Top QA Events in 2024
The Ultimate Guide by QAwerk
Quarter 1: January, February, March
At the beginning of a new year, people make promises to change their lives for the best — start a new hobby, improve their skills, broaden horizons, study more, and get involved in as many activities as possible. While you’re in high spirits, ready to move mountains, and your motivation is at its peak, consider jumping into one of the upcoming QA events in 2024. Or maybe more than one, right?
QAwerk has prepared a guide on tech events for QA engineers, software testers, security professionals, test automation engineers, and anyone interested in delivering high-quality products. No more talking — let’s dive in!
World Conference on Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking, January 2-3, Singapore, hybrid
The World Conference on Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking addresses warfare, cyber security, and information warfare, providing key insights and advocating proactive measures to counter evolving threats. With a combination of online outreach and global events, the conference is committed to fostering a more secure digital future.
This event is of interest to academics, military professionals, and practitioners worldwide, providing a platform to present research findings through empirical studies, case histories, and other theoretical and practical contributions. Additionally, doctoral candidates find valuable networking opportunities and the chance to present papers and posters.
Over 15 years, the conference has attracted a variety of security and military organizations, including the Cyber Security Policy Research Institute, more than 10 national defense colleges, NATO, SHAPE, etc. The World Conference on Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking empowers attendees to stay ahead of cyber threats.
The venue for the conference is the Village Hotel Changi, located 11 km from Changi Airport.
- From $249, for online attendees
- From $299, for students
NDC Security, January 8-11, Oslo, Norway, offline
NDC Security 2024 is a 4-day event featuring 2 days of in-depth workshops followed by 2 full days of conference sessions.
The conference program covers various crucial topics, such as the future of cookies, ensuring AI implementation security, understanding PAR, deploying and managing security services, tackling “prompt injection” attacks, Azure WAF’s ability to block specific attacks, uncovering vulnerabilities through red teaming in LLMs, and effective strategies to mitigate these risks.
During the event, participants will gain insights into data breaches, understanding the intricate dealings with cybercriminals, as shared by the founder of a data breach notification service. What is more, attendees will learn about modern graph AI techniques such as hypergraphs, UMAP, graph neural networks, GPU ETL, and GPU feature engineering. The conference will delve into how Microsoft Defender 365 and Microsoft Sentinel can aid in detecting malicious exploits.
Workshop sessions will provide practical knowledge on secure methods for connecting native and browser-based applications to back-end systems. Attendees will also gain insights into selecting appropriate controls and focusing their efforts on impactful problem-solving while minimizing unnecessary distractions.
The 60-minute conference talks will be recorded and later published on YouTube. The conference venue is the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, situated in the lively city center of Oslo.
- From 9,490 NOK, 1-day conference pass (around $925)
CNSA, January 20-21, Zurich, Switzerland, hybrid
The 17th International Conference on Network Security & Applications (CNSA 2024) is a gathering of researchers and industry practitioners focusing on the technical and practical aspects of security and its applications in both wired and wireless networks.
The conference will cover a wide range of topics including Machine Learning for Security, Cyber Security, Cloud Security, Cognitive Security, Database and System Security, Designing Security Policies, Email Security, Internet of Things (IoT) Security, Applications Security & Network Management, Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Security threats & Countermeasures (DDoS, MiM, Session Hijacking, Replay attack, Phishing, Scams, etc.), Web 2.0 security, and more. The list is extensive, promising highly informative presentations.
The conference will delve into subjects such as cyberattacks using ChatGPT, advanced drone attack detection using the 5G open RAN platform, and AI-based test automation for intelligent chatbot systems.
While the full conference program and speaker list are yet to be announced, you can stay updated on conference news by checking their website. Registered authors have the option to present their work either online or in person.
- Should be discussed with conference organizers
Tampa Cybersecurity Summit, January 26, Tampa, FL, USA, offline
The Tampa Cybersecurity Summit is an annual gathering aimed at C-suite executives, senior leaders, business figures, and entrepreneurs. This exclusive conference series was established by Bradford Rand in New York City in 2013.
Now in its fifth edition, the conference’s continued success highlights its popularity among security experts and thought leaders. Recognized as one of the “Top 50 Must-Attend Conferences” by DigitalGuardian, the Official Cyber Security Summit consistently draws attention.
The summit features interactive panel discussions and security keynotes led by experts from top government agencies, including the FBI, CISA, U.S. Dept. of Justice, CIA, NSA, The U.S. Secret Service, and more.
Speakers will delve into topics such as Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), providing insights into quantifying cyber risk, developing incident response plans, and creating effective data security policies. They’ll also explore the latest and most dangerous threats to organizations, along with potential solutions like endpoint security, vulnerability management, credential protection, DNS security tools, and encryption.
The event venue is the Hilton Tampa Downtown, conveniently located near downtown Tampa’s dining and shopping areas. The conference fee includes catered breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail reception.
- From $195, for government attendees
- From $250, for standard attendees
IT Security Insights, January 31, Stockholm, Sweden, hybrid
The IT Security Insights Conference is a gathering of key stakeholders in the Swedish cybersecurity landscape. It’s a must-attend for professionals involved in Information Security, Cybersecurity, GRC, Data Protection, AI, ML, Zero Trust, and DevOps.
With over 30 speakers delivering keynotes, practical case studies, and workshops across various stages, the conference promises valuable insights. A major focus of the conference will be on how we harness AI as a defense mechanism in today’s digital world. Speakers will delve into the impact of the ongoing Ukraine-Russian war on businesses in the EU and beyond, considering both security and geopolitical perspectives.
Key questions addressed at the conference include: How can we reduce security risks? In what ways can generative AI defend against evolving cybersecurity threats? What are the most effective security strategies? Is there a shortage of cybersecurity professionals, and if so, why? Why is safeguarding identities so crucial? What challenges arise in implementing privacy-by-design?
The event will adopt a hybrid format, allowing participants to follow the program online or join in person at the designated venue, Hotel Birger Jarl in Stockholm. For online participants, the Agorify App will provide access to the event schedule, the ability to create a personalized agenda, view live presentations, ask questions, connect with fellow online attendees, share contacts, and even schedule meetings on the Agorify event platform.
- From 990 SEK, for online attendees (around $100)
Dallas Cybersecurity Conference, January 31, Dallas, TX, USA, hybrid
The Dallas Cybersecurity Conference brings together a diverse group of professionals, including CTOs, heads of IT security, application and security managers, development managers, data protection managers, applications security analysts, and C-level executives, for a day of knowledge sharing.
This event welcomes C-suite executives and CISOs from various industries such as finance, government, healthcare, IT, retail, commercial, telecoms, and software providers. The main objective is to demonstrate how to build cyber resilient organizations.
The conference features thought-provoking presentations by industry security leaders, esteemed keynote speakers, and a panel session discussion with experienced professionals. The focus is on providing insights into tools and strategies to equip attendees for the current and foreseeable security challenges. Topics include AI, identification and authentication, ransomware, cross-domain security, automating information security processes, data security technologies, cyber risk management, encryption strategies for data-at-rest and data-in-transit, and securing the remote workplace.
Attendees can expect to receive the latest and highest level of training in the security community, with industry experts discussing cutting-edge security approaches for managing risk in the ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity.
- From $100, virtual conference pass
- From $100, in-person conference pass
Spartans Summit, February 6, virtual
The Spartan Summit is a community-driven event organized by LambdaTest ambassadors called Spartans, and it’s open to all. This unique gathering provides a platform for both experienced and entry-level testers, QA engineers, architects, and developers to connect, share knowledge, and participate in discussions about testing and QA practices.
The summit features presentations on the latest AI features that enhance software testers’ productivity, the importance of soft skills in test automation, and the transformative potential of contract testing. Curious about AI’s role in testing? Wondering how testers can benefit from AI or where it might pose challenges? The Spartan Summit has answers to these questions.
During workshops, speakers will explore strategies for identifying performance bottlenecks, adopting efficient testing methodologies, and collaborating effectively with development teams to implement performance improvements. Participants will gain clear takeaways and actionable insights to navigate the world of automation tools and choose the right fit for their project needs.
The Spartan Summit is a virtual event. To join, simply navigate to the website, complete your registration, and a link will be shared via email for you to participate virtually. Attendees also have the chance to win exciting prizes through various competitions and raffles during the event.
FINRA Cybersecurity Conference, February 6, New York City, USA, hybrid
The FINRA Cybersecurity Conference is a one-day event, held both in-person and online, welcoming experts interested in staying updated on current cybersecurity challenges, vulnerabilities, and the latest threats.
Designed for professionals in IT, information security, cybercrime, or compliance, the conference offers insights from industry leaders and engaging sessions to provide valuable information for safeguarding organizations.
Attendees can expect speakers to share insights on the intersection of cybersecurity with emerging technologies like generative AI and the latest trends in cyber-enabled fraud incidents.
Cybersecurity experts will present practical measures to strengthen resilience and protect against cyber threats throughout the lifecycle of developing a cybersecurity program. Here you’ll gain firsthand knowledge of real-life cyber-intrusion events and effective tactics employed to mitigate the impact of attacks.
In-person conference fees cover attendance to all sessions, conference materials, breakfast, lunches, and receptions.
- From $250, virtual conference pass
- From $1175, in-person conference pass
MSP Expo, February 13-15, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, offline
MSP Expo is an integral part of the ITEXPO #TECHSUPERSHOW. It’s a hub for tech buyers, MSPs/resellers, service and solutions providers to come together. This gathering is where crucial technology decisions are made, aiming for improved business outcomes.
Annually, MSP Expo draws in more than 4,500 attendees, including telecom agents, service providers, MSPs, MSSPs, solutions providers, and analysts. The focus revolves around discussions on opportunities, security, and business growth in the tech industry.
The conference program covers a range of topics, including best practices for assessments, policy creation, and other aspects of a comprehensive security program. It also delves into tools and best practices for effective cloud cost management. Informative sessions provide insights into identifying client needs and harnessing the potential of AI to boost business performance and customer satisfaction.
Attendees will leave the event equipped with a modern marketing arsenal essential for success in today’s competitive digital landscape. The program also explores how cloud backup can enhance operational efficiency.
The conference will be hosted at the Broward County Convention Center, a spacious venue suitable for large-scale gatherings.
- From $99, verified MSPs only pass
- From $149, Expo plus pass
Zero Trust World, February 26-28, Orlando, FL, USA, offline
Zero Trust World welcomes cybersecurity professionals, IT operations technicians, leaders, and MSP business owners who are eager to boost their knowledge and skills in cybersecurity. The conference includes practical exercises, live hacking demonstrations, and valuable insights.
For on-site attendees, a diverse range of sessions awaits, covering topics relevant both today and in the future. The cybersecurity sessions are eligible for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.
The daily schedule features mornings on the Mainstage with keynotes and insights from subject matter experts on threats and technology. Afternoons offer concurrent sessions in ballrooms and the Hacking Lab. The conference concludes on Monday and Tuesday with Happy Hour receptions in the Exhibit Hall, and on Wednesday, it wraps up early, giving delegates time to head to the airport or kickstart their weekend.
ThreatLocker will conduct in-person proctored Cyber Hero Certification exams each morning during Zero Trust World. Participants passing the exam at Zero Trust World 2024 will receive a refund of their registration fee.
The venue for Zero Trust World 24 is Caribe Royale Orlando, situated near the magic of Disney Orlando.
Test:fest, March 2, Wrocław, Poland, offline
Test:fest is a free one-day conference organized by a group of enthusiasts and volunteers in Wrocław. The conference serves as a local opportunity to share knowledge and insights.
It’s aimed at those who find software quality important, including not just software quality engineers but all IT professionals and various companies and associations dedicated to quality assurance.
The agenda features talks that cover Quality Coaching and the key concepts of API testing. Participants will learn how to set up Testkube and configure various test types (such as Cypress, Postman, and K6) to establish an efficient quality pipeline.
Scheduled on a Saturday, the event accommodates even the busiest individuals. The conference will be held at the Ibis Styles Wrocław Centrum.
Cloud & Cyber Security Expo, March 6-7, London, UK, offline
The Cloud & Cyber Security Expo, hosted by Tech Show London, brings together leading experts in cyber security and over 14,850 tech enthusiasts for a two-day collaborative event. This expo is a significant gathering for C-Level executives, cyber security professionals, decision-makers, and forward-thinking managers.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet top cyber crime fighters and gain insights on shaping cyber resilient organizations while maintaining customer trust. The program features over 200 hours of tech talks covering topics like Securing the Cloud, People at the Frontline, Conquering the Evolving Threat Landscape, Building a Blueprint for Trust, The Future of Cyber Security, and Fortifying Industry 4.0.
Participants will explore encryption, identity, and access management strategies to safeguard data across various cloud platforms. Additionally, the importance of soft skills in cybersecurity and strategies for fostering a security culture will be discussed. The expo also addresses the potential impacts of emerging technologies such as quantum computing and artificial intelligence on the evolving threat landscape.
Being part of Tech Show London, the Cloud & Cyber Security Expo provides attendees with access to four other co-located events, including Cloud Expo Europe, DevOps Live, Big Data & AI World, and Data Centre World.
Testing Peers Conference, March 14, Nottingham, UK, offline
The Testing Peers Conference is a community-driven, nonprofit event that’s friendly, low-budget, and entirely focused on peers within the testing field. In its inaugural edition, the conference is open to everyone — from those new to testing to individuals in roles such as development, product, delivery, or even CEOs.
It’s set to be a 2-track conference featuring a blend of both new and experienced speakers sharing their knowledge in various engaging formats. The detailed program is yet to be announced — check their website to stay up to date.
An early bird ticket priced at £15 includes food and 8 hours of learning, offering a fantastic opportunity for participants to gain insights, explore fresh ideas, and forge new connections.
The conference venue is the Trent Conference Centre, Unit 1, Easter Park Lenton Lane, conveniently located less than 500m from the nearest tram stop and approximately 7-8 minutes by tram from the city center.
- From £15, early bird ticket (around $20)
Stand With Ukraine
It has been almost two years since the Russian military entered Ukraine, wreaking havoc on all aspects of our life. Russia targeted homes, hospitals, bridges, and schools in an attempt to undermine our nation. However, they underestimated the resilience of Ukrainians in their unwavering fight for freedom.
QAwerk is actively involved in organizing humanitarian aid, fundraising initiatives, and volunteer work to address the challenges brought about by the war. Despite adversaries, QAwerk remains dedicated to delivering outstanding services to customers globally.
If you are seeking ways to support Ukraine, consider hiring tech experts from here. By providing Ukrainian IT specialists with remote job opportunities, you contribute to Ukraine’s economic growth. Stand with Ukraine by working with Ukraine! With the support of international friends, we will get through these difficult times sooner!