Top tech conferences: The ultimate tech events guide for 2022

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In 2022, the organizers of the world's largest technology events and conferences will have to decide whether to stick to the virtual model or return to an in-person format.

But either way, these are the places where wheelers and dealers in the world of technology meet to present new innovations and exchange ideas.

TechRadar Pro (opens in new tab) has joined forces with the tech PR industry to curate a list of the most important international technology events and conferences.

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West Tech Fest 2022 (opens in new tab)

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December 4-9, Perth, Western Australia
West Tech Fest provides startup founders and the broader innovation community the opportunity to immerse, connect and discover at Australia's premier tech festival, whilst showcasing the best innovations being developed out of Western Australia.

Why attend?
With keynote speakers from across Australia and the globe, West Tech Fest features industry pioneers sharing their expertise, shaping the next wave of innovators and entrepreneurs.

CIO’s Future of Cloud Summit (opens in new tab)

November 8th, Virtual
CIO’s Future of Cloud summit gathers the world’s leading IT experts, Fortune 500 executives, media analysts, and researchers to give you a 360° view on the state of enterprise systems. They’re sharing insider perspectives on cloud-native development, managing complexity, and pioneering digital innovation in hybrid systems.

Why attend?
Join case-studies from speakers like Arthur Hu, Global CIO and SVP at Lenovo, and dozens more. Plus, registration is free for IT professionals.

CIO & CISO Perspectives (opens in new tab)

November 17th, Chicago. NYC, November 18th. Bay Area, December 13th.
CIOs and CISOs are invited to join this exclusive in-person gathering for IT experts in New York, Chicago, and the Bay Area. “CIO & CISO Perspectives” are exclusive, one-day events that join enterprise IT and security leadership under one roof.

Why attend?
You’ll build new relationships and gauge how your peers are planning for 2023. Registration is free and exclusive to IT professionals.

GITEX GLOBAL (opens in new tab)

October 10-14, Dubai
The Middle East's largest show for the technology industry that brings together thought-leaders, creators, innovators and makers to discuss, debate and challenge new ideology, showcase new products and identify future opportunities.

Why attend? You'll get access to conference programmes with over 1000 expert speakers, 4000 exhibitors and more than 200 government entities from 170 countries.

Sopra Banking Summit (opens in new tab)

October 17-22, Virtual
Why attend?
As global banking undergoes a radical transformation, the Sopra Banking Summit will bring together market leaders to plot the course to sustainable growth. The event will feature voices from industry executives and experts across banking, finance and fintech to share insights and plan for the future of banking and finance.

Money 20/20 (opens in new tab)

October 23-26, Las Vegas
Money 20/20 brings together the world's leaders in payments, banking and fintech, so shouldn't be missed.

Why attend? From in-depth analytics sessions to keynotes from leading lights in the world of money, this show has it all.

Web Summit 2022 (opens in new tab)

November 1-4, Lisbon
At Web Summit, the main question is always: where next? At a time of great uncertainty, this question has never been more important.

Why attend? This large-scale event attracts thousands of attendees and tens of high-profile speakers. Last year's  line-up included Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, Apple's Craig Federighi and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the internet.

MLOps Summit (opens in new tab)

9-10 November, London
The Summit will help attendees make the most of their machine learning initiatives by learning best practices and solutions from the leading companies that are currently using ML. The goal is to build an effective baseline understanding of MLOps and its uses. 

Why attend? The event will bring together the latest technology advancements as well as practical examples to apply AI to solve challenges in business and society. You’ll meet with AI pioneers at the forefront of research, as well as exploring real-world case studies to discover the business value of AI.

Mobile DevOps Summit (opens in new tab)

November 10, 2022, Virtual
The first-ever Mobile DevOps Summit will bring together 2,500+ mobile practitioners and global business leaders to talk about the unique challenges faced by mobile teams including mobile-specific best practices, app performance tracking, strategic solutions, and actionable insights.

Why attend? Be part of the conversation where mobile thought leaders and industry experts discuss how they build, test, release, monitor, and collaborate on their mobile apps.

Earlier this year

CES 2022 (opens in new tab)

January 5th-8th 2022, Las Vegas
The world's largest technology show makes a triumphant return to Las Vegas in 2022.

Why attend? CES is the platform from which the world's largest technology companies choose to launch their latest and greatest innovations. From the sublime to the ridiculous, it's all at CES.

Datanova (opens in new tab)

February 9-10, Virtual

Datanova is a virtual conference dedicated to helping data professionals quickly unlock the value in their data and accelerate analytics.

Why attend? With many sessions and live Q&As planned, including a keynote from Steve Wozniak, this two-day free event has something for you - whether you’re a data engineer, data consumer or data leader.

MWC 2022 (opens in new tab)

February 28 - March 3, Barcelona

The world's largest mobile technology will take place in Barcelona once again this year, despite a surge in Omicron cases.

Why attend? Expect all the hottest mobile industry news from all the biggest players in the market. When it comes to mobile technology, there's nothing else like it.

SXSW 2022 (opens in new tab)

March 11-20, Austin

Held in sunny Austin, Texas, SXSW is a celebration of the best technology, art, literature, music and cinema around.

Why attend? SXSW has a little bit of something for everyone, not just technologists. It also attracts some of the most high-profile keynote speakers around. 

Bett 2022 (opens in new tab)

March 23-25, London
Last year, due to a steep rise in coronavirus cases in the UK, particularly in the capital, organizers took the decision to call off Bett2021. But this year, Bett returns to the ExCeL!

Why attend? This virtual event will showcase all the latest innovation in education technology (EdTech). With many students still forced to learn remotely, technology is playing a greater role in education than ever before.

Datacloud Global Congress (opens in new tab)

April 25-27, Monaco

Datacloud Global Congress attracts circa 2,000 executives from the data centre and cloud industries, and not just because of the location.

Why attend? Keynotes, panels and roundtables covering a wide number of brand new topics reflecting current trends and market outlook.

ISE 2022 (opens in new tab)

May 10-13, Barcelona

ISE is the world's top AV and systems integration conference, where the industry's best and brightest showcase their latest solutions.

Why attend? Three days of keynotes, seminars and seminars covering the application of AV technology in industries from hospitality and smart homes to retail, live events and more.

Technology & Services World (opens in new tab)

May 16-18, Orlando

Technology & Services World (TSW) is an immersive learning and networking experience, held by The Technology & Services Industry Association (TSIA).

Why attend? As new business challenges arise and the economy shifts, TSW delivers relevant technology services, sales, channel optimization and product content that will help attendees navigate the changes.

Running Remote 2022 (opens in new tab)

May 17-18, Montreal

Running Remote is one of few tech conferences dedicated to optimizing the world of remote work - and it's more relevant now than ever.

Why attend? With remote working set to stay, perhaps Running Remote will be the most important event you attend all year.

Computex 2022 (opens in new tab)

May 24-27, Taipei

Computex is one of the largest technology events in the APAC region, with a particular focus on computing. 

Why attend? The focus of Computex 2022 will be on innovative computing, accelerating intelligence, digital resilience, connected X-Experience, innovations and startups, and sustainability. Expect big announcement from Intel, AMD, Nvidia and the other semiconductor giants.

RSA Conference 2022 (opens in new tab)

June 5-9, San Francisco
RSA Conference is a long-running event that brings the world's leading cybersecurity professionals under one roof.

Why attend? Hear from industry leaders on how to place resilience at the forefront of your cyber strategy and prepare for security challenges of the new normal.

London Tech Week (opens in new tab)

June 13-17, London
London Tech Week is a week-long celebration of technology innovation, housing various different technology-specific shows.

Why attend? At London Tech Week, there's something for everyone, with events on topics from AI and 5G to quantum computing, the future of work and more.

Dublin Tech Summit (opens in new tab)

June 15-16, Dublin

Dublin Tech Summit Virtual will gather the most influential minds in tech and business from across the globe.

Why attend? Hear from 200+ speakers and connect with 8,000 fellow attendees from 60+ countries. There will be more than 80 conference sessions across four stages, covering topics such as space tech, emerging tech, growth and much more!

Cloudflare Connect (opens in new tab)

June 16, London

Cloudflare Connect brings together the experts driving network and security transformation to discuss what's next in the space.

Why attend? Keynotes and learning sessions from special guests, demos, hands-on labs, and real-world use cases. There will be exclusive breakout rooms for in-person attendees, with keynote sessions available to attend virtually for free. In addition to cybersecurity and digital network experts, speakers will include Cloudflare’s CTO, John Graham-Cumming.

Infosecurity Europe (opens in new tab)

June 21-23, London

Infosecurity Europe is up there with the largest and most well-regarded cybersecurity conferences in the calendar.

Why attend? In an industry characterised by constant change, it's vital to keep abreast of all the latest developments. Infosecurity Europe is designed to help you do just that.

Black Hat USA 2022 (opens in new tab)

August 6-11, Las Vegas

Black Hat is a long-running and highly technical show for security professionals.

Why attend? Receive the latest information in security research, development and trends in a strictly vendor-neutral environment.

IFA Berlin (opens in new tab)

September 2-6 Berlin

IFA is Europe's biggest technology showcase, held in September every year in Berlin and attended by most of the major players in the industry.

Why attend? With many businesses avoiding the show last year due to the pandemic, it's possible IFA 2022 will yield a bumper crop of amazing and wacky tech.

CIISec Live 2022 (opens in new tab) 

Sept 7, Edinburgh
CIISec Live is an annual event ran by the Chartered Institute of Information Security.

Why attend? In the face of rising challenges in the security industry, CIISec Live will aim to raise awareness of issues and opportunities including protecting national infrastructure, attracting diverse blood into the industry, and the potential of cybersecurity technology.

Nvidia GTC (opens in new tab)

Sept 19-22, Virtual
GTC is your chance to hear about the latest developments at Nvidia and get first-hand accounts from business leaders using the latest advances in AI and accelerated computing to solve their biggest headaches.

Why attend? GTC is where developers, researchers, business leaders, creators, IT decision-makers, and students gather to learn how to shape our world with the power of AI, computer graphics, data science, and more.

DevOps World (opens in new tab)

Sept 28-29, Orlando
DevOps World is the largest global gathering of DevOps thought leaders, practitioners, contributors and all those dedicated to shaping the future of modern software delivery.

Why attend? Keeping pace with accelerated digital transformation, DevOps World offers keynote and breakout sessions to help attendees to cultivate improved customer experiences and improve their business outcomes.

Big Data LDN 2022 (opens in new tab)

September 21-22, London
Big Data LDN is the UK’s largest free to attend data & analytics conference and exhibition.

Why attend? Hear from leading data and analytics experts, ready to arm you with the tools to deliver your most effective data-driven strategy.