Congratulations: You've survived scores of channel partner conferences in 2011. But before you celebrate, it's time to start planning your 2012 calendar. To help you get started here's a look at the Top 100 Channel Partner Conferences for 2011. And here's the twist: The VAR Guy needs your help nailing down the dates and locations for a few of the events, which are designed for VARs, MSPs, IT service providers and cloud services providers.

First, a few caveats:
  • Final List: The VAR Guy will publish a finalized Top 100 Channel Partner Conferences list here in December 2012.
  • Suggestions and Corrections: To submit an event for consideration post a comment below and/or email The VAR Guy's team (joe [at] NineLivesMediaInc [dot] com and Dave [at] NineLivesMediaInc [dot] com).
  • What's Listed... And What Isn't: The VAR Guy only lists channel-centric conferences. No road shows or executive roundtables... unless The VAR Guy is invited and seated promptly for fresh lobster.
Now, the Top 100 Channel Partner Conferences of 2012... a preliminary look at the list...