There are many excellent conferences around the world deserving of your attention, but now half the year is gone. So, here is a short list of future events we believe are well worth investing your time and resources in. In today’s fast-moving digital world, being behind the learning curve is just not acceptable.
August 6 -7 in Hartford, Connecticut, IMPACT Live is arguably the most immersive digital marketing event of the year. The premise of this marketing workshop is simple, to embed the attendee in an actionable series of learning experiences where a basic framework of success is played out. Experts in the industry impart proven strategies for gaining marketing trust, developing content that drives sales, video for driving trust and brand, Facebook marketing, conversational marketing and much more. Access starts at $599 dollars for the two days.
Inbound 2019 is one of the largest digital marketing conferences of the year. It takes place this September 3 through 6 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. It’s an occasion to meet stellar international speakers and out-of-the-box thinkers whose expertise defines modern marketing models and strategies. It addresses marketers, salespeople, and customer success professionals. This year, the speaker lineup includes HubSpot founders Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah, Reddit co-founder Alex Ohanian, legendary journalist Katie Couric, best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert, and many others. Prices start at $199 for a community pass and end at $2,199 for a full access power pass.
Content Marketing World 2019
In 2018, 3,700+ marketers from over 50 countries attended this huge content marketer meetup. Running from September 6th through 9th at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Ohio the Content Marketing World 2019 event will once again be about hands-on workshops and forums, massive networking, and insights from the industry’s smartest leaders. Some of the confirmed speakers are Amy Higgins of Salesforce, Amanda Lordy for NASCAR, Laura Ramos of Forrester Research, and Nilla Ali of Buzzfeed. Most of the tickets are sold out, but there are regular and other registration packages starting at $699 dollars.
Brand ManageCamp takes place September 17-19 at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. It features marketing personalities like best selling author Jay Baer, former TEDex producer Tamsen Webster, Chief Evangelist of Brand Marketing at Google Gopi Kallayil, Joseph Jaffe, brand loyalty expert Brittany Hodak, Andy Crestodina, and other speakers with many accolades in their respective industries. This marketing conference has a strong focus on branding and user behaviour. After two jam-packed days at Brand ManageCamp you will learn a lot about how technology impacts branding and marketing; how to write content that gets opened, read, and shared; how to use influencer marketing to your advantage; and more. Access starts at $2495 if you register before August 23, 2019. Late bookers will pay the full price: $2695.
Advanced Search Summit D.C.
Running September 19th and 20th at the W Hotel in Washington, the Advanced Search Summit D.C. will serve digital marketing and search professionals industry luminaries, industry experts, and partners who know the “now” of advanced search. On hand to delve out the expertise and tips will be more than 40 industry decision makers and influencers to engage with a small attendee list of only 250 or so. On the list of confirmed speakers are Keith Goode – Sr. SEO Strategist, Security Intelligence for IBM; Michael Tich – Marketing Technology Manager for Airbnb; and Shawn Huber – Sr. SEO Specialist to SEO Manager for T-Mobile to name just a few. This smaller summit is a rare opportunity to connect on a personal level with the best in the business. Early bird general admission tickets are still available starting at $1199 dollars.
Named one of Forbes Magazine’s “must attend” conferences, Pubcon is at the Las Vegas Convention Center October 7-10. Unlike most of the other marketing and SEO conferences, this meetup has a more international flavour and focuses on new technology, optimization, online studies, and game-changing marketing ideas from around the world. resented by the world’s top new innovators. This year is the 19th iteration of Pubcon which will feature all the usual suspects plus world-class keynote speakers from SurveyMonkey, Google, and many more. Top companies exhibit, and there are many associated networking and meetup possibilities. Pubcon networking badges start at $699 dollars and the Ultimate Rock Star package that includes airfare and hotel is $4999.
Running November 7th and 8th at Convene at 333 South Grand Avenue in Los Angeles, this unique event was created to foster openness and transparency. The UnGagged founders developed their idea based on the fact that many SEOs and Digital Marketers were missing the opportunity to share their candid tips and advice with fellow entrepreneurs and leaders on account of conferences being recorded. Speakers so far include Brent Csutoras of Search Engine Journal, and SEO guru Bruce Clay. UnGagged bans all recording devices in the hall so that experts can speak candidly about tips and so forth. Topics will include SEO, SEM, content, links, mobile, and social media. Early bird tickets start at $999 dollars.
Billed as the world’s largest search engine marketing conference, SMX® East is part expo, part deep dive into SEM. It is one of the only such conferences devoted solely to search marketing and run by experts outside the vending arena. SMX is programmed by the team at Search Engine Land, arguably the most important search marketing publication in the world. Keynote speakers will include Frederic Dubut – Bing, Senior Program Manager, and Christi Olson – Microsoft, Head of Evangelism for Search, and others. The conference is slated to run November 13th and 14th at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Early bird all access tickets run from $1395 dollars.
Growth Marketing Conference
On December 10th and 11th at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, Growth Marketing Conference 2019 will feature Ken Rudin, Head of User Growth and Analytics, Google as one keynote speaker. Also, speaking will be Ali Wiezbowski – Head of Driver Engagement. Product Marketing at Uber; Microsoft’s Alex Toledo Leite; and Jon Chang of IBM Watson, among others. The Growth Marketing Conference is a globally-focused event for B2B and B2C growth marketers. 2000+ attendees are expected this year. Tickets start at $850 dollars for teams of three or more.
Of course, there are many other conferences and meetups at a regional level, many more affordable. But, to stay ahead of the curve, these are the best and most mediatized to attend in the second half of 2019. They’ll help you not only learn tried and trialled marketing strategies, but also what next year has in store and how to plan ahead for successful marketing campaigns.