ITIL TrainigStarting the day after Valentine’s Day, you can show your love for the IT industry by attending the 2015 International IT Service Management Conference and Exhibition at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Running from February 15 to 18, the conference will feature well over a hundred programs, workshops, and speeches offering advice, insight, and training for ITIL, project management, and much more.

Attendance at the event will set you back more than 2,000 dollars, but for people at the appropriate point in their careers it is sure to be an invaluable investment in networking, IT training, and good old fashioned personal inspiration. It is rated among the best IT industry conferences in the world, so you can be confident that it’s worth the trip, especially if you’re only crossing a single state line from California to Nevada and taking your newfound knowledge back to the bustling IT industry on the West Coast.

Conferences like this one are an extraordinary resource for IT professionals in the middle of their careers, who are on a defined track in IT service management but have a lot of untapped potential for improving service and building a more cohesive and efficient IT department. They’re places to headhunt new personnel and to be headhunted yourself, or to pick up other industry contacts for collaborative projects when your California IT job reaches beyond its current geographic bounds.

Don’t write the IT Service Management Conference and Exhibition off, though, if you’re early in your career or you’re having a hard time finding IT job placements that suit you. Industry contacts are as valuable to you as they are to more advanced IT professionals, if not more so. You may not be as attractive a prospect to them as you will be in future years, but the environment of a conference helps you to gain an understanding of just how you need to improve as you advance toward those years.

If you have an inkling that you’re in for the long haul with IT service management jobs in California or in the USA more generally, then this or another ITSM conference presents the perfect opportunity for you to select the programs that are of most interest to you and go back home with a fairly complete understanding of the types of business and IT training you need to move ahead in that industry as quickly as you can.

From there, it’s a simple matter to look for an online IT training consultancy in California that can help you to take the final steps from knowing what you need to learn to having the desired expertise and finding the California IT placements to match. As they say, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. And an industry conference is one place where your many peers and colleagues can help you to make sure that that first step really counts.