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Whether they're virtual or in person, channel partner conferences can provide invaluable opportunities for understanding the latest industry trends, networking with other IT professionals and honing your expertise. After the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically upended the 2020 slate of in-person conferences, channel partner event providers are approaching 2021 with a mix of virtual, in-person and hybrid plans.
The listing below features events that range from large annual conventions hosted by top-tier vendors to smaller-scale summits focused on MSP business management concerns.
We'll continue to update this calendar as additional events are announced or if dates and event formats are modified, so check back often.
Q1 channel partner events
- Jan. 12-14 and 19-21: Citrix Field Kickoff; virtual event
- Jan. 26-27: NerdioCon; virtual event
- Feb. 24-25: ASCII MSP Connect Live (Canada); virtual event
- March 2-4: Channel Partners Conference & Expo; virtual event
- March 7-11: XChange+; Orlando, Fla., with virtual event
- March 16-17; CompTIA Communities & Councils Forum; virtual event
- March 17-18: ASCII MSP Connect Live (Rocky Mountain region); virtual event
Q2 channel partner events
- April 13-14; Aruba Atmosphere; virtual event
- April 27-28 and June 15-16: Red Hat Summit; virtual event
- May 4-5: IT Glue GlueX; virtual event
- May 5-6; Dell Technologies World; virtual event
- May 11-12: IBM Think; virtual event
- May 19-20: ASCII SMB IT Success Summit; Houston
- May 26; SAP Global Partner Summit; virtual event
- June 9; Women of the Channel+ Virtual Experience; virtual event
- June 16-17: ASCII SMB IT Success Summit; Lawrenceburg, Ohio
- June 21-23; ConnectWise IT Nation Secure; Orlando, Fla., and virtual event
- June 22-24; Hewlett Packard Enterprise Discover; virtual event
Q3 channel partner events
- July 14-15; Microsoft Inspire; virtual event
- July 21-22: ASCII SMB IT Success Summit; Lincolnshire, Ill.
- July 22-Aug. 12: IT Nation Explore; virtual event
- Aug. 3-4; CompTIA ChannelCon; virtual event
- Aug. 18-19: ASCII SMB IT Success Summit; Raleigh, N.C.
- Aug. 9-13: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society; Las Vegas and virtual event
- Aug. 30-Sept. 1: IT By Design's Build IT; Jersey City, N.J.
- Sept. 22-23: ASCII SMB IT Success Summit; Whippany, N.J.
- Sept. 27-Oct. 1: Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing; virtual event
- Sept. 29-Oct. 1: Vision 21; Dallas,
Q4 channel partner events
- Oct. 5-7: VMworld; virtual event
- Oct. 11-13; DattoCon; Seattle and virtual event
- Oct. 12-14; Google Cloud Next; virtual event
- Oct. 19-22: Kaseya Connect IT; Las Vegas
- Oct. 27-28: ASCII SMB IT Success Summit; Orlando
- Nov. 2-3: ASCII SMB IT Success Summit; Rockville, Md
- Nov. 10; Cisco Partner Summit; virtual event (with invite-only in-person event)
- Nov. 10-12: IT Nation Connect; Orlando, Fla., and virtual
- Nov. 16-17; Women of the Channel Leadership Summit (West); Palm Springs, Calif.
- Nov. 29-Dec. 3; AWS re:Invent; Las Vegas
- Dec. 6-7: Women of the Channel Leadership Summit (East); New York City
- Dec. 8-9: ASCII SMB IT Success Summit; Anaheim, Calif.