While reflecting on all the great input from the Web Summit 2015 in Dublin, I sort of felt that 2016 should be my year of conferences ( and travels).  So I’ve looked around and I found a few conferences around the world that I want to look out for next year – and I’ve already have tickets for a few of them. YAY!

SXSW Interactive in US – Austin
South By Southwest is probably the ultimate tech conference to visit. I’ve never been there yet, but I just purchased my Interactive Badge and my flight to Texas. This year SXSW Interactive is taking place from the 11th to 15th of March 2016, can’t wait to go.

Collision in US – New Orleans
Collision is part of the “Web Summit Family” and is dealing with the tech/ start up world with a focused on the American market. It’s taking place 26th to 28th of April 2016. Here I’m also planning to go, and as a bonus the famous Jazz Festival in New Orleans is happening at the same time:  #win

Rise in Hong Kong
Here the team from the Web Summit is also behind this conference, again to focus on the Asian tech industry. I have never been to this part of the world for a tech conference, but I’m very curious to explore this. It’s happening from 31st of May to 2nd of June 2016.

Re:Publica in Germany – Berlin
I’ve visited this conference back in 2013 and it still remains as one of my favourite conferences – I’ve blogged about it back then – great stuff was going on in 2013. I hope I can make it to Berlin in 2016 again.

The Next Web in Holland – Amsterdam
Not so much information is out there yet, but I don’t think TNW will disappoint this time either. TNW is going down in Amsterdam on the 26th – 27th of May 2016, keep an eye out for further announcements.

Web Summit in Portugal – Lisbon
Since the Web Summit in 2015 inspired me to write this blog post, I’m definitely considering going to Lisbon in November and get a good dose of inspiration and hang out with great people. I guess more information will be available later in 2016.  

These tech conferences listed above are only the ones I’m considering attending. While researching I found two great lists of conferences one covering Q1 2016 and one with more than 160 digital conferences listed around the world. And I’m pretty sure there are many more out there. Actually it’s interesting to see how big and popular these conferences have become within recent years. I’m looking forward to check out a few of them in 2016.