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Top-5 Events You Should Attend in March

If you work in the tech industry, or even if you just have an strong interest in where the future is headed, there's nothing better than attending a tech event or conference to gain insight or explore new concepts. These events are the perfect place to learn, make connections, and hear from some of the world's brightest, most forward-thinking minds in the industry.

When it comes to tech industry gatherings, there are plenty of options available. Scouring the internet for information to select your ideal event might feel like 'choice overload'. To help narrow the field, we have pulled together and outlined five events that, in our opinion, are a 'must-go' for the month of March. So, get ready to pack your bags, grab your name tag, and prepare for learning, networking, and enjoying some great times! Check out these events below:
 

Shoptalk

When: March 3rd–6th, 2019
Where: Las Vegas, NV
Ticket price: Starting at US$2,150 for an all-access pass

What: Dubbed as “retail’s best show”, Shoptalk is a must-attend for any retailer or merchant. To succeed in the retail industry with the ever-changing landscape, retail leaders need to keep abreast of the new technologies. The event will cover the critical changes in retail; from marketing and the customer experience, to supply chain and logistics. The speakers in attendance at the event are at the forefront of their industry and have an intimate understanding of change. They are constantly developing new retail experiences and business models to meet consumers’ shifting demands, along with presenting innovative marketing technologies.

"Learning has become critical to being a leader and key contributor in the retail industry. To succeed, retail leaders—and aspiring leaders—must now focus on their professional development to deepen their knowledge of retail trends and technologies. Our new Core Curriculum and Annual Retail Education Certificate are designed to empower the entire retail industry with the absolute best continuing education opportunities at this critical time." said Anil D. Aggarwal, Founder and CEO of Shoptalk.

This new approach to standardizing industry education will enable retailers and brands to get a fresh perspective on the core issues they must continue to address each year by learning from companies at the leading edge of innovation. The next generation of leaders and key contributors will be those who are able to learn and adapt quickly, then influence and encourage others around them to do the same. Click here for more information.

Adobe Summit

When: March 24th–28th, 2019
Where: Las Vegas, NV
Ticket price: US$1,895 for an all-access pass

What: “Get inspired to become an exceptional experience maker” is the tag line for Adobe Summit 2019. Attendees of this digital marketing conference will discover strategies to transform their business and gain valuable insights and techniques for keeping customers engaged while driving brand loyalty.

Dedicated to teaching attendees how to develop first-class consumer excellence in business. There are a variety of tracks available for customer-success professionals, marketers, and product designers who are interested in learning how to architect a superior customer experience across every step of the process. Be sure to check out the agenda to see all that's being offered at this electrifying event.

An added bonus at this year's Adobe Summit is the incorporation of Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit. Marketo will be integrated throughout the entire event, including the community pavilion, general sessions, and networking events. They will also have their own content track and additional events for their customers and partners. Click here for more information.

SXSW Conference

When: March 9th–14th, 2019
Where: Austin, TX
Ticket price: US$1,550 for an all-access pass

What: “SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.”

When building or maintaining a brand, learning how to engage a consumer and create brand loyalty is vital for success. The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for professionals at every level to participate, learn and network. With 25 tracks being offered there is something for everyone to explore what’s next in the world of entertainment, culture and technology. SXSW has a full roster of impressive names on their featured keynote speaker's list. Click here for more information.

Digital Summit

When: March 5th–6th, 2019
Where: Salt Lake City, UT
Ticket price: US$995 Platinum Pass (all-access)

What: The Digital Summit is a digital marketing gathering place for those interested in shaping the growth and success of their company’s digital marketing strategy. Digital Summit offers 45+ in-depth sessions and workshops that will help keep you versed in the latest digital trends and offer you an abundance of pragmatic and progressive approaches that you can immediately apply to your own marketing strategies. With plugged in leaders and notable brands to offer wisdom and vision, and attendees represented by a diverse group of companies and organizations from across the digital spectrum, there is a wealth and array of knowledge to be shared. It is the perfect place for inspiration! If you are unable to attend the Salt Lake City event, the Digital Summit Series hosts several other events across North America. Click here for more information.

Dx3 Canada

When: March 6th–7th, 2019
Where: Toronto, CA
Ticket price: Starting at CAD $545 for an all-access pass

What: This is Canada’s biggest retail, marketing, and technology event. The event hosts two top-notch conferences; the Dx3 innovations Summit and the Dx3 Retail Summit. Dedicated to digital marketing, advertising, and retail, this event merges the worlds of innovative tech and consumerism by bringing together agencies, brands, publishers, and retailers for education and networking. Dx3 will feature talks from industry influencers, interactive exhibits, special workshops, and provide exclusive networking opportunities.

“With a focus on celebrating diversity, key industries such as cannabis and A.I., and how technology and female entrepreneurs are changing the retail landscape, DX3 2019 will feature the brightest minds from a range of backgrounds to provide engaging content and exhibits for Canada’s retailers, brands and agencies,” said Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, President and CEO, DX3.

A highlight of the event is the Start-up Zone, where attendees will be introduced to exciting Canadian start-up companies in an interactive forum. Click here for more information.

Ending Notes

Events like these are needed in order to bring the tech community together to share the kind of informative insights and unique perspectives that aren't readily available through typical resources. Meaningful interaction with innovators and peers in your field provide a context that you can't necessarily achieve through a simple Google search. Developing trends are emerging on a weekly basis in the tech industry. Learn and get inspired. Check out an up-to-date monthly listing of events by clicking here.

Natalie Evans

Natalie Evans

Natalie Evans has over 16-years in the tech industry and currently works as the event coordinator and tech reporter for CMSC Media, keeping up-to-date on what's happening in and around the Content Management industry.