2021 Digital Marketing Conferences – 400+ Events Yearly (+Discounts)

Welcome to the big list. This page is updated weekly, year after year. Now with virtual events! 
last updated: March 5, 2021

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March 2021


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DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Mar 1-5Podfest Global SummitPodcastingonline$49
Mar 2-3DX3 CanadaRetailToronto, Canada$29
Mar 2-4Ecommerce Expo UK: VirtualRetailonlinefree
Mar 4-5Digital Analytics Hub: VirtualAnalyticsonline$60
Mar 9-11eTail GermanyRetailonlineinvite
Mar 10-12Digiday Media Buying Summit LiveAdvertisingonline$249
Mar 10-12GDS Digital Marketing Summit: North AmericaDigitalonlineinvite
Mar 16-20SXSW Online Misc.online$249
Mar 16Ragan’s Social Media & Digital CommunicationsSocialonline$799
Mar 16-18Digital Travel MEAIndustryDubai, UAE$1,499
Mar 16International Search Summit: Munich SEOonline€299
Mar 17-18SMX Munchen SEOonline€299
Mar 17-18IRX & eDXRetailBirmingham, UKfree
Mar 24-25#DMWF North AmericaDigitalonlineinvite
Mar 24-26Digiday Glossy Modern Commerce Forum LiveIndustryonline$139
Mar 25-26BrightonSEOSearchnot yet
Mar 25The MarTech Summit: Virtual EuropeMarTechonlinenot yet
Mar 29-31Digital Summit at Home: Small + Medium Business Marketing Redesign HelpDigitalonline$195
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Mar 29-31Retail GlobalRetailGold Coast, AustraliaA$540

April 2021

DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Apr 2eCOM360Retailonline€99
Apr 6-8Content 360 Week (Singapore)Contentonline$599
Apr 7-8MarketingProfs B2B ForumB2Bonline$595
Apr 10Email Marketing Virtual ExpoEmailonline$50
Apr 12-23Digital City FestivalDigitalonline?
Apr 12-May 11#MarTechFest Dial UpMarTechonline£99
Apr 15Boost (by TNW) Digitalonline€100
Apr 20-21Conductor C3 SEOonline$0 ?
Apr 21-22EiQ: The Intelligent Email GatheringEmailonline$0 to $175
Apr 21DigiConf B2Bonlinefree
Apr 21-23Digiday Modern Retail Summit LiveRetailonline$199
Apr 26Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC)Digitalonline$99
Apr 26-27SearchLove New YorkSearchNew York, NY$1,299
Apr 26-29Digital Marketing Europe 2021Digitalonlinefree
Apr 27-28Adobe SummitDigitalonlinefree
Apr 27-29Content Marketing ConferenceContentonline$799
Apr 27-29Digital Summit at Home: Associations, Non-Profits + Community Marketing Redesign Help Digitalonline$175
Apr 27-28Savant eCommerce StockholmRetailStockholm, Sweden€699

May 2021

DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
May 4-7Social Media Week – New York Socialonline$299
May 5-7ConfabContentonline$1,095
May 5-7ANA Email Evolution ConferenceEmailBonita Springs, FL$1,549
May 11-12C3 (Conductor)SearchNew York, NY$599
May 11Advanced Email ConferenceEmailLondon, UK or online£599
May 11-13PI LIVE GlobalAffiliateonlinenot yet
May 12-13Social Media for GovernmentSocialonline$699
May 17-18Interact 21DigitalColumbus, OH$460
May 17-19Digiday Programmatic Marketing Summit LiveAdvertisingonline$199
May 17-19iMedia Online Retail Summit: New ZealandRetailLake Taupo, New Zealandinvite
May 18-19SMX LondonSearchLondon, UKnot yet
May 18Pharmaceutical Social Media ConferenceIndustryLondon, UK or online£619
May 18-19Savant eCommerce BerlinRetailBerlin, Germanynot yet
May 18-19eTail Asia Virtual SummitRetailonlinenot yet
Apr 25-27Digital Summit at Home: B2B Marketing Redesign Help B2Bonline$145
Apr 25-27Programmatic Pioneers Summit Advertisingonlinefree
May 27E-Commerce Berlin ExpoRetailBerlin, Germanynot yet

June 2021


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DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Apr 1Digital Travel Summit APAC Travelonlinenot yet
Jun 2-3HeroConf: AustinPPCAustin, TX$1,200
Jun 2-3#DMWF Global 2021DigitalLondon, UK and online£999 / £200
Jun 6-8NRF2021: Chapter TwoRetailNew York, NYfree/ $1,050
Jun 7-9iMedia Online Retail Summit: Pure PlayRetailGold Coast, Australiainvite
Jun 8-11Social Media Strategies SummitSocialonline$799
Jun 8-10ContentTech Summit Contentonline$799
Jun 9-11Advanced Search SummitDigitalNapa, CA$899
Advanced Search Summit discount code: MT200 for $200 off
Jun 9-11Digiday: Amazon Strategies Virtual ForumRetailonline$249
Jun 10-13PodFest 2021PodcastingOrlando, FL$247
Jun 10-12Digital Elite CampDigitalLaulasmaa, Estonianot yet
Jun 15-17Web a Quebec 21DigitalCanada, Quebecnot yet
Jun 15-16Savant eCommerce LondonRetailLondon, UKnot yet
Jun 18MNSearch SummitSearchSt. Paul, MNnot yet
Jun 22-23Grow New YorkRetailNew York, NYinvite
Jun 22-23The MarTech Summit: SingaporeMarTechSingapore$795
Jun 30-Jul 3London Affiliate ConferenceAffiliateLondon, UKnot yet

July 2021

DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Jul 7-8Affiliate World EuropeAffiliateBarcelona, Spain€1,200
Jul 12-14MozCon VirtualSearchonline$149
Jul 15-17NamesCon EuropeDomainsBudapest, Hungary€590
Jul 19-21ANA Digital and Social Media ConferenceSocialCarlsbad, CA$,1549

August 2021

DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Aug 3-6Podcast MovementPodcastingNashville, TN$175
Aug 5-6Engage Conference 2021DigitalPortland, OR$579
Aug 9-11iMedia Online Retail Summit Australia RetailGold Coast, Australiainvite
Aug 18-19#DMWF Asia 2021DigitalMarina Bay Sands, Singaporenot yet
Aug 18-19The MarTech Summit: Hong KongMarTechHong Kong$795
Aug 27Utah DMC Digital Marketing ConferenceDigitalSalt Lake City, UT$499

September 2021

DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Sep 2Growth Marketing SummitDigitalFrankfurt, Germany€799
Sep 6-7DeepSEO ConferenceSearchEnsenada, Mexico$150
Sep 8-10Ragan’s Social Media ConferenceSocialDisney World, FL$1,649
Sep 9-11Indie Pod Con 7PodcastingSwedesboro, NJ$199
Sep 13-15Traffic & Conversion SummitConversionSan Diego, CA$1,995
Sep 14-15Savant eCommerce AmsterdamRetailAmsterdam, Netherlandsnot yet
Sep 20-22Localogy 2021LocalHollywood, CA$1,299
Sep 22-23#DMWF North America WestDigitalSanta Clara, CAnot yet
Sep 22-25FinCon 2021IndustryAustin, TX or online$250
Sep 25-Oct 1Content Marketing WorldContentCleveland, OH or online$799 / $1,599
Sep 25-Oct 1iGB Affiliate AmsterdamAffiliateAmsterdam, Netherlandsnot yet
Sep 29-30Ecommerce Expo RetailLondon, UKfree

October 2021

DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Oct 5-6Savant eCommerce Barcelona 2021RetailBarcelona, Spainnot yet
Oct 11-12Hero Conf London PPCLondon, UKnot yet
Oct 15-16ADworld ExperiencePPCBologna, Italy or onlinenot yet
Oct 19-20PI LIVE LondonAffiliateLondon, UKnot yet
Oct 20-21The MarTech Summit: BangkokMarTechBangkok, Thailand$595
Oct 22#MarTechFest GlobalMarTechLondon, UKnot yet
Oct 25-27iMedia Programmatic & Digital Ad Summit: AustraliaAdvertisingGold Coast, Australiainvite

November 2021

DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Nov 1-3Affiliate Summit WestAffiliateLas Vegas, NVnot yet
Nov 1-4Web SummitOtherLisbon, Portugalnot yet
Nov 7-8DMIEXPO: Digital & Affiliate ConferenceDigitalTel-Aviv, Israel$695
Nov 11-12iMedia Programmatic & Digital Ad Summit: New ZealandAdvertisingLake Taupo, New Zealandnot yet
Nov 13-15Youpreneur SummitDigitalLondon, UKnot yet
Nov 17-18The MarTech Summit: LondonMarTechLondon, UK£595
Nov 23-24#DMWF Europe 2021DigitalAmsterdam, Netherlands€699

December 2021

DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Dec 7-8MediaPost Email Insider SummitEmailonline*not yet
Dec 8-9ANA Influencer Marketing Virtual ConferenceInfluenceronline$399
Dec 14-15MediaPost Search & Performance Insider SummitSearchonline*not yet

March 2022

DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Mar 14-16Social Media Marketing WorldSocialSan Diego, CA$1,697

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 O’Rourke, publisher of MarketingTerms.com 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 MarketingDiscounts.io 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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