2016 was a monumental year for digital marketing, with the rise of live streaming video, native advertising, and the increased use of personalization. Rather than focusing too heavily on mastering these trends, now is the time to look to what’s ahead. Whether you’re a marketer for a company, work at an agency, or an entrepreneur, sharpen your skills and discover the newest tools and resources by checking out these digital marketing events in 2017:
Where: Boston, MA
When: September 25-28, 2017
With over 300 sessions at last year’s conference, there’s something for everyone at Inbound. Inbound marketing is quickly becoming the norm among businesses and agencies looking to generate leads without cold calling or placing expensive ads. Learn about cost effective marketing methods from industry experts – and if none of the sessions are of interest to you, you can hear some inspiring words from celebrities! Past keynotes have included Alec Baldwin, Martha Stewart, Anna Kendrick, and marketing guru Seth Godin.
Where: Napa Valley, CA
When: March 30-31, 2017
Napa Summit brings together digital marketing professionals and agencies in a more intimate setting to learn top trends from some of the industry leaders. Don’t let the intimate setting fool you though! This exclusive event brings speakers from Disney, LinkedIn, Home Depot, and WebMD. This event has major networking opportunities–just make sure to take notes in case the wine gets passed around more than a few times.
Where: Toronto, Ontario
When: May 18-19, 2017
One for the Canadian folks! This event is a great way for marketers to explore dozens of different sessions covering digital strategy, UX, paid search, sustainable growth, and more. DIGIMARCON CANADA promises to send attendees home with a notebook full of action items to drive their digital marketing strategy. As part of series, this conference is also held in various locations throughout the U.S.
Digital Design & Web Innovation Summit
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: September 6-7, 2017
This is a must-attend event for two groups in particular: Digital marketing agencies looking to branch out into web design and development services for their clients AND those looking to improve their own business’ web experience. Connect with individuals from some of the attending companies such as Amazon, Google, Target, BuzzFeed and hear from speakers from American Express, Comcast, Audi, ESPN, and Playstation.
Where: Salt Lake City, UT
When: September 8-9 2017
If your site is hosted on WordPress or your business develops sites for clients using WP, make sure this conference is on your 2017 agenda. Learn about new plugins to help take your site to the next level, discover the resources that are available to scale your site, and network with other WordPress enthusiasts!
Where: Phoenix, AZ
When: April 6-8, 2017
PressNomics is another event for the companies that love WordPress. It brings entrepreneurs and small businesses that drive the WordPress economy together to collaborate, learn from each other and spend one day playing golf and doing fun cultural stuff!
Where: February 11-17, 2017
When: San Francisco, CA
A solid marketing strategy is useless without an optimized, secure, and speedy website. This event is a great opportunity to round up your design and marketing team to attend this week-long conference packed full of workshops, bootcamps, panel talks, and keynotes covering all new dev technologies. This event is 100% vendor neutral which is why attendees come back year after year for unbiased sessions.
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: April 19-20, 2017
Past attendees have been quoted saying “if you have anything to do with online optimization, this is a must-attend event” about Conversion Conference. As one of the most highly regarded and anticipated CRO events, attendees look forward to learning about the newest and most effective ways to convert leads on your site. Join fellow CRO enthusiasts from Hallmark, Spotify, Salesforce, Expedia, Netflix, and PayPal. The speakers and presenters list is still being finalized but so far, the lineup is chock full of experts from the biggest names in digital marketing.
When: March 9-10, 2017
Can’t spare a few days to travel to an event but need to stay ahead of the digital marketing curve? Conversion World is conveniently hosted virtually. Before you ask: Yes you can wear your pyjamas but no, this isn’t an event that you can tune into while multitasking. There are plenty of opportunities to connect and interact with web and marketing professionals so you’ll need to stay focused. Save some money on travel, food, and accommodations and learn how to improve your business or client’s businesses through the newest conversion rate optimization tactics. Oh and if you weren’t sold already, it’s free.
Where: San Diego, CA
When: March 22-24, 2017
This event brings 4,000+ individuals together to learn about new ways to create communities on social media. What’s unique about this event is the speaker lineup and corresponding attendees. You’ll hear from business marketers but also social media influencers and celebrities like Zach King, Tim Schmoyer, and Shaun McBride. The speaker lineup tells us that attendees can expect more than business promotion tactics. Bonus: there are also a number of sessions on blogging, podcasting, and analytics.
Comment below and let us know which events are on your agenda for 2017!