The Best Branding Conferences for 2019

Top 50 Branding Conferences to Attend in 2019

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Did you know that, according to Forbes, 64% of consumers make a purchase after viewing a branded social video? It’s a statistic that may not surprise the savviest of marketing experts, but it’s also one that reveals the value systems of today’s consumers. Clearly, we are now living in a day and age in which brands have 24/7 access to their clients, across a variety of ever-changing platforms. This is a powerful new trend that will only continue to evolve as technology moves us into the future.

So, whether you’re a small business branding expert or luxury brand manager in need of some industry insights – or if you’re simply excited to share some of your own trade secrets – it’s time that you connect with your branding peers on emerging trends and best practices. Fortunately, there is a wide range of branding conferences available that feature unique and relevant programming for insights on the latest brand management tools, brand management trends and industry best practices, and more that are sure to help your brand make a splash.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the 50 best branding conferences to attend in 2019; each and every one of these events is guaranteed to broaden your knowledge and connect you to experts from around the world. Note: For your convenience, the following conferences are mentioned in chronological order by quarter:

Q1 Branding Conferences

1. In/Visible Talks 2019
@Invisibletalks
January 17-18, 2019
San Francisco, CA

Invisible Talks 2019

In/Visible Talks 2019, the premiere design conference that celebrates “the creative process,” will be held over two days in January in San Francisco. This conference focuses on how creatives working in the advertising, multimedia, marketing, and film and television fields can better harness their visions to support their brand’s unique message. For cutting-edge branding advice, check out speaker Bryony Gomez-Palacio’s keynote, “Branding the Brand New Conference.”

Cost to Attend: 

  • Full Price (through January 9): $450
  • Last-Minute Price (after January 10): $500

2. SMX® West
@smx
January 30-31, 2019
San Jose, CA

 SMX® West

This coming SMX® West conference, entitled “Obsessed with SEO and SEM,” features a completely re-vamped and re-designed experience from the conferences of past years. 2019’s edition is scheduled to include expert workshops, sessions, and keynotes that focus in on the cutting-edge aspects of SEO, SEM, real-time site feedback, and even program by search engine land. SMX® West will be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, right in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Cost to Attend: 

  • All Access Early Bird (through December 22): $1,545
  • All Access Last Chance (December 23-January 29): $1,695
  • On-Site: $1,845

*Visit the Rates page for workshop pairings options

3. Converge 2019
@ConvergeOrg
February 19-21, 2019
Atlanta, GA

Converge 2019

Converge 2019 brands itself as being a “digital marketing conference for education.” For three days, this one-of-a-kind summit brings some of the brightest minds in higher education together, including deans, enrollment leaders, recruiters, and digital strategists. If you are representing a school, remember to attend the Converge 2019 Tailgate, taking place at Atlanta’s College Football Hall of Fame.

Cost to Attend: 

  • CMO Experience Pass: $985
  • Conference Pass: $985
  • Workshop Passes: $500 each

4. B2B Marketing Exchange
@b2bmx
February 25-27, 2019
Scottsdale, AZ

B2B Marketing Exchange

Scheduled over three days at the end of February, DemandGen Report’s B2B Marketing Exchange promises to “spotlight all that’s new in B2B.” 2019’s edition is chock-full of interactive opportunities aplenty; the conference is expected to draw 1,000+ attendees and 100+ speakers. It will also include 70+ sessions that cover a range of pressing branding and marketing topics, workshops, and case studies.

Cost to Attend: 

  • One-Day Pass: $895
  • Standard Pass: $1,295
  • All-Access Pass: $1,495

5. 2019 Brand Masters Conference
@anamarketers
February 27-March 1, 2019
San Diego, CA

2019 Brand Masters Conference

The 2019 Brand Masters Conference, hosted by ANA, is the springtime companion to the ANA Masters of Marketing Conference. This 3-day event features talks and sessions driven by the results of ANA’s “Highly Effective Brands.” To get to know more about these exemplary brands, be sure to attend the EFFIE Awards session on Thursday afternoon. This conference will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Client-Side Marketer: $1,099
  • Marketing Solutions Provider Gold: $1,199
  • Marketing Solutions Provider Silver: $1,399
  • Associate Individual: $1,499
  • Nonmember: $1,499

6. Brand Insider Summit D2C
@MediaPost
March 4-7, 2019
Austin, TX

Brand Insider Summit D2C

2019’s Brand Insider Summit D2C focuses on the topic of DTC and big brand convergence, specifically how thought leaders from these two worlds can help one another unify data in this new landscape. Past attendees represent some of the largest, most influential global companies, including Unilever, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Live Nation, Warner Music, and many more. The Brand Insider Summit D2C conference will take place at the historic Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Early Discounted Price: $2,895

7. Social Media Conference for PR, Marketing, and Corporate Communications
@RaganComms
March 6-8, 2019
Orlando, FL

Social Media Conference for PR, Marketing, and Corporate Communications

Ragan and PR Daily’s Social Media Conference for PR, Marketing, and Corporate Communications is an event held over three days at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. This conference includes a diverse range of speakers from the social media, content, marketing, and branding spheres and features three intriguing tracks for attendees to choose from: 1) ‘What’s Next on Social Media Platforms?’, 2) ‘Social media Strategies for PR and Marketing’, and 3) ‘Social Media Strategies for Internal Communications’.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Insider All-Access Pass: $1,845
  • All-Access Pass: $2,095
  • General Conference Insider Pass: $1,345
  • General Conference Pass: $1,595

8. SXSW Brands and Marketing
@sxsw
March 9-14, 2019
Austin, TX

SXSW Brands and Marketing

SXSW is the place to be for film and music lovers, but its Interactive Track is also a must for branding professionals, too. This year’s program features some of the most influential companies, start-ups, and influencers currently shaping the brands and marketing space. To browse the sessions and learn more about the festival’s signature mentorship opportunities, check out the SXSW 2019 Interactive Track schedule.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Interactive Pass: $1,025 (through December 7), $1,125 (January 18), $1,225 (through February 15), $1,325 (walk-up)
  • Platinum Pass: $1,350 (through December 7), $1,450 (January 18), $1,550 (through February 15), $1,650 (walk-up)

9. Social Media Marketing World
@SMExaminer
March 20-22, 2019
San Diego, CA

Social Media Marketing World

Social Media Marketing World, a conference that aims to connect the most cutting-edge thinkers working in the social media marketing, branding, and influencer spheres, will be held over three days at the San Diego Convention Center. This year’s sessions include topics like growth acceleration, engagement, and more. For a more tailored experience, consider the Community Track, a schedule that features live video, video creation, and blogging sessions.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Virtual: $367
  • Community $297
  • Marketer: $897
  • All-Access: $1,597

10. Adobe Summit 2019
@adobesummit
March 26-28, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

Adobe Summit 2019

Adobe Summit 2019, otherwise known as the “Digital Experience Conference,” is a 3-day conference that attracts some of the biggest brand leaders around; 2018’s speakers’ list included the likes of Sir Richard Branson, David Godsman of Coca-Cola, and Melissa Selcher of LinkedIn. 2019’s edition features 300+ sessions over 9 content tracks: Advertising, Analytics and Data Management, Content and Experience Management, Design-led Customer Experience, Email and Omnichannel Marketing, Experience-driven Commerce, Marketing Innovations, Personalization, and Platform, Machine Learning, and Ecosystem.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Early Bird Full Conference Pass: $1,495 (through December 15)
  • Advance Full Conference Pass: $1,695 (through January 31)
  • Regular Full Conference Pass: $1,895 (February 1-March 28)
  • Government/Education/Non-Profit: $1,295

11. Talent Brand Summit 2019
@TalentBrandOrg
March 26-28, 2019
Austin, TX

Talent Brand Summit 2019

The Talent Brand Summit 2019 bills itself as an “experiential workshop designed to pioneer the next level of employer branding and more specifically your own talent brand strategy.” This year’s event will be held at the Lost Pines Resort in Austin, Texas and features guidance from industry-leading facilitators. Note: Talent Brand Summit 2019 is designed exclusively for Employer Brand and Recruiter Marketing practitioners.

Cost to Attend: $1,899

Q2 Branding Conferences

12. Nordic Place Branding Conference
April 3, 2019
Stockholm, Sweden

Nordic Place Branding Conference

European-based brand experts working in place branding must not miss the Nordic Place Branding Conference, taking place for one day only in Stockholm, Sweden. This action-packed event includes speakers representing a range of place branding jobs, with many working in academia and in government tourism bureau roles. For more information on this upcoming conference, check out NPBC’s videos collection.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

13. MarTech
@martechconf
April 3-5, 2019
San Jose, CA

MarTech

The influential MarTech conference will be held this coming spring at the San Jose Convention Center. This conference focuses on providing attendees with the most insightful, up-to-date information on the topics of marketing, technology, and management. In addition to a full roster of speakers and mixers, MarTech also boasts one-of-a-kind workshops facilitated by the best and brightest in the marketing world. To get a full view of the offerings, check out the schedule.

Cost to Attend: 

  • All-Access: $1,595 (through January 26), $1,745 (January 27-March 2), $1,895 (March 3-April 2), $2,045 (April 3)
  • All-Access + Workshop: $1,995 (through January 26), $2,295 (January 27-March 2), $2,595 (March 3-April 2), $2,895 (April 3)

14. Place Marketing Forum 19
@ChaireANMT
April 4-5, 2019
Lille Grand Palais, France

Place Marketing Forum 19

If you can’t make it to the Nordic Place Branding Conference in Stockholm, consider the Place Marketing Forum 19. This two-day event is being held at the Lille Grand Palais in France and will feature a schedule that focuses in on the trends and best practices of the place marketing world. This year’s conference is sponsored by the New Place Marketing and Attractiveness Chair (A&NMT) of the Public Management Institute at Aix-Marseille University.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Participants: 420€ (through December 31), 540€ (January 1-March 3), 600€ (from March 4)
  • Chair’s Partners: 420€ (through December 31), 480€ (January 1-March 3), 540€ (from March 4)
  • Students: 60€
  • Job Seekers: 120€
  • One-Day Rate: 330€

15. AIGA Design Conference
@aigadesign
April 4-6, 2019
Pasadena, CA

AIGA Design Conference

The AIGA Design Conference gives those working in the branding field a unique look into what it takes to carefully cultivate a brand’s image. Attendees have the choice of selecting from a range of symposia that fits their needs and interests, including in-house, digital craft, customer experience, business, and design education. The AIGA Design Conference will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center and Civic Auditorium.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Nonmember: $1,400 (through January 17), $1,500 (through March 26)
  • Member: $1,000 (through January 17), $1,100 (through March 26)
  • Educator $450 (through January 17), $475 (through March 26)
  • Student: $400 (through January 17), $425 (through March 26)

16. ContentTECH Summit
@cmicontent
April 8-10, 2019
San Diego, CA

ContentTECH Summit

The ContentTECH Summit is a new conference created by the organizers of the Intelligent Content Conference, a decades-long event that focused on content strategy for marketing professionals. Because the world of content continues to expand and evolve, organizers knew that it was time to provide attendees with a more wide-ranging and holistic agenda, featuring everything from analytics to content coordination. The ContentTECH Summit will be held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.

Cost to Attend: 

  • All-Access Pass: $1,799 (through December 14), $1,899 (December 15-January 11), $1,999 (January 12-February 15), $2,099 (February 16-April 7), $2,399 (April 8-10)
  • Main Conference Plus: $1,599 (through December 14), $1,699 (December 15-January 11), $1,799 (January 12-February 15), $1,899 (February 16-April 7), $2,199 (April 8-10)
  • Main Conference: $1,099 (through December 14), $1,199 (December 15-January 11), $1,299 (January 12-February 15), $1,399 (February 16-April 7), $1,699 (April 8-10)

17. FUSE
@nextbigdesign
April 8-10, 2019
Chicago, IL

 FUSE

FUSE’s theme for its spring conference is “Brand, Design, and the Business: A New Unity.” This event features nearly 40 speakers representing some of the biggest firms in the world, including IBM, Johnson & Johnson, GE, and Capital One. For more information on the keynote speakers and topics, check out the FUSE agenda. This conference will be held at the Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago.

Cost to Attend: 

  • 3-Day Conference Pass: $3,195 (by December 14), $3,395 (by January 18), $3,495 (by February 15), $3,595 (by March 22)
  • 2-Day Conference Pass: $2,395 (by December 14), $2,595 (by January 18), $2,695 (by February 15), $2,795 (by March 22)

18. 2019 ANA Media Conference
@anamarketers
April 10-12, 2019
Orlando, FL

 2019 ANA Media Conference

The 2019 ANA Media Conference will be hosted by Benjamin S. Jankowski, the Senior Vice President of Media at Mastercard. Jankowski will lead attendees through three days of informative breakout sessions and cutting-edge keynotes. Some of the stand-out topics on the agenda include data-driven marketing tips, in-house media structuring, and the future of television. The 2019 ANA Media Conference will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Client-Side Marketer: $1,099
  • Marketing Solutions Provider Gold: $1,199
  • Marketing Solutions Provider Silver: $1,399
  • Associate Individual: $1,499
  • Nonmember: $1,499

19. Financial Brand Forum
@FinancialBrand
April 15-17, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

Financial Brand Forum

The Financial Brand Forum, “the world’s most elite conference on marketing, CX, data analytics and digital transformation for the banking industry,” will be held at Caesar’s Palace in Sin City in the spring. This coming conference includes three days of game-changing strategies and world-class speakers so good, organizers have offered money-back guarantees to any attendees who don’t feel that they were provided actionable insights. Visit the Financial Brand Forum’s website to get a better idea of the impressive attendance roster.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Banks and Credit Unions: $1,390
  • Bank and Credit Union Alumni: $1,250
  • Everyone Else: $2,495

20. Confab
@ConfabEvents
April 23-26, 2019
Minneapolis, MN

CONFAB

Confab, otherwise known as the ‘Content Strategy Conference’, is a must-attend event for all of those working in the branding and content spheres, including planners, designers, content managers, marketers, and, of course, branding experts. This upcoming conference brings together several important areas of content strategy, including analytics and performance, user experience design, content design for AI and bots, editorial calendars, and hiring best practices. Confab will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis.

Cost to Attend: 

  • One-Day Pass (Intro or Workshops): $695 (through December 21), $895 (through March 1), $995 (through April 12), $1,095 (onsite)
  • Two-Day Pass: $1,195 (through December 21), $1,395 (through March 1), $1,495 (through April 12), $1,595 (onsite)
  • Three-Day Pass: $1,595 (through December 21), $1,895 (through March 1), $1,995 (through April 12), $2,095 (onsite)
  • Four-Day All-Access Pass: $2,095 (through December 21), $2,295 (through March 1), $2,395 (through April 12), $2,495 (onsite)

21. CASE Marketing and Branding Conference 2019
@caseadvance
April 29-May 1, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

CASE Marketing and Branding Confernce 2019

CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, will be holding its Annual Conference on Marketing and Branding in the spring. This two-day event is geared towards marketing and branding professionals with mid-level responsibility in their firms. The Annual Conference on Marketing and Branding will be held at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Member: $995 (early bird), $1,050 (after March 15)
  • Nonmember: $1,145 (early bird), $1,200 (after March 15)

22. The Marketing Nation Summit 2019
@Marketo
April 29-May 2, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

The Marketing Nation Summit 2019

The upcoming Marketing Nation Summit 2019 presented by Marketo comes with the theme of ‘The Fearless Marketer.” A star-studded event, the conference is set to feature celebrity keynotes from Jamie Foxx, Lindsey Vonn, and Flo Rida, as well as business leaders from Marketo, Airbnb, SAP, and more. For more information on the workshops, speakers, and certification courses that will take place at the Vegas-based conference, visit its website.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

23. SiriusDecisions 2019 Summit
@siriusdecisions
May 6-8, 2019
Austin, TX

SiriusDecisions 2019 Summit

The SiriusDecisions 2019 Summit is set to welcome close to 4,000 attendees to its Austin event where organizers promise to launch “new models and tools that optimize business processes, aligning the sales, marketing and product functions and [drive] revenue.” The summit will be held at the Austin Convention Center in the heart of Texas’ capital city.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Super Early Bird Rate Client Rate Single Ticket: $2,395
  • Super Early Bird Rate Non-Client Rate Single Ticket: $2,495

24. 6th Corfu Symposium on Managing and Marketing Places
@placemanagement
May 6-9, 2019
Corfu, Greece

6th Corfu Symposium on Managing and Marketing Places

Taking place on the picturesque island of Corfu, Greece in the spring, the 6th Corfu Symposium on Managing and Marketing Places is yet another European-based place branding event. This year’s conference will tackle the topic of “responsible tourism,” specifically within the context of Corfu. So that attendees can get a better understanding of the special island, all sessions will be “on the move” across the historic seaside area.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

25. 14th Global Brand Conference 2019
May 8-10, 2019
Berlin, Germany

 14th Global Brand Conference 2019

The 14th Global Brand Conference 2019 is a must-attend event for branding professionals working in startups or the arts/creative industries. Conference Chair Professor Dr. Carsten Baumgarth says that the event is “characterized by inspirations, networking with old and new friends and strong memories.” It will be held at the historic Berlin School of Economics and Law.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Regular Participants:  480 € (through February 28), 550€ (after March 1)
  • Full-Time Doctoral Students: 400 € (through February 28), 450€ (after March 1)
  • Special Rate “Science Meets Brands” (May 9, 2019): 200 € (through February 28), 250€ (after March 1)

26. Experiential Marketing Summit 2019
@EventMarketer
May 14-16
Las Vegas, NV

Experiential Marketing Summit 2019

The Experiential Marketing Summit 2019 describes itself as the “ultimate training conference on the ultimate marketing discipline: experiential marketing.” The conference features a range of interactive events including exclusive general sessions, innovation labs, and meet and screens led by brand-side instructors. This summit will be held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in the spring.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Brand/Agency Three-Day All Access: $1,795
  • Supplier Three-Day All Access: $3,000
  • Brand/ Agency Two-Day All Access: $1,425
  • Brand/Agency One-Day All Access: $1,175

27. 2019 ANA Brand Activation Marketing Conference
@anamarketers
May 15-17, 2019
Orlando, FL

2019 ANA Brand Activation Marketing Conference

The 2019 ANA Brand Activation Marketing Conference’s theme is “Engage. Inspire Impact.” The three-day event is set to feature a range of current topics that would interest any branding professional, including content, experiential, relationship, influencer, and promotion marketing. This upcoming conference will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Client-Side Marketer: $1,099
  • Marketing Solutions Provider Gold: $1,199
  • Marketing Solutions Provider Silver: $1,399
  • Associate Individual: $1,645
  • Nonmember: $1,645

28. World Employer Branding Day 2019
#worldebday
May 15-17, 2019
Lisbon, Portugal

World Employer Branding Day 2019

According to event organizers, World Employer Branding Day is the “world’s largest gathering of leaders in employer branding in one place at the same time.” What makes this conference a must-attend for branding professionals, particularly employer branding professionals, is that it focuses on the promoting and the networking and advanced learning of professionals the world over, with 45+ countries represented. This presents as an invaluable experience for those working to grow their international visibility and knowledge bank.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Pre-Event Workshops Plus Conference: 885€
  • Conference: 645€
  • Farewell Lunch: 30€

29. CXps 2019
May 20-22, 2019
Durham, NC

CXPS 2019

CXps 2019 marks the fifth anniversary of the popular event which organizers describe as being “not a conference” but rather “a community event whose participants recognize the importance of delivering a B2C-type experience to their clients.” Its format consists of 2-hour workshops, 1-hour breakout sessions, and 1-hour general sessions that include panels filled with today’s top leaders in the client experience discipline. CXps is scheduled to take place at the Durham Convention Center.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Individual: $995
  • Early Bird: $895 (through March 1)

30. MAC Conference 2019
@macassociation
May 28-31, 2019
New Orleans, LA

MAC Conference 2019

2019’s MAC Conference will take place during the last week of May at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place. There, attendees will have the chance to partake in a range of different networking opportunities, general sessions led by world-class marketers, workshop-style breakout sessions, interactive events, including a booth crawl, and even an awards dinner. You can get the full list of speakers and sessions as they become available, on the event’s website.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Early Bird Member Price: $949
  • Regular Member Price: $1,199
  • Early Bird Non-Member Price: $1,199
  • Regular Non-Member: $1,599

31. 2019 Masters of B2B Conference
@anamarketers
May 29-31, 2019
Chicago, IL

 2019 Masters of B2B Conference

ANA’s 2019 Masters of B2B Conference is set to take place this coming spring at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. There, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from B2B thought leaders as well as rising stars working to evolve the specialty. To learn more details about this conference as they become available, visit the ANA website.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Client-Side Marketer: $1,099
  • Marketing Solutions Provider Gold: $1,199
  • Marketing Solutions Provider Silver: $1,199
  • Associate Individual: $1,199
  • Nonmember: $1,399

32. Incite Brand Marketing Summit and Social Media Advertising
@Incite_Group
May 30-31, 2019
San Francisco, CA

Incite Brand Marketing Summit and Social Media Advertising

Incite Group’s Brand Marketing and Social Media Advertising Summit West will be held at Hyatt Regency Burlingame, just outside of San Francisco. The two-day event is set to attract 50+ expert speakers and 300+ attendees, covering 4 key themes across 30 insightful sessions. The 2019 topics include content creation, influencer marketing, journey mapping, AI, automated personalization, and more.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Executive Pass: $2,095-$2,795
  • Standard Pass: $1,895-$2,595
  • Launch Pass: $1,495-$1,895

33. CreativePro Week
@creativeproweek
June 10-14, 2019
Seattle, WA

CreativePro Week

CreativePro Week bills itself as being the “essential ‘how-to conference for CreativePros.” There, attendees have the opportunity to partake in a week’s worth of sessions that focus on the ins and outs of design and how it relates to a company’s branding, marketing, and overarching identity. Note: CreativePro Week consists of four conferences – the InDesign Conference, PsAi, PePcon, and Click.

Cost to Attend: 

  • 5-Day Platinum Pass: $2,395 (through April 15), $2,495 (after April 15)
  • 4-Day Pass: $2,095 (through April 15), $2,195 (after April 15)
  • 3-Day Pass: $1,695 (through April 15), $1,795 (after April 15)
  • 2-Day Pass: $1,195 (through April 15), $1,295 (after April 15)
  • 1-Day Pass: $645 (through April 15), $745 (after April 15)

34. Email Innovations Summit
@InnovateEmail
June 18-19, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

Email Innovations Summit

If you are a branding professional working in the email marketing industry, this is the conference for you. Email Innovations Summit is a two-day event that focuses on everything from acquisition techniques, emerging technologies, responsive design, and much more. This conference is made possible by Only Influencers and will be held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

Q3 Branding Conferences

35. DigiMarCon Cruise 2019
@digimarcon
July 7-14, 2019
Departs from Orlando, FL

DigiMarCon Cruise 2019

For a complete one-of-a-kind conference, consider the DigiMarCon Cruise 2019, a digital marketing event that takes place at sea. This year’s stops include Orlando, the Bahamas, Mexico, and Honduras. The packed agenda features a breadth of relevant topics, like digital strategy, social media marketing, data science and big data, sustainable growth strategies, video marketing, and much more. For more information about the ship, excursions, and other activities, visit the Royal Caribbean website.

Cost to Attend: *Consult room options for rates

36. VidCon 2019
@VidCon
July 10-12, 2019
Anaheim, CA

VidCon 2019

VidCon 2019, the largest gathering of social media celebrities and influencers, includes an industry track tailored to brand strategists, marketers, media company executives. and more. This coming year’s agenda focuses on how companies can get the most out of their video media presence. Note: the Industry Track ticket includes access to all Community, Creator, and Industry content.

Cost to Attend: $550

37. MozCon
#mozcon
July 15-17, 2019
Seattle, WA

MozCon

MozCon describes itself as “a three-day, one-track conference full of forward-thinking, tactical sessions in SEO, growth marketing, the mobile landscape, analytics, content marketing, and more.” The program includes a range of experienced speakers, engaging networking opportunities, and data-driven content. MozCon will take place at the Washington State Convention Center.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Super Early Bird | Moz Subscriber: $799
  • Super Early Bird | General Admission: $1,299

38. IMPACT Live 2019
August 6-7, 2019
Hartford, CT

IMPACT Live 2019

IMPACT Live 2019 is an innovative, single-track conference that aims to connect the best and brightest minds in digital marketing. Branding experts will have the opportunity to mingle and share contacts with over 1,000 content coordinators, B2B/B2C executives, and inbound professionals. IMPACT Live 2019 will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center in central Hartford.

Cost to Attend: 

  • All Access Super Early Bird: $350
  • VIP Super Early Bird: $500

39. Inbound 2019
@INBOUND
September 3-6, 2019
Boston, MA

Inbound 2019

INBOUND is a year-round community that is comprised of people who “are passionate about marketing, selling, and delighting customers in an inbound way.” In 2018, the HubSpot-sponsored event hosted an astounding 24,000+ attendees. Although details about this summer’s conference are still emerging, organizers have announced two particularly notable speakers – Trevor Noah and Tiffany Haddish. INBOUND 2019 will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Community Pass: $299
  • All-Access Pass: $799
  • VIP Pass: $1,399

40. Digital Summit Washington DC
@DigitalSummits
September 4-5, 2019
Washington DC

Digital Summit Washington DC

Digital Summit Washington DC is a digital marketing gathering that focuses in on the innovations of the world’s most influential companies. 2019 is set to gather together branding expert speakers from a diverse range of brands such as the Onion, Refinery29, Facebook, Google, Oracle, Twitter, and much more. To learn details about the 50+ in-depth sessions as they emerge, check out the conference’s website.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

41. FinCon 19
@FinCon
September 4-7, 2019
Washington DC

FinCon 19

FinCon 19’s mission is to connect branding experts, digital media strategists, and business leaders with the right tools to help them to create better content and make more money. Details about this upcoming conference are still emerging, but attendees can learn more about the FinCon community by joining its social media groups, listening to its podcast, or participating in a local meetup.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

42. ABA Bank Marketing Conference
@ABABankers
September 22-24, 2019
Austin, TX

ABA Bank Marketing Conference

Located at the JW Marriott Austin in the heart of the Texas capital the ABA Bank Marketing Conference is a unique gathering that brings together marketing directors, branding experts, sales executives, and CEOs from banks from all across the country. To learn more about the ABA Bank Marketing Conference’s approach to bank branding, subscribe to its informative podcast.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

43. Advertising Week
@awnewyork_
September 23-26, 2019
New York, NY

 Advertising Week

Representing the largest conference on our list is Advertising Week, a 4-day event that draws close to 100,000 attendees from all reaches of the advertising, content creation, and branding worlds. The fall conference is expected to include close to 300 events hosted by over 1,000 speakers representing the most influential global brands around. To get a better idea of what to expect for Advertising Week’s schedule, download the official guide.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

44. Content Marketing World
@cmicontent
September (exact dates TBA)
Cleveland, OH

Content Marketing World

Content Marketing World promises to provide attendees with all of the materials they need to establish personalized content marketing plans that they can then integrate into their own brands. Its 2019 edition is expected to draw over 3,700 attendees from 50+ countries and will feature over 120 breakout sessions and workshops. Content Marketing World will be held at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

Q4 Branding Conferences

45. eTourism Summit
@etourismsummit
October 7-9, 2019
San Francisco, CA

 eTourism Summit

eTourism Summit is an annual event that aims to merge destination promotion with the latest practices and innovations in digital media. For branding experts, the summit provides valuable insight into the many moves of some of the world’s most influential hospitality and travel brands. The eTourism Summit will be held at Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

46. Onbrand 19
@OnBrandMag
October 11, 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Onbrand 19

Onbrand is known as being Europe’s leading branding conference. Its 2019 edition will take place in Amsterdam and is set to include a wide range of speakers and interactive sessions aimed at answering the biggest questions plaguing global branding experts. Last year’s speakers included marketing heads from National Geographic, Uber, TOMS, and Drift.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

47. 2019 Brand New Conference
@ucllc
October 17-18, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

 2019 Brand New Conference

Under Consideration’s legendary Brand New Conference is a “two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world.” The fall conference is still in the process of being organized, but we do know that it will feature an impressive roster of speakers representing a range of brands. For more information on this upcoming conference’s venue, check its website for updates.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Professional Presale: $400
  • Student Presale: $200

48. Incite Group Brand Marketing and Social Media Marketing Summit NYC
@Incite_Group
October 21-22, 2019
New York, NY

Incite Group Brand Marketing and Social Media Marketing Summit NYC

The Incite Group Brand Marketing and Social Media Marketing Summit East will be held at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge this fall. 2019’s theme is a provocative one – ‘Marketing is Dead: Engagement is Alive’. More than 55 brand speakers will delve into this topic, guiding 500+ senior attendees through two, action-packed days. To learn more about this conference’s expert contributors, check out its speaker roster.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

49. Adtech Tokyo
@adtechjp
November 27-28, 2019
Tokyo, Japan

Adtech Tokyo

Adtech Tokyo is the preeminent East Asian conference for advertising and branding professionals. The event includes 15,000+ attendees, 40+ sponsors, and 100+ exhibitors over a span of two days. Organizers are still hard at work planning the 2019 edition of Adtech Tokyo; to learn more about what to expect from the schedule, check out last year’s agenda.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

50. DigiMarCon World 2019
@digimarcon
November 2019 (exact dates TBA)
TBA

DigiMarCon World 2019

DigiMarCon World has the distinction of being the largest digital marketing event in the entire world. Last year’s conference attracted over 10,000 digital marketing professionals working in the branding, advertising, and social media spheres. DigiMarCon holds a number of conferences throughout the year; visit its site to get more information on the series.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

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