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.

Reach out if you would like to add a virtual tech/IT conference to the directory. To be considered, please email the conference name, dates of the event, location, and a link to the event’s website to

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.

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.

Cisco Live

Dates: June 2-3, 2020
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Twitter: @CiscoLive

A must-attend event for Cisco partners and customers. Participate in interactive sessions with experts from Cisco and other industry leaders.

Mobile Growth Summit Global Virtual Conference

Dates: June 2-4, 2020
Location: Online
Cost: $30 through May 29
Twitter: @MobileGrowthMGS

Normally, the Mobile Growth Association holds multiple conferences a year in different geographic locations. This year, they have consolidated them all into one, larger, virtual conference. This event focuses on innovations, education, and networking opportunities within the mobile space.

Atmosphere 2020 | Aruba Networks

Dates: June 9 (Americas), June 10 (EMEA), June 11 (APJ)
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Twitter: @ArubaNetworks

This virtual event focuses on all things networking and emerging data, with sessions dedicated to security, AI, IoT, 5g, and more.

LiveWorx Digital Transformation Event

Dates: June 9, 2020
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Twitter: @LiveWorx

Perfect for the tech professional who’s focused on innovation. This event highlights transformation that helps drive outcomes and propel businesses forward.


Dates: June 12-14, 2020
Location: Online
Cost: Various packages starting at $75, with some free programming
Twitter: @circlecitycon

A conference for renegades, misfits, and tech professionals who want to have fun for a reasonable price. Appropriately “Apocalypse” themed this year, CircleCityCon has gone virtual and intends to host trainings, sessions, and interactive virtual villages.

Apple World-Wide Developer Conference

Dates: June 22, 2020
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Twitter: @apple

Apple’s WWDC is a highly anticipated event where attendees can expect product announcements, presentations by Apple engineers and executives, and advance access to some of Apple’s new technologies and products. Download the Apple Developer app to stay abreast of conference updates, including information on their new Swift Student Challenge.

Spark + AI Summit

Dates: June 22-26, 2020
Location: Online
Cost: Free general admission
Twitter: @SparkAISummit

Now completely virtual and free to attend, this conference brings together thought leaders, developers, engineers, and analysts to consider the future of big data, analytics, and AI, including Nate Silver from FiveThiryEight, Kim Hazelwood from Facebook AI Research, and Rohan Kumar, CVP of Azure Data at Microsoft.


Dates: June 23-25, 2020
Location: Online
Cost: Tickets start at $99
Twitter: @collisionHQ

A comprehensive and engaging conference that brings together people and companies redefining the global tech industry. Expect presentations from thought leaders, executives, personalities, authors, and actors, among others.

Salesforce’s TrailheaDX

Dates: June 25, 2020
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Twitter: @salesforce and @dreamforce

Salesforce’s TrailheaDX, an event for developers, makers, and all those looking to do, is slated to be held virtually in late June.

TBI’s BIG Event

Date: August 17-21, 2020, two hours daily
Location: Online

TBI’s first virtual BIG Event will take place over one week with two hours of programming each day. The week will be filled with educational workshops and valuable presentations from some of the industry’s best and brightest on the hot topics everyone is talking about: cloud communications, IoT, mobility, cybersecurity, and more. Stick around for some fun activities after each day’s programming, like virtual beer tasting and cocktail making.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Ryan Estis, who has more than 20 years of experience as a top-performing sales professional
  • Jay McBain, the principal analyst for global channels, partnerships, and alliances at Forrester

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.

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.

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Last updated: 05/28/2020

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