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The world of marketing moves fast. It can be hard to keep up with the latest trends or network with your peers to share ideas. That’s the beauty of a marketing conference. You can do all of these things and get out of the office for a little while, too.

Two Rivers Marketing encourages associates to attend marketing conferences that sharpen their skills so they can share that knowledge with their team members and clients. Whether it’s one day in your city or a few days out of town, a conference is a good way to recharge and sharpen your skills.

Brand strategy, content marketing, digital and more — you’ll find some fresh ideas in this list of marketing conferences happening all over the world in 2020.

2020 marketing conferences by region

MIDWEST

April 28–30: Influencer Marketing Strategist Summit, Chicago. Learn the latest influencer marketing best practices, as well as FTC guidelines, and network with senior-level marketers across the country.

April 28–30: Social Media Strategies Summit, Chicago. Learn the nuts and bolts of a successful social media strategy to position your brand for success. These sessions will help each person on your marketing team contribute most effectively to growing a social presence.
May 17–20: Confab, Minneapolis. The content strategy conference that covers everything from UX to how to make content more useful and usable. You’ll find your people at Confab.

October 13–16: Content Marketing World Conference and Expo, Cleveland. Learn from the best in the content marketing community.

NORTHEAST

April 13–15: An Event Apart, Washington, D.C. Three days of design, code, and content for interaction designers and developers. This conference is also hitting Seattle, Boston, Minneapolis, and beyond during 2020.

April 21–23: Content Marketing Conference, Boston. Learn how your brand can tap mystery, humor, intimacy, and authenticity to humanize your content and boost content marketing performance.

May 4–7: How Design Live, Boston. Creative professionals of all disciplines gather to learn more about the creative industry.

May 23–28: DigiMarCon Cruise, Baltimore. Ready to recharge, rejuvenate, and discuss marketing on a boat? Book your team on the DigiMarCon Cruise, a digital marketing event you can’t afford to miss!

June 3–5: Adobe 99U Conference, New York. Unpack your creative identity, explore how to establish purpose, and find ways to nurture talents and redefine success on your own terms.

June 8–10: SMX Advanced, Seattle. For more than a decade, this has been the only conference devoting 100% to elite search marketing training. Discover expert SEO and SEM tactics that actually work.

June 23–25: UXPA International 2020 Conference, Baltimore. The User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA)

July 6–8: MozCon, Seattle. A three-day, one-track journey into the deepest realms of search marketing. Connect with an incredible community of experts in the world of SEO, mobile, local search, and more.

NORTHWEST

May 20–23: Technical Communication Summit, Bellevue. The premier conference for technical communication education and networking. You’ll find like-minded individuals looking to grow their knowledge.

November 3–6: MarketingProfs B2B Forum, San Francisco. This conference is where leaders, innovators, and people who make things happen gather to learn about the latest in B2B marketing.

November 9–12: Dreamforce, San Francisco. Dreamforce brings together thought leaders and industry pioneers. It offers more than 2,700 sessions and thousands of solutions.

SOUTHWEST

February 6: Pubcon, Austin. Learn the latest strategies in SEO, PPC, social media, content, digital marketing, and more.

February 14–16: AMA Winter Academic Conference, San Diego. AMA academic events are built to surround you with peers who understand your research challenges and provide access to top thought leaders who can help you find solutions.

March 29–April 2: Adobe Summit, Las Vegas. Gain insights, develop skills, and reimagine custom experiences with leaders in marketing automation, analytics, and advertising.

April 18–22: NAB Show, Last Vegas. From creation to distribution to consumption — across multiple platforms and countless nationalities — global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways at this conference.

May 27–29: Augmented Reality World Expo, Santa Clara. Go Spatial and help bring in the next phase of Spatial Computing. Hear from industry leaders solving major technical challenges and bringing AR/VR into new sectors.

June 1–3: Gartner Digital Marketing Conference, San Diego. This is the place to hone your leadership skills, refine your marketing strategies, and find innovative solutions to help power your marketing team.

June 4–5, 2020: PePcon, Austin. Come for the content; leave with a community! Rethink your publishing strategy and learn how to bridge the print-to-digital gap.

September 20–23: MadWorld, Austin. The MadWorld technical communication and content strategy conference is your chance to learn from experts and take home best practices.

SOUTHEAST

May 12–14: The Social Shake-Up, Atlanta. The only event for marketing, communications, and social media professionals who are serious about social media.

October 25–28: LavaCon, New Orleans. LavaCon is a gathering place where practicing industry professionals share their best practices and lessons learned and network with peers.

EUROPE

April 27–28: INTRA.NET Reloaded, Berlin. This cross-functional event gathers over 250 decision-makers and thought leaders from internal communications, UX, IT, and more. Discuss rollout strategies and measurement and network with SMEs across the globe.

May 13–14: Summit, London. Experience-makers are born at Summit. Learn in over 150 sessions and labs across 12 content tracks, including advertising and omnichannel marketing.

May 19–20: SMX London, London. Immerse yourself in three days of SEO, SEM, and online marketing sessions. You’re guaranteed to leave with practical tips and techniques to immediately improve your search marketing efforts.

May 19–22: UXLx: User Experience, Lisbon, Portugal. UXLx is Europe’s largest user experience conference. It’s packed with 22 workshops and 10 thought-provoking talks.

May 27–29: UX London, London. UX London brings together the world’s leading design experts. You’ll head home with new ideas and practical skills to share with your whole team.

June 8–12: London Tech Week, London. The biggest, boldest festival of tech — bringing together global innovators and tech enthusiasts to help shape tomorrow’s world. It connects science and creative minds, corporate figures and startups.

September 22–23: INTRA.NET Reloaded, London. This cross-functional event gathers over 250 decision makers and thought leaders from internal communications, UX, IT, and more. Discuss rollout strategies, measurement, and network with SMEs across the globe.