2016 Digital Marketing Conferences You Can’t Miss

Looking for digital marketing events to fill your calendar with? Below are some of the greatest, latest, and longest lasting digital marketing conferences in America. If you don’t have at least a few of these on your calendar for the rest of 2016, you’ll want to add them. Afterall, conferences aren’t just full of learning opportunities, expert tips, and after-parties. Conferences are a great way for digital marketers to build new relationships, meet fellow cyber enthusiasts, and get out from under our desks.

Start preparing those email pleas to your boss and get ready to get your conference on with the following digital marketing conferences.


Social Media Marketing World
Social media gurus from around the globe come to sunny San Diego to talk, listen, and tweet everything social at this conference. Brands like Google, Walmart, BMW, IBM, Campbell Soup Company, HP, and the San Diego Chargers share their social media marketing experiences with over 3,000 attendees. Mari Smith, Guy Kawasaki, Jay Baer, and Kim Garst are just a few of the many social media geniuses at SMM World you’ll have the pleasure to see and learn from.

Where: San Diego, CA

When: April 17 to 19

What: Social Media

Pricing: $1497

Conversion World
At a low price of $400 and available over the internet, Conversion World makes it easy for anyone to access and interact with some of the best conversion rate optimization specialists in the industry. Get ready to start increasing your conversions with the knowledge gained from Conversion World.

Where: Online

When: April 18 to 20

What: Conversions and Lead Gen

Pricing: $400


SearchLove Boston
SearchLove is a 2-day SEO conference that will leave you feeling inspired like never before. Hosted by Distilled, the SEO conference is held in Boston, London and San Diego each year. Next up on the calendar is Boston’s SearchLove conference in May, followed by London in October.
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Where: Boston, MA

When: May 3 to 4

What: Search Engine Optimization

Pricing: $1,099 to $1,399

Content Marketing Conference
This year, Content Marketing Conference in Las Vegas will have over 30 sessions focused on new tactics, tips, and expert hacks for improving content marketing. Only 300 attendees are allowed to attend the three-day conference which provides a much more intimate atmosphere than most Vegas conferences.

Where: Las Vegas, NV

When: May 17 to 19

What: Content Marketing

Pricing: $1,497 to $1,647

Conversion Conference
For those who focus on website optimization and conversions, the Conversion Conference will provide you with a 360-degree view of conversion rate optimization techniques. Data junkies will rejoice with the amount of knowledge provided by conversion experts like Tim Ash and Mona Patel.
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Where: Las Vegas, NV

When: May 17 to 19

What: Conversions and Lead Gen

Pricing: $997 to $1,197


State of Search
This SEO-focused conference combines all aspects of digital marketing, but gives a Texas-sized emphasis on search engine optimization from the pros. SEO geniuses like Rand Fishkin, Duane Forrester, Gary Illyes, and Mig Reyes will be keynoting the two-day conference. With a much more relaxed atmosphere than most conferences, State of Search offers a unique environment in the heart of downtown Dallas with plenty of food trucks and networking opportunities.

Where: Dallas, TX

When: June 1

What: Search Engine Marketing

Pricing: $300+

SMX Advanced
This SEO conference has the word “Advanced” in it’s title for a reason. SMX Advanced is for the expert level search engine marketers who crave an even deeper understanding of SEO tactics. Each session is jam packed full of knowledge and designed for fluent speaking SEO’s.
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Where: Seattle, WA

When: June 21 to 22

What: Digital Marketing

Pricing: $99 to $1,795


With speakers like Sarah Michelle Gellar, BlogHer is a conference designed to empower and inspire women content creators. Whether you’re a social media star or an Instagram famous blogger, BlogHer welcomes content driven women to attend, network, and inspire change within the industry.

Where: Los Angeles, CA

When: August 4 to 6

What: Content Marketing

Pricing: $99 to $999


Content Marketing World
Eighty content driven sessions will be presented at Content Marketing World 2016 by brands like Microsoft, Zillow, Marriott, and more. Last year, the content conference had over 3,500 attendees from 55 different countries and is expecting an even bigger turnout this year. Mark your calendars for sessions like “Content Repurposing on Steroids”, “Editorial Calendar – How to Manage Content Effectively in a Complex Organization”, and more.

Where: Cleveland, OH

When: September 6 to 9

What: Content Marketing

Pricing: $1,730 to $2,495


MozCon is digital marketing’s fun conference. The three day conference is full of color, lots of education, and some of the best after parties, also known as “networking events”. Each night there is a different MozCon-themed event designed to bring digital marketers together in a fun and exciting environment.

Where: Seattle, WA

When: September 12 to 14

What: Digital Marketing

Pricing: $800 to $1,499.00


Pubcon Las Vegas
This is a 4-day digital marketing conference and awards ceremony at the end of the Las Vegas strip, need we say more? In their 16th year, Pubcon will once again bring people from all realms of digital marketing together to learn, connect, and inspire new ideas for the cyber world. Pubcon was named a Forbes must-attend conference and an Inc. top conference for growing your business.

Where: Las Vegas, NV

When: October 10 to 13

What: Digital Marketing

Pricing: $25 to $4499

DMA 2016
DMA is one of the very few digital marketing conferences where you will see John Legend listed as a speaker. &THEN knows how to through a conference and fills DMA with plenty of impactful seminars, workshops, and networking opportunities to help make thousands of connections within the industry.

Where: Los Angeles, CA

When: October 16 to 18

What: Digital Marketing

Pricing: $1,195 to $2,295

Adobe MAX
Designers, we see you! There’s a little bit of designer in each and every digital marketer, but for those who live and breathe design, Adobe MAX is the conference for you. Get your creative juices flowing with a week full of sessions, labs, speakers, and plenty of inspirational events.

Where: San Diego, CA

When: October 31 to November 4

What: Design

Pricing: $1,095 to $1,595


With as big as mobile is and how much it has impacted digital marketing, it only makes sense to gather the top mobile experts together for a 2-day conference to share updates, stats, and findings with one another. Executives, developers, mobile strategists, business leaders and marketing professionals meet at MobCon to learn and share ideas about the mobile health industry and how mobile technology impacts individuals, careers, and industries. MobCon takes place five times a year, each in a different location from Minneapolis to Europe.


Where: Minneapolis, MA

When: November 2 to 4

What: Mobile Marketing

Pricing: $595 to $695

Inbound 2016
Four days and five keynotes are dedicated to anything and everything inbound. Last year Inbound received 14,000 attendees and expects an even larger crowd this year at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Inbound offers education and training classes during the conference, as well as the valuable education received by each inbound marketing speaker.

Where: Boston, MA

When: November 8 to 11

What: Inbound Marketing

Pricing: $299 to $1,599

Did we miss your favorite conference? Comment below with your must-attend digital marketing conferences.

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