SUMMIT – Digital Marketing Conference (by Adobe) - Salt Lake City, UT - March 9-13

Adobe SUMMIT – Digital Marketing Conference

Where: Salt Lake City, UT When: March 9 – 13 Why you should attend: Connect with other digital marketing leaders at Adobe’s Digital Marketing Conference. This conference features more than 120 sessions across nine tracks in all areas of digital marketing. Focus: Campaigns, Analytics, Advertising, Social, Mobile Development, UX

SXSW Interactive - Austin, TX - March 13-17

SXSW Interactive

Where: Austin, TX When: March 13 – 17 Why you should attend: Agencies and brands must stay relevant, and keeping up with technology is just the start. SXSW is all about learning and “keeping up.” Beyond that, there is no better conference in the world to network at than SXSW. Yes, it is becoming almost too mainstream, and large brands have officially taken over the original startup vibe, but it is still a must for all digital marketers. Focus: Generalists, Networking, Digital Strategy

Social Media Marketing World - San Diego, CA - March 25-27

Social Media Marketing World

Where: San Diego, CA When: March 25 – 27 Why you should attend: To learn from industry pros and experts covering social media tactics, content creation, and social strategy. Focus: Social Media Strategy and Tactics, Content Marketing

NMX (New Media Expo) - Las Vegas, NV - April 13-16

NMX (New Media Expo)

Where: Las Vegas, NV When: April 13 – 16 Why you should attend: NMX is for people who create new media: bloggers, podcasters, and web video producers. Focus: Blogging, Podcasting, Web Video, SEO

Hero Conf - Portland, OR - April 27-29

Hero Conf

Where: Portland, OR When: April 27 – 29 Why you should attend: The Hero conference is one of the best conferences for Paid Media people in your office. It includes a hyper-curated group of speakers that are focused on PPC Focus: Paid Media, PPC, Adwords

HOW Design Live - Chicago, IL - May 4-8

HOW Design Live

Where: Chicago, IL When: May 4 – 8 Why you should attend: Because you’re a designer searching for creative inspiration or wanting to enhance your skills. Focus: Design

Collision Conference - Las Vegas, NV - May 5-6

Collision Conference

Where: Las Vegas, CA When: May 5 – 6 Why you should attend: From the team at Web Summit and Rise Conference, Collision is a 10,000-person conference featuring more than 1,000 startups. If you work with startups, invest in startups, or are a startup, this is where you want to be. Focus: Startups, Growth Hacking, Go-To-Market Strategies, Venture Capital

Conversion Conference - Las Vegas, NV - May 12-14

Conversion Conference

Where: Las Vegas, NV When: May 12 – 14 Why you should attend: Always Be Testing, right? So give this conference a try. Learn proven techniques for implementing A/B and multivariate tests that yield results for your business. Sessions focus heavily on case studies around overall conversions. Focus: Campaigns, Analytics, Advertising, Social, Mobile Development, UX

Authority RAINMAKER – by Copyblogger - Denver, CO - May 13-15

Authority RAINMAKER – by Copyblogger

Where: Denver, CO When: May 13 – 15 Why you should attend: Because you’re interested in design, content, traffic, and conversion. All of them. It’s a single-track conference. If you are just beginning to get your feet wet in digital marketing, this will give you a good overview. Focus: Copywriting, Design, Email Marketing, Content Marketing

Ad:Tech SF - San Francisco, CA - May 20-21

Ad: Tech SF

Where: San Francisco, CA When: May 20 – 21 Why you should attend: To network; stay abreast of emerging trends; and share tactics, strategies, and insights with some of the best and brightest by the bay. Focus: Ad Technology

Future Insights Live - Las Vegas, NV - June 1-4

Future Insights Live

Where: Las Vegas, NV When: June 1 – 4 Why you should attend: The ultimate conference for creators and builders of the web. Future of Insights Live continues to bring together some of the most thought-provoking speakers in the space. Think TED talks, but focused on design and development. Focus: Web Design and Development

IRCE (Internet Retailer Conference+Exhibition) - Chicago, IL - June 2-5

IRCE (Internet Retailer Conference+Exhibition)

Where: Chicago, IL When: June 2 – 5 Why you should attend: If you are involved with eCommerce in any way, this is the conference for you. Focus: eCommerce

MozCon - Seattle, WA - July 13-15


Where: Seattle, WA When: July 13 – 15 Why you should attend: You’re an SEO professional or focused on analytics and conversion optimization, and you’re a Moz Pro subscriber (which gets you a significant discount—$500 at early bird rates). Focus: SEO, Social Media, Content Marketing

BlogHer - New York City, NY - July 16-18


Where: New York City, NY When: July 16 – 18 Why you should attend: If you work with any brand that is focused on or geared towards women, BlogHer is worth a look. Come to learn and to build your network of bloggers for your brands. Focus: Blogging, Influencer Marketing

Content Marketing World - Cleveland, OH - September 8-11

Content Marketing World

Where: Cleveland, OH When: September 8 – 11 Why you should attend: Because you’re in charge of content creation, you need to come up with a better content marketing strategy, or you get fired up by terms like “epic content marketing.” Plus, Cleveland rocks. Focus: Content Strategy, Integration, Measurement

Inbound - Boston, MA - September 8-11


Where: Boston, MA When: September 8 – 11 Why you should attend: Learn from some of the best inbound marketers. Five keynote speakers, 170+ educational sessions, and over 10,000 attendees show up for Inbound as it hits on high-level topics around inbound marketing. Focus: Generalists, Sales Professionals, Writers

Dreamforce - San Francisco, CA - September 15-18


Where: San Francisco, CA When: September 15 – 18 Why you should attend: Dreamforce is’s annual conference, and is the largest B2B conference in the world. Look into the future of B2B, marketing ideas, and hear from some of the most inspiring keynotes. Focus: B2B

Then (formerly DMA2015) - Boston, MA - October 4-6

Then (formerly DMA2015)

Where: Boston, MA When: October 4 – 6 Why you should attend: Marketers should always be leveraging data to help inform them about what content they should be creating. This long-running but newly-rebranded event is about marrying data and creativity in everything from strategy to engagement and attribution. Focus: Data-Informed Marketing

Pubcon - Las Vegas, NV - October 5-9


Where: Las Vegas, NV When: October 5 -9 Why you should attend: Traditionally Pubcon has been the creme de le creme of SEO conferences, but has evolved into one of the top social media and optimization conferences. Focus: SEO, Digital Marketing Tactics

Web Summit - Dublin, Ireland - October


Web Summit

Where: Dublin, Ireland When: October Why you should attend: “Where the Tech World meets” is their slogan. This can’t be any more true.  Think SXSW circa 2007, but in Europe. The Summit provides the ultimate experience for technologists to come together and change the world. Focus: Marketing Technology, Growth Hacking

BOLO - Scottsdale, AZ - October


Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: October Why you should attend: Be on the lookout for BOLO, an up-and-comer digital marketing conference. It’s small, almost intimate, with a cap of 250 attendees, which makes it easier to actually meet the speakers and get to know fellow conference-goers. Focus: Digital Marketing Tactics

State of Search - Dallas, TX - November

State of Search

Where: Dallas, TX When: November Why you should attend: Co-Founded by one of BuzzShift’s own, Mark Barrera, State of Search includes three tracks: SEO, PPC, and Social. Focus: SEO, PPC

An Event Apart

An Event Apart

Where: Atlanta, Seattle, Boston, San Diego, DC, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco When: Throughout the year Why you should attend: You’re a designer or developer who wants to be among the best at what you do. Focus: Design, UX

SMX – Search Marketing Expo

SMX – Search Marketing Expo

Where: Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, NYC, San Jose, Seattle When: Throughout the year Why you should attend: To stay on top of search, SEO, SEM, and social media marketing tactics and trends. Focus: Search Marketing, PPC, Social Media Marketing