“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” – Mary Louise Alcott

Well, that’s me.

Fresh out of college with a degree in journalism. Now a Content Marketer!

I’ve always wanted to write and so the opportunity to write content for a marketing firm appealed to me. Having interned at a digital marketing agency previously helped me gain some industry knowledge. But I’m still learning on the job.  

My day begins with two cups of coffee and a lot of reading – PPC Hero, Hubspot, Copyblogger, Wordstream and 10 other blogs. At times, it’s a massive information overload. And then to manage my work at the same time…pheww..hectic! 

I was desperate to find a personal mentor, someone who’d tell me what’s gold and what’s not. I often fall for link baits. 🙁 That afternoon, I was watching Kevin Spacey’s wonderful keynote address at the Content Marketing World 2014,  while having my lunch. That’s when Sophia walks in…..

 

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Meet Sophia Benson. She is the new VP, Digital Marketing. She seemed really sweet just like her name but the office grapevine suggested otherwise. So I just decided to stay away.

But the more I saw her work, the more my admiration grew. When it came to marketing, she knew everything about everything. Now everybody looks up to her – she has practically become the human Wikipedia around here.

 

Finally, I got the chance to work alongside her earlier this month. I can now safely say that she’s a ‘Real Deal’! She is actually a very nice person, the gossip mongers were so wrong. What’s more is that the woman knows the marketing business inside out. I couldn’t resist but ask:

Me: So what’s your secret Sophia?

Sophia: What secret?

Me: You know, how do you know so much? You always seem to be a step ahead of everyone else? How do you manage to read so much?

Sophia: (laughs) Thank you. I just take a few breaks to keep myself updated.

Me: Huh? Breaks? Sophia for me taking a break would mean going to Vegas!

Sophia: Yeah! I go to Vegas sometimes and keep myself updated.(laughs again)

Me: What, how?

Sophia: I just attend a few conferences silly!

Oh, conferences! You get to travel and learn at the same time, sounds like a dream. I decided to attend one and see for myself. But there’s no dearth of conferences. So how do you decide which one is worth your time and money?

 

 

Find the complete infographic here.

These are some factors that Sophia asked me to consider before zeroing in on a conference:

  • Focus of the Conference Vs My Goals
  • Full Agenda of the Conference
  • Speakers
  • Attendees
  • Location & Venue
  • Budget
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Feedback from the Past Attendees
  • Organizers

After a weekend of research, I found some of the best digital marketing conferences. I hope this list will save you some valuable time. It’s a long post so let me add a quick index:

I. Digital Marketing Conferences on Search

 

 

1. MozCon: September 12-14, 2016 (Seattle, Washington)

 

 

What: MozCon, the much awaited inbound marketing conference which takes the attendees to the next level of digital marketing.

Why: This comprehensive conference will include sessions on SEO, social media, community building, content marketing, brand development, CRO, the mobile landscape, analytics, and more along with many fun activities. Dana DiTomaso, Dr Peter Meyers, Rand Fishkin are among the presenters at this event.

Location: Seattle

Venue: Washington State Convention Center

Cost: $1499 (Discount available for Moz subscribers & group bookings. Attendees can avail hotel & flight discounts too.)

Date: 12-14 September, 2016

Organiser: Moz

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2. HeroConf: April 25-27, 2016 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

 

 

What: The Hero Conf is the world’s largest digital marketing conference to discuss PPC. This event is a platform for innovative ideas, creative discussions and networking.

Why: The event promises insights from brands like bing, google & Adobe, in-depth sessions on PPC, actionable takeaways, high quality networking and fun events. The attendees will learn the tactics, strategies, present and future of pay-per-click advertising from the industry experts.

Location: Philadelphia

Venue: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Cost: $2575 (Includes workshop, Group Discounts Available)

Date: 25-27 April, 2016

Organiser: Hanapin Marketing

 

3. ClickZ Live: April 11-13, 2016 (New York), August 29-31, 2016 (San Francisco, California) & December 6-8, 2016 (Chicago, Illinois)

 

 

What: This is an educational conference which has been inspiring digital marketers and leaders for years. The event takes place at various locations and broadly talks about digital marketing and digital transformation.

Why: The attendees will be equipped with digital strategies to inspire, convert and retain customers. Doug Busk, Leigh Heyman and other experts have been among the speakers at this event.

Location: New York

Venue: New York Marriott Marquis

Cost: $1695

Date: 11-13 April, 2016

 

Location: San Francisco

Venue: Park Central San Francisco

Cost: $1495 (Early Bird Rate, Includes Workshop, One Day Pass also Available)

Date: 29-31 August, 2016

 

Location: Chicago

Venue: TBD

Cost: TBD

Date: 6-8 December, 2016

Organiser: ClickZ Group

 

4. Connect: February 4-5, 2016 (Miami, Florida)

 

 

What: This Annual Event is for SEO specialists, digital marketers, webmasters, developers, business leaders and industry professionals. This conference deals with SEO as well as Paid Search.

Why: Top practitioners and innovators will discuss on the latest technologies and strategies in Paid and Organic search. The discussions will also cover changing role of search in customer acquisition. The list of presenters at this event include Chris Chang, Jonathan Attwood, Alex Cohen, Chris Attewell and others.

Location: Miami

Venue: Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

Cost: $1395 (Group Discounts Available)

Date: 4-5 February, 2016

Organiser: Search Engine Watch

 

5. Search Marketing Expo: June 22-23, 2016 (Seattle, Washington) & September 27-29, 2016 (New York)

 

 

What: Search Marketing Expo is the must-attend search marketing conference and expo which is held at various locations. The aim of this conference is to educate and update people about SEO & SEM.

Why: There will be discussions on complex issues in SEO and SEM. The attendees will learn actionable tactics, tips and techniques to grow business along with networking with the experts in the field. Top most leaders like Lynne Kjolso, Amy Balliett, Steven Guberman, and many others are speakers at the event.

Location: Seattle

Venue: Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Cost: $1895 (Workshop with additional cost)

Date: 22-23 June, 2016

 

Location: New York

Venue: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Cost: $1695 (Early Bird Rate)

Date: 27-29 September, 2016 (Workshops with additional cost)

Organiser: Search Engine Land & Marketing Land

 

6. SEJ Summit: April 13, 2016 (Santa Monica, California), June 23, 2016 (Chicago, Illinois) & November 2, 2016 (New York)

 

 

What: This conference tailored for Search Marketers is a high quality educational event. The keynote style presentations by renowned speakers make the event impactful.

Why: The event brings exceptional opportunities for the attendees to learn and network. This unique conference will be useful for anyone involved in Digital Initiatives. Eminent speakers like Gary Illyes, Erin Everhart, Carolyn Shelby and others will be presenting at the event.

Location: Santa Monica

Venue: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Cost: $395 (Early Bird Rate)

Date: 13th April, 2016

 

Location: Chicago

Venue: Navy Pier

Cost: $395 (Early Bird Rate)

Date: 23rd June, 2016

 

Location: New York

Venue: The Times Center

Cost: $395 (Early Bird Rate)

Date: 2nd November, 2016

Organiser: Search Engine Journal

 

7. Search Fest: March 10, 2016 (Portland, Oregon)

 

 

What: This conference deals with in-depth discussions on SEM and social marketing and aims to teach from the basic to the advanced techniques.

Why: The event presents multiple learning tracks, workshops and panel discussions to provide updated knowledge about strategies and technological advancements in online search marketing and social marketing. The sessions are taken by industry experts like Dr Pete Meyers, Mike Arnesen, Kristy Bolsinger and other eminent speakers. The agenda includes networking and after parties.

Location: Portland

Venue: The Sentinel Hotel

Cost: $525 (Discounts Available for Members)

Date: 10th March, 2016

Organiser: SEMpdx

 

8. SearchLove: May 3-4, 2016 (Boston, Massachusetts) & February 23-24, 2017 (San Diego, California)

 

 

What: SearchLove conference brings together leaders in online marketing to discuss all the crucial topics.

Why: The event will have world’s leading experts to discuss the latest in search, analytics, content creation, optimising your website, paid promotions and more. The agenda also includes networking events and parties. Speakers like Rand Fishkin, Kindra Hall, Larry Kim and others have been in the list of presenters at this event.

Location: Boston

Venue: Joseph B Martin Conference Center (Free shuttle service from select hotels to the venue)

Cost: $1099

Date: 3-4 May, 2016

 

Location: San Diego

Venue: Paradise Point Resort

Cost: TBD

Date: 23-24 February, 2017

Organiser: Distilled

 

9. Search Marketing Summit: May 30 – June 3, 2016 (Sydney, Australia)

 

 

What: Search Marketing Summit is the best place for online marketers to update their skills.

Why: The attendees will get lots of networking opportunities. The list of speakers includes Greg Boser, Motoko Hunt, Larry Kim, Gary Illyes, Dennis Yu and many more.

Location: Sydney

Venue: SMC Conference & Function Centre

Cost: $4875 (Early Bird) (Includes Workshops) (One Day Pass also available)

Date: May 30 – June 3, 2016

Organiser: No Drama Media

 

II. Digital Marketing Conferences on Social Media

 

 

1. Social Media Marketing World: April 17-19, 2016 (San Diego, California)

 

 

What: Social Media Marketing World is an inspirational mega event which equips the participants with actionable social media marketing ideas.

Why: The attendees will discover the best ways to transform their social media marketing techniques. Valuable sessions by social media thought leaders like Gary Vaynerchuk, Mari Smith and others, free workshops and networking parties make this conference a must-go-to event.

Location: San Diego

Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Cost: $1597 in 2017, (Early bird rate: $847 which can also be paid in 2 installments applicable for the first 500 bookings)

Date: 17-19 April, 2016 (22-24 March, 2017)

Organiser: Social Media Examiner

 

2. Social Media Week: February 22-26, 2016 (New York) & June 6-10, 2016 (Los Angeles, California)

 

 

What: Social Media Week is a worldwide event which is conducted for social media marketers every quarter in different cities.

Why: This event witnesses the experts sharing insights, strategies, best practices and emerging trends. The participants will get the opportunity to network with the world leaders who shape the future of social media. Ze Frank, Beth Comstock, Pete Cashmore are among the leaders who take sessions at this event.

Location: New York

Venue: The Times Center and SVA Theater

Cost: $538 (Early Bird Rate, does not include SMW Connect Networking Events) (Group Discounts Available)

Date: 22-26 February, 2016

 

Location: Los Angeles

Venue: The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, Santa Monica (Exclusive hotel rates available for attendees)

Cost: $719 (Early Bird Rate, does not include Lunch and SMW Connect Networking Events)

Date: 6-10 June, 2016

Organiser: Social Media Week

 

3. Social Fresh: August 18-21, 2016 (Orlando, Florida)

 

 

What: Social Fresh is a conference on social media which focuses more on strategy and execution. This is the longest running conference in the social marketing industry.

Why: This social media marketing conference is full of highly actionable presentations, workshops, case studies, networking, and roundtables. Jason Keath, Mitch Joel, Sarah Evans are few among the long list of speakers at this event.

Location: Florida

Venue: Wyndham Grand, Orlando

Cost: $1160 (Early Bird Rate) (Pre-Conference Workshop with additional costs)

Date: 18-21 August, 2016

Organiser: Social Fresh

 

4. Social Pro Conference: June 20-21, 2016 (Seattle, Washington)

 

 

What: Social Pro Conference is designed for the paid social marketers as well as earned/owned social media professionals. The event focuses on the real world challenges faced on a daily basis, e.g. how to drive traffic, increase sales and improve customer satisfaction.

Why: The conference aims to teach paid social tactics, organic best practices and solutions to tough issues like conversion optimization, analytics and attribution. The event has speakers like Dave Roth, Larry Kim, and others who are experts in their specific fields.

Location: Seattle

Venue: Bell Harbor Convention Center

Cost: $1595 (Group Discounts & One Day Pass Available)

Date: 20-21 June, 2016

Organiser: Marketing Land

 

5. Corporate Social Media Summit: June 20-21, 2016 (New York)

 

 

What: This is a brand focused social media conference for senior corporate leaders. The valuable insights help the attendees in better decision making.

Why: The conference analyses social media as a tool to drive business success with the focus on customer relationship management. The attendees learn and network while discussing the strengths of social media. The list of presenters includes Alicia Tillman, Steve Sommers, Amy Wiesenbach along with many others.

Location: New York

Venue: New York Marriott (Discounted room rates available for the attendees)

Cost: $1895 (Early Bird Rate for Economy Pass)

Date: 20-21 June, 2016

Organiser: Incite Group

 

6. Social Media Strategies Summit: February 9-11, 2016 (Las Vegas, Nevada), April 26-27, 2016 (Chicago, Illinois), June 1-3, 2016 (New York), August 17-18, 2016 (Dallas, Texas) & September 27-29, 2016 (San Francisco, California)

 

 

What: The Social Media Strategies Summit is the conference where one can find the latest developments in digital media. This conference is held throughout the year in different cities.

Why: The event will help the attendees to create meaningful brand experiences, optimise social channels, learn about emerging trends and utilising marketing technology to increase ROI. The list of presenters includes Cassandra Clark, Elly Deutch, Neal Schaffer and other experts in the field.

Location: Las Vegas

Venue: Planet Hollywood

Cost: NA

Date: 9-11 February, 2016

 

Location: Chicago

Venue: Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront

Cost: NA

Date: 26-28 April, 2016

 

Location: New York

Venue: Wyndham New Yorker

Cost: $1895 (Early Bird Rate)

Date: 1-3 June, 2016

 

Location: Dallas

Venue: DoubleTree – Market Center (Discounted Room Rates Available for the Attendees)

Cost: $999 (Early Bird Rate)

Date: 17-18 August, 2016

 

Location: San Francisco

Venue: Marine’s Memorial Club & Hotel

Cost: $1399 (Early Bird Rate) (Pre-Summit Workshops with additional cost)

Date: 27-29 September, 2016

Organiser: Global Strategic Management Institute

 

7. Brands-Only Summit: January 25-27, 2016 (Orlando, Florida)

 

 

What: Brands-Only Summit is a special conference of social media leaders at the world’s greatest brands like Symantec, HardRock, Wendy’s, Nintendo, GoDaddy and others. This conference takes place several times a year at different locations.

Why: The participants share best practices, advices and solutions while discussing which vendors to hire, how to create strategies, how to build teams, managing interdepartmental issues, and measuring results.

Location: Orlando

Venue: Disneys Yacht Club Resort

Cost: $1500 (By Invite-Only) (Pre-Conference Workshop with additional cost)

Date: 25-27 January, 2016

Organiser: SocialMedia.Org

 

8. SM Tulsa Social Business Conference: March 31-April 1, 2016 (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

 

 

What: The mission of this conference is to close the social media marketing skills gap in companies. Hence, it is relevant for content creators, small business innovators, mobile, and social media professionals.

Why: The event is very interactive which helps the attendees in networking and gives an overall information about social media as it not only discusses various aspects of social media but also updates them about the latest marketing strategies. Cheryl Lawson, Rob Hatch, Roxanne Roark were among the speakers at the event this year.

Location: Oklahoma

Venue: Civic Center, Tulsa

Cost: $375

Date: 31 March-1 April, 2016

Organiser: Social Media Tulsa

 

9. Big4 Social Media Summit: August 9-10, 2016 (San Francisco, California)

 

 

What: The Big4 conference primarily deals with Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. The experts will share strategies for these with the help of in-depth case studies.

Why: The attendees will learn the tactics for actively engaging audiences and bring uniqueness to their brands on social media. The conference with top most speakers also gives unique networking opportunities to the participants.

Location: San Francisco

Venue: Grand Hyatt

Cost: TBD ($1195 in 2015) (Google Boot Camp with additional cost)

Date: 9-10 August, 2016

Organiser: PR News

 

III. Digital Marketing Conferences on Content Marketing

 

 

1. Content Marketing World Conference & Expo: September 6-9, 2016 (Cleveland, Ohio)

 

 

What: Conference Marketing World brings everything that can help make implementable content marketing plans which will flourish businesses. Definitely, a great event to learn strategies, integrations, measurement, and network with the best in the content marketing industry.

Why: This Conference is all about smart strategies, actionable tactics, eye-opening inspiration, and real connections with the people who are shaping the future of content marketing. The top most from the industry like Lars Silberbauer, Jon von Brachel, are among the speakers in this event.

Location: Cleveland

Venue: Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Cost: $1965 (Early Bird Rate including Workshop)

Date: 6-9 September, 2016

Organiser: Content Marketing Institute

 

2. Content Marketing Conference: May 17-19, 2016 (Las Vegas, Nevada)

 

 

What: The Content Marketing Conference is for all those who wish for comprehensive learning about content marketing.

Why: The conference will give insights on a wide range of topics related to content marketing and future driven strategies. The list of speakers include Hana Abaza, Jessica Ann, Tim Ash, among other notable personalities from the industry. The agenda also includes fun and networking for all the participants.

Location: Las Vegas

Venue: The Rio All-Suite Hotel

Cost: $1647 (All Access Pass, including 2 Workshops)

Date: 17-19 May, 2016

Organiser: Rising Media Ltd & WriterAccess

 

3. B2B Content to Conversion Conference: February 15-17, 2016 (Scottsdale, Arizona)

 

 

What: B2B Content to Conversion Conference is THE conference to attend if you want to optimize your marketing plans. This event which is held in the first quarter every year brings together marketers and leaders in content writing.

Why: The combined agenda of content marketing and demand generation provides real-world case study examples as well as actionable takeaways on how marketers can better target, engage and convert prospects into customers. Therefore, this conference is relevant for not only the content team, but also for marketing and sales teams. Eminent personalities like Christine Elliott, Jeff Reekers, Stepanhie Lee and others are among the speakers for this event.

Location: Arizona

Venue: The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (Group Discounts available on booking the hotel rooms)

Cost: $1295 (Workshop with additional cost)

Date: 15-17 February, 2016

Organiser: Demand Gen Report

 

4. Confab Central:  May 18-20, 2016 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

 

 

What: The Confab Central conference is totally dedicated to content strategy. The sessions will teach how to create, deliver and manage content that is meaningful, adaptive and measurable.

Why: The event promises take aways that are applicable and beneficial for the attendees. The participants will not only excel in the craft of content strategy but also improve their editorial workflow, establish content governance and measure the success of their digital content. Specialists like Kristina Halvorson and Anil dash will kickstart the event which has fun networking events in store for the attendees.

Location: Minneapolis

Venue: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Cost: $1199 (Early Bird Rate) Pre-Conference Workshop with some additional cost

Date: 18-20 May, 2016

Organiser: Brain Traffic

 

5. Intelligent Content Conference: March 7-9, 2016 (Las Vegas, Nevada)

 

 

What: Intelligent Content Conference is an annual Spring event which brings the best learning on content strategy. This conference for marketers is primarily focussed on how to plan, create and deliver contextually relevant content.

Why: The world’s best content experts discuss on a wide range of topics related to content strategy. Case studies, sharing of best practices and lessons learned, hands-on workshops, panel discussions, practical tools, and templates make the experience of this conference enriching for beginners as well as the experienced. The sessions by experts like Andrea Ames, Joe Pulizzi, and others, also prepare to create future-ready content and help the attendees become truly effective at content marketing.

Location: Las Vegas

Venue: The M Spa & Resort

Cost: $1895 (Early Bird Rate including a Workshop)

Date: 7-9 March, 2016

Organiser: Content Marketing Institute

 

6. LavaCon: October 25-28, 2016 (Las Vegas, Nevada)

 

 

What: The mission of LavaCon Conference is to help organizations increase revenue and decrease costs by solving content-related business problems. This year the Conference is at Las Vegas in October for all the content professionals.

Why: This is a unique gathering where content strategists, content engineers, documentation managers and marketers share their best practices as well as the lessons learned. The attendees get valuable insights which help them to solve their content problems. Pre-Conference Workshops and networking luncheons make the event more interesting.

Location: Las Vegas

Venue: Golden Nugget Hotel

Cost: TBD ($2450 in 2015 including Pre-Conference workshops)

Date: 25-28 October, 2016

Organiser: Jack Molisani

 

7Altitude Summit: January 31-Feb 3, 2017 (Palm Springs, California)

 

 

What: The Alt Summit is a business conference for entrepreneurs and content creators. The conference is particularly for those who want to take their blogs to the next level.

Why: Though the participants have lots of fun time and opportunities to network with fellow bloggers, the quality of information shared in the conference is amazing. The event is full of experts in their respective fields like Mariam Naficy, Luvvie Ajayi to name a few.

Location: Palm Springs

Venue: Saguaro Hotel

Cost: $495 (Rate for the Blogger, Influencer, and Micro-Business)

Date: 31 January – 3 Feb, 2017

Organiser: Altitude Design Summit

 

8. BlogHer: August 4-6, 2016 (Los Angeles, California)

 

 

What: BlogHer is an event which celebrates women (and men) who create content online by highlighting their skills and talents. This conference is known for its networking opportunities and after parties.

Why: The sessions are inspiring where experts share their knowledge and experiences. The event is a perfect example of learning with fun where the attendees get new ideas, skills, and connections. This year, Mayim Bialik, Sarah Michelle Gellar will be among the key speakers at the event.

Location: Los Angeles

Venue: JW Marriott LA Live

Cost: $399 (Blogger/ Social Media Influencer Rate), Student Discount is Available

Date: 4-6 August, 2016

Organiser: SheKnows Media

 

9. Gilbane Conference: November 29-30, 2016 (Boston, Massachusetts)

 

 

What: The Gilbane Digital Content Conference is an annual event. This is an educational and networking event that helps organizations in applying content technologies.

Why: The event has a holistic approach as it focuses on content management, content marketing, and digital experience. Hence, it is relevant for anybody involved in strategy, investment, implementation, or management of digital experiences for customers, employees, or partners.

Location: Boston

Venue: Fairmont Copley Plaza

Cost: TBD (In 2015, it was $1595 including workshop as Early Bird Rate)

Date: 29-30 November, 2016 (Post-Conference Workshops on 1st December)

Organiser: Information Today, Inc.

 

IV. Digital Marketing Conferences

 

 

1. Inbound: November 8-11, 2016 (Boston, Massachusetts)

 

 

What: This inspirational event concentrates on the principles and skills of inbound marketing, inbound sales and inbound services. The event sees world’s largest gathering of inbound marketing and sales professionals coming together.

Why: The attendees can learn the latest marketing strategies and tools from top presenters. This year’s list of speakers already includes Alec Baldwin, Kim Scott, and Gary Vaynerchuk. Daily networking events give the attendees ample opportunities to connect with the best of the gathering.

Location: Boston (The organizers have discounted room blocks at a number of hotels in the Boston area. Shuttle service will be provided between select hotels and the venue.)

Venue: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)

Cost: $1199 (Early Bird Rate) Student Discount Available, Special Discount for HubSpot Customers and Partners

Date: 8-11 November, 2016 (Inbound Training Day with additional cost)

Organiser: HubSpot

 

2. PubCon: October 10-13, 2016 (Las Vegas, Nevada)

 

 

What: PubCon is an educational event focused on in-depth discussions about SEO and Social Media. The conference takes place at numerous locations in US and Europe.

Why: This one-day conference brings the best minds of the industry together to help the attendees become expert internet professionals. Speakers as well as attendees have been from Google, Microsoft and the like.The insights and learning from the event is incomparable. The agenda also includes numerous networking events.

Location: Las Vegas

Venue: Las Vegas Convention Center South Halls

Cost: $799 (Early Bird Rate, Lunch Not Included)

Date: 10-13 October, 2016

Organiser: PubCon, Inc.

 

3. Digital Summit Denver: June 15-16, 2016 (Denver, Colorado)

 

 

What: The event aims to educate on top-level trends, cutting-edge technologies, best practices and hands-on techniques in the quickly evolving digital space.

Why: Digital Summit provides real-world, practical solutions happening at the crossroads of marketing, analytics, user experience, and emerging technologies along with lots of networking opportunities. The list of speakers include Gary Vaynerchuk, Ann Handley, Jessica Williams, Austin Knight, Leo Sei and many more.

Location: Denver

Venue: The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Cost: $495 (Early Bird Rate)

Date: 15-16 June, 2016

Organiser: TechMedia

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4. Gartner Digital Marketing Conference: May 17-19, 2016 (San Diego, California)

 

 

What: The event gives actionable insights and key strategies derived from independent and objective research. Hence, at Gartner conference, the attendees gain unbiased, unrivaled perspectives and advice on digital trends

Why: This conference was created for senior executives, as the premier outlet for learning the latest marketing trends. The list of speakers include Julie Hopkins, Jake Sorfman, Jennifer Polk, Bert Jacobs, Mark Bowden and many others.

Location: San Diego

Venue: Manchester Grand Hyatt

Cost: $2850

Date: 17-19 May, 2016

Organiser: Gartner

 

5. Share: October 24-26, 2016 (San Francisco, California)

 

 

What: Share16 is a unique event that brings together the brightest minds to openly discuss the transformation within the world of digital marketing.

Why: The conference gives an opportunity to find answers to the challenges faced and helps in honing personal skills as well as elevate the performance of the marketing organization. The list of speakers includes Maggie Fox, Jim Yu, Erin Everhart, Freddie Blicher and others

Location: San Francisco

Venue: The Westin St. Francis

Cost: $999 (Early Bird Rate)

Date: 24-26 October, 2016

Organiser: Brightedge

 

6. Digital Commerce Summit: October 13-14, 2016 (Denver, Colorado)

 

 

What: Digital Commerce Summit is an educational conference for those who create and sell digital products and services.

Why: This event for digital entrepreneurs promises learning on digital product and service creation, along with the latest cutting edge marketing, sales, and product launch techniques from expert practitioners. The agenda specifically has networking and entertainment. The list of speakers include Rand Fishkin, Jerrod Morris, Tara Gentile and others.

Location: Denver

Venue: Paramount Theatre

Cost: $795 (Early Bird rate)

Date: 13-14 October, 2016

Organiser: Rainmaker Digital

 

7. Marketing United: April 19-21, 2017 (Nashville,Tennessee)

 

 

What: Marketing United brings together some of the world’s top marketers to share their tips, tricks, and stories to inspire the attendees. Each session promises to be informative and exciting.

Why: The sessions are packed with real takeaways that will help the attendees get better at what they do. The list of speakers at the event have been Clint Smith, Kristen Craft, Michael Brenner, Larry Kim, Mike Nelson, Ann Handley and many more.

Location: Nashville

Venue: TBD

Cost: $695 (Early Bird)(Non-profit & Group Discounts Available)

Date: 19-21 April 2017

Organiser: emma

 

8. C2: May 24-26, 2016 (Montreal, Canada)

 

 

What: This three-day event brings together visionaries and forward thinkers from around the world to explore the relationship between commerce and creativity, and its potential to redefine business. The conference provides a perfect collaborative environment to provoke collisions and spark new ideas.

Why: The attendees challenge their biases, shift their perspectives and explore completely new ways of doing business. The event is full of meaningful networking, experimental brainstorming, talks, festivities, the C2 village, art & technology exhibits. Workshops and masterclasses are also available for the participants. This year the conference had world-renowned speakers like Massimo Bottura, Suroosh Alvi, Dr Kate Draling, Tim Brown to name a few.

Location: Montreal

Venue: Arsenal

Cost: $1895 (Early Bird) (Special offers on flights and hotel accommodations for C2 participants)

Date: 24-26 May, 2016

Organiser: C2

 

9. Advocamp: March 7-9, 2016 (San Francisco, California)

 

 

What: Advocamp is a global business gathering focused on how to develop and mobilize advocates by exploring new models of customer engagement.

Why: This conference is not only about customer satisfaction or customer engagement, the focus is on creating a delightful customer experience. The customers will be so satisfied that they willingly promote the brand on the Web and in person. The agenda includes workshops, insightful keynotes, actionable AMP talks, networking campfires and fun parties. The list of speakers include Daniel Pink, Jay Baer, Joseph Jaffe, Kare Anderson, Bo Bandy and many more.

Location: San Francisco

Venue: Hyatt Regency

Cost: $799 (Early Bird)

Date: 7-9 March 2016

Organiser: Infuitive

 

10. &Then: October 16-18, 2016 (Los Angeles, California)

 

 

What: In this conference, the most advanced solution providers in the marketing industry come together to learn, share and co-create the future of the industry. The event promises to give new perspective to the attendees which will lead them to success.

Why: The sessions will deal with actionable tactics, best practices and ways to create demand with the help of case studies. This year, Beth Comstock, Simon Sinek are already on the list along with other eminent speakers.

Location: Los Angeles (Affiliated hotels available for booking at discounted rate)

Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center

Cost: $1595 (Early Bird Pricing) (Special Discount for Members)

Date: 16-18 October, 2016

Organiser: DMA

 

11. WistiaFest: June 5-7, 2016 (Boston, Massachusetts)

 

 

What: WistiaFest delivers you three days of video marketing insights, data, analytics content and more from some of the industry’s top professionals from around the world.

Why: This is an important event for marketers who use video in their marketing efforts and want to see where the future of video lies, and who want to catch up with their peers at one of the best video marketing conferences. The list of speakers include Kindra Hall, Mike King, Dan Riordan, Oli Gardner and many more.

Location: Boston

Venue: Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center

Cost: $750 (Early Bird)

Date: 5-7 June, 2016

Organiser: Wistia

 

12. SXSW Interactive: March 11-16, 2016 (Austin, Texas)

 

 

What: SXSW Interactive focuses on innovation and the changing digital landscapes. Verticals explored at the event range from startups to sports, from branding to bio-tech, from food to fashion, from drones to design thinking, from policy to programming and everything in between.

Why: The event has sessions from some of the world’s most creative thinkers like JJ Abrams & Andrew Jarecki, Dirk Ahlborn, John Andres, Steve Chen and others. There are loads of networking opportunities.

Location: Austin

Venue: Austin Convention Center

Cost: $1025 (Early Bird)

Date: 11-16 March, 2016

Organiser: SXSW

 

V. Digital Marketing Conferences on Analytics

 

 

1. Summit Online: March 19-23, 2017 (Las Vegas, Nevada)

 

 

What: This conference aims to focus on how to know and reach the customers.

Why: Marketing innovators will discuss the latest tools and trends. The list of speakers includes Shananu Narayen, Brad Rencher, Daryl Acumen, Thomas Middleditch and many more.

Location: Las Vegas

Venue: Venetian | Palazzo

Cost: $1495 (Early Bird Rate) (Group Discounts Available)

Date: 19-23 March, 2016

Organiser: Adobe Systems Incorporated

 

2. eMetrics Summit: April 3-6, 2016 (San Francisco, California), June 20-23, 2016 (Chicago, Illinois) & October 23-27, 2016 (New York)

 

 

What: The eMetrics Summit is a comprehensive event on Digital Analytics and Marketing Optimization. This event is held several times in a year at different locations.

Why: The sessions are focused on capturing and applying insights from data. The marketing professionals who attend this event learn the tools, techniques, and innovations which are relevant and valuable for their organizations. Leaders like Jim Sterne, Shiyi Pickrell, Rand FishkinTim wilson were speakers at the event this year.

Location: San Francisco

Venue: San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Cost: $2297 (Early Bird Rate, Includes Workshops)

Date: 3-6 April, 2016

 

Location: Chicago

Venue: Hilton Chicago

Cost: $2297 (Early Bird Rate, Includes Workshops)

Date: 20-23 June, 2016

 

Location: New York

Venue: Jacob Javits Convention Center

Cost: $2297 (Early Bird Rate, Includes Workshops)

Date: 23-27 October

Organiser: Rising Media

 

3. Marketing Analytics Conference: June 23-24, 2016 (Austin, Texas)

 

What: Marketing Analytics Conference is an event where Data Scientists and Senior Marketing Executives will collaborate for shared learning and creative solutions.

Why: Along with expanding their network, the participants will learn the strategies and techniques to grow marketing analytics practice and ROI. Few of the confirmed speakers for this event are Tamar Shapiro, Isaac Bayoh, Rick Davis and Alex Genov.

Location: Texas

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Cost: $1790 (Discounts Available for DMA members)

Date: 23-24 June, 2016

Organiser: Direct Marketing Association

 

4. All Things Data:  June 28-29, 2016 (Tel Aviv, Israel)

 

What: All Things Data conference helps the attendees learn how to make better business decisions with data and analytics.

Why: Professionals from renowned companies will share their knowledge and provide practical information for company’s growth. The event aims at giving actionable information for company’s growth to the participants. The list of speakers include Talia wolf, Jeff Sauer, Liraz Margalit and others.

Location: Tel Aviv

Venue: Smolarz Auditorium

Cost: $580 (Including a Workshop)

Date: 28-29 June, 2016

 

5. Analytics with Purpose Conference: February 7-9, 2016 (Scottsdale, Arizona)

 

 

What: The Analytics with Purpose Conference is totally focused on utilizing data in the best possible way.

Why: The attendees are connected to industry experts to learn new ways of compiling, assessing and acting on data. They will also be updated about the latest tools and techniques for uncovering the type of behavioral insights that lead to real business advantage. The list of speakers include Christian Kugel, Chris Goward, Jim Meier.

Location: Arizona

Venue: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Cost: NA      

Date: 7-9 February, 2016

Organiser: American Marketing Association (AMA)

 

6. Social Media & Web Analytics Innovation Summit: April 27-28, 2016 (San Francisco, California)

 

 

What: In April, San Francisco will host Social Media & web Analytics Innovation Summit for those working in the fields of Digital Analytics, Social Media Analytics, Customer Insight, Web Analytics, Data Science and Consumer Intelligence.

Why: The conference will cover wide range of topics related to measuring, evaluating and predicting the social consumer. The industry experts will throw light on the best practices by sharing their own experiences in implementing web analytics. Interactive panel sessions and in-depth discussions will bring out the solutions and insights for the attendees. Speakers will be from top companies like FedEx, Google, ebay, twitter, to name a few.

Location: San Francisco

Venue: Hotel Kabuki

Cost: $1595 (One Day Pass also Available)

Date: 27-28 April, 2-16

Organiser: Innovation Enterprise Ltd.

 

7. Customer Analytics Innovation Summit: June 16-17, 2016 (Chicago, Illinois)

 

 

What: The Customer Analytics Innovation Summit will witness analytics experts and data scientists come together. This event focuses on how to use data to identify, attract and retain customers.

Why: The sessions by industry experts will deal with real life case studies, exchange of ideas, extensive peer-to-peer networking, sharing best practices and strategies to provide actionable solutions to the challenges faced by the attendees. Speakers for this event will be from HSBC, Microsoft, PayPal, Groupon and the like.

Location: Chicago

Venue: Swissotel Chicago

Cost: $1595 (One Day Pass also Available)

Date: 16-17 June, 2016

Organiser: Innovation Enterprise Ltd.

 

8. Marketing Analysis Innovation Summit: May 19-20, 2016 (Chicago, Illinois)

 

 

What: Marketing Analytics Innovation Summit will help the attendees understand and utilize data-driven marketing strategies.

Why: This conference will have sessions by the pioneers in the field who will share challenges and best practices and teach how to measure, manage and analyse performance to maximize ROI. Confirmed speakers for this event are from Google, Facebook, American Express, Twitter and other top companies.

Location: Chicago

Venue: InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

Cost: $1395 (One Day Pass also Available)

Date: 19-20 May, 2016

Organiser: Innovation Enterprise Ltd.

 

9. Digital Analytics Hub: September 25-27, 2016 (Monterey, California)

 

 

What: The Digital Analytics Hub is a purely discussion based conference led by top digital analysts.

Why: This event gives a unique opportunity to the digital analysts to have in-depth conversation, meaningful connections, exchange knowledge in the right environment. The list of speakers this year include Gary Angel, Carrie Bolton, Dylan Lewis, Amy Sample along with others.

Location: California

Venue: Monterey Plaza Hotel

Cost: $1757 (Early Bird Rate) (Workshop with additional cost)

Date: 25-27 September, 2016

Organiser: AEP Convert

 

VI. Digital Marketing Conferences on Conversion

 

 

1. Call To Action: June 19-21, 2016 (Vancouver, Canada)

 

 

What: This Conference is all about next level of actionable marketing insights and tactics to improve online marketing.

Why: The sessions are taken by experts who have developed and mastered the strategies. The topics covered include conversion rate optimization, email marketing, growth hacking, PPC, analytics, copy writing, landing page optimization, marketing automation, content marketing and many more. Some of the already announced speakers are Oli Gardner, Rand Fishkin, Amy Harrison, Morgan Brown. Lots of networking opportunities will be available at the event.

Location: Vancouver

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Discounts available for the attendees on room rates at Delta Vancouver Suites)

Cost: $999 (Canadian Dollars) (Includes Workshop, Discounts Available for Customers and Group Booking)

Date: 19-21 June, 2016

Organiser: Unbounce

 

2. Converted: October 18-19, 2016 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

 

 

What: Converted is an event which shares data-driven, practical tactics that will make a difference in the way of growing business.

Why: The sessions will be taken by leaders in conversion and digital marketing. The attendees will learn about each conversion point in marketing. This year the list of speakers already includes Pat Flynn, Ryan Deiss, Andrew Warner and Clay Collins.

Location: Minneapolis

Venue: The Depot Renaissance Hotel (Discounted room rates for the attendees)

Cost: $900 (Early Bird Rate, includes Workshop and Private Networking Session)

Date: 18-19 October, 2016

Organiser: Leadpages

 

3. Conversion Conference: May 18-19, 2016 (Las Vegas, Nevada)

 

 

What: Conversion Conference is focused specifically on educating the participants about conversion rate optimization. This event for digital marketers and analysts is conducted at various locations.

Why: The attendees will get valuable insights and learn the skills to get the most out of their online campaigns from the world’s leading authorities. The sessions will also update on the latest techniques and strategies. The event promises high quality networking.

Location: Las Vegas

Venue: Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino

Cost: $1197 (Early Bird Rate, One Day Conference Pass also Available) (Workshop with additional cost)

Date: 18-19 May, 2016

Organiser: Rising Media & SiteTuners

 

4. Traffic & Conversion Summit: February 9-11, 2016 (San Diego, California)

 

 

What: Traffic & Conversion Summit focuses on how to create massive web traffic and convert that traffic into sales.

Why: The attendees will also know about the latest trends and changes in traffic channels along with strategy of marketing and business growth. The list of speakers include Ryan Deiss, Perry Belcher, Roland Frasier and many others.

Location: San Diego

Venue: Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel

Cost: $697 (Early Bird Rate)

Date: 9-11 February, 2016

Organiser: Digital Marketer

 

5. Conversion XL: March 30-April 1, 2016 (Austin, Texas)

 

 

What: This conference deals with the highest quality growth and optimization topics and aims to provide actionable conversion rate optimization advice based on scientific research and in-depth industry knowledge.

Why: The attendees will learn step-by-step optimization process that the pros use. The event is known for its high-quality networking, discussions, learning and great parties. Speakers at this event were Peep Laja, Nir Eyal, Rand Fishin, Brian Cugelman and many others.

Location: Austin

Venue: Horseshoe Bay Resort

Cost: $1149 (Group Discounts Available) (Workshops with additional cost)

Date: March 30th-April 1st, 2016

Organiser: ConversionXL

 

VII. Digital Marketing Conferences on Growth

 

 

1. Growth Hackers Conference: February 18, 2016 (San Francisco, California)

 

 

What: The Growth Hackers Conference is a premier growth event which brings together all the growth leaders.

Why: The attendees will learn how to develop a high-performance growth team and program across the disciplines of product, design and marketing. The participants collaborate and get inspired to build effective growth marketing programs. The speakers at the event this year were Gagan Biyani, James Currier, Sean Ellis, Erin Turner and many more.

Location: San Francisco

Venue: Redwood City Fox Theatre

Cost: $950 (Group Discounts Available)

Date: 18th February, 2016

Organiser: GrowthHackers.com

 

2. Traction: June 22-23, 2016 (Vancouver, Canada)

 

 

What: Traction Conf brings founders and growth experts from some of the fastest growing tech companies to share insights on optimizing your product to drive growth and revenue.

Why: The sessions will help the attendees accelerate their business growth. The list of speakers include Heather Zynczak, Justin Kan, Meagen Eisenberg, Daniel Saks, Mark Roberge and many others.

Location: Vancouver

Venue: Sheraton Wall Center

Cost: $599 (Includes Workshop)

Date: 22-23 June, 2016

Organiser: Launch Academy & Boast Capital

 

3. CollisionConf: April 25-28, 2016 (New Orleans, Louisiana)

 

 

What: This is one of the fastest growing tech conferences which is a unique combination of fun and educational experience.

Why: The conference has long list of speakers like Carl Henderson, Chris Sacca, Miguel McKelvey, Linda Boff, Alex Chung, Julia Hartz and many other industry leaders.

Location: New Orleans

Venue: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Cost: $2400

Date: 25-28 April, 2016

Organiser: Web Summit

 

4. Web Summit: November 7-10, 2016 (Lisbon, Portugal)

 

 

What: Web Summit is a technology conference where the tech world meets and learns from the people who are constantly transforming the world with technology.

Why: The attendees list already includes Steve Anderson, Scott Sandell, Linda Boff, John Chambers and many other eminent leaders from the industry.

Location: Lisbon

Venue: FIL – Feira Internacional de Lisboa

Cost: €450 (Early Bird Rate)

Date: 7-10 November, 2016

Organiser: Web Summit

 

5. GrowCo Conference: May 17-19, 2016 (Las Vegas, Nevada)

 

 

What: This conference is all about learning strategies to grow the business to the next level. Hence, the event provides education, resources, and connections required to boost business growth.

Why: The attendees will gain valuable insights on how to develop a vision, manage a team, create a brand, connect with customers, close deals, find capital and much more. The list of speakers include Blake Mycoskie, Tony Hsieh, Chris Sacca and many others. There will be countless opportunities to network with the best in the industry.

Location: Las Vegas

Venue: Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa (Discounted room rates available for the attendees)

Cost: $895 (Discounts Available for Startups, Non-profits and Students)

Date: 17-19 May, 2016

Organiser: Inc.

 

6. Growth Marketing Conference: May 5-6, 2016 (San Francisco, California)

 

 

What: One of the largest growth marketing conference which gives great opportunities to learn and network.

Why: The event promises interactive sessions, exclusive networking opportunities, advanced growth marketing workshops, marketing and growth hacking tools showcase. The list of speakers include leaders like Neil Patel, Sara Bright, Andrew Chen, and many others.Date: 

Location: San Francisco

Venue: Hotel Kabuki

Cost: $1499 (Workshop with additional cost)

Date: 5-6 May, 2016

Organiser: Socials LLC

 

7. Digital Growth Summit: May 6, 2016 (Los Angeles, California)

 

 

What: This is an educational conference on how to use digital tools for more effective results.

Why: Few names from the long list of panelists are David Knight, Marc Kravitz, Jacquelle Amankonah, Jay Symonds, and Dr. Alex Liu.

Location: Los Angeles

Venue: Microsoft Los Angeles Headquarters

Cost: $199

Date: 6th May, 2016

Organiser: Media Leaders

 

VIII. Digital Marketing Conferences on Affiliate Marketing

 

 

1. Affiliate Summit: January 10-12, 2016 (Las Vegas, Nevada) & July 31- August 2, 2016 (New York)

 

 

What: Affiliate Summit, the premier affiliate marketing conference takes place twice a year. Affiliate Summit West in January at Las Vegas and Affiliate Summit East in July at New York.

Why: The conference offers trade shows and relevant educational sessions by industry experts on a variety of topics like affiliate program management, attribution, chargebacks, Facebook, FTC, Google, landing page optimization, list building, podcasting, SEO, social media, WordPress, and much more. The event has numerous networking events and also provides online tools to connect the attendees with each other before, during and after the event. The list of speakers include Adam Riemer, Amanda Blain, Ariel Rosentein and many others.

Location: Las Vegas

Venue: Paris Las Vegas

Cost: $579 (Early Bird Rate)

Date: 10-12 January, 2016

 

Location: New York

Venue: New York Marriott Marquis

Cost: $579 (Early Bird Rate)

Date: July 31st-August 2nd, 2016

Organiser: Affiliate Summit Corporation

 

2. Affiliate Management Days: April 3-6, 2016 (San Francisco, California)

 

 

What: Affiliate Management Days is a MUST attend conference for a beginner or a pro as it covers all that is related to Affiliate Marketing.

Why: The event is a unique blend of case studies, insights and the latest tools and techniques which help the participants in successfully managing their affiliate marketing strategies. USPs of the conference include practical information/solutions, high value experience and outstanding networking. Half day Workshop on “Advertiser’s Crash Course in Affiliate Marketing” is one of the major highlights of the conference. Sessions will be taken by Nick Andrews, Tim Ash, Rand Fishkin, Sarah Bundy and many others.

Location: San Francisco

Venue: San Francisco Marriott Marquis (Discount available on the hotel room rates)

Cost: $2095 (Including Workshop)

Date: 3-6 April, 2016

Organiser: Rising Media, Inc.

 

3. CJU: September 13-15, 2016 (Santa Barbara, California)

 

 

What: CJU is a by-invitation event, and exclusively for active partners of CJ Affiliate being held at Santa Barbara in September. The conference is well known for its affiliate networking and education experience.

Why: Apart from having a wide variety of networking events and activities, the attendees also learn about CJ Affiliate’s latest innovations and get access for their hands-on support.

Location: Santa Barbara

Venue: Fess Parker Resort

Cost: $1095 (Group Discounts available) (By-Invitation Event)

Date: 13-15 September, 2016

Organiser: CJ University

 

4. Symposium New York: June 22-23, 2016 (New York)

 

 

What: This is an educational event about business planning and most importantly networking.

Why: This is a networking event for Advertisers and Publishers in the Rakuten Marketing Network where meetings take place related to driving sales for Advertisers and driving commissions for Publishers.

Location: New York

Venue: New York Marriott

Cost: $575 (Early Bird Rate, Agency Discounts Available) (Additional cost to attend After Party)

Date: 22-23 June, 2016

Organiser: Rakuten Marketing

 

5. ShareASale ThinkTank: May 15-17, 2016 (Chicago,  Illinois)

 

 

What: This conference aims to bring together bloggers, affiliates and merchants for workshops, sessions, keynotes, 1-on-1 private meetings and numerous networking events. The event takes place in different cities.

Why: This conference particularly focuses on interactions, effective business development, and fun. The attendees can network with industry experts while discovering new marketing opportunities and learning about advanced strategies.

Location: Chicago

Venue: The Inter-Continental Hotel

Cost: NA

Date: 15-17 May, 2016

Organiser: ShareASale

 

IX. Digital Marketing Conferences on Marketing Technology

 

 

1. The Marketing Nation Summit: May 9-12, 2016 (Las Vegas, Nevada)

 

 

What: This conference brings together top most marketers from around the world to discuss latest trends, technologies, and methodologies.

Why: This conference gives unique opportunities to network and learn how the industry leaders are dealing with challenges. The list of speakers include Phil Fernandez, Will Smith, Gary Briggs and others.

Location: Las Vegas

Venue: MGM Grand

Cost: $995 (Early Bird Rate)

Date: 9-12 May, 2016

Organiser: Marketo

 

2. MarTech: May 10-11, 2016 (San Francisco, California)

 

What: This conference focuses on marketing technologies and how they can be successfully integrated with marketing strategies and operations. MarTech is for senior marketing, IT, and digital executives who are both marketing-savvy and tech-savvy.

Why: At this informative event, the speakers will share case studies, best practices, latest tools, and techniques. The attendees will get insights on how to use marketing technologies which will help create exceptional customer experience.

Location: San Francisco

Venue: Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Cost: $1895 (On-Site Registration) (Early Bird & Group Discounts Available)

Date: 10-11 May, 2017

Organiser: Third Door Media Inc.

 

3. ad:tech: November 2-3, 2016 (New York)

 

 

What: This is an interactive advertising and technology conference conducted at various locations. The event aims to provide strategies, tools, and techniques to the marketing, technology and media communities.

Why: The sessions are taken by the top solution providers in the industry who focus on current challenges and opportunities in the industry. The attendees get ample opportunities to network.

Location: New York

Venue: The Javits Center

Cost: $1095

Date: 2-3 November, 2016

 

Location: Los Angeles

Venue: TBD

Cost: TBD

Date: 2017

Organiser: ad-tech

 

4. Marketing & Tech Innovation Summit: March 9-10, 2016 (New York)

 

 

What: This conference focuses on bringing innovation to marketing. The unique collaboration of marketers and technologists promises to find out ways in which marketing technologies can be used to improve business performance.

Why: The agenda includes keynote speeches, expert panel discussions, interactive round tables, and in-depth marketing workshops along with the networking events. The attendees will learn how technology can help to create more relevant and real-time customer experiences across channels. The list of speakers include Shannon Chenoweth, John Dokes, Michelle Gudema among many others.

Location: New York

Venue: Convene

Cost: $429 (Includes Workshop)

Date: 9-10 March, 2016

Organiser: Direct Marketing News

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5. Marketing & Operations Technology Summit: October 18-21, 2016 (New Orleans, Louisiana)

 

 

What: This conference on marketing operations educates the attendees how effective marketing organizations function. The focus is on actionable takeaways to increase performance, optimize resources and generate measurable results.

Why: The sessions will cover best practices, marketing analytics, actionable dashboards, and many more topics. Jared Aho, Nicole Diltz, Thomas Gunter and many others have come together at this event as presenters.

Location: New Orleans

Venue: The Hyatt

Cost: $1195 in 2015

Date: 18-21 October, 2015

Organiser: Rising Media

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X. Digital Marketing Conferences on B2B Marketing

 

 

1. B2B Forum: October 18-21, 2016 (Boston, Massachusetts)

 

 

What: This conference aims to update the attendees’ with the latest in B2B marketing.

Why: The sessions will share best practices as well as ways to tackle the biggest challenges faced by marketers. There will be creative networking activities. The list of speakers include Andrew Davis, Ann Handley, John Maeda, Michael Wesch and many others.

Location: Boston

Venue: The Westin Boston Waterfront

Cost: $1395 (Super Early Bird Rate, Group Discounts Available) (Workshop with additional cost)

Date: 18-21 October, 2016

Organiser: Marketing Profs

 

2. B2B Marketing Summit: June 22, 2016 (London)

 

 

What: The conference aims to provide actionable takeaways to the B2B marketing professionals by sharing insightful case studies and best practices.

Why: The event is divided into 6 streams, each dealing with different crucial issues, the attendees can choose the session which is most relevant and valuable to them. The agenda also has networking activities. The list of speakers include Joe Pullizzi, Carlos Hidalgo, Rebeca halls, Richard Robinson, and many others.

Location: London

Venue: The Business Design Centre

Cost: £499 (Group Discount Available, Discounts for Members)

Date: 22nd June, 2016

Organiser: B2B Marketing

 

3. B3: February 29, 2016 (Ontario, Canada)

 

 

What: Better B2B Marketing conference is a one-day marketing conference which gives actionable takeaways to build businesses through panel discussions and case studies.

Why: The event will educate and update the attendees about tools to build engagement, expand experience, develop measurability, etc. This year the event had world class speakers like Ally Motz, Ann Handley, Scott Brinker and others.

Location: Ontario, Canada

Venue: The International Centre

Cost: $299 (Early Bird Rate, Group Discounts Available)

Date: 29th February, 2016

Organiser: Better B2B Marketing

 

4. LeadsCon: August 22-24, 2016 (New York) & March 20-22, 2017 (Las Vegas, Nevada)

 

What: This event exclusively concerns with B2B lead generation with the focus on acquiring, nurturing and converting customers.

Why: The experts share the latest tactics of various aspects of B2B marketing like B2B Customer Acquisition, Converting on Social, Website Optimization for Lead Generation, etc. The event has networking opportunities along with special events. The list of speakers for this year include Michael Brenner, Jessica Catalona, John Fernandez and many others.

Location: New York

Venue: The New York Hilton

Cost: $795 (Early Bird Rate) (Pre-Conference event with additional cost)

Date: 22-24 August, 2016

 

Location: Las Vegas

Venue: The Paris

Cost: Registrations not yet open (Pre-Conference event with additional cost)

Date: 20-22 March, 2017

Organiser: Access Intelligence

 

5. CEB Sales & Marketing Summit: October 18-20, 2016 (Las Vegas, Nevada)

 

 

What: This conference will give an edge to the attendees in understanding the ever evolving customers. The event is relevant for senior sales and marketing executives from large companies.

Why: The attendees will get the latest insights about the industry and will learn to adapt to the critical changes. Networking opportunities are plenty. This year’s list of speakers include Nick Toman, Jessica Cash, Brent Adamson and others.

Location: Las Vegas

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Cost: $1595 (Early Bird Rate, Group Discounts Available)

Date: 18-20 October, 2016

Organiser: CEB

 

6. ITSMA: May 24-25, 2016 (Napa, California)

 

 

What: ITSMA provides senior technology, professional services, and other B2B marketing leaders with a rare opportunity to explore their core strategic challenges with a select, invitation-only group of peers.

Why: The event is designed to optimize open dialogue and networking while ensuring a fully interactive and collaborative experience. The list of speakers include Bev Burgess, Mona Charif, Wayne Cerullo, John Hall along with others.

Location: Napa

Venue: The Westin Verasa

Cost: $1995 (Early Bird Rate) (Discounts for Members)

Date:25-25 May, 2016

Organiser: ITSMA

 

Woah…now that’s some list!! I so feel like attending all of them…but few have passed which means I can attend them only next year and some are yet to announce their details. But there are many which are scheduled in near future and for which  registrations are open. I will pick from those.

The good news is that most companies encourage and allow employees to attend relevant conferences. Also, the conference organizers assist the interested candidates in getting permits and visas. Hope my company grants me leaves to attend my favourite conferences.

I believe Sophia can/will help me in this. 🙂

Fingers crossed!

 

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