Special Events

Official Interop ITX Party Sponsored by 128 Technology

Wednesday, May 17 | 8:30pm - 10:30pm | Topgolf

After a full day of sessions, take a quick stroll over to Topgolf and join us for our Official Party. Whether you want to perfect your swing or you came for the drinks (no shame), you don't want to miss this party! No golfing experience necessary. Check it out >

Opening Night Block Party

Tuesday, May 16 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Business Hall

Stop by the Business Hall before it officially opens Wednesday morning for your first chance to compare, test, and experience solutions from 100+ vendors. We'll bring the games, drinks, and snacks! Learn More >

ITX #vFit Runs

Tuesday, May 16 & Wednesday, May 17 | 7:00am - 8:00am | MGM Lobby

Pack your running shoes and join fellow attendees for a ~5k run. Get moving and take in the fresh air before a chock-full day of sessions. All levels welcome. Participants who RSVP'd before April 15 will receive a free ITX #vFit t-shirt.

Business Hall Booth Crawl

Wednesday, May 17 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm | Business Hall 

Connect with vendors of all sizes during our first annual Booth Crawl. Drinks are on us! See who you'll meet > 

Welcome Drinks By The Pool

Monday, May 15 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm | MGM Pool  Kick off the week with your fellow Interop ITX attendees with a welcome drink (& bite!) by the pool. Add to your agenda >  


AI Theater & Demo Showcase Sponsored by Samsung

Wednesday, May 17 & Thursday, May 18 | Business Hall 

Join us for an exciting new component of Interop ITX that’s dedicated to the practical applications of AI, deep learning, and machine learning for traditional businesses. The AI Theater will provide case studies by businesses that are already making a successful leap into this exciting new world and will provide concrete suggestions on how you can begin to implement a successful AI strategy at your company. You can also see the technologies for yourself at our accompanying Demo Showcase, a hands-on lab that includes docent-led and self-service demo kiosks showcasing real-world AI technologies. Learn more >

Morning Yoga

Wednesday, May 18 & Thursday, May 19 | 7:00am - 7:50am | Terraza Patio

Start your day with an invigorating yoga practice, led by one of our very own speakers Jennifer Huber. RSVP > 

IDC's Analyst Briefing & Breakfast

Wednesday, May 17 | 7:30am - 8:20am | Room 121

Join IDC experts for a special session on Transforming the Enterprise Network for the Digital Era. Explore how the network can respond to the needs of digital transformation, examining how enterprises can address evolving network challenges, and how providers are delivering new network services to accelerate enterprise pursuit of digital nirvana. RSVP >


Wednesday, May 17 & Thursday, May 18 | Business Hall 

The Interop ITX HQ is where you can come to relax, recharge, and redeem your Interop ITX Passport for a tee-shirt. We will also be giving away swag so be sure to stop by! 

Best of Interop ITX Awards

Thursday, May 18 | 12:45pm - 1:15pm | Business Hall

The Best of Interop ITX Awards recognize exhibitors that have technologically moved the IT industry forward. The 2017 winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday, May 18. See the list of 2016 winners >

Most Social Attendee

Winner to be announced Friday, May 19 via Interop Twitter

Be named our Most Social Attendee! The attendee who posts the most tweets* containing #InteropITX by 1:30pm May 19 will win a $250 Amazon Gift Card. Connect with Interop ITX on social >

InformationWeek News Desk

Wednesday, May 17 & Thursday, May 18 | 11am - 2:00pm | Business Hall

Featuring interviews with speakers and sponsors, reported LIVE from Interop ITX. Watch 2016 News Desk videos >

Complimentary Headshots

Wednesday, May 17 & Thursday, May 18 | Interop ITX HQ

Want to update your headshot? Stop by the HQ for a free photo! We'll have a professional photographer available Wednesday from 3:00pm-5:00pm and Thursday from 10:30am-2:30pm. 

Complimentary Entry @ Hakkasan Nightclub

Thursday, May 18 | Doors open at 10:30pm | Hakkasan Nightclub

Enjoy the evening at the #1 ranked nightclub in the United States, Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand with a performance by World-renowned DJ TIESTO.  Show your Interop ITX Badge at the “INVITED GUESTS” Entry Line for Complimentary Entry before 1 AM. Club will be open to the general public - there will be no drink tickets supplied.