Content marketing conferences are hands down one of the best ways to gain insight into the latest trends and changes in the world of content marketing. And they offer an awesome opportunity to connect with industry leaders and peers. And the best part is that there are SO MANY conferences, all across North America – some specialize in Inbound while others focus on social media and everything in between. Here’s a list of the content marketing conferences you shouldn’t miss out on this Fall – you’ll walk away with new friends, a head full of knowledge and some pretty cool lanyards to show off at your next company meeting.

CONTENT MARKETING WORLD
Cleveland, OH
09/06/2016 – 09/09/2016
Cost: $1830 to $2235

In 2015, 3500 marketers from 55 countries attended the event by the Content Marketing Institute, and in 2016 there will be even more. This be-all-end-all of conference marketing conferences will cover strategy, integration, measurement, and will feature leading brand marketers from around the world. Notable speakers include Rand Fishkin of Moz, Jay Baer of Convince and Convert, and Andy Crestodina of Orbit Media.

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Seattle, WA
09/12/2016 – 09/14/2016
Cost: $999 to $1500

MozCon is one of the premier inbound content marketing conferences, which focuses on SEO, social media, community building, content marketing, brand development, CRO, the mobile landscape, analytics and more. Moz’s conference is known for its impressive speaker list and great value relative to other similar conferences in the industry.

Branded Content Roundtable
New York, NY
09/13/2016
Cost: $60 – $75

The discussion at this conference, hosted by PluggedIn BD, will be on branded content and how it’s intended as a way for brands to connect with customers by giving them an experience — as opposed to just shouting “buy me now!” What exactly is branded content, and is it is different from branded entertainment, content marketing, and all the other related terms being bandied about – like native advertising?  Founders, CEOs, & industry executives will debate those questions and more.

Digital Summit DC
Washington DC
09/20/16 – 09/21/16
Cost: $495

TechMedia’s Digital Summit in Washington DC wants to fill your brain and professional toolkit with thought leadership and practical solutions designed to supercharge your customer strategies. Sessions and topics featured at Digital Summit include: digital personas, Millennial marketing, visual marketing, Snapchat, live streaming, and more.

Agents of Change Con
Portland, ME
09/23/16
Cost: $199 – $224

Whether your job title is social media manager, marketing director, digital marketing consultant, CEO, or entrepreneur, you’ll discover new ways to reach more people in less time. You’ll hear from top marketing experts like Chris Brogan, John Lee Dumas, Sue B. Zimmerman, and Rich Brooks,  on how to increase your online visibility and generate more leads and business through your website.

SMX EAST
New York, NY
09/27/2016 – 09/29/2016
Cost: $1695 to $1895

Search Engine Land and Marketing Land hosts SMX East, where marketers come together to discuss SEO, SEM and social media marketing tactics. There will be over 100 expert presenters discussing how to increase site traffic, conversions, and sales. There are more than 60 tactic-packed sessions on the agenda, mostly divided between SEO and SEM.

CONFAB INTENSIVE CONFERENCE
Seattle, WA
09/19/2016 – 09/21/2016
Cost: $1499 to $1899

The folks at Brain Traffic have put together a 3-day workshop,  specially developed for those who seek deeper insight into more specialized areas of content strategy. This series of half-day and full-day workshops will prepare you for the day-to-day work of a content strategist, with hands-on sessions that focus on editorial processes, content modeling, user experience, and governance.

Advertising Week
New York, NY
09/26/16 – 09/30/16
Cost: $399

Advertising Week is one of the premier content marketing conferences for marketing, brand, advertising, and technology professionals. It is the world’s number one gathering of marketing and communications leaders each year in New York City. Entering into its eleventh year, this year’s event takes place from September 29th to October 3rd, with over 250 events scheduled over the course of the week and an agenda featuring some of the most creative and brilliant minds in marketing and pop culture, this year’s conference promises to be the most exciting yet.

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AMA ANNUAL MARKETING CONFERENCE
Orlando, Florida
10/05/2016 – 10/07/2016
Cost: $1200 to $1400

This year American Marketing Association’s annual conference is based on the theme of “Inspired Marketing.” Join over 450 other marketers to discuss marketing challenges, insights, innovations, and analytics. Content at this year’s conferences will help you tackle challenges like insights & innovation, resilience, and competitive advantage.

Inbound Con
Toronto, Canada
01/06/2016
Cost: $699

Powered by Search, a Canadian digital marketing agency, Inbound Con one of the most prestigious content market conference is the perfect opportunity to learn from 12 of the world’s brightest inbound marketers and network with your peers. This year’s theme, Full Funnel, means the speakers are handpicked experts in specialties across the marketing funnel. So, not only will you learn about the latest top of funnel tactics for attracting & acquiring new leads, but you’ll also get insight into how to nurture leads at the mid-funnel point, and finally convert them at the bottom of the funnel.

PUBCON LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas, NV
10/10/2016 – 10/13/2016
Cost: $699 to $1299

Pubcon offers a week-long look at the future of technology and features the industry’s leading businesses, start-ups, speakers, keynotes, exhibitors, and sponsors involved in social media, digital marketing, search engines, and online advertising.

ONTRAPALOOZA 2016: THE MODERN MARKETING SUMMIT
Santa Barbara, CA
10/12/2016 – 10/14/2016
Cost: $497 to $897

This inspirational two-day conference by Ontraport, will allow guests to collaborate with 600+ small business owners, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and industry experts from all over the world. This is one of the most highly tactical content marketing conferences, and it aims to teach marketers how to handle small details so they can focus on the big picture.

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New York, NY
10/16/2016
Cost: TBD

C3 is the only one of these content marketing conferences that is dedicated to the art, science and strategy of reaching your customers on the organic channels they trust. Learn how to reach customers for free from over 1250 other marketing professionals and industry leaders.

Attendees hear fresh, authentic stories at the intersection of content, search, and unpaid media from brands who are in your shoes – no sales pitches here. You’ll experience real-world programming with world-class marketers.

Digital Marketing World Forum
New York, NY 
10/18/16 – 10/19/16
Cost: $499 – $699

DMWF is one of the best international content marketing conferences which brings together the worldwide digital marketing community to tackle the challenges that the digital future presents. The digital landscape is always evolving and CMOs must equip themselves to address the challenges that this evolution brings. Digital marketing challenges are tackled as case-study led content, interactive debates, and structured innovation labs.

B2B MARKETING FORUM
Boston, MA
10/18/2016 – 10/21/2016
Cost: $1195 to $1795

The ultimate B2B conference, MarketingProf’s B2B Marketing Forum consistently brings in marketing directors from Fortune 500 brands. Pre-conference workshops include brand admiration, content strategy, marketing writing, and more.

PRSA 2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Indianapolis, Indiana
10/23/2016 – 10/25/2016
Cost: $1495 to $1795

The folks at the Public Relations Society of America, are hosting the PRSA International Conference, to enhance your personal and professional network, while engaging with some of the world’s most influential companies and organizations that call Indiana home. Connect with thousands of colleagues and over 150 industry experts from all career levels, sectors, work environments and industries for three days of practical insight and networking. One of the best content marketing conferences for making industry connections. 

eMetrics Summit
New York, NY 
10/23/16 – 10/27/16
Cost: $175 – $2297

The eMetrics Summit brings together marketing analytics practitioners, experts, and visionaries to discuss capturing and applying insights from data. Take a deep dive into the latest strategy, tactics and tools necessary to achieve stronger, measurable results from your digital marketing campaigns.

SHARE16 
San Francisco, CA
10/24/2016 – 10/26/2016
Cost: $999 to $1299

Hosted by BrightEdge, this event brings together over 800 of the brightest minds in digital, content and search marketing from leading global brands and well-known industry practitioners from companies such as Home Depot, Google, Marriott, Best Buy, Adobe and more. Digital marketing leaders share road-tested best practices and actionable strategies from their own marketing organizations to help attendees stay ahead in the ever-changing digital marketplace.

Programmatic I/O
New York, New York
10/26/16 – 10/27/16
Cost: $1595 – $1995

AdExchanger’s Programmatic I/O New York, has insightful presentations, informative panels, in-depth workshops, and invaluable connections with industry leaders in programmatic marketing. Whether you are new to programmatic, an experienced practitioner, or an industry leader yourself, this conference provides an unparalleled opportunity to connect with the people and the ideas that matter to you.

Incite Group Marketing Summit: East
New York, New York
10/27/16 – 10/28/16
Cost: $2500 – $2700

Chief Marketing Officers and marketing leaders from over 60 innovative brands map out the future of marketing in NYC in October at the Marketing Summit by the Incite Group. The main topics that the conference’s discussion will revolve around are: the revolution in segmentation, targeting and personalization and what marketers must do to both understand and serve customers better, how to tell compelling stories, scale content production, and accurately define the role of both in your marketing success and the complex interplay between brand, channel, content, platform and message.

SEJ Summit

New York, New York
11/02/2016
Cost: $595

SEJ Summit,“A Day of Keynotes”, hosted by the Search Engine Journal, is a unique conference experience tailored for search marketers. The event features a single track of vetted, keynote-style presentations given by industry experts and over three hours of high-quality networking opportunities—limited to 200 attendees. No sales pitches, product demos, or sponsored content is permitted during SEJ Summit sessions. The top priority is to provide an actionable, impactful, and memorable experience for you.

AD:TECH NEW YORK
New York, New York
11/02/2016 – 11/03/2016
Cost: $100 to $1500

Ad:tech New York’s two-day conference program features 30 conference sessions and 4 keynotes led by leaders representing brands, agencies, and publishers that are creating noise in the marketing space.

Digital Marketing for Financial Services Summit

New York, New York
11/15/16 – 11/16/16
Cost: $1,895

Consumers now expect their experiences with financial services to be just as simple and enjoyable as other high-end products or services. Evolve your marketing strategy for the digital age at the Digital Marketing for Financial Services Summit. Get access to two days of unprecedented content. Navigate compliance hurdles specific to the industry and hear recent, relevant strategies employed by leading FIs.

Gilbane Conference 2016
Boston, MA
11/29/16 – 11/30/16
Cost: $1595

The Gilbane Digital Content Conference brings together content strategists, marketers, technologists, IT and business executives, as well as external service providers to learn and share how to put the pieces of the puzzle together. The conference was created for anybody involved in strategy, investment, implementation, or management of digital experiences for customers, employees, or partners. The attendees include – technologists, marketers, business managers, content managers, agencies and integrators, and anyone involved in, or planning major digital initiatives.

content-marketing-conferences-masterclassContent Marketing Masterclass
NYC & Boston, MA
11/29/2016 – NY
12/01/2016 – Boston
Cost: $695

The Content Marketing Masterclass is a unique one-day workshop  the will leave you with the strategy and the know-how you need to create exceptional content that will engage your audience and grow your business. This roll-up-your-sleeves class is brought to you by the force behind Content Marketing World , in partnership with Target Marketing and Publishing Executive. Interact with the experts and network with 100+ of your peers during a day of presentations and how-to workshops.  If you’re in marketing, corporate communications, sales leadership, public relations, advertising, audience development, content creation or curation, this is the event for you.

BIA Kesley NEXT
Boston, MA
12/05/16 – 12/07/16
Cost: Prices available after signup

BIA/Kelsey NEXT presents the industry’s most innovative speakers and BIA/Kelsey’s prominent analyst team focused on what the next 5 years looks like for local digital advertising & marketing. Join local’s top experts and leaders Dec. 5-7, 2016, in Boston, to see how media, agencies, and tech innovators are helping marketers take their organizations into the future. The topics and program are designed for every skill level so the attendees will leave with real-life applications.