June was quite a month. I'm just back from a three week tour of Europe where I spoke about Digital Vertigo in Lisbon, London, Amsterdam, Dublin, Bristol, Trieste and Venice. I also spent a few days in Athens researching a very uplifting story about Greek digital reinvention which will appear on CNN later this week. Media coverage of the trip was great including this Reuters video, an extensive feature in L'Espresso and my own CNN story about "faster than real-time" technology. This week, I return London where I'm speaking at the Editorial Intelligence Mobile World conference on Thursday 7/12 and then keynoting the International and European Associations Congress in Liverpool on Monday 7/16. From there, I fly to Washington DC on 7/18 for "The Great Privacy Debate" at the National Press Club in which I partner with EPIC Executive Director Marc Rotenberg against TechFreedom's Adam Thierer and Berin Szoka. I then travel to Dallas on 7/19 for a lunchtime talk with Telligent CEO Patrick Brandt sponsored by IPI. Finally, I'm spending 7/20-23 in Jackson Hole at the Internet Cowboy Un-Conference where, for one weekend, I will swap my Antichrist fork for a pair of stirrups.
So no rest for the wicked. And August will be pretty busy too. I'm speaking at the Edinburgh Book Festival on 8/12, in conversation with the Scottish writer Ewan Morrison. Then I'm doing the lunch keynote on 8/21 in Colorado at Technology Policy Institute's Aspen Summit. From Aspen, I fly to Sao Paolo to speak at The Next Web's inaugural Latin American conference on 8/23 and will then - hardship of hardships - be forced to spend a few days in Rio launching the Brazilian version of Digital Vertigo.