re:compass #34: May The Next Year Be With You 🎆

Happy Holidays!

Aiste Lehmann
Dec 11, 2020 · 5 min read
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Woha, Christmas are around the corner.

2020 was both, a very long and a significantly short year. The main driver for digitisation whose impact will be felt long in the future. And an absolutely crazy year for travel and event industry.

There was The Great Event Migration when conferences rescheduled from spring to autumn season. Events ventured online. Everyone got burned out and simultaneously bored with the avalanche of online content. Some things have not been figured out yet, and building genuine connections on the web is still a daunting task.

This year was fast-paced and experimental. Judging from our impressions while tracking events in 2021, next year will be crazier and even more volatile. Ask us why if you are curious. 😉

We will return with our newsletter programming in the second half of January 2021. Meanwhile, you can request an access to 2021 listing of tech conferences. Just shoot us an email.

We are wishing you a beautifully warm Christmas, deliciously cold and snowy weather and the most impressive fireworks for the New Year’s Eve. Happy Holidays, and may the next year be with you!

🎅 Santa’s Christmas Pitch

When: 2020 December 15–16
Access: free
Format: online pitch & party
Place: Helsinki, Finland

Well well, it seems that Arctic Startups pulled some connections close to home to bring probably the best holiday event this year: the Santa’s Christmas Pitch. Finnish startups will be pitching to local and international investors, wrapping up 2020 on a positive note. Join the event for pitching, networking, workshops, round tables and the Christmas Party.

🎄 Debut Sessions Christmas Special

When: 2020 December 15, 10:00 GMT
Access: free
Format: online pitch competition + sessions
Place: London, UK

A LIVE Pitch Competition, open for the whole tech community to attend. The Debut Sessions Christmas Special will see 4 companies, who are raising their first round of funding, pitch to the Debut Sessions Investors, which will be streamed to all attendees on the Main Stage. This will be followed by a 30 minute panel discussion and multiple, interactive ‘Session Rooms’ (including a ‘Term Sheet Clinic’ and ‘Investor Deck Clinic’). The winner of the Main Stage Pitch Competition will receive a Term Sheet from Ascension Ventures for a £100,000 SEIS investment! Also, there will be multiple interactive Session Rooms, including a ‘How to Pitch’ and ‘Term Sheet’ masterclass for everyone who are not pitching yet.

👁️‍🗨️ GP Bullhound Technology Predictions 2021

When: 2020 December 15, 16:00 GMT
Access: free
Format: online session

Join GP Bullhound for their global launch of annual Technology Predictions report where the top 10 trends shaping the technology landscape over the coming year will be revealed. From the digitalisation of the classroom and the adoption of cashless payment to the future of work, we analyse the next developments in the global technology sector, mapping the trends and innovations destined to drive growth for months and years to come. The event is open to entrepreneurs, founders, investors and business leaders from the global tech sector.

🔮 CogXtra Crystal Ball — 2021 Predictions

When: 2020 December 16, 07:00 GMT
Access: membership
Format: series of online sessions
Place: London, UK

Join CogX to discover and discuss 2021 predictions with Paul Krugman (Nobel Laureate, Economist, NYT columnist, CUNY Graduate School Distinguished Professor), Scott Galloway (Author and Professor of Marketing, NYU’s Stern School of Business), and many more.

💸 FinTech Junction Europe Virtual

When: 2020 December 16
Access: free
Format: online conference
Place: Tel Aviv, Israel

After quite a few rescheduling attempts, FinTech Junction Europe is finally happening in the virtual world. FinTech Junction is a global community that brings together business and tech leaders from banks, financial institutions, fintechs, startups & investors and has a variety of activities planned to engage the whole community: keynotes, fintech hackathon, startup pitch competition and B2B meetings. Don’t miss the last major fintech happening this year!

🚀 TC Sessions: Space 2020

When: 2020 December 16–17
Access: $25 — $360
Format: online sessions
Place: Los Angeles, USA

TechCrunch will host online two days of fireside chats and panel discussions with the top investors, founders, and technologists forging the future of space. Investors are pouring billions into new companies challenging the space industry incumbents at a historic moment when technology and markets are converging to bring about dramatic advances in this category. At TC Sessions: Space 2020, you’ll hear from the people who are making the greatest impact with intriguing topics from sci-fi worthy manned space travel and colonization to revolutions in communications, earth observation data, manufacturing in space, and even war in space.

🦾 Shift Remote: AI

When: 2020 December 17, 17:00 CEST
Access: free
Format: online session
Place: Zagreb, Croatia

The last Shift Remote session is covering all things AI related for developers. Speakers will offer a wide range of deep dive technical talks, from new Open Source projects to live productions software. Whether you are from Croatia or any of 109 countries that had attended Shift events, you can easily join their stream. You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home or worry about the clothes, just kick back in pajamas on your sofa and enjoy the show.

⚙️ CES

When: 2021 January 11–14
Access: complicated
Format: online fair
Place: Las Vegas, USA

One of the biggest events with focus on the consumer technology is back in 2021 — this time in a completely digital format. Needless to say, we are very curious to see how this event will bring all the exhibitors and visitors online. Join in to hear about industry trends, expert insights and future forecasting from leaders in the consumer technology industry.

🧬 Biotech Showcase

When: 2021 January 11–15
Access: $1,495 + fees
Format: online showcase
Place: San Francisco, USA

Biotech Showcase and it’s sister events China Showcase, Medtech Showcase, and Seed Showcase are all about connecting investors and the most innovative biotech companies to drive the future of drug development. Access investors and thousands of potential strategic partners with their web-based one-to-one meeting system and preschedule up to 150 one-to-one meetings.

🌌 AIAA SciTech

When: 2021 January 11–15 & 19–21
Access: $450 — $600
Format: online conference
Place: San Diego, USA

The AIAA SciTech Forum is a key event for everyone in the aerospace industry, and 2021 editions explores how the diversification of teams, industry sectors, technologies, design cycles, and perspectives can all be leveraged toward innovation.

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