15 of the best, must-attend marketing conferences in 2019
To stay on top of the latest marketing trends and topics, it is important to attend live marketing conferences throughout the year.
With so many options available today, how do you choose the right marketing conference to attend?
Not all conferences give you an excellent networking experience, provide you with key takeaways that you can implement tomorrow and ensure your training budget is well spent.
I compiled a list of 15 marketing events you should consider adding to your 2019 calendar (the order is based on the date of the conference):
Top 15 marketing conferences to attend
This handy guide provides you with a sampling of some of the best marketing conferences and events in 2019.
February 25-27, 2019 | Scottsdale, AZ
Why you should attend: This conference is for business-to-business (B2B) marketers who would like to keep up with the latest trends, market conditions, and buyer realities. The event includes workshops and case studies with 100+ speakers, 70+ sessions and 6 tracks. The event includes a B2B award ceremony for outstanding campaigns.
March 4-7, 2019 | Austin, TX
Why you should attend: MediaPost’s Brand Marketers Insider Summit features speakers who can help you enhance your brand marketing initiatives. This event is perfect for brand marketers, content marketers and marketing managers. The event provides actionable insights regarding today’s top brand challenges.
March 6-8, 2019 | Orlando, FL
Why you should attend: Organized by Ragan Communications, this event is one of the must-attend events if work with social media. This event discusses trends and provides takeaways for forming and strengthening relationships with your audience via social media platforms and apps. Learn about Wendy’s secret sauce for Twitter success, how HBO drives buzz and captures attention with powerful social storytelling, and how social media can transform employees into passionate brand warriors.
March 20-22, 2019 | San Diego, CA
Why you should attend: Presented by Social Media Examiner, this three-day event brings together some of the best social marketers where you can learn the latest social media marketing tactics. Learn social media marketing techniques from some of the world’s top marketing experts who specialize in Facebook, Instagram, messenger bots, live video, video creation, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, and more.
March 24-28, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV
Why you should attend: This conference is organized by Marketo and takes a deep dive into digital transformation, marketing automation, advertising and Kobe marketing trends and topics. This event is great for Marketo users with breakout sessions that go into depth about Marketo’s tools and functionalities.
April 8-10, 2019 | San Diego, CA
Why you should attend: Formerly called the Intelligent Content Conference (ICC), ContentTECH Summit is organized by the Content Marketing Institute. This conference focuses on how to use marketing technology stack to measure, optimize, and manage your content. This event is for marketing leaders, brand marketers, content marketers and content strategists.
April 16-19, 2019 | Boston, MA
Why you should attend: The annual Content Marketing Conference brings content marketers with 70 speakers, 50 sessions, 19 keynotes and 12 workshops on video, writing, content strategy, conversion optimization and more. This event will explain that it’s not how much content you can create that leads to success but rather “who creates it, and how it helps us make life better, smarter, and more fun.”
May 5-8, 2019 | Austin, TX
Why you should attend: This event is a conference with thousands of B2B leaders looking for data-driven insights, best-practices, and innovation ideas. This conference provides excellent networking opportunities to meet other B2B marketing leaders. Breakout sessions are lead by SiriusDecisions analysts who cover hot topics and trends as well as case studies. Organized by SiriusDecisions, the event focuses on research from the company.
May 6-8, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
Why you should attend: This event is one of the premier social media conferences in the United States where you will learn what social media means for your business, brand and future. Hear from C-suite executives who understand how social in business can help your brand. Run by by Access Intelligence, this event narrows down the social media topics to the most critical ones facing digital leaders today.
July 15-17, 2019 | San Diego, CA
Why you should attend: Organized by Frost and Sullivan, this conference is a place where strategic and tactical marketing leaders gather to be inspired and inspire others in the pursuit of a complete reinvention of marketing. The event is a good place to interact with marketing professionals across multiple industries. The conference will discuss real-world lessons learned and best practices, all while having fun.
July 15-17, 2019 | Seattle, WA
Why you should attend: Organized by Moz, this event focuses on search engine optimization (SEO), mobile, analytics, website optimization, social media, content marketing and other topics. This conference will help you keep up-to-date with the evolving search landscape and connect with a community of search industry leaders.
July 24-26, 2019 | San Diego, CA
Why you should attend: This digital and social media event, presented by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), provides you with an experience where you can the latest marketing trends and gain insights from leading marketers. Topics at the event may include augmented reality, influencer marketing, virtual reality, content marketing, social media, digital analytics and more topics.
September 3-6, 2019 | Cleveland, OH
Why you should attend: This conference brings together “the best and the brightest in the content marketing industry,” according to the Content Marketing Institute. It is one of the largest content marketing events in the United States. You will learn how to create a solid content marketing strategy. There are 120+ sessions and workshops from marketers who will cover strategy, integration, measurement and other ideas. As one of the biggest content marketing conferences, this event is great for brand marketers, content marketers and companies who want to learn about content marketing.
September 3-6, 2019 | Boston, MA
Why you should attend: Run by HubSpot, this conference focuses on helping you grow your organization via inbound marketing. This event provides provides professional education, ideas and inspiration for the inbound marketing community. This event is perfect for HubSpot users but the event draws 20,000+ attendees to listen to keynote speeches, attend breakout sessions, and network with fellow marketers.
October 21-22, 2019 | New York, NY
Why you should attend: Organized by Incite Group, this event is for great for marketing, digital and social media leaders from big brands. The conference focuses on in-house marketers and offers a platform for chief marketing officers and senior marketing leaders to discuss how to deliver excellent brand interactions.
What is your favorite marketing conference?
Need more ideas? Check out the 2018 marketing conference list. What marketing conference would you add to this list? What is your favorite marketing conference to keep up-to-date with the latest marketing trends and topics? Please mention it in the comments below.