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16 technology conferences that you cannot miss

Written by Sam De Meyer on 13 September 2022 for Tech Graduates

It might seem like a silly question, but why would you go to a conference? In our busy, online-driven society, it’s easy to forget how important being in a face-to-face, in-person setting is.

If you want to improve yourself, attending a conference every now and then can make a difference for your business and career. Besides networking, learning, exposure, and finding new opportunities, you get fresh perspectives and connect with like-minded people – likely in a whole new part of the world!

 

 

Those are just some of the reasons we like being active in our industry community. Another reason is that conferences are just awesome! We’re anticipating quite a few this year. Here’s a short list of conferences we’re looking forward to in 2022 & 2023:

1. IoT Expo -Online + Amsterdam, Netherlands

20 + 21 SEPTEMBER 2022

IoT Tech Expo Europe is a 2-day hybrid conference, in Amsterdam and online. Attendance is free. During the conference, 250+ speakers share their industry knowledge and real-life experiences. IoT Expo explores the latest challenges, opportunities and innovations within the Internet of Things, and the impact these have across industry sectors. With solution-based case studies, top-level content, live demos and several networking opportunities, this conference is not to be missed by anyone interested in IoT!

Going to a conference for the first time? Discover our tips & tricks for surviving your first conference:

2. European Cloud Summit – Mainz (Frankfurt), Germany

26 + 27 + 28 SEPTEMBER 2022

The European Cloud Summit is a leading cloud business and technology event in Europe which is not to be missed by anyone working in cloud. It consists of two parts: the pre-conference tutorial day and two conference days. Tickets for these events are to be bought separately at 600 euros each. On 26 September, there are five full-day tutorials with some of the most prominent technology visionaries in the field. During the conference on 27 and 28 September, you get a chance to meet with executives and engineers from large cloud platforms, make new partnerships and meet new clients. You will learn from the world’s best experts and public speakers, and at the expo, you can discover a variety of new cloud offerings and products you didn’t know about. Come to Mainz to meet your future partners and clients!

3. Full Stack Europe 2022 – Online & Antwerp, Belgium

5 + 6 + 7 OCTOBER 2022

Full Stack Europe is a conference designed for the whole team. Do you identify as full stack or are you interested in front end, back end, DevOps, design or anything in between? This is the conference for you! Step out of your comfort zone and enhance your skill set – by improving your existing skills and learning new ones as well. There’s a mix of short 30 minute talks and longer keynotes, giving you insights in a wide range of topics. The breaks give you ample time to mingle with fellow full stack developers, speakers, experts, and vendors. Full Stack Europe is a two day conference (6-7/10) with an extra day of workshops (5/10). If you buy your ticket before 15/9, you pay €570 (€690 for companies).

4. UXDX EMEA 2022 – Online & Dublin, Ireland

12 + 13 + 14 OCTOBER 2022

Learn the latest Product, UX, Design and Dev practices, increase your T-shaped skills and discover the techniques companies are using to empower teams to deliver. UXDX helps companies build better products by putting the customer at the center of product development, and empowering product teams. During the UXDX Emea conference, you will learn the latest practices from leading companies through case studies that detail both the obstacles as well as the successes. Get inspired by 50+ speakers and 8 workshops, in person or online, live or delayed for your convenience. You get a discount on your ticket if you buy it before 12 September (prices range from €349 to €3,399).

5. React Brussels Hybrid 2022 – Online & Brussels, Belgium

14 OCTOBER 2022

BeJS, the Belgian JavaScript Community, is hosting the REACT BRUSSELS conference in Brussels and online. This year’s conference is all about what to expect next in web, mobile and software development. Talks about the trendiest tech and skills from some of the brightest minds in the REACT realm will be on the agenda, while new geeky encounters will surely emerge from the in-person setting vibe and experience! Junior or senior, front-end or full-stack; BeJS is inviting you all to join REACT BRUSSELS, where top-notch speakers and workshops all can be found in one place. Ticket prices range from €99 to €349 – 10% of all profits go to open source projects.

6. Web Summit – Lisbon, Portugal

1 – 4 NOVEMBER 2022

Named “the best technology conference on the planet” by Forbes Magazine, the Web Summit 2022 will bring together 70,000+ people this November for three reasons: incredible speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities, and proprietary software that will maximise your experience. At a time of great uncertainty for many industries and, indeed, the world itself, we gather the founders and CEOs of companies redefining the tech industry, fast-growing start-ups, policymakers, and heads of state to ask a simple question: Where to next? General attendee tickets are still available for €850.

In 2019 we went to the Web Summit. Want to know more about our experience? Check out the blog post below.

7. CloudBrew 2022 – Mechelen, Belgium

18 + 19 NOVEMBER 2022

The CloudBrew conference is organized by AZUG, the Belgium Microsoft Azure User Group. CloudBrew originates from the community. Both you and our speakers are part of it: ideal to network with peers! Two full days of Microsoft Azure, with several tracks to choose from. Local and international speakers will come to share their knowledge and experience. You can be part of this unique knowledge sharing and networking experience for €363 (€211.75 if you only want to attend one day).

8. AI & Big Data expo – Online & London, UK

1 + 2 DECEMBER 2022

This year’s hybrid leading AI & Big Data Expo is expecting 6,000 attendees, 200+ ehhibitor and 250+ speakers. Hosted at Olympia in London, we’re set to see dozens of speakers from across various industries come together to discuss the latest developments in the world of AI & Big Data. Over 200 exhibitors will showcase the most cutting-edge technologies and strategies from the world of Artificial Intelligence & Big Data. It’s an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI & Big Data in driving forward your business in 2023 and beyond. Don’t miss this free two-day event – maybe even extend your stay and combine with some Christmas shopping!

9. Black Hat Europe – Online + London, UK

5 + 6 + 7 + 8 DECEMBER 2022

During this hybrid event, Black Hat provides attendees with the latest in research, development, and trends in Information Security. The brightest professionals and researchers in the industry come together for deeply technical hands-on trainings, followed by two days of the latest research and vulnerability disclosures in the briefings. Trainings are available for all skill levels, virtual and in person, for a number of topics such as PenTesting, Defense and Crypto. Reduced prices for early registration are available until 25 September.

10. Cisco Live – Online & Amsterdam, Netherlands

6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 FEBRUARY 2023

Cisco Live! Amsterdam is a conference and exhibition dedicated to the latest technologies, trends and challenges in the field of networks and communications with a focus on Cisco products. We’ll cover topics such as virtualisation, wireless networks, network infrastructure and systems, security,… The conference brings together Cisco executives, customers, partners and experts and other IT and communication professionals. While the technical seminars will offer the chance to delve into fascinating topics, we reckon networking opportunities in the accompanying break-out sessions might be even more inspiring after two years of zoom calls! After listening to captivating presentations, take advantage of the Cisco Certification Program, which participants can take for free during the conference. Sign up now to be informed when registration for this event opens.

11. CLOUDFEST – Europa Park, Rust, Germany

21 + 22 + 23 MARCH 2023

CloudFest is the #1 internet infrastructure event in the world, connecting the global cloud computing industry. Here, you’ll get the chance to form partnerships that help you reach your business goals, and have a great time doing it. Set in a spectacular European amusement park, the world’s largest cloud industry event is ready to facilitate new partnerships, deep knowledge sharing, and the best parties the industry has ever seen. With 6,000+ participants, 250+ speakers, 150+ partners and 65 represented countries, this event is not to be missed by anyone working in cloud. Though it’s still too soon to buy tickets, you can already get in on the action by becoming an event partner.

12. Dublin Tech Summit – Dublin, Ireland

31 May + 1 JUNE 2023

Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) – Europe’s fastest growing tech conference – is a two-day conference that sits at the heart of the international tech scene: Dublin. After two years of virtual events, DTS is delighted to host our next LIVE event on 31 May-1 June 2023. We are extremely excited to bring together our international community of innovators, thought-leaders, and influencers once again in Dublin’s most famous venue, the RDS. Join our community of thought leaders and learn from 120 talks across 4 stages, covering topics such as AI, Fintech, Cybersecurity, Tech for Good, Metaverse and much more. You can pre-register now to get ticket discounts for DTS23.

13. London Tech Week – London, UK

12 – 16 JUNE 2023

London Tech Week provides the tech eco-system with a platform to come together to drive change. Our mission is to build a better, more inclusive, digital world by gathering the world’s most inspirational founders, global leaders, senior investors and rising stars to collaborate and discuss the vital role of technology on society. The 2022 edition included famous speakers as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sadiq Khan, and even an exclusive address by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky via a 3D hologram. Curious what will come after this? Register your interest for London Tech Week 2023 today.

14. EuroSTAR Conference 2023 – Online & Antwerp, Belgium

13 + 14 + 15 + 16 JUNE 2023

For three decades, the EuroSTAR Conference has been the leading software testing conference in Europe, attracting delegates and speakers from around the globe. From 13 to 16 June 2023, you can join over 1,000 software testers for 4 incredible days of learning, testing and community connections in the Antwerp Zoo or online. The theme for next edition is ‘Software Development is a Social Activity’. Learn straight from the world’s leading software testing experts – we’re bringing you inspiring keynotes, interactive tutorials, buzzing track talks and an incredibly warm welcome into the heart of the very special EuroSTAR community. Book your tickets by 31 October to receive Super Early Bird rates and save up to 50% with group bundles.

15. Viva Technology (VivaTech) – Online & Paris, France

14 + 15 + 16 + 17 JUNE 2023

The VivaTech Conference is where business meets innovation. We act as a powerful global catalyst for digital transformation and start-up growth. Every year VivaTech brings together business leaders, start-ups, investors, researchers and innovators to ignite positive change in business and for society. Among past speakers are Mark Zuckerberg (Meta), Tim Cook (Apple), Evan Spiegel (Snap Inc.), Ryan Roslansky (LinkedIn), Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau, etc. Can’t wait to be a part of the 2023 edition? You can pre-register now to be informed when the ticketing platform for this event opens.

16. The Next Web Conference – Amsterdam, Netherlands

15 + 16 JUNE 2023

Learn what’s next in Tech at TNW Conference, a 2-day technology conference where industry leaders and tech enthusiasts come together to explore how tech will shape the world of tomorrow. Get insights from industry pioneers, meet international tech executives and policymakers, and get introduced to start-ups and scale-ups. Last year’s speakers included Edward Snowden, Mo Gawdat and Brian Solis. Our flagship tech event isn’t like any other you’ve experienced before. You get all the benefits of a conference with the energy of a festival. Pre-register now to experience the perfect mix of business, inspiration, actionable info and festival fun.

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Written by Sam De Meyer Training Coordinator