Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the conference scene has been upended. Some tech conferences have been switched to a virtual platform, while others have been postponed or canceled. Here’s our list of tech conferences still set for 2020.
Update Your Diaries with This Year’s Tech Conferences
Tech Conferences 2020
Dell Technologies World — October 2020 (date yet to be determined), virtual
This must-attend tech conference was due to take place May 4-7 in Las Vegas but has since been postponed to October 2020 as a virtual event – the first in Dell Technologies World history. Dell wants to focus on supporting its customers in this time of need and so made the decision to “stay focused on supporting customers and partners with their most immediate needs.”
The event typically sees over 14,000 industry peers attend over 500 sessions, tailored briefings, networking, and technical training shows. What was mostly a Dell/EMC related event is now all about Dell Technologies products, companies, and solutions, including the new DellEMC, RSA, Pivotal, VirtuStream, SecureWorks, and VMware.
All original registrants will be registered automatically for the virtual conference and at no further cost. However, those choosing to can request a refund or rollover their enrolment to Dell Technologies World 2021.
More information will be released over the coming weeks.
ISTE20 — November 28 – December 1, 2020, Anaheim, California
The ISTE2020, or International Society for Technology in Education, annual tech conference was rescheduled from the end of June 2020 with the health and safety of participants in mind.
ISTE helps educators and innovators to unite to share ideas and solve challenging problems in education around the world. ISTE welcomes suggestions from educators, and even students, from all backgrounds and at any stage in their career.
Attendees can get hands-on with the latest education tech solutions and watch demonstrations on non-commercial uses of technology to transform education.
Registration includes membership access to resources even after the show ends.
Microsoft Ignite – September 2020, digital event
Microsoft Ignite 2020, which usually draws in-person crowds of over 25,000 attendees, is being offered as a complimentary event.
This digital experience, originally scheduled to be held in New Orleans, offers over 1,000 learning sessions to migrate and manage infrastructure. Technology experts from around the globe lead over 200 workshops on building cloud and hybrid solutions, security, and much more.
At the tech conference in 2019, Microsoft revealed a new analytics service, Azure Synapse Analytics, alongside other updated software facilities in Azure, Microsoft 365, and Power Platform.
Adobe MAX — October 19-21, virtual
The Adobe Max creativity conference is set to be an immersive and engaging virtual experience showcasing the best tools, tricks, and insights into the creative industry. This year’s theme is “Identity and the Meaning of Home.”
Attendees can perfect their skills, feast on inspiration, explore what’s next for creatives, and learn from their design heroes.
AWS re: Invent — November 30 – December 4, 2020, Las Vegas
The AWS (Amazon Web Services) re:Invest cloud conference is currently scheduled for the end of the year, pending changes because of national and international guidance regarding COVID-19. The event attracts Amazon’s software distribution partners, top customers, and public cloud MSPs (Managed Service Provider).
Attendees can participate in over 2,000 sessions on subjects like containers and machine learning, as well as seeing new product announcements and listening to real-world stories. The tech conference usually draws in tens of thousands of people each year.
Other Scheduled Events
Further tech conferences this year include:
GMIS MEETS: — August 23-26, Philadelphia
VMworld 2020: — September 28 – Oct. 2, virtual
Interop: — September 21-24, Austin, Texas
EDUCAUSE 2020: — October 26-29, Boston, Massachusetts
Passed Tech Conferences
Although these events have passed this year, keep an eye out for them in 2021.
PyCascades — February, Portland, Oregon.
Developers Week Conference & Expo — February, SF Bay Area, San Francisco, California
O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference — March, San Jose, California
NG Conf — April, Salt Lake City, Utah
Google Cloud Next — April, Moscone Center, San Francisco, California
IBM Think — May, San Francisco, California
React Summit — April, Kromhouthal, Amsterdam
Kafka Summit — April, London, U.K
Gartner Tech Growth & Innovation Conference — May, San Diego, California
You can now update your calendars accordingly and keep an eye on tech news for any further changes.
Which tech conferences are you waiting to go to? If you think we’ve missed any important ones, please let us know in the comments section below.