Conferences don't have to be a dull affair -- far from it. In fact, some of the most incredible gatherings of people and ideas are taking place on a regular basis at conferences around the world.
We wanted to highlight just how incredible and interesting conferences can be. The following are just a few of the most interesting conferences currently being held around the world:
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TED Talks have become infamous in recent years, thanks in large part to their proliferation on sites like YouTube. "TED" actually stands for "Technology, Entertainment, Design", and that's precisely what's highlighted at their conferences.
TED has been an annual conference of thought-leaders since 1990, and some of the most interesting an exciting global developments are discussed there.
One of the most interesting addresses was the speech given by Monica Lewinsky who talked about how social media ruined her reputation almost overnight. The YouTube video has been watched by almost 2 million viewers. This was an address that really made me think.
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Mobile World Congress is a yearly conference with more than 93,000 people in attendance from 200 countries. It is the single largest mobile technology conference in the world, and is the go-to place for all of the most cutting edge products and concepts that are either set to be released or (as is often the case) are still in the concept phase. See the 2015 video on the hottest gadgets.
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TechCrunch is an online technology publication headquartered in San Francisco. The online magazine is widely regarded as one of the leading publications in the technology industry, and TechCrunch Disrupt is their annual conference where the most innovative and forward-thinking start-up companies vie for the attention of attendees and (perhaps more importantly) the press.
These are just a few examples of the types of conferences out there. What conferences in your industry might be worth considering?