You might not make it this year, but a product management conference is a great way to learn the latest in the product field. Below is a list of product management conferences that are some of the best events to take a look at in 2020. I included links to follow on social for updates on rescheduled events.
These are golden opportunities for product professionals because product leaders need to make sure that their knowledge stays relevant and that they are up to date on the latest trends and technology.
The field of product management is always changing and advancing. Competition within the industry becomes tougher and products need to be developed faster while still meeting customer demands. Attending a product conference is a good way to do this. These conferences offer insights and new ideas and give you a chance to network with others in the field.
11 Product Management Conferences To Level Up Your Career In 2020
1. Mind the Product San Francisco
Mind the Product SF is the conference for passionate product people.
When: July 13-14, 2020 Where: San Francisco, CA Price: $899 for the conference, $799 for workshops
The perfect two-day conference for those in product management and those who are Directors, VPs or CPOs. There are deep-dive workshops and leaders forums by invite. Keynote speakers Tricia Wang and Kathy Pham will be there along with lots of opportunities to network.
Wondering whether it’s worth it to attend?
Here’s high praise from Marty Cagan, founder of Silicon Valley Product Group, and the godfather of modern product management:
I believe there are very few product conferences that are actually useful. One of my favorite exceptions to this is Mind The Product.
When: June 30, 2020 Where: Seattle, WA Price: $499
ProductCon Seattle is great for product managers as they continue learning about best practices and upcoming trends in the industry. Some of the companies present will be recruiting for new product managers as well and you can even watch some of the sessions online with early registration.
Beyond silos: creating experiences through collaboration.
When: June 10-12, 2020 Where: San Francisco, CA Price: Early bird price $1990 with workshop included
Here’s a conference for UX team leaders and middle to senior UX management for large businesses. The conference focuses on increasing skill sets and becoming ready to take on large enterprises and work with other teams in product management, CX, and areas where customer experience is affected.
When: May 28-29, 2020 Where: Salt Lake City, UT Price: $500 early/$700 regular
This conference is targeted at designers and product managers and focuses on the ability of people to share, network, and learn from others. There will be 14 talks, two Q&A sessions, and over 1,000 people in attendance who are also looking for networking opportunities.
When: May 11-13, 2020 Where: Seattle, WA Price: $1600 for all three days
This product design conference is for UX professionals, developers, and designers and offers 17 sessions looking at the current state of the industry as well as what the future holds. Speakers such as Rachel Andrew and Sarah Drasner will be in attendance.
When: September 21-23, 2020 Where: Cleveland, OH Price: Superpass $2070
People in product management who are looking to build, launch, and scale top of the industry software products should check out this conference. It highlights the latest trends, methods, tools, and basis to create and launch the software. Jules Walter and Todd Olson are two of the speakers attending.
7. SiriusDecisions Summit
When: May 3-6, 2020 Where: Austin, TX Price: $2895
This conference is for B2B professionals focused on product development, marketing, and sales. It features keynote speakers and Q&A sessions and looks at best practices. It’s a great opportunity to learn and network while tracking market trends with 4,000 others in the field.
Learn how to Deliver Outcomes and Experiences at Scale
When: May 13-14, 2020 Where: San Francisco, CA Price: $1646.70
Pulse2020 focuses on customer success, product management, and networking. It attracts some of the best minds in the business to present leading-edge ideas. If you are part of the industry, then this is a great option for you. Best practices, peer networking, and speakers who are at the top of the industry are all here.
When: June 29-July 1, 2020 Where: Amsterdam Price: $3070
This conference is for anyone in the area of business strategy, user experience, and design a is a great place to network, see great presentations, and attend workshops. It’s a stellar opportunity to see cutting edge speakers and network with peers who can enhance your work.
When: September 19-22, 2020 Where: New Orleans, LA Price: $1395
This annual conference always focuses on bringing together the best in the field and offers plenty of opportunities to learn more about product development, innovation, and design. Join in while also earning PDH’s for your NPD certification. There are lots of presentations, interactions, and events to enhance all aspects of your field.
When: December 7-9, 2020 Where: Raleigh, NC Price: $699
A great two-day conference for inventors, collaborators, and all those working in the product development field. Here, you’ll see plenty of presentations by leaders in the industry and lots of discussion around topics that focus on design, growth and business success.
Which Product Management Conference Would You Add To This List?
What do you think of this product management conference list? Any good ones that I left out? Please share in the comments!
These product management conferences are a great opportunity for learning and networking. Thanks to advancing technology, the industry is changing quickly. People working in the field should always look for ways to stay up to date, whether it is attending a conference or subscribing to The Product Manager Newsletter.
Whether you are new to product management or have been in the industry for years, you should never stop learning and growing within the field. The more peer support and education you have, the better your career will be along with the company you work for.
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