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The year 2024 holds immense potential for the IT industry, with groundbreaking technologies and disruptive innovations set to redefine how we live and work. To navigate this ever-changing landscape, professionals need to stay informed and connected.
Today we’ll introduce you to the best IT conferences in 2024, where industry pioneers, visionaries, and tech enthusiasts converge to explore the latest advancements, share knowledge, and make new industry connections through networking.
Here are this year’s must-attend IT conferences and events, in chronological order:

Black Hat USA

Date: August 3 – 8, 2024
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Black Hat USA is a must-attend IT conference for IT security professionals, especially those focused on information security research and cybersecurity. Featuring a large panel of speakers with varying specialties, you’re guaranteed to learn something new. And for our readers from outside of the USA, there are also a few upcoming Black Hat conferences in the Middle East/Africa, Canada, Europe, and Asia. 

VMware Explore

Date: August 26 – 29, 2024
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Just a few weeks after Black Hat USA, VMware Explore will be happening on August 26th – 29th, 2024, also in Las Vegas Nevada. VMware Explore is a must-attend for IT professionals focused on cloud infrastructure or digital workspace technology. This conference even features a party from 7 pm – 10 pm on the 28th, for those who want to enjoy some fantastic entertainment, while networking with other industry professionals.

Big Data LDN

Date: September 18 – 19, 2024
Location: London, UK
For IT professionals who deal with big data, Big Data LDN (as the name suggests) is the conference to go to. This year, it’ll be hosted at the Olympia in London. And with 200 exhibitors and 300 speakers spread across 15 different theaters–along with free admission, there’s no reason not to attend. 

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo

Date: October 21 – 24, 2024
Location: Orland, Florida

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo will be held on October 21st – 24th, 2024 in Orlando Florida. As one of the world’s leading IT research companies, this event from Gartner will bring leading IT speakers from around the globe to share their insights into the world of IT. They’ll be going over topics such as AI, emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and much, much more. This will be a great opportunity to meet other IT professionals and expand your network.

Dattocon

Date: October 28 – 30, 2024
Location: Miami, Florida 

Dattocon will be held in Miami Beach, Florida on October 28th – 30th, 2024. It focuses on data protection, cybersecurity, and MSP best practices. It draws a range of IT professionals, particularly those interested in the latest solutions for data security and management.

Dattocon is particularly beneficial for IT professionals focused on security trends and data protection. The event offers deep dives into new security technologies and strategies to protect organizational data, making it an essential conference for staying ahead in cybersecurity.

Spiceworld

Date: November 13 – 14, 2024
Location: Austin, Texas

Spiceworld will be held November 13th & 14th, 2024 in Austin, Texas. It is an event geared towards IT professionals looking to gain insights into the latest IT trends, network with peers, and explore new technologies. It is designed to foster community building and offer practical tips and insights that attendees can apply directly to their work environments.

The community aspect of Spiceworld is a significant draw, offering attendees the chance to build connections with other IT professionals. Additionally, the sessions and workshops provide practical insights into using technology to solve common IT challenges, making it a valuable event for personal and professional growth.

Microsoft Ignite

Date: November 18 – 22, 2024
Location: Chicago, Illinois and online 

While not solely an IT event, Microsoft Ignite is Microsoft’s annual premier event, each year being held in a different location. focusing extensively on artificial intelligence and the latest technological innovations. The event caters to IT professionals, developers, implementers, and architects, among other tech professionals, offering a comprehensive look at new AI solutions, cloud services, and other technological advancements. It’s a hub for learning, with opportunities to engage directly with the technologies shaping the future of the industry.

Microsoft Ignite 2024 will take place from November 18th – 22nd, 2024. The event is set to be hosted in Chicago, Illinois, and will also be accessible online, providing a hybrid format that allows participants to join virtually​ from anywhere in the world​.

The event is a must-attend for those looking to deepen their knowledge of AI and its applications across various sectors. Attendees will have the chance to see new products and innovations firsthand, receive deep technical training, and participate in discussions that could define the trajectory of tech in the coming years.

Tech Summit London

Date: November 28 – 29, 2024
Location: London, UK

As one of the largest IT conferences held in London, this year’s Tech Summit will feature masterclasses from 100+ world-renowned experts in the tech space. With over 1,000 attendees, you’ll also have the opportunity to network with other IT professionals who are furthering themselves in their craft… just as you are. What more reasons do you need to convince your boss?

AWS re:Invent

Date: December 2 – 6, 2024
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

This year’s re:Invent (put on by AWS) is sure to offer unique insights on how to fully harness the AWS cloud for you and your clients’ digital needs. This year’s conference will feature generative AI, and how to put it to use to save time in your business. Registration opens on June 4th, so if AWS is a critical piece of your IT business, make sure to snag your spot! 

YOW! Melbourne/Brisbane/Sydney

Date & Location: December 4 – 6, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia
Date & Location: December 9 – 10, 2024 in Brisbane, Australia
Date & Location: December 12 – 13, 2024 in Sydney, Australia

YOW! is an organization that puts on tech conferences around the world, and this year they have 3 conferences in Australia’s 3 largest cities. YOW! IT conferences feature prominent speakers from around the globe, and pack more IT knowledge into 2 days than some conferences fit into a whole week. The conferences in Sydney and Melbourne feature a masterclass on technical leadership from Patrick Kua.

Past IT Conferences 

The following IT conferences were already held:

Ateraverse


Date: May 15 – 16, 2024
Location: Virtual 

Ateraverse was among the best IT Conference of 2024. At Ateraverse, attendees heard from IT pioneers and global IT & security experts from Atera, Microsoft, Wiz, and more. For our virtual event where we challenge the limits of the industry. Welcome to the year of Action AITM.

The event featured a keynote from a surprise speaker, setting the stage for a series of discussions and workshops that delved deep into the practical applications and challenges of AI. Leaders like Atera’s CEO, Gil Pekelman, alongside Microsoft’s Lee Hickin, navigated through AI’s complexities and potential, preparing attendees to effectively harness this technology for innovative solutions.

This year at Ateraverse, the agenda included:

  • Panel discussions with customers & partners
  • A cybersecurity panel with top industry experts discussing the state of AI in IT, including  the intersection of cybersecurity and AI, common barriers to adoption, and real-world IT use cases that demonstrate the everyday impact AI is making across industries.
  • Atera roadmap session by Chief Product Officer Tal Dagan, outlining what’s next for the platform in the coming year.

Atera’s two-day flagship virtual event was held on May 15th & 16th, 2024.

CES

Date:  January 9 – 12, 2024
Location: San Francisco, California

CES was held from January 9th – 12th, 2024 and will be held again January 7th – 10th, 2025 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is one of the most significant technology events globally, serving as a key venue for showcasing the latest innovations in the tech industry. It brings together manufacturers, developers, and suppliers of consumer technology hardware and other tech-related products. For a recap of CES 2024, click here

IT Expo

Date: February 13 – 16, 2024
Location: Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

IT Expo offers a comprehensive exploration of emerging IT trends, focusing on several key areas including AI and Generative AI, Managed Services, Digital Transformation, Security, and more. The event brings together a wide spectrum of topics that are critical for IT professionals to stay ahead in an evolving tech landscape.

Since its launch in 1999, ITEXPO brings tech pros together across the entire eco-system:

  • Enterprise and SMB telecom and IT professionals
  • MSP and Channel C-levels and business owners
  • Service providers/carriers
  • Industry suppliers and solutions providers

ITEXPO and the collocated events in the #TECHSUPERSHOW provide the forum where technology decisions are made to produce better business outcomes, for tech buyers, resellers, and solutions providers alike.

IT Expo was held from February 13th – 16th, 2024, at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center in Florida. The next ITEXPO will be hosted February 11th – 13th, 2025.

SITS

Date: April 17 – 18, 2024
Location: London, UK

SITS (The Service Desk & IT Support Show) was held in London on April 17th & 18th, 2024. SITS is an event dedicated to excellence in IT support and service desk functions. The event features over 200 IT Service Management products and services, 10 thought-leading keynotes, 40+ training seminars, live demos and inspiring case studies. It is the only event in the UK with FREE IT Service management training.

According to their website, SITS is the only event in the world with free ITSM training. You can choose from over 60 free sessions including seminars, keynotes and informal small-group discussions.

Kaseya Connect

Date:  April 29 – May 2, 2024
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Kaseya Connect centers around IT solutions and the strategic management of IT services, offering insights into efficient IT management and the latest technologies.

The event is ideal for IT managers and professionals looking to gain strategic insights into managing IT infrastructure effectively. Sessions typically cover new tools and strategies that can improve IT operations and strategic decision-making.

RSA Conference

Date:  May 6 – 9, 2024
Location: San Francisco, CaliforniaRSA Conference took place on May 6th – 9th, 2024 in San Francisco. The RSA Conference is where the world talks security, providing a comprehensive outlook on IT security today, while also being a fantastic space to meet others in the IT space.

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