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
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
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
.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
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
Chain React 2017 July 10 - 11, 2017 Portland OR This two day conference focuses on React Native. Chain React 2017 will include a single track consisting of multiple discussions given by top mobile software engineers from such businesses as Facebook, AirBnB and many others, all covering a host of subjects that include discussions for both the beginner, all the way up to the mobile software developer. Software Development
OpenText Enterprise World 2017 July 10 - 13, 2017 Toronto CN About OpenText Enterprise World 2017: Technologies are accelerating at an exponential rate, producing unprecedented change that is ushering in the fourth industrial revolution. Featuring keynote addresses from OpenText CEO and CTO Mark J. Barrenechea, OpenText President Steve Murphy, OpenText Executive Vice President of Engineering Muhi Majzoub and special guest Wayne Gretzky, the event will provide attendees with a comprehensive view of the digital and Artificial Intelligence (AI) trends changing businesses across the globe and the strategies, tactics, and tools to achieve success. This is an opportunity to connect with OpenText executives, industry thought leaders and hundreds of peers at the precipice of the revolution and gain the knowledge to achieve their digital future. Artificial Intelligence Development
Digital Summit Portland July 12 - 13, 2017 Portland OR This year’s Digital Summit Portland is sure to provide your professional toolkit with new thought leadership skills and the practical solutions you need to build on your customer strategies. This year’s discussion topics will include such major topics as Content, Search and SEO, Email, Mobile and Video, UX and Design Social and Strategy. This year you’ll hear from such visionaries as Steve Wozniak, Co-Found Apple, Hassan Ali, Creative Marketing Director Onion, Inc. and others. Digital Marketing
That Conference 2017 August 7 - 9, 2017 Wisconsin Dells WI Billed as the “Summer Camp for Geeks”, “That Conference 2017” is being hosted at the Kalahari Resort and water park located in beautiful Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. This family friendly, family focused conference covers it all, from the internet of things, and all technologies used for mobile, to web & cloud discussion. That Conference is three days with a thousand of your fellow campers and their families, geeking out on everything from writing some epic code to making paper airplanes. Software 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
INDUSTRY: The Product Conference September 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
Eventful Forum 2017 - The New Paradigm of Virtualized Consumerism September 14 - 15, 2017 New York NY Eventful Enterprises presents the second annual gathering of the Eventful Forum, an executive conference dedicated to addressing the future of business through the world’s converging industries. Last year, EF2016 hosted participants from 12 cities around the country and 4 countries around the world. For this year’s followup, EF2017 will be the first conference anywhere to bring the martech and fintech worlds together under one roof, to address the most urgent and actionable collaborations needed for facing the imminent new paradigm of virtualized consumerism. Digital Marketing
Strata Data Conference September 25 – 28, 2017 New York NY Strata Data Conference is the largest conference of its kind in the world. Every year, over 200 of the brightest minds in data come together to speak at the Strata Data Conference and share their detailed case studies, effective new analytic approaches, proven best practices, exceptional technical skills (and a few truly visionary ideas) with thousands of the data industry’s most talented data scientists, developers, engineers, decision makers, architects, and analysts. It’s a unique opportunity to tap into the expertise you need to improve your skills, deliver customer insight, drive efficiency, reduce costs, streamline architecture, lower risk, and achieve solid business value from your data. Big Data
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
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo October 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
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
CA World '17 November 13 - 17, 2017 Las Vegas NV CA World ’17 is slated to deliver 5 days of amazing events including over 400 empowering sessions, 70 networking opportunities, 200 customer speakers, thousands of attendees from the CA community, and 1 amazing concert. CA World is the place for you to get insights from leaders, visionaries and innovators who are seizing opportunities in the app economy. General IT
The Brand Safety Summit November 16, 2017 New York NY With brand safety emerging as the most important issue media buyers are facing in today’s complex ad technology landscape, the 614 Group’s Brand Safety Summit is the premier event that gathers the industry’s senior-most decision makers to specifically address the challenges that media and marketing executives face as they create brand safe experiences. The Brand Safety Summit assemble the most elite leaders from top publishers, agencies, investors, technology developers and brand marketers to work toward solutions to digital media’s most challenging hurdles. Digital Marketing
Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference December 4 - 7, 2017 Las Vegas NV The Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference is this years premier destination for Infrastructure, Operations Management and Data Center Leaders. As a leader charged with delivering on the transformation promise, you must be the business enabler, embracing agile deployment models that include cloud, containers and micro services, managing an explosion of data, and achieving rising service levels. This conference will focus on helping you to develop your businesses "short list" of technology and service providers who will meet your businesses particular needs while receiving exclusive access to some of the world's leading technology and service providers in an assortment of settings. Executive Training
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