Top Cloud Conferences to Attend in 2018

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So many cloud conferences, so little time. How do you know which event is the most useful for your organization? Use our tool to narrow it down or check out our curated list of the top 11 cloud events of 2018.

Every year there seem to be more and more cloud computing conferences popping up around the globe. To help professionals determine which events are the best use of their time, we created a comprehensive Cloud Events & Conferences toolSimply select a city, country, or technology of your choice, and our tool will show you which conferences meet your criteria. The tool comprises over 89 different cloud conferences and events.

The Big List of Cloud Events & Conferences of 2018

Or, check out below our curated list of the top 11 cloud conferences taking place across North America in 2018. Consider yourself in good shape if you attend at least one of these.

Here’s to a happy cloud year in 2018!

1. Oracle CloudWorld 2018
When: February 12, 2018
Where: Sheraton Times Square in New York, NY
Price: Registration is complimentary

Description: Adapting to new technologies is key to helping your business thrive. At this one-day conference, you will connect with forward-looking professionals in finance, operations, supply chain, human resources, sales, marketing, customer service, and IT, who will share what works and what doesn’t when it comes to transforming your business. Gain insights into how to out-innovate your competition, and which emerging technologies are right for you: the cloud, mobile, social, analytics, and artificial intelligence. Areas of focus include the customer experience, finance and supply chain management, human resource, and information technology.

2. IBM Think 2018
When: March 19-22, 2018
Where: Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV
Price: Tickets start at $1,995

Description: At Think 2018, you will do just that: think together with some of the brilliant minds solving some of the world’s biggest problems. With hundreds of expert speakers and thousands of hands-on labs, certifications, and think tanks, there is something for everyone at IBM’s annual event. Inventors and visionaries will share how they use a mix of technical prowess and real-world insights to overcome some of society’s most daunting challenges. Learn how to apply new technologies that can grow your business, including blockchain, cloud integration, cloud managed services, DevOps, digital process automation, hybrid IT management, IBM cloud, microservices, and more.

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3. CIO Cloud Summit
When: March 25-27, 2018
Where: Miami, FL
Price: 2018 pricing is currently unavailable

Description: At the CIO Cloud Summit, you’ll rub elbows with over 50 leading C-level executives, analysts, and solution providers discussing the latest business topics and trends. This year’s summit features presentations on a wide variety of subjects, including how to succeed in the new data economy, securing a mobile, cloud-first enterprise, managing business continuity during M&A activities, and more. If you’re looking to make new connections, there will be over 14 hours of networking opportunities, as well as interactive discussions, throughout the three days.

4. Ingram Micro Cloud Summit
When: April 30-May 2, 2018
Where: Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL
Price: Tickets start at $599

Description: For the 2018 Summit, the agenda has been changed to reflect the latest developments in the world of cloud. You will get to explore the latest developments in cloud computing, from the Internet of Things to real-world examples of go-to-market strategies. Breakout learning tracks will serve: resellers who want to sell cloud services more quickly and expand their portfolios; MSPs who want to learn about advanced platforms and how to attach more cloud services; and telcos and hosters who want to build world-class channels for cloud services. In addition, attendees will enjoy unlimited networking opportunities, hands-on workshops, and interactive panel discussions with industry leaders.

5. Dell EMC World 2018
When: April 30-May 3, 2018
Where: The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV
Price: Tickets start at  $2,295

Description: With over 400 sessions on 200+ cutting-edge topics, you can customize a truly focused track on Technology, IT Leadership, Code, and Modern Ops. Learn how to transform your organization by discovering new products and solutions, boost your career with new technical certifications, collaborate with experts in collective problem-solving sessions, and more. As a plus, early-bird registrars receive a surprise gift (while supplies last).

6. OpenStack Summit 2018
When: May 21-24, 2018
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC
Price: Tickets start at $699

Description: Whether you are looking for a private, public, or multi-cloud approach, the OpenStack Summit is a great place to plan your cloud strategy. At this four-day summit, you will learn about open technologies building the modern infrastructure stack, including OpenStack, Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible, Ceph, OVS, OpenContrail, OPNFV, and more. An array of presentations and workshops will cover topics including cloud and multi-cloud strategy, edge computing, NFV, CI/CD and machine learning, as well as hands-on-training and networking opportunities. If you’re an architect, operator, CIO, IT decision-maker, app developer, upstream developer, or simply looking to learn about new products, join thousands of people from over 60 countries gathering at this unique event.  

Check out the 2018 Cloud Conferences & Events tool.

7. Google Cloud Next 2018
When: July 24-27, 2018
Where: Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA
Price: 2018 pricing is currently unavailable

Description: There is no doubt that Google Cloud Next ‘18 is a great way to connect with the community and learn from experts. Choose from hundreds of breakout sessions that dive into everything from accessible machine learning to advancements in security. Share your ideas and solve problems with other IT professionals, developers, engineers, entrepreneurs, executives, students, and Google experts. If you’re looking to discover new opportunities for your business, uplevel your skills, or uncover what’s next for cloud, this may be the perfect event for you.

8. Open Source Summit North America 2018
When: August 29-31, 2018
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC
Price: Tickets start at $800

Description: If open technologies is your thing, you probably don’t want to miss the Open Source Summit. This three-day event is the premier open source technical conference in North America, bringing together 2,000+ developers, operators, and community leadership professionals. Lawyers, journalists, business executives, analysts, students, and a mix of other professionals attend as well, to learn about the newest and most interesting open technologies. You will have access to leading experts in both formal and informal settings, join discussions and collaborations, and gain a competitive advantage with innovative open solutions, such as Linux, containers, cloud computing and more.

9. Microsoft Ignite 2018
When: September 24-28, 2018
Where: Orlando, FL
Price: 2018 pricing is currently unavailable

Description: What’s better than getting your questions answered by the people who built the products you use every day? At Microsoft Ignite, you will meet innovators and technicians from around the world, connect with the tech community, and learn where technology is headed. This five-day event features 700+ sessions that offer insights and roadmaps from industry leaders, deep dives and live demos on Microsoft’s products, best practices from peers tackling similar challenges, and endless networking opportunities. Plus, there’s free swag.

10. AWS re:Invent 2018
When: November 26-30, 2018
Where: Las Vegas, NV
Price: 2018 pricing is currently unavailable

Description: AWS re:Invent is one of the biggest tech events of the year. Hosted by Amazon Web Services, re:Invent is a learning conference for the global cloud computing community. The event features keynote announcements, training and certification opportunities. At the conference, you’ll have access to more than 1,000 technical sessions, a partner expo, after-hours events, and so much more.

11. KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018
When: December 11-13, 2018
Where: Seattle, WA
Price: 2018 pricing is currently unavailable

Description: Cloud native technology is a departure from traditional application design. At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, you will join expert technologists from multiple open source cloud native communities sharing their expertise on cloud native computing. Over 3,000 developers, architects and technical leaders, CIOs, CTOs, press, and analysts will gather to further the education and advancement of this formerly uncharted but increasingly popular territory. If you’re curious about the latest features, what other companies are doing, and how these technologies enable higher velocity software development at a lower cost than traditional infrastructure, be sure to check out this event.

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