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Best of Interop Awards

The Best of Interop Awards recognize exhibitors that have technologically moved the IT industry forward. The 2016 winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 4.


Itching for more from your favorite speaker? Find signed copies of their books in the new Interop Bookstore. The Bookstore will be located in the main lobby leading up to the exhibit hall. View the schedule here

Interop’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Before heading home from Interop, join us for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. We’ll have plenty of tequila, salt, and lime — it's been declared Interop margarita time! The celbration will take place on the Exhibit Floor on Thursday, May 5 from 4-5pm. 

Happy Hour

May the 4th Be With You! Help us celebrate with a drink or a snack on the exhibit floor from 4:30 – 6:00 PM on Wednesday, May 4. 

InformationWeek News Desk

Featuring interviews with Interop speakers and sponsors, reported LIVE at the InformationWeek News Desk. 

InteropNet Demo Lab

Touch and feel applications built on top of the InteropNet, an industry-leading example of a heterogeneous, temporary, volunteer-run network. The InteropNet Demo Lab is located in Booth 819.

Interop HQ

The Interop HQ is where you can come to relax, redeem your Interop Passport for a tee-shirt, charge your mobile devices, and buy Interop-branded gifts to take back home. The Interop HQ is located in Booth 150.

IT Trailblazers Under 30 Panel & Luncheon

Hear from some of the brightest IT stars under the age of 30 talk about innovation, entrepreneurship, and making a reputation in the competitive tech landscape. They'll share their experiences, challenges, successes, and hopes for the future.


Most Social Attendee Contest

Be named our Most Social Attendee! The attendee who posts the most tweets* containing “@interop" by 12pm May 5, 2016 will win a $500 Amazon Gift Card. *Must have sent a minimum of 10 tweets/posts. Winner to be named at Interop HQ on May 5. 

Startup City

Meet 16 innovative companies in the technology space. Interop is a level playing field, where both new and established vendors can experience the limelight. In 2016 we will feature startup companies in our new Startup City on the exhibit floor.


Interop's exhibitors will walk you through the most cutting-edge technology and systems in the Interop Theater. This content is free to all attendees. The Theater is located in Booth 1405.

Vendor Tech Sessions

Sessions taught by exhibitors and free to all attendees. Conveniently located next to the exhibit hall.

10,000 Step Challenge

Walk to Win! Show us at the Interop HQ that you’ve walked 10,000 steps and recieve a prize. 

Women in IT Luncheon: The XX Factor

How do you personally take advantage of the changing tide? What opportunities are available for women and what is still holding them back? During this session, we'll have a panel of female executives who will offer their advice, their stories and their support. 

Fun Runs

Kick off each day with your peers, colleagues, Interop speakers, exhibitors and staff for a daily 5k run/walk. Each day will offer a new view of the Las Vegas area including the historic Las Vegas Sign, the Strip and more; while getting the chance to network with other like-minded IT professionals. Each run will meet in the Mandalay Bay Lobby/Main Entrance.