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.

Read: Tips for Growing Your Professional Network

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):

Accounting

Administrative

Animal Care

Archaeology

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

Architecture

Arts

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

Cannabis

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.
  • Thrive! is an annual conference dedicated to professional resume writers and career coaches.

Communications

Counseling

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

Criminal Justice

  • 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.

Education

Engineering

Environmental

  • 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.

Events

  • 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.

Executive

  • 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.

Finance

Fundraising

Gaming

  • 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.

Healthcare

Hospitality

Human Resources

Information Technology

  • 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.

Journalism

  • 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.

Legal

  • 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

Manufacturing

Pharmaceutical

Politics

  • AAPC Pollie Conference is attended by political consultants, media buyers, public affairs specialists, suppliers, industry leaders and journalists.

Public Relations

Quality

Real Estate

Recruiting

Sales

Science

Sports

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.

Supply Chain

  • 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.

Travel

  • TravCon is an annual event that is dedicated to the travel healthcare professional.

Waste Management

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

Writing

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