The IT Certification Resource Center

Featured Deal

Get CompTIA, Cisco, or Microsoft training courses free for a week.
Learn More ❯

Registration Open, Call for Speakers Issued for CompTIA ChannelCon 2017

Apr 26, 2017 - Downers Grove, Ill. – CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, said today registration is open and speaker proposals are being accepted for ChannelCon 2017, the information technology (IT) channel’s premier education, networking and partnering event.


ChannelCon 2017 is scheduled for July 31 through August 2 at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, Texas.


The annual conference brings together executives and thought-leaders from across the technology industry for three days of educational sessions, panels, keynotes, and networking opportunities on the most important topics and trends impacting the industry.


“The ChannelCon 2017 theme is ‘Be the Change,’” said Kelly Ricker, executive vice president, events and education, CompTIA. “That theme applies in equal measure to our rapidly-evolving industry; to the digital transformation that’s reshaping businesses; and to our host city, one of the shining stars in the technology universe.”


Austin’s tech industry is thriving, with nearly 5,000 tech business establishments and more than 113,000 tech industry workers in the metro area, according to CompTIA’s Cyberstates 2017 report. The tech industry accounts for nearly 21 percent of the overall Austin economy.


To register for ChannelCon 2017 or for more information about the conference visit


ChannelCon Call for Speakers

CompTIA is seeking speaker submissions for both the Channel Education track at ChannelCon 2017 and the Track4Techs program, which covers technical topics created specifically for the IT professional community. Potential topics include:


  • Big Data

  • Business Strategy Planning

  • Business Transformation and Agility

  • Channel Account Management

  • Cloud Computing

  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

  • Financial Management

  • Help Desk

  • Internet of Things

  • IT Security

  • Managed IT Services

  • Managed Print Services

  • Marketing (Digital, Interactive and Mobile)

  • Mobility

  • Networking

  • Operational Efficiency

  • Partnering with Vendors

  • Sales and Solution Selling

  • Strategic Partnering                                           


Speaker proposals on these topics or others may be submitted at The deadline for submissions is May 10, 2017.


CompTIA: Building the Foundation for Technology's Future

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the world's leading technology association, with approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners, over 100,000 registered users and more than two million IT certifications issued. CompTIA's unparalleled range of programs foster workforce skills development and generate critical knowledge and insight – building the foundation for technology’s future. Visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to learn more.