BlackBerry Comes to You - BlackBerry World & Jam EMEA 2013 dates announced

BlackBerry World 2013
By Bla1ze on 13 Jun 2012 05:16 pm EDT

When you attend a big BlackBerry event such as BlackBerry World 2012, there is normally signage all over the place promoting the next big BlackBerry event. That didn't happen this year though. There was no signage to be found for when BlackBerry World 2013 would be held. Because of that small detail, many folks alluded that maybe RIM didn't have a date because they were uncertain if there would be a BlackBerry World 2013. That logic of course, couldn't be any further from the truth.

Truth is, RIM will not only be hosting BlackBerry World 2013 but they'll be more in your face and in more places in the coming months than ever before. Have a look below to see all the upcoming events including BlackBerry World, BlackBerry Jam and BlackBerry Innovation Forum. Is your area listed? Will you be looking to attend any of the events? If so, sound off in the comments.

BlackBerry World, The largest event for the entire BlackBerry ecosystem

  • May 14-16, 2013 in Orlando, FL

BlackBerry Innovation Forum series that will showcase BlackBerry 10 in cities across the world


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Paris, France
  • London, UK
  • Milano, Italy
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Dubai, UAE

North America

  • New Jersey, USA
  • New York, USA
  • Boston, USA
  • Atlanta, USA
  • Dallas, USA
  • Chicago, USA
  • Bridgeport-Stamford, USA
  • Philadelphia, USA
  • Washington, USA
  • Minneapolis, USA
  • San Francisco/Los Angeles, USA
  • Virginia, USA
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Calgary, Canada
  • Edmonton, Canada
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Halifax, Canada

BlackBerry Collaboration Forum series that showcases the best of all things BlackBerry and highlights some of the best presentations from BlackBerry World

  • October 4, 2012 – Bogotá, Colombia
  • October 16, 2012 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • November 8, 2012 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Fall 2012 – in Mexico City, Mexico (full details to be announced)

BlackBerry Jam events that engage with our growing community of developers:

  • BlackBerry Jam Americas: September 25-27, 2012 in San Jose, CA
  • BlackBerry Jam EMEA: February 5-6, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • BlackBerry Jam ASIA: To Be Announced

World Tour Dates

North America:

  • June 5, 2012 – Austin, TX, USA
  • June 7, 2012 – Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • June 19, 2012 – New York, NY, USA
  • June 21, 2012 – Toronto, ON, Canada
  • July 11, 2012 – Montreal, QC, Canada


  • May 29, 2012 – Milan, Italy
  • May 31, 2012 – Barcelona, Spain
  • June 12, 2012 – Paris, France
  • June 14, 2012 – London, UK
  • June 26, 2012– Moscow, Russia
  • June 28, 2012 – Berlin, Germany
  • July 3, 2012– Warsaw, Poland
  • July – Cape Town, South Africa
  • July – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Asia Pacific

  • July 2, 2012 – Bangalore, India
  • July 4, 2012 – Delhi, India
  • July 6, 2012 – Beijing, China
  • July 9, 2012 – Singapore
  • July 10, 2012 – Jakarta, Indonesia
  • July – Sydney, Australia

Latin America

  • August – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • August – Mexico City, Mexico
  • August – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Reader comments

BlackBerry Comes to You - BlackBerry World & Jam EMEA 2013 dates announced


Promoting the product is definitely not a bad thing! It's long overdue just add a polished BB10 to the equation and all will be good.

My thoughts exactly! We never get these type of events here. I'll be sure to check it out. I'm assuming at SHAW?

Finally YEG is on the list. WOOT! It's hard to be an evangelist when there's little support (and let's face it, the telcos kinda suck at promoting BB at all anymore). As soon as I know the date, I'll be there.

yes! yay for YEG :D I've been a BB user for some time now but only recently started reading this site more religiously & learning more about the company. Glad to know that we made it on the list of places to promote!

@zarasa i was stoked to see edmonton on the list too!!! and was wonderin wwhen thats happening, and how do i find out. i always wanted to go to a blackberry event but there was never any in edmonton.

its about time too rim always seems to hold events in eastern canada but never really anything here in the west.
cant wait!!!!!

No dates for the Blackberry Innovation Forums. I want to mark my calendar, so they need to give dates.

After going to BlackBerry Wold this year (thanks again!) and seeing how much fun it is, I am definitely going to try to make it back out there next year. Pretty pricey though.
I'm real close to the California bay area so i'll be going to BlackBerry Jam Americas too. I'm getting more in to developing and it starts a day after my birthday. With it probably being real close to the BB10 launch, I'm sure that is going to be an awesome event.
These events really are a lot of fun, I would recommend everyone to try to make it out to one, especially one of the big ones.

Looking at the dates, there seem to be an almost month gap in Aug/early Sept. and another almost month gap mid-Oct/early Nov. I'm guessing in between those gaps, BB10 will debut. Possibly a preview in the Aug/Sept gap and a full rollout in the Oct/Nov gap. Just guessing.

And this global campaign may be a signal the new hire, Boulben, has been busy: "Asked his first order of business, Boulben said via emailed statement that he plans to 'develop and implement an integrated global launch campaign that will ignite excitement among developers and partners and will fuel demand from consumers worldwide.' " (

I live in San jose Ca. Neighbor of Cupertino. Hekk Ill be going to San Francisco event. Ppl here are Apple owners, but not me. I alwways flash my Bold 9930. Oh yeah! Smack!!! That.!

So far I've been to 2 different innovation forums, attended the ugly sweater contest event in NYC, & I'm going to BB10 Jam NYC on the 19th.. & plan on going to any & all events in my area

Hi @bldshd,

Alex from RIM here. Thank you for your support and attendance at so many #TeamBlackBerry events! We are working to solidify dates and locations for the BlackBerry Innovation Forum series, so stay tuned to our Inside BlackBerry Blog ( for the latest updates.

Enjoy BlackBerry 10 Jam next week!


Alex, RIM Social Media Team

Cant wait for the Toronto show!!! Please tell me the date NOW! I can not wait to see more of BB10 there!!! and even get my hands on a device to test it!!