Looking at the marketing industry as a whole, digital marketing is still relatively new to the marketing scene. This industry constantly evolves as new technologies emerge and marketers have to adapt to its ever-changing dynamics. It’s in your best interest to keep up with the trends and stay on top of how to reach your audience best.
But it’s easier said than done, that’s for sure.
Thankfully, you don’t have to go looking for all this vital information on your own. Digital marketing conferences are held around the world to inform digital marketers of all kinds and levels of experience on the latest news and strategies.
So, we’ve put together a list of the top digital marketing conferences in 2019. This way, you don’t have to do a thing but get a ticket.
Which conference is right for you?
Now, you can’t just choose any marketing conference out of the bunch. It’s imperative that you find a digital marketing conference that caters to your specific area of expertise (whether you consider yourself an expert or not).
Conferences focus on individual digital marketing specifics including email marketing, online video content, and SEO. And then there are some digital marketing conferences that cover a little bit of everything. Consider what your goals are, what you hope to learn, and your career trajectory before choosing one of the conferences we have listed below.
Do you want to dive deep into a specific marketing strategy or channel, or broaden your horizons by learning the latest trends that span across many marketing channels?
Let’s take a look at the upcoming digital marketing conferences of 2019 and figure out which one (or more than one) you’d like to attend.
1. Email Innovations Summit 2019
June 18-19, 2019 | Las Vegas, Nevada
Who it’s for: Beginner, Moderate and Expert Email Marketers
The Email Innovations Summit is a conference designed for email marketers of all levels. This event is one of the first to focus on email innovations alone. At the upcoming EIS 2019, you’ll find email professionals covering a broad range of topics including technology, design, and strategy.
The conference strives to make you the smartest person in the room when it comes to email marketing. The people at Email Innovations Summit want you to know what you’re talking about and implement the best strategies at the right time.
Past and future keynote speakers include:
- Kath Pay – CEO, Holistic Email Marketing
- Ryan Phelan – Fractional CMO/Strategist, RedPillEmail
- John Thies – Co-founder, Email on Acid
EIS 2019 is determined to help you become more innovated and educated in the email universe and open the doors for communication. As with any conference, the networking opportunities will allow you to stay connected with your fellow email professional after the event has come to an end.
2. VidCon 2019
July 10-13, 2019 | Anaheim, California
Who it’s for: Beginner, Moderate, Expert Video Producers/Creators
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VidCon is a popular conference that is not 100% focused on digital marketing. This event celebrates video content creators of all kinds, including marketing professionals and YouTube celebrities. At this conference, fans and video-enthusiasts meet their favorite content creators both in front and behind the camera.
VidCon provides a great place to learn about video production in terms of YouTube, but don’t underestimate its value when it comes to digital marketing. VidCon brings on a number of digital marketing videographers to dive into the newest online video trends. This conference provides insight to learn new ways to strategize your video marketing efforts.
No matter what your skill level is in videography, VidCon will provide the tools you need to take your online video content to the next level. They still have yet to announce their keynote speakers, but keep tabs on their social media accounts for when they release the information.
3. Internet Summit
November 13 & 14, 2019 | Raleigh, North Carolina
Who it’s for: Beginner to moderate Digital Marketers
Internet Summit is a marketing conference that covers a wide range of digital marketing topics. Rather than choosing a conference focused on one specialty niche like email marketing, SEO, etc., Internet Summit gives everyone within the digital marketing industry a chance to learn something new, no matter what their focus may be.
Internet Summit would be a great conference for you if you’re looking for an experience to share with your team. Each team member can learn new strategies within your designated area in order to collaborate on a higher level.
Your company will benefit from a conference like this when everyone on the team has something to take away from it.
This year, the Internet Summit has a lengthy list of speakers to accommodate the many sectors of digital marketing, including:
- Scott Dikkers – Founder, The Onion
- Seth Godin – Author & Marketing Guru
- Diamond Ho – Product Designer, Facebook
You’ll also have access to presentation slides that the speakers prepare after the event is over. You’ll be able to share these resources with the rest of your team back home and with other colleagues to improve your company’s marketing efforts.
If you’re looking for a detailed conference to broaden your expertise, a conference with an individualized focus may work best for you. The Internet Summit works best for those who are still building their foundational knowledge in digital marketing as a whole.
4. MozCon 2019
July 15-17, 2019 | Seattle, Washington
Who it’s for: Beginner, Moderate and Expert Digital Marketers with a focus in SEO
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If you’re looking for higher SEO rankings, MozCon will be the conference for you in 2019. MozCon is hosted by the well-known SEO software company, Moz. So it’s clear that while the conference has resources for multiple areas of digital marketing, MozCon will focus primarily on how to acquire and attract more users.
They’ll cover topics like keyword research and analytics.
MozCon will provide exceptional speakers to help you with your analytical skills and SEO strategies. You’ll even network and bump elbows with Moz employees themselves. They haven’t released their speakers for the 2019 conference, however, take a look at some of the keynotes from last year:
- Alexis Sanders – Technical SEO Manager, Merkle
- Jono Alderson – Mad Scientist, Yoast
- Wil Reynolds – Founder and Director of Digital Strategy, Seer Interactive
Not only will there be a ton of learning experiences, but there’s fun to be had as well. MozCon will show you some of Seattle’s haunted locations and entertain your nights with karaoke and bowling. The networking at MozCon will be memorable and you’ll make connections that last a lifetime.
5. Converge 2019
February 19-21, 2019 | Atlanta, Georgia
Who it’s for: Moderate and Expert Digital Marketers, focused on higher education
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If you’re a marketer working in higher education, Converge 2019 is the conference for you. Out of all the digital marketing conferences in 2019, this one will hone in on the specific marketing strategies relevant to higher education, including universities and institutes.
Not only will you be surrounded by other marketers like yourself, but deans, enrollment leaders, and recruiters will also be in attendance from colleges and universities such as:
- Northwestern University
- Tulane University
- Clemson University
At Converge, you will learn about paid social campaigns and SEO strategies to promote your educational institution. You’ll also gain insight into how to create content that attracts targeted audiences and conversions.
Converge 2019’s keynote speakers include:
- Mike Petroff – Director of Content Strategy, Harvard University
- Angel Bostick – Chief Growth Officer, Emory University Goizueta Business School
With many other speakers from other well-renowned colleges and universities, this conference helps mold the best brands in education, and this year, it’s your turn.
There are many digital marketing conferences in 2019, but be sure you find the one that meets your specific needs. Whether you want to focus on an individualized area of digital marketing or learn a little bit about everything. The options are endless.
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