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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. 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@example.com.
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