As business women, we understand the benefits of networking and how important connections made at conferences can play a vital role in navigating the career jungle. One of the ways to establish yourself as a leader within your industry is to stay on top of the latest trends and connect with the best of the best. In 2016, Expand your network by pushing yourself out of the comfort zone of attending local conferences and travel to different parts of the world as you amplify your industry expertise. We’ve listed some of the best conferences from the biotech industry to marketing, and accounting.
TECHNOLOGY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 215,000 founders in over 185 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 70 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.
February 21-22, 2017 – Silicon Valley Tickets and additional details
Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology this event aims to provide Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Project Managers and End Users the knowledge and contacts needed to further develop their capabilities in Maritime Domain Awareness. This will be achieved through panel discussion and briefings based on topics from acquisition projects to operational experiences and lessons learned
January 30-31, 2017 Roma, Italy Tickets and additional details
The Women of Power Summit is a professional leadership conference designed especially for executive women of color. This event will bring together over 800 influential business women from across the country.
March 9 – 12, 2016 – Arizona Grand Resort & Spa Tickets and additional details
The 2017 AICPA Financial Planning & Analysis Conference will feature leading experts who will help you expand your financial and analytical skills, with key strategies and advanced techniques necessary for future success. You’ll learn about the most up-to-date tools, techniques, and strategic frameworks to drive growth and change.
Jun 19 -21, 2017 Caesars Palace Las vegas, NV Tickets and additional details
FIDIC’s official Middle East Contract Users’ Conference
Guidance on the most challenging aspects of FIDIC forms of contract as well as the implications of the latest policy changes and contract amendments.Past delegates will notice the agenda has a large number of new faces alongside the most highly ranked FIDIC experts from previous conferences, some new sessions on today’s hot topics and the “Ask the Experts Q&A” sessions have doubled in size – making sure that no user leaves the conference with an unanswered question. February 14-15, 2017 Hilton Abu Dhabi Tickets and additional details
WRITING & BLOGGING
#BlogHer17 is open to anyone and everyone who considers themselves part of the social media and online content creator space. #BlogHer17 is particularly focused on highlighting the skills and talents of women who are raising their voices and creating content online. All genders, ages, ethnicities, interests and levels of blogging experience are encouraged to attend! We promise there’s something for everyone. (And in case you’re curious, about 10-15% of attendees are men.) June 22-24, 2017 – Orlando, FL Tickets, and additional details
Annual Stem Conference, STEM education in the United States is finally making headway, but we have a long way to go before students are fully equipped with the skills they need for success in the 21st century. The good news is that STEM educators from across the country do not have to reinvent the wheel! They can draw upon established best practices and the latest lessons learned from experts in implementing and carrying out successful STEM programs in K-12 schools across the nation.
April 7, 2017, FirstMerit Convention Center of Cleveland Tickets and additional details
National Biotechnology Conference
The BIO Business Forum offers a unique platform for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, academic research institutions, and investors from around the world to gather and discuss strategic opportunities in one-on-one meetings and company presentations. June 19-22, 2016 -San Diego, CA- Tickets and additional details
5th Annual Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit. The boutique-like Summit gathers senior pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and healthcare meeting executives for empowering ROI-driven conversations about the industry’s biggest opportunities. Those conversations are amplified in a way no other event can be through ongoing networking and shared best practices. As usual, World Congress commits to a 50/50 or better ratio of Meeting executive and Solution Providers. January 31 – February 2, 2017 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Tickets and additional details
The Nurse Link presents ‘Atlanta Nurse Expo‘ 2017 as the first expo of its kind. This one-day event hosted in Downtown Atlanta is an interactive, peer led network gathering that unites current, future, and aspiring nurses under one roof for empowerment, innovation, and advancement. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in Q & A panels with top professionals and guest speakers, connect with employment and school recruiters, witness live demos, learn about multi-faceted scopes of practice and shop nurse brands and vendors. All attendees will be entered for scholarship and giveaway draws to be presented at the event.
What conference will you attend this year? If a conference you’re attending didn’t make the list let us know by commenting below.
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