5 Popular Virtual Tech Conferences To Attend in 2022

By Staff Contributor on February 17, 2022

Want to learn something new about current trends in technology? Without changing out of your pajamas? This year, some of the most popular tech conferences, expos, and tech summits are offering interactive, virtual events you can attend from the comfort of your home—and several are free to watch.

So, forget camping out for the best seat to watch the keynote speaker or worrying about misplacing your event badge lanyard and check out these upcoming virtual conferences featuring industry leaders and providers presenting what’s next and trending in the IT space. 

And don’t worry, many of these remote technology events offer networking opportunities, so you can still chat with and get to know your peers (just don’t bring up the fact you’re still wearing your pajamas).

Virtual Tech Events – Free and Paid

Below are recommendations on virtual tech events coming up in 2022, whether they are free or paid, and the registration link to sign up.

  1. FREE: SolarWinds THWACKcamp 2022 – March 2-3, 2022

THWACKcamp is a virtual-only, free, two-day IT learning event hosted by SolarWinds and attended by thousands of IT professionals each year. THWACKcamp features interactive sessions from industry leaders, product experts, and much more to provide new and deeper insights to benefit a wide range of job roles and organization sizes, from CIOs to startups. 

For its 10th year, you can attend sessions around DevOps, automation, cybersecurity, and other topics related to the theme of the virtual event: “Today’s IT Transformers.”

Update 3/4: You can check out all the THWACKcamp sessions on-demand here.

  1. FREE: Red Hat Summit 2022 – May 10-11, 2022

Red Hat, a leader in Linux platforms and open-source technology, is offering a free, two-day virtual experience and paid in-person attendance option for this year’s summit in Boston. 

While this year’s agenda is not released, sessions from last year included topics around artificial intelligence with machine learning, IoT, and blockchain. Sign up for updates here.

  1. PAID: DeveloperWeek Management – May 10-11, 2022

DeveloperWeek Management is one of several tech conferences offered annually by DevNetwork. While this virtual conference is paid and comes in several different “pass” tiers based on price, the pass provides access to all technology conferences in the DeveloperWeek Global Series.

DeveloperWeek Management is a two-day virtual event focused on providing content around team management and making technology decisions for engineering managers, dev team leads, and dev executives. 

The agenda for the 2022 DeveloperWeek Management virtual conference will be provided in late March. Some of last year’s topics included best practices around open-source software and prioritizing security. Register here.

  1. FREE: Cisco Live! – June 12-16, 2022

You can attend Cisco Live 2022 online for free or pay to attend in-person in Las Vegas. This year, a focus will be around securely connecting the hybrid world. 

An agenda for the event has not been released. Sign up for updates here.

  1. PAID: DeveloperWeek Global: Cloud Conference – September 7-8, 2022

Also produced by DevNetwork and offered through a paid pass, DeveloperWeek Global: Cloud Conference focuses on cloud computing innovations and caters to IT managers, entrepreneurs, cloud engineers and developers.

The agenda is not yet available for 2022. However, last year’s topics included several DevOps and automation-related workshops. Registration is also not open but will be posted here.

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