 242 tickets. Following the success of 2007, organisers sought to emulate the format of larger conventions by hosting the 2008 event in the Royal National Hotel, Bloomsbury, London. The convention took placed as planned, drawing approximately 290 attendees and significantly expanding on the range of events offered. RBW 2009 was held from 30 October-1 November 2009 under the theme "Good Vibrations", with 226 in
    7.25
    4 votes
    51
    DoKomi

    DoKomi

    • Subject: Anime
    The DoKomi (from "Doitsu Komikku Maaketto") is a german anime convention which is built on innovative ideas. Beside the typical anime convention program it also offers a Maid Café, Host Club and some special contests like the Visual Novel-Game contest. Since 2010 it also offers an own videogame project.
    8.33
    3 votes
    52
    Game Developers Conference

    Game Developers Conference

    • Conferences: GDC 2010
    • Subject: Computer and video game industry
    The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the largest annual gathering of professional video game developers, focusing on learning, inspiration, and networking. The event comprises an expo, networking events, awards shows such as the Independent Games Festival and the Game Developers Choice Awards, and a variety of tutorials, lectures, and roundtables by industry professionals on game-related topics covering programming, design, audio, production, business and management, and visual arts. Originally called the Computer Game Developers Conference, the first conference was organized in 1988 by Chris Crawford in his San Jose, California-area living room. About twenty-seven designers attended, including Don Daglow, Brenda Laurel, Brian Moriarty, Gordon Walton, Tim Brengle, Cliff Johnson, Dave Menconi, and Carol and Ivan Manley. The second conference, held that same year at a Holiday Inn at Milpitas, attracted about 125 developers. Early conference directors included Brenda Laurel, Dave Menconi, Stephen Friedman, Chris Crawford, and Stephanie Barrett. Later directors include John Powers, Nicky Robinson, Anne Westfall, Susan Lee-Merrow, and Ernest W. Adams. In the early years the
    8.33
    3 votes
    53

    International Conference on Bisexuality

    The International Conference on Bisexuality (ICB), also known as the 'International BiCon' is a periodic gathering of bisexual activists and academics from around the world. Started by Fritz Klein and a group of fellow activists, the first ICB was held in Amsterdam in 1991 and followed the concept of a BiCon started in the UK in 1984. During the 9th ICB the 11th ICB was announced to be in the United Kingdom in 2010, however the 10th ICB had no immediate takers. Although work was done on the issue, a planned conference in 2008 in Rhode Island, USA failed to get off the ground. The 2010 ICB in the United Kingdom will consequently be the 10th.
    8.33
    3 votes
    54

    International Conference on Cold Fusion

    The International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science is a recurring meeting of scientists to present their findings in the field of cold fusion. It is also known as the “International Conference on Cold Fusion”. Its location is rotated between Russia, US, Europe, and Asia. It was held in India for the first time in 2011. An early conference in 1992 was described as “either a turning point in which evidence was presented that will convince the skeptics that cold fusion exists or a religious revival where claims of miracles were lapped up by ardent believers.” The first conference was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico US in 1989. The conference is organized by The International Society for Condensed Matter Nuclear Science.
    8.33
    3 votes
    55
    International Workshop on 1 & 2 Dimensional Magnetic Measurement and Testing

    International Workshop on 1 & 2 Dimensional Magnetic Measurement and Testing

    International Workshop on 1 & 2 Dimensional Magnetic Measurement and Testing (commonly referred to as 1&2DM or even 2DM) - international meeting devoted to problems in one- and two-directional magnetisation of ferromagnetic materials. The 1&2DM has its own internet domain: http://www.2-dm.com - content of this website is replaced for each event. The conference is recognised by the IEEE. From the 8th 1&2DM the technical papers written in English are published in Przegląd Elektrotechniczny (which in Polish means Electric Review) issued in Warsaw, Poland. Przegląd Elektrotechniczny is one of the oldest European periodicals (since 1919), which is still being in print. 1&2DM is usually held in September. The years are chosen as to alternate with the Soft Magnetic Materials Conference, especially recently:
    8.33
    3 votes
    56
    CONvergence

    CONvergence

    CONvergence is a 5,600 member fan run speculative literature convention held annually on the first full weekend in July in Minnesota, United States. Speculative fiction includes the science fiction, fantasy, alternative history, and horror genres. The convention began in 1999 at the Bloomington Radisson South Hotel and continues to be held every year at the same location, known through 2011 as the Sheraton Bloomington. CONvergence 2011 was the final event for the Sheraton before its rebranding as Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington – Minneapolis South on July 12, 2012. This location has been used by local fan organizations for a variety of conventions, including Minicon, Anime Detour, and MarsCon. The 2008 event was the tenth CONvergence, and the convention theme was centered around that fact, with another day of events (Thursday, July 3, 2008) added to the schedule. This convention was so successful that the four-day schedule permanently replaced the three-day schedule, fulfilling an invitation extended by the hosting venue during 2008's closing ceremonies. (The idea originated with guest of honor Michael Sheard, who stated during closing ceremonies that he enjoyed the convention so
    9.50
    2 votes
    57
    Tokyo International Anime Fair

    Tokyo International Anime Fair

    • Subject: Anime
    The Tokyo International Anime Fair also known as Tokyo International Animation Fair (TAF; in Japanese: 東京国際アニメフェア) is one of the largest anime trade fairs in the world, held annually in Japan. The first event was held in 2002 as "Tokyo International Anime Fair 21". The event is held at Tokyo Big Sight, a convention and exhibition center in Tokyo Bay, in late March. Usually, the first one or two days of the fair are weekdays and the entrance is open only to industry members and the press; the last two days are scheduled on the weekend and the fair is open to the public. Besides being an international trade fair, the TAF includes related events such as business symposia and other events. Notably, the Tokyo Anime Awards are given for domestic and foreign creations and creators in the event with the name of the event. The event is supported by the Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs of Tokyo. Although the event does not have a long history, it and its prizes are recognized in the industry. In December 2010 a group of ten large manga publishers known as the Comic 10 Society (コミック10社会, Comikku 10 Shakai) announced plans to boycott the 2011 event. The boycott is in protest at revisions
    9.50
    2 votes
    58

    Windows Hardware Engineering Conference

    The Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) is the annual software and hardware developer-oriented trade show and business conference where Microsoft elaborates on its hardware plans for Microsoft Windows-compatible PCs. It commonly features speeches from people such as Bill Gates, and generally has several sponsors including Intel, AMD, previously ATI, and others. According to Microsoft, the WinHEC conference is aimed at:
    9.50
    2 votes
    59
    Global Initiatives Symposium in Taiwan

    Global Initiatives Symposium in Taiwan

    The Global Initiatives Symposium in Taiwan or GIS Taiwan is an international conference organized by university students in Taiwan. GIS Taiwan hopes to gather innovative ideas from fellow students around the world to address current issues faced by the international community. The official language of GIS is English. As students studying in National Taiwan University, which is the most privileged university in Taiwan (University World Rank 141, 2008), GIS Taiwan host team feels that it is their responsibility to reciprocate the society which has offered incalculable amount of resources to cultivate leaders of the next generation. Taiwan possesses great energy in academic and corporate innovation. Developments in information technologies (World Rank 2, 2008), medical sciences and industrial designing has considerable influence on the international community. These advantages have prompted the host team's awareness to improve the welfare of the global village. GIS believes that through an international conference, an opportunity can be offered to university students as them to gather innovative ideas in the land of Taiwan. And through exchanges and discussions, pragmatic experiences
    7.00
    4 votes
    60

    International Democratic Education Conference

    The International Democratic Education Conference, or IDEC, is an annual academic and youth conference hosted by a variety of schools and organizations in cities around the world. IDEC was first held in 1993, and has been held in all subsequent years except for 2001 (see notes). The length of the conferences has varied between two days for the first event and 15 days in 1997. The purpose of each conference has been decided by the school that is organising it. Notes:
    7.00
    4 votes
    61

    Anime Mid-Atlantic

    • Subject: Anime
    Anime Mid-Atlantic is an anime convention held in Chesapeake, Virginia at the Chesapeake Conference Center, normally Father's Day weekend every June. Typical programming includes: a anime music-video contest, artist's alley, dance, dealer's room, hall costume contest, karaoke, masquerade, panels, video game tournaments, video rooms, and workshops. In 2001, Anime Mid-Atlantic became Richmond, Virginia's first anime convention and was held at the Holiday Inn Select Koger South Conference Center. The 2008 convention was scheduled to be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Washington, D.C., but due to a double-booking issue, the Hyatt canceled the conventions contract. The convention moved to the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In 2010, the convention collected donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and held an event in remembrance of Carl Macek, who attended the convention in 2002 and was scheduled to attend the convention again before dying.
    6.00
    5 votes
    62
    Alternative Press Expo

    Alternative Press Expo

    The Alternative Press Expo or APE, as it is more commonly known, is a comics convention. It was founded in 1994 by Dan Vado as an event for self-publishers, independent publishers and alternative cartoonists to showcase their books. It was originally held in San Jose, California. Comic-Con International took over responsibility for the event in 1995. APE is currently held in San Francisco. The event moved to San Francisco in 2000, originally at Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason, before moving to its current location, the Concourse Exhibition Center in 2003. APE began life as a one day event, but was expanded to cover two days in 1998. However, the first event held in San Francisco was a one day event, with all subsequent events two day affairs. The programming available at the event has also grown, with APE 2005 offering panels, seminars, exhibitions and special guests. APE was moved to the fall beginning in 2008. Dan Vado: "I started the APE because I felt that there was a need for a convention where the artists doing interesting work can display and promote themselves without having to drown out a 50 million watt display by some huge publisher."
    8.00
    3 votes
    63

    Animex

    The Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games takes place every year in Middlesbrough in the North East of England. The festival has its roots firmly planted in the creative side of the animation and computer games industries and acts to provide animators, directors, students, artists, designers, writers and educators with a forum in which they can share their knowledge and skills and promote the art of animation and computer games. Animex began as a two-day series of lectures by animators and industry professionals at the University of Teesside in February 2000, and has rapidly grown to a week-long festival incorporating the two day event that began it all, Animex Talk. Animex Game expanded on this idea in 2004, by creating another two days of presentations, this time by games professionals. The main venue for the festival is The University of Teesside, with other events taking place at the held at the Cineworld Cinema and other venues throughout Middlesbrough and the rest of the north east. The festival also runs an exhibition of animation and games art, an international student awards scheme, screenings, workshops and Animexperience, a programme of school and
    8.00
    3 votes
    64
    FanimeCon

    FanimeCon

    • Subject: Anime
    FanimeCon (also known as simply Fanime) is an annual anime convention run by the Anime Resource Group (ARG). It is the largest anime convention in Northern California and one of the ten largest anime conventions in North America. Originally conceived by Aaron Pilgrim, Jay Onda and Dennis Jann as a gathering of local anime clubs in Northern California, the first one was held at California State University, Hayward. The anime clubs at that first Fanime were Beefbowl Anime, Chabot Anime, Foothill Anime and No-Name Anime. Later, it was held at the Foothill College campus in Los Altos Hills, and it then moved to the Santa Clara Convention Center. In 2004, FanimeCon was held in the San Jose Convention Center over Memorial Day weekend where it generated more than $5M in local economic impact. The convention continues to be held annually at that location. FanimeCon features events including a meet the guests reception ("The Yamaga Party"), artist's alley, a masquerade ("Cosplay Spectacular"), AMV contest, swap meet, game show, karaoke, video gaming, tabletop gaming, dances, and musical performances ("MusicFest"). Big attractions include celebrity guests, such as Hiroyuki Yamaga, the
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    General conference

    General conference

    In the Latter Day Saint movement, a general conference is a meeting for all members of the church for conducting general church business and instruction. The first general conference of the newly formed Church of Christ was held on June 9, 1830, in Fayette, New York, presided over by Joseph Smith. It included a gathering of the 27 members of the two-month-old church. Originally, general conferences were held every three months, as provided by one of Joseph Smith's early revelations. Beginning in 1832, the conferences were held less frequently, usually to conduct special church business or to respond to special church needs. Following the death of Joseph Smith Jr. in 1844, and the resulting succession crisis, general conferences have been practiced in different forms by several denominations in the Latter Day Saint movement. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), general conferences are a semiannual meeting where general authorities and other church leaders preach sermons and give guidance to the members of the church. Changes to church leadership are also proposed and sustained through the principle of common consent. General conferences are held on the
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    Supanova Pop Culture Expo

    Supanova Pop Culture Expo

    Supanova Pop Culture Expo (Supanova) is a fan convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy film and TV, comic books, anime, gaming and collectables. It is held annually in the Australian cities of Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. The first Supanova was held at the Sydney Showground on the weekend of 20-21 April 2002. It was the successor to comicfest!, a similar convention under the same management which held its final event in November 2002. On the weekend of 13-14 September 2003, Supanova held its first convention in the city of Brisbane at the RNA Showgrounds. In 2008, Supanova expanded to include Melbourne (back-to-back with Brisbane) and Perth (back-to-back with Sydney). As of 2011, the combined attendance across the four events was estimated at 77,900 with the largest attendance of 23,400 fans participating at the Brisbane expo in April of that year. One of the major attractions at Supanova are the special guests - often well-known personalities of interest to convention attendees who participate in signing sessions and panel discussions with their fans. Other notable attractions at Supanova include the cosplay competition, the "Artist's Alley" where aspiring
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    Sweden Social Web Camp

    Sweden Social Web Camp

    • Conferences: SSWC 2012
    • Subject: Social media
    • Type of conference: Unconference
    Sweden Social Web Camp (SSWC) is a Swedish user-generated conference (or unconference) held on the island of Tjärö. The event focuses on internet and web technology and use in the context of social media. The format is open, participatory workshop-events, the content which is provided by the participants. As anyone can decide to run a workshop during the event other, non-social web, subjects have of course turned up on the unconference grid. In 2009 Tomas Wennström and Kristin Heinonen told some friends via their blog that they were considering meeting up a few people on an island and talk about the social web. Within hours they had nearly a hundred replies from people who wanted to come and they decided that they should try to do something for a wider audience. Eventually 286 people attended a two day Sweden Social Web Camp in 2009 and workshops on about 60 different topics In 2010 409 people attended Sweden Social Web Camp. A book, SSWC-boken, was crowd sourced by Mattias Boström and 180+ essays making up 591 pages was printed and sold at the event. Many of the essays were also workshop topics at the event itself. In 2011 about 400 people attended an expanded format where an
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    Anime Express

    Anime Express

    • Subject: Anime
    Anime Express was an annual anime convention held in Daytona Beach, Florida and hosted by Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University's Anything Goes Anime Club. The first Anime Express was held on April 25–27, 1997 and was solely a project of the Anything Goes Anime (AGA) club at Embry-Riddle. Since then, the AGA club has made many partnerships with other nearby anime-affiliated organizations to help run and provide content for the convention. These groups include Orange Anime, Anime Belle, and Wasabi Anime, most of which are based out of nearby Orlando, Florida. The convention is traditionally held the weekend before the Embry-Riddle's spring break, so it usually falls on the third weekend in March. In 2007, Anime Express was canceled due to a tornado that struck Embry-Riddle on Christmas. The previous mascot of Anime Express was drawn specifically for Anime Express by manga artist Steve Bennett, who has worked as an artist on several anime series, including Urusei Yatsura.
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    GUADEC

    The GNOME Users And Developers European Conference, (GUADEC) is an annual conference taking place in Europe, whose topic is the development of the GNOME desktop environment. The first GUADEC was organised by Mathieu Lacage as a one-off event and attracted around seventy GNOME contributors. It was the first time many of them had met in person. The conference was judged a success, and has been held annually in different locations since then, organised by local volunteers. The size has increased fivefold since the first conference. Since 2001 it has been possible to stream talks over the web.
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    Intergovernmental Conference on the Common Market and Euratom

    Intergovernmental Conference on the Common Market and Euratom

    The Intergovernmental Conference on the Common Market and Euratom was held in Brussels and started on 26 June 1956 with a session in the Grand Salon of the Belgian Foreign Ministry. The negotiations went on at the Castle of the Valley of the Duchess in Auderghem (Brussels) and would continue until March 1957. The conference was held to draft the Treaties establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC or Euratom). The conference built on the results of the Spaak Report of the Spaak Committee and the decision taken at the Venice Conference to prepare the plan for the establishment of a common market and the establishment of a European Community for the peaceful use of atomic energy. The conference was headed by Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian Foreign Minister, the heads of the delegations from the six European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) were Lodovico Benvenuti (Italy), Count Jean Charles Snoy et d'Oppuers (Belgium), Karl Friedrich Ophüls (Federal Republic of Germany), Maurice Faure (France), Johan Linthorst Homan (Netherlands) and Lambert Schaus (Luxembourg). The basic principle of the common market was agreed upon by the six ECSC
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    Linuxfest Northwest

    Linuxfest Northwest

    • Subject: GNU/Linux
    LinuxFest Northwest is an annual technology conference and expo held in Bellingham, Washington. It is a Saturday and Sunday weekend event held in late April. The event is dedicated to discussion and development of the Linux operating system and other Open source and Free software projects. LinuxFest Northwest is a free event, focused on grassroots evangelism of Linux and other Open source software projects. During the event, conference attendees listen to a number of presentations and make contact with a number of companies and non-profit organizations who share an interest in open source software. The event raises money through a raffle and by charging commercial vendors a donation fee for their booths. This allows the festival to stay free for all who wish to come, while raising enough money to fly in popular speakers. Linuxfest Northwest is held in Bellingham, WA; about 80 miles north of Seattle and 50mi (80km) south of Vancouver B.C.. The location is primarily chosen because the facilities are donated by Bellingham Technical College. There have been discussions in the past to move the festival south to Seattle, however no local groups have taken on the task. LinuxFest Northwest
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    BayCon

    BayCon

    BayCon is the San Francisco Bay Area's main science fiction and fantasy convention. It is held over Memorial Day weekend in Santa Clara, California. BayCon is a large convention topping two thousand attendees over the last several years. The convention draws many attendees from throughout California and also as far away as Oregon, Washington, and Arizona. The most recent BayCon was held from Friday, May 25th, through Monday, May 28th, 2012. The Writer Guest of Honor was Brandon Sanderson, the Artist Guest of Honor was Stephan Martinière, the Fan Guests of Honor were Scott and Cathy Beckstead, and the Toastmasters were Dani Kollin and Eytan Kollin. The theme was "30th Anniversary Pleasure Cruise". Some of the better known regular attendees include Howard Hendrix, Diana Paxson, Lee Martindale, and Irene Radford. Past Writer Guests of Honor include David Brin, Orson Scott Card, Harlan Ellison, Esther Friesner, James P. Hogan, Barry Longyear, Larry Niven, Spider and Jeanne Robinson, Harry Turtledove, and Gene Wolfe. Past Artist Guests of Honor include Bob Eggleton, Frank Kelly Freas, Don Maitz, Rick Sternbach, and Michael Whelan. Past Fan Guests of Honor include Forrest J Ackerman,
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    O'Reilly Open Source Convention

    O'Reilly Open Source Convention

    • Conferences: OSCON 2001
    • Subject: Open-source software
    The O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) is an annual convention for the discussion of free and open source software. It is organized by the publisher O'Reilly Media and is held each summer in the United States. The first OSCON was held in 1999. The first Perl Conference took place in 1997.
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    Animaritime

    • Subject: Anime
    Animaritime is an anime and gaming convention founded by members of the Mount Allison University anime club. The convention was first held as an anime-only convention on the university campus in Sackville, New Brunswick in 2004. It was the first anime con to be held in the Canadian Maritimes. 2010 festivities consisted of two smaller conventions called Animinitime, each a one-day con, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Moncton, New Brunswick. A sub-site for these events is located at: http://animinitime.org/ In 2012, Animaritime will be held June 29 - July 1 at the Delta Beauséjour in Moncton, New Brunswick. Animaritime will be moving to Fredericton, New Brunswick as of 2013. Animaritime's mascots are composed of the group Aphra and Co. and were originally designed for the convention by André Richard. They are: Official websites:
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    BiCon

    The UK BiCon (more formally known as the UK National Bisexual Convention or UK National Bisexual Conference), is the largest and most consistent annual gathering of the United Kingdom's bisexual community. It is also the world's longest running bisexual community event. While the format does vary, the common format is a long weekend over 4 days consisting of workshops, discussions, meetings and social events. Although being billed as a "bisexual" event, it is open to partners of bisexuals, supporters, non-bisexuals, non-definers, and anyone else interested in the issues around bisexuality. To that extent it can often be characterised as a nexus of the sexual freedom and queer movements. Each BiCon event usually attracts between 200 and 400 people. In December 1984 the London Bisexual Group (in association with the now defunct zine Bi-Monthly) ran a conference called "The Politics of Bisexuality" at The Factory Community Project in Highbury. Around 40 people braved the icy weather to attend and judged the event to be a huge success. A second event was then attended by over fifty people in April 1985. Unfortunately the venue used, the London Lesbian and Gay Centre, had just decided
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    Black Data Processing Associates

    Black Data Processing Associates

    • Subject: Computer Science
    Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) is a non-profit organization that serves the professional well-being of its stakeholders. BDPA provides resources that support the professional growth and technical development of individuals in the information technology industry. Through education and leadership, BDPA promotes innovation, business skills, and professional development. Backed by more than 50 chapters in cities throughout the United States, BDPA is widely recognized as the premier organization for African-American information technology professionals. BDPA National headquarters is located in Greenbelt, Maryland. Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) was founded in 1975 by Earl A. Pace, Jr. and David Wimberly after the two met in Philadelphia to discuss their concerns about ethnic minorities in the data processing field. The founders cited a lack of minorities in middle and upper management, low recruitment and poor preparation of minorities for these positions, and an overall lack of career mobility. The founders built an organization of 35 members, hosted presentations to improve data processing skills and launched a job opportunities announcement service. This nucleus has
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    Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia

    Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia

    Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) is an inter-governmental forum for enhancing cooperation towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia. It is a forum based on the recognition that there is close link between peace, security and stability in Asia and in the rest of the world. The idea of convening the CICA was first proposed by Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev on 5 October 1992, at the 47th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The proposal for convening the CICA was welcomed by a number of Asian States. During the next seven years, a series of meetings were held among the interested countries to discuss modalities of convening the CICA and draft basic documents. The first meeting of the CICA Ministers of Foreign Affairs was held in 14 September 1999 with participation of 15 Member States. The Declaration on Principles Guiding Relations between CICA Member States was adopted at this meeting. The first CICA summit was held on 4 June 2002 with participation of 16 Member States and Almaty Act, the charter of the CICA, was adopted. At the second meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs in 2004, CICA Catalogue of
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    Hal-Con

    Hal-Con

    Hal-Con Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Comic Convention, commonly known as Hal-Con, was founded in the 1970s and revived in the 2010s. It is traditionally an annual weekend event held in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Atlantic Canada and held at the end of fall. Originally showcasing comic books, games, science fiction/fantasy and film/television, and related popular arts. It has grown to encompasses the full-spectrum of geekdom, including Comic Books, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming, Cyberpunk, Steampunk, Renaissance, Anime, Furry, Cyber goth, Cosplay, and anything else of the fantastical while still having enough appeal for even the most casual fan. The gathering includes entertainment for most tastes from music, stage show, and small social gaming circles, and the chance to rub elbows with the famous and infamous of geek pop-culture. Hal-Con 2012 is returning October 26–28, 2012 at World Trade and Convention Centre. Apart from the media guest Q&A’s, autographs and photo sessions, there are many other programming options and things to do during the convention... Hal-Con is active in the HRM community, promoting both the convention and Geek Culture. They hold events throughout the year leading up to
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    International Meridian Conference

    International Meridian Conference

    The International Meridian Conference was a conference held in October 1884 in Washington, D.C., in the United States to determine a prime meridian for international use. The conference was held at the request of U.S. President Chester A. Arthur. The subject to discuss was the choice of "a meridian to be employed as a common zero of longitude and standard of time reckoning throughout the world" (Proceedings of the 1884 International Meridian Conference, page 7). It resulted in selection of the Greenwich Meridian as an international standard for zero degrees longitude. Twenty-five nations, represented by 41 delegates, participated in the conference: The following resolutions were adopted by the conference: Resolution 2, fixing the meridian at Greenwich, was passed 22–1 (San Domingo, now the Dominican Republic, voted against); France and Brazil abstained. The French did not adopt the Greenwich meridian until 1911. Resolution 4 expressly exempts standard time from the universal day. Although two delegates, including Sandford Fleming, proposed the adoption of standard time by all nations, other delegates objected, stating that it was outside the purview of the conference, so neither
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    Project A-Kon

    • Subject: Anime
    A-Kon, formerly known as Project: A-Kon, is a three day anime convention held annually in Dallas, Texas usually on the first weekend of June. First held in 1990 with just 380 people in attendance, A-Kon is North America's longest running national anime convention. A-Kon consists of several departments, ranging from Kon Patrol to Medical to Children's Programming. Each year, usually in February or March, they post a web page for volunteer sign-up. Volunteers work at least sixteen hours during the weekend and receive a free pass to the convention. Working for 20 hours, volunteers aged over 18 can receive a hotel room, shared with 3 other staff members. While the focus of the convention is centered on anime fandom and screenings of films and television series, many other activities take place encompassing various segments of geek and Japanese pop culture. These events include panels with American authors and artists, a Dance Dance Revolution room, cosplay, scavenger hunts, martial arts demonstrations, an art show, and concerts by Japanese bands. The convention also maintains a vigorous social network presence on Facebook and Twitter, having about 12,000 and 6,000 followers
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    USENIX Annual Technical Conference

    The USENIX Annual Technical Conference is a conference of computing professions sponsored by the USENIX association. The conference includes computing tutorials, and a single track technical session for presenting refereed research papers, SIG meetings, and BoFs. There have been several notable announcements and talks at USENIX. In 1993, James Gosling announced "Oak", which was to become the Java Programming Language. John Ousterhout first presented TCL here, and Usenet was announced here. It is considered one of the most prestigious operating systems venues and has an 'A' rating from the Australian Ranking of ICT Conferences (ERA). Prior to 1995 there were two USENIX Technical Conferences held each year, with one held in the summer and the other during the winter.
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    Worldcon

    Worldcon

    • Conferences: 7th World Science Fiction Convention
    Worldcon, or more formally The World Science Fiction Convention, is a science fiction convention held each year since 1939 (except for the years 1942 to 1945, during World War II). It is the annual convention of the World Science Fiction Society (or WSFS). The members of each Worldcon are the members of WSFS and vote both to select the site of the Worldcon two years later and (since 1955) to select the winners of the Hugo Awards, which are presented at the convention. For pages about individual Worldcons, see List of Worldcons (by date) or List of Worldcons by city. Activities and events at the convention typically include (but are not limited to): The World Science Fiction Society administers and presents the Hugo Awards, the oldest and most noteworthy award for science fiction. The award is voted on by Worldcon members. Categories include novels and short fiction, artwork, dramatic presentations and various professional and fandom activities. Other awards may be presented at Worldcon at the discretion of the individual Convention Committee. This has often included the national SF awards of the host country, including the Japanese Seiun Awards as part of Nippon 2007, and the Prix
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    Åcon

    Åcon

    Åcon is an annual science fiction convention, held in May or June every year in Mariehamn, Åland. It was founded in 2007 with the goal of bringing Swedish and Finnish science fiction fandom together, and described as being a literary relaxacon with all programming in English. While a few of the participants are Ålanders, the majority travel from mainland Finland and Sweden for the convention. Past guests of honour have included authors such as Hal Duncan, Ian McDonald, Steph Swainston, Geoff Ryman and Cat Valente. 2013 Guest of Honour is Tricia Sullivan.
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    Dealmakers Expo

    Dealmakers Expo

    • Conferences: Houston Dealmakers Expo
    • Subject: Prospect Expo
    Dealmakers Prospect & Property Expos are held on a regular basis in Houston, Dallas, Denver and Calgary. The shows provide a platform for prospect generators and property sellers to show their deals in a forum designed to maximize marketing and sale opportunities. The Expos are patterned after PLS original Buyer Seller Meetings that pioneered the prospect exposition concept including Nape and Appex. The PLS shows are intimate, cost effective and productive in addition to bringing sellers together - the shows - attract hunders of buyers, capital providers, deal takers, energy executives, divestitures professionals and investment bankers active in the market. These power-packed one-day events also include an evening cocktail networking reception for attendees, exhibitors and sponsors. Besides major cities like Houstonm Dallas, Denver and Calgary, PLS has also hosted smaller regional shows in Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Oklahoma City.
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    FedCon

    FedCon

    FedCon (short for Federation Convention) is a science fiction convention, also including a bit of fantasy, in Germany. It focuses on Star Trek. FedCon is the biggest Star Trek convention in Europe. It has been held each spring since 1992. In 2005 it was held in Bonn—as several years before—but in 2006 it took take place in Fulda, while it returned to Bonn in 2007. FedCon is attended by sci-fi fans from 25-30 different countries around the world and is frequently hosted by Master of Ceremonies, Marc B. Lee of Orlando, Florida. FedCon used to be a 3 day convention, but due to its 20th anniversary it moved to Düsseldorf Maritim hotel and became a 4 day convention. In 2010 it was hosted by Ed Wasser and since 2011 it is hosted by Garrett Wang. Created by Dirk Bartholomae of Augsburg, Germany, FedCon has shown its fans a different brand of conventioneering by providing stage entertainment with professional stunt teams, musical acts and performances by its actor guests. FedCon GmbH, its corporate label, is also responsible for the Ring*Con Lord of the Rings convention. Contrary to many science fiction events originating in the 1960s and 1980s, which were orientated on sci-fi literature,
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    Anime Expo

    Anime Expo

    • Subject: Anime
    Anime Expo, abbreviated AX, is an American anime convention held in Los Angeles, California and organized by the non-profit Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA). With rare exceptions, the convention is traditionally held on the July 4th weekend and lasts for four days. While currently hosted at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in the past Anime Expo has been held in other locations such as Anaheim, San Jose, New York, and Tokyo. Anime Expo is notable as the largest anime convention in the United States and is also known for hosting high attraction guests due to close relationships with both the Japanese and American sides of the anime industry. Anime Expo features many events and activities during the convention for attendees to take part in such as guest panels, table top gaming, competitions, an arcade, and concerts. Top attractions include events such as the Masquerade cosplay contest, the Anime Music Video competition, Battle of the Bands, and SPJA’s Charity Auction. In addition, Anime Expo hosts a multitude of industry Guests of Honor (GoH), including notable music artists who often hold large concerts at AX. Anime Expo also has a large variety of focus
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    Eurocon

    Eurocon

    Eurocon is an annual science fiction convention held in Europe. The organising committee of each Eurocon is selected by vote of the participants of the previous event. The procedure is coordinated by the European Science Fiction Society. The first Eurocon was held in Trieste, Italy, in 1972. Unlike Worldcons, Eurocon is usually a title attached to an existing convention. The European SF Awards are given in most of the conventions giving recognition to the best works and achievements in science fiction. Belgium - Sam, Paul Van Herck; France - Ortog et les tenebres, Kurt Steiner; Hungary - A Feladat, Peter Zsoldos; Italy - Autocrisi, Pierfrancesco Prosperi; Netherlands - De naakten en de speyers, Jacob Carossa; Romania - Va cauta untaur, Sergiu Farcasan; Spain - Amor en una Isla Verde, Gabriel Bermudez; Sweden - Deta ar Verkligheten, Bertil Matensson; United Kingdom - All Judgement Fled, James White; Belgium - De 8 jaarlijkse God Eddy C. Bertin; France - L'Assassinat de l'Oiseau Bleu, Daniel Walther; Hungary - Sempiternin, Lajos Mesterhazi; Italy - Dove Muore l'Astragalo, Livio Horrakh; Netherlands - Egeïsche Zee Carl Lans; Romania - Altarul Zeilor Stohastici Adrian Rogoz; Sweden -
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    International conference on Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures

    International conference on Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures

    The International Conference on Physics of Light–Matter Coupling in Nanostructures (PLMCN) is a yearly academic conference on various topics of semiconductor science and nanophotonics. The conferences are devoted to the fundamental and technological issues relevant to the realization of a new generation of optoelectronic devices based on advanced low-dimensional and photonic structures, such as low threshold polariton lasers, new optical switches, single photon emitters, photonic band-gap structures, etc. They review the most recent achievements in the fundamental understanding of strong light–matter coupling, and follow the progress in the development of epitaxial and processing technologies of wide bandgap semiconductors and organic nanostructures and microcavities providing the basis for advanced optical studies. The conferences are open to new emerging fields such as carbon nanotubes and quantum information. The scope of these conferences covers both physics and application of a variety of phenomena related to light–matter coupling in solids such as: The International Conference on Physics of Light–Matter Coupling in Nanostructures started in 2000 in Saint-Nectaire, France. The
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    Notacon

    • Subject: Hacker culture
    Notacon (pronounced "not-a-con") is an art and technology conference which takes place annually in Cleveland, Ohio. The name Notacon became a bacronym for Northern Ohio Technological Advancement Conference, however use of this was mostly dropped after the first year. Notacon preceded the Ingenuity Festival by over a year in its vision for a cohesive blend of art and technology. The conference was founded in 2003 by "FTS Conventures", a small group of friends who wanted to strengthen and expand their community. The conference was also founded in part to fill the vacuum caused by the sudden ending of the Detroit, Michigan Rubi-Con event, though it has now achieved its own personality and prominence. While many hacker conventions focus on the mechanics or political issues that surround such activities, Notacon's focus is more on the underlying beauty or artistry of the technique of hacking, as well as other ways to apply a "hacker mentality" to the areas of art and music. Hence, in addition to topics of technology and computer security, many aspects of both the art and music world are represented. The concept of "community through technology" is one of the main focuses of Notacon,
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    Eurofurence

    • Subject: Furry Fandom
    Eurofurence is a furry convention held in changing places in Europe every year. It was originally started in 1995 as a private gathering by nineteen European furry fans who met on the Internet. Attendance has been steadily rising since then, to 1066 at Eurofurence 17 (held in 2011), making it the largest furry convention outside the United States. The name of the convention derives from its American back-then-counterpart ConFurence, emphasising the European nature of the gathering. Since the year 2000, Eurofurence is no longer organized by individual persons but rather by the German Verein Eurofurence e.V., which serves as an administrative body for the convention. Contrary to most American furry conventions, Eurofurence traditionally took place at youth hostels. In 2007, Eurofurence was first held at a hotel (the Hotel Ringberg in Suhl). EuroFurence 1 was organised by Tes-Tui-H'ar and unci. Both are no longer involved with organising the convention. For Eurofurence 17 (2011), the core members of convention staff, and their areas of responsibility, are as follows, in no particular order: Whilst these are some of the "key" members of staff, there are many more volunteers helping to
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    Katsucon

    Katsucon

    • Subject: Anime
    Katsucon is a fan convention for anime, manga and Japanese culture enthusiasts. It is an annual three-day event held in or around Washington D.C.. Katsucon is traditionally held in February over Presidents Day weekend. Katsucon began in 1995 in the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Katsucon enjoyed steady growth for its first three years until breaking the 1,000 attendee mark and outgrowing the HIEC in 1997. In 1998, Katsucon moved operations to Washington, D.C. area and, for one year, was held in the Radisson Mark Center. From 1999 until 2001, Katsucon was held in the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Crystal City, Virginia. In 2002, Katsucon left Virginia for the first time was held at the Marriott in Baltimore. In 2003 and 2004 Katsucon returned to Crystal City (Arlington), Virginia. For 2005, Katsucon moved up the street and was held at two adjoining hotels: The Crystal City Marriott and Sheraton. From 2006 through 2008, the convention moved to the Omni Shoreham Hotel, located in Washington D.C. The convention returned to the Hyatt Regency Crystal City for 2009. It was held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor from 2010
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    MarketMakers

    MarketMakers

    • Subject: Energy
    • Type of conference: energy outlook forum
    MarketMakers is an energy outlook forum custom designed for energy executives and industry experts in exploration, production, investment banking, capital markets, trading, M&A and downstream operations to share experiences, opportunities & positive ideas in a volatile market. MarketMakers will explore new and existing opportunities for capital formation, exploration, hedging, pricing, services and asset transactions. Featuring an all-star line-up, Marketmakers is designed to leave delegates with a new and proper perspective for these interesting times. MarketMakers is brought to you by PLS, Inc., a U.S. and Canadian based marketing and publishing firm with offices and personnel in Houston, Midland, Los Angeles, New York and Calgary. The company is also a leading conference and exposition host with fifteen years experience with Dealmakers (asset driven conference) and Playmakers (an e&p focused event held in Calgary and Houston each year). PLS's early exposition efforts under the Dealmakers brand formed the genesis of Summer Nape. PLS is excited about its latest forum, which promises to be another excellent opportunity for leading energy executives to conference, network and establish new business opportunities. Like our Dealmakers and Playmakers events, Marketmakers will include solid networking opportunities such as an evening cocktail and networking reception for attendees, sponsors & speakers.
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    Polcon

    Polcon

    Polcon is the oldest Polish science fiction convention, organized each year in a different place by the local science fiction club. The Janusz A. Zajdel Award is awarded during the convention. The first Polcon was held in 1985 in Błażejewko near Poznań.
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    Solvay Conference

    Solvay Conference

    The International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry, located in Brussels, were founded by the Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay in 1912, following the historic invitation-only 1911 Conseil Solvay, considered a turning point in world physics. The Institutes coordinate conferences, workshops, seminars, and colloquia. Following the initial success of 1911, the Solvay Conferences (Conseils Solvay) have been devoted to outstanding preeminent open problems in both physics and chemistry. The usual schedule is every three years, but there have been larger gaps. Hendrik A. Lorentz was chairman of the first Solvay Conference held in Brussels in the autumn of 1911. The subject was Radiation and the Quanta. This conference looked at the problems of having two approaches, namely the classical physics and quantum theory. Albert Einstein was the second youngest physicist present (the youngest one was Lindemann). Other members of the Solvay Congress included such luminaries as Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Henri Poincaré. (See image for attendee list.) Perhaps the most famous conference was the October 1927 Fifth Solvay International Conference on Electrons and Photons, where the world's
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    Worldwide Developers Conference

    Worldwide Developers Conference

    • Conferences: WWDC 2012
    The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, commonly abbreviated WWDC, is a conference held annually in California by Apple Inc. The conference is primarily used by Apple to showcase its new software and technologies for developers, as well as offering hands-on labs and feedback sessions. The number of attendees usually varies between 2,000 to 4,200 developers; however, during WWDC 2007, Steve Jobs noted that there were over 5,000 attendees. WWDC 2008–2012 were capped and sold out at 5,000 attendees (5,200 including special attendees). All attendees have to sign a non-disclosure agreement covering the sessions and other material handed out at WWDC. In the past, the keynote was also covered by the NDA, but Apple in recent years has webcast the keynote address to an audience much wider than just developers. Beginning in 2002, WWDC became a place for hardware announcements. In 2002 Apple announced the rack mounted server Xserve, in 2003 the consumer-oriented iSight and the Power Mac G5, in 2004 the redesigned Apple Cinema Displays, in 2005 the transition of Apple computers from IBM's PowerPC microprocessor line to Intel's line of x86 processors, and in 2006 the Xeon-based Mac Pro and
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    ICPEAC

    ICPEAC, the International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions, is a biannual scientific conference. It is held every two years in late July. The first conference was held in New York in the year of 1958. Since then it has been held in the following locations: Western Michigan University (2008-02-20). "ICPEAC 2009" (in English). Department of Physics. http://www.icpeac2009.physics.wmich.edu. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
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    MechaCon

    MechaCon

    • Subject: Anime
    MechaCon is an annual three day anime convention in New Orleans, Louisiana and held on a weekend sometime during the summer. MechaCon mixes anime, Transformers, and Japanese culture. MechaCon’s inaugural weekend in 2005 is unique because Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the coast of Louisiana hours after MechaCon closed its doors. The dealers room closed early and all but one guest made their flight. In 2006, as a special part of MechaCon’s 2006 programming, Harmony Gold USA provided fans of the Robotech franchise with the first-ever public screening of the film Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. 100% of the funds raised from the screening was donated to The Salvation Army’s ongoing Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita recovery efforts.
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    Neural Information Processing Systems

    • Subject: Computer Science
    The Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) is a premier machine learning and computational neuroscience conference held every December. The conference is a single track meeting that includes invited talks as well as oral and poster presentations of refereed papers. It began in 1987 as a computational cognitive science conference, and was held in Denver, Colorado until 2000. From 2001 until 2010 the conference was held in Vancouver, Canada. In 2011 the conference was held in Granada, Spain. Beginning in 2012, the conference will move to Lake Tahoe for an extended period. Papers in early NIPS proceedings tended to use neural networks as a tool for understanding how the human brain works, which attracted researchers with interests in biological learning systems as well as those interested in artificial learning systems. Since then, the biological and artificial systems research streams have diverged, and recent NIPS proceedings are dominated by papers on machine learning, artificial intelligence and statistics, although computational neuroscience remains an aspect of the conference. Besides machine learning and neuroscience, other fields represented at NIPS include
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    Sci-Fi on the Rock

    Sci-Fi on the Rock

    Sci-Fi on the Rock is an annual science fiction, fantasy and horror convention held in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. It was founded by Darren Hann and Melanie Collins in mid-to-late 2006, and held its first convention in 2007. It began in 2007 at the Hotel Mount Pearl, moving on to be housed in the Holiday Inn in St. John's as of April 2008. The convention has had a number a notable guests both from Newfoundland and beyond, including science-fiction author Kenneth Tam (Defense Command, His Majesty's New World), comic-book artist Paul Tucker (The Underworld Railroad, Google John Smith), actor Brian Downey (Lexx, Millennium), actor Jeremy Bulloch (The Empire Strikes Back, Octopussy), author William Meikle (The Midnight Eye series), horror author Matthew LeDrew (Black Womb, Roulette) and author Shannon Patrick Sullivan (The Dying Days). Sci-Fi on the Rock's first convention was held on April 1, 2007 at the Hotel Mount Pearl (formerly Chateau Park) in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. It featured special guest authors Kenneth Tam and Shannon Patrick Sullivan, and local business/fangroup, Vader Party. As well as featuring special guests, the convention featured workshops throughout the day
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    WMSCI

    • Subject: Computer Science
    WMSCI, the World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, is a computer science and engineering conference that has occurred annually since 1995. WMSCI is organized by the International Institute of Informatics and Systemics. Its General Chair has usually been retired Professor Nagib Callaos. The conference is often held in Orlando, Florida. The annual WMSCI/ISAS Conferences started in Baden-Baden, Germany, in 1995. At that time, they were known simply as SCI. For the first few years, about 50 papers were presented. It changed its names to WMSCI when it added on collocated conferences in 2005. The multiconference has grown to have an average of about 1500 registered participants, the majority of whom present papers. Since its start in 1995, more than 10,000 papers have been presented on WMSCI and its collocated conferences. Up to 2005 it allowed both reviewed and non-reviewed papers. Since 2006 1) just reviewed papers are accepted, 2) authors of accepted papers have access to the reviews of the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their paper, and 3) the reviewing process is based on double-blind and non-blind reviewing. WMSCI is a multi-disciplinary
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    Anime Evolution

    • Subject: Anime
    Anime Evolution is an annual three-day anime convention held in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada organized by AE Convention Corp. until 2010 and by the Vancouver Anime Convention Society since 2012. It has traditionally been held in August since 2004. Before that point, it was held in July. Anime Evolution's programming, like many other anime conventions, included anime screenings, anime music video contests, game shows, panels, workshops, cosplay events, vendor and artist rooms, and video game groups. Anime Evolution was originally known as Anime Showcase, and was held in 1998 by the SFU ARC club. It was a two-day showing of anime that was supposed to be held annually, with the help of the Vancouver Japanese Animation Society, the University of British Columbia Anime Club, and V-SWAT. In 2001 it was renamed Anime Evolution and in 2003 became a full anime convention. It has grown each year since 1999, and had attendance of over 4,200 people in 2007. In 2008, due to booking issues, it was held at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, B.C., rather than its past location at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Burnaby, B.C. In 2006, Anime Evolution held its first
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    Datatjej

    • Subject: Computer Science
    Datatjej (translated: "computer girl" or "data girl") is an annual conference for women studying Computer science in Sweden. (The Computer Science education must be at least 4 years long). The conference lasts for 4 days and has about 100 visitors each year. Every year there is a different theme, examples of previous themes are mentorship, back to the future, personal development. The first conference was held at Umeå University in 1998 with 20 participants. It has since then grown and been hosted at several other Swedish universities.
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    Itzacon Eire

    Itzacon Eire

    Itzacon Eire, more popularly known as Itzacon (though not to be confused with Itzacon, a defunct Sci Fi convention formerly held in Texas) is the premier gaming convention run by the Fantasy and Science Fiction Society (Fansci) of NUI Galway, Ireland. Itzacon Eire was founded in 2005 by Anita Murray, then Auditor of the Society. As of 2012 it has been run for eight years successfully and looks to continue in that vein. In 2007 it established the National Game Writers Award. This award is for Role-playing game and LARP scenario writers who have shown a continued dedication to the Irish convention scene and have produced a scenario of noted quality for Itzacon Eire.
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    Otakon

    • Subject: Anime
    Otakon (/ˈoʊtəkɒn/OH-tə-kon) is a fan convention in the United States focusing on East Asian popular culture (primarily anime, manga, music, and cinema) and its fandom. The name is a portmanteau derived from convention and the Japanese word otaku. Otakon is traditionally held on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in late summer at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland's Inner Harbor district. Otakon is one of the longest-running Anime conventions in the United States, and the second largest, averaging over 22,000 paid attendees since 2005. Even so, the convention has expanded since then, with attendance above 26,000 in both 2008 and 2009 attendance surpassing 29,000 in 2010 and attendance officially surpassing the 30,000 mark in 2012. More recently, Otakon has expanded into the realm of video gaming. At Otakon 2012 Otakon officially announced a partnership with indy game development studio, Studio Nasu, to develop an official video game, Crisis Heart Brawlers: Clash at Otakon! to be released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Otakon being in existence which is Otakon 2013. The game will be fully funded through the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. The Kickstarter site
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    Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

    Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

    The Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs is an international organization that brings together scholars and public figures to work toward reducing the danger of armed conflict and to seek solutions to global security threats. It was founded in 1957 by Joseph Rotblat and Bertrand Russell in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada, following the release of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto in 1955. Rotblat and the Pugwash Conference won jointly the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995 for their efforts on nuclear disarmament. International Student/Young Pugwash groups have existed since 1979. The Russell-Einstein Manifesto, released July 9, 1955, called for a conference for scientists to assess the dangers of weapons of mass destruction (then only considered to be nuclear weapons). Cyrus Eaton, an industrialist and philanthropist, offered on July 13 to finance and host the conference in the town of his birth, Pugwash, Nova Scotia. This was not taken up at the time because a meeting was planned for India, at the invitation of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. With the outbreak of the Suez Crisis the Indian conference was postponed. Aristotle Onassis offered to finance a meeting in Monaco instead,
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    106
    SC Conference

    SC Conference

    • Conferences: SC2012
    • Subject: High-performance computing
    Established 1988, the Supercomputing conference brings a diverse audience of researchers, scientists, developers, IT professionals, managers, manufacturers, and governmental employees together to track the developments in high performance computing.
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    107
    Vancouver International Digital Festival

    Vancouver International Digital Festival

    The Vancouver International Digital Festival is an annual event for creative professionals working in digital media. Held for the last four years in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the event includes an international business partnering forum, industry parties, digital entertainment screenings, conference sessions on the latest trends and markets for digital media, and educational workshops for creators, designers, and producers in games, mobile, animation, film, and interactive design.
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    108
    2005 Forbes Global CEO Conference

    2005 Forbes Global CEO Conference

    The 2005 Forbes Global CEO Conference was held from 30 August to 1 September 2005, at the Sydney Opera House, in Sydney, Australia. The Forbes website described the conference attendees as "senior figures from the world's leading companies and institutions will discuss the best ways to nurture and capitalize on innovation and reveal the latest global trends." The conference had around 350 attendees, including Australian Prime Minister John Howard, former New South Wales Premier Bob Carr, and former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. In the weeks before the conference, it was reported in the media that George H. W. Bush would be attending, however this was later found to be a hoax propagated by the protest group 30A Network. A large protest was held to coincide with the conference. The protest assembled at 5pm in Customs Square, near Circular Quay, with about 1,000 people listening to numerous speeches. The protestors then marched along the Quay to the barricades that had been set up to prevent public access to the Opera House forecourt. A small number of protestors started rocking one of the barricades, causing it to collapse. A number of arrests were made, and the protest continued
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    International Congress of Mathematicians

    The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is the largest conference for the topic of mathematics. It meets once every four years, hosted by the International Mathematical Union (IMU). The Fields Medals, the Nevanlinna Prize, the Gauss Prize, and the Chern Medal are awarded during the congress' opening ceremony. Each congress is memorialized by a printed set of Proceedings recording academic papers based on invited talks intended to be relevant to current topics of general interest. Felix Klein and Georg Cantor are credited with putting forward the idea of an international congress of mathematicians in the 1890s. The first International Congress of Mathematicians was held in Zurich in August 1897. The organizers included such prominent mathematicians as Luigi Cremona, Felix Klein, Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Andrey Markov, and others. The congress was attended by 208 mathematicians from 16 countries, including 12 from Russia and 7 from the U.S.A. During the 1900 congress in Paris, France, David Hilbert announced his famous list of 23 unsolved mathematical problems, now termed Hilbert's problems. At the 1904 ICM Gyula Kőnig delivered a lecture where he claimed that Cantor's famous
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    4 votes
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    Linux Vacation / Eastern Europe

    Linux Vacation / Eastern Europe

    Linux Vacation / Eastern Europe (LVEE) is an annual international conference of developers and users of free and open source software. It takes place in the end of June - beginning of July in Belarus, near the Hrodna city. The event is aimed at combining both professional communication and leisure activities for the free software professionals and enthusiasts. LVEE organizers are Minsk Linux Users Group and open source community active members from Hrodna and Brest. Recommended languages are Belarusian, English and Russian. The first LVEE conference took place in 2005. It was inspired by a Russian LinuxFest event, after the large Minsk delegation had taken part in it in 2004. This visit resulted in decision to organize a similar but more official event for technical specialists from Belarus and neighboring states, who are interested in F/LOSS . LVEE format is composed of presentations, workshops, and round tables. Currently LVEE is the only general-topic open source conference held in Belarus (information based on the year 2008 interview of the conference press-secretary and claims on its official website). Despite its historically formed naming, conference is not limited to
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    Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

    Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

    The Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), jointly sponsored by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC), brings together international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology and astronomy to present the latest results of research in planetary science. Since its beginning in 1970, the LPSC has been a significant focal point for planetary science research, with more than 1700 planetary scientists and students attending from all over the world. In a speech delivered at the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) in Houston, Texas in March 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the formation of the Lunar Science Institute (LSI). The creation of the LSI was the culmination of meetings and events involving the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Academy of Science, Universities Research Association and several major universities. Initially operated by the National Academy of Sciences, the Universities Space Research Association took over the management of the Lunar Science Institute on December 11, 1969. A program of visiting university-based scientists was established, the first symposium was organized,
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    4 votes
    112
    Google I/O

    Google I/O

    • Type of conference: Software development
    Google I/O is an annual developer-focused conference held by Google in San Francisco, California. Google I/O features highly technical, in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more. Google I/O was started in 2008. The "I" and "O" stand for input/output, and "Innovation in the Open". The format of the event is similar to that of the Google Developer Day. Hardware give-aways to attendees: Hardware give-aways to attendees: The main theme of the first day was Android, of the second - Chrome and Google Chrome OS. Main Android announcements: Main Chrome and Chrome OS announcements: Hardware give-aways to attendees: It was held at Moscone Center West in San Francisco and has been extended to three days, instead of the regular two. Google is giving away the following hardware to attendees: The Main topics throughout this day were Android, Google+ and Project Glass. A keynote was held on this day. Official Announcements included the following: Official Releases included the following: The Main topics throughout this day were
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    PCTC

    The Pennsylvania Christian Teen Convention is currently held at the Hilton Harrisburg and Towers, Strawberry Square, and The Forum, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is an annual convention that has been held since 1983. In 2004, the convention was split for the first time, due to the growth in numbers attending. Grades 6-8 went to the middle school convention and grades 9-12 went to the high school convention. The convention was held February 27-29. Some of the speakers included Vince Antonucci and Mark Moore. The worship bands were the Aaron Pelsue Band and Unsed. The evening activities included Jim Labridla (from The Santa Clause and Home Improvement), and CPR (an improv comedy group). A few of the speakers were Mike Baker and Tim Jones. The worship was led by basic and Brian Dicken. The evening events were Slingshot57 (whose music has been on MTV’s The Real World), The Turning (a Christian rock band), and prayer concerts. A few of the main speakers included Jim Burgen and Josh Finklea. The worship included Rob Harris and .HEREtoday.. The evening activities included Isaac Improv (an improv comedy group), Tony Wolf (a comedian and speaker), a prayer room, a coffeehouse, and a
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    Tulane Corporate Law Institute

    Tulane Corporate Law Institute

    The Tulane Corporate Law Institute is an annual two-day M&A and corporate law conference that takes place in downtown New Orleans every spring. It attracts the most high-profile lawyers and bankers from around the United States, as well as judges, journalists, and others who follow the dealmaking world. The event typically takes place on a Thursday and Friday in late March or early April, at a prominent Canal Street hotel. In the late 1980s, Delaware Supreme Court Justice Andrew G.T. Moore (author of Smith v. Van Gorkom and Revlon v. MacAndrews) and a group of New Orleans corporate practitioners were among those who undertook an aggressive goal: to establish a new annual platform for a gathering of the nation's leading corporate jurists and practitioners. More than 20 years later, the Tulane Corporate Law Institute remains a critical meeting place for national leaders in the fields of law and business. The second day of the 22nd annual meeting (on April 16, 2010), coincided with the unexpected release of an SEC fraud complaint against Goldman Sachs. The release temporarily disrupted the day's meeting agenda as the story made national headlines and SEC officials were sought for
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    Youth Of The Nation Conference

    Youth Of The Nation Conference

    Youth Of The Nation is an annual Christian Youth Conference held in Wanganui, New Zealand. Unlike many other Christian conferences, this event is not held by one specific church or denomination. Youth Of The Nation Conferences are hosted by the Wanganui Christian Youth Workers collective, a group of Christian youth pastors & workers from different denominations & churches across the city of Wanganui. Youth pastors are represented from Anglican, Apostolic, Assemblies of God, Baptist, Open Brethren, Catholic, Incedo (YFC) NZ & Presbyterian. The conference also has support from churches, where the youth workers are not able to attend meetings, due to various circumstances, including Christian Outreach Centre, Elim, Salvation Army, & Non-denominatial. Youth Of The Nation (YOTN) aims to encourage and empower Christian young people to pursue Jesus Christ with a zeal that will impact their generation. As an event, the goal is to provide a 3-4 day event that is affordable for more New Zealand young people, while maintaining the standards & excellence of some of the leading national conferences. The vision to hold YOTN came from Wanganui A/G youth pastor, Ben Hoyle. In 2003, Ben approached
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    2 votes
    116

    Gen Con

    Gen Con is one of the largest and most prominent annual gaming conventions in North America. It features traditional pen-and-paper, board, and card-style games, including role-playing games, miniatures wargames, board games, live action role-playing games, collectible card games, non-collectible card games, and strategy games. Gen Con also features computer games. Attendees engage in a variety of tournament and interactive game sessions. Gen Con 2011 brought in 36,733 attendees, which makes the convention similar in size to Dragon Con and FanExpo's Game Expo, larger than Origins (14,000+), and smaller than E3 (40,000+). Gen Con began in 1968 as a wargames convention held by Gary Gygax, who later co-created Dungeons & Dragons, the game that initiated the roleplaying game phenomenon. First held in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the convention's main site traveled to various locations in Wisconsin from 1972 to 1984, until settling in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1985. Other Gen Con conventions were held sporadically in various locations around the United States. Beginning in 1990, Gen Con conventions were also held in several European locations, as well as in Australia (as Gen Con Oz) from
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    LAUNCH

    LAUNCH

    Forty cutting edge, and never-before seen, technology companies will debut at the LAUNCH Conference on February 23rd and 24th, 2011. There will be two competitions held at the event: LAUNCH 1.0 This competition is for completely new companies that have never had any press, public demos and whose services are currently in closed alpha or beta. LAUNCH 2.0 This competition is for existing companies that are launching new products, or significant new versions of an existing product. For example, if Microsoft, Google or Aol were to launch a completely new social network that would qualify. Additionally, if Twitter were to launch a completely new interface--like they did in the fall of 2010--that would qualify as a "significant new version" of an existing project. The LAUNCH conference is taking place at the San Francisco Design Center.
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    1 votes
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    Lucca Comics and Games

    Lucca Comics and Games

    Lucca Comics and Games is an annual comic book and gaming convention in Lucca, Italy. It takes place, usually, at the end of October. Launched in 1966, the event grew in importance years after years; but it's only in 2006, for the 40th anniversary, that fair has been moved to the city center: from that edition, the various pavilions are arranged in different squares of the old town and visitors have access to much wider areas and many more services (moreover Lucca has a very beautiful historic centre). With almost 155,000 visitors in 2011, it is the second most popular comic fair in Europe (after the Angoulême Comics Festival, in France) and the third in the world (the first is the Comiket in Tokyo, Japan).
    9.00
    1 votes
    119

    Nan Desu Kan

    • Subject: Anime
    Nan Desu Kan (NDK) is an anime convention held annually in Denver, Colorado, usually lasting three days in mid September. The convention is the largest anime convention in the Rocky Mountain region. It's name in Japanese roughly means nan desu ka (何ですか), "what is it?". The convention typically offers art showings and auctions, cultural panels, dances, dealer's room, games, musical guests, screenings of anime, and workshops. The convention has held various fundraisers since 2000 to support organizations that include: American Diabetes Association, American Red Cross, Child's Play, Japan America Society of Colorado, Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the United Way Gulf Recovery Fund (2010). In 2012, $12,000 was raised for the Aurora Victim Relief Fund and other charities. Prior to 2000 the convention was known as Nan Desu Kon. Renovations in the hotel were still underway prior to the start in 2003, but did not affect the convention. The convention instituted an attendance cap of 7,500 per day in 2011 due to event quality and attendee comfort concerns. The attendance cap of 7,500 per day continued into 2012. On August 8th, 2004 the convention held an CosPlay Dance Party at the Rock
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    Origins International Game Expo

    Origins International Game Expo

    Origins Game Fair is one of North America's most prominent annual gaming conventions, second in size only to Gen Con. Origins takes place each year in Columbus, Ohio at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Origins is run by The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Origins was chartered to serve gaming in general, including wargames and miniatures gaming, which at the time tended to be less well represented at Gen Con and Dragon*Con. Board games, trading card games, LARPs and role-playing games are also popular at Origins. Origins is the site of the annual Origins Awards ceremony. For many years, the Charles S. Roberts Awards for historical boardgames were presented at Origins, but these are now presented at the World Boardgaming Championships. Origins Game Fair was formerly known as the Origins International Game Expo. The name was changed in the summer of 2007. Origins started in 1975 with a gathering of game players in Baltimore, Maryland. The Interest Group Baltimore, a local wargaming club, worked with the Baltimore-based Avalon Hill game company to put on the first show that year at Johns Hopkins University. Avalon Hill produced the first commercial war games back in
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    Sonoma Valley Opportunities and Challenges Cheese Conference

    Sonoma Valley Opportunities and Challenges Cheese Conference

    The annual Sonoma Valley Opportunities and Challenges Cheese Conference was established in 2000 by Sheana Davis, president and founder of the Epicurian Connection. Her co-host was Ignazio Vella, CEO and Cheesemaker of the Vella Cheese Company. The Sonoma Valley Cheese Conference was created to offer education to national and international cheesemakers, dairy farmers, retailers, chefs and restaurateurs on the ever evolving cheese industry. Each year the conference is facilitated by a UC Davis professor to add a level of expertise. Guest speakers include artisinal cheesemakers, farmstead cheesemakers, retailers, chefs, dairy farmers and cheese enthusiasts. The conference hosts 300 people over 3 days. Local restaurants, wineries, breweries, retailers and businesses support the conference by hosting receptions for the guests. While attending the conference, cheesemakers are encouraged to offer in-store educational demonstrations at Sonoma County and San Francisco Bay Area retailers and specialty cheese shops. Each evening a reception is hosted, inviting local breweries, wineries and gourmet food producers to showcase their products to the guests of the conference.
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    WonderCon

    WonderCon

    WonderCon is an annual comic book, science fiction, and motion picture convention, held in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1987. The convention was conceived by retailer John Barrett (a founder of the retail chain Comics and Comix) and originally held in the Oakland Convention Center. In 2003 it moved to San Francisco's Moscone Center. The show's original name was the Wonderful World of Comics Convention. Retailer Joe Field (of Flying Colors Comics and Other Cool Stuff) and his partner Mike Friedrich owned and operated the convention for fifteen years. In 2001, they brokered a deal with the management team that runs the San Diego Comic-Con International to make it part of the Comic-Con International convention family. This gave the San Francisco show a wider audience and has made it a venue for previews and early screenings of major motion pictures, in particular ones based on comic books. These have included Spider-Man 2 in 2004, Batman Begins and Fantastic Four in 2005, Superman Returns in 2006, 300 in 2007, Watchmen in 2009, and Kick-Ass in 2010. All of these events featured the stars of the films fielding questions from the audience. WonderCon had 34,000 attendees in 2009,
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    Lake Mohonk Conference on International Arbitration

    Lake Mohonk Conference on International Arbitration

    The Lake Mohonk Conference on International Arbitration was founded in 1895 to support the cause of international arbitration, arbitration treaties, and an international court, and to generate public support on behalf of the cause. These meetings, which took place between 1895 and 1916, were instrumental in the creation of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands. The first Lake Mohonk Conference on International Arbitration was held in June, 1895, at Lake Mohonk in Ulster County, New York. Fifty individuals selected by Albert K. Smiley, a Quaker and the owner of the Mohonk Mountain House, one of the most prestigious summer resorts of the day, convened at the initial sessions at the resort. The annual conferences soon grew to attract 300 leaders of government, business, religion, the press, and education. It was one of the stops of `Abdu'l-Bahá's journeys to the West. After Albert Smiley's death in December, 1912, his place as host of the Conferences was taken by his half-brother, Daniel Smiley. The last conference was held in 1916. Plans for a 1917 conference were made, but it was never held, partly due to World War I. The conference papers were later donated
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    Tekkoshocon

    Tekkoshocon

    • Subject: Anime
    Tekkoshocon is an anime convention in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Metro Area run by the non-profit organization Tekkoshocon, Inc. The convention's name is a blend of the Japanese word tekkosho, meaning steel mill (a reference to Pittsburgh's industrial steel-producing history), and adapting the suffix "-con" (from convention), which is a common nomenclature archetype among such conventions. The convention has been held in various locations around the Pittsburgh Area, the latest being the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. The convention typically offers video screenings, panels, workshops, Q&A sessions, video gaming, concerts, dances, anime game shows, Dealers' Room, Art Show, Artists' Alley, video game tournaments, card game tournaments, dance contest, karaoke contest, scale modeling contest, anime music video contest, and masquerade/cosplay contest. Tekkoshocon has held charity events since 2006 supporting the American Heart Association, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, and in 2011 the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation plus Gackt's "Show Your Heart" charity. The concerts at Tekkoshocon have drawn significant attendees,
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    BoundCon

    BoundCon

    BoundCon is an annual BDSM convention and trade show held in Munich, Germany, around the middle of June. It features live performances by bondage models and bondage riggers, exhibition of BDSM literature and video suppliers, and a "VIP area" with an exclusive buffet. BoundCon 2005 was held in the Munich "Kleine Olympiahalle". It hosted the first ever "Bondage Trials", a competition between five bondage model-rigger teams. The trials consisted of three events: a race between hogtied models, the riggers guessing what the gagged models were saying, and the models kicking a football at riggers tied to football goalposts.
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    Comics Salon

    Comics Salon

    Comics Salón is an international festival of Japanese culture, manga, anime, comics, games, sci-fi, fantasy and horror. It is held every year in Slovakia and is the largest convention of its kind in Slovakia. It is the successor of the international festival IstroCon, which ran from 1999 to 2003.
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    2 votes
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    Kiwi Foo Camp

    Kiwi Foo Camp

    Kiwi Foo Camp, also known as Baa Camp, is an annual Foo Camp, an unstructured gathering of technology industry people and policy makers, that takes place at Mahurangi College in Warkworth, New Zealand in early February. The first Kiwi Foo Camp occurred on 2–4 February 2007, and the second ran 1–3 February 2008. The third ran 13–15 February 2009. The fourth ran 12–14 February 2010. The fifth ran 11-13 February 2011. It is based on the Foo Camp concept devised by technology publishers and conference organisers O'Reilly Media for previous events held in the US and Europe. The "Foo" is an acronym for "Friends of O'Reilly" and the New Zealand event was sponsored by the company. As an "unconference", it is characterised by a lack of formal schedules and structures, with the agenda being moved forward as the event takes place. The events are invitation only, and seek to bring together the technology and creative sectors, policy-makers and other influencers. It was organised by Nat Torkington and Jenine Abarbanel, with assistance from Russell Brown of Public Address and others. The organisers plan to hold it annually in the New Zealand summer. The alternative "Baa Camp" moniker was coined
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    2 votes
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    Penguicon

    Penguicon

    Penguicon is a convention in the United States that deliberately brings together the often overlapping communities of science fiction fandom and Linux User Groups. In addition to educational panels on areas of interest to science fiction fans and both professional and beginner-level panels on Linux and Open-source software, Penguicon participants can enjoy an anime room, filk (the folk music of science fiction fandom), swordfighting demonstrations, dancing, OpenCola, gaming—live action role-playing game, computer, board and cards—and more. Over a thousand participants have attended past conventions, which have featured Guests of Honor from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett to Jon "maddog" Hall and Eric S. Raymond. The 2007 Penguicon, "Penguicon 5.0", was held April 20–22 in Troy, Michigan at the Troy Hilton. The 2008 Penguicon, "Penguicon 6.0", was held April 18–20 in Troy, Michigan at the Troy Hilton. The 2009 Penguicon, "Penguicon 7.0" (also known as "Penguicon BING!"), was held May 1–3 in Romulus, Michigan at the Crowne Plaza Romulus. Penguicon 2010 (coincidentally held in 2010) was held April 30-May 2 in Troy, Michigan at the Troy Marriott. Penguicon 2011 was held April 29-May 1
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    Reykjavik Summit

    Reykjavik Summit

    • Type of conference: Summit
    The Reykjavík Summit was a summit meeting between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, held in Höfði in Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland, on October 11–12, 1986. The talks collapsed at the last minute, but the progress that had been achieved eventually resulted in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union. In 1986 Reagan had proposed banning all ballistic missiles, but wanted to continue research on the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) that could potentially be shared with the Soviets. Yet Soviet suspicion of SDI continued, and U.S.-Soviet relations — already strained by the failure of the Geneva Summit the previous year — were further strained by the Daniloff-Zakharov espionage affair. At Reykjavík, Reagan sought to include discussion of human rights, emigration of Soviet Jews and dissidents, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. However, Gorbachev sought to limit the talks solely to arms control. The Soviets acceded to the "double-zero" proposal for eliminating INF weapons from Europe, as initially proposed by President Reagan in November
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    2 votes
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    The Superhighway Summit

    The Superhighway Summit

    The Superhighway Summit was held at UCLA's Royce Hall on 11 January 1994. It was the "first public conference bringing together all of the major industry, government and academic leaders in the field [and] also began the national dialogue about the Information Superhighway and its implications." The conference was organized by Richard Frank of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Jeffrey Cole and Geoffrey Cowan, the former co-directors of UCLA's Center for Communication Policy. It was introduced by former UCLA Chancellor, Andrea L. Rich and its keynote speaker was Vice President Al Gore. Who were the Thirty leaders in the area of communications presided over the event which had an attendance of over 1800 people? It "was broadcast live on C-SPAN, E! Entertainment, and on the UCLA campus." The conference was given extensive coverage by Cynthia Lee and Linda Steiner Lee over two issues of UCLA TODAY (January 13 and 27, 1994). In the article, Gore Details Telecommunications Ideas, Lee and Lee gave an overview of the opening speech given by Vice President Gore. They commented that "Vice President Al Gore outlined the Clinton Administration's proposals to reform the
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    2 votes
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    LinuxTag

    LinuxTag

    • Subject: GNU/Linux
    LinuxTag (German literally: "LinuxAssembly", figuratively: Linux congress or meeting) is a Free Software exposition with emphasis on Linux (but also BSD), held annually in Germany. Its organisers claim it to be the largest computer exposition in Europe, drawing visitors from many countries, lasting for several days. The LinuxTag slogan is "Where .COM meets .ORG", as it includes both representatives from commercial companies and from nonprofit/community projects. The latter may use exposition space free of charge in the .org section. LinuxTag has also been a sponsor of several other projects, notably of Knoppix, a Linux Live CD. Knoppix is often used to showcase software running on Linux on a computer configured with a different operating system (usually Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X). LinuxTag is sponsored by various IT-related companies and, at least in some of its iterations, by the German government. In the 2007, the LinuxTag faced calls for a boycott because, as it was officially held under the patronage of the German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, a member of the conservative CDU party. The first LinuxTag took place at the University of Kaiserslautern in 1996. The event
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    4 votes
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    Armageddon

    Armageddon

    Armageddon is a commercial science fiction and comics convention held in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. In recent years, it has also showcased computer and video gaming, animation, and consumer electronics. The convention attracts celebrity guests from popular TV shows and computer games. Armageddon was first held in Auckland, New Zealand on the weekend of 2 December 1995 at the Avondale Raceway. In 1997, the convention first came to Wellington, then a first Melbourne event was held in 1999; followed by the first Christchurch event held in 2007. The event is a mixture of computer gaming, wrestling, music, anime, sci-fi, fantasy, comics and stalls. Armageddon has become the largest fantasy event in New Zealand with 44,000 attendees at the 2010 Auckland event. The Expo will expand in 2012, with its first expo in Hamilton. Special events that take place at Armageddon include a Dragonball Z kamehameha contest (created in NZ in 2001), Pizza Eating Contest, Pillow Fight, Black Box Session console gaming tournament, Wuss Factor (fear factor style eating contest), AMV and Cosplay, trading card tournaments, movie screenings, and celebrity
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    3 votes
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    European Architecture Students Assembly

    European Architecture Student Assembly was founded in 1981 by architect students like Geoff Haslam and Richard Murphy and is closely related to the Winterschool concept, which organises similar events for UK students of architecture. EASA takes place each summer in a different country, with the event usually lasting two weeks. It is organised by students of architecture for students of architecture and the concept is operated on a cooperative basis. In fall at INCM, Intermediate National Contact Meeting, the location for EASA is decided one and a half year in advance. Typically 400 students take part in the event and engage in workshops, exhibitions, lectures and social events loosely based around a specific theme. These events are run by a combination of academics and students and encompass a wide variety of activities with a greater or lesser relationship to architecture. The event is funded through a combination of attendance fees (which vary for each country based upon ability to pay), grants and sponsorship, all arranged by the organising committee for each event. EASA has little or no formal structure in that each event is organised as a unique occurrence- though a system of
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    3 votes
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    Festival fantazie

    Festival fantazie

    Festival fantazie is the largest festival of fantasy and science fiction in the Czech Republic and one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe. As for number of particular programes it surpasses the longest running science fiction convention Worldcon. In this sense Festival fantazie belongs among the biggest festivals of its kind in the world. In 2007 the festival was visited by 2135 individuals, who stayed for 5 days on average, Festival fantazie Speciál in autumn entertained 640 participants. Festival is devoted to fantasy and wide spectrum of related subjects. The program includes films literature, games, it is focused on science fiction and future, astronomy, modern technologies, fantasy, horror, mythology, mysteries, military and history. Visitors are offered the opportunity to see films and TV shows, take part in large number of games and contests of all kinds. Furthermore meetings with famous personalities, both vocational and humorous lectures, theatre and fencing performances are organized and much more. Festival has been held in Chotěboř every year since 1996 in June and July. Shorter Festival Fantazie Speciál takes place in October. The organizer is independent
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    3 votes
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    International Student/Young Pugwash

    International Student/Young Pugwash (ISYP) is an international organization that promotes awareness and action among students and young professionals in relation to ethical implications of science and technology policy, particularly matters of international security and weapons of mass destruction. It developed from the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. Students have been invited as participants in Pugwash Conferences since the early 1970s. Following interest to create a forum specifically for students, student/young Pugwash groups started to form in the late 70s, Student Pugwash USA doing so in 1979. International collaboration among the groups began in 1988 in the Netherlands for the first jointly organized IS/YP conference. Student pre-conferences to the annual Pugwash Conferences began at the 1997 Pugwash Conference held in Norway. ISYP's members comprise national groups, which themselves may comprise loose or formal collections of school or university chapters. National entities include Student Pugwash USA (SPUSA), the largest, and Student Pugwash UK (SPUK) among others.
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    3 votes
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    London Naval Conference

    There were three major international naval conferences in London, the first in 1908-09, the second in 1930 and the third in 1935. The latter two, together with the Washington Naval Conference in 1921-22 and the Geneva Conferences (1927 and 1932), resulted in agreements between the major powers on navy vessel numbers, armaments and the rules of engagement in the inter-war period. The first conference was a continuation of the debates of the 2nd Hague Conference, with the United Kingdom hoping for the formation of an International Prize Court. Ten nations sent representatives, the main naval powers of Europe and the United States and Japan. The conference met from December 4, 1908 to February 26, 1909. The agreements were issued as the Declaration of London, containing seventy-one articles it restated much existing international maritime law. The signatories' governments did not all ratify the Declaration and it never went into effect. During the First World War the neutral United States pushed for the major antagonists to respect the treaty, hoping that the good protection in the Declaration for neutral vessels would be enforced. The London conference of January 21 to April 22,
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    3 votes
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    Moscow Student Conference on Linguistics

    Moscow Student Conference on Linguistics

    The Moscow Student Conference on Linguistics (MSCL) is an annual student linguistic conference, which started in 2006. It was first held at the Moscow State University, and since then it has grown to be one of the major conferences on formal linguistics in Russia. The aim of the conference is to give young researchers an opportunity to present their work, exchange ideas and receive feedback from more experienced colleagues. Talks are solicited from all areas of theoretical linguistics including but not limited to Phonology, Morphology, Syntax and Semantics. Only abstracts from students (i.e., those not having defended a PhD by the submission deadline) are considered. MSCL often has a key topic (e.g. Perspectives on the Syntax-Semantics Interface in 2008, Scrambling, Free Word Order and Related Phenomena in 2010). Abstracts on the announced key topic are especially encouraged, though other abstracts are given equal consideration.
    6.33
    3 votes
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    Wikimania

    Wikimania

    Wikimania is an annual international conference for users of the wiki projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation (such as Wikipedia and other sister projects). Topics of presentations and discussions include Wikimedia Foundation projects, other wikis, open source software, free knowledge and free content, and the different social and technical aspects which relate to these topics. The first Wikimania conference was held in the Haus der Jugend at Frankfurt, Germany, August 4–8, 2005. It had attracted about 380 attendees. The week of the conference included four "Hacking Days", August 1–4, when some 25 developers gathered to work on code and discuss the technical aspects of MediaWiki and of running the Wikimedia projects. The main days of the conference, despite its billing as being "August 4–8", were Friday to Sunday of that week, August 5–7. Presentation sessions were scheduled all day during those three days. Keynote speakers included Jimmy Wales, Ross Mayfield, Ward Cunningham and Richard Stallman (who spoke on "Copyright and community in the age of computer networks"). The majority of sessions and conversations were in English, although a few were in German. Sponsors of the
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    3 votes
    139

    Anime USA

    • Subject: Anime
    • Type of conference: Fan convention
    Anime USA (AUSA) is a fandom convention for anime, manga and Japanese culture enthusiasts. It is an annual three-day event held over a weekend in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The event is organized by Anime USA, a nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Virginia, and operated and staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers many from local anime clubs, such as the Northern Virginia Anime Association. Anime USA's official tagline is "Of Otaku, By Otaku, For Otaku". The convention features Japanese creators of anime and manga, cosplay, voice actors from anime and videogames, artists, vendors and exhibits, panels, workshops, and gaming. Anime USA's events focus on aspects of anime, manga, video games and Japanese culture. With the popularity of anime and manga growing in the United States, anime conventions have seen momentous growth in their attendance, and Anime USA is one of a growing number in the area. Originally started in 1999 the attendance was small, only 350 people. As of 2009 attendance has passed 3,600 people. The Hyatt Regency convention space Anime USA previously operated from was used by two other notable conventions Katsucon and Otakon.
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    1 votes
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    Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group

    The IMF and World Bank meet each autumn in what is officially known as the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group and each spring in the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. Names of the two groups are alternated each year so a different one has top billing. The autumn meetings are customarily held in Washington, D.C., United States for two consecutive years, and in another member country in the third year. On the weekend of the autumn meetings the G7 also meets. The 2006 Annual Meetings and their supporting events were held from 11–20 September 2006 at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore. Since the mid-1990s, these meetings have centerpoints for anti-globalization movement protests. There have been complete bans on outdoor protests in the 2003 meetings in Dubai, United Arab Emirates as well as the 2006 meeting in Singapore, where only indoor demonstrations within a designated area is permitted. Some argue that such bans are out of safety concerns, while others consider them an effort to curb dissent. These measures has led to retaliatory actions by NGOs who
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    1 votes
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    Australian Software Engineering Conference

    • Subject: Computer Science
    The Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC) is Australasia's leading forum for exchanging project experiences and new research results in software engineering. Established in 1986, ASWEC attracts contributions covering the whole spectrum of software engineering research and practice. It provides an opportunity for interaction between software engineering researchers and industry practitioners.
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    1 votes
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    AVN Adult Entertainment Expo

    AVN Adult Entertainment Expo

    The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) is a trade show held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is sponsored by the Adult Video News Magazine (AVN). The 2010 AVN Awards show was held during the Expo at the nearby Palms Casino Resort. The AEE is the largest pornography industry trade show in the United States. The 2007 AVN Expo had over 30,000 attendees, which included 355 exhibiting companies. Attendance for the 2010 Expo was just over 28,000. The 2010 AEE was held from January 7–10. The 2011 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo was held January 6-9 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Until 2012, the AEE was usually held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center running concurrent with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), although there is no connection between the two. The 2012 Expo is planned to be held at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on January 18–21, one week after the 2012 CES. The change in dates is stated to help exhibitors minimize travel expenses and maximize networking opportunities. The AEE mixes industry only events with open hours for fans seeking the usual autographs, pictures, and memorabilia. One of the major aspects of the AEE is that most of the major
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    1 votes
    143
    Cardhalla

    Cardhalla

    Cardhalla is a charity event that has been held at Gen Con since 1999. During the convention, a city is constructed out of donated trading card game cards. Near the end of the convention attendees are invited to throw coins at the city to destroy it. The thrown coins are collected and donated to charity. The motto is: "Build. Donate. Destroy." The name is a portmanteau of "card" and the Norse city of Valhalla. Attendees may help in the building process using the cards that are donated. They may come and go as they wish, as the event is a 24-hour event hosted for free. The usual style of building consists of folding cards and stacking them. However, cutting a card to make a fit or even just stacking cards without folding is always an option. Glue, tape, and other adhesives are not permitted. Approximate tower sizes: three inches to over 17 feet, built by Aaron Clay at Gen Con 2006. Donations come from anyone at the convention. Cards from over 100 different card games have been used. Cards range from the most common to the rarest cards of games. People also donate time to help clean up, manage, and chat. The original card set that started the building was the premiere of the "Young
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    1 votes
    144
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    Faerieworlds

    Faerieworlds

    Faerieworlds is an annual music and arts festival currently held annually in Oregon. The festival's primary theme is the "realm of the faerie". The 2012 festival took place on July 27–29 at Mount Pisgah Arboretum in the Howard Buford Park Recreation Area southeast of Eugene, Oregon. The festival features internationally bestselling artists and authors, Grammy-winning musicians and crafters whose work is connected to or inspired by folklore, specifically faerie lore. Faerieworlds was started by Emilio and Kelly Miller-Lopez of the musical group Woodland, and Robert Gould of the transmedia arts company Imaginosis. The festival has featured many award-winning authors and artists including folklorists, authors and artists Brian and Wendy Froud, whose bestselling books on faeries, and whose conceptual design work with Jim Henson have earned them international acclaim. Unlike other faerie and renaissance events, Faerieworlds main stage concerts run into the late evening, and features international world music acts with a large main stage sound system and lightshow. As the event closes, Faerieworlds often includes fire and dance performances by troupes and performers from around the
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    1 votes
    146
    FOSDEM

    FOSDEM

    • Conferences: FOSDEM 2011
    • Subject: Open-source software
    FOSDEM (Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting) is a non-commercial, volunteer organized European event centered around free and open source software development. It is aimed at developers and anyone interested in the free and open source software movement. It aims to enable developers to meet and to promote the awareness and use of free and open source software. FOSDEM is held annually during the first weekend of February at the Université Libre de Bruxelles Solbosh campus, situated in the southeast of Brussels, Belgium and easily reachable by public transport from Brussels-Central railway station. FOSDEM was started under the name OSDEM (Open Source Developers of Europe Meeting) by Raphael Bauduin. Bauduin has said that since he felt he lacked the brains to properly contribute to the open source community, he wanted to contribute by launching a European event in Brussels. It was an immediate success, with speakers coming from all over the world. This encouraged the team to repeat the event. The F (of FOSDEM) was added at the request by Richard Stallman. The event has been annually in February since then, with growing numbers of visitors, talks and tracks. At
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    1 votes
    147
    Fusion Gaming Convention

    Fusion Gaming Convention

    Fusion Gaming Convention aka. FusionGC is a Video Game convention located in Roanoke, VA. It is an annual video game convention and tournament featuring many different games and guests. The central feature of Fusion Gaming Convention is cash prizes for placing well in tournaments. Fusion runs tournaments in a variety of games, although almost all of them are regularly used tournament games. Players pay a $5-$10 fee to enter the tournaments, and the money is distributed to the winners as follows: Fusion Gaming Convention was conceived in 2001 by two high school sophomores as a small six person LAN party, under the name MegaLAN, for the PC game Counter-Strike. Inspired in 2002 by MAGFest, it has grown progressively through the years into an all-encompassing three-day event. Fusion involves all types of video gaming and video game aspects, including tournaments, video game enthusiasts, musicians, and many others. Before Fusion was held at the Ramada inn, it was held in a small warehouse in south-east Roanoke. This was a small local event, with no out of town attendance. Admission was free, but to generate revenue the owners took 10% out of all tournament entries. Attendance at this
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    1 votes
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    New York Comic-Con

    New York Comic-Con

    • Conferences: New York Comic-Con 2010
    The New York Comic Con is an annual New York City fan convention dedicated to comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. The New York Comic Con is a for-profit event produced and managed by ReedPOP, a division of Reed Exhibitions and Reed Elsevier, and is not affiliated with the long running non-profit San Diego Comic-Con, nor the Big Apple Convention, later known as the Big Apple Comic-Con, owned by Wizard Entertainment. ReedPOP is involved with other events, including Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and PAX Dev/PAX East/PAX Prime. The first con was held in 2006 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Due to Reed Exhibitions' lack of experience with comic conventions (they primarily dealt with professional trade shows prior to 2006), attendance was far more than anticipated, and the main exhibition hall could only hold 10,000. Despite crowding on Friday afternoon, tickets continued to be sold due to low pre-reg numbers (4,500), and the non-counting of professionals and exhibitors. The main exhibition hall hit capacity Saturday morning and was locked by the fire marshals until people left, with the lockdown ending in the afternoon.
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    1 votes
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    Indocrypt

    Indocrypt

    • Subject: Cryptography
    Indocrypt (also INDOCRYPT) is an annual international cryptography conference held each December since 2000 in India. The conference proceedings are published in Springer Verlag's LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) series. Since 2003 Indocrypt has been organised by the Cryptology Research Society of India in association with an Indian institute or organisation. The first conference was held in Kolkata and organised by Prof. Bimal Roy of Indian Statistical Institute. In 2012, it is going to be held in Kolkata.
    5.25
    4 votes
    150
    DebConf

    DebConf

    • Conferences: DebConf0
    DebConf is the yearly conference where Debian developers meet to discuss issues around the further development of the system. Besides the scheduled workshops and talks, Debian developers take the opportunity to hack on the Debian system in a more informal setting. This has been institutionalised by introducing the DebCamp in the Oslo DebConf in 2003: a room is set aside and computing infrastructure provided. Locations of past and future DebConf events: This is a smaller Debian event, held annually at the Australian Linux Conference, linux.conf.au. Locations of past and future Miniconf events:
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    2 votes
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    JavaOne

    JavaOne

    JavaOne is an annual conference inaugurated in 1996 by Sun Microsystems to discuss Java technologies, primarily among Java developers. JavaOne is held in San Francisco, California typically running from Monday to Thursday. Technical sessions on a variety of topics are held during the day. In the evening, Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions are held. BOF sessions allow people to focus on a particular aspect of Java technology. Access to the technical sessions, keynote presentations, exhibits and BOF sessions requires a conference pass, which usually costs between $1795 to $1995 USD. In 1999, the conference played host to an event called the Hackathon, a challenge set by John Gage. Attendees were to write a program in Java for the new Palm V using the infrared port to communicate with other Palm users and register the device on the Internet. During the 2008 conference, 67 Moscone Center staff members and three attendees were sickened by an outbreak of norovirus. JavaOne 2010, the first conference to be run after the acquisition of Sun by Oracle Corporation, was held September 19–23, concurrently with Oracle OpenWorld. This was the first year that the conference was not held at Moscone
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    2 votes
    152
    Karlsruhe Congress

    Karlsruhe Congress

    The Karlsruhe Congress was an international meeting of chemists held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 3 to 5 September, 1860. It was the first international conference of chemistry worldwide. The Karlsruhe Congress was called so that European chemists could discuss matters of chemical nomenclature, notation, and atomic weights. The organization, invitation, and sponsorship of the conference were handled by August Kekulé, Adolphe Wurtz, and Karl Weltzien. As an example of the problems facing the delegates, Kekulé's Lehrbuch der Organischen Chemie gave nineteen different formulas used by chemists for acetic acid, as shown in the figure on this page. The Karlsruhe meeting ended with no firm agreement on the vexing problem of atomic and molecular weights. However, on the meeting's last day reprints of Stanislao Cannizzaro's 1858 paper on atomic weights, in which he utilized earlier work by Amedeo Avogadro, were distributed. Cannizzaro's efforts exerted a heavy and, in some cases, an almost immediate influence on the delegates. Lothar Meyer later wrote that on reading Cannizzaro's paper, "The scales seemed to fall from my eyes." An important long-term result of the Karlsruhe Congress was the
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    2 votes
    153

    Midwestcon

    Midwestcon is a science fiction convention held annually in the Cincinnati, Ohio area by the Cincinnati Fantasy Group. Midwestcon is an informal type of convention known as a "relaxacon," which means that it has no programming. Instead it is notable as a means for science fiction fans to get together and talk to each other without the distractions of other conventions. The 1949 Worldcon took place in Cincinnati, and the first Midwestcon followed in 1950, and has been held every year since, making it the second longest-running SF convention to be held in the same city, and the third oldest in the U.S. Many significant figures in science fiction have attended Midwestcon, including Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke. Wilson Tucker served as the perennial toastmaster for many years. Other notable Midwestcon attendees have included: Howard DeVore and Margaret Ford Keifer attended all 56 Midwestcons held from 1950 to 2005. First Fandom was founded at the 1959 Midwestcon.
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    2 votes
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    Pacific Media Expo

    The Pacific Media Expo (PMX) is a multi-genre convention in California that focuses on anime and manga, Japanese rock and pop, Gothic Lolita, Japanese drama/Korean drama, Asian cinema and East Asian/Pacific Rim pop cultures. It was started in 2003 in by Mike Tatsugawa, one of the founders of Anime Expo.
    7.00
    2 votes
    155

    SIGCOMM

    • Subject: Computer Science
    SIGCOMM is the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Data Communications, which specializes in the field of communication and computer networks. It is also the name of an annual 'flagship' conference, organized by SIGCOMM, which is considered to be the leading conference in data communications and networking in the world. Known to have an extremely low acceptance rate (~10%), many of the landmark works in Networking and Communications have been published through it. Of late, a number of workshops related to networking are also co-located with the SIGCOMM conference. These include Workshop on Challenged Networks (CHANTS), Internet Network Management (INM), Large Scale Attack Defense (LSAD) and Mining Network Data (MineNet). SIGCOMM also produces two refereed journals, Computer Communication Review (which appears quarterly), and IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, which appears bi-monthly (the latter co-sponsored with IEEE). The SIGCOMM Award is made annually for outstanding lifetime technical achievement in the fields of data and computer communications and the SIGCOMM Best Student Paper Award is made annually for the outstanding paper at that year's
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    2 votes
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    Yaoi-Con

    Yaoi-Con

    • Subject: Anime
    Yaoi-Con is an annual three-day anime convention, founded in 2001, aimed at fans of yaoi-related anime, manga, and other aspects of Asian culture. It typically takes place during the month of October in or near Long Beach. Since the 2011 edition, its organizer and main sponsor is Digital Manga Publishing. It is known mostly for its unique events that use volunteers known as "bishounen". The bishounen are male volunteers who represent the attractive characters shown in Yaoi manga, and run many of the events. As with other anime conventions, Yaoi-Con has panels and workshops (with a yaoi twist), a 24-hour video room, a manga library, swap meet, a Dealers' Room filled with merchandise, a cosplay Masquerade and an anime music video contest. In addition, Yaoi-Con holds a fan fiction contest, Bishounen Bingo, and its extraordinarily popular Saturday night fundraising Bishounen Auction. At bingo, and the auction, the bishounen volunteers put on shows and strip to entertain the convention goers. Each year Yaoi-Con sponsors at least one Japanese yaoi manga artist as guest of honor. And, as yaoi publishing expands in the U.S., the companies who attend Yaoi-Con have become interested in
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    2 votes
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    Fastaval

    Fastaval

    Fastaval is an annual gaming convention in Aarhus, Denmark, with focus on role-playing games, live action role-playing games, board games, miniature wargaming and collectible card games. The convention has been held every easter since 1986, with the exception of 1988. Since 1992 awards have been given to individuals and scenarios in the form of gilded plaster penguins named Otto. The prizes are awarded on Sunday at the banquet which closes Fastaval. In 2011 ottos were given to the following: Best Scenario, Best Story, Best Effects, Best Characters, Best Presentation, Audience Award and Special Jury Award. An Honorary award 'is given to a person, an organisation or group of persons, who has made an extraordinary contribution to Danish roleplaying'. The convention has over time included a couple of international well-known roleplaying designers:
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    3 votes
    158
    General Conference

    General Conference

    General Conference is a semiannual gathering of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), held every April and October at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. During each conference, members of the church gather in a series of two-hour sessions to listen to sermons from church leaders. Many attendees participate in the four main sessions of the Conference, while other sessions held with content specific to other groups within the Church, such as male priesthood holders (Saturday evening), young women (on the Saturday a week prior to the April conference) and women in the Relief Society (on the Saturday a week prior to the October conference). While originating from Salt Lake City, General Conference is considered an international event for the LDS Church. The sessions are broadcast worldwide in many languages, primarily through local and international media outlets, and over the internet. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), general conferences are a semiannual meeting where general authorities and other church leaders preach sermons and give guidance to the members of the church. Changes to church leadership
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    3 votes
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    LISA

    LISA is the Large Installation System Administration Conference, co-sponsored by the computing professional organizations USENIX and SAGE. The word "large" was dropped from the title of the 6th conference in 1992 (though retaining the "LISA" name). The full acronym was restored in the title of the 2003 conference and remains in use today. The definition of "large" was originally understood to mean sites with over 100 users or over 100 megabytes of storage. The LISA conference were first held in 1986. The USENIX web site lists proceedings as far back as 1987, though only those proceedings from 1993 onward are available online. Attendance has recently been in the 1000-2000 range. The conference is typically held in the fall in a conference center hotel somewhere in the United States. Between 1987 and 2008, roughly half of them were somewhere in California. It generally runs six days: six days of full-day and half-day tutorial training sessions, three days of technical sessions, and a two-day vendor exhibition. The technical sessions usually include multiple tracks, including a peer reviewed refereed paper track, invited talks, and a "Guru-Is-In" Q&A track. The conference often ends
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    MOBICON

    MOBICON

    MOBICON is an annual fan convention held in Mobile, Alabama. Named for an earlier convention known formally as the Mobile Comic Art and Science Fiction Festival, MOBICON was re-founded in 1998 and its membership has steadily grown since its inception. MOBICON is a multigenre convention with a broad focus on many aspects of fandom including science fiction, fantasy, gaming, movies, anime, horror, art, and comics. Every year actors, authors, artists and their fans come from all over the world to interact with each other and participate in unique events pertaining to their favorite obsession. A portion of MOBICON's proceeds benefit a charity that is chosen each year by its Board of Directors. Members of MOBICON can participate in many unique fan themed events including discussion panels, charity auctions, a dealers room, an art show and auction, promotional events, video rooms, a film festival, a fan-sponsored dance, 24-hour gaming, and costume contests. Select events, such as the costume contest, are structured so that fans with varying skill levels may participate. The convention also features a "con suite" lounge area with refreshments for members and staff. All attendees of
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    Tokyo International Conference on African Development

    Tokyo International Conference on African Development

    Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) (アフリカ開発会議, Afurika Kaihatsukaigi) is a conference held every five years in Tokyo, Japan, with the objective "to promote high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and development partners." Japan is a co-host of these conferences. Other co-organizers of TICAD are the United Nations Office of the Special Advisor on Africa (UN-OSSA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The series has included: TICAD I (1993); TICAD II (1998); TICAD III (2003); and TICAD IV (2008). The next conference is scheduled for Yokohama from 1st to 3rd June 2013. TICAD has been an evolving element in Japan's long-term commitment to fostering peace and stability in Africa through collaborative partnerships. In this context, Japan has stressed the importance of "Africa's ownership" of its development as well as of the "partnership" between Africa and the international community. The exchange of views amongst the conference delegates serves to underscore the case for more, not less assistance from the major world economies. The TICAD conferences were intended to help to promote high-level policy dialogue amongst African leaders
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    International conference on production diseases in farm animals

    International conference on production diseases in farm animals

    The International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals or ICPD is a gathering of scientists, veterinarians, and other specialists. Disciplines represented at the conference include animal science, veterinary medicine, biochemistry, nutrition, genetics, physiology, immunology, endocrinology, epidemiology and ethology. The ICPD has its roots in the study of metabolic diseases and continues to grow since its beginning in Urbana, Illinois in 1968. The objective of the ICPD is to advance the study and understanding of those diseases and conditions afflicting animals managed for agricultural production. Metabolism and metabolic diseases continue to be the central themes of the ICPD, but the conference has taken a broader scope to include many factors influencing metabolism, such as nutrition, endocrinology, physiology, immunophysiology, genetics, and animal behaviour. The conference takes place every 3 years. The most recent ICPD took place in Leipzig, Germany from July 30 - August 3, 2007. ICPD 2007 in Leipzig
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    UNIS-UN

    UNIS-UN

    The UNIS-UN Conference is organized and run by high school teacher Jean-Baptiste Bassene and high school students from the United Nations International School (UNIS). The conference is held annually in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations Headquarters. The use of the General Assembly Hall by the UNIS-UN Conference is a strong representation of the tie between the United Nations International School and the United Nations. The conference is targeted towards the international high-school students that make up the majority of its audience. The conference is run with an invitation-only policy. Each year, a new topic of interest and importance is chosen for the conference. The UNIS-UN Conference is designed to provide students with expert knowledge imparted by provocative guest speakers. The conference also endeavors to give students a platform to express and debate their own opinions and views. The conference has gained much fame over the years, and is commonly the first thing associated with the United Nations International School. More than six hundred students hailing from six continents attend the conference. Approximately 400 of the attending students are enrolled at
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    West Coast Computer Faire

    The West Coast Computer Faire was an annual computer industry conference and exposition most often associated with San Francisco, its first and most frequent venue. The first fair was held in 1977 and was organized by Jim Warren and Bob Reiling. At the time it was the biggest computer show in the world, intended to popularize the personal computer in the home. The West Coast PC Faire was formed to provide a more specialized show. However, Apple stopped exhibiting at the West Coast Computer Faire, refusing to exhibit at any show other than Comdex that also had PC based exhibits. In 1983, Warren sold the rights to the Faire for US$3 million to Prentice Hall, who later sold it to Sheldon Adelson, the owner of Interface Group and COMDEX. In total sixteen shows were held, with the last in 1991. After Jim Warren sold the show, it had a few more good years, and then declined rapidly. Some people refer to the first fair as the birth of the personal computer industry. It took place on April 16–17, 1977, in San Francisco Civic Auditorium & Brooks Hall, and saw the debut of the Commodore PET, presented by Chuck Peddle, and the Apple II, presented by then-21-year-old Steve Jobs and Steve
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    Anime Boston

    • Subject: Anime
    Anime Boston is an annual three-day anime fan convention held in the spring in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The convention features a number of events which include a masquerade, an anime music video contest, video programming rooms, an artists' alley and art show, karaoke, game shows, video games, RPGs, and a LARP. Anime Boston was created and is run by the New England Anime Society, Inc., a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization. The first Anime Boston was held in 2003 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, as was the 2004 convention. By Anime Boston 2005, the convention had moved to the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. Since then, the convention has continued to be held at the convention center and adjoining hotels with attendance seeing steady growth to 14,339 people (or 35,224 turnstile) in 2008. That year also saw Japanese rock stars The Pillows finish up the east coast leg of their American tour at Anime Boston. In 2009, the convention saw the attendance rise to over 15,000 people for the first time, and the attendees who got tickets at the convention for the concert got to see Kalafina for their first-ever North American performance. Attendance
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    Connichi

    Connichi

    • Subject: Anime
    Connichi is an annual, 3-day anime convention in Germany and one of the largest of its kind in the German-speaking world with over 18,000 visitors in 2011. It is held by the German anime association Animexx e.V. Connichi was first held in 2002 in Ludwigshafen, counting 1,500 visitors. Ever since, Connichi has been held every September in Kassel with visitor numbers having grown quickly beyond 12,000 in 2006. The Kongress Palais Kassel and parts of the adjacent Hotel Ramada host the majority of events. The concert hall, "Festsaal", offers seating for about 1,500 people. Additional events such as Japanese rock concerts and visual kei cosplay events are held at the nearby venue Nachthallen. A park next to, and an area at the entrance of, the Kongress Palais, as well as the surrounding architecture offer cosplayers space and background for photo shooting. Food and drinks may be purchased at the Palais, as well as at shops and supermarkets in the vicinity a number of which have in recent years begun to open for extended hours even on Sunday during the Connichi weekend. During the event, the Connichi ticket allows to use public transport within a certain tariff zone for free. Connichi
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    International Conference on Software Engineering

    • Subject: Computer Science
    The International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), is one of the largest annual software engineering conferences. The first ICSE conference was in 1975 in Washington DC. Past and future ICSE conferences include:
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    International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

    • Type of conference: Professional conference
    The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is a leading international association of library organisations. It is a global voice of the library and information profession, and its annual conference provides a venue for librarians to learn from one another. The IFLA forum promotes international cooperation, research and development in all fields related to library activities. The current president of IFLA is Ingrid Parent. A very important and close partner of the IFLA is UNESCO. Several of the manifestos prepared by committees of the IFLA have been recognized as UNESCO manifestos. IFLA is part of the International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS), which works to protect the world's cultural heritage threatened by wars and natural disaster. IFLA was founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1927 when library associations from 14 European countries and the United States signed a resolution at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Library Association of the United Kingdom. Isak Collijn, head of the National Library of Sweden, was elected the first president. The first constitution was approved in Rome in 1929 during the World Congress of
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    Linux Kernel Developers Summit

    • Subject: GNU/Linux
    The Linux Kernel Developers Summit is an annual gathering of the top Linux kernel developers. Attendance at the summit is by invitation only, and the conference was first held in San Jose in March, 2001. It was organized by Theodore Ts'o to provide a face to face venue for kernel developers to discuss current and future issues surrounding Linux kernel development, and was initially run by Usenix and then VA Linux's Open Source Developer's Network. Subsequent summits from 2002 to 2006 were held the two days prior to the Ottawa Linux Symposium in Ottawa, Canada at the same conference center with Usenix providing all of the logistical support. The 2007 Kernel Summit was held on 4-6 September 2007 at the DeVere University Arms Hotel in Cambridge, England, and was the first time the summit was moved outside of North America. The discussions at the kernel summit have traditionally been highly technical, with a focus on issues that were not getting resolution via electronic mail. In recent years, however, the summit has been gradually focusing more on higher level development process issues. An example of an important development process decision made at the kernel summit was the decision
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    Macworld Conference & Expo

    Macworld Conference & Expo

    • Type of conference: Trade fair
    Produced by Boston-based IDG World Expo, Macworld | iWorld is a trade-show with conference tracks dedicated to the Apple Macintosh platform. It is held annually in the United States during January. Originally Macworld Expo and then Macworld Conference & Exposition, the gathering dates back to 1985. Macworld is the most widely read Macintosh magazine in North America and a trademark of Mac Publishing, a wholly owned subsidiary of International Data Group. IDG World Expo is also a subsidiary. The conference tracks are taught by leaders in their fields and require large admission fees. They last for a few more days than the Expo, which runs generally three or four days. Attendees can visit the exhibits, set up by hardware manufacturers and software publishers that support the Macintosh platform. On December 18, 2008, Apple announced that the 2009 Macworld Conference & Expo would be the last in which the company participates. The first Macworld Expo occurred in 1985 in San Francisco. The conference itself was created by Peggy Kilburn, who helped to grow the event in size and profitability during her tenure (1985–1999). Among the speakers recruited by Kilburn were David Pogue, Steve
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    SBS Seoul Digital Forum

    SBS Seoul Digital Forum

    The Seoul Digital Forum (SDF) is a major international conference addressing innovation in the digital world. Held in Seoul, South Korea, the event each year attracts many of the world's most influential people from industry, government and academia to explore the progress of the digital revolution and collaborate in shaping our future. Participants include executives from global companies, opinion leaders, artists, as well as policy makers. Established in 2004, SDF is organized by Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), a leading national broadcasting network in Korea. The objectives of the Seoul Digital Forum are: The Organizer SDF is organized by the SBS Future & Vision Desk, a department in the SBS news bureau. SDF 2011 Connected: Into a Shared Future Afforded by ubiquitous mobile technology and social network services, the evolving digital civilization is bringing together the whole world at our fingertips. SDF2011 canvassed a blue print of the hyper-connected world and explored how we could materialize a digitally-induced interconnectedness compatible with our ecosystem. 2011 Key Speakers: SDF 2010 Renaissance Now: Shaping Another Breakthrough Wrapping up the first decade of the
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    Wizards of OS

    Wizards of OS (Wizards of Operating Systems, or "WOS") is a Berlin-based conference. Its topics are the cultural and political potentials of free software, software technology, digital networks and media, and more generally information freedom and open cooperation in the creation and proliferation of knowledge. The conference is interdisciplinary and aims to be a platform of exchange between, chiefly, scientists, engineers, social researchers, scholars from the humanities, artists and activists. The name is a word play on Wizard of Oz. The acronym OS stands for operating system (not open source). The first Wizards of OS conference took place in 1999, the third conference in 2004 had the topic "The Future of the Digital Commons" and featured, among others, the launch of the German translation of the Creative Commons licenses. The Wizards of OS 4 took place from September 14 to September 16, 2006. Some of the topics were the future of Creative Commons, open music and the compensation of artists and European copyright legislation. Larry Sanger announced an initial proposal of his project Citizendium.
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    Braunauer Zeitgeschichte-Tage

    Braunauer Zeitgeschichte-Tage

    The Braunau Contemporary History Days are a series of conferences organised by the association for contemporary history. Scientifically guided by Andreas Maislinger, it has annually taken place in Braunau am Inn since 1992. During those conferences several topics have been discussed, for example: coping with the past, resistance in dictatorships and other issues related to contemporary history. Since 2004 the association for contemporary history aims to involve more topics related to the Innviertel-region and the bordering Bavaria. In 2004, the conference dealt with the "Small Border Traffic" alongside the Salzach-river and the Inn-river from 1933 to 1938, the "Great Politics" as well as the daily life along the interface of two political systems, whose differences and similarities were pointed out. Between 23rd and 25th of September 2005, the historical background of the Braunau Parliament of 1705 was analyzed, which united nobility, clergy, bourgeois and farmers under the slogan "Rather die Bavarian-like, than decaying in the Austrian way" (in German: "Lieber bayrisch sterben als österreichisch verderben“) for a short period of time. In 2006, the conference was devoted to Johann
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    Campus for Finance

    Campus for Finance

    Campus for Finance Association is a student association at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany. It was founded in 2004 in cooperation with the Endowed Chair of Finance, held by Prof. Dr. Markus Rudolf, to support and organize the student-run “Campus for Finance”-conferences. The association annually hosts the “Campus for Finance – New Year’s Conference”, “Campus for Finance – Research Conference” and the “Campus for Finance – Private Equity Conference”. The mission of the association is “Uniting the World of Finance”. Campus for Finance started as a student initiative in 2001 and organized the first “New Year’s Conference”, entitled “Old/New Economy – One Finance”, in the same year. 2003 the first “Research Conference” took place, the “Private Equity Conference” was launched in 2006. Due to the growth of the conferences the “Förderverein Campus for Finance e.V.” was established in 2004. Members are the current and former organization team students as well as other supporters of the “Campus for Finance”. Altogether more than 12.000 students from 660 universities in more than 65 countries, about 2000 academics and 1500 corporate representatives applied
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    ConFurence

    • Subject: Furry Fandom
    ConFurence was the first exclusively furry convention, held annually in southern California from 1989 to 2003. The large furry presence at the BayCon science fiction conventions instigated Mark Merlino and Rod O'Riley to throw "furry parties" at Westercon, Baycon, and other west coast sci-fi conventions in the late 80's. This led to the test gathering in 1989, ConFurence Zero. While attendance for this first serious attempt to create a "funny animal fandom" convention was sparse at 65 persons, it was enough to encourage the Californians to attempt a full fledged furry convention next year. Attendance was doubled to 130 for the first official ConFurence convention in January 1990, proving them right. At the height of popularity in 1998, ConFurence 9 boasted the then-largest furry convention attendance of 1250. Control of the ConFurence Group was transferred to Darrel Exline in 1999, but by 2003 attendance had dwindled to 470, due to turnover among the staff and increased competition from other regional furry conventions. The final ConFurence gathering gained notoriety when television crew from the The Man Show appeared and attempted to interview attendees on camera. With the demise
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    International Computer Music Conference

    International Computer Music Conference

    The International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) is a yearly international conference for computer music researchers and composers. It is the annual conference of the International Computer Music Association (ICMA). Each year there is a specific theme. For example, in 2007, the theme was "Immersed Music" and immersive media. ICMC 2007 took place in Copenhagen. On Tuesday August 28th, there was an "Underwater/Water Concert" at the DGI-byen swimcenter, in the hundred-metre DGI-byen pool, as well as the various other pools of the Vandkulturhuset. This Immersed Music theme of ICMC 2007 explored important issues in musical instrument classification and immersion.
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    International q-bio Conference on Cellular Information Processing

    International q-bio Conference on Cellular Information Processing

    The International q-bio Conference on Cellular Information Processing is a leading systems biology conference intended to advance predictive modeling of cellular regulation. The emphasis is on modeling and quantitative experimentation for understanding and predicting the behaviors of particular regulatory systems, phenomena that manifest themselves in many biological systems, and/or general principles of cellular information processing. The conference has been variously called by its participants "a watershed moment in modern biology" (John Doyle, Caltech), "the conference with the most energy in years" (A. Dale Kaiser, Stanford University), "an intellectual home" (Ido Golding, UIUC), and "the best systems biology conference" (exit interviews of participants). The q-bio conference is organized by the Center for Nonlinear Studies at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and is further supported by NIGMS, the Center for Spatiotemporal Modeling of Cell Signaling Networks at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center, and other sponsors. It is held annually during the second week of August in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on the campus of St. John's College. The first conference was held in 2007.
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    Ivy Leadership Summit

    Ivy Leadership Summit

    Ivy Leadership Summit (ILS) is an annual two-day conference hosted by the Ivy Council to bring together students from the eight Ivy League universities along with leaders from the business, government, academics, and non-profit sectors of society. The conference is usually held in February and its location is rotated each year through the campuses of the schools in the Ivy League. ILS was originally created to promote the exchange of ideas between students of the Ivy League and today’s leaders on subjects of public policy such as affirmative action and ethics in science and technology. The first ILS was held at Yale University in 2000 and had the topic of “Integrity and Ethics.” Eighty participants were selected from a pool of applicants throughout the Ivy League. The main activities of the conference were keynote speakers, panels, and roundtable discussions. Since then, Ivy Council has held six conferences each with their own topics of discussion. Past speakers have included Steve Forbes, Chairman and CEO of Forbes magazine; Nasreen Berwari, Iraqi Minister of Municipalities and General Works; Jeffrey Sachs, special adviser to the UN’s Millennium Development; Theodore Roosevelt IV,
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    Komikon

    Komikon

    Komikon (with komik as Tagalog for comic, and convention) is an annual comic book fan convention in the Philippines founded by Artist's Den to be the first convention solely dedicated for comic book enthusiasts. The first convention was held at the U.P. Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City, on October 22, 2005. Since then, Filipino fans have gathered annually to meet with the country's local talents and exchange common interest in the comic book genre. The artists who have graced the convention are Gerry Alanguilan, Leinil Yu, Carlo Pagulayan, Edgar Tadeo, Pol Medina, Jr., Carlo Vergara, Carlo J. Caparas amongst other. Since 2005, Komikon provides avenue for independent publishers to showcase their books in the market, and opportunities for aspiring artists through its various art contests and porfolio reviews conducted by David Campiti of Glasshouse Graphics. The event also exhibits some artworks of known Filipino comic book luminaries such as Nick Manabat, Alfredo Alcala, Alex Niño, Nestor Redondo, and Tony DeZuniga. On October 21, 2006 Komikon held its very first Komikon Awards to give recognition to the artists in the local komiks industry.
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    OOPSLA

    OOPSLA

    • Conferences: OOPSLA 2000
    • Subject: Computer Science
    OOPSLA (Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages & Applications) is an annual ACM research conference. OOPSLA mainly takes place in the United States, while the sister conference of OOPSLA, ECOOP, is typically held in Europe. It is operated by the Special Interest Group for Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) group of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). OOPSLA is an annual conference covering topics related to object-oriented programming systems, languages and applications. Like other conferences, OOPSLA offers various tracks and many simultaneous sessions, and thus has a different meaning to different people. It is an academic conference, and draws doctoral students who present peer-reviewed papers. It also draws a number of non-academic attendees, many of whom present experience reports and conduct panels, workshops and tutorials. OOPSLA has been instrumental in helping object-oriented programming develop into a mainstream programming paradigm. It has also helped incubate a number of related topics, including design patterns, refactoring, aspect-oriented programming, model-driven engineering, agile software development, and domain specific languages. The first
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    Playmakers

    Playmakers

    • Subject: exploration and production
    Playmakers is an exploration and production (E&P) conference focused on either the U.S. or Canadian onshore and offshore exploration and production industry. The Summit includes leading energy executives and explorationists speaking on their prospect initiatives, new discoveries and plays. The E&P Summit also touches on best practices in operations and looks at new technologies. The event brings together leading explorationists and E&P executives for a day of conferencing, networking and prospect showings.
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    United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names

    The United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names is a periodic international conference organised by the United Nations Statistical Commission, the central purpose of which is to facilitate the standardization of national geographical names. The purpose of the Conference is not to settle political disputes between states on the use (or non-use) of particular geographical names. The conference takes place every five years at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. It can be conducted at a different location, if a country offers to host the conference and to pay the additional costs of hosting the conference away from UN HQ. Each country may send a delegation. Members of these delegations are mainly experts on geographical names from their respective countries. The most recent conference, the ninth, was held in New York in August 2007.
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    Arcanacon

    Arcanacon

    Arcanacon is a role-playing convention held in Melbourne annually. It is one of several Role-playing conventions of Victoria, Australia run through the year. Arcanacon is the longest running role-playing convention in Victoria. In 1983 the convention was held at Melbourne University. As well as a Dungeons and Dragons major, it also included the second ever freeform to be run in Australia, as well as Traveller, DragonQuest, RuneQuest and Call of Cthulhu tournaments. 1984 saw the convention at University High School and the major appearance of Syd the Arcanasaur, the convention's mascot. In 1985 the convention moved to Melbourne College of Advanced Education. In 1988 it moved to Collingwood Education Centre, where it has remained until now. Initially the convention was held in September, but it later moved to August and then to July, where it was run during the Victorian School holiday period. In 2001, the convention moved to the Australia Day Weekend (the weekend closest to 26 January). The move was in part due to a perceived change in the focus of CanCon (which is run in Canberra on the same weekend) from mixed roleplaying and wargaming to solely wargaming. Although sections of the
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    Australian Computers in Education Conference

    Australian Computers in Education Conference

    The Australian Computers in Education Conference (ACEC) is the biennial conference of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE). The conference brings together educators from across Australia and around the world who are interested in the use of information and communication technologies to support and enhance teaching and learning in school classrooms, as opposed to a focus on its use in higher education, or school administration. Affiliate member organisations of ACCE take turns to host the national conference, in place of their own state conference. The affiliates are: The first ACEC conference took place in Melbourne in 1983. Since that time it has continued to provide teachers around the country a forum to exchange information on classroom activity, make connections with each other, and learn from experts in the field. The conference proceedings provide an insight into the nature of educational computing practice since the early 1980's and the papers are widely cited in the research field literature. In 2008 the conference was held in Canberra and the then Education Minister Julia Gillard delivered the opening Keynote Address, highlighting the importance of
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    San Japan

    San Japan

    • Subject: Anime
    San Japan is a Japanese culture and anime convention held annually in San Antonio, Texas. The event, which debuted in 2008, is San Antonio's first major anime convention and has developed into the largest fan-oriented convention in the city. The San Japan group was formed in Fall 2005 devoted to bringing Japanese animation & cultural awareness to San Antonio. It was originally intended to debut as a 3-day convention in July 2007 but the event had to be postponed for one additional year due to issues with the original host location. To make up for the postponement, a one-day event called San Japan : Zero Day Anime was held at Our Lady of the Lake University, in San Antonio, Texas on November 10, 2007. After a successful one-day convention, San Japan focused on its debut 3-day convention located at the El Tropicano Hotel and San Antonio Municipal Auditorium which was called San Japan 1.5. It received rave reviews & accolades in its debut. Next, San Japan sponsored a second one-day convention called Mizuumi-Con, which was created after the success of Zero Day Anime as it happened on March 21, 2009. As of Feb. 2010, the Mizuumi Anime Club has taken over Mizuumi-Con and allowed it to be
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    E3

    E3

    • Conferences: Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009
    • Subject: Computer and video game industry
    • Type of conference: Trade fair
    Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3, is an annual trade fair for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). It is used by many video game publishers and accessory manufacturers to show off their upcoming games and game-related merchandise. E3 is widely considered to be the flagship expo in the video game industry and major video game critics routinely document the event and sometimes even provide a series of E3 awards. Video game companies generally spend more on their presentations for E3 than any other convention. Major video game critics often have a "best of E3" award session (similar to end-of-year award sessions), and only E3 consistently features such awards. Unlike Gamescom and other video game trade fairs that allow the public to attend, E3 was invitation-only in 2007 and 2008. A separate conference called the Entertainment for All Expo was held in those years to accommodate the public demand for a major, annual video game event. However, it did not replicate E3's success and was abandoned when E3's normal registration procedure returned. E3 is commonly held in late May or early June of each year at the
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    Intel Developer Forum

    Intel Developer Forum

    Intel Developer Forum (IDF), is a gathering of technologists to discuss Intel products and products based around Intel products. The first IDF was in 1997. There is usually a Spring IDF and a Fall IDF. To emphasize the importance of China, the Spring 2007 IDF was held in Beijing instead of San Francisco, and that San Francisco and Taipei will share the Fall IDF event in September and October, respectively. Three IDF shows were scheduled in 2008; with the date of IDF San Francisco notably moving to August rather than September. In previous years, events were held in major cities across the world such as San Francisco, Mumbai, Bangalore, Moscow, Cairo, Sao Paulo, Amsterdam, Munich and Tokyo.
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    Ohayocon

    • Subject: Anime
    Ohayocon is a three day anime convention held during January in Columbus, Ohio at the Hyatt Regency Columbus and Columbus Convention Center. Ohayocon's name is from the similarity between "Ohio", the conventions location, and Ohayo (おはよう, Ohayou), which in the Japanese language means "Good morning". In 2007 the Midwest premier of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles occurred at the Arena Grand Theatre during Ohayocon. In 2010 crowding was a problem during the rave due to space issues.
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    European Computer Trade Show

    • Type of conference: Trade fair
    The European Computer Trade Show, commonly known as ECTS, was an annual trade show for the European computer and video game industry, which first ran in 1988, with the last event occurring in 2004. The exposition was only open to industry professionals and journalists, although it was frequently attended by members of the public who had faked credentials. Due to the wide-scale nature of this, many exhibitors planned stalls to appeal to both trade and public, except when alternative public shows were planned (such as the Future Entertainment Show and Game Stars Live). ECTS was held towards the end of August or the beginning of September. Post-2002, the show was held in Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London. Previous to this the show had been held in ExCeL Exhibition Centre and the Grand Hall at Olympia, both also in London. From 2001 until 2004, the Game Developers Conference Europe was held alongside ECTS. Unlike the primarily press-oriented ECTS, GDCE focused on talks and discussions about the development of games, and was aimed at the developers themselves. In 2004, however, GDCE moved locations and ran alongside the Game Stars Live event. In April 2005, organiser CMP announced
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    Conference on Automated Deduction

    • Subject: Computer Science
    The Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE) is the premier academic conference on automated deduction and related fields. The first CADE was organized in 1974 at the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Most CADE meetings have been held in Europe and the USA. However, conferences have been held all over the world. Since 1996, CADE has been held yearly, and since 2001 it has occasionally merged with other conferences to form the International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR). In 1996, CADE Inc. was formed as a non-profit sub-corporation of the Association for Automated Reasoning to organize the previously individually organized conferences.
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    ICON festival

    ICON festival

    ICon is an Israeli Science Fiction and Fantasy fan convention held annually in the Tel Aviv Cinemateque during the Sukkot holiday. The name ICon is a shortening of the phrase Israeli Convention. The first ICon was held in 1998 and was presented as a convention. The earlier ICons lasted for 3 days each, but with the increasing demand, they started lengthening, and to attract more people, it was changed from convention to festival. However, the name ICon remained. ICon 2006 was 5 days long and held about 5000 visitors every day. The festival is the biggest fan convention in Israel and features lectures, movies, stage play, roleplay, dealer tables and other activities. Each ICon has a main theme and is visited by a famous guest from abroad; past guests include science fiction author Orson Scott Card and fantasy authors Guy Gavriel Kay, Steven Brust and Neil Gaiman. In addition, since 1999, the Geffen Award for original and translated science fiction and fantasy literature has been given during the festival. In former years, it featured a battling ring, where people could fight each other using soft LARP weapons. However, this activity was disallowed for security reasons. Among the
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    International Cryptology Conference

    International Cryptology Conference

    • Subject: Cryptography
    CRYPTO, the International Cryptology Conference, is one of the largest academic conferences in cryptography and cryptanalysis. It is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), and it is held yearly in August in Santa Barbara, California at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The first CRYPTO was held in 1981. It was the first major conference on cryptology, and was all the more important because relations between government, industry and academia were rather tense. Encryption was considered a very sensitive subject and the coming together of delegates from different countries was unheard-of at the time. The initiative for the formation of the IACR came during CRYPTO '82, and CRYPTO '83 was the first IACR sponsored conference.
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    International Symposium on Graph Drawing

    International Symposium on Graph Drawing

    • Subject: Computer Science
    The International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD) is an annual academic conference in which researchers present peer reviewed papers on graph drawing, information visualization of network information, geometric graph theory, and related topics. The Graph Drawing symposia have been central to the growth and development of graph drawing as a research area: as Herman et al. write, "the Graph Drawing community grew around the yearly Symposia." Nguyen lists Graph Drawing as one of "several good conferences which directly or indirectly concern with information visualization", and Wong et al. report that its proceedings "provide a wealth of information". In a 2003 study the symposium was among the top 30% of computer science research publication venues, ranked by impact factor. The first symposium was held in Marino, near Rome, Italy, in 1992, organized by Giuseppe Di Battista, Peter Eades, Pierre Rosenstiehl, and Roberto Tamassia. The first two symposia did not publish proceedings, but reports are available online. Since 1994, the proceedings of the symposia have been published by Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Countries in which the conference has been held
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    International Vietnamese Youth Conference

    International Vietnamese Youth Conference

    Len Duong International Vietnamese Youth Network organises multi-day International Vietnamese Youth Conferences every 2–3 years, drawing Vietnamese youths from around the world to gather and discuss topics relating to Vietnamese youths and to network with each other. These conferences draw anywhere from 200 to 600 attendees from more than 15 countries. The Vietnamese spelling of the conference is "Đại Hội Thanh Niên Sinh Viên Việt Nam Thế Giới," (World Vietnamese Student Youth Conference) and is therefore also abbreviated and nicknamed "DH" (conf.), followed by the conference number, such as "DH1" for the first conference, "DH2" for the second, and so on. The Len Duong organization stems from overseas Vietnamese in multiple countries, and have been involved in diaspora politics, where the issue of concern was the sole Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) holding authoritarian power over the entire country. These political groups justify their actions by claiming that human rights abuses in Vietnam are caused by the CPV. Len Duong, among other groups, has organised campaigns speaking out against the detention of dissidents who call for additional political freedoms and multi-party
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    Scandinavian Scientist Conference

    Scandinavian Scientist Conference

    • Subject: Scandinavia
    The Scandinavian Scientist Conferences (Nordiske Naturforskermøde/Nordiska Naturforskarmöte a.k.a. Naturforskerselskabet/Naturforskarsällskapet or Scandinavian Association of Naturalists) was a series of meetings 1839-1936 for scientist and physicists from Denmark, Norway and Sweden, later also Finland and Iceland, in the era Scandinavism. The scientific community in Scandinavia were small and scattered, but collectively they had by the 1830’s attained the critical mass for meeting at conferences. The inspiration came from Germany, where the scientists since 1822 had held conferences to improve communication in the fragmented geopolitical landscape. The creation of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1831) drew on the same source of inspiration. From the start, the Scandinavian Scientist Conferences became an outlet for important scientific results. However, towards the end of the 19th Century, uni-disciplinary conferences and scientific journals became competitors to the Scandinavian conference as vehicle for scientific communication. As the presentations given at the Scandinavian conferences increasingly were summaries of results already published elsewhere,
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    SFeraKon

    SFeraKon

    SFeraKon is an science fiction convention that takes place in Zagreb, Croatia every year at the end of April. Organised by SFera, it is the largest and the longest running science fiction convention in southeastern Europe. The first SFeraKon by its own name was held in 1983, continuing the tradition of "science fiction days in Zagreb" after Yukon, the Yugoslav national science fiction convention, started taking place in other towns, the first few having taken place in Zagreb. Since 1994 it is being held on the grounds of Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. In 1986 it hosted a Eurocon, the European Science fiction convention, with Sam Lundwall as a guest of honour. The 1998 SFeraKon was called a "Euroconference" but was not officially a Eurocon In recent years famous guests of honor have included Robert Silverberg (1999), Walter Jon Williams (2001), Lois McMaster Bujold (2002), George R. R. Martin (2003), Ken MacLeod (2004), Michael Swanwick (2006), Bruce Sterling (2007), Richard Morgan (2008), R. Scott Bakker (2009), and Ian McDonald (2010). Typical attendance is 500-1000 visitors.
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    South American Business Forum

    South American Business Forum

    The South American Business Forum, also known as 'SABF', is an annual conference that takes place at the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The forum aims, through dialogue and the interaction between current leaders and future leaders, to make a contribution to the sustainable development of South America and the world. The South American Business Forum was founded in 2005, and has been organized annually since then by students of the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires. The event gathers 100 university students from all around the world and 40 prominent international leaders from the academical, financial, political and social spheres. The South American Business Forum purpose is to bring together the most talented students in the region with top business leaders under the same topic: corporate ethics and sustainable development. Dialogue and debate between leaders of today and leaders of tomorrow will permit an invaluable exchange of perspectives of the World. The Forum's ideal is to promote the values which leaders must pursuit in order to contribute to the World's sustainable development. The SABF team strongly believes that this event will be
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    Westercon

    Westercon (occasionally WesterCon; long version West Coast Science Fantasy Conference) is a regional science fiction and fantasy convention founded in September 1948 by Walter J. "Doc" Dougherty of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society. The original full name was West Coast Scienti-Fantasy Conference. The location of Westercon each year is determined by a bid and voting process by the convention's members. Sites are selected two years in advance. Acceptable locations are cites on the continent of North America, west of the 104th meridian west, or in the state of Hawaii. (Sites in Australia would be eligible as well if either Australia or the USA were to annex the other, as a consequence of a whimsical provision added to the convention's bylaws in 1998 at the suggestion of Down Under Fan Fund delegate Terry Frost. Although this provision may have little practical effect, an attempt to repeal it at the 2003 Westercon Business Meeting failed.) Guests of Honor are traditionally chosen to showcase professionals who reside in the Westercon region. Given that there are hundreds of potential honorees, it is preferred that guests are chosen that have not been guests of honor at a previous
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    World Cosplay Summit

    World Cosplay Summit

    • Subject: Anime
    The World Cosplay Summit (世界コスプレサミット, Sekai Kosupure Samitto), also known as WCS, is an annual international cosplay event that promotes friendly international exchange through Japanese pop culture. The WCS is organized by the events division of TV Aichi and has the active support of local volunteers, city organizations and businesses. The parade and championship are held in Nagoya, Japan with several related events being held in the Kanto, Kansai and Tokai areas. A cosplay stage performance competition called the 'Cosplay Championship' was first held at Aichi Expo in 2005 and selection of national representatives for the event comes from preliminary and regional rounds held at partnering anime/manga events the respective countries of the participants. With keen interest in Japanese youth culture from abroad, as of 2008 three ministries of the Japanese government have given support to the event; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT), and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Japanese embassy representatives often attend preliminaries at events in different countries as well. The WCS has grown from a weekend
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    Leyendas

    Leyendas

    Leyendas is a fantasy and science fiction convention focusing on all kinds of comics, cartoons, anime/manga and other popular forms of art, as well as card, strategy and role-playing games, held annually in Rosario, Argentina, since 1999. The place is the Centro de Expresiones Contemporáneas (CEC), a large, austere brick building formerly part of the port's facilities. The convention is organized by the Asociación de Historietistas Independientes (Spanish for Association of Independent Comic Creators) (Asociación de Historietistas de Rosario, AHI) and by a local comics store (Milenario Comics), and supported by several other organizations. The convention features exhibitions of art by professional and amateur graphic artists, introductory role-playing sessions, film projections, talks and lectures, etc. In addition to these, Leyendas traditionally ends with performances by cover bands and/or karaoke, and with a costume contest (Japanese-style cosplay or otherwise). In Spanish unless otherwise noted.
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    Windycon

    Windycon is a science fiction convention currently held in Lombard, Illinois, on the weekend closest to Veterans Day. ISFiC, the parent corporation that runs Windycon, was founded in 1973 in Chicago. The first Windycon was held the following year and has been held annually ever since either in Chicago or a Chicago suburb. It is a general interest convention. ISFiC and Windycon were originally founded in order to raise the profile of fandom in Chicago in preparation for a Worldcon bid. In 1982, Chicon IV was the result. From its small beginnings, Windycon has grown to have an annual membership hovering around 1300. It is the largest of the three fan-run Chicago conventions. Annually since 1986, ISFiC has hosted a writers contest, open to unpublished authors. The contest is judged by professional authors and editors. Separately, Windycon has hosted a writers' workshop under the coordination of Richard Chwedyk since 2000. In addition to traditional con activities, Windycon has also run a series of on-line chats during the con, hosting by Cybling.
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    EducationaLinux

    EducationaLinux is an annual, open source conference in Australia that focuses primarily on Linux, but also other open source operating systems and software used in educational systems. Started in the year 2003 by Leon Brooks, the 2004 conference is being run by David Lloyd as part of linux.conf.au. Each year, a section of linux.conf.au is planned to cover the educational sector after EducationaLinux's style.
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    Libre Graphics Meeting

    Libre Graphics Meeting

    The Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) is an annual convention for the discussion of free and open source software used with graphics; The first Libre Graphics Meeting was held in March 2006. Communities from Inkscape, GIMP, Krita, Scribus, sK1, Blender, Open Clip Art Library, Open Font Library, and more come together through the Create Project to assemble this annual conference. It was co-founded by Dave Neary and Dave Odin. Held yearly since 2006 the Libre Graphics Meeting aims to attract developers, artists and professionals who use and improve free and open source software graphics applications. LGM aims to bring these people together in the cause of creating high quality free graphics applications; By collaborating it allows the development of cross-application assets like brushes and enhanced interoperability such as shared file formats. Many of the separate groups take the opportunity to hold birds of a feather (BOF) sessions. For many individuals it is the only time they will get to see their team members in person. Many things are discussed at each Libre Graphics Meeting, including usability, standards, announcements, color management and furthering the use of free software
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    Linux.conf.au

    Linux.conf.au

    • Subject: GNU/Linux
    linux.conf.au (often abbreviated as lca) is Australasia's regional Linux and Open Source conference. It is a roaming conference, held in a different city every year, coordinated by Linux Australia and organised by local volunteers. The conference is a non-profit event, with any surplus funds being used to seed the following year's conference and to support the Australian Linux and open source communities. The name is the conference's URL, using the uncommon second-level domain .conf.au, just as other conferences - such as FOSS.IN - now do. The conference is one of three major, international, grass-roots open-source conferences world wide. The other two are the Linux Symposium (commonly known as OLS) and Linux Kongress. In 1999, CALU (Conference of Australian Linux Users) was conceived, bankrolled (via his personal credit card) and executed by Linux kernel hacker Rusty Russell. It laid the foundation for a successful, strongly technical, eclectic and fun conference series. 2001 was the first the conference had been held under the linux.conf.au name, in 1999 it was called CALU. A major highlight of the 2004 conference was Linus Torvalds, originator of the Linux operating system
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    Spiel

    Internationale Spieltage SPIEL, often called Essen after the city where it is held, is an annual four-day game trade fair held in October (Thursday to the following Sunday) at the Messe Essen exhibition centre in Essen. Many german-style board games are released at the fair. Unlike the other major German game fair, the Nuremberg International Toy Fair, Spiel is open to consumers as well as publishers and designers. The fair often has over 130,000 guests with 154,000 in 2011, although numbers were low in 2007 due to a German rail strike. The Deutscher Spiele Preis, the International Gamers Awards, and Essen Feather are presented at the fair. It is currently the biggest gaming convention for board gaming, role-playing games, etc., in the world, followed by Gen Con Indy in Indianapolis, Indiana and Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio. It is reputedly the biggest and best public show for boardgames, card games and Collectible card games, with designers and publishers demonstrating their newest games, retailers selling games at discount, and a large flea market with a wide range of new and used games. In addition, there is usually a hall of comic book sellers, and one or two halls with
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    Vericon

    Vericon is an annual science fiction convention at Harvard University, organized by the Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Association. Lasting over a three-day weekend, for the first nine years of its existence it took place on the last weekend of January; for 2010, however, it was moved to mid-March to accommodate changes in Harvard College's academic calendar. It has been described as the largest college-based science fiction convention in the United States. The convention features anime, boardgames, cosplay, Human Chess, dances, LARPs, and RPGs. The convention is unusual for a college science fiction convention in that in addition to gaming, a number of prominent people involved in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, game design, and comics are invited each year to host panels and readings. Guests have included:
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    AnimeNEXT

    • Subject: Anime
    This article is about the American anime convention with the initials "AN". For the Canadian "AN", see Anime North. AnimeNEXT (AN) is an annual three-day anime convention held on a weekend in the New York / New Jersey metropolitan area, and is the ninth largest convention in the US. The first event was held in 2002 in October, but later moved to June in 2004. The event is organized by Universal Animation, Inc., a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of New York. The convention features Japanese creators of anime and manga, voice actors from anime series, artists, vendors and exhibits, panels, workshops, and gaming. Events all focus on aspects of anime, manga, and Japanese culture. With the popularity of anime and manga growing in the 1990s and 2000s, anime conventions have seen great growth in their attendance, and AnimeNEXT is no exception. AnimeNEXT was the first anime convention in the USA to employ a manga library. Here attendees enter a quiet room and submit their Convention Pass as a collateral to borrow a manga to read within the confines of the library. It has become popular and AnimeNEXT has taken their library on the road to other conventions.
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    East Coast Japan America League

    East Coast Japan America League

    ‎ The East Coast Japan America League (ECJAL) is an annual conference in the United States that brings together Japanese associations and students from universities in New England and the Mid-Atlantic Region with academia and industry professionals to discuss different topics pertaining to Japan's influences in America. ECJAL was founded in 1992 at Brown University by the Japanese Culture Club. Each year, an ECJAL conference is organized by a different university in the East Coast in order for Japanese and Japanese-American students of different schools to network and share experiences. Every year the host university devises a theme for each ECJAL conference. Keynote speakers and panel sessions are aimed at introducing the main theme of each conference and discussing its main purposes and issues with conference participants. Past Notable Speakers: Peter Westbrook Six-time member of the US Olympic Team, winner of the bronze medal in the 1984 Olympics Christine Yano Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawaii Steve Rabson Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies at Brown University
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    AmeCon

    AmeCon

    • Subject: Anime
    AmeCon is an anime convention based in Leicester, United Kingdom, typically of three days in length, and is one of the largest anime conventions in the United Kingdom. The convention was formed after several committee members of the Leicester Anime and Manga Club (LANMA) decided to run a small, residential event in 2004. This event became the largest anime convention to be hosted in the British Isles at that time.
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    Photokina

    Photokina

    • Type of conference: Trade fair
    The Photokina (rendered in the promoters' branding as photokina) is the world's largest trade fair for the photographic and imaging industries. The first Photokina was held in Cologne, Germany, in 1950, and it is now held biennially in September at the koelnmesse Trade Fair and Exhibition Centre. Many photographic and imaging companies introduce and showcase state of the art imaging products at Photokina. Since 2004 there is another competing industry convention, the US based PMA trade show. The first Photokina was held in 1950 at the initiative of Bruno Uhl. Noting the importance of the trade show, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent a greeting telegram marking the opening of Photokina in 1956. The 2008 show was the largest ever held. It was the first Photokina in the redeveloped trade fair ground in Deutz. It featured 1,579 exhibitors from 46 countries and had over 169,000 visitors from 161 countries. The 2010 Photokina took place from September 21 through 26. It featured 1,251 suppliers from 45 countries and had over 180,000 visitors from 160 countries. The number of visitors still increased to 185,000 from 166 countries for Photokina 2012, which took place from 18 to 23
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    Republican National Convention

    • Type of conference: Political convention
    The Republican National Convention (RNC) is the presidential nominating convention of the Republican Party of the United States. Convened by the Republican National Committee, the stated purpose of the convocation is to nominate an official candidate in an upcoming U.S. presidential election, and to adopt the party platform and rules for the election cycle. Like the Democratic National Convention, it signifies the end of a presidential primary season and the start of campaigning for a general election. In recent years, the nominee has been known well before the convention, leading many to oppose the convention as a mere public relations event and coronation. Historically, the convention was the final determinant of the nomination, and often contentious as various factions of party insiders maneuvered to advance their candidates. Since the almost universal adoption of the primary election for selecting delegates in the last quarter of the 20th century, however, the convention's significance has diminished. The national party focuses on the convention as a unity point to bring together a party platform and state parties by having delegates vote on issues, which the nominee can then
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    RSA Conference

    RSA Conference

    • Subject: Cryptography
    RSA Conference is a cryptography and information security-related conference, currently held annually in San Francisco, California, United States; London, England; and Chengdu, China. RSA Conference started in 1991 as "Cryptography, Standards & Public Policy", a forum for cryptographers to gather and share the latest knowledge and advancements in the area of Internet security. In 1993 it became an annual event and was renamed RSA Conference. The conference is vendor-independent and managed by RSA, the Security Division of EMC, with support from leaders in the information security industry. The multiple day event consists of two entities: the conference, which hosts speakers for a variety of topics, and a vendor expo. The conference consists of a multitude of presentations on the topic of Internet Security. Individuals may submit topic proposals to RSA Conference online, which are reviewed and selected to partake in the conference by an independent panel of judges that make up the Program Committee. : The conference presentations are organized into themed “tracks,” each covering a specific field in information security. At the 2012 USA Conference, there were 17 tracks: (* denotes
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    Ai-Kon

    • Subject: Anime
    Ai-Kon is an annual three day anime convention held on a weekend during the months of July in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in Canada. Ai-Kon was first held at the University of Manitoba in 2001 and is currently held at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. The convention's name is a blend of the words ai (Japanese for love) and convention and is derived from its slogan "For the love of anime". Like most anime conventions, Ai-Kon provides a wide variety of programming including cosplay events, guest and fan panels and workshops, video game tournaments, vendors, artist alley and auction, anime screenings and dances. Ai-Kon was first held in July 2001 at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and was run by the University of Manitoba Anime Club (UMAnime). In 2002 the event went on hiatus for one year, and in July 2003 a second Ai-Kon was held at the university. Since 2004 the convention has been organized by an independent volunteer committee and has been held annually in Winnipeg each summer. In 2011, as a celebratiion of the 10 year anniversary, Ai-Kon held a one day event in January called "The Ai-Kon Winter Festival".
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    BlizzCon

    "BlizzCon" is a convention held by Blizzard Entertainment to celebrate their major franchises: Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo. The first BlizzCon was held in October 2005 at the Anaheim Convention Center where it has been held since. The convention features game-related announcements, previews of upcoming games and content, Q&A sessions and panels, costume and other contests, and playable versions of various Blizzard games. The closing night has featured concerts by The Offspring, Tenacious D, Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, and Blizzard's in-house band, currently known as Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain (previously Level 10, 60, 70, 80 and "The Artists Formerly Known as Level 80" Elite Tauren Chieftain). Attendees are presented with a "swag bag", containing various Blizzard-related items, including redeemable codes for in-game content and collectible figurines. For example, at the 2005 BlizzCon, there was a code that could be exchanged for an in-game pet from World of Warcraft, which was a baby Murloc named 'Murky'. As well, there have been passes to get in to the closed beta test of an upcoming Blizzard game - World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade from 2005, World of Warcraft:
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    Dragon Con

    Dragon Con

    Dragon*Con (also Dragon Con or DragonCon) is a North America multigenre convention, founded in 1987, which takes place once each year in Atlanta, Georgia. As of 2012, the convention draws attendance of 52,000, features hundreds of guests, encompasses five hotels in downtown Atlanta near Centennial Olympic Park, and runs thousands of hours of programming for fans of science fiction, fantasy, comic books, and other elements of fan culture. It is operated by a private for-profit corporation, with the help of a 1,500-member volunteer staff. Dragon*Con has hosted the 1990 Origins Game Fair and the 1995 North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC). Dragon*Con was launched in 1987, as a project of a local science fiction and gaming group, the Dragon Alliance of Gamers and Role-Players (DAGR). It was founded by a board of directors including John Bunnell, David Cody, Robert Dennis, Mike Helba, Pat Henry, and Ed Kramer. The name "Dragon" for the club was derived from Kramer's Dragon Computer (a European version of Radio Shack's Color Computer), which hosted a local Bulletin Board System ("The Dragon") that initially served as a central hub for both organizations. The inaugural
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    Gamescom

    Gamescom

    • Type of conference: Trade fair
    gamescom is a trade fair for video games held annually at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is organised by the Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware (Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software). It is used by many video game developers to show off their upcoming games and game-related hardware. Gamescom is the world's largest games event with 275,000 visitors, more than 5,500 journalists and 600 exhibitors from 83 countries attending the show in its third year. It was first held from 19 to 23 August 2009. Gamescom 2012 will be held from 15 to 19 August 2012. It is held on a 140,000 square meters area. Wednesday, 18 August: Thursday, 19 August: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced the PlayStation 3 Slim, a smaller and lighter model of the console and a release date of 1 September 2009. Firmware 3.0 for the PlayStation 3 was also announced, adding new features to the PlayStation Network. Sony announced that the European Video Store would launch in November 2009. Sony also announced that the PlayStation Portable would get smaller games (under 100mb) in the form of 'minis' and that comics would also be available to download
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    Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin

    Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin

    • Subject: Consumer electronics
    • Type of conference: Trade fair
    The IFA or Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (International radio exhibition Berlin, aka 'Berlin Radio Show') is one of the oldest industrial exhibitions in Germany. Between 1924 and 1939 it was an annual event, but as from 1950 it was organized on a two yearly basis until 2005. Since then it has become an annual event again, held in September. Today it is one of world's leading trade shows for consumer electronics and home appliances. It offers the opportunity to exhibitors to present their latest products and developments to the general public. As a result of daily reporting in almost all the German media, the radio exhibition achieves a large spreading of the information – and advertising messages and has also become international. In the course of its history, a large number of world innovations were first seen at the exhibition. The last IFA was held from 31 August, to 5 September 2012 in Berlin. German physicist and inventor Manfred von Ardenne gave a public demonstration of a television system using a cathode ray tube for both transmission (using flying-spot image scans, not a camera) and reception, at the 1931 show. In 1933 The Volksempfänger (VE 301 W), a
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    Ohio LinuxFest

    Ohio LinuxFest

    The Ohio LinuxFest is an annual technology conference and expo held in Columbus, Ohio. The event is dedicated to discussion and development of the Linux operating system and other open source software projects. During the event, conference attendees listen to a number of presentations and make contact with a number of companies and non-profit organizations who share an interest in open source software. The first Ohio LinuxFest was hosted by the Open Source Club student organization at the Ohio State University in 2003. The event was organized in an attempt to bring together members of Linux User Groups (LUGs) in the state of Ohio. The 2007 event featured keynote speeches by Max Spevack and Bradley Kuhn.
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    Pan-African Congress

    Pan-African Congress

    The Pan-African Congress - following on from the first Pan-African Conference of 1900 in London - was a series of seven meetings, held in 1919 in Paris, 1921 in London, 1923 in London, 1927 New York, 1945 Manchester, 1974 Dar es Salaam and 1994 Kampala, that were intended to address the issues facing Africa as a result of European colonization of most of the continent. It gained the reputation of a peace maker for decolonization in Africa and in the West Indies. It made significant advance for the Pan-African cause. One of the demands was to end colonial rule and end racial discrimination, against imperialism and it demanded human rights and equality of economic opportunity. The manifesto given by the Pan-African Congress included the political and economic demands of the Congress for a new world context of international cooperation. Colonial powers in Africa wanted native Africans to wait patiently for limited political concessions and better career opportunities. Due to their exclusion from the negotiations of the Treaty of Versailles, black ex-servicemen and educated urban classes became disillusioned. Because colonialism had been built on the foundation of capitalism, socialist
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    Ropecon

    Ropecon

    Ropecon (Finnish pronunciation: [ropekon]) is a role-playing convention held annually in Finland. The convention is one of the largest non-commercial annual event of its kind, having reached a record of 3946 attendees in 2007. The current venue is the Dipoli convention centre and surrounding buildings in Espoo (close to Helsinki, the capital city of Finland). Ropecon hosts a wide variety of different types of games, including role-playing games, live action role-playing games, collectible card games, miniature wargames and strategy games. The event also has a range of lectures, panel discussions and other presentations covering different aspects of gaming. Past guests of honor have included several prominent game designers, such as Steve Jackson. Ropecon is organised by the Ropecon Society, a joint venture of several Finnish role-playing associations. The practical arrangements are made by the unpaid members of an organising committee and hundreds of voluntary workers at the convention. Any profits are used to support various other role-playing activities. The name "Ropecon" comes from the Finnish language word "roolipeli", meaning role-playing game, not from the English language
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    WisCon

    • Type of conference: Fan convention
    Wiscon or WisCon, a Wisconsin Science Fiction Convention, is often called the world's leading feminist science fiction convention and conference. It was first held in Madison, Wisconsin in February 1977,. The convention is now held annually in May, during the four-day weekend of Memorial Day. Sponsored by the Society for the Furtherance and Study of Fantasy and Science Fiction or (SF)³, WisCon gathers together women and men: fans, writers, editors, publishers, scholars and artists from around the world to discuss science fiction and fantasy, with emphasis on issues of feminism, gender, race, and class. Writers' workshops are held on the Friday morning of the convention. WisCon Guests of Honor have included Eleanor Arnason, Iain M. Banks, Lois McMaster Bujold, Emma Bull, Pat Cadigan, Avedon Carol, Terry Carr, Suzy McKee Charnas, Buck & Juanita Coulson, Samuel R. Delany, Charles de Lint, Beverly DeWeese, Gardner Dozois, L. Timmel Duchamp, Suzette Haden Elgin, Carol Emshwiller, Karen Joy Fowler, Jeanne Gomoll, Nicola Griffith, Andrea Hairston, Barbara Hambly, David Hartwell, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Nalo Hopkinson, Ellen Klages, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Elizabeth A. Lynn, R. A.
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    World Fantasy Convention

    The World Fantasy Convention is an annual convention of professionals, collectors, and others interested in the field of fantasy. It places emphasis on literature and art, while de-emphasizing dramatic presentation, gaming, masquerade, and the like. The World Fantasy Awards are presented at the event. Other features include an art show, a dealer's room, and an autograph reception.
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    Z User Group

    • Subject: Computer Science
    The Z User Group exists to promote use and development of the Z notation, a formal specification language for the description of and reasoning about computer-based systems. It was formally constituted on 14 December 1992 during the ZUM'92 Z User Meeting in London, England. ZUG has organised a series of Z User Meetings approximately every 18 months. From 2000, these became the ZB Conference (jointly with the B-Method, co-organized with APCB), and from 2008 the ABZ Conference (with Abstract State Machines as well). In 2010, the ABZ Conference also includes Alloy, a Z-like specification language with associated tool support. Successive chairs have been Successive secretaries have been
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    Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference

    Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference

    The Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference (or CFP, or the Conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy) is an annual academic conference held in the USA or Canada about the intersection of computer technology, freedom, and privacy issues. The conference founded in 1991, and since 2000, it has been organized under the aegis of the Association for Computing Machinery. It was also originally sponsored by CPSR. The twenty-first annual CFP Conference in 2011, "Computers, Freedom, and Privacy: The Future is Now", will be held at the Georgetown Law Center in Washington, DC June 14-16. Among the questions and issues that will be explored are: What is social media’s role in the charged democracy movement in the Middle East and North Africa; How can technology and social media support human rights, What is the impact of mobile personal computing technology on freedom and privacy? Are the courts, policy and decision makers ready to address freedom and privacy in a 24-7 connected world? Are our leaders techs savvy enough to make good legal and policy decisions regarding the deployment of smart grid, e-health records, the spread of consumer location based advertising? Cybersecurity, cloud
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    Conference on Disarmament

    Conference on Disarmament

    Conference on Disarmament (CD) is a forum established by the international community to negotiate multilateral arms control and disarmament agreements. Established in 1979, it was the forum used by its member states, currently numbering 65, to negotiate the Biological Weapons Convention and the Chemical Weapons Convention. While the conference is not formally a United Nations (UN) organization, it is linked to the UN through a personal representative of the United Nations Secretary-General; this representative serves as the secretary general of the conference. Resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly often request the conference to consider specific disarmament matters. In turn, the conference annually reports its activities to the Assembly. The Conference succeeded the Ten-Nation Committee on Disarmament (1960), the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament (1962–68) and the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament (1969–78). In the 1990s, the Conference held intensive efforts over three years to draft the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty text and its two annexes, but it did not succeed in reaching consensus on the adoption of the text. Australia then sent the text to
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    Finncon

    Finncon

    Finncon is the largest science fiction convention in Finland and, with up to 15,000 participants, one of the largest SF conventions in Europe. Finncon is unique among SF conventions because it has no participation/membership fee, and is funded primarily on various cultural grants as well as income from traders. The event is organised annually in different cities in Finland. From 2003 to 2009 and in 2011 the convention included the anime convention Animecon, which has boosted the convention's attendance and public visibility significantly. Lately the conventions have separated, and the future of the Finnish Animecon is currently uncertain beyond the 2011 combined Finncon-Animecon. The 2010 Finncon did not include Animecon. GoH is an abbreviation of Guest of Honour
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    Foo Camp

    Foo Camp

    Foo Camp is an annual hacker event hosted by publisher O'Reilly Media. O'Reilly describes it as "the wiki of conferences", where the program is developed by the attendees at the event, using big whiteboard schedule templates that can be rewritten or overwritten by attendees to optimize the schedule. The goal of the event is to reach out to new people who will increase the company's intelligence about new technologies, and to create opportunities for cross-pollination between people and technologies that are on the O'Reilly radar. Some have described it as a meta-birds-of-a-feather session that gets smart people together to discuss technology issues. This style of event has also been described as an unconference. The event started as a joke between Tim O'Reilly and Sara Winge, O'Reilly's VP of Corporate Communications. Sara had always wanted to run a foo bar, an open bar for Friends of O'Reilly, at one of O'Reilly's conferences. That joke morphed into a brainstorm after the dot com bust left O'Reilly with lots of unused office space in its new buildings, creating the opportunity for Foo Camp. There was eventually a Foo Bar at the camp. Tim O'Reilly describes the goal of his company
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    Japan Expo

    Japan Expo

    • Subject: Anime
    Japan Expo is a convention on Japanese popular culture, taking place in Paris, France, although it has branched out into a partnership festival Kultima and expanded to include some European and US pop culture as well. It is held yearly in the beginning of July, for four days (usually from Thursday to Sunday). The first exposition took place in 1999 and welcomed 3,200 visitors, a number which has grown steadily. In 2002, Japan Expo was hosted at the Center of New Industries and Technologies (CNIT) in La Défense, Paris. In 2005, the event was canceled out of security concerns due to the large amount of visitors. The exposition has since moved to the larger Parc d'Expositions in Paris-Nord Villepinte.
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    No Brand Con

    No Brand Con

    • Subject: Anime
    No Brand Con is an annual three day anime convention held in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The convention was founded by members of the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Anime Appreciation Society. No Brand Con features anime viewings, an anime music video contest, board games, comics, dealers room, independent films, panels, role playing, video games tournaments, and voice actor appearances. The name for the convention was derived from the closing credits theme of the anime Here Is Greenwood. In 2005 the convention moved to the Plaza Hotel and Suites, which allowed for food sales, and the convention to run for a full 24 hours. From 2006-2010 the convention was located at the Ramada Inn Convention Center, until returning to the Plaza Hotel and Suites for 2011. In 2011, the convention brought around $277,000 to the economy of Eau Claire, and held a benefit for the Japanese Red Cross.
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    Anime North

    • Subject: Anime
    This article is about the Canadian anime convention with the initials "AN". For the American "AN", see AnimeNEXT. Anime North (AN) is a non-profit, fan-run anime convention, held every year in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Its major attractions, activities and events include a Masquerade, a Dealers Room, an Artists Alley, Guest of Honor presentations, Gaming (Video and RPG), Panel Discussions, Video Presentations, Contests, and Dances. The largest anime convention in the province of Ontario and the country of Canada by attendance numbers and located near Toronto Pearson International Airport, AN is hosted in 6 venues: at the Toronto Congress Centre, the Doubletree International Plaza Hotel, the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel (formerly called the Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre), the Marriott Toronto Airport (for the Friday Moonlight Ball), the Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Radisson Suites Hotel, all of which are within walking distance of one another. Convention-run shuttle buses are available during daytime and the evening to connect the venues and run at regular intervals. Anime North in 2006 featured Kotoko, a J-pop singer, who performed songs from her newest
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    BarCamp

    BarCamp

    BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences (or unconferences) primarily focused around technology and the Web. They are open, participatory workshop-events, the content of which is provided by participants. The first BarCamps focused on early-stage web applications, and were related to open source technologies, social software, and open data formats. The format has also been used for a variety of other topics, including public transit, health care, education, and political organizing. The BarCamp format has also been adapted for specific industries like banking, real estate and social media. The name BarCamp is a playful allusion to the event's origins, with reference to the programmer slang term, foobar: BarCamp arose as an open-to-the-public alternative to Foo Camp, which is an annual invitation-only participant-driven conference hosted by Tim O'Reilly. The first BarCamp was held in Palo Alto, California, from August 19–21, 2005, in the offices of Socialtext. It was organized in less than one week, from concept to event, with 200 attendees. Since then, BarCamps have been held in over 350 cities around the world, in North America, South America, Africa,
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    Black Hat Briefings

    Black Hat Briefings

    The Black Hat Briefings is a computer security conference that brings together a variety of people interested in information security. Representatives of federal agencies and corporations attend along with hackers. The Briefings take place regularly in Las Vegas, Barcelona (previously Amsterdam) and Tokyo. An event dedicated to the Federal Agencies is organized in Washington, D.C. Black Hat was founded in 1997 by Jeff Moss, most famous for creating the Black Hat and DEF CON, which are considered the premier information Security conferences in the world, Black Hat 2009 hosting 4,000 digital experts and professionals. Black Hat started as a single annual conference held yearly in Las Vegas, and is now held in multiple locations around the world. Black Hat is composed of two major sections, the Black Hat Briefings, and Black Hat Trainings. Training is offered by various Computer security vendors, in effort to keep the conference vendor-neutral. In the past, the conference has hosted the National Security Agency's Information Assurance Manager course, and various courses by Cisco Systems, Offensive Security, and others. The Briefings are composed of Tracks, covering various topics
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    BloggerCon

    BloggerCon was a user-focused conference for the blogger community that ran between 2003 and 2006. BloggerCon I (October 2003) and II (April 2004), were organized by Dave Winer and friends at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for the Internet and Society in Cambridge, Mass. Bloggercon III took place in San Francisco on June 2006. According to the Online Journalism Review, "BloggerCon has lots of cooks, but the chief chef is technologist Dave Winer, co-founder of RSS and the patient zero of blogging. BloggerCon exists because Winer wants it to happen." BloggerCon I was initially planned to be financed without corporate sponsors by charging $500 to attend. This plan sparked controversy. A second, free day was later added to the program. For BloggerCon II and III, there was no registration cost; the conference was funded by voluntary contributions from attendees. On the first, paid day of Bloggercon I, four panels discussed the interaction of blogging with journalism, education, marketing, and presidential politics. The second day's panels included various technical and infrastructure issues such as RSS, news aggregators, and what was then called "audioblogging". The first
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    COMDEX

    COMDEX (an abbreviation of Computer Dealers' Exhibition) was a computer expo held at various locations in the Las Vegas Valley, each November from 1979 to 2003. It was one of the largest computer trade shows in the world, usually second only to the German CeBIT, and by many accounts one of the largest trade shows in any industry sector. The first COMDEX was held in 1979 at the MGM Grand (now Bally's), with 167 exhibitors and 3904 attendees. In 1981, the first COMDEX/Spring was held in New York City. Originally open only to those directly involved in the computer industry, COMDEX was the one show where all levels of manufacturers and developers of computers, peripherals, software, components and accessories came in direct contact with retailers, consultants and their competitors. Colloquially known as "Geek Week", COMDEX evolved into a major technical convention, with the industry making major product announcements and releases there. Numerous small companies from around the world rose to prominence following appearance at COMDEX, and industry leaders sought opportunities to make keynote addresses. Most discussed the computer industry, history, trends and future potential.
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    Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences (CSHALS)

    Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences (CSHALS)

    The ISCB Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences returns for its third year as the premier annual event focused on the use of semantic technologies in the pharmaceutical industry, including hospitals/healthcare institutions and academic research labs. CSHALS is a single forum for the presentation and discussion of practical semantics-based approaches, including challenges faced and applications that are working. The conference features keynote lectures, invited talks and discussion sessions guided by leaders and visionaries of intelligent systems for drug discovery and development. Rather than a Semantic Web conference, CSHALS is a conference focused on specific applications of semantic technologies to show where advances have been made, determine what the current needs are, and anticipate where the field is headed in order to prepare and advance with the field. The conference is organized along specific topics and moderated to stimulate interactive discussions around sets of key questions determined in advance with input from registered attendees. CSHALS is intended for anyone already participating in this groundbreaking field, and a pre-conference tutorial is offered to help interested researchers come up to speed on the practical approaches of applying intelligent information technologies in pharmaceutical R&D. If this describes you, save the date now and follow the website for updates on CSHALS 2010. Conference participants will take part in discussion sessions that explore answers to technology questions such as the following: * Where are semantic applications having the biggest impact? * What support exists for using semantics for automated reasoning and agent technologies? * How well do semantic tools enable the visualization and utilization of information and knowledge? * What are the measurable benefits of Semantic Web standards, such as RDF, OWL, and SPARQL? Themes of past CSHALS conferences: * Clinical Information Management * Discovery Information Integration * Integrated Healthcare and Semantics in Electronic Health Records * Translational Medicine / Safety * Search and Document Management/Business Intelligence/Text Mining * Text Mining/ Information Extraction C-SHALS will be preceded by a half day Tutorial focused on the current Semantic Web standard RDF tools to show participants how this technology meets drug development needs.
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    Emerald City ComiCon

    Emerald City ComiCon

    The Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is an annual comic book convention taking place in Seattle, Washington. Originally taking place at the city's Qwest Field (first at West Field Plaza, then at the Event Center), the venue changed to its current home at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center since 2008. In 2011, the show expanded to a three-day event. The convention features a wide array of activities and programming including industry guests, various discussion panels, celebrity signings and photo opportunities, prize drawings, and costume contests. It features a large and lively Exhibitor's hall with comics retailers from across the entire pacific northwest bringing a large stock of modern and vintage comics, as well as other products such as statues, action figures, models, etc. CCG, RPG, and tabletop gaming is supported in specific areas of the convention center.
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    Gaylaxicon

    Gaylaxicon is an annual science fiction, fantasy and horror convention that focuses on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender topics. It takes place in various locations in the United States and occasionally Canada, often on the east coast. Started in 1988 in Provincetown, Massachusetts, Gaylaxicon is organized by member organizations of the Gaylactic Network. The Gaylaxian Science Fiction Society (GSFS) is the New England–based chapter of the Network, which organized the original convention and continues to be a driving force behind many of the Gaylaxicons. The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards are often awarded at Gaylaxicon and were instituted by the organisers of conference. They are now managed by the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards Council, an independent organization. Gaylaxicon is organized by member organizations of the Gaylactic Network. The Gaylaxian Science Fiction Society (GSFS) is the New England–based chapter of the Network, which organized the original convention in Provincetown, Massachusetts in 1988, and continues to be a driving force behind many of the Gaylaxicons. The convention has been described as having "all the standard con fare", such as panels, dances, films,
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    H.O.P.E.

    H.O.P.E.

    • Subject: Hacker culture
    HOPE (abbreviation of Hackers on Planet Earth) conference series is sponsored by the hacker magazine 2600: The Hacker Quarterly and typically held at "Hotel Pennsylvania", in Manhattan, New York City. Held biennially in the summer, there have been nine conferences to-date; the most recent occurring 13–15 July 2012. Held 13–14 August 1994 at the Hotel Pennsylvania, the first HOPE conference marked 2600: The Hacker Quarterly's 10th anniversary. Over 1,000 people attended, including speakers from around the world. Access to a 28.8 kbit/s local network was provided. The 8–10 August 1997 Beyond HOPE conference was held at the Puck Building, in Manhattan, New York City. Attendance doubled, with 2,000 attendees. Bell Technology Group helped to support the hackers. A TAP reunion and a recorded live broadcast of Off the Hook took place. A 10 Mbit/s local network was provided to attendees. The 14–15 July 2000 HOPE returned to the Hotel Pennsylvania, where subsequent conferences have been held. The conference ran 24 hours a day, bringing in 2,300 attendees. Jello Biafra gave a keynote speech. In a cultural exchange between the punk rock icon/free speech activist and the hacker community,
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    Hannover Fair

    The Hannover Messe (English: Hanover Fair) is the world's biggest industrial fair. It is held on the Hanover fairground in Hanover, Germany. Typically, there are about 6,000 exhibitors and 200,000 visitors. The Hannover Messe started in 1947 in an undamaged factory building in Laatzen, south of Hanover, by an arrangement of the British military government in order to boost the economic advancement of post-war Germany. The first fair was colloquially known as Fischbrötchenmesse (fish bun fair) due to the exemptions in food rationing for the fair at this time. It proved hugely successful and was hence repeated on a yearly basis, contributing largely to the success of the Hanover fairground in replacing the then-East German city of Leipzig as the new major fair city for West Germany. In the 1980s, the growing information and telecommunication industry forced the organiser Deutsche Messe AG to split the fair. The CeBIT is a successful spin-off of the Hannover Messe. Nowadays, the Hanover Fair covers all areas of industrial technology. The location in 2005 was at coordinates 52°19′37″N 9°48′7″E / 52.32694°N 9.80194°E / 52.32694; 9.80194. Media related to Hannover Messe at Wikimedia
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    International Conference of American States

    Began in 1889 under the initiative of U.S. Secretary of State James G. Blaine, the International Conference of American States served as the main international discussion forum for the nations of the American continent. They resulted in the creation of the first permanent Inter-American organization, the Commercial Bureau of American Republics, which at the fourth conference in 1910 became the Pan American Union. At the ninth conference, the Pan American Union grew to become the present Organization of American States. Shortly after this, the International Conference gave way to the new OAS forums and the Summit of the Americas. The First International Conference of American States, held in Washington, D.C., USA, between 1889 and 1890, resulted in the creation of the Commercial Bureau of American Republics. Mexico City, Mexico, 1901-1902. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1906. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1910. Changed the Commercial Bureau of American Republics to the Pan American Union. Santiago, Chile, 1923. Havana, Cuba, 1928. Montevideo, Uruguay, 1933. Lima, Peru, 1938. The Ninth International Conference of American States, held in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1948, adopted the Charter of the
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    Kunicon

    • Subject: Anime
    Kunicon was a series of anime conventions organized by Subarashii Nation (formerly D20, Inc.) and held throughout the United States from December 2004 through June 2005. Originally named "Otakucon", the convention was renamed to "Kunicon" after controversy erupted over the name being similar to Otakon, an anime convention held in Baltimore, Maryland. While Kunicon's original goal was to hold a convention in twelve major cities across the United States, these plans were cut short after 4 conventions as Kunicon continued to be plagued with controversy and cost overruns. Kunicon held several events over the course of a convention, including gaming competitions, cosplay contests, panels, live music concerts, anime screenings, and special performances. Originally announced as "Otakucon", the convention started going by "OtakuCon Miami Beach" several months before the first convention in Miami, Florida. Otakon staff has reported that they had ordered a cease-and-desist, but the convention chairman, Manny Camacho, had been reported communicating through back channels directly with the Heads of Otakon to correct the problem. Representatives from Otakon were in attendance at the first
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    Linucon

    Linucon was a combination Linux expo/science fiction convention in Austin, Texas. Conceived as a "sister convention" to Penguicon, Linucon was co-founded by Rob Landley and Stu Green. Two Linucons were held. The first Linucon was held October 8–10, 2004, at the Red Lion Inn located at 6121 North I-35 in Austin. Linucon 2.0 was held September 30 – October 2, 2005, at the Ambassador Hotel located at the intersection of I-35 and Highway 183. The science fiction side had three main tracks: an anime track, a literary track, and a gaming track. These tracks included cosplay (and a Masquerade), filk, a dealer's room, panels, author readings and signings, Birds of a Feather sessions, and an art show. The convention suite featured caffeinated Jello and ice cream made with liquid nitrogen. There was also a live action role-playing game. The video room played around the clock and both gaming rooms (computer and paper) were open 24 hours. The technical side ranged over such subjects as Linux kernel architecture, security and network administration, web design, use of Linux on a laptop, computer gaming, digital art, electronic publishing, and machinima. Free wireless internet access was
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    Linux Kongress

    • Subject: GNU/Linux
    The Linux Kongress is an annual two-day conference of Linux developers from around the world. It has taken place since 1994, when Linux was in the early stages of development, and has except 2001 and 2007 always occurred in Germany. Linux-Kongress is one of the three major international grass-roots Linux and Open Source conferences in the world. The other two are linux.conf.au and Ottawa Linux Symposium. The conference is a meeting place for many different types of developers. Kernel developers like Linus Torvalds, Alan Cox, Theodore Ts'o, Rusty Russell, James Bottomley, user space developers like Kalle Dalheimer and Miguel de Icaza, and Open Source advocates like Eric S. Raymond and Maddog have given talks at this conference. The focus of Linux-Kongress is development topics, either in kernel or user space. The conference language is English. Nowadays the conference program is preceded by two days of tutorials and normally the conference is organized by GUUG. In 1999 the conference cooperated with the Storage Management Workshop. In 2000 and 2001 there were several multi-day workshops sponsored by the German Ministry of Science and Education that preceded the conference. Also
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    Memorabilia

    Memorabilia

    Memorabilia is a fan convention event held in the United Kingdom since 1994 for fans and collectors of movie, television and sporting memorabilia. The event takes place twice a year (usually March and November) at the NEC Birmingham, attracting over 30,000 visitors and about 250 traders. It has in previous years been held three times a year, and with additional events in other locations (notably London, Manchester, and Glasgow). In addition to the trading and marketing aspects of Memorabilia, there are also guest appearances from television and film actors and sporting celebrities. Many sign autographs and pose for photographs. Personalities who have appeared at Memorabilia include:
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    QuakeCon

    QuakeCon is a bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) computer gaming event with a competitive tournament held every year in Dallas, Texas, USA. The event, which is named after id Software's game Quake, sees thousands of gamers from all over the world attend every year to celebrate the company's gaming dynasty. It is North America's largest LAN party, the largest free LAN party in the world, and usually runs over a period of four days. Now more than a multiplayer gaming event, QuakeCon is also a venue to showcase the newest games and hardware being developed by companies involved with id's parent company ZeniMax Media including booths selling clothing, computer peripherals, and software. To be able to keep QuakeCon a free LAN party, it is highly dependent on volunteer work. These volunteers, often described as the crew, cover most aspects of the organization of the party. For this QuakeCon has gained a reputation as "Woodstock of gaming", and a week of "peace, love, and rockets!". QuakeCon originally grew out of a group of people on the EFnet IRC network, in channel #quake. As various regular visitors to the channel began expressing a desire to meet and game together in person, Jim Elson,
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    RecentChangesCamp

    RecentChangesCamp

    • Subject: Computer Science
    RecentChangesCamp is an unconference focused on wikis, that was first held in 2006. It is named after the "recent changes" feature that is found in most wikis. RecentChangesCamp follows an Open Space model in having a program that is determined onsite by participants. RecentChangesCamp was conceived at WikiSym 2005 as a way to replicate online wiki collaboration in the face-to-face world, using Open Space Technology, which enables participants to create the agenda on the fly, guaranteeing that all issues that participants were willing to take responsibility for were worked on to the extent possible. The first RecentChangesCamp was held February 3-5, 2006 in Portland, Oregon, USA, with 147 people in attendance. Participants included wiki inventor Ward Cunningham. Sponsors of the 2006 event were: ICANNWiki, IBESI, OSDL, Socialtext, Atlassian and IBM. The next RecentChangesCamp was also held in Portland, from Feb. 2-4, 2007. A few months later, another RecentChangesCamp was held in Montreal, from 18-20 May 2007. It was also called RoCoCoCamp, for RencOntres sur la COllaboration, la Créativité et l'autOgestion ("Meetings on Collaboration, Creativity and Self-Management"); the name was
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    ShadowCon

    ShadowCon is a science fiction and fantasy convention, held in Oslo, Norway every year in July/August. It is held by The Shadow Project (TSP), a SF&F fandom society. ShadowCon is usually arranged at the Blindern campus of the University of Oslo. ShadowCon celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2006.
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    Soft Magnetic Materials Conference

    Soft Magnetic Materials Conference

    The Soft Magnetic Materials Conference, commonly referred to as SMM, is an international conference devoted to all kinds of soft magnetic materials with the emphasis on industrial and applications aspects. The SMM is held for three days, every two years, often at the beginning of September in a European country. Each time the SMM has a different logo. In SMM18 (organised by Wolfson Centre for Magnetics there were 260 participants from over 30 countries. There were 306 scientific papers presented, out of which around 200 are peer reviewed and will be published in Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Elsevier at the beginning of 2008. In the past the SMM proceedings have also been published in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics or other peer reviewed journals. The SMM is the largest international conference devoted to soft magnetic materials. It has active participation of the academic world as well as of industry, with a high scientific level of contributed and invited communications. The main aim of the SMM is to bring together engineers and scientists from universities, research institutions and industry who are active in research, development and industrial applications of
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    Southern California Linux Expo

    Southern California Linux Expo

    The Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) is an annual Linux, Open-Source, and Free Software conference held in Los Angeles, CA. SCALE grew out of a series of LUGFests put on by the Simi Conejo Linux Users Group in the late 90s. There were four of them, held every 6 months at the Nortel development facility in Simi Valley, California. They ended when Nortel closed that facility in 2001. Subsequently, members from SCLUG, USCLUG and UCLALUG organized to create a more regional event, which they named the Southern California Linux Expo. SCALE is one of five community run Open-source software events in the United States, as of Spring 2011. It attempts to maintain a balance between commercial and non-profit organizations. SCALE has been held annually since 2002, and is a volunteer-run event. The event features an expo floor with both commercial and .org / non-profit exhibitors, as well as 3 days of seminars on the topic of Linux and Open Source software. In spite of having Linux in the name, SCALE welcomes all Open Source operating systems and software. In the past, Netbsd, Freebsd, Pcbsd, Openbsd, Reactos, Rockbox, and the Haiku operating system have all been represented at
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    Star Wars Weekends

    Star Wars Weekends

    Star Wars Weekends is a festival generally held annually at the Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort, and a non-sanctioned version called "Unofficial Star Wars Day occurs at Disneyland Park™ in California. Included with park admission, the event typically occurs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for four consecutive weekends in May and June and features appearances by cast and crew members from George Lucas' science-fantasy saga. Many Disney characters also appear dressed as Star Wars characters, such as Jedi Mickey, Minnie as Leia, Donald as a Stormtrooper, Goofy as Darth Vader and R2-MK (Mickey Mouse stylized astromech droid). The festival began in 1997 and has been held in 2000, 2001, and annually since 2003. Despite being featured daily throughout the year, this attaction is especially popular during Star Wars Weekends. Sixteen or more children are chosen from the audience as Jedi Younglings to participate in a training session by the Jedi Master. They are provided training lightsabers and Jedi robes. As the master completes the instruction of a simple combination of lightsaber attacks to the children, Darth Vader, Darth Maul and a pair of
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