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2020 channel partner events to mark on your calendar

Expect a busy channel partner event schedule for 2020. Our listings feature the year's conferences for VARs and MSPs, hosted by vendors, distributors and industry associations.

Channel conferences are an important resource for exploring the latest industry trends, networking with other IT professionals, and growing your sales and technical expertise. 2020 offers a full slate of channel partner events, ranging from the annual global summits of top-tier vendors to small-scale events focused on running managed service provider (MSP) businesses. To help make the 2020 planning process easier for you, and for us, we have compiled this channel-focused events calendar. Bookmark this channel partner event list and check back often. We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.

Q1 channel partner events

Jan. 13 to 15; Citrix Summit; Orlando, Fla.

Jan. 13 to 15; Auvik Network Frankly MSP Live; Santa Barbara, Calif.

Feb. 26 to 27; ASCII SMB IT Success Summit; Long Beach, Calif.

March 1 to 3; XChange; San Antonio

March 9 to 12; Channel Partners Conference & Expo (postponed); Las Vegas

March 9 to 13; Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (canceled); Orlando, Fla.

March 16 to 18; CompTIA Communities & Councils Forum (canceled); Chicago

March 22 to 27; Aruba Atmosphere; Digital

March 24 to 26; HP Reinvent (postponed); Anaheim, Calif.

Q2 channel partner events

April 20 to 21; ChannelNext20 East; Digital

April 28 to 29; Red Hat Summit; Digital

May 4 to 7; IBM PartnerWorld at Think; Digital

May 14; Telecom Brokerage Inc. Big Event; Chicago

May 19; Citrix Synergy; Digital

June 3; SAP Global Partner Summit; Digital

June 8 to 11; DattoCon (postponed); Atlanta

June 15 to 19; Ingram Micro Cloud Summit; Digital

June 16 to 19; Lenovo Transform (postponed); Las Vegas

June 23; Hewlett Packard Enterprise Global Partner Summit at HPE Discover; Digital

June 23 to 26; ConnectWise IT Nation Explore; Digital

June 24 to 25; ASCII SMB IT Success Summit; Cincinnati

Q3 channel partner events

July 14 to Sept. 8; Google Cloud Next: On Air; Digital

July 21 to 22; Microsoft Inspire; Digital

Aug. 4 to 6; CompTIA ChannelCon; Digital

Aug. 18 to 20; XChange+; Regional and virtual event

Aug. 24 to 27; Kaseya Connect IT; Digital

Sept. 1 to 2; IT By Design's Build IT; Digital

Sept. 9 to 10; The ASCII Group's MSP Connect Live (New York/New Jersey); Digital

Sept. 23 to 24: The ASCII Group's MSP Connect Live (New England); Digital

Sept. 25; Axcient MSP Xperience; Digital

Sept. 27 to 29; IT Glue GlueX; Digital

Sept. 28; Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing; Digital

Sept. 29 to Oct. 1; VMware VMworld; Digital

Sept. 30 to Oct. 2; MSPWorld Virtual; Digital

Q4 channel partner events

Oct. 7 to 8; The ASCII Group's MSP Connect Live (Southeast); Digital

Oct. 14 to 15; ConnectWise IT Nation Secure; Digital

Oct. 21 to 22; Dell Technologies World; Digital

Oct. 28 to 29; The ASCII Group's MSP Connect Live (Midwest); Digital

October 28 to 29; Cisco Partner Summit; Digital

Oct. 29; Women of the Channel Next-Generation Leaders; Nashville

Nov. 10 to 12; ConnectWise IT Nation Connect; Digital

Nov. 18 to 19; The ASCII Group's MSP Connect Live (Mid-Atlantic); Digital

Dec. 2 to 3; The ASCII Group's MSP Connect Live (Southwest); Digital

Dec. 8 to 9; Women of the Channel Leadership Summit (East); New York City

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