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11 Best Tech Conferences and Events You Can't Miss in 2024

If you're anything like us, chances are at least part of your business relies on Google and its products. That's why Google's Cloud Next '24 conference has practically universal appeal, as so many of us...

If you're anything like us, chances are at least part of your business relies on Google and its products. That's why Google's Cloud Next '24 conference has practically universal appeal, as so many of us use the web giant's technology to complete our day-to-day jobs - software like Google Meet being just one example.

Taking place April 9-11 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, it promises three days worth of keynotes, breakout sessions, and deep dives covering everything from IT security issues to generative AI. As such, we're excited to see what's next for Google Bard this year, as it's already one of the best AI chatbots.

Outside of that, a relatively new conference called Running Remote has us intrigued this April.

As you may know, we're big advocates of remote and flexible working here at Tech.co Towers. Whether or not you've found the fully remote job of your dreams, chances are you could benefit from the event, which takes place April 22-24 in Lisbon.

It's a lovely time of year to visit the Portuguese capital, which is already a favorite among startups and digital nomads for its favorable government policies and affordable living. Billing itself as the world's "premier conference" for remote-first and hybrid teams, it's the one you're probably most likely to bump into us at, so grab yourself a ticket.

Alternatively (or as well), you can apply for its "workation" program, which is an invite-only affair that can be roughly described as a breakout residential leadership summit. Take a look for yourself and pray to both the old gods and the new, as we'd imagine demand for the still-vacant places will be extremely high.

May 2024 Tech Conferences: Google I/O (TBC), RSA Conference and Dublin Tech Summit

As spring blooms in full, it's impossible to ignore the fact that May is typically the month when Google holds its annual I/O developer conference. Because it's almost always accompanied by some new flagship hardware, specifics of the event are usually kept under wraps until much closer to the time. However, I/O 2023 was held on May 10, to give you an idea. The official I/O website is currently still promoting 2023 highlights, but that's where to look for the latest info.

In terms of confirmed May 2024 tech conferences, look no further than RSA 2024 in San Francisco, which takes place May 6-9. It's one of the world's most important cybersecurity events and this year is themed around: "The Art of Possible."

Tickets aren't cheap but discounted pricing is currently on offer. Assuming you can convince your boss to let you register, get ready for an action-packed three days in sunny San Fran. Last year, RSA welcomed more than 40,000 attendees and 500 exhibitors, featuring no less than 650 speakers across 400 different keynotes.

Lastly, the Dublin Tech Summit takes place May 29-30 and features speakers from big-name companies like Microsoft, Logitech, Oculus, Pinterest, and many more among its keynote line-up. Tickets are at the relatively affordable end of the spectrum at a few hundred bucks and there's a dedicated track for startups.

June 2024 Tech Conferences: London Tech Week and WWDC (TBC)

Perhaps unsurprisingly, summer is when the tech conference calendar really starts to fill up. In June this year, that's going to be somewhat inevitably headlined by Apple's WWDC, which is the iPad maker's annual developer shindig.

The dates and final details of WWDC 2024 are still to be confirmed, but last year's June 5-9 window may well prove instructive. Things normally get underway the first day with a blockbuster keynote when Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals the newest versions of its software - this year, iOS 18 and macOS 15.

It's also where we might finally see if the company's Vision Pro headset is anything more than an overpriced bit of bandwagon jumping, as presently most of the apps it's going to be running look like little more than iPad ports.

Elsewhere this coming June, London Tech Week takes place across the UK capital from June 10-14 and is expected to feature more than 45,000 participants and over 750 different events. Access, including a ticket for the main stage (and therefore keynotes), costs £495, which is around $630 at the time of writing. You can also register for general admission for free.

Best Tech Events 2024: Second Half Highlights

In the second half of the year, we're expecting a number of other major events to take place. We'll spotlight these in due course, but for now, here are the key 2024 tech events to mark in your diary after July.

  • Black Hat USA (August 3-8, Las Vegas)
  • Apple iPhone Event (September 2024, TBC)
  • IFA (September 6-10, Berlin)
  • Dreamforce (September 17-19, San Francisco)
  • TechCrunch Disrupt (October 28-30)
  • Web Summit (November 11-14, Lisbon)

Stay tuned, as we'll be updating this guide with more events and details as they become available.

Google sign Google Cloud Next and Running Remote are two exciting tech conferences taking place in April 2024.

Apple HQ Apple's WWDC and London Tech Week are the highlights in June 2024.

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