Upcoming Tech Leadership Conferences to Attend

Learn why you should attend tech leadership conferences and explore 13 upcoming technology leadership conferences to attend in 2022 and 2023.

It’s been a long two years of virtual meetings and conferences. If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to leave your home office and head to some in-person events where you can learn new skills, discuss your ideas, and meet others in your field of work. Or, perhaps you’re looking forward to attending some more virtual events from the comfort of home. With dozens to choose from, it can be difficult to select which conferences you should attend.

Let’s take a look at the top leadership technology conferences happening this year and next so you can select which ones will provide the most value for you, your team, and your company!

Why you should attend tech leadership conferences

The tech industry is growing at an unprecedented rate. With newfound innovation comes the need for ongoing discussion and debate. That’s where technology leadership conferences come in! 

If you work in the field, a tech conference can be an excellent place to learn how you can best manage employees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and improve your overall leadership abilities. A conference is also a fantastic networking opportunity and an opportunity to generate new business prospects for your organization. It’s simple: if you want to be the best, you should learn from the best. The greatest leadership conferences bring together top executives who will help you grow. 

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13 tech leadership conferences to attend 

1Bio Innovation Conference 

Date: October 3 – 4, 2022

Location: Bethesda, MD

About the conference: If you’re a life sciences professional looking to connect with global brands, venture capitalists, and startups, the Maryland Life Sciences Bio Innovation Conference may be for you. At this conference you can connect with hundreds of top researchers, business leaders, and academics; help build a stronger life sciences community; and take part in networking opportunities and business development. As one of 10,000 virtual attendees, you’ll hear from 38 internationally recognized industry leaders. 

2Evolve Technology Conference

Date: October 5 – 7, 2022

Location: Las Vegas, NV

About the conference: This two-day leadership and technology conference will focus on forward-thinking and cutting-edge IT solutions. If you attend Evolve Technology Conference, you can expect to hear and learn from some of the best IT leaders and game changers. You’ll experience general sessions, breakout sessions, networking events, and an all-star class of keynote speakers including former NBA player and entrepreneur, Shaquille O’Neal. 

3LeadDev San Francisco 2022 

Date: October 25 – 27, 2022

Location: San Francisco, CA 

About the conference: LeadDev San Francisco is the event for engineering managers. The event aim is to build leadership skills, technical capabilities, and higher performing teams. You can connect with leaders from organizations like Google, Netflix, Stripe and more as you learn to be a more effective manager. If you attend this conference, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of metrics, techniques to nurture your team’s culture, and invaluable information on how to build the best team to get results for your company. 

4The Principal Dev 

Date: October 27 – 28, 2022 (San Francisco time)

Location: Zoom (Virtual Masterclass)

About the conference: Looking for an event to attend from home? Interested in developing skills that every successful software development leader needs? Look no further than The Principal Dev. This two-day masterclass certification will help you learn what it takes to become an exceptional tech leader and maintain balance between management and technical duties. You’ll also learn how to build great teams, improve your team’s development process, and accelerate hiring at your company. 

5Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 

Date: November 7 – 8, 2022

Location: Sydney, Australia

About the conference: The Gartner Data & Analytics Summit aims to address the most significant challenges facing data analytics leaders. The conference is for chief data officers (CDOs), chief analytics officers (CAOs), and senior leaders in data, analytics, and business. At the event, you’ll learn to leverage data and analytics in your own business strategy, deliver continued value in an uncertain world with strategies and innovations, simplify organizational decisions, and develop the leadership skills needed to bridge your company’s gap between business and IT. 


Date: November 28 – 29, 2022

Location: Budapest, Hungary

About the conference: Stretch is a two-day international leadership conference for attendees who want to build effective organizations and dive into topics such as agile leadership, mental health, remote management, and continuous learning. This event is for leaders, managers, business development managers, account directors, vice presidents, and anyone interested in becoming a better leader for their team. Speakers will include executives from companies like Melio, Prezi, and Fair Consulting Group. 

75G Expo

Date: December 1 – 2, 2022

Location: London, United Kingdom

About the conference: If you’re interested in smart infrastructure, 5G, or innovations and solutions to some of the world’s most challenging issues, 5G Expo may be for you. The two-day conference will feature a variety of speakers, panels, networking sessions, and presentations on applied Internet of things (IoT) and analytics, operational IoT and 5G, IoT-connected enterprise, and transformational IoT. All events during the conference will bring together industries for discussions on thought leadership and real case studies. 

8IoT Tech Expo 

Date: December 1 – 2, 2022

Location: London, United Kingdom

About the conference: The IoT Tech Expo is a free event for heads of innovation and tech, IT directors, chief technology officers (CTOs), professionals in automotive industries and government, developers, and others who want to see some of the world’s most cutting-edge technologies from hundreds of exhibitors. Over 125 exhibitors and 100 speakers will share their knowledge and experiences. Some of the key topics will include: digital transformation, data analytics, connected environments, process optimization, and security and standards. Ticket holders will also have access to online networking opportunities to use during the expo. 

9Tech Leader Summit

Date: December 7 – 9, 2022

Location: Clearwater, FL (or via Zoom)

About the conference: The Tech Leader Summit is a hybrid event for engineering management and technical leaders. You can attend in person or online via Zoom. The event will cover the latest technologies, as well as hiring and organizational best practices for software engineering teams. Event topics will include: software engineering management, leadership, talent acquisition and training, and agile methods. You’ll spend time learning how to earn a competitive advantage during strategy sessions taught by the industry’s greatest leaders and authors. This is also a vendor-free event, so you’ll be able to learn about the latest in tech without the sales pitch. 


Date: December 8 – 9, 2022

Location: Online (Western European Time / London [GMT]). 

About the conference: DevTernity prides itself on being the top international software development conference. If you’re looking to ascend in your company, this may be the event for you. The conference has been “turning developers into architects and engineering leaders since 2015” and will be held virtually this year. Over the course of two days, you’ll partake in full-day practical workshops of your choosing that prepare you for engineering leader and CTO roles. Examples of workshop topics include: clean and pragmatic architecture, surviving legacy code, and software design by practice. 

11Practical Leadership for Software Developers

Date: December 9, 2022

Location: Online (Western European Time / London [GMT]). 

About the conference: As one of the seven day-long workshops that will be held during the DevTernity conference, the Practical Leadership for Software Developers workshop is worth highlighting. The session will help you hone the “skills of awesomeness” that will allow you to run effective meetings, deal with workplace conflict, encourage and motivate others, and make you a better overall leader. The session will be delivered by David Neal, Principal Developer Evangelist at Pluralsight, Microsoft MVP, and DevTernity’s number one speaker of 2020. 

12Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2023

Date: January 5 – 8, 2023

Location: Las Vegas, NV

About the conference: CES is the most influential tech event on the globe. It’s where tens of thousands of individuals from the world’s biggest brands come together to do business and shape the tech industry. The conference began in 1967 and has grown exponentially to include both traditional and non-traditional tech industries. With dozens of product categories, topics, and launches from global tech powerhouses and promising entrepreneurs, there’s something of interest for everyone who works in the tech sector at CES. 


Date: October 24-28

Location: San Francisco, CA

About the conference: QCon San Francisco is where the world’s most innovative senior engineers, architects, and team leads gather together from across multiple domains to share emerging trends and practices. During this conference, attendees will learn from those driving innovations and changes in software, learn in-production project best practices, meet software leaders, validate their software development roadmap, uncover emerging trends and tools, and more!

Parting advice

Whether you plan to conference hop and travel across the globe for the remainder of the year or you’re looking forward to attending a single virtual event from your cozy home workspace, there are plenty of opportunities to learn new skills, network, and grow at tech leadership conferences in 2022 and 2023. Take a look at the goals you’ve set for yourself this year and aim to attend a conference that will help you develop skills to reach your objectives. As you pursue self-improvement, challenge your teammates to make things happen for themselves, too. Remember, you have nothing to prove and everything to improve! 

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Brier Cook

Brier Cook is a seasoned communications expert with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Carleton University. As an Engagement Strategy Advisor for Carleton University, she leverages creative marketing to address business challenges. Her multifaceted experiences enrich her content, making it both insightful and engaging.

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