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Top 25 Tech Conferences of 2020 (By Month)

 

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Welcome to our mega-guide for navigating through the top tech conferences of 2020.

 

There are so many tech gatherings across the world every year, yet so few are actually worth your time. 

 

We’ve compiled a list of the most-attended, highest rated, and most respected conferences across software, cybersecurity, IT management, digital art, and every other tech field you can imagine. 

 

If you want to further your career, network, or keep your business one step ahead of the competition, this is where to HAVE TO GO.

 

Is your passport ready?

 

February

 

Pink20

 

Pink20 Tech Conference

 

When: February 16 – 19, 2020

 

Where: The Bellagio. Las Vegas, Nevada

 

What: IT service management

 

Holy ITSM services management conference, Batman!

 

Pink20 is the world’s premier IT services management conference, and the only conference on our list with a Batman theme.

 

This is THE conference for IT pros who want to learn to be like Batman: Ingenious, clever, on the forefront of technology, and courageous.

 

Topics covered range from automating IT services and the 5 super villains every IT company faces to the future of information technology.

 

Plus, it’s right on the Last Vegas strip!

 

CIO Nordic Summit

 

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When: February 19th, 2020

 

Where: Grand Hotel. Stockholm, Sweden

 

What: Chief Information Officers discussing the latest topics/trends/solutions

 

The CIO Nordics Summit is a chance for CIOs and other IT professionals to discuss (And SOLVE) serious issues facing information officers amid political and economic instability.

 

CIOs are becoming more and more important as economies and governments shift, and this conference is a unique chance for attendees to join roundtable discussions and 30-minute meetings. This year’s topics include:

 

  1. Building and Managing Hybrid Clouds
  2. Early-phase IoT Adoption
  3. Digitalisation and Digital Transformation
  4. The Origin of Innovation in the Enterprise
  5. Big Data Environment ” The Latest of the Latest
  6. Strategically Securing the Enterprise

 

RSA2020

 

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When: February 24-28, 2020

 

Where: San Francisco, California

 

What: Cybersecurity

 

RSA Conference, or RSA2020 as its called this year, is a meeting of the world’s leading minds in cybersecurity to share knowledge, teach others, and identify exciting new technologies and major threats in the coming year.

 

This is the place to further your career in this burgeoning field, identify and eliminate serious threats to your business, and discover the latest cybersecurity technologies (Product demos are awesome!).

 

BONUS: Penn and Teller are speaking this year!

 

MWC Barcelona

 

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When: February 24-27

 

Where: Barcelona, Spain

 

What: Mobile technology/Intelligent connectivity

 

MWC is the largest mobile technology even on the planet. MWC Barcelona a massive gathering of the world’s leading innovators, movers and shakers, and big name companies, all sharing their vision of intelligent connectivity.

 

This conference will explore the possibilities of 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI), including:

 

  1. Customer engagement
  2. The power of media and entertainment
  3. Security and privacy
  4. The 5G era (Sponsored by Deloitte)

 

Big name exhibitors include Cisco, McAfee, and IBM.

 

Oh, and did we mention Barcelona?

 

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March

 

Cloud Expo Europe

 

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When: March 11 – 12

 

Where: London, UK

 

What: Any and all things cloud

 

The UK’s leading tech summit. Sponsored by IBM. Smack dab in the middle of one of the world’s largest financial hubs.

 

Cloud Expo Europe is the place for cloud professionals, industry experts, and business managers to learn, network, and discover.

 

This is the perfect conference for anyone – cloud-first, scaling up, refining, or just starting out – that wants to learn about emerging trends, the latest cloud-tech, advice from experts who’ve been-there-done-that, and market forecasts.

 

Major topics include multi-cloud optimization, digital transformation, and essential cloud skills.

 

Adobe Summit

 

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When: March 29 – April 2

 

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

 

What: Marketing automation and commerce

 

Tom Brady.

 

That’s all we have to say…

 

Just kidding.

 

Besides the star-studded speakers – CEOs of big names like Linkedin, Actresses, TOM BRADY! – The Adobe Summit is 400 sessions and labs dedicated to teaching you the who, what, and how of marketing automation and analytics.

 

This year, you’ll be inspired by the leaders of innovations all while learning about:

 

  1. Analytics and the customer journey
  2. B2B marketing
  3. Optimizing your shopping experience
  4. The latest trends in automation
  5. Email marketing
  6. Tom Brady

 

And all from fabulous Las Vegas!

 

App Growth Summit LA

 

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When: March 5th

 

Where: Los Angeles, California

 

What: All things mobile apps

 

3 years ago, the best minds in mobile apps had a crazy idea: How about a whole day of content dedicated to helping mobile app marketers, brands, and professionals network, share, and learn about the latest trends in the industry.

 

This year’s App Growth Summit lineup features geniuses from major names like Blizzard, Mozilla, Grubhub, and a little search engine called Google.

 

Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

 

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When: March 23 – 26

 

Where: Grapevine, Texas

 

What: Data & analytics

 

This is a must-attend conference for data & analytics professionals. Gartner is the world’s foremost research and advisory company. You’re playing with the big dogs here at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit.

 

Topics range from building an effective data and analytics strategy and deep-dive tutorials on data analytics tools to developing leadership skills to bridge the gap between data and IT.

 

April

 

Red Hat Summit

 

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When: April 27 – 29

 

Where: San Francisco, California

 

What: All things open source/IT

 

We’re back to The Bay at the end of April for the world’s premier open source/IT event.

 

Thousands of IT professionals and people from all walks of life will descend on San Francisco to learn about hybrid cloud services, automation, general IT, and cloud-native app development.

 

And that’s just scratching the surface…

 

If you’re interested in high-performing Linux, cloud, automation and management, container, and Kubernetes technologies, this Red Hat Summit is the conference for you.

 

Google Cloud Next

 

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When: April 6 – 8

 

Where: San Francisco

 

What: Google Cloud innovation

 

3 straight days of Google Cloud pandemonium in The Bay at the beginning of April.

 

A behind-the-scenes look at Google Cloud innovation technologies, in-depth talks from leading brands on how they’re harnessing the cloud to innovate, and hands-on labs to learn how to use this exciting tech for your business.

 

This is the place to accelerate your business with the world’s leading search engine. Topics include training in:

 

  1. AI
  2. API
  3. Cost management
  4. Data analytics
  5. Security
  6. Storage

 

Did we mention this is Google? GO!

 

Ted 2020

 

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When: April 20-24

 

Where: Vancouver, BC

 

What: The future of humanity

 

TED is the world’s foremost gathering of minds from all disciplines.

 

World-changers, innovators, healers, and deep thinkers converge on Vancouver to tackle the world’s most interesting ideas.

 

This year’s talks touch on human potential, life fulfillment, political turmoil, and the future of humanity itself. This year’s theme is “uncharted” – that is, our future and how we’ll get there.

 

If anything, this will be fascinating!

 

May

 

Microsoft Build

 

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When: May 19-21

 

Where: Seattle, Washington

 

What: Web development

 

Microsoft promises that anyone who attends will leave a better developer.

 

This is your chance to meet the engineers behind the industry’s most-used products and connect with thousands of peers in the development world.

 

Learn from tech sessions, panels, and hands-on labs. Expand your network by meeting the decision makers behind the planet’s biggest software company. And take your coding game to the next level with direct, one-on-one support.

 

There’s no other opportunity like this for developers any other time in the year, so be sure to check out Microsoft Build if this sounds like a can’t miss to you!

 

CLOSER 2020

 

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When: May 7-9

 

Where: Prague, Czech Republic

 

What: Cloud computing

 

CLOSER is another cloud computing summit perfect for professionals who want to learn about infrastructure, operations, and global services.

 

This conference is especially concerned with Services Science, an interdisciplinary approach to the study, design, and implementation of service systems.

 

It also happens to be in one the world’s most beautiful cities: Prague.

 

IBM Think

 

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When: May 4-7

 

Where: San Francisco

 

What: All things business and technology

 

IBM Think is your opportunity to get hands-on experience in the latest advancements in technology.

 

This year’s revamped curriculum includes multicloud solutions, big data, and AI, among other exciting topics.

 

This is literally like attending hundreds of different conferences all wrapped in a single ticket. No other conference rivals the breadth of this one, with speakers from all walks of life including: IBM’s CEO, Red Hat’s CEO, Imogen Heap – a leading composer and artist, documentarians, gaming innovators, and other inspiring leaders.

 

This one is can’t miss!

 

June

 

Big Data Toronto

 

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When: June 3 – 4

 

Where: Toronto, CA

 

What: Big data and AI

 

Big Data Toronto is a 360-degree overview of the big data industry, complete with two days of skill-based workshops and product demos.

 

5,000 attendees, 150 speakers, 90 brands_this is how you future-proof your business and build a network that matters. Topics include data science, accelerating your business, emerging threats, AI, and actionable privacy advice.

 

COLLISION

 

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When: June 22-25

 

Where: Toronto, CA

 

What: General tech

 

Collision is North America’s fastest growing tech conference, and where the giants of the industry assemble to discuss policy, technology, and other exciting tech topics.

 

150 speakers, 30,000 attendees, and 1,300 journalists collide with investors and media from every corner of the globe. Collision truly is a crossroads for the global tech industry.

 

July

 

Mobile Growth Summit NY

 

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When: July 16

 

Where: New York City

 

What: Mobile growth

 

The Big Apple hosts the NY branch of the world’s largest mobile growth series. Mobile Growth Summit is a one-day event and an excellent opportunity to connect with mobile app professionals and industry leaders in branding, development, management, and innovation.

 

The conference is a rapid fire series of workshops, panels, and networking events all designed to give you an edge as a mobile app company. This is a must-attend for developers, managers, and other app professionals.

 

August

 

2020 New York Global Innovation Summit

 

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When: August 20

 

Where: New York City

 

What: Leadership

 

The Global Innovation Summit is where professionals become leaders. This one-day conference is a tour de force in unique insight, best practices, first hand experience, and discussions among the world’s foremost business leaders.

 

Want to be a leader? Who better to learn from than the CIO of the United States Department of Defense, the Chief Technology Architect of Verizon, and the CTO of Hudson’s Bay Company?

 

Key Areas of Focus Include:

  1. Strategy, Process Improvement and Alignment
  2. Innovation and Technology
  3. Career Management and Leadership Development

 

 

VMworld 2020

 

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When: August 30 – Sep 3

 

Where: San Francisco

 

What: Virtualization

 

The world’s largest and most fascinating virtualization event (VMworld) takes place in San Fran at the end of August, bringing together names like Amazon, IBM, Dell, and Intel.

 

Virtualization is the art of running a virtual version of a computer system. And this 5-day virtualization-athon is full of panels, exhibits, discussions, and training involving cloud computing, network security, digital workspace, and discussion on disruptive trends.

 

September

 

Re.Work – The Deep Learning Summit

 

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When: September 17-18

 

Where: London, UK

 

What: Deep learning (Surprise!)

 

The Deep Learning Summit in London is where you want to go to see practical examples of applying AI and machine learning to solve business challenges.

 

This is where pioneers at the forefront of self-learning computers (The end is near) share their wisdom, experience, and visions of the future.

 

400 leading technologists and innovators, 30 speakers, and countless interactive workshops all make this a must-attend for 2020 for anyone even remotely involved in tech.

 

Microsoft Ignite

 

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When: September 21-25

 

Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

 

What: General technology

 

One of the most comprehensive and far-reaching tech conferences takes place on the bayou in September.

 

1,000 + sessions, 200 + hands-on experiences, and 25,000 attendees make this one of the year’s MAMMOTH conferences.

 

Connect with experts in cloud, hybrid infrastructure, and security, as well as network for days and days on end. This is a gathering of the “who’s who” of tech, with sponsors like NetApp, Veritas, Dell, and, of course, the biggest name in software, Microsoft!

 

If you want the best chance of meeting a real major decision maker and making a great impression, be sure to attend Microsoft Ignite.

 

October

 

SaaStock

 

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When: October 12-14

 

Where: Dublin

 

What: Software as a service

 

This is like Disneyland for SaaS companies. Of all the conferences on this list, this is the only one that “kicks SaaS”.

 

Over 4,000 leaders gather to teach attendees how to gain traction, accelerate growth, and scale to the moon and beyond.

 

Practical workshops, relevant speakers giving cutting-edge insight, and meaningful connections with the biggest names in the biz all make this trip to Dublin worth every penny.

 

Adobe Max

 

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When: October 19-21

 

Where: Los Angeles, California

 

What: Creativity

 

This is the most creative entry on the list, and you’re about to see why.

 

Recognize these names?

 

  1. Dave Grohl
  2. M. Night Shyamalan
  3. Billie Eilish
  4. Vampire Weekend

 

This is the only conference attended by the biggest names in creativity from music and art to photography and TV.

 

This might not seem like a tech conference, but don’t be fooled. Adobe MAX is full of awesome workshops for digital illustration, software, and recording plus a ton more creative skills.

 

One look at the sponsors and you’ll see why it’s considered a tech conference:

 

  1. HP
  2. Asana
  3. Samsung
  4. Workfront

 

November

 

2020 San Diego Tech Leadership Conference

 

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When: October 27

 

Where: San Diego, California

 

What: Leadership

 

November is a light month for tech conferences, but if you missed the New York stop of the tech leadership conference series, then definitely take a day to check out the San Diego branch.

 

It doesn’t have as many heavy hitters as the NYC stop, but the weather and venue are way nicer! You’ll hear from the CIO of Crowdstrike, the VP of Golden State Foods, and the president of HMG strategy. All of them will share deep insights into leadership and how to steer your company in the right direction.

 

December

 

Re: Invent

 

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When: November 30 – December 4

 

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

 

What: Cloud computing/AWS

 

Amazon throws its weight around to close out the year with Amazon Web Services’ Re:Invent right on the strip in Las Vegas.

 

Re:Invent is nearly a week of cloud computing knowledge bombs and insights into one of the world’s richest and most powerful companies.

 

2020 topics are not set in stone, but they’ll most likely mirror 2019’s. Those included optimizing your cloud infrastructure, insights into AWS customers and trends from the CEO of AWS himself, and the CTO of Amazon teaching the technical underpinnings of AWS…and that was all in one day.

 

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