Posted by Brittany

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic now more than ever. According to Ericsson, the number of connected devices is expected to reach 28 billion worldwide by 2021. These connected devices are everywhere, from washing machines to tooth brushes, and thermostats to trash cans. They're all around us. With the IoT ecosystem changing rapidly, it's important to get together to discuss the latest developments, share ideas and explore new opportunities in the marketplace throughout the year.

 We've pulled together a list of top 2018 IoT events driving this evolving market:

Internet of Things events you can’t miss in 2018

1. Internet of Things Evolution Expo


Date: January 22 - 25, 2018

Location: Orlando, FL

Speakers: Intel, IBM, Cisco, GE

Why attend: The Internet of Things Evolution Expo gathers worldwide business leaders to learn how to leverage IoT through a series of conference tracks, workshops, keynotes and general sessions. You will hear about Enterprise IoT adoption, implementation and the enormous impact these technologies will have on driving operational efficiencies and increasing revenue. All access pass includes entry into keynotes & general sessions, IoT Evolution breakout sessions, breakout sessions at all collocated events (IoT Evolution Health, The Smart City Event, Industrial IoT Conference, IoT Security 4.0), all training & workshops, networking events, meals and unlimited visits to the Expo Hall.

Join the discussion on Twitter: @IoTEvolution #IoTEvolution

Register for IoT Evolution Expo here.

2. Mobile World Congress


Date: February 26 - March 1, 2018

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Speakers: Ericsson, Accenture, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft

Why attend: Mobile World Congress is the world's largest mobile industry event. It's organized by the GSMA (Groupe Speciale Mobile) and held in the mobile world capital - Barcelona. With over 100,000 attendees from 208 countries and 2,300 exhibitors the conference is unlikely to dissapoint. 2018 event themes include the 4th industrial revolution, future services provider, the network, the digital consumer, tech in society, applied AI and more.   

Join the discussion on Twitter: @GSMA #MWC18

Register for Mobile World Congress here.

3. Industry of Things World USA


Date: March 7 - 9, 2018

Location: San Diego, CA

 Speakers: Rockwell Automation, 3M, Accenture, John Deer

Why Attend: Coming back for the 3rd year, Industry of Things World USA is the only event running over 3 days that focuses on the impact of the industrial IoT on business models and production processes across all major industries. This event is part of the award-winning Industry of Things World global event series and has turned into the meeting point for senior executives wanting to deepen their knowledge and broaden their network in the Industrial Internet. With a special focus on automation, M2M communication, interoperability, analytics, new business models, this is the must-attend industrial event for 2018.

Join the discussion on Twitter: @IoTClan

Register for Industry of Things World here.

4. Internet of Things World


Date: May 14 - 17, 2018

Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, CA

Speakers From: Coca-Cola, General Motors, The Hershey Company, Walgreens and Honeywell

Why Attend: With over 12,000 attendees anticipated, Internet of Things world may be the largest IoT specific event on this list. Over 450 speakers will take the stage and present on topics such as manufacturing and supply chain, IoT security, data infrastructure, AI, healthcare, smart home and more. The 5th annual IoT world has new things in store for 2018, including a hackathon, more networking opportunities and new actionable content and case studies. Checkout Skyhook's booth to learn how we're giving connected devices location awareness, and how to monetize that data.

Email us to meet up at the show or register here.

5. GeoIoT World

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Date: June 11 - 13, 2018

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Speakers: TBD

Why attend:  The GeoIoT Summit is a 2 day conference that gathers 70+ innovators in IoT,  geolocation and analytics. Experts will share their expertise in leveraging the newest wave of location, tracking and navigation technologies to power innovative IoT applications. 2018 key topics include geo-aware and enabling technologies, mobile apps development, standards and security and Geo-IoT use cases. Tickets are unavailble today but sign up for event updates at the bottom of the homepage. 

Join the discussion on Twitter: @GeoIoTWorld

Email us to meet up at the show or register here.

6. LiveWorx 2018


Date: June 17 - 20, 2018

Location: Boston, MA

 2017 Speakers Included: PTC, Deloitte, Accenture

Why Attend: This IoT event held in the heart of Boston sees over 6,000 tech innovators for 4 days of jam-packed education, networking and entertainment. Experience the most innovative and disruptive technologies — IoT, AR, machine learning, blockchain, robotics and more — at LiveWorx, the world’s leading technology conference and industrial marketplace. Discover tomorrow’s digital tools to solve mission critical issues and create a clear vision for business transformation.

Join the discussion on Twitter: @LiveWorx  #LiveWorx

Register for LiveWorx here.

7. Sensors Expo & Conference


Date: June 26-28, 2018

Location: San Jose, CA

Sponsors: See the full list of sponsors here

Why attend: Exactly what it's named for - the Sensors Expo & Conference is the largest gathering of engineers and engineering professionals involved in sensors and sensing-related technologies. For over 30 years, thousands of participants gather from across the US and over 40 countries to explore today's sensors, co technologies and find the solutions to tomorrow's sensing challenges. The Sensors 2018 Conference Program brings you the leading sensors content that you need to succeed from over 100 industry experts. Expanding the program to include interactive content, applications, demos, and hands-on components, the 2018 Conference will have you walking away with the sensors solutions you need.

Join the discussion on twitter: @SensorsExpo #Sensors18

Register for the Sensors Expo & Conference here. 

8. IoT Tech Expo North America

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Date: November 28-29, 2018

Location: Silicon Valley, CA 

Speakers in 2017 Included: Shell, Oracle, Cisco, Ford and AIG

Why attend: The IoT Tech Expo North America 2018 will host 2 co-located events covering Blockchain and AI, with thousands of attendees including IT decision makers, developers & makers, OEM’s, government and council officials, automotive exec’s, operators, technology providers, investors, venture capitalists and many more. The IoT Tech Expo will showcase the most cutting edge technologies from more than 300 exhibitors and provide insight from over 300 speakers sharing their unparalleled industry knowledge and real-life experiences.

Join the discussion on twitter: @iottechexpo 

Register for IoT Tech Expo here. 

Want even more 2018 IoT events? Checkout this list of IoT Meetup Groups.

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