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NEW ARTICLE: The mega-list of 2016 content conferences

Back by popular demand, here’s an updated giant list of conferences and events for all things content strategy, content marketing, digital marketing, search marketing, and online marketing through the end of 2015 and into 2016.

It’s not too late to spend your company’s training budget before the end of the year — there are conferences available in all regions of the U.S. and a few in Canada. There’s even a virtual conference if you don’t have a travel budget.

We’ll update this list again, so send me an email at the address below if you’d like to add your conference to the list.


2015 Content Conferences


Aug. 10 – 12, 2015 — An Event Apart; Washington, D.C.; educational learning session for practitioners of standards-based Web design

Aug. 10 – 12, 2015 — Search Engine Strategies (SES); San Francisco; covers the latest digital marketing tips, tricks and tools that will blow your mind, make you rethink your strategy and provide actionable takeaways to revolutionize your marketing campaigns

Aug. 19 – 20, 2015 — Social Media Strategies Summit; Atlanta; conference will help you amplify brand reach and impact through compelling content, storytelling and relationship-building

Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, 2015 — Confab Intensive; Portland, Oregon; three days of hands-on workshops on topics spanning UX, CMS, editorial, workflow and governance to prepare you for the day-to-day work of content strategy

Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, 2015 — An Event Apart; Chicago; educational learning session for practitioners of standards-based Web design

Sept. 8 – 11, 2015 — Content Marketing World; Cleveland; join more than 2,600 marketers for over 80 sessions presented by leading brand markets from around the world covering strategy, integration, measurement

Sept. 23 – 25, 2015 — WebVisions; Chicago; explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy

Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2015 — SMX East; New York; learn SEO, SEM and social media marketing tactics to increase site traffic, conversions and sales

Oct. 5 – 7, 2015 — An Event Apart; Austin, Texas; educational learning session for practitioners of standards-based Web design

Oct. 5 – 9, 2015 — Pubcon; Las Vegas; social media and optimization conference that brings in speakers involved with social media, Internet marketing, search engines and digital advertising

Oct. 1 – 2, 2015 — REVOLVE Conference; Charleston, South Carolina; two-day gathering geared toward advanced Web technologies, content strategy, marketing, design and development

Oct. 18 – 21, 2015 — LavaCon Conference; New Orleans; content strategy and user experience conference for documentation managers, content strategists, technical writers, content managers and developers, social media strategists, project managers and user experience managers

Nov. 2 – 4, 2015 — A List Apart; San Francisco; educational learning session for practitioners of standards-based Web design

Nov. 4 – 6, 2015 — Confab Higher Ed; New Orleans; three-day session addresses the content challenges facing higher education

Dec. 8 – 9, 2015 — Social Media Strategies Summit; Dallas; conference will help you amplify brand reach and impact through compelling content, storytelling and relationship-building


2016 Content Conferences

No conferences at this time

Feb. 9 – 11, 2016 — ConveyUX 2016; Seattle; event for user experience professionals that features three full days of education and networking

Feb. 15 – 17, 2016 — B2B Content 2 Conversions; Scottsdale, Arizona; focused on driving conversions through content for B2B businesses

March TBD, 2016 — Search Engine Strategies (SES); Miami; you’ll hear about SEO and paid search tactics and learn how to measure campaign successes

March 7 – 9, 2016 — Intelligent Content Conference; Las Vegas; annual gathering of content professionals to learn about the topics, standards, methods and technologies used today to enable intelligent content solutions

March 7 – 10, 2016 — SXSWeek; Austin, Texas; for content marketers who are interested in content strategy, technology and multimedia

March 16 – 17, 2016 — Digital Marketing Innovation Summit; New York City; learn from industry leaders and exchange ideas, innovate your digital marketing and watch all presentation videos post-summit

March 20 – 24, 2016 — Adobe Summit; Las Vegas; connects more than 5,000 digital marketers to learn about the latest trends and tools, and how to get better, more quantifiable results from digital marketing programs

April 10 – 17, 2016 — Digimarcon Cruise; Houston, Texas; the only digital marketing conference that takes place on a cruise ship: Learn the latest innovative technologies and best practices and gain insights from successful digital marketing campaigns

April 16 – 21, 2016 — NAB Show; Las Vegas; huge event that brings together people from broadcast, digital media, film, entertainment, telecom, post-production, education, houses of worship, advertising, military/government, retail, security, sports, IT and more to learn about next-generation content

April 17 – 19, 2016 — Social Media Marketing World; San Diego; the largest social media conference in the world designed to inspire and empower you with social media marketing ideas

April 18 – 21, 2016 — New Media Expo; Las Vegas; join 98,000 bloggers, podcasters, Web TV creators, traditional radio and TV broadcasters, producers, celebrities, media executives and social media marketers to learn the latest about electronic media

May 4 – 8, 2016 — IA Summit; Atlanta; a community gathering of information architects, content publishers, and all who design information spaces to share stories, improve skills, and make content easier for everyone to find and share

May 5 – 6, 2016 — 99U; New York City; this conference shifts the focus from idea generation to idea execution and brings together creative visionaries and leading researchers to share insights on how ideas are brought to life

May 11 – 12, 2016 — Ad Tech; Los Angeles; where marketing, technology and media communities come together to find the right solution providers, network and stay abreast of trends

May 15 – 18, 2016 — Technical Communication Summit 2016; Anaheim, California; offers 80 sessions covering all aspects of technical writing, editing, project management and publication

May 17 – 19, 2016 — Gartner Digital Marketing Conference; San Diego; created for senior executives as the premier outlet for learning the latest digital marketing trends, you will leave with actionable insights and key strategies derived from independent and objective research

May 18 – 20, 2016 — Confab Central; Minneapolis; join 650 content strategy enthusiasts — from newbies to old-timers — for three days of workshops and sessions (Author’s note: Two Rivers Marketing always sends a team to this event. It’s a great intro to content strategy.)

May 19 – 23, 2016 — How Design Live; Atlanta; gathering of creative professionals in all disciplines with a range of experience come to learn about the creative industry

May 31 – June 3, 2016 — UXPA 2016; Seattle; this is the place to be for learning about best practices for user-centered product development, usability research, product design and real-world case studies

June 21 – 22, 2016 — SMX Advanced; Seattle; search marketing conference for Internet marketers

June 27 – 29, 2016 — GIANT Conference 2016; Charleston, South Carolina; founded by a collective of designers and user-experience professionals who like to talk about and create rad work


About Keesia Wirt

Keesia, sr. content marketing strategist at Two Rivers Marketing, is a self-proclaimed content nerd. Her favorite tools include audience personas, crochet hooks, whisks, and duct tape. If you want to talk content, email her at