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Content Marketing Conferences: The Ultimate List

Marketers are just as in love with the permanent distraction machine—the Internet—as anyone else. (Probably more.) The availability of webinars, virtual events, social media discussions, Slack, and Google Hangouts is terrific. But when we step away from our screens, we still gain a lot of value from good old-fashioned in-person interactions at an event. As attendees, we get to build our networks, learn about our peers’ innovations, and find great new solutions to bring back to our organizations. As sponsors, meeting prospects and customers face-to-face is invaluable for creating strong relationships. And everyone gets a chance to have a little fun while they’re at it! That said, we’re still very cautious about where we allocate our time for in-person content marketing conferences.

2018 Content Marketing Conferences

To help decide, we’ve created a list of content marketing conferences and events featuring the date, location, estimated number of attendees, conference owner and broad category each falls in. These are all important factors for assessing the value of an event, so it’ll be an invaluable resource as you plan your conference schedule for 2018. This list was updated as of November 16, 2017.

When available, we’ve included where to keep track of the event on Twitter, even if you aren’t able to attend.

chevronYou might also be looking to write previews or recaps about these events. Be sure to download Curata’s editorial calendar template to align all content with your upcoming schedule.

Feedback Welcome

If you think we’ve missed an event, or if you’d like to add insight into your experience with one of these events, please do so below in the comments section. All dates are in the format: month/day/year.

ConferenceDateLocationEst. #of AttendeesConference OwnerWhere to Keep Track on TwitterCategory
Affiliate Summit West 20181/7 to 1/9/18Las Vegas, NV6000+AffiliateSummit@AffiliateSummitLead Generation
Social Media Strategies Summit2/6 to 2/8/18San Francisco, CAGSMI@GSMIOnline, #SMSsummitSocial Media
B2B Marketing Exchange2/19 to 2/21/18Scottsdale, AZ800+Demand Gen Report@B2BMX, #B2BMXB2B Marketing
Digital Summit Phoenix2/21 to 2/122/18Phoenix, AZDigital Summit@DigSumPHXDigital Marketing
Digital Marketing Innovation Summit New York2/27 to 2/28/18New York, NY150+Innovation Enterprise@iegroup, #DigiMarketingDigital Marketing
Social Media Marketing World2/28 to 3/2/18San Diego, CA3000Social Media Examiner@smexaminer, #SMMW18Social Media
SiriusDecisions Summit Canada 20183/1/18Toronto, ONSiriusDecisions@SiriusDecisions, #SDSummitB2B Sales, B2B Marketing
LeadsCon Las Vegas3/5 to 3/7/18Las Vegas, NV2,800+Access Intelligence@leadscon, #LeadsConLead Generation
C3 20183/7 to 3/8/18New York, NY750+Conductor@ConductorContent Marketing, Digital Marketing, SEO
Intelligent Content Conference3/20 to 3/22/18Las Vegas, NV400Content Marketing Institute@intelcontent, #intelcontentContent Marketing, Technology
searchlove3/26 to 3/27/18San Diego, CADisilled@distilled, #SearchLoveSearch
TOPO Summit3/20 to 3/21/18San Francisco, CA1500+TOPO@topohq, #toposummitB2B Sales, B2B Marketing
ConversionXL Live 20183/28 to 3/30/18San Antonio, TX~600ConversionXL@conversionxlGrowth Marketing
Social Media Strategies SummitApril 2018Chicago, ILGSMI@GSMIOnline, #SMSsummitSocial Media
Content Marketing Conference4/2 to 4/4/18Boston, MA300+WriterAccess@cmca2z, #CMC18Content Marketing
Forrester's Forum for Consumer Marketing4/5 to 4/6/18New York, NY500+Forrester@forresterConsumer Marketing
Marketing United4/9 to 4/11/18Nashville, TN1000+Emma@emmaemail. #MarketingUnitedMarketing
Modern Customer Experience4/10- 4/12/18Chicago, IL4000+Oracle@Oracle, #ModernCXCustomer Experience
DIGIMARCON Cruise4/22 to 4/29/18At SeaSearch Experiences@digimarcon, #DIGIMARCONDigital Marketing
MarTech4/23 to 4/25/18San Jose, CA2,200+Chief Marketing Technologist@MarTechConf, #MarTechTechnology
The Marketing Nation Summit 20184/29 to 5/2/18San Francisco, CA6000+Marketo@marketo, #MKTGNATIONDigital Marketing
SiriusDecisions Summit 20185/8 to 5/11/18Las Vegas, NV3,000+SiriusDecisions@SiriusDecisions, #SDSummitB2B Sales, B2B Marketing
Digital Growth Unleashed5/16 to 5/17/18Las Vegas, NV1,000+Rising Media, Ltd. & SiteTuners@ConversionConf, #DGU18Digital Marketing
Confab Central5/21 to 5/23/18Minneapolis, MN650+Confab@ConfabEvents, #ConfabMNContent Marketing
The Marketing Forum USA (Spring)6/3 to 6/5/18Ponte Verda, FLRichmond Events@MKTForum, #MKTForumDigital Marketing
eMetrics Las Vegas6/4 to 6/7/18Las Vegas, NVRising Media@emetrics, #eMetricsMarketing Analytics
Smart Social London6/5/18London, UK200+Spredfast@Spredfast, #SmartSocialLDNSocial Media
DIGIMARCON West6/13 to 6/14/18Santa Monica, CADigimarcon@digimarcon, #DIGIMARCONDigital Marketing
AMPlify6/12 to 6/13/18Boston, MA150GaggleAMP@GaggleAMP, #amplifysocialSocial Media, Digital Marketing
ICON6/20 to 6/22/18Scottsdale, AZInfusionSoft@Infusionsoft, #ICON18Sales and Marketing Automation
Digital Publishing Innovation Summit7/11 to 7/12/18New York, NYThe Innovation Enterprise@IE_Digital, #DigiPubPublishing
Mozcon 20187/9 to 7/11/18Seattle, WA1,400Moz@Moz, #MozConDigital Marketing, SEO
INBOUND 20189/4 to 9/7/18Boston, MA19,000+Hubspot@Hubspot, #INBOUND18Content Marketing, Digital Marketing
Content Marketing World9/4 to 9/7/18Clevland, OH4000+Content Marketing Institute@CMIContent, #CMWorldContent Marketing
Digital Marketing Innovation Summit San Francisco9/12 - 9/13/18San Francisco, CA150+Innovation Enterprise@iegroup, #DigiMarketingDigital Marketing
The Marketing Forum USA (Fall)9/9 to 9/11/18Carlsbad, CARichmond Events@MKTForum, #MKTForumDigital Marketing
Brand ManageCamp9/25 to 9/26/18Las Vegas, NV400-500ManageCamp@BrandManageCamp, #BMCvegasMarketing
MarTech10/1 to 10/3/18Boston, MA2,200+Chief Marketing Technologist@MarTechConf, #MarTechTechnology
LeadsCon's Connect2Convert10/3 to 10/4/18Boston, MAAccess Intelligence@leadscon, #LeadsConDigital Marketing
SiriusDecisions Summit Europe 201810/3 to 10/4/18London, UKSiriusDecisions@SiriusDecisions, #SDSummitB2B Sales, B2B Marketing
AMA Marketing Week Live10/3 to 10/5/18Las Vegas, NVAMA@AMA_MarketingDigital Marketing
LavaCon10/21 to 10/24/18New Orleans, LALavacon@LavaCon, #LavaConContent Marketing
Forrester's Forum for Consumer Marketing10/25 to 10/26/18Austin, TX400+Forrester@forresterB2B Marketing
Smart Social Summit11/5 to 11/7/18Austin, TXSpredfast@Spredfast, #SFSummitSocial Media
SiriusDecisions Technology Exchange11/7 to 11/9/2018New Orleans, LASiriusDecisions@SiriusDecisions, #SDTechXTechnology
MarketingProfs B2B Marketing Forum11/13 to 11/16/18San Francisco, CA900+MarketingProfs@marketingprofs #MPB2BB2B Marketing
Con ConNovember 2018San Francisco, CA350The Hustle@Hustle_SaysContent Marketing, Growth Marketing
Growth Marketing ConferenceDecember 2018San Francisco, CAStartup Socials@growthtacticsGrowth Marketing
Forbes CMO SummitDecember 2018Dana Point, CAForbes@Forbes, #ForbesCMOSummitCMO
DX SummitTBAChicago, ILCMSwire@thedxsummit, #DXS17Technology
Information Development World 2018TBAMenlo Park, CAThe Content Wrangler@InfoDevWorldContent Marketing, Technology

Are you unable to attend one of these content marketing conferences, but still looking for content marketing advice? Download Curata’s free eBook The Content Marketing Pyramid. It features a comprehensive framework to help develop and execute an effective content marketing strategy.


Jenna Keegan

Jenna Keegan is the Director of Demand Generation at Curata, where she wears such hats as account-based marketer, events master, and operations guru. Prior to Curata, she marketed to marketers (AKA meta-marketing) at Lattice and Attend. Also known in some circles as Demand Jenna!

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