All About Tech Conferences: Which Ones Are You Attending?

If you are an entrepreneur and/or work in the tech industry, it would behoove you to make a point to get out of the office and attend a tech conference. There are over 3,000 events that take place annually, so surely you can find one that sparks your interest. Even if you think you can’t afford to take the time off, these conferences can provide valuable opportunities for networking, continuing education, innovation, constructive feedback from insider experts and introductions to the right venture capital firms. Here is a list of a few of the most popular ones.

South By Southwest™ Interactive

This conference not only hosts tech innovators, but also showcases the media as well. It is one of the world’s most popular interactive conferences. It consists of five days of panels and displays from the world’s innovators. You get to see the best new video games, movie previews, hear great live music and view some of the most heralded new websites. South By Southwest is held in Austin, Texas every year, and usually begins the first or second week of March.

TechCrunch Disrupt NYC

This conference is held each year in New York City. This year it has been set for May 5-7. You get to interact with panels of specially selected speakers, entrepreneurs, TechCrunch’s writers and editors, as well as venture capitalists who discuss the world’s most significant tech topics. At what is called “Silicon Alley,” you can launch your product, get some press coverage or mingle with like-minded individuals.

Silicon Valley Innovation Summit

This summit was launched in 2003. This year, it will be held between July 29th and 30th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. You’ve heard of Pixar, Google,, Skype, MySQL, YouTube, Tesla, Facebook and Twitter, right? Well, they were all featured at this conference right before they became part of our everyday vernacular. You get to hear high-level debates on the most important tech trends in addition to getting the chance to socialize and make deals happen.

So, those are only three of the most noted tech conferences. There are many more to choose from. Which ones are you planning to attend this or next year? Let us know in the comments section below!


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  • Reply May 12, 2014

    Maddie May

    I would like to attend all of them.

  • Reply May 24, 2014

    Visnaya F.

    I’d like to go to all of them, please!