Learn something new every day. That was my grandmother’s motto. I’m always looking for opportunities to learn and grow in my personal and professional endeavors, and I challenge you to do the same. Make 2018 (and every year after) the year you learn something new to advance your career.
To help you get started, we have compiled a global list of content marketing conferences and marketing events that will give you the hands-on learning you need to make it happen. In addition to content marketing and content strategy, we’ve compiled the dates, times, and locations for digital marketing, search marketing, social media, user experience, mobile, Web design, technical communications, IT, and other conferences.
Get your proposal ready and make a case to your management for sending you to one of the conferences below that peaks your interest. I’ll be attending Confab in May, and I hope to see some of you there!
2018 marketing conferences by region
April 25 – 26, 2018 — Now What? Conference; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Two days of talks and workshops about how to maintain and improve your website
April 24 – 26, 2018 — Social Media Strategies Summit; Chicago; Fuel your social media strategy through compelling content, customer experience, brand storytelling, advocacy, and technology
May 21 – 23, 2018 — Confab; Minneapolis; Join 650 content strategy enthusiasts — from newbies to old-timers — for three days of workshops and sessionsNORTHEAST
April 30 – May 3, 2018 — How Design Live; Boston; Gathering of creative professionals in all disciplines with a range of experience come to learn about the creative industry
May 9 – 11, 2018 — 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
June 7 – 8, 2018 — SearchLove Conference; Boston; A two-day event bringing together some of the world’s leading thinkers in online marketing; get up to speed on the latest in search, analytics, content creation, optimizing your website, paid promotions, and more
April 2 – 4, 2018 — An Event Apart; Seattle; An intensely educational learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design; if you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, then this conference is for you
May 17 – 18, 2018 — Digital Strategy Conference and Workshops; Vancouver, British Columbia; Become better informed, better educated, and better prepared to meet your customers’ needs
June 11 – 13, 2018 — SMX Advanced: Seattle; Seattle; The only conference designed exclusively for experienced search marketers; sessions are fast-paced, Q&A-packed, always informative, and don’t stop to cover the basics
April 22 – 29, 2018 — DigiMarCon Cruise; Orlando; 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
May 7 – 9, 2018 — The Social Shake-Up; Atlanta, Georgia; The best and biggest independent conference for enterprise social and the premier marketing conference for anyone who wants to be on the cutting edge of today’s fast-paced business environment; 35 breakout sessions over two days featuring the best thinkers and top brands having a candid discussion on the future of social business
May 20 – 23, 2018 — Technical Communication Summit 2018; Orlando; Offers 80 sessions covering all aspects of technical writing, editing, project management, and publication
March 25 – 29, 2018 — Adobe Summit; Las Vegas; Connects more than 5,000 digital marketers to learn about the latest trends and tools, as well as how to get better, more quantifiable results from digital marketing programs
April 7 – 12, 2018 — NAB Show; Las Vegas; A 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
May 15 – 17, 2018 — 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
April 10 – 11, 2018 — Digital Media Europe; Copenhagen, Denmark; The only truly European conference on digital revenue
April 18 – 20, 2018 — Intra.NET Reloaded 2018; Berlin, Germany; Join the biggest intranet and enterprise social networking event where more than 250+ decision makers in communications, business, and technology from global corporates gather to exchange on challenges and opportunities to create tomorrow’s digital workplace
May 3 – 4, 2018 — Adobe Digital Marketing Summit EMEA; London, England; Deep insights, focused learning, endless networking: Join Europe’s largest digital marketing conference and learn how you can combine creativity, content, and data to create compelling experiences for your customers
May 15 – 16, 2018 —TC World and Tekom; Shanghai, China; This conference offers premium content from the world of technical communication by bringing together international speakers selected by independent tekom committees