12 Best Tech and ITSM Conferences to Attend in 2020

Posted by on February 04, 2020

Are you looking to grow your knowledge, be a leader within your team, and stay up-to-date with the latest trends in service management? Take advantage of this year’s roster of incredible IT- and tech-focused conferences. 

We’ve rounded up the most meaningful conferences—each of them is an opportunity to gain insight into the trends and challenges your organization will face in 2020 and beyond. You’ll be able to meet and speak with like-minded peers, broadening your network. Plus, these high profile conferences are designed to be a treat, not a chore—you’ll hear from powerful, polished speakers at stellar venues with amazing entertainment options and celebrity keynotes. 

Take a look at the conferences we’re most excited for in 2020. 

Cherwell Clear 2020 — March 9-10 in London and October 12-15 in Denver

How could we not include our own conferences? At Clear 2020 Europe in London and Clear 2020, taking place in Denver, Colorado, CIOs, service management experts, analysts, business leaders, and IT professionals will gather for the preeminent service management conference in the B2B technology space. 

We’ll take advantage of amazing locations—this year’s events will be in Londono and Denver, and take advantage of all the attractions available in these two amazing cities. Attendees will get to network with peers, learn new applications for Cherwell’s solutions, get inspired by thought leaders, and gain knowledge during presentations. 

Learn more details and register on the event websites: Clear 2020 Europe and Clear 2020

PINK20 — February 16-19 in Las Vegas 

The theme for Pink20 is Batman—as the conference website puts it, Batman is a superhero without superpowers. “He is successful because of his ingenuity, his ability to create very clever inventions, his use of cutting-edge tools and technology, and his courage.” Attendees will hear from keynote speakers, including Allan Pease, Chester Elton, and Josh Linkner. You’ll also be able to attend sessions, networking events, and walk through the exhibition showcase, where you can meet with ITSM vendors, get demos, and see products in action. Find out more and register.  

Gartner Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference — Multiple dates and locations

You can attend this Gartner IOCS conference geared toward infrastructure and operations leaders in Tokyo, Sydney, Mumbai, Las Vegas, and other cities around the world. No matter which event you attend, you’ll be able to interact with thousands of your peers, explore the latest technology solutions, and gain strategic insights to help your organization thrive. Learn more and register. 

SupportWorld Live — April 19-24 in Las Vegas, Nevada 

Previously known as HDI Conference & Expo, HDI’s SupportWorld Live event is geared toward service and support professionals, and is aimed at helping you deliver smarter services that result in better business outcomes. Speakers include performance coach and author Wayne Lee, Good Company Consulting Co-Founder Hannah Ubl, and Writer and Analyst Roy Atkinson. Learn more about the event and register. 

SITS -The Service Desk & IT Support Show — May 13-14 in London

At this free two-day event, you’ll be able to meet and view offerings from 70+ IT service management providers. As well, you can attend seminars, discussions, and keynotes at one of the United Kingdom’s biggest events for IT service management professionals. Find out more and register. 

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo — October 18-20 in Orlando 

At this event, geared toward CIOs and IT executives, you’ll build meaningful connections with your peers, get insights from Gartner analysts, discover helpful technology solutions, and discuss the biggest issues, including cybersecurity,artificial intelligence, customer experience, and more. Find out more and register. 

EDUCAUSE — October 26-29 in Boston

If you’re in higher education IT, you won’t want to miss this Boston event. Over four days, you’ll get the opportunity to grow your network and learn more about the specific challenges facing higher education IT organizations—along with strategies for addressing them. You can expect to choose from 300+ sessions, helmed by more than 800 expert presenters. Find out more and register.

TBM20 Conference — November 9-12 in Austin, Texas 

The Technology Business Management Conference is put on by the TBM Council and presented by Apptio, which aims to advance technology business management. In practice, that means helping you share the value (and cost) of IT investments to others in your organization. This fall conference is still in the planning stages—but register now for the lowest rates. Find out more about the TBM20 Conference and register.

AfroTech — November 12-15 in Oakland 

Next fall, you can join 10,000 black techies, startups, and entrepreneurs in Oakland, California. Speakers include Delane Parnell, Founder & CEO, PlayVS, Hannibal Burress, Comedian, Writer, Podcast Host & Actor, and John Zimmer,Co-Founder & President, Lyft, amongst others. This event runs on three tracks: leadership, entrepreneurship, and engineering and design. Learn more and register. 

Service Management World – November 15-19 in Orlando

This annual event “sets the standard for performance improvement.” Attendees can take advantage of the conference’s interactive, outcome-oriented educational sessions as well as plenty of networking opportunities. Find out more and register.

AWS re:Invent 2020 — November 30-December 4 in Las Vegas 

Details are still unfolding for Amazon Web Services annual conference in Las Vegas. Expect to get an early glimpse of new services at the event, as well as attending technical sessions and keynotes, and taking advantage of training and certification opportunities. Find out more and register. 

With only limited time and budget, the biggest challenge is determining which conference is the right fit for your calendar. Get out, attend a few tech events, and elevate yourself in 2020. Have a great year!