2015 is almost here, and that means it’s time to start planning your conference schedule for the coming year. There are some real stand-out marketing conferences coming up in 2015, and they can be a great way to improve your knowledge and understanding of various marketing strategies and topics, as well as network with people from your industry and others. Below are ten of the top marketing conferences coming up this year. Book early to take advantage of early bird discounts!
February 10-12, 2015 (Las Vegas); April 28-30, 2015 (Chicago); June 9-11, 2015 (New York)
Started in 2010, the Social Media Strategies Summit takes place in three cities across the US each year, with 85 percent of the attendees at the management level or above. Speakers are handpicked to provide real-life insight into the latest in social media marketing, including best practices and overall business strategy. Tickets for the Las Vegas summit are $495 for individual workshops and $1,795 for the entire Summit, with discounts for government and non-profit attendees. In Chicago, it’s $495 for individual workshops and $1,395 for the entire Summit, with discounts for government and non-profit attendees. Pricing is not yet available for New York.
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March 9-13, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT
The annual Adobe Summit brings together over 5,000 digital marketing leaders from a variety of industries. Industry pros discuss how to get more quantifiable results from your digital marketing, while also talking about the latest trends and tools available. It includes over 120 sessions, with conference tracks available for Marketing Analytics, Campaign Management and Email marketing, Digital Experience Management, Digital Advertising, Personalization and Optimization, Social Marketing, Marketing Innovations, Hands-on Labs, and Core Services. Tracks make it easier to plan your conference experience while making sure you don’t miss the sessions you’re most interested in. Early bird passes (through Dec. 12, 2014) are $1,495; Advance passes (from Dec. 13, 2014 to Jan. 30, 2015) are $1,695; and full price passes are $1,895 (from Jan. 31, 2015 to March 13, 2015).
March 30 – April 1, 2015, New York, NY
ClickZ Live, formerly SES Conference & Expo, is a three-day event in New York City that includes two conference days plus one training day. It includes four focused tracks: Data-Driven Marketing, Content Marketing Strategy, Next Generation Search, and an advanced track each day. And of course there are networking events, including a meet-up for newcomers and expert roundtables. ClickZ Platinum Passes start at just $1,195, with All Access Passes for $1,795.
March 31 – April 2, 2015, Phoenix, AZ
ICON is aimed specifically at small businesses, rather than the more general audience of most other conferences. The conference includes six keynote presentations, more than 30 educational sessions, and a number of networking events. The three-day event includes both sales and marketing educational opportunities with exceptional networking events. There’s a focus on creating actionable strategies for moving your business forward, rather than just a lot of talk about theory. Registration prices start at $399, with VIP access starting at $499 and Elite VIP Access starting at $999.
April 26 – May 3, 2014, embarking from Orlando, FL
The Digimarcon Digital Marketing Conference East takes place each spring. What sets it apart from a lot of marketing conferences is that it takes place on a cruise ship embarking from Orlando, FL. The cruise makes stops in Haiti, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Mexico. The conference itself includes a welcome cocktail reception, networking luncheons, general sessions, workshops and more (including free time to explore the ports of call). Full Conferences Passes start at $495, with certain workshops costing extra. All Access Passes start at $995. You can also purchase a Virtual Pass that gives you access to the Video on Demand of the conference. Pricing does not include the cost of the cruise.
Hosted by moz.com, MozCon is three days of forward-thinking, actionable sessions in SEO, social media, community building, content marketing, brand development, CRO, the mobile landscape, analytics and more. MozCon speakers share next-level advice on everything from building a loyal community to making data-driven decisions in your marketing. Early bird tickets start at $1,039 for general admission and $639 for Moz Pro subscribers.
May 11-13, 2015, San Francisco, CA
The Experiential Marketing Summit offers more than 50 brand-side instructors from brands you know. You can choose to take microsession briefings and traditional breakouts, or dive into deeper workshops, keynotes and Master Classes, depending on your own preferences. There are also opportunities to test-drive new products, check out new technologies, and meet designers, builders and vendors. One-day passes start at $1,025, with full conference passes costing $1,435, though prices are higher for agencies, consultants and suppliers.
May 13-15, 2015, Denver, CO
The Authority Rainmaker Conference is a content marketing conference held in Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The conference focuses on design, content, traffic and conversion. Keynote speakers include Daniel Pink (author of five best-selling business books), Sally Hogshead (a world-class branding expert) and Henry Rollins (musician, author, publisher and spoken-word artist). Other presenters include Chris Brogan, Sean D’Souza, Joanna Lord, Brian Clark and many more. Super Early Bird tickets are just $995, with alumni discounts for prior attendees.
May 27-28, 2015, Los Angeles, CA
The Digimarcon Digital Marketing Conference West is a two-day conference held in Los Angeles, CA. It covers content strategy, usability and design, mobile marketing, web experience management, customer engagement, social media, branded search and other online marketing topics. Full Conference Passes start at $495, with workshops costing extra. All Access Passes start at $995. Virtual Passes are just $295, which grant access to Video on Demand of the conference. Pricing does not include the cost of the hotel.
Usually in September, Boston, MA
Inbound is a four-day event held in Boston each fall. Previous events have included multiple keynotes (Martha Stewart and Simon Sinek both spoke in 2014), more than 170 educational sessions, and over 7,500 attendees. Inbound focuses on inbound marketing, with full-day training opportunities held before the conference to get you up to speed. It also offers a ton of great networking opportunities, including Happy Hours, INBOUND Rocks, and other parties. Pricing not yet available.