As the pandemic really swung into effect, we mused on the future of MSP conferences — not just for 2021/22, but the future of IT events in general. And as we can see, though online looks to be a permanent portion to many, conferences are coming back with a bang.

Finding time to attend MSP conferences and events can be a challenge. But finding the time to make it to the right MSP conferences is a great way to grow your business.

Learning new hard skills and keeping up with the latest tech is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of MSP events. Managed service provider conferences help you build relationships with partners, customers, and vendors. MSP events are also a great way to take a step back and think about new strategic opportunities for your business.

And, if nothing else, managed services conferences are a great way to stock up on swag. After all, is there really such a thing as too many tech-branded socks? We think not.

Of course, you can’t attend every MSP conference slated for 2022. So, which ones should you attend? To help you answer that question, we’ve compiled a list of 15 great MSP conferences in 2022 and 2023 that can help you drive your business forward.

From traditional IT MSPs to the education industry to security-focused MSSPs, there are MSP conferences out there for everyone, so let’s dive in!

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DattoCon

When: Sept 11 – Sept 13, 2022
Where: Washington, DC
Who it’s for: MSPs, IT specialists, and technical decision makers
More info: https://www.dattocon.com/

“At DattoCon22, you’ll get savvy about security as you witness the unveiling of Datto’s most powerful cybersecurity solutions to date and gain technical insights from industry experts.”


MSP Summit

When: Sep 13 – Sept 16, 2022
Where: Orlando, FL
Who it’s for: MSPs, channel partners, and VARs/resellers
More info: https://themspsummit.com/

“Networking is the top reason why channel partners come to our events. Mix and mingle under the Orlando sun with partners and vendors at events like our Havana Nights Welcome reception, Networking & Coffee Breaks in the Expo Hall, sponsor parties, and much more!”

Rave review from: Paul Cronin, CEO, Apogee IT Services.

“Our ability to learn and apply the knowledge acquired at the speed of the industry and ahead of others may be the number one competitive differentiator that we have. Channel Partners and Channel Futures puts us at the head of the pack through their content and conferences.”

MSSP Alert Live

When: Sept 19 – Sept 21, 2022
Where: Washington, DC
Who it’s for: MSPs/MSSPs, Security engineers, CISOs, IT specialists, cybersecurity technology vendors, and technical decision-makers
More info: https://msspalertlive.com/

“This event will bring together managed security services providers, managed services providers, and technology vendors working in the cybersecurity space.”


Microsoft 365 EduCon Chicago

When: Sept 26 – Sept 30, 2022
Where: Chicago, IL
Who it’s for: IT pros, MSPs, developers, and decision-makers working in education
More info: https://365educon.com/Chicago/

“Microsoft 365 EduCon (by SPFest) brings to you the world’s leading experts in Microsoft 365, SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Power Platform, and Azure. Whether you are new to the technologies or an experienced power user, admin, or developer, 365 EduCon has content designed to fit your experience level and area of interest.”

Rave review from: Giovanna Grantham, President, VA NFP

“Sharepoint Fest has been great, I feel like I’ve been drinking from a water hose in a good way.”

ASCII MSP Success Summit

When: Sep 28 – Sep 29, 2022 (New Jersey) and Oct 6 – Oct 7, 2022 (Texas)
Where: Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, and Dallas, Texas
Who it’s for: North American MSPs with a focus on SMBs
More info: https://asciievents.com/

“Open to MSPs and IT providers who manage SMBs in North America, our events provide attendees with access to other peer business owners and to technology vendors.”

Rave review from: James M. Golden, President, Golden Consulting, Inc.

“Great event! It’s a superb forum for hearing about vendors and solutions I didn’t know about. The fact that the vendors actually are focused on the MSP community is even better.”

Spiceworld

When: Sept 28 – Sept 30, 2022
Where: Austin, TX (and Online)
Who it’s for: IT professionals, IT decision-makers, and MSPs
More info: https://www.spiceworks.com/spiceworld/

“Join us for three days packed with tech know-how, networking with peers, and the latest IT products and solutions. You’ll leave with great connections and actionable takeaways to help drive you and your business forward.”

Rave review from: Christopher Spradlin,

“Great event! Spiceworld was one of the most amazing times of my life. I met so many awesome people and learned a ton of amazing new things. The vendor showcase was incredible with the selection of vendors they had out there, and everything was made to be very engaging. Oh and I won a Lenovo gaming laptop at the end! w00t! Can’t wait for my next SpiceWorld!”

Xchange Best of Breed

When: Oct 10 – Oct 11, 2022
Where: Atlanta, GA
Who it’s for: MSPs, technology vendors, and solutions providers (invitation-only)
More info: https://event.thechannelco.com/best-of-breed

“The Best of Breed (BoB) Conference meets the evolving needs of the IT channel’s largest, fastest-growing, and most progressive solution provider organizations and the top technology vendors and distributors. An invitation-only event, the BoB Conference brings together 100+ attendees from CRN’s elite solution provider lists ─ Solution Provider 500, Tech Elite 250, and Fast Growth 150 ─ to connect and engage over the course of 2 days.”


Microsoft Ignite

When: Oct 12 – 14, 2022
Where: Seattle, WA (and Online)
Who it’s for: Microsoft partners, developers, IT decision makers, security professionals, and IT specialists
More info: https://ignite.microsoft.com/en-US/home

“Explore the latest innovations, learn from product experts and partners, level up your skillset, and create connections from around the world.”


EduCause

When: Oct 25 – Oct 28 (Denver), Nov 2 – Nov 3, 2022 (online)
Where: Denver, CO (and Online)
Who it’s for: IT pros, MSPs, and decision-makers working in education
More info: https://events.educause.edu/annual-conference

“With the best presenters, the best content, and the best networking, the premier higher ed IT event brings together professionals and technology providers from around the world to discuss their discoveries, grow professionally, and explore solutions to continuing challenges.”


VMware Explore Europe

When: Nov 7 – Nov 10, 2022
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Who it’s for: IT pros and IT decision-makers
More info: https://www.vmware.com/explore/eu.html
“VMware Explore offers the sessions, activities and programs that will guide your journey to multi-cloud.”


IT Nation Connect

When: Nov 9 – Nov 11, 2022
Where: Orlando, FL
Who it’s for: IT solution providers (with a focus on ConnectWise solutions)
More info: https://www.connectwise.com/theitnation/connect-na
“IT Nation Connect is the premier thought-leadership conference for TSPs designed to promote education, inspiration, and networking in the community.”


AWS re:Invent

When: Nov 28 – Dec 2, 2022
Where: Las Vegas, NV
Who it’s for: Developers, sysadmins, technical decision-makers, and cloud architects
More info: https://reinvent.awsevents.com/

“For 10 years, the global cloud community has come together at re:Invent to meet, get inspired, and rethink what’s possible. Join us again this year in Las Vegas for our biggest, most comprehensive, and most vibrant event in cloud computing.”


Black Hat Europe 2022

When: Dec 5 – Dec 8, 2022
Where: London, England (and Online)
Who it’s for: Security engineers, CISOs, IT specialists, and technical decision-makers
More info: https://www.blackhat.com/eu-22/

“Black Hat provides attendees with the latest in research, development, and trends in Information Security.”


MSP Expo

When: Feb 14 – Feb 17, 2023
Where: Fort Lauterdale, FL
Who it’s for: MSPs, channel partners, and VARs/resellers
More info: https://www.mspexpo.com/east/

“MSP Expo attendees represent companies of all sizes, including MSPs and traditional resellers and agents. Plus, enterprises and SMBs, government agencies, and service providers/carriers.”


ZeroTrust World

When: Feb 1 – Feb 3, 2023
Where: Champions Gate, FL
Who it’s for: MSPs/MSSPs, security professionals, and IT decision makers
More info: https://zerotrustworld.threatlocker.com/

“For the 3rd year in a row, ThreatLocker will be bringing some of the brightest cybersecurity professionals and special guests together. This two-and-a-half day event will provide hands-on exercises, live hacking demonstrations, and valuable insights into how you can become an even more successful MSP and IT professional!”

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