Johannes Gehrke, jointly with Remzi Arpazi-Dousseau, was PC Chair of the 2014 ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing held in Seattle, WA, from November 2 to November 5. The ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2014 is the fifth in a new series of symposia that bring together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners interested in cloud computing. SOCC is co-sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Groups on Management of Data (SIGMOD) and on Operating Systems (SIGOPS).

Johannes Gehrke gave a keynote at the 8th Workshop on Large-Scale Distributed Systems (LADIS 2014) held in October 2014, in Cambridge, UK. His keynote was titled "Deferring the Effect of Transactions."