2021 virtual conferences

The Gartner virtual conference is designed for business and IT executives and decision makers looking to lead their organization through uncertainty, navigate risks and prioritize investments. With Gartner virtual conferences, you can understand emerging trends and accelerate your learning in a flexible way without the need to travel.

At the virtual Gartner Marketing Symposium/Xpo®, you will benefit from unparalleled, unbiased guidance on topics such as how leading brands outperform in uncertain times, social activism, creating a digital-first marketing strategy, customer experience and more. The conference agenda is designed to equip you to identify the optimal strategic direction, answer pivotal questions and guide decisions that need to be made in the next months to drive your organization's future success. 

Take a moment to explore the past virtual Gartner Marketing Symposium/Xpo 2020. 

I find the topics relevant, inspirational and valuable — something I can take back to leadership and effectuate.

Eric Marks

Deputy CIO, National Labor Relations Board

Designed to educate, inspire and engage CMOs and marketing leaders

Live presentations

Get inspired by Gartner experts and visionary leaders while learning about the latest marketing trends, exploring how to instantly apply these marketing analytics, customer experience, leadership and digital marketing insights and gaining unique perspectives.

Interactive sessions

Engage with Gartner marketing experts, vendors and peers in Ask the Expert, clinics and roundtables to discover answers to shared challenges.

Leading solution providers

Hear directly from leading solution providers in the marketing space, explore capabilities with live demos, and get unbiased Gartner insights on the vendor landscape.

On-demand content

Receive on-demand access to session content during and after the conference for 90 days and explore a wide spectrum of relevant topics like reshaping analytics for better decision making, engaging B2B buyers, and improving brand trust in untrusting times at your own pace.

All things virtual. All in one place.

Gartner virtual conferences are delivered within one integrated portal, allowing you to explore every aspect of the conference, plan your personal agenda, engage in the live conference and navigate sessions postconference. 

The Gartner virtual conference portal acts as your home base where you can plan your personal agenda around your requirements.

  • Plan your agenda and schedule sessions.
  • Sign up for interactive clinics and roundtables.
  • Schedule Gartner one-on-one meetings.
  • Explore a variety of special programs by role, industry and more.
  • Apply for exclusive programs with targeted content and sessions designed to facilitate interaction between Gartner experts, solution providers and peers.
  • Identify the right solutions for your needs by exploring our solution provider directory and their product offerings.

Use the portal to manage your conference experience in real time so you can attend scheduled sessions, interact with speakers, vendors and the universe of virtual attendees, and even change course in real time and explore new sessions.

  • Navigate the live virtual conference.
  • Engage in interactive Q&As and chats during sessions with speakers and peers.
  • Interact with Gartner experts in one-on-one meetings.
  • Participate in virtual networking sessions with other attendees.
  • Secure answers to your questions in real time or via demos by leading solution providers.

Postconference, the portal offers access to many recorded virtual conference sessions in the on-demand library, enabling you to take a deep dive into specific topics and experience the full depth of the virtual conference content when you need it.

  • Explore independent Gartner research and advice across tracks and hot topics.
  • Listen to insights and best practices from leading solution providers.
  • Hear how your peers are tackling similar priorities and challenges in case study examples.
  • Get access to presentations and links to research and resources.
  • Develop a shortlist of solution providers to help address your mission-critical priorities.

Get a first-hand look inside the Gartner Virtual Conference Portal

What’s it like to be at a Gartner virtual conference? Watch a virtual tour of the conference attendee portal – built to help you plan your agenda, view sessions, interact with Gartner experts and solution providers, and explore what you missed post-conference. See how the portal uses your attendee profile to suggest sessions, topics, vendors and more that align to you key interest areas!


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