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Top Marketing Conferences in 2022: Live and Virtual Events

NOTE: This list has been updated on 08/19/22. As a results of the COVID-19 pandemic many events are offering virtual or hybrid events, and dates and locations may change with the evolving situation. 

By now, 91 percent of B2B companies use some form of content marketing and a full 56 percent consider themselves “very committed,” according to the Content Marketing Institute. That explains why industry movers and shakers are offering an increasing number of content marketing conferences aimed at helping them make the most of its possibilities.

While the scope of such events has become difficult to track, here’s a list of some upcoming conferences that could help your organization with future strategies. (Note our omission of the formerly ubiquitous SXSW, which has become so diverse in attempting to cover the worlds of film, culture, music and technology that many marketers are seeking more targeted events.)

Digital Marketing

CXL Live 2022

Date: October 25-26, 2022

Location: Austin, TX

Host: CXL

Why attend: This conference is the place to be for people in experimentation, demand generation, growth marketing and B2B. The event is designed for building lasting relationships and spans the course of two days. Keynote speakers from companies like Refine Labs, Shopify, Punchy and Exit Five.

LeadsCon’s Connect to Convert

Date: March 13-15, 2023

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Host: Access Intelligence

Why attend: “The world’s largest performance marketing conference and exposition” with over 30 sessions and over 1,000 attendees. Executive-level speakers will provide new strategies and unique insights to start nurturing and converting more quality leads. There will be speakers from Lending Tree, LLC, loanDepot, Rocket Mortgage, J.D. Power and more.

Programmatic Pioneers Summit

Date: May 24-25, 2023

Host: World Business Research

Location: London, UK

Why Attend: This two-day conference hosts over 200 heads of programmatic, media, marketing, digital and advertising professionals to network and discuss the future of programmatic advertising. Speakers include leaders from Pepsico, Gucci, MediaCom and Heneiken.

DMO Advanced

Date: March 28-30, 2023

Location: Napa Valley, CA

Why attend: This two-track conference is dedicated to sharing insights on the latest and most cutting edge marketing trends to over 100 attendees. They focus on the future of the marketing industry and solving business-critical challenges. The conference will feature over 20 speakers, including employees from DigitalOcean, Under Armour, Cox Automotive and Vivid Seats.

Adobe DITAWORLD 2023

Date: TBD, likely May 2023

Host: Adobe

Location: Virtual

Why attend: The program will offer a wide range of topics, from high-level strategic approaches to very practical sessions and industry presentations. The conference will show how Adobe is helping enterprises around the world to connect the dots between Technical Communication and Marketing Communication, and how customers and partners are using them to create intelligent customer experiences with intelligent content. The conference is virtual and registration is free.

Strategic Marketing USA

Date: June 1-2, 2023

Location: San Diego Mission Bay Resort, San Diego, CA

Host: Reuters Events

Why attend: This event is uniting the world’s most influential CMOs to showcase innovation, set benchmarks, and map the future of marketing – one where brands are purpose-driven, campaigns are intelligently data-backed, and innovation drives growth. 2022’s theme was “Redefining the Consumer-Brand Relationship: Personal, Meaningful, Purpose-Driven” and featured speakers from General Mills, Indeed, EA, Verizon, Logitech and Sephora. The 2023 topic and speaker lineup have yet to be released.

Marketing Analytics Summit

Date: TBD, likely June 2023

Host: Rising Media

Location: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV

Why attend: This conference, which had its first event in 2002, is “where digital analysts and marketing professionals master marketing data.” Workshops include topics such as data quality, leveraging artificial intelligence and cross cultural international marketing. Speakers represent companies including Deloitte, Microsoft, Amazon Music and Intuit.

Conversion Conference

Date: TBD, likely June 2023

Host: Rising Media

Location: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV

Why attend: Over the course of two dozen highly-rated shows in the US and Europe since 2010, thousands of people from over 40 countries have taken part in advancing the art and science of conversion rate optimization. This event features speakers from State Farm, Purpose Pioneers and New Horizons Advisors with sessions on optimizing conversion rates, how to nail messaging and integrating search, display and email.

Commerce Next 2023

Date: TBD, likely in June of 2023

Host: Cart.com

Location: New York Hilton Midtown

Why attend: After the pandemic accelerated digital and created online shopping habits, ecommerce continues to grow. CommerceNext brings ecommerce trailblazers and change-makers to talk about the future of digital ecommerce. This event will have 100+ speakers, over 1200 attendees and more than 50 sessions. This event features speakers from American Eagle, Olaplex, Old Navy, Patagonia and Gopuff.

MozCon

Date: August 7-9, 2023

Location: Seattle, WA

Host: Moz

Why attend: Discover next-level tactics on everything from ranking higher in today’s search landscape to making data-driven marketing decisions. 2023 speakers have yet to be announced, but speakers from 2022 were from companies like Wix, Uber and Papier.

DigiMarCon

Date: events take place across the country throughout the year – head to the website for updated dates in your area

Location: 22+ cities across the U.S. including Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas & more

Host: DigiMarCon

Why attend: Sessions will focus on thriving as a marketer in an evolving digital world, featuring topics like inbound & outbound marketing, influencer marketing, conversion rate optimization and UI/UX design. Speakers vary from location to location but include companies like PayPal, Microsoft and Facebook.

Digital Summit Series

Date: event series takes place across the country throughout the year – head to the website for updated dates in your area

Location: 15+ cities across the U.S. including Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Chicago & more

Host: Digital Summit

Why attend: More than 20,000 people attend the Digital Summit series spanning several cities. In-person events returned in 2021 and will continue into 2022. Digital Summit produces over 1,200+ sessions, workshops and seminars annually covering digital marketing best practices and tactics. Raleigh,  NC’s event (September 19-20, 2022), will feature Ann Handley from MarketingProfs and experts from 3M, LinkedIn and more. The following event will be in Los Angeles, CA on October 3-4, 2022. View all Digital Summit event locations here.

Content Marketing

Content Marketing World

Date: September 13-16, 2022

Location: Cleveland, OH

Host: Content Marketing Institute

Why attend: Some 4,000 attendees are offered over 100 sessions presented by experts from around the world, covering strategy, storytelling, ROI, demand generation, AI, etc. The 2021 event featured industry experts like Ann Handley and A. Lee Judge and, of course, CMI Founder Joe Pulizzi. Want to learn more about the Content Marketing World experience? Read Brandpoint’s recap of the 2019 CMWorld event.

LavaCon Content Strategy Conference

Date: October 23-26, 2022

Location: New Orleans, LA

Host: LavaCon

Why attend: For content strategists, documentation managers and senior content professionals who want to stay ahead of rapidly changing technology and customer demographics while connecting with vendors who can help with content challenges. The 2021 theme focused on how content can be created and shaped across the enterprise.

Content Marketing Conference

Date: November 9-11, 2022

Location: Virtual and local-live in Boston, San Francisco and Sao Paulo

Host: rockcontent

Why attend: This three-day event features 70 sessions, 12 keynotes and 6 workshops all launching November 9-12. This event covers the six pillars of content marketing: planning, creation, optimization, distribution, performance and comedy. Attending brands have included Dropbox, Cisco, Sephora, Salesforce and more.

Confab Central

Date: April 30 – May 3, 2023

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Host: Brain Traffic

Why attend: Confab draws more than 600 professionals from around the world who design, create and manage content. From UX to accessibility, Confab brings content strategy to life. Upgrade your skill sets, gain renewed career focus and hear from expert leaders from companies like Bumble, Robinhood, HubSpot, Target and more.


Marketing

Inbound 2022

Date: September 6-9, 2022

Location: Boston, MA

Host: HubSpot

Why attend: 24,000 participants from 100-some countries. “A community of people passionate about marketing, selling, and delighting customers in an inbound way. We bring together speakers who are passionate not just about improving the bottom line, but also about building a brighter, kinder and more inclusive future.” Past speakers include Bob Iger, Jesse Williams, Van Jones and John Legend.

FinCon 2022

Date: September 7-10, 2022

Location: Orlando, FL

Host: FinCon

Why attend: This conference is a great digital marketing event for anyone creating personal finance content – bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers, coaches and advisors, social media influencers, authors, freelancers and more! In 2019, this expo had 2300+ attendees, 200+ speakers and 100+ exhibitors.

PRNews Measurement & Data Summit

Dates: September 8, 2022

Location: NYC

Host: PRNews

Why attend: This conference covers critical measurement trends and emerging data best practices for PR and Communications professionals. Topics include measuring what matters in 2023, strengthening privacy, methods for improving the value of PR campaigns and building the right ROI tech stack. Speakers are from brands including Hotwire, Ketchum, Lippe Taylor and more.

MarketingProfs B2B Marketing Forum

Dates: October 12-14, 2022

Location: Boston, MA

Host: MarketingProfs

Why attend: The “place where leaders, innovators and people who make things happen gather to learn about the latest in B2B marketing and share the secrets to success as well as “belly laughs, creative networking, shenanigans and marketers’ off-the-clock antics.” 2022 speakers include thought leaders from companies like The Guardian, Marketing AI Institute and MarketingProfs. Sessions include topics like the keys to marketing and sales alignment, becoming a trusted voice in the sustainability conversation and account based marketing.

B2B Marketing Exchange

Date: February 22 – March 1, 2023

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

Host: Demand Gen Report

Why attend: This event has 5 tracks, over 80 sessions and over 20 case studies. Speakers include the industry’s top marketing professionals including analysts, authors and B2B practitioners from companies like Facebook, BuzzFeed and LinkedIn.

Affiliate Summit East

Date: TBD, likely May 2023

Location: New York, NY

Host: Clarion Events

Why attend: The performance marketing industry’s premier global event featuring high-level decision makers including online publishers, bloggers, media owners, traffic sources, advertisers, global brands, networks, technology firms, agencies, and other solution providers. Typically more than 6,000 attendees, 70 sessions, 100 expert presenters and 300 exhibitors. Check out Affiliate Summit events in other locations around the globe.

Mirren Live New York

Date: TBD, likely May 2023

Location: Virtual and Kansas City, MO

Host: Mirren

Why attend: Mirren Live bills itself as one of the most prominent conferences in the agency business. It sells out every year with 400 senior decision-makers taking in 60+ speakers in 35+ sessions over 2 jam-packed days. Focused on building a faster, smarter, healthier agency and “scaling with soul”, management team leads and CEOs join the conference from around the country. This year’s speakers include leaders from VMLY&R, The Martin Agency, R3 Worldwide and AAR Partners.

Retail Innovation Conference

Date: June 13-15, 2023

Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Host: Emerald X

Why attend: The Retail Innovation Conference is creating the ultimate learning and networking experience for executives focused on what’s new, and what’s next, for retail. Hear how top tech players are driving retail’s future, see the next wave of innovative solutions, enjoy 1:1 networking via chat or video, browse a tailored digital marketplace and more. Featured speakers are from top companies like E.L.F., Coach, Coborn’s and Crate&Barrel.

CX North America

Date: June 13-15, 2023

Location: Virtual and Nashville, TN

Host: Forrester

Why attend: Forrester analysts and CX industry leaders will dive into the key strategic opportunities to help your organization grow. They have a world-class lineup of Forrester analysts, subject matter experts and leading practitioners. Session topics include how effective leaders built their teams, the key ingredients of culture and the myth and reality of socially motivated consumers.

Social Media

Social Media Strategies Summit

Date: October 26-27, 2022

Location: Virtual

Host: GSMI

Why attend: The event features best practices in social media marketing from successful brands. Their conference earlier this year featured speakers from companies such as Walker Art Center and PB&. This virtual event in October will include leaders from Free People, The Home Depot and Sony. Past speakers have been from Intel, Ben & Jerry’s and GE Healthcare.

Social Media Marketing World

Date: March 13-15, 2023

Location: San Diego, CA

Host: Social Media Examiner

Why attend: With some 7,000 participants, bills itself as the industry’s largest social media marketing conference. The sponsor is considered the world’s leading online social media magazine for businesses, with more than 1.5 million monthly visitors. The conference focuses on four primary areas of social marketing: organic social marketing, paid social, social strategy and content marketing.

Social Media Week

Date: TBD, likely May 2023

Location: TBD

Host: Adweek

Why attend: #SMWNYC will be virtual this year, hosting an event that “serves as the central meeting point for the entire social media marketing industry.” Hear from speakers from Snapchat, Google, Vice, LEGO, Facebook and TikTok. Gain access to 300+ speakers across 150 sessions and extensive digital networking.

VidCon

Date: TBD, likely June 2023

Location: Anaheim Convention Center, 

Host: TikTok

Why attend: VidCon is where the world’s leading digital creators, platform innovators and their fans converge. For those who love video content, this event is a great place to connect and collaborate with others in the industry. 


Technology

MarTech

Date: September 28-29, 2022

Location: Virtual

Host: Third Door Media Inc.

Why attend: The MarTech experience is all choreographed. You’ll unlock presentations that deliver actionable tactics to solve confounding marketing challenges. You’ll meet senior-level marketers like you who are redefining how their organizations deploy martech to achieve business results. And you’ll discover time-saving solutions that deliver ROI.

ContentTECH Summit

Date: TBD, likely May 2023

Location: San Diego, CA

Host: Content Marketing Institute

Why attend: Formerly the Intelligent Content Conference, the refresh of this event will help senior marketing executives learn how to enable technology to improve processes to better execute their content strategy. The 2018 event drew 400 participants who learned from leaders representing Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Mayo Clinic, Cisco, Salesforce and others. This year, there will be speakers from companies like Fanatics, Content Marketing Institute and BigStride.

MAICON

Date: TBD, likely August 2023

Location: Cleveland, OH

Host: Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institution

Why attend: AI in marketing is a trend that only is getting larger, but it’s a tactic that many professionals are still struggling to implement. This event is for manager-level and above marketers, and is catered to non-technical audiences. Meaning: if you need to learn about AI, this conference is for you. There will be speakers from EY, Marketing AI Institute, DataRobot and OneScreen.ai.


Editor’s note: Would you like your marketing event added to this list? Please only send annual, U.S. events. Send us an email for consideration. This post is regularly updated.

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