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Your guide to top tech conferences 2019

CIO.com's directory of technology conferences makes it easy to find events coming to a convention center near you and those worth traveling to.

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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.

May 2019

Landmark CIO Summit, New York: May 1

Microsoft Build, Seattle: May 6-8

Technology & Services World, San Diego: May 6-8

ConnectIT, Las Vegas: May 6-9

Chief Information Officer Leadership Forum, Boston: May 7

Boye 19 Digital Leadership Conference , Brooklyn, N.Y.: May 7-9

Boston CIO Executive Summit Q2, Boston: May 8

CIO Executive Leadership Summit, Minneapolis: May 9

Harvard IT Summit 2019, Boston: May 14

Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit, Orlando, Fla.: May 14-15

Forrester Digital Transformation & Innovation, Chicago: May 14-15

Digital Transformation World, Nice, France: May 14-16

FutureIT*, Los Angeles: May 15

SIM Connect Live, Orlando, Fla.: May 15-17

CIO Perspectives*, Reston, Va.: May 15

Interop, Las Vegas: May 20-23

DataWorks Summit, Washington, DC: May 20-23

MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, Cambridge, Mass.: May 22

CIO Forum, Philadelphia: May 22-23

Computex, Taipei: May 28 - June 1

CIO Perspectives*, Reston, Va.: May 31

June 2019

CIO Visions Leadership Summit, Las Vegas: June 2-4

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2019, Toronto: June 3-6

CIO Executive Leadership Summit, Toronto: June 4

Cisco Live, San Diego: June 9-13

Cloud & DevOps World Summit, London: June 12-13

Digital Workplace Experience, Chicago: June 17-19

CIO Perspectives*, Boston: June 18

AWS re:Inforce, Boston: June 25-26

July 2019

Esri User Conference, San Diego: July 8-12

CIO Perspectives*, Boston: July 10

FutureIT*, Dallas: July 17

CIO Perspectives*, Silicon Valley: July 24

August 2019

THAT Conference, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.: Aug. 5-8

FutureIT*, Boston: Aug. 7

CIO Executive Leadership Summit, Atlanta: Aug. 15

CIO 100*, Colorado Springs: Aug. 19-21

SharePoint Fest, Seattle: Aug. 19-23

Global Innovation Summit, New York: Aug. 22

VMworld, San Francisco: Aug. 25-29

September 2019

IFA 2018, Berlin, Germany: Sept. 6-11

ApacheCon, Las Vegas: Sept. 9-12

Global CIO Executive Summit, West Lake Village, Calif.: Sept. 11-13

CIO Perspectives*, Chicago: Sept. 12

Boston CIO Executive Summit, Boston: Sept. 12

Gartner Digital Workplace & Summit, London: Sept. 12-13

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco: Sept. 16-18

CIO Forum, Boston: Sept. 18-19

Design Leadership Days, Seattle: Sept. 18-20

October 2019

CIO Executive Leadership Summit, St. Louis: Oct. 3

CIO Executive Leadership Summit, Detroit: Oct. 10

Workday Rising, Orlando, Fla.: Oct. 14-17

IFMA World Workplace, Phoenix: Oct. 16-18

CIO Executive Leadership Summit, Greenwich, Conn.: Oct. 17

CIO Perspectives*, Los Angeles: Oct. 18

CIO Executive Leadership Summit, Huntington Beach, Calif.: Oct. 30

November 2019

Women’s Leadership Camp, San Francisco: Nov. 3-6

VMworld, Barcelona, Spain: Nov. 4-7

Microsoft Envision, Orlando, Fla.: Nov. 4-8

Microsoft Ignite, Orlando, Fla.: Nov. 4-8

CIO Executive Leadership Summit, Philadelphia: Nov. 7

CIO Executive Leadership Summit, Seattle: Nov. 12

AI & Big Data Conference, Santa Clara: Nov. 13-14

Technology Executive Leadership Summit, San Diego: Nov. 14

Digital Workplace & Intranet Global Forum, New York City: Nov. 19-20

Dreamforce, San Francisco: Nov. 19-22

December 2019

AWS re:Invent, Las Vegas: Dec. 2-6

CIO Perspectives*, Houston: Dec. 5

Financial Services CIO Executive Leadership Summit, New York, Dec. 5

* This event is presented by IDG Communications, the parent company of CIO.com

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