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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