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A List of Free Virtual Tech Conferences in 2020

2020.05.09 Update - I am truly amazed by the amount of free content that is at our fingertips. The list has been updated with several conferences throughout May that have gone virtual and opened their doors for free.

I am an avid conference-goer. I love listening to bite-size lessons on various technologies, networking with others, and leaving with ideas to dig into.

Due to current events, it's no surprise that many conferences are having to cancel for the year. However, there are several that have moved all of their content online.. and in addition.. are offering it all for free! I have taken some time to compile a list for myself and wanted to share it with all of you. Enjoy! 👇👇

IBM Think Digital

May 5 - 6

In the face of the global devastation for society and business brought about by COVID-19, the agility and resilience of the developer community is more vital than ever. Attend Think Digital to deepen the technical training you need now. Gain credentials via virtual labs and certifications, and learn how to best advance your company — and your career.

Microsoft Business Applications Summit

May 6 - 7

Learn about the latest innovations and what's next in the tools you use. Discover how Microsoft business applications work together seamlessly to unify your data so you can make better decisions with in-the-moment intelligence.

Tech Inclusion Global Summit

May 12

Join us on May 12, 2020 for a fully virtual summit experience as we discuss Leadership & Professional Growth, Allyship & Culture, Emerging Industry Trends, The Future of Work, and more.

RedisConf 2020 Takeaway

May 12 - 13

RedisConf Takeaway is a free, virtual learning conference where you can explore the latest innovations and trends in data platforms, share your ideas, learn from other Redis experts across the globe, and develop your Redis skills with hands-on training – all from your home office. At RedisConf 2020, we invite you to Rediscover what you can do with Redis – with a live keynote, 50+ breakout sessions, hackathon, 1:1 office hours with Redis experts, group chats, games, and more. Join us, free of charge, from May 12-13.

OCP Global Summit

May 12 - 15

This will be a rich, interactive experience that can be accessed from anywhere in the world, that incorporates all the key components of our Global Summit, including keynote sessions, executive tracks, an Expo Hall with Expo Hall talks, Engineering Workshops, the OCP Experience Center and the OCP Future Technologies Symposium. This format will allow us to reach a larger audience, with increased functionality for Q&A, panel discussions, live chat, and one-on-one connections with key constituencies that you expect from our Summit.

CloudBees Connect

May 19 - 20

Join a global online event with our community friends of continuous delivery and DevOps leaders and practitioners along with Jenkins users and innovation-focused developers for an informative and interactive full-day event. Connect with peers and industry experts to discuss the trends that are defining the future of software development and learn how to leverage them to build stuff that matters, drive business impact and delight end-users.

Percona Live

May 19 - 20

Percona Live ONLINE is the place to learn about how open source database technology can power your applications, improve your websites, secure your data, and solve critical database issues. Brought to the community, free of charge for anyone to attend.

Microsoft Build

May 19 - 21

As developers come together to help the world solve new challenges—sharing knowledge and staying connected is more important than ever. Join your community to learn, connect, and code—to expand your skillset today, and innovate for tomorrow.

Test and Learn

May 20

Test and Learn is a virtual event for product managers, data scientists, engineers, and designers to dive deep into the intersection of insights-driven product development and agile software delivery.

Startup Village

May 21 - 22

Today we live in tech heyday era when innovations arise at the intersection of ideas, concepts and cultures of startups and large tech companies. This year’s topic "The Art of Innovation. Startup as a Masterpiece" will follow the history of the greatest discoveries. Startup Village is a place where companies created as a true piece of art will gather.

Cloud DeveloperDays 2020

May 26 - 27

The conference is designed for software developers that get deployed to or integrates with any cloud platform. Two days packed with solid technical content from best speakers, topped up with quite a bit fun.

Coworking Symposium 2020

May 27

The coworking industry is evolving and developing at an incredible pace. While new coworking facilities are popping up and changing the workplace landscape as we know it, there is a widening gap between scholars and experts from the coworking industry.
Coworking Symposium is a half-day long online event that will bring some of the key people from the scholarly community and connect them with core expert from the field. Latest data will be shared and interlaced, discussed and interlaced with recent developmental trends of the coworking industry.

Jamstack Conf Virtual 2020

May 27 - 28

Jamstack Conf is a two day celebration of the next generation of web apps, where the Jamstack community and ecosystem comes together to learn, connect and create. Attendees range from front end and full stack engineers to web agencies all ready to push the boundaries of tomorrow’s web architecture.

DockerCon LIVE 2020

May 28

DockerCon is going digital with theCUBE! We’ve designed a 1-day conference that’s free and completely online. You’ll hear from speakers in live interviews with theCUBE, hang out with Docker experts in the live hallway track, and watch recorded sessions while chatting live with the speakers.

LiveWorx Digital Transformation

June 9

Push forward with LiveWorx. A game-changing, complimentary virtual event for the industrial enterprise that helps technologists innovate at scale with the real goal in mind: transformation that helps drive outcomes.


June 15

Join us for 24 hours of inspiring talks about DevSecOps – the practice of building security into development processes. This is your chance to learn from key industry figures in a virtual environment and learn how DevOps and Security can work together to make continuously secure development a reality.

Spark+AI Summit 2020

June 22 - 26

There’s never been a more important moment for data teams. Together, we can solve the world’s toughest problems — and it starts with Spark + AI Summit. We’ve transformed this year’s Summit into a global event — totally virtual and open to everyone, free of charge. And Summit is now even bigger: extended to five days with 200+ sessions, 4x the training, and keynotes by visionaries and thought leaders. Join tens of thousands of engineers, scientists, developers, analysts and leaders as we shape the future of big data, analytics and AI.

OpenJS World

June 23 - 24

OpenJS Foundation’s annual event brings together the JavaScript and web ecosystem including Node.js, Electron, AMP and more. In 2020, we’re going virtual to learn and engage with leaders deploying innovative applications at massive scale.

Microsoft Ignite


Join us to learn innovative ways to build solutions, migrate and manage your infrastructure, and connect with Microsoft experts and other technology professionals from around the globe.

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Cory Evan Wright • Edited

I'm sure you've thought about it, but it might be worth including WWDC? I know it's usually free (sorta) online via the app anyway, but just thought I'd mention it! Great list - thanks for putting it together!!

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Nathan Englert

Absolutely! I was waiting for more information to be posted about it, but it will definitely be on the June update.

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Nathan Englert

Am I missing any? Let me know! 👍