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

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last updated: April 13, 2021

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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 13Fashion and Apparel eCommerce Summit Retailonlinenot yet
Apr 15Boost (by TNW)Digitalonline€100
Apr 20-21Conductor C3SEOonline$0 ?
Apr 20Similarweb Digital Edge 2021 Digitalonlinefree
Apr 20Ad Age Next: Retail Retailonline$75
Apr 20-21MediaPost’s Email Insider Summit Emailonline$495
Apr 21-22EiQ: The Intelligent Email GatheringEmailonline$0 to $175
Apr 21DigiConfB2Bonlinefree
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 HelpDigitalonline$175

May 2021

DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
May 3-5Ad World 2021Advertisingonline$799
May 4-7Social Media Week – New YorkSocialonline$299
May 5-7ConfabContentonline$1,095
May 5-7ANA Email Evolution ConferenceEmailBonita Springs, FL$1,549
May 5Social Media Camp Summit Socialonline$59
May 11-12C3 (Conductor)SearchNew York, NY$599
May 11Advanced Email ConferenceEmailLondon, UK or online£599
May 11-13PI LIVE GlobalAffiliateonlinenot yet
May 12Health, Wellness & Beauty eCommerce Summit Retailonlinenot yet
May 12-13Social Media Summit for GovernmentSocialonline$699
May 17Localogy Place Retailonline$149
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 18Pharmaceutical Social Media ConferenceIndustryLondon, UK or online£619
May 18-20eTail Asia Virtual SummitRetailonlinenot yet
May 25-27Digital Summit at Home: B2B Marketing Redesign HelpB2Bonline$145
May 25-27eCOM365 Retailonline€60
May 25-26eTail Europe Retailonlinefree
May 25-27Programmatic Pioneers SummitAdvertisingonlinefree
May 27E-Commerce Berlin ExpoRetailBerlin, Germanynot yet

June 2021


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DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Jun 1Digital Travel Summit APACTravelonlinenot yet
Jun 2-3HeroConf: AustinPPCAustin, TX$1,200
Jun 2-3#DMWF Global 2021DigitalLondon, UK and online£999 / £200
Jun 7-9iMedia Online Retail Summit: Pure PlayRetailGold Coast, Australiainvite
Jun 8-11Social Media Strategies SummitSocialonline$799
Jun 8-10ContentTech SummitContentonline$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 10-11MediaPost’s Publishing Insider Summit Industryonline$295
Jun 10-12Digital Elite CampDigitalLaulasmaa, Estonianot yet
Jun 15-16SMX Advanced Searchonline$199
Jun 15Programmatic Pioneers Connect Advertisingonlineinvite
Jun 15-17Web a Quebec 21DigitalCanada, Quebecnot yet
Jun 16-18Social Fresh Socialonline$497
Jun 17Email Innovations Summit: North America Emailonline$495
Jun 18MNSearch SummitSearchSt. Paul, MNnot yet
Jun 21-25NRF Retail Converge Retailonline$495
Jun 22-23Grow New YorkRetailNew York, NYinvite
Jun 22-23The MarTech Summit: SingaporeMarTechSingapore$795
Jun 23Homegoods eCommerce Summit Retailonlinefree*
Jun 28-29Ecom World 2021Retailonline$799
Jun 29-Jul 1eTail Virtual Summit Retailonlinefree
Jun 29-Jul 1Social Media Week: Los Angeles Socialonline$119
Jun 30-Jul 1Social Media Day: PhiladelphiaSocialonline$50
Jun 30-Jul 3London Affiliate ConferenceAffiliateLondon, UKnot yet

July 2021

DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Jul 7-9brightonSEO SearchBrighton, UK£235
Jul 7-8Affiliate World EuropeAffiliateBarcelona, Spain€1,200
Jul 12-14MozCon VirtualSearchonline$149
Jul 14Electronics and Technology eCommerce Summit Retailonlinenot yet
Jul 15-17NamesCon EuropeDomainBudapest, Hungary€590
Jul 19-21ANA Digital and Social Media ConferenceSocialCarlsbad, CA$,1549
Jul 19-20Affiliate Summit: East AffiliateNew York, NY$249
Jul 22-23brightonSEO: Summer Searchonlinenot yet

August 2021

DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Aug 3-6Podcast MovementPodcastingNashville, TN$175
Aug 5-6Engage Conference 2021DigitalPortland, OR$579
Aug 9-11iMedia Online Retail Summit AustraliaRetailGold Coast, Australiainvite
Aug 17SMX Convert Searchonlinenot yet
Aug 18-19#DMWF Asia 2021DigitalMarina Bay Sands, Singaporenot yet
Aug 18-19The MarTech Summit: Hong KongMarTechHong Kong$795
Aug 24-25State of Social ’21 SocialPerth, AustraliaA$495
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 8-10brightonSEO SearchBrighton, UK£235
Sep 9-11Indie Pod Con 7PodcastingSwedesboro, NJ$199
Sep 13-15Traffic & Conversion SummitConversionSan Diego, CA$1,995
Sep 13-15NRF NXT Retailonlinenot yet
Sep 14-15MarTech Conference MarTechonlinenot yet
Sep 14-15Savant eCommerce: Stockholm RetailStockholm, Sweden€699
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 27-29Litmus LiveEmail(not yet)not yet
Sep 28-Oct 1Content Marketing WorldContentCleveland, OH or online$1,599 / $799
Sep 29-30Ecommerce ExpoRetailLondon, UKfree

October 2021

DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Oct 11-12Hero Conf LondonPPCLondon, UKnot yet
Oct 12-14INBOUND 2021 Digitalonline$69
Oct 12-13Savant eCommerce Amsterdam RetailAmsterdam, Netherlandsnot yet
Oct 13-14eTail Australia Retailnot yet
Oct 143XE Social SocialDublin, Ireland€195
Oct 14-15ADworld ExperiencePPCBologna, Italy or onlinenot yet
Oct 19-20PI LIVE LondonAffiliateLondon, UKnot yet
Oct 20-21Social Media Strategies Summit Digitalonline$699
Oct 20-21The MarTech Summit: BangkokMarTechBangkok, Thailand$595
Oct 21-22Leadscon ConversionLas Vegas, NV$795
Oct 22#MarTechFest GlobalMarTechLondon, UKnot yet
Oct 25-27iMedia Programmatic & Digital Ad Summit: AustraliaAdvertisingGold Coast, Australiainvite
Oct 26-27Savant eCommerce Berlin RetailBerlin, Germanynot yet

November 2021

DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Nov 1-2State of Search Searchonlinenot yet
Nov 1-4Web SummitMisc.Lisbon, Portugalnot yet
Nov 2-4Affiliate Summit WestAffiliateLas Vegas, NVnot yet
Nov 2-3AM Days AffiliateLas Vegas, NVnot yet
Nov 2-4Social Media Week: London Socialnot yet
Nov 7-8DMIEXPO: Digital & Affiliate ConferenceDigitalTel-Aviv, Israel$695
Nov 11-12SMXL Milan Searchonline€190
Nov 11-12iMedia Programmatic & Digital Ad Summit: New ZealandAdvertisingLake Taupo, New Zealandnot yet
Nov 13-15Youpreneur SummitDigitalLondon, UKnot yet
Nov 16-17Savant eCommerce Barcelona RetailBarcelona, Spainnot yet
Nov 16Friends of Search: Amsterdam SearchAmsterdam, Netherlands€561
Nov 17Friends of Search: Brussels SearchBrussels, Belgium€345
Nov 17-18The MarTech Summit: LondonMarTechLondon, UK£595
Nov 173XE Search SearchDublin, Ireland€195
Nov 23-24#DMWF EuropeDigitalAmsterdam, Netherlands€699

December 2021

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

January 2022

DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Jan 16-18NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show RetailNew York, NYnot yet

February 2022

DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Feb 2-5iGB Affiliate London AffiliateLondon, UKnot yet

March 2022

DatesEvent NameCategoryLocationPrice*
Mar 14-16Social Media Marketing WorldSocialSan Diego, CA$1,697
Mar 27Shoptalk RetailLas Vegas, NV$4,500

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. Many ads include 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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