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Your guide to top tech conferences 2017

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CIO.com's sortable, searchable directory of technology conferences makes it easy to find events coming to a convention center near you (or ones worth a trip out of town).

IBM InterConnect, Code/Media, SXSW, Google Next, Microsoft WPC, Dreamforce '17, Adobe Summit...international conferences you may have only dreamed of attending! So many technology conferences, so little time (or money).

Maybe you're looking to stay on top of emerging trends in your industry, or get a read on what your customers are excited about. Perhaps you're actively networking for customers, vendors or even a new job. Or you might simply be looking to mingle with your peers in more informal surroundings.

Regardless of your intent, there's never a bad reason to maintain a solid network of professionals and experts in your vertical or other fields.

We also know it's hard to keep track of all the great technology conferences you might want to attend in any given month, quarter or year.

That's why we developed this sortable list, which we'll update regularly to include the most relevant tech events. While we've naturally focused on shows in the U.S., we'll pay attention to some of the more notable international events as well.

If you can't make it, or if you've already blown through your travel budget, many of these conferences offer virtual and live-streaming options as well.

If you would like to add a tech conference or submit an event to this directory, please email the details to us including the "conference name", the dates of the event, and a "link" to the event URL. Only national tech conferences will be featured here.

EventDatesCityState or CountryInfoCategory
Oracle OpenWorld 2017 October 1–5, 2017 San Francisco CA Oracle OpenWorld 2017, the annual Oracle convention for business decision-makers, IT management, and line-of-business end users is being held this year again in San Francisco this October. Covering everything from Cloud to commerce, from social engagement to supply chain management, IT security to scalability concerns, and from big data to business analytics and so much more. OpenWorld allows you to discover how you can simplify your IT infrastructure, lower your running costs and your risk, while providing your business with innovation. Oracle Related
Bluetooth World March 28-29, 2017 Santa Clara CA Bluetooth World 2017 will bring together innovators, futurists and decision-makers to inspire, educate and validate the market. This annual, two-day exhibition and conference is free to attend and draws nearly 1,000 thought leaders and developers to Santa Clara, CA. This event will explore and showcase how Bluetooth technology is impacting our world and making the Internet of Things accessible to everyone. Attendees will see the latest IoT innovations using Bluetooth 5 technology and Bluetooth with mesh functionality in such areas as Health & Fitness, Automotive, Smart Home, Wearables, Audio, and Industrial applications. Internet of Things (IoT)
Citrix Synergy 2017 May 23 - 25, 2017 Orlando FL This year’s premier conference on digital business transformation is right here, the Citrix Synergy 2017 conference. This is all about networking with your peers and industry experts, learning with Expert hosted TED-talk sessions and a two-day Instructor-led Learning Labs, and most importantly, it’s about discovery, with world class keynotes and innovation super sessions. Attend this conference to see how Citrix is redefining the future of business. General IT Related
.NEXT 2017 June 28 - 30, 2017 Washington DC The .NEXT conference is the datacenter event of the year, it focuses on tangible business impact to your organization by providing you with the tools, the knowledge, and the network opportunities you’ll need to deliver real IT driven transformation in your business. The .NEXT 2017 Conference is helping to build the future of the Enterprise Cloud and will introduce you to the product experts who will provide new solution demo’s that demonstrate the latest features and provide answers to your questions right there live. Cloud Development
CONSENSUS 2017 May 22 - 24, 2017 New York NY CoinDesk is presenting the 3rd annual blockchain technology summit which features over 100 speakers, and access to over 2,000 attendees available for networking, all ranging from industry leading startup executives, investors, financial institution leaders, enterprise technology leaders, as well as academic and policy groups who are building the foundations of the global blockchain and digital currency economy. Consensus is the cryptocurrency event of 2017. If you’re interested in learning about the emerging cryptocurrency technologies and trends, this is the event for you. Cryptocurrency
MIT Tech Conference May 22 - 24, 2017 Cambridge MA The MIT Tech Conference is open to the general public and features such events as interactive expert panels, the biggest names in technology today for keynote speakers while showcasing the world’s most cutting edge technologies. The MIT Tech Conference objective is to help in the understanding of exactly what is preventing humanity from unlocking the full potential of converging exponential technologies and to encourage the exploration and the convergence of exponential technologies while providing a forum to study how these this new technology is helping to create more opportunities. Featured discussions will include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Inter of Things (IoT), Virtual and Augmented Reality, Robotics, and Synthetic Biology. Artificial Intelligence Development
Enfuse May 22 - 25, 2017 Las Vegas NV Put on by Guidance Software, it is one of the largest international gatherings of multi-national organizations and government agencies focused on current trends and recent industry news in cyber security, information risk and digital investigations. Enfuse provides professionals with a spectrum of keynotes, peer-to-peer sessions, hands-on labs, track sessions, tutorials and seminars, along with networking and social activities. Now in its 17th year, Enfuse is the only conference in the world that brings together nearly 2,000 IT security professionals, digital investigators and public policy makers to share ideas about how to reduce digital risk and bring peace of mind to end users. Topics will address the Internet of Things, industrial control systems, social, mobile, information risk, healthcare, automotive and Cloud. Our keynote speaker this year is Theresa Payton, Former White House CIO from 2006-08 and CEO of Fortalice. Cybersecurity
MicrosoftIgnite September 25 - 29, 2017 Orlando FL This year’s Microsoft Ignite once again offers five full days of hands-on learning, industry insights, and direct access to product experts. With over 700 sessions, Interactive Digital Labs, more than 300 partners participating in the expo, a complete listing of product roadmaps, vision, and strategies, the Expo will bring together Partner Solutions and Microsoft Product Groups to create an interactive space for attendees to network, learn, do business, and more. Bring your top questions and challenges to the Microsoft Showcase in The Expo, where you can explore your organization’s opportunities in focused conversations with Product Experts for all of Microsoft’s products and services at over 150 product demos. General IT Related
PURE//ACCELERATE 2017 June 12 - 14, 2017 San Francisco CA This conference is loaded with breakout sessions designed to challenge how you think about storage, Cloud, and data. You’ll have the opportunity to network with companies on the cutting edge of tech innovation while meeting leaders heading up top IT initiatives and peers who are facing the same technical challenges. Pure//Accelerate offers breakout sessions around Clout Applications, Analytics and Pure Storage Basecamp while delivering keynotes from Pure Storage executives John (Coz) Colgrove, Scott Dietzen and special guests from leading technology companies as they explore the transformative landscape of the new possible. General IT Related
LiveWorx 17 May 22 - 25, 2017 Boston MA LiveWorx 17 is the premier technology event for C-suite executives looking for a competitive advantage, enhanced ROI and speed-to-market presented by the Internet of Things. The LiveWorx Executive Summit will bring together business leaders from a variety of industries to exchange ideas and focus on new opportunities and challenges presented by quickly changing advancements in technology. Session Tracks include IoT, Manufacturing, Service, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles and Product Design & Business Process. Internet of Things (IoT)
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Oct 1 - 5, 2017 Orlando FL The ITxpo is centered around CIO‘s and senior IT leadership to provide them actionable advice and direction that drives digital technologies into your businesses products, processes and people. This symposium will also prepare you for the disruptive trends that will deliver long-term benefits to your business. The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 is desiged to allow you to see further, explore deeper and to discover how to make digital a core competence for you and your organization. Executive Training
Data Platforms 2017 May 24 - 26, 2017 Phoenix AZ Data Platforms 2017 brings together an exclusive group of practitioners, partners and luminaries to empower you to build a self-service data driven enterprise. Industry leaders from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, eBay and others will share best practices in a series of workshops, keynote sessions, and meetups and get hands-on technical training. This conference will include such speakers as R. David Edelman (Former special assistant to President Obama for Economic & Technology Policy), Karthik Ramasamy (Engineering manager and technical lead for real-time analytics at Twitter) and Ravi Murthy (Engineering director at Facebook). Data & Analytics
INDUSTRY: The Product Conference Sept 14 - 15, 2017 Cleveland OH INDUSTRY is a conference designed for product managers, VP's of Product, CPO's and other "product people" who build, launch, and scale world-class products. INDUSTRY is 2-full days of talks from some of the world's best product leaders, including Jason Fried (Basecamp), Megan Quinn (Spark Capital), Ty Ahmad-Taylor (THX) with, and of course the event includes plenty of time to mingle, network, and collaborate with your peers and industry experts. Product Management
CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference May 23 - 25, 2017 San Francisco CA This year marks the 21st year of CONNECTIONS with over 500-700 attendees expected this year covering all types of industries. Confirmed keynotes to date for CONNECTIONS 2017 include such industry leaders as Vivint, Intel, Cox Communications, and Comcast, with more to come and all focusing on where Internet of Things (Iot) is headed in 2017 and beyond. Internet of Things (IoT)
Data Disrupt March 29 - 30, 2017 New York NY DataDisrupt is a conference dedicated to financial services data analytics. The two-day event will focus on the impact of large scale data sets, new data sources, innovative analytic techniques, the latest technologies and the most creative entrepreneurs on the financial services sector. DataDisrupt will feature thought leaders, growth stage company CEOs / founders, corporate decision makers and top venture capital and private equity investors. The agenda will cover sector landscapes and trends, new market opportunities, innovative business models and disruptive vendor perspectives. Data & Analytics
Search Marketing Expo (SMX) June 12 - 14, 2017 Seattle WA Search marketing continues to be the biggest and most powerful form of digital marketing. Search Marketing Expo has been the leading event for SEO & SEM professionals since 2007, helping thousands of marketing practitioners succeed with actionable tactics learned during conference sessions and training workshops. Advertising & Marketing
ZertoCON 2017 May 22 - 24, 2017 Boston MA Zerto is hosting its second-annual conference for Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Enterprise Cloud Strategists that will focus on achieving resilience for evolving IT. ZertoCON 2017 provides a host of well known keynote speakers, including retired four-star general (USAF) and former director of CIA and NSA Michael Hayden, industry analysts from Forrester, Gartner and 451 Research, as well as Zerto customer luminaries. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to align their business to the cloud, how to mitigate risk from IT threats for their company, while industry experts demonstrate how IT can advance business priorities. Cloud Development
Gartner Catalyst Conference August 21 - 24, 2017 San Diego CA The Gartner Catalyst Conference is this years event for technical professionals. It's focuses on helping you to execute your organization’s key technology initiatives. It will provide you and your team with practical solutions, actionable advice and principled objectivity in new ways which you won’t find anywhere else. Technically focused and committed to pragmatic, how-to content, Gartner Catalyst Conference is designed to leave those in attendence with a solid blueprint for project planning and execution. Software Development
Digital Summit Portland July 12 - 14, 2017 Portland OR Digital Summit Portland is where thousands of professions work directly with industry leading brands to learn about practical, actionable solutions they can immediately apply back at the office. Attendees will listen to brilliant speakers from the industry leaders such as Google, Oracle, Facebook, Adidas, eBay, General Motors, Salesforce, Pinterest, The Onion and many more! Advertising & Marketing
REVCONF June 1 - 2, 2017 Virginia Beach VA This two-day, platform and language agnostic, software development conference is taking over the lavish Wyndam Virginia Beach Oceanfront. It includes a host of events with four concurrent talks featuring 50 speakers from regional, national, and international thought leaders. The goal of RevolutionVA is to unite software developers in the mid-Atlantic region through conferences, and career and learning opportunities. Software Development
DX FORUM 2017 June 22, 2017 Fort Lauderdale FL Digital Transformation is one of the most challenging topics for CIO’s, CMO’s, and CDO’s (and their CEOs) across the globe. It’s about establishing new relationships with your customers, employees, and other stakeholders in your business, and giving them the platforms, tools, and opportunities to achieve the best outcomes. DXForum 2017 will all you to understand what Digital Transformation is, what it isn’t, and how to tell the difference. You’ll discover how organizations have transformed their businesses after approaching the Digital Transformation divide, hear valuable strategies and practical advice to apply immediately within your organization while networking with other senior level IT, Marketing, and Business professionals who are facing similar issues and much more. Digital Transformation
O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference June 26 - 29, 2017 New York NY Discover the untapped opportunities of applied AI when you meet with the brightest minds in artificial intelligence in New York as they share how to implement AI in real world projects. If you're looking for groundbreaking research, compelling use cases, rock-solid technical skills, teardowns of successful AI projects and perhaps one or two truly crazy ideas that just might change the world then you’ll want to make plans to attend this year’s O’Reilly AI Conference in New York. Artificial Intelligence Development
NEXUS:ISRAEL May 22, 2017 New York NY NEXUS:ISRAEL is an interactive conference uniting the leading finance, investment, and business professionals with the most prolific innovators from the spheres of nanotechnology, computer, health, agriculture, environmental and life sciences, to build capacity for the next generation of technology investment, commercialization and knowledge exchange. This one-day event will showcase powerful stories at the intersection of invention, innovation, and commercialization of new technologies designed to create greater social and economic value around the world. Digital Transformation
Looking AHEAD June 22, 2017 Chicago IL Looking AHEAD provides knowledge about innovation in the enterprise to AHEAD's partners, potential customers, and clients. The conference features a full day of sessions from industry-leading experts and thought leaders on topics spanning across the data center and in the cloud. Attendees will get to meet with like-minded IT professionals, partners, and AHEAD staff, and leave equipped with knowledge that they can use to further their own organizations. The conference will also feature author Nicholas Carr as its 2017 keynote speaker. Cloud Development
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