Every year, millions of professional attend trade shows and conferences for the purpose of networking, staying up to date on the latest trends, and learning some new tricks. Here are some of the biggest and best events coming up in 2013 that every marketer should know about:
Media Post Summits– New York
Affiliate Summit, Caesars Palace Las Vegas. This three day conference includes an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors, and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts including Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, Julie Clark and Tim Ash.
MarketingSherpa Email Summit, Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. This is the largest vendor-neutral, research-based email marketing event. Their last Email Summit was attended by more than 700 of the industry's best marketers, and they plan to accommodate an even larger crowd in 2013.
eTail, Marriot Desert Springs, Palm Desert. eTail is the leading practitioners conference for the online and multi-channel retail industry. Over 85% of all its presentations are delivered by retailers, each offering a minimum of four tactical take-aways.
Email Evolution Conference, Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami. Go to the Email Experience Council’s website for an early bird rate that will save you $200 until January 7, 2013.
Online Marketing Summit, San Diego. Three days of 40+ conference sessions and workshops across eight tracks to give you the latest insights on analytics & big data, content marketing, demand generation, email, mobile, search, social, and strategy.
Search Engine Strategies, New York. The SES Conference & Expo provides marketing professionals, brand advertisers, agencies, and business leaders with the knowledge and tools needed to traverse the dynamic digital landscape.
eMetrics Summit, Toronto. Returning to Toronto as part of Data Driven Business Week, eMetrics Summit offers the most comprehensive and forward thinking forum on best practices, tools and techniques to optimize successful marketing programs. Known for attracting the highest level of experts and knowledge leaders in the industry, the Summit explores the art and science of measurement, optimization and analytics.
South by Southwest, Austin. The South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.
Search Marketing Expo West, San Jose. More than 50 sessions on SEO, paid search advertising, social media marketing, local and mobile search, landing page conversions and more.
Ad Tech, San Francisco. Whether you have a product you'd like to get in front of 10,000 digital marketers or you're one of the 10,000 digital marketers who wants to see new products, learn and network, Ad Tech is the place to do it.
Demand Con, San Francisco. DemandCon is the world’s first conference dedicated to managing the complete sales funnel, top to bottom.
Marketo User Summit- San Francisco
Conversion Conference, San Francisco. Here marketers will learn the latest techniques in A/B and multivariate testing, website data analysis, landing page design and layout, usability and optimization for mobile, tablets and paid search campaigns. No other digital marketing event series offers more focus on website conversion optimization.
Search Marketing Expo, Toronto. SMX Toronto offers over 20 sessions across four tracks plus in-depth workshops and networking activities delivered by top industry professionals. Whether you are just getting started, planning your search strategy, managing the team, or you are deep into implementation, tactics and campaigns, you’ll get the knowledge, ideas and contacts needed to help you boost your search marketing results and take your skills to the next level.
Social Media Marketing World, San Diego. Here you can join 1,000 fellow marketers at a conference that combines high-quality sessions with an amazing social experience.
PubCon, New Orleans. PubCon 2013, supported by the industry's leading businesses, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors involved in social media, Internet marketing, search engines, and online advertising, will offer a week-long look at the future of technology presented by many of the world's top speakers.
Inbound Marketing Summit, New York. The must-attend social media event returns to the Big Apple with a new, larger venue and a line-up featuring the top voices in content marketing and mobile, along with the latest tools.
Business Marketing Association- Chicago
Blueglass LA- Los Angeles. Tickets for BlueglassX LA don’t go on sale until mid-January, but some already-announced speakers are Andy Liu (buddy TV), Joanna Lord (SEO moz) and Neil Patel (Kiss Metrics).
Sirius Decisions Summit, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego. This is a three-day, invite-only conference where SiriusDecisions analysts and top sales and marketing leaders from Fortune 500 companies and major SMBs share how B2B organizations are solving critical issues that hinder predictable growth. Each year, the theme focuses on aspects of how sales and marketing can, and should, intersect.
Inbound Marketing Summit- San Francisco. IMS is returning to San Francisco with an expanded focus on content marketing, mobile technologies and the latest social tools and tricks. A new crowdsourcing experiment will also be unveiled before the show!
Search Marketing Expo, Seattle. SMX Advanced is designed exclusively for experienced internet marketers. Sessions are fast-paced, Q&A-packed, frequently controversial, always informative, and don’t stop to cover the basics. Only for those who are fluent in search engine marketing.
Conversion Conference, Chicago. A worldwide conference series dedicated exclusively to issues related to optimizing the conversion rates of online campaigns. Experts and authors in disciplines ranging from web design, email marketing and persuasion principles to multivariate testing and usability converge for two days to discuss the latest tools and techniques available to help website owners and marketers increase the effectiveness of their online marketing efforts.
eTail, Boston. eTail East is the perfect sized online and multi-channel retail event for you to meet your peers. Keynote sessions in 2012 inspired attendees to put their customers first, and fully integrate the latest channels into their mix.
Search Engine Strategies, San Francisco. Marketers and SEO professionals attend SES San Francisco each year to network and learn about topics such as PPC management, keyword research, SEO, social media, local, mobile, link building, duplicate content, multiple site issues, video optimization, site optimization, usability and more.
Conversion Conference, Boston. Two highly focused days with the brightest minds in website optimization, digital marketing and analytics. Conversion Conference features sessions on conversion across different media and platforms, abandonment recovery and website usability and design.
Content Marketing World, Cleveland. Jonathan Mildenhall, VP, Global Advertising Strategy and Content Excellence at The Coca-Cola Company, and Jay Baer, author of The Now Revolution will be taking the CMW Keynote stage. Baer was Content Marketing World 2012’s top-rated breakout session speaker.
PubCon, Las Vegas. PubCon 2013, supported by the industry's leading businesses, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors involved in social media, Internet marketing, search engines, and online advertising, will offer a week-long look at the future of technology presented by many of the world's top speakers.
DMA, Chicago. DMA2013 will focus on meeting the tough demands of big data, global consumers, and shrinking attention spans so your integrated marketing efforts keep winning.
Dreamforce- San Francisco. One of the main reasons business and IT professionals flock to Dreamforce is to meet the leaders in cloud computing face to face. Where else but at Dreamforce can you evaluate more than 350 cloud computing companies showcasing more than 1,000 solutions that can be easily integrated with Salesforce. There all here, under one roof, and ready to put on a show.
Search Engine Strategies, Chicago. SES has become the leading search and social marketing event in the industry. The focus is 100% on education with a large sprinkling of networking sessions and events for attendees to share knowledge and experience as well as develop new business relationships.
December2013 Marketing Trade Show & Conference Guide by Casey Kurlander