Where Tech Meets: Conferences & Summits 2017

September 1st, 2016

Events // Zee

Networking is of vital importance to the success of your business. Check out our list of upcoming tech and startup conferences and summits for 2017 to find out where you can establish excellent business links and connections!

Developer Week

WEB: www.developerweek.com
WHERE: San Francisco, USA
WHEN: February 11-16, 2017

WHAT: DeveloperWeek is the world's largest developer expo and conference series with over 50 events including the DeveloperWeek 2017 Conference and Expo, the DeveloperWeek Hackathon, Official Hiring Mixer (a perfect blend for hireable developers and hiring companies) and more. Among the conferences, there will be one dedicated to artificial intelligence (Artificial Intelligence Dev Conference).


WEB: gigaom.com/event/gigaom-ai-now
WHERE: San Francisco, USA
WHEN: February 15-16, 2017

WHAT: Gigaom AI Now will explore the much anticipated era of artificial intelligence that has arrived. Businesses in every industry are using the powerful technology of Artificial Intelligence to gain immense leads over their slower-moving competitors. 

UXIstanbul Conference

WEB: uxistanbul.org
WHERE: Istanbul, Turkey
WHEN: February 21, 2017

WHAT: Good products are a result of a well thought UX design process that is grounded in user needs, functionality and usability. The conference will offer practical workshops, discussion panels, as well as roundtable meetings. Particular attention will be paid to the development of mobile interfaces. 

Startup Grind

WEB: startupgrind.com
WHERE: Redwood City, California
WHEN: February 21-22, 2017

WHAT: Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 180 cities and 75 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.

MWC (Mobile World Congress)

WEB: www.mobileworldcongress.com
WHERE: Barcelona, Spain
WHEN: February 27 - March 2, 2017

WHAT: In short: if you’re in mobile, or an industry that supports mobile, or are looking to make contacts in the mobile industry, you simply have to attend MWC in 2016. We work all year long to plan the world-class exhibition, award-winning conference program, and outstanding networking opportunities that comprise Congress each year. Then we add 94,000+ attendees and lots of coffee to create an unparalleled experience. Our participants tell us repeatedly that they can do more business in four days than they can do in a month’s worth of meetings or a year’s worth of travel because everyone who is part of the industry is in Barcelona for MWC.

Mobile+Web DevCon

WEB: mobilewebdevconference.com/san-francisco-2017
WHERE: San Francisco, California
WHEN: March 1-3, 2017

WHAT: Among the topics to be discussed at the event are mobile app design, cross-platform development, Android and iOS instruments, as well as Internet of Things and Digital Health services development. 

The World Business Dialogue

WEB: www.world-business-dialogue.com
WHERE: Cologne, Germany
WHEN: March 6-10, 2017

WHAT: For its 20th Anniversary, the World Business Dialogue 2017 will place the focus on the only factor that remains constant among industries: CHANGE.

The World Business Dialogue is the place to discuss, act and interact with companies, speakers and students from all over the world. The World Business Dialogue is about forming intelligent, self-sufficient world citizens, equipping them with long-term connections all over the world and giving them room to be creative and truly innovative. As the organizing team changes annually, every World Business Dialogue is unique – and still, the spirit is the same. It’s the fascination of bringing together people from all over the world to share their mindsets regarding business trends that thrive us every year. Passion, Curiosity, Commitment – that’s what makes World Business Dialogue an experience you’ll never forget.

CanSecWest Vancouver 2017

WEB: cansecwest.com
WHERE: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
WHEN: March 15-17, 2017

WHAT: CanSecWest, the world's most advanced conference focusing on applied digital security, is about bringing the industry luminaries together in a relaxed environment which promotes collaboration and social networking. 


WEB: www.sxsw.com
WHERE: Austin, Texas
WHEN: March 10-19, 2017

WHAT: An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the events' feature five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology. There will also be scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to discover the technology of tomorrow today.


WEB: www.cebit.de
WHERE: Hanover, Germany
WHEN: March 20-24, 2017

WHAT: Startup or big player – which is more flexible, more agile, better? Over 400 startups have come to the CeBIT show to link up with big multinational corporations.

O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference

WEB: conferences.oreilly.com
WHERE: New York, NY
WHEN: April 2-5, 2017

WHAT: Learn the technology options, engineering best practices, and leadership skills needed to build a solid foundation in software architecture.

Bulgaria Web Summit 2017

WEB: bulgariawebsummit.com
WHERE: Bulgaria
WHEN: April 7-8, 2017

WHAT: On the first day, topics such as Privacy, Experiences (#UX), creating of user interfaces (UI), CSS, Design and more topics like that will be discussed. On the second day, the discussion will go deeper into some programming techniques, mainly but not limited to javascript. The speaker list for the second day includes Google’s Tim Messerschmidt, Sebastian Witalec of Progress, Krasimir Tsonev – author of a couple of very handy Node.js books and Mathias Buus Madsen, author of more than 200 npm modules.

UX in the City of Oxford 2017

WEB: uxinthecity.net
WHERE: Oxford, England
WHEN: April 20-21, 2017

WHAT: The conference will have a strong practical focus and attracted industry practitioners and decision-makers who want to provide great user experience to their clients.

COLLISION Conference

WEB: collisionconf.com
WHERE: New Orleans, USA
WHEN: May 2-4, 2017

WHAT: Collision is “America’s fastest growing tech conference” created by the team behind Web Summit. In two years, Collision has grown to over 20,000 attendees from more than 50 countries. Attendees include CEOs of both the world’s fastest growing startups and the world’s largest companies, alongside leading investors and media.

UX London

WEB: 2017.uxlondon.com
WHERE: London, England
WHEN: May 24-26, 2017

WHAT: 3 days of inspiration for UX designers with workshops, keynote speeches from prominent design experts, hackathons, and networking sessions.

Startup Weekend

WEB: startupweekend.org
WHERE: Worldwide
WHEN: Continuous

WHAT: The hardest part of starting up is starting out. At Startup Weekend, you'll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen.

Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources.

International PHP Conference 2017

WEB: phpconference.com
WHERE: Maritim Hotel ProArte, Berlin
WHEN: May 29 - June 2, 2017

WHAT: The International PHP Conference is the world's first PHP conference and stands since more than a decade for top-notch pragmatic expertise in PHP and web technologies. At the IPC, internationally renowned experts from the PHP industry meet up with PHP users and developers from large and small companies. Here is the place where concepts emerge and ideas are born - the IPC signifies knowledge transfer at the highest level.

#LIS Lisbon Investment Summit

WEB: www.lis-summit.com
WHERE: Lisbon, Portugal
WHEN: June 6-7, 2017

WHAT: Lisbon Investment Summit is Europe’s surprisingly informal and slightly unexpected startup conference. The organizers' goal is to bring together top investors, entrepreneurs and executives from all over the world in Lisbon, every June. Going already for its 5th edition, the Lisbon Investment Summit delivers thought-provoking keynotes, interactive panels and workshops on some of the hottest topics on startups, fundraising and growth. 

Cloud EXPO

WEB: www.cloudcomputingexpo.com
WHERE: New York, NY
WHEN: June 7-9, 2017

WHAT: Cloud Expo brings together all this in a single location: Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Big Data, Containers, Microservices, DevOps, WebRTC, Digital Transformation.

LeadDev Conference

WEB: 2017.theleaddeveloper.com
WHERE: London, UK
WHEN: June 8-9, 2017

WHAT: The Lead Developer New York 2017 is a 1-day conference featuring practical advice from experts on leading and motivating your team and high-level sessions on new and disruptive technologies.

O'Reilly Fluent Conference

WEB: conferences.oreilly.com
WHERE: San Jose, California
WHEN: June 19-22, 2017

WHAT: Practical training for web developers, designers, performance, and security professionals building sites and apps for the modern web.

AWS Summits

WEB: aws.amazon.com/summits
WHERE: Worldwide
WHEN: Continuous

WHAT: Whether you are new to the cloud or an experienced user, you will learn something new at an AWS Summit. These events held around the world, are designed to educate new customers about the AWS platform and offer existing customers deep technical content to be more satisfied with AWS.

Mobile Development Summit

WEB: www.developermarch.com/mds
WHERE: Indian Institute of Science, Banglore, India
WHEN: October 5-6, 2017

WHAT: Mobile Developer Summit is the biggest and definitive multi-platform conference and expo series for India's mobile developer ecosystem. Homespun by Saltmarch Media, MODS is for mobile developers, application developers, startups/entrepreneurs, device manufacturers, UI designers, and geeks. 14000 mobile/web professionals have already benefited from seven editions of MODS.


WEB: websummit.net
WHERE: Lisbon, Spain
WHEN: November 2017

WHAT: Web Summit has become “Europe’s largest and most important technology marketplace,” a crossroads for the world’s biggest buyers and sellers of technology, alongside many of the world’s most disruptive emerging technology companies.

CMSWire's DX Summit

WEB:  www.dxsummit.com
WHERE: Chicago, USA
WHEN: November 13-15, 2017

WHAT: DX Summit 2017 brings together the world's foremost digital customer experience thought leaders and practitioners who are defining the next generation of digital experiences. Last year, there were some great speakers like Brian Solis, Gerry McGovern and others from companies like Jahia, Microsoft, Chicago Bulls and Chiefmartec.com. Attendees came from Dell, Discover Financial, Home Depot, REI, Adobe, Cisco and more.

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Author: Zee

Blogger, reader, and an avid learner of all things new. She is in charge of the PR and Marketing at Grossum and has been here since the company was just a tiny little baby. In her free time, Zee enjoys pretending she's a nerd by studying quantum physics, astronomy, and programming basics.

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