Top Tech Conferences to Attend in 2022-2023 [UPDATED]

Industry Advice Computing and IT Science & Mathematics

Unprecedented advancements in technology and the growing complexity of the world’s research challenges demand novel approaches to discovery and innovation. One way for leaders in STEM to stay ahead of this curve is by attending the nation’s top tech conferences.

These conferences are an excellent chance for STEM professionals to develop valuable connections, exchange groundbreaking ideas, share best practices, and learn new skills while staying abreast of emerging trends and practices in the ever-evolving technology landscape. 

However, with dozens of conferences to choose from, it can be challenging to select the right one for your organization. 

Below, we’ve put together an updated list of the top technology conferences for 2022-2023 to help narrow your choices. Reference this list to select the conference(s) that will provide the most value for you and your organization.

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Top 10 Technology Conferences of 2022-2023

[All conference dates and formats are subject to change.] 

1. Cyber Security Summit

Dates: Dates: Varied (See schedule for details.)—April 27, 2022; Denver, CO—May 5, 2022

Format: Hybrid

The Cyber Security Summit aims to connect C-level and senior executives in charge of using technology to protect their organizations’ critical infrastructures with leading cyber solution providers. The structure of the event includes interactive panels, networking opportunities, and round table discussions with experts in the field.

A full list of upcoming summits can be found here. Individuals who participate in a full day of the summit will not only gain insight into top cybersecurity strategies but also earn six “Continuing Professional Education” (CPE) credits for their time at the event.

2. Deep Learning Summit

Date: Varies (See schedule for details)

Format: Virtual

With a variety of  information sessions and dozens of networking opportunities, it’s no surprise the Deep Learning Summit is known for being a leader in AI and deep learning. ”

Their 2023 Summit events take place at various times and locations. For STEM professionals interested in the latest trends impacting businesses, industries, and society, this annual event is a must-attend.

3. Augmented World Expo (AWE)

Date: June 1–3, 2022

Format: In-person (Santa Clara, CA)

Forbes named the AWE as “the most essential AR/VR conference” in 2018, and the annual event continues to feature education through an immersive experience for developers, entrepreneurs, product leaders, investors, and creators alike. The 2020 expo shifted to an online format where over 3,000 participants joined the conversation surrounding the emerging applications of AR and VR across sectors, and the potential technical, ethical, and legal challenges that accompany the development of such disruptive technology. 

Attendees can prepare for AWE 2022 by exploring the list of keynote speakers, leadership sessions, and breakout content information for this year’s conference.

4. RSA Conference

Date: June 6–9, 2022

Format: Hybrid (San Francisco, CA)

If you’re looking for opportunities to expand your understanding of the themes shaping the world of cybersecurity, the RSA Conference is right for you. This four-day event will help you gain insights, join conversations, and experience solutions that could make a huge impact on your organization and your career. The field of cybersecurity is constantly changing. This conference aims to keep you ahead of the curve so you can take action in your business.

This year’s conference is located in San Francisco, but a Digital Pass is also available for those who cannot attend in-person.

5. Dublin Tech Summit

Date: June 15–16, 2022 (Ballsbridge, Ireland)

Format: In-Person

The Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) puts you at the forefront of the international tech scene in  one of the world’s most active technology hubs. After two years of virtual events, this summit is back to hosting a live event that aims to bring together the international community of innovators, thought-leaders, and influencers.

By attending this conference you will be able to network with 8,000 other attendees, listen to 200+ speakers, and hear from 150+ startup company leaders.

6. Black Hat USA

Date: August 6–11, 2022

Format: Hybrid (Las Vegas, NV)

Black Hat USA enters its 25th year as “the world’s leading information security event” for those interested in the latest trends in information security. The four-day hybrid event will offer some training sessions in-person, while others will remain online.

Participants will gain access to training sessions made up of technical courses, briefings with leading security researchers, and more. The programming is also uniquely ideal for individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including members of the security field, sponsors, career seekers, recruiters, members of academia, and more.

7. VMAre Explore US

Date: August 29 – September 1 2022

Format: Hybrid (San Francisco, CA)

Hosted by VMware, this event is designed to help businesses expand their knowledge and use of software within their organization. This year’s conference is focused on solving problems faced in a multi-workspace IT environment.

VMareExplore US 2022 will open up registration on May 3rd for those looking to attend in person at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. There will be unique on-demand content throughout the conference for those who can only participate digitally. . All participants will gain access to more than 500 on-demand VMare Explore US sessions, including business-level overviews and technical deep-dive sessions as well.

8. Big Data Toronto

Date: October 6–7, 2022

Format: Hybrid (Toronto, Canada)

More than 6,000 online and offline participants attended the “4-in-1” learning experience last year, and this year is set to be even better. . Some of this year’s planned topics include advanced analytics, AI and machine learning, cybersecurity, voice technologies, and more.

The conference is set to have 150+ speakers, 50+ showcased brands, and dozens of skill-based workshops and product demonstrations relating to the tools, strategies, and trends within the data industry.

9. Open Data Science Conference

Date: November 1–3, 2022

Format: Hybrid (Santa Clara, CA)

With a hybrid format of in-person and virtual learning, ODSC 2022 includes three days of training and two days of keynotes and workshops highlighting eight focus areas surrounding data science.

With 30 training sessions and workshops, 8,000 attendees, and 300 hours of content, ODSC is considered “one of the largest applied data science conferences in the world.” Attendees will also have the chance to interact with some of the latest data science projects being developed today, including work in AI, VR, and more.

10. AWS re:Invent

Date: November 28–December 2, 2022

Format: In-Person (Las Vegas, NV)

Hosted by Amazon Web Services, this five-day event is perfect for tech developers, engineers, system architects, and other technology-based employees.

AWS re:Invent offers a great opportunity to network—more than 65,000 industry professionals attended re:Invent in 2019. Other event features include expert educational sessions, AWS certification exams, and more.

11. Consumer Technology Association (CES)

Date: January 5–8, 2023

Format: Hybrid (Las Vegas, NV)

Attendees can expect a highly personalized experience with on-demand keynote sessions, product showcases, and virtual roundtable discussions.

Labeled “the stage for innovation,” CES has become the proving ground for global innovators and the latest breakthrough technologies. In addition to providing a showcase for new technology, CES also includes a conference program for industry leaders to collaborate and provide solutions to the latest issues. Some familiar companies include manufacturers, developers, and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, and technology delivery systems. If your company is looking for the latest technological innovations, then CES 2023 is a must-attend virtual event.

Looking for More?

These top tech conferences are a great place for leaders in STEM to develop the skills required to foster technological innovation in their organizations. For professionals looking for more comprehensive and specialized training, however, a certificate or degree may be the next step.

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Home to a wide variety of companies and institutions that share the university’s vision, these locations serve as a hub for cutting-edge thought leaders who inspire, create, and execute on new technologies and research daily.

These epicenters of discovery have a significant need for workers educated in science, technology, engineering, and math. Northeastern’s unique programs, grounded in experiential learning, are customized to offer students the knowledge and skills that these regions’ employers demand.

To learn more about advancing your tech career with Northeastern, explore the related degrees offered at our regional locations in Seattle, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Charlotte, Vancouver and Toronto.

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