Your guide to top tech conferences 2017
CIO.com's sortable, searchable directory of technology conferences makes it easy to find events coming to a convention center near you (or ones worth a trip out of town).
Maybe you're looking to stay on top of emerging trends in your industry, or get a read on what your customers are excited about. Perhaps you're actively networking for customers, vendors or even a new job. Or you might simply be looking to mingle with your peers in more informal surroundings.
Regardless of your intent, there's never a bad reason to maintain a solid network of professionals and experts in your vertical or other fields.
We also know it's hard to keep track of all the great technology conferences you might want to attend in any given month, quarter or year.
That's why we developed this sortable list, which we'll update regularly to include the most relevant tech events. While we've naturally focused on shows in the U.S., we'll pay attention to some of the more notable international events as well.
If you can't make it, or if you've already blown through your travel budget, many of these conferences offer virtual and live-streaming options as well.
by CIO.com staff