Free & Paid Virtual Conferences to Attend in 2021Photo by Chris Montgomery

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Let’s be honest- when you hear ‘virtual conference’, we know your first thought might be how the conference experience isn’t the same without the ability to meet in person. And we won’t disagree. There’s nothing quite like returning to your booth with armfuls of branded swag or comparing business card collections with your team at the end of the night. But we do believe there’s a silver lining to all this.

Despite the potential drawbacks, we believe virtual conferences can still provide a lot of value for your business or organization. Think about it- live events that would previously be out of reach for a variety of reasons (high ticket costs, long flight times, lodging expenses) can now be attended virtually for much lower prices, and literally zero travel time. To top it off, many are basically free events this year if you’re more interested in the featured speakers and educational content!

Of course networking opportunities still come at a premium, and the same applies to the ability to exhibit virtually. But think of the time you’ll save not hauling or shipping your exhibition booth across the state or globe- and don’t forget about set up and takedown. In our opinion, attending virtual events this year is a given. Without further ado, here’s our list.

List of Virtual Conferences to Attend in 2021:

An Event for Women in Tech – WomenTech Global

JUNE 7-11, 2021

Women in the technology field, this one is for you. Think a wealth of workshops, campfire chats, chances to connect with mentors and mingle with over 10,000 like-minded women.

An Event for Ecommerce (Asia) –Seamless Asia

JUNE 16-17, 2021

Interested in expanding to a new market? Why not check out this long standing event and see what it’s like in another part of the world? And if you’re already located in Asia you probably already know this is a great show to attend, especially when it’s free this year.

An Event for Retail – NRF Retail Converge

JUNE 21-25, 2021

While the exact details for this virtual event is still up in the air, we wouldn’t count it out. It’s traditionally a stellar, must-attend for anyone in the retail industry.

An Event for Women in Tech – Women in Technology World Series

JUNE 7-11, 2021

Women in the technology field, this one is for you. Think a wealth of workshops, campfire chats, chances to connect with mentors and mingle with over 10,000 like-minded women.

An Event for Women in Retail – Shoptalk Meetup for Women

MAY 11-13, 2021

Traditionally (and still) a higher cost event, Shoptalk is the cream of the crop when it comes to retail. However if you happen to be a woman working with a retailer of any kind, you could attend this upcoming meetup completely free!

An Event for Marketers – Inbound

OCTOBER 12-14, 2021

This annual show hosted by Hubspot likely needs no introduction for anyone in the marketing space. While the immersive experiences this event has been known for might be a thing of the past, there’s still a ton of valuable insight to be had here, especially considering the price of entry- free.

An Event for Digital Experience – Adobe Summit

APRIL 27-29, 2021

Are you into content creation, marketing or customer experience? With over 200 sessions and training workshops available, you should definitely consider attending this free Adobe event yourself or letting your team members set aside some time to join.

An Event for Startups – TechCrunch Disrupt

SEPT 21-23, 2021

Whatever space you’re looking to break into (or create), TechCrunch Disrupt is a great place to start, promising the opportunity to hear and connect with rising stars in the startup world.

An Event for Remote Workers – Running Remote

MAY 21, 2021

This may have been a very niche event before 2020, the remote work space has no doubt expanded since the advent of COVID-19. We’re not sure we’d quite call it a niche anymore. This low cost, virtual conference promises insight on how to build, nurture and work as part of a remote team.

An Event for Customer Success & Product Managers – Pulse Everywhere

JUNE 9 – 11, 2021

Have you been thinking of ways to make your products and processes more customer-centric? Then this is the event for you. With a free option you can signup for with just your email, this event is a no brainer for your CS team.