I do not get a chance to physically attend tech conferences;however there are various tools I use to virtually attend and keep abreast of tech conferences:
- Lanyrd is an app that I use to keep track for upcoming tech conferences. It is free for IOS. It interfaces with slideshare.net so you can view slides of some conferences
- Twitter allows me to follow live tweets of tech conferences.
- I watch the live feed of some of the tech conferences e.g e.g Google I/O and WDC
- Some of the tech conferences provide on demand access to content. For example I am catching up on content from the Software Architect 2013 conference.
I know nothing beats physically attending a tech conference;however with tools like twitter and Lanyrd you have the next best thing.