Google Alerts provide daily, weekly or as-it-happens search alert service. In addition to the alerts provided by article databases, you can use Google Alerts to monitor a developing news story, keep current on industry information, get to know the latest events, etc.
Academic blogs, discussion lists, Listservs, all feature news, information and commentary via connections between people in the field. Future seminars, conferences, events may be announced on these blogs or lists. Many professional organizations also host mailing lists and blogs. Below are some relevant links to explore:
Conference Alerts makes available upcoming conferences and professional events. You can subscribe to receive free e-mailed updates of conferences in your field.
Websites of many professional organizations also provide information about future conferences, latest news and forthcoming events in a profession. To find the website of a professional organization, use a search engine to search for the name of the organization.