Top 81 USA based Conferences in 2020 that you must attend
February 21, 2020
usiness Events, conferences, exhibitions, seminars are all crucial to add on zeal in your monotonous 9 to 5 routine. They are great escape to build new and meaningful connections, learn great content from experts, travel and get refreshed.
Conferences and events are places with numerous opportunities for an attendee, so research and plan well before you attend any event.
Here’s an elongated list of conferences, events, exhibitions taking place all year round in all the states of USA. Hope these events nourish and inspire you.
Be part of a conversation that has the power to change the world. Join top cybersecurity leaders and a dedicated community of peers that will help propel the industry forward. Get access to expert-led sessions, thought-provoking keynotes, in-depth training and tutorials & groundbreaking innovation programs from 24th – 28th Feb in San Francisco.
Future Digital Finance event helps in learning directly from innovators leading the way, and leave with tactical strategies to transform the banking operations. Meet and network with the brightest minds from big banks, regional and community banks, commercial banks, credit unions and credit cards on 9th and 10th March in Miami.
The SATELLITE Conference consists of the most relevant and important topics facing both satellite industry and end-users, and gather a diverse group of thought leaders to share their viewpoints. The event is taking place from 9th to 12th March in Washington Convention Center.
The Business Agility Conference will bring together seasoned practitioners of business agility who have walked the path to greater innovation and thrived along the way. You’ll get to discover a lot so if you are the business type don’t forget to attend the conference on 11th and 12th March in New York.
One of the most renowned conferences that take place annually. Experience 10 days of unparalleled discovery, learning, and networking with creatives across interactive, film, and music industries at the SXSW Conference & Festivals from March 13th – 22nd in Austin!
Annual Roth Conference
The 32nd Annual ROTH Conference is scheduled for March 15-17, 2020 at The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Orange County, CA. The ROTH Conference will feature presentations from public and private companies in a variety of sectors.
GDC is the game industry's premier professional event. The Game Developers Conference (GDC) brings the game development community together to exchange ideas, solve problems, and shape the future of the industry across five days of education, inspiration, and networking. This year GDC will begin from March 16th till 20th March in San Francisco.
The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Fidelity Bank P.O.W.E.R. (Potential of Women Entrepreneurs Realized) to host a collaborative conference for professional women called “Power Up: Women’s Leadership Conference.” Power up all the women and attend the Summit on 19th March in New Orleans.
PRWeek Awards 2020 presents "Your World, Your Canvas," a celebration of the limitless possibilities to where your voice and creativity can lead you. These campaigns are inclusive, provocative, sometimes controversial but always inspiring. Don’t want to miss it? Then visit the event on 19th March in New York.
eMerge Americas are transforming Miami into the tech hub of the Americas by partnering with the entire tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem, from the government to higher-ed, startups to investors, corporate enterprises to media. Help the emerging Miami from 20th – 31st March.
Enterprise Connect focuses on how to help attendees maximize their investments in communications and collaboration systems, services, apps, and networks. All the decision-makers, app developers, system dealers, analysts and investors to attend this event from March 20th to April 2nd in Orlando.
GTC 2020 NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) is a global conference series providing training, insights, and direct access to experts on the hottest topics in computing today. Be a part of this excellent event from 23rd – 26th March in Silicon Valley.
As the name says, the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is the can’t-miss technology event for the nonprofit sector. So, all the tech enthusiasts attend the event from 24th – 26th March in Baltimore Convention Center.
The annual EPIC International Summit, hosted by the EPIC Impact Society, is a curated experience where dynamic thought-leaders & creativity experts provide interactive experiential sessions, workshops, panels, other activities & community connection. Ignite your impact in the event from 26th – 28th March in Santa Barbara, California.
AIGA Design Conference
AIGA Design Conferences work on the motto: To Unite, educate and advance the design community of Chicago. Join the event in Pittsburgh for the 30th March and 1st April 2020. With more than 90 speakers and thousands of attendees, it's sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Women in the World Summit 2020
Women in the World is a live journalism platform, a master class in female leadership. The 2020 Women in the World Summit will take place April 2-3, 2020 in New York City and mark its 100th anniversary of when women became full citizens by winning the right to vote.
The key themes of the event in 2020 are going to be minimizing risk through supply chain visibility, reducing costs with transportation management strategies and so on with 30+ executives address the challenges in managing today’s supply chain. The event is going to take place from 5th – 7th April in Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago.
Microsoft Azure + AI Conference
The Microsoft Azure + AI Conference brings together the best and brightest from Microsoft and the cloud and AI industry from 6th to 9th April in the Spring of 2020 in Orlando, Florida.
Over 800 e-commerce professionals are diving into the innovation, strategies, and tactics essential for today’s e-commerce environment. From increasing customer satisfaction to boosting productivity and cutting costs, this event is perfect for you to attend from April 14-16, 2020 in Orlando, FL.
Now celebrating its 41st year on April 16th in Boston, the Simmons Leadership Conference remains the nation’s premier one-day professional development event for women—a don’t-miss experience that motivates, educates, and empowers leaders at every stage of their careers.
See the power of technology at work to connect with customers in even more ways at McD Worldwide Convention. This Convention is open to approved suppliers to work hand in hand to execute bold moves for the future and be a critical part of the McDonald's journey to create a foundation that will outpace the competition and withstand the headwinds and long-term pressures facing the restaurant industry. If this is your kind of event, do visit from 20th – 23rd April in Orlando.
Oracle Open World Oracle Open World is an annual convention that’s taking place on 21st and 22nd April this year in Las Vegas. The convention is majorly focused on business decision-makers, IT management, and IT users. It’s one of the biggest conventions for Oracle Customers and technologists.
Tech Day is a brand-new, founder-focused conference for entrepreneurs & the companies that support them. The conference to be held on April 23rd in New York is looking for new ways to maximize growth opportunities both for the event and the exhibitors who participate in it.
ISM2020 is the procurement and supply chain management event of the year. It was developed by leading professionals and thought leaders. This event infuses interaction in its sessions, inspiration in its general sessions and awards programs and idea generation in the newly introduced “hackathon”. The event is being held in Boston from 26th – 29th April.
DIGIMARCON Conferences showcase the most thought-provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry, providing attendees with emerging strategies, the best practices, and insights. There are multiple conferences of DIGIMARCON:
DIGIMARCON CRUISE 2020: late April 2020 (Caribbean Cruise) DIGIMARCON EAST 2020: New York City, NY - mid-May, 2020 DIGIMARCON WEST 2020: Santa Monica, CA - mid-June, 2020
The Global Conference is an internationally recognized forum for people and organizations. The idea for this conference is to provide sustainable solutions to some of the world’s greatest needs. In May 2020, from 2nd – 6th, the Milken Institute’s 23rd Annual Global Conference will reflect on the past, challenge the present, and create paradigm-changing solutions for future generations.
Woman Advancement Forum
The Women Advancement Forum is one of the most attended global gender advocacy conferences. Happening in New York City, NY from May 3rd – 7th, this amazing and phenomenal gender advocacy conference that is sweeping across continents advocating gender equality, women’s empowerment and advancement.
Off Shore Technology Conference
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. OTC is sponsored by 13 industry organizations and societies. This year OTC Conference will be held from 4th – 7th May.
At IBM Think, acquire hands-on experience with the latest advancements in open technologies from hybrid multi-cloud to data and AI. Think isn't a single conference for thousands of people. It's thousands of curated conferences in one. Go thinking from 4th – 7th May in San Francisco.
The 2020 F8 conference will be held on May 5 and May 6, 2020, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Many breakout sessions and keynote speakers are expected in addition to Facebook introducing any new features or make new announcements.
Social Media Week (SMW) is one of the world’s premier conferences and industry news platforms for professionals in media, marketing, and technology. The mission is to give professionals at the media, marketing and technology the insights, ideas and opportunities they need to advance themselves. Don’t forget to attend the event from 5th-7th May.
Creative Week is an equal part of inspiration and celebration. In the day, the event aims to enlighten attendees through workshops, discussions, panels, open houses and much more. And by the night it rolls out the red carpet to honor the very best creative work of the past year through four evenings of iconic award shows. Don’t miss out on the most creative event of the year to be held from 6th May to 10th May in New York.
Hear directly from more than 45 experts behind the latest supply chain research, connect with more than 2,500 of your peers and explore the latest technologies changing the supply chain landscape. Attending a Gartner conference can help spur new ideas, fast-track project strategy, and execution from May 11th – 14th in Orlando.
Google I/O Inaugurated in 2008, Google I/O is an annual event. The I/O in the name stands for input/output, as well as the slogan “Innovation in the Open”. The event's format is similar to Google Developer Day. Possible topics for this year may include Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a XL, Pixel Buds release information, Android 11 and Nearby Sharing. If you want to stay updated visit the event from 12th – 14th May in Mountain View, CA, United States.
Witness the latest intelligent technologies in action and connect the dots for end-to-end processes across organizations. The conference also allows building the right connections with experts, peers, and visionaries in just three short days from 12th May to 14th May in Orlando.
The Sohn Conference Foundation supports innovations. Innovative initiatives to cure and treat pediatric cancer, identifying specific areas of need, The Foundation funds groundbreaking research, state-of-the-art technology, and programs to target cures and improve patient care. If you are interested in investing, becoming supported, attend the Conference on 13th May in New York.
National Restaurant Association Show
The National Restaurant Association Show is a place to explore all the happenings in the hospitality industry from the latest food and beverage trends to any emerging technology. This event is a great platform to experience the trends, network with people and find your food! Stay hungry and attend the show on 16th May.
It’s a 4-day affair from May 17th – 20th in Florida about leadership conferences featuring the top CEOs, business giants, and leadership experts. EntreLeadership Summit aims to inspire you, challenge you, and change the way you lead your organization.
Momentum is Manhattan Associates' annual user conference. The event brings together a community of Customer and Partners from best in class companies across retail, wholesale and manufacturing industries to share insights and experiences.
If you are looking to evolve your customer experience model, this conference is for you. Don’t forget to attend from May 18th – 21st in Las Vegas.
The theme of Economic Summit for this year is “We the Future” which expresses the aspirations for a nation where all communities have the opportunity to participate in the creation of healthy, thriving, and resilient lives. Do attend the event on May 21st in Oakland, CA.
Code Conference is one of a king and needs no introduction. To be held in California from May 26th-28th. This year the conference is refocusing on tech: grilling the experts of the industry as always and to discuss where things are headed, like AI, automation, the rise of the data economy, Innovation in biotech and health, etc.
C2 Montrél is one of the most forward-thinking business events in the world. It has been named the best conference for four years. At C2, a combination of progressive and inspiring content in a highly creative can be observed. The 2020 Edition is to be held from May 27th – 29th.
Cisco Live is about putting IT at the center of everything, tom empowers and celebrates them. The annual customer and partner conference is designed to build the foundation for your digital future by providing educational sessions, connections, and inspiration. So, get ready to transform your career from 31st May to June 4th in Las Vegas.
The Social Innovation Summit is an annual event that represents a global convening of wayward thinkers. The event is set out to bring together luminaries to explore the next big idea, not just to talk about the next big thing, but to build it. Stay tuned with the event from 2nd – 3rd June in Washington D.C.
Fost Summit brings together an intimate group of creative and C-suite leaders across media, marketing, technology, the arts, and beyond to explore how tomorrow’s cutting-edge technology and storytelling techniques will affect today’s most critical issues and trends. Don’t miss out on the summit on 3rd and 4th June in NYC.
CRMC stands for Customer Relationship Management Conference. It is designed for retailers by retailers. Get set ready Chicago people from June 3rd – 5th and learn how retailers are prepping their next decade.
WEC is an annual event organized by MPI. This year it’s going to take place in Grapevine, Texas. Through modern, vibrant event education—combined with the unique charm of Grapevine—the organizers will demonstrate what it means to produce the authenticity that people crave from meetings and events. Stay tuned from 6th to 9th June for the latest updates.
North American International Auto Show
Witnessing the premiere of a newly designed vehicle is a tremendous thing. The opportunity to take it for a spin is another. There will be so much to experience than ever before at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in June 2020 from 7th – 20th. The 2020 show has moved from January to June, in hopes of attracting more visitors.
The world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry will celebrate its 52nd edition with the latest ideas, products, and experiences to inspire, connect and engage. The event will take place from 8th June to 10th June in Chicago.
CE Week is the trading platform for innovation, new trends and insights and also to build connections in the North American Technology Space. It’s an event for all those who seek powerful partnerships. It is kicking off in the summer on 10th & 11th June in New York City.
Are you a gaming ninja? Then you are at the right event! E3 Expo is an opportunity for all the video gamers to align your brands with the future of video games. This Expo is the stage for wonderful product launches, breaking news, and technologies re-inspired and recreated. Stay put and attend the E3 Expo from 9th – 11th June in Los Angeles.
VidCon is a multi-genre online video tech conference, held annually in Southern California since 2010. The convention is the largest of its kind in the world, gathering thousands of online video viewers, creators, and industry representatives worldwide. The event is taking place from 17th- 20th June this year.
The motto of the conference is to Write Code and Blow Minds. It’s a heaven for an Apple Lover and tech nerd with 100+ designed sessions, hands-on labs, consultation and guidance sessions, networking opportunities, and scholarship programs. Don’t miss out on the opportunity this year in June in San Hose.
An international robotics business development and innovation event located in the Heart of Silicon Valley is being held from 22nd – 24th June. Driven by innovative research and the availability of powerful, low-cost enabling technology, the development and use of robotics and robotic technologies to improve the production delivery of goods and services is increasing rapidly.
A full week of activities starting from 23rd – 29th June and an unforgettable main-stage weekend in Portland, Oregon. WDS is for unconventional thinkers, to acquire powerful new skills, and go away with an all-new community of friends and supporters.
To ensure all the Microsoft fans and tech experts are getting the most out of the event’s experience, Microsoft Inspire hosts breakout sessions offer detailed workshops and provide continued learning materials based on three fundamental topics. Join the event from 19th – 23rd July in Las Vegas, Nevada and get the most of the experience.
IDC is a platform for amplifying the unique and bold voice of industrial design. As a result, IDC is built to convene the boldest and brightest minds in design, innovation, and creativity for three days of inspirational dialogue and interactive experiences from 14th – 16th September in Seattle.
TechCrunch Disrupt is 3 days of non-stop programming for tech experts and nerds. The focus of the event is to sell your startup pitch to founders and investors. It’s an ultimate Silicon Valley Experience where the leaders of the startup would make connections and get inspired. To be held from 14th – 16th September, the event will take place in San Francisco.
Finovate conferences showcase cutting-edge banking and financial technology through a unique blend of short-form demos and key insights from thought-leaders. This year the conference is scheduled from 14th – 16th September in NYC.
Join the top technology and business leaders from around the world for 3 days of immersive learning. Experience the unfolding documentary of the ongoing transformations that these leaders are helping drive in their large, complex organizations. Attend the DevOps Summit in Las Vegas from 22nd – 24th September.
EXPO Chicago opens in the fall art season every year in September. It’s The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, features leading international galleries alongside one of the highest quality platforms for contemporary art and culture. Entering its 9th year, the EXPO will be held from 24th – 27th September in Navy Pier.
Forbes 30 under 30 Summit
The 2020 Forbes Under 30 Summit is more immersive experience than a static conference: a private music festival, A-list speakers, investor speed-pitching, industry-focused field trips, a legendary pub crawl, a world-famous food festival and a powerful day of community service. Join the young leaders and mark their victory from 4th – 7th October in Detroit.
Advertising Week is a worldwide gathering of marketing, advertising, technology, and brand professionals. Advertising Week is a one-of-a-kind experience. It crosses the globe with events in New York, London, Tokyo, Mexico City, Sydney and Johannesburg. To the New Yorkers, the event is scheduled from 5th – 8th October 2020.
Adobe MAX conference is a platform to perfect your skills, learn from your design heroes, and explore what's next for creativity. It is the perfect conference to Perfect your skills, Feast on inspiration, Learn from your design heroes, Explore what's next for creatives, and See what your peers are doing. Don’t miss out on the perfect event from 19th – 21st October taking place in LA.
World Business Forum
World Business Forum is a 2-day event that brings together thousands of restless minds united by their passion for business. They come to learn from and be inspired by some of the world’s most renowned figures from business and beyond – a blend of content comprised of CEOs, entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, artists, and sportspeople. Don’t miss out on the event this year on 20th and 21st October in NYC.
SOCAP brings together diverse thought leadership panels, networking events, and a local access point to the global SOCAP community of impact investors, social entrepreneurs, conscious corporations, philanthropists, government agencies, and innovators in every sector. Are you curious about the SOCAP series? Do join the event from 20th – 23rd October in San Francisco.
Service Design sector events, including Design Thinking, the urgent need for customer-centric, digital transformation in financial services is stronger than ever. It dives deep into different approaches that are considered valuable in gaining buy-in from business and innovating through regulations and compliance requirements. To all the design talents, the event is from 21st – 23rd October in Atlanta.
Chicago Ideas Week, October 26-29, 2020, is a 7-day festival featuring over 150 global thought leaders and innovators speaking on topics ranging from leadership and life’s lessons to science and technology, to the most pressing issues of the day and the most creative insights in entertainment.
The annual BSR Conference is one of the longest-running sustainability conferences. They provide a space for thoughtful conversations, working together to identify solutions to the most complex global challenges. This year the conference is taking place from 27th – 29th October in Brooklyn.
FFA members nationwide converge on the National FFA Convention & Expo to celebrate their accomplishments and find inspiration for their next steps. Not to miss out on the motivational keynote speakers, energetic concerts, fulfilling workshops and a sweeping Expo floor bustling with opportunities from 28th October – 31st October this year in Indianapolis.
Chicago Build is the leading construction, design and real estate show for Chicago and the Midwest. Chicago Build is free to attend and features 15,000+ registered attendees, 230+ speakers, 300+ exhibitors, and extensive business networking. To be held on 29th and 30th October 2020, Chicago Build is all in for senior-level decision-makers, buyers and influencers from the building and construction industry.
The SEMA Show will take place from November 3 - November 6, 2020, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The SEMA Show is the premier automotive products trade event in the world. It is segmented into 12 sections with over 2,400 exhibitors and a New Product Showcase featuring nearly 3,000 newly introduced parts, tools and components.
The American Film Market is the most efficient film acquisition, development, and networking event in the world. Unlike a festival, AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. The Film Market is going to take place from 4th to 11th November 2020 in Santa Monica.
The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago from 5th – 8th November is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation. SOFA is held annually in the fall at Chicago's major destination, Navy Pier, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending.
HX is designed to bring buyers and sellers together in a way that facilitates valuable business exchange. The show’s first-ever Young Professionals Reception is to be held at YOTEL New York on 8th and 9th November offers up-and-coming industry professionals an opportunity to connect with like-minded peers.
Dreamforce 2020 is 4 days and night event to be held from 9th-12th November 2020 in Moscone Center. All 4 days are filled with prominent networking opportunities as well as inspiring keynotes sessions from thought leaders and visionaries of the industries.
The REALTORS Conference & Expo is the largest annual event for the most successful real estate professionals. The event takes place every November across a four-day weekend, Friday through Monday. This year the dates are from 13th November to 16th November.
One of the world's largest auto shows with 1,000 vehicles will return over Thanksgiving week, November 20 - 29, 2020 at the LA Convention Center. The event days will look forward to a comparison of shopping cars, trucks, SUVs, electric vehicles & more without any sales pressure.
Thousands of entrepreneurs and future business owners are going to be present at the International Franchise Expo in NYC, the largest franchise expo in the country. Meet face-to-face with over 400 proven franchise opportunities.
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Juhi Purswani is a major in Information Technology. Currently a Content Developer in Hubilo, she is a passionate writer and loves to research and explore new and unique topics. Working in an event-tech company, she is getting accustomed to the technological revolutions that are taking place in the event management industry. Fond of Dan Brown books, she is an avid reader of fiction. In her relaxation moments, she pens down her thoughts in the form of poems and quotes. You can follow her on twitter on @19_juhi.