With 2015 just around the corner, IT pros need to be looking forward to the newest technology and trends.
Of course, one of the best ways to get a crash course on what’s new, while also expanding your network, knowledge and skills, is to immerse yourself in one of the many reputable conferences held each year. Here’s a list of the hot conferences that can take your IT skills and thinking to the next level in 2015.
April 27-May 1
Las Vegas, Nev.
A leading independent technology conference and expo, Interop is aimed at inspiring, informing, and connecting the world’s IT community. A fresh slate of programs, networking opportunities and classes are set for 2015. The conference puts considerable emphasis on IT training and education as well as developing IT strategy. Tracks include applications, cloud computing, mobile, collaboration and more. Costs vary with one day passes starting at $899 to $2,899 for full access.
Santa Clara, Calif.
The annual Velocity conferences are targeted toward IT pros that are committed to building a “faster stronger Web for the future and today.” Speakers and sessions are focused on the people and technologies that keep the Web fast, scalable, resilient and highly available. Experts weigh in on the latest developments in ecommerce, mobile and cloud computing. While the Santa Clara date is set, in past years Velocity has been held in several cities both in the U.S. and internationally. Registration details are pending.
Las Vegas, Nev.
IT pros from entry level on up to senior management gather at this conference to gain insights and inspiration from experts in the industry. The conference includes well-known keynote speakers as well as informative tracks where participants can hone their skills and expand their knowledge base. Registration rates start at $1,595 for members, $1,795 for non-members.
Las Vegas, Nev.
In its 12th year, the International Conference on Information Technology – New Generations, focuses on state-of-the-art technologies related to digital information and communications. Participants can expect visionary ideas as well as practical insights into applying advanced IT to domains such as astronomy, biology, education and health care. Registration details will post to the Website soon.
April 13-19; Detroit, Mich.
June 22-28; Chicago, Ill.
Billed as the “nation’s leading technology conference and festival” Techweek takes place annually at several locations across the U.S. The events are magnets for techies, where they can mingle with industry heavyweights and visionaries. Techweek features five days of events that culminate in a two-day conference and expo. Events include the LAUNCH startup competition, FashionTECCH Runway show and more. Dates are set for Detroit and Chicago, with dates for Miami and New York soon to come.
No doubt the most high-profile tech conference of the year, SXSW blends technology, music and some of the world’s best thinkers. For pure IT techies, the Interactive track includes more than 600 sessions featuring what the early-adopters and digital trendsetters who come to Austin every March will be discussing next spring. Prices vary depending level and time of involvement.