75 Channel Partner Events and Channel Conferences for 2011
Before you jump into the list please note:
The VAR Guy is nearly done with business travel for 2010. Is it time to for our resident frequent flier to kick back and relax? Hardly. Here’s a list of 75 different channel partner conferences and events in 2011. For the most part each conference is designed for VARs and/or managed services providers — though a few focus more on ISVs (independent software vendors). Take a look.
Before you jump into the list please note:
- Disclaimer: Some dates and locations are known. Some are unknown. Dates and locations could be subject to change. Check in with the event host.
- Help Wanted: If you’re aware of additional events that may be worth tracking please post a comment
- Local Distractions: If you love a specific restaurant, hotel, bar or theme park in a host city… please post a comment.
- Bonus: The VAR Guy avoided the temptation to turn this into a lame, sleep-inducing 76-page slide show. Imagine that: All the content you need on a SINGLE web page that really serves readers. How unique.
Based on reader feedback The VAR Guy will publish a list of additional events plus preferred destinations and distractions in each host city. It’s safe to expect that updated blog entry sometime in December 2010.
Let’s Get Started
Now, here’s the list of 75 channel partner summits, events and conference for 2011…
- January 19-20: Pentaho Global Partner Summit, San Francisco
- Jan. 24-25: Accela Partner Summit, Lake Tahoe
- Jan. 30-Feb. 3: Lotusphere, Orlando
- Feb. 2-4: Digium AsteriskWorld, Miami Beach
- Feb. 3-6: Kaspersky Lab Americas Partner Conference 2011, Riviera Maya, Mexico
- Feb. 8-11: VMware Partner Exchange 2011, Orlando
- Feb. 14-18: RSA Conference, San Francisco
- Feb. 22-24: Parallels Summit, Orlando
- Feb. 27: IBM Tivoli Business Partner Summit at Pulse
- Feb. 28-March 3: Cisco Partner Summit, New Orleans
- March 6-9: Xchange Solution Provider 2011, Orlando
- March 7-10: CloudConnect, Santa Clara, Calif.
- March 13-15: Channel Partners Conference, Las Vegas
- March 20-24: Novell Brainshare, Salt Lake City, Utah
- April 1: The VAR Guy’s Everything Else Channel-related, Honolulu
- April 3-6: QlikView Qonnections 2011 Global Partner Summit, Miami Beach
- April 4-6: SugarCon, San Francisco (links to 2010 event)
- April 9-14: Telepresence World, Las Vegas
- April 11-14: MySQL Conference and Expo, Santa Clara, Calif.
- May 1-3: Kaseya Connect 2011, Las Vegas
- May 3-6: Red Hat Summit, Boston
- May 10-11: Google I/O, San Francisco (link to 2010 event)
- May 16-19: Microsoft TechEd North America, Atlanta
- May 22-24: Autotask Community Live, Miami (link to 2010 event)
- May 22-26: viaVerio Partner Summit, Boca Raton, Fla.
- May 23-24: Citrix Partner Summit, San Francisco
- July 10-14: Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Los Angeles
- July 10-13: Sage Summit, National Harbor, Md.
- July 25-29: OSCON Cloud Summit, Portland, Ore. (link to 2010 event)
- Aug. 1-4: CompTIA Breakaway, Washington DC
- Aug. 8-10: HostingCon, San Diego
- Aug. 29-Sept. 1: VMworld, Las Vegas (link to 2010 event)
- Sept. 21-22: Managed Services World Conference, Berlin, Germany
- Oct. 2-6: Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco
- Nov. 9-11: ConnectWise IT Nation, Orlando
- Nov. 13-17: CAWorld, Las Vegas
2011 Events… Checking Potential Dates and Locations…
- ASCII Reseller Success Summit: Multiple cities, multiple dates
- Asigra Partner Summit (link to 2010 event)
- Avaya Americas Partner Conference
- Avnet Technology Solutions/IBM Partner Summit
- Avnet Technology Solutions/Oracle Partner Summit
- Avnet Technology Solutions/Cisco Partner Summit
- Avnet Technology Solutions/HP Partner Summit
- Channel Management Summit
- Cisco Partner Velocity (link to 2010 event)
- EMC Partner Summit: Noticed a European partner summit in October 2010… Checking on North America for 2011
- F5 Networks Partner Summit
- HTG Peer Groups: Multiple events and locations
- HP Americas Partner Conference: Checking to see if it’s held annually
- IBM PartnerWorld: Coming back for 2011?
- Ingram Micro Cloud Summit: Checking to see if Ingram will make the 2010 event an annual gathering
- Ingram Micro Seismic Partner Summit: Potentially Merging with Ingram Micro Cloud Summit? Hmmm…
- Ingram Micro VentureTech Network: Multiple events in multiple cities
- Intermedia Partner Summit: Sounds like it will be the week of March 14 in New York
- Juniper J-Partner Summit
- MSP University Boot Camps: Multiple stops
- MSPWorld: Multiple events in multiple cities, hosted by MSPAlliance
- McAfee Focus: Typically includes a global partner day. The VAR Guy will be watching to see if McAfee partner conference changes/evolves under Intel ownership.
- N-able Partner Summit
- NetApp Partner Summit (link to 2010 event)
- NetSuite SuiteCloud Partner Summit
- Nimsoft N-fluence (link to 2010 event)
- Open-Xchange Partner Summit
- Quest Partner Summit
- Rackspace Partner Leadership Summit
- Salesforce.com DreamForce Summit
- SAP Partner Summit: Typically held in the first half of the calendar year
- SAP Sapphire: A larger user conference that includes plenty of partners
- SMBNation Spring and SMB Nation Fall
- Spring Training for Business: From MSP coach Stuart Selbst
- Spiceworks Spiceworld
- Synnex Varnex
- Symantec Partner Engage
- Tech Data TechSelect: Multiple events
- Tigerpaw User Conference
Did The VAR Guy forget an event? Did he post an erroneous date or location? Don’t flame our resident blogger. Instead, post a correction or all the key information in the comments area. Also, feel free to list your favorite restaurants, clubs and distractions in each city (without posting adult content… please).
In return for your contributions and recommendations The VAR Guy promises to post an updated list of 2011 events — and local distractions — sometime in December 2010. In the meantime… good luck sorting out your schedule.