Chicago area IT Events, Conferences, and User Group meetings in 2016

I’ve started a list for all the IT events that I am tracking that are in the Chicago area (with the one exception being Microsoft Ignite, which was supposed to be in Chicago but got moved


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2016 Events for Chicago Area IT Professionals

Here is a list of user groups, conferences, and IT industry events happening in Chicago or of interest to Chicago system admins and software developers, aka IT Professionals. Tends toward a focus on the Microsoft technology stack because that's where my interest is.

Jan 08, 2016 - - 133

Are you interested in getting together with other Chicago area companies to share Office 365 user adoption best practices, lessons learned, and implementation strategies? Whether you are just beginning your Office 365 deployment and adoption planning, or your organization is already seeing return from Office 365, your peers want to hear your story.

Jan 20, 2016 - - 135
February 8-11 online - Unity Connect Online - Free SharePoint & Office 365 Virtual Conference

Unity Connect Online brings together dozens of the world's top experts in SharePoint and Office 365, as well as leaders from Microsoft's marketing and engineering teams, to deliver a powerful and unique combination of perspective, vision, and deep expertise.

Jan 09, 2016 - - 132
February 11 - Tech Leaders Forum - Chicago (Lombard)

At this FREE event, learn about Microsoft's full ecosystem of solutions, proven to transform businesses into intelligent enterprises. Hear subject matter experts lead thought-provoking sessions featuring innovations that will enable you to empower your enterprise - all with security and privacy at the forefront.

Feb 08, 2016 - - 127
February 17 - Microsoft Store - Woodfield Mall - Linked Local Network Brown Bag Networking - Introduction to Office 365

Shop the Microsoft Store in Schaumburg, IL today! Find store hours, contact information, deals, weekly calendar of events and directions.

Jan 08, 2016 - - 118

What is the SIT Conference? SIT is a conference presented by Higher Education and K-12 School Districts to provide a forum where kids in grades 3-12 can demonstrate technology tools they have learned in school or that they are interested in. When is the SIT Conference?

Feb 18, 2016 - - 137
Feb 23 - Microsoft Developer Cloud Event - Let’s dev this | Cloud Tour

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Feb 26, 2016 - - 138
March 1-3 - TechNet Virtual Conference

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Jan 09, 2016 - - 115
Jan 08, 2016 - - 108

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thank you for making our last event such a success! ​ ​ Join SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure architects, developers and information workers for our next 'SharePoint Saturday' event. SharePoint Saturday is an educational, informative and lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals and MVPs.

Feb 22, 2016 - - 129
March 23rd, Chicago, IL - TechNet on Tour | What's new in Microsoft Enterprise Mobility

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Apr 01, 2016 - - 107
April 13, 2016 Chicago SharePoint "Share-A-Pint" Social - Deep Dive into the Office 365 Groups API

We get together in a social networking setting to share our experiences and challenges with SharePoint and Office 365. To exchange knowledge and request help. To learn more and educate others. To expa

Mar 21, 2016 - - 101

Eventbrite - DevOps Chicago Community Roadshow Event - Friday, April 15, 2016 at Microsoft , Chicago, IL. Find event and ticket information.

Mar 01, 2016 - - 100
April 16 (Saturday) - Global Azure Bootcamp 2016, Chicago

Pack your gear and warm up your fingers. Global Azure Bootcamp is headed to a location near you on April 16. The fourth annual Azure Bootcamp is aiming to exceed the 182 global locations last year, and responsiveX is excited to bring you the Chicago location at DeVry’s Addison campus.

Jan 08, 2016 - - 100
April 26-28 - SharePoint for Internal Communications

Venue Sessions will be held at a business-class meeting center in downtown Chicago. We will work with our conference venue to provide you with a list of nearby hotels who will offer a discounted rate. Details will be posted here as soon as they are finalized.

Jan 08, 2016 - - 121
April 30 - Cloud Saturday

CloudSaturday is a training event/mini conference covering IT "Cloud" based technologies including Azure, Office 365, SalesForce, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, IBM's cloud offering and anything else we can think of. Our aim is to make this one of the most affordable conferences ever. How much is this amazing day of training?

Mar 14, 2016 - - 118
April 30 - Chicago Code Camp

April 30 - Chicago Code Camp

May 03, 2016 - - 115

Watch and discuss the "Future of SharePoint" event with other Office 365 and SharePoint professionals.

Mar 15, 2016 - - 104

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Jan 27, 2016 - - 108
May 10-12 - Collab365 Online Conference
May 03, 2016 - - 128

Eventbrite - GOTO Chicago 2016 presents Junior GOTO Workshops for Kids - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Philip H. Corboy Law Center, Chicago, IL. Find event and ticket information.

Jan 09, 2016 - - 104

GOTO Chicago is created "by developers, for developers" where the emphasis is placed on presenting latest developments as they become relevant and interesting for the software development community. We are working on another great year. Sign up for our newsletter to receive new speaker and schedule announcements, free goto night events, and special offers.

May 03, 2016 - - 132

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Last updated: January 10, 2016