Tech conferences you can attend virtually

This article was originally posted by Jeremiah Owyang on 6 March 2020. 

Whether you had plans to attend an in-person technology conference or would like to sign up for one, Jeremiah Owyang compiled the list below of conferences that have made plans to make them available virtually.

For the business person who’s now working at home, or is travel-restricted, it’s more important than ever to stay connected to the industry. Many physical-world conferences are shifting to digital, virtual, or blended experiences. This list will help you stay organized on which event to attend, and when. Event organizers and marketers: use this to coordinate market timing.

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2020: Digital, Online, and Virtual Events for the Tech and Business Industry (that were once physical events):

·       MARCH

·       Virtual Health Conference, in replacement of HIMSS20 (Independent group announced first) March 11th (hat tip: Mike Doeff)

·       HIMSS20 (the official group) also announced a virtual event, date TBD (ht: Mike Doeff)

·       Strata, March 17-18th (ht: Dan Ziman)

·       Domo: DomoPalooza, March 18th (ht: Aiste Lehmann)

·       Techonomy: Roundtable with John Chambers

·       Aruba: Atmosphere, March 24th (ht: Aiste Lehmann)

·       IEEE VR 2020, March 22-26th (ht: Amber Osborne)

·       Bio-Europe, Spring, March 23-27 (ht: Aiste Lehmann)

·       Oracle Modern Business Experience (MBX), March 24th (ht: Dan Ziman)

·       Seedstars Summit, March 31-April 3 (ht: Aiste Lehmann)

·       APRIL

·       Oktane20 Live, April 1-2nd (ht: Aiste Lehmann)

·       Atlassian Remote Summit, April 1-2 (ht: Aiste Lehmann)

·       Google Cloud Next, April 6-8th

·       Voice of the Car Summit, April 7-8th

·       MAY

·       MongoDB, May 4-5th

·       IBM Think, May 5-7th

·       Katapult, May 19th (ht: David Passiak)

·       JUNE

·       Collision Conference, June 22-25th

·       Apple WWDC, June

I hope this list helps to organize the industry, during a time of significant change.

Author notes: as of March 6th. there are three events listed. 3 more were added by end of day. March 9th, I’ve added 6 events.

Case Study: Interesting, the physical health care event (HIMSS) was cancelled (see March dates, above), however the community launched their own version before the official event did, so technically HIMSS lost their event twice: once to Corona, and a second to a fast-mover guerrilla entrepreneur. Lesson: be ready to announce that digital event, or you’ll lose your own market energy to the crowd. Move fast, be nimble.



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