Top tech conferences: The ultimate tech events and show guide for 2021


With the pandemic proving to be more stubborn than any of us expected, many of the biggest events and conferences are likely to be online again this year. Others have been pushed back into the summer, in hopes that the vaccine rollout will make in-person events possible again.

Either way, these are the places where the wheel and dealer in the technology world meet to introduce new innovations and exchange ideas.

Nerdshala Pro and itproportal B2B Tech has joined forces with the PR industry to list national and international technology events and conferences.

low-code marathon

June 1-14, Virtual
Thought leaders, leading technical minds and low-code experts gather to show you how to successfully adapt your business in the face of ever-changing circumstances.

Why participate? The ten-day low-code marathon is designed to help you discover why low-code is for you and why the future of low-code is now.


Datacloud Global Congress

June 1st-3rd 2021, Monaco

The DataCloud Global Congress attracts nearly 2,000 executives from the data center and cloud industries, not just by location.

Why participate? Keynotes, panels and roundtables cover a wide number of new topics reflecting current trends and market outlook.


Integrated 2021 Remote

June 1-3rd, Virtual
Integrate brings together experts in the Microsoft integration space for a fully virtual conference. The 3-day event includes speakers from the Microsoft Product Group and the global integration community.

Why participate? At Integrate, Microsoft Product Group members and MVPs provide an update on all relevant developments in the Microsoft integration space.


Deepsource Next ’21

June 8, Virtual
Deepsource Next is an annual virtual conference focused on the future of code reviews and the practice of writing good code. Hear exciting product updates, keynotes and panels featuring some of the most prominent people in the developer tools ecosystem.

Why participate?
Fireside chats with leading engineering leaders and panels on good code writing practice.


Computex 2021

June 1 – 4, Taipek

Computex is one of Asia’s biggest technology events, with a special focus on computing.

Why participate? Computex 2021 will focus on 5G, AI, High Performance Computing (HPC) and cybersecurity – areas that will impact most businesses on the planet.


Avi

June 17, Virtual

In these uncertain times, you may be asking yourself “What’s next for Pro AV?”. In the AV program, AVNation, AVNetwork and AVIXA would like to answer that question.

Why participate? The single-day virtual experience will cover topics such as how AV can help teachers and students get back into the classroom, how work-to-life affects AV, and the best technologies for live streaming. AV is free to participate for qualified integrators, consultants, content creators, technology managers, and the like.


MWC 2021

28 June – 1 July, Barcelona

The world’s biggest mobile technology show traditionally takes place in Barcelona sometime earlier in the year, but it has been pushed back to the summer as a result of the pandemic.

Why participate? Expect all the latest news on the mobile industry from all the biggest players in the market. When it comes to mobiles, there is nothing like it.


Infosecurity Europe

13 July-15, London

Infosecurity Europe tops the calendar with the biggest and best-known cyber security conferences.

Why participate? In an industry characterized by constant change, it is important to stay abreast of all the latest developments. Infosecurity Europe is designed to help you do just that.


black hat usa 2021

July 31 – August 5, Las Vegas LA

Black Hat is a long-running and highly technical show for security professionals.

Why participate? Receive the latest in security research, development and trends in a strictly vendor-neutral environment.


AV/IT Summit

August 5, Virtual
The AV/IT Summit provides a place for all parts of the ecosystem to come together in an intimate setting to discuss how best to work together and increase efficiency

Why participate? The event is designed to help encourage networking and foster new relationships – and you’ll almost certainly learn something new.


Black Women Talk Presents Roadmap for Tech Billions

August 12-13, Virtual
Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT) is a group of black women tech founders who have a unique understanding of the challenges facing black women startup owners in the industry, but most importantly, they understand the contribution of these innovators.

Why participate? Join over 2,500 investors, tech campaigners and founders for an exclusive virtual gathering of black women founders in the tech world. Black Women Talk Tech empowers black women who are driving innovation around the world, within untapped markets that could unlock billions of dollars of opportunities.


ifa berlin

September 3 – 7, Berlin

IFA is Europe’s largest technology showcase, held every September in Berlin and is attended by most of the industry’s leading players.

Why participate? With many businesses avoiding shows last year due to the pandemic, it’s possible that IFA 2021 will deliver a bountiful harvest of amazing and wacky tech.


mendix world

September 7-9th, Virtualth

Thousands of manufacturers in every industry participate in Mendix World, the largest gathering of IT leaders and developers pushing the limits of what is possible with low-code.

Why participate? Learn about the latest that low-code offers, build relationships, and spark new ideas to change the way you do business.


london tech week

September 20-24, London
London Tech Week is a week-long celebration of technology innovation, featuring a variety of technology-specific shows.

Why participate? At London Tech Week, there’s something for everyone on topics ranging from AI and 5G to quantum computing, the future of work and more.


Spiceworld 2021

September 27-29, Virtual
In its 14th year, Spiceworld is bringing together 6,000+ IT professionals and hundreds of technology vendors for three days of technical learning, networking and discussion from across the IT world.

Why participate?
If you’re into IT, this conference might be worth attending. In a completely virtual format, this year’s event will feature 60+ technical sessions on key IT topics including security, cloud, virtualization, automation, software and networking.


Software Architecture Gathering – Digital 2021

October 10-14, Virtual

SAG Digital is a long-running European conference that brings together software architects, developers and other software professionals.

Why participate? No matter what industry or programming language you work in, software architecture is something that affects everyone in the tech world — and now that the convention has gone virtual, it’s finally rolling out to a global audience. is available.


iSAQB Software Architecture Gathering

October 11-14, Virtual
For many years, SAG has provided the unique information that software architects and aspiring software architects need to be successful in their roles. It also provides a platform to network and hear what other professionals have learned in real-world experiences.

Why participate? A selection of the most renowned international experts will share their practical knowledge on the most important topics in cutting-edge software architecture.


Penny 20/20

October 24-27, USA
Money 20/20 brings together the world leaders in payments, banking and fintech, so don’t miss it.

Why participate? From in-depth analysis sessions to leading figures in the money world, the show has it all.


web summit 2021

November 1-4, Lisbon

At web summits, the main question is always: Where next? In times of great uncertainty, this question has never been more important.

Why participate? This massive event attracts thousands of attendees and tens of thousands of high-profile speakers. In the 2020 edition, Mark Cuban, Reid Hoffman, Serena Williams and Eric Yuan spread their knowledge.


CES 2022

January 5th-8th 2022, Las Vegas
The world’s largest technology show makes a triumphant return to Las Vegas in 2022.

Why participate? CES is the platform from which the world’s biggest technology companies choose to launch their latest and greatest innovations. From the sublime to the ridiculous, it’s all in CES.


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CES 2021

January 11-14, Virtual

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s largest technology show will be a full-digital experience in 2021, with no physical events in Las Vegas.

Why participate? Beyond the fact that CES ranks among the world’s most high-profile tech events, the transition to a virtual format would be a spectacle in itself. Organizers claim the show will be a “new immersive experience, where attendees will have a front row seat to discover and watch the latest technology”.


Impact 2021

January 19-21, virtual

Impact has been running for over 40 years now, making it one of the longest running IT shows.

Why participate? Made all the more important to the digital transformation by the pandemic, the show gives attendees insights on how to best navigate that journey.


Betfest (Bed 2021)

January 20-22, Virtual

Due to the huge increase in coronavirus cases in the UK, especially in the capital, the organizers decided to call off Bet2021. Instead, we have Betfest.

Why participate? This virtual event will showcase all the latest innovations in Education Technology (EdTech). With students being forced to learn remotely, technology is playing a greater role in education than ever before.


datanova

February 9th-10th, Virtual

Datanova is a virtual conference dedicated to helping data professionals quickly unlock the value in their data and accelerate analysis.

Why participate? With twenty sessions and live Q&A, Bill Nye as a keynote speaker from The Science Guy, this two-day free event has something for you – whether you’re a data engineer, a data consumer, or a data leader.


SXSW 2021

March 16th-20th, Virtual

Taking place online, instead of sunny Texas, SXSW will be a little different this year. But the event will still be a celebration of the best…

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