13 Digital Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2020

Nir Elharar
Nir Elharar
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We’re already well into 2020, and for any digital marketer, we know what that means. It’s time to start planning out your calendar with the best digital marketing conferences to expand your network, boost your performance and keep you up to date with the latest tools, trends, and techniques the industry has to offer. From the USA to London, Europe, and Asia, we’ve selected 13 of the top marketing conferences you should consider attending. So sign up, pack your bags, and see you there!

1. Social Media Marketing World

  • When: March 1-3, 2020
  • Where: San Diego
  • Price: Virtual ticket $477 / Marketer $1097 / All Access $1277

Brought to you by Social Media Examiner, it’s considered the best conference for social media marketing, attended by top industry figures and marketers like you. There are speakers from all the key social media platforms plus a truly wide range of powerful, actionable content to max your social media marketing strategy and skills. Plus, if you can’t attend, you can choose to purchase a virtual ticket.

2. SearchLove

  • When:  March 26-27, 2020  Where: San Diego Price: From $999
  • When: June 8-9, 2020 Where: New York Price: From $799
  • When: September 7-8, 2020 Where: London Price: TBA

Run by Distilled online marketing agency, SearchLove is a 2-day, single-track conference, which means there’s no need to pick and choose – you can hear all the sessions about the latest SEO  industry trends. There’s an impressive speaker lineup at a few destinations and dates throughout the year. Upgrade your ticket to include access to videos, or take it to the VIP level and spend an evening mingling with the keynote speakers.

3. LeadsCon

  • When: March 30-April 1, 2020
  • Where: Las Vegas
  • Price: From $1275

Over three days, with no less than seven tracks, 2500+ lead gen specialists get together to listen to the latest from senior industry members in a wide range of sessions and speeches. Don’t forget the excellent networking opportunities and a bunch of different networking groups to attend, from the fun and social (happy hours!) to the professional (like the First Timers Club for newbies or the exclusive members-only Power Buyers Club.)

4. YoastCon

  • When: 24 April, 2020 (invite only)
  • Where: Wijchen, Netherlands
  • Price: TBA

This year, YoastCon is celebrating 10 years, and it’s going exclusive with an invitation-only SEO and online marketing conference for up to 330 people. Those lucky ones who get to attend will rub shoulders with the CEOs and SEO Manager of Yoast, and a load of other great speakers. It’s an exclusive networking opportunity plus it will be loads of fun. Apply for a ticker by participating in online challenges – you might just strike gold!

5. Programmatic I/O

  • When: May 11-12, 2020 Where: San Francisco Price: TBA
  • When: September 29-30, 2020 Where: New York Price: TBA

It’s the first and largest programmatic media and marketing conference, run by AdExchanger with 1200+ attendees, including leaders from the programmatic industry. A two-day pass covers the entire agenda, with quality content, high caliber speakers, the latest trends, and networking opportunities. Until this year’s agenda is released, check out last year’s with this YouTube playlist.

6. DMIEXPO

  • When: May 24-25, 2020
  • Where: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Price: From €297

The fastest-growing affiliate conference, which takes place in sunny Tel Aviv twice a year, DMIEXPO draws top affiliate marketing and performance marketing experts from around the world, as well as executives and influencers, brands and investors, advertisers, product owners and SEM/ digital marketing professionals. All come together over two days for a hugely educational experience and an opportunity to network in style. Plus don’t miss the extra 2-day hands-on workshop focusing on email marketing.

7. Digital Growth Unleashed

  • When: June 1-3, 2020
  • Where: Las Vegas
  • Price: From $1497 (early bird price)

It’s been going for 10 years so it’s no wonder that Digital Growth Unleashed is the world’s leading CRO conference. Participate in two days of high-level speakers, and a range of lecture options, plus networking sessions and workshops. It’s also partnering with the Email Innovations Summit, all about email marketing, so you can choose to purchase a ticket that gets you discounted entry to both.

8. MozCon

  • When: July 6-8, 2020
  • Where: Seattle
  • Price: From $999 (early bird price)

Three days, one track, with everything you could ever want from the world of search marketing, brought to you by Moz, the SEO king. Enjoy a top list of high-caliber speakers, networking and socializing opportunities, such as discussion tables and partner hubs, plus opening night and closing night parties. It’s a great blend of high-level content and education, with loads of social fun too.

9. INBOUND 2020

  • When: August 18-21, 2020
  • Where: Boston
  • Price: 4-day pass from $799 (early bird pricing)

If last year is anything to go by, INBOUND 2020 won’t disappoint with an A-list roundup of personalities and experts, over 250 speakers, and parties every night. From sessions by top industry thinkers, educational breakout sessions and even comedy shows, this conference is the perfect opportunity to tap into the high powered expertise, and connect with creative, innovative, like-minded people.

10. Growth Marketing Summit 2020

  • When: September 1, 2020
  • Where: Frankfurt
  • Price: Regular ticket from €765 (price goes up by €1 a day)

It’s the biggest conference in Europe for growth and optimization, with 700 attendees over one day of high-level sessions from industry insiders. This year’s keynote speaker is the acclaimed author and behavioral psychologist Dan Ariely. There’s also a great lineup of speakers from top companies like Spotify and Blinkist. The Summit offers a special reduced-cost ticket for students, or go the full VIP level that includes a “meet and greet” with Dan Ariely.

11. DMEXCO

  • When: September 23-24, 2020
  • Where: Cologne
  • Price: To be announced here

Billed as the key conference for people in “digital business, marketing, and innovation”, DMEXCO is the place to be if you want to rub shoulders with and learn from the industry’s best and brightest. There are seminars, debates, and more ‘hands-on’ style lectures to keep you up to speed with the top trends and viewpoints, with loads of sessions to choose from. With over 40,000 visitors and 700 speakers, DMEXCO is an educational and networking experience you won’t want to miss.

 

12. Chiang Mai SEO Conference

  • When: November 12-13, 2020
  • Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Price: Early bird tickets available from April 6, 2020

Head off to exotic Thailand for Southeast Asia’s annual SEO gathering, of over 750 attendees, including agency owners, super-affiliates and SEO entrepreneurs. It’s a great opportunity for networking with a global crowd, and you can get up to speed with the latest on Google algorithms, plus much more from an impressive speaker lineup. The two days before the conference are filled with free networking events and workshops so you can plan for a longer trip away and really make the most of it.

13. Affiliate Summit

  • When: January 27-29/ June 3-4/ July 26-28/ October
  • Where: Las Vegas/  Amsterdam/ NY/ Singapore
  • Price: From $480 for Networking Pass

One of the top affiliate marketing conferences in the world, Affiliate Summit takes place four times this year in four locations – Las Vegas, Amsterdam, New York, and Singapore, from January through October. So no matter where you are, there’s no excuse not to attend! Check out more about Affiliate Summit plus a full list of Affiliate Marketing conferences to attend in 2020 here.

Did we miss your favorite digital marketing conference? Tell us in the comments which conferences you’re planning to attend in 2020!

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Nir Elharar

Nir Elharar

Nir is VP of Growth Marketing at Outbrain, overseeing customer acquisition and retention for the global company. He was previously the Head of Media Department at GO Internet Marketing, specializing in performance marketing. Prior to that, he worked at Google Dublin as an Account Manager for eCommerce B2B and Healthcare clients. Nir lives in Israel with his wife and 2 daughters.

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