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Your guide to top tech conferences 2017

Credit: George A. Chidi Jr.'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).

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IBM InterConnect, Code/Media, SXSW, Google Next, Microsoft WPC, Dreamforce '17, Adobe 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
Citrix Summit 2017 Jan 9-11, 2017 Anaheim CA The 2017 Citrix Summit is crucial to business development partners and those who attend will gain vital knowledge of the strategy that the Citrix digital business transformation offers. Through highly technical session, sales insights, and business training, attendees will learn how to deliver the tools needed to strengthen business relationships while taking advantage of market prospects and building the path to new opportunities and deals. Business Development
UXCamp DC 2017 Jan 14, 2017 Washington DC This year's UXCamp will be hosted in Washington DC and offers both a friendly, and exhilarating event sure to be filled with a wealth of knowledge and idea sharing all centered on UX design. You'll have a tremendous opportunity to meet new people, share in new ideas, and best of all you'll get the latest information on developments in the exciting world of UX design. UX Design
Devops Remote Conference Jan 18-20, 2017 Online Online We all need to continue learning, one of the best ways you can do that is to attend conferences dedicated to the things you love the most and while sometimes it's difficult to fly out to New York or San Francisco to participate, this year's Devops Conference is remote, hence the title, "Devops Remote Conference". Not only does this make it easy for you to attend and educate yourself, the travel is free, the cost of admission is free, and there's no need to take time off of work! Web Development
Google Cloud Next '17 March 8–10, 2017 San Francisco CA This year's Google Cloud Next conference will take place from March 8 to March 10, 2017, in San Francisco, CA. This conference is a must for Google Cloud developers and those attending can expect to hear from Google's leaders such as Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO, and Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet. The conference will present you with new ideas, allow you to engage with both experts and peers while introducing you to industry executives, customers, partners, developers, IT decision makers, and Google engineers who will build the future of cloud development. Cloud Development
BuzzJS Jan 27, 2017 New York NY If you use JavaScript than this conference is you! Front End, Back End, Desktop, or anything else, the BuzzJS sessions are each 45-minutes long and will cover a variety of JavaScript technologies, each designed to bring together core developers, project leaders, authors, and trainers. This one day event is filling up fast so register today. Application Development
So Ember Conference Jan 27, 2017 San Diego CA The So Ember 2017 Conference is dedicated to advancing the technology and the community of Ember development, and this year is no different. Escape the winter to beautiful downtown San Diego California where you'll join 7 showcase speakers and 1 incredible keynote speaker while you network with other Ember enthusiasts during the pre-conference activities. Web Development
Mobile Growth Summit 2017 Feb 1-2, 2017 Las Vegas NV The Mobile Growth Summit is the largest Mobile focused conference in North America in 2017. During this two day immersive summit, speakers will discuss the monetization of mobility, user acquisition best practices, and the engagement and retention processes that deliver results. This non-vendor conference will also provide a forum for you to meet, and learn from other like-minded mobile industry professionals. Mobile Development
Axure Prototyping Workshop Feb 2-6, 2017 Las Vegas NV This three-day public workshop delivered by ptype is designed for interaction designers who have at least 4 years of experience and provides an intensive and in-person training experience. Featuring Debbie Levitt as the principle trainer, she will be sharing her best practices, tips, tricks, common newbie mistakes, and aspects of Axure that will make your work faster and easier. Seats are extremely limited for this event so register today. Web Development
SourceCon Spring 2017 March 13-15, 2017 Anaheim CA If you have sourcing needs in your business then SourceCon is where you’ll want to be this spring. Here you will find all the important topics covers such as creating smarter search strings when looking for possible candidates, sourcing for more than just resumes, how to get everything from a free LinkedIn account, how to trach down the perfect candidates contact information, how to craft a real message that will generate the response you need, and so much more. Come to this event prepared with your laptop, an open mind, and plenty of questions for the Sourcing community. Sourcing
ERE Recruiting Conference 17 April 18-20, 2017 San Deigo CA The ERE Sourcing Conference 17 agenda is built specifically for experienced Talent Acquisition and Recruiting Leaders. This conference isn’t about your typical “how-to” discussions or “Recruiting 101”, instead this is a host of sessions led by the industry experts covering deep discussions around everything from current changes in the industry shaping the role of TA’s, to the future trends, data predictions and metrics that matter. Sourcing
Interaction 17 Feb 3-8, 2017 New York NY This is not just a conference, Interaction 17 is an investigation into how digital designers will affect the future of our society as a whole. As the nature of digital interactions continue to expand well beyond the computer screen and into places, people, and the services to which they offer, the nature of this interaction and how designers can both leverage and effect it will be explored in depth with industry experts and peers alike. The topics being investigated during Interaction 17 will include such topics as simple visual affordances, newly physical interfaces, the culture and process of organization and the social, political and economic qualities which shape those organizations. Design Related
Forbes CIO Summit 2017 April 23-24, 2017 Half Moon Bay CA The Forbes 2017 CIO Summit is focused on bringing together the world’s leading Chief Information Officers. This exclusive, invitation-only summit is the third CIO Summit and will gather the best-in-class global CIOs and CEOs of leading technology and venture capital companies to discuss valuable ideas and provide networking opportunities. The agenda focuses on the opportunities and challenges that are at the forefront of these executives’ minds and motivations. Topics of discussion will include artificial intelligence, security, revenue growth driven from CIO innovation efforts, leveraging the concept of CIO-led innovation labs and much more. Executive Training
Garnter Data & Analytics Summit 2017 March 6–9, 2017 Grapevine TX The Gartner Data & Analytics Summit is once again putting data and analytics on the center stage as the most powerful force for change in the industry comes to bear on Grapvine, Texas. This year’s summit will embrace the full spectrum of challenges facing today’s IT and business leaders. Gartner’s experts and guest speakers alike will be discussing the secrets to building and implementing effective data and analytic strategies that will prepare you for the changes and trends ahead such as AI, Hadoop, IoT, and Blockchain. They’ll discuss how you can maximize the impact of BI and how to master Data Management programs while establishing information governance policies that provide excellence, data privacy, and effective security. Data & Analytics
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
IoT Evolution Expo Feb 7–10, 2017 Fort Lauderdale FL The IoT Evolution Expo 2017 is the best venue this year geared towards proving its attendees with insightful information around how the Internet of Things (IoT) will continue to be the driving force behind increasing efficiencies, developing revenue generating opportunities, and solving business related problems throughout all business areas. Including very informative conference tracks, a conference floor dedicated fully to IoT Exhibits, tons of special events, and of course limitless networking with your peers and industry experts. You’ll learn about upcoming technologies, new platform solutions, how to navigate the complex IoT ecosystem and much more. Internet of Things (IoT)
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)
UXCamp Chicago 2017 Feb 11, 2017 Washington DC This year's UXCamp Chicago will be hosted as the Columbia College Film Row and offers both a friendly, and exhilarating event sure to be filled with a wealth of knowledge and idea sharing, all centered around UX design. You'll have a tremendous opportunity to meet new people, share in new ideas, and best of all you'll get the latest information on developments in the exciting world of UX design. UX Design
RSA Conference 2017 Feb 13 - 17, 2017 San Fransisco CA The RSA Conference provides a great opportunity to learn about new approaches around information and cyber security. Attendees will discover all of the latest technology while enjoying the occasion to interact with the industries top security leaders. RSA Conference 2017 provides hands-on sessions, world class keynotes, and a host of informal gatherings that allow participants to tap into the industries smartest and most forward-thinking peers and leaders in the global community, all geared towards inspiring and empowering its attendees. Cybersecurity
Florida DrupalCamp 2017 Feb 17 - 19, 2017 Orlando FL The annual Florida DrupalCamp conference will once again bring together web developers from around the globe for the purpose of learning the latest tips, tricks and techniques, networking with their peers and experts, and discussing web development and the Drupal content management system as well as other web technologies. DrupalCamp is and all volunteer organized event, so it’s important to keep in mind that they are always looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of the event each year and most importantly, to have fun! Web Development
Gartner CIO Leadership Forum Feb 26 - 28, 2017 Phoenix AZ Organizers of the Gartner CIO Leadership Forum understand that transformation of your business in the digital age does not just happen, CIO’s require creativity, they require vision, and most of all they require stern commitment to succeed. The 2017 Gartner CIO Leadership Forum will feature four main tracks including, Envision, Drive, Discover, and Evolving the CIO Journey. CIO will delve into the world of Bimodal IT, Talent management, Disruptive technologies, and much more. In addition you’ll have the opportunity to gain new insight into the latest digital forces that are shaping IT as well as the business ecosystem and you’ll learn how to anticipate and seize these opportunities that this new powerful digital disruption presents. Executive Training
Interop ITX May 15 - 19, 2017 Las Vegas NV Interop ITX is a 5-day technology conference focused on 6 IT categories: Security, Infrastructure, Cloud, Data & Analytics, DevOps, and Leadership & Professional Development. The Conference delivers world-class education with a lineup of captivating speakers and keynoters. The Business Hall features 100+ innovative leading and emerging technology providers. Interop ITX provides unlimited networking opportunities to help technology pros develop professionally and find solutions to keep up with the challenges to drive their businesses forward. General IT Related
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
Humanity.AI Feb 28, 2017 San Francisco CAThis one-day event is packed full with discussions around Artificial Intelligence (AI) designers, animators, engineers, researchers, and product teams who are focused on keeping the humanity at the center of AI development. The Humanity.AI single-track conference will provide talks from the people who are creating the systems that enable the world’s most powerful human experiences from such world-class businesses as IBM, Facebook, Uber, Growbot, Motional Entertainment, Pixar, PullString and more. The goal of this event is to leave you feeling inspired by the creativity and the passion behind the choices these experts are making after having met the people, like yourself, who share an extreme interest in discovering new way to humanize AIArtificial Intelligence Development
CONSENSUS 2017 May 22 - 24, 2017 New York NYCoinDesk 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
DevFest KC 2017 Feb 18, 2017 Kansas City MO DevFest KC is a 1-day developer conference focusing on such topics as mobile, web, cloud, virtual reality, machine learning and more. From the participating industry experts to the conference organizers, DevFest is completely community organized and DevFest KC 2017 is no exception. Featuring 3 full tracks and over 15 expert speakers, DevFest is sure to be chocked full of loads of education, socialization, festivities and even food and drinks. Web Development
The Lead Developer New York 2017 Feb 21, 2017 New York NY The Lead Developer is a 1-day conference hosting a forum for industry experts who will deliver technical sessions focusing on practical advice from experts who will show you how to lead and motivate your development teams. At The Lead Developer New York 2017 you’ll experience high-level sessions on new and disruptive technologies, tools, and strategies to make you a more efficient team leader. Web Development
Devnexus Conference Feb 22 - 24, 2017 Atlanta GA The Devnexus Conference is geared towards connecting professional developers, providing affordable education, and promoting Open Source values around the world. This year’s conference will include sessions covering Java 8, the latest in Wearables, a workshop on Docker-Kubernetes-and OpenShift, building apps with JHipster2 and OpenShift, Microservices, several topics covering Cloud, and much more. Web Development
JoomlaDay Florida Feb 25 - 26, 2017 Tampa FL 2017 brings us the second annual JoomlaDay. Hosted in Tampa, Florida this year’s event kicks-off with two days of workshops, panels, training, and breakout sessions all brought to you by the world's foremost Joomla! experts and community leaders. JoomlaDay Florida is the premier Open Source event geared towards teaching you Joomla! Attendees will hone their web design and development skills, receive expert level training and connect with fellow Open Source enthusiasts, professionals and providers while providing Joomla! Administration Certification. So attend this year’s JoomlaDay and become Joomla! Certified! Web 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
SustainableUX 2017 Feb 16, 2017 Online SustainableUX is a one day, online conference created for UX, Front-end development and people who want to make a positive impact towards social equality and inclusion in keeping with the goal of helping designers reduce their carbon footprint globally with the fact that in-person conferences can cost thousands of tons of CO2. All of this is what drives this conference to be hosted on Google Hangouts. Web Development
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

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