Special Events

Interop ITX is not just about the conference

We have a lineup of fun events for you to relax and connect with fellow attendees, speakers, and exhibitors

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. Enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks. Whether you want to perfect your swing or you came for the food (no shame), you don't want to miss this party! No golfing experience necessary. Check it out >

ITX #vFit Runs

Tuesday, May 16 & Wednesday, May 17 | 7am | 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 and all participants will receive a free ITX #vFit t-shirt! RSVP >

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 >

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 > 

AI Theater & Showcase Demo

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 Showcase Demo, a hands-on lab that includes docent-led and self-service demo kiosks showcasing real-world AI technologies. Learn more >


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. Need an updated headshot? We will have a photographer taking complimentary professional headshots. We will also be giving away Interop ITX swag so be sure to stop by! 

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 >

IDC's Analyst Briefing & Breakfast

Wednesday, May 17 | 7:30am - 8:20am | Location TBD

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 >

Best of Interop ITX Awards

Wednesday, May 17 | Time TBD | 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 Wednesday, May 17. See the list of 2016 winners >

Most Social Attendee

Winner to be announced Thursday, May 18 | Interop ITX HQ

Be named our Most Social Attendee! The attendee who posts the most tweets* containing “#InteropITX" by 2pm May 18 will win a $250 Amazon Gift Card. Connect with Interop ITX on social >

Complimentary Headshots

Wednesday, May 18 & Thursday, May 19 | 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.