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Noteworthy events for the month ahead . . .earth-day

The month kicks off with April Fools’ Day. Here is a look-back at the biggest pranks in 2014.

April 9 marks the end of the Civil War, with Robert E. Lee’s surrender 150 years ago, as well as the assassination of Abraham Lincoln six days later.

Jakarta, Indonesia, plays host to the World Economic Forum on East Asia 2015 on April 19-21. The forum serves as a “platform for senior decision-makers from different sectors to explore how enhancing trust can improve regional cooperation and advance critical decisions for accelerating sustainable socio-economic development.”

Here are “5 tips to help you file taxes by April 15.”

The 119th Boston Marathon is held on April 20. More than 30,000 runners are expected at this year’s event.

Celebrate Mother Earth on April 22. This year’s theme for Earth Day is “It’s Our Turn to Lead” to help create sustainable communities. Continue Reading »

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Noteworthy events for the month ahead. SpringForward

March is National Women’s History Month and this year’s theme, according to the National Women’s History Project, is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.”

The Economist hosts two important events in March. With the theme of “The Age of the Entrepreneurial CMO,” The Big Rethink 2015 (March 5) event convenes senior marketing executives, thought leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in New York to share actionable insights on winning in today’s global market. Then at Innovation Forum 2015 (March 26) in Chicago, The Economist convenes and facilitates conversations amongst Fortune 500 CEOs, policymakers and entrepreneurs on the topic of “how exponential technologies, frugal engineering and radical business models are disrupting top industries.”

Set your alarm to “spring forward” an hour on March 8 and be prepared to lose an hour of sleep.

Gorkana continues its “Connects” series with an “exclusive briefing with members of The Wall Street Journal Law Team on March 11.” Continue Reading »

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Noteworthy events for the month ahead.

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February is Black History Month and PBS has a full line-up of special programs for this month.

We kick off the month with the Seattle Seahawks defending their championship title against the New England Patriots in Arizona on Feb. 1. If watching grown men tackling each other is not your cup of tea, then perhaps check out Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl and Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl.

Conference season is in full swing at The Wall Street Journal. In the coming months you will see numerous high profile events, but let’s start with February. The CIO Network convenes chief information and technology officers from the world’s largest companies on Feb. 2-3 in San Diego. Speakers at this year’s conference include John T. Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco and J. Craig Venter, Co-founder, Executive Chairman and CEO, Human Longevity Inc. (HLI).

If you’re in Los Angeles on Feb. 3, check out ENGAGE: The LA Digital Storytelling Conference. The conference looks at the intersection of the digital age and storytelling. Continue Reading »

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Happy New Year! Here are the noteworthy events and facts to kick start the first month of the New Year.

 2015Ring in the New Year however you see fit, but make sure you lock up your car. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the number of vehicles stolen on New Year’s Day is much higher than any other national holiday.

The sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly has named 2015 the International Year of Light, which “aims to raise awareness of the achievements of light science and its applications, and its importance to humankind,” and the International Year of Soils, which is “to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions.”

A few key happenings to take place in Europe in January: Lithuania joins the euro, while Germany leads the G7 as its president and Latvia starts its first six-month term as the president of the EU.

New year, new skills. From “effective crisis response” to “Twitter PR secrets,” the PRSA has you covered as you look forward to another successful year. More details here.

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Written on December 31st, 2014 by
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prediction-sphere-cloud-hold-ball-crystalA year is not fully wrapped up until you read a list of predictions for the following year. For our contribution to this annual tradition across industries, the Unboxed Thoughts team took to the hallways and cubicle aisles to force 2015 predictions out of our senior management team. In true Unboxed Thoughts spirit, the predictions are all over the map…for good reasons. For one, we are communicators representing a variety of industries. Focusing on just one is just, well, boring. Instead, we encouraged our oracle wannabes to unleash their thoughts on factors that may impact their clients’ business, as well as their professional and personal lives. Take a read and join the fun by sharing your predictions in the comments.

Caroline Harris, Managing Director

  • It’s going to be a really cold winter and a sweaty summer
  • Kim Kardashian will be pregnant again
  • There will be a new princess in England

Tom Rozycki, Managing Director

  • Apple will reach a $1 trillion market cap
  • Tiger Woods will retire
  • A female GOP presidential candidate will emerge

Andrew Waterworth, Managing Director, Prosek Partners London

  • In Asset Management: 2015 will see the first manifestation of fund groups utilizing ‘big data’ (1) as part of their investment process(es) and (2) in their attempts to understand their clients better and (3) to thwart competition from internet companies seeking to encroach on their territory
  • In Technology: The New Year will witness the first attacks targeting mobile commerce/mobile payments
  • In Sport: The 2015 Rugby World Cup Final will be between England and New Zealand with NZ lifting the trophy

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Written on December 29th, 2014 by
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