Top Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2018

It’s widely accepted that continually enhancing your skills and knowledge—and networking—are key personal and business growth factors.  Conferences are one the best and most enjoyable ways to do both!  So, for marketers planning for the year ahead, be sure to include time to attend a conference… or two, three or more this year.

Here are the top marketing conferences we recommend attending in 2018:

Traffic & Conversion Summit

February 26 – 28 | San Diego, CA

Learn about the newest traffic channels, conversion breakthroughs, and selling models. Plus, attend break-out sessions on topics including Facebook video test, live video, Pinterest promoted pins, automated email follow-up sequencing, effective content marketing, podcast launch strategies and more.


The Multicultural TV Summit

April 3 | New York, NY

This half-day event looks at revenue growth opportunities for businesses involved in creating content for specific audience segments defined by age, ethnicity or race, gender, nationality or sexual preference.


MarTech Conference

West:  April 23 – 25 in San Jose, CA

East:  October 1 – 3 in Boston, MA

For hybrid professionals who are both marketing and tech-savvy. Acquire a deep understanding of the breadth of marketing technologies and how organizations can effectively integrate them into their marketing strategies.  Marketing technologists, creative technologists, growth hackers, data scientists, and digital strategists are all welcome, integral participants.


Content Marketing Conference

May 2 – 4 | Boston, MA

Explore the latest tactics, methodology, and technology to take your content marketing to the next level—planning, creation, optimization, distribution, performance… and comedy are all part of the mix!


The Pay TV Show

May 14 – 16 | Denver, CO

Join top executives from all over the world as they convene to discuss the innovative technologies, strategies, and business models that cable, telecom, OTT, programming, and tech companies are using to compete in what has become a very disrupted marketplace.


AHAA Annual Conference

June 4 – 6 | Los Angeles, CA

Learn the latest trends, data, and strategies to leverage the power of culture in today’s mainstream America.  AHAA, the national trade organization representing the entire Hispanic marketing, communications, and media industry, brings together the hottest brands and renowned culture marketing leaders to share their insights, successes, challenges, passions and best practices at this renowned multicultural marketing conference.


Over-The-Top OTT Video Executive Summit

June 5 | New York, NY

The OTT Executive Summit attracts the top minds in video content, distribution, and technology to discuss how OTT is enabling new business models for both traditional Pay TV providers and new innovators, and the challenges to making that vision possible.



July 9 – 11 | Seattle, WA

Attend forward-thinking, actionable sessions in SEO, brand development, CRO, the mobile landscape, analytics, customer experience, social and content marketing, and more. MozCon speakers share next-level tactics on everything from ranking higher in today’s evolving search results to making data-driven decisions in your marketing.


Portada Advertising & Media Conference

September 24 – 25 | New York, NY

Known for connecting the best minds in multicultural marketing and media to discuss the latest trends and changes in the marketplace, this conference is a premier opportunity to gain access to a wealth of outstanding content and great networking opportunities.


DMA 2018 – &THEN

October 7 – 9 | Las Vegas, NV

If you’re a data-driven marketer, looking to learn best practices, gain actionable insights and meet other like-minded marketers, then check out this Data & Marketing Association conference. &THEN gives marketers a 360° view of all the very latest and most effective marketing trends and tactics—social, mobile, search, retargeting, email, analytics, cutting-edge mail, and creative.


32nd Annual NAMIC Conference

Oct 16 – 17 | New York, NY

This National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) annual conference is where diversity advocates at every level prepare for the industry’s future. Agendas explore programming, marketing, operations, technology, leadership development, and creating sustainable diversity change strategies.


The Corporate Social Media Summit

October 24 – 25 | New York, NY

 Learn social media best practices from senior social media leaders at the biggest brands in the world. Discussions include deep dives into personalization, integration, scalability, customer understanding, and captivation.


NYC Television Week

October 29 – November 1 | New York, NY

This packed week covers the full breadth of trends and topics that are vital to today’s television businesses—including advertising, OTT, streaming video, data and much more. Attend the entire week’s events, or choose those of most interest to you.


ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference

November 4 – 6 | Miami, FL

Learn ways to more effectively market to diverse consumers and build a solid pipeline for talent—enhancing your brand and business results. The conference covers topics like promotion marketing, relationship marketing, retailer marketing, experiential marketing, content marketing, influencer marketing and more.


Growth Marketing Conference

Dec 11 – 12 | San Francisco, CA

Learn strategies and tactics for supercharging your growth, from industry leaders at today’s biggest brands.  Broad topics include user acquisition, conversion optimization, and retention.  Subjects range from affiliate marketing and partnerships, viral and influence marketing, cold outreach and nurture email marketing, product-driven retention strategies, and lots, lots more.


Let us know of other conferences you recommend adding to our list in the comments.


Joan Coyne

Joan Coyne

Sr VP, Marketing at Eclipse Marketing Services
Joan is responsible for identifying new business opportunities that are aligned with the agency’s core competencies within entertainment, technology, government, and related industries.
Joan Coyne

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