Here at GetVoIP, we love attending as many trade shows, conferences and events throughout the year as possible. We’re always looking for new insights on how the industry is growing and evolving, as well as the opportunity to experience new products and innovations first hand.
However, with so many different events going on, many at the same time, it can be really difficult to keep track of the really important ones. So we went ahead and compiled a thorough list, tracking all the major Cloud Communications events you absolutely should attend for the year of 2018.
These conferences are mostly within the U.S., and have a focus on Cloud Communications, including topics such as Business VoIP, SaaS solutions, and Contact Centers.
2018 Cloud Communications Events
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|Customer Contact Week||Jan 22-25||CCW is one of the largest customer contact events annually. Learn about customer care, customer experience, and hear from contact center leaders.||New Orleans, LA|
|Avaya ENGAGE||Jan 28-31||Avaya’s annual conference showcasing the latest updates and product announcements from the business communications provider.||New Orleans, LA|
|SaaSTr Annual||Feb 6-8||
Join with thousands of founders and executives at the largest SaaS conference with CEO interviews, workshops and more than 200 speakers.
|San Francisco, CA|
|Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit||Feb 6-7||Learn how to forecast the future with today’s data in this summit featuring industry leaders delivering case studies, expertise and unique insights into predictive analytics.||San Diego, CA|
|Priorities for 5G: Mobile Infrastructure, Standards and Policy Priorities||Feb 6||A one day seminar to discuss key priorities for the development of 5G. Learn about the latest thinking on the key potential benefits of 5G for businesses.||London, UK|
|ITExpo||Feb 13-16||ITExpo is a global business gathering focusing on how the world communicates. Attend training and workshops, exhibitions showcasing new products and innovations, as well as keynote speeches.||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|International Wireless Communications Expo||March 5-9||IWCE is a premier annual event for critical communications technology, with both a conference all four days and an exhibition for the last two.||Orlando, FL|
|Enterprise Connect||March 12-14||Enterprise Connect is one of the leading conferences focusing on enterprise communications and collaborations, featuring decision-makers from the top providers.||Orlando, FL|
|IBM Think||March 19-22||IBM Think showcases the software company’s latest products and announcements, including blockchain, AI, data, cloud to IT infrastructure, IoT, and security.||Las Vegas, NV|
|Channel Partners||April 17-20||Channel Partners is a gathering of over 6,000 industry experts and service provides to discuss the latest topics shaping the communications industry.||Las Vegas, NV|
|Cloud Foundry Summit||April 18-20||Cloud Foundry Summit is the providers annual conference for end users to learn the platform from those who build it.||Boston, MA|
|Genesys CX18||May 1-4||Genesys’ annual conference highlighting the latest innovations and product announcements, along with keynotes from Genesys leaders.||Nashville, TN|
|International Telecoms Week||May 6-9||ITW is the annual meeting for the global wholesale telecoms industry, providing a platform for 6,743 delegates from 1,944 companies and more than 140 countries to meet together and network.||Chicago, IL|
|5G North America||May 14-16||5G North America draws upon leading minds, business influencers and legendary C-Level executives to discuss the evolution of LTE and 5G.||Austin, TX|
|ICMI Contact Center Expo & Conference||May 21-24||ICMI Contact Center Expo unites professionals looking to further their knowledge in an industry in constant transformation.||Orlando, FL|
|Cloud Computing Expo||June 5-7||Cloud Expo is the single show where technology buyers and vendors can meet to experience and discus cloud computing and all that it entails.||New York City, NY|
|WebRTC Summit||June 5-7||The WebRTC Summit will showcase everything within the world of WebRTC, with topics including voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing and how to leverage the new protocol.||New York City, NY|
|Cisco Live!||June 10-14||Cisco’s annual conference highlighting the company’s latest announcements and developments, as well as training workshops, exhibitions and keynotes.||Orlando, FL|
|Telecom Exchange||June 20||Telecom Exchange is an invite-only, C-level networking event that provides unparalleled collaboration, education and one-on-one engagement with the industry’s top thought leaders.||New York City, NY|
|ClueCon||July 23-26||ClueCon is a conference for developers by developers: an annual technology conference held every summer hosted by the team behind the FreeSWITCH open-source project.||Chicago, IL|
|Microsoft Ignite||Sept 24-28||Microsoft Ignite is the company’s annual conference focusing on the latest innovations in tech, and the teams behind them.||Orlando, FL|
|Dreamforce||Sept 25-28||Salesforce’s annual conference showcasing the latest product announcements and innovations from the leading CRM provider.||San Francisco, CA|
|AstriCon||Oct 9-11||The longest running event dedicated to all things Asterisk, the open source PBX platform, celebrating one of the most influential open source telecommunication projects.||Orlando, FL|
|SIGNAL||Oct 17-18||SIGNAL is Twilio’s annual conference for developers, showcasing and celebrating the latest innovations in the communications industry.||San Francisco, CA|
|Cloud Computing Expo||Nov 6-8||Cloud Expo is the single show where technology buyers and vendors can meet to experience and discus cloud computing and all that it entails.||Santa Clara, CA|
|Women of the Channel Leadership Summit||Dec 3-4||CompTIA, the world’s leading tech association, will be hosting a summit in New York City focused on celebrating the Women of The Channel, highlighting and recognizing the women in leadership.||New York, New York|
|Chief Information Officer Leadership Forum||TBD||This annual forum brings together senior IT executives from a range of industry verticals with a focus on the most pressing issues that IT executives are tackling as the role that technology plays within the organization continues to evolve.||Atlanta, GA|
To Be Determined
|NextCon||TBD||Nextiva’s annual conference showcasing the latest announcements, product launches, highlights, and keynotes from both Nextiva leaders and some of the best names in tech.||TBD|
|Broadsoft Connections||TBD||Broadsoft Connections is the cloud provider’s annual user conference showcasing the latest product updates and innovations, gathering more than 1,300 users.||TBD|
|RingCentral Connect Central||TBD||The meeting place for developers wanting to integrate with the leading business communications platform RingCentral with more than 300000 customers around the world.||TBD|
|Google Cloud Next||TBD||Google Cloud Next is the leading search provider’s conference focusing on data, analytics and machine learning along with communications.||TBD|
|Microsoft Build||TBD||Microsoft Build is the technology company’s annual conference aimed at both software engineers and web developers utilizing Windows and the Microsoft ecosystem.||TBD|
|Talkdesk Opentalk||TBD||Opentalk is Talkdesk’s annual conference highlighting current and future trends in the customer communication industry.||TBD|