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Don't miss out: The most interesting technology conferences of 2011

The biggest lost opportunity on every CIO's budget tends to be training and career enhancement. Here are some choice technology conferences for you to check out.

There is no better way for IT professionals to enhance their careers and network with like-minded executives than by attending technology conferences. With big names like Interop and EMC World happening this week in Las Vegas, CIOs are realizing that half the year has almost slipped by and they need to start thinking about which opportunities they’d like to pursue or risk losing a chunk of that training budget in 2012.

We’re here to help: We’ve picked through what’s out there and given you a crib sheet of the best technology conferences of 2011 and early 2012, complete with locations and registration prices. You can easily pick one that’s right for your career goals and objectives, as well as find opportunities to ensure that your staff is current on the latest IT trends.

September 2011

  • International Conference on Software Maintenance, Sept. 25 – 30, Williamsburg, Mass. (Tiered $135-$1150)

October 2011

November 2011

December 2011

  • Gartner Data Center, Dec. 5-9, Las Vegas ($2,150)
  • ISACA Training Week, Dec. 5-9, Scottsdale, Ariz. ($2,495 for nonmembers)
  • VS Live, Dec. 5-9, Orlando, Fla. ($1895)
  • Business Intelligence/Master Data Management Strategies, Dec. 8, Chicago, (Tiered $249-$599)
  • SOCA 2011, Dec. 12-14, Irvine, Cal, (TBA)

January 2012

  • International CES, Jan. 10 - 13, 2012, Las Vegas ($200)
  • Macworld 2012, Jan. 26-28, 2012, San Francisco (Registration not available at press time)

February 2012

March 2012

April 2012

May 2012

June 2012

  • IBM Innovate, June 3-7, 2012, Orlando, Fla. (Registration not available at press time)

Did we miss a listing? Let us know; email Wendy Schuchart, Site Editor.


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