The most authoritative list of 2020 virtual events and conferences on the internet.
Virtual events are nothing new but—as we discuss in our comprehensive guide to coronavirus and events—we're seeing many organizers pivot from in-person to digital.
For many event organizers, virtual events present a new opportunity for overstepping the hurdles of social distancing and engaging audiences around the world.
But we also recognize that best practices around virtual events are still in their early stages.
We put together this guide on virtual events for two reasons:
1) To serve as a resource for event organizers seeking to learn how their peers are approaching the rapidly evolving channel of virtual and hybrid events.
2) To help event organizers get the word out on their own upcoming virtual events. (You can submit your event here to be reviewed and potentially added to this list.)
Note: We plan to update this post on a regular basis but if you see any outdated information, please drop us a line at marketing<at>bizzabo<dot>com.
Without further ado, explore these virtual events and discover exciting opportunities for the upcoming months!
Virtual Events & Conferences in 2020
MARCH 2020 VIRTUAL EVENTS
|Salesforce World Tour Sydney||March 4, 2020||World Tour Sydney Reimagined delivered a full program of inspiration and enablement direct to you, streamed from Australia completely online for the first time ever.|
|DocuSign Momentum 2020||March, 4 2020||Introducing a new one-day event series where leading organizations learn and share how to use the DocuSign Agreement Cloud to automate and connect their agreement processes. Join the one-day event series filled with insights from industry leaders, customers sharing successes, and hands-on product sessions and labs. Step into the Agreement Cloud and learn how you can agree better, together.|
|Esri Developer Summit||March 10, 2020||The 2020 Developer Summit is now completely a virtual event. Watch the Plenary Session videos to see thought-leaders, best practices, and get the inside scoop on next generation developer tools and APIs.|
|WSLConf||March 10-11, 2020||Due to the rapidly evolving situation within the Seattle area and Washington state, WSLConf has decided to turn WSLConf into a virtual event, with the welfare of all attendees, speakers and employees being their primary concern.
They will be converting their existing live streaming setup into a fully remote, interactive experience.
|SAP CONCUR FUSION VIRTUAL SUMMIT||March 11-12, 2020||All content from the first-ever SAP Concur Fusion Virtual Summit will be available online through April 10, 2020. Registered users can view the keynote, watch recorded sessions, and access other valuable Fusion content on-demand. Participants can also connect with peers and experts on our community site to ask questions, share insights, and get the most from SAP Concur products.|
|MVP Global Summit||March 16-19, 2020||Each year, we look forward to connecting with our MVP and Regional Director (RD) communities at the MVP Global Summit and RD Summit for the exclusive in-depth technical discussions and feedback sessions across the Microsoft Redmond campus|
|INBOX Expo London||March 18-20, 2020||Aiming to unleash your inner email expert with an A-Z of what you need for success in 2020. World class experts take you from email inception (claim your rightful budget) through cradle (vendor selection) to grave (blacklisted) everything in between, and back again (reputation strategy).|
|Zendesk Relater 2020||March 24, 2020||Relater, a Zendesk global online event, is now available on demand. It’s the best Relate content squeezed into a virtual two hour hangout. From their kitchens, dens, and remote offices, join Zendesk CEO, Mikkel Svane, and special guests for CRM customer insights, Zendesk updates, and industry predictions.|
|Rockstars OpsStars Virtual Event||March 24, 2020||Calling all Sales, Marketing, Customer Success and Operations stars! Catch all the sessions from Rockstars from OpsStars virtual event which featured the most popular sessions from our OpsStars conference in Nov plus brand new content on the state of revenue operations from LeanData CEO Evan Liang! Watch today to learn how to to ROCK your revenue strategy.|
|Domopalooza 2020||March 26, 2020||Join the brightest minds in data as they show how they’re using Domo to dream up and deliver innovations that advance their competitiveness and value in record time.
Learn proven ways to drive change and deliver impact, direct from customers and experts who volunteered to share their unique expertise.
|Adobe Summit||March 31, 2020||The digital experience conference has gone digital. Hear from Adobe leaders Shantanu Narayen, Anil Chakravarthy, and others. Discover product innovations. Explore product demos and announcements across keynotes and 100+ breakout sessions. Enjoy it online and on demand. Dive into the content and learn starting March 31. More content will be added continuously.|
APRIL 2020 VIRTUAL EVENTS
|Atlassian Remote Summit 2020||April 1-2, 2020||Join Atlassian Remote Summit from anywhere to see how to work better, together. It's no surprise that teamwork today looks very different — even from just one week ago. Whether your teams are together, or working from home, be a part of Atlassian Remote Summit and learn about how everyone can work better together from anywhere.|
|Cisco Live Virtual Event APJC||April 1-2, 2020||Join your fellow engineers and experts from across Asia Pacific, Japan, China and the Indian subcontinent to: learn the latest Cisco technology innovations, learn skills instantly online, and experience what is now possible with live translation in Japanese, Korean and Mandarin. Watch thought leadership keynotes delivered by Cisco’s global and local leaders and participate in a full range of deep technical sessions that include solution demos brought to you by Cisco global experts across networking, cybersecurity, data centre, collaboration, service provider and more, all through your own device.|
|Oktane Live||April 1-2, 2020||Join thousands of IT professionals, product leaders, and developers virtually at Oktane20 Live. We'll have a great lineup of inspiring keynotes and dozens of breakout sessions that will keep you up-to-date on the latest in identity, security, and digital transformation. And don't miss the Partner Pavilion, Okta Hub and Ask the Experts area within the conference with great opportunities to interact with others online!|
|Pioneer's Festival||April 1, 2020||Watch five interactive learning sessions made for entrepreneurs and business owners who want to learn about current best practices, innovative techniques, and much more.|
|App Promotion Summit||April 2-10, 2020||Launched in 2013, App Promotion Summit is London’s leading app and mobile conference. It offers the ideal opportunity to learn growth marketing strategies and tactics directly from the world’s top app growth experts. App Promotion Summit London WFH (Working from Home) will feature a mix of live and on-demand content from the APS London speaker faculty. You’ll be able to access the latest app growth insights from app marketers representing many of the world’s fastest growing apps, top platforms and leading agencies.|
|Digital Sales & Marketing Day||April 6, 2020||A virtual event to keep your business thriving in uncertain times. Future-proof your business with a customer-focused, budget-conscious sales and marketing strategy. We are in uncharted waters. Now more than ever, businesses need to be ready to weather the storm, while preparing to scale for the future. In this interactive, virtual event you will learn proven tactics that will empower your company to drive new business and thrive in a digital-only, video-first environment.|
|Virtual Psychedelic Conference||April 14, 2020||We are bringing together the innovators, scientists, investors, regulatory experts and connectors who are creating the most powerful force for change in medicine.|
|ODSC Virtual Conference||April 14-17, 2020||Accelerate your data science knowledge, training, and network. All in one event. ODSC East 2020 is one of the largest applied data science conferences in the world. Our speakers include core contributors to many open source libraries and languages. Attend ODSC East 2020 and learn the latest AI & data science topics, tools, and languages from some of the best and brightest minds in the field.|
|RevGrowth Virtual Summit||April 16-17, 2020||Two days. Two tracks. Countless opportunities to learn. Zero barriers to entry. RevGrowth Virtual Summit gives attendees the opportunity to exchange ideas, offer input, and seek out viewpoints from a community of learners gathered from across the globe.|
|When Everything Falls to Pieces||April 20, 2020||LifeWork Systems is assembling recognized women business thinkers and practitioners to share cutting edge ideas to help you navigate forward no matter what life throws at you.|
|Uniting the Food Value Chain to Drive Action on Sustainability||April 23, 2020||This event will deep-dive into how companies right across the food chain can collaborate and use technology to improve productivity and reduce negative impacts in food production and supply.|
|OATUG Forum Online||April 30 - May1, 2020||Participate in the first-ever OATUG Forum Online, a virtual conference packed with 200 educational sessions, happening weekdays, April 20 - May 1 – with a schedule that delivers high impact education while still leaving plenty of time in your workday for the other things demanding your time.|
|Content Marketing Conference||April 21, 2020||CMC 2020 shifts to a digital experience hosted in CMC Academy exclusively for CMC 2020 ticket holders. The full 2020 agenda of sessions, workshops, and a few keynotes will be available|
|Leading In Time Of Crisis||April 22, 2020||Join us for a roundtable from members in our community who can offer you and your business valuable advice on managing your team.|
|2020 Experience Design Virtual Conference||April 21-22, 2020||Register now to watch AMA’s Virtual Conference: Experience Design live April 21-22 and receive a link to watch later on-demand. The conference will look at elements of experience design and how you can better research your customers and design with ROI in mind. Additionally, it will discuss ways to improve the collaboration between marketing teams and customer experience teams and what this means for future productivity and effectiveness.|
|The Tomorrow Summit||April 22, 2020||This free virtual summit will bring together industry-leading speakers and Yieldify’s own resident team of e-commerce experts to discuss the challenges we all share at this time.|
|MarTech Conference||April 21-23, 2020||Discover MarTech: A Virtual Event For Strategies & Solutions is a free training experience for senior-level marketers who need to stay up-to-speed on the latest developments in modern marketing and identify, evaluate, and implement time-saving, profit-generating marketing technologies.|
|EFI Ignite Virtual Experience||April 21-23, 2020||From April 21st through to April 23rd, EFI is offering three days packed full of live stream events from all over the world. With topics covering everything from the latest printing technology to the hottest application demonstrations. But that’s not all. There will be Q&A sessions with product experts, in-depth software demos, fact-filled webinars, and more.|
|Marketing Festival||April 23, 2020||A masterclass in modern marketing. There's a fair bit of noise in our profession. So many challenges facing our businesses. So many options. That’s why we invited the very best of the best to make sense of it all|
|Red Hat Summit 2020||April 28-29, 2020||Immerse yourself in Red Hat's free virtual event and find your inspiration at the intersection of choice and potential. Featuring the keynotes, breakout sessions, and collaboration opportunities that you’ve come to expect from Red Hat® Summit. This programming will be shared as a blend of live and recorded content designed to inspire and engage a global audience.|
|Building a Strong Community Culture||April 29, 2020||Join us for a virtual panel with experts from the community to learn how to build a strong company culture.|
|Brand Safety Summit||April 30, 2020||The Live Virtual Summit will feature a mix of keynotes, panel discussions and fireside chats covering the most pressing brand safety issues. Our speaker lineup will feature experts on brand safety, advertising fraud, measurement, contextual advertising, consumer data protection and more.|
MAY 2020 VIRTUAL EVENTS
|Katapult Future Fest 2020||May TBD||The KFF20 experience aims to unite its community through digital problem-solving in local community groups to help you connect with your industry neighbors from afar. Volunteer to facilitate regional discussion groups, enjoy their informative podcast series from keynote speakers, and get excited for a surprise third offering they hope will mobilize everyone towards solutions for this and other future pandemics.|
|Fintech Friday||May 1, 2020||Delivered online, Fintech Friday showcases industry leading voices through short, topical presentations and panel debate.
Interactive chat channels allow our live audience to pose questions and join the discussion.
|Sirius Decisions||May 4, 2020||The combined power of Forrester and SiriusDecisions has unleashed a new energy into the products and services available to the B2B community – supercharging the opportunities for intelligent growth. Summit 2020 enables sales, marketing and product leaders to learn how Forrester | SiriusDecisions can energize their business and explore our expanded capabilities, all powered by leading-edge technology and insightful analysis. Summit harnesses the energy created by bringing together the best and brightest leaders in B2B to spark off each other, illuminate shared challenges, and power up for a brighter and more successful future.|
|Almost IN-PERSON||May 5, 2020||Adapt to a new normal with Bizzabo's free virtual event for marketers. Hear from event experts on topics such as current trends, hybrid events, and customer centricity in this six-part series. Learn practical solutions to your most pressing event and marketing concerns. Take notes on how to pivot your offerings for a new or different audience. Plus, find out what you can realistically do to adapt to the future of our industry with data-backed projections that will give you a clear picture of the road ahead. Stay for an entire afternoon's worth of sessions or choose the ones that you're most drawn to in this jam-packed line-up of empathetic speakers.|
|Social Media Week||May 5, 2020||Discover more than 300 exciting speakers within 150 virtual sessions that will teach you how to navigate digital marketing during this unusual time. This worldwide event will provide the same great content past attendees of the in-person version have come to expect from this industry titan. Explore useful topics such as best content practices for a new era of digital marketing. Gain insight into how your brand make the most out of this surge of new viewers and extended social media time in the coming weeks and months.|
|HR Digital Sessions | Unlock Workforce Potential||May 5, 2020||HR Next Digital Sessions showcase industry leading voices through short, topical presentations and panel debate.|
|The Art of Conversation||May 5, 2020||The Art of Conversation, a digital conference produced by MaestroQA, is the first Quality-focused conference in the CX space. In 2020, speakers from Zendesk, Postmates, Greenhouse will share their knowledge and experience in a digital space.|
|Think Digital||May 5-6, 2020||Learn how to accomplish big picture goals such as risk management, cost optimization, and customer satisfaction during these unprecedented times. Use practical takeaways from expert speakers to maintain and expand on your current brand vision. Build valuable skills through their interactive content. And join a community of like-minded leaders to connect and problem-solve unique solutions to shared obstacles.|
|Forward Digital Summit||May 11, 2020||Get inspiration from trailblazers in enterprise digitization. Then, explore the possibilities of using real data to drive concrete business results. Afterward, connect with a community of peers to share and digest what they're taking away from the experience.|
|Redesigned PD Virtual (Un)conference||May 11 -12, 2020||This event will include a mix of pre-planned and on-demand sessions that answer your need-to-knows about effective virtual professional learning and coaching. We’ll share actionable tools and our lessons learned, while helping you with your specific learning needs.|
|Cloud Conventions||May 11-14, 2020||Virtual trade show and conference for the telecommunications and cloud channel with over 30,000 sales agents, MSP's, Resellers, IT Services Providers and vendors invited to attend.|
|CNBC Healthy Returns Summit Virtual||May 12, 2020||Led by CNBC’s anchors and reporters, Healthy Returns will hone in on the groundbreaking ideas that will help mitigate the global pandemic, and will transform the healthcare industry for years to come.|
|Accelerate: A NoSQL Original Series||May 12, 2020||Enjoy binge-worthy content live or on-demand with this exciting series of keynotes and workshops on Apache Cassandra. Hear the latest news, discover new product innovations, and master the application with this completely original series from experts at DataStax as well as some surprise guests!|
|C3||May 12, 2020||Break down physical barriers to foster community virtually with this annual search and content marketing conference. Learn from keynotes about SEO tips and tricks for 2020 and beyond. And stay to enjoy the Searchie Awards.|
|RedisConf 2020||May 12-13, 2020||In reaction to COVID-19, Redis Labs is inviting developers and cloud professionals to rediscover innovations in data platforms that will help us all navigate current trends together as a community. Their agenda is still TBD but attendees can expect to connect with one another over key note speakers and breakout sessions.|
|Pulse Everywhere||May 13-14, 2020||Check out this totally free, two-day virtual event to learn more about customer success and leadership as well as product innovation.|
|2020 NexGen Virtual Connect||May 14, 2020||TBI leaders will give the keynote address on “The Impact of COVID-19 and Industry Predictions” and a panel on “How TBI Executives are Responding to COVID-19.” Other panels will include: “Addressing the Changing Buyer Needs” led by TBI partners, “Shifting Business Models to Account for New Normal” led by end-user executives from entertainment, manufacturing, construction and consumer goods and “Looking ahead: What’s Next in Tech?” led by vendor sponsors.
|Confab: The Content Strategy Conference||May 18-20, 2020||This popular conference typically sells out fast but now even more people can enjoy the benefits of this amazing content strategy event from the comfort of their homes. Their topics cover the entire range of subjects under this theme, including storytelling, UX design, and even structure.|
|Microsoft Build||May 19-20, 2020||Learn, connect, and code together (yet apart) at this digital experience meant to bring together developers from all over the globe.|
|Future of Live Events||May 20, 2020||In this virtual discussion, our panelists will discuss what the future holds for live experiences in the age of AR/VR.|
|Midwest Digital Marketing Conference||May 20-21, 2020||The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference is splitting their regular in-person event into two different online sessions. Their valuable sessions and panels will stream live but you'll also have the chance to view them on-demand online for up to one year after they're made available.|
|The Augmented World Expo USA 2020 Online||May 26-29, 2020||Hear from those solving major technical challenges, bringing AR/VR into new sectors, considering ethical and legal issues, promoting diversity, and working on the cutting edge of AR/VR development. Experience the highlight of the AR/VR calendar, with 200+ speakers, 200+ sponsors/exhibitors, and the annual Auggie Awards.|
|Artificial Intelligence & Human Connection||May 27, 2020||In this virtual discussion, our panelists will discuss what the future holds for AI (artificial intelligence) and human connection.|
|The Impact of COVID-19 on Consumerism and Sponsorship||May 28, 2020||Back by popular demand, SponsorshipX is hosting part 2 of our virtual session, The Impact of COVID-19 on Consumerism and Sponsorship. Join our industry experts as they decipher new data, insights and trends, and help us better understand the impact of COVID-19 on our industry.|
|Female Founder Fireside Chat||May 28, 2020||Learn from Female Founders on how they are leading their companies.|
JUNE 2020 VIRTUAL EVENTS
|WWDC||June TBD||Join Apple's digital event to hear from the same expert speakers and technology leaders you were looking forward to seeing at their live experience. Attendees will also get to see some special product innovations and learn practical ways they can use Apple products for their own development projects.|
|WSJ Health Tech||June 2, 2020||Learn about the world of technology, medicine, and health from key executives at leading brands such as Amazon, Impossible Foods, and Thrive Global.|
|WIT Connect Virtual Conference||June 8-12, 2020||Take advantage of this interactive digital conference and platform for women in technology. Connect with hundreds of inclusive tech brands to learn more about their vision of the future.|
|Innovation Week Online||June 8||A 5-day online program created for experienced innovation professionals, service designers and business leaders who are constantly looking for new approaches, tools and fresh case studies. Boost your knowledge about innovation process and strategy by learning from the top people in the industry.|
|MongoDB.live||Jun 9-10, 2020||This fully virtual two-day event experience will offer live and on-demand series covering topics such as automation, query performance, cloud migration and a whole lot more.|
|AIBC Asia DIGITAL Virtual||June 10, 2020||Coming to a screen near you soon, this conference has been designed to deliver the expert insights you expected from this year’s exhibition and conference, even while most of us are at home.|
|DeveloperWeek||June 16-17, 2020||DeveloperWeek Global 2020 (June 16-17) is the world’s largest virtual developer & engineering conference, where thousands of participants from across the globe converge online for 100+ keynote & technical talks, developer technology virtual pitch contest, developer awards, virtual hackathon, virtual expo, and prizes for supporting the developer community.|
|Running Remote||June 17-18, 2020||Following the success of RemoteAid in April, Running Remote is back with a 2 day online must-attend event for the remote work community.|
|Veeamon 2020||June 17-18, 2020||Their agenda is not available yet however Veeamon's virtual version of their hit in-person event will surely prove to be just as high quality and impactful as past iterations. No matter what they end up doing exactly, attendees can look forward to plenty of inspiring speakers and discussions around cloud data management in this new era.|
|BlockDown 2020||June 18-19th, 2020||BlockDown 2020 will be an incredible industry-focused, premium and 100% digital conference experience for the blockchain space. Guests can not only enjoy similar, but majorly enhanced networking opportunities compared to traditional offline events.|
|COLLISION From Home||June 22-25, 2020||Global tech events like Collision are especially well equipped to flip their in-person conference into a high value digital experience. Join CEOs, national policymakers, and global cultural figures as they discuss leading technology through Collision's own app.|
|swampUP Virtual||June 23-24, 2020||swampUP is JFrog’s annual DevOps professionals gathering where industry thought leaders from around the world gather, network, and share knowledge on cutting edge case studies regarding DevOps.|
OTHER 2020 VIRTUAL EVENTS
|DrupalCon||July 14-17, 2020||DrupalCon is a mission-centric program of the Drupal Association designed to bring people together to share thought leadership around open source and ambitious digital experiences, provide professional development opportunities to enhance your career and your organization, and invigorate Drupal project momentum.|
|Elevate Main Stage||Sept 21-24, 2020||Elevate Main Stage: Livestream Edition features global tech titans, thought leaders and entrepreneurs sitting at the intersection of tech, innovation and sustainability. This free online series offers sharp and current insights into the most pressing issues facing the tech industry.|
|Dell Technologies World 2020||October TBD||Dell Technologies World plans to take their in-person event and serve it up to attendees online. Although they have yet to finalize their agenda, the event promises to connect leaders and attendees through intimate virtual gatherings, briefings, town halls, and plenty of educational content.|
|Spark Festival||October 7-25, 2020||Our community is large and strong: startups, investors, SMEs, big corporates and innovators at every stage are all invited. Whether you are getting started or going global, you'll find your spark at Spark.|
|HighEdWeb Annual Conference||October 19 - 20, 2020||Join us ONLINE for HighEdWeb 2020, the conference created by and for higher education professionals across all departments and divisions. Together we explore and find solutions for the unique issues facing digital teams at colleges and universities.|
|Adsider Conference||Late Autumn TBD||Listen to live speakers from top adtech and programming experts at this digital experience. Learn about timely topics such as monetization, mobile, and regional marketing trends.|
|Adobe 99U Conference Virtual Event||TBD||Take advantage of this incredible free experience from Adobe. Learn about creativity, innovation, and design from experts who will provide pragmatic solutions to artists and professionals who use their products.|
|Atmosphere 2020||TBD||The ATM Digital Conference is postponed for now but once it's up and running you can expect to see similar topics as well as sessions on how engineers, product managers, and technical experts can adapt their work and careers to these global challenges.|
|Agility 2020||TBD||If you attend Agility 2020, you can expect to receive valuable opportunities such as certification courses, exclusive speaker content, and lab and break-out sessions. Check their website for more updates as they finalize the details.|
|SAS Global Forum Virtual Event||TBD||The SAS Global Forum is determined to prove you can still "Do Something Great" virtually through their online event. They also plan to offer downloadable content too so you can replay your favorite sessions or catch up on what you missed during the live stream.|
Looking Ahead to Virtual Events in 2020
Whether you plan to attend one of the virtual events on this comprehensive list or you'd like to get inspiration to plan your own, you now have all the info you need to achieve your goal.
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