AI, laptops, smartphones and more: the fall 2023 tech event calendar

September and October are some of the most exciting months of the year if you’ve been waiting all year to see the latest and greatest tech, even if that just means meeting the annual new iPhone. Of course, events are also planned for entertainment, cars, and more, and you’ll be able to catch all the latest news on major events and conferences here on The Verge.

The IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin kicked off the slate, leading into the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) that runs through September 17th. The schedule truly picked up with Apple’s iPhone 15 launch event, dubbed “Wonderlust,” which was closely followed by dueling events from Nintendo and Sony PlayStation on September 14th.

Now, Amazon and Microsoft take the stage with competing hardware events in the same week, as well as similar ambitions to expand across both consumer hardware and generative AI tools for both consumers and businesses.

Amazon’s invite-only Devices and Services event is happening first on Wednesday morning, followed by Microsoft on Thursday. To make things even more interesting, on Monday, longtime Surface and Windows chief Panos Panay announced he’s leaving Microsoft, as he’s reportedly moving over to Amazon to replace its outgoing hardware exec, Dave Limp. We expect to hear a bit more about these plans very soon.

September 26th marks Vox Media’s Code event, which includes Verge EIC Nilay Patel co-hosting alongside Platformer founder Casey Newton and CNBC senior media and tech correspondent Julia Boorstin. This year, Code features guests including X / Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino, General Motors chair and CEO Mary Barra, Warner Music Group CEO Robert Kyncl, and more.

Techtober (or is it Techtember?) is here for the fall, and here’s where it all lands. Check out all the events that are yet to come:

When: Wednesday, September 13th through Sunday, September 24th — Add to Google Calendar

Where: Huntington Place Convention Center, Detroit, Michigan

What: The Detroit Auto Show, also known as the North American International Auto Show, gathers automakers and industry buffs around the work to show off and talk about the latest automotive trends and new vehicles. It’s going to be electric.

Amazon Devices and Service Event

When: Wednesday, September 20th at 10AM ET — Add to Google Calendar

Where: Amazon HQ2 Campus, Arlington, Virginia

What: Amazon is holding an invite-only event at its second headquarters in Virginia. Little is known about this event, but around the same time last year, the company revealed the Kindle Scribe and fifth-generation Echo Dot. The leader of the division, Dave Limp, has already announced he’s leaving Amazon soon, and now Microsoft’s Panos Panay is reportedly poised to become his replacement.

When: Thursday, September 21st — Add to Google Calendar

What: Microsoft will be hosting an invite-only “special event” that likely will showcase updated Surface devices and definitely will have a significant focus on AI. The shocking news that Panos Panay is leaving Microsoft (reportedly to join Amazon) has put Yusuf Mehdi in charge of the Windows and Surface push, just days ahead of an important event and amid rumors that Windows 12 will launch next year.

Hosted by Nilay Patel, Casey Newton, and Julia Boorstin

When: Tuesday, September 26th and Wednesday, September 27th — Add to Google Calendar

Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, California

What: Code brings together the most influential voices in tech. This year, it features speakers including X / Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino, Bumble founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd, General Motors chair and CEO Mary Barra, Warner Music Group CEO Robert Kyncl, Code co-founder Kara Swisher, and more.

When: Wednesday, September 27th and Thursday, September 28th — Add to Google Calendar

Where: Meta Headquarters, Menlo Park, California

What: Meta’s Connect event showcases the company’s latest developments in Virtual Reality, and you can expect to learn more about the upcoming Meta Quest 3 VR headset.

When: Wednesday, October 4th — Add to Google Calendar

What: Google will show off its latest Pixel devices at this yearly hardware-reveal event. That includes the Pixel 8 series of phones and the Pixel Watch 2, Google has already confirmed.

Samsung Developer Conference

When: Thursday, October 5th — Add to Google Calendar

Where: Moscone Center, San Francisco, California

What: Samsung is holding its ninth annual Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) in San Francisco, where it’ll showcase new Galaxy ecosystem updates across One UI 6, SmartThings, Bixby, Tizen, and more.

That’s probably not all, folks

As more events get announced, we will keep updating this page with the latest details.

Update September 14th, 9:40AM ET: Added Nintendo Direct and State of Play events.

Update September 18th, 2:10PM ET: Updated listings of events as well as details for Microsoft and Amazon.