The Top Digital Marketing Conferences To Attend in 2019 and 2020
Updated: Jan 19
Advantages For Attending Industry Specific Conferences
People attend conferences to expand their knowledge about their industry and find solutions to problems. Meeting people in person is one of the best ways to form new partnerships with like-minded leaders.
Conferences are a must for those looking not only learn, but to introduce their expertise to gain new clients. So while the keynote speakers are there to educate and enlighten, they are promoting their own businesses too.
Below is a list of the best conferences to attend in the marketing world. As the internet has evolved, and with the expansion of social media and video, companies must consistently stay on top of game-changing strategies to move their businesses to the next level.
Here are some highlights from conferences you can still get tickets for 2019 and the ones that are taking reservations for 2020. We mention a few of the speakers from each conference. Visit their websites to see the full list.
The Brand Marketing and Digital Summit- New York
The top chief marketing officers for some of the biggest brands are speaking at the Brand Marketing and Digital Summit October 21st through October 22nd 2019. The event takes place at the New York Marriott Hotel at the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.
Keynote speakers include:
Jonathan Beamer Chief marketing officer of Monster.
John Shahida VP of Audio and Audience development prodigy at Conde Nast.
Kevin Peck VP of SVP of Brand, Strategy Design and Brand Management for AT&T.
Mark Elliott Chief marketing officer for TIAA.
CMOs share their expertise with:
Understanding and Personalizing Customer Journeys
Emotive Creative and Engaging Storytelling
Impactful Influencer Marketing and Innovative Social Content
Digital Summit Series Portland
Get access to over 50+ in-depth, digital marketing sessions & workshops to learn how to take your business to the next level. Learn from the big brands and their influencers about what's trending in 2020.
Keynote speakers include:
Meg Goldthwaite CMO NPR.
Andrew Ramm - Amazon.
Saara Kamppari Miller- Intel.
Lorena Crowley - Google.
Tim Degner - Nike.
Scott Dikkers Founder, The Onion.
See more speakers attending and to register for the June 2020 event visit https://portland.digitalsummit.com/
Get more information on other locations across the USA- at https://digitalsummit.com/
Open Mobile & Digital Experience Summit San Francisco, California
Personalization leads the way for digital products, marketing and mobile engagement strategies at this conference. Learn how to engage your customers with top keynote speakers.
Conference Speakers Include:
Sarah Butterfass Chief product officer a Groupon.
Travis Bogard Samsung Next senior vice president and head of product
J ill Ramsey Macy's Chief product and digital Revenue officer and General Revenue officer.
Beth Murphy Global head of Acquisitions Amazon Music.
Laura Jones Director of Marketing Uber.
Stephen Kennedy Director of Digital Marketing and Media Domino's Pizza
Reserve tickets for November 7-8, 2019 at https://events.incite- group.com/oms/
DigiMarCon West : Santa Monica, California
DigiMarCon is the premiere conference for businesses who want to take the next step in digital marketing.
You'll gain insight from thought leaders in the digital marketing space and network with industry professionals. Learn the tools and strategies to increase traffic for your business from top industry experts.
Guest speakers include:
Astha Kalbag Marketing Science Expert, Facebook.
Aaron Taylor Chief Marketing Officer, INCYCLE Marketing.
Amy Lee Director of Marketing Strategy & Insights – Mainland China, Coca-Cola.
Anna Rokina Social Selling Lead, Oracle Digital Tech APAC.
Arvell Craig Chief Executive Officer, Chatbot Funnels.
Nilla Ali Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at BuzzFeed.
Maliha Aqeel is an award-winning, senior communicator Past President of IABC/Toronto, the largest international chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and an assistant director in EY’s Canadian Brand, Marketing & Communication group.
Doug Kessler co-founder and creative director of Velocity Partners.
Mike Morrissey Senior manager of digital communications at the Kellogg Company.
Olga Andrienko is the Head of Global Marketing at SEMrush.
Emmy-nominated writer, producer, New York Times best-selling author, director and actor Mindy Kaling.
Date: Sept. 3-6, 2019
Content Marketing Conference Boston Plan ahead for this conference for everything you need to know, and discover about content marketing. Applications are being taken now for speakers. Top leaders in content marketing are guaranteed to attend the conference. Visit the website here to stay tuned about APRIL 21-23, 2020. https://www.contentmarketingconference.com/ Guest speakers include:
David Meerman Scott sales and marketing strategist and partner at a VC firm focused on early-stage SaaS companies.His advisory clients include HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS).
Byron White Chair Content Marketing Conference.Byron founded WriterAccess, a Platform-as-a-Service he founded in 2010.
Michaela Alexis is North America’s most influencial and coveted speakers on topics related to LinkedIn and personal branding. Michaela has over 130,000 followers on LinkedIn.
The leader and innovators who are at the forefront with the latest B2B marketing share their secrets to success. This not to miss conference has the top leading industry professionals attending.
Guest speakers include:
Kara Swisher co-founder and editor-at-large of Recode, producer and host of the Recode Decode and Pivot podcasts. Kara is also a frequent contributor for Fox Business News, speaking about of course- all things tech and how it affects the market.
Convince & Convert founder Jay Baer is an award-winning Internet pioneer and expert who has worked with the world's most iconic brands improve their digital marketing and customer experience. Jay's podcasts are a must for anyone doing business. He is a New York Times best-selling author of six books.
Buy tickets at http://mpb2b.marketingprofs.com/
October 16-18, 2019
Gaylord National Resort
Just outside Washington DC
Inbound 2019: Boston, MA
This inbound marketing event hosts Industry pros that will inspire you to achieve your goals. Attendees who are marketers, salespeople and managers come together for four days of unlimited educational seminars to choose from.The conference hosts four nights of entertainment that allows for more personal networking and fun after dark.
Guest speakers include:
Katie Couric co-anchor of NBC’s “Today Show.”
Brian Halligan & Dharmesh Shah co-founders of HubSpot
Jennifer Garner & John Foraker.
Co-founders Of Once Upon A Farm.
Brad Smith Executive Chairman And Former Ceo Of Intuit.
Register to attend September 3-6 2019 https://www.inbound.com/
Growth Marketing Conference- San Francisco, Ca
This conference is a globally-focused event for B2B and B2C growth marketers.
Many high profile accelerated growth companies attend this event, such as Google and LinkedIn.
You'll have access to new companies, programs and strategic planning ideas that you can use for your business. Learn about growth hacking by participating in intimate workshops.
Varun Kohli, Head of Strategic Marketing, Symantec.
Ken Rudin, Head of User Growth and Analytics, Google
Laura Borghesi, Director, Growth Marketing, MongoDB (formerly at Stripe, Google.
Alex Toledo Leite. Principal PM Manager, Microsoft Corporation
December 10 - 11, 2019 at the Fairmont Hotel Register at https://growthmarketingconf.com/
Affiliate Summit West- Las Vegas
Top experts in their field including decision-makers of global brands, including,agencies, influences, media owners, advertisers, global brands, online publishers come together to discuss innovative visions and new technologies they leverage their business to help it grow.
Past Guest Speakers Included:
Neil Patel Co founder, Neil Patel Digital.
Carlos Avello,Director Of Paid Marketing Analytics, Ebay.
Adam Enfroy, Affiliate Partnerships Manager, Bigcommerce.
Hosted by Affiliate Summit Date: January 27-29, 2020
Social Media Week #SMWLA- Santa Monica, California
Marketing media and technology professionals from all over the world attend this event. The focus on the conference IN 2019 is about telling stories-"With Great Influence Comes Great Responsibility.”The 2020 guest speaker lineup is soon to be announced.
Former speakers attending in 2019:
Maycie Timpone, Executive Director, Video & Social Media, Buzzfeed.
Kim Vo, Sr. Manager, Brand Content Strategy, Walmart.
Sybil Grieb, U.S. Head of Influencer Marketing, Edelman.
Register for June 17th, 2020 https://socialmediaweek.org/losangeles/
B2B Marketing Exchange - Scottsdale Arizona
Attend this event to learn new strategies about content marketing, demand generation, digital strategies, ABM, channel marketing, and sales practices. Learn and network with established industry leaders in B2B. Gain insights from from top CEOs, CMOs, and CROs at high-growth B2B brands.
Register at https://b2bmarketing.exchange/
February 24-26, 2020
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
Digital Sales & Marketing World-Hartford, CT
Attend this conference to learn everything you can do to drive significant revenue for your company. Network with fellow B2B, B2C and marketing agencies attending this conference.
Sales managers and their teams should attend this energetic event to learn how to close more sales with inbound marketing and, analytics and to convert sales faster. Marketing teams will learn how to create marketing initiatives.
Marketers learn advanced ways to create content and video that helps drive more revenue to your business.
Date: April 5-7, 2020
Social Media Marketing World -San Diego, California Social Media Marketing World Conference offers workshops with top industry pros in digital marketing media. The event is hosted by Social Media Examiner one of the largest online destinations for all things social media. Social media is one of the biggest parts of your digital marketing strategy.The 2020 guest speaker lineup is soon to be announced. Over 40 guest experts speaking and offering workshops in 2019. Keynote speakers who are most likely to return:
Mari Smith. Mari is one of the world’s foremost experts on Facebook marketing and social media.
Michael Stelzner, Founder of Social Media Examiner.
Jay Baer, President of Convince & Convert consulting firm.
Ann Handley. Digital marketing expert pioneer, writer, and speaker. Ann teaches businesses how to create over the top marketing that delivers superior results. IBM named her one of seven people changing modern marketing.
Date: March 1-3, 2020
Register at https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/smmworld/
Advertising Week- New York City If you are in brand marketing, advertising, media, technology, and design this is a must attend conference. Marketing & communications brightest leaders speak at this event offering workshops and seminars.Top industry leaders speak about the insights of how they grow their brands successfully. Lots of networking with industry pros along with celebrity entertainment. Featured speakers attending:
Jaya Kolhatkar, Hulu’s Chief Data Officer.
Jill Baskin. Chief Marketing Officer, Hershey Food Corporation.
Allan Thygesen, President, Americas-GOOGLE.
MozCon Seattle, Washington
Attend the MozCon conference for advice from industry-leading professionals in the world of SEO, mobile, conversion optimization, local search, and more. You'll discover how to rank higher with using data driven processed to fuel growth for your marketing initiatives.
2020 speaker list is coming soon.
Speakers from 2019 include:
Britney Muller, Senior Search Scientist Moz.
Ross Simmonds, Digital Strategist | Foundation Marketing.
Shannon McGuirk, Head of PR & Content | Aira Digital.
July 6th-8th 2020: Register at https://moz.com/mozcon
Content Jam- Chicago, IL
Content marketing experts share their knowledge about content strategy, conversion, analytics, emotion.You can network and learn with leading minds in the content marketing world. Mingle and network with other business owners were you can share ideas and make new professional friends.
Adam Bianco is a digital marketing expert and entrepreneur. Director of Customer Marketing at The Beard Club.
Val Geisler,the founder and CEO of Fix My Churn where she and her team are focused on improving customer messaging with email.
Brooke B. Sellas , CEO & Founder of B Squared Media, an award-winning social media management and advertising agency.
Wil Reynolds, Founder & director of strategy- Seer Interactive.
Monday, Oct 28-29, 2019
ContentTECH Summit: San Diego, California
Building the right content strategy has always a enterprise marketers challenge. This summit will help you build the best plan to execute a successful campaign.
Guest Speakers Include:
Andy Crestodina. Principal, Strategic Director Orbit Media.
Jemmy Hooks, Head of US Digital Marketing Cisco.
Shiva Mirhosseini, Vice President, Marketing Technology & Digital Experience Aetna.
April 20-22, 2020
Pubcon Pro- Las Vegas, Nevada
Pubcon, social media and search engine optimization conference. Not just for seo and social media, the conference also offers expert educational training and workshops with its Full-Stack Marketing Conference providing all major marketing specialties in depth.
What makes this conference special? A panel of experts that review websites, SEO strategies, PPC campaigns, content, and social campaigns can be submitted by the audience on a first come first serve basis for a critique.
Keynote Speakers Attending
Gary Illyes – Google.
Fabrice Canal – Bing.
Michelle Robbins – Milestone.
Oct. 7-10, 2019 Register at https://www.pubcon.com/las-vegas-2019
Register for Pubcon Florida in 2020 for early bird pricing- https://www.pubcon.com/pubcon-florida-2020
Keep checking back for more as we add new conferences.
About the author: Leslie Cohen is an experienced content writer. Formerly a published contributor for CBS News Local Los Angeles and currently Managing Director for CWEB.com a news platform. She currently works with companies producing content and advising them on strategies for new products coming to market using digital marketing. Her specialty is writing white papers and guides, and producing full scale copy for websites- from creatives, blogs, product descriptions, and direct response marketing.