Half way through 2018, it’s not too late to catch up with the latest trends and developments in product management, at some of the world’s spearheading conferences on product management and growth.
San Francisco, CA, July 16-17
Part of the global Mind the Product Franchise, this product management conference is without doubt one of the biggest events of the season.
With speakers like product guru Nir Eyal and workshops by thought leaders like Teresa Torres and Bruce McCarthy, this is the place to go, if you’re on the West coast and want to combine learning with quality networking.
Edinburgh, Scotland, August 1-2
True to its name, the Turing Fest caters a tad more to the geeky persuasion among product professionals. This ambitious product conference touches on all aspects of product – management, growth, engineering and culture. With over 50 speakers, including marketing monarchs like Rand Fishkin,
Turing Fest promises to be a product crash course on speed.
San Diego, CA, August 6-10
The Agile Alliance’s flagship conference is “where the Agile tribes meet”. This conference, sponsored by industry giants like Deloitte and Accenture, offers literally dozens of talks on all aspects of the agile process.
They deserve a special shout out for designing the program like a visual roadmap…
Screenshot of Agile Con’s program from the conference’s website
San Francisco, CA, September 7th
This unique conference combines talks practical product management methodologies with best practices for navigating, as a women, in a mostly male environment. Networking is also a great part of this gathering. The program hasn’t been published yet, but speakers can still nominate themselves, and judging by previous years – this conference will be interesting and enrichening for women in the industry.
Cleveland, OH, October 1-3
One of the product world’s biggest and most hype-driven events, ‘Industry’ by Pendo presents an interesting lineup (that’s what they call it) alongside promising workshops. Located in Cleveland, this conference is a bit more accessible to East Coasters that the usual Bay Area events.
Lisbon, Portugal, November 1-2
Productized is a truly global convening, in the sense that it attracts product professionals from all over the world, including Asia and the US. The lineup, headed by Melissa Perri, is not yet published but promises to be excellent. And finally, to quote one of the speakers in the video – “what’s not to like about Lisbon?”