13 Digital Marketing Conferences To Attend in 2018

Thirteen digital marketing conferences are coming up in 2018 and they will be diverse, interactive and provide access to the best speakers in their profession. Whether you’re looking for a conference focused on social media or just have your eyes set on learning more about blockchain technology, these events should leave no doubt that this year’s calendar is full of promising opportunities.

What are the benefits of attending a digital conference? 

It’s vital to remain on top of all the newest trends and methods as a digital marketer. When it comes to choosing which conferences to attend, you must be selective since not all of them are equally beneficial. Make careful to read the agenda for each one to see what sort of skills and knowledge they provide.

The whole schedule of 2018 digital marketing conferences has been compiled by SEMrush. Outbrain has gone it a step further and compiled a list of the top 13 SEO, PPC, and digital marketing conferences to attend in 2018.

1. The GrowthHackers event

When: Saturday, February 6, 2018

San Diego, California

The price is $1,200 USD.

Marketers, growth hackers, and product managers, to name a few.

Why: Do you want to expand your business? The emphasis of this data-driven conference is on measurements, growth, and analytics. We can’t avoid the phrase “growth hacking” any longer; we need to look at how others have grown their businesses and products and learn from the best.


2. The World of Social Media Marketing

When: February 28th until March 2nd, 2018.

San Diego, California

The price is $1,597 USD.

Who: Content marketers, social media marketers 

Why: The Social Media Examiner is hosting this conference, which will bring together 5,000 social media specialists from across the globe. If you’re a social media whiz, a blogger, vlogger, or podcaster, this is a conference you can’t afford to miss. It provides several paths for every kind of social media goal, including seminars, analytics, and content marketing.


SMX West is the third stop on the tour.

When: 13–15 March 2018

San Jose, California is the location.

The price is $1,695 USD.

Who: Search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) experts.

Why: Search Engine Land hosts the Search Marketing Expo, which is mostly focused on search marketing. Sessions include PPC, SEO, social media, content marketing, content development, and a variety of other subjects in a tactical and practical manner. Beginner and advanced seminars in the aforementioned areas are available on the schedule. 


4. Look for Love

When: The 26th and 28th of March, 2018.

San Diego, California

Price: $999 USD

Who: Search engine optimization experts

Why: With a variety of advanced workshops and presenters, this conference focuses on search marketing, particularly SEO. In 2018, SearchLove will be held in the United States. To read my blog article on the SearchLove 2017 conference in London, please click here.

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BrightonSEO is number five.

When: The 26th and 27th of April, 2018.

Brighton, United Kingdom

The price is £125 GBP.

Who: Search engine optimization experts

Why: This conference began with a group of marketers discussing SEO and search marketing at a bar. It is now one of the UK’s and Europe’s major SEO conferences. Attendees will hear motivational speeches and participate in intense training sessions and courses. Also, come say hello to me—I’ll be speaking at the event this year!


6. Pubcon

When: 10–12 April 2018

The location is Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Price: $899 USD

Who: Search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) experts.

With a 17-year history, this is a renowned conference for search marketing specialists from all around the globe, and they know how to bring in educational speakers. Their Florida conference has grown to include sessions on SEO, PPC, social media, content generation, social marketing, local search, mobile, and video tactics, as well as other topics. Their keynote speakers are usually some of the finest in the business. In February, they will have a conference in Austin. 


DigiDay AI Marketing Summit is the seventh event in the DigiDay AI Marketing Summit series.

When: 11–13 April 2018

Santa Barbara, California

The price ranges from $2,795 to $4,795 USD.

Who: Content marketers, marketing managers

Why should you go: This is a fantastic techy marketing event. You’ll learn how to use artificial intelligence to improve customer service, content strategy, and machine learning operations, among other things. This conference will provide a sense of how to use the internet of things and machine learning into genuine customer-facing applications or a quantifiable marketing technique, as well as practical insights. 


MARTECH West (#8)

 When: The 23rd–25th of April, 2018.

San Jose, California is the location.

Price: $1,595

Who are they? Marketing managers, marketing technology managers, and product managers, to name a few.

Why: MARTECH refers to the use of sophisticated marketing technology solutions to enhance customer experience and manage cross-functional teams utilizing agile and lean approaches. Attendees will leave with actionable advice on how to convert your company into a true “MARTECH tribe.”


Advanced Search Engine Optimization (SMX)

When: 11–13 June 2018

Where: Seattle, Washington

Cost: N/A

Who: Search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) experts.

Why: The conference is hosted by marketingland.com, and it is a must-attend summit for all search marketing experts. Search Marketing Expo Advanced combines many networking opportunities with hands-on sessions, Q&A panels and multiple tracks and sessions per subject.


INBOUND 2018 is number ten.

When: 4–7 September 2018

Where: Boston, Massachusetts

The price ranges from $799 to $1,399 USD.

Who should attend: marketing managers, inbound marketing experts, and growth hackers.

Why: INBOUND is a conference dedicated to inbound marketing, featuring cutting-edge keynotes, seminars, and hands-on training. This conference is highly recommended for all digital marketers since it gives all of the knowledge, education, tools, and motivation you’ll need to succeed. 

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DigiMarcon is number eleven.

When and where: Various dates and locations

Price: $994 USD

Who should attend: Digital marketing managers, online project managers, and mobile and web strategists.

Why: DigiMarcon, one of the world’s biggest digital marketing conferences, is held in cities throughout the United States and Canada. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear from and observe some of the industry’s most influential thought leaders and innovators. Anyone who works in the digital world will have no trouble fitting in. 

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WebSummit is number 12 on the list.

When: 5–8 November 2018

Lisbon, Portugal

Price: 850 Euro

Who: Marketing Managers, Brand Executives, and those who work in the marketing field. 

Why: WebSummit, one of the world’s biggest tech conferences, is held in Lisbon, Portugal, with over 1,200 speakers and 60,000 guests from 170 countries. This is a conference you simply cannot miss, as shown by the high level of participation from the world’s most well-known businesses. 

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13. The Social Upheaval

When: 7–9 May 2018

Atlanta, Georgia

The price ranges from $1,095-2,190 USD.

Who: Search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) experts.

Why should you go: This conference, organized by Social Media Today, is perfect for social media campaign managers and SEO experts. The summit will provide essential seminars and sessions for SEO and SEM strategists, as well as social techniques and trending channels like as Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and more. 

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I hope you find these conferences to be beneficial in furthering your digital marketing knowledge. Make the best decision for your business trip, and don’t forget to share your notes!

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