40 Digital Marketing Conferences To Know & Attend – 2021 Master List

In-person events may have been put on hold, but learning never stops. Digital marketing conferences carried on and adapted to the new normal.

In fact, 89% of organizers say that hybrid events are now part of their long-term strategy.

Now that the world is opening again, in some parts at least, it can be confusing as to what conferences are available and how it’s going to happen.

Therefore, we listed the ones worth attending based on your field of interest. In a glance, you’ll have an overview of what to expect from each event.

We also listed some of the biggest conferences that happened early this year. If by any chance you missed it, you’ll know what to look forward to next year!

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Featured Digital Marketing Conferences 2021

DesignRush marketing experts handpicked these top conferences that can help you keep up with digital marketing terms and grow your network.

1. Digital Summit

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  • Date:
    • Aug 5-6, 11-12, 17-18, 25-26
    • Sept 9-10, 15-16, 21-22
    • Oct 5-6, 13-14, 27-28
    • Nov 18-19
    • Dec 8-9
    • Medium: In Person
  • Location:
    • Minneapolis, MN
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Kansas City, MO
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Washington, DC
    • Detroit, MI
    • Portland, OR
    • Nashville, TN
    • Tampa, FL
    • Chicago, IL
    • Raleigh, NC
    • Dallas, TX
  • Duration: 2-day event, available year-round
  • Key speakers 2021:
    • Key speakers have yet to be finalized in the coming months.
    • These are some of the 2020 Speakers:
      • Cherise Bernard, Spotify
      • Jon Youshaei, Instagram
      • Carmen Collins, Cisco
      • Jim Marsh, HBO
      • Cliff Seal, Salesforce
  • Price:
ProgramConference Pass ($325)Plus Pass ($425)Premium Pass ($525)
Main Conference
Keynotes
Exhibitor Showcase
Day 1 Workshops 
Slide Deck + Recordings From The Event 
Full Content Library Access  
  • Description:

Digital Summit started in 2008 and continues to be the top producer of digital marketing conferences across the U.S.

It produces over 1,200 sessions, workshops and seminars annually. Coverage includes social media, email, advertising, hosting, content management, analytics, branding, design and more.

Visit their website to be updated on the upcoming conferences and speakers for the rest of 2021.

2. Dreamforce

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  • Date: September 21-23, 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid events
  • Location:
    • San Francisco
    • New York City
    • London
    • Paris
    • Virtual
  • Duration: 3-day Conference
  • Key speakers 2021:
    • Key speakers have yet to be finalized in the coming months.
  • Price: To be announced
  • Description:

Dreamforce is an annual conference produced by Salesforce. This event provides relevant information to different industries and how software can take their digital marketing to the next level.

Visit their website for updates on the key speakers and ticket release.

3. DigiMarCon World 2021

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  • Date: November 17-18, 2021
  • Medium: The November event is virtual, but most of the other events will be held in person.
  • Location: Global
  • Duration: 2-day conferences are slated until 2022
  • Key speakers 2021:
    • Fernando Angulo, SEMrush
    • Astha Kalbag, Facebook
    • Tom Shapiro, Stratabeat
  • Price:
    • All-Access Pass is $147 (Super Early Bird Rate)
    • The original price is $297
  • Description:

DigiMarCon is the largest digital marketing conference attended by more than 10,000 digital marketing professionals across the globe. The 2021 events will feature topics such as:

Behavioral & Neuromarketing

Smarketing & Customer Experience

Growth Hacking

Geo-Targeting &Proximity Marketing

Viral & Buzz Marketing

Conversion Rate Optimization

And a lot more

Visit their website now to save $150 on your all-access pass.

12 Upcoming Digital Marketing Conferences

Want to learn more? Here are other trending digital marketing conferences starting August 2021. Click the event name to visit their official website.

Conference #1: The MarTech Summit

  • Date: July to December 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid events
  • Location:
    • Global
    • Virtual
  • Price: Varies per location and category

Conference #2: Digital Marketing World Forum (DMWF)

  • Date:
    • August
    • September
    • November
    • More dates coming soon
    • Medium: Online
  • Location:
    • Asia
    • North America West
    • Europe
    • Middle East
    • Africa
  • Price: $175 to $400

Conference #3: Growth Marketing Summit

  • Date: September 2, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Price:
    • Students: €119
    • Regular: €799
    • Premium: €1,959

Conference #4: Digital Marketing Exposition and Conference (DMEXCO)

  • Date: September 7-8, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Cologne, Germany
  • Price: Register on the website to get first-access upon ticket release

Conference #5: Marketing Artificial Intelligence Conference (MAICON)

  • Date: September 13-14, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price:
    • MAICON Live: $79
    • All-Access: $1,027

Conference #6: The MarTech Conference

  • Date: September 14-15, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: Free

Conference #7: Digital Sales and Marketing World

  • Date: October 5-7, 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid events
  • Location:
    • Hartford, CT
    • Virtual
  • Price: Contact organizer for ticket availability

Conference #8: Strategic Marketing 2021

  • Date: October 12-14, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price:
    • Brand Pass: Free to $1,999
    • Vendor Pass: $1,499 to $2,499

Conference #9: INBOUND 2021

  • Date: October 12-14, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price:
    • Starter Pass: Free
    • Powerhouse Pass: $89

Conference #10: Festival of Marketing: The Year Ahead

  • Date: October 18-22, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: £225 to £580

Conference #11: LeadsCon

  • Date: October 21-22, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
  • Price:
    • Individual: $995
    • Group: Save $150 each for 3+ pax

Conference #12: DAM Fest Europe

  • Date: November 4, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price:
    • Free for the first 150 End Users (DAM professionals who work for a brand or non-profit organization)
    • £200 for Solution or Service Providers
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5 Best Social Media Marketing Conferences In 2021

Social media marketers should always keep an ear on the ground and we’re here to help you with that. Click the event name to visit their official website.

Social Media Marketing #1: Affiliate Summit East

  • Date: July 19-20, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: New York City
  • Price: $149 to $249

Social Media Marketing #2: ANA Digital and Social Media Conference

  • Date: July 19-21, 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid events
  • Location:
    • Carlsbad, California
    • Virtual
  • Price: $99 to $999

Social Media Marketing #3: State of Social

  • Date: August 24-25, 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid events
  • Location:
    • Perth, Western Australia
    • Virtual
  • Price: $299 to A$785

Social Media Marketing #4: Social Media Strategies Summit

  • Date: October 20-21, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: $699 (Discounts available on the website)

Social Media Marketing #5: AdWorld

  • Date: October 27-29, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price:
    • Attendee: $799 (Limited sale price of $64)
    • Company: $999 (Limited sale price of $104)
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2 Best Email Marketing Conferences In 2021

If you didn’t receive an e-mail alert on these events, it’s time to level-up your email marketing network and skills.

Email Marketing #1: Litmus Live

  • Date: September 27-29, 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid events
  • Location:
    • The Westin Copley Place, Boston
    • Virtual
  • Price: $299 to $995

Email Marketing #2: E-mail Insider Summit by MediaPost

  • Date: December 5-8, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley, Utah
  • Price: $100 membership to MediaPost

5 Best SEO Conferences 2021

There is no doubt SEO can help with conversion marketing. Here’s a list of conferences with the latest best practices to help you with that.

SEO Conference #1: MozCon

  • Date: July 12-14, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: $169 to $645

SEO Conference #2: PubCon

  • Date: August 3-5, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Price: $599 to $1499

SEO Conference #3: SMX

  • Date:
    • August 17
    • November 9-10
    • December 14
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: To be announced

SEO Conference #4: DeepSEO Con

  • Date: September 7-8, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: $50 (Early bird rate: $35)

SEO Conference #5: Brighton SEO

  • Date: September 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid events
  • Location:
    • Brighton, UK
    • Virtual
  • Price: £150 to £600
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13 Digital Marketing Conferences You Missed This Year

You might have missed some interesting conferences this year as most of us did! That’s why we listed the best ones to review, so you’ll know what to look forward to next year.

1. Digital Marketing Digital Summit

  • Date: March 10-12, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: The event is free, but attendees must apply to attend.

2. Digital City Festival

  • Date: April 12-23, 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid event
  • Location:
    • MediaCityUK
    • Virtual
  • Price: Register on the website to replay the event on-demand

3. True Influence Summit

  • Date: April 14, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: Free

4. EiQ: The Intelligent E-mail Gathering

  • Date: April 21-22, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price:
    • 1-day pass: Free
    • 2-day pass: $175
    • Vendor pass: $500

5. Adobe Summit

  • Date: April 27-29, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: Free

6. Social Media Week

  • Date: May 4-7, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: New York City
  • Price:
    • Standard: $299
    • Premium: $499
    • All-inclusive: $899

7. Digital Transformation Conference Online - North America

  • Date: June 3, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: Contact organizer for more info.

8. ANA Email Evolution Conference

  • Date: May 5-6, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: Corporate Packages: $199 to $499

9. B2B Marketing Exchange

  • Date: June 7-10, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: $395 to $595

10. Advanced Search Summit

  • Date: June 9-11, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Napa Valley
  • Price: $299 to $1499

11. Email Innovations Summit

  • Date: June 17, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: $395 to $595

12. Marketing Analytics Summit

  • Date: June 2022 already announced
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Las Vegas
  • Price: $1,000 to $3,895

13. Festival of Marketing: Fast Forward

  • Date: June 7-10, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: £225 to £580
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