Sometimes you need to change your routine and immerse yourself in a new world of ideas to accelerate your professional growth. If that sounds like something you need to experience soon, you should consider booking a trip to a conference in the near future. Conferences are valuable because they jolt you out of your day-to-day routine, refresh your pool of creative ideas, and also help you develop new relationships that can be a source of inspiration in the future.

Not all conferences are created equally though. Be picky about the conference you choose to attend to ensure that your investment delivers the returns you need. To help you jumpstart your conference research, I am listing below a few upcoming conferences that stand out from the other conference competitors.

1. The Washington Ideas Forum

What: Hosted in partnership with the Aspen Institute, the Washington Ideas Forum has established itself as the D.C. event that identifies the year’s most pressing issues and ideas of consequence. The program hosts an all-star lineup of speakers across two days, covering the biggest newsmaking topics of the moment. A selection of event speakers is featured below, with more to be added over the coming weeks.

Official Website

When: September 30 – October 1, 2015

Where: Washington, DC

Follow: @Atlantic_LIVE

Watch: Take a look back at last year’s Washington Ideas Forum.

2. Interop

What: Interop is the leading independent technology conference and expo series designed to inform, inspire, and connect the world’s IT community.

Official Website

When: May 2 – 6, 2016

Where: Las Vegas, NV

Follow: @interop

Watch: This is a preview video for Interop 2015.

3. Verge

What: VERGE is GreenBiz Group’s global event series focusing on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability solutions across sectors in a climate-constrained world. The event brings together the world’s largest companies, technology innovators, utilities and cities, creating a broad ecosystem of players to accelerate opportunities for business, the environment and society. The program focuses on transformative but practical, scalable, solutions-oriented exchanges through seven program tracks: Grid 2.0, Next-Gen Buildings, Smart Cities, Connected Transportation, Intelligent Supply Chains, Food & Ag Tech and Sustainable Water Systems.

Official Website

When: October 26 – 29, 2015

Where: San Jose, CA


Watch: Highlights from day one of VERGE San Francisco 2014, featuring a microgrid built in one day.


At Ethos3, we love helping business leaders connect with great speakers at leading conferences because we believe in the power of the presentation format and the conference dynamics. Our passion for empowering leaders has inspired several conference roundup blog posts, as you can see below. To continue your conference research, check out these additional blog posts:

Get Ready – Upcoming Technology Conferences

5 of the Best Conferences in 2015

Business Conferences (With Impressive ROI Potential)

Exceptional Marketing Conferences

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