Yes, even in today’s world where we talk about our friends in terms of “real friends”, “Facebook friends,” and “Twitter friends,” it still makes sense to get together face to face, explore new technologies, trends, and learn from some of the best and brightest. In other words, conferences aren’t an anachronism – but very valuable … as a way to recharge our batteries, clear our minds, as needed to make space for the new learning we tend to accumulate at conferences whether we simply attend or are presenting.

Here is a visual guide to the conferences that matter courtesy of Visual.ly, makers of tools to create infographics. Great toolset but be aware that infographics are starting to be released with interactive functionality, something that Visual.ly does not support at this juncture. If you need help creating interactive infographics, do get in touch.