Editor’s note: Updated October 2018.
So many marketing conferences, so little time.
If you’re the jet-setting marketer type, nothing gets you more pumped than the idea of co-mingling with your industry peers at the best marketing conferences and expos around.
One little snag: There are so many conferences today, covering every little marketing niche, that finding the very best ones can be tricky. And believe you me, you don’t want to get stuck shelling out your (or, let’s be honest, your company’s) cold hard cash on a lackluster marketing conference that covers the same tired ground year after year.
Get the most bang for your buck – and, you know, actually learn something new – by settling for nothing less than the very best marketing conferences in 2019. These meetups are guaranteed to showcase thought-provoking strategies, data-driven insights, technological marvels and all the hobnobbing, networking and elbow-rubbing you can handle:
Q1: B2B Marketing Exchange 2019 – Feb. 25-27 – Scottsdale, Arizona
Start the year off right and head out to sunny Scottsdale for one of the industry’s leading B2B marketing conferences. With more than 1,000 marketers in attendance, 70-plus sessions to sit in on and over 100 speakers to learn from, the B2B Marketing Exchange (or #B2BMX, as the hashtagging crowd calls it) has plenty going on to keep you occupied.
The name of the game here is getting ahead of 2019’s marketing trends, and the conference promises to be jam-packed with fresh insights on the latest best practices, marketing channels, technology, buyer preferences and more.
Look, it’s Arizona in February. Need we say more?
Q2: Content Marketing Conference – April 16-19 – Boston
Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you have at least a passing interest in content marketing. If you want to do more than just read about the latest content marketing trends and actually meet your fellow content marketing enthusiasts in person, then Boston’s Content Marketing Conference is the place to be.
There will be keynote addresses, breakout sessions, learning tracks, workshops and, did we mention, the “Comedy Marketing Club?” Who doesn’t love content marketing comedy routines? Nobody, that’s who.
Q3: MozCon – July 15-17 – Seattle
Look, far be it for us to pick marketing software favorites, but let’s be honest, Moz is the gold standard when it comes SEO tools. So, if you want to pick the brains of the best in the business, you could do a whole lot worse than the Moz crew.
Everyone from SEO specialists and content marketers to SEO thought leaders and Moz’s internal experts will be in attendance at MozCon. You can even rub elbows with Moz’s iconic mascot, Roger. We’re sure you’ll find his thoughts on 2019 SEO trends illuminating.
Q4: B2B Marketing Forum – TBD
Honestly, the Q4 slot was a toss up between this and the Forbes CMO Summit, but since the Forbes shindig is limited to CMOs and invite-only, we gave the edge to the B2B Marketing Forum.
This event is packed to the gills with workshops, keynote presentations and breakout sessions. You’ll come away ready to tackle whatever digital marketing challenge stands in your way.
And if you just can’t wait for Q4 2019 to roll around, there are still tickets available for this year’s event being held Nov. 13-16 in downtown San Francisco. The agenda they’ve got lined up covers SEO, content marketing, social media, copywriting, customer loyalty, account-based marketing and much, much more. There’s something for everyone.
This is just a sampling of the stimulating, educational and downright fun marketing conferences lined up for the 2019 season. But with these four conferences under your belt, you’ll have at least one meetup to look forward to each quarter.
What marketing conferences are you gearing up for in 2019? Let us know in the comments below!