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January 11, 2022

Must Attend Conferences for Product Managers to Level Up in 2023

Conferences are back and product managers are fortunate to have more and more conferences geared specifically towards them with each passing year. 2023’s lineup includes several favorites that we’ve been to in the past and a few that are on our wish list for this year. So grab your plane tickets, book your hotel, set up those networking dinners, and let’s get into the rundown of must attend conferences for product managers in 2023.

  1. Product Led Summit

  2. Mind the Product

  3. ProductCon

  4. Industry

  5. Women in Product Conference

  6. Product World

Why Should a Product Manager Attend a Conference?

First, a side note. Is there an advantage for product managers to attend a product-specific conference over a more general industry or tech conference? Absolutely! At these conferences, you’ll hear from product experts and peers across various industries about their experiences, how they’ve built successful products, which new tools they’re leveraging, and how they’re optimizing their roadmaps and prioritization techniques for a continuously changing world. Additionally, at a product management conference, you’ll find opportunities for:

  • Professional development: Meet other product managers and learn about new trends, best practices, and techniques in product management. Attend presentations and workshops to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in tooling that can help you be more efficient and effective.

  • Networking: Connect with other product managers and industry professionals. Share ideas and experiences, as well build professional relationships that can be beneficial in your next move.

  • Inspiration and new ideas: Hear about the successes and challenges of others in the field to help you think creatively about how to approach your own work.

  • Industry Expertise: Stay connected with the larger product management community and learn about what's happening in the industry. Stay informed about new products, competitors, and market trends.

Top Product Management Conferences and Events to Attend in 2023

We’ll continuously update this list of must attend conferences for product managers as more dates are released!

Product-Led Summit

Product-Led Summit brings together product leaders from some of the top companies that focus on product-led growth. These two days provide tactical advice on how to execute product-led growth.

Audience: Product teams, particularly those at SaaS companies

When and Where:

  • Austin, Texas USA: February 15 – 16, 2023
  • New York City, New York USA: March 15 – 16, 2023
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands: May 10 – 11, 2023
  • Las Vegas, Nevada USA: May 24 – 25, 2023
  • San Francisco, California USA: September 6 – 7, 2023
  • Sydney, Australia: November 1 – 2, 2023

Cost: Varies by location

More Information: http://productled.com/summit

Mind the Product

The Mind the Product conference, held annually worldwide and currently planning more 2023 locations, including their flagship London and San Francisco conferences, focuses on the latest trends and best practices in product management and features keynote speeches, panel discussions, and workshops. There are also hybrid and digital only options to attend.

Audience: Product leaders in tech and startups

When and Where:

  • Hamburg, Germany: June 28-30, 2023
  • London, UK: October 2023

Cost: Varies by location

More Information: http://mindtheproduct.com/conferences

ProductCon

ProductCon is one of the largest PM conferences, with over 1 million attendees across several locations and online. They bring in heavy hitting names from companies like Amazon and Netflix for sessions, networking, and more.

Audience: Product teams, as well as anyone who is product adjacent (design, marketing)

When and Where:

  • London, UK: January 31, 2023

  • New York: May, 2023

  • Online: July 20, 2023

  • San Francisco: October, 2023

Cost: Varies by location; early bird tickets provide free access to all live online events and recordings

More Information: http://productschool.com/productcon

Industry

INDUSTRY aims to fill the void created by a generation of software product managers who didn’t go to school for this — and who possibly didn’t even know the field existed when they first got into it. At INDUSTRY, product managers learn and share the latest methods, tools, and frameworks necessary to build successful and game-changing products. This conference also aims to build relationships that last beyond the conference through Slack groups and more.

Audience: Software product managers

When and Where:

  • Dublin, Ireland: March 20–22, 2023

  • New York City: May 4, 2023

  • Virtual: May 18, 2023

  • Cleveland, Ohio: October 2–4, 2023

Cost: Varies by location, special pricing available for startups, non-profits, and others

More information: http://industryconference.com/

Women in Product Conference

The Women in Product Conference brings together thousands of women in product to network, attend sessions and workshops, and share knowledge and tips that will lead not only to successful products, but stronger careers.

Audience: Mid-career and senior women product leaders

When and Where: Virtual: May 9-10, 2023

Cost: TBD

More information: http://womenpm.org/conference/

Product World

Product World boasts an impressive Silicon Valley lineup which, in past years, has included Google, Facebook, IBM, Square, Uber, Linkedin, Slack, Microsoft, Atlassian, among others. Topics covered at this conference and trade show includes the product development lifecycle and success stories, agile management and rapid prototyping, new product software and technologies, how to grow your product team and career, and usability and interface design.

Audience: Product managers and product developers

When and Where:

  • Oakland, CA: February 21-23, 2023

  • Virtual: February 21-23, 2023

Cost: May 9-10, 2023

More information: http://productworld.co/

We’d love to know which events are on our must-attend list! Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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