Top 10 tech conferences in California in 2024

29 Jan 2024 · 8
California's more than just beaches, mountains, and the Hollywood sign: it's a hotspot for innovation and tech. With global companies thriving in this coastal state, Silicon Valley has become a top tech hub in North America. It’s home to 30+ Fortune 1000 companies, high-tech corporations, and startups centered around fintech, edtech, AI, and more. 
In this article, we’re covering the top 10 tech conferences in California in 2024. If you're interested in virtual or in-person tech events in California, we have all the information you need to pick the best one.

Top 10 tech conferences in California in 2024

1. AI Summit West: dive into AI advances and real-world applications

  • Dates: 13th - 14th February 2024
  • Location: Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA
  • Cost: US $449 - US $2695
This tech conference brings together speakers and big-name experts to discuss advances and opportunities in Deep Learning, Advanced ML and the latest real-world applications of AI. Each year, this tech event draws big names from companies like Amazon, OpenAI, Microsoft, Autodesk, GoFi and more. 
In addition to keynote presentations and expert-led learning, the conference offers roundtable discussions, Q&As with speakers, networking sessions and time for 1:1 meetings to solve shared problems and build new connections with tech industry leaders. 
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2. DeveloperWeek 2024: hear from the cloud ecosystem maestros

  • Dates: 21st - 23rd February 2024
  • Location: Oakland Convention Center, 550 10th St, Oakland, CA
  • Cost: US $745 - US $1195
This tech conference and expo brings together 8,500+ IT infrastructure professionals to discover the latest in developer technologies, languages, platforms, and tools. Choose from 15 tracks in everything from AI & Machine Learning to DevOps, IoT, Blockchain and Web3, Enterprise and more. 
For cloud engineers, developers, and IT managers looking to stay up-to-date on cloud computing innovations, this is the place to be.
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3. AIAI San Jose: the AI accelerator summit driving innovation and new solutions

  • Dates: 17th - 18th April 2024
  • Location: San Jose Marriot, 301 South Market Street, San Jose, CA
  • Cost: US $445 - US $795
Hear from leaders in the AI industry at companies like Ebay, Resemble AI, Oculus VR, Stellantis and more at this two-day tech conference in San Jose. This tech event is  a 4-in-1: with four co-located summits happening concurrently, you can pick the track that makes the most sense for you, or mix and match sessions based on your goals and interests. 
Choose from four tracks: AI Accelerator, Generative AI, Computer Vision or AI CXO Summit. Across all of these, leading researchers and innovators will spotlight use cases and high-tech solutions, bridging the gap between cutting-edge research and value-driving solutions for executives. CIOs, CTOs, AI executives, entrepreneurs and more will find practical and actionable learnings at this summit.
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4. RSA Conference 2024: The Art of the Possible

  • Dates: 6th - 9th May 2024
  • Location: Moscone Center, 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
  • Cost: US $495 - US $2195
The RSA Conference brings together global leaders in cybersecurity shaping the future of the industry. This year’s theme, “The Art of the Possible,” aims to focus on the creativity, innovation, and collaboration needed for adapting to a changing world—and the limitless opportunities available when we broaden our perspective on what we can accomplish.
Attend keynotes, workshops, sandboxes, learning labs, and specialized track sessions depending on your interests and goals. This hands-on technology conference brings together industry leaders and peers to upskill your knowledge and get a glimpse into the innovation and challenges in cybersecurity today. 
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5. Tech Summit 2024: join tech experts and leaders for innovation insights

  • Dates: 19-20th June 2024
  • Location: Santa Clara Convention Center: 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA
  • Cost: US $295 - US $1995
This conference brings together tech disruptors, leaders, and innovators to help you learn from and network with industry peers. Pick from masterclasses, roundtables, and workshops conducted by 200+ speakers. Attendees will get the chance to learn more about data migration, AI, cloud technology, DevOps, and the Future of Work.
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6. Data + AI Summit 2024: learn to apply large language models (LLM)

  • Dates: 10th - 13th June 2024
  • Location: San Francisco, CA + Virtual 
  • Cost: To be announced
The Data + AI Summit brings together the global data community to help you learn about the latest LLM developments from scientists, business leaders, and data engineers. Besides immersive in-person technical training, you’ll also gain insights into industry-leading open-source technologies that are shaping the future of data and AI. Pick from more than 250 sessions that deliver deep dives and hands-on training on AI/ML, automation, data warehousing, and data engineering.
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7. TECHSPO Silicon Valley 2024: attend the largest technology expo series

  • Dates: 11th - 12th July 2024
  • Location: The Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel, CA
  • Cost: US $0 - US $697
This two-day technology expo brings together innovators, technology providers, exhibitors and developers looking to showcase tech advances, connect with peers, and build networks. Alongside the tech exhibits on offer, attendees can also join digital marketing, media, and advertising conference training sessions at the co-located DigiMarCon. If you’re in the mobile, AdTech, MarTech, SaaS, or internet industry, this event is for you.
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8. TDWI San Diego: get insider access to data and analytics insights

  • Dates: 4 - 9th August 2024
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Cost: US $2016 - US $3872
This six-day conference is ideal for data and analytics professionals looking to upskill their knowledge, network with peers, and learn about the latest tech. Pick from 45+ courses across five categories, plus bootcamps and workshops covering data strategy, machine learning, data governance, BI, and more. You can also get Guru Sessions, aka, free one-on-one consulting sessions with data warehousing and business intelligence experts.
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9. QCon San Francisco International Software Development Conference: elevate your knowledge of emerging software trends

  • Dates: 18th - 22nd November 2024
  • Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Cost: US $920 - US $4860
This tech summit is for software developers looking to learn how IT leaders at early adopter companies are using emerging tech stacks. Access curated learning sets and tracks on green tech, MLOps, DevSecOps, automation, data engineering, GraphQL, and more. Plus, you get to learn how domain leaders are pushing boundaries as they solve development challenges you face regularly.
For innovative tech leaders and companies looking to push the boundaries on what’s possible and implement best practices for emerging technologies based on real-world use cases, this is a must-attend tech event. 
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Check out our list of the best tech conferences across the US and North America. These standout events will be worth the travel, promise. 

10. API World: attend the world’s largest API & microservices event

  • Dates: 5th - 7th November 2024
  • Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA
  • Cost: Not yet released
This is the definitive API industry conference that brings together thousands of leaders, software engineers, and architects to share the latest in API & microservices. Choose a track depending on your interest in API lifecycle, innovation, or microservices. Take part in the API World Hackathon, where teams compete to build Big Data and IoT solutions. You can also attend the virtual event from November 12-14, 2024—it’s the same event, but online at a later date.
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Level yourself up at these California technology events

These upcoming events, seminars, symposiums, and trade shows in California bring the perfect opportunity for technology professionals to meet startup founders, learn from institutional thought leaders, and network with industry organizers and peers. 
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