Entrepreneur, Startup or all round Web Geek? Here’s a list of top conferences you should be attending.

Entrepreneur, Startup or all round Web Geek? Here’s a list of top conferences you should be attending. ...

Picture 16When I first took steps into this industry, conferences, networking, panels and speeches were something which I knew I would have to get involved with. If I’m honest, its not an area I particularly enjoy but it comes with the territory – much like celebrities and the paparazzi I suppose :P .

Anyhow, I dug and dug and couldn’t find a decent list of tech events that I should be making an effort to attend – so I decided to create one myself – and now I’m sharing it with you. I have undoubtedly missed a couple of important ones, please let me know what they are in the comments. I’d particularly like to add a couple of Asia, Australasia and Africa events, so if you can share the best of conferences from those regions that would be much appreciated.

I’m afraid I’ll have to be relatively strict with the ones I include to avoid this list getting too bloated but feel free to pitch your conference in the comments section if you so wish.

This list is more or less in chronological order starting with January. Some events have a number of dates throughout the year, I have decided not to duplicate them. Your best bet is to open the links to each event to check what date the next event will be. I think I don’t have to mention that The Next Web Conference 2010 is a must attend for each of you.

DLD – Munich – Jan 25
World Economic Forum – Davos – Jan 27
MacWorld – San Francisco – Feb 9 – 13
Webstock – New Zealand – Feb 15
LIFT10 – Geneva – May 5-7
Future of Web Apps Dublin – Mar 6
O’Reilly’s Emerging Tech Conference – March 9
Plugg – Brussels – Mar 12
SXSW – Mar 13-17
Ad Age Digital Marketing – Mar 18-19
Web 2.0 Expo SF – Mar 31
Web 09 – New Zealand – Apr 17-18
www 2009 Madrid – Madrid – Apr 20-24
Geek n’ Rolla – London – April 21
The Next Web Conference – Amsterdam – April 27-29 2010
The D Conference – California – May 26
Google I/O – San Francisco – May 28
WWDC – San Francisco – June 8
Being Digital – London – 9th June
FutureProof – Dublin – 18 June
Reboot – Copenhagen – June 25
Europas – July 9 – London
Twiistup – Los Angeles – July 30
140 Twitter Conf – Twtrcon SF 09
Gnomedex Seattle – August 20 – 22
DConstruct – Brighton – September 04
Techcrunch 50 – San Francisco – September 14
DEMO – California – September 21
Future of Web Apps – London – September 30
Web 2.0 Summit SF – October 2009
Shift09 – Lisbon – 16 October
internetsummit – Raleigh, NC USA – November 4
Defrag – Denver – Nov 11- 12 2009 –
Business of Software – San Francisco – November 9-11
Web 2.0 Expo NY – November 17 –
Le Web 09 – Paris – Dec 9 2009

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