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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. But when we step away from our screens, we still gain a lot of value from good old-fashioned in-person interactions at an event. As attendees, we get to build our networks, learn about our peers’ innovations, and find great new solutions to bring back to our organizations. As sponsors, meeting prospects and customers face-to-face is invaluable for creating strong relationships. And everyone gets a chance to have a little fun while they’re at it! That said, we’re still very cautious about where we allocate our time for in-person content marketing conferences.

2018 Content Marketing Conferences

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 2018. This list was updated as of November 16, 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 into 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
Affiliate Summit West 20181/7 to 1/9/18Las Vegas, NV6000+AffiliateSummit@AffiliateSummitLead Generation
Social Media Strategies Summit2/6 to 2/8/18San Francisco, CAGSMI@GSMIOnline, #SMSsummitSocial Media
B2B Marketing Exchange2/19 to 2/21/18Scottsdale, AZ800+Demand Gen Report@B2BMX, #B2BMXB2B Marketing
Digital Summit Phoenix2/21 to 2/122/18Phoenix, AZDigital Summit@DigSumPHXDigital Marketing
Digital Marketing Innovation Summit New York2/27 to 2/28/18New York, NY150+Innovation Enterprise@iegroup, #DigiMarketingDigital Marketing
Social Media Marketing World2/28 to 3/2/18San Diego, CA3000Social Media Examiner@smexaminer, #SMMW18Social Media
SiriusDecisions Summit Canada 20183/1/18Toronto, ONSiriusDecisions@SiriusDecisions, #SDSummitB2B Sales, B2B Marketing
LeadsCon Las Vegas3/5 to 3/7/18Las Vegas, NV2,800+Access Intelligence@leadscon, #LeadsConLead Generation
C3 20183/7 to 3/8/18New York, NY750+Conductor@ConductorContent Marketing, Digital Marketing, SEO
Intelligent Content Conference3/20 to 3/22/18Las Vegas, NV400Content Marketing Institute@intelcontent, #intelcontentContent Marketing, Technology
searchlove3/26 to 3/27/18San Diego, CADisilled@distilled, #SearchLoveSearch
TOPO Summit3/20 to 3/21/18San Francisco, CA1500+TOPO@topohq, #toposummitB2B Sales, B2B Marketing
ConversionXL Live 20183/28 to 3/30/18San Antonio, TX~600ConversionXL@conversionxlGrowth Marketing
Social Media Strategies SummitApril 2018Chicago, ILGSMI@GSMIOnline, #SMSsummitSocial Media
Content Marketing Conference4/2 to 4/4/18Boston, MA300+WriterAccess@cmca2z, #CMC18Content Marketing
Forrester's Forum for Consumer Marketing4/5 to 4/6/18New York, NY500+Forrester@forresterConsumer Marketing
Marketing United4/9 to 4/11/18Nashville, TN1000+Emma@emmaemail. #MarketingUnitedMarketing
Modern Customer Experience4/10- 4/12/18Chicago, IL4000+Oracle@Oracle, #ModernCXCustomer Experience
DIGIMARCON Cruise4/22 to 4/29/18At SeaSearch Experiences@digimarcon, #DIGIMARCONDigital Marketing
MarTech4/23 to 4/25/18San Jose, CA2,200+Chief Marketing Technologist@MarTechConf, #MarTechTechnology
The Marketing Nation Summit 20184/29 to 5/2/18San Francisco, CA6000+Marketo@marketo, #MKTGNATIONDigital Marketing
SiriusDecisions Summit 20185/8 to 5/11/18Las Vegas, NV3,000+SiriusDecisions@SiriusDecisions, #SDSummitB2B Sales, B2B Marketing
Digital Growth Unleashed5/16 to 5/17/18Las Vegas, NV1,000+Rising Media, Ltd. & SiteTuners@ConversionConf, #DGU18Digital Marketing
Confab Central5/21 to 5/23/18Minneapolis, MN650+Confab@ConfabEvents, #ConfabMNContent Marketing
The Marketing Forum USA (Spring)6/3 to 6/5/18Ponte Verda, FLRichmond Events@MKTForum, #MKTForumDigital Marketing
eMetrics Las Vegas6/4 to 6/7/18Las Vegas, NVRising Media@emetrics, #eMetricsMarketing Analytics
Smart Social London6/5/18London, UK200+Spredfast@Spredfast, #SmartSocialLDNSocial Media
DIGIMARCON West6/13 to 6/14/18Santa Monica, CADigimarcon@digimarcon, #DIGIMARCONDigital Marketing
AMPlify6/12 to 6/13/18Boston, MA150GaggleAMP@GaggleAMP, #amplifysocialSocial Media, Digital Marketing
ICON6/20 to 6/22/18Scottsdale, AZInfusionSoft@Infusionsoft, #ICON18Sales and Marketing Automation
Digital Publishing Innovation Summit7/11 to 7/12/18New York, NYThe Innovation Enterprise@IE_Digital, #DigiPubPublishing
Mozcon 20187/9 to 7/11/18Seattle, WA1,400Moz@Moz, #MozConDigital Marketing, SEO
INBOUND 20189/4 to 9/7/18Boston, MA19,000+Hubspot@Hubspot, #INBOUND18Content Marketing, Digital Marketing
Content Marketing World9/4 to 9/7/18Clevland, OH4000+Content Marketing Institute@CMIContent, #CMWorldContent Marketing
Digital Marketing Innovation Summit San Francisco9/12 - 9/13/18San Francisco, CA150+Innovation Enterprise@iegroup, #DigiMarketingDigital Marketing
The Marketing Forum USA (Fall)9/9 to 9/11/18Carlsbad, CARichmond Events@MKTForum, #MKTForumDigital Marketing
Brand ManageCamp9/25 to 9/26/18Las Vegas, NV400-500ManageCamp@BrandManageCamp, #BMCvegasMarketing
MarTech10/1 to 10/3/18Boston, MA2,200+Chief Marketing Technologist@MarTechConf, #MarTechTechnology
LeadsCon's Connect2Convert10/3 to 10/4/18Boston, MAAccess Intelligence@leadscon, #LeadsConDigital Marketing
SiriusDecisions Summit Europe 201810/3 to 10/4/18London, UKSiriusDecisions@SiriusDecisions, #SDSummitB2B Sales, B2B Marketing
AMA Marketing Week Live10/3 to 10/5/18Las Vegas, NVAMA@AMA_MarketingDigital Marketing
LavaCon10/21 to 10/24/18New Orleans, LALavacon@LavaCon, #LavaConContent Marketing
Forrester's Forum for Consumer Marketing10/25 to 10/26/18Austin, TX400+Forrester@forresterB2B Marketing
Smart Social Summit11/5 to 11/7/18Austin, TXSpredfast@Spredfast, #SFSummitSocial Media
SiriusDecisions Technology Exchange11/7 to 11/9/2018New Orleans, LASiriusDecisions@SiriusDecisions, #SDTechXTechnology
MarketingProfs B2B Marketing Forum11/13 to 11/16/18San Francisco, CA900+MarketingProfs@marketingprofs #MPB2BB2B Marketing
Con ConNovember 2018San Francisco, CA350The Hustle@Hustle_SaysContent Marketing, Growth Marketing
Growth Marketing ConferenceDecember 2018San Francisco, CAStartup Socials@growthtacticsGrowth Marketing
Forbes CMO SummitDecember 2018Dana Point, CAForbes@Forbes, #ForbesCMOSummitCMO
DX SummitTBAChicago, ILCMSwire@thedxsummit, #DXS17Technology
Information Development World 2018TBAMenlo Park, CAThe Content Wrangler@InfoDevWorldContent Marketing, Technology

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Jenna Keegan

Jenna Keegan is the Director of Demand Generation at Curata, where she wears such hats as account-based marketer, events master, and operations guru. Prior to Curata, she marketed to marketers (AKA meta-marketing) at Lattice and Attend. Also known in some circles as Demand Jenna!

  • 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

  • How about adding Information Development World November 28-30 — Preparing your content for chatbots and voice interfaces http://www.informationdevelopmentworld.com

  • BLR Moderator

    I’d like to suggest the Forum Events Marketing Summits. They are free to attend for marketing decision-makers, and also include hotel accommodations.

    Denver, CO – October 23 & 24, 2017
    Boston, MA – April 23 & 24, 2018
    Austin, TX – November 12 & 13, 2018
    Request to attend here: http://www.forumevents.com/events/Marketing-Summit/?utm_source=curata&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=curata17-18

  • Madilyn Abbie

    Hi Mitchell,
    Thanks for a great article regarding marketing conferences in the world. It really comes in handy during the year – I actually visited a few of those you recommended and there wasn’t a single disappointment. I’ve wondered if you could list one more – ResponseCon. It’s quite an up-to-date thing, the event will take place in variety cities in the USA. The speakers seem to be rather interesting – Michael Brenner (Marketing Insider) and Owen Video to name a few. And one more cool thing – with the hosting cities being Boston, Denver, Austin and San Diego, it’s never too far 🙂 Check it out and decide yourself – https://www.getresponse.com/responsecon.
    Thanks again!
    Best,
    Abbie

  • Ariadna Martinescu

    Very thorough list, Mitchell, thanks for putting this together! I think this one complements yours quite well, with some extra digital marketing & CRO events. Still time to attend a few in Q4! 🙂 http://blog.avangate.com/event-calendar-ecommerce-digital-marketing/

  • Cristina Radulescu

    Hi,

    I’m Cristina and I represent I-COM. We would love if you could include our event on your list also:

    I-COM Global Summit
    9th Edition | San Sebastian, Spain, April 9 – 12, 2018

    I-COM produces a major face to face gathering of the Marketing Data elite called the I-COM Global Summit. It’s the world’s leading Marketing Data & Measurement Strategy event, where the who’s who from Smart Data Marketing gather from around the world to Inspire, Connect and Develop.
    It’s a unique opportunity to explore in a trusted environment the forefront of this paradigm with 100+ case studies. The Summit enables an intimate open atmosphere for the attendees to build their Data Ecosystem dream team by being invitation-only, premium and artistically crafted.

    For more info about our summit please check: http://www.i-com.org/i-com-global-summit-2018-overview/

    Our hashtag is #icom18

    Thanks,
    Cristina

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