2015 Must-Attend Digital Conferences
Digital conference season is upon us in the PMG offices. Several of our team members are flying off to attend some of the most high impact and influential events in digital for 2015. As we speak, five of our team members are out and about in Austin, TX interviewing thought leaders in digital at SXSW. So in the spirit of digital conferences, here’s a roundup list broken out by category of notable conferences coming up in the year.
If you are interested in SEO…
Mozcon is a comprehensive SEO conference with a particular emphasis on content and inbound marketing, featuring a host of speakers from Google to Buffer. In addition to the educational sessions, afternoon parties such as pub crawls and “Moz Party” events are happening to remove the ‘stuffiness’ from traditional networking. It’s certainly not your typical marketing conference.
Where: Seattle, WAWhen: July 13015 2015 Cost: $999 ~ 1,499
Aside from the “reliable wifi” and networking opportunities Search Love offers personal feedback on your websites, single track sessions so you don’t have to pick and choose which speaker you would rather see and a range of speakers covering all SEO from mobile to content strategies.
Where: Boston, MA & San Diego, COWhen: April 30- May 1, 2015 & 10-11 September 2015 Cost: $899 ~$1199
If you buy into e-commerce
Digiday Retail Summit 2015 is a retail education with a clear goal-to create a seamless experience for the consumer between the in-store and online worlds. This encompasses re-evaluating each area of your digital retail strategy to integrate this philosophy into every step of your strategy from testing to social, consumer data and more.
Where: Chicago, IL, 2015When: June 8-10, 2015 Cost: $2,495~$6,250
Shop.org’s digital summit is the place to network with top names in the digital retail space while brushing up on the latest tactics for digital retail including sessions on mobile and cross channel convergence. So if you are looking for a more focused networking event, this is the place to start.
Where: Philadelphia, PA
When: October 5-7, 2015
Over 200 online retail experts will be pulling together for IRCE, exploring industry leading strategies such as Target and Amazon’s pricing models to leading mobile programs. IRCE stands out from other retail conferences with a focused pre and post-show workshop harnessing the power of mobile commerce to drive sales.
Where: Chicago, ILWhen: June 2-5, 2015 Cost: $395~$1,555
If paid search makes you click
Boasting as the largest PPC conference with a crowning lineup of over 65 speakers and 40 breakout panels, it is the conference to find any solution to your PPC quandaries.
Where: Portland, ORWhen: April 27-29, 2015 Cost: $1,300 conference pass. $2475 Conference + PPC Management Workshop, $2475 Conference + Agency Growth Workshop
Hosted in the DFW area, State of Search will be covering digital topics from SEO, PPC and social media with a range of speakers featured over the two day conference. More details to come.
Where: November 16-17, 2015When: Dallas, TX
If you are big on big data…
We are all familiar with the buzz phrase ‘big data’, but the Big Data Innovation Summit delves into best practices, challenges and solutions to the pioneers in big data. Speakers from Samsung, Spotify and Mashable will be sharing their tactics to pull actionable knowledge from the data.
Where: London, EnglandWhen: May 13-14, 2015 Cost: $400 ~ $1300
If you live, breathe and sleep digital
Adage isn’t shy to jump head first into the hot topics and debates in the digital advertising space, from the future of story making driving results to a re-evaluation of attention metrics. Adage is a conference driven by the attendees and focused around solutions to common issues in digital advertising today.
Where: New York, NYWhen: April 14 & 15, 2015 Cost: Ticket: $1,795 until February 27 and then $2,200
This one day conference is a comprehensive education on digital, tackling a range of social media solutions to optimization strategies at a much more budget friendly price. Conferences and trainings stretch from Austin to Vegas, pulling digital professionals together.
Where: Austin, TX & Las Vegas, NVWhen: April 20 Cost: $249~$369
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