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Channel events listings for 2017

When making 2017 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 2017 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 MSPs. Bookmark this list and check back here often; we'll update the list as more information becomes available.

Q1 channel events

Jan. 9-11; Citrix Summit; Anaheim, Calif.

Feb. 13-16; IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference; Las Vegas

Feb. 19-23; HIMSS; Orlando, Fla.

Feb. 22-23; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit 2017; Houston

Feb. 26-March 3; Aruba Atmosphere 2017; Nashville, Tenn.

March 5-7; XChange Solution Provider 2017; National Harbor, Md.

March 21-23; CompTIA Annual Member Meeting; Chicago

March 26-28; MSPWorld; New Orleans

March 26-29; Varnex Spring Conference; Austin, Texas

March 29-30; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit 2017; Orange County, Calif.

March 29-31; Synnex Red, White and You (Public Sector); Austin, Texas

Q2 channel events

April 10-13; Channel Partners Conference & Expo; Las Vegas

April 19-21; Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2017; Phoenix

April 24-25; ChannelNext East; Esterel, Quebec

April 24-26; Lenovo Accelerate Channel Partner Forum; Orlando, Fla.

April 24-27 Cisco Marketing Velocity; Chicago

April 26-27; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit 2017; Boston

May 2-4; Red Hat Summit; Boston

May 8-11; Dell EMC World; Las Vegas

May 9-11; Kaseya Connect; Las Vegas

May 17-18; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit 2017; Columbus, Ohio

May 23-25; Citrix Synergy; Orlando, Fla.

June 5-6; ChannelNext Central; Niagara Falls, Ontario

June 5-7; HPE Global Partner Summit; Las Vegas

June 5-7; DattoCon; Denver

June 6-8; Cloud Computing Expo; New York

June 14-15; TBI'S BIG Event; Chicago

June 19-21; LabTech Software Automation Nation; Orlando, Fla.

June 21-22; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit 2017; Toronto

Q3 channel events

July 9-13; Microsoft Inspire (formerly Worldwide Partner Conference); Washington, D.C.

July 26-27; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit 2017; Newark, N.J.

July 31-Aug. 2; CompTIA ChannelCon; Austin, Texas

Aug. 27-31; VMworld Partner Exchange @ VMworld; Las Vegas

Aug. 30-31; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit 2017; Chicago

Sept. 11-13; HP Reinvent: World Partner Forum; Chicago

Sept. 17-19; Autotask Community Live; Miami

Sept. 27-28; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit 2017; Miami

Q4 channel events

Oct. 1-5; Oracle OpenWorld; San Francisco

Oct. 2-5; Continuum Navigate; Las Vegas

Oct. 3-5; Kaseya Connect Europe; Amsterdam 

Oct. 4-6; Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing; Orlando, Fla.

Oct. 4-6; Synnex Inspire; Greenville, S.C.

Oct. 16-17; ChannelNext West; Banff, Alberta

Oct. 25-26; ASCII Group IT SMB Success Summit 2017; Washington, D.C.

Oct. 26-27; SolarWind MSP: Empower MSP; Orlando, Fla.

Oct. 31-Nov. 2; Cisco Partner Summit; Dallas, Texas

Oct. 31-Nov.2; Cloud Computing Expo; Santa Clara, Calif.

Nov. 8-10; ConnectWise IT Nation; Orlando, Fla.

Nov. 12-15; Varnex Fall Conference; San Diego

Dec. 4-5; Women of the Channel Leadership Summit; New York

Editor's note: If there are any other channel events you think should be listed on the calendar, please email Sue Troy at [email protected].

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