Wondering what the best product conferences of 2021 are? We’ve collected the best events for product folks that you can attend online or in-person. Check them out below in our month-by-month roundup with prices, dates, who attends, format, and what topics are going to be discussed.

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February Product Conferences ❄️

We are already halfway through the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean you have missed your chance at some quality conferences.

Big names like the Product Marketing Alliance, Product World, and Product Con are still going through with virtual versions of their flagship conferences.

Get your tickets before it’s too late (Each one has a free option)!

Product World

Productworld product conferences

Source: Productworld.co

  • What: 1,500 tech product managers and product developers gather online at one of the world’s largest product management & development conferences.
  • Topics: Product development lifecycle & success stories, Agile Management & Rapid Prototyping, New product management software & technologies, Usability & interface design, Product manager career: How to rise up in our organization, Hiring the best product managers for the job.
  • When: February 17-19, 2021
  • Where: Virtual
  • Who: Professionals from ActiveCampaign, Goldman Sachs, Sound United, Product School, Oneschool, Fever Labs, Codete, Microsoft, and many more!
  • Price: Open pass: free for all the live Keynotes, OPEN Talks, 2-Day Virtual Expo (Feb 18-19), and 1:1 (topic-focused) Networking. Pro Pass: $395, you get everything included in the open pass plus ProductWorld PRO Technical Workshops Feb 17 and PRO Sessions Feb 18-19. Premium Pass: $995 includes virtual access to all 3 co-located conferences (DeveloperWeek 2021, ProductWorld 2021 & CloudWorld 2021), 2-day Lunch (delivered via courier, Feb 18-19), All PRO Technical Workshops, VIP Virtual Networking Lounge & Keynote Fireside Chats, and entrance to the VIP Party (Feb 18).
 

Product Marketing Rendezvous

product conferences PMA

Source: Product Marketing Alliance

  • What: The Product Marketing Alliance is hosting 3 fun-filled days focused on getting the most out of your product marketing efforts. Each day has its own theme and presentations. Day 1: 30+ forward-thinking presentations, Day 2: 10 expert-led discussion sessions by true industry leaders, Day 3: 3+ hours of recruitment matchmaking.
  • Topics: Positioning to scaling success, Building a PMM team for success, Cross-functional collaboration, career development, Demystifying Segmentation, Research & Testing, Hired as a Remote PMM, In-Product Engagements – Lead Customers to the Aha! Moment- Drive Adoption, Retention and Growth, and much more.
  • When: February 17-20
  • Where: Virtual
  • Who: Product Marketing experts from Sage, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Facebook, Shopify, Microsoft, Deliveroo, Honey, and many more.
  • Price: Free-access to only the live Rendezvous presentations. If you are a PMA member ($299 annual fee), you also get access to exclusive content, all the PMM summits OnDemand, Slide-decks and frameworks, and access to PMM Mentors, among other perks.

Product Con

productcon

Source: Productschool.com

  • What: The largest online product management conference in the world with years of digital experience. There are over 15,000 online attendees per conference and are part of a million member-strong community. ProductCon highlights Product Leaders from diverse backgrounds and leaders of color.
  • Topics: Inventing The Future, Implications of 2020 Panel discussion, No excuses: How to attract, hire, and grow diverse product teams, and much more.
  • When: February 18
  • Where: Virtual
  • Who: Product Managers from Nextdoor, Netflix, Salesforce, Walt Disney, and more.
  • Price: Free-access to only the live ProductCon presentations, £199.00 for access to all the post-event recordings + slides, £299.00 for Product School Pro 1-year membership – Exclusive Q&A with ProductCon speakers – LinkedIn badge (official member badge).

March Product Conferences 🌦️

Once considered the beginning of spring for much of the northern hemisphere, it will forever live in infamy as the month the world went into lockdown.

Don’t let the memories of 2020 bring you down and make this March about Product-led growth.

The three main events for this month will be held by the Product-Led Alliance, Her Product Lab, and UXDX APAC.

UXDX APAC 2021

UXDX product conferences

Source: uxdx.com/apac/2021

  • What: This virtual experience brings together each key member of product teams from UX, Design, and Dev to build better products. It includes inspiring case studies to discover the practices of visionary teams across the world. Real-world advice on how to scale product teams and networking events to meet like-minded experts.
  • Topics: Remote workshops, Reducing Risk with Continuous Delivery, Harnessing The Power of Design in an Enterprise, A Compelling Product Vision Through Insight Development, Beyond Data: How to Get BuyIn, How to Approach a Product Overhaul, and much more!
  • When: March 2-4, 2021
  • Where: Virtual
  • Who: Product professionals from Twitter, eBay, Visa, U-Next, Red Hat, GitHub, and many more.
  • Price: Talks: $399, which includes 2 days, 25+ sessions, and permanent access. Talks + Workshops: $779, which includes everything from the talks plus 8 workshops to choose from.

Her Product Lab Virtual Summit

Source: Runtheworld.today

  • What: This virtual summit brings together top women product managers from across the world to collectively share knowledge, skills and build better products. There will be relationship-building sessions for networking and wellness sessions for important methods of managing the stress of work.
  • Topics: Building Winning Products at Glossier and Goop, Conducting Meaningful Customer Interviews to Understand the Needs of Your End Users, Developing a Product Strategy that Made Investing Accessible to Women, Six Tactics to Improve the World While Growing Your Product, and much more!
  • When: March 4, 2021
  • Where: Virtual
  • Who: Female Product Managers from Ellevest, Etsy, IFundMedia, Forbes, Google, and more.
  • Price: Regular: $99 This ticket provides access to the full virtual conference plus relationship-building sessions, cocktail parties, wellness breaks, One-on-one mentorship matching, and more. VIP: $599, you get all the benefits of the regular ticket plus a small, interactive workshop on March 5th conducted by industry experts from Product Immersion and a copy of “You: The Product” by Product Immersion Founder Vivek Bedi.

ProductCamp Cascadia 2021

Source: productcamppdx.org

  • What: This is an unconventional type of conference based in Portland, Oregon, USA but could prove very interesting. They call it a peer-driven “unconference.” More than 300 Product Managers and Product Marketers will collaborate, share insights, and network.
  • Topics: You choose how you would like to participate (you can even present), and the audience votes on the topics they want to hear.
  • When: March 5-6, 2021
  • Where: Virtual
  • Who: Product professionals from Marco Polo, Zapproved, CrowdStreet, Workday, Sauce Labs, Amazon, and more
  • Price: Standard two-day ticket: $10

India Software Product Management Summit

India product conference

Source: Spmsummit.org/india

  • What: The SPM Summit India 2021 is the 3rd edition of the summit that brings together academics, industry leaders, and professionals. The program is still being decided but will include keynotes, workshops, panel discussions, fireside chats, academic papers, and presentations on industry best practices. The theme chosen is “The Product Management Renaissance: 2021 & Beyond“.
  • Topics: The Art and Science of Product-Market Fit, Product Research Rules, Are Platforms Eating Up The World?, Product Management in a Digital World, and more.
  • When: March 19-20, 2021
  • Where: Virtual
  • Who: Professionals and academics from MachineMetrics, IIM Bangalore, Platform Thinking Labs, InnoTivum Consulting, and many more
  • Price: Participants from India pay ₹ 2000/- while academic participants from India pay ₹ 1000/-. International participants pay €200 while international academic participants €50.

Product-Led Festival

Product-led alliance

Source: festival.productledalliance.com

  • What: Senior product leaders from the world’s leading companies come together to share their knowledge on how they grow their products: 40+ leading product-led powerhouses, 30+ hours’ worth of action-led presentations, 6 stages of thought-leading content.
  • Topics: Excelling in growth, Metrics, measurement & OKRS, Using data to drive product-led decision making, Building intelligent products, User research & customer feedback at scale, Progressing your product career, and much more!
  • When: March 23-25, 2021
  • Where: Virtual
  • Who: Product experts from OpenTable, Uber, Zapier, Adecco, Google, JP Morgan and Chase, HITACHI, and many more.
  • Price: Free Trial is 100% free and includes limited access to only 5 live presentations. All-access: 99$, and your get lifetime access to all the content from the festival. PLA Membership: $199 annual fee with all the perks of being a Product-Led Alliance Member that includes 200+ hours of video content and all the PLG summits OnDemand.

April Product Conferences 🍏

April is a relatively busy month this year after all the March madness. You will find the start of two of the most important product marketing conferences that 2021 has to offer.

Both Mind the Product and the Product Marketing Summit start their world tours this month. Mind the Product has chosen to stick to a virtual format this year while the Product Marketing Summit is taking its chances at an in-person event in the international city of London.

Only time will tell how these events play out, but we hope you get a chance to attend at least one of them.

Mind the Product Digital APAC

Mind the product

Source: Mindtheproduct.com

  • What: Mind the Product is revolutionizing the digital conference space by packing everything great about conferences into an online platform. There will be keynote stage, breakout and Q&A rooms, a 1:1 speed networking area, and an expo hall. The event will happen inside Hopin, where you can move in and out of rooms at your digression and interact with fellow product peers (and speakers!).
  • Topics: Product Innovation, tips, tricks, and product secrets, tactics to improve core product management skills, Connect with the product community, more topics to be announced soon!
  • When: April 14-15, 2021
  • Where: Virtual
  • Who: Product experts from Reforge, UST Global, Zendesk, and The Author of Continuous Product Discovery Habits, with more announced later in the year!
  • Price: All tickets require you to purchase a Mind the Product membership that includes access to all MTP events for the year, premium OnDemand content, access to exclusive member events, and networking with other members. Membership starts at $449 for early bird buyers and goes up to $1,189 for senior product leaders.

Product Marketing Summit

Product Marketing Summit

Source: Productmarketingworld.com

  • What: Where do you find the intersection between product, marketing, and sales? At the Product Marketing Summit! This worldwide event kicks off in London to assemble the largest gathering of PMMs from the world’s largest companies and most exciting startups in London to share success stories, experiences and challenges.
  • Topics: Engage, Convert, Retain, Understanding the customer, Creating demand and go-to-market strategy for your product, deciding your product positioning and messaging, Driving the application and usage of your product, and much more!
  • When: April 22, 2021
  • Where: etc. venues 133 Houndsditch, London
  • Who: Product experts from Google, Uber, Salesforce, Twitter, Etsy, Facebook. Clearbit, Patreon, and many more!
  • Price: Team rates start at £500 with gold passes going for £795, and platinum passes at £895.

Product-Led Summit

product-led world conference

Source: productledworld.com

  • What: This event (as the name implies) is all about product-led growth. It is for all the PMs and PMMs out there that want to position their product as their primary growth engine to drive customer acquisition, retention, and monetization.
  • Topics: Metrics and Frameworks for growth optimization. From project-led to product-led, Building AI products to power growth, Lean product development, and much more!
  • When: April 22, 2021
  • Where: etc. venues 133 Houndsditch, London
  • Who: Product experts from Intuit, HelloSign, Shopify, Hubspot, Intercom, and many more!
  • Price: Team rates start at £500 with gold passes going for £795, and platinum passes at £895.

Chief Product Office Summit: London

product conferences CPO

Source: chiefproductofficersummit.com

  • What: This event brings together senior product leaders from the world’s largest companies and most exciting startups in London. They convene to share their best practices in building and delivering the best possible experiences for customers while driving product growth.
  • Topics: Achieving a Complete Product Experience, Developing a curious, intuitive, and proactive product team, Roadmaps, Timelines, and metrics for success, Fostering a culture of productive disruption, and much more!
  • When: April 22, 2021
  • Where: London, exact location TBA
  • Who: Product professionals from Change.org, Chargebee, Chegg, Petdesk, Paypal, and many more!
  • Price: Team rates start at £500 with gold passes going for £795, and platinum passes at £895.

May Product Conferences 🌸

Things really start to heat up in May.

We have the continuation of the Product Marketing and Product-Led Summits, this time in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. Leading the Product Digital also kicks off with the virtual version of their flagship conference that normally takes place in Sydney.

Hopefully, at this point, we can go out and enjoy the sunshine a bit. Make sure to also check out the Women in Product Conference!

Product Marketing/Product-Led Summit

  • When: May 26th, 2021
  • Where: Amsterdam, exact location TBD

Leading the Product Digital 2021

product conferences LTP Digital

Source: Leadingtheproduct.com

  • What: This event is one of the most interactive digital experiences on the list. The audience participates in a “choose-your-adventure” type journey where they answer questions and make decisions together that will change the outcome of the event at the end. The 7 T’s of Product-Led Transformation tie the event together.
  • Topics: TBA
  • When: May 26, 2021
  • Where: Virtual
  • Who: TBA
  • Price: Early-bird conference tickets start at $399 and give you access to the Leading the Product community, all-day access to the event, and networking sessions. The Season pass starts at $649 and gives you a secret advantage during the “choose your adventure” experience. You also get access to all other LTP Digital events and content OnDemand.

Woman in Product Conference

women in product conferences

Source: Womenpm.org

  • What: Women In Product is a Non-Profit with a 22K community that connects women in the product management field through their online platforms and live events. In May, over 3,500 attendees will gather to listen to over 60 female speakers in an inspiring and powerful conference.
  • Topics: TBA
  • When: May 2021 exact date TBD
  • Where: Virtual
  • Who: TBA
  • Price: TBA

June Product Conferences ☀️

June will be one of the busiest months in the product management conference circuit. With 8 events to choose from, there is a little bit of everything regardless of where you fit in the product profession.

One that you cannot miss is the Product Marketing Festival by the Product Marketing Alliance. A must-see is also the second digital edition of Product Con. The Product Marketing and Product-led summits continue with two separate locations in June, with Mind the Product’s EMEA conference in Hamburg.

Two sleeper events, known to be great experiences this month, are La Product Conf Paris and User Research London, which were canceled last year. Regardless of which event you choose, make sure to stay safe and healthy!

Product Drive

Product Drive end
  • What: A Product Management and Marketing Peer-To-Peer online conference which attracted 2200+ participants in its first edition in 2020
  • Topics: Product Management & Leadership, Product Ops, Product Analytics, Product Growth
  • When: June 1-3, 2021
  • Where: Online
  • Who: Product professionals from Product School, Google, PayPal, AgoraPulse, and many more!
  • Price: FREE

La Product Conf Paris

  • What: Although canceled in 2020, La Product Conf Paris returns in 2021 with the same speakers and at the same venue. La Product Conf is a Non-Profit community of 5200+ Product lovers and has been around since 2013.
  • Topics: Product & Design, Organization & Leadership, Jobs & Careers, Psychology & Ethics, and much more!
  • When: June 10, 2021
  • Where: Teatro Le Trianon, 80 boulevard de Rochechouart, 75018 Paris
  • Who: Product professionals from Slack, Dailymotion, eBay, Stonly, Dashlane, Airbnb, and many more!
  • Price: TBA

Product Marketing Festival

Productmarketingalliance

Source: festival.productmarketingalliance.com

  • What: This event calls itself the world’s first online conference specifically for Product Marketers. 5,000 Chief, VPs, Heads of, Directors & Senior Managers of Product Marketing will come together for 3 interactive days. The event takes you through 70+ product marketing powerhouses and 40+ hours’ worth of action-led presentations.
  • Topics: The event hosts 11 stages and covers a range of topics from go-to-market strategy, metrics, OKRs, positioning, and messaging to sales enablement and building the perfect personas.
  • When: June 15-16, 2021
  • Where: Virtual
  • Who: Product professionals from Amazon Web Services, G2, Dropbox, Pluralsight, Privy, SurveyMonkey, Unbounce, and many more!
  • Price: Free Trial is 100% free and includes limited access to only 5 live presentations. All-access: 99$, and your get lifetime access to all the content from the festival. All-access team: $396.00 for lifetime access for 5 team members. PMA Membership: $199 annual fee with all the perks of being a Product Marketing Alliance Member that includes 200+ hours of video content and all the PMA summits OnDemand.

Product Con

  • When: June 24, 2021
  • Where: Virtual

Product Marketing/Product-Led Summit Product Conferences

  • When: June 23-24 (Product Marketing Summit), June 29-30 (Product-Led Summit)
  • Where: Sydney, Australia, Novotel Singapore on Stevens Singapore

Mind the Product

  • When: June 23-25
  • Where: Hamburg, Germany

User Research London 2021

userresearch london

Source: userresearchlondon.com

  • What: Although postponed in 2020, User Research London comes back this summer with much of what was promised last year. Choose between one of 3 workshops focused on developing you as a researcher. A full day of talks and deep dives also make this a must-attend event to become a better researcher.
  • Topics: Opportunistic research, Research-ops 101, Research-ops Tribulations and Triumphs, Uncovering User Truth, Strategic Framework for Research.
  • When: June 2021, exact date TBA
  • Where: London, exact location TBA
  • Who: User research experts from Atlassian, Vox Media, Spotify, and more!
  • Price: Conference only tickets start at £200. They then go up to £400 for access to the workshops and £500 to take part in their planned courses.

July Product Conferences 🏖️

After a jam-packed month of June, things calm down a bit for July. The two main events are the continuations of the Product Marketing and Product-led summits and the Mind the Product digital conference focusing on the Americas.

If you can travel, this would be a great time to take a trip to Dublin or New York as you will find these international cities in the middle of summer.

If you prefer to stay home and still hadn’t caught the other Mind the Product conferences, now is also an ideal moment to get the Americas’ product perspective.

Mind the Product: Digital Americas

  • When: July 14-15
  • Where: Virtual

Product Marketing/Product-Led Summit Product Conferences

  • When: July 21-22 (Product Marketing Summit), July 28-29 (Product-Led Summit)
  • Where: Dublin, Ireland, New York City, USA

August Product Conferences 🌻

In August, the relative lull in product management conferences continues.

The most interesting event is Product Design Week at the Future London Academy. This is a truly immersive and exclusive experience as you spend three days learning and designing with a small group of 30 like-minded entrepreneurs, UX designers, and product managers from around the globe.

If you still haven’t gotten a chance to go to the Product Marketing Summit, now is a good time as any as Denver is wonderful in August.

Product Marketing Summit Product Conferences

  • When: August 5-6, 2021
  • Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Denver Union Station, Denver USA

Product Design Week

design week london

Source: futurelondonacademy.co.uk/en/course/ux-and-digital-design?utm_source=kara-articles

  • What: This design safari, as some people like to call it, is a way to understand how to create experiences that people fall in love with. You can get inspiration for your current projects and advice on building a design team of your dreams. Find out the secrets of what makes products successful and what mistakes companies made when building new services.
  • Topics: Best practices in conducting research, prototyping, testing, and product launch, The role of DesignOps in the organization, How human-centered design can help your projects, How do the world’s best design team and companies work: processes, workspaces and culture, Latest methodologies and tools for digital product design, and much more!
  • When: August 24-27, 2021
  • Where: London, exact location TBA
  • Who: Creative directors and heads of design departments, Digital product designers, UX and visual designers, Design managers, team leads, UX researchers and analysts, Service designers, and product owners.
  • Price: £2,200, only 30 spots available!

September Product Conferences 🍁

The product management conference circuit hits its climax during September. 7 events make this one of the packed months of the year and an interesting selection of virtual and in-person events.

This is the month to catch all the main product conferences, including the last Chief Product Officer Summit of the year. It is also the month that you can branch out a bit and try something new with the Growth Marketing Summit, Ace! 2021, or SaaStr Annual 2021.

Try and prioritize which events to go to based on the gaps that exist within your product team or on what your product/company needs the most. Regardless, do not feel forced to try and travel and attend; each ticket still gives you access to all the pre-recorded sessions.

Growth Marketing Summit 2021

Growth marketing summit

Source: growthmarketingsummit.com

  • What: This is Europe’s largest conference for digital growth and optimization. The summit is about a data-driven, customer-oriented, and agile approach to scale sustainably. 700+ like-minded optimizers will come together to share their insights on scaling digital growth.
  • Topics: TBA
  • When: September 2, 2021
  • Where: Alte Oper – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Who: Growth experts from Spotify, Blinkist, Shopify, Booking.com, KonversionKraft, and many more!
  • Price: 119 € for students. 799 € for regular admission that includes catering and after-show party. 1.959€ for an exclusive meet and greet with Keynote speak Dan Ariely and access to the conversion seminar and the behavior patterns card set.

Product Management Festival Europe

PMF Europe

Source: productmanagementfestival.com

  • What: This is Europe’s largest conference for product management. The festival brings together over 60 speakers to share their experiences. With 6+ new stages, over 1200 attendees, over 42 countries, and 360 companies in attendance, this is the premier event of the year.
  • Topics: TBA
  • When: September 13-14, 2021
  • Where: ARENA Cinemas Zürich, Kalanderplatz 8, CH-8045 Zurich, Switzerland
  • Who: Product Managing experts from Google, Shopify, Spotify, Credit Suisse, Facebook, and many more!
  • Price: You can get the super early bird ticket right now for CHF 899.00.

Product Marketing/Product-Led Summit/Chief Product Officer Summit Product Conferences

  • When: September 15-16, 2021 (All three)
  • Where: Bespoke San Francisco, USA

ACE! 2021

ACE! Product Conference
  • What: ACE is the largest software development conference in Central Europe. ACE! 2021 combines Agile Software Development and Product Design & Management into one conference. This conference is a truly great place where product managers can work one-on-one with developers and exchange thoughts/best practices.
  • Topics: Tech Jam: 3 extra sessions to catch up on the latest trends. Product Jam: 3 extra sessions for Product, Design & UX professionals. There is also a workshop day so that attendees can apply new skills and experiment with new ideas.
  • When: September 16-18, 2021
  • Where: Multikino, ul. Dobrego Pasterza 128 Kraków, Poland
  • Who: Product Managing professionals, Design experts, and seasoned developers.
  • Price: Tickets still have not gone on sale yet but are priced at 340€.

Product Con

  • When: September 23, 2021
  • Where: Virtual

SaaStr Annual 2021

SaaS product conferences

Source: saastrannual2021.com

  • What: SaaStr has several conferences under its brand, but not one is larger than the SaaStr Annual. This is the mecca for all those that work in SaaS, from executives, founders to VCs, and a perfect place to connect with product professionals across the spectrum. The hybrid event consists of 2 full days with 100+ sessions, 150+ speakers, and 1000+ networking opportunities.
  • Topics: TBA
  • When: September 27-29, 2021
  • Where: San Francisco, Exact locations TBD
  • Who: SaaS executives, founders, and venture capitalists from the world’s leading organizations.
  • Price: TBA

October Product Conferences 🎃

Product Marketing Summit Product Conferences

Mind the Product

  • When: October 18, 2o21
  • Where: Virtual

November Product Conferences 🦃

Product Marketing Summit Product Conferences

  • When: November 17-18, 2021
  • Where: Chicago, USA

Product Con

  • When: November 18th, 2021
  • Where: Virtual

December Product Conferences 🎄

Product Marketing Summit Product Conferences

  • When: December 02
  • Where: MaRs Centre, Toronto, Canada

Wrapping Things Up

2021 is sure to have plenty of surprises in store. We have yet to see if any of these ambitious live conferences see the light of day (considering the pandemic), but the only thing we can do is hope for the best.

It is still a year to continue to develop yourself personally and professionally, so use this list as a guide of what is available in the product management field. The opportunities await!

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