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Award-Winning CompTIA ChannelCon Online Returns in 2016

Jul 13, 2016

Agenda highlighted by Track4Techs for IT professionals plus premier vendor-neutral training and education for solution providers, MSPs and channel executives

Downers Grove, Ill. The award-winning ChannelCon Online, the virtual companion to CompTIA ChannelCon, the premier training and partnering event for the IT channel, is back for a return engagement in 2016.

Registration for ChannelCon Online is now open, CompTIA announced today. The virtual conference will provide participants with access to many of the keynote speeches and training sessions taking place at the live conference Aug. 1-3 at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Fla.

“As attendance at our live conference continues to trend upward, so does participation in ChannelCon Online,” said Kelly Ricker, senior vice president, events and education, CompTIA.

“Last year more than 2,000 people were part of ChannelCon Online, more than double the number from 2014, the first year online sessions were offered,” Ricker continued. “The virtual conference has proven to be an attractive option for industry executives and IT professionals unable to attend ChannelCon in person.”

The 2015 edition of ChannelCon Online was honored earlier this year with a Sonic Foundry Enterprise Video Award in the High-Profile Event category.

ChannelCon Online 2016 kicks off at 8:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 2 with a welcome segment followed by state of the industry remarks by Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO, CompTIA, and the conference’s opening keynote speech.

Track4Techs, the ChannelCon-exclusive educational programming developed specifically for the IT pro community, begins on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 10:45 a.m. EDT.

In seven sessions over two days Track4Techs will explore how cloud, mobility, big data and the Internet of Things are transforming enterprise technology, and what this transformation means for IT professionals.

All Track4Techs sessions qualify for continuing education unit (CEU) credit toward the renewal of CompTIA certifications, including CompTIA A+, Security+, Network+, Mobility+, Cloud+ and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner.

Registration for ChannelCon Online is available at

To attend ChannelCon 2016 in person, visit to register or for more information.

All conference attendees can access MyChannelCon to network with other attendees whether they’re on site in Florida or attending the virtual conference.

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners, 80,000 registered users and more than two million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. To learn more, visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Steven Ostrowski