Here are two noteworthy events coming up. They're not free, but I thought readers might be interested in hearing about them since they're beyond some of the usual conference fare. (I don't have any association with either of these groups or get any kickback in any way.)
1. The Collaborative Communities of Practice conference, subtitled New Approaches for Fostering Learning and Knowledge Sharing, is sponsored by iCohere and takes place completely online. It runs from September 14th-16th; if you register before tomorrow (guess that would be today) you get an early-bird discount. The Website says that by participating, you will "learn the latest trends in communities of practice, learn from practical, real-world case studies that demonstrate best practices, receive practical tips and tools for creating and leading your own communities, connect with leading experts, get questions answered and network with others in the field."
2. The European Mentoring and Coaching Conference is taking place in Brussels in November. (See the press release.) In addition to keynote sessions, there will be "case studies, cutting-edge research and practical examinations of a range of useful and exciting coaching and mentoring techniques and methods." Speakers include David Clutterbuck, founder of The European Mentoring Centre; Professor Kathy Kram of Boston University School of Management; and mentoring and storytelling expert Dr. Bob Garvey. The event is put on by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.