There’s less than six months before the New Year but, you still have plenty of opportunities to attend some of the best business, technology and marketing conferences before this year runs out. We’ve put together a list of some of the top conferences in Canada and the USA which you can use to learn more about these expert events and get involved, in person and online!
Even if you cannot attend in person, there are several ways you can still gain valuable insights from the conferences through following organizers & keynote speakers on social media, subscribing to the event newsletters and blogs, tuning-in via conference streaming, participating in webinars, AMA’s, and other social media conversations among peers.
Here are the top 2015 marketing conferences you still have time to attend & you sure don’t want to miss!
Content Marketing World
September 8th – 11th, 2015 Cleveland, Ohio USA
Content marketing is a critical component of any digital marketing strategy and with over 100 speakers hosting more than 150 sessions over 4 days, CMWorld is sure to provide you and your team with inspiration, expert advice, and all the tools you’ll need to build a targeted content marketing strategy.
You’ll find the content marketing institute team along with other keynotes like Kristina Halvorson, Jay Baer, Rand Fishkin, Ann Handley and numerous other writers, marketers, strategists and CEOs.
Register now and join a few thousand of your peers at an event where you can network with, and learn from the best of the best in the content marketing industry.
Get connected @CMIContent #cmworld
The Art of Leadership
September 14th, 2015 Vancouver, B.C Canada
The Art Of conferences strive to provide today’s business professionals with more opportunities to explore, learn, network and innovate. They host some of the world’s most prominent leaders, international speakers, and bestselling authors at their national conferences, in their magazine and social channels.
This year, at The Art of Leadership in Vancouver on September 14th you’ll have an opportunity to explore:
- Managing Complexity & Change with Col. Chris Hadfield – Astronaut & First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station
- Leadership & Team Development with Captain Richard Phillips, the real-life man who inspired the movie Captain Phillips & New Yok Times Bestselling Author of A Captain’s Duty
- Habits & Human Behavior with Gretchen Rubin – #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Happiness Project
These are just some of the keynote speakers and topics featured at this conference, so download their info package here to learn more about it.
The Art of Leadership is also in Calgary, Alberta on September 11th, and in Toronto, Ontario on November 17th, 2015.
Get connected @TheArtOf #TheArtofLeadership
September 8th – 11th, 2015 – Boston, Massachusetts USA
The Inbound conference for you and me is like a child being told they get to live at Disneyland for four days.
There are 250+ featured speakers and 170+ educational sessions in various styles so to say the least, you’ll need a plan! Unfortunately, it’s not possible to see everything and everyone while you’re there but, you’re guaranteed to walk away with invaluable, expert advice, insights into the everyday battles of your marketing mentors, new connections, ideas, inspiration and knowledge to execute your own inbound marketing strategy.
There’s keynotes, bold talks, roundtable sessions, hacks, tips & tricks, executive sessions, and more to check out.
Use #INBOUND15 to connect with other attendees and the experts involved in putting together this fantastic conference that is sure to energize and equip you to use inbound marketing to attract, convert, close, and delight.
Get connected @Hubspot #INBOUND15
PR Week Conference
September 16th, 2015 – New York, NY USA
This one-day conference is packed full of takeaway’s to help you stay atop of the ever-evolving world of PR and its hand-in-hand relationship with digital marketing. PRWeek Conference, A Road Map to Integration: Prospering in a transformational era for PR Pros includes keynote speakers, and interactive panels & workshops with plenty of advice on what it takes to succeed in today’s trend-today, gone-tomorrow world.
Read more about the featured speakers and the day’s agenda here
Get connected @prweek
Brand Manage Camp
October 1 & 2, 2015 – Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Laser focused on brand marketing, Brand Manage Camp covers a web of topics including branding, strategy, analysis, innovation, content, demographic behavior, and more – perfect for B2B and B2C brand managers. Listen, learn and get excited about innovative branding strategy as well as taking time out to continue to be an ever-growing student in your industry. Share the knowledge you gain with your own clients and your work on their branding campaigns. One of the best features of this conference is that they don’t break out in various session that you have to choose between, the entire conference is a collaborative effort to learn, network and innovate together in the field of brand marketing.
Get connected @BrandManageCamp
FutureM: Connect, Create, Innovate
October 6th – 8th, 2015 – Boston, Massachusetts USA
FutureM is a 3-day event for marketers and technology innovators to meet and discuss the future of these ever-evolving industries. Learn from local and national thought-leaders in an environment in which you can share new ideas, make new connections, inspire and be inspired by likeminded professionals. Self-described as not an event or conference but, a place worth leaving your office for, as it promises to leave you excited and in-the-know about the future of technology and marketing. Named one of the “Must Attend Marketing Conferences for Leaders” by Forbes, FutureM, now in their sixth year, will be hosting 100+ speakers, 50+ sessions and an expected 2500+ attendees. Check out their list of speakers and testimonials from participants to learn more about why you too should be at FutureM.
Get connected @FutureMBoston
BOLO Digital Marketing Conference
October 18th – 20th 2015 – Tempe, Arizona USA
BOLO (be on the look-out) brings together an intimate group of only 250 registrants before the doors close for another year so if you’re wanting to attend, get on it! BOLO Digital Marketing conference organizers smartly advise, “Don’t just think outside the box. Burn it. Then blaze a new trail” a popular notion in marketing but, more and more challenging to actually accomplish. Also noted as one of the must-attend conferences of 2015 by Forbes, iACQUIRE and Buzzshift, you want to be there to join your peers in challenging the status quo of marketing, immersing in a small, engaging environment, building new connections and potential partnerships, and new ideas that will help you and your business succeed.
Get connected @BOLOAZ
Canadian Marketing Association’s #CMAfuture
November 10th, 2015 – Toronto, Ontario Canada
The Canadian Marketing Association’s year-end, one-day conference, CMAFuture, focuses on the themes of the future of marketing technology, the future customer, and the future digital organization. Dive into interactive workshops and discussions about the newest & upcoming technologies, marketing strategies & trends, and the growth of the customer & UX. If you love to be immersed with your peers discussing new technology, trends, threats, opportunities, strategies, top-agencies, start-up’s, and new innovations, then this is one conference you won’t want to miss. You can read the full descriptions of each of the featured keynote speaker topics and break-out discussion sessions here. They’ve also included the Twitter handles of the experts involved in the conference right in the agenda so it’s easy to connect before the event.
Get connected @Cdnmarketing #CMAfuture
Although our schedules are demanding and our budgets are frugal, it’s well worth doing your research to determine which events will be the most beneficial for expanding the knowledge and marketing arsenal you and your team can then use to further the success of your clients and your business. Get involved in any way you can whether it be attending an event yourself, sending a team representative to go and report back on what they learned, or connecting through social channels.