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CompTIA Opens ChannelCon 2015 Registration; Issues Call for Speakers

Downers Grove, Ill., March 24, 2015 — Registration is now open for CompTIA’s ChannelCon 2015, the premier networking and training event for today’s leading and emerging IT vendors, distributors and channel partners. The annual event will take place Aug. 3-5 at the historic Hilton Chicago located in downtown Chicago.  


CompTIA premier members, registered users and non-members can register at Media and IT industry analysts are encouraged to attend. Highlights from CompTIA ChannelCon will be available on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #ChannelCon.


“CompTIA ChannelCon is where the IT channel comes together to share ideas, learn from industry experts and network with peers, partners and prospects,” said Kelly Ricker, senior vice president, events and education, CompTIA. “This year’s theme is ‘Minds in Motion.’ The event will feature high-level executive panel discussions and speakers, intensive education courses and channel training sessions, and offer attendees the opportunity to hear from and network with many of the IT channel’s most progressive companies and thought leaders.”


In conjunction with the opening of registration, CompTIA issued a formal call for speakers for ChannlCon 2015. Speaking opportunities in the following categories are now available:


·         Big Data Solutions

·         Business Strategy Planning

·         Business Transformation/Agility

·         Channel Account Management

·         Cloud Computing

·         Cloud Security

·         Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity

·         Financial Management

·         Internet of Things

·         IT Security

·         Managed IT Services

·         Managed Print Services

·         Marketing – Digital/Interactive/Mobile

·         Mobility Trends

·         Mobile Security

·         Operational Efficiency

·         Partnering with Vendors

·         Sales/Solution Selling

·         Strategic Partnering

·         Tech Convergence


Prospective speakers may also submit a topic not on this list, provided it focuses on IT channel education and does not promote specific products, programs or services. Proposals may be submitted at by May 15.

ChannelCon Attracts Top Media and Industry Partners

Media and IT analysts interested in attending ChannelCon can register as a guest at CompTIA is pleased to announce the following media and industry partners are attending ChannelCon 2015:


·         The ASCII Group

·         Aspire Ascend

·         Baptie & Company

·         BPO Media

·         Business Solutions Magazine

·         Business Technology Association (BTA)

·         ChannelPro

·         Informa Telecoms & Media

·         Managed Print Services Association (MSPA)

·         MPSConnect

·         National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)

·         Penton Technology Group

·         PSA Security Network

·         Questex/ITEX National Expo & Conference

·         Retail Solution Providers Association (RSPA)

·         SMBnation

·         Technology Channels Association (TCA)

·         TechnoPlanet Productions

·         TechTarget

·         Women In Technology International Inc. (WITI)


A list of confirmed media and event partners is available to all ChannelCon attendees.

CompTIA premier members receive unlimited free registration to ChannelCon. The event fee for a CompTIA registered user or non-member is $250 and includes a one-year premier CompTIA membership at no cost.

All premier vendor, distributor and associate members receive a complimentary booth – valued at $5,000 – at the ChannelCon Technology Vendor Fair, unlimited conference passes for attending staff, and are invited to attend all networking break-out and general sessions. Exhibitors are encouraged to extend free conference registration passes to their solution provider partners.


Visit ChannelCon Registration and CompTIA Membership to learn more.         


About CompTIA

CompTIA is the voice of the world’s IT industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. To learn more visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


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