The VAR Guy, MSPmentor's sister site, has published his Top 100 Channel Partner Conferences calendar for 2013. You can find it at this new, simplified URL: http://www.thevarguy.com/events. The VAR Guy's calendar includes high-quality events for MSPs, VARs and CSPs (cloud services providers). Special thanks to Dave Sobel over at Level Platforms, who kept on nudging The VAR Guy to update the calendar for 2013. Well Dave: You got your wish. Well... nearly all of it. Alas, The VAR Guy still needs to confirm the following event dates and locations...

... for 2013:

  • Amazon Web Services — AWS re:Invent 2013
  • ASCII Success Summits — throughout the year
  • Autotask Community Live — typically Q2 or so
  • Avnet Technology Solutions Partner Summit (multiple events, locations)
  • Channel Partners Conference
  • Cisco Partner Velocity
  • Cloud Channel Summit
  • CompTIA Annual Member Meeting
  • Dell World — typically December
  • Enterasys Partner Conference
  • GFI Max Software User Conference(s) — typically September
  • Ingram Micro VTN
  • Ingram Micro Cloud Summit — typically June
  • Lenovo Accelerate Channel Partner Forum
  • McAfee FOCUS and Partner Summit — typically Oct.
  • N-able Partner Summit — typically Oct.
  • Rackspace Partner Summit — rumored to be repositioned as Rackspace World in 2013
  • Red Hat Summit and JBoss World — typically June/July
  • Schnizzfest — hosted by TruMethods, the MSP-centric coaching organization
  • SMB Nation 2013
  • Sophos Partner Summit
  • Symantec Partner Engage
  • Tech Data Channel Link
  • TechSelect Partner Conference
  • Transform (Managed Print Services conference)
  • UP Cloud Computing Conference 2013
Want to help confirm event dates and locations? Just visit http://www.thevarguy.com/events. Scan through the calendar and feel free to send suggestions to The VAR Guy's handler -- aka Joe.Panettieri [at] Penton.com. Please include in your email:
  • Subject Line: Event Calendar
  • In your message: Event name, location, start date and end date, web site URL for more information
That's all for now. Time for The VAR Guy to get back to blogging on his own site.