There’s nothing quite like top-tier marketing conferences, and there’s no shortage of great ones taking place all the time across the USA. Though many of the year’s most memorable events have already concluded, there’s still much more to come — as evidenced by the 10 exciting events featured on this list.
These upcoming marketing conferences are all well worth your time, and it’ll surely be hard to pick just one or two to attend. At each, you’ll find loads of opportunities to learn from industry leaders and pioneers, connect with fellow professionals, and grow your skills in all sorts of new directions. No matter your industry or level of experience, there’s something for you to enjoy at each of the high-quality events on this list.
The Fall Marketing Forum
Oct. 15-17, Scottsdale, AZ
Attend if: You’re a senior marketing executive who enjoys collaborative and active learning experiences in small groups.
Each iteration of the Marketing Forum is crafted based on client feedback from senior marketing professionals for a precisely tailored experience. The Fall 2017 program features a diverse range of world-class leaders — keynote speaker Arun Chaudhary served as official White House videographer for President Barack Obama as well as creative director for 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Each session at the forum is limited to 25 participants for an immersive, hands-on environment.
Oct. 17-18, Boston, MA
Oct. 19-20, Denver, CO
Oct. 23-24, San Diego, CA
Oct. 25-26, Austin, TX
Attend if: Marketing automation is your bread & butter, and you want to learn from the pros.
ResponseCon is all about email marketing and marketing automation. You’ve got four opportunities to attend: Oct. 17-18 in Boston, MA, Oct. 19-20 in Denver, CO, Oct. 23-24 in San Diego, CA and Oct. 25-26 in Austin, TX. Be sure to catch featured speaker and CEO of Marketing Insider Group Michael Brenner, a content marketing legend whose lectures alone are worth the price of admission. Admission fees range from $99-$199, with a 30% discount currently available, and each date is projected to draw over 700 attendees.
Incite Group Brand Marketing Summit
Oct 24-25, New York, NY
Attend if: You’re looking for a brand-centric approach with a healthy roster of innovators.
Incite Group’s Brand Marketing Summit is all about marketing from a brand-centric perspective. The two-day schedule is jam-packed with lectures and seminars from high-level executives at Sony, Mastercard, Citi, Tough Mudder, Chobani and many other household names across a wide range of industries. Tickets range from $1,895 to $2,295, with 400 marketers in attendance.
Nov. 1-2, Chicago, IL
Attend if: You’re a content marketer or are looking to learn more about it.
As you might have guessed, Content Jam approaches content marketing from nearly every angle. Here, you’ll find speakers covering content creation, strategy, analytics, automation and more. Learn how to overcome confirmation bias from acclaimed CRO expert and closing keynote speaker Michael Aagaard. Pulling 300 attendees, Content Jam is Chicago’s largest content marketing conference. Tickets start at $549 and reach $849 for a complete package.
Nov 6-9, San Francisco, CA
Attend if: You want to connect and grow with forward-thinking professionals.
Dreamforce is a conference centered around innovation and blown up to gargantuan proportions. Over 2,700 sessions are available for its 170,000 attendees to connect with each other while learning from industry experts. Topping this year’s list of featured speakers is former first lady Michelle Obama. Tickets for the full four-day event are available at $1,999 through October 31st.
Nov 12-15, Las Vegas, NV
Attend if: You want exclusive access to industry leaders.
SEO and digital marketing are on the agenda at UnGagged, which prides itself on its no-censorship policy for its speakers. The 1:16 ratio of speakers to attendees promises exclusive access to leading minds at the event’s many networking events. Day-long masterclasses are held on the 12th, with the conference itself spanning the ensuing three days. Tickets are available for $795 until Oct. 10, at which point prices jump to $1,550. Masterclasses range from $399 to $699.
Nov 14-16, Raleigh, NC
Attend if: You’re focused on digital storytelling as the way forward.
Internet Summit brings hundreds of attendees together with tech-minded thought leaders for an event as centered on networking as it is on education. With a speaking lineup featuring bestselling author Seth Godin as well as Mitch Lowe of Netflix and Mailchimp’s Melissa Metcalf, the event’s focus on digital disruption is clear. Tickets begin at $495 and range up to $1,195 for comprehensive VIP packages.
Email Insider Summit
Dec. 3-6, Park City, UT
Attend if: You’re looking for more of a retreat-style experience — and you’ve got the budget for one.
The Email Insider Summit by MediaPost is a biannual event dedicated to the art of maximizing marketing ROI via email automation. Held at various luxury retreats, the event features panels, presentations and roundtables for a multifaceted approach to education. The 150 attendees can also enjoy an assortment of outdoor winter activities, including snowmobile tours, skiing and snowboarding. Packages begin at $3,895, with a membership discount, with additional fees for activities.
Dec 6-8, San Francisco, CA
Attend if: You’re passionate about turning customer advocacy into competitive advantage.
Advocamp equips its attendees with the tools needed to convert their love for their customers into actionable marketing strategy. Learn how to optimize customer experience and engagement from leading experts including Namely’s Amy Rosenberg and Samantha Stone of the Marketing Advisory Network. This camp-style collaborative summit is poised to draw 1,000 attendees with advance tickets priced at $1,199.
An Event Apart Denver: Special Edition
Dec 11-13, Denver, CO
Attend if: You’re ready to take your digital design chops and awareness to the next level.
Digital design and UX is the name of the game at An Event Apart. Whether you’re a designer or coder yourself, or a marketing professional seeking to learn more about how to optimize your customer experience, you’ll find plenty to learn from the 18 featured speakers, including Google Product Director Luke Wroblewski. Popular podcast User Defenders will also be recording a live episode on stage. Tickets are priced at $1,490, with a $100 discount available through Oct. 9th.
There are still plenty of great marketing conferences to attend this year if you have the available time and budget. Which one will you attend? Let us know in the comments!