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2019 Digital Marketing Conferences – 400+ Events Yearly (+Our Discounts)

Accept no imitations. This page is updated multiple times per week, year after year.
last updated: May 23, 2019 (slight delays while I’m in Tokyo)

Say “hi” at these events! Sean ORourke, publisher of this list, will be attending:

    • Social Media Marketing World 2020 – in San Diego, CA Social Media Marketing World (SMMW)
    • Midwest Digital Marketing Conference 2020 – in St. Louis, MO
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May 2019

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DatesEvent NameLocationPrice*Category
May 1-2Digital Summit: New York Digital Summit: New YorkNY, New York$Digital
Digital Summit New York discount code: MTNYC50 for $50 off
May 1-2MAU 2019NV, Las VegasinviteMobile
May 1-3Social DayLondon, UK££Social
May 1-4Data & Programmatic Insider SummitFL, Captiva Island$Advertising
May 2Next10x Digital Marketing ConferenceMA, Boston$Digital
May 6-8C3 (Conductor)NY, New York$Search
C3 (Conductor) discount code: C319-MRKTNGTERMS for $150 off
May 6-8The Social Shake-UpGA, Atlanta$Social
May 7-9eTail Canada 2019Toronto, Canada$Retail
May 7-8OMR Festival 2019Hamburg, Germany€€Marketing
May 7-8Search Marketing Summit AustraliaSydney, AustraliaA$Search
May 8-9eCommerce Show NorthManchester, UK£££Retail
May 8Content Marketing Summit Asia: South AsiaMumbai, IndiaContent
May 8-10Tokyo Web & Digital Marketing ExpoTokyo, Japan?Digital
May 9GrowthHackers Conference 2019CA, San Francisco$Digital
May 9-10DigiMarCon East 2019NY, New York$Digital
May 9Brand Safety Summit LondonLondon, UKAdvertising
May 14MMA Impact LondonLondon, UK££Mobile
May 13-16Adobe Summit 2019 LondonLondon, UK£££Digital
May 13-14Ads Camp 2019Cologne, Germany€€€Social
May 14Raleigh SEO ConferenceNC, Raleigh$Search
May 15-17Sellers SummitFL, Miami$Retail
May 15-16Digital Summit: Kansas CityMO, Kansas City$Digital
Digital Summit Kansas City discount code: MTKC50 for $50 off
May 15-17SEMrush LivePrague, Czech Republic€€Digital
May 16-17DigiMarCon CanadaToronto, CanadaC$Digital
May 16Ad Summit KyivKyiv, Ukraine$Advertising
Ad Summit Kyiv discount code: ADS-MT for 10% off
May 18MeasureCamp: ItalyRome, ItalyfreeAnalytics
May 20International Search SummitLondon, UKnot yetSearch
International Search Summit discount code: MT10 for 10% off for 10% off
May 20-21E-Commerce Summit 2019Barcelona, SpaininviteRetail
May 20-22Digiday Brand Summit EuropeDublin, Ireland$Brands
May 21-22Digital Summit: AtlantaGA, Atlanta$Digital
Digital Summit Atlanta discount code: MTATL50 for $50 off
May 21-22Digital Marketing in Healthcare SummitPA, Philadelphia$Industry
May 21-22SMX LondonLondon, UK£££Search
May 21-22Programmatic Pioneers Summit: LondonLondon, UK£££Advertising
Programmatic Pioneers Summit discount code: PPSMT15 for 15% off
May 21-23Digital Business World CongressMadrid, SpainDigital
May 22-23DigiMarCon Silicon ValleyCA, San Francisco$Digital
May 23-24#DMWF Expo GlobalLondon, UK£££Digital
May 27-28GPeC E-Commerce SummitBucharest, RomaniaRetail
May 29-31Digiday Programmatic Marketing SummitTX, Austin$Advertising
May 29-31Retail Global Gold CoastGold Coast, AustraliaA$Retail
May 30-31The Brand Marketing Summit: WestCA, San Francisco$Brands

June 2019

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DatesEvent NameLocationPrice*Category
Jun 2Digital Marketing International ExpoRishon LeTsiyon, Israel$Digital
Jun 3-5SMX Advanced: SeattleWA, Seattle$Search
Jun 4-5Digital Summit: AustinTX, Austin$Digital
Digital Summit Austin discount code: MTAUS50 for $50 off
Jun 4-5Savant eCommerce StockholmStockholm, Sweden€€Retail
Jun 4-5Interact Warsaw 2019Warsaw, Poland€€Advertising
Jun 5-6DigiMarCon SouthTX, Houston$Digital
Jun 6Digital Elite Day (Search / CRO)London, UK£Digital
Jun 8Content Marketing Summit Asia: JAPACTokyo, Japan¥¥Content
Jun 8MeasureCamp: ManchesterManchester, United KingdomfreeAnalytics
Jun 8MeasureCamp: DublinDublin, IrelandfreeAnalytics
Jun 8MeasureCamp: CopenhagenCopenhagen, DenmarkfreeAnalytics
Jun 9-12MediaPost Email Marketing SummitNC, Pinehurst$Email
Jun 10-11SearchLove BostonMA, Boston$Search
Jun 10-13Conquer LocalCA, San Diego$Local
Jun 10-12Mobile ConnectCA, San DiegoinviteMobile
Jun 10-11Digital Marketing for Financial Services SummitToronto, CanadaC$Industry
Jun 10Hypergrowth LondonLondon, UK£Digital
Jun 11-12Digital Summit: PortlandOR, Portland$Digital
Digital Summit Portland discount code: MTPDX50 for $50 off
Jun 11-12Rakuten Dealmaker: New YorkNY, New York$Affiliate
Jun 13-14Social Media Week: Los AngelesCA, Los Angeles$Social
Jun 12-13DigiMarCon WestCA, Los Angeles$Digital
Jun 12-13BEHAVE 2019NV, Las VegasinviteRetail
Jun 12-15Publishing Insider SummitNC, Pinehurst$Publishing
Jun 12-14SocialWest 2019Calgary, CanadaC$Social
Jun 12-13Savage MarketingAmsterdam, Netherlands€€Digital
Jun 13-15Elite Camp 2019Laulasmaa, Estonia€€€€Conversion
Jun 15MeasureCamp: AucklandAuckland, New ZealandfreeAnalytics
Jun 17-19Digital Growth UnleashedNV, Las Vegas$Digital
Jun 18-19Email Innovations SummitNV, Las Vegas$Email
Jun 18-19eTail EuropeLondon, UK££Retail
Jun 18-19Social Media Week LimaOH, Lima$Social
Jun 19-21Social Media Day JacksonvilleFL, Jacksonville$Social
Jun 19SearchLeedsLeeds, UK?Search
Jun 20-21DigiMarCon MidwestIL, Chicago$Digital
Jun 20-22Web Marketing Festival 2019Rimini, ItalyDigital
Jun 20-22NamesCon Europe 2019Cascais, Portugal€€Domains
Jun 21MnSearch SummitMN, St. Paul$Digital
Jun 21Social Media Day HalifaxHalifax, CanadaC$Social
Jun 21Zurich iGaming & Affiliate Conference new eventZurich, SwitzerlandAffiliate
Jun 25-28IRCEIL, Chicago$Retail
Jun 25-26Digital Summit: DenverCO, Denver$Digital
Digital Summit Denver discount code: MTDEN50 for $50 off
Jun 25-26The Brand Marketing Summit: EuropeLondon, UK££££Brands
Brand Marketing Summit Europe discount code: MT300 for £300 off
Jun 25-26Digital Travel Summit EuropeLondon, UK£££Industry
Jun 25State of Social ’19Perth, AustraliaA$Social
Jun 26Intrigue Summit: New YorkNY, New York$Digital
Jun 27Social Media Day: HoustonTX, Houston$Social
Jun 27Social Media Day: PhiladelphiaPA, Philadelphia$Social
Jun 27-28Adobe Symposium AustraliaSydney, AustraliaA$Digital
Jun 28Social Media Day: San DiegoCA, San Diego$Social
Jun 29MeasureCamp: FaroFaro, PortugalfreeAnalytics

July 2019

DatesEvent NameLocationPrice*Category
Jul 3Nottingham Digital SummitNottingham, UK£*Digital
Jul 7-14DigiMarCon CruiseFL, Orlando$Digital
Jul 8-9Affiliate World EuropeBarcelona, Spain€€€Affiliate
Jul 10-13VidConCA, Anaheim$Video
Jul 15-17MozConWA, Seattle$Digital
Jul 15-17Digital Food & BeverageTX, Austin$$Industry
Jul 16-19Amsterdam Affiliate ConferenceAmsterdam, Netherlandsnot yetAffiliate
Jul 17Interactive Minds Digital Summit: BrisbaneBrisbane, AustraliaA$Digital
Jul 19-20Midwest e-Com ConferenceMN, Minneapolis$Retail
Jul 19Interactive Minds Digital Summit: MelbourneMelbourne, AustraliaA$Digital
Jul 22-24NRF NXTNV, Las Vegas$$Retail
Jul 24ANA 2019 Digital & Social Media ConferenceCA, San Diego$Digital
Jul 24-25Digital Summit: PhiladelphiaPA, Philadelphia$Digital
Jul 27MeasureCamp: San FranciscoCA, San FranciscofreeAnalytics
Jul 31-Aug 1Commerce NextNY, New York$Retail
Jul 31-Aug 1Engage 2019CA, Santa Clara$$Search

August 2019

eTail East
Retailers – get 20% off current price with code MKTERMS19 –

DatesEvent NameLocationPrice*Category
Aug 6-7IMPACT Live 2019CT, Hartford$Digital
Aug 10MailconNY, New York$Email
Aug 11-13Affiliate Summit EastNY, New York$Affiliate
Aug 13-16Podcast MovementFL, Orlando$Podcasting
Aug 14-15Digital Summit: MinneapolisMN, Minneapolis$Digital
Digital Summit Minneapolis discount code: MTMIN50 for $50 off
Aug 15-16Learn InboundDublin, Ireland€€Digital
Aug 19-22eTail East 2019 eTail WestMA, Boston$Retail
eTail East discount code: retailers use MKTERMS19 for 20% off current price
Aug 20-22Conex: The Content ExperienceToronto, CanadaC$Content
Aug 20Litmus Live: LondonLondon, UK££Email
Aug 22-23DigiMarCon AustraliaSydney, AustraliaA$Digital
Aug 23Utah DMC (Digital Marketing Conference)UT, Salt Lake City$Digital
Aug 28-29Digital Summit: ChicagoIL, Chicago$Digital
Digital Summit Chicago discount code: MTCHI50 for $50 off
Aug 29Intrigue Summit: Ho Chi Minh City new eventHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam$Digital

September 2019

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DatesEvent NameLocationPrice*Category
Sep 3-6INBOUND 2019MA, Boston$Digital
Sep 3-6Content Marketing WorldOH, Cleveland$Content
Sep 3Hypergrowth BostonMA, Bostonnot yetDigital
Sep 3Intrigue Summit: LondonLondon, UK££Digital
Sep 3Growth Marketing Summit 2019Frankfurt, Germany€€Digital
Sep 4-5Digital Summit: Washington DCDC, Washington$Digital
Digital Summit DC discount code: MTDC50 for $50 off
Sep 4-5eTail Connect AutumnSt. Albans, UKinviteRetail
Sep 4-7FinConDC, Washington$Industry
Sep 5-6DigiMarCon UKLondon, UK££Digital
Sep 6-7Mid-Atlantic Podcast ConferencePA, Philadelphia$Podcasting
Sep 9-11Digital Analytics HubVA, Leesburg$Analytics
Sep 11-13Opticon19CA, San Francisconot yetConversion
Sep 11-12#DMWF North America 2019NY, New York$Digital
Sep 11-12Digital Summit: TampaFL, Tampa$Digital
Digital Summit Tampa discount code: MTTAM50 for $50 off
Sep 11BenchmarkLondon, UKinviteSearch
Sep 11-12DMEXCO (Digital Marketing Conference & Expo)Cologne, Germanynot yetDigital
Sep 11-12Digital Marketing Leaders SummitSingapore$Digital
Digital Marketing Leaders Summit: use MT10 for 10% off any ticket type
Sep 12MeasureFestBrighton, UKnot yetAnalytics
Sep 12-13BrightonSEOBrighton, UKnot yetSearch
Sep 16-17Swivel Digital Marketing ConferenceOR, Bend$Digital
Sep 16-18MarTech EastMA, Bostonnot yetMarTech
Sep 16-18eTail ConnectCA, San DiegoinviteRetail
Sep 16-18Mobile NextAZ, Litchfield Parknot yetMobile
Sep 17-18Brand ManageCampNV, Las Vegasnot yetBrands
Sep 17-18Mobile NextAZ, Litchfield Park$Retail
Mobile Next discount code: MN19MKTERMS for 20% off (tickets for Retailers & Brands)
Sep 18-19Savant eCommerce LondonLondon, UKnot yetRetail
Sep 19-20Advanced Search Summit: DCDC, Washingtonnot yetSearch
Sep 19-20The Agents of ChangeME, Portlandnot yetDigital
Sep 19Local U AdvancedCO, Denver$Local
Sep 19-22VidCon Australia new eventMelbourne, AustraliaA$Video
Sep 19-20DigiMarCon Asia PacificSingaporenot yetDigital
Sep 21MeasureCamp: LondonLondon, UKfreeAnalytics
Sep 24-25Paris Retail WeekParis, Francenot yetDigital
Sep 25-27Connect to ConvertMA, Boston$Conversion
Sep 25-26Digital Summit: DetroitMI, Detroitnot yetDigital
Digital Summit Detroit discount code: MTDET50 for $50 off
Sep 25-26Ecommerce ExpoLondon, UKnot yetRetail
Sep 26International Search Summit BostonMA, Boston$Search
International Search Summit discount code: MT10 for 10% off for 10% off
Sep 26-27India Affiliate ConferenceGrugram, IndiaAffiliate
Sep 30 – Oct 1SMX Advanced Europe new eventBerlin, Germany€€€€Search

October 2019

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DatesEvent NameLocationPrice*Category
Oct 1Lengow DayParis, Francenot yetRetail
Oct 1-2Affiliate Summit Asia PacificSingaporenot yetAffiliate
Oct 2-3Digital Summit: CharlotteNC, Charlotte$Digital
Digital Summit Charlotte discount code: MTCLT50 for $50 off
Oct 2-3B2SMBI Global ConferenceIL, Chicago$Local
B2SMBI Global Conference discount code: MT100 for $100 off
Oct 2-3eTail NordicNorway, Denmarknot yetRetail
Oct 3NY Know Go new eventNew York, NY$Retail
NY Know Go discount code: MTNY200 for $200 off
Oct 5Social Media Day DenverCO, Denvernot yetSocial
Oct 7-10Pubcon Pro Las Vegas 2019NV, Las Vegasnot yetDigital
Oct 7-9eTourism SummitCA, San Francisconot yetIndustry
Oct 8-10Litmus Live: BostonMA, Bostonnot yetEmail
Oct 10SearchStarsMalmö, SwedenkrSearch
Oct 10-11Click Engage ConvertMelbourne, Australianot yetDigital
Oct 13-16Local Search Summit 2019Lisbon, Portugalnot yetLocal
Oct 14-15Luxury InteractiveNY, New Yorknot yetIndustry
Oct 14-15SearchLove: LondonLondon, UKnot yetSearch
Oct 15-17Social Media Strategies Summit: NYC Social Media Strategies SummitNY, New York$Social
Oct 15-17Social Media Strategies Summit: Higher Ed eTail WestNY, New York$Industry
Oct 15-16AdExchanger’s Programmatic I/ONY, New Yorknot yetAdvertising
Oct 16-18MarketingProfs B2B ForumDC, Washingtonnot yetB2B
Oct 16-17Digital Growth UnleashedLondon, UK£££££Digital
Oct 16-17Email Innovations Summit: LondonLondon, UK££££Email
Oct 16-17Marketing Evolution Experience (formerly eMetrics)London, UK£££££Analytics
Oct 16-17DigiMarCon IndiaNew DelhiMobile
Oct 16Mobile Marketing London SummitLondon, UKinviteMobile
Oct 16-17Savant eCommerce BarcelonaBarcelona, Spainnot yetRetail
Oct 16-19Lisbon Affiliate ConferenceLisbon, Portugalnot yetAffiliate
Oct 17-18Seattle Interactive ConferenceWA, Seattle$Digital
Oct 173XE DigitalDublin, Irelandnot yetSearch
Oct 19MeasureCamp: BrusselsBrussels, BelgiumfreeAnalytics
Oct 21-22The Brand Marketing Summit: EastNY, New Yorknot yetBrands
Oct 21-22Digital Summit: BostonMA, Boston$Digital
Digital Summit Boston discount code: MTBOS50 for $50 off
Oct 21-22Hero Conf London new eventLondon, UK££££Search
Oct 22-23PI Live 2019London, UK£Affiliate
Oct 22-23Influencer Marketing ShowLondon, UK£Affiliate
Oct 23-24DigiMarCon Middle EastDubai, UAEnot yetDigital
Oct 25Transformation of Search SummitNY, New Yorknot yetSearch
Oct 27-30LavaCon Content Strategy ConferenceOR, Portland$Content
Oct 28Content JamChicago, IL$Content
Oct 29-30AI in Digital Marketing SummitNY, New York$MarTech
Oct 30MarTech FestivalLondon, UKnot yetMarTech
Oct 30-31DigiMarCon South AfricaJohannesburg, South Africanot yetDigital
Oct 31-Nov 1Social Media Week LondonLondon, UKnot yetSocial

November 2019

DatesEvent NameLocationPrice*Category
Nov 1WordCamp U.S. new eventSt. Louis, MO$Other
Nov 1-3DMSS (Digital Marketing Skill Share)Bali, Indonesia$Digital
Nov 4-5State of SearchDallas, TX$Search
Nov 4-6Healthcare Internet ConferenceOrlando, FLnot yetIndustry
Nov 5-7SMXL ItalyItaly, MilanDigital
Nov 6-7B2B Online Europe 2019Barcelona, Spainnot yetB2B
Nov 7-8Open Mobile Summit Social Media Strategies SummitSan Francisco, CA$Mobile
Open Mobile Summit discount code: Terms5 for 5% off
Nov 7-8UnGagged Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA$Digital
Nov 7-8Cambridge Social Media DayCambridge, UKnot yetSocial
Nov 9-11Youpreneur SummitLondon, UK££Digital
Nov 11-12Programmatic Pioneers Summit new eventLos Angeles, CA$$Advertising
Nov 11-13B2B Online MiamiMiami, FLnot yetB2B
Nov 11-13Native Advertising DaysBerlin, Germany€€Advertising
Nov 12-13Digital Marketing for Financial Services SummitNew York, NYnot yetIndustry
Nov 13-14Internet SummitRaleigh, NC$Digital
Internet Summit discount code: MTRAL50 for $50 off
Nov 13-14SMX EastNew York, NYnot yetSearch
Nov 13-15Social Fresh 2019Winter Park, FLnot yetSocial
Nov 13-14ad:tech MumbaiMumbai, Indianot yetAdvertising
Nov 14-15Litmus Live: San FranciscoSan Francisco, CAnot yetEmail
Nov 14International Search Summit BarcelonaBarcelona, SpainSearch
Nov 14SCALE19 new eventBerlin, GermanyDigital
International Search Summit discount code: MT10 for 10% off for 10% off
Nov 15ad:tech AucklandAuckland, New Zealandnot yetAdvertising
Nov 18Hypergrowth San FranciscoSan Francisco, CAnot yetDigital
Nov 19-22Dreamforce 2019San Francisco, CAnot yetOther
Nov 25-26#DMWF Expo EuropeAmsterdam, Netherlands€€€Digital
Nov 27-28ad:tech TokyoTokyo, Japannot yetAdvertising

December 2019

DatesEvent NameLocationPrice*Category
Dec 2Programmatic Punch UKLondon, UK£Advertising
Dec 3-4Digital Summit: DallasDallas, TX$Digital
Digital Summit Dallas discount code: MTDAL50 for $50 off
Dec 4-5Digital Marketing Leaders SummitHong Kong$Digital
Dec 5App Promotion SummitBerlin, Germany€€Mobile
Dec 10-11Growth Marketing ConferenceSan Francisco, CA$Digital

January 2020

DatesEvent NameLocationPrice*Category
Jan 11-14NRF Retail’s Big Show 2020 VisionNew York, NYnot yetRetail
Jan 27-31SUPERWEEK Hungary new eventBudapest, Hungarynot yetAnalytics
Jan 28-30Affiliate Summit WestLas Vegas, NVnot yetAffiliate

February 2020

DatesEvent NameLocationPrice*Category
Feb 5-8London Affiliate ConferenceLondon, UKfreeAffiliate
Feb 13Friends of SearchAmsterdam, Netherlandsnot yetSearch
Feb 13E-Commerce Berlin ExpoGermany, BerlinfreeRetail
Feb 24-26B2B Marketing ExchangeScottsdale, AZnot yetB2B
Feb 24-27eTail WestPalm Springs, CAnot yetRetail
Feb 25-26eTail Connect SpringTwickenham, UKinviteRetail
Feb 27-28Digital Marketing Leaders Summit Sydney new eventSydney, AustraliaA$$Digital

March 2020

DatesEvent NameLocationPrice*Category
Mar 1-3Social Media Marketing World new eventSan Diego, CA$$$Social
Mar 3-5eTail AsiaSingaporenot yetRetail
Mar 10-11eTail GermanyBerlin, Germanynot yetRetail
Mar 11-12Prolific North Marketing ShowManchester, UKnot yetMarketing
Mar 13-22SWSW Conference & FestivalsAustin, TXnot yetMisc.
Mar 17-19E-Commerce One to OneMonacoinviteRetail
Mar 18-19SMX Munich new eventMunich, Germany€€€€Search
Mar 19-20inOrbit 20Portoroz, SloveniaDigital
Mar 22-25Shoptalk 2020Las Vegas, NVnot yetRetail
Mar 25-27Affiliate Summit Europe new eventAmsterdam, Netherlands$Affiliate
Mar 25-26B2B Marketing ExpoLondon, UKfreeMarTech
Mar 29-Apr 2Adobe Summit 2020Las Vegas, NVnot yetDigital
Mar 30-Apr 1LeadsConLas Vegas, NV$Conversion

April 2020

DatesEvent NameLocationPrice*Category
Apr 1-3eTail Connect EastMiami, FLinviteRetail
Apr 1-2Internet Retailing Expo new eventManchester, UKnot yetRetail
Apr 4-6eTail Canada new eventToronto, Canadanot yetRetail
Apr 8-9Hero Conf Austin new eventAustin, TX$$$$Search
Apr 9-11Digital Travel Summit new eventPalm Springs, CAnot yetIndustry
Apr 20-22B2B Online 2020 new eventChicago, ILnot yetB2B
Apr 20-22Digital Travel APAC 2020Singaporenot yetIndustry
Apr 21-23Content Marketing Conference new eventBoston, MA$$Content
Apr 23-24ADworld Experience new eventBologna, Italynot yetSearch
Apr 28ATOMICONNewcastle upon Tyne, UK££Digital

May 2020

DatesEvent NameLocationPrice*Category
May 4-6eTail Canada 2020 new eventToronto, Canadanot yetRetail
May 11-12Programtatic I/O new eventSan Francisco, CAnot yetAdvertising
May 12-14The Social Shake-Up new eventAtlanta, GA$$$Social
May 17-20Confab new eventMinneapolis, MN$$Content

Q & A

about this page…

What makes this conference list different/better?

We show up every week, usually multiple times per week, year after year. This has many implications:

  1. We are the first to list many conferences, so you can plan more efficiently and catch more early-bird deals.
  2. We don’t publish in January and walk away, so you won’t be stuck with an outdated resource mid-year.
  3. We also don’t hold back next year’s listings until next year, so you’re free to make longer-term plans.

What are the criteria to be included on this list?

At a high level, we’re looking for events that are relevant and noteworthy.

  • Relevant means being primarily about digital marketing or some aspect of digital marketing. There are a few exceptions, events that are more general but that many people plan around (i.e. SXSW), but we try to keep them to a minimum.
  • Noteworthy means a conference of a decent size that is primarily for learning and networking. This typically does not include smaller workshops, meetups, and company-specific events that are unlikely to be of interest to a wider audience.

Why the ads?

This is one of those rare times when ads add to the content. Astute readers will note that most ads come with MT-specific discount codes.

Who is the author?

Sean ORourke, publisher of and owner of Cleanup Interactive. I don’t publish as many posts as when blogging was new, but on key resources like this, I go obsessively deep.

popular topics…

What are the best digital marketing conferences to attend?

There is no one best conference for everyone, it depends on who you are and what you want. Here are some ways to think about your preferences:

  • General vs. Focused – do you want a variety of digital marketing topics, or would you rather go deep into one topic?
  • Strategy vs. Tactical – do you respond more to inspirational and big-picture talks, or do you prefer more practical?
  • Bigger vs. Smaller and Multi Track vs. Single Track – for you, does more = more opportunities, or more overwhelming?
  • Speaker Lineups – how many speakers do you know are good, also how many are high-level/celebrity vs. practitioners?

How can I find the best digital marketing conferences for me?

Here’s how to narrow down 400+ events to a more manageable short list of candidates:

  • First, focus on the variable that will eliminate the most conferences. Often this will be the location (city, region or country) or specialty topic (PPC, email, analytics etc.)
  • Next, focus on non-negotiable disqualifiers. For many people, this include a price limit.
  • Once you have a short list of events, get all the info you can from the official websites. Also look at social media accounts, hashtags or other conversation about the brand.

These events can get expensive. How can I save money?

We hear you! Here are 5 ways to get more for your conference cash.

  1. Pay attention to the price column above, where each currency symbol represents a $500 range, i.e. $ = $500 to $999.
  2. Take advantage of early-bird discounts! These can often save 50% of the door price.
  3. Look for discount codes, many conferences have them. We have listed several MT-specific codes here. Other discounts may be found on or carefully-constructed Twitter searches.
  4. If you are not self-employed, try to get work to pay for it. There are many articles available on how to  justify the cost.
  5. If needed, get scrappy. For example, see if the conference needs any volunteers.

for organizers…

How can I submit my conference for consideration?

Go to this form and enter the relevant information about your event.


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