List of Industry Events and Conferences

The following list of industry events and conferences is a compilation of annual gatherings that offer professional development and networking opportunities with like-minded professionals.

Attending an event in your industry is a great way to meet peers from around the country and explore new topics and ideas that will make you a more well-rounded professional. You may use this list as a starting point to gather information on dates, pricing, and itineraries for upcoming events.

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These events are often hosted by the national chapter of a professional association. For instance, SHRM is a leading organization for HR professionals. It hosts an annual conference and exposition to bring HR professionals together in a different city, each year. Do your research to find the right event for you!

Here’s the List of Conferences and Events (by Industry):



Animal Care


  • SAA Annual Meeting brings together the archaeological community to share ideas, best practices, and state of the art knowledge.


  • Architecture in Perspective conference invites students, professionals and enthusiasts of architecture and environmental art to join other artists and design professionals from around the world
  • ASLA Conference invites those involved in analyzing, planning, designing, managing, and nurturing the built and natural environments.


  • APAP Conference is the world’s premier gathering of the performing arts presenting industry.


Broadcasting / Media

  • NAB Show is the preeminent gathering of the go-getters in media, entertainment, finance and advertising communities.
  • InfoComm is the largest technology exhibition and conference in North America focused on the pro-AV industry.


Career Services

  • Career Jam is an annual gathering to explore global trends impacting job search, personal branding, leadership development, recruiting, career advancement and planning.
  • NACE Conference and Expo explores cutting-edge topics and leading practices in career services, university relations, and recruiting.


  • NAADAC Annual Conference caters to education, training, networking, and capacity-building with thought leaders in the addiction profession.

Criminal Justice


  • AAAED National Conference is an annual event for promoting understanding and advocacy of affirmative action and other equal opportunity and related compliance laws.
  • Accelerate! Conference is an annual event specifically for women in transportation, logistics, and supply chain.
  • ALPFA National Convention welcomes thousands of purpose-driven Latinos to gather for one week each year for learning, networking, and professional growth.
  • NAHREP National Convention welcomes hispanic real estate professionals, industry experts, and corporate executives for education, networking, and entertainment.
  • NAWIC Annual Conference is a multi-day event for all women in construction, members and non-members alike.
  • NCOBPS Annual Meeting brings peers together to study, enhance, and promote the political aspirations of people of African descent.
  • SHPE National Convention serves as the country’s largest gathering of Hispanic STEM students and professionals.



  • IES Annual Conference provides a range of educational programming relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines.


  • ACE is an annual event hosted by AWWA with global water experts on every segment of the water industry.
  • NAAEE Annual Conference promotes innovation, networking, learning, and dissemination of best practices for environmental education professionals.
  • NRPA Annual Conference is the premier annual meeting of the park and recreation community.


  • ESPA Annual Conference is a leading event services conference for associate director level and higher.
  • The Special Event is the premier destination where you can network and connect with leaders and professionals in the events industry.




  • Gen Con is the longest-running and best-attended convention for tabletop gaming in North America.
  • Serious Play Conference is a leadership conference for professionals who embrace the idea that games can revolutionize learning.



Human Resources

Information Technology

  • Black Hat USA is the world’s leading information security event.
  • Devopsdays is a series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them.
  • SaaStr Annual is a leading non-vendor SaaS conference for SaaS executives, founders, and VCs to come together.



  • AAJ Annual Convention is where accomplished trial lawyers and come together to discuss the latest developments in trial advocacy and specialized topics.
  • ACC Annual Meeting shares essential knowledge and insights and facilitates meaningful connections with in-house peers from around the globe.
  • LMA Annual Conference welcomes legal marketing and business development professionals to connect with peers each year.


  • ALA Annual Conference is attended by librarians, authors, publishers, business professionals, educators and students – anyone who is passionate about books, libraries, and the future of the industry.

Local / USA


  • ManuSec USA is an intimate and exclusive platform for IT and OT security leaders from America’s manufacturing industry to exchange in-depth cybersecurity knowledge.
  • World Conference on Quality and Improvement informs and guides attendees in their mission to assess, increase, and leverage their expertise in the quality arena.


Occupational Safety & Health


  • AAPC Pollie Awards & Conference is widely recognized as the must-attend event for political consultants, media buyers, public affairs specialists, suppliers, industry leaders and journalists.


Project Management

  • PMI Global Conference is the leading annual gathering for project, program or portfolio management professionals.


  • APA Convention is the industry’s largest annual gathering for professionals in the field of psychology.

Public Relations




  • Rainmaker is a sales engagement conference for sales leaders hosted by SalesLoft.
  • The Sales Development Conference brings together sales leaders for a day of learning and networking on the topic of sales development.
  • United Career Fairs is a national recruiting solution that specializes in producing business development, sales, and sales management-focused career fairs.
  • Unleash is a leading conference held annually on sales engagement.


Supply Chain

  • ASCM is an influential conference from the world’s leading supply chain organization (APICS) that brings supply chain professionals together.


Training and Development

  • ATD Conference is an annual conference for talent development professionals.


Turnaround Management

  • TMA Annual promotes networking and connecting with fellow turnaround, corporate restructuring, and corporate health professionals.

Urban Planning

Waste Management

  • WASTECON is an executive leadership summit for exploring leadership and management concepts through the lens of municipal solid waste management.


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