Spring is here, which is really exciting in this part of the world because winter is so cold and long. I’m looking forward to fun outdoor activities like Spikeball, enjoying plenty of ice cream, and best of all: hitting the road because it’s TRADESHOW TIME!

While I enjoy many aspects of my job, nothing makes me happier than attending trade shows to connect with members of the global Devolutions community. It’s like we’re one big geeky family!

If you’re planning your trade show calendar for 2019, we’ll be at the following events — and we’d love to meet you:

NorthSec  May 16-17, Montreal

NorthSec is one of the biggest applied security events in Canada, and it focuses on increasing the knowledge and technical expertise of professionals and students alike. The high-quality security forum includes a two-day single-track conference led by industry experts and thought leaders, which is followed by an intense 48-hour on-site CTF contest. This will be our 3rdyear sponsoring NorthSec and we can’t wait to get there!

IT Connect – June 7, Saint Lambert  

IT Connect is an annual conference organized by Champlain College Saint-Lambert in Quebec, Canada. This year’s theme is cybersecurity, and it will feature speakers from many high-profile organizations. There will also be valuable networking opportunities throughout the event. This is our first year participating in IT Connect, but it certainly won’t be our last!

iTech – June 20 – Montreal

iTech is one of Montreal's leading IT technology conferences and exhibitions, and it focuses on infrastructure, cloud, security, data center, virtualization, networking and communications. It’s an incredible opportunity to discover cutting edge products and services, meet new people in the IT world, and see technology in action. If you’d like to come see us, click here for a complimentary registration!

GoSec – August 29-30 – Montreal

GoSec is an annual convention that brings together experts from the IT security field from both the private and public sectors. It also offers a variety of security-focused seminars. In addition to being a great networking opportunity, this event highlights exciting new industry trends. GoSec has become a classic for us, and we wouldn’t miss it for the world!

SecTor – October 8-10, Toronto

SecTor has built a reputation for bringing together experts from around the world to share their latest research and techniques about underground threats and corporate defenses. The conference provides an unmatched opportunity for IT security professionals, managers and executives to connect with their peers and learn from their mentors. We love Toronto and this will be our first time at SecTor. We can’t wait!

Microsoft Ignite – November 4-8, Orlando  

Microsoft Ignite features the latest insights and skills from technology leaders and practitioners who are shaping the future of cloud, data, business intelligence, teamwork, and productivity. You can immerse yourself in the latest tools, tech, and experiences that matter, while hearing about the latest updates and ideas directly from the experts. This is the first time we’ll be sponsoring Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, and it’s also our biggest trade show this year. We’re super excited and invite you to meet us — we have lots of goodies to give away!

That’s it for the moment! We’ll be crazy busy until November. After that, we’ll catch our breath, go on vacation to recharge our batteries, and come back with even more trade shows and events next year — because meeting our amazing community members in person really is the BEST.