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Content Marketing Conferences: The Ultimate List of Events


Marketers are just as in love with the permanent distraction machine—the Internet—as anyone else. (Probably more.) The availability of webinars, virtual events, social media discussions, Slack, and Google Hangouts is terrific. But when we step away from our screens, we still gain a lot of value from good old-fashioned in-person interactions at an event. As attendees, we get to build our networks, learn about our peers’ innovations, and find great new solutions to bring back to our organizations. As sponsors, meeting prospects and customers face-to-face is invaluable for creating strong relationships. And everyone gets a chance to have a little fun while they’re at it! That said, we’re still very cautious about where we allocate our time for in-person content marketing conferences.

To help decide, we’ve created a list of content marketing conferences and events featuring the date, location, estimated number of attendees, conference owner and broad category each falls in. These are all important factors for assessing the value of an event, so it’ll be an invaluable resource as you plan your conference schedule for 2018. This list was updated as of November 16, 2017.

When available, we’ve included where to keep track of the event on Twitter, even if you aren’t able to attend.

You might also be looking to write previews or recaps about these events. Be sure to download Curata’s editorial calendar template to align all content with your upcoming schedule.

Feedback Welcome

If you think we’ve missed an event, or if you’d like to add insight into your experience with one of these events, please do so below in the comments section. All dates are in the format: month/day/year.

Conference Date Location Est. #of Attendees Conference Owner Where to Keep Track on Twitter Category
Affiliate Summit West 2018 1/7 to 1/9/18 Las Vegas, NV 6000+ AffiliateSummit @AffiliateSummit Lead Generation
Social Media Strategies Summit 2/6 to 2/8/18 San Francisco, CA GSMI @GSMIOnline, #SMSsummit Social Media
B2B Marketing Exchange 2/19 to 2/21/18 Scottsdale, AZ 800+ Demand Gen Report @B2BMX, #B2BMX B2B Marketing
Digital Summit Phoenix 2/21 to 2/122/18 Phoenix, AZ Digital Summit @DigSumPHX Digital Marketing
Digital Marketing Innovation Summit New York 2/27 to 2/28/18 New York, NY 150+ Innovation Enterprise @iegroup, #DigiMarketing Digital Marketing
Social Media Marketing World 2/28 to 3/2/18 San Diego, CA 3000 Social Media Examiner @smexaminer, #SMMW18 Social Media
SiriusDecisions Summit Canada 2018 3/1/18 Toronto, ON SiriusDecisions @SiriusDecisions, #SDSummit B2B Sales, B2B Marketing
LeadsCon Las Vegas 3/5 to 3/7/18 Las Vegas, NV 2,800+ Access Intelligence @leadscon, #LeadsCon Lead Generation
C3 2018 3/7 to 3/8/18 New York, NY 750+ Conductor @Conductor Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, SEO
Intelligent Content Conference 3/20 to 3/22/18 Las Vegas, NV 400 Content Marketing Institute @intelcontent, #intelcontent Content Marketing, Technology
3/26 to 3/27/18 San Diego, CA Disilled @distilled, #SearchLove Search
TOPO Summit 3/20 to 3/21/18 San Francisco, CA 1500+ TOPO @topohq, #toposummit B2B Sales, B2B Marketing
ConversionXL Live 2018 3/28 to 3/30/18 San Antonio, TX ~600 ConversionXL @conversionxl Growth Marketing
Social Media Strategies Summit April 2018 Chicago, IL GSMI @GSMIOnline, #SMSsummit Social Media
Content Marketing Conference 4/2 to 4/4/18 Boston, MA 300+ WriterAccess @cmca2z, #CMC18 Content Marketing
Forrester\’s Forum for Consumer Marketing 4/5 to 4/6/18 New York, NY 500+ Forrester @forrester Consumer Marketing
Marketing United 4/9 to 4/11/18 Nashville, TN 1000+ Emma @emmaemail. #MarketingUnited Marketing
Modern Customer Experience 4/10- 4/12/18 Chicago, IL 4000+ Oracle @Oracle, #ModernCX Customer Experience
DIGIMARCON Cruise 4/22 to 4/29/18 At Sea Search Experiences @digimarcon, #DIGIMARCON Digital Marketing
MarTech 4/23 to 4/25/18 San Jose, CA 2,200+ Chief Marketing Technologist @MarTechConf, #MarTech Technology
The Marketing Nation Summit 2018 4/29 to 5/2/18 San Francisco, CA 6000+ Marketo @marketo, #MKTGNATION Digital Marketing
SiriusDecisions Summit 2018 5/8 to 5/11/18 Las Vegas, NV 3,000+ SiriusDecisions @SiriusDecisions, #SDSummit B2B Sales, B2B Marketing
Digital Growth Unleashed 5/16 to 5/17/18 Las Vegas, NV 1,000+ Rising Media, Ltd. & SiteTuners @ConversionConf, #DGU18 Digital Marketing
Confab Central 5/21 to 5/23/18 Minneapolis, MN 650+ Confab @ConfabEvents, #ConfabMN Content Marketing
The Marketing Forum USA (Spring) 6/3 to 6/5/18 Ponte Verda, FL Richmond Events @MKTForum, #MKTForum Digital Marketing
eMetrics Las Vegas 6/4 to 6/7/18 Las Vegas, NV Rising Media @emetrics, #eMetrics Marketing Analytics
Smart Social London 6/5/18 London, UK 200+ Spredfast @Spredfast, #SmartSocialLDN Social Media
DIGIMARCON West 6/13 to 6/14/18 Santa Monica, CA Digimarcon @digimarcon, #DIGIMARCON Digital Marketing
AMPlify 6/12 to 6/13/18 Boston, MA 150 GaggleAMP @GaggleAMP, #amplifysocial Social Media, Digital Marketing
ICON 6/20 to 6/22/18 Scottsdale, AZ InfusionSoft @Infusionsoft, #ICON18 Sales and Marketing Automation
Digital Publishing Innovation Summit 7/11 to 7/12/18 New York, NY The Innovation Enterprise @IE_Digital, #DigiPub Publishing
Mozcon 2018 7/9 to 7/11/18 Seattle, WA 1,400 Moz @Moz, #MozCon Digital Marketing, SEO
INBOUND 2018 9/4 to 9/7/18 Boston, MA 19,000+ Hubspot @Hubspot, #INBOUND18 Content Marketing, Digital Marketing
Content Marketing World 9/4 to 9/7/18 Clevland, OH 4000+ Content Marketing Institute @CMIContent, #CMWorld Content Marketing
Digital Marketing Innovation Summit San Francisco 9/12 – 9/13/18 San Francisco, CA 150+ Innovation Enterprise @iegroup, #DigiMarketing Digital Marketing
The Marketing Forum USA (Fall) 9/9 to 9/11/18 Carlsbad, CA Richmond Events @MKTForum, #MKTForum Digital Marketing
Brand ManageCamp 9/25 to 9/26/18 Las Vegas, NV 400-500 ManageCamp @BrandManageCamp, #BMCvegas Marketing
MarTech 10/1 to 10/3/18 Boston, MA 2,200+ Chief Marketing Technologist @MarTechConf, #MarTech Technology
LeadsCon\’s Connect2Convert 10/3 to 10/4/18 Boston, MA Access Intelligence @leadscon, #LeadsCon Digital Marketing
SiriusDecisions Summit Europe 2018 10/3 to 10/4/18 London, UK SiriusDecisions @SiriusDecisions, #SDSummit B2B Sales, B2B Marketing
AMA Marketing Week Live 10/3 to 10/5/18 Las Vegas, NV AMA @AMA_Marketing Digital Marketing
LavaCon 10/21 to 10/24/18 New Orleans, LA Lavacon @LavaCon, #LavaCon Content Marketing
Forrester\’s Forum for Consumer Marketing 10/25 to 10/26/18 Austin, TX 400+ Forrester @forrester B2B Marketing
Smart Social Summit 11/5 to 11/7/18 Austin, TX Spredfast @Spredfast, #SFSummit Social Media
SiriusDecisions Technology Exchange 11/7 to 11/9/2018 New Orleans, LA SiriusDecisions @SiriusDecisions, #SDTechX Technology
MarketingProfs B2B Marketing Forum 11/13 to 11/16/18 San Francisco, CA 900+ MarketingProfs @marketingprofs #MPB2B B2B Marketing
Con Con November 2018 San Francisco, CA 350 The Hustle @Hustle_Says Content Marketing, Growth Marketing
Growth Marketing Conference December 2018 San Francisco, CA Startup Socials @growthtactics Growth Marketing
Forbes CMO Summit December 2018 Dana Point, CA Forbes @Forbes, #ForbesCMOSummit CMO
DX Summit TBA Chicago, IL CMSwire @thedxsummit, #DXS17 Technology
Information Development World 2018 TBA Menlo Park, CA The Content Wrangler @InfoDevWorld Content Marketing, Technology

Are you unable to attend one of these content marketing conferences, but still looking for content marketing advice? Download Curata’s free eBook The Content Marketing Pyramid. It features a comprehensive framework to help develop and execute an effective content marketing strategy.

  • Digital marketing conferences are a great way to make new connections and learn a great deal. We are holding Florida Social Con in Miami in April of 2015, is there a procedure to get our conference listed here?

    • Thanks Bertha, we’ll add it to the list. Good luck!

  • Great compilation, Michael! Exciting to watch the industry grow! Thanks for including Intelligent Content Conference (can’t believe it will be here next week!) and Content Marketing World!

  • Thanks Michael! I know this list just came out but when building your 2016 don’t forget to include the B2B Content2Conversion Conference & Demand Gen Summit (content2conversion.com) we’ll be at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess – Scottsdale, AZ ~ February 15 – 17, 2016

  • I represent the BOLO digital marketing conference. We’re an annual 3 day digital marketing conference based in Tempe, AZ and we would love to be added to this list! For more info about our conference please check out http://www.boloconference.com

  • Hi Michael, I thought it might be useful to add the Incite Summit East 2015: http://www.incite-group.com/east– the USA’s best brand-focused marketing conference. There’s more at the site above, and our Twitter Handle is @incitegrp with a hashtag of #incitesummit

  • is there a procedure to get our conference listed here?Casquette NY

  • You should also check out DX Summit 2015, a digital customer experience conference in Chicago Nov 3-4, 2015: http://smg.io/1KpnbYb

    • Check out IndustryArchive.Org a new B2B Resource Community for business professionals. Collaborating with our professional business community, we make it easy to promote your events around the corner, online and around the world. Additionally you can promote and inform our community of your local, regional and global business-to-business events too.

  • For Gilbane the official Twitter account is @GilbaneBoston and owner is Information Today, Inc. Thank you!

    • Thanks Misty. Updating this information now.

  • Hi Michael – Great list. You might want to check out Brand ManageCamp (http://BrandManageCamp.com). We just completed our 13th annual 2 day marketing conference – dedicated to delivering actionable insights, tools & techniques that can be used right away to better connect with consumers and customers and drive more profitable brands. Our 14th annual will be held Sept 15-16, 2016 in Las Vegas. Reach out via the website if you would like to experience it for yourself. Or check out the hundreds of testimonials to see what others are saying…

    • Thanks Len. I’ll check it out.

    • Check out IndustryArchive.Org a new B2B Resource Community for business professionals. Collaborating with our professional business community, we make it easy to promote your events around the corner, online and around the world. Additionally you can promote and inform our community of your local, regional and global business-to-business events too.

  • What about the rest of the world?

    • Thanks for the comment Becky. We’ll be adding these on an ongoing basis. Do send in your recommendations.

  • Michael, excellent list. Figured I would share another conference to check out. and: a marketing conference (formerly Go Inbound Marketing) is now the largest marketing conference in Indianapolis. The event will be held on June 13, 2016, with Rand Fishkin serving as the first of our keynotes for 2016: http://andconference.com/2015recap/and-2016/

  • Hey, just wanted to give you a shoutout for the Inorbit 2016, an inbound marketing conference, that will happen in March 2016. You can find out more at http://www.inorbit.si

  • Great List Michael. Thanks for distributing!

  • Authority Rainmaker (which was awesome last year – I mean, Dank Pink AND Henry Rollins!?) is now called Digital Commerce Summit. Just a heads up! The link redirects.

  • Thanks Michael! Brand2Global Conference for Global Marketers will be in US September 2016 (Silicon Valley), we focus on global brands and digital marketing. Check us out over at http://www.brand2global.com

  • Thanks for this helpful list and for including Content Marketing Conference! Hope you can join us in Las Vegas in May!

  • Great list Michael!
    While these are awesome conferences to attend but you forgot ONTRApalooza! Feel free to reach out to me, I would love to share more information about ONTRApalooza regarding speakers, workshops, pricing, etc.
    For now, check out: https://ontrapalooza.com/

  • There is also a DX Summit focusing on Digital Experience and the latest Marketing Technologies happening in Chicago. Here’s a quick link: http://www.dxsummit.com/2016/

  • Thanks for the addition! BTW, DX Summit tags are #DXS16 and @thedxsummit if you want to check the event out on social media! Will definitely share this Ultimate List!

  • Hi Michael. Nice list! Have you heard of ShareLikeBuy Marketing + Millennials, America’s top conference about marketing to millennials.

    The 8th Share.Like.Buy. is Nov. 9-10, 2016 at Topgolf Austin.

    If anyone markets to 16-39 year olds, they’ll want to be there. Check it out at ShareLikeBuy.com

    • Hi Janelle, we’ve added it to the list. Can you tell us how many people you expect to be there, and if you have a hashtag or dedicated Twitter account for it?

  • Hi Michael,
    great post!
    Could you also add:
    404 Conference will take place in Las Vegas from November 2-4 this year, and it focuses on Digital Marketing and Website Development

    • Thanks Jesse, we’ll take a look when we next update the list!

  • Hey – here’s one more for 2017:

    3-Day Growth & Optimization Event (~600 people).

    Dates: April 5 to 7
    Location: San Antonio, TX
    Format: 3-days in a resort hotel that’s booked fully for the event.
    The ticket includes 2 hotel nights and all meals + entertainment.

  • Spredfast Summit is a Social Marketing conference that attracts 600+ social marketing leaders from global enterprise brands.

    Dates: Oct. 2-4, 2017
    Location: Austin, TX
    Hashtag: #SFSummit

  • Love your list! Here’s another event coming up in 2017:

    Dates: March 1-2, 2017
    Location: New York, NY
    Estimated # of attendees: 600+
    Conference owner: Conductor
    Twitter: @conductor or #C3NY
    digital marketing, SEO

    C3 is a marketing conference where you can join hundreds of global marketers from distinguished and emerging brands as they share stories, innovations, and insights around attracting customers and revenue through organic channels.

  • Love the list here. ContentJam in Chicago is one I personally love and have attended the previous two years (http://www.contentjam.com/).

    I also wanted to share a resource that we developed for marketers and content marketers looking to plan their conference schedule for 2017. We developed an interactive that displays all the major content marketing conferences in the U.S. for 2017.

    Along with being able to choose a content marketing conference by geographical location, you can also filter by date, specialty and cost. We also list the hashtag for each conference so that you can see what people are tweeting about. We also direct you to the website of each conference and give you the ability to add each conference you are attending or have interest in directly to your calendar. The functionality of this interactive is extremely useful for anyone wishing to attending content marketing conferences in the upcoming year.

    Would love to see any feedback that anyone has on this or if they find it helpful, please shoot me a message.

  • Hey Michael, this content is very easy to visualize and use for our marketing calendar of events! Thank you for compiling this. I noticed that there is one conference missing on October: Spredfast Summit in Austin, TX where 500+ social media leaders joined us from 200+ global brands, media, and agencies. Brands include American Airlines, ESPN, Target, Airbnb, etc. We would love to be added to the list, let me know if you have any questions or if we can help you in any way vpenaloza@spredfast.com.

  • Here’s another for your great list!

    Where:The Ohio State University

    Overview: Interact17 is a fun, fast paced two-day event featuring in-depth digital marketing workshops and industry leading speakers sharing insights on content marketing, social media, search and all-things-interactive

    • No problem Hayley – it’s done!

  • This is a great list overall! There is one more event I think would be a great addition to this resource. Spredfast’s annual Smart Social Event in London this June. It is an event focused on providing insight to social media marketers on how to prove the value of social across their organization. Last year Smart Social London hosted 200+ of the smartest enterprise social marketers in the region. You don’t have to be a Spredfast user to learn a great deal and network with marketers of your caliber.

    We would love to be featured on your list for 2017. Please let me know how this is possible. Thank you!

    • Hi Sofia, no problem, you’ve been added!

      • We would love if you could include our biggest event in October too, Smart Social Summit. http://www.spredfast.com/summit
        Our hashtag is #SFSummit
        The event is Oct. 3-5, 2017 in Austin, TX

          • Thank you! Actually the date has changed to Oct. 16-18. Thanks

  • Hi Mitchell, there’s another event that I trust would add up to the list. It’s Digital Advice Live! and will be held on the 21st September 2017 in London.You can check it out here: http://live.digital-advice.org/
    The event is focused on the topic of guided selling and tackling need-based personalization and is organised for international retailers, brands and service providers.
    We’d be happy if you could include our event in your list.

  • I would like to suggest another event for your great list!

    Name: Eventful Forum
    Date: September 14-15
    Location: NYC
    Overview: Eventful Enterprises presents the second annual gathering of the Eventful Forum, an executive conference dedicated to addressing the future of business through the world’s converging industries. Last year, EF2016 hosted participants from 12 cities around the country and 4 countries around the world. For this year’s followup, EF2017 will be the first conference anywhere to bring the martech and fintech worlds together under one roof, to address the most urgent and actionable collaborations needed for facing the imminent new paradigm of virtualized consumerism.

    • Great idea Scott – on it!

  • Hi Mitchell,
    Thanks for a great article regarding marketing conferences in the world. It really comes in handy during the year – I actually visited a few of those you recommended and there wasn’t a single disappointment. I’ve wondered if you could list one more – ResponseCon. It’s quite an up-to-date thing, the event will take place in variety cities in the USA. The speakers seem to be rather interesting – Michael Brenner (Marketing Insider) and Owen Video to name a few. And one more cool thing – with the hosting cities being Boston, Denver, Austin and San Diego, it’s never too far 🙂 Check it out and decide yourself –https://www.getresponse.com/responsecon.
    Thanks again!

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