Keeping up with the changing marketing technology and strategy is tough. Conferences have to have dynamite content and great networking opportunities to make it worth your time. At Wax Marketing we look for the best conferences every year – these are the ones we’d go to if we could. This is the year to immerse yourself in energy, innovation and inspiration. To pick these bad boys, we took into account factors like the target audience, speaker lineup, topics, and networking opportunities. With attendance ranging from 300 to 21,000, 1-10 tracks, and focus ranging from content management to B2B integrated marketing, one of these events is sure to offer you some great professional development in 2018
Wax Marketing’s List of Best Marketing Conferences in 2018
Midwest Digital Marketing Conference – Saint Louis, March 27-28. From practitioners to CMOs, the Midwest’s largest Marketing conference offers focused tracks that will provide you with tools and tactics you can put in place immediately and furthermore, they invite 30 local, at-risk youth to attend free of charge. Every dollar they make goes back to the students at University of Missouri St. Louis. Talk about paying it forward.
Canadian Internet Marketing Conf. (CIMC) – Squamish, BC, April 5-6, 2017. They’ve gathered some of North America’s most influential marketers from globally-recognized brands including Vimeo, Hootsuite, Twitter and Buzzfeed. This conference is all about innovation in the digital world and here you’ll learn from the pioneers of this rapidly evolving space.
MarTech – West/San Jose, April 23-25 and East/Boston, October 1-3. Breaking down the barriers between marketers and tech savvy professionals, this conference is focused on the intersection of Marketing, Technology, and Management. Especially relevant for senior-level professionals looking to connect the dots between the technical and strategic.
Content Marketing Conference – Boston, May 2-4. Marketing performance and content creation are the focus of the 4th annual conference and expo. Nine tracks, 20 keynotes and 7 workshops provide ample opportunity to expand your knowledge. Network with decision makers and industry leaders from companies of all sizes Best Marketing Conferences in 2018, and in addition, the Comedy Marketing Club is a hit for anyone that loves to laugh.
MozCon – Seattle, July 9-11. This one-track conference is all about cutting edge SEO tactics, the mobile landscape and connecting with other marketers. Content is focused on ranking higher, making data-driven decisions and all the essentials in this search-centric world and because of the popularity of this event, it has sold out every year!
Content Marketing World Expo – Cleveland, Sept 4-7. With more than 120 sessions and workshops, attendees from over 50 countries, hands-on labs and of course, ample networking, you will leave enabled and inspired to create your own epic content marketing strategy.
INBOUND – Boston, September 4-7, 2018. As one of the largest marketing conferences with 21,000 attendees, they boast an impressive list of past speakers including Michelle Obama, Brené Brown and Seth Godin. The focus is to educate and inspire and due to the amazing entertainment, nightly happy hours, and food truck lunches, there is no shortage of FUN!
Content Jam – Chicago, October 9-10. Fresh insights make this conference one of the top marketing conferences named by Huffington Post. With attendance around 300, this small community of mostly mid-level marketers comes with one objective – to learn! Your ticket includes full access to all speaker slides and video recordings.
B2B Marketing Forum – San Francisco, November 13-16. This MarketingProfs event is where leaders and innovators gather to learn about the latest in B2B marketing. The entire program is focused on the challenges and triumphs in this unique space and building a sustainable marketing program. Their famous (infamous) ‘Off-the-Clock Antics’ provide inspiration beyond the classroom walls.
Pick your conference and get ready to be refueled and re-energized! What’s on your conference agenda this year? Let us know in the comments section.