Marketing Conferences You Don't Want to Miss This Fall
August 25, 2015
Kids headed back to school won’t be the only ones learning this fall. The marketing conference calendar is packed from September to November, with live events that are sure to deliver fresh, actionable insights from the industry’s brightest minds.
To help you choose which event(s) to attend, or which ones you’d like to follow from afar, we’ve gathered the event names, dates, and details all in one place. So open your calendar and get ready to schedule the best opportunities for you to learn and grow this fall.
Where: Las Vegas
When: September 9 – 10
Notable Session: 'Mobile Video is the Future' featuring:
- Carolyn Everson, Vice President, Global Advertising Solutions, Facebook
- Shelly Palmer, Managing Director, Digital Media Group, Landmark Venturs/ShellyPalmer
This year’s Media Technology Summit will focus on turning data into action. The event will feature a new, interactive format with itineraries that are highly curated and personalized for attendees, and will be packed with breakout sessions and roundtable discussions.
When: September 8 – 11
Notable Session: 'How to Effectively Outsource Content to Freelancers' featuring:
- Jason Miller, Senior Content Marketing Manager, Marketing Solutions, LinkedIn
Content Marketing World’s goal is to inspire you to do epic content marketing. With keynote speakers like Oscar-nominated actor John Cleese, you’re sure to leave feeling entertained and empowered. More than 80 sessions deliver actionable insights on topics like strategy, integration, measurement, and innovation.
When: September 8 – 11
Notable Session: 'The Neuroscience of Memorable Content' featuring:
- Dr. Carmen Simon, Cognitive Neuroscientist, Rexi Media
From belly laughing with comedian Aziz Ansari to exploring the depths of the human mind with Dr. Carmen Simon, this year’s INBOUND event will have you on the edge of your seat with its variety in content and big name speakers.
Where: Coronado, California
When: September 13 – 16
Notable Session: 'Creating Content When Consumers Have Competing Views' featuring:
- Kasey Skala, Head of Digital & Social, Solo Cup
Today’s consumers hold businesses to a high standard, and the iMedia Brand Summit wants to help you surpass expectations. Learn about the modern consumer’s behaviors, attitudes, and habits, and how you can use modern tools and tactics to delight them at every touchpoint in the buyer’s journey.
Where: San Francisco
When: September 15 – 18
Notable Session: 'Real-Time Social Marketing on the Fly with Southwest Airlines' featuring:
- Michael Anne Wade, Manager, Marketing Communications, Southwest Airlines
- Brooks Thomas, Communication Advisor, Southwest Airlines
Brought to you by Salesforce, the annual Dreamforce event is bursting with industry insights and visions of the future from cutting-edge speakers. Celebrity entrepreneurs, like Goldie Hawn and Jessica Alba, will take the stage with marketing mavens and CEOs for this year’s keynote sessions.
Where: New York City
When: September 28 – October 2
Notable Session: LinkedIn's B2B Forum featuring:
- Penry Price, Vice President, Marketing Solutions, LinkedIn
- Alison Engel,Vice President, Global Marketing, Marketing Solutions, LinkedIn
- Jon Williams,Senior Director Global Marketing Solutions, LinkedIn
The 12th annual Advertising Week has yet to announce its speakers and agenda, but it’s going to be huge. In its own words, the week-long event will feature “a dedicated forum for elite brand marketers, creative visionaries, and dynamic media leaders and influencers to share wisdom and success.”
This year you'll find us at the LinkedIn Hub, located within the Liberty Theater lobby. Stop by, meet the team, get access to LinkedIn marketing insights and of course, exclusive LinkedIn swag.
Where: Las Vegas
When: October 1 – 2
Notable Session: 'Winning the Story Wars' featuring:
- Jonah Sachs, Co-founder and Chief Storytelling Officer, Free Range Studios
“Fresh thinking starts here” is the tagline for this year’s Brand ManageCamp, featuring “countless actionable insights” from industry leaders like Scott Stratten, Joe Pulizzi, and Ted Rubin. With stellar speakers, a venue like the Mirage Casino-Hotel, and live jazz as a part of the program, this event is sure to both teach and entertain.
Where: San Francisco
When: October 6-7
Notable Session: 'Exploring the Art and Science of Content Marketing' featuring:
- Matt Heinz, President, Heinz Marketing
- Linda West, Demand Gen Marketer, Act-On
- Rob Humphrey, Creative Content Guru, LinkedIn
Space Camp is where marketers go to discover the depth and possibilities of modern video marketing. It's the place for those who are brave enough to become leaders in our ever-changing universe, where we stop what we're doing so we can learn how to do it better. Because if our childhood heroes had ever said, 'Good enough', they wouldn't be our heroes.
When: October 14 – 17
Notable Session: 'Fake Fight: Millennials vs Boomers' featuring:
- Mark-Hans Richer, Chief Marketing Officer, Harley-Davidson
The Masters of Marketing event is more than just a conference. While the website invites you to learn from industry leaders, there will also be golf and tennis tournaments, a morning run/walk, evening entertainment, and a pre-event workshop. Masters of Marketing might be the only event where inspiration meets perspiration.
When: October 18– 20
Notable Session: 'From Content to Conversion: Content Strategy that Moves the Needle' featuring:
- Ardath Albee, CEO & B2B Marketing Strategist, Marketing Interactions
Get ready to fill your notebook with two days of tangible takeaways from 22 of the most recognized digital marketing experts, including our own Jason Miller. Topics covered include mobile marketing, content marketing, social media marketing, search and marketing trends to look out for in 2016.
When: October 20 – 23
Notable Session: 'Martinis are Back: What Don Draper Knew Still Matters' featuring:
- Ahava Leibtag, President, Aha Media Group
- Loren McDonald, Vice President, Industry Relations, Silverpop, an IBM company
MarketingProfs challenges you to “make marketing magic” at this year’s B2B Marketing Forum. And a new, bigger venue means “More room to grow fat with knowledge and sneak in some ‘marketers off the clock’ antics.” They know us so well…
When: November 17 – 19
Notable Session: 'Writing the "Right" Content: Highly Searchable, Keyword-Driven and Relevant Content' featuring:
- Grant Simmons, VP of Search Marketing, Homes.com
While many details are yet to come, ClickZ Live just announced that Coca-Cola Group Director of Digital Communications and Social Media Doug Busk will be a keynote speaker this year. With a session title like Try & Fail to Learn & Scale: Lessons Learned While Building the Journey Platform, you’re sure to leave this event feeling smarter.
When: November 18-19
Notable Session: Afternoon Keynote featuring:
- Rand Fishkin, CEO & Founder, Moz
Internet Summit provides you with real-world, practical solutions happening at the crossroads of marketing, analytics, user experience, and emerging technologies. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet face-to-face with the world’s leading voices in Marketing, SEO, design, mobile, and more.
When: December 8-9
Notable Session: 'Winning in the Choose Your Own Adventure Economy' featuring:
- Chris Brogan, CEO, Owner Media Group
Digital Summit Dallas is a premier digital strategies forum transforming the future of the digital commerce ecosystem – including Marketing, UX & Design, Search, Content, Mobile, and more.
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