Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference

Apple fans are eagerly awaiting the opening keynote of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to see if the growing body of Apple-related product and software rumors prove to be true.

india Updated: Jun 11, 2012 18:48 IST

Apple fans are eagerly awaiting the opening keynote of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to see if the growing body of Apple-related product and software rumors prove to be true.

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference
June 11-15
Moscone West
San Francisco, CA, USA

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is the biggest annual event on every Mac enthusiast's calendar. The WWDC brings together software and hardware developers to present the latest Apple technologies and is typically a stage for Apple to announce major hardware and Mac OS X and iOS platform updates.

LeWeb London
June 19-20
Central Hall Westminster
London, UK

LeWeb -- the biggest internet event in the European calendar -- is crossing the channel from its home in Paris to host the inaugural London-based LeWeb. The theme of the conference is Faster Than Real Time and entrepreneurs, investors, the media, and technology buffs will travel from all over the world to find out more about Europe’s emerging technology, social media and startups. LeWeb Paris will be held December 4-6.

1st GSMA Mobile Asia Expo
June 20-22
Shanghai, China

Executives from Asian telecommunications giants including China Mobile, Huawei and ZTE will be among the 500 leading companies showcasing mobile innovation at the 2012 Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai. Formally known as the Mobile Asia Congress (MAC), the Mobile Asia Expo is expected to attract approximately 20,000 attendees in 2012. Mobile Asia Expo is run by the same company behind the world’s biggest mobile phone show, Mobile World Congress.

Google I/O
June 27-29
Moscone Center
San Francisco, CA, USA

Google I/O is an intensive three-day event that focuses on development for Android, Google Chrome, Google APIs and open web technologies. In 2012 it will feature more than 110 talks on Android, Chrome, Google+ and App Engine, plus Code Labs, a Hackathon and Developer Hangouts (live video chats). The conference has already sold out but Google will stream the opening keynote and all key technical sessions live on the web. Catchup videos from all talks at I/O will also be available to watch after 24 hours. Similar developer events include Apple’s WWDC, BlackBerry World and Nokia World.

July 5-8
Qingdao, China

SINOCES is the Chinese leg of one of the world’s largest technology events, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It serves as a launchpad for for the latest high-tech products. The event is expected to attract more than 80,000 visitors and 500 exhibitors in 2012.

Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference
July 8-12
Toronto, Canada

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is an annual event run by Microsoft. Expect to see the company unveiling brand new programs, strategies, and cutting-edge technologies. WPC is akin to RIM’s BlackBerry World, Nokia World and Google I/O. It features keynotes from Microsoft executives, hundreds of sessions, product demos and more than 500 related events.

5th MobileBeat & GamesBeat
July 10-11
The Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA, USA

The MobileBeat conference is a two-day event focused around the future of mobile computing. The event covers new device form factors such as tablets, 4G phones, HDTVs, and connected devices, plus mobile payments, e-commerce, the Cloud and mobile gaming. MobileBeat's startup competition and the GamesBeat conference will be held concurrently.

43rd Annual San Diego Comic-Con
July 12-15
San Diego, California, USA
The USA's biggest comic convention extends its reach to cover video games, especially where those games feature super-powered heroes and heroines or have some other link to the world of comics and graphic novels, as they often do.

July 16-20
Portland, Oregon, USA

OSCON (short for Open Source Convention) is an event that covers the entire spectrum of open source -- including software, applications, cloud computing, products, and services. The event spans hundreds of sessions, hands-on demos, practical tutorials, keynote presentations, an expo hall showcasing the latest open source tools, services, projects and products.

Black Hat USA
July 21-26
Caesars Palace Hotel
Las Vegas, NV, USA

The Black Hat series of security conferences are the biggest and most important in the world. They provide attendees with useful and relevant information about pressing internet security issues and discuss viable solutions to combat any foreseen security threats.

August 5-9
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Computer graphics, technology and art collide at the International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH). The event mixes computer graphics and interactive techniques with digital art, technology and multimedia. The latest gadgets, hardware, software and technology will also be presented at the event. SIGGRAPH Asia will take place in Singapore from November 28 - December 1.

4th Gamescom
August 15-19
Cologne, Germany

The world's largest trade and public video games expo took no time at all to establish itself, branching off from the old Leipzig Games Convention in 2009 and offering hands-on time with new games and games devices.

52nd IFA
August 31 - September 5
Messe Berlin GmbH exhibition center
Berlin, Germany

Alongside CES, CeBIT and Computex, IFA is one of the world's biggest consumer electronics trade shows. IFA attracted 1,440 exhibitors and 238,000 visitors in 2011, generating 3.7 billion euros worth of orders. The event is a technology lover's paradise and also serves as a launchpad for many new innovative consumer appliances.

First Published: Jun 11, 2012 11:36 IST