Search Conferences You Can't Miss in 2020

Damian Rollison | Jan 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

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[Update 3/24/20: We're making changes to this post to reflect event postponements and other modifications in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. We will update this page as needed with additional changes.]

If you're a search marketer looking to learn from experts and network with peers in 2020, you'll find a host of opportunities at events across the country and around the world. We thought it would be helpful to offer a curated list of some of the events we're looking forward to in the coming year. We hope to you see you at a few of them! And if you notice anything missing that you think should be included here, get in touch and we'll add it to the list.

 

Social Media Strategies

Social Media Strategies Summit San Francisco

When: February 4-6, 2020

Where: San Francisco, CA

What: SMS Summit is a three-day event that showcases case studies, how-to-sessions, and the latest and best practices in social media marketing.

Featured Speakers:

  • Marissa Kargas, Walmart
  • Ryan Reynolds, Uber
  • Josh Mohr, Revive Kombucha

Cost: $1,799-$2,689

Website: https://socialmediastrategiessummit.com/san-francisco-2020/

 

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Pubcon Austin

When: February 6, 2020

Where: Austin, TX

What: Pubcon features the latest strategies in SEO, PPC, social media, content marketing, digital marketing, and more.

Featured Speakers:

  • Gary Illyes, Google
  • Keith Goode, IBM
  • Brett Tabke, Pubcon Inc.

Cost: $349-$599

Website: https://www.pubcon.com/pubcon-austin-2020-att-center

 

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SMX West

When: February 19-20, 2020

Where: San Jose, CA

What: SMX is rightly famous for its SEO and SEM training and multiple tracks of informative sessions from search experts and innovators, including sessions on local search.

Featured Speakers:

  • Benu Aggarwal, Milestone, Inc.
  • Jim Boykin, Internet Marketing Ninjas
  • Robert Brady, Righteous Marketing

Cost: $897-$1,495

Website: https://marketinglandevents.com/smx/west/

 

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Borrell Miami

When: March 9-10, 2020

Where: Miami, FL

What: The Borrell Local Online Advertising Conference moves to Miami after 10 years in New York City. This conference is all about local, all about online or “digital” media, and all about advertising.

Featured Speakers:

  • Matt Britton, Suzy
  • Jennifer Donohue, Hulu
  • Joe Walsh, Thryv

Cost: $1,495-$1,695

Website: https://borrellmiami.borrellassociates.com/

 

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Localogy 20/20

When: POSTPONED 

Where: San Antonio, TX

What: Localogy 20/20 explores what today’s $10 trillion-plus local commerce market will look like by 2025. Topics include best practices from leading local marketing and SEO practitioners, the new role of websites, and the next martech revolution.

Featured Speakers:

  • Phillip Rather, Facebook
  • Chad Richard, Yelp

Cost: $1,595

Website: https://www.localogy.com/event/localogy-20-20/

 

SMX Germany

SMX Germany

When: August 24-25, 2020

Where: Munich, Germany

What: Germany’s largest search conference, SMX Germany discusses SEO and SEM tactics and tackles search marketing challenges.

Featured Speakers:

  • Jono Alderson, Yoast
  • Tom Anthony, Distilled

Cost: $663-$2,293

Website: https://smxmuenchen.de/en/

 

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Digital Summit Phoenix

When: July 8-10, 2020

Where: Phoenix, AZ

What: Digital strategies, content marketing, search, social media, and much more.

Featured Speakers:

  • Jon Youshaei, Instagram
  • Ty Heath, LinkedIn
  • Ben Tamblyn, Microsoft

Cost: $375

Website: https://phoenix.digitalsummit.com/

 

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Pubcon Florida

When: POSTPONED 

Where: Miami, FL

What: This marks Pubcon’s 7th year in Florida. Consultants, marketers, and businesses will learn the latest strategies, insights, and news about SEO, PPC, social media, and much more.

Featured Speakers: Forthcoming

Cost: $848-$1,299

Website: https://www.pubcon.com/pubcon-florida-2020

 

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LocalU Advanced

When: March 25, 2020 

Where: Changed to Virtual Conference 

What: LocalU and CallRail present a full-day Google My Business Master Class for internet marketing professionals.

Featured Speakers: Forthcoming

Cost: $599-$699

Website: https://localu.org/upcoming-events/localu-advanced-google-mybusiness-masterclass-atlanta/

 

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SearchLove San Diego

When: POSTPONED 

Where: San Diego, CA

What: The SearchLove conference is a two-day event brought to you by Distilled and covering content marketing, lead generation, SEO, PPC, and more.

Featured Speakers:

Dominic Woodman, Distilled

Britney Muller, Moz

Mike King, iPullRank

Cost: $999-$1,299

Website: https://www.distilled.net/events/searchlove-sandiego/

 

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Digital Summit Los Angeles

When: September 9-11, 2020

Where: Los Angeles, CA

What: A three-day summit offering 45+ in-depth, trend-forward digital marketing sessions and workshops to keep you ahead in the digital economy.

Featured Speakers:

  • Kim Patel, Director, Vice
  • Upansa Gautam, CNN
  • Erika Kurtz, MGM Resorts

Cost: $375

Website: https://losangeles.digitalsummit.com/

 

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MarTech West

When: April 15-17, 2020

Where: San Jose, CA

What: An experience designed for senior-level marketers charged with assembling marketing technology stacks and teams that deliver exceptional customer experiences and measurable results.

Featured Speakers:

  • Ann Lewnes, Adobe
  • Jen Duerksen, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Kathleen Shaub, IDC

Cost: $1,100-$1,595

Website: https://martechconf.com/west/

 

BrightonSEO

Brighton SEO

When: October, 2020

Where: Brighton, UK

What: This twice-a-year search marketing conference and training event covers all things SEO.

Featured Speakers:

  • Alice Foster, The Times / The Sunday Times
  • Dan Morehead, BBC
  • Gary Illyes and John Mueller, Google

Cost: £150-£600

Website: https://www.brightonseo.com/

 

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Advanced Search Summit

When: April 22-24, 2020

Where: Napa, CA

What: For the past five years, Advanced Search Summit has covered the latest digital marketing trends. Get the chance to be surrounded by industry experts for this two-day event.

Featured Speakers:

  • Jim Boykin, Internet Marketing Ninjas
  • Jacqueline Urick, Sears
  • Cindy Krum, Mobile Moxie

Cost: $1,099

Website: https://www.advancedsearchsummit.com/

 

Social Media Strategies

Social Media Strategies Summit Chicago

When: August 12-13, 2020

Where: Chicago, IL

What: A three-day event that showcases case studies, how-to-sessions, and the latest best practices in social media marketing.

Featured Speakers:

  • Miri Rodriquez, Microsoft
  • Dean DeLisle, SocialJack
  • Nick Myers, Redfox Creative

Cost: $2,289

Website: https://socialmediastrategiessummit.com/chicago-2020/

 

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C3

When: May 12, 2020

Where: Changed to Virtual Conference  

What: Learn from digital marketing leaders who share their success stories and inspiring case studies in an event brought to you by Conductor. Topics include SEO, content, digital marketing, and more.

Featured Speakers:

  • Ann Handley, MarketingProfs
  • Greg Gifford, SearchLab
  • Ross Simmonds, Foundation Marketing

Cost: $599

Website: https://c3.conductor.com/

 

Next10x

Next10x

When: CANCELED 

Where: Boston, MA

What: The 4th annual Next10x digital marketing conference from Perficient Digital will enhance knowledge of SEO best practices and offer insight for the future of digital marketing.

Featured Speakers:

  • Rand Fishkin, SparkToro
  • Purna Virji, Microsoft
  • Jessica Grammer, FedEx

Cost: $695

Website: https://next10x.perficientdigital.com/

 

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MMA Impact 2020

When: May 18-19, 2020

Where: New York, NY

What: At Impact, you will discover what it takes to capture the mobile zeitgeist by enhancing your marketing and mobile efforts to create genuine relationships with your consumers to drive future business growth. With a marketer-led agenda, Impact brings together marketers and experts ready to share tangible takeaways and tactical lessons on how to drive business success.

Featured Speakers: Forthcoming

Cost: Forthcoming

Website: https://www.mmaglobal.com/impact2020

 

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LocalComm 2020

When: May 24-26, 2020

Where: Berlin, Germany

What: Hosted by the Search & Information Industry Association (SIINDA), LocalComm 2020 offers a diverse range of speakers with expertise in digital marketing, social media, and related topics, as well as extensive networking opportunities.

Featured Speakers:

  • Jon Martinsen, FCR Media Group
  • Maike Strudhoff, JumpNext
  • Olaf Tonner, Dumrath & Fassnacht

Cost: €1,350-€1,800

Website: https://www.siinda.com/event/list-of-conferences/localcomm-2020/

 

SMX Seattle

SMX Advanced

When: June 8-10, 2020

Where: Seattle, WA

What: SMX has delivered cutting edge tactics for over a decade for generating more traffic, higher-quality leads, and stronger sales. This year the event will showcase 90+ sessions covering everything in search marketing.

Featured Speakers: Forthcoming

Cost: Forthcoming

Website: https://marketinglandevents.com/smx/advanced/

 

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SearchLove New York

When: POSTPONED

Where: New York, NY

What: A two-day event featuring some of the world’s leading online marketers and speakers, coordinated by online marketing agency Distilled.

Featured Speakers: Forthcoming

Cost: $799-1,099

Website: https://www.distilled.net/events/searchlove-newyork

 

MN Search Summit

MN Search Summit

When: June 19, 2020

Where: St. Paul, MN

What: The MnSearch Summit is a search and digital marketing conference that brings together marketing and business professionals from around Minnesota and the greater Midwest for a day of learning from an elite lineup of keynote and session speakers.

Featured Speakers:

  • Darren Shaw, Whitespark
  • Ross Simmonds, Foundation Marketing
  • Ginny Marvin, Third Door Media

Cost: $399

Website: https://mnsearch.org/summit/

 

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MozCon

When: July 6-8, 2020

Where: Seattle, WA

What: MozCon is a three-day, one-track journey into the deepest realms of search marketing. Connect with an incredible community of experts and uncover tactical advice from industry-leading practitioners in the vast world of SEO, mobile, conversion optimization, local search, and more.

Featured Speakers:

  • Andy Crestodina, Orbit Media Studios
  • Dana DiTomaso, Kick Point
  • Dr. Pete Meyers, Moz

Cost: $1,499

Website: https://moz.com/mozcon

 

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SMX Advanced Europe

When: October 5-6, 2020

Where: Berlin, Germany

What: SMX Advanced comes to Europe for two days packed with expert-only SEO and PPC tactics from around the world. Event is held in English.

Featured Speakers:

  • Bastian Grimm, Peak Ace
  • Sara Clifton, Search Integration
  • Christopher Gutknecht, Bergzeit

Cost: €995-€1,595

Website: https://smxadvanced.eu/

 

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MarTech East

When: October 6-8, 2020

Where: Boston, MA

What: Join two incredibly intense days to unlock expert-led presentations, meet senior-level marketers, and discover time-saving solutions that deliver ROI.

Featured Speakers:

  • Charlene Li, Altimeter
  • Mitch Joel, Six Pixels Group
  • Jorge Garcia, Akamai

Cost: Forthcoming

Website: https://martechconf.com/east/

 

Social Media Strategies

Social Media Strategies Summit New York

When: October 27-29, 2020

Where: New York, NY

What: SMS Summit is a three day event that showcases case studies, how-to-sessions, and the latest best practices in social media marketing.

Featured Speakers: Forthcoming

Cost: Forthcoming

Website: https://socialmediastrategiessummit.com/

 

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State of Search

When: October 26-27, 2020

Where: Dallas, TX

What: The greatest minds in digital marketing will be sharing their knowledge in an intimate setting presented by the Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association.

Featured Speakers: Forthcoming

Cost: $350

Website: https://www.stateofsearch.org/

 

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SMX East

When: November 11-12, 2020

Where: New York, NY

What: A conference with 90+ sessions covering all aspects of integrated search marketing, all programmed by editors at Search Engine Land.

Featured Speakers: Forthcoming

Cost: Forthcoming

Website: https://marketinglandevents.com/smx/east/

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Damian Rollison

Damian Rollison

VP of Market Development and Strategic Partnerships

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