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8 Can’t-Miss Tech Conferences to Attend in 2019

Posted by on March 12, 2019

This year is shaping up to have some truly incredible conferences for people in the IT world.

Each event you attend is an opportunity to gain knowledge about the tools you use in your day-to-day work and insight into the trends and challenges your company will face in the upcoming years. Conferences also give you an opportunity to network with like-minded peers. Not to mention, they're designed to be a treat, not a chore—expect to hear from powerful and polished speakers, attend high-energy social add-ons, and enjoy celebrity keynotes. 

When you choose to attend an event that’s a good fit for your role, you’ll leave feeling informed, inspired, and energized. But with only limited time (and budget), it can be hard to know which events are best for you. Here’s a look at some of the tech conferences we’re most excited about in 2019. 

HDI Conference & Expo—April 7-12, 2019

This springtime conference in Las Vegas will have sessions and presentations focused on the challenges faced by technical support centers. You’ll benefit from attending if you’re a manager—at any level, from a brand-new to executive level. Keynote speakers include Robert Van Winkle (you may know him better as Vanilla Ice!), business host and expert Amber Mac, and more. Find out more about the event and register. 

Gartner IT Symposium/XPo—Multiple Events and Dates  

This event can’t be restricted to one time or place—instead, the Gartner IT Symposium takes place at nine locations all over the world, including Dubai, Orlando, Tokyo, and Barcelona. Billed as the world’s most important gathering of CIOs and IT executives, these events are where you’ll dig deep into IT and business trends.

At the symposium, you’ll get insights from experts (including Gartner analysts and solution providers) and also your peers. If you’re looking to sharpen your leadership skills and gain new approaches to the challenges in your industry, this is the event for you. Find out more about the events and register. 

SITS - The Service Desk and IT Support Show—May 1-2, 2019

If you live in London or nearby, and work in IT support or IT service management (ITSM), SITS is a can’t-miss event. Join 3,500+ peers to meet industry vendors (more than 75 ITSM vendors will be on hand), along with attending sessions and keynotes. You’ll find plenty of networking opportunities at SITS, too. Find out more about this event and register.  

Clear Connect (Nashville, London, and Munich)—Multiple Dates   

How could we not include our flagship conference? At the newly renamed Clear Connect (formerly known as Cherwell Global Conference), 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 event will take place in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as in London and Munich.  

Attendees will get to network with peers, learn new applications for Cherwell’s solutions, get inspired by thought leaders, and gain knowledge during presentations. Find out more about the event and register. 

Service Management World—November 11-13, 2019

If you work on future planning at your organization—as a manager, a CTO, a VP, or in another capacity—you'll benefit from this premiere ITSM conference. One goal of this event is to show you how to transform your department from an operating expense to an essential partner, and there are speakers, sessions, and an expo hall to help you in that process. Find out more and register.

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference–October 14-17, 2019

This October, people from higher education IT will gather in Chicago for this conference. If that's your industry, take advantage of the opportunity to connect with your peers, and to learn more about the specific challenges facing higher education IT organizations. There will 800+ presenters at the event, and hundreds of sessions. Find out more about EDUCAUSE and register. 

AWS Reinvent—December 2-6, 2019

End your 2019 by attending Amazon Web Service’s re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. Attendees will get an early glimpse at new services and big announcements. This conference is geared toward the cloud-computing community, and you can expect to be able to choose from literally thousands of technical sessions, as well as keynotes. Training and certification opportunities are also available. Find out more about this event and register. 

TBMC19—November 4-7, 2019

The Technology Business Management Conference 2019 in Las Vegas is put on by the TBM Council, 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 TBMC and register.

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