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Top Virtual IT/Tech Conferences for Fall 2020

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Katie Regan

2020 has been a year of the unexpected, requiring us all to make big changes, adjustments, and compromises in order to keep ourselves and each other safe. Service providers are seeking new ways to reach clients in this time of social distancing, and for many that means holding their highly anticipated events in the virtual space. Who better to pioneer this move than tech leaders?

Conferences and live events are essential avenues for businesses looking to sell their products, for professionals looking to learn about new trends, and for everyone in the industry to do valuable networking. At the end of the day, attendees leave these events feeling inspired and ready to do some serious work. While nothing can replace the value of face-to-face connections, a virtual conference is accessible to a greater number of people around the globe.

In an industry that already requires leaders to be at the forefront of innovation, it’s only natural that those leaders would be quick to respond to global change. Many events have been postponed or canceled, but just as many are being offered virtually.

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For more topic-specific conference, check out our other conference round-ups on the right-hand menu, including Top DevOps Conferences, Programming & Software Dev Conferences, and CyberSecurity Conferences.

(This article is part of our IT Conferences & Events Guide. Use the right-hand menu to navigate.)

Online Tech/IT Conferences

Below is a list of the top virtual tech conferences coming up this year—all taking place online, so watch out for those time zones. Don’t forget to sign up for email updates from any event you are thinking of attending, as details are subject to change.

Microsoft Ignite

Dates: September 22-24, 2020
Location: Online
Cost: Free

Microsoft Ignite will be launched as a complimentary digital event experience this September. Join us to learn innovative ways to build solutions, migrate and manage your infrastructure, and connect with Microsoft experts and other technology professionals from around the globe.


Dates: Week of September 28, 2020
Location: Online
Cost: Registration opens June 23
Twitter: @vmworld

This year, VMWorld is a virtual event for the tech professional looking to gain knowledge and momentum in the realm of cloud-based applications, security issues, and innovations.


Date: October 7, 2020
Location: Online
Cost: Various packages available

BII SUMMIT is an event that specializes in helping technology companies and investors meet under one (virtual) roof to create long-term business relationships.

Google Assistant Developer Day

Date: October 8, 2020
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Twitter: #GoogleAssistantDevDay

Join us live on October 8th for the virtual Google Assistant Developer Day, where we’ll announce new features and tools and showcase highlights and use cases from our partners. We will also host interactive sessions for you to connect with the Google Assistant team, including a fireside chat to answer top questions we hear from developers.

BMC Exchange

Date: October 20-22, 2020
Location: Online
Cost: Free

Join industry leaders and innovators to learn, engage, and take away new ideas to move your business forward. As businesses continue to manage ongoing global disruption, BMC Exchange can help you prepare your organization with the strategies to anticipate and adapt to changes and succeed as an Autonomous Digital Enterprise.

BMC are thrilled to bring BMC Exchange to you this October in an exciting, virtual, customizable format featuring insightful keynotes, powerful educational sessions, unique networking opportunities, and tried-and-true best practices for ensuring the automation, security, service, and operational excellence your business relies on.


Date: October 28, 2020
Location: Online
Cost: Free

To help you stay ahead of the competition in the new world where speed and agility are critical, Creatio compiled insights of 12+ offline events in Americas, Europe, Australia, Middle East and Asia, and prepared one virtual 24-hour conference – ACCELERATE Global. Connect with business transformation experts from all over the world, ready to share knowledge on how to build a low-code enterprise, strengthen tech strategy, ensure higher agility for your business, and drive the industry forward.

You can expect 200+ content-packed sessions available in your time zone and language, filled with insights, trends, real-world cases and practical workshops on business transformation and shaping the future of enterprise with low-code.

More online tech conferences in 2020

Many popular events that might be out of reach for you cost or travel wise are now online! Look for big events you’ve always wanted to attend and try out niche conferences that offer something new.

If a popular event is firming up virtual details, like the Salesforce Dreamforce, sign up to get updates on virtual events. There’s no better time to follow tech leaders into uncharted territory.

These postings are my own and do not necessarily represent BMC's position, strategies, or opinion.

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Katie Regan

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