The next big marketing events for 2015 will help you follow your industry, connect with partners, and put you in touch with movers and shakers.
Whether you’re interested in networking, professional development opportunities, or education, these events have plenty to offer. Some are general, providing access to a wide range of topics, and some are tightly focused. Regardless of your aims, you’ll find an event to meet your needs.
Here are some of the upcoming events to look for:
Inbound is HubSpot’s premier conference and networking event. This year will feature keynotes from Seth Godin, Brene Brown, Chelsea Clinton, Daniel Pink, and more.
This 4-day, full-day series is ideal for marketers, salespeople, executives, and others interested in inbound marketing.
Financial Times presents a full day of events that will cover content marketing, wearable technology, the internet of things, programmatic advertising, native advertising, and much more.
Guest speakers and panels will feature industry leaders from Microsoft, LinkedIn, IBM, Nissan, Gannett, and more.
Search marketing is the focus of the Search Marketing Expo. This event is ideal for anyone who wants professional development in the search arena.
Sessions will revolve entirely around SEO and SEM. Topics range from entity search and link auditing to mobile PPC and multi-touch attribution.
&THEN is DMA’s annual marketing event that includes over 175 speakers from a variety of industries. The event is designed to stimulate the creative and logical sides of the marketing brain, by focusing on 6 learning tracks:
- Strategy and branding
- Data and analytics
- Integration and attribution
- Content and creative
- Engagement and experience
- Technology and innovation
This event will also feature music from the Goo Goo Dolls and presentations from other celebrities, such as John Legend.
Pubcon brings together a variety of professionals from social media, internet marketing, digital advertising, and more. This conference focuses on social media and optimization, and will include presentations by Satya Nadella, Matt Cutts, Malcom Gladwell, and more.
In addition to panels and presentations, attendees will be able to sign up for workshops that offer training in SEO, link-building, social media advertising, paid search, and more.
MarketingProfs is hosting a 3-day event that focuses on B2B marketing in the digital world. The event will feature pre-conference training and workshops that cover topics of particular interest to B2B marketers, from content strategy to marketing strategy.
The agenda itself will include a wide range of B2B digital marketing topics, such as lead nurturing, customer research, marketing automation, Google Analytics, and career development.
This summit is brand-focused and all events, training sessions, and presentations revolve around brand marketing. In particular, attendees will learn how to “engage with a savvy customer through authenticity, relevance and transparency.”
Topics for this year’s gathering will revolve around data and the customer experience, content and engagement, and maintaining brand consistency in today’s fragmented digital landscape.
This 2-day conference is ideal for mobile marketers, IT professionals, and relevant industry executives.
This conference has over 30 educational sessions and features presentations from Trello, Fitbit, Target, Pandora, Adobe, and other industry leaders. Attendees can also participate in a mobile app competition that awards $50,000 in prizes.
Marketing Land’ Social Pro conference is a social media marketing training session and networking event.
The Marketing Land editorial team creates and moderates these sessions, which are designed to help marketers who want to hone their skills in social media marketing, social media advertising, and related areas. Presentation topics range from social video and social ads to social e-commerce and social media marketing tactics.
This conference will be geared towards growth marketing and will feature experts such as Rand Fishkin, KISSMetrics’ Hiten Shah, GrowthHackers.com’s Sean Ellis, and plenty more. There will be 5 keynotes, 4-hour workshops, more than 12 interactive sessions, and over 500 attendees.
This year’s event will revolve around lean growth and development, digital marketing best practices, and growth hacking. Individual topics include everything from A/B split testing to web scraping to product marketing.
Digital Summit is a series of events that takes place across the US, in cities such as Atlanta, Washington DC, Raleigh, and Denver.
Self-dubbed the “definitive digital marketing gathering,” this event features speakers from Microsoft, HubSpot, IBM, Twitter, and more. This conference covers the entire spectrum of digital marketing topics, from content to search to social to strategy.
Though there are more events this year, these are the most prominent. Find the event that has the right focus for your needs, then go with it.