Save The Date: 10 Conferences Entrepreneurs Should Attend In 2016

Which conferences should entrepreneurs plan on attending this year? Here's a look at ten curated and proven events that are definitely travel worthy.

1. SXSW Interactive

Friday, March 11, 2016 – Austin, TX

The 23rd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin Friday, March 11 through Tuesday, March 15. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2016 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. Learn more



2. Collision

April 26-28, 2016 – New Orleans, LA

Collision, a fast-growing U.S. tech conference was created by the team behind Web Summit. In two years, Collision has grown to over 7,500 attendees. Founders of Twitter, Pinterest, Netflix, Skype, Zappos, Tesla, Dropbox and hundreds more have attended these events. Collision will host thousands of tech industry leaders, as well as a select group of early stage startups, hundreds of investors, media and key tech influencers. Learn more


3. Big Omaha

May 4-6, 2016 – Omaha, NE

Big Omaha  is an annual conference on innovation and entrepreneurship that aims to bring together the nation’s most passionate members of the entrepreneurial community. Learn more


Photo: Big Omaha; Source: Courtesy Photo
Photo: Big Omaha; Source: Courtesy Photo


4. Startup Grind

February 23-24, 2016 – Silicon Valley

Startup Grind is an independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 215,000 founders in over 185 cities. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind connects Silicon Valley’s top investors, developers, journalists, and entrepreneurs for over two days of workshops, talks, intimate meetings, and parties. Learn more


5. ICON by Infusionsoft

March 2-4, 2016 – Phoenix, AZ

ICON 16, Infusionsoft’s 10th annual user conference, provides 3 days packed with insights and ideas for entrepreneurs. The annual event aims to connect a community of thousands of experts and like-minded entrepreneurs tackling similar problems. Get actionable sales and marketing ideas from the leading small business strategy experts with big ideas and proven strategies. Learn more


6. Forbes Women’s Summit

May 11-12, 2016 – New York City

The 2016 Forbes Women’s Summit will explore how and why significance has become the new success—how leaders today, across industries and generations, are redefining pathways to power to deepen their impact and drive meaningful change in their businesses, in their personal lives and within the communities around them. Learn more


Photo: Forbes Women's Summit; Source: Courtesy Photo
Photo: Forbes Women’s Summit; Source: Courtesy Photo


7. GrowCo

May 17-19, 2016 – Las Vegas, NV

GROWCO by Inc. is a three-day event for entrepreneurs and business leaders who want to achieve sizable growth within their organizations. The conference brings together a dynamic program featuring headliners straight out of the pages of Inc., business experts, and best-selling authors who share actionable information and proven strategies on all facets of growing companies. Learn more


8. BlogHer

August 4-6, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA

#BlogHer16 is open to anyone and everyone who considers themselves part of the social media and online content creator space. #BlogHer16 is particularly focused on highlighting the skills and talents of women who are rising their voices and creating content online. (And in case you’re curious, about 10-15% of attendees are men.) Learn more


9. Rock The World

Date: TBD – New York City

Savor the Success is a virtual business school, community center, and wellness lifestyle hub for women entrepreneurs, makers and creators. Rock the World is an annual gathering of makers and creators around the world who want to learn and have fun through inspirational content from world-renowned speakers, connections with other amazing doers, and shopping at our marketplace of brands that are rocking the world. Learn more


Photo: Rock the World; Source: Savor the Success
Photo: Rock the World; Source: Savor the Success



March 2 – 4, 2016 – San Francisco, CA

The LAUNCH Festival, a startup conference with an estimated 15,000 annual attendees, four stages, and 250 speakers is focused on helping founders build, scale, and fund the next generation of outstanding companies. LAUNCH aims to support founders and inspire innovation. Learn more


Did we miss a conference that should definitely be on this list? If so, let us know in the comments section below.


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