When summer vacations end, work begins again. That means it's time for digital marketers and online advertisers to decide which events to attend during the autumn digital marketing conference season.
Digital marketing conferences hold fantastic opportunities to expand your professional network, learn new ways to tackle current challenges, and uncover techniques, tactics, and tips to help you become a better all-around digital marketer.
We've checked the U.S. digital marketing conference calendar for the remainder of the year, and we're most excited about these 10 must-visit conferences. These industry events can help you learn new methods from top executives in digital marketing, online advertising, content marketing, search engine optimization, and mobile marketing. Here's what you should know before you register.
September 4-7 INBOUND 2018 / Boston
INBOUND is a big show, with over 20,000 attendees expected. That's a lot of marketers for meeting and sharing ideas. From creating brand stories and building high-volume lead generation to learning how to leverage your data for revenue generation, it's all here.
September 13-14 Digital and Content Marketing Summit / San Francisco
Forward-thinking marketers will attend this San Francisco conference to learn new insights about content marketing's role in the marketing mix, find authentic online engagement, and seeing how virtual reality (VR) and digital storytelling might change the future of marketing.
October 7-9 &THEN Conference / Las Vegas
Marketers, directors, and account managers will head to Las Vegas in early October for the DMA's annual &THEN conference to learn about disruptive creation methods, tech data insights for advertisers, and digital marketing techniques for the business landscape.
October 8-9 Swivel Digital Marketing Conference / Bend, OR
Swivel wants those attending its SEO and marketing conference to recharge and refresh themselves at this year's show in the mountains of western Oregon. Top tech companies will be on hand to show off new methods and technologies, and attendees will learn about new social media tools and SEO software capabilities.
October 16-18 PubCon 2018 / Las Vegas
If you're an internet publisher, then PubCon is the professional web publishing conference for you. Now in its 18th year, Pubcon brings together SEO executives, web publishers, and content marketers to figure out the next steps for success in the web publishing world. Agenda topics this year include marketing subscriptions, advanced PPC, Facebook ads, and SEO for content marketing.
October 24-25 SMX East / New York City
Search Marketing Expo East is run by Search Engine Land (the leading SEO industry website) and dedicates itself to being focused on search marketing and its place within the overall marketing mix. Content topics will include mobile-first SEO, web speed, SEO crawling, and SEM targeting. Digital marketers and online advertising pros who understand SEO will feel right at home here.
November 4-7 UnGagged Las Vegas / Las Vegas
UnGagged offers topical sessions in all things SEO and digital marketing, including sessions on content marketing, influencer marketing, social links, and managing brand reputation. Video recording devices are banned from the speaker sessions, allowing for premium content to be shared by attendees only.
November 7-8 DMWF North America / New York City
Those attending this New York conference will mingle with 1,000-plus other marketers to learn tips and insights about content marketing, data analytics, digital strategy, e-commerce, brand recognition, and newer issues surrounding mobile marketing, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.
November 13-16 B2B Marketing Forum 2018 / San Francisco
This MarketingProfs event brings together the brightest B2B marketers to share digital marketing and advertising strategies for B2B email, account-based marketing, pipeline generation, content marketing, and B2B SEO strategy.
November 14-15 Internet Summit / Raleigh, NC
Executives from Facebook, Square, Gartner Consulting, The Onion, Bit.ly, and other leading tech companies highlight the speaker list at this year's conference. This tech summit will showcase sessions on engagement and conversion, B2B/B2C marketing, user experience and design, mobile strategies, content, social media, and brand storytelling.
November 28 Intrigue Summit / Miami
With more than 200 speakers, the one-day Intrigue Summit will offer content on marketing strategy. This conference encourages audience participation in discussions about sales, marketing, and digital strategy issues and challenges.
December 11-12 Growth Marketing Conference / San Francisco
Executives from Lyft, Dropbox, Spotify, and others will tackle topics including finding growth and innovation through unique B2B marketing methods, storytelling through brands, and finding data models.