What are the best tech conferences remaining in 2017? With so many to choose from, we've curated a list of prestigious tech conferences from around the world.

Do you want to grow your career or business? Learn about new ideas? Be inspired?

If you're a an executive, entrepreneur, or creative you're sure to love any one of these seven influential gatherings.

1. WSJ Digital Live

Location: Laguna, California

Dates: October 18-20

Price: $6500

WSJ Digital Live is a premier, invite-only two-day event that brings together the titans of tech including investors, founders, and executives who shape the technology trends of tomorrow.

The conference also features a startup showcase with six ambitious founders with companies that could become the next big thing in tech.

What else would you expect from a prestigious publication like the Wall Street Journal?

Over 25 top speakers include Arianna Huffington, Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and IBM CEO Gina Rometti.

2. Dare Mighty Things

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Dates: November 2-3

Registration: $499

Dare Mighty Things is one of the world's most inspiring tech conferences. Its purpose? To show you that anything is possible, through the stories of people who changed the world by never giving up.

As a gathering place for over 1,000 influential tech executives, entrepreneurs, creators, and global media, the magical experience will "take your mind on a journey you'll never forget."

Returning this year is Andy Grignon, who helped Steve Jobs build the first iPhone. "I loved being part of it. You could tell there was something special in the air... like everyone knew they were part of something greater than themselves. I wish there were more gatherings like this, and that's why I'm so excited to be part of it again," he said.

Speakers include: Spielberg's Minority Report science adviser and Oblong CEO John Underkoffler, Basecamp Co-Founder and NYT Bestselling Author Jason Fried, and NASA Mars 2020 Mission Leader Jordan Evans.

3. Web Summit

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Date: Nov 6-9

Tickets: $780 to $5200

The largest tech conference in Europe, Web Summit has grown over the past 7 years from 400 attendees to 53,000+ from 150 countries.

Here you'll find startup founders, Fortune 500 leaders, investors, marketers and global media. Web Summit has something for everyone, with 24 independent 'conferences' geared towards Startups, Marketing, Sports Tech, Code and more. There's plenty to discover with massive exhibition areas, workshops, and networking evening events.

The conference has over 600 speakers featuring: Intel CEO Brian, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, Olympic medalist and World Cup Champ Hope Solo, and others

4. Dreamforce

Location: San Francisco, California

Dates: November 6-9

Registration: $1,799

Hailed as the "largest software conference in the world", Dreamforce brings together 120,000+ attendees from 83 countries over a 4 day period.

With over 2,700+ sessions, keynotes and hands on training with some of the world's foremost experts and thought leaders, the opportunities are almost limitless.

The conference also boasts top music acts, previously hosting U2 and Bruno Mars as well as a 2016 philanthropy effort to give back by raising $3 million to help (RED) end AIDS.

Speakers include: Michelle Obama, Ashton Kutcher, and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.

5. Inc 5000 Conference & Gala

Location: Palm Desert, CA

Dates: October 10-12

Registration: $1,695

Inc 5000 Conference & Gala is a place to "celebrate your growing success" over a three-day period where you'll network, learn, and grow with 2,000 like minded entrepreneurs.

You'll also get insights from industry leaders and entrepreneurs that will help drive growth for your business.

18 Speakers include: Shark Tank's Daymond John, Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally, and Marketing Zen Group CEO Shama Hyder.

6. Money 20/20

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Dates: October 22-25

Registration: $3,350

Money 20/20 brings together industry leaders who are revolutionizing the future of money.

It's a place where over 11,000 inventive and ambitious people in the payments industry connect. In 2017 more than 1,700 CEOs & Presidents, from over 4,000 companies and 85 countries will converge in Las Vegas to connect, learn and do business.

Over four days, Money 20/20 offers it's attendees the opportunity to hear from more than 100 industry leading speakers, an exhibition hall and unparalleled networking opportunities.

Over 100 speakers include Stripe Co-Founder John Collison, Wells Fargo EVP Steve Ellis, and Affirm CEO Max Levchin.

7. TechCrunch Disrupt

Location: Berlin, Germany

Dates: December 4-5

Tickets: $997 - $1420

TechCrunch Disrupt prides itself on being 'the world's leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups'. They bring together entrepreneurs, top investors & influential thought leaders to discover what's next in tech.

Besides the conference, TC Disrupt also offers a 24 hour hackathon, a Startup Battlefield and after parties.

Speakers include people like Google Ventures General Partner Avid Larizadeh, Luciana Lixandru from Accel Partners, and Chiaro founder Tania Boler.

Published on: Sep 20, 2017
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