The VAR Guy, at last, has finalized his list of the Top 100 Channel Partner Conferences of 2012. You can view the list in multiple formats. Check out the in-depth calendar, which lets you sort by month or by extended description. Or check out a simple bullet list, which lets you see all of the Top 100 Channel Partner Conferences of 2012 on a single page. Now, here's a closer look at the Q1 2012 events that demand your attention...

... they include:
  • Jan. 11: Channel Expert Hour webcast, Your First Mobile Device Management Sales Meeting of 2012
  • Jan. 8-9: Storage Visions, Las Vegas — right down the road from CES…
  • Jan 9-13: International CES, Las Vegas — Not exactly channel, but it is the consumerization of IT
  • Jan. 15-19: Lotusphere 2012, Orlando, Fla. — IBM’s backing keeps this on The VAR Guy’s radar.
  • Jan 15-18: National Retail Federation, New York — worth watching for channel partners going vertical.
  • Jan. 15-18: Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inspire Customer Passion, Las Vegas — watch for managed print services updates.
  • Jan 16-18: Juniper Global Partner Conference, Las Vegas — The company’s first global partner conference.
  • Jan. 25: Channel Expert Hour webcast, Help Desk and Remote Monitoring, how to build a powerful combo.
  • Jan 29-31: CA Technologies MSP Forum, Miami, Fla.
  • Feb. 1-3: Digium AsteriskWorld, Miami, Fla — for channel partners focused on open source IP PBX. Part of larger IT Expo event.
  • Feb. 1-3: MSPWorld, Miami, Fla. — part of a bigger IT Expo event.
  • Feb. 13-15: HP Global Partner Conference, Las Vegas
  • Feb. 13-16: VMware Partner Exchange, Las Vegas
  • Feb. 14-16: Parallels Summit, Orlando — always a good source for cloud partner information.
  • Feb. 13-16: Cloud Connect, Santa Clara, Calif.
  • Feb. 21-23: Avnet Technology Solutions Partner Summit with Cisco, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Feb. 20-24: HIMSS, Las Vegas — The place to be for health care service providers
  • Feb. 21-23, Avnet and Cisco Partner Conference, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Feb 27-March 2: RSA Conference, San Francisco — the big IT security blow-out
  • Feb. 28-29: Cisco Partner Velocity, Las Vegas -- always a great event for VARs and MSPs seeking marketing and social media guidance.
  • Feb. 29-March 1, ASCII Success Summit, Orlando, Fla.
  • March 2-3, 2012, MVP Nation 2012, Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, Wash.
  • March 4-7: IBM Pulse 2012, Las Vegas
  • March 6-9: XChange Solution Provider, Los Angeles
  • March 21-22: ASCII Success Summit, Southern Calif.
  • March 26-29: Channel Partners Conference, Las Vegas
That's it for Q1. The VAR Guy will be back on December 28 to share Q2 2012 channel partner conferences that demand your attention.