Top 17 Must Attend Digital Marketing Conferences 2019-20

An eclectic group, it’s no wonder digital marketers love conferences, festivals, conventions, and summits. We’re an overly competitive bunch, obsessed with trends, addicted to the internet, and avid self-starters. Put thousands of internet marketers in a single room and watch the collaboration and innovation take place. 

Unless you have an unlimited budget, you probably can’t attend them all. But with a wide range of host cities, prices, speakers, and agendas, it’s easy to find a conference that is right for you. 

In this article, we breakdown our 15 favorite digital marketing conferences for 2019, in order of the event date closest to the time of publishing this post. 

List of Top Digital Marketing Conferences 2019-20

 

Moz Con 2020 in Seattle, Washington

 

1) MozCon (July 15-17, 2019) | Seattle, Wash

This premier search marketing conference is all about planning for the future. The field of SEO changes by the hour and MozCon is one of the best ways to stay up on the latest trends. SEO’s are a driven bunch, constantly pushing themselves to learn and improve. Therefore, why not surround yourself with the best in the field run by the internets top authority on search marketing?

The three-day conference brings together content marketers, SEO’s, agencies, and executives to learn from industry experts in the world of search. You’re sure to hear from Moz’s brilliant founder, Rand Fishkin, as well as thought leaders like Andy Crestodina, Britney Muller, Dr. Pete Meyers, and Wil Reynolds

This year’s topics include local SEO, link building, content strategy, featured snippets, and more. As an added bonus, attendees receive a video package with all of the guest speeches and seminars. If you want to stay ahead of the game in search, MozCon is a fantastic place to start.   

 

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Best For: SEO Marketers 

 

Impact Live 2019 Conference

 

2) Impact Live (Aug 6-7, 2019) | Hartford, Conn

Impact Live is open to all marketers and business leaders who want to learn something new and quickly apply it in the real world. There’s always a diverse crowd of B2B and B2C companies, agencies, rookie marketers, and seasoned veterans. 

The event boasts two days of innovative speakers including Marcus Sheridan, Brian Halligan, Mari Smith, and more. They’ll be focusing on topics like SEO in 2019. Facebook marketing, success stories, authority triggers, and more. You may even consider bringing you whore team to the conference with Impact Live’s Group Package.

 

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Best For: all marketing disciplines

 

Photo from the Inbound Conference

3) Inbound (Sept 3-6, 2019) | Boston, MA

Put on by inbound marketing juggernaut, HubSpot, this conference inspires its users to connect and learn from their peers. 2018 saw a whopping 24,000 attendees with an even larger expected attendance in 2019. 

Expect enlighting talks from the most decorated experts in the field featuring Jason Blum, Katie Couric, Sal Khan, and Janelle Monáe to name a few. This year’s most exciting topics include B2B Linkedin ads, becoming a CEO, future-proofing content, email marketing, AI in marketing, and more. 

The event is perfect for current HubSpot users, but any marketer who attends is sure to pick up relevant tips and tricks to help grow their business. 

 

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Best For: inbound marketers

 

G2 Reach conference 2019 banner image that announces G2's first ever one day event

4) REACH. (Sept 11, 2019) | Chicago, ILL

Reach 2019 is the real-time software review platform G2’s first-ever, one-day-only conference catered to those who sell and market software. Unlike some other conferences, Reach provides its audience with an agenda that is unbiased, uncensored, and forward-thinking. Some of this year’s impressive keynote speakers include VP of Marketing at HubSpot Meghan Keaney Anderson, Founder and CEO of Zoom Eric Yuan, founder of Cameo Steven Galanis, and COO of The New York Times Meredith Kopit Levien.

The conference, set to take place in the warehouse chic Revel Fulton Market, comprises of keynote addresses, marketing & sales breakouts, and especially networking opportunities.

 

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Best For: marketers and sellers of software

 

Attendees at Brighton SEO Conference

5) Brighton SEO (Sept 12-13, 2019) | Brighton, England

Brighton SEO is another great option for those looking for a comprehensive SEO experience. It may not promise the amplitude of MozCon, but is perfect for search marketers living in Europe. The comprehensive program consists of training courses as well as a one-day search marketing conference.

Top speakers include Joshua Hardwick, Aysun Akarsa, Ben Barker, Björn Beth, and plenty more. They’ll enlight attendees on topics like Google AI in marketing, content marketing for links, machine learning insights, and PageRank just to name a couple. 

 

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Best For: inbound marketers

 

Hawke Fest 2019 Logo

6) Hawke Fest (Oct 3, 2019) | Hollywood, CA

Hawke Fest is a self-described eCommerce anti-conference. The convention brings together carefully selected eCommerce entrepreneurs and executives for a jam-packed day of networking, collaboration, and programming. Don’t miss out on the added entertainment activations, gourmet cuisine, and the up-scale bar at the iconic Houdini Estate.

The festival brings together a diverse range of speakers from SEOs to clothing brand CEOs including Chelsea Grayson, Jeff Nicholson, Drew Leahy, Catherine Dockery, and plenty more. You’ll want to be there for an agenda that includes seminars on building digitally native brands, marketing cannabis ventures to the new customer, crypto in eCommerce, the future of eCommerce, and even a live circus!

 

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Best For: eCommerce marketers

 

Content Jam Festival Promotion

7) Content Jam (Oct 28-29, 2019) | Chicago, IL

The world of marketing continues its shift toward multimedia content and this convention by Orbit Media will explore just that. Set in the heart of Downtown Chicago, Content Jam is the largest content marketing event in Chicago. You’ll be able to share ideas and learn from industry thought leaders. 

A truly impressive list of speakers makes this a can’t miss event. Hear from the likes of Andy Crestodina, April Dunford, Wil Reynolds, and Kameron Jenkins. Topics like Google Analytics, podcasting, YouTube content, and local SEO will get your creative juices flowing and spark innovation. 

 

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Best For: content marketers

 

Onward 19 conference logo

8) ONWARD19 (Oct 29-30, 2019) | New York, ny

 

ONWARD19, hosted by Yext, will explore the future of search at the beautiful New York Marriott Marquis in Time’s Square. According to their Yext, “more than 1,600 attendees, speakers, and sponsors will explore the paradigm shift in search from chaotic results to verified answers, and how organizations can deliver those answers in high-intent moments.” Attendees come from a broad range of industries — including healthcare, insurance and other financial services, retail, automotive, food services, and more.

Some of the brilliant keynote topics include the technology behind search, reaching Chinese consumers where they search, the complete guide to reputation management, how digital innovation drives patient acquisition, and more. As an added bonus, this year’s closing keynote speaker is basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

 

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Best For: all marketers

 

State of Search Conference Logo

9) State of Search (Nov 4-5, 2019) | Dallas, TX

The State of Search is presented by the Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association. This search focused event is perfect for all marketers whether in-house, in an agency, or in business for yourself. This is your opportunity to brush shoulders with the biggest names in the online marketing industry, indulge on Texas BBQ, sing karaoke, and explore all that Dallas has to offer. 

The gathering sells out fast and hundreds of speakers apply to get on the agenda. This year’s experts are still being finalized, but 2018’s event showcased Purna Virji, Duane Forrester, Greg Gifford, and Ashley Ward. We’re confident this year’s speakers will be just as impressive. 

 

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Best For: SEO marketers

 

Dramforce Conference Logo

10) Dreamforce (Nov 19-22, 2019) | San Francisco, CA

Dreamforce is the heavily sought after user conference hosted by Salesforce in the heart of San Francisco. Attendees flock to the event to hear high-profile keynote addresses, learn about new products, attend training sessions, network with peers, and earn certifications

Registration for Dreamforce 2019 is not yet released and they tend to open it up four to six months prior to the event. You can save some money on early bird tickets and partner discounts, but it is definitely one of the more expensive conventions. Sign up here for updates on the agenda and speaker list

 

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Best For: marketers utilizing SalesForce software

 

2020 Digital Marketing Leadership Summit Logo

11) Digital Marketing Leaders Summit: Hong Kong (Dec 4-5, 2019)

The Digital Marketing Leaders Summit is the region’s leading event where driven marketers can discover, learn, and experience the future of marketing and emerging technologies. This year’s summit is estimated to bring in 150+ in-house creative marketers, digital evangelists, and strategists from a broad range of industries. 

Key topics explored within the conference include data-driven marketing strategies, Martech, personalized customer journeys, brand purpose, VR, and plenty more. Hear from an exciting array of speakers representing some of the most powerful brands in the world. Some standouts are Wendy Yung, Anna Choi, and Winnie Chan

 

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Best For: marketing executives

 

2020 Growth Marketing Conference Promotional

12) Growth Marketing Conference (Dec 10-11, 2019) | San Francisco

The Growth Marketing Conference offers hands-on training in various tactics and skills that truly move the growth needle. Some key topics include conversion optimization best practices, to advanced user acquisition and content marketing strategies. 

This is the place to learn from executives at some of the fastest-growing companies in the country. Such esteemed speakers for the 2019 event are Mayur Gupta, Thibault Imbert, Holly Chen, Yuriy Timen, and plenty more. Get yourself a ticket and network with Silicon Valley’s finest. 

 

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Best For: growth marketers

 

2020 Affiliate Summit West Conference

13) Affiliate Summit West (Jan 27-29, 2020) | Las Vegas, NV

In January of next year, more than 6,000 online marketers will congregate at Paris Las Vegas for the Performance Marketing Industry’s flagship global event. These online marketing gurus are made up of agencies, firms, online publishers, influencers, media owners, global brands, networks, advertisers, and more. 

Attendees flock to this one of a kind event from over 80 countries seeking networking opportunities, innovative solutions, tech insights, and to gain an understanding of how the most successful brands leverage them to grow. Past speakers include Ryan Fiore, Carlos Avello, Neil Patel, and Ryan DeissAffiliate Summit organizers are starting to put together an agenda and list of speakers so check back on their site for updates. 

 

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Best For: affiliate marketers

 

14) Friends of Search (Feb 4, 2020) | Amsterdam, NL

The sixth edition of the Friends of Search Conference will take place in the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam on the 6th of February. Organizers promise an unmissable lineup of online marketers and SEO/SEA in the local region and a record number of international speakers. Past thought leaders include Will Critchlow, Barry Adams, and Christi Olson

Friends of Search is committed to providing a local convention option digital marketers in Europe. The program is hosted by industry associations DDMA and IAB Netherlands and all search experts are flown into Amsterdam. Check back on the Friends of Search agenda page for updates on speakers and the schedule. 

 

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Best For: search marketers 

 

Social Media Marketing World Attendees

15) Social Media Marketing World (March 1-3, 2020) | San Diego, CA

The Social Media Marketing World convention is run by Social Media Examiner, which is a source that helps businesses discover how to use social media to connect with customers, drive conversions, and create awareness. This event is your chance to join marketing peers and take home tangible tips and tricks. 

Still not convinced? The SMM World convention boasts pitch-free content, quality networking options, a beautiful waterfront setting, first-class accommodations, and even a vacation opportunity. The full lineup of speakers for 2020 is already set and registration is officially open. Don’t miss out on hearing from the likes of Mari Smith, Jay Baer, and Amy Porterfield. 

 

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Best For: social media marketers

 

Speaker at the B2B Online Fest

16) B2B Online (April 20-22, 2020) | Chicago, Ill

B2B Online is the place where the top manufacturers and distributors gather to familiarize themselves with the newest innovative strategies that bring your customers high-quality user experience. According to event organizers, B2B is “designed to build your business and your profit, we cut out the fluff and provide you with content from the companies who have and are repaving their internet marketing strategy.”

B2B Online is still finalizing its roster of speakers, but you can expect high profile executives like past speakers Robert Befidi, Pavan Arora, and Steve Baruch. Click here to download the full updated agenda

 

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Best For: B2B marketers

 

2020 Programmatic I/O Logo

17) Programmatic I/O (May 11-12, 2020) | San Francisco, CA

Programmatic I/O is known as the world’s largest conference focused on programmatic media and marketing. Attendees have 5 tailored agendas to choose from as well as 50+ compelling sessions, two busy days of networking, 65+ expert speakers, and 1,200+ participants. 

According to the website, last year’s attendees came from companies like American Express, Disney, Ford, Honda, McDonald’s, Geico, and plenty more. A list of speakers is not yet released, but you can expect the best and brightest from their respective fields. 

 

*stay tuned for updates on tickets and registration

Best For: all marketing disciplines

 

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