Your guide to top tech conferences

Your guide to top tech conferences
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This searchable directory of technology conferences makes it easy to find events coming to a convention center near you

We 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 (and searchable) 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've paid 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 we missed any important ones (and we probably have), please drop Senior Editor Ed Murray a line.

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Technology conferences and events (click a column head to sort)

EventDatesCityState or CountryInfo
Wearable Tech in Sport Summit
Wearable Tech in Sport Summit
2015-09-09 September 09, 2015 - September 10, 2015 San Francisco CA As the sports and fitness industry continues to evolve due in no small part to wearable technology and mobile trends, the Wearable Tech in Sport Summit, titled "Digital Innovation for a Wearable Future," brings together some of industry’s leading speakers, discussing the hottest topics. And if five or more of your team members attend, you get an extra $200 off each ticket.
Mind the Product
Mind the Product
2015-09-10 September 10, 2015 - September 11, 2015 London England Touted as THE product management conference, Mind the Product is returning to London on September 10-11th, 2015. Product leaders from around the globe will gather at the Barbican – the largest multi-arts and conference venue in Europe – for an inspiring two days of speakers. So far, the impressive line-up includes product specialists from Google Ventures, Spotify and Microsoft, and more speakers have yet to be announced. Four exciting product workshops are scheduled in conjunction with the conference, but workshop tickets are sold separately.
XOXO
XOXO
2015-09-10 September 10, 2015 - September 13, 2015 Portland OR XOXO 2015 – scheduled for September 10th-13th at Revolution Hall in Portland, Ore. – is part conference, part fun-filled festival. On Saturday and Sunday, conference attendees can gather to hear an eclectic group of talented artists and technologists speak about the benefits and pitfalls of using the Internet to maintain creative independence. The XOXO festival, which takes place Thursday through Sunday, includes parties throughout the city, live music, comedy, gaming, movie screenings and a sampling of Portland's food cart scene. The cost of attending the conference and festival is $500; attending the festival only is $150.
IBC2015
IBC2015
2015-09-10 September 10, 2015 - September 14, 2015 Amsterdam Netherlands Every September, thousands of attendees from around the world flock to IBC to discuss the electronic media and entertainment industry, both its most recent developments and key disruptors. IBC2015 will be held September 10th-14th at RAI Amsterdam, and an accompanying exhibition is scheduled for the 11th-15th. The conference is known for its unparalleled networking opportunities and the IBC auditorium – a state-of-the-art facility outfitted with the very latest in cutting-edge cinema technology. This year's IBC Big Screen program includes discussion of High Dynamic Range, Immersive Imaging and the Business of Cinema.
@Scale Conference
@Scale Conference
2015-09-14 September 14, 2015 San Jose CA @Scale 2015 is one of a series of technical conferences designed for engineers who build at scale. The 2015 conference will take place September 14th at the San Jose Convention Center. This invite-only event is an opportunity for engineers to discuss the unique challenges of building applications and services to scale. Individuals interested in attending can submit a request at the official @Scale conference website.
IT/Dev Connections
IT/Dev Connections
2015-09-14 September 14, 2015 - September 17, 2015 Las Vegas NV Scheduled for September 14th-17th, IT/Dev Connections 2015 is a four-day technology conference focused on IT and development content. It boasts six tracks, hundreds of sessions, full-day pre-conference workshops and the ultimate location – Las Vegas! Tech professionals will gather with industry experts and technology vendors at the ARIA resort to engage with peers, learn new skills to advance their careers, and immerse themselves in all things technology.
Smart Contactless World
Smart Contactless World
2015-09-15 September 15, 2015 - September 17, 2015 Marseille France Smart Contactless World 2015, titled "Proximity Services for Connected Consumers," is set to take place September 15th-17th in Marseille Provence, France. This fifth-annual conference is designed for innovators in the proximity services and focuses on contactless innovation as a way to shop, travel, play, connect, spend money, and more. The three-day conference will include 60 speakers and 11 sessions in two parallel tracks. It also features a co-located Smart Innovation Show – an exhibition that offers attendees the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge products and developments while networking with peers and potential partners.
Dreamforce
Dreamforce
2015-09-15 September 15, 2015 - September 18, 2015 San Francisco CA Aspiring attendees have until September 14th to register for Dreamforce, a four-day tech conference devoted to idea sharing, imaginative business solutions and more than 1,500 inspiring informational sessions. From September 15th through September 18th, business professionals from a wide range of industries will gather in San Francisco to listen to innovation speakers, participate in cloud expos tailored to their industry needs, and network with thousands of potential partners. To balance out all that hard work, Dreamforce also offers a hard-rocking gala featuring multiple-Grammy-award-winning band, the Foo Fighters.
DEMO Traction Enterprise
DEMO Traction Enterprise
2015-09-16 September 16, 2015 Boston MA Sponsored by IDG (parent company of CIO.com), the one-day DEMO Traction Enterprise conference takes place at the Westin Waterfront hotel in Boston. It comprises presentations from 30 different enterprise startups in the fields of marketing, big data, cloud computing, mobile and machine learning. Attendees will be able to see demos of the company's products and meet with the founders and CEOs.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon
TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon
2015-09-19 September 19, 2015 - September 20, 2015 San Francisco CA Disrupt SF Hackathon 2015 will take place September 19–20 at Pier 70 in San Francisco, CA. Hacker Tickets are available for hackers and developers who wish to work on hack projects to be presented at the Sunday Hackathon Presentation. Starting in August, the general public can buy Spectator Tickets to view the presentations. The conference kicks off with a networking session where participants form hack teams, followed by four hours of API workshops. Hacking projects wrap up on Sunday morning and are submitted to wiki before the three-hour presentations begin. The event concludes with an awards ceremony recognizing the best hacking projects.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF
TechCrunch Disrupt SF
2015-09-21 September 21, 2015 - September 23, 2015 San Francisco CA TechCrunch's Disrupt SF 2015 is an immensely popular technology conference scheduled for September 21st-23rd at Pier 70 in San Francisco. This highly anticipated meeting of the minds is preceded by an equally popular two-day Hackathon. The conference itself features panels and one-on-one chats with special guest speakers, TechCrunch writers and editors, investors and inspiring technology entrepreneurs. But the true conference highlight is Startup Battlefield, an exciting competition that pits 30 pre-selected companies against each other in the pursuit of a $50,000 prize.
Unite 2015
Unite 2015
2015-09-21 September 21, 2015 - September 23, 2015 Boston MA At Unity 2015, developers will gather at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston for three days of exciting tech presentations. This flagship Unite developer conference affords attendees a first glimpse into upcoming Unity features and improvements, as well as the opportunity to view the creations of Unity users around the world. One of the highlights of the event is the Unity Awards, which recognize the best games and interactive content of the year and conclude with an unforgettable after-party at Lucky Strike. Interested individuals can also attend the Unity Training Day on September 20th.
AppSec USA
AppSec USA
2015-09-22 September 22, 2015 - September 25, 2015 San Francisco CA The 2015 OWASP Application Security Conference, also known as AppSec USA, takes place September 22-25 in San Francisco. This much-anticipated tech conference focuses on application security, cloud security and devops security. Technologists, developers and security experts will gather for two days of training, followed by two days of speakers discussing approaches for secure web apps. The agenda includes dozens of security experts from well-known corporations, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Netflix, Microsoft, Adobe and Yahoo, as well as a keynote address by the Chief Cybersecurity Official from the Department of Homeland Security.
Oculus Connect 2
Oculus Connect 2
2015-09-23 September 23, 2015 - September 25, 2015 Hollywood CA Engineers, developers and designers from around the world will gather at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood, Calif., September 23–25 for the second-annual Oculus Connect conference. Connect 2 provides attendees the opportunity to learn about the future of the Oculus platform. Industry leaders will discuss the latest advancements in the field of virtual reality and explain how to launch on the Rift and Gear VR. Attendees can participate in workshops led by the Oculus engineering team and share insight with fellow developers working through the same challenges. Expected keynote speakers include Michael Abrash, Brendan Iribe and John Carmack.
DerbyCon
DerbyCon
2015-09-23 September 23, 2015 - September 27, 2015 Louisville KY DerbyCon 5.0, titled "Unity," is set to take place at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Louisville, Ky., September 23–27. The first two days of this security conference are slated for training, with the conference to follow on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (September 25th–27th). Last year's DerbyCon 4.0 drew more than 2,000 attendees ranging from security experts to hobbyists. The conference is touted for its impressive line-up of speakers and its "family-like" feel. Former attendees describe it as a fun place to learn and share, with a laid-back vibe that makes you feel at home – no rock stars need apply.
The Future Technology Summit
The Future Technology Summit
2015-09-24 September 24, 2015 - September 25, 2015 London England The Third Annual Future Technology Summit, called "Re-Work" is one of the year's more intimate tech conferences, scheduled to include just 50 speakers and 200 attendees. This exclusive summit takes place in London September 24-25 and focuses on the latest in IOT, smart materials, robotics, wearables, 3D-printing and AI, and how these tech advancements help shape our world and businesses. In addition to the exciting lineup of speakers, the summit also includes interactive workshops, group brainstorming sessions and more than seven hours devoted to networking opportunities.
NEXT15
NEXT15
2015-09-24 September 24, 2015 - September 25, 2015 Hamburg Germany NEXT15, titled "How We Will Live," focuses on how digital transformation affects lives and shapes the future. An expected 1,000 participants will gather in Hamburg on September 24–25 to discuss impacts of the digital transformation and how it affects tomorrow's consumers. The 10th annual NEXT promises to draw decision-makers from a wide range of industries for two days of inspiration and conversation. This year's NEXT takes place in conjunction with the wildly popular Reeperbahn Festival, which means attendees can expect a vibrant musical scene, coupled with a high demand for area hotel accommodations.
BoxWorks
BoxWorks
2015-09-28 September 28, 2015 - September 30, 2015 San Francisco CA BoxWorks 2015 – scheduled for September 28–30 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco – challenges attendees to transform the way they do business. It includes a speaker lineup of technology visionaries and CIOs, all eager to empower IT leaders to take advantage of the ever-growing opportunities for transformation and modernization. Participants will learn about new tools and technologies that can help their business, including how to increase productivity through cloud and mobile computing, while also ensuring that critical info stays protected. Attendees can also look forward to discussion panels and a fireside chat with Cisco Chairman and CEO, John Chambers.
DataWeek
DataWeek
2015-09-28 September 28, 2015 - September 30, 2015 Santa Clara CA Part conference, part festival, DataWeek 2015 is touted as San Francisco's largest data and API event for the third year running. An expected 3,000+ engineers and executives will gather at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley from September 28–30 to discuss how data and API innovation transforms technology, business and society. The theme of this year's DataWeek is "Data Skills" and includes topics in API design and strategy, data visualization, data-driven marketing, and implementing NoSQL and graph databases. Attendees can look forward to workshops, educational bootcamps and a dedicated tradeshow area.
Integrate 2015
Integrate 2015
2015-09-28 September 28, 2015 - September 30, 2015 Santa Clara CA On September 28-30, thousands of attendees and integration partners will flock to the Santa Clara Convention Center in Calif. to experience Integrate 2015. This, the largest conference and expo devoted entirely to integrating technologies, is all about Open Technology. The conference promises 200 speakers and four tracks (mobile stack, marketing stack, security stack and cloud stack). Attendees are invited to connect in person or online via OneStack.com. Several events are scheduled as part of Integrate 2015, including DataWeek2015, API World 2015 and the Integrate 2015 Hackathon.
API World
API World
2015-09-28 September 28, 2015 - September 30, 2015 Santa Clara CA Co-located with DataWeek 2015 and Integrate 2015, API World 2015 is a technology conference and expo devoted to all things API. This vendor-neutral API conference invites developers and executives to come together in the name of moving technology forward. Users can learn more about API products and options, while developers enjoy access to interested buyers and integration partners. API World 2015 offers nine tracks to help participants get the most from their conference experience, whether they're interested in API design and strategy, API infrastructure, mobile API's or cloud API's.
Strata + Hadoop World
Strata + Hadoop World
2015-09-29 September 29, 2015 - October 01, 2015 New York NY O'Reilly and Cloudera's Strata + Hadoop World 2015, titled "Make Data Work," invites participants to walk into the future for three days, September 29-October 1. This deep-immersion conference focuses on surviving and thriving in a data-driven future. Data scientists, strategists and industry leaders will come together in New York, NY, to discuss emerging technologies, dissect case studies, share best practices and develop new skills via in-depth training sessions. Attendees can expect inspiring keynotes, roughly 200 content-rich sessions and lots of fun networking opportunities.
GeekWire Summit
GeekWire Summit
2015-10-01 October 01, 2015 - October 02, 2015 Seattle WA The fourth-annual GeekWire Summit is scheduled for October 1-2 at the Sheraton Seattle. This is the first year that this premier technology conference will extend to include two days. Hundreds of engineers, business leaders and entrepreneurs are anticipated to attend, seeking the opportunity to converse about the future of technology and business. GeekWire Summit 2015 promises a diverse lineup of speakers, including a former NASA astronaut, groundbreaking cancer researcher, an award-winning sci-fi writer, and Xbox Chief/Microsoft Corporate VP.
GitHub Universe
GitHub Universe
2015-10-01 October 01, 2015 - October 02, 2015 San Francisco CA Software developers are already marking their calendars for the GitHub Universe conference/festival on October 1-2. Set to take place at Pier 70 in San Francisco, this immersive event welcomes anyone interested in discussing how to design, build and ship great software. Individuals from all facets of the software community – from independents to large development teams, open source to commercial – are invited to come together for in-depth training, amazing community building and inspiring speeches form industry leaders. More than 1,000 participants are anticipated to attend.
Adobe MAX
Adobe MAX
2015-10-03 October 03, 2015 - October 07, 2015 Los Angeles CA More than 5,500 creatives from around the world will gather in Los Angeles, Calif. on October 3-7 to attend the much-anticipated Adobe MAX. A must-attend for artists, designers, writers and developers, this conference offers iconic speakers, such as filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, and actor/writer Nick Offerman. Attendees can choose from hundreds of creativity workshops, labs and sessions, organized into six tracks – creative careers, digital publishing, graphic design and illustration, photography and creative imaging, video, and web and app design. And, of course, Adobe MAX 2015 wouldn't be complete without a wild MAX Bash – featuring music from Cage the Elephant and Fitz and the Tantrums.
Health 2.0
Health 2.0
2015-10-04 October 04, 2015 - October 07, 2015 Santa Clara CA The ninth-annual Health 2.0 – scheduled for October 4-7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley – is a showcase for the newest technologies and innovations in health and health care. This cutting-edge conference promises expert speakers, engaging panel discussions, more than 200 life product demos, dozens of company launches and merger announcements, plus nearly four full days of networking opportunities.
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015
2015-10-04 October 04, 2015 - October 08, 2015 Orlando FL Gartner's Symposium/ITxpo is big-time conference is focused primarily on the needs and concerns of CIOs and executive leaders. From cutting-edge technology to the latest innovations in both business and tech, as well as personal development and process reinvention, the research and consulting firm's analysts and exhibitors have something for everyone.
SXSW Eco
SXSW Eco
2015-10-05 October 05, 2015 - October 07, 2015 Austin TX Individuals looking to drive environmental, economic and social change will find a place to call "home" at the 2015 SXSW Eco convention. Set for October 5-7 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, this event brings together like-minded designers, business leaders, innovators and investors for three days of sessions, speakers and innovation. The speaker lineup includes a long list of pioneers who are making a difference on a global level. Sessions are organized into seven themes – cities, corporate social responsibility, design, energy and water, communications, policy and startup central.
Future of Web Apps
Future of Web Apps
2015-10-05 October 05, 2015 - October 07, 2015 London England Web and software developers from around the globe will gather in London on October 5-7 for the 10th annual Future of Web Apps (FOWA) Conference. The jam-packed schedule includes one day of workshops and two conference days featuring two different tracks. It promises red-hot topics in APIs, JavaScript technologies, frameworks, toolkits and best practices, plus enough creative challenges to keep attendees inspired through 2016. FOWA is recommended for anyone who wants to push the web forward and take their skills to the next level.
Pubcon
Pubcon
2015-10-05 October 05, 2015 - October 08, 2015 Las Vegas NV In the world of online marketing, there is no event quite like Pubcon. Named a "must-attend" conference by Forbes, Pubcon is touted as the premier social media and optimization conference. Participants flock from more than 130 countries to learn, discuss and network with other web publishers, executives, creative directors, web designers and media buyers. In 2015, Pubcon comes to Las Vegas for four days of keynote speakers, more than 100 cutting-edge sessions, and a full-day preconference featuring social media workshops and training.
SuperNova South
SuperNova South
2015-10-05 October 05, 2015 - October 09, 2015 Atlanta GA Celebrating its six year, SuperNova South (SNS) – the region's largest and longest-running tech conference – heads to Midtown Atlanta's Tech Square, located in the city's innovation hub. From October 5-9, some of the top tech minds in the nation will gather for four days of keynotes, cross-collaboration, top-notch content, unparalleled networking and exciting evening events. Ten super-charged content tracks – including social media, startup, health tech, entertainment and cyber security – and an affordable $100 entrance fee will attract an anticipated 1,500+ attendees. It's a melting pot of small business owners, Fortune 25, UX managers, marketing experts, entrepreneurs, college students and more.
NewCo
NewCo
2015-10-06 October 06, 2015 - October 07, 2015 San Francisco CA Each year, NewCo travels to cities around the world, inviting new companies to share their stores, and to celebrate and examine companies on a mission to do more than just make a profit, companies that strive to foster creativity and create positive change. Many NewCos are tech companies, but the conference also highlights innovative companies representing a wide range of industries, including healthcare, media, retail, transportation and energy. Cities include San Francisco, Detroit, Los Angeles, Portland, Boulder and a number of international locations as well.
ITEXPO West
ITEXPO West
2015-10-06 October 06, 2015 - October 08, 2015 Anaheim CA This business and technology conference covers a lot of ground, and will appeal to almost anyone in the IT space – service providers, resellers, VARs, large enterprises, small or mid-sized businesses, C-level executives. ITEXPO West is one of of two ITEXPO events held annually (the other one is, not surprisingly, on the East Coast), and it takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center.
AWS: re:Invent
AWS: re:Invent
2015-10-06 October 06, 2015 - October 09, 2015 Las Vegas NV On October 6-9, the Venetian in Las Vegas will be home to AWS re:Invent – the largest gathering of the global Amazon Web Services community. Designed for current customers and cloud newcomers, this conference promises to provide the skills and knowledge to refine users' cloud strategies, improve productivity, and increase performance and security, all while reducing costs. Attendees can choose from more than 250 technical sessions and gain hands-on experience through self-paced labs, all-day bootcamps and hackathons. The architects and engineers that built the AWS Cloud will also be on-hand to answer questions and provide advice before the after-parties and pub crawls commence.
Future in Review
Future in Review
2015-10-06 October 06, 2015 - October 09, 2015 Park City UT The 13th annual Future in Review (a.k.a. FIRe) comes to the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah on October 6-9. Titled "The Power of Patterns," FIRe 2015 included themes in biological engineering, stem cells for brain cures, neuromorphic chips and the AI debate. Attendees can expect world-class speakers, inspiring centerpiece conversations, interactive roundtable experiences, real-time problem-solving sessions, amazing networking opportunities and a feature film presentation – all in a beautiful lodge setting.
Code/Mobile
Code/Mobile
2015-10-07 October 07, 2015 - October 08, 2015 Half Moon Bay CA The second-annual Code/Mobile, a Re/code conference, will take place October 7-8 at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, Calif. This year's event focuses on taking mobile technology to the next level in the automotive and payment arenas as well as the wearable market. Speakers and sessions will discuss how ever-increasing advances in mobile technology are transforming the way we do business, and will highlight innovative startups and companies that are leading the way. Attendees can also expect inspiring product demos and questions that will challenge the way they think about mobile technology.
GamesBeat
GamesBeat
2015-10-12 October 12, 2015 - October 13, 2015 San Francisco CA GamesBeat 2015 will take place October 12-13 at the Grand Hyatt Union Square in San Francisco. Like the GamesBeat Summit, this gaming event focuses on gaming at a global level and in an increasingly mobile world. Participants will examine who's winning the global gaming game, and what they are doing to come out on top. Speakers will include a diverse group of 80 gaming experts and innovators with bold ideas, global plans, growth strategies and creativity to spare.
Velocity
Velocity
2015-10-12 October 12, 2015 - October 14, 2015 New York NY O'Reilly's Velocity 2015 conference – titled "Build resilient systems at scale – focuses on building faster web apps. This web performance and DevOps conference is scheduled for October 12-14 in New York, and promises three intense days of hands-on learning, inspirational keynote speakers and one-on-one time with industry experts. Attendees can experience the latest and greatest products in the exhibit hall, network with peers and industry leaders at Birds of a Feather sessions, and then let loose at exciting evening events.
VMworld Europe
VMworld Europe
2015-10-12 October 12, 2015 - October 15, 2015 Barcelona Spain VMworld Europe travels to Barcelona, Spain, on October 12-15. IT techs and business decision-makers alike from a variety of industries will gather at the Fira Gran Via to discuss what it takes to be successful in the mobile-cloud era. The conference features more than 250 tech labs and sessions on the latest innovations in virtualization. Attendees can also preview new products in the Solutions Exchange and compare notes with some of the best brains in the business.
Techweek
Techweek
2015-10-12 October 12, 2015 - October 18, 2015 New York NY From October 12-18, thousands of techies will gather in the Big Apple for Techweek 2015. Touted as a "celebration of innovation," this week-long conference attracts CEO's, developers, VCs, entrepreneurs and anyone who wants a glimpse into the future of technology. It boasts keynotes, panels, fireside chats and Q&A sessions featuring 75 of the top innovators in the industry. Attendees can also demo some of the hottest new products, network with potential partners, or even find a job at the Hiring Fair. It all takes place at the iconic Metropolitan Pavilion, the ideal location for curated nightlife.
ad:tech London
ad:tech London
2015-10-13 October 13, 2015 - October 14, 2015 London England More than 5,000 marketing and media professionals will head to Olympia, London on October 13-14 for ad:tech London. Attendees come for the cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities with industry practitioners, agencies, publishers and tech providers. This mecca for media players also allows attendees to pitch their hottest startup ideas to Unilever (the conference sponsor) and other global brands in search of the Next Big Thing. The ad:tech Social, featuring the sounds of Norman Jay MBE, adds opportunities for late-night networking over cocktails.
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
2015-10-14 October 14, 2015 - October 16, 2015 Houston TX The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) 2015 is scheduled for October 14-16 in Houston, Texas. Produced by the Anita Borg Institute and touted as "the world's largest gathering of women technologists", GHC has been around for 20 years. Last year's conference saw 8,000 attendees – the largest number to date – from 65 countries. It featured 600 speakers offering organizational perspectives, research insight and career guidance, as well as a career fair with more than 300 booths. GHC 2015 will feature three main tracks: technology; productization; and organizational change and inclusion.
WIRED2015
WIRED2015
2015-10-15 October 15, 2015 - October 16, 2015 London England The Wired world will come to life October 15-16 at the WIRED2015 conference in London. The two-day event will feature roughly 45 stories from innovators and leaders in design, science, business and many other fields. The speaker line-up is about as diverse as it gets. Nowhere else are you likely to find a gaming king, social-media music star, peace negotiator, front-line Ebola doctor, flavour scientist and computer grower all in one room. Attendees can expect to have their minds stretched as they network with an equally diverse group of peers.
GTEC
GTEC
2015-10-19 October 19, 2015 - October 21, 2015 Ottawa Ontario For over 23 years GTEC has helped delegates manage and grow their public sector enterprise. At this conference, attendees will get to hear world-class experts speak on the challenges and opportunities of technology; network with peers; celebrate technology accomplishments; and see demonstrations of the technologies driving business and public sector IT. More than 150 vendors and government organizations will take part in the Exhibition.
WSJDLive
WSJDLive
2015-10-19 October 19, 2015 - October 21, 2015 Laguna Beach CA WSJDLive is a global tech conference hosted by the senior editors of the Wall Street Journal. The 2015 conference will take place at the Montage in Laguna Beach, Calif., from October 19-21 – three days of in-depth discussion, debate and amazing networking opportunities. It promises interviews with some of the most revered leaders in the tech world, as well as a Global Startup Showcase – a competition that highlights entrepreneurs who are changing the future of tech.
Dell World
Dell World
2015-10-20 October 20, 2015 - October 22, 2015 Austin TX Dell World 2015 is the tech conference for all things Dell. This content-packed conference brings Dell experts together with business leaders, developers, designers and technologists to discuss mobility, cloud technology, security, big data and other hot tech topics. Attendees will have the chance to learn from industry experts, collaborate and connect with the Dell community, and take the first look at never-before-seen Dell technology. Technical instruction for Software and Enterprise is also on the agenda. All that, and musical headliner John Mayer, too.
PopTech
PopTech
2015-10-22 October 22, 2015 - October 24, 2015 Camden ME PopTech 2015, titled "Hybrid," focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to solving the critical issues of the modern world in the business, social and global spheres. PopTech: Hybrid is scheduled for October 22-24 in Camden, Maine. The three-day event takes place in a restored 19th-century opera house, where attendees who pay the $2,000 ticket fee can listen to both top-notch speakers and awe-inspiring musical performances. Interspersed throughout the conference are cocktail parties, morning yoga sessions, a Friday night bash and plenty of networking opportunities.
Money 20/20
Money 20/20
2015-10-25 October 25, 2015 - October 28, 2015 Las Vegas NV Money20/20 2015 is a large-scale conference expected to bring together more than 10,000 attendees, including more than 3,000 companies and 1,000 top executives from 75 countries. This global event focuses on innovations in payments and financial services and examines the intersection of technology, data, mobile, retail and marketing services. Attendees can anticipate a broad range of top-notch speakers, more than 500 sponsors, and luxurious accommodations at the Venetian and the Palazzo. The event also includes startup pitches and the world's largest FinTech hackathon.
JavaOne
JavaOne
2015-10-25 October 25, 2015 - October 29, 2015 San Francisco CA JavaOne is a global tech conference devoted to all things Java. Attendees, which include both users and business decision-makers, can expect world-class speakers, exciting exhibits, access to Java experts, and amazing networking opportunities with Java users from around the world. Speakers and sessions focus on topics such as improving coding efficiency, building cutting-edge applications to target smart devices, and creating sophisticated cloud solutions. It's held simultaneously with Oracle OpenWorld conference.
Oracle OpenWorld
Oracle OpenWorld
2015-10-25 October 25, 2015 - October 29, 2015 San Francisco CA Oracle Open World is organized into nine programs – including big data, cloud, CX, mobile and engineered systems – that allow attendees to customize their conference experience. Attendees can choose from thousands of information-rich sessions, demo new products and solutions in the exhibit hall, and network face-to-face with peers and potential partners. Elton John and Beck are the featured musical guests.
FOCUS 15
FOCUS 15
2015-10-26 October 26, 2015 - October 28, 2015 Las Vegas NV FOCUS 15, the eight-annual Intel Security Conference, is scheduled for October 26-28 in Las Vegas. This security industry event is organized into 13 tracks and includes keynotes, training classes, breakout sessions and an expo. It's an unique opportunity for security experts to get together for three days of learning, networking and strategizing with fellow Intel Security users. Attendees use real-world scenarios to discuss new ways of preventing cyber attacks while simultaneously streamlining processes and reducing costs.
Futurecom
Futurecom
2015-10-26 October 26, 2015 - October 29, 2015 Sao Paulo Brazil Futurecom 2015 is an international tech conference scheduled for October 26-29 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Touted as the largest ICT event in Latin America, Futurecom brings together companies and professional participants to network and discuss business development in a stimulating setting. The event includes the Futurecom International Congress and Futurecom Business Trade Show. The 2014 conference attracted 14,500 visitors, including 4,500 congress delegates, 302 speakers and 350 exhibitors.
TBM Conference
TBM Conference
2015-10-26 October 26, 2015 - October 29, 2015 Chicago IL Hosted by the Technology Business Management Council, the TBM Conference will take place October 26-29 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. The conference has two tracks – one for C-level executives and one for senior IT leaders – and focuses on helping IT leaders transform their organizations and align IT with business goals. IT pros can gain tactical tools, attend deep-dive sessions and participate in expert-led best practice workshops, while execs can gain strategic knowledge, attend executive-led panel discussions and network with other CIOs.
QuickBooks Connect
QuickBooks Connect
2015-11-02 November 02, 2015 - November 04, 2015 San Jose CA QuickBooks Connect 2015 – scheduled for November 2-4 at the San Jose Convention Center – is expected to bring together more than 1,000 individuals for three days of learning, growing and connecting. Featured speakers to take the main stage include celebrity names Brian Grazer, Bill Rancic and Jessica Alba. The agenda also includes more intimate breakout sessions organized into separate categories for accountants, developers and small businesses/entrepreneurs. The event is preceded by a Developer Hackathon on November 1st and wraps up with a "Design for Delight" workshop on Wednesday, November 4.
Oktane15
Oktane15
2015-11-02 November 02, 2015 - November 04, 2015 Las Vegas NV Oktane15, titled "Powering the Cloud & Mobile Enterprise," is a tech conference for IT leaders and app developers who want to make the most of cloud and mobile technology in their business. The conference takes place November 2-4 at the Aria in Las Vegas, and includes technical training, four keynotes/super sessions (including one by Bill Nye), 40 breakout sessions and more than 10 hands-on labs. More than 1,000 cloud and mobile enthusiasts are expected to attend, in part to take advantage of the networking opportunities, unlimited access to Okta experts and – of course – the unforgettable after-party.
Atlassian Summit
Atlassian Summit
2015-11-03 November 03, 2015 - November 05, 2015 San Francisco CA The Atlassian Summit is touted as the largest gathering of Atlassian users, developers and product experts in the world. The 2015 summit is set to take place November 3-5 in San Francisco, and promises to bring together more than 2,500 Atlassian users and 300+ product experts. This two-day event is organized into seven tracks – innovate, plan, build, interact, service, scale and enhance – for a customized conference experience. It offers attendees four keynotes, 12 hands-on training courses and product tips straight from the pros. ShipIt Live and the Summit Bash ensure that it won't be all work and no play.
Techonomy
Techonomy
2015-11-08 November 08, 2015 - November 10, 2015 Half Moon Bay CA Techonomy 2015, titled "Re-Humanizing Society," is an invitation-only retreat for business executives that focuses on using technology to connect society and bring about positive change. It will take place November 8-10 at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, Calif., a bluff-top location overlooking the coast. Tentative topics include "When virtual reality IS reality," "Open source robots," "The imitating nature game" and "Healthy cities: from citizens to sewers."
IC3
IC3
2015-11-09 November 09, 2015 - November 10, 2015 San Jose CA IC3 2015 is an IT cloud computing conference that takes place November 9-10 in San Jose, Calif. This tech conference – designed for enterprise IT execs and their staff – offers two days of cloud and DevOps training from some of the industry's leading trainers. The training includes hands-on labs and case studies that cover the newest innovations in enterprise IT. Attendees will be guided through how to transform their IT organizations to grow business, offer new services and cut costs, and they'll leave with strategic playbooks to apply to their business. Featured speakers include IT experts from Google, Amazon and Microsoft.
Techweek Los Angeles
Techweek Los Angeles
2015-11-09 November 09, 2015 - November 15, 2015 Los Angeles CA Techweek Los Angeles 2015, titled "Building a Better World Through Tech Entrepreneurship," is scheduled for November 9-15. This conference attracts technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, students and media for a full week of celebrating innovation and technology. The event starts with a Kickoff Party, then goes on to include a film screening, partner events, conference, expo, product launch, hiring fair and fashion tech runway show. It culminates in a Hackathon on Saturday. Sessions cover a wide range of topics and include keynotes, workshops, panels, fireside chats, product announcements and a "knowledge bar."
Slush
Slush
2015-11-11 November 11, 2015 - November 12, 2015 Helsinki Finland Slush is a non-profit event that focuses on startups. It's organized by a group of tech entrepreneurs, investors, students and music festival organizers and has grown from a 300-person event to a conference that attracted more than 14,000 attendees in 2014. Slush 2015 – scheduled for November 11-12 – will once again take place in Helsinki, Finland. The 2014 event included 3,800 pre-booked meetings that matched startups with hundreds of investors interested in getting the next generation of super companies off the ground.
Future of Web Apps
Future of Web Apps
2015-11-12 November 12, 2015 - November 13, 2015 Boston MA Developers who love to hack and learn by doing will love the Future of Web Apps, an Ultimate Developer Event, brought to you by Future Insight. This two-day conference is known for its hands-on approach to learning. It affords hungry hackers and creative developers a chance to experience first-hand the newest technologies and learn app-building for the most up-and-coming new platforms soon to dominate the market.
SC15
SC15
2015-11-15 November 15, 2015 - November 20, 2015 Austin TX SC15 will take place at the Austin Convention Center from November 15-20, with an accompanying exhibition scheduled for November 16-19. This 27th-annual international conference, titled "HPC Transforms," focuses on high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. The conference attracts a wide variety of individuals from the supercomputing community – including engineers, programmers, scientists, researchers, developers and system administrators – for a full week of tutorials, technical papers and Birds of a Feather sessions.
Lean Startup Conference
Lean Startup Conference
2015-11-16 November 16, 2015 - November 19, 2015 San Francisco CA Lean Startup Conference, a product of the Lean Startup Co. (LSCo), is a flagship conference made up of original content, podcasts, educational webcasts and a Lean Startup Enterprise Training Program. The 2015 conference – set to take place November 16-19 in San Francisco – is expected to attract more than 2,000 innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world who are interested in sharing ideas, collaborating on projects and learning new ways to work to scale successfully.
QCon
QCon
2015-11-16 November 16, 2015 - November 20, 2015 San Francisco CA QCon is aimed squarely at software developers, and encourages knowledge-sharing and community among the practicing dev crowd. Focusing on the needs of tech team leads, architects, developers and project managers, QCon offers a variety of full-length technical sessions and in-depth tutorials to offer deep insight and expertise into real-world software develoment architectures, methodologies and practices.
Code Conference/Asia
Code Conference/Asia
2015-11-17 November 17, 2015 - November 19, 2015 Hong Kong China Slated for November 17-19 in Hong Kong, Code Conference/Asia 2015 will be Re/code's first ever international event. The event will be hosted by executive producers Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg and promises to bring together some of the most influential minds in the tech world. This exclusive conference provides entrepreneurs, execs and investors from both the U.S. and Asia the opportunity to come together for three days of learning, collaborating and connecting.
AppSphere
AppSphere
2015-11-30 November 30, 2015 - December 04, 2015 Las Vegas NV AppSphere is a conference for the global AppDynamic community. AppSphere 2015 is on the docket for November 30-December 4 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and focuses on finding solutions that give businesses a competitive advantage. Hundreds of attendees are anticipated from around the world, including a mix of everything from CEOs to engineers. It's a place to share ideas, learn about new business-optimizing tools and processes, gain insights from industry leaders, collaborate with peers, and network with the rest of the AppDynamic community.
Disrupt London
Disrupt London
2015-12-07 December 07, 2015 - December 08, 2015 London England TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 will take place December 7-8 at the Copper Box Arena. This iconic and highly anticipated conference features special guest speakers, TechCrunch writers and editors, fascinating entrepreneurs and leading venture capitalists, all gathered in one place to discuss some of the most important topics in today's tech landscape. Days begin with panels and one-on-one discussions, but afternoons are turned over to the Startup Battlefield – an exhilarating competition that ends with six finalists fighting for a shot at the coveted Disrupt Cup and startup-boosting cash prize. The event is preceded by a weekend Hackathon on Saturday and Sunday.
IGNITION 2015
IGNITION 2015
2015-12-08 December 08, 2015 - December 09, 2015 New York NY IGNITION, now in its sixth year, is Business Insider's flagship conference. IGNITION 2015, titled "Future of Digital," is scheduled for December 8-9 at the Time Warner Center in New York. Seven hundred senior execs will gather from the fields of technology, entertainment, media, investment and finance to explore the latest trends, innovations and transformations taking place in the tech world. Attendees enjoy cutting-edge demos, unscripted interviews and insights from industry leaders. Top execs from Facebook, GE, CBS, 21st Century Fox and Hulu are among the list of 2015 speakers.

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