February 5, 2019

14 Must-Attend Conferences for Lead Gen and Marketing

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Attending a conference is the best way to reinvest and recharge your lead gen and marketing strategies this year. Find the best 2019 marketing, demand generation, ecommerce, or marketing management conference in this list. The list is organized by date, and you’ll find conference series with various dates and locations across North America and the world at the end of the post.

B2B Marketing Exchange February 25-27, 2019, Scottsdale, AZ

Join the biggest names in demand gen and marketing for three days of technology, strategy, and insights in Scottsdale, AZ. Choose one of 10 workshops on Monday morning and sessions in six different tracks to for an individualized learning experience. With so much content happening at once, you’ll want to bring someone from every part of your team. Demand gen specialists: look for the track built just for you.

Traffic and Conversion Summit February 25-27, San Diego, CA

Traffic and Conversion Summit offers seven tracks for all types of marketers looking to increase their customer traffic and conversion rates. Everyone on your team will find actionable tactics to take home including managers, advertisers, retailers, content writers, and growth hackers. This year’s celebrity marketer keynotes include talks by Richard Branson (Virgin America) and Rachel Hollis (Girl, Wash Your Face).

LeadsCon March 4-6, 2019, Las Vegas, NV

LeadsCon brings together lead generation and performance marketing professionals for three days of networking, leads technology, and learning. This conference has eight content tracks plus keynotes and networking sessions for educational content on everything from data to technology to the current state of lead generation. And because it’s in Las Vegas, get ready for stunning shows and loads of entertainment.

ConversionXL Live March 27-29 Austin, TX

ConversionXL is the most exclusive-feeling of any of these events. Take private transportation from your Austin, TX, hotel to the Horseshoe Bay Resort, where you’ll spend an intensive three days honing optimization and experimentation skills. Each of the presenters is an expert practitioner, and since you’re offsite at a resort, you get the best networking environment with no distractions.

MarTech West, April 3-6, 2019 San Jose, CA

MarTech’s conferences focus on marketing, technology, and management for the best in strategic marketing practices. Vendor and industry-agnostic sessions mean that attendees get the best marketing advice and tactics, no matter their stack or audience. Choose from marketing, tech, or management tracks, or visit the solutions presentations to find out more about that tech you’ve always dreamed of trying.
Can’t make it in April? Join MarTech East September 16-18 in Boston, MA.

ContentTECH April 8-10, 2019, San Diego, CA

Do you work “at the convergence of content, technology and strategy”? Well this conference is for you. ContentTECH Summit brings together marketing executives, demand generation pros, content writers, and marketing technologists for three days of learning that’s focused on technology to better reach your audiences. Don’t miss this year’s keynote from author and musician, Henry Rollins.

TOPO Summit April 17-18, 2019, San Francisco

Spend two days at Pier 27 in San Francisco’s Embarcadero district eating craft food, learning the latest in sales and marketing, and networking with the most important sales and marketing pros. Choose from one of five session tracks in ABM, sales effectiveness, sales development, sales ops and tech, or marketing ops and tech. Qualified sales and marketing executives can attend the invite-only executive leadership track. Topo Summit offers one of the industry’s most highly developed networking track with 8 hours dedicated to networking between the hallway track, the Bash on Wednesday night, and meal breaks.

B2B Online April 29-May 1, 2019, Chicago, IL

B2B Online is a conference built specifically for manufacturing and distribution marketing executives. Rub elbows with experienced B2B marketers from some of the biggest manufacturing companies out there, and learn first-hand what tactics and strategies to take back to your company. Each day’s content is focused around a theme: digital innovation, customer experience, and the future of growth.

Next10x Conference May 2, 2019, Boston, MA

This one-day conference brings together important voices in what’s next in marketing. Get ready for presentations on voice search from Yext, technical SEO from Google, and content marketing from MarketingProfs. Morning and afternoon panels bring together some of the best minds in marketing for real discussions about what’s next in customer acquisition. Best of all, take advantage of several breaks to network with marketers to share trends, insights, and real stories.

INBOUND September 3-6, 2019, Boston, MA

This conference is put on by Hubspot, and brings together B2B and B2C marketers for three days of learning and networking. INBOUND hosts over 24,000 attendees for 200 breakout sessions. Past events have brought celebrity keynotes from Trevor Noah and Issa Rae to present alongside some of the biggest names in marketing.

B2B Marketing Expo US October 2-3, Los Angeles, CA

B2B Marketing Expo comes to the US with over 250 seminars, 300 exhibitors, and 15 keynote talks. This conference brings together the latest marketing products, speakers, and marketing executives from all over North America. Choose from master classes in digital advertising, B2B marketing, omnichannel marketing, ABM, marketing automation, or the future of marketing.

SiriusDecisions Various dates and locations

Choose from six SiriusDecisions global events. The Summit in Austin, TX, includes dedicated leadership and women’s networking tracks. The ABM Roadshow stops off in Atlanta, GA, Waltham, MA, and Palo Alto, CA and devotes the entire day to increasing ABM ROI. Technology Exchange will visit Denver, CO, this year to discuss how technology can increase your lead capabilities. Check the SiriusDecisions website for more information about these and their international conferences.

DigiMarCon Various dates and locations

DigiMarCon has 16 different conferences all over the world (and a cruise!), so no matter your time frame or location, there’s one nearby. The DigiMarCnm series caters to digital marketers of all levels and specialties, including lead generation, sales enablement, customer experience, and executive growth. Look for Master Classes to enrich your experience with highly focused content from some of the industry’s top practitioners.

Digital Summit Various dates and locations

The Digital Summit conference series has 20 different versions of the event all over North America and one online event. All of these events have different speaker lineups, and they all provide insightful and educational content. Best of all, you can choose the conference that’s close to home or during the time frame you need.
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