12 Virtual Events You Still Have Time to Attend in 2021
Looking for a few more virtual events you can squeeze into your calendar? Here are 12 ideas in a variety of industries.
There’s no doubt that the pandemic turned the world on its head, and that’s especially true when it comes to events. Conference and expo centers were left to fill with crickets and cobwebs as people stayed home and avoided large gatherings.
But there’s good news ahead: Events are back, and some are even better than they were before.
While in-person get-togethers are slowly starting to return, many industry conferences and seminars have kept virtual aspects – either with a hybrid event or online-only sessions.
Curious about which ones you can still attend in Q4 of 2021 (without having to travel)? We’ve rounded up some upcoming events in a variety of industries and interest areas. Check them out below and tweet @Whereby to let us know which ones we missed!
1. Reuter’s MOMENTUM
When: October 27-29, 2021
Price: Free learning pass or $199 USD for a motivational pass
As Reuters’ flagship technology event, MOMENTUM brings together over 25,000 attendees and more than 75 expert speakers to discuss the ins and outs of how technology can build a better future. This year, the event is entirely virtual.
2. QCon Plus
When: November 1-12, 2021
Price: Free for only sponsored sessions and labs or $799 for full access
Senior software engineers, architects, and team leads don’t want to miss this completely online conference to dig deep into upcoming software trends and innovations with more than 60 expert speakers from companies like Shopify, Square, Pinterest, Airbnb, and more.
3. IoT World
When: November 3-4, 2021
Where: Santa Clara, California
Price: Virtual or expo-only passes are free, in-person passes start at $2499 USD
With expert insights about everything from how technology is transforming traditional industries to how to build trust into artificial intelligence (AI), this conference is all about IoT adoption and what that means for the future of business.
4. Event Tech Live
When: November 3-4 in-person, November 1-5 online
Where: London, England
Price: Free, paid passes starting at $207 USD
Featuring more than 100 sessions and exhibitors, this conference will address burning issues in the event tech industry, such as how to make hybrid events more inclusive and what’s new in events marketing technology.
EdTech and virtual learning
5. QM ConnectLX
When: November 3-5, 2021
Price: $158 USD for a single day, $400 for the full conference
Education is shifting, and these conference sessions focus on equipping education professionals – from administrators to teachers – with the information they need to stay current in the constantly-evolving education landscape.
6. Learning Forward
When: December 5-7, 2021
Price: Passes start at $153 USD
Learn education best practices, network with other educators, and dig into interactive learning experiences that keep students engaged in this three-day, online-only conference.
7. Virtual Customer Engagement Summit
When: November 9-11, 2021
Europe’s largest customer engagement event has pivoted to be completely online. You’ll have access to over 40 speakers from well-known brands, plus virtual roundtables and interactive sessions that will ensure you walk away with valuable ideas and strategies.
8. eCommerce Tech Summit
When: December 1-3, 2021
Price: Free for junior track or $79 for a full access pass
As a conference for software developers in the eCommerce space, this conference focuses on relevant topics like big data, security, and payment technologies. There are over 35 speakers from companies like eBay, Etsy, and IKEA that will share their hard-won knowledge and expertise with attendees.
9. Human Capital Institute “Develop Your Future Workforce” Conference
When: November 17, 2021
Price: One-day virtual conference passes start at $195 USD
Focused on helping HR professionals identify future trends, assess current skill sets, and develop talent, this one-day conference is all about building the workforce you want not only now – but well into the future.
10. Talent Exchange Live
When: December 7-9, 2021
With talent attraction and retention top of mind for HR professionals, this free virtual conference will focus on helping recruiters and talent experts address those pressing challenges and build thriving teams.
11. FinTech Connect
When: December 1-2, 2021
If you work in the FinTech industry, you don’t want to miss this free opportunity to learn from leaders in payments, blockchain, and digital transformation. Expect over 80 speakers and more than 30 tech demos over the course of just two days.
12. Creator Conf
When: December 13-14, 2021
Price: Attendee passes are $89 USD for early bird price or $999 USD for full price
Geared toward all types of creators – Instagrammers, YouTubers, TikTokers, and everything in between – this online gathering of more than 5,000 attendees covers all aspects of being a creator, from content strategy to monetization to branding.