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2018 event listings for channel companies

When making 2018 travel plans, refer to this list of channel events -- including conferences hosted by IT vendors, distributors, industry organizations and vendors that cater to VARs and MSPs.

With 2018 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 events calendar. We've included channel conferences hosted by top-tier IT vendors, distributors, channel industry organizations and vendors of products used exclusively by channel companies. Bookmark this list and check back often; we'll update the list as more information becomes available.

Q1 channel events

Jan. 8-9; Citrix Summit; Anaheim, Calif.

Feb. 21-22; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit; Orange County, Calif.

March 4-6; XChange Solution Provider 2018; Orlando, Fla.

March 4-6; MSPWorld; New Orleans

March 5-9; HIMSS 2018; Las Vegas

March 20-21; CompTIA Community Forum; Chicago

March 20-22; PartnerWorld at Think; Las Vegas

March 25-30; Aruba Atmosphere 2018; Las Vegas

March 21-22; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Q2 channel events

April 9; ChannelNext East; Esterel, Quebec

April 17-20; Channel Partners Conference & Expo; Las Vegas

April 18-19; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit; Austin, Texas

April 30-May 2; Ingram Micro Cloud Summit; Boca Raton, Fla.

April 30-May 3; Dell EMC Global Partner Summit at Dell Technologies World; Las Vegas

May 7-9; Lenovo Accelerate Channel Partner Forum; Las Vegas

May 8-10; Red Hat Summit; San Francisco

May 8-10; Kaseya Connect; Las Vegas

May 8-10; Citrix Synergy; Anaheim, Calif.

May 15-16; Women of the Channel Leadership Summit; Palm Springs, Calif.

May 16-17; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit; Chicago

June 5-7; Cloud Computing Expo; New York

June 18-20; Hewlett Packard Enterprise Global Partner Summit at HPE Discover; Las Vegas

June 18-20; DattoCon 2018; Austin, Texas

June 18-20; ConnectWise Automation Nation; Orlando, Fla. 

June 27-28; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit; Ann Arbor, Mich.

Channel event highlights from 2017

We spoke to a variety of executives from vendors and channel companies in our coverage of last year's industry events. Take a look at these guides and stories before heading off to 2018's events:

Read our guide of Microsoft Inspire 2017

Channel companies say Citrix is back on track

IBM showcases cognitive computing opportunities

MSPWorld urges channel companies to focus on security

Dell EMC partners adjust to integrated partner program

HPE positions partners for hybrid IT strategy

Cisco execs discuss hybrid cloud alliance with Google

ConnectWise pushes for a connected ecosystem

Q3 channel events

July 15-19; Microsoft Inspire; Las Vegas

July 25-26; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit; Charlotte, N.C.

July 31-Aug. 2; CompTIA ChannelCon; Washington, D.C.

Aug. 22-23; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit; Toronto

Sept. 24-27; Continuum Navigate; Boston

Sept. 26-27; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit; Newark, N.J.

Sept. 26-28; Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing; Houston

Q4 channel events

Oct. 17-18; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit; Seattle

Oct. 28-Nov. 1; Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne; San Francisco

Nov. 6-8; Cloud Computing Expo; Santa Clara, Calif.

Nov. 7-9; ConnectWise IT Nation; Orlando, Fla.

Nov. 13-15; Cisco Partner Summit; Las Vegas

Dec. 3-4; Women of the Channel Leadership Summit; New York

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