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Marketing Conferences You Must Attend

Marketing Conferences You Must Attend

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Okay, so we are on the cusp of 2019 and with that brings the exciting prospect of new and improved industry opportunities to help you step your game up when it comes to digital marketing in any form.

Whether you’re a business owner, professional marketing executive, or a freelance individual looking to help build your brand, network, gain inspiration and motivation and better your online strategy, you can benefit immensely by investing in one of these programs.

As a result, we’ve scoured the internet to find some of the best, most prestigious marketing events being held in 2019 – just for you. Enjoy.


Affiliate Summit West | Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Dates: January 6, 2019 – January 8, 2019
Cost: TBA (free affiliate pass applications available on website)

Affiliate Summit West was established back in 2003 and is a huge must-attend performance marketing/affiliate held annually in the US. So, whether you’re a media company, publisher, advertiser, firm, global brand or blogger, these informative seminars and exhibitions are going to help you network and succeed in 2019.
SMX West | San Jose, California, USA
Dates: January 30, 2019 – January 31, 2019
Cost: $549 to $2,795
SMX West, sponsored by Search Engine Land is meant to unite the “brightest minds in SEO and SEM”. It’s structured as a fast-paced, informative, Q&A packed event (according to the Huffington Post) and includes awesome classes such as an advanced SEO bootcamp and AdWords training.  


Converge 2019 | Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Dates: February 19, 2019 – February 22, 2019
Cost: $500 to $985

Converge 2019 is brought to you by Converge Consulting and is a 3-day, intensive digital conference meant for marketers in higher education. The conference focuses on “deep-dive workshops, keynotes and breakout sessions focused on education and digital marketing.”

Traffic & Conversion Summit| San Diego, California, USA
Dates: February 25, 2019 – February 27, 2019
Cost: $1095 to $1995 and up

The Traffic & Conversion Summit is promoted as the “largest marketing event in North America” and is attended by thousands of digital marketers every year interested in “strictly actionable strategies and content”. Past speakers have included Dr. Robert Cialdini, our beloved Gary Vaynerchuk, William Shatner and Ryan Deiss.

B2B Marketing Exchange |Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Dates: February 25, 2019 – February 27, 2019
Cost: $895 to $1995

The B2B Marketing Exchange offers an awesome lineup of workshops and case studies and features over 100 speakers an 70 sessions over the course of just a few days. This year’s lineup includes speakers from Google, Oracle, 3M, DemandGen and Siemens. So, if you’re a B2B marketer, strategist or freelancer, this event is guaranteed to help you in 2019.


Brand Marketers Insider Summit | Austin,Texas, USA
Dates: March 4, 2019 – March 7, 2019
Cost: $2895 and up

The Brand Marketers Insider Summit, sponsored by MediaPost, features  case studies, panels and discussions from “some of the best minds in the marketing industry.” Topics on the agenda include everything from how to properly strategize in a globalized market to cross-channel marketing, various forms of media, data and more.

PubCon Florida| Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Dates: March 5, 2019 – March 7, 2019
Cost: $299 to $1249

PubCon is a three-day conference meant to unite “SEO nerds” from all around the world and features intensive discussions on search, social media, marketing automation, content marketing and best practices in SEO, AdWords and much more.

Social Media Marketing World | San Diego, California, USA
Dates: March 20, 2019 – March 22, 2019
Cost: $297 to $1597

Social Media Marketing World is hosted by Social Media Examiner and is easily considered one of the “it” conferences of the year. It offers over 120 social media marketing and creator training sessions and garners attendance as high as five thousand individuals. Sessions are also broken down into various categories based on niche and 2019 speakers on the lineup include Jay Baer and Ann Handley, among others.

B2B Marketing Expo | London, United Kingdom
Dates: March 27, 2019 – March 28, 2019
Cost: FREE

B2B Marketing Expo is an “interactive exhibition and conference designed specifically for the marketing sector” which is meant to showcase some of the most influential figures in the industry. Previous keynote speakers have included Jason Miller (Global Content Marketing Leader at LinkedIn), Raja Saggi (Head of Marketing at Google) and Emma Knox (Senior Manager, Funnel Marketing at HubSpot), among others.


MarTech West | San Jose, California, USA
Dates: April 3, 2019 – April 5, 2019
Cost: $489 to $2895
MarTech West is one part of an international series of conferences meant to “cross-pollinate ideas and innovation across marketing, technology and management”. The program offers over 100 exhibitors and consistently gains attendance from industry heavy hitters including Hallmark, HP, Dun & Bradstreet, 3M and many more.

ContentTECH Summit |San Diego, California, USA
Dates: April 8, 2019 – April 10, 2019
Cost: $1199 to $2099

Sponsored by Content Marketing Institute, the ContentTECH Summit is definitely one of the must-attend events on the list. The main objective of the program is to teach individuals of all levels how to “operationalize content marketing plans” for their businesses.

Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC)| St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Dates: April 16, 2019 – April 18, 2019
Cost: $159 to $349

The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC) started back in 2013 and is considered the most significant marketing conference in the Midwest. It has garnered as many as 2000 attendees in the past and features over 130 speakers from influential companies such as Facebook, Google, BuzzFeed, HubSpot, Refinery 29, Under Armour and more.

Content Marketing Conference | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Dates: April 16, 2019 – April 19, 2019
Cost: $649 – $1649

The Content Marketing Conference is an annual program bringing together “executives, marketing managers and tech professionals” from all over. It features informative workshops, videos, training sessions on writing techniques, content strategy, CRO and more.  

The Marketing Nation Summit |San Francisco, California, USA
Dates: April 29, 2019 – May 2, 2019
Cost: TBA

The Marketing Nation Summit, hosted by Marketo is an intensive program offering various “platform-agnostic” insights into “marketing, advertising, IT, and client services”. The sessions are meant to dive deep into a variety of concepts including marketing operations, digital transformation, advertising and innovation.


Sirius Decisions 2019 Summit| Austin, Texas, USA
Dates: May 6, 2019 – May 8, 2019
Cost: $2395 (clients) to $2495 (non-clients)

The SiriusDecisions 2019 Summit is a conference intended specifically for B2B markers and sales professionals of all levels. This program addresses a variety of topics including but not limited to “demand creation, customer engagement, portfolio marketing and channel marketing”.
C3 | New York, New York, USA
Dates: May 7, 2019 – May 8, 2019
Cost: TBA (previous year’s ticket prices ranged from $599 to $1199)

C3 is a diverse, conference put together every year in New York which brings together brand leaders from all over the globe to discuss on matters such as SEO, content, technical innovation and industry insights. Attendees will gain immense insight from discussions, workshops and presentations, with past speakers including the heads of brands such as Microsoft, Google, Slack, Amazon and Salesforce.

DigiMarcon East| New York, New York, USA
Dates: May 9, 2019 – May 10, 2019
Cost: $197 to $797

DigiMarcon East is the Northeast American leg of an international set of conferences meant to give attendees the latest and most up-to-date insights in the digital marketing industry. It’s jam packed full of master classes which cover everything from “data analytics to fintech marketing, growth marketing, sales funnel automation, social media” and much more.

Experiential Marketing Summit| Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Dates: May 14, 2019 – May 16, 2019
Cost: $375 to $2495 with special pricing for large groups and brands/agencies.

The Experiential Marketing Summit is a conference offering over 80 sessions on various trends and best practices in the industry, as well as several case studies, excursions, opportunities for networking and awards ceremonies. Even better? It’s held at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas so bring sure to bring your party hat as well. Woot! Woot!

Brand Marketing Summit| San Francisco, California, USA
Dates: May 30, 2019 – May 31, 2019
Cost: $1495 to $2095

The Brand Marketing Summit is brought to you courtesy of Incite Group and is held in both New York and San Francisco for the purpose of helping brands elevate their strategies for customer engagement. Major themes of this event include personalization, social media marketing, rebranding, and improving the customer experience.


SearchLove | Boston, Massachusettes, USA
Dates: June 10, 2019 – June 11, 2019
Cost: $999 to $1299

Brought to you by Distilled, SearchLove is meant to unite the “world’s leading thinkers in online marketing”. This two-day conference is chock full of ideas, inspiration and discussions surrounding the latest trends in “search, analytics, content creation, website optimization, paid promotions” and more. Previous keynote speakers have included Rand Fishkin, Purna Virji (Microsoft) and Matthew Barby (Hubspot).

Savage Marketing | Meervaart Theatre, Amsterdam
Dates: June 12, 2019 – June 13, 2019
Cost: €200 to €1000

Savage Marketing is a self-professed bold and “daring” event where the “mightiest marketers and digital leaders” in the industry come together to exchange ideas, educate, network and gain inspiration and knowledge in the areas of data-driven strategies, the customer experience, mobile advertising and immersive content. Keynote speakers include Eva Wimmers (President, Huawei Honor Europe), Antje  Hundhausen, (VP Brand Experience, Deutsche Telekom), Janine Horsefall (Head of Marketing, BBC Online), Marcus Casey (VP Digital Business & Customer Experience, BMW) and many more.

Email Innovation Summit | Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Dates: June 18, 2019 – June 19, 2019
Cost: $647 to $1247

The Email Innovation Summit is an in-depth, interactive program meant to educate attendees on everything from the “latest advancements in acquisition techniques to going beyond responsive design” and the “cutting edge of email marketing trends”.


VidCon | Anaheim, California, USA
Dates: July 10, 2019 – July 13, 2019
Cost: $90 to $550

VidCon is a popular conference held annually in Anaheim specifically geared towards those with a strong interest in video marketing. Whether you’re a brand, video marketer, videographer, or looking to become a social media influencer, you’ll learn the latest trends in the industry and gain actionable tips on marketing, creation and strategies.

MozCon | Seattle, Washington, USA
Dates: July 15, 2019 – July 17, 2019
Cost: $799 to $1299

MozCon, as its name implies is brought to you by the ever beloved Moz and this three-day conference gives attendees the opportunity to gain “actionable takeaways” from a variety of sessions focused on everything from “SEO, analytics, content marketing, social media, and customer experience”.


Podcast Movement | Orlando, Florida, USA
Dates: August 13, 2019 – August 16, 2019
Cost: $240.79 to $502.79

Podcast Movement is the penultimate conference for those interested in gaining valuable insight, tips and strategies in the podcast industry. As one of as many 3,000+ attendees, you can expect informative breakout sessions, fun networking events and parties and inspirational keynote presentations from industry leaders from over thirty different countries.
CONEX – The Content Experience| Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dates: August 20, 2019 – August 22, 2019
Cost: $200 to $399

Sponsored by Uberflip, The Content Experience (aka CONEX) is meant to bring together “like-minded practitioners in content marketing, demand generation, and sales” for the purpose of greater understanding and support within the industry. The program offers over 15 keynote speakers and presenters over two days and an immersive, highly-focused environment on the customer service experience.


Content Marketing World | Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Dates: September 3, 2019 – September 6, 2019
Cost: $549 to $1799

Brought to you by the ever so popular Content Marketing Institute (CMI), Content Marketing World is easily considered one of the most significant content marketing events of the year. It offers over 120 sessions, hands-on labs, networking opportunities and workshops covering everything from strategy to measurement and integration and has garnered as many as 4,000 attendees in past years.

Inbound 2019| Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Dates: September 3, 2019 – September 6, 2019
Cost: $299 to $1399

This “mega-conference” (last year had over 24,000 attendees) is hosted by none other than HubSpot and “promises to inspire, educate and connect” individuals with other HubSpot users and industry professionals for the purpose of helping you transform your business. Attendees can expect celebrity keynotes, including the likes of the infamous Gary Vaynerchuck, innovative discussions, endless network opportunities and informative breakout sessions.

Advertising Week | New York, New York, USA
Dates: September 12, 2019 – September 13, 2019
Cost: Free to £600

Advertising Week is an immersive event focusing on thought leadership, content, engagement and “key conversations designed to drive business forward and influence the future of advertising”. You can expect nearly 100,000 in attendance (including executives from some heavy hitting brands), 1,000 speakers and 250+ events.  Needless to say, it’s kind of a big deal.

Digital & Content Marketing Summit| San Francisco, California, USA
Dates: September 19, 2019 – September 20, 2019
Cost: $995 to $1995

The Digital & Content Marketing Summit is described as a place where “cutting-edge martech meets creative”.  For those interested in a more intimate environment, this event is absolutely perfect for you as it generally hosts fewer than 200 attendees, yet still hosts keynotes from leading brands in the industry.


MarketingProfs B2B Forum| National Harbor, Maryland, USA
Dates: October 15, 2019 – October 18, 2019
Cost: $1095 to $1995 and up

MarketingProfs B2B Forum is one of the few conferences on the list which focusses primarily o B2B sales and marketing techniques/strategies. If you’re looking for a large, reputable program that offers focused guidance, advice and networking opportunities, then this one is for you.

Incite Brand Marketing Summit| New York, New York, USA
Dates: October 21, 2019 – October 22, 2019
Cost: TBA (previously $1500 to $2700)

The Incite Brand Marketing Summit is considered the “most senior meeting for marketing, digital and social media leaders from big brands”. It’s primary focus is on in-house  marketers and teams and is typically attended by over 500 CMOs and SVP/VPs annually. If you’re looking to learn more about delivering clear and “impactful interactions” and hearing keynotes from companies such as Mastercard, Target, Qualcomm, Adidas and Budweiser, then you’ll love this popular event.

Marketing Nation Summit| Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Dates: October 21, 2019 – October 24, 2019
Cost: TBA

The Marketing Nation Summit hosts expert discussion on digital marketing and customer engagement and additionally offers advanced training and certification programs for attendees. Keynote speakers for 2019 include Jamie Foxx, Lindsey Vonn and Bill McDermott of SAP.


Open Mobile/Digital Summit| San Francisco, California, USA
Dates: November 27, 2019 – November 29, 2019

The Open Mobile/Digital Summit is a great option for marketing professionals who are looking to “develop more compelling multiplatform experiences”. It hosts 70 speakers from top industry brands and has garnered over 500 senior-level attendees in past years looking to gain insight with their practical discussions on a variety of subjects ranging from customer marketing to engagement, UX/design and more.


Growth Marketing Conference| San Francisco, California, USA
Dates: December 11, 2019 – December 12, 2019
Cost: TBA

The Growth Marketing Conference is an immersive program offering attendees insight into the “art and science of customer acquisition, conversion and retention”. They also host a B2B Growth Day specifically for those specializing in business-to-business marketing.

So, there you have it! Our exhaustive and lengthy list of the top  marketing conferences in 2019. While we did hours upon hours of research to find you the biggest and best programs both domestically and internationally, we’d still love to hear your favorites – even if they’re not on the list!

Let us know, we hope to see you at one of these awesome events!

Marketing Conferences You Must Attend
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