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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|SMX East||Sept. 27-29||New York|
|An Event Apart||Oct. 3-5||Orlando|
|Pubcon||Oct. 10-13||Las Vegas|
|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|
|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