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A list of Free Business and Tech Conferences in 2020 (August Edition)

One of the things that have changed in 2020 has conferences. While many have been cancelled, others have gone fully digital.
Although it’s clear to see the benefits of attending a conference in person — making it easier to network and interact — attending a conference for free might mean that you save anything between a couple hundred dollars and a few thousand dollars (when you include travel and accommodation).

Here we have compiled a list of virtual conferences that are coming up and are completely free:

TechXLR8 – September 1-11, 2020

As the flagship event of London Tech Week, TechXLR8 connects 17,000 attendees with the innovators, technologies and solutions driving business transformation.

On top of offering a great speaker list, they also claim to offer leading software that uses AI powered matchmaking to ensure you meet the right people, allowing you to fully engage in the discussions and sessions.


London Tech Week – September 1-11, 2020

Join virtually at London Tech Week 2020 where they will be celebrating the best of tech innovation. Welcoming world-class speakers, such as Warren East, CEO at Rolls Royce, Alex Mahon, CEO at Channel 4, Yuri Segrebts, CTO at Shell, and many others, as well as brands from across the globe, this is the unmissable tech event of the year.

They will be tackling the most pressing topics facing the tech sector and society today, across the future of work, diversity within tech, education, healthcare, the startup landscape, business transformation and much more.


Microsoft Ignite – September 22-24, 2020

Microsoft Ignite will be launched as a complimentary digital event experience this September. Join Microsoft to learn innovative ways to build solutions, migrate and manage your infrastructure, and connect with experts and other technology professionals from around the globe.


Financing a resilient future – October 13-14, 2020

UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is hosting its 16th Global Roundtable virtually on 13–14 October 2020, in collaboration with Responsible Investor. UNEP FI’s biennial Global Roundtable (GRT) is a major global agenda-setting event on sustainable finance. Held under the theme of “Financing a Resilient Future”, the GRT will bring together decision-makers, experts and thought leaders on a virtual event platform, and help shape approaches to integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and accelerating sustainable banking, insurance and investment.


Sustainability in Libraries – October 14, 2020

This mini-conference will center on the concept of “Sustainable Thinking” which aligns the core values of libraries with the “Triple Bottom Line” definition of sustainability–i.e. the intersection of environmental stewardship, social equity, and economic feasibility–to inspire investment and build support for your library in the future. Hosted by the School of Information at San Jose State University.


Accounting & Finance – October 20-21, 2020

The accounting and finance industries are constantly evolving. Technology – online, in the cloud and even on your smartphone – is transforming the way accountants, bookkeepers, CFOs and business owners serve their clients and grow their revenues. 

The Accounting & Finance Show, now in its third year, will be held virtually but continue to deliver the same great education and resources as previous editions.


Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy – November 3-6, 2020

The free four-day, online leadership week will reach thousands and provide a platform for knowledge-sharing, networking and making business connections with industry leaders—all from the security of your home or office. 

Attendees will benefit from inspirational presentations by leading executives from around the globe. They will gain insights into industry trends and future opportunities; advice on how to develop their leadership skills and advance their careers; and comprehensive networking opportunities with attendees and sponsors from top operating and service companies.


Sales Growth Virtual Summit – November 5-6, 2020

Over 40 leading sales experts will share actionable advice for sales leaders, front line salespeople, managers, and entrepreneurs on topics ranging from strategic to everyday execution.


The 16th Quantitative Finance Conference – November 14-20, 2020

WBS Training Ltd organises workshops and conferences for the capital markets and treasury divisions of investment companies worldwide, with all their efforts centred solely on the education of their clients. 


Sales Hacker Success Summit – December 9-13, 2020

The top minds are coming together to cover every part of the sales funnel, and every skill you need to sell nonstop. Learn prospecting, process, negotiation, and closing from the best of the best.


If you know of any others, reach out to us and we’ll update the list:

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