20 Marketing Conferences You Should Attend At Least Once in your Life

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2. Unbounce Call-to-Action | May 14-16, 2018

1000+ Marketers / $999 General Access / Vancouver, Canada 

With over 1000 attendees in 2017, Unbounce CTAConf brings together marketing experts from around the world, reuniting the best practices and the best ideas in the field. During the 3 days of talks, workshops and roundtables, the next generation of leading marketers is bred and trained to reach excellence.

Unlike other sober events, the conference also includes a foodie tour and whitewater rafting events. The CTAConf experience is unparalleled when it comes to learning. Every new trend and technique from the marketing toolbox, from the already familiar customer conversion and storytelling tricks to the recent outburst of meme-posting, will be explained and analyzed.

3. Marketing is Dead: Engagement is Alive | Brand Marketing Summit |  October 24-25, 2018

$1,845 – $3,095 / New York City, USA

In case you missed the Brand Marketing Summit & Social Media Marketing Summit organized by Incite Group in May, you can still attend this amazing conference this year. Given the success of the summit in San Francisco, Incite Group offers you the “bigger, better, faster, more” version of marketing conferences and invites you to New York this October.

The Marketing is Dead: Engagement is alive event gives you the unique opportunity to meet legends in the marketing and business environment. Coming from Visa, Target, Qualcomm, National Geographic, Adidas, Turner, and more, the key-speakers of this conference will be there to teach you the secrets of customer engagement, the biggest thing marketing has ever experienced in the last years.

Do you want to know how to deliver your brand’s narrative so it engages people and turns them into loyalists? Do you know how to coordinate your marketing efforts in order to create impactful and meaningful interactions between your brand and its customers? Together with other business storytellers just like you, now you have the opportunity to learn such strategies, and more! The conference focuses on six key-themes: the reinvention of marketing, offering customers a personalized, meaningful experience, creating inspiring stories that keep people engaged, attribution and performance, omnichanel marketing, and, of course, social media marketing.

Do not by any chance believe this will be a creative writing conference. Big data crunching, data driven marketing strategies, uniqueness in a world full of digital noise, personalization, and other sensitive issues will find their answers during the event.

Attending this conference will bring you over 500 C-level executives, peers, and colleagues to learn with, 3 in-depth conferences in 1, more than 55 speakers who will share their experience and insights, and more than 25 hours of thought-provoking, ground-breaking, world-changing debates that include case studies, discussions, and keynotes.

Feel free to use the code WebProperties200 upon check-out to benefit from a $200 discount on your ticket. 

Google’s Maile Ohye at a State of Search 2016

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4. State of Search | October 10-11, 2018

$400 Super Early Bird – $600 Regular Ticket, $700 last-minute / Dallas, Texas / Speakers TBA

Four years running, the State of Search conference is now an established name among marketers. Poised to maintain the title of one of the best marketing conferences in 2017 as well, the organizers, the Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association, have arranged for famous speakers to take the stage.

As a result, the keynote speakers of the 2017 edition of State of Search reunite Dr. Pete of Moz, Bill Hunt and Duane Forrester. Last year, as many as 44 speakers revealed their marketing strategies and techniques to the audience, the high point being the presentation given by Google’s Maile Ohye. As the event is later in the year, registration is still open.

After attending SoS 2017, you will take away a sizable knowledge on SEO, PPC and social media marketing. Moreover, he or she will have had the chance to meet and greet with industry experts from all across the country, all in the lively Dallas.

AdvoCamp Main Stage,

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5. AdvoCamp | 2018 Date TBA

1000 Marketers / $1,499 Regular / San Francisco, California, USA / TBD (60 speakers in 2016)

Taking place in the marvelous Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, the Advocamp Conference is dedicated to establishing and improving long-term relationships between brands and customers. To its numerous attendees, Advocamp imbues an improved strategic sense, connecting business goals to revenue generation.

Customer-centric organizations such as Slack, HP and Ecobee and their speakers are the stars of the Advocamp Conference. Their success stories teach the attending marketers new conversion and customer relations techniques which lead to top quality referrals and projects.

Overall, the Advocamp feels exactly like the name suggests – an adult summer camp. Like-minded professionals can meet here and establish lasting social networks that evolve into extended collaboration.

Brighton SEO Marketing Conference in 2018, in UK

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6. BrightonSEO | April 27, 2018

£600 / Brighton Center, UK / 59 speakers

Three Englishmen walk into a bar… Well, there may have been more than three, but this is how it all started: a group of marketers went for drinks and started discussing about marketing and SEO a few years back. The result? BrightonSEO, probably one of the best SEO and marketing conferences in the UK and Europe. In 2018, attendees will have to go through two days of hard-core training, workshops, courses, sessions, challenges, and revelations regarding all-things-marketing.

The beauty of this conference resides in the fact that attendees come from all corners of the world and most countries in Europe. This is how you will get a chance to see how people from different cultures and backgrounds approach marketing, customer experience, social networking, and more. You will work your heart out for two days, but you will learn more than others do in a year.

Brand Manage Camp, September 26-27, 2017.

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7. Brand Manage Camp | Sept. 25-26, 2018

Depending on Registration Date, between $1900 and $2500 / Las Vegas, Nevada, USA / 13 Keynote Speakers

Brand Manage Camp covers a wide variety of subjects relating to marketing. Published authors on innovation such as Soon Yu and Andrew Davis, and customer experience specialists such as the CEO of Lassen Scientific Nicholas Webb and New York Times best-selling author of five books Jay Baer all bring their insights to the event.

Aside from the networking opportunities, the Brand Manager Camp ranks among the best marketing conferences in 2018 due to its rich offering of actionable advice. Attendees will learn how to successfully utilize unconventional practices to get ahead of their competitors. From authors of behavioral economics and customer services, they will take away a better approach their customers so as to enhance customer experience. This Las Vegas conference reunites some of the best theoreticians and academics with the most successful marketing experts, totaling an unparalleled learning experience.

Email Design Conference Main Stage.

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8. Litmus Live | 2018 Date TBA

Location & Price TBA

Litmus Live 2018, formerly known as the Email Design Conference has been expected for years and it could not have come at a better time, as studies show that email usage is only going up. Judging by previous years, the conference will take place in 3different cities across the US & UK. With past speakers from Amazon, TripAdvisor, MailChimp, Constant Contact, Rebelmail and Nest, this conference brings a new perspective on brands and interactive email design.

Litmus Live teaches its attendees how to get off of the customer’s spamlist and how to identify, measure and use the implicit and explicit signals that the customers send. After two full days of workshops, conferences and talks, the attending marketers will hold a renewed understanding of email techniques and strategies.

10 years of search marketing success.

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9. SMX Conference | June 11-13, 2018

Around $1,995 All Access Pass / Seattle, Washington, USA / 50 Speakers

SMX Advanced is exclusively designed for those who are experts in search engine marketing. Part of a series of SMX events, Seattle’s SMX Advanced is focused on teaching its attendees advanced SEO and SEM tactics. These include conversion optimization, SEM analytics, advanced testing techniques, the art of targeting individuals and much more. The conference is organized by Search Engine Land & Marketing Land, two of the biggest names in the industry.

With an opening keynote speech from Google’s Vice President in charge of product management, Jerry Dischler, and other speakers from Intel, Pinterest and Microsoft, the Seattle edition of SMX Advanced 2017 was one of the best, and promises to be even better in 2018. You should definitely consider attending the conference if you are versed in SEO.

Inbound 2015, Boston.

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10. Inbound Conference | Sept. 4-7, 2018

20,000+ Marketers / $899 – $1,699 All Access Pass / Boston, Massachusetts, USA

With over 19,000 attendees representing 92 countries and over 300 educational sessions in 2016, Inbound is spearheading marketing conferences, bringing together experts in the field but also top clients, freelancers and others. The 2018 edition promises to match and even surpass the previous year with remarkable content, entertainment, the best networking opportunities and quality education. We are super happy to announce that our team will be attending the Inbound Conference this year! 

Headlining last year’s lineup of prime speakers were no other than the former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. Other announced speakers included Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah, co-founders of Hubspot, plus other best-selling authors and stars. We are confident that the line-up for 2018 will be at least as exciting as 2017’s. Early bird start at $299 (community passes) and reach $1,599 (VIP passes). The early bird offer expires on March 15, 2018.

Social Media Marketing World Conference in 2018 by Social Media Examiner

Social Media Marketing World Conference cover.

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11. S.M.M. World | February 28 – March 2, 2018

$697 – $1,597 | 5,000+ attendees | San Diego, California, USA

Dubbed “The largest gathering of social media pros, period”, Social Media Marketing World is one of the biggest marketing conferences of the year and one of the biggest of them all. Do not be afraid of the 5,000+ attendees. This is the place where you can rub shoulders with the most prominent authorities in marketing, book authors, and legends in the field. This is also the place where you can learn what is important in social media today. Better than that, you will learn first-hand what is going to be important in social media tomorrow.

The event is dedicated to both social media practitioners and content creators. The speakers’ list for 2018 includes iconic figures such as Guy Kawasaki, chief evangelist at Canva, Mari Smith, “The Queen of Facebook” and Forbes‘ Top Social Media Power Influencer, Jay Baer, the president of Convince & Convert, Michael Stelzner, the founder of Social Media Examiner, and Brian Clark, the founder of Copyblogger.com, among many, many others.

Last but not least, to paraphrase Mark Schaefer and Roberto Blake, all these greatest minds of social media are approachable and welcoming, so you will have plenty of things to learn and plenty new connections to make. Also, if you’re a social wizard, a blogger, vlogger or podcaster you cannot miss this!

Big Data & Analytics Conference,

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12. Big Data & Analytics Summit | Dec. 6-7, 2018

150+ Marketers / $2,395 All-Access Pass, $1,495 Early Bird Pass / New York City, New York / 17+ Speakers

Addressing professionals with intimate and technical knowledge, this year’s edition of the Big Data Conference in New York will cover topics such as mobile marketing analytics, consumer behavior tracking, user level web analytics across multiple platforms, cognitive science to drive customer targeting and much more.

Other techniques studied through the hundreds of hours of explained case studies are NLP & text mining, A/B testing, data warehousing, marketing effectiveness and personalization. The Big Data conference will teach its audience how to devise a global marketing strategy that will provide maximum ROI and the utmost customer satisfaction.

Intelligent Content Conference, 2018

ICC (Intelligent Content Conference) 2018

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13. Intelligent Content Conference | March 20-22, 2018

$2,295 Early Bird Pass / Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

ICC 2018 is the one content strategy event for marketing professionals and content creators. If you want a measure of things, consider the following brands that sent their representatives to the last year’s event: IBM, Xerox, Cisco Systems, 3M, Content Marketing Institute, Zillow, LinkedIn, Crownpeak, Arrow Electronics, Wake Forest Innovations, and more.

This year, the conference focuses on measuring content quality, evaluating and improving customer experience, and strategizing your marketing efforts with the help of the newest trends. The event is dedicated to brand marketers, content strategists, content marketers, SEO specialists, and authors. This year you will be able to direct your intelligent questions to legends like Robert Rose, Andrew Gordon, or Shawna Dahlin.

B2B Marketing Leaders Forum APAC

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14. B2B Marketing Leaders | 14-16 May, 2018

250+ Marketers / 2195 AUD ($1655) / Sydney, Australia 

One of the best marketing conferences in 2018 will be the B2B Marketing Leaders Forum. Dedicated to helping marketers keep up with the new marketing technologies, this conference includes 40-minute in depth sessions on analytics, measuring ROI, sales and marketing alignment, growth marketing, customer experience, advocacy, leadership and many other domains and sub-domains.

Offering marketing workshops with some of the recognized names in the field, such as Robert Rose, this B2B conference will be an actual learning experience for the attendees. Other speakers include Ernst & Young’s Jennie McLaughlin, professor and Chairman at MarketCulture Strategies Linden Brown, Thomas Barta, Natalie Truong, Todd Wheatland and others. As a result, most tickets have been already sold during the previous year.

The Do Lectures Wales.

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15. The DO Lectures | June 28 – July 1, 2018

80 places available | The DO Farm, West Wales 

Stepping away from crowded meeting halls and concentrated in-depth workshops, the DO Lectures is rather a small event. Moreover, as best described by the official website,

“We are not a conference. We are not a festival. There are no badges. The venue takes place on an old farm. In fact, after 8 years of doing it, we still have no idea how to describe the event.

The DO farm is an old-school meeting place of people and ideas from all domains. However, that is part of the reason why it should not be missed by marketers. In 2017, the DO lectures hosted speakers such as co-founder of Pop Up Labs – Anna Young, and CEO of Giphy – Alex Chung, illustrators, authors, entrepreneurs, advocacy specialists and innovators.

Also named the Ideas Farm, the DO lectures provide a marketing greenhorn or even specialist the opportunity get in touch with extremely diverse ideas. These can be taken back and implemented creatively into innumerable domains and marketing-related activities.

Moreover, at the DO farm, an attendee can swim, play music, enjoy the food, drink the locally brewed beers and tea from the best baristas, all by the picturesque setting of West Wales. All of these pastimes, coupled with stimulating discussions and debates, make the creative juices flow. The DO lectures cannot be defined easily, but it definitely should not be missed.

The Content Marketing Conference in 2018, Boston

Content Marketing Conference, official 2018 poster.

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16. Content Marketing Conference | May 2-4, 2018

$1,249 Early Bird Pass |Boston, Massachussetts, USA

Are you interested in A to Z tactics, hacks, and techniques in content marketing, planning, and distribution, optimization algorithm updates, conversion rate, performance metrics, and more? Than plan your business & pleasure trip to Boston, because the Content Marketing Conference is the place you want to be. Content creation and content planning is all about innovation, and if this is what you are looking for, you are going to get a royal treat. With 45 sessions, 20 keynotes, and 7 workshops, all run by experts in the field, this year’s event is something to look forward to.

In case you think you will get a bit tired from all this creative work, don’t fret! Bostonians really know how to party! Besides the Art and Science Reception, you will get to attend the Comedy Marketing Tracks and the Comedy Marketing Club. You will have no dull second while you are there. What is even better is that you will come back loaded with the newest techniques and strategies to boost your content plan through the roof this year.

The Content Marketing Conference in 2018, Boston

Growth Acceleration Summit Cover, 2018

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17. Growth Acceleration Summit | June 18-20, 2018

$1,099 – $1,299 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA

At a first glance, this might look like your usual B2B conference, but take a better look! The Growth Acceleration Summit organized by ZoomInfo brings together both sales and marketing professionals and pushes them to reach their highest. The event’s purpose is to promote business growth on all levels. Besides excellent speakers, sessions and workshops, you will bask in dozens of reliable and applicable strategies, tools, methods, hacks, tips, and tricks you will want to experiment with back home with your team.

The actionable advice is doubled by the opportunity of speaking in person with some of the most brilliant marketers in the world. If your personal hero is Neil Patel, then do not skip this conference. If you want to hear what Michael Brenner, Mark Schaefer or Trish Bertuzzi have to say about innovation, don’t make plans for June.

Also, do not forget you are in Boston, so some entertainment will be available as well.

Marketing Festival, Prague. Nov 9-10, 2017

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18. Marketing Festival | 2018 Date, TBA

1,700 Marketers / Prague, Czech Republic / 9 Keynote Speakers

At its 5th edition, the Marketing Festival offered 50 workshops in an entirely new format to its participants. This event is unique in that it distinguishes itself from the strict label of conference. Instead, it is a proper Festival, providing an unparalleled networking experience with “parties and gigs all over the place”.

In terms of speakers, the Marketing Festival brought together before the attending marketers, publishers, freelancers and agency execs Moz’s own Wizard and founder – Rand Fishkin. A star of the 2014 edition, Avinash Kaushik also returned in 2017 with a new lecture that cannot be missed. 2017’s event just wrapped up in November, so we are excited to hear news about the schedule and speakers of 2018.

Experential Marketing Conference 2018

Experential Marketing Summit, 2018

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19. Experiential Marketing Summit | May 14-15, 2018

$2,100 – $2,245 | San Francisco, California, USA

Does experiential marketing sound both bizarre and exciting? It is! If you want something completely new and different, this is the place where pros in the field gather together and concoct what you will call “marketing trends” in a few months. With more than 1,500 marketers worldwide, over 80 sessions, and over 1,00 possible future partners and collaborators, the Experiential Marketing Summit brings you close to the best and the brightest (possibly, the craziest as well).

You will learn directly from the experience of brands like American Express and Oracle and solve the mysteries of brand loyalty. Delve in the depths of multi-sensory experiences as tools for future event technology. Have you heard about Gen Z? Do you know what it wants from brands? Now is the time to learn! Moreover, if unconventional sampling strategies or brand immersive activations sound a bit too hard, relax: you may even go see a Cubs game!

Revenue Generating Events & Resources for Niche Publishers.

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20. Super Niche Summit | March 5-7, 2018

150 Marketers & Publishers / $1,394 3-day Registration / Louisille, KY, USA

Taking place in Louisville, this year’s Super Niche Summit brings together the best minds in media with the goal of driving online revenue upwards for any company. With talks and specialized workshops that cover anything from the steps necessary to monetize social media and content, sell native advertising and face the questions of marketing today, this conference should not be missed.

During the 3 days of conference every talk will be directed toward helping marketers generate more online revenue. With B2B and B2C-themed strategies and real-world panel discussions, the attendees will learn everything about SEO, e-commerce, integrated online content strategies and digital sales, revenue-centric websites, video revenues and more.


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