10 Virtual Events to Put on Your Calendar for Q1 of 2022

Looking for some virtual events in the first quarter of 2022? Here are 12 ideas in a variety of industries.

There’s no better way to stay on top of your industry than to learn from experts and connect with fellow professionals. As you iron out your calendar for the upcoming new year, you might be on the lookout for opportunities to do just that. 

Fortunately, events are back in a big way and there’s no shortage of conferences and events coming up. 

Not sure which ones you should pencil into your schedule (whether you’re ready to travel or not)? We’ve pulled together some events in a variety of industries and interest areas that are happening in the first quarter of 2022. Every single one offers a virtual component, so you have the option to soak in all of the wisdom and best practices – without even leaving your couch. 

Check them out below and tweet @Whereby to let us know which ones we missed!


1. CES

When: January 5-8, 2022

Format: Hybrid

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

Price: In-person passes start at $100 USD 

You’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger tech event than CES. With more than 1,600 companies from across the world and major exhibitors from Google to GM, this conference highlights all things tech and innovation related. Take note that proof of vaccination is required to attend the in-person conference. 

2. MicroStrategy World

When: February 1-2, 2022

Format: Virtual

Price: Free 

The past couple of years have shown us that the world can change fast – and technology does too. This completely virtual event covers everything from digital transformation to enterprise analytics. You’re sure to get your hands on valuable information about how you and your organization can keep pace. 

3. Developer Week

When: February 2-9, 2022

Format: Hybrid

Where: Oakland, California

Price: Passes start at $325 USD

As the world’s largest developer conference, Developer Week gives developers and engineers the opportunity to connect with over 8,000 fellow professionals. You can choose from over 15 conference tracks ranging from IoT and hardware to AI and machine learning. Expect plenty of networking and hackathons too. 


When: March 11-20, 2022

Format: Hybrid

Where: Austin, Texas

Price: Online passes start at $349 USD and in-person badges start at $425

Chances are high you’ve already heard about SXSW. It brings together technology, film, culture, and music to provide digital creatives with an unmatched outlet for networking, learning, and brainstorming. 


5. International Confex

When: March 8-9, 2022

Format: Hybrid

Where: London, England

Price: Unknown

International Confex is a must-attend conference for professionals in the events industry. Details for the 2022 conference are still being ironed out, but previous conferences have covered a wide range of relevant topics from LinkedIn advertising to digital events (and attendees’ common complaints about them). 

EdTech and virtual learning

6. TCEA Convention & Exposition 

When: February 7-10, 2022

Format: Hybrid

Where: Dallas, Texas

Price: Online sessions are $99 USD each and in-person passes start at $59 USD

This four-day conference does a deep dive into an assortment of topics that are pertinent for educators, from blended learning or curriculum design to STEM and diversity and inclusion. 

7. IDEAcon 

When: February 14-17, 2022

Format: Hybrid

Where: Schaumburg, Illinois

Price: Virtual passes start at $149 USD and in-person passes start at $179 USD

While this conference is put on by the Illinois Digital Educators Alliance, don’t be fooled into thinking you need to teach in Illinois to find value in the experience. As one of the Midwest’s largest ed tech conferences, educators from all over the country come together to learn best practices – especially when it comes to using technology to engage students. 


8. DX3

When: March 8-10, 2022

Format: Hybrid

Where: Toronto, Canada

Price: Virtual passes start at $145 for retailers and banks, $245 for agencies and $345 for tech companies and solution providers. 

With a theme of “rise up,” this conference covers aspects of retail, marketing, and technology to equip brands with the information they need to thrive in this competitive environment. With an emphasis on trending technology, it’s a great opportunity to learn from over 200 industry experts. 


9. Talent Acquisition Week

When: January 24-28, 2022

Format: Virtual

Price: Passes start at $165 USD

Billing itself as the premier event to connect with fellow recruiting professionals, this completely virtual event has speakers from Twitter, Netflix, Nielsen, and more. Experts will share strategies related to talent sourcing, social recruiting, employer branding, and more. 

10. HR Summit

When: February 10, 2022

Format: Hybrid

Where: Manchester, United Kingdom

Price: Unknown

With interactive seminars, one-on-one meetings, and plenty of time for networking, HR Summit gives human resource professionals a chance to connect, build relationships, and learn best practices from one another. 

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