A guide to upcoming field service events

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Tradeshows and conferences are back! After a long hiatus, in-person and hybrid events have returned with COVID-19 protocols to keep participants safe. Many events feature new health and safety requirements including vaccination, on-site testing, and masking. Some events also offer virtual options.

Whether you’re looking to network in person or feel more comfortable participating from home, here are some conferences to consider.

 ASCII MSP Success Summit 2021

  • Location: Multiple cities throughout the U.S. Find your location here
  • Date: Varies by location
  • Format: In-person
  • Price: Free! 
  • Who you’ll meet: MSPs, resellers, and solution providers
  • Why you should attend: The ASCII Group is the oldest and largest independent IT community in the world, with over 1,300+ members across North America. ASCII Summits feature networking, education, and business growth opportunities. If you’re an MSP looking to build your business, this event can help you learn about best practices, network, find new revenue streams, and stay current with industry trends.

 DattoCon21

  • Location: Seattle, WA and virtual
  • Date: October 11-13, 2021
  • Format: Hybrid
  • Price: Ranges from $49 for the virtual conference to $499 for the Seattle conference
  • Who you’ll meet: Industry thought leaders, business icons, IT luminaries, MSPs, as well as Datto executives
  • Why you should attend: DattoCon is produced by Datto, a provider of cloud-based software and security solutions for MSPs. More than 7,000 MSPs attend this show in-person and virtually. Get access to three days of industry content, technology demonstrations, and networking opportunities to help you grow your business. This is a great show to attend if you’re a Datto/Autotask user.

TSIA Technology & Services World

TSIA’s Technology & Services World

  • Location: Las Vegas, NV and virtual
  • Date: October 18-20, 2021
  • Format: Hybrid
  • Price: Member price ranges from $1,075 for the virtual event to $2,156 for the in-person event with virtual access
  • Who you’ll meet: Service professionals from technology, sales, and channel optimizations, as well as product teams
  • Why you should attend: The Technology and Services Industry Association (TSIA) offers the industry’s largest events for technology service professionals and has produced more than 30 events since 2009. You’ll hear the world’s leading technology companies discuss how to respond to today’s technology and services challenges. As new business challenges arise and the economy shifts, this event will deliver relevant content that will help you navigate the changes.

InfoComm

  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Date: October 23-29, 2021
  • Format: In-person
  • Price: AVIXA members can attend the exhibit hall and demo rooms at no cost. Three-day training packages range from $1,499 to $2,499 based on early-bird discounts and AVIXA membership status.
  • Who you’ll meet: Professionals in the audio-visual (AV) industry, ranging from consultants to technology providers to event planners
  • Why you should attend: InfoComm is the largest event in North America focused on the pro-AV industry. If you’re an MSP focused on AV technology, this is an ideal event to learn new skills, see the latest technology, and grow your network.

SIA Global executive Summit

SIA Global Executive Summit

  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: October 23-25, 2021
  • Format: In-person
  • Price: $3,000 for non-members
  • Who you’ll meet: Service Industry Association (SIA) members include companies in America, Europe, and APAC that support the high technology service supply chain 
  • Why you should attend: Sponsored by the Service Industry Association, SIA Global Executive Summit provides industry insight and the opportunity to collaborate with peers, partners, and other organizations in the industry.

NexGen Plus 2021

  • Location: Anaheim, CA
  • Date: October 24-26, 2021
  • Format: In-person
  • Price: Complimentary for MSPs, resellers, and consultants
  • Who you’ll meet: Services-led and cloud-focused managed services professionals 
  • Why you should attend: Produced by The Channel Company, NexGen 2021 focuses on what’s next for MSPs. Growth-oriented MSPs attend the event to explore emerging technologies, gain actionable intelligence on market trends, and connect with peers and partners.

Channel Partners Conference & Expo

Channel Partners Conference & Expo/MSP Summit

  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: November 1-4, 2021
  • Format: In-person
  • Price: An all-access pass is $599 (for partners) or $749 (for suppliers) through Monday, September 13, 2021
  • Who you’ll meet: MSPs, VARs, agents, integrators, consultants, and suppliers
  • Why you should attend: The inaugural MSP Summit 2021 will be co-located with Channel Partners Conference & Expo. More than 5,000 partners and providers are expected to attend. The event features an MSP welcome reception, three full days of content, matchmaking meetings, premier conference sessions, and an expo hall with 250+ exhibitors.

ITEX – Managed IT, Security, and Telecom

  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: November 9-10, 2021
  • Format: In person
  • Price: Ranges from $349 to $999
  • Who you’ll meet: Office technology dealers, solution providers, resellers, distributors, and managed solutions providers 
  • Why you should attend: For 20 years, ITEX Exposition has connected vendors and resellers in the office technology space. This event focuses on Internet technology infrastructure, including security, storage, desktop, server, hosting, and mobile device management. Educate your team, learn about new products, and network with hundreds of vendors and potential business partners.

Field Service USA

  • Location: Palm Springs, CA
  • Date: November 9-10, 2021
  • Format: In person
  • Price: $2,799 (before Sept. 30)
  • Who you’ll meet: Cross-industry service, support, and customer success leaders 
  • Why you should attend: This event features 50+ service organization speakers, 800+ executives in attendance, 70+ exhibitors, and 40+ hours of networking activities. Make new connections with industry stakeholders, learn about field service strategies, and see new technology that can upgrade your service business.

IT Nation Connect

IT Nation Connect

  • Location: Orlando, FL and virtual
  • Date: November 10-12, 2021
  • Format: Hybrid
  • Price: $849 (all-access Early Bird price)
  • Who you’ll meet: Technology organizations involved in providing managed services, including MSPs, VARs, dealders, and suppliers that serve these organizations 
  • Why you should attend: IT Nation Connect, powered by ConnectWise, provides actionable insights to improve your business from authorities in the MSP world. Network with other professionals, explore products from over 100 exhibitors, and gain practical advice from experts. Session topics are based on themes of cybersecurity, mergers and acquisitions, product thought leadership, sales and marketing, scalability and growth, security, service delivery and customer success, and talent development and leadership. 

MSP EXPO/IT EXPO

  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Date: Feb. 8-11, 2022
  • Price: Verified MSPs can attend at no cost. Conference passes range from $99-$3,599.
  • Who you’ll meet: MSPs, resellers, agents, enterprises and small businesses, government agencies, and service providers/carriers.
  • Why you should attend: Grow your MSP business by networking with more than 500 MSP companies and 3,000 attendees, including MSPs, resellers, and agents. Gain industry insights through three days of sessions across two conference tracks: Business Solutions and Technology Solutions. Plus, you can evaluate today’s most in-demand technologies from 200+ exhibitors.

Field Nation is a speaker, sponsor, and attendee at many upcoming events. Check out which events are on our agenda and connect with our team. We hope to see you soon!