It’s that time of year again when you might be researching awesome Product conferences and workshops. Below are 10 Product conferences & workshops for 2020 that you should consider as you plan what conferences & workshops to attend in 2020.
There seems to be a lot of love for the big-box brand conferences, and deservedly so. However, in this list, I have also listed workshops (in other words for full disclosure: I’m biased).
Above all, I do like a big conference, it draws a big crowd, the energy, and excitement. However, there is so much going on it’s sometimes difficult to meet people and really interact with them.
Therefore, as with the 10 Product People to follow article:
- Some of the conferences and workshops may not directly be Product-related.
- This is not meant to be comprehensive (you probably already knew that 😀), there are so many amazing conferences and workshops in the product space. However, this list has the conferences and workshops I’d consider attending (although not all, however its a good list to start from).
- Conferences and workshops below are NOT ordered in any specific way.
10 Product conferences & workshops for 2020
1. SaaStr Annual 2020
Where the cloud meets.
According to SaaStr’s website: SaaStr Annual is the largest non-vendor confab in the world, uniting the global B2B SaaS community both online and off. SaaStr wants to help everyone scale faster and with less stress and more success!
In 2020, over 15,000 Founders, Senior Executives, and Cloud VCs will come together over three action-packed days of high-quality networking, learning from those who’ve done it, and of course, great food, generously-poured drinks, and plenty of fun.
Date: March 10 – 11, 2020
Venue: SF Bay Area, USA.
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2. Leading The Product
A Product Management Conference.
This conference is out of Australia. Although I’ve never been to a Leading The Product conference (nor Australia for that matter). We are seeing some amazing products out of the Australian ecosystem. For example, the graphics you see on The Product Angle are created using Canva a company based in Australia.
Also according to its website – tickets and announcements for the 2020 event will go live in February. Leading the Product conference is Australia’s first Product Management conference. Carefully curated by Product Managers, for Product Managers, the speakers are hand-picked as the best in the business, sharing insights, case studies and behind-the-scenes stories that keep the audience riveted.
In conclusion: I’ll be coming back to Leading the Product in Feb to see what their 2020 plans are.
Check out Leading The Product.
3. Business of Software
According to the business of software website: the business of Software Conference is a 3-day single-track conference for Founders, CXOs, and Emerging Leaders in Software and SaaS companies.
Date: September 21 – 23, 2020
Venue: Boston, MA. USA.
Check out the Business of Software.
4. Mind The Product
Mind the Product has both Conferences and Workshops multiple times during 2020. Furthermore, according to its website; Mind The Product is the world’s largest community of passionate product people. Mind The Product is run by product people, for product people, and united by a mission to push our craft forward together.
Check out Mind The Product’s Conferences and Workshops.
5. Industry Conference
According to its website; INDUSTRY features well-known product leaders from across the world present on the Main Stage. And you can catch a broad range of presentations on one of the breakout stages that open during day 2 of the conference. (I guess I won’t be invited to speak anytime soon 😉 (I’m not “well-known”)).
There are two events for the year, the first in Europe (Dublin Ireland), and the second in the USA (Cleveland, Ohio).
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6. Women In Product
I am not seeing any events currently listed for 2020. However, based on the number of events in 2019 I would take an educated guess that Women In Product will have events in 2020.
According to its website; Women In Product unites women in product management careers via online platforms and in-person events. Their members learn, mentor, and grow through their connections made within the Women In Product network.
Check out Women In Product.
This is another organization based out of Australia. You might sense that I am very curious about the Product ecosystem in Australia, you’d be right. 🤓
According to its website; Every day, Brainmates works with clients to equip and enable them to build products that their customers love through Product Management public courses, workplace training, Product consulting, Product Management contracting, Product community events and Product career development.
Check out Brainmates.
8. Roman Pichler
Roman Pichler is a product management expert specialized in digital products. He has more than 15 years of experience in teaching product managers and product owners, and in helping, companies build a successful product management organization.
When I first started in Product Management and I googled something Roman’s content consistently showed up.
Check out Roman Pichler’s website.
Silicon Valley Product Group founded by Marty Cagan, author of the very popular Product Management book called Inspired.
According to the website; The best companies go about building great products differently. Silicon Valley Product Group (SVPG) was created to share lessons learned and best practices about how to build innovative products customers love. SVPG are industry veterans who have each held executive-level positions at major Silicon Valley firms where we have been instrumental in the development of leading products.
Check out SVPG’s website.
Steven Haines is Sequent’s founder and author of three books; The Product Manager’s survival guide, The Product Managers desk reference, and Managing Product Management.
Furthermore, according to Sequent’s website; Sequent Learning Networks is a global product management training and advisory services firm. Sequent provides product management assessments, a targeted training curriculum, and advisory services for product management leaders and product teams.
Check out Sequent’s website.
Hypergrowth by Drift
This is aimed at Marketers, according to Drift’s website – starting conversations should be your most important goal as a marketer. Conversational Marketing is transforming how businesses buy from other businesses and it’s imperative that you stay ahead of the curve. With this new category of conversational marketing, I think it’s something Product people should be aware of.
Check out Drift’s website.
Product Impact 2020
A 1-day conference to level up your Product Skills.
What you will learn (by doing)
Level up your Product skills – develop the skills, mindset, & tools, to facilitate effective collaboration and communication in cross-functional teams. Creating alignment and breaking down silos.
The conference combines training, practical exercises, and conference-style talks to create a learning environment where you can practice your new skills on the day.
Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Venue: Midtown Manhattan, NYC, and Online
If you cannot make it out to NYC on April 01, 2020, we are also offering an online-only ticket where you will get access to all the recorded sessions, handouts, and slides used throughout the day (as well as other perks).
For tickets and additional information check out Product Impact 2020.
According to Pendo. The ProductCraft Conference series brings to life the thought-provoking perspectives shared on ProductCraft, an editorial site for product people, over the last two years. ProductCraft has built a global community of thousands of product managers through its daily articles, weekly newsletters, podcast episodes and series of debates, polls and infographics
Check out Pendo’s website.
In conclusion, there you have it, that’s my 10 Product conferences & workshops for 2020. What conferences are you considering attending in 2020? let me know and join the conversation on Twitter.
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