Rating the industry's top conferences
The number of conferences frequented by tech leaders seems to grow every year, so we asked The Information subscribers to rank their favorite events to help you figure out how to spend your time. We included well-known conferences, as well as under-the-radar events marketed only to insiders. Use the arrows on top of each column to sort.
|AWS re:Invent||Five-day conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community|
|CannesLions||Seven-day festival in Cannes, France, that brings together advertising professionals, designers, digital innovators and marketers from around the world|
|CES||Consumer electronics and consumer technology trade show that takes place every January in Las Vegas|
|Code Conference*||Invitation-only conference hosted by Recode that brings together executive leaders and startups|
|Collision||A national summit that aims to bring VCs and technologists together|
|Davos*||The World Economic Forum’s meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on global politics, economics and social issues|
|DefCon||An underground hacking conference held in Las Vegas|
|DLD||A conference held in Munich to promote discussion on digital innovation, advancements in technology, science, and culture|
|Dreamforce||Salesforce’s conference held in San Francisco|
|E3||An expo for computer, video and mobile games held in Los Angeles|
|F8||Facebook’s global developer conference|
|Fortune Brainstorm*||An invitation-only summer retreat for emerging tech entrepreneurs, investors and leaders from Fortune 500 companies|
|GDC||A weeklong conference for the professional gaming industry|
|Github Universe||A three-day conference in San Francisco for Github’s community of developers, partners, product experts and industry leaders|
|Google I/O||Google’s developer conference|
|IOT World||A four-day event that brings together hundreds of companies and leaders in the Internet of Things arena|
|Microsoft Build||Microsoft’s developer conference held in Seattle|
|Milken Conference||A four-day conference for leaders to explore challenges in financial markets, industry sectors, health, government and education|
|Mobile World Conference||A four-day conference for the mobile industry held in Barcelona|
|Oracle Open World||An annual Oracle convention for business decision makers, IT management and line-of-business end users|
|Sun Valley Allen & Co*||A media finance conference hosted by Allen & Company in Sun Valley, Idaho|
|SXSW||A conglomerate of technology, film, interactive media, and music festivals/conferences in Austin, Texas|
|Tech Crunch Disrupt||A three-day conference hosted by TechCrunch that features a hackathon, startup debuts and interviews|
|Techonomy||A three-day conference that brings together tech leaders for onstage interviews, short talks, curated panels, one-on-one interviews and in-depth breakout labs|
|TED||A five-day conference devoted to “ideas worth spreading” featuring short talks and presentations|
|The Lobby||Two-day technology conference for international technology executives, investors and startups|
|Vanity Fair New Establishment*||A two-day summit that features leaders in business, politics, and the arts in conversations about the intersection of technology and media|
|Web Summit||Europe’s largest tech conference aimed at Fortune 500 companies, startups and speakers|
|WWDC||An Apple event used to showcase the company’s new software and technologies for software developers|
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