Organizations undergoing industrial digital transformation face new challenges at every stage. These challenges require peer-to-peer collaboration to drive innovative thinking.

With this in mind, our team has pulled together a list of upcoming conferences in the industrial automation space. This can be used as a guide for those interested in the conversations shaping the future of modern automation.

Are there any conferences you’re attending that we should add to our list? Share them with us on social media (we’re @stratusalwayson on Twitter, Stratus Technologies on LinkedIn and Facebook).

The Industrial IoT Strategies Summit (March 3rd – 14th in Lisbon, Portugal):

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is redefining the industrial landscape, providing dramatic productivity and efficiency improvements opportunities throughout the production and distribution process. What are the strategies you need to deploy to ensure you benefit from the transformational changes taking place with Industry 4.0? The IIoT Strategies Summit provides answers to how you can develop and implement a strategy to capitalize on the transformational growth of IIoT.

IDC Directions (March 5th in Santa Clara, CA and March 12th in Boston, MA):

IDC’s flagship conference for professionals looking to succeed in technology and telecommunications markets and strategies.

Industry of Things World USA (March 7th – 8th in Santa Clara, CA):

This event is part of the award-winning Industry of Things World global event series and has turned into the meeting point for senior executives wanting to deepen their knowledge and broaden their network in the Industrial Internet.

X-Change User Conference 2019 (March 17th – 20th in Sun City, South Africa):

From steam to electricity to the digital age this event prepares you for the ultimate journey: the 4th Industrial Revolution. We will be exhibiting and underpinning the training workshops with our ftServer.

The American Manufacturing Summit (March 26th & 27th in Chicago, IL):

The Manufacturing Summit serves as an annual platform to exchange ideas around the impact of market dynamics and new technologies for current and future manufacturing, operations, and supply chain leaders.

HANNOVER MESSE (April 1st – 5th in Hannover, Germany): 

At the world’s largest industrial trade fair, you will find the full range of technical innovations throughout the whole value chain – from automation to supplier solutions. With such a high number of key decision makers in attendance, HANNOVER MESSE is the ideal place for networking and new business. Get to know groundbreaking technologies, benefit from valuable synergies, and launch new projects – all in one place.

Industrial IoT USA (April 17th & 18th in Chicago, IL):

Companies are looking to leverage Industrial IoT to reduce unplanned downtime, increase efficiency and open up a new era of economic growth and competitiveness. This Summit will bring together forward-thinking companies from the Manufacturing, Energy and Transportation Industries to pave the way for the Industrial IoT revolution.

Automation World Conference and Expo (May 14th & 15th in Chicago, IL):

The Automation World Conference & Expo is the leading peer-to-peer educational and networking event for industrial automation professionals in the discrete manufacturing, packaging, and processing industries. Featuring general sessions delivered by end users from multiple industries, this event also includes in-depth technology workshops and tabletop exhibits staffed by experts. The Automation World Conference & Expo is the automation technology event to both learn about and explore strategies and solutions for driving efficiency in your operations.

Monitorama (June 3rd – 5th in San Diego, CA):

Hear talks from industry experts and community leaders discussing the newest approaches in monitoring and observability. Find out which tools and techniques are in use at some of the largest web architectures in the world.

EDGE 2019 (June 25th – 30th in San Diego, CA):

The International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE) aims to become a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Edge computing, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of Edge computing.

Embedded Linux Conference (August 21st – 23rd in San Diego, CA):

The Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference where developers working on embedded Linux and industrial IoT products and deployments gather for education and collaboration. Attend, and join 800+ technical experts paving the way for transformation in these key areas from across the globe for education, collaboration and deep dive learning opportunities.

VM World 2019 (August 25th – 29th in San Francisco, CA):

VMworld is where the people and organizations creating the digital foundation for technology and business transformation gather together. From data center to cloud to device, VMworld is the meeting place, the showcase, and the focus of learning for technology companies delivering maximum benefits to business and society.

PACK Expo (September 23rd – 25th in Las Vegas, NV):

Be ready for any packaging or production challenge that comes along when you attend PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019. See a huge array of machinery in action on show floors spanning 900,000 net square feet. Explore packaging technologies, equipment and materials from 2,000+ exhibitors.

Spiceworld 2019 (September 23rd – 25th in Austin, TX):

Attend this conference for three days of how-to sessions, networking with peers, and hands-on experiences with the latest IT products and solutions. You’ll leave with actionable takeaways and personal connections to help you and your business excel.

Rockwell Automation TechED 2019 (October 22nd – 24th in Munich, Germany):

The Rockwell Automation TechED event is a three-day training event for end users, systems integrators, distributors, partners, machine builders, and technical and sales personnel. It delivers an opportunity for attendees to learn how their peers tackle day-to-day challenges.

Automation Fair 2019 (November 20th & 21st in Chicago, IL):

Automation Fair is the premier industrial automation event offering unmeasurable knowledge and skill-building opportunities in just two days. With over 150 exhibits and more than 400 hours of education opportunities, Automation Fair offers you and your team the ability to experience innovative technologies and trends, accelerate your expertise and skillset, and transform your business.