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Your guide to top tech conferences

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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).

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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 conference or summit to this directory, please email the details to us including the "Name", the "Dates", a "Link" to the show, and please be sure that its an IT Technical realted conference and we'll add it to the list.

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 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

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