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.
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):
- View the full compilation of Accounting Events and Conferences.
- Administrative Professionals Conference promotes professional development and education for administrative professionals and executive assistants.
- AEAP Annual Conference provides the best educational experience for the least cost.
- View the full compilation of Animal Care Conferences and Events.
- SAA Annual Meeting brings together the archaeological community to share ideas, best practices, and state of the art knowledge.
- View the full compilation of Architecture Conferences and Events.
- APAP Conference is the world’s premier gathering of the performing arts presenting industry.
- Cannabis Science Conference is the world’s largest and most technical cannabis science expo.
- 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.
- Thrive! is an annual conference dedicated to professional resume writers and career coaches.
- View the full compilation of Communications Conferences and Events.
- NAADAC Annual Conference caters to education, training, networking, and capacity-building with thought leaders in the addiction profession.
- AJA Annual Conference & Jail Expo is a national event that focuses exclusively on professionals at local jails and detention facilities.
- NIJO JAILCON is the premiere legal-based corrections training conference and expo held at three regional locations annually.
- View the full compilation of Education Events and Conferences.
- View the full compilation of Engineering Events and Conferences.
- 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.
- Visionary 200 is a series of private, face-to-face events for select senior executives in HR, supply chain, healthcare, sustainability, and manufacturing to connect, share ideas and collaborate.
- NIRI Annual Conference is a leading event for investor relations professionals.
- NSCP National Conference welcomes compliance professionals in the financial services industry on a yearly basis.
- Annual Conference for Donor Relations Professionals focuses on professional development for how best to steward institutional donors.
- GPA Annual Conference welcomes grant professionals to gather and exchange strategies, solutions, resources, and more.
- 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.
- View the full compilation of Healthcare Events and Conferences.
- Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) is the world’s largest and oldest hospitality technology exposition and conference brand.
- View the full compilation of HR Events and Conferences.
- Black Hat USA is a leading annual information security event.
- Devopsdays is a series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them.
- ManuSec USA brings together hundreds of IT & OT security leaders from across the US manufacturing industry.
- SaaStr Annual is a leading non-vendor SaaS conference for SaaS executives, founders, and VCs to come together.
- NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair is a gathering for journalism education, career development and networking.
- 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.
- 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.
Local / USA
- View the full compilation of Local Conferences and Events (by US City).
- World Conference on Quality and Improvement informs and guides attendees in their mission to assess, increase, and leverage their expertise in the quality arena.
- View the full compilation of Pharmaceutical Conferences and Events.
- AAPC Pollie Conference is attended by political consultants, media buyers, public affairs specialists, suppliers, industry leaders and journalists.
- PRSSA International Conference is an annual networking and professional development event for public relations professionals.
- ISO 9000 World Conference aims to have the most comprehensive technical program and training in the field of ISO 9000.
- Lean & Six Sigma World Conference welcomes internationally recognized speakers and experts on topics including innovation, process improvement, and value creation.
- View the full compilation of Real Estate Events and Conferences.
- NAPR Annual Convention welcomes professionals in the physician and clinician recruitment industry.
- View the full compilation of Sales Events and Conferences.
- SHPE National Convention serves as the country’s largest gathering of Hispanic STEM students and professionals.
- View the full compilation of Sports Events and Conferences.
Strategy & Management
- NAPO Annual Conference is the world’s largest gathering of organizing and productivity professionals.
- National Planning Conference welcomes those professionals involved in working on integrated, comprehensive planning solutions.
- PMI Global Conference is the leading annual gathering for project, program or portfolio management professionals.
- TMA Annual promotes networking and connecting with fellow turnaround, corporate restructuring, and corporate health professionals.
- Accelerate! Conference is an annual event specifically for women in transportation, logistics, and supply chain.
- ASCM CONNECT is an influential conference that brings supply chain professionals together.
- TravCon is an annual event that is dedicated to the travel healthcare professional.
- WASTECON is an executive leadership summit for exploring leadership and management concepts through the lens of municipal solid waste management.
- ACES National Conference is the nation’s premier event for editors.
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