Your Guide to 2018 Telecommunications Events

Are you looking for the top technology and communications events in 2018? We know that browsing thousand of web pages searching for the most comprehensive list of events can be overwhelming and frustrating. Some sites do not have enough information while others take ages to scan. Worry no more! We’ve got you covered.

We have carefully compiled this listing of the most important, groundbreaking, and exciting events of the telecommunications industry (and a few great business ones as well!). So get yourself comfortable and start planning a  full year of networking and learning opportunities!

2018 Telecommunications Events, Conferences, and Trade Shows


Event Where? When? Info
The Innovation Summit Santa Barbara, CA Jan 10 The Innovation Summit marries CB Insights’ emerging trend research with the world’s smartest minds – leading VCs, researchers and corporate strategists.
Future Festival: Orlando Orlando, FL Jan 18 A one day Trends & Innovation Program that will train your team in the must-know consumer insights, trends and innovations surrounding your industry.
Wonder Women Tech Washington DC Jan 26 This international conference highlights, educates and celebrates women and diversity in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
Cisco Live Barcelona, Spain Jan 29 Cisco Live delivers education and inspiration for technology innovators worldwide.
Vibrant Digital Future Summit London, England Jan 31 The groundbreaking new conference for business leaders, innovators, and governments developing a brighter digital future in our rapidly changing world. It includes speakers from Microsoft, IBM, and other leading tech organizations.


Event Where? When? Info
Mobile Growth Summit San Francisco, CA Feb 7 Mobile Growth Summit features the very best collection of Mobile Industry thought leaders from User Acquisition, Monetization, Engagement/Retention, and Data Science & Analytics.
Digiday Hot Topic: The Future of TV New York, NY Feb 15 This event explores how the TV industry is evolving, from the rise of streaming networks to the increasing impact of digital and programmatic systems in traditional TV.
Gartner CIO Leadership Forum Phoenix, AZ Feb 25 CIOs’ role has expanded from a deliverer of IT services to an executive business partner. The 2018 Forum will inspire CIOs, providing strategic ideas and tactical actions to address the challenges they’ll face in the new year.
Mobile World Congress Barcelona, Spain Feb 26 Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital: Barcelona.


MARCH 2018

Event Where? When? Info
Strata Data Conference: California San Jose, CA March 6 A 4-day event focused on challenging problems, intriguing use cases, and enticing opportunities in data today.
Dublin is Tech Dublin, Ireland March 8 Gifted minds behind some of the best Irish technologies, companies, projects, and communities gather in this event to step into the future of tech.
Future Festival: Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV March 9 Join top innovators in Las Vegas for an epic exploration of trends and innovation.

85% rate Future Festival as the “best business event they’ve ever attended.”

R&D Innovation Summit Chicago, IL March 14 Bringing together leaders who have been implementing successful R&D, developing innovative programs and supporting their company’s future development.
Future Festival: Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA March 15 Learn upcoming future trends, consumer insights and disruptive innovations that will impact your industry.
Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies Denver, CO March 20 This Light Reading’s event helps you connect with 300+ attendees from across the cable industry to engage in conversations about the industry’s next steps.

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APRIL 2018

Event Where? When? Info
NAB show Las Vegas, NV Apr 7 The vibrant marketplace for media, entertainment and technology professionals to discover new technologies, new connections and the ever-growing verticals of the global media business.
TED2018 Vancouver, Canada Apr 10 A week to explore the most considerable and profound insights across all disciplines.
PULSE Oakland, CA Apr 10 The definitive global networking and learning conference for the customer success industry.
Forbes CIO Summit Half Moon Bay, CA Apr 15 It focuses on taking the audience inside the minds of today’s most influential leaders, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, and artists to address critical issues and discover innovative solutions.
Internet of Things Summit San Francisco, CA Apr 19 Attend to learn about new technologies, develop skills and explore new tools in gathering and leveraging data for IoT.
COLLISION New Orleans, LA Apr 30 Collision is “America’s fastest growing tech conference” created by the team behind Web Summit, gathering CEOs of top startups and enterprises.

MAY 2018

Event Where? When? Info
Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit Munich, Germany May 3 This conference empowers CIOs and IT leaders to adapt their organization, environment, and leadership to excel in an ever-changing digital world.
ONUG San Francisco, CA May 8 The focus for ONUG 2018 is building hybrid multi-cloud infrastructure to support digital transformation strategies.
TechDay NY New York, NY May 10 With over 35,000 attendees including investors, startups, reporters, and early adopters, come meet the entire New York startup community.
TM Forum Live! Nice, France May 14 During four intensive days TM Forum Live! will address the hottest topics from network orchestration and automation, customer centricity, and analytics to the use of blockchain for OSS/BSS.
Big Communications Event Austin, TX May 14 Back for its fifth year, Light Reading’s Big Communications Event (or BCE) is the next-gen communications industry’s meeting point to discuss the major changes affecting its future.


JUNE 2018

Event Where? When? Info
London Tech Week London, UK Jun 11 A festival where creativity, talent, and innovation come together.
Big Data: Toronto 2018 Toronto, Canada Jun 12 The conference will focus on technical and practical verticals including use cases around predictive analytics, advanced machine learning, data governance, privacy, cybersecurity, Smart Home & IoT, digital transformation, Hadoop, cloud analytics and cloud computing.
Mobile World Congress Shanghai Shanghai, China Jun 27 MWC Shanghai is Asia’s biggest mobile event, organized by the GSMA and held each year in the business hub of Shanghai, China.

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JULY 2018

Event Where? When? Info
Future Festival: London London, England Jul 5 This one Day Accelerated Program is a trends conference combined with an innovation conference.
RISE Hong Kong, China Jul 9 People from the world’s biggest companies and most exciting startups come to Hong Kong to share their stories and experiences at RISE.
Future Festival: Chicago Chicago, IL Jul 19 A one Day Accelerated Program that brings Chicago innovators the best of our epic Future Festival – Trend Hunter’s multi-day trends, insight and innovation mega event.


Event Where? When? Info
Singularity University Global Summit San Francisco, CA Aug 20 Where the world’s most innovative leaders gather to learn how emerging technologies are redefining business, society, and humanity.
VMworld US Las Vegas, NV Aug 26 Four full days of innovation to accelerate your journey to a software-defined business.
CableLabs Summer Conference TBD Focused on technology and strategy, this multi-day private conference is for CableLabs members and vendor exhibitors.

Read our recap from last year CableLabs Summer Conference here!


Event Where? When? Info
INBOUND Boston, MA Sep 4 Through inspiring keynotes, innovative talks, educational breakouts, hands-on lessons, and tons of networking, attendees will learn how the INBOUND experience, and especially its content, is truly remarkable. Past keynote speakers include Michelle Obama, Brené Brown, John Cena, and Arianna Huffington.
Mobile World Congress Americas Los Angeles, CA Sep 12 MWC Americas is the must-attend event for everyone in the mobile industry – from C-level executives to VPs and Directors. According to their website, MWC Americas will showcase how mobile is creating the connected life, transforming how individuals, businesses and entire industries communicate, interact and innovate.

Read our review from last year’s Mobile World Congress Americas here!

IBC Amsterdam, The Netherlands Sep 13 The World’s Leading Media, Entertainment & Technology Show
Future Festival: Toronto Toronto, Canada Sep 26 Future Festival is specifically designed to be the world’s best innovation conference — a place for the world’s top innovators to prototype their future.


Event Where? When? Info
SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Atlanta Oct 17 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo is the acclaimed event that fuses leadership, engineering, innovation, and deal-making that power the technological future of broadband telecommunications.

Did you miss SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2017? Read here all you need to know before heading to Atlanta this year.

DevSecCon: London London, UK Oct 18 Learn from key industry figures, meet with your peers and learn how DevOps and Security can work together to make continuously secure development a reality.
Telco Data Analytics Europe Madrid, Spain Oct 24 Capitalize on intelligent data analysis to monetize, optimize, and streamline your network operations.
DreamForce San Francisco, CA Oct 25 Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in keynotes, hands-on training, get Salesforce-certified, and take part in 2,700+ sessions to help every role in every industry succeed — including sales, marketing, customer service, finance, retail, healthcare, and more.


Event Where? When? Info
WSJ.D Laguna Beach, CA Nov 12 The Wall Street Journal’s premier, invitation-only tech event that brings together founders, investors, and luminaries from around the world.


Event Where? When? Info
.NET DeveloperDays Warsaw, Poland Dec 4 Architects, developers, testers and project managers using .NET are expected to join this massive event dedicated solely to application development on the .NET platform.
Austin: Small Business Expo Austin, TX Dec 6 As one of the most significant networking events in Austin, the Small Business Expo provides attendees with the opportunity to build professional relationships and share best practices with others.

This listing will help you navigate the massive tech events space and find the ones that best fit your professional objectives. We will be adding more relevant events and extra information on the places to visit near the venues,  so make sure to check back often!

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