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Content Marketing Conferences: The Ultimate List

Marketers are just as in love with the permanent distraction machine—the Internet—as anyone else. (Probably more.) The availability of webinars, virtual events, social media discussions, Slack, and Google Hangouts is terrific. We still gain a lot of value from good old fashioned in-person interaction at an event however. Being able to press the flesh and respond to someone else’s body language is invaluable for creating strong relationships. In fact, events are one of the top five B2B content marketing tactics in use today. They’re certainly one of the best tools available for generating more leads. That said, we’re still very cautious about where we allocate our time for in-person content marketing conferences.

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To help decide, we’ve created a list of content marketing conferences and events featuring the date, location, estimated number of attendees, conference owner and broad category each falls in. These are all important factors for assessing the value of an event, so it’ll be an invaluable resource as you plan your conference schedule for 2017-2018. This list was updated as of February 08, 2017. 

When available, we’ve included where to keep track of the event on Twitter, even if you aren’t able to attend.

chevronYou might also be looking to write previews or recaps about these events. Be sure to download Curata’s editorial calendar template to align all content with your upcoming schedule.

Feedback Welcome

If you think we’ve missed an event, or if you’d like to add insight about your experience with one of these events, please do so below in the comments section. All dates are in the format: month/day/year.

ConferenceDateLocationEst. #of AttendeesConference OwnerWhere to Keep Track on TwitterCategory
Marketing.FWD SummitTBASan Francisco, CAVentureBeat@VentureBeat, #GrowthBeatCMO
Content2Conversion2/20 to 2/22/17Scottsdale, AZ400+Demand Gen Report@Content2Convert, #B2BMXB2B Marketing
Digital Summit Phoenix2/22 to 2/23/17Phoenix, AZDigital Summit@DigSumPHXDigital Marketing
Digital Marketing Innovation Summit3/21 to 3/22/17New York, NY200Innovation Enterprise@iegroup, #DigiMarketingDigital Marketing
Social Media Marketing World3/22 to 3/24/17San Diego, CA3000Social Media Examiner@smexaminer, #SMMW16Social Media
Intelligent Content Conference3/28 to 3/30/17Las Vegas, NV400Content Marketing Institute@intelcontent, #intelcontentContent Marketing, Technology
ConversionXL Live 20174/5 to 4/7/17San Antonio, TX~600ConversionXL@conversionxlLead Generation
Forrester's Forum for Consumer Marketing4/6 to 4/7/17New York, NY750Forrester@forresterConsumer Marketing
Content Marketing Conference4/11 to4/13/17Boston, MAWriterAccess@cmca2z, #CMCa2z Content Marketing
DIGIMARCON Cruise4/16 to 4/23/17Orlando, FLSearch Experiences@digimarcon, #DIGIMARCONDigital Marketing
Conversion Conference4/19 to 4/20/17Las Vegas, NV1,300+Rising Media, Ltd.@ConvCon, #convconLead Generation
The Marketing Nation Summit 2017*4/23 to 4/26/17San Francisco, CA6000+Marketo@marketo, #MKTGNATIONDigital Marketing
Modern Marketing Experience4/25 to 4/27/17Las Vegas, NVOracle@Oracle, #mme17Digital Marketing
ICON4/25 to 4/27/17Phoenix, AZInfusionSoft@Infusionsoft, #ICON17Sales and Marketing Automation
Social Media Strategies Summit4/26 to 4/28/17Chicago, ILGSMI@GSMIOnline, #SMSsummitSocial Media
MarTech5/9 to 5/11/17San Francisco, CAChief Marketing Technologist@MarTechConf, #MarTechTechnology
Gartner Digital Marketing Conference5/10 to 5/12/17San Diego, CAGartner@GartnerDigital,
#GartnerDMC
Digital Marketing, CMO
SEJ Summit5/11/17Chicago, IL200Search Engine Journal@sejournal, #SEJSummit Search Engine Marketing
eMetrics, San Francisco5/15 to 5/18/17San Francisco, CARising Media@emetrics, #eMetricsMarketing Analytics
Sirius Decisions Summit 2017*5/16 to 5/19/17Las Vegas, NV2,300+Sirius Decisions@siriusdesisions, #SDSummitB2B Sales, B2B Marketing
Sirius Decisions Summit 2017*5/16 to 5/19/17Las Vegas, NV2,500+Sirius Decisions@siriusdesisions, #SDSummitB2B Sales, B2B Marketing
Spark5/18/17Washington, D.C.400TrackMaven@TrackMaven, #Spark17Digital Marketing
Lavacon - Dublin5/22 to 5/24/17Dublin, IrelandLavaconContent Marketing
The Incite Summit: West5/23 to 5/24/17San Francisco, CA200Incite Group@incitegrp, #incitesummitGeneral Marketing
The Marketing Forum USA6/4 to 6/6/16Miami, FLRichmond Events@MKTForum, #MKTForumDigital Marketing
searchlove6/5 to 6/6/17Boston, MADisilled@distilled, #SearchLoveSearch
Smart Social London6/6/17London, UK200+Spredfast@Spredfast, #SmartSocialLDNSocial Media
Confab Central6/7 to 6/9/17Minneapolis, MN650+Confab@ConfabEvents, #ConfabMNContent Marketing
DIGIMARCON West6/14 to 6/15/17Santa Monica, CADigimarcon@digimarcon, #DIGIMARCONDigital Marketing
AMPlify6/15 to 6/16/17Boston, MA150GaggleAMP@GaggleAMP, #amplifysocialSocial Media, Digital Marketing
Digiday Content Marketing SummitJuly 2017Park City, UTDigidayContent Marketing
Digital Publishing Innovation Summit7/12 to 7/13/17New York, NYThe Innovation Enterprise@IE_Digital,
#DigiPub
Publishing
Mozcon 20177/17 to 7/19/17Seattle, WA1,400Moz@Moz, #MozConDigital Marketing, SEO
Affiliate Summit East 20157/30 to 8/1/17New York, NYAffiliateSummit@AffiliateSummitLead Generation
Big 4 Social Media Summit8/9 to 8/10/17San Francisco, CAPRNews#social17Social Media
LeadsCon8/21 to 8/23/17New York, NY2,000+Chief Marketer@B2BLeadsCon, #B2BLeadsConLead Generation
Content Marketing World*9/5 to 9/8/17Clevland, OH3,500+Content Marketing Institute@CMIContent, #CMWorldContent Marketing
AMA Annual Marketing Conference9/11 to 9/13/17Las Vegas, NVAMA@AMA_MarketingDigital Marketing
Eventful Forum9/14 to 9/15New York, NYEventful Enterprises@eventfulforum, #EF2017 Marketing, Technology
The Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference9/15 Portland, ME450-500Rich Brooks@agentsofchange, #AOC2017Digital Marketing
Digital Customer Experience Strategies Summit9/19 to 9/20/17Chicago, ILThe Strategy Institute@DigitalCustX
#DCXUS16
Digital CX (customer experience)
Inbound 20169/25 to 9/28/17Boston, MAHubspot@Hubspot, #INBOUND17Content Marketing
Brand ManageCamp9/26 to 9/27/17Las Vegas, NV400-500ManageCamp@BrandManageCamp, #BMCvegasGeneral Marketing
MarketingProfs' B2B Marketing Forum*10/3 to 10/6/17Boston, MA600+MarketingProfs@marketingprofs #MPB2BB2B Marketing
Smart Social Summit10/16 to 10/18/17Austin, TXSpredfast@Spredfast, #SFSummitSocial Media
Social Media Strategies Summit - New York10/17 to 10/19/17New York, NYGSMI@GSMIOnline, #SMSsummitSocial Media
Ad: Tech 10/18 to 10/19/17New York, NYAd:tech@adtech, Marketing Media Technology
The Incite Summit: East10/24 to 10/25/17New York, NY350-450Incite@InciteMC, #InciteMCCMO

Share.Like.Buy. Marketing + Millennials 2017
TBAAustin, TXShare.Like.Buy@ShareLikeBuyMarketing
Forbes CMO SummitTBADana Point, CAForbes@Forbes, #ForbesCMOSummitCMO
MarTech Europe 2017November 2016London, UKChief Marketing Technologist@MarTechConf, #MarTechTechnology
404 ConferenceNovember 2016Las Vegas, NVKentico#404conferenceDigital Marketing and Website Development
Sirius Decisions Technology Exchange*11/1 to 11/3/17Austin, TXSirius Decisions@siriusdecisions, SDTechXTechnology
LavaCon11/5 to 11/8/17Portland, ORLavacon@LavaCon, #LavaConContent Marketing
Dreamforce11/6 to 11/9/17San Francisco, CA75,000+Salesforce.com@Dreamforce, #Dreamforcesales automation
DX Summit11/13 to 11/15/17Chicago, ILCMSwire@thedxsummit, #DXS17Technology
Growth Marketing ConferenceDecember 2017San Jose, CAStartup SocialsMarketing

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Mitchell Hall

Mitchell Hall is Curata’s Content Marketing Director. Online since 1991, he has been writing for magazines and newspapers since 1997, and editing and managing websites since 2006. Mitchell has a BA in Political Science, Philosophy, and English. A generalist, his most covered topics are business and technology. Follow Mitchell on Twitter for links to unique and insightful stories: @mitchellhall

  • Kerry Lynn

    Don’t forget about Inbound Marketing Summit taking place in Boston on November 11th and 12th! Visit http://www.inboundmarketingsummit.com for more info.

  • Digital marketing conferences are a great way to make new connections and learn a great deal. We are holding Florida Social Con in Miami in April of 2015, is there a procedure to get our conference listed here?

    • Michael Gerard

      Thanks Bertha, we’ll add it to the list. Good luck!

  • Ofuma Agali

    Great list. Many thanks. I will like to inform of the Content Marketing Conference & Training (CMCT) happening for the first time in Nigeria, and perhaps Africa. Details: 4 & 5 November 2015 @ Victoria Island, Lagos. http://www.candellacontentservices.com/content-marketing-conference-training/

  • Cathy McPhillips

    Great compilation, Michael! Exciting to watch the industry grow! Thanks for including Intelligent Content Conference (can’t believe it will be here next week!) and Content Marketing World!

  • Thanks Michael! I know this list just came out but when building your 2016 don’t forget to include the B2B Content2Conversion Conference & Demand Gen Summit (content2conversion.com) we’ll be at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess – Scottsdale, AZ ~ February 15 – 17, 2016

  • Kiel Siler

    Hi Michael,

    I represent the BOLO digital marketing conference. We’re an annual 3 day digital marketing conference based in Tempe, AZ and we would love to be added to this list! For more info about our conference please check out http://www.boloconference.com

    Thanks!
    -Kiel Siler

  • Hi Michael, I thought it might be useful to add the Incite Summit East 2015: http://www.incite-group.com/east – the USA’s best brand-focused marketing conference. There’s more at the site above, and our Twitter Handle is @incitegrp with a hashtag of #incitesummit

    Thanks!

    Nick

  • Moral Max

    is there a procedure to get our conference listed here?Casquette NY

  • Candace Cui

    You should also check out DX Summit 2015, a digital customer experience conference in Chicago Nov 3-4, 2015: http://smg.io/1KpnbYb

    • Robert Hennessey

      Check out IndustryArchive.Org a new B2B Resource Community for business professionals. Collaborating with our professional business community, we make it easy to promote your events around the corner, online and around the world. Additionally you can promote and inform our community of your local, regional and global business-to-business events too.

      Sign up at our site for free and post your event http://goo.gl/6p68hD.

  • Misty Simms

    For Gilbane the official Twitter account is @GilbaneBoston and owner is Information Today, Inc. Thank you!

    • Michael Gerard

      Thanks Misty. Updating this information now.

  • Hi Michael – Great list. You might want to check out Brand ManageCamp (http://BrandManageCamp.com). We just completed our 13th annual 2 day marketing conference – dedicated to delivering actionable insights, tools & techniques that can be used right away to better connect with consumers and customers and drive more profitable brands. Our 14th annual will be held Sept 15-16, 2016 in Las Vegas. Reach out via the website if you would like to experience it for yourself. Or check out the hundreds of testimonials to see what others are saying…

    • Michael Gerard

      Thanks Len. I’ll check it out.

  • Tracie Rollins

    Great list Michael. Don’t forget Infusionsoft’s conference: http://attendicon.com/

    • Robert Hennessey

      Hi Tracie,

      Check out IndustryArchive.Org a new B2B Resource Community for business professionals. Collaborating with our professional business community, we make it easy to promote your events around the corner, online and around the world. Additionally you can promote and inform our community of your local, regional and global business-to-business events too.

      Sign up at our site for free and post your event http://goo.gl/6p68hD.

  • What about the rest of the world?

    • Michael Gerard

      Thanks for the comment Becky. We’ll be adding these on an ongoing basis. Do send in your recommendations.

  • René

    Great list – Thanks for distributing! Maybe this list is completed with europe´s biggest content marketing event in march 2016 in munich –> http://www.content-marketing-conference.com 😉 Regards from Germany!

  • Aaron Harrison

    Michael, excellent list. Figured I would share another conference to check out. and: a marketing conference (formerly Go Inbound Marketing) is now the largest marketing conference in Indianapolis. The event will be held on June 13, 2016, with Rand Fishkin serving as the first of our keynotes for 2016: http://andconference.com/2015recap/and-2016/

  • Jasmin

    Thanks Michael. I’ll update my own list of marketing conferences in Q1 2016, with your recommendations. You can check it out here: http://www.jellymetrics.com/digital-marketing-conferences/

  • Preseren

    Hey, just wanted to give you a shoutout for the Inorbit 2016, an inbound marketing conference, that will happen in March 2016. You can find out more at http://www.inorbit.si

  • Great List Michael. Thanks for distributing!

  • Matt Bennett

    Authority Rainmaker (which was awesome last year – I mean, Dank Pink AND Henry Rollins!?) is now called Digital Commerce Summit. Just a heads up! The link redirects.

  • Brand2Global

    Thanks Michael! Brand2Global Conference for Global Marketers will be in US September 2016 (Silicon Valley), we focus on global brands and digital marketing. Check us out over at http://www.brand2global.com

  • Ginna Rohan Hall

    Thanks for this helpful list and for including Content Marketing Conference! Hope you can join us in Las Vegas in May!

  • Alice Kim

    Great list Michael!
    While these are awesome conferences to attend but you forgot ONTRApalooza! Feel free to reach out to me, I would love to share more information about ONTRApalooza regarding speakers, workshops, pricing, etc.
    For now, check out: https://ontrapalooza.com/

    Cheers!

  • Rebekah Dumaup

    Awesome list, Michael!

    There is also a DX Summit focusing on Digital Experience and the latest Marketing Technologies happening in Chicago. Here’s a quick link: http://www.dxsummit.com/2016/

  • Rebekah Dumaup

    Thanks for the addition! BTW, DX Summit tags are #DXS16 and @thedxsummit if you want to check the event out on social media! Will definitely share this Ultimate List!

  • Janelle James

    Hi Michael. Nice list! Have you heard of ShareLikeBuy Marketing + Millennials, America’s top conference about marketing to millennials.

    The 8th Share.Like.Buy. is Nov. 9-10, 2016 at Topgolf Austin.

    If anyone markets to 16-39 year olds, they’ll want to be there. Check it out at ShareLikeBuy.com

    Thanks!!

    • Hi Janelle, we’ve added it to the list. Can you tell us how many people you expect to be there, and if you have a hashtag or dedicated Twitter account for it?

  • Lukas Mehnert

    Hi Michael,
    great post!
    Could you also add:
    404 Conference will take place in Las Vegas from November 2-4 this year, and it focuses on Digital Marketing and Website Development
    http://www.404.digital

    • CurataMarketing

      Added!

  • Jesse Davis

    Great list! I made a similar list! Feel free to check it out in case there are some additional ones not listed! http://www.ringdna.com/blog/b2b-sales-conferences-list

    • CurataMarketing

      Thanks Jesse, we’ll take a look when we next update the list!

  • Hey – here’s one more for 2017:

    ConversionXL Live 2017: http://live.conversionxl.com/

    3-Day Growth & Optimization Event (~600 people).

    Dates: April 5 to 7
    Location: San Antonio, TX
    Format: 3-days in a resort hotel that’s booked fully for the event.
    The ticket includes 2 hotel nights and all meals + entertainment.

    • CurataMarketing

      Added!

  • ary

    Spredfast Summit is a Social Marketing conference that attracts 600+ social marketing leaders from global enterprise brands.

    Dates: Oct. 2-4, 2017
    Location: Austin, TX
    Hashtag: #SFSummit

    https://www.spredfast.com/summit

  • Amy Biggart

    Love your list! Here’s another event coming up in 2017:

    C3
    Dates: March 1-2, 2017
    Location: New York, NY
    Estimated # of attendees: 600+
    Conference owner: Conductor
    Twitter: @conductor or #C3NY
    http://c3.conductor.com
    digital marketing, SEO

    C3 is a marketing conference where you can join hundreds of global marketers from distinguished and emerging brands as they share stories, innovations, and insights around attracting customers and revenue through organic channels.

  • Matthew Zajechowski

    Hey Michael,

    Love the list here. ContentJam in Chicago is one I personally love and have attended the previous two years (http://www.contentjam.com/).

    I also wanted to share a resource that we developed for marketers and content marketers looking to plan their conference schedule for 2017. We developed an interactive that displays all the major content marketing conferences in the U.S. for 2017.

    Along with being able to choose a content marketing conference by geographical location, you can also filter by date, specialty and cost. We also list the hashtag for each conference so that you can see what people are tweeting about. We also direct you to the website of each conference and give you the ability to add each conference you are attending or have interest in directly to your calendar. The functionality of this interactive is extremely useful for anyone wishing to attending content marketing conferences in the upcoming year.

    You can check it out here (http://www.digitalthirdcoast.net/marketing-conference-guide/)

    Would love to see any feedback that anyone has on this or if they find it helpful, please shoot me a message.

  • Veronica Penaloza Wolfermann

    Hey Michael, this content is very easy to visualize and use for our marketing calendar of events! Thank you for compiling this. I noticed that there is one conference missing on October: Spredfast Summit in Austin, TX where 500+ social media leaders joined us from 200+ global brands, media, and agencies. Brands include American Airlines, ESPN, Target, Airbnb, etc. We would love to be added to the list, let me know if you have any questions or if we can help you in any way vpenaloza@spredfast.com.

  • Dustin Johnson

    Hello Michael,

    Here’s another for your great list!

    Name: Interact17

    Dates: June 12+13

    Where:The Ohio State University

    Overview: Interact17 is a fun, fast paced two-day event featuring in-depth digital marketing workshops and industry leading speakers sharing insights on content marketing, social media, search and all-things-interactive

    Website Link: http://www.interactohio.com

  • Hayley Dunn

    Hi Mitchell – great line-up! For the Incite East Summit on 10/27 do you mind changing the dates to 10/24- 10/25 2017 ? http://www.incite-group.com/events/east/

    Thanks!

    • No problem Hayley – it’s done!

  • Sofia de Santos

    This is a great list overall! There is one more event I think would be a great addition to this resource. Spredfast’s annual Smart Social Event in London this June. It is an event focused on providing insight to social media marketers on how to prove the value of social across their organization. Last year Smart Social London hosted 200+ of the smartest enterprise social marketers in the region. You don’t have to be a Spredfast user to learn a great deal and network with marketers of your caliber.

    To learn more about the event and pricing, please visit this page: https://www.spredfast.com/smart-social-london/

    We would love to be featured on your list for 2017. Please let me know how this is possible. Thank you!

    • Hi Sofia, no problem, you’ve been added!

      • Sofia de Santos

        Hey Mitchell!

        We would love if you could include our biggest event in October too, Smart Social Summit. http://www.spredfast.com/summit
        Our hashtag is #SFSummit
        The event is Oct. 3-5, 2017 in Austin, TX

        • CurataMarketing

          Hi Sofia, this is done!

          • ary

            Thank you! Actually the date has changed to Oct. 16-18. Thanks

          • CurataMarketing

            Updated now Ary.

  • Michalina Rokita

    Hi Mitchell, there’s another event that I trust would add up to the list. It’s Digital Advice Live! and will be held on the 21st September 2017 in London.You can check it out here: http://live.digital-advice.org/
    The event is focused on the topic of guided selling and tackling need-based personalization and is organised for international retailers, brands and service providers.
    We’d be happy if you could include our event in your list.

  • Kairui Guo

    Hi Michael,

    I would like to suggest another event for your great list!

    Name: Eventful Forum
    Date: September 14-15
    Location: NYC
    Overview: Eventful Enterprises presents the second annual gathering of the Eventful Forum, an executive conference dedicated to addressing the future of business through the world’s converging industries. Last year, EF2016 hosted participants from 12 cities around the country and 4 countries around the world. For this year’s followup, EF2017 will be the first conference anywhere to bring the martech and fintech worlds together under one roof, to address the most urgent and actionable collaborations needed for facing the imminent new paradigm of virtualized consumerism.

    Link: http://www.eventfulforum.com

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