The Top 7 Virtual Digital Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2020

By Justin |  May 29, 2020 (5 min read)

Digital Marketing Training | Marketing

Every year digital marketers flock to various industry conferences across the world to stay up to date on trends and network with peers. Unfortunately, the reality of COVID-19 brought with it postponement and unknowns for many upcoming conferences. 

Luckily, some of the most popular conferences decided to move their sessions online at more affordable prices. This allows more people the opportunity to learn from industry professionals without the hefty registration price tag and travel costs. 

Continue reading for our list of the best digital marketing conferences embracing the switch to virtual broadcasting.

The Top 7 Online Digital Marketing Conferences

SEJ eSummit | June 2, 2020 

The Search Engine Journal eSummit is an entirely free virtual conference complete with 18+ speakers, video networking, and a virtual expo hall. Listening in on the live sessions will help you familiarize yourself with the latest trends, topics, tactics, and strategies in SEO, PPC, social media, and content marketing. 

This year’s keynote speakers include Martin Splitt, Ann Handley, Bill Hunt, Purna Virji, Lily Ray, Danny Goodwin, and plenty more. They’ll cover topics like Javascript 101 for SEO, SEO for Images, Storytelling in a COVID-19 World, Using Your Company’s Social Media to Survive, and Pivoting for Opportunities in The New Normal. Make sure to register before June 2nd to secure your free pass! 

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Best For: SEO, PPC, social media, and content marketers

Influencer Marketing Strategies Summit | June 9-12, 2020 

The virtual Influencer Marketing Strategies Summit offers up 4 days, 50 speakers, and a fresh perspective on influencer marketing all from the comfort of your couch. Tuning in to the conference will allow you to discover how brands prioritize influencer marketing strategies, view innovative case studies, participate in Q&A sessions, understand strategies for empowering your teams, and more. 

This year’s impressive list of speakers includes social media professionals hailing from Twitter, Linkedin, Nickelodeon, 18 Coffees, RedFox AI, and more. They’ll speak on topics like Producing Consistent Content, How To Build Trust And Reach Your Customers Organically Across Social Media, and Storytelling With Empathy just to name a few. 

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Best For: Social Media and Influencer Marketers

SMX Next | June 23-24, 2020

SMX Next is a free virtual marketing conference for tech-driven search marketers. The online sessions will teach you how to generate more leads, streamline campaign management, boost profits, and get a read on what’s coming in the future of SEO marketing. 

You’ll learn from Search Engine Land editor Barry Schwartz as well as a host of SEO experts in 40+ keynote sessions and live discussions. Some of this year’s topics include Lessons From Past Google Algorithm Updates, Content Marketing In Times of Disruption, The Evolution of Local Search, How To Emerge a Nimbler, Smarter, More Successful PPC Marketer, and more. 

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Best For: SEO Marketers

Activate 2020 | June 24, 2020 

Activate 2020 is a forward-thinking marketing conference put on by the growth marketing platform Iterable. Now moved online, the conference will feature thousands of online attendees, 15+ virtual sessions, and 20+ keynote speakers. Best of all, you can register to gain access to all of the online programming for free!

Some of the topics from this year’s upcoming conference include Brand Building in The 21st Century, The New Digital Imperative, In-App Messaging, Breathing Life Into Boring Business Categories, and plenty more. These keynote presentations come from an impressive list of marketing professionals hailing from Forrestor, Iterable, Ritual, RedFin, Scribd, and Care.com. 

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Best For: all marketers

MozCon Virtual | July 14-15, 2020

MozCon is well known as a must-attend search marketing conference and in light of COVID-19 they decided to move the programming completely online. You’ll still be able to expand your skills through virtual presentations, discussion groups, and live Q&A sessions with the various keynote speakers. Registration for the entire virtual conference costs $129 and includes full access to the event recording that you can revisit whenever you want. 

This year’s speakers include some of the biggest names in search marketing like Brian Dean, Andy Crestodina, Cyrus Shepard, Britney Muller, Dr. Pete Myers, Wil Reynolds, and plenty more. The full agenda is not yet finalized, but you can expect a packed calendar of forward thinking search marketing topics ranging anywhere from automation to content creation. 

Best For: SEO Marketers 

GrowthHackers Conference | September 1, 2020

Typically, held in San Francisco, The 2020 GrowthHackers conference has officially moved to an online format. Anyone can watch the entire day one live stream for free and unlimited access to all of the recordings and masterclasses is available with a $500 registration. 

The online-only event will boast presentations from highly esteemed growth marketers like Sean Ellis, Nancy Hensley, Hila Qu, Jeff Hardison, and more. Growth marketing, which focuses on increasing revenue and customers, is more important than ever before and hearing from the best in the industry will help put you a step ahead. 

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Best For: all marketers

Inbound 2020 | September 22-23, 2020

Announced on May 24th, Inbound officially moved the event online and refunded any existing passes. Hosted by HubSpot, Inbound is consistently a must-attend event drawing thousands of guests from across the world. This year’s virtual event will be completely different from years past, but online attendees can still expect innovative programming and an impressive roster of speakers. 

With the details of the event not yet fully fleshed out, you can keep up with updates by checking Inbound’s dedicated Coronavirus page. With that said, you can expect a range of programming focused around inbound marketing and a diverse range of guest presenters. Some of the past speakers include Elizabeth Gilbert, Brian Halligan, Katie Couric, Sal Khan, and Janelle Monáe to name a few.

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Best For: all marketers

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