This post is a recap of all interesting conferences I found regarding the WebRTC ecosystem. If you want to see and discuss with WebRTC engineers, this is where you have to go!
The first things to say about WebRTC events is that, there are some, not a lot of but an umbrella of different kinds of events. Some are proposed by the industry (Telco companies, CPaaS companies), some by the institutes (W3c) and some by the companies or individuals who are experts on the subject.
As usual, attending to these events is a powerful manner to understand, learn and progress on WebRTC as well as to meet wonderful people.
Here is my WebRTC-list:
Note: Order don’t matter.
The conferences in that part focus on WebRTC as the central topic: API, implementation, use cases… Attending to these conferences will help you to understand deeper how to implement, scale and test your WebRTC based solution. They are mainly for developers.
Motto: Basically, a bunch of geeks getting together, informally sharing experiences while having a good time.
|Last edition||May, 18th (2021) |
|Format||Several tracks at the same time (tables)|
Everyone can be a speaker (not just the BIG names)
Sessions can be 10-30 minutes long
The format can be anything like a simple group discussion, show & tell, interactive workshop, lighting talk - as experimental as you like!
|Content||A lot of topics around WebRTC (API, Tests, Encryption) |
Motto: Our goal is to bring knowledge of WebRTC and related technologies with the practical expertise to anyone with interest at absolutely no charge to the viewer
|Next edition||Nov, 18 2021 (12th event) |
Talk or demos + interview
20mn per session
Roundtable and 1-1 calls
|Content||WebRTC state of the art|
Cool event on WebRTC by WebRTC experts. For sure the event to follow to have a good overview on the current WebRTC topics. WebRTC roadmap from Google or other browser vendors in bonus.
Motto: A webinar series about the latest use cases and technical updates to this popular coding standard for live video
|WebRTC ventures live||Details|
|Next edition||Next month |
|Format||Each episode is about 20 minutes long and includes a guest interview, making them easily digestible nuggets of WebRTC wisdom|
|Content||Any topics around WebRTC technical or not. One topic per live|
|Episodes||59 at that time of writing |
Even if it is dedicated to one topic only, this is each time a great opportunity to discover something new or to deep dive into a specific WebRTC’s corner.
Motto CommCon Virtual is a conference around Real Time Media - whether that’s transporting media (including the data channel) via WebRTC, creating VoIP calls with SIP or something entirely different. We want to hear the stories behind them all; if you’re transporting real time media from A to B we want to hear about it.
|Last edition||13th - 17th July 2020|
|Format||TAlks and demos|
|Content||Lot of technical stuff around WebRTC: Tests, Telephony integration, Encryption and solutions success|
I didn’t have the opportunity to attend yet.
These conferences take place one time or twice per year. They can be seen as traditional events which can last several days with a lot of attendees, in big conferences center. Sponsors coming from the industry often use these conferences to have booths where they make demos. This is the conference where you can grab a lot of goodies from these exhibitors and to meet in real competitors or other companies in the market :-)
Some of these conferences are technical other not. For developers, it could be the opportunity to see real use cases and how WebRTC can be used in different domains such as healthcare, transportation or education. Conferences given by the industry are more interesting for decision makers and technical sales with the chance to discuss with other actors and to feel the trends.
(RealTime Communications Conference and Expo. IEEE International Conference)
Motto: The IIT RTC Conference and Expo is a globally recognized collaborative event, where industry and academia connect.
|IIT RTC Conference and Expo||Details|
|Last edition||12/14 October 2021|
|Format||Keynotes around 6 tracks: IPTComm, Programmable Real-Time networks, VoiceTech, WebRTC & Real-Time applications, Next Generation Emergency Communications Services and Internet of Things|
|Content||Various domains tackled.|
Mix of presenters coming from the tech industry, universities and institutes…
|Youtube channel||last event videos|
17th annual conference in 2021. WebRTC is in the backdrop of the majority of the presentations It is a great come back to school to learn things
Motto: The first event that gathers Managed Service Providers and System Integrators to present them with news from the market and inform them on the new frontiers of technology.
|Next edition||Jan, 24th (Online event) 2022|
|Audience||Decision makers, Sales|
|Format||Plenary keynotes. Program not yet unveiled for 2022|
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Organized since 2018 Not really for developers but this conference shows how UC solutions move to the cloud for using pure cloud services instead of legacy hardware PBXs thanks to the WebRTC technology.
Motto: The World’s Premiere Event for Real-Time Technologies. The Year-Round Hub for the Global Real-Time Community
|Next edition||December 13-15th 2021|
|Format||Plenary full-hour conference sessions|
|Content||New products and opportunities|
More and more dedicated to Virtual environments and Metaverse Focus on visual aspects as well as real time 3D environments with sponsors like Nvidia, Sony, the Unreal Engine…
Motto: Our community is dedicated to providing an inclusive, enjoyable experience for everyone in the video industry
|Last edition||December 13-15th 2021|
|Format||Talks and demos|
|Content||Everything around video|
Codecs, streaming and real-time video delivery
Motto: TADSummit is the event for programmable communications since 2013
|Next edition||December 7th-8th 2021 (live & pre-recorded sessions)|
|Audience||Developers & Decisions makers|
|Content||Programmable Telecoms & Communications,|
CPaaS, UCaaS, CCaaS,
Telecom APIs, WebRTC,
Moto: W3C’s virtual 2021 TPAC focuses on collaborative meetings that gather the community to create momentum and collective brainstorming.
|Last edition||18/29 october 2021|
|Content||API standardization status and progress|
A great opportunity to discover people who work for the W3C Lot of status done by each Working Group that work on different APIs
These conferences are dedicated to a piece of software and promoted by the people behind.
Motto: Janus, Pizza and Napoli
|First edition||September, 25-27th 2019|
|Format||Talks and demos|
|Content||All things around Janus|
Never attended but should be the event to not missed in case of working on a Janus based solution. Lots of detailed topics on Janus as well as integration with pbx based solution such as FreeSWITCH
Motto: ClueCon is a conference for developers by developers: an annual technology conference held every summer hosted by the team behind the FreeSWITCH open source project
|Last edition||25-28 Oct, 2021|
|Format||Talks and coder games|
|Content||All things around Freeswitch|
Started in 2005 Like for Januscon, this is the event to attend if your solution is based on FreeSWITCH
In that section are the other interesting conferences or talks that are not live.
Motto: Every month we pick a WebRTC topic, develop a short fiddle for it, which shows the technical aspects of the topic and then explain it in a short lesson
|Fiddle of the Month||Details|
|Next edition||Next month|
|Format||Show me the code + interview - 10mn per episode|
|Content||Focus on a specific API or problem using WebRTC|
Very interesting deep dive to the code that often unveils new WebRTC possibilities or help to overcome tricky parts.
|Fiddle of the Month||Details|
|Last edition||22 oct. 2021|
|Format||Talk and demos - up to 25 minutes|
|Content||Short episode dedicated to a WebRTC architecture, use cases and coding tips|
These episodes either explain how to add some features to your application (such as a pre-call tests, the recording, etc…) or explain some WebRTC concepts like Stun/Turn or SFU/MCU, etc…
If you don’t see an event a WebRTC event, don’t hesitate to send me the link in order to complete that panel. Thanks in advance!