Digital conferences can be insightful and informational but quite a few of these events regurgitate the same information, making it harder for skilled marketers to learn new industry tricks and improve their craft.
Or, put in simpler terms, most conferences are pointless.
Luckily, we've attended most of them (even the crappy ones), so here are the Top Digital Marketing Conferences we'd implore you to attend in 2019 (I don't know why we aren't getting any affiliate dollars for this, I mean seriously).
Digital Summit Marketing Conference Series
Description: The Digital Summit Marketing Conference Series is an event dedicated to providing valuable digital marketing information through speakers who are experts in their field. Some of the names who will be attending this series of conferences include Scott Emmons of Neiman Marcus, Joshua Machiz of NASDAQ, and Megan Golden of Linkedin. The Digital Summit series offers conferences across the country for the entire year of 2019.
Date: The first Digital Summit Conference will be taking place from the 11th of February to the 12th in 2019 (There will also be several other dates throughout 2019 for other conference opportunities.)
Location: Phoenix, Arizona (United States. Several other locations will also be hosting the Digital Summit Marketing Conference in 2019)
The B2B Marketing Exchange
Description: The B2B Marketing Exchange, also known as B2BMX, is a major marketing event that gives attendees the opportunity to learn more about marketing solutions through expert speakers in the marketing field. The event spans over a period of three days, offering more than 85 sessions that span across six marketing topics such as channel marketing, sales enablement, content, ABM, digital strategy, and demand gen. In addition, the marketplace for the event features over 50 solution providers for those who are in need of marketing assistance.
Date: The B2B Marketing Exchange takes place from February 25th to February 27th in 2019
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona (United States)
Description: Part digital marketing conference and part vacation retreat, the SearchLove Conference is a two-day event that gives guests access to a more intimate digital marketing learning experience and allows them to get feedback on their work from experienced professionals. Focusing on topics such as web marketing trends and forming digital strategies, the event is designed for anyone from SEOs to business owners who need to improve their marketing strategy. While guests are learning more about digital marketing and networking with others, they will also get to relax and enjoy the amenities offered by the resort and event team.
Date: The SearchLove digital marketing conference will be taking place from March 4th to March 5th in 2019
Location: San Diego, California at the Kona Kai Resort (United States)
Digital Marketing Innovation Summit
Description: The Digital Marketing Innovation Summit is a two-day event that features 75 industry expert speakers who help to better instruct business owners on how to design and implement a successful digital marketing strategy. With over 39 presentations in areas such as digital brand strategy, optimized mobile marketing, and video strategy, the conference focuses on the importance of digital marketing in the age of social media and lack of brand loyalty.
Date: The Digital Marketing Innovation Summit will be taking place from March 14th to March 15th in 2019
Location: Melbourne, Australia
The MarTech Conference Series
Description: The MarTech Conference Series focuses on developing the skills of seasoned business professionals who are looking to learn more about the intersection between marketing, technology, and management. Whereas many events are informational but laid back, the MarTech conference is fast-paced and intense, giving attendees two days to network and learn career-developing material from major companies such as Merkle and DemandGen. Overall, the event is perfect for business owners who are looking to improve their marketing skills and learn more about how to keep up in today’s marketing ecosystem.
Date: The MarTech Conference (West) will be taking place from April 3rd to April 5th in 2019. (Other dates will be provided throughout 2019 as well.)
Location: San Jose, California (United States. Other locations will be added for this conference series throughout the year.)
The Digital Marketing Conference (DigiMarCon) Series
Description: The Digital Marketing Conference is a conference and exhibition that focuses on providing a valuable digital marketing learning experience in a community-based setting that is dynamic and personal. During this two-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about topics such as growth hacking, geo-targeting, and programmatic advertising through keynote speakers like Allen Gannett of TrackMaven and Clover Carroll of New Story Media. The DigiMarCon is perfect for those who want to improve their digital marketing knowledge and network.
Date: The Digital Marketing Conference (South) will be taking place from June 5th to June 6th in 2019. (Other dates will be available throughout the year of 2019.
Location: Houston, Texas (United States) at the JW Marriot Hotel (Other conference opportunities will be available throughout the year of 2019.)
The Marketing Nation Summit
Description: The Marketing Nation Summit is a conference that is geared towards Marketo users and helping them to expand their current marketing stacks. Although the emphasis is on these users, anyone in attendance will learn valuable digital marketing information that will help them to improve their outreach. With topics covering areas such as advertising and marketing operations presented in workshops, demonstrations, and through presentations by keynote speakers such as Jamie Foxx and Johnathan Mildenhall of Airbnb, attendees will be able to take their marketing strategy to the next level. This event will also give attendees the opportunity to network with peers and kick back at the Marketing Nation party.
Date: The Marketing Nation Summit will be taking place from October 21st to October 24th in 2019.
Location: San Francisco, California (United States)
Well, there you have it.
These marketing conferences will be taking place throughout the year of 2019 (see, like we promised!). In our estimation, all of the events listed are highly informative and, at the very least, will help you get a gauge on what the rest of the industry is doing.
That is, after all, what makes the measure of a marketer!