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2016 channel events listings

When making 2016 travel plans, refer to this list of channel events -- including conferences hosted by IT vendors, distributors, industry organizations, and vendors that cater exclusively to VARs and MSPs.

With 2016 around the corner, it's time to get your travel plans for channel events in order. To help make the process easier for you -- and for us -- we've put together this channel-focused and channel-related events calendar. We've included those channel conferences hosted by top-tier IT vendors, distributors, channel industry organizations, and vendors of products used exclusively by VARs and managed service providers. Bookmark this list and check back here often; we'll update the list as more information becomes available.

Q1 channel events

Jan. 11 to 13; Citrix Summit; Las Vegas

Feb. 15 to 18; IBM PartnerWorld; Orlando, Fla.

Feb. 17 to 18; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit 2016; Austin, Texas

Feb. 29 to March 3; Cisco Partner Summit; San Diego

March 6 to 8; Xchange Solution Provider 2016; Los Angeles

March 6 to 9; VMware Partner Leadership Summit; Scottsdale, Ariz.

March 16 to 17; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit 2016; Anaheim, Calif.

March 16 to 18; Channel Partners Conference and Expo; Las Vegas

Q2 channel events

April 3 to 5; MSPWorld Spring Conference and Expo; Orlando, Fla.

April 10 to 13; Synnex Spring Varnex Conference; Dallas

April 11 to 13; Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2016; Phoenix

April 12 to 16; HIMSS; Chicago

April 13 to 15; Synnex Red, White and You Conference; Dallas

April 27 to 28; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit 2016; Milwaukee

May 3 to 5; Kaseya Connect; Carlsbad, Calif.

May 4 to 7; EMC Global Partner Summit; Las Vegas

May 9 to 11; Lenovo Channel Partner Forum; Orlando, Fla.

May 24 to 26; Citrix Synergy; Las Vegas

May 25 to 26; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit 2016; Baltimore

June 6 to 8; Lifeboat Distribution Executive Partner Summit 2016; Scottsdale, Ariz.

June 7 to 9; Cloud Expo; New York

June 20 to 22; DattoCon; Nashville, Tenn.

June 20 to 22; LabTech Software Automation Nation; Orlando, Fla.

June 22 to 23; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit 2016; Miami Beach, Fla.

June 28 to July 1; Red Hat Summit; San Francisco

Q3 channel events

July 10 to 14; Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference; Toronto

Aug. 1 to 3; CompTIA ChannelCon; Hollywood, Fla.

Aug. 15 to 17; Cloud Partners; Washington, D.C.

Aug. 17 to 18; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit 2016; East Brunswick, N.J.

Aug. 15 to 17; Cloud Partners; Washington, D.C.

Aug. 28; VMworld Partner Exchange @ VMWorld; Las Vegas

Sept. 12 to 14; HP Global Partner Conference; Boston

Sept. 14; ChannelNext Martimes 2016; Halifax, N.S.

Sept. 22; Channel Conference USA; San Jose, Calif.

Sept. 25 to 27; Autotask Community Live; Miami

Sept. 26-29; NetApp Insight 2016; Las Vegas

Sept. 27 to 30; Continuum Navigate; Boston

Sept. 28 to 29; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit 2016; Columbus, Ohio

Sept. 28 to 30; Synnex Inspire Conference; Greensville, S.C.

Q4 channel events

Oct. 9 to 11; MSPWorld Fall Conference and Expo; Las Vegas

Oct. 12 to 13; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit 2016; Newport, R.I.

Oct. 18; Dell PartnerDirect Summit; Austin, Texas

Oct. 19 to 21; Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing; Houston

Oct. 24 to 25; ChannelNext West B.C. 2016; B.C.

Oct. 24 to 27; Extreme Networks Global Partner Summit; Orlando, Fla.

Oct. 27; ChannelNext AB 2016; Calgary, Alta.

Nov. 1 to 3; Cloud Expo; Santa Clara, Calif.

Nov. 1 to 3; Cisco Partner Summit; San Francisco

Nov. 6 to 9; Synnex Fall Varnex Conference; Las Vegas

Nov. 7 to 10; Specialized Channel Focus; Denver

Nov. 9 to 11; ConnectWise IT Nation; Orlando, Fla.

Nov. 29 to Dec. 1; Ingram Micro ONE; Las Vegas

Dec. 6 to 7; NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo; Anaheim, Calif.

Dec. 7 to 8; VARTrends USA; New Orleans

Editor's note: If there's an event you think should be listed on the calendar, please email Sue Troy at [email protected].

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