Technical events & conferences

Infrastructure skills for the cognitive era

Why attend a technical event?

IBM technical events are an exciting, efficient way to advance your skills and gain ground on your key initiatives.

Every year, IBM brings together leading-edge thinkers, technology gurus and business experts for more than 15 technical universities.

Driven by a vast network of analyst research, our global events can help make the difference between success and failure in your business. We deliver the answers you need, when you need them.

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Estimated value is determined by event location and length.

Are these events right for you?

These events are intended for IBM customers, IBM Business Partners, IBM employees, Independent Software Vendors, System Integrators and technical specialists including systems and application programmers, IT architects, database administrators, storage and systems administrators and other IT professionals.

Eight great reasons to attend an IBM technical event

  • Upgrade your IT skills.
    The key to success is training; get it quickly at an IBM technical event.
  • Test-drive the latest technologies through hands-on labs.
    Roll up your sleeves and get involved with the latest systems and software.
  • Hear breaking news from the original source.
    Get up to speed on the latest product releases, trends, tips and techniques - direct from IBM.
  • Network with experts, colleagues and solution providers.
    Meet and greet experts, colleagues and IBM partners from a variety of industries. Expand your network of colleagues. Visit our Solution Center to explore the latest solutions in person.
  • Load up on great information.
    Get the background you need to make quick, intelligent business decisions.
  • Explore a wide selection of topics.
    Expand your skills in the area of your choice with a variety of elective sessions for every level, from new user to expert.
  • Certify your skills onsite.
    With testing at many technical events, you will be able to hone your skill set, onsite!
  • Get the most out of your training experience.
    We’ve designed cost-saving programs to meet your needs and your schedule. There are even classes on Sunday at many technical events.