10 Vendor Events You Should Consider for 2020

January is always a busy month. Between the post-holiday rush and attempting to get back into the swing of things at the office, it can seem overwhelming! However, the month of January is critical for setting up your 2020 schedule, which is where vendor events/tradeshows come in. Since we know you are most likely swamped with 2020 planning initiatives and attempting to clean out your inbox, the High Availability, Inc. team has taken on the task of sifting through the top vendor events you need to consider for your 2020 schedule.

*listed in order of occurrence

 

  1. NVIDIA'S GPU Technology Conference
  • March 22nd - 26th | San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA

Why you should attend...

  • 600+ sessions on dozens of topics
  • Hands-on training facilitated by Deep Learning Institute certified instructors
  • "Office Hours" with NVIDIA engineers and researchers

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  1. Dell Technologies World
  • May 4th - May 7th | The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV

Why you should attend...

  • Hands-on training facilitated by Dell experts
  • 300+ sessions with multiple tracks, including; Technology, IT Leadership, Emerging, Trends, and much more...
  • Dell always has great entertainment. While we don't know who is set to headline this year, Dell has previously hosted Sting, David Blaine, Gwen Stefani, Weezer, Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons...

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  1. VeeamON
  • May 4th - May 6th  | ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Why you should attend...

  • 50+ sessions with multiple tracks including; Vision & Strategy, Cloud-Powered, Architecture and Design, - Operations & Support, Deep Tech, and much more...
  • Access to VCME training
  • Veeam booked the Drai nightclub for their infamous VeeamOn party!

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  1. ZertoCON
  • May 18th - May 20th | Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL

Why you should attend...

  • Hands-on labs led by Zerto experts
  • Form a hacking team and participate in Zerto's second annual "Hackathon"
  • Specialized "Women in Tech" networking opportunities

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  1. Cisco Live
  • May 31st - June 4th | Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Why you should attend...

  • Opportunities for 1:1 guidance with Cisco experts
  • 1,000+ sessions focusing on the Cloud, 5G, WI-FI6, and much more...
  • Participate in hands-on training and certification classes
  • The musical act is still TBD, but in previous years Cisco hosted the Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitz, Aerosmith, Sam Hunt, and many more!

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  1. Palo Alto Ignite
  • June 1st - June 4th | Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX

Why you should attend...

  • Opportunities for 1:1 guidance with Palo Alto experts
  • Access to certification exams

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  1. Nutanix .NEXT
  • June 30th - July 2nd | McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Why you should attend...

  • 100+ sessions focused on hyperconvergence, hybrid cloud, DevOps, automation, security, and much more...
  • Access to certification exams
  • Impressive speaker line-up, including;
    • Luvvie Ajayi, Award-Winning Author, and Digital Strategist
    • Mike Rowe, Executive Producer, Host, and Best-Selling Author
    • Simon Sinek, British-American author, and motivational speaker

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  1. Microsoft Inspire
  • July 19th - July 23rd | Las Vegas, NV

*Very limited details available, but this is one you don't want to miss!* 

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  1. VMware's VMworld
  • August 30th - September 3rd | San Francisco, CA

Why you should attend...

  • Numerous session tracks including Cloud, Networking & Security, Digital Workspace, Emerging Trends, and much more...
  • Access to certification exams
  • One of the biggest shows in the industry....with 21,000+ attendees, 230+ sponsors, and 86+ countries represented...you definitely won't be bored!

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  1. Kubertetes's KubeCon
  • November 17th - 20th | Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

Why you should attend...

  • Over 10,000+ attendees
  • 35% developers attendees
  • 77% technical attendees
  • 100+ sessions, including technical classes, deep-dives, case studies, and much more...

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