Six Conferences Not To Miss In 2018

Mark Your Calendars!

Signature Recruiting believes that professional development is an essential ingredient for a successful IT career, and conferences often are the most efficient way to get the latest industry news, keep your skills up-to-date and make valuable connections.

With these five, major tech-related conferences happening in Vancouver and Whistler next year, now is the time to make your professional development plans. See you there!

(BTW, one of the best things about large international conferences coming to your town is not paying for transportation and lodging plus you can schedule your time at the conference to fit existing work.)

Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business


March 14 – 16, 2018

Almost 10,000 business leaders, government officials and NGO representatives will attend North America’s largest and longest-running international leadership summit on sustainable business. A highlight of the event is its clean-tech Innovation Expo that showcases products and services, such as electric vehicles and remediation technologies, blending the latest green technology and business practices.


BC Innovation Council

May 2018 (dates TBD)

Now in its third year, the BCTECH Summit is expected to attract 5,500 business and technology leaders who are interested in developing and growing tech innovations for BC’s economy. Local technology professionals, entrepreneurs, investors and academics will network and exchange ideas.

Emerging Technologies 2018

ET CMOS Services

May 9 – 11, 2018

Held in Whistler, BC, the Emerging Technologies 2018 conference will offer in-depth sessions exploring products and services that use the latest technologies and is ideal for professionals with interest in both high-tech research and business.

2018 OpenStack Summit


May 21 – 25, 2018

IT business leaders, cloud operators and developers from around the world will convene at the international OpenStack Summit. The three-day conference offers presentations, panels, workshops, deep dives and additional educational programming about current issues and trends within the open infrastructure industry. Cloud strategy, business case development, and operational best practices are some of the topics traditionally discussed.



August 11 – 17, 2018

SIGGRAPH 2018 is a five-day immersion into the latest innovations in CG, animation, VR, games, digital art, mixed reality and emerging technologies. In its 45th conference, SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques) will bring together professionals working in the computer graphics and interactive techniques industries with a focus on emerging technologies in health, home and entertainment. The event is huge and includes a computer animation festival and business symposium.

Open Source Summit North America 2018

Linux Foundation

August 27 – 31, 2018

LinuxCon, ContainerCon and CloudOpen conferences once again will merge into one event, the Open Source Summit North America 2018. IT professionals, software developers, programmers and system administrators will join business executives, attorneys and other professionals to discuss current and future trends in open technologies. Check out the schedule from the 2017 summit to learn what to expect.

Which conferences are you planning to attend? Did we miss any?

Drop us a note about your professional development plans next year!