We’ve all been there – at that lame ass conference hosting nothing more than mediocre speakers, flopped networking, and high parking fees.
Don’t get stuck wasting time at not-worth-the-money conferences.
You’re a busy millennial professional – you’ve got places to go, things to do, and a business to run!
Ensuring conference quality is key when scheduling out your year.
Here’s a list of 7 favorite conferences for millennial entrepreneurs that can help you plan your next CE:
- August 17-19, 2016 – Denver, CO
- September 15-16, 2016 – Seattle, WA
- October 9-15, 2016 – Washington D.C.
Millennial Week is another “must-attend” for today’s young professional. With three different locations and dates, Millennial Week provides attendees a great opportunity to connect with like minds in their region. While not solely focused on entrepreneurs, past Millennial Week speaker
have included many of the “Who’s Who” in entrepreneurship.
- October 16 – 19th, 2016 – Boston, MA
Boasting over 5,000 millennial attendees, the annual Forbes Under 30 Summit hosts five interconnected summits, including: innovation in Science and Technology, Finance and Investing, Media and Creativity, Policy and Social Good, and VIP track for Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees. If you’re a millennial game changer, this conference is for YOU!
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Techweek is super cool because it’s got over half a dozen different dates and locations, so you’re guaranteed to find something that will work for you. Techweek is designed to be more of a festival and celebration for entrepreneurs, tech innovators, and the industry’s top thought leaders to learn from one another and exchange ideas. The 2016 local line-up includes: Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, Kansas City, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Miami.
- December 15, 2016 – Long Beach, California
Entrepreneur Magazine hosts as fantastic conference catering to modern entrepreneurs (ie millennial ones). GrowthCon provides attendees with the opportunity to challenge themselves to innovate new ideas and approaches to growing their businesses through a series of hands-on sessions, inspiring and insightful panel discussions, and high-energy networking.
- March 10-14, 2017 – Austin, Texas
An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, SXSW Interactive is the must-do conference for every entrepreneur involved in the tech world. Showcasing an unbeatable lineup of digital tools, the conference brings together the greatest minds in emerging technology and is a great resource for today’s techy trep.
- Spring 2017 – TBD
Hustle Con is just plain awesome (the first line on their site is “What the f*ck is Hustle Con?”). Founded by a millennial entrepreneur, for millennial entrepreneurs, Hustle Con boasts a distinct, super chill environment that serves as the perfect melting pot for techies and non-techies, alike. It’s all about the nuts and bolts of starting and running a business with practical advice from successful entrepreneurs such as Tim Westergren of Pandora, Arum Kang from Coffee Meets Bagel and Matthew Brimer from General Assembly.
- May 2 – 4, 2017 – New Orleans, LA
Created by the team behind the Web Summit, Collision is one of the country’s fastest-growing conferences for tech, and it attracts some of the hottest companies, startups, and investors. Past breakout line-ups have including hot topics such as: coding, content marketing, financial tech, web design, and so much more. Plus, its fantastic location in NOLA means plenty of beignets to go around.