In-person marketing conferences are back in full swing and virtual conferences are still going strong. There’s no better way to learn the latest and greatest marketing tactics, tools, and trends than to attend a marketing conference. Not sure which one makes the most sense to attend as a small business marketer? We’ve done the research for you! Check out the list below and make plans now to attend!

Digital Summit

Happening in several cities throughout the country (check the schedule online for a city near you), this summit has numerous sessions and workshops, plus brilliant speakers that bring outstanding content all aspects of marketing. New for 2023: One pass level gets you access to everything and the sessions are longer for more in-depth info. Don’t miss this one; it’s well worth attending!

MarTech Conference

Here’s a fantastic one to check out if you need something online. Offering a spring and a fall conference, MarTech explores marketing technology. The conference will explore essential changes, challenges, and opportunities in buyer behavior and allow you to discover the marketing technologies that can help you achieve your organizational goals.


LeadsCon is in Vegas this year, and it’s going to be hopping! Executive-level speakers provide new strategies and unique insights to start nurturing and converting more quality leads. With three days of networking and content featuring the top experts in lead gen and performance marketing, there is nothing else like LeadsCon. Check it out!


Pubcon is in Austin, Texas this year, and is one of the most popular conferences out there. It features the industry’s leading businesses, speakers, and sponsors involved in social media, internet marketing, search engines, and digital advertising. Workshops, sessions, and keynote speakers will cover a variety of topics needed to be successful in marketing today. This event will provide four educational tracks each hour and each session will include industry-leading speakers offering the latest strategies in SEO, PPC, Local Search, Social media, Content Marketing, Digital marketing strategies, and more. Pubcon can provide tactical resources and insights that can help businesses reach their marketing goals.

Social Media Strategies Summit

All virtual this year, there are four events to choose from based on your industry. Learn the main concepts of a successful social media strategy at this summit through compelling content, customer experience, brand storytelling, advocacy, and technology. Learn about multi-channel social media strategies and how to connect with your target audience.

B2B Marketing Forum

This event is being held in Boston this year and is once again jam-packed with insightful information for attendees. This forum offers real-world, actionable insights on the tactics and tools that work today and strategies that stand the test of time This is where leaders, innovators, and people who make things happen to gather to learn about the latest in B2B marketing and share the secrets to success.


All virtual this year, SMX has three events to choose from: Master Class, Advanced, and Next. You’ll get hand-crafted training experience designed by search marketers for search marketers. You’ll be able to participate in tactic-rich sessions, live Q&A with speakers, eye-opening site keynotes, and more.

Digital Marketing World Forum

Once again being held in New York City, this is a meaty conference with lots to offer. With over 500 attendees, 2 days of content, 50+ speakers, and 40+ vendors; there’s something for everybody! They haven’t released 2023’s agenda, but in 2022 the focus was on digital transformation, the metaverse, marketing and consumer privacy challenges and much more. Keep an eye out for this year’s agenda to drop; it’s bound to be exciting!

Whether you’re a small business marketing consultant, a small business owner looking for the latest marketing trends, or a seasoned professional looking for new strategies, these conferences are bound to be of value! Stay on top of all that’s happening in marketing! These are the marketing conferences you can attend in 2023. Try attending a few to up your marketing game!

Patty Hughes
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