DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the leading non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry, today announced the opening of registration for ChannelCon 2014, the premier partnering and training event for IT vendors, distributors and channel partners.
ChannelCon is scheduled for Aug. 4-6 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa.
"ChannelCon features a power-packed agenda of educational sessions, networking opportunities, keynotes, panels and working groups," said Kelly Ricker, senior vice president, events and education, CompTIA. "We'll explore the emerging markets, money-making solutions and innovative technologies that are transforming the IT channel. Attendees will leave Phoenix with everything they need to connect to a smarter future."
CompTIA today also issued a call for speakers for this year's conference. Speaker submissions are sought in the following categories:
- AV Integration/Digital Signage Marketing
- Business Strategy Planning
- Channel Account Management
- Cloud Computing
- Cloud Security
- Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
- Healthcare IT
- IT Security
- Managed IT Services
- Managed Print Services
- Marketing – Digital/interactive/Mobile
- Mobility Trends
- Mobile Security
- Operational Efficiency
- Social Business
- Solution Selling
- Strategic Partnering
- Strategies for Entering a New Vertical
- Unified Communications
Prospective speakers may also submit a topic not on this list, provided the topic is focused on IT channel education and does not promote specific products or services. Proposals may be submitted at http://channelcon.comptia.org/agenda/call-for-speakers.
ChannelCon Media and Industry Partners
CompTIA is also pleased to welcome the following media and industry partners to ChannelCon:
- Baptie & Company's Channel Focus Community
- Business Solutions Magazine
- Channel Partners
- Diversified Communications
- ENX Magazine
- MPS Connect
- SMB Nation
- SMB TechFest
- Telecom Reseller
Additional event partners will be revealed in the coming weeks.
With CompTIA's new open access membership model, premier members receive unlimited free registration to ChannelCon. Solution provider registered users and non-members can pay $250 to attend the conference and will receive a one-year premium membership at no cost.
All premier vendor, distributor and associate members receive a free booth – a $5,000 value – at the ChannelCon Technology Vendor Fair. They also receive unlimited passes for their staff. Exhibitors can offer complementary conference registration to their solution provider partners.
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (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 its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. For more information, visit CompTIA online and on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.