Here’s a quick reminder about some excellent upcoming social media and tech events in London over the course of the summer for those keen to expand their horizons (and business networks), meet interesting new people, and on the whole get some fresh ideas for how to go about utilising the web and social media in their businesses.

1. The first is the Social Media Results Conference which starts today and does pretty much what it says on the tin, offering masterclasses, roundtables and Q & A sessions on everything from Social Media marketing campaigns, Facebook/Twitter/Youtube best practice, to ROI and problem solving when social media strategies have failed or backfired. In short, a great event to hone the skills and contacts of your social media employees…

2. The second event is ad: Tech London, now in its seventh year and taking place this September at the National Hall, Olympia. The event covers all major and minor developments and trends in online advertising and marketing, but is most worthy of note because it also offers a range of free seminars and sessions (which is rare for these type of events – usually tickets start from 500 GBP ish on average, and sometimes can be as high as 2500 GBP per delegate pass). There is also a main expo event which is free to attend, and would provide many great networking opportunities for staff from smaller businesses (for whom the priced attendance represents a luxury which can rarely be afforded at the early stages of founding a company).

3. Finally, there is DrupalCon London in August, of which etonDIGITAL is proud to be one of the sponsors. This bumper event boasts a packed 4-day schedule with daily keynote speeches, 24-hour code sprints, and a sponsor fair. The European version of the conference only takes place once a year, moving its location annually – meaning this year’s opportunity to attend in London is unlikely be available again in the near future – take advantage while you can!