Top Marketing Conferences in 2023: Live and Virtual Events

NOTE: This list has been updated on 03/29/2023.

In the 2023 B2B Content Marketing Research Report by CMI, they report that in-person events are back. 49% surveyed said that they are using in-person events in their content marketing strategies, compared to only 19% the previous year. Additionally, those surveyed said in-person events produced the best results for their content marketing in the last 12 months, with virtual events as a close second. 

The world continues to evolve and while COVID-19 forced many events to go online-only in the last few years, a majority of marketing conferences are now back to live and in-person. 

These events are ways for content and digital marketers to learn new tactics and insights from industry leaders, as well as get the chance to network with their peers. Here are our picks for top marketing conferences in 2023. 


Digital Marketing Conferences

CXL Live 2023

Date: Fall 2023 (TBD)

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.


Date: April 8 – 10, 2024

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. 

DMO Advanced

Date: October 24 – 26, 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. In the past, this conference has featured many speakers, including employees from DigitalOcean, Under Armour, Cox Automotive and Vivid Seats.

Adobe Summit

Date: On Demand

Location: Virtual

Host: Adobe

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 2023

Date: May 8 – 9, 2023

Location: 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. 

Marketing Analytics Summit

Date: June 19 – 22, 2023

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Host: Rising Media

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: June 19 – 21, 2023

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Host: Rising Media

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, Hive Digital and Faber Company Inc., with sessions on optimizing conversion rates, generative AI for marketers and PPC. 

CommerceNext Ecommerce Growth Show

Date: June 20 – 21, 2023

Location: New York City


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 Sephora, DSW, Overstock and more.


Date: August 7 – 8, 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 include leaders from Moz, Google, Wix, Uber and more. 

DigiMarCon West

Date: April 12 – 13, 2023

Location: Los Angeles, CA

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 Amazon, Adobe and Twitch.

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. Digital Summit produces over 1,200+ sessions, workshops and seminars annually covering digital marketing best practices and tactics. The Minneapolis event will be in August, 2023, and features speakers from companies like Microsoft, SiriusXM and Crayola, as well as best selling author, Seth Godin. View all Digital Summit event locations here.

Content Marketing Conferences

Content Marketing World

Date: September 27 – 28, 2023

Location: Washington, D.C. 

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 long-running event often features 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 14 – 17, 2023

Location: San Diego, CA

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. 

Content Marketing Conference

Date: On Demand

Location: Virtual

Host: Rock Content

Why attend: Online users can purchase a digital pass to view the 2022 event recordings on demand, including 50 sessions and eight keynotes. 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 Conferences

Inbound 2023

Date: September 5 – 8, 2023

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 2023

Date: October 18 – 21, 2023

Location: New Orleans, LA

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: October 4, 2023

Location: NYC

Host: PRNews

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

MarketingProfs B2B Forum

Dates: October 4 – 6, 2023

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 included thought leaders from companies like The Guardian, Marketing AI Institute and MarketingProfs. Here is their current COVID-19 policy for the in-person event.

B2B Sales & Marketing Exchange

Date: August 7 – 9, 2023

Location: Boston, MA

Host: Demand Gen Report

Why attend: This event focuses on key areas like: revenue operations structures, advanced approaches to ABM, full-funnel content strategies and aligned GTM for sales and marketing. Speakers include leaders with titles such as CEO, VP of Global Growth, VP of Marketing and Director of Growth. 

Affiliate Summit East

Date: July 31 – August 1, 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: May 16 – 17, 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: 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 Conferences

Social Media Strategies Summit

Date: June 14 – 15, 2023

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 June will include speakers from companies like the NFL, Liquid IV, ESPN and Delta. 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: May 16 – 18, 2023

Location: Virtual + Queens, New York

Host: Adweek

Why attend: #SMW will be hybrid this year, hosting an event that helps you “navigate the next chapter of social media.” Hear from speakers from McDonalds, the NBA, Unilever and Duolingo. 


Date: June 21 – 24, 2023

Location: Anaheim, CA

Host: Paramount

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. Tracks include topics focused on community, creatures and industry marketers.

Marketing Technology Conferences 


Date: September 26 – 27, 2023

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: June 20 – 22, 2023

Location: Virtual

Host: Informa Connect

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. 


Date: July 26 – 28, 2023

Location: Cleveland, OH

Host: Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institution

Why attend: AI in marketing is a trend has exploded in the past few years, 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. The 2023 speaker lineup is yet to be announced. 

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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