Top Content Marketing Conferences for 2018

From coast to coast, there are hundreds of content marketing conferences to attend. But how do you know which ones are worth checking out?

Whether you’re a newbie to content marketing or you're an experienced content marketer wanting to stay on top of the latest trends, we’ve compiled a list of conferences that are worth checking out.

From speakers and workshops to location and costs, check out the top content marketing conferences for 2018.

January

Affiliate Summit West 2018
January 7 to 9
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Affiliate Summit West 2018 is a 3-day conference and tradeshow that brings digital marketers, bloggers, agencies and more together to learn the latest technologies, best business practices and new connections.

Cost: $349 to $749
Register here

Content Leadership
January 25
Atlanta, Georgia

The Content Leadership is a one-day workshop that teaches leadership skills and delivers resources you’ll need to lead a content operation.

Cost: $549
Register here

February

Social Media Strategies Summit
February 6 to 8
San Francisco, California

The Social Media Strategies Summit brings well-known speakers and panels to discuss the role of social media in today’s content marketing plans. From social content creation to data, conference will help boost your content marketing strategy.

Cost: $1,599 to $1,799
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Digital Summit
February 21 to 22
Phoenix, Arizona

The Digital Summit is a 2-day workshop that brings thought-provoking leaders Hubspot, Saleforce, Southwest Airlines and more. Plus, the weather is nice and warm this time of year in Phoenix, so it’s a nice winter escape.

Cost: $295 to $995
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Content Analytics + Intelligence 101
February 22
Atlanta, Georgia

The Content Analytics + Intelligence 101 conference is a full-day workshop teaching you how to dig into your analytics and use that data to build better content.

Cost: $549
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Digital Marketing Innovation Summit
February 27 to 28
New York City, New York

The Digital Marketing Innovation Summit is a 2-day conference that delivers top-notch speakers and panels to help brands implement a strong and meaningful digital marketing strategy.

Cost: $600 to $2,395  
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Social Media Marketing World
February 28 to March 2
San Diego, California

The Social Media Marketing World is a 3-day conference that delivers powerful and practical, action-oriented social media marketing and creator training sessions from world-renown leaders—all in beautiful San Diego, California.

Cost: $297 to $1597
Register here

March

SXSW Conference & Festival
March 9 to 18
Austin, Texas

You may know SXSW as a big music festival. But from March 10 to 15 there will be brand and marketing experts speaking about the future of content. From conversational storytelling to data-driven content, join the discussion why content marketing is one of the most exciting fields to work in today.

Cost: Prices vary depending on what you want to attend.
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Search Marketing Expo: SMX West
March 13 to 15
San Jose, California

The Search Marketing Expo is a 3-day conference with workshops and an expo that is all about SEO and SEM helping content marketers succeed with actionable tactics with their digital plan.

Cost: $49 to $2,695
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Intelligent Content Conference
March 20 to 22
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Intelligent Content Conference is a 3-day conference offering courses for beginner and advanced content marketers to build and optimize a strong content plan.

Cost: $1,095 to $2795
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IA Summit
March 21 to 25
Chicago, Illinois

The IA Summit is a 5-day summit that offers something for everyone. The workshops are done well and deliver insight and tips, no matter your skill level.

Cost: Prices vary per workshop
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CXL Live
March 28 to 30
Austin, Texas

The CXL Live is a 3-day conference for content professionals to learn how to optimize your content and deliver conversions.

Cost: $1,299 to $3,198
Register here

April

NAB Show
April 7 to 9
Las Vegas, Nevada

The NAB Show is a 6-day event (Exhibits: April 9 to 12). From video and live streaming to digital and advertising, explore the latest content production tools, ways to distribute, earn revenue, SEO, social media and more.

Cost: Prices vary depending on workshops
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The Content Science Clinic
April 18
Atlanta, Georgia

The Content Science Clinic is a one-day workshop that focuses on the principles and techniques for content strategy, implementation and optimization.

Cost: $599 to $650
Register here

May

Content Marketing Conference
May 2 to 4
Boston, Massachusetts

The Content Marketing Conference is a 3-day must-attend conference that is perfect for all skill levels. Learn the art of content creation, targeting your audience, case studies, methodologies and more.

Cost: $749 to $1,649
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ConFab
May 21 to 23
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
ConFab is a 3-day conference for anyone who works with content, from UX designers to content markets. With a lineup of top leading experts, learn how to make your content effective and transactional.

Cost: $595 to $1,995
Register here

June

Search Marketing Expo: SMX Advanced
June 11 to 13
Seattle, Washington

In case you missed the San Jose event in March, the Search Marketing Expo will be in Seattle for a 3-day conference—with workshops and an expo—that’s all about SEO and SEM helping content marketers have better ROI. Not: Not ideal for beginners.

Cost: TBA
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The Content Science Clinic
June 13
New York City, New York

Missed the in Content Science Clinic Atlanta? Learn the science to make your content stick out and dig into smart ways to optimize your content in this one-day workshop.

Cost: $599 to $650
Register here

July

Digital Publishing Summit
July 18 to 19
New York City, New York

A 2-day summit, the Digital Publishing Summit has a top-notch list of speakers and workshops reviewing how to distribute content, the way of video, content on mobile and wearables, engagement and more. You won’t want to miss this one.  

Cost: $600 to $2,095
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MozCon
July 9 to 11
Seattle, Washington

MozCon, a 3-day conference, covers SEO, brand development, conversion rate optimization, the mobile landscape, analytics, customer experience, social and content marketing, and more. Learn from industry leaders to take your content to the next level.

Cost: $849 to $1,349 (Note: These are early bird prices)
Register here

August

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September

INBOUND 2018
September 4 to 7
Boston, Massachusetts

Former First Lady Michelle Obama has spoken at this conference as well as co-founder of Refinery29. INBOUND brings world-renown experts to discuss future of content marketing, sales and business. More than a conference, it’s a great networking event as well as entertainment (Amy Schumer in 2015 and Judd Apatow in 2017).

Cost: $299 to $1399
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Content Marketing World
September 4 to 7
Cleveland, Ohio

The Content Marketing World conference is a 4-day conference that will give you material and techniques needed implement a strong content strategy. There are a plethora of brands attending, tons of breakout session, more hands-on labs, and networking.

Cost: $599 to $2,499
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Content Strategy Innovation Summit
September 11 to 12
San Francisco, California

Take away industry best practices, content innovation and more. The Content Strategy Innovation Summit brings excellent information, tools and connections in a two-day conference. Plus, September is a great time of year to visit San Francisco.

Cost: $600 to $2,395
Register here

October

Content Leadership
October 18
Atlanta, Georgia

To build great content you need to lead a strong content team. The Content Leadership one-day workshop delivers insights on what makes a strong leader, best operation practices and more.

Cost: $500 to $549
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LavaCon
October 21 to 24
New Orleans, Louisiana

Originating in Hawaii, LavaCon help teams decrease costs and increase revenue by solving content-related business problems and teaches you how to advance your content marketing skills.

Cost: $2,250
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November

Con Con
November 2018 (Specific date TBA)
San Francisco, California

Con Con is created by The Hustle, an online publication for forward thinkers interested in business, tech, culture, and design. This one-day intense workshop teaches you how to create and then use it to acquire new customers.

Cost: TBA
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December

Information Development World
December 2018 (Specific dates TBA)
Menlo Park, California

With Artificial Intelligence (AI) becoming a hot topic, learn how to create content, use AI, manage, translate, deliver content and more at the Information Development World.

Cost: TBD
Register here