Your guide to top tech conferences 2017

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George A. Chidi Jr.

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, Adobe Summit...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.

Event Dates City State or Country Info Category
Brand Safety Summit March 15, 2018 London 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  
MIT Sloan CIO Symposium May 23, 2018 Cambridge, MA MIT's one day conference brings together CEOs, CIOs and senior IT executives to network alongside academic thought leaders, peers and IT vendors. The conference will take place on the MIT campus, but similar to past years, you will be able to watch sessions online.  Leadership  
Dare Mighty Things October 29, 2018 Chicago, IL As one of Inc.'s "8 Top Tech Conferences You Can’t Miss", join over 1000+ tech executives, entrepreneurs & media for a magical experience at Dare Mighty Things on November 3rd in Chicago. The conference leaders promise they will take your mind on a journey you'll never forget and change the way you see the world. Leadership  
HardwareCon April 19-20, 2018 San Jose, CA HardwareCon is a two day event where "hardware thought leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and innovators" get together for two days to "get deals done," according to the website.  Hardware  
Industry The Product Conference April 23-24, 2018 Dublin 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. It's a two day event with talks from some of the world's best product leaders, with plenty of time to mingle, network, and collaborate with your peers and industry experts. Product Management  
Dell Technologies/World April 29-May 2, 2018 Las Vegas, NV Dell EMC World 2018 will be the technology organizations first time its entire family of brands will be all in one place, at one conference. Dell EMC World 2018 attendees will have the opportunity to meet the experts who are making the future digital transformation become a reality. Join over 12k of your fellow IT practitioners and business leaders discover the products, strategies and insights you'll need to transform your business, drive IT innovation, enhance workforce mobility, and reduce risk in the digital era. Digital Strategy  
CSO50 Conference & Awards April 8-10, 2019 Scottsdale, AZ IDG once again delivers the CSO50 Conference + Awards event. Come and explore the latest and ever-changing business risk landscape along with 200+ other security decision-makers. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore how enterprise technologies are rapidly advancing, exposing new threats and how to proactively locate and deploy the latest innovative solutions to help mitigate those threats. Join industry experts and pears alike for an interactive, engaging and world-class networking oppertunity as attendees actively seek out more information on security solutions and best practices. And dont forget to help CSO honor those 50 organizations whose security projects and initiatives have delivered outstanding business value and thought leadership at the CSO50 2018 Awards ceremony. Security  
VMWorld 2018 August 26-30, 2018 Las Vegas, NV VMWorld is hosted by VMware and will focus on enterprise technology and the latest innovation in IT digital infrastructure. The conference typically includes releveant keynote speakers from the industry, networking events and hands-on exhibits. Nearly 20,000 attendees show up each year, making it the largest virtualization-specific event.  Enterprise Technology  
IFA 2018 August 31 - September 5 Berlin, Germany The IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany runs for six days and is known for showcasing some of the latest innovation in consumer electronics and appliances. Devices are unveiled from some of the biggest tech companies in the world and it's a cornerstone of technological innovation. Trade Show  
IBM Interconnect February 12-15, 2019 San Francisco, CA IBM InterConnect is a conference that focuses on cloud and mobile solutions, security, AI, machine learning and advanced analytics. It's designed to help you build a "truly cognitive, customer-driven digital enterprise."  Cloud  
Google Cloud Next July 24-27, 2018 San Francisco, CA Google is another large-scale cloud provider for organizations and Google Cloud Next is where the company announces all the latest updates to the Google Cloud Platform. The conference will offer educational, networking and hands-on opportunities for attendees. You'll get to hear all the latest advancements from Google's cloud service, while networking with over 10,000 professionals in the industry.  Cloud  
Cisco Live June 10-14, 2018  Orlando, FL Cisco Live is a large event that attracts over 20,000 attendees, with another 250,000 attendees who participate online. The conference looks at all the latest industry news, innovation, products and services coming from Cisco in the next year. Attendees will take part in executive presentations and panels on all the latest trends in technology.  Enterprise Technology  
HPE Discover 2018 June 19-21, 2018 Las Vegas, NV HPE Discover focuses on the latest innovations in enterprise technology -- it's host to business and IT professionals. You'll get a chance to have hands-on time with on HP products and technology as well as face-time with HPE Pointnext leadership. It's also a great networking event, with a number of sponsors and vendors who will be there to showcase what they're working on.  Enterprise Technology  
DevOps Enterprise Summit June 25-26, 2018 London DevOps Enterprise Summit, focused this year on evolving technical and architectural practices, and on the methods required to propagate widespread change efforts in large organizations. DevOps Enterprise Summit will also provide attendees with the tools and methods needed to develop and deploy their software solutions to market faster. Typical attendees include managers, leaders, directors, and executives. Development  
Agenda18 March 19-21, 2018 Miami, FL AGENDA 2018 is the conference designed for business leaders in IT, Operations, Finance, Technology and in the VP, Director level who are focused on driving their business forward in changing times. AGENDA18 provides an immersive and interactive conference for you and your colleagues to discuss the practical tools required to lead change in your organization today with a focus on digital and new and disruptive technologies. This is a IDG hosted event. Leadership  
Adobe Summit March 25-29, 2018  Las Vegas, NV Adobe Summit 2018 will deliver all the valuable insights, tools, and techniques to help you keep your customers engaged and driving brand loyalty and growth. Adobe understands that the next wave of business transformation is all about the experience. Adobe Summit 2018 attendees will learn how to deliver amazing customer experiences by leveraging the latest tools and technologies to build proper campaigns, manage and personalize advertising and emails, and all while gaining the deep data insights you need to be successful. Digital Marketing  
Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit May 15-17, 2018 Toronto, Canada The Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit will focus on IT leadership and executive leadership in technology. It's designed for CIOs as well as leaders in appliactions, data analytics, and security and risk. The conference will cover enterprise technology, leadership strategies and business stratgies with information on the latest security trends across industries.  Leadership  
The Next Web Conference May 24-25, 2018 Amsterdam The Next Web conference is specially designed for decision-makers who wish to explore the latest disruptions in the digital technologies landscape across the tech, communications and media industries. Attendees will discover, discuss and help to shape the future of the web.  Leadership  
Google IO May 8-10, 2018 Mountain View, CA Google IO is an annual event where Google will announce it's latest software news to the world. Announcements typically include anything related to Google's long list of services and software. This is where you'll hear the latest updates to Android, Chrome, Google Play, YouTube and other Google-owned products. Development  
The Wall Street Journal D.Live November 12-14, 2018 Laguna Beach, CA This exclusive conference held by the Wall Street Journal is invitation-only, but if you get an invite, you'll be put together with CEOs, investors, founders and other innovators from around the world to discuss technology and the future of the industry. You don't have to wait to be invited -- you can register for an invitation, but it's not guaranteed.  Leadership  
InfoSecurity  November 14-15, 2018 New York, NY A new conference that started in 2017, InfoSecurity aims to "bring the Boston and East Coast cyber community together" with other cybersecurity professionals around the world. It's open to all industries, but if past years are any indicator, there will be a focus on healthcare, finance and retail. These are the  three industries feeling the most pressure around security. Security  
AWS Re:Invent  November 26-30, 2018 Las Vegas, NV AWS is huge in the business world -- Amazon's cloud service is home to a number of large, well-known tech companies that rely on the cloud provider to host software and other services. AWS Re: Invent is Amazon's opportunity to update IT and business leaders on the latest features and services the company plans to add to it's cloud service. Cloud  
Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit November 27-29, 2018 Las Vegas, NV The Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit will feature a comprehensive track set featuring the latest research on application strategies for infrastructure. The summit will also include discussions around architecture and development, as well as how to leverage the customer experience, integration and designing the digital workplace. Summit attendees can learn how to build application organization with the agility and the flexibility to support today’s digital business demands. Leadership  
Oracle Openworld October 28-November 1, 2018 San Francisco, CA Oracle's annual convention will bring together IT management, business decision-makers and line-of-business end users. Typically, the conference will include keynotes from leadership at Oracle and from other partner organizations. There will be over 2,500 additional sessions and workshops that focus on other IT and business-related topics. Enterprise Technology  
API Strategy & Practice October 3-5, 2018 Amsterdam The API Strategy & Practice Conference will be jointly hosted by the Open API Initiative and The Linux Foundation and it will be focused on the API economy. This will be the eighth annual API Strategy & Practice Conference with a tradition of bringing together the API community from the new and curious, to business leaders in an open environment to discuss opportunities and challenges in the API space. Development  
KotlinConf September 24-26, 2018 Nashville, TN This two-day conference is focused on bringing together the Kotlin community to share in their Kotlin production experiences. KotlinConf attendees will have the opportunity to discuss challenges, demonstrate innovative things being made with Kotlin while taking a look into the future of Kotlin development. Development  
Microsoft Ignite September 24-28, 2018 Orlando, FL At Microsoft Ignite, the focus is on all things Microsoft. That includes any of Microsoft's product,s services, hardware and ceritifcations. There will be hands-on exhibits, training opportunities, keynote speakers, networking events with Microsoft leadership and even the chance to earn a new certification on-site.   Enterprise Technoloy  
Grace Hopper Celebration September 25-28, 2018 Houston, TX The Grace Hopper Celebration is named after a female pioneer in technology; she's widely recognized as one of the first people to invent a programming language. The conference overall celebrates women in technology through presentations, networking events, professional development activities and keynote speakers.  Diversity  
Cyber Security Chicago September 26-27, 2018 Chicago, IL Focused on cybersecurity, this conference will get you up to date on the latest in security innovation. It's designed for IT managers and security decision makers who want to keep their eye on the changing pace of security in the enterprise.  Security  
CIO Perspectives     CIO Perspectives Forum, this is the ultimate professional networking event. Loaded with rich content, conversation, and the exchanging of ideas, these regionally focused one-day executive events have been specifically designed for senior IT leaders from mid- to large-sized organizations. CIO Perspective Forum attendees will spend the day sharing management insights and experiences with other senior IT leaders CIOs, VPs and Directors of IT. This is a IDG hosted event. Leadership  









































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