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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.

August 2019

Black Hat USA, Las Vegas: Aug. 3-8

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

Future IT*, Boston, Aug. 6

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

Digital Enterprise Transformation West, Las Vegas: Aug. 22-23

VMworld, San Francisco: Aug. 25-29

September 2019

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

Chief Data & Analytics Officer Melbourne, Australia: Sept. 9-11

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

Digital Business Summit, Clearwater, Fla.: Sept.23-24

Technology Excellence Week, Boston: Sept.23-25

Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit, Las Vegas: Sept. 23-25

Apptus Reimagine, San Diego: Sept. 24-25

October 2019

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

CIO Executive Leadership Summit, Detroit: Oct. 10

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

O’Reilly AI Conference, London: Oct. 14-17

IFMA World Workplace, Phoenix: Oct. 16-18

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

Digital Transformation Conference, Boston: Oct. 17

CIO Perspectives*, Los Angeles: Oct. 18

Apptus Reimagine, Miami: Oct. 21-23

AI World Conference & Expo, Boston: Oct. 23-25

ISG Networks and Security Summit , Boston: Oct. 29-30

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

November 2019

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

Strata Software Architecture Conference, Berlin: Nov. 4-7

VMworld, Barcelona, Spain: Nov. 4-7

Web Summit, Lisbon, Portugal: 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

Digital Enterprise Transformation Assembly, Miami: Nov. 13-14

Technology Executive Leadership Summit, San Diego: Nov. 14

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

The Digital Transformation Conference, London: Nov. 21

Dreamforce, San Francisco: Nov. 19-22

December 2019

Future Compute, Cambridge, Mass.: Dec. 2-3

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

CIO Perspectives*, Houston: Dec. 5

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

March 2020

Strata Machine Learning & Data Conference, San Jose, Calif.: March 15-18

April 2020

Red Hat Summit, San Francisco: April 27-30

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

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