Ashley Hefnawy is an associate editor for Shutterstock’s blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.
Inspiration is nigh in 2015, and there are boundless opportunities to tap into new creative and innovative thinking. There are few better ways to so that than attending a large-scale event with the chance to not only learn and get inspired, but also to meet other like-minded thinkers and creators.
That said, there are a lot of events to take into consideration around the world — we’ve gathered 10 of our top picks below. Let us know which ones you’re looking forward to, or if you have any favorites that we left off the list.
1. Lift Conference
February 4-6, Geneva, Switzerland
Discover what it means to get out of the conference room/typical conference setup and get active! This hands-on event features exhibits, talks and presentations, all taking place in the beautiful Swiss city.
With more than 60 events, Developer Week is SF’s largest tech series. The conference puts a spotlight on new dev technologies, while connecting attendees with workshops, networking opportunities and more.
February 17-18, Dana Point, California
This is where media and technology meet to assess that which exists, and that which needs to exist. A conference for proactive discourse and critique.
4. Social Media Week
February 23-27, Multiple cities worldwide
Get an idea of how social media and technology are changing the world of businesses and cultures worldwide. Everyone from journalists to tech entrepreneurs and founders can take something away from this global event.
5. Mobile World Congress
March 2-5, Barcelona
MWC has its focus on mobile development and the future of mobile technology. Experience panels, exhibitions, networking opportunities, awards ceremonies and much, much more.
6. The Next Web Conference: Europe
April 23-24, Amsterdam
This conference brings together an eclectic mix of attendees and speakers for provocative talks and a unique educational opportunity, spotlighting innovation, technology, best business practices and web learning.
7. 99U Conference
April 30 – May 1, New York City
It’s one thing to come up with ideas, but it’s another to actually execute those ideas. At 99U, the goal is just that: execution of brilliant ideas, so that they can come to life.
8. TechCrunch Disrupt NY
May 4-6, New York City
Kick things off with a weekend hackathon, watch and/or participate in a live onstage battlefield where 20 companies are chosen to pitch products and compete for a chance to win the Disrupt Cup.
9. Brainstorm Tech 2015
July 13-15, Aspen, Colorado
The conversations that take place here end up informing Fortune’s editorial content for the rest of the year. Think of this more as a marketplace for new ideas, with some of the smartest thought leaders around.
10. Web Summit
Winter, 2015, Dublin, Ireland
An international tech event renowned for its distinguished speakers and inspiring attendees. For three days, Dublin becomes the tech center of the world as tech-related minds come together to create synergy.