If you were wondering how to expand your network, learn about the latest tech trends and meet prospective clients or investors – well, wonder no more.
We have prepared an overview of the leading US tech events that you should visit in 2018.
Best US tech events to visit in 2018
Whether you are already running a company or you are just curious of what might be trendy in the future, these events will definitely help you get noticed, expand your network, and meet prospective customers or financiers.
So here is the list of the tech events to visit in the USA in 2018:
Best US tech events in March 2018
Digiday Media Buying Summit | March 5, New Orleans, LA | The Digiday Media Buying Summit is where agency leaders meet to discuss the current advertising landscape and how media agencies can weather tough times while seeking new business opportunities.
Strata Data Conference: California | March 6, San Jose, CA | A 4-day immersion in the most challenging problems, intriguing use cases, and enticing opportunities in data today.
Future Festival: Las Vegas | March 9, Las Vegas, NV | Join top innovators in Las Vegas for an epic exploration of trends and innovation. 85% rate Future Festival as the “best business event they’ve ever attended.”
SXSW | March 9, Austin, TX | Celebrating the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.
Visual Studio LIVE!: Las Vegas | March 11, Las Vegas, NV | The conference highlights how far technology has come in 25 years, while looking toward the future with their unique brand of training on .NET, the Microsoft Platform and open source technologies in seven great cities across the US.
BTOES ’18 | March 12, Orlando, FL | This world-class event has been driven by the huge industry demand for a cross-industry, operational excellence event that is energizing, inspiring, and engaging.
SATELLITE 2018 | March 12, Washington D.C. | 14,500+ connectivity professionals will convene for SATELLITE 2018 to further their knowledge of satellite communications and space technology. Through forward-looking keynotes and in-depth sessions in the conference program, they’ll explore the latest innovations and steps forward in building the future of connectivity.
SMX West | March 13, San Jose, CA | Search Marketing Expo is the leading conference for SEO & SEM professionals, helping marketers succeed with actionable tactics.
Venture Summit West 2018 | March 13, Santa Clara, CA | This exclusive venture summit will bring together over 500 Venture Capitalists, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, Investment Bankers and CEOs of early stage and emerging growth companies; will feature more than 50 leading VCs on interactive panel discussions; presentations from more than 50 Top Innovators; and high-level networking opportunities.
Future Festival: Los Angeles | March 15, Los Angeles, CA | Learn upcoming future trends, consumer insights and disruptive innovations that will impact your industry.
Nowhere Developers Conference | March 15, Bentonville, AR | The Nowhere Developer Conference is a conference and event series for developers and engineers, focused on the latest developments in software engineering, machine learning, blockchain, distributed systems, and frontend and backend development.
IBM Think | March 19, Las Vegas, NV | At one of the leading workplace tech conferences, attendees learn about the latest in collaboration solutions, content management, and machine learning.
OCP US Summit | March 20, Santa Clara, CA | A 2-day event that features a stellar lineup of speakers, demonstrations, booths and networking opportunities.
JazzCon.Tech | March 21, New Orleans, LA | JazzCon.Tech will bring the energy and community spirit of our previous event back to New Orleans for three days of learning and networking.
R&D Innovation Summit | March 21, Chicacgo, IL | Bringing together leaders who have been implementing successful R&D, developing innovation programs and supporting their company’s future development.
The Economist’s Innovation Summit | March 22, Chicago, IL | The Economist Events’ Innovation Summit gathers Fortune 500 CEOs, policymakers, and entrepreneurs to share their insights for successful digital transformation.
Adobe Summit | March 25, Las Vegas, NV | The premier event for digital marketing professionals, Summit has the latest insights from the world’s leading digital marketing experts.
Sharepoint Fest DC | March 26, Washington D.C. | Attend technical classes and workshops taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, Microsoft engineers and Microsoft MVPs.
GPU Technology Conference | March 26, San Jose, CA | GTC attracts developers, researchers, and technologists from some of the top companies, universities, and government agencies from around the world.
Best US tech events in April 2018
XLIVE Esports Summit | April 2, Los Angeles, CA | Learn from 175+ senior executives as they identify the business opportunities and barriers to entry in an industry that is expected to be worth close to $1 billion by 2019.
XLIVE Data & Analytics Summit | April 3, Los Angeles, CA | Learn how festivals and live events are utilizing existing technology applications and tools to understand who the most valuable customers are.
Super Bot 2018 | April 3, San Francisco, CA | SuperBot Conference is a premier conference in San Francisco for bots, AI, and voice technology featuring speakers from Facebook, Intuit, Slack, and more!
Techfest NW | April 5, Portland, OR | TechFestNW is a two-day conference where a collection of esteemed speakers discuss relevant, interesting topics about today’s tech landscape.
App Growth Summit NYC 2018 | April 5, New York, NY | Dozens of expert presenters and panelists share secrets of their mobile app growth strategies in two beautiful stage areas. A full day of insightful content will be capped off by a Happy Hour celebration for Women In Wireless!
Programmatic I/O | April 10, San Francisco, CA | The world’s largest conference focusing on programmatic media and marketing.
PULSE | April 10, Oakland, CA | The definitive global networking and learning conference for the customer success industry.
Account Based Marketing Summit | April 11, San Francisco, CA | Discussing and discovering the latest trends in Account-Based Marketing.
Digiday AI Marketing Summit | April 11, Santa Barbara, CA | This conference will teach marketers how to use AI for customer service, content curation, internal data organization – and how to set up your organization to make all of this possible.
Internet of Things Summit | April 12, San Francisco, CA | This summit will gather the world’s most dynamic practitioners working to create a more connected world.
Recurring Revenue Conference | April 12, Marina Del Rey, CA | Hear from entrepreneurs who have successfully built cloud-based solutions and learn from their best practices.
Forbes CIO Summit | April 15, Half Moon Bay, CA | This summit focuses on taking you inside the minds of today’s best practitioners and tapping the wisdom of business leaders outside of your sphere.
RSA Conference | April 16, San Francisco, CA | One of the largest cybersecurity conferences in the world, attendees discover the latest technology and interact with top security leaders and pioneers.
Cloud Foundry | April 18, Boston, MA | Cloud Foundry Summit is the premier event for enterprise app developers.
HardwareCon | April 19, San Jose, CA | HardwareCon is a 2-day conference that brings together over 500 global thought leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators in the hardware ecosystem to get deals done.
SuiteWorld | April 23, Las Vegas, NV | The #1 Cloud ERP conference that gathers all Netsuite users, partners, and developers.
GOTO Chicago | April 25, Chicago, IL | GOTO Chicago 2018 highlights the technologies, methodologies and skills you need to know today to build systems of the future. Learn about new trends, connect with industry experts, share your passion, and grow your skills.
Artificial Intelligence Conference: New York | April 29, New York, NY | From bots and agents to voice and IoT interfaces, learn how to implement AI in real-world projects using machine learning, NLP, Tensorflow, and more.
COLLISION | April 30, New Orleans, LA | Collision is “America’s fastest growing tech conference” created by the team behind Web Summit, gathering CEOs of top startups and enterprises.
Dell EMC World | April 30, Las Vegas, NV | Dell EMC World is the premier enterprise technology forum for IT practitioners and business decision makers.
Gartner Tech Growth & Innovation Conference | April 30, San Diego, CA | With a focus on software, hardware and service providers, this conference offers both short-term growth opportunities and long-term strategies.
ProCollabCon 2018 | April 30, McLean, VA | ProCollabCon 2018 is a Technology Collaboration Conference hosted by Protiviti to educate attendees on how to leverage Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365 and other tools and technologies to increase collaboration & productivity within their organizations.
Best US tech events in May 2018
Data Platforms 2018 | May, Phoenix, AZ | Data Platforms 2018 brings together an exclusive group of practitioners, partners and luminaries to empower you to build a self-service data driven enterprise.
F8 | May 1, San Jose, CA | Facebook’s annual developer conference draws in some of the most talented minds in the space, resulting in fascinating lectures and valuable industry insight.
Blending Service and Sales Motions | May 7, San Diego, CA | Learn how technology companies are designing and delivering an experience that unlocks profits for both customers and suppliers.
Red Hat Summit | May 8, San Francisco, CA | Red Hat Summit is dedicated to those interested in open source – celebrating the individuals, builders, and explorers of the community.
Evolve Technology Conference | May 8, Las Vegas, NV | A two-day leadership & technology conference focusing on forward-thinking and cutting edge IT solutions.
MuleSoft Connect | May 8, San Jose, CA | A premier integration conference for CIOs, IT leaders and technologists to address the challenges of the new digital era.
ONUG | May 8, San Francisco, CA | ONUG is the leading user-driven community of IT business leaders focused on leveraging the power of their engineering and procurement to influence the pace and deployment of open cloud infrastructure solutions.
99UConference | May 9, New York, NY | A one-of-a-kind live experience that inspires creative professionals to bring their ideas to life and shape the future of the industry.
Microsoft Build | May 10, Seattle, WA | Build is filled with strong technical sessions as well as opportunities to meet and learn from others in the industry
TechDay NY | May 10, New York, NY | With over 35,000 attendees including investors, startups, reporters, and early adopters, come meet the entire New York startup community.
Accelerate 2018 | May 14, San Francisco, CA | Apttus Accelerate brings together 4,000+ sales, legal, finance, operations and technology professionals for the leading event dedicated to Quote-to-Cash solutions and thought leadership.
Women of The Channel West | May 15, Palm Springs, CA | This one-of-a-kind, engaging conference offers female channel and IT executives an opportunity to advance their skills, network with peers and be inspired by the women making a significant impact on the IT channel and industry today.
Gartner Digital Marketing Conference | May 15, San Diego, CA | The Gartner Digital Marketing Conference provides the insights senior marketing leaders need to deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
Future Festival: New York | May 16, New York, NY | Get immersed in the most important trends, network with key innovators from your city and get the innovation insights you need to bring your team to the next level.
Tangoe LIVE | May 20, Orlando, FL | Join this event for three days of education, networking, training and entertainment with the singular goal of helping you optimize your organization’s IT infrastructure.
Pure // Accelerate | May 22, San Francisco, CA | A conference focused on the trends and impact of storage software for consumers and businesses alike.
Code Conference | May 29, Rancho Plaos Verdes, CA | This invitation-only conference brings together the most influential leaders for in-depth conversations about the future impact of digital technology.
The Brand Marketing Summit | May 30, San Francisco, CA | Incite Marketing Summit West brings together Chief Marketing Officers from major US and global brands. Over 300 marketing leaders in attendance makes this one of the best brand-focused marketing conferences of the year.
Locate | May 30, San Francisco, CA | This event will bring together developers, designers and anyone interested in the future of mapping to learn more and explore beyond the map.
Best US tech events in June 2018
Techweek: Chicago | June, Chicago, IL | A conference meant to spread wealth creation to diverse places and people by supporting the emergence of local Hero Companies.
Spark Summit | June 4, San Francisco, CA | Join more than 3,000 Apache Spark engineers, analysts, scientists, and business professionals for three days of in-depth learning and networking.
SpringCon.Tech | June 4, New Orleans, LA | Join us in New Orleans for a 3 day conference on all things Spring! A developer focused event around all things Spring. All tickets include access to a full-day, hands-on workshop.
SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference | June 5, Orlando, FL | Over 20,000 business and IT executives from around the world come to learn about new SAP products and company roadmaps at one of the largest software user conferences in the world.
Women Ambassadors Forum | June 12, Dallas, TX | With this community of ambassadors, attendees will engage in projects aimed at cultivating women’s entrepreneurial, financial and leadership skills.
Enterprise UX 2018 | June 13, San Francisco, CA | Enterprise UX 2018 is for people who care about delivering great enterprise experiences—whether they work within an enterprise or for an enterprise software vendor.
ITEC 2018 | June 13, Long Beach, CA | ITEC is aimed at helping the industry in the transition from conventional vehicles to advanced electrified vehicles. The conference is focused on components, systems, standards, and grid interface technologies, related to efficient power conversion for all types of electrified transportation.
LiveWorx ’18 | June 17, Boston, MA | LiveWorx is a global technology conference and marketplace for solutions engineered for a smart, connected world
Developer Week: New York | June 18, New York, NY | Join 3,000+ developers, devops procs, and executives. Discover the latest in App Development, DevOps, Dev Management, and FinTech Dev.
Future of FinTech: The Disruption of Financial Services | June 19, New York, NY | The Future of Fintech is an exclusive gathering of the world’s largest financial institutions, best fintech startups, and most active venture investors.
VidCon | June 20, Anaheim, CA | The world’s biggest conference for online video. From creators to consumers, VidCon is for video lovers from all over the world.
Identiverse 2018 | June 24, Boston, MA | Identity is transformational. Discover the critical engine that drives customer acquisition and retention, and supports your regulatory and security imperatives.
Best US tech events in July 2018
Digital Publishing Innovation Summit | July 11, New York, NY | Bringing together current leaders and brands within the digital space for two days of knowledge sharing & networking.
Fortune Brainstorm Tech | July 16, Aspen, CO | An invitation-only summer retreat for leaders from Fortune 500 companies, top tech entrepreneurs, and the most important investors who finance them.
O’Reilly Open Source Convention | July 18, Portland, OR | Explore the latest tools and technologies, get expert in-depth training in crucial languages, frameworks, and best practices, and get exposure to the open source stack in all possible configurations
Future Festival: Chicago | July 19, Chicago, IL | A 1 Day Accelerated Program that brings Chicago innovators the best of our epic Future Festival – Trend Hunter’s multi-day trends, insight and innovation megaevent.
Google Cloud Next ’18 | July 24, San Francisco, CA | An immersive event that brings together executives, developers, IT decision makers, and Google engineers to build the future of the cloud.
Best US tech events in August 2018
Black Hat USA | August 4, Las Vegas, NV | A highly technical information security conference that brings together thought leaders from all facets of the infosec world.
eTail | August 6, Boston, MA | eTail is at the cutting edge of multi-channel and eCommerce. Experience electric keynotes and tailored networking in the heart of historic Boston.
Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit | August 20, San Diego, CA | The premier gathering of security, risk management and business continuity management leaders, this conference delivers the insight you need to guide your organization to a secure digital business future.
SharePoint Fest: Seattle | August 20, Seattle, WA | Join this SharePoint Seattle to attend technical classes and workshops taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, Microsoft engineers and Microsoft MVPs.
JupyterCon | August 22, New York, NY | At JupyterCon, learn how teams of data scientists, business analysts, and researchers use the Notebook and other Jupyter tools to create self-documenting analysis and apps, transform workflows, and build organization-wide collaboration.
VMworld US | August 26, Las Vegas, NV | Four full days of innovation to accelerate your journey to a software-defined business.
Digital Summit: Washington DC | August 27, Washington D.C. | Digital Summit DC will have 40+ sessions from experts from Bit.ly, LinkedIn, and National Geographic covering topics in strategy, mobile, video, social media, email, content marketing, UX design, and SEO.
Best US tech events in September 2018
The Design Gurus Summit | September, San Francisco, CA | This event is a great place to learn from the people leading the charge and shaking up the industry. Expect to discover new ideas and gain different perspectives on design, both as a speaker and attendee.
DevSecCon: Boston | September, Boston, MA | DevSecCon is coming to Boston for the first time, bringing you two days filled with inspiring talks and interactive workshops about DevSecOps – the practice of building security into development processes.
ManageEngine: User Conference | September, New York City, NYC | Get a first look at product launches, attend live demos, and participate in one-on-one sessions with experts during this high powered two-day event.
INBOUND | September 4, Boston, MA | INBOUND’s purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections you need to transform your business.
Artificial Intelligence Conference: San Francisco | September 5, San Francisco, California | Leaders and innovators will explore the most promising applied machine learning and artificial intelligence topics, including AI for structured business data, deep learning models, NLP, chatbots, and more.
Diversity Empowerment Summit | September 11, Los Angeles, CA | The goal of the Summit is to help promote and facilitate an increase in diversity, inclusion, empowerment and social innovation in the open source community, and to provide a venue for discussion and collaboration.
Strata Data Conference: New York | September 12, New York, NY | Strata Data Conferences bring together some of the world’s smartest data scientists and business strategists to share new skills, share best practices, and lay a foundation for the future.
Bluetooth World | September 18, Santa Clara, CA | Bluetooth World 2018 brings innovators, futurists and decision-makers together to inspire, educate and validate the market.
Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit | September 24, Las Vegas, NV | A forum for executives in the hosting, cloud computing, data center and Internet infrastructure sectors.
Microsoft Ignite | September 24, Orlando, FL | Microsoft Ignite gives you five days of hands-on learning, industry insights, and direct access to product experts all in one place.
Best US tech events in October 2018
Talent Connect | October, Las Vegas, NV | LinkedIn’s annual Talent Connect is the premiere annual event for the global talent industry.
Lean Startup Conference | October, San Francisco, CA | The official conference for lean methodology, offering tactics and strategies to create leaner processes.
CSW Summit | October, Seattle, WA | US and international speakers will gather in Seattle for this one-day summit to share how crowdsourcing is shaping their industries and is transforming organizations today.
ITEN Wired | October, Pensacola Beach, FL | ITEN Wired is the Gulf Coast’s premeir conference for entrepreneurs, executives, professionals, and educators working in technology.
ResponseCon: Boston | October, Boston, MA | Join the community of business owners, industry influencers, and GetResponse customers, and learn about effective marketing, sales, and tech strategies.
INDUSTRY: The Product Conference | October 1, Cleveland, OH | At INDUSTRY: The Product Conference, you’ll explore with other Product Management professionals, startup founders and renowned product leaders the new methods, frameworks and tools being used to build, launch and scale groundbreaking software products.
O’Reilly Velocity Conference: New York | October 1, New York, NY | Join engineers, developers, and architects at Velocity to learn how to build, manage, and scale distributed systems to improve end-to-end performance.
Geekwire Summit | October 1, Seattle, WA | Bringing together more than 900 entrepreneurs and tech leaders to explore the future of the innovation economy.
&THEN | October 8, Las Vegas, NV | DMA’s annual event where thousands of marketers gather each year to find the next generation of digital, data-driven marketers.
Adobe MAX | October 15, Los Angeles, CA | Come to MAX to rejuvenate your work, your process, and your own creative journey. MAX is the perfect blend of information and inspiration, practical knowledge, and wild imagination.
Inc 5000 | October 17, San Antonio, TX | Three days of learning, leisure, and connecting with leaders from every corner of American business.
Cal/OSHA Summit 2018 | October 18, Costa Mesa, CA | Cal/OSHA Summit 2018 is a leading state-specific event for California employers and safety professionals to get cutting-edge developments on new regulations, compliance, strategies, and management tactics.
Brand Marketing Summit | October 18, New York, NY | Over 400 CMOs, marketing and social media marketing leaders from over 45 innovative brands map out the future of marketing in NYC in October 2018.
Blended and Online Learning Symposium | October 21, Nashville, TN | The industry’s leading event for K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning.
ONUG | October 22, New York City, NY | ONUG is the leading user-driven community of IT business leaders focused on leveraging the power of their engineering and procurement to influence the pace and deployment of open cloud infrastructure solutions.
Best US tech events in November 2018
Deltek Insight | November 5, Nashville, TN | Attended by 3,000+ people each year, Deltek Insight is the annual, award-winning conference for Deltek customers share, learn, network, and improve.
PASS Summit | November 6, Seattle, WA | Geek-out with a community of people who love data. PASS Summit is a global event providing three days of real-world technical learning by leading community and Microsoft experts. Developers, DBAs, Architects, BA/BI, IT Pros, DevOps, if you work with data, you’ll fit right in.
WSJ.D | November 12, Laguna Beach, CA | The Wall Street Journal’s premier, invitation-only tech event that brings together founders, investors and luminaries from around the world.
AI Expo North America | November 28, Santa Clara, CA | The high-level conference will bring together forward-thinking brands, market leaders, AI evangelists and hot start-ups to explore and debate the advancements in Artificial Intelligence and the impacts within the Enterprise & Consumer sectors.
Best US tech events in December 2018
Austin: Small Business Expo | December 6, Austin, TX | As one of the biggest networking events in Austin, the Small Business Expo provides the opportunity for attendees to build professional relationships and share best practices with others in the Small Business industry.
XLIVE Annual Conference & Expo | December 10, Las Vegas, NV | XLIVE convenes industry leaders at the intersection of music, sports, film, culinary, beverage, esports, technology, brands and the experiences that culminate at festivals and live events.
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