Right now, there are nearly 22,000 online events being published daily, according to Eventbrite. Business and professional online events specifically have increased by over 1,100 percent. With so many options to connect, learn, and gather through our devices, it can be difficult to decide which are the most valuable. While every person’s schedule and interests are different, we collected a list of online events and conferences for late summer and fall 2020.
Online Conferences for Startups & Entrepreneurs 2020
Trying to start or sustain a business during the current pandemic is certainly a challenge. Luckily, the increase in online events means a significant increase in curated resources for entrepreneurs.
VentureSummit Virtual Connect (August 4-6): This event highlights different VCs and venture funds.
Disrupt 2020 (September 14-18): Five days of non-stop programming coupled with a focus on providing insights to entrepreneurs.
Founder Institute Online Webinars (ongoing): The Founder Institute is scheduling recurring programming for founders and business leaders.
StartupDevKit (ongoing): A 3-month online incubator and accelerator for startups at any stage.
Online Business Conferences 2020
Whether you’re looking to improve existing skills, learn new ones, or expand your network, online conferences and events can be just as useful as in-person ones. These offerings will grow your skills and help you meet new people, or promote your business:
Digital Marketing World Forum (September 16-17): Learn the latest ambitious trends and strategies in digital marketing.
Elevate Main Stage (September 21-24): Hear from experts at the intersections of technology, sustainability, and innovation about what’s next for many industries.
Online Personal Development Resources 2020
Plenty of online events are focused on business, but there are also conferences and webinars for personal development. Here are a few resources to help you choose an event that’s ideal for you:
Eventbrite lists events from all over the world, from art appreciation to live music to interpersonal skills training.
Coursera allows you to audit online courses from over 200 colleges and universities for free, or pay a subscription to work toward earning a certificate.
YouTube has a specific angle on the home fitness market, with many popular channels to help you start yoga, strength training, kickboxing, or more from your own home. Plus, you can search for just about any other topic, too.
MasterClass lets you watch instruction on everything from skateboarding to cooking to leadership from some of the world’s best minds.
Attend Online Events to Maximize Opportunity
These are just some of the online events and conferences scheduled for summer and fall 2020. We encourage everyone to find something that appeals to them and keep engaging in lifelong learning, even when that can’t happen in person. Take advantage of this new normal to access online events that might otherwise require you to travel across the world. This could be the start of something great!