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TED2015 Truth and Dare

16 Mar 2015 - 20 Mar 2015

Vancouver

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The annual conference of innovators and thinkers, famous for its groundbreaking (if sometimes self-important) talks and panels, will focus on dispelling or confirming widely held beliefs affecting our outlook on the future, such as whether our kids will be worse off than us and if we are too late to prevent a climate crisis. The dare is to find solutions to these issues. Through March 20. Contact: 212.346.9333, registration@ted.com/attend/conferences.ted.com/TED2015

Baselworld

19 Mar 2015 - 26 Mar 2015

Basel, Switzerland

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The world’s most renowned watch and jewelry brands, including Patek Philippe, Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin, debut their collections at this annual expo, which serves as an overview of the industry. Drawing more than 150,000 attendees from 100 countries, visitors have the unique opportunity to speak directly with the brand owners and CEOs. Through March 26. Contact: visitor@baselworld.com, 41.58.206.2525


St. Barths Bucket Regatta

19 Mar 2015 - 22 Mar 2015

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This Caribbean counterpart to the Newport Bucket Regatta brings together 30 yachts to race in this casual competition that is more about the people racing and their love of sailing than the commercial opportunities. (Only marine-industry sponsors allowed, no luxury brands.) Through March 22. Contact: Peter Craig, peter@bucketregattas.com, 781.689.0203

Miami Open

23 Mar 2015 - 05 Apr 2015

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With an annual attendance of more than 300,000, this tournament is the unofficial fifth Grand Slam tennis event. Novak Djokovic is a fan favorite here: He’s won four times, including in 2014, when he defeated Rafael Nadal in straight sets. The best way to enjoy the matches is from the Collectors Club, where you can enjoy drinks and food in a relaxed lounge. Through April 5. Contact: tickets@img.com, 305.442.3367

Wall Street Green Summit

23 Mar 2015 - 23 Mar 2015

New York

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Former Department of Energy analyst Peter Fusaro launched this annual event at the Columbia University Club in 2002 to find new ways to make green technology profitable. This year’s agenda includes discussions on forestry as an asset class, innovations in energy-efficiency finance and new technology for green building. Contact: Peter Fusaro, peterfusaro@global-change.com, 212.316.0223

Acropolis Rally

28 Mar 2015 - 30 Mar 2015

Athens

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Part of the European Rally Championship schedule, this competition in the mountain roads around the Greek capital is one of the toughest for drivers. It’s also one of the oldest rally events, having been held annually since 1952. VIP guests get to meet the drivers at a Champagne reception prior to the race, travel by helicopter between stages and attend the closing party. Through March 30. Contact: contact@acropolisrally.gr, 30.213.004.1056

Global Health & Innovation Conference

28 Mar 2015 - 29 Mar 2015

New Haven

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This conference, presented by the nonprofit Unite for Sight, has more than 2,200 health professionals, philanthropists, venture capitalists and students exchange ideas on improving health worldwide. Some 300 speakers will present lectures on everything from noncommunicable diseases to philanthropy, investment and organizational management. Through March 29. Contact: Tiffany Aquino, taquino@uniteforsight.org, 203.404.4900

Middle East Investment Summit

30 Mar 2015 - 31 Mar 2015

Dubai

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Bringing together local investors, traders and fund managers representing about $3 trillion in wealth, this conference at the Ritz-Carlton Dubai offers three main themes through presentations, roundtables and interviews: Hedge Funds World Middle East, Private Equity World Middle East and Real Estate Investment World MENA. Through March 31. Contact: Prima Castelino, prima.castelino@terrapinn.com, 971.4440.2535

2015 IMG World Congress of Sports

08 Apr 2015 - 09 Apr 2015

Los Angeles

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Sports are about physical and mental achievement; they’re also about business. Speakers at this year’s World Congress will include Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, Walt Disney Company chair and CEO Bob Iger and LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner. Topics will range from managing teams and leagues to marketing and digital integration. Through April 9. Contact: Lorianne Lamonica, loriannelamonica@sportsbusinessjournal.com, 704.973.1523

Lego Idea Conference

11 Apr 2015 - 13 Apr 2015

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Why is there no widely accepted way to measure the benefits of learning through play? The toy manufacturer that has innovated the industry for decades with simple plastic building blocks hosts this three-day invitation-only event to address this and other questions about play and its critical link to learning. Through April 13. Contact: info@theidea conference.com, 45.79.506.070

13D Monitor’s Active-Passive Investor Summit

13 Apr 2015 - 13 Apr 2015

New York

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More than 300 investors, CEOs, bankers and attorneys will gather for a marathon networking and information-sharing session at the Crowne Plaza Times Square. With a focus on value and activist investing, the summit provides a great way to connect with top thinkers in the fields. Past speakers have included Pershing Square Capital CEO Bill Ackman, activist investor Carl Icahn and Relational Investors founder Ralph Whitworth. Contact: Meredith Marbach, mmarbach@icomm-net.com, 917.472.7416

Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship

15 Apr 2015 - 17 Apr 2015

Oxford

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The annual conference on social entrepreneurship brings together luminaries from business, government and civil society to grapple with the world’s biggest problems and devise innovative ways to make progress in solving them. Past participants have included Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, Sir Richard Branson and former vice president Al Gore. Through April 17. Contact: registration@skollworldforum.org, skollworldforum.org

Tribeca Film Festival

15 Apr 2015 - 26 Apr 2015

New York

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Going on its 14th year, this two-week Robert De Niro-headed festival is a major stop for film producers, who take over lower Manhattan with a roster of films from emerging and established directors from around the world. Through April 26. Contact: vip@tribecafilm.com, 212.941.2400

Singapore Yacht Show

23 Apr 2015 - 26 Apr 2015

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This marks the fifth year that superyacht manufacturers will fill Singapore’s luxurious One° 15 Marina Club with the newest models of high-end boats. The concentration of wealth also draws supercar, jewelry and fashion companies to entice the mostly regional clientele who attend this show. Through April 26. Contact: info@singaporeyachtshow.com, 65.6271.0050

Milken Institute Global Conference

26 Apr 2015 - 29 Apr 2015

Los Angeles

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In addition to financial talk, this conference aims to prompt discussion of practical solutions to issues in healthcare, philanthropy, government and education. Previous attendees include the Carlyle Group’s David Rubinstein, T. Boone Pickens and Eric Schmidt. Through April 29. Contact: Courtney Lyman, clyman@milkeninstitute.org, 310.570.4608