The top 20 tech conferences to attend in 2019
The sheer volume of IT conferences and user events hosted each year by OEMs and industry organizations can be overwhelming. To help you prioritize your event schedule this year, we’ve compiled a list of the top 20 tech conferences in 2019. From engineers and developers to CIOs and CSOs, our list has something for everyone. See you there!
HIMSS19: February 11-15, Orlando, Florida
The most well-known conference in the health industry, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference and Exhibition features hundreds of education sessions and special programs. It brings together over 45,000 professionals to share expertise and inspire new solutions. With CMS Administrator Seema Verma joining this year’s opening keynote panel, HIMSS19 will provide the opportunity to brush shoulders with some of the nation’s most influential health care professionals.
IBM Think 2019: February 12-15, San Francisco
From hands-on labs featuring AI, cloud, and other emerging technologies to certification and professional development sessions, IBM Think 2019 offers opportunities for budding young professionals and seasoned technologists. Not only will you hear from individuals reaching for Mars and beyond, but legendary NFL quarterback Joe Montana will also share advice on how to navigate high-pressure situations.
DeveloperWeek: February 20-24, San Francisco
Branded as the world’s largest vendor-neutral developer expo and conference, DeveloperWeek sees over 8,000 attendees and dozens of speakers, including Slack CTO and co-founder Cal Henderson and Google’s Android Toolkit Lead Chet Haase. From sessions on how to start your first machine learning project to measuring success in a DevOps work environment, this conference offers valuable information for professional developers to executives.
RSA Conference: March 4-8, San Francisco
The first of the year’s major cybersecurity conferences, RSA Conference includes training sessions for many of the major cybersecurity certifications and panel discussions stacked with industry leaders, who will discuss everything from the current talent shortage to what’s happening in cyber law.
Adobe Summit: March 26-28, Las Vegas
The Adobe Summit shows agency and marketing decision makers how they can combine data and design to improve customer experiences. The summit informs its lessons with real case studies as well as tracks on advertising, analytics and data management, platform and machine learning, and more.
Aruba Atmosphere: March 31-April 5, Las Vegas
Last year, Aruba Atmosphere had over 3,000 attendees, and the event is only expected to grow. At Atmosphere, you’ll gain insight into what’s next for Aruba as well as in-depth sessions, including over 17 hours of training for subjects like Mobility v8 and Aruba AirWave Fundamentals.
Google Cloud Next ‘19: April 9-11, San Francisco
Aside from its 450+ sessions, Google Cloud Next ‘19 provides opportunities to meet one-on-one with Google experts on a wide range of topics, from AI and machine learning to security and infrastructure, and to learn about the latest in Google Cloud innovations. You’re sure to leave the conference inspired to take your company’s IT to the next level.
Dell Technologies World: April 29-May 2, Las Vegas
Have questions about the Dell products you use, or interested in new ways you can apply them? Dell Technologies World will give you an expert view of the OEM’s products and a sneak peek to where its technology will head next.
Red Hat Summit: May 7-9, Boston
For its 15th year, the 2019 Red Hat Summit will focus on how companies can scale technology and culture to fit and adapt to their needs. The summit is set to welcome more than 7,500 engineers, architects, and system administrators, who will attend over 300 sessions and labs.
Interop19: May 20-23, Las Vegas
“The unbiased IT conference,” Interop19 vets each speaker through its independent review board and works hard to ensure attendees hear independent, personal insight from their peers. It makes room only for speakers who provide actionable and honest insights for the industry. This year, its sessions will cover five different topics: infrastructure, security, DevOps, emerging tech, and IT strategy.
Cisco Live: June 9-13, San Diego
At Cisco Live, you’ll grow your network and build upon the skills and knowledge you already have to better champion digital transformation within your organization. The conference will feature best practices for innovative technologies, big ideas from your peers, and opportunities to exchange ideas.
HPE Discover: June 17-20, Las Vegas
Save the date for HPE Discover 2019, which will undoubtedly build on the thought-provoking sessions it held last year on edge computing, hybrid cloud, infrastructure, and more. The sessions, keynote speakers, and labs will be released in the coming months.
ISTE 2019: June 23-26, Philadelphia
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference brings together educators, technology coordinators, administrators, policymakers, and those who educational technology impacts the most, students. We’re waiting for ISTE to release additional 2019 details, but if you’re part of the edtech industry, you can’t go astray attending this comprehensive conference.
GMIS MEETS: August 25-28, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
For three days, IT professionals from across the public sector will have a chance to exchange ideas, network, and hear from industry experts at GMIS MEETS. This year’s schedule is still in development, but it’ll likely follow the 2018 agenda’s setup with management, technical, and specialty tracks.
VMworld 2019: August 25-29, San Francisco
Looking to expand your understanding and expertise of VMware’s digital infrastructure tools? This five-day conference will help you transform your company into a software-defined business. Through its breakout sessions, expert panels, and quick talks, VMworld will cover everything from mobile devices to data centers.
Pure//Accelerate: September 15-19, Austin, Texas
Pure Storage’s annual conference Pure//Accelerate gives attendees a chance to participate in live demos, in-depth training sessions, and more. The 2019 schedule is yet to be released, but you can sign up for updates here.
EDUCAUSE 2019: October 14-17, Chicago
From its executive career coaching to its new IT managers program, the EDUCAUSE higher education IT conference provides learning opportunities for all levels in your organization.
Adobe MAX: November 2-6, Los Angeles
With over 14,000 graphic, web, and multidisciplinary designers, the Adobe MAX conference shows attendees where the creative industry is headed and teaches them new tricks and tools to improve their graphics. With an entire track focused on web and UX design, front-end developers and experienced designers alike will learn the latest in design techniques.
Microsoft Ignite: November 4-8, Orlando, Florida
Over 700 deep-dive sessions and more than 100 expert-led and self-pace workshops are only the start of Microsoft Ignite. The event also provides networking opportunities and one-on-one sessions with Microsoft experts. While we’re waiting for the 2019 schedule to be released, view the 2018 agenda to familiarize yourself with the structure of the conference.
AWS re:Invent: December 2-6, Las Vegas
Close out the year with this premiere AWS conference. Last year, AWS re:Invent hosted over 2,000 breakout sessions on topics like cloud architecture, continuous deployment, large-scale migrations, and more. With sessions broken down into intro, advanced, and expert levels, the 2019 conference will have a session for everyone.