Top Conferences to attend as an Engineering Leader in 2024

Apr 3, 2024

In the fast-paced world of engineering leadership, staying ahead of industry trends, best practices, and technological advancements is critical. We have here with us a list of conferences tailored for engineering leadership.

Top Conferences to attend as an Engineering Lead in 2024

This year's conferences are tailored specifically for engineering leaders, providing a unique platform for professional development, networking, and learning about effective leadership strategies.

1. LeadDev

Date: September 4–5, 2024

Location: New York


Ticket Price: Register for early bird ticket access.

Connect with a community of engineering leaders, hear motivational case studies, and gain fresh perspectives on how your peers are navigating the changing landscape of the tech industry today. As the industry adapts to a new normal, this year's content will focus on the following themes:

  • Navigating the non-boom market

  • Developing your reports and performance management

  • MaintainingTackling reliability

  • Tackling build vs buy

2. Big Data and AI World

Date: March 6–7, 2024

Location: London, England


Ticket Price: Register for ticket price information.

Big Data & AI World unites thousands of data and AI innovators, technologists, and business leaders in London on March 6th–7th, 2024. Attendees will discover scalable solutions to enhance data-driven decisions. More than half of the attendees are c-suite directors or departmental heads. Other attendees include data analysts, intelligence managers, AI engineers, cognitive copywriters, full-stack developers, data architects, and more.

3. GITEX Africa

Date: May 29-31, 2024

Location: Morocco, Africa


Ticket Pricing: Pre-register to attend

The tech scene in Africa is rapidly advancing and changing at an exceptional rate. GITEX AFRICA 2024 is unveiling three new sectors aimed at propelling the advancement of various technological innovations throughout the continent: Digital Health, Smart Manufacturing, and Agritech. This highlights the increasing significance of Africa in the worldwide technology arena.

Explore the vibrant landscape of global technology that will shape Africa’s future. Whether your goal is to display your inventive ideas, create valuable networks, engage with pioneering projects, establish your position as a thought leader, or gain industry knowledge, you'll encounter unparalleled business prospects. Enhance your brand's influence within one of the planet's most rapidly expanding tech ecosystems, spanning from Cairo to Cape Town.

4. AWS re:Invent

Dates: December 2–6, 2024

Location: Las Vegas, NV


Ticket Price: N/A

AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by AWS for the global cloud computing community. The in-person event features keynote announcements, training and certification opportunities, 2,000+ technical sessions, the Expo, after-hours events, and so much more. The event is ideal for anyone who wants to transform their business with the cloud, hear the latest innovations with AWS, explore new technology, and level up their cloud-computing skills to advance their career.

5. TechCrunch Disrupt

Date: October 28-30, 2024

Location: San Francisco


Pricing: Sign up for more updates.

Disrupt—the original startup conference—stays fresh, relevant and focused on founders, investors, and the future of tech year after year. Whether you’re a startup rookie learning the ropes, a seasoned investor searching for the next big thing, or a founder hell-bent on changing the world - Disrupt delivers the tools, knowledge, and connections to help you make it happen.

6. Mind the Product

Date: October 22, 2024

Location: London, United Kingdom


Ticket Price: Join the mailing list for ticket information.

At #mtpcon, we brought together the most brilliant minds in product—our incredible speakers—to share their insights and expertise with you. Plus, with over 1000 of your product peers attending, this was a fantastic networking opportunity for anyone looking to build better products and stay ahead of the curve. 

The main conference event in 2024 will be held on October 22, and tickets will go on sale soon. Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of the most exciting product event of the year—join us at #mtpcon London 2024 to take your product game to the next level!

7. DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES)

Date: August 20-22, 2024

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Ticket Price: 

DevOps Enterprise Summit is a conference for developers interested in the intersection of development and operations. It delves into DevOps practices, continuous integration, and delivery, offering insights into optimizing product development processes. Developers attending DOES gain practical knowledge for building scalable and efficient product delivery pipelines.

8. Agile + DevOps West

Date: June 2-7, 2024

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Ticket Price: Join the mailing list for ticket information

Agile + DevOps USA brings together practitioners seeking to accelerate the delivery of reliable, secure software applications. Optimize your agile & DevOps practices to deliver software with greater speed and agility while meeting quality and security demands. Learn from industry experts how your organization can better leverage agile and DevOps concepts to improve deployment frequency and time to market, reduce lead time, and more successfully deliver stable new features.

9. JAX London - Enterprise Edition

Date: September 30 - October 3, 2024

Location: London, United Kingdom


Ticket Price: From £879 to £1599 (plus VAT)

JAX has been providing valuable, practical know-how about the world’s most popular programming language. Learn from leading experts how to make your Java projects a success. Experience the latest technologies, such as Java and software innovation. 

For more location information, click here.

10. Engineering Leadership Conference

Date: TBA

Location: TBA


Ticket Pricing: TBA

All of your sessions will be led by experienced engineering leaders who are well-versed in their fields. You won’t leave this summit without learning something valuable from some of the best-in-class. Between curated 1:1 meetings and peer groups, expect to leave this summit with a support system of peers to turn to when you need mentorship and connection outside of the ELC Annual. Curated peer groups and self-selected roundtables give you exposure to real-life challenges and the opportunity to learn from other engineering leaders' experience across companies to truly put things into perspective. It truly is a conference to look forward to.

These conferences are sure to provide you with a wealth of opportunities to enhance their leadership skills, stay updated on technological advancements, and foster collaborative environments within their teams. From global summits to niche conferences, each gathering would contribute to the continuous learning and evolution of engineering leadership.