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11 Events Worth Attending in March 2020

Worth highlights this month’s can’t-miss events.

events 03/05 Geneva International Motor Show. Photo courtesy of Geneva International Motor Show

Spring is on its way, and with it comes some big events around the globe. From the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland to SaaStr Annual in California, Worth is showcasing 11 events not to be missed this month.

03/01 Great Ideas Conference Salt Lake City

Organized by the American Society of Association Executives, this conference seeks to develop important leadership skills for nonprofit and association executives, board candidates and members, and others involved in the sector. Workshops and keynotes can be complemented with sunrise “mind and body” sessions of exercise and yoga. Through March 3.

Contact: 202.371.0940, gic.asaecenter.org

03/05 Geneva International Motor Show Geneva

The first major event of the year on the automotive calendar, this show draws more than 600,000 enthusiasts seeking to be the first to get a glimpse of the newest vehicles. Most of the top car brands debut their state-of-the-art creations and concepts here, and networking with company executives could give you an edge in securing the latest Lambo. Through March 15.

Contact: info@palexpo.ch, 41.0.22.761.1111, gims.swiss

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03/05 Wisdom 2.0 San Francisco

For years tech firms have celebrated breaking the rules (consequences be damned). Companies like Facebook, Amazon and Uber are now facing consumer backlash for this approach when it comes to users—something Wisdom 2.0 seeks to address by encouraging the sector to develop connectivity that is “beneficial to our well-being.”  Through March 8.

Contact: info@wisdom2conference.com, wisdom2conference.com

03/10 SaaStr Annual San Francisco

03/10 Past SaaStr guest Sallie Krawcheck. Photo by Chloe Jackman Photography

SaaStr, which focuses on SaaS, or Software as a Service, provides a two-day crash course on scaling and capital raising. Offering the opportunity to connect with some of the most successful techies of our time, the summit’s organizers boast that attendees will walk away with the contacts and even the funding to grow their businesses. Through March 12.

Contact: saastrannual.com

03/18 Sun Valley Film Festival Sun Valley, Idaho

This intimate film festival—4,000 attendees in all—in an idyllic ski resort is known as a boutique event that eschews the glamour and excess of bigger affairs to deliver a more artistic experience. With screenings in the snow and receptions in Ernest Hemingway’s onetime home at the Sun Valley Lodge, the vibe is much more tranquil while still attracting a powerhouse crowd that has included Gwyneth Paltrow, Clint Eastwood and Oliver Stone. Through March 22.

Contact: info@sunvalleyfilmfestival.org, sunvalleyfilmfestival.org

03/23 Miami Open

Often billed as the unofficial fifth major in the Grand Slam, this 14-day tennis tournament is one of the most attended events in the sport. Attendees not only have the thrill of seeing the world’s greatest players battle it out for a $1.3 million grand prize but also get to enjoy Miami’s optimal spring weather. Through April 5.

Contact: miamiopen@hardrockstadium.com, 305.943.6736, miamiopen.com

03/25 NAMT Spring Conference Chicago

Whether you want to become a theater producer or just an expert donor to a theatrical organization, attending this event by the National Alliance for Musical Theatre should be on your to-do list. Panels, talks and lots of networking with industry leaders will give you critical behind-the-scenes insights into how works proceed from concept to stage to the Great White Way. Through March 27.

Contact: info@namt.org, 212.714.6668, namt.org

03/25 Sotheby’s Modern & Contemporary African Art Auction London

The African art market may be considered nascent at best, but as emerging art schools and institutions throughout the continent garner growing interest, there may be a great opportunity for early collectors. Last year’s auction surpassed the presale estimate, reaping a humble yet unexpected $3 million.

Contact: Hannah O’Leary, hannah.oleary@sothebys.com, 44.207.293.5696, sothebys.com

03/26 Brite 2020 New York

Presented by Columbia University’s Center on Global Brand Leadership, this annual event convenes more than 500 leaders from business, technology, media and marketing to discuss the tech trends and innovations that are transforming how businesses create and develop their brands. Past speakers have included Warby Parker co-CEO Neil Blumenthal, FedEx COO Rajesh Subramaniam and GE CMO Linda Boff. Through March 27.

Contact: Matthew Quint, mq2120@gsb.columbia.edu, briteconference.com

03/29 Adobe Summit Las Vegas

This digitally focused summit for marketing, advertising and commerce leaders sets up five days of keynotes, sessions and labs, many focusing on specific fields such as automotive, government, healthcare, financial services and insurance. Speakers last year included Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Fox Sports’ Pamela Oliver and Best Buy’s Hubert Joly. Through April 2.

Contact: 866.855.3804, summit.adobe.com

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