Technology Events Calendar and Schedule for Channel Partners

The VAR Guy has overhauled his events calendar for 2012. To see the 2012 event calendar in deep detail, please visit http://www.thevarguy.com/events. A simplified list for quick viewing also is below.

1. Suggestions and Corrections: If you would like to potentially list an event on the calendar please send email to people:

Please include in your email:

  • Subject Line: Event Calendar
  • In your message: Event name, location, start date and end date, web site for more information
2. What’s Listed… And What Isn’t: The VAR Guy only lists channel-centric conferences. No road shows or executive roundtables… unless The VAR Guy is invited and seated promptly for fresh lobster.

Now, the Top 100 Channel Partner Conferences of 2012...

Top 100 Channel Partner Conferences of 2012, Q1

  • Jan 2: Federal Holiday, New Year’s Day
  • Jan. 11: Channel Expert Hour webcast, Your First Mobile Device Management Sales Meeting of 2012
  • Jan. 8-9: Storage Visions, Las Vegas -- right down the road from CES...
  • Jan 9-13: International CES, Las Vegas — Not exactly channel, but it is the consumerization of IT
  • Jan 13: The VAR Guy’s alleged birthday. Cards and comments welcome.
  • Jan. 15-19: Lotusphere 2012, Orlando, Fla. — IBM’s backing keeps this on The VAR Guy’s radar.
  • Jan 15-18: National Retail Federation, New York — worth watching for channel partners going vertical.
  • Jan. 15-18: Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inspire Customer Passion, Las Vegas -- watch for managed print services updates
  • Jan 16: Federal Holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Jan 16-18: Juniper Global Partner Conference, Las Vegas — The company’s first global partner conference
  • Jan. 25: Channel Expert Hour webcast, details soon
  • Jan 29-31: CA Technologies MSP Forum, Miami, Fla.
  • Feb. 1-3: Digium AsteriskWorld, Miami, Fla — for channel partners focused on open source IP PBX. Part of larger IT Expo event
  • Feb. 1-3: MSPWorld, Miami, Fla. — part of a bigger IT Expo event
  • Feb. 13-15: HP Global Partner Conference, Las Vegas
  • Feb. 13-16: VMware Partner Exchange, Las Vegas
  • Feb. 14-16: Parallels Summit, Orlando — always a good source for cloud partner information.
  • Feb. 13-16: Cloud Connect, Santa Clara, Calif.
  • Feb. 20: Federal Holiday – Presidents’ Day
  • Feb. 21-23: Avnet Technology Solutions Partner Summit with Cisco, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Feb. 20-24: HIMSS, Las Vegas — The place to be for health care service providers
  • Feb. 21-23, Avnet and Cisco Partner Conference, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Feb 27-March 2: RSA Conference, San Francisco — the big IT security blow-out
  • Feb. 28-29: Cisco Partner Velocity, Las Vegas
  • Feb. 29-March 1, ASCII Success Summit, Orlando, Fla.
  • March 2-3, 2012, MVP Nation 2012, Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, Wash.
  • March 4-7: IBM Pulse 2012, Las Vegas
  • March 6-9: XChange Solution Provider, Los Angeles — Bob, Bob and The VAR Guy at Disney Land?
  • March 21-22: ASCII Success Summit, Southern Calif.
  • March 26-29: Channel Partners Conference, Las Vegas

Top 100 Channel Partner Conferences of 2012, Q2

  • April 1: The VAR Guy’s Second Annual Hawaii Luau
  • April 10-12: CompTIA Annual Member Meeting, Chicago
  • April 11-13: Tech Data Channel Link, Las Vegas, The Venetian
  • April 15-18: Synnex Varnex Spring Conference, New Orleans.
  • April 16-19: Cisco Partner Summit, San Diego
  • April 16-20: Microsoft Management Summit, Las Vegas
  • April 29-May 4: IBM Impact, Las Vegas
  • May 2-5: Ingram Micro VTN, Colorado Springs
  • May 2-4: Kaseya Connect User Conference, Las Vegas
  • May 2-4: TechSelect Partner Conference, Palm Springs, Calif., Grand Hyatt Indian Wells
  • May 7-10: HTG Summit, Dallas
  • May 7-11: Citrix Summit and Citrix Synergy 2012, San Francisco
  • May 10-13: Kaspersky Lab Partner Conference, Bahamas
  • May 14-16: SAP Sapphire, Orlando
  • May 14-16: Lenovo Accelerate Las Vegas
  • May 15-17: Enterasys Partner Conference, Las Vegas
  • May 15-17: Avnet's HP Partner Conference, Chandler, Ariz.
  • May 21-23: Sophos Partner Summit, Las Vegas
  • May 24-25: Transform, Orlando, Fla. — organized for managed print services specialists
  • May 28: Federal Holiday – Memorial Day
  • June 4-7: Ingram Micro Cloud Summit, Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • June 7: CRN Power 500 (a.k.a. VARBusiness 500 and VAR500) – Will The VAR Guy make the cut?
  • June 10-12: Autotask Community Live, Orlando, Fla.
  • June 11-13: LabTech Automation Nation, Orlando, Fla.
  • June 12-13: Asigra Cloud Backup Summit Toronto
  • June 11-14: Microsoft TechEd, Orlando, Fla.
  • June 20-21: ASCII Success Summits, Washington, D.C.
  • June 26-29: Red Hat Summit and JBoss World, Boston
  • June 27-29: Google I/O, San Francisco

Top 100 Channel Partner Conferences of 2012, Q3

  • July 4: Federal Holiday, Independence Day
  • July 8-12: Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Toronto
  • July 16-18: HostingCon, Boston, Mass.
  • July 19-21: Schnizzfest, Philadelphia, Pa. — hosted by TruMethods, the MSP-centric coaching organization.
  • July 30-Aug. 2: CompTIA Breakaway 2012, Las Vegas
  • Aug 19-20: XChange 2012, Dallas
  • Aug. 27-30: VMworld, San Francisco
  • Sept. 3: Federal Holiday, Labor Day
  • Sept. 11-12, Symantec Partner Engage, Baltimore Inner Harbor Renaissance Hotel, Baltimore, Md.
  • Sept 19-20: ASCII Success Summit, Chicago
  • Sept. 17-19: HTG Sales Management Summit; HTG Channel IT Summit for Vendors
  • Sept. 19-21: Tech Data Channel Link, Orlando, Fla.
  • Sept. 26-28: Tigerpaw Software, Chicago
  • Sept. 26-27: GFI Max, New Orleans
  • Sept 30-Oct. 4: Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco — Channel partners should arrive early; Channel Chief Judson Althoff frequently holds court on Sunday.

Top 100 Channel Partner Conferences of 2012, Q4

  • Oct. 3-6: Synnex National Conference, Greenville, S.C.
  • Oct. 3-7: Interop New York
  • Oct. 8: Federal Holiday – Columbus Day
  • Oct 17-18: ASCII  Success Summits, Location TBD
  • October 24 – 26: N-able Partner Summit, Montreal
  • Oct. 23-25: McAfee Partner Summit, Las Vegas
  • Nov. 5: Cloud Channel Summit, Mountain View, Calif.
  • Nov. 6-8: HTG All, Orlando, Fla.
  • Nov. 6-9: Tech Data TechSelect Partner Conference, San Juan, P.R.
  • Nov. 8-10: IT Nation, hosted by ConnectWise, Orlando — typically includes multiple channel vendor events. Golf on Nov. 11.
  • Nov. 12: Federal Holiday – Veterans Day
  • Nov. 12-15: Synnex Varnex Fall, Location TBD, West Coast
  • Nov. 22: Federal Holiday – Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 3-5: Tech Data Digital Signage Partner Summit, Clearwater, Fla.
  • Dec. 25: Federal Holiday – Christmas
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