Looking for awesome product-focused conferences to attend this year?
Get that early-in-the-year budget earmarked to attend these awesome product management conferences.
Check out these 5 product management conferences for 2019.
1. Product Camp - Multiple Locations - Multiple Days
Cost: $10 - $20 - depending on time and location
(Rocky Mountain Product Camp for those of us in Denver!)
No need to ask your boss to pay for this one. Product Camps are unexpensive, super fun, and easy to accommodate into your work schedule, as they're only a half day. With events in Austin, Nashville, San Diego, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and many other cities, there's got to be one near you.
2. Industry - Cleveland, Ohio - September 23-25, 2019
Cost: $595 - $1795, depending on when you sign up. More to attend workshops.
Also April 15-17 in Dublin, Ireland for our friends and listeners closer to the Guinness factory.
Taking place in the historic Public Auditorium in Cleveland, this year’s INDUSTRY conference will features an entire day of pre-conference workshops on September 23rd, with John Zeratsky (Co-Author of Sprint and Make Time), and other workshops to be added soon.
Last year, this conference had 900+ attendees from 38 states and 12 countries -- and they’re expecting 1,200+ in 2019!
3. Mind the Product - San Francisco - July 15-16, 2019
Cost: $699 - $999
This is the biggest product conference in the world, and it focuses on product management specficically. Hear from top industry leaders and learn stuff that you can apply at your job the very next day.
I also hear the food & drink is fabulous, which, as you all know, is of the greatest importance to me.
4. The Atlassian Summit - Las Vegas - April 9-11, 2019
Cost; $1250 for a full conference pass. Also in Barcelona in early September, if you can convince your boss to send you there!
This conference is focused on team-building and how to collaborate to build awesome products. Atlassian DOES make JIRA, after all. Attendees are reportedly less homogenous than Mind the Product, which is specifically designed for product managers. You’re likely to meet developers, designers, and scrum masters at this conference.
5. Front - Conference for UX and Product Managers - Salt Lake City - June 6-7, 2019
Cost; $500 until March 31; $700 at full price.
I am really into the ‘case study format’ of this conference.
Described as “A 2 day, in-depth series of from-the-trenches case studies by innovative user experience designers and product managers.” I looove case studies (because I learn well this way.)
There’s also a workshop series in November.