✖️ re:compass #54: Event Not Found

Navigator for events during 01–06 June 2021

Aiste Lehmann
May 28 · 5 min read

Since I am more and more involved with deeptech in Europe, I can only tell that this period of time is incredibly chaotic and intense. For better or worse remains to be seen. Maybe one day I will write an article about EU trying to behave like a startup. Today is still too early for that.

Anyhow, times are interesting. Event industry is shifting and reshaping. One absolutely anecdotical observation — I haven’t had time to dig deeper into this — is that Facebook seems to have lost relevance to event organizers. Or maybe I missed a memo where Facebook requested to not add new events to their platform anymore. However, since my side business is checking event information regularly and following updates on social media I can only tell that majority of conference organizers in tech ecosystem do not enter “event” information on Facebook anymore. They might still post announcements on the feed and maybe push ads onto people to purchase tickets, but “event” as an object barely exists on Facebook anymore. Yes, I mean that specific area on the profile under heading “events”. Go, check yourself and let me know how many events you know for sure are going to happen rather soon-ish that have Facebook account but not a dedicated “upcoming” event in their profile.

Not sure what are the reasons behind this trend. Too tired to enter the same information on Hopin, Eventbrite and Facebook? Facebook doesn’t show traction anymore? Or is it losing relevance entirely with other media taking over for communicating with the audience?

The fact is: more and more tech events are simply not found on Facebook anymore. What a weird ripple in the world wide web.

🇪🇺 EU Green Week 2021

When: 31 May — 13 June 2021
Access: free
Format: hybrid festival

EU Green Week is flagship event in EU for all matters related to environment, including expanded network of partnering events in all Member States. The European Green Week 2021 is dedicated to the ‘zero pollution ambition’ and will provide an opportunity to engage with all stakeholders and interested citizens on how we can work together to make the ambition for a zero pollution and toxic-free environment a reality. It will also look at other relevant European Green Deal initiatives, such as the climate initiatives, the upcoming Chemicals Strategy, as well as initiatives in the fields of energy, industry, mobility, agriculture, fisheries, health and biodiversity.

🦒 Startup Safari Leipzig

When: 01–04 June 2021
Access: €0 — €210
Format: online safari

Startup Safari is brings open doors concept into startup world and orchestrates opening of doors for attendees to peak at inner workings of startups, companies, VCs and accelerators. Attendees register for sessions hosted by participating companies, however, this year instead of travel around the city following their individual programs everyone is welcome to join online. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore one of hidden gems in this Germany’s startup ecosystem!

🧊 Arctic15 — Helsinki edition

When: 01–02 June 2021
Access: €149 — €599
Format: online conference

Arctic15 has a name as one of the most efficient place for meetings between startups, investors, corporates, media and business partners in Europe. The event is slowly expanding through the North Europe, and June edition is Helsinki-based. Don’t be shy, try out one their famous networking features!

🧶 Leadership in Quantum

When: 02 June 2021, 20:00 CEST
Access: free
Format: online session

PushQuantum and QuantX invited Dr. Noel Goddard to talk about their quantum career. Noel will highlight how they grew in their career, what motivated them, and what their current job looks like. Every session ends with an open Q&A, to ask all your questions on leadership and career choices!

🕵️ VRTO: Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference

When: 02–08 June 2021
Access: CA$102.02 — CA$268.92
Format: online conference

Touted as “the industry’s Weirdest, Most Relevant Conference” VRTO is an outstanding conference for immersive reality enthusiasts with roots in Canada. VRTO 2021 presents The Flotilla — an international symposium, exhibition and think tank for immersive business, education, enterprise, creators, philosophers. Tune in for inspiring discussions about VR hardware & software, virtual economy, NFTs, virtual humans, the spatial web and much more.

🐇 Rabbits & Robots: Debating the Rights of Animals & Artificial Intelligences

When: 02 June 2021, 14:00 BST
Access: free
Format: workshop

This workshop brings into conversation leading international experts on the rights of non-human animals and the rights of robots and artificial intelligences. Its aim is to facilitate critical discussion of the questions that arise in these fast-growing fields, to build bridges between scholars, and to allow an international audience to engage in a discussion with these scholars. The event will take place on Zoom and all who register will be sent a Zoom invitation prior.

✒️ The Future of Subscriptions

When: 02 June 2021, 16:00 CEST
Access: €0 — €5
Format: online session

As more and more companies begin to explore subscription-based models, catering to customers’ payment preferences is increasingly playing a critical role in subscriber acquisition and business growth. SaaStock Munich is organizing this session to explore how subscriptions can help SaaS businesses increase their growth trajectory, discuss both the benefits and challenges of subscription offerings and share strategies for future-proof e-commerce subscription growth. Speakers include Christopher Becker — CEO and CoFounder, Candis, Eric Chan — Head of Global Partnerships, Chargebee, Stephen Reidy — VP of Sales & GM Northern Europe, GoCardless.

♨️ How did Lithuania become fintech’s latest hotspot?

When: 03 June 2021, 12:30 BST
Access: free
Format: online session

Lithuania has been dubbed by many as the EU’s fastest-growing fintech hub. This pace has accelerated even more amidst a post-Brexit swarm of fintechs setting up headquarters in its cities. How did this underdog become an unexpected fintech star, and what lessons should the rest of Europe’s fintech ecosystems learn from Lithuania?

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