Content Marketing Conferences: The Ultimate List

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. We still gain a lot of value from good old fashioned in-person interaction at an event however. Being able to press the flesh and respond to someone else’s body language is invaluable for creating strong relationships. In fact, events are one of the top five B2B content marketing tactics in use today. They’re certainly one of the best tools available for generating more leads. That said, we’re still very cautious about where we allocate our time for in-person content marketing conferences.

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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 2017-2018. This list was updated as of February 08, 2017. 

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

chevronYou 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 about 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
Content2Conversion 2/20 to 2/22/17 Scottsdale, AZ 400+ Demand Gen Report @Content2Convert, #B2BMX B2B Marketing
Digital Marketing Innovation Summit 3/8 to 3/9/17 New York, NY 200 Innovation Enterprise @iegroup, #DigiMarketing Digital Marketing
Social Media Marketing World 3/22 to 3/24/17 San Diego, CA 3000 Social Media Examiner @smexaminer, #SMMW16 Social Media
Intelligent Content Conference 3/28 to 3/30/17 Las Vegas, NV 400 Content Marketing Institute @intelcontent, #intelcontent Content Marketing, Technology
ConversionXL Live 2017 4/5 to 4/7/17 San Antonio, TX ~600 ConversionXL @conversionxl Lead Generation
Forrester’s Forum for Consumer Marketing 4/6 to 4/7/17 New York, NY 750 Forrester @forrester Consumer Marketing
Content Marketing Conference 4/11 to4/13/17 Boston, MA WriterAccess @cmca2z, #CMCa2z Content Marketing
DIGIMARCON Cruise 4/16 to 4/23/17 Orlando, FL Search Experiences @digimarcon, #DIGIMARCON Digital Marketing
Conversion Conference 4/19 to 4/20/17 Las Vegas, NV 1,300+ Rising Media, Ltd. @ConvCon, #convcon Lead Generation
The Marketing Nation Summit 2017* 4/23 to 4/26/17 San Francisco, CA 6000+ Marketo @marketo, #MKTGNATION Digital Marketing
The Marketing Nation Summit 2017* 4/23 to 4/26/17 San Francisco, CA 6,000+ Marketo @marketo, #MKTGNATION Marketing Automation, Digital Marketing
Modern Marketing Experience 4/25 to 4/27/17 Las Vegas, NV Oracle @Oracle, #mme17 Digital Marketing
ICON 4/25 to 4/27/17 Phoenix, AZ InfusionSoft @Infusionsoft, #ICON17 Sales and Marketing Automation
Social Media Strategies Summit 4/26 to 4/28/17 Chicago, IL GSMI @GSMIOnline, #SMSsummit Social Media
MarTech 5/9 to 5/11/17 San Francisco, CA Chief Marketing Technologist @MarTechConf, #MarTech Technology
Gartner Digital Marketing Conference 5/10 to 5/12/17 San Diego, CA Gartner @GartnerDigital,
Digital Marketing, CMO
SEJ Summit 5/11/17 Chicago, IL 200 Search Engine Journal @sejournal, #SEJSummit Search Engine Marketing
eMetrics, San Francisco 5/15 to 5/18/17 San Francisco, CA Rising Media @emetrics, #eMetrics Marketing Analytics
Sirius Decisions Summit 2017* 5/16 to 5/19/17 Las Vegas, NV 2,300+ Sirius Decisions @siriusdesisions, #SDSummit B2B Sales, B2B Marketing
Sirius Decisions Summit 2017* 5/16 to 5/19/17 Las Vegas, NV 2,500+ Sirius Decisions @siriusdesisions, #SDSummit B2B Sales, B2B Marketing
Spark 5/18/17 Washington, D.C. 400 TrackMaven @TrackMaven, #Spark17 Digital Marketing
Lavacon – Dublin 5/22 to 5/24/17 Dublin, Ireland Lavacon Content Marketing
The Incite Summit: West 5/23 TO 5/24/17 San Francisco, CA 200 Incite Group @incitegrp, #incitesummit General Marketing
The Marketing Forum USA 6/4 to 6/6/16 Miami, FL Richmond Events @MKTForum, #MKTForum Digital Marketing
The Marketing Forum USA 6/4 to 6/6/17 Scottsdale, AZ Richmond Events @MKTForum, #MKTForum Digital Marketing
searchlove 6/5 to 6/6/17 Boston, MA Disilled @distilled, #SearchLove Search
Confab Central 6/7 to 6/9/17 Minneapolis, MN 650+ Confab @ConfabEvents, #ConfabMN Content Marketing
DIGIMARCON West 6/14 to 6/14/17 Santa Monica, CA Digimarcon @digimarcon, #DIGIMARCON Digital Marketing
AMPlify 6/15 to 6/16/17 Boston, MA 150 GaggleAMP @GaggleAMP, #amplifysocial Social Media, Digital Marketing
Digital Publishing Innovation Summit 7/12 to 7/13/17 New York, NY The Innovation Enterprise @IE_Digital,
Mozcon 2016 7/17 to 7/19/17 Seattle, WA 1,400 Moz @Moz, #MozCon Digital Marketing, SEO
Affiliate Summit East 2015 7/30 to 8/1/17 New York, NY AffiliateSummit @AffiliateSummit Lead Generation
Big 4 Social Media Summit 8/9 to 8/10/17 San Francisco, CA PRNews #social17 Social Media
LeadsCon 8/21 to 8/23/17 New York, NY 2,000+ Chief Marketer @B2BLeadsCon, #B2BLeadsCon Lead Generation
Content Marketing World* 9/5 to 9/8/17 Clevland, OH 3,500+ Content Marketing Institute @CMIContent, #CMWorld Content Marketing
AMA Annual Marketing Conference 9/11 to 9/13/17 Las Vegas, NV AMA @AMA_Marketing Digital Marketing
Digital Customer Experience Strategies Summit 9/19 to 9/20/17 Chicago, IL The Strategy Institute @DigitalCustX
Digital CX (customer experience)
Inbound 2016 9/25 to 9/28/17 Boston, MA Hubspot @Hubspot, #INBOUND17 Content Marketing
Brand ManageCamp 9/26 to 9/27/17 Las Vegas, NV 400-500 ManageCamp @BrandManageCamp, #BMCvegas General Marketing
MarketingProfs’ B2B Marketing Forum* 10/3 to 10/6/17 Boston, MA 600+ MarketingProfs @marketingprofs #MPB2B B2B Marketing
Digital Transformation 2016* 10/5 to 10/6/17 Austin, TX Forrester @forrester, B2B Marketing
Social Media Strategies Summit – New York 10/17 to 10/19/17 New York, NY GSMI @GSMIOnline, #SMSsummit Social Media
Ad: Tech 10/18 to 4/19/17 New York, NY Ad:tech @adtech, Marketing Media Technology
The Incite Summit: East 10/27 to 10/28/17 New York, NY 350-450 Incite @InciteMC, #InciteMC CMO
Sirius Decisions Technology Exchange* 11/1 to 11/3/17 Austin, TX Sirius Decisions @siriusdecisions, SDTechX Technology
LavaCon 11/5 to 11/8/17 Portland, OR Lavacon @LavaCon, #LavaCon Content Marketing
Dreamforce 11/6 to 11/9/17 San Francisco, CA 75,000+ @Dreamforce, #Dreamforce sales automation
DX Summit 11/13 to 11/13/17 Chicago, IL CMSwire @thedxsummit, #DXS17 Technology
Digiday Content Marketing Summit August 2017 Park City, UT Digiday Content Marketing
Digital Summit Phoenix February 2017 Phoenix, AZ Digital Summit @DigSumPHX Digital Marketing
404 Conference TBA Las Vegas, NV Kentico #404conference Digital Marketing and Website Development
Growth Marketing Conference TBA San Jose, CA Startup Socials Marketing
Forbes CMO Summit TBA Dana Point, CA Forbes @Forbes, #ForbesCMOSummit CMO
MarTech Europe 2016 TBA London, UK Chief Marketing Technologist @MarTechConf, #MarTech Technology
Marketing.FWD Summit TBA San Francisco, CA VentureBeat @VentureBeat, #GrowthBeat CMO

Share.Like.Buy. Marketing + Millennials 2016
TBA Austin, TX Share.Like.Buy @ShareLikeBuy Marketing

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.


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