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):
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- 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.
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- 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.
- ASAP BioPharma Conference is one of ASAP’s annual signature events for the bio pharma and life science community.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- View the full compilation of Education Events and Conferences.
- 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.
- SPINCon is an annual convention for individuals with 10+ years experience as an event professional.
- The Special Event is the premier destination where you can network and connect with leaders and professionals in the events industry.
- NACM National Conference is an annual gathering of business credit and financial management professionals.
- 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.
- Grant Professionals Association – 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 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.
- NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair is a gathering for journalism education, career development and networking.
- 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
- View the full compilation of Local Conferences and Events (by US City).
- 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.
- Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) offers networking opportunities and interactive educational formats for nutritionists and dietitians.
Occupational Safety & Health
- The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce EXP) is the premier destination for IH/OH professionals to learn the strategies they need to protect worker health.
- ASSP Safety is an annual professional development conference for professionals in the occupational, safety and health industry.
- 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.
- NAPO Annual Conference is the world’s largest gathering of organizing and productivity professionals.
- 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.
- 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.
- NAPR Annual Convention welcomes professionals in the physician and clinician recruitment industry.
- 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.
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- ASCM is an influential conference from the world’s leading supply chain organization (APICS) that brings supply chain professionals together.
- NATP National Conference & Expo is an annual gathering for tax professionals.
Training and Development
- ATD Conference is an annual conference for talent development professionals.
- The Travelers Conference is an annual event that is dedicated to the travel healthcare professional.
- TMA Annual promotes networking and connecting with fellow turnaround, corporate restructuring, and corporate health professionals.
- National Planning Conference welcomes those professionals involved in working on integrated, comprehensive planning solutions.
- 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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