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, Dreamforce '17, 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.

EventDatesCityState or CountryInfoCategory
Mobile Shopping 2017 October 24 - 26, 2017 Rancho Mirage CA Since 2007, Mobile Shopping has been the must-attend forum for digital executives looking to refine mobile strategy. World class networking opportunities and in-depth research support retail industry & brand growth. Each year, Mobile Shipping bring together this select group of decision makers in a unique collaborative environment, creating the conversations that matter around omni-channel engagement. The audience consists of 250 senior mCommerce & eCommerce professionals from diverse industries, including but not limited to; Apparel, Accessories, Sporting Goods, Beauty, Consumer Electronics, Home Furnishings, Food & Beverage, Media, Luxury, Travel, Department Stores and more to find solutions to their top challenges. eCommerce
Silicon Coast 2017 October 26 - 28, 2017 Irvine CA Intended for senior executives and c-level managers of start-ups to middle market businesses who are enjoying positive revenue in the 5 to 6 million dollar range, Silicon Coast 2017 brings these organizations together where they can meet people who have built successful billion-dollar brands, partner with Fortune 500 Companies and explore the mission critical issues for the Enterprise. The Silicon Coast 2017 Conference and Expo combines all the most valuable topics for emerging growth and their senior management teams together and beautiful and relaxing setting. Executive Training
API Strategy & Practice Conference October 31 - November 2, 2017 Portland OR the 2017 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. API Development
KotlinConf November 2 - 3, 2017 San Fransisco CA The first ever, Kotlin Conference, brought to you by Jetbrians. This two-day conference is focuses on bringing together the Kotlin community and 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. With keynotes from Andrey Breslav (father of Kotlin) and Erik Meijer, KotlinConf is the place to be this November! Application Development
Dare Mighty Things November 3, 2017 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. Join us to hear from 11 of the world's most influential innovators including Forbes, TechCrunch, NASA, Jason Fried & more. The Dare Mighty Things conference will take your mind on a journey you'll never forget and change the way you see the world. Executive Training
droidcon SF November 5 - 6, 2017 San Fransisco CA droidcon is coming back to the Bay Area for the second year in a row. Bringing together the leading Android experts from the West Coast and around the world for 2 days of all things happening in Android. droidcon SF is made up of technical Android talks and workshops around topics like core Android development, testing, enterprise solutions, security, automotive/connected cars, mobile payment solutions, smart home solutions, devices (e.g. wearables), material design and more. Android Development
DevOps Enterprise Summit November 13 – 15, 2017 San Fransisco CA 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. Software Development
INDUSTRY: The Product Conference November 13 - 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
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
CIO Perspectives Forum November, 2017 Houston TX 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. Executive Training
Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit December 4 - 6, 2017 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. Application Development
Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference 2017 December 4 - 7, 2017 Las Vegas NV The Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference 2017 is this year’s premier destination for Infrastructure, Operations Management and Data Center Leaders. This conference offers a depth and breadth of I&O topic coverage unavailable at any other event. This year, 60+ members of the Gartner I&O analyst team will present fresh, research-based content and actionable, unbiased advice—all designed to accelerate decision-making, prioritize your initiatives and link I&O strategies to the goals of the business. Executive Training
TheNextWeb December 12, 2017 Brooklyn NY The fifth edition of The Next Web New York is an invitation-only event that has been specially designed for decision-makers who wish to explore the latest disruptions in the digital technologies landscape, specifically around the Tech, Communication and Media industries. With only 1,000 invitees and 135 of the industries thought leaders in attendance, TNW 2017 attendees will discover, discuss and help to shape the future of the web. Apply for your invitation now and secure your chance to discover the true stories behind the make or break moments of the world’s most successful individuals and companies. Executive Training
RStudio Conference January 31 - February 3, 2018 San Diego CA RStudio Conference 2018 will feature all things R and RStudio. RStudio Conference 2018 attendees will have 3 workshops to choose from, including sessions dedicated to those newer to R, another for more experienced R users, and a third focused on solutions to interesting problems or industry applications around R and RStudio. Join hundreds of your R peers and experts while having fun and becoming better at data science with R. Software Development
CSO50 Conference and Awards February 26 - 28, 2018 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. Cyber Security
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. Executive Training
ADOBE SUMMIT 2018 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
Dell EMC World 2018 April 30 - May 3, 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
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