Ultimate list of Digital Marketing Conferences in 2016

From more than 90,000 folks gathering in Spain to talk about mobile technology to a CMO-driven conference in Orlando, Fla., there’s a seemingly never-ending number of events for digital marketers these days.

While networking is a big reason why agencies, tech companies and brands attend conferences, Dee Salomon, marketing chief at MediaLink—a business advisory firm that has a presence at industry conferences—pointed out that the programming and content itself at these events is also key, covering everything from the so-called Internet of Things to sophisticated programmatic ad-buying.

If you want to enhance your knowledge and networking skills, 2016 has a lot to offer in the way of conferences all over the world. Attending conferences can help you gain an edge in your business and give you the chance to interact with your customers, experts in your industry, your favorite influencers, and your peers.

The thousands of SEOs, SEMs, content marketers, social media strategists and business owners who attend these conferences do so for the whirlwind of information, education and networking. Where else but an Internet marketing conference can you learn from the likes of Gary Illyes, Duane Forrester, John Mueller, Rand Fishkin, Larry Kim and Bruce Clay all in a single day? 2016 holds more than 100 digital marketing conferences and events and we’ve updated our Internet Marketing Conference Calendar to help you view them all to start planning your year ahead.

In this post, you will find a comprehensive list of business and digital marketing conferences for 2016 covering a wide variety of topics including analytics, big data, blogging, content, conversions, design, development, entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, local, mobile, publishing, search, social, technology, venture capital, and writing.

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Everyone likes a good deal, and the easiest way to save on a digital marketing conference is to book early. You can save up to hundreds of dollars when you take advantage early bird rates. Plan early and save big! Map out your conference attendance with the Digital Marketing Conference Calendar — it’s your exclusive guide for 100+ Internet marketing conferences of 2016 and beyond. Where will you go?


Digital Marketing Conferences Confirmed for 2016

The following are over 160 conferences that have confirmed dates for 2016. Bolded conferences are events that I plan (or hope) to attend! Be sure to click through to get in on the best early bird discounts as soon as possible.

Also, if you’re on a desktop browser, hover over the conference names for a quick summary of the event like this.

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The Digital Marketing Conference Calendar

Type-A Parent Blogger Conference Jan. 9 Las Vegas
Affiliate Summit West Jan. 10-12 Las Vegas
SEOToolSet Training Jan. 18-22 Los Angeles
SLC|SEM Jan. 20 Salt Lake City
Learn Inbound Jan. 20 Dublin
Digital Marketing Strategies Summit Jan. 26-28 Las Vegas


SEOToolSet Training Feb. 2-4 India
Connect Feb. 4-5 Miami
Digital Summit Feb. 8-9 Phoenix
Social Media Strategies Summit Feb. 9-11 Las Vegas
BIA/Kelsey NOW Feb. 18 Seattle
Digital Marketing Summit
for Financial Services
Feb. 18-19 San Francisco
Wisdom 2.0 Feb. 20-22 San Francisco
Social Media Week Feb. 22-26 Hamburg
Social Media Week Feb. 22-26 Jakarta
Social Media Week Feb. 22-26 Lagos
Social Media Week Feb. 22-26 New York
SearchLove Feb. 23-24 San Diego
SFIMA Summit Feb. 24-25 Fort Lauderdale
SMX West Mar. 1-3 San Jose
ad:tech Mar. 3 New Dehli
SearchFest Mar. 10 Portland
inOrbit Mar. 10-11 Slovenia
SXSW Interactive Mar. 11-15 Austin
An Event Apart March 14-16 Nashville
SEOToolSet Training Mar. 14-18 Los Angeles
SMX Munich Mar. 17-18 Munich
MarTech Mar. 21-22 San Francisco
BIA/Kelsey NEXT Mar. 22 New York
Conversion XL Mar. 30-April 1 Austin
An Event Apart April 4-6 Seattle
Digital Summit April 5-6 Los Angeles
Digimarcon Cruise April 10-17 Texas
ClickZ Live April 11-13 New York
SEJ Summit April 13 Santa Monica
Social Media Marketing World April 17-19 San Diego
Learn Inbound April 20 Dublin
Hero Conf April 25-27 Philadelphia
Social Media Strategies Summit April 26-28 Chicago
SearchLove May 3-4 Boston
Pubcon Austin May 3 Austin
ad:tech May 11-12 Los Angeles
BIA/Kelsey ENGAGE Mar. 16-18 Austin
An Event Apart May 16-18 Boston
SEOToolSet Training May 16-20 Los Angeles
SMX London May 20-21 London
SMX Paris June 1-2 Paris
Social Media Strategies Summit June 1-3 New York
Social Media Week June 6-10 Los Angeles
Social Media Week June 6-10 Mexico City
Social Media Week June 6-10 Milan
SMX Advanced June 21-22 Seattle
Ungagged June 23-24 London
MN Search Summit June 4 Minneapolis
Podcast Movement July 6-8 Chicago
Type-A Parent Blogger Conference July 7-9 Santa Fe
SEOToolSet Training July 11-15 Los Angeles
Learn Inbound July 20 Dublin
An Event Apart July 25-27 Washington D.C.
Affiliate Summit East July 31- Aug. 2 New York
Blogher Aug. 4-6 Los Angeles
World Domination Aug. 11-15 Portland
An Event Apart Aug. 29-31 Chicago
Content Marketing World Sept. 6-9 Cleveland
SEOToolSet Training Sept. 12-16 Los Angeles
Social Media Week Sept. 12-16 London
Social Media Week Sept. 12-16 Miami
Social Media Week Sept. 12-16 Mumbai
Social Media Week Sept. 12-16 Sao Paulo
MozCon Sept. 12-14 Seattle
SMX East Sept. 27-29 New York
An Event Apart Oct. 3-5 Orlando
Blogher Oct. 7-8 Austin
Pubcon Oct. 10-13 Las Vegas
SearchLove Oct. 17-18 London
Type-A Parent Blogger Conference Oct. 7-8 Orlando
Learn Inbound Oct. 20 Dublin
Hero Conf Oct. 24-26 London
An Event Apart Oct. 21-Nov. 2 San Francisco
Social Media Strategies Summit Nov. 2-3 Boston
ad:tech Nov. 2-3 New York
Inbound Nov. 8-11 Boston
DFWSEM State of Search Nov. 14-15 Dallas
Social Media Week Nov. 14-18 Chicago
Social Media Week Nov. 14-18 Rotterdam
Social Media Week Nov. 14-18 Santiago
Social Media Week Nov. 14-18 Sydney
Ungagged Nov. 14 Las Vegas
SEOToolSet Training Dec. 5-9 Los Angeles

Internet Marketing Conference Fast Facts

  • There are more than 100 digital marketing conferences in 2016.
  • March is the busiest conference month.
  • San Francisco is the epicenter of Internet marketing conferences — more conferences take place there than in any other city.
  • The longest digital marketing conference of 2016 is the Digimarcon Cruise. That’s right — digital marketers will set off on a cruise that departs from Galveston, Texas in April for an entire week of seafaring, sunshine and digital marketing education in Honduras, Belize and Mexico.

Add Your Event: Digital Marketing Conference Calendar Submissions

If you know of an event that you think should be included on this calendar, we want to hear about it! The Internet Marketing Conference Calendar is open to any conference associated with Internet marketing, including search engine optimization, search engine marketing, social media marketing, digital marketing, Internet technology, B2B and B2C.

What Internet marketing conferences are you most looking forward to in 2016? Share with us in the comments!

Now it’s your. Which conferences are on your must-attend list for 2016? Which ones have you attended in the past and would recommend to others? Please share in the comments below, and happy planning!

Original Source: Kristi Hines

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