Top 12 tech conferences in San Francisco for 2024

30 Jan 2024 · 9
Since journalist Don Hoefler dubbed the Bay Area "Silicon Valley" in 1971, this suburb of San Francisco has been synonymous with technology and innovation. Home to iconic tech organizations, there is no better backdrop for gathering the industry's finest minds for a few days of networking and exchanging knowledge!
Whether you want to brush up on the latest trends or meet key decision-makers, attending a conference in the heart of San Francisco's buzzing tech scene could help catapult your career to new heights in 2024.
However, the heart of North America’s tech industry plays host to a wide range of events throughout the year, and narrowing down which ones to attend can be time-consuming. We’ve curated our list of the top 12 technology conferences, symposiums, and tech events taking place in San Francisco in 2024.
Whether you’re a developer, digital marketer, entrepreneur, or VP looking to meet fellow execs, there’s something for everyone on the list below.
21st - 23rd February 2024
Oakland Convention Center
Are you a developer or engineer looking to level up in 2024? Join over 8,000 like-minded professionals at Developer Week for three days of discovery with over 250 workshops, plus panel discussions, boot camps, and keynote speeches on the agenda. Boasting an exciting roster of speakers, this year's cohort includes Nate Lawler, Head of Industry, Apps at Google, and Davide Mauri, Principal Product Manager at Microsoft.
Looking for a new role? This unique developer conference is a hive of hiring, with the presence of over 40 hiring companies seeking out top talent. If you want to make an impression, sign up for the hackathon, where hundreds of developers battle to impress the crowds with their innovative solutions to real-world challenges. 
July 11th 2024
Convene, San Francisco
Women Impact Tech (WIT) is kicking off its year of empowering events in San Francisco with partners Adobe, Uber, and Optera. With top speakers and panelists including Suzanne Tan, Senior Director of Technical Customer Operations at Integral Ad Science, and Divya Choudhary, Senior Research Scientist AI/ML at Samsung Research America, you’ll be mingling with the tech industry's leading female thinkers. 
While WIT's agenda has ample opportunities to network, there’s also a fantastic mentoring program for those looking for long-term guidance. Pairing mentees with tech leaders from across the industry, WIT could introduce you to a decision-maker from a tech giant like Netflix, Uber, or Oracle. If you can’t make it to the tech capital for the tech conference, WIT also hosts events in several major cities including New York, Denver, and Boston throughout the year.
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Hosted in the center of San Francisco, SaaS Connect brings over 500 SaaS partnership experts together to swap stories and share insights at this agenda-packed event. Since 2011, SaaS is a retreat for tech pioneers, focused on securing meaningful partnerships for its attendees. The ideal event for companies looking to scale up, organizers take the pain out of networking with useful introductions.
With big names in attendance, you could be shaking hands with SaaS professionals from Google, Salesforce, Zoom, and PayPal, to name just a few. Want to attend? Check out their website for their handy Dear Manager letter you can send to outline the opportunities on offer! 
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5th - 6th June 2024
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara
Designed for security leaders, the Cybersecurity and Cloud Congress conference attracts over 7,000 attendees and more than 250 speakers to share industry knowledge via solo presentations, expert panel discussions, and in-depth fireside chats.
Attendees from a range of industries can benefit from this jampacked, two-day event, including those from the manufacturing, transport, supply chain, government, healthcare, and retail sectors. Last year’s roster saw experts such as Adam Powers, Director of Worldwide Customer Service Security at Amazon, and Thomas Tran, Privacy Program Manager at Meta take the stage to share their industry insights.
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23rd - 24th April 2024
Fox Theatre, California
Advertised as the “annual gathering of startups building the next big thing”, Startup Grind’s global conference is a 3-day tech event aimed at entrepreneurs, startup teams, and those investing in startups. Borne from the largest startup community in the world, covering 4 million startups across 600 cities and 125 countries worldwide, Startup Grind, this annual flagship event in Silicon Valley is designed to help them build, grow, and scale their companies. 
With a list of past speakers from global companies including Slack, Google, Zoom, OpenAI, and WhatsApp, this event is a must for startups that want to exhibit their products and meet potential investors. 
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17th - 19th September 2024
Location TBC
Running for over twenty years, Dreamforce -- Salesforce’s flagship annual conference -- is widely known as one of the biggest tech conferences in the world. In 2023 alone, over 40,000 people attended in person, and 200,000 people registered for the virtual event. It brings together the global Salesforce community to share, learn, and network with the most cutting-edge brands, executive leaders, and experts in their fields. 
Attendees are always treated to a full agenda that includes hands-on learning opportunities, a full roster of thought leaders (past guests include Al Gore and Hillary Clinton), and partnerships with nonprofits to help make impacts in the community. To top it off, you’ll also be able to attend the conference’s music festival, Dreamfest, with past headliners including Foo Fighters and Metallica!
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19th June 2024
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara
With over 200 speakers, the San Francisco Tech Summit offers an action-packed agenda for inspiration, insights, innovation, and connections. Bursting with networking opportunities, attendees can rub shoulders with innovators and decision-makers from across the industry. A smorgasbord of masterclasses, workshops, and clinics, there are ample chances to strengthen your knowledge in 2024.
The perfect place to expand your business, attendees can benefit from Artificial Intelligence-powered matchmaking recommendations, access to over 200 premium sessions, and pre-event networking opportunities. Previous names to grace the stage have included Pinterest's Tech Lead Thothathri Srinivasan, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist at Apple.
21st - 22nd October 2024
Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel
TECHSPO is a two-day trade show that brings leading developers, designers, and marketers to revel in the industry's latest innovations. An international conference series TECHSPO also hosts events in several cities including Toronto, Orlando, Sydney, Los Angeles, and Singapore. Covering all aspects of tech from IoT to SaaS to Mobile, the halls are filled with enthusiasts looking to discover what's next in their field. The perfect chance to launch your new idea, the exhibitions are also visited by the world's media, with CNN, ABC, and CBS all in attendance.
If you’re a digital marketer, check out their adjoining event. At the DigiMarCon Silicon Valley Digital Marketing Conference, you can ensure you are ahead of the curve with inspiring speakers sharing the latest techniques for boosting your organization's profile online. Tickets are limited, so sign up soon!  
10th - 12th September 2024
San Mateo County Events Center
We can't help but be biased when it comes to SaaStr! This three-day conference for B2B founders, execs, and investors sees 13,000 of the SaaS industry's top minds come together to swap insights and ideas in exhilarating surroundings. In 2022, a cohort from TravelPerk joined other illustrious speakers such as Ben Chestnut, CEO of Mailchimp, and Cameron Deatsch, CRO of Atlassian.
With hundreds of workshops, over 250 speakers, and more than 2000 networking meetings, you’ll be seriously impressed by the knowledge and experience on offer. Plus, if you’re looking to partner with other industry innovators, there are over 1000 investors and venture capitalists ready to hear your pitches. 
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28th - 30th October 2024
Location TBC
As the name suggests, TechCrunch Disrupt is a three-day conference highlighting the tech industry's most revolutionary ideas. Sponsored by well-respected organizations like AT&T and Dell Technologies, TechCrunch Disrupt features an expo, keynote speeches, panel discussions, and plenty of networking parties. Last year's fascinating talks included How to Stretch Your Venture Dollars and Bridging the Gap Between What Companies Offer and What Customers Value.
At the center of this event is the Startup Battlefield 200, a unique opportunity for early-stage exhibitors to demonstrate their innovative ideas. In a battle of the best and brightest, 20 finalists will be selected to compete for $100,000. A prestigious competition, previous participants have gone on to secure $9.7 billion in funding. 
21st - 29th February 2024
Oakland Convention Center
ProductWorld is the world’s largest product manager and product developer conference and tradeshow, bringing together over 1,500 experts every year. Running over eight days with over five conference tracks to choose from -- including product lifecycle and success stories to product management software and innovation -- attendees have a wealth of roundtables, summits, and open talks to explore and gain insights from. 
Previous editions of ProductWorld have seen executive speakers from Google, Facebook, IBM, Square, Uber, and Linkedin, while this year the conference will welcome speakers Pooja Ray Chaudhuri, Software Engineer at TikTok, Rukmini Reddy, SVP of Engineering at Slack, and many more.  
July 2024 (Exact dates TBC)
Location TBC
Hosted by VentureBeat, this AI summit attracts over 3,500 professionals each year. With over 50 speakers and 5 separate networking events, Transform offers opportunities for providers to discuss the changes and challenges of working in the AI ecosystem.
Drawing an impressive crowd, Transform attendees are director-level and above. Plus, thanks to clever industry-focused tracks for healthcare, finance, retail, manufacturing, and security, professionals can connect with peers in their specific sectors. While this year’s schedule is still in the works, previous years saw events such as the Executive Summit, an invite-only event, where C-level professionals can get the inside. industry scoops during exclusive keynotes, panels, and boardroom discussions. 
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