2016 Digital Publishing Conference Guide: 100 Top Events

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In 2016, every organization, every brand is a publisher. Digital publishing has become an integral component of marketing and sales functions for nearly every business, bringing with it both new challenges and opportunities for marketing and sales. Digital publishing is multi-faceted, requiring practitioners and professionals to master analytics, storytelling, formats, distribution channels, and much more.


As digital publishing becomes a critical function for modern enterprises, sales and marketing professionals and executives seek to acquire the latest knowledge and best practices – and perhaps a glimpse into the future – at industry conferences and events. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of 100 industry-leading events any professional involved in their company’s digital publishing functions will find valuable. Some events have a focus on various aspects of digital publishing, such as magazine publishing, while others emphasize other functions digital publishers require to become adept at their roles, such as search marketing and analytics.

The following 100 events are grouped by quarter based on currently available information and listed in chronological order. Please note that for events for which 2016 dates have not yet been announced, we’ve listed these events based on the quarter in which they were held in 2015. We’ve also noted tentative dates for these events based on the month they were held in 2015, but it’s a good idea to confirm specific dates, locations, and venues as details may be subject to change. Additionally, we’ve included a section with events that run on multiple dates and in multiple locations.

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An Interactive Calendar for the 100 Best Digital Publishing Conferences

Digital Publishing Conferences and Events with Multiple Locations and Dates

1. ad:tech
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations


ad:tech hosts major conferences around the globe throughout the year for modern marketing and media executives. ad:tech New York will take place on November 4th and November 5th, 2016, bringing brands, agencies, publishers, and technology partners together to address key industry challenges and opportunities, share new ways of thinking, and build strong partnerships.

Cost to Attend: 

  • All Access: $1,795
  • Expo Floor & Keynote: $400
  • Expo Floor: $100
  • Note: Pricing may vary by location. Prices listed reflect New York fees for the 2016 event. Early bird pricing may be available for some events.

Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations


DIGIMARCON hosts four digital marketing conferences throughout the year, including a Digital Marketing Cruise, a 7-day event onboard the Royal Caribbean ‘Liberty of the Seas’ Cruise Ship that departs from Galveston, Texas on April 10th and returns April 17th. Other events include DIGIMARCON East in New York City from May 12th to May 13th, DIGIMARCON West in Santa Monica, California from June 15th to June 16th, and DIGIMARCON Canada in Toronto, Ontario from May 19th to May 20th. No matter what event you attend, you’ll be a part of an immersive experience encompassing topics such as Content Strategy, Web Experience Management, Usability/Design, Mobile Marketing, Customer Engagement, Social Media, Targeting & Optimization, Branded Search, Marketing Automation, Analytics & Data, and much more, featuring compelling speakers and thought leaders, networking opportunities, and a chance to gain an edge on the latest insights in the digital marketing sphere.

Cost to Attend: 

  • DIGIMARCON Cruise:
    • All Access Pass: $1,095
    • Main Conference Pass: $795
    • Guest Pass: Complimentary (for partners of those attending DIGIMARCON CRUISE that will not be joining the Events At Sea, such as family members coming on the cruise for a vacation only).
  • DIGIMARCON East (prices listed good through February 29th unless otherwise noted):
    • VIP Pass (2-day access, May 12th and 13th): $1,095
    • All Access Pass (2-day access, May 12th and 13th): $995
    • Main Conference Pass (1-day access, May 12th only): $595
    • Virtual Pass (ends June 30th): $295
  • DIGIMARCON West (prices listed good through February 29th unless otherwise noted:
      • VIP Pass (2-day access, June 15th and 16th): $1,095
      • All Access Pass (2-day access, June 15th and 16th): $995
      • Main Conference Pass (1-day access, June 15th only): $595
      • Virtual Pass (ends June 30th): $295
  • DIGIMARCON Canada (prices listed good through March 31st unless otherwise noted):
    • VIP Pass (2-day access, May 19th and 20th): CA$1,095
    • All Access Pass (2-day access, May 19th and 20th): CA$995
    • Main Conference Pass (1-day access, May 19th only): CA$595
    • Virtual Pass (ends July 31st): CA$295

3. ClickZ Live
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

ClickZ Live

Formerly SES (Search Engine Strategies) Conference and Expo, (ClickZ Live is a global series of conferences and events designed by digital marketers, for digital marketers. Events take place around the globe, including the affiliated Connect by Search Engine Watch event taking place in Miami in February (which you’ll find listed under the Q1 events section of this list). Other locations include Jakarta in March, New York City in April, and London in the Spring of 2016. Every event has its own focus but no matter where and when you attend, it’s sure to be a game-changing experience exposing you to the latest advances and insights in a range of digital marketing areas, such as search marketing, customer experience, digital strategy, content marketing, and more.

Cost to Attend (standard rates listed; register early to take advantage of early bird discounts): 

  • Jakarta:
    • All Access (Conference day, training, and networking): $750
    • Platinum (Conference day and networking): $450
    • Training (Training and networking): $400
  • New York:
    • All Access (Conference day, training, and networking): $1,695
    • Platinum (Conference day and networking): $2,295
    • Training (Training and networking):
      • Half Day: $795
      • Full Day: $1,295
  • London: Rates and pass information not yet available

4. SearchLove
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations


Bringing together some of the world’s greatest thinkers in online marketing for valuable presentations, networking opportunities, and learnings on the latest search, analytics, content creation, website optimization, paid promotions, and other key topics in digital marketing and publishing. SearchLove is coming to a city near you, heading to Boston in May and London in October, with San Diego slated for February 2017.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Boston:
    • Standard Ticket (2-day conference): $899
    • Video Bundle (2-day conference, conference videos): $949
    • VIP Bundle (2-day conference, conference videos, VIP evening with speakers): $1,199
  • London: £600
  • San Diego: Registration information not yet available

5. Social Media Week
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

Social Media Week

Social Media Week is one of the most widespread events in digital marketing across the globe, with events in 2016 happening in February, June, September, and November, and Social Media Week isn’t just happening in one location; it’s hitting up four different cities on four different continents, simultaneously, in February 2016 alone. In other words, this is a readily accessible event no matter where you’re located. Each year Social Media Week chooses a global theme that serves as the primary focus for all events throughout the year. In 2016, the global theme is “The Invisible Hand: Hidden Forces of Technology (and How We Can Harness It for Good,” exploring “how mobile technology, networked connectivity, data and machine learning, and other technologies are the attributes of a new paradigm that is changing how we connect, consume and communicate.”

Cost to Attend:

  • Attendance costs vary by date and location
  • New York February 2016 passes start at $799 (early pricing discounts available)
  • Rates and pass information not yet available for some events

6. The Innovation Enterprise Summits
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

The Innovation Enterprise Summits

The Innovation Enterprise hosts a series of summits on innovation in specific areas throughout the year and around the globe. The Digital Publishing Innovation Summit is The Innovation Enterprise’s flagship digital publishing summit, happening in New York City in July 2016. Other events of particular interest to sales and marketing professionals and executives are the Digital Marketing Innovation Summit (New York, March 2016), Digital Strategy Innovation Summit (New York, March 2016), and Digital Marketing and Strategy Innovation Summit (Hong Kong, April 2016). Chief Digital Officers and Chief Strategy Officers will also find Innovation Summits and Forums focused on the unique innovation challenges and opportunities facing those roles, and those with a more technology-focused perspective may find the Mobile Innovation Summits, Big Data Innovation Summits, or Social Media and Web Analytics Summits of interest. With so many events encompassing every facet of digital media, digital publishing, and digital marketing, the Innovation Enterprise has something for everyone.

Cost to Attend: Attendance costs vary by topic and location, starting at approximately $895 to $2,095 and up

7. Marketing.FWD Summit
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

Marketing.FWD Summit

VentureBeat hosts conferences in a number of topics through the year, including a Mobile Summit and GamesBeat Summit, but marketing and sales executives attend the Marketing.FWD Summit to strategize with the world’s most forward-thinking marketing leaders on driving change using new marketing technology. Marketing.FWD is happening in New York City in February and is slated for San Francisco in November 2016.

Cost to Attend: $1,095.00 (Last Chance tickets $1,295)

8. Digital Summit
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

Digital Summits

TechMedia hosts dozens of digital marketing events throughout the year, bringing together thousands of digital leaders and practitioners to discuss digital strategies, content marketing, analytics, search, emerging technologies, social media, email marketing, and more. From Phoenix, Arizona to Charlotte, North Carolina, Portland, Oregon, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dallas, Texas, and more, including an online event, every sales and marketing professional and executive can find a TechMedia Digital Summit in a convenient location.

Cost to Attend:

  • Rates vary by event and location, generally $445 to $795 with early bird pricing discounts available
  • Digital Summit Online pricing: $99 to $299

9. SEJ Summit 2016
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

SEJ Summit 2016

A unique conference tailored for search marketers, SEJ Summit 2016 is a key digital publishing conference happening in Santa Monica on April 13, 2016, in Chicago in June 2016, and in New York City in November 2016. Limited to 200 attendees with a focus on keynotes, SEJ Summit features in-depth presentations by leading search industry experts plus more than three hours of top-quality networking opportunities in an intimate atmosphere.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Early Bird: $395
  • Full Price: $495
  • Late Registration: $595

10. MarTech Conf
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

MarTech Conf

An international conference series for senior-level, hybrid professionals who are both marketing and tech-savvy, MarTech Conf is the must-attend event for marketing technologists, creative technologists, growth hackers, data scientists, and digital technologists. A conference that transcends the traditional boundaries between marketing and IT, MarTech Conf offers an atmosphere that encourages creative collaboration across the organization.

Cost to Attend: 

  • All Access Pass: £1,095.00
  • Expo £109.00

11. AdMonsters Publisher Forum
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

AdMonsters Publisher Forum

The AdMonsters Publisher Forum aims to define the future of digital media, offering 3.5 days of discovery and disclosure, keynote presentations from industry leaders, small group breakout sessions covering a variety of ad op current topics, and much more. Attendees have the opportunity to network with peers in the digital media industry, discuss the latest topics on generating revenue, and gain actionable insights to put to work to improve results for your department and company.

Cost to Attend: $1,395

Digital Publishing Conferences and Events in Q1 2016

12. AAN Digital 2016
January 21-23, 2016
San Francisco, CA

AAN Digital

Hosted by the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, the annual AAN Digital conference takes place in San Francisco in January 2016. Attendees learn the latest digital tools and revenue strategies, with this year’s event featuring talks on Cracking the Revenue Code: Digital Display vs. Native Content and Other Business Models, Ticket-Selling Experiences, and Surveillance and Free Speech (sessions and times subject to change).

Cost to Attend: $200 (including $50 early registration discount)

13. Digital Storytelling
January 21-24, 2016
Park City, UT

Digital Storytelling

A sanctioned event of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, taking place on the eve of the Festival, Digital Storytelling is an invitation-only event aiming to “broaden the landscape of digital content through the collaboration of creators and marketers, establishing a community to drive new partnerships and innovation.” Presentations by leading digital video innovators will explore how the creative community is leveraging both new and emerging technology to advance the art of storytelling.

Cost to Attend: Invitation-only event; contact for an invite and cost information

14. Connect by Search Engine Watch
February 4-5, 2016
Miami, FL 

Connect by Search Engine Watch

Connect is a new industry event launched by Search Engine Watch, brought to you by the organizers of the Search Engine Strategies (SES) Conference. With a two-track educational agenda, Connect features top industry practitioners offering guidance and insights on the latest technology, strategy, and thinking across paid and organic search as well as plenary sessions investigating the changing role of search in customer acquisition. Attendees have an opportunity to discuss how marketers can become more personalized and be available in the micro-moment to thrive in today’s customer-centric environment.

Cost to Attend: 

  • All Access $1,195.00 through January 15th; $1,395 from January 16th – onsite
  • Day Pass $795.00 through January 15th; $995 from January 16th – onsite
  • Group Registration (3 or more): Save 15%

15. Analytics with Purpose Conference
February 7-9, 2016
Scottsdale, AZ

Analytics with Purpose Conference

With digital publishing and digital marketing comes analytics, the key focus of the American Marketing Association’s Analytics with Purpose Conference. At this event you’ll join more than 250 marketing peers and thought leaders to gain new data insights from thought leaders covering a variety of industries. Learn about emerging approaches for compiling, accessing, and acting on data to drive desired outcomes using the latest tools, resources, and technologies.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Non-Member Price: $1,400.00
  • Member Price: $1,200.00
  • Group Rate: $1,000 per person, regardless of membership, minimum of three attendees

16. Digital Entertainment World Expo (DEW)
February 9-11, 2016
Los Angeles, CA

Digital Entertainment World Expo

A three-day event dedicated to the monetization of digital content, the Digital Entertainment World Expo features more than 300 speakers and over 100 sessions, including panel discussions, networking receptions, conference sessions, and tons of action celebrating the visionary content creators and technology innovators creating engaging products and experiences. It’s the only conference dedicated to the complete digital content ecosystem.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Full Conference Price (ends February 8, 2016): $1,195
  • On-Site Price: $1,295

17. Traffic & Conversion Summit
February 9-11, 2016
San Diego, CA

Traffic & Conversion Summit

Brought to you by Digital Marketer, the Traffic & Conversion Summit is a popular event in digital publishing, and it has sold out for the sixth year in a row. You can still sign up for the waiting list, however, and you can still register for the Livestream to get all the valuable content from the 2016 event. Online Livestream access includes online access to all the training sessions, including main keynote sessions as well as breakout room sessions.

Cost to Attend: 

  • T&C Summit 2016 Live Stream: $497.00
  • T&C Summit 2016 Live Stream plus Recordings: $697.00

18. Niche CEO Summit
February 22-23, 2016
San Diego, CA

Niche CEO Summit

Designed for CEOs of niche media companies, Niche CEO Summit is an intimate gathering of 50 CEOs for optimal CEO-to-CEO learning. This event empowers the head of media companies with the latest advances and technology in magazine publishing including insights on creating a growth plan, 5-year goals, resource acquisition and allocation, and strategies for driving revenue. This event is exclusive for CEOs, Owners, Publishers, Presidents, and Executive Directors of companies that own and control multiple media properties.

Cost to Attend: $995

19. Programmatic Insider Summit
February 21-24, 2016
Phoenix, AZ

Programmatic Insider Summit

The way that brands and agencies buy their digital media is changing, and the Programmatic Insider Summit aims to offer key insights to digital marketers as to the place of these systems in their marketing mix, how to integrate these systems with their existing infrastructure, and the impact of new forces, such as consumer ad blocking and publisher-driven header bidding on inventory, audience reach, and pricing.

Cost to Attend: $2,895

20. iMedia Brand Summit
February 21-24, 2016
Amelia Island, FL

iMedia Brand Summit

Growing your ROI in a fractured marketing landscape is tough, and that’s precisely the focus of the iMedia Brand Summit event in 2016. The Summit is designed to help marketers learn new tools and technologies for understanding which publishers, channels, and technologies are actually contributing to the bottom line, encompassing project management, e-commerce, leveraging customer data, cross-device measurement, delivering a consistent message across media platforms, and other key issues facing digital marketers in 2016. iMedia events including the iMedia Brand Summit are open to qualified senior brand and agency marketers, and a limited number of technology and service companies and publishers.

Cost to Attend: Request an invite to obtain pricing information

21. MarketingSherpa Summit 2016
February 22-24, 2016
Las Vegas, NV

MarketingSherpa Summit

A leading event covering the latest in email, digital, mobile, and content, MarketingSherpa Summit 2016 is a must-attend event in the digital publishing space. Arming attendees with practical how-to advice, actionable strategies, and real-world experience grounded in rigorous research from leading digital marketing experts, attendees learn valuable strategies for campaign management and performance optimization.

Cost to Attend (regular prices listed; early registration discounts available for a limited time): 

  • Two-Day Summit: $1,895
  • Three-Day Summit and Workshop: $2,390

22. Pubcon South Florida Interactive Marketing Association (SFIMA) Summit 2016
Februay 24-25, 2016
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Pubcon SFIMA

Led by an impressive lineup of area and national speakers, Pubcon SFIMA Summit 2016 covers the latest in social media, digital marketing, and search-related research through multiple session tracks, allowing attendees to gain insights into their most critical areas of focus for 2016. For an in-depth exploration of the latest research and a valuable glimpse into the future of the Web, Pubcon’s SFIMA Summit 2016 is an event worth attending.

Cost to Attend (prices reflect rates after February 1st; early registration discounts available): 

  • Platinum Pass : Training + Full Access Gold Pass: $599
  • Full All Access Conference Pass: $399
  • Masters Group Training Workshops: 449

23. Cross-Channel Marketing Insider Summit
February 24-27, 2016
Phoenix, AZ

Cross-Channel Marketing Insider Summit

Integration, coherence across channels, and establishing accountability for individual components as well as your marketing plan as a whole are the focal points for the Cross-Channel Marketing Insider Summit, addressing important challenges facing sales and marketing professionals in 2016. Attendees will examine the strengths and weaknesses of different channels, including email and mobile, examine the challenges surrounding the use of video across channels and devices, and take a look at technology’s expanding role in facilitating, measuring, and optimizing cross-channel campaigns, all critical challenges in digital publishing today.

Cost to Attend: $2,895

24. From Mad Men to Modern Marketing – What’s Your Digital Strategy
February 25-26, 2016
Austin, TX

From Mad Men to Modern Marketing

This digital strategy conference is brought to you by the American Marketing Association, taking place in Austin, TX in February 2016. With increasing competition and thousands of options facing consumers today, marketers have merely a fraction of a second to engage and connect with consumers. From understanding digital segmentation to pathways to purchase, identifying, articulating, and executing on digital opportunities to increase competitive advantage, analyzing and optimizing your digital strategy, best-in-class examples of digital content, and much more, this AMA event provides an in-depth look at key issues in digital publishing and marketing in the modern landscape.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Non-Member Price: $1,645
  • Member Price: $1,495

25. Gabbcon
March 2, 2016
New York, NY


Gabbcon is a global audience-based buying conference positioned in the heartbeat of the global media and marketing community, New York City. Focused on audience-based buying, the future of media buying, attendees receive education, counseling, standards, and content on the topics of audience buying, addressable TV, advanced TV, measurement, and premium video. “All media, across every screen will be planned, bought or optimized digitally in the coming years. At our NY event, GABBCON and our partners will continue to explore the changes in the TV and Video landscape and discuss new ways to execute TV and video campaigns, including addressable solutions, mobile and digital out of home.”

Cost to Attend: 

  • Early Bird NY Audience Based Buying Delegate: $626.92
  • Agency VIP: Free
  • Brand VIP: Free
  • NY Audience Based Buying Delegate: $832.92

26. ANA Masters of Media Conference
March 2-4, 2016
Hollywood, FL

ANA Masters of Media Conference

Bringing together the leaders of the media industry, attendees of the ANA Masters of Media Conference will discuss current issues and share insights on the latest techniques for engaging with modern consumers. In today’s hyper-fragmented media industry, the optimization of digital media is increasingly challenging. Marketers attending the ANA Masters of Media Conference gain the insights needed to cope with the only constant in the media industry: change.

Cost to Attend: 

  • ANA: $499
  • BAA Gold: $499
  • BAA Silver: $1,205
  • Legacy BAA: $1,395
  • BMA Gold: $499
  • BMA Silver: $1,295
  • BMA Individual: $1,395
  • Legacy BMA: $1,395
  • Non: $1,395

27. OMMA at SXSW
March 11-12, 2016
Austin, TX


For marketing and sales professionals struggling to determine where all the new, bright, shiny objects including gadgets and digital innovations fit into the future of marketing, OMMA at SXSW is the conference for you. Gain insights on how to use new technologies to enable brands and products to tell their stories to consumers, explore how digital innovators plan to integrate Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality into the marketing mix, and learn how they expect to integrate the myriad touchpoints in the Internet of Things into conversations with consumers.

Cost to Attend: FREE

28. The 12th Annual Customer Experience Conference
March 23-24, 2016
New York, NY

12th Annual Customer Experience Conference

The 12th Annual Customer Experience Conference aims to arm attendees with the insights and tools to transform their organizations to compete in the experience economy. “Drawing on insights from 11 years of success and the experiences of seasoned CX practitioners from The Conference Board’s CX Council, this event is practitioner-driven and solutions-focused. In an environment that is accelerating and becoming ever more complex, this event delivers practical insight from the front line of customer experience that will help organizations raise their game.”

Cost to Attend: 

  • Pre-Conference Seminar: Creating Exceptional Customer Experience Through Design Thinking: $605
  • Conference: The 12th Annual Customer Experience Conference: $2,895

29. Digital Book World Conference and Expo
March 7-9, 2016
New York, NY

Digital Book World

A premier event for publishers and content providers of all sizes, the Digital Book World Conference and Expo is about thriving through publishing’s digital transformation. With the help of publishing’s most innovative thinkers, attendees learn how to capitalize on every opportunity and gain an understanding of the latest developments in digital publishing. For understanding consumer behavior across channels, the Digital Book World Conference and Expo is a must-attend event for sales and marketing professionals and executives.

Cost to Attend (Onsite prices listed; register early to take advantage of early registration discounts): 

  • Individual Full Conference: $1,795
  • Launch Kids Package: $1,445
  • Launch Kids: $650

30. SXSW Interactive
March 11-15, 2016
Austin, TX

SXSW Interactive

A true incubator of cutting-edge technologies and creativity, SXSW Interactive takes place every March in Austin, TX, featuring five days of informative panel discussions, hands-on instructional workshops, one-on-one mentorship opportunities with some of the brightest minds in the industry, and so much more. Choose from session tracks like branding and marketing, content and distribution, and more for an experience that’s in-tune with your career and interests.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Platinum Badge (Access to Music, Film & Interactive): $1,575
  • Gold Badge (Access to Film & Interactive): $1,295
  • Interactive Badge: $1,095

31. Search Fest
March 10, 2016
Portland, OR 


Portland’s own digital marketing conference, Search Fest is a jam-packed event featuring multiple informative learning tracks, workshops, and panel sessions providing insights into the latest technology advancements and strategies influencing online search marketing and social marketing. Industry experts and thought leaders from around the globe converge to share in-depth insights and presentations from basic SEM and social media fundamentals to advanced techniques.

Cost to Attend: 

  • SEMpdx Members: $425.00
  • SearchFest Ticket PLUS Annual SEMpdx Membership: $540
  • Non-Members: $549
  • Late SEMpdx Members: $525
  • Late SearchFest Ticket PLUS Annual SEMpdx Membership: $640
  • Late Non-Members: $649
  • Day Of Event: $749

32. Integrated Marketing Communications
March 16-17, 2016
Washington, D.C.

Integrated Marketing Communications

Marketers are faced with juggling a wide variety of tactics and strategies, but when these tactics are implemented in isolation, marketers fail to develop and launch integrated marketing campaigns. This AMA-hosted event focuses on this challenge, providing marketing professionals and executives with up-to-date knowledge on integrated marketing communications and actionable tools and steps to develop a fully integrated marketing communications plan.

Cost to Attend (Register early for discounts): 

  • Non-Member Price: $1,795
  • Member Price: $1,495

33. Digital Innovators’ Summit
March 20-22, 2016
Berlin, Germany

Digital Innovators' Summit

The essential platform for content-driven businesses to share digital insights and innovations, the Digital Innovators’ Summit takes place in Berlin, Germany in March 2016. Designed to enable attendees to keep pace with the digital media landscape, the Digital Innovators’ Summit touches on the latest tools and insights such as new or evolved platforms, new business models, innovation in journalism, trends in generating revenue, and more.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Standard Rate (by March 15th):
    • Member: 1,690.00 EUROS
    • Non-Member: 2,190.00 EUROS
  • Last Chance (after March 15th):
    • Member: 1,990.00 EUROS
    • Non-Member: 2,490.00 EUROS

34. Adobe Summit
March 20-24, 2016
Las Vegas, NV

Adobe Summit

The Adobe Summit offers more than 150 sessions, labs, and workshops that can be mixed and matched to provide the precise education and insights attendees require to advance their organization’s goals. From core services to digital experience management, email and cross-channel marketing, marketing analytics, marketing innovations, mobile engagement, personalization and optimization, and programmatic advertising, attendees learn how to combine creativity, content, and data to create amazing customer experiences.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Preconference Course (requires full conference pass):
    • Two-day course (through January 30, 2016): $1,400
    • Two-day course (after January 31, 2016): $1,500
    • One-day course (through January 30, 2016): $700
    • One-day course (after January 31, 2016): $750
  • Single Registrations:
    • Advance price (through January 31, 2016): $1,695
    • Full price: $1,895
    • Government, Education, Non-profit attendees: $1,295
  • Multiple Registrations:
    • Three or more registrations purchased together: $1,495
  • Guest Social Passes:
    • For evening events only, limit one per attendee: $200 each

35. 4 A’s Transformation
March 21-24, 2016
Miami, FL

4As Transformation

This conference brings together leaders from technology, media, advertising, and marketing to discuss and debate issues, insights, and ideas in both the traditional and digital media spaces. Attendees gain knowledge to stay ahead of the latest media platforms, creative innovations, digital trends, measurement tools, and more through a variety of formats including fireside chats with top brand marketers. This event draws more than 1,000 key industry players.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Member:
    • Management Practitioners Forum Only (3/21/16): $895 (Only includes events on Monday, March 21, 2016)
    • Early: $1,445 (Ends: January 22, 2016)
    • Regular: $1,745 (Starts: January 23, 2016)
    • Group Rate: 30% off of the current registration price with a minimum of two registrants from an organization. The discount applies to every additional registration from the same organization.
  • Non-Member:
    • Early: $2,095 (Ends: January 22, 2016)
    • Regular: $2,395 (Starts: January 23, 2016)

36. ConversionXL Live
March 30 – April 1, 2016
Austin, TX

ConversionXL Live

A growth and optimization event spanning three days featuring presentations from hardcore practitioners, ConversionXL is one of the most talked-about conferences with a unique format that maximizes opportunities for peer-to-peer learning. Specifically, it doesn’t actually take place in Austin, TX, but outside the city away from distractions, ensuring that attendees spend three full days of quality time together – no one leaves. Hand-picked speakers deliver compelling presentations on optimization processes that you can model and replicate in the real world to boost profits.

Cost to Attend: $1,399

37. Digiday Publishing Summit
March 30 – April 1, 2016
Vail, CO 

Digiday Publishing Summit

Digiday’s Publishing Summit is a premier event focusing on the most pressing issues in the publishing space. While the Digiday team is currently building out the agenda for 2016, last year’s event included discussion of platform challenges and uncovered opportunities for monetization beyond selling advertising, with sessions offering insights from beyond news channels, areas in food, sports, and entertainment. For the latest learning opportunities in digital publishing, Digiday Publishing Summit is an event not to miss.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Standard Ticket: $2,495 –  includes all sessions, keynotes, workshops, networking functions and meals on full conference days – plus 2 meetings
  • Upgraded Ticket: $6,250 – includes all sessions, keynotes, workshops, meals on conference days, networking functions and participation in five 10 Minute Meetings

38. Funnel Hacking Live
March 31 – April 2, 2016
San Diego, CA

Funnel Hacking Live

Presented by DOTCOM Secrets and Click Funnels, Funnel Hacking Live is an engaging event designed for any professional who wants a successful sales funnel. The conference is held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina and seating is limited so register early. You’ll get access to recordings from last year’s event with a ticket purchase, or you can choose to purchase only last year’s recordings if you can’t make this year’s conference.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Recordings Of 2015 Funnel Hacking Event: $397 (Early Bird Pricing – Normal $997)
  • 2015 Recordings AND 1 Ticket To 2016 LIVE!: $697 (Early Bird Pricing – Normal $1,997)
  • 2015 Recordings AND 2 Ticket To 2016 LIVE!: $997 (Early Bird Pricing – Normal $2,497)


Digital Publishing Conferences and Events in Q2 2016

39. Mobile Insider Summit
April 2016 (TBD)
Location TBD

Mobile Insider Summit

MediaPost’s Mobile Insider Summit is an important event in digital publishing as mobile has become an integral channel in the marketing mix. Mobile is now the medium through which consumers consume and engage with all types of content, from social media to video, messaging, and more, forcing marketers to reimagine all of their old precepts. At Mobile Insider Summit, attendees investigate how marketers can leverage mobile to connect with and engage consumers in meaningful ways. The 2015 event was held in April in Key Largo, FL, but 2016 event details have not yet been announced at the time of this writing.

Cost to Attend: Summits are complimentary to brand marketers who meet requirements (Summit registration value $2,895)

40. eMetrics Summit
April 3-6, 2016
San Francisco, CA

eMetrics Summit

Marketing analytics practitioners, visionaries, and experts come together at eMetrics Summit to discuss capturing and applying insights from data, essential for any organization engaging in digital publishing initiatives. The Summit’s 30 sessions include case studies, best practices, expert insight, strategy, analytics maturity, and more, with topics encompassing growth hacking, digital transformation with analytics, Big Data, attribution hacks, and more.

Cost to Attend (prices listed reflect onsite pricing; early registration discounts available): 

  • eMetrics All Access Pass: $2,697
  • All Access Combo pass with PAW for Business: $3,097
  • Two Day eMetrics Summit: $1,897
  • One Day eMetrics Summit: $1,097
  • 2 Day eMetrics Summit / 2 Day Predictive Analytics World Combo Pass: $2,290
  • 2 Day eMetrics Summit / 2 Day Affiliate Management Days Combo Pass: $2,290
  • Social Networking Pass – Access to Exhibit Hall and Keynotes Only: $200

41. Niche Media Conference
April 4-6, 2016
Austin, TX 

Niche Media Conference

The world’s most niched-out event for niche magazine publishers, Niche Media Conference is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Austin. With two complete publisher tracks, one Camp Niche ad sales training track, and 360-degree niche keynotes delivered by four niche media visionaries, learning and networking opportunities are plentiful. From paid sponsor content to video, pricing models, sales compensation, content marketing, subscription strategy, controlled circulation, and more, attendees are sure to leave with plenty of actionable advice. Limited to 250 attendees, Niche Media Conference promises a small and interactive event.

Cost to Attend: 

  • COMBO: 2016 Niche Media Conference & NicheTek: $1,090 pre-program registration; regular price $1,690
  • 2016 Niche Media Conference ONLY: $895 pre-program registration; regular price $1,195
  • 2016 NicheTek ONLY: $295 pre-program registration; regular price $495

42. AdAge Digital Conference
April 5-6, 2016
New York, NY

AdAge Digital Conference

AdAge has been hosting its Digital Conference for 10 years, from the time when marketers were just beginning to discuss advertising in terms of traditional vs. digital. As digital advertising has now become the norm and we begin to move into an ad-free future, the AdAge Digital Conference is a must-attend event for keeping pace with the rapid evolution of digital media.

Cost to Attend: 

  • $1,795 through February 19th
  • $2,200 after February 19th
  • Groups of 3 or more: $100 discount per ticket

43. Brand Strategy Conference
April 6-8, 2016
New York, NY

Brand Strategy Conference

For sales and marketing professionals wanting to discover how to differentiate their brands in the modern era of fierce competition, Brand Strategy Conference is the event to attend. More than 20 brand experts and thought leaders share their secrets to building brand loyalty, and attendees leave with clear frameworks for building marketing plans that align with brand values and get results. Over three days, attendees can attend four hands-on workshops and more than 15 interactive sessions to learn the secrets to creating an unforgettable brand experience.

Cost to Attend: $1,799 ($999 through January 11, 2016)

44. FT Digital Media 2016
April 12-13, 2016
London, UK

FT Digital Media

FT Digital Media 2016 addresses the key challenges faced in the turbulent media industry as the digital revolution continues to reshape the way content is created, shared, and consumed, bringing together more than 350 senior digital decision makers from a variety of sectors including content creators, broadcasters, consumer brands and retailers, and more. FT Digital Media 2016 will “provide analysis of the economic and business models that determine success in different markets around the world, from the perspective of leaders of global media groups, investors, analysts, and digital entrepreneurs.”

Cost to Attend: 

  • Early Booker Rate (through January 22nd): £1299+VAT
  • Standard Rate: £1499+VAT

45. The London Book Fair
April 12-14, 2016
Olympia, London, UK

The London Book Fair

With more than 250,000 attendees from 124 countries, The London Book Fair is so much more than a traditional book fair. It’s a global marketplace for rights distribution as well as the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film, and digital, encompassing every facet of the publishing industry. Attendees can attend London Book Fair Conferences featuring keynote presentations, debate, and networking opportunities for specific aspects of the industry or attend one of more than 200 seminars taking place during the larger event.

Cost to Attend: Cost information available upon registration; costs may vary by individual conference or seminar

46. Social Media Marketing World 2016
April 17-19, 2016
San Diego, CA 

Social Media Marketing World

More than 3,000 marketing professionals and executives attend Social Media Marketing World, one of the largest conferences dedicated to social media marketing, brought to you by Social Media Examiner. Choose from more than 100 expert-led sessions and workshops, network with your peers, and learn the latest strategies and tactics for social media marketing.

Cost to Attend: $1,497

47. Digital Innovators USA Tour
April 17-22, 2016
San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA 

Digital Innovators USA Tour

The Digital Innovators USA Tour provides a chance to visit centers of innovation with entrepreneurs, founders, thought leaders, and senior management from technology and media companies at the forefront of change. The tour is in its third year and will visit companies on the West Coast during the week of April 17th through the 22nd.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Early Bird rate (through February 19th): €7250
  • Standard rate (through April 15th): €7,900
  • Non-members rate: €9,750

48. HeroConf Conversion Summit
April 25-27, 2016
Philadelphia, PA

HeroConf Conversion Summit

PPC (pay-per-click) is one of the most common advertising channels in digital publishing, and the HeroConf Conversion Summit is an entire event dedicated to providing attendees with knowledge and insights for mastering PPC in the modern landscape. From in-depth sessions on the most relevant PPC topics to a low speaker-to-attendee ratio to maximize networking opportunities, attendees get access to four keynotes, more than 50 speakers, 11 networking events, and 40 sessions, all jam-packed with valuable knowledge and takeaways.

Cost to Attend (on-site rates listed; discounts available with early registration): 

  • Conference + PPC Management Workshop: $2,875
  • Conference + Agency Growth Workshop: $2,875
  • Conference Pass: $1,700

49. Collision Conference
April 26-28. 2016
New Orleans, LA 

Collision Conference

Collision Conference is formally a tech conference – “America’s fastest-growing tech conference,” in fact – having grown to more than 7,500 attendees from more than 50 countries. From CEOs from startups and the world’s largest companies to leading investors and media, Collision Conference is a massive event bringing together leaders from the most prominent companies on the web. Collision has been dubbed “the anti-CES” by USA Today.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Exhibition Floor Only: $350
  • General Attendee: $395
  • Premium: $1,395
  • Platinum: $2,395

50. Zenith Digital Marketing Conference
April 28, 2016
Duluth, MN

Zenith Digital Marketing Conference

Zenith Digital Marketing Conference is a social media conference that expands to all things digital marketing. In 2016, the conference is expanding to encompass profit-motivated digital marketing, seeking to tap into some of the most prestigious thought leaders in the industry to provide strategy, tactics, and tools to drive revenue through digital marketing. Attendees will leave armed with “actionable intelligence to sell more, generate valuable leads, boost online engagement, increase social market share, and avoid wasteful online investments.”

Cost to Attend: 

  • Early Bird (by March 24th): $199
  • Conference Pass: $275
  • College Connection – Student: $99

51. Westchester Digital Summit
Date TBD
New York, NY

Westchester Digital Summit

The Westchester Digital Summit has welcomed more than 1,250 attendees in three years, from Fortune 100 companies to two-person startups, offering an atmosphere of learning, collaboration, and empowerment to embrace emerging digital technologies.

Cost to Attend: Registration information not yet available

52. Internet Week New York
May 2016
New York, NY

Internet Week New York

Internet Week New York is “an annual celebration of technology’s impact on business and culture.” Business professionals from every sector attend more than 250 events produced in the IWNY headquarters and more than 150 events organized by citywide event partners. Anyone can participate in keynotes, curated panels, and interviews at the IWNY headquarters with an official HQ pass; events emphasize specific facets of the industry such as mobile media, next-generation media, user experience, cross-channel marketing, and more.

Cost to Attend: $350

53. IDPF Digital Book 2016
May 2016
New York, NY

IDPF Digital Book

The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)’s Digital Book Conference is the flagship digital conference at BEA as well as the longest-running digital conference in the industry. Attendees include professionals and executives across the digital publishing industry, including senior leaders, marketers, publishers and editors, and educators, as well as production teams, distributors, developers, and other key roles in the industry.

Cost to Attend: 

  • IDPF or BISG Members: $379 before 5/19; regular price $449
  • Non-Profit: $449 before 5/19; regular price $499
  • Other: $499 before 5/19; regular price $599

54. Publishing Insider Summit
May 1-4, 2016
Key Largo, FL 

Publishing Insider Summit

The Publishing Insider Summit, brought to you by MediaPost, empowers media companies and publishers with the knowledge necessary to create a map to monetization, addressing the key challenges facing digital publishing as traditional business models are no longer sufficient to own an audience and drive revenue.

Cost to Attend: $2,895 through March 25, 2016

55. The Un-Conference
May 2-4, 2016
San Diego, CA 

The UnConference

The Un-Conference is a unique competitive learning experience designed around brand experience for 50 evolving marketers. There are no attendees, only participants, who compete and learn from other leading marketers from around the world in teams of 10, gaining valuable insights to inspire the future of their brands.

Cost to Attend: $3,000

56. Pubcon Austin
May 3, 2016
Austin, TX 

Pubcon Austin

Pubcon Austin features session tracks focused on the latest in social media marketing, online marketing, and search-related research, compelling keynote addresses from world-recognized thought leaders, and an in-depth look at the future of technology. It’s an ideal conference for industry insiders, owners and chief executives, founders and corporate presidents, social media and search engine marketers, and affiliate managers.

Cost to Attend: Registration information not yet available

57. Experiential Marketing Summit
May 4-6, 2016
Denver, CO 

Experiential Marketing Summit

The Experiential Marketing Summit is about “using live experiences to amplify reach, convert customers, and drive sales.” It’s the world’s largest conference on experiential marketing, bringing more than 1,500 leading marketers together for more than 80 sessions taught by over 40 brand-side marketers hailing from companies like YouTube, Target, Under Armour, Bacardi, and more.

Cost to Attend:

  • Brands (Clients) – end-user marketers at brand companies:
    • Three Day All Access (May 4-May 6): $1,485
    • Additional Three Day All Access (May 4-May 6): $1,275
    • General Pass (May 5-May 6): $1,125
    • Two Day All Access (May 4-5 or May 5-6): $1,175
    • One Day All Access (May 5 or 6): $1,075
    • Team 10-Pack, All Access: $12,000
  • Agencies, Consultants, and Suppliers:
    • Three Day All Access (May 4-May 6): $1,795
    • General Pass (May 5-May 6): $1,365
    • Two Day All Access (May 4-5 or May 5-6): $1,425
    • One Day All Access (May 5 or 6): $1,175
  • Ex-Awards Gala:
    • Individual Tickets: $300
    • Tables of 10: $3,250

58. Search Insider Summit
May 4-7, 2016
Key Largo, FL 

Search Insider Summit

The Search Insider Summit investigates the latest trends and challenges impacting the search industry, a critical facet of digital publishing. The next Search Insider Summit is slated for May 2016 in Key Largo, Florida, addressing the need for search marketers to think outside the traditional query box in looking towards a future filled with voice commands, the use of ad-blocking programs by consumers, programmatic advertising, and other challenges.

Cost to Attend: Registration information not yet available

59. IA Summit
May 4-8, 2016
Atlanta, GA 

IA Summit

Digital spaces are moving away from the traditional page-based model to a more interactive experience, and the rapidly changing landscape requires that everyone involved in the creation of digital spaces have an understanding of Information Architecture. That’s the focus of the IA Summit, a premier gathering place for both modern thinkers and great ideas in information architecture and user experience.

Cost to Attend: Registration information not yet available

60. BEA Content & Digital Conference
May 11-13, 2016
Chicago, IL 

BEA Content & Digital Summit

The BEA Content & Digital Conference is held during the Book Expo of America, held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Attendees can choose from several featured content tracks, including Marketing & Engagement for learning everything about digital, social, and print marketing, Business of Publishing to discover new directions, opportunities, and business models to apply to your current challenges with electronic and print publishing products, and other options geared towards analytics and data, traditional book publishing topics, and much more.

Cost to Attend (on-site prices listed; discounts available for early registration):  

  • Book Buying Professionals (Bookstores, Retailers, Librarians, Educators, Non Profits & Associations, Online Retailers, Museum Stores):
    • 3-day pass: $128
    • 1-day pass: $131
  • Publishing Professionals (Digital Service/Solution Provider, Publishing Personnel, Licensing/Rights, Literary Agents, Non-Editorial Media, Bloggers, Book Club Leaders/Facilitators, Film & TV Production, Publishing Consultants & Agencies):
    • 3-day pass: $188
    • 1-day pass: N/A
  • Book Industry Professionals and Authors (Consultants, Manufacturers, Book Packagers, Wholesalers, Venture Capital/Investment Bankers):
    • 3-day pass: $374
    • 1-day pass: N/A

61. Conversion Conference
May 17-19, 2016
Las Vegas, NV 

Conversion Conference

Conversion Conference attracts an international audience of digital marketers, with 25% of attendees coming from outside the U.S., providing global networking opportunities and perspectives. A community of data-driven, innovative marketers, Conversion Conference includes attendees from a wide variety of disciplines including marketing and advertising, online/internet marketing, e-commerce, marketing analytics, web design, web usability, landing page testing and conversion rate optimization, as well as CEOs of small and medium sized internet-based businesses.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Two-day full conference pass: $1,197
  • Combo pass: ConvCon and Content Marketing Conf: $1,597
  • One-day conference pass: $997
  • Two-day social networking pass: $500
  • One-day social networking pass: $250
  • Intro to CRO Workshop: $797
  • Persuasive Psychology Master Class: $1,147

62. Gartner Digital Marketing Conference
May 17-19, 2016
San Francisco, CA

Gartner Digital Marketing Conference

The intersection of insight, execution, and vision is the key to mastering modern marketing, and that’s the focus of Gartner’s 2016 Digital Marketing Conference. Created for senior executives, this event is a premier event for learning the latest digital marketing techniques through actionable insights and key strategies derived from independent and objective research.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Early Bird Price (by March 18th): $2,525
  • Standard Conference Price: $2,850
  • Public Sector Price: $2,225

63. GrowCo
May 17-19, 2016
Las Vegas, NV 


A three-day event for entrepreneurs and business leaders aiming to achieve sizable growth within their organizations, GrowCo is an Inc. event that features ideas, inspiration, and insights, networking and learning, and proven strategies to foster company growth. 2015 speakers included Jessica Alba of The Honest Company, Joe Gebbia of Airbnb, and Daymond John of the ABC show Shark Tank, among others.

Cost to Attend: $895 with early registration discounts available (registration not yet open for 2016)

64. The Incite Summit West
May 17-18, 2016
San Francisco, CA 

Incite Summit West

A major brand-focused marketing conference in the USA, The Incite Summit West brings together “an unrivaled list of Chief Marketing Officers and other senior players from the world’s biggest brands – to debate the future of marketing with their peers in the marketing community.”

Cost to Attend: Registration information not yet available

65. Publishing Executive Live: Executive Summit on Digital Media
May 2016 (TBD)

Publishing Executive Live Executive Summit on Digital Media

This VIP, invitation-only event includes the brightest minds in publishing and technology, forming an exclusive gathering of industry leaders focusing on how leading-edge publishers are transitioning into dynamic digital media companies. Last year’s event, held in May 2015, focused on monetization and audience development strategies for digital media, the challenges of multi-platform publishing, and winning strategies for capturing audience and driving revenue. Details on a 2016 date and location for the Publishing Executive Live: Executive Summit on Digital Media have not yet been released.

Cost to Attend: Registration information not yet available

66. Legal Frontiers in Digital Media
May 2016 (TBD)

Legal Frontiers in Digital Media

Legal Frontiers in Digital Media is an annual event hosted by the Media Law Resource Center providing valuable perspectives on the legal issues surrounding the digital publishing industry. MLRC has been partnering with Berkeley Center for Law and Technology for this Silicon Valley-based set of sessions since 2014. For any professional concerned with the emerging legal issues surrounding digital content, this is a highly informative event worth attending.

Cost to Attend: Registration information not yet available

67. SiriusDecisions Summit
May 24-27, 2016
Nashville, TN 

SiriusDecisions Summit

Join more than 2,500 B2B peers at the 11th annual SiriusDecisions Summit, with this year’s theme being “Intelligent Growth,” or the emphasis on operationalizing your business strategy and aligning it to corporate business goals. Setting a new standard with cutting-edge research, more than 50 analyst sessions, and 100 practitioner case studies, SiriusDecisions Summit is a must-attend event for growth-focused professionals and executives.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

68. Digital Media Summit
May 2016 (TBD)
New York, NY 

Digital Media Summit

The Digital Media Summit takes place during Internet Week New York, which is slated for May 2016. The details for Digital Media Summit 2016 are not yet available, but the 2015 event brought together 500 decision-makers and 300 CEOs in an interactive format discussing key issues in theme-based sessions.

Cost to Attend: Registration details not yet available; invitation-only event

69. PePcon
June 5-8, 2016
San Diego, CA 


PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference brings together the world’s top publishing experts and Adobe engineers and developers to offer insights on publishing for ebooks, print, iPad/tablets, interactive documents, and more. A production of the Creative Publishing Network, PePcon is a two-day, multi-track conference offering a variety of sessions to provide inspiration and guidance for working creative professionals.

Cost to Attend: 

  • 2-day conference (June 6–7): $950 until April 11 (early bird pricing); regular price $1,050
  • Conference plus choice of pre-conference tutorial (June 5–7): $1,150 (or $1,250 after April 11)
  • Conference plus choice of post-conference tutorials (June 6–8): $1,250 (or $1,350 after April 11)
  • Gold Pass: Four days, choice of any tutorial, all conference Sessions (June 5 – 8), plus access to video of conference sessions: $1,495 (or $1,595 after April 11)

70. 20th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB)
June 7-9, 2016
Göttingen, Germany


The 20th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB) “brings together scholars, publishers, lecturers, librarians, developers, entrepreneurs, users and all other stakeholders interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in widely differing contexts.” The conference investigates the position and power of various players and agents in the industry and their respective agendas, examining interlinked topics to sharpen the view on current challenges and identify ways forward to reshape the publishing system. While this event is primarily targeted towards academia, it’s a valuable learning event for anyone involved in the digital publishing landscape.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Conference Only: 230.00€
  • Early bird conference only (until 15 April): 190.00€
  • Student fee: 170.00€
  • Student early bird (until 15 April): 130.00€
  • Workshops: TBA
  • Conference dinner: TBA
  • Social events: TBA
  • Registration begins February 2016

71. Mumbrella 360
June 7-9, 2016
Sydney, Australia


Mumbrella 360 is Australia’s largest media and marketing event, offering an intensive two-day immersive experience into the latest thinking and best practices across the full spectrum of the marketing and media landscape. More than 50 sessions span four stages over two days, and attendees also have the opportunity to participate in masterclasses, a series of workshops led by experts ranging from 20 minutes to two hours.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Networking and Expo Pass:
    • On-site: $849
    • Advance rate: $799 through June 6th
    • Early bird: $799 through April 15th
  • Two-Day Pass (excludes networking):
    • On-site: $2,199
    • Advance rate: $1,999 through June 6th
    • Early bird: $1,499 through April 15th
  • Three-Day Pass (includes networking):
    • On-site: $2,499
    • Advance rate: $2,299 through June 6th
    • Early bird: $1,799 through April 15th

72. Search Marketing Expo Advanced
June 22-23, 3016
Seattle, WA 

Search Marketing Expo Advanced

SMX Advanced is the only conference dedicated to advanced search marketers, providing fast-paced sessions, informative Q&As, and much more. The most accomplished search marketers from around the globe present best-in-class tips for driving traffic and increasing conversions through tactics including paid search advertising, SEO, social media marketing, and other strategies.

Cost to Attend: 

  • All Access Pass: $2,295
  • All Access Pass + Workshop: $3,395
  • Workshop Only: $1,195
  • Networking Pass: $199
  • Team rates available

73. UnGagged
June 23-24, 2016
London, UK
November 14-16, 2016
Las Vegas, NV 


UnGagged is a unique conference limited to 300 attendees to ensure ample networking opportunities and encourage in-depth discussion. It’s the “world’s first SEO & digital marketing UnConvention,” bringing together a group of forward-thinking SEOs and digital marketers to share proven techniques and enhance their knowledge. No recording and no pitching is permitted at UnGagged, meaning attendees and presenters feel free to share their most valuable secrets without fear that they’ll end up on YouTube for the world to see.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Early Bird Ticket: £545.00, VAT £109.00 through April 11th
  • Early Bird 4 or More: £420.00, VAT £84.00 through April 11th
  • Regular Ticket: £695.00, VAT £139.00

74. The Bookseller Marketing and Publicity Conference
June 2016 (TBD)
London, UK 

The Bookseller Marketing & Publicity Conference

The Bookseller Marketing and Publicity Conference brings together speakers from within and outside the industry sharing insights on communities, consumers, content, and other emerging concepts to stimulate ideas, debate, and discussion to “spark the next wave of stellar campaigns.” More than 300 marketers and publishers attended the June 2015 event; details on the 2016 conference are not yet available.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Subscriber: £265
  • Standard: £290

Digital Publishing Conferences and Events in Q3 2016

75. Alt Weekly Annual Convention
July 7-9, 2016
Austin, TX 

Alt Weekly Annual Convention

The Association of Alternative Newsmedia will hold its 39th annual AAN Annual Convention in July 2016 in Austin, Texas. AAN represents the 112 alternative newsmedia organizations in North America, aiming to strengthen alternative journalism through advocacy and education. Offering a highly interactive environment, this conference allows sponsors to be front and center providing personal access to key decision makers.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Members; $350
  • Publication rate (unlimited attendees from a publication): $1,000

76. ANA Digital & Social Media Conference
July 20-22, 2016
Colorado Springs, CO 

ANA Digital & Social Media Conference

A must-attend event for any professional trying to navigate the complex media landscape, the ANA Digital & Social Media Conference brings together top digital marketing experts from the client side with key industry experts encompassing important topics for marketing, sales, and advertising professionals such as storytelling, social media, native advertising, and more.

Cost to Attend: Registration information not yet available

77. LeadsCon and B2B LeadsCon
August 22-24, 2016
New York, NY


LeadsCon is the definitive conference for vertical media, online lead generation, and direct response marketing. More than 5,000 professionals attend LeadCon each year for the latest tools, techniques, and tips in lead generation. Learn B2B lead acquisition, lead nurturing, lead conversion, customer retention, driving revenue with email, and other topics of key importance to sales and marketing professionals today.

Cost to Attend: 

  • LeadsCon + B2B Full Conference – Total Access Pass: $995
  • LeadsCon Full Conference: $745
  • B2B LeadsCon Full Conference: $745

78. Digital Media Strategies USA
September 2016
New York, NY

Digital Media Strategies USA

Digital Media Strategies USA is a three-day conference addressing the key strategic challenges behind developing a profitable and sustainable media business in the modern competitive landscape. From data-rich case studies to discussions of new business models and revenue streams, mobile monetization, digital video, programmatic and native advertising, metrics, and more, Digital Media Strategies USA is an essential learning experience for modern sales and marketing professionals.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Pre-Conference Day: $899
  • Main Conference Days: $1,999
  • Combined: $2,999

79. PRWeek Conference
September 2016 (TBD)
New York, NY 

PRWeek Conference

The PRWeek Conference takes place during PRWeek in New York City, offering keynotes, panels, interactive workshops, and more to empower attendees with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the modern PR and marketing climate.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

80. Digital CoLab
September 20-21, 2016
San Diego, CA 

Digital CoLab

An accelerated two-day learning experience, Digital CoLab is slated to hit San Diego, California in 2016, providing opportunities to connect with other entrepreneurs, participate in roundtable discussions and Shark Tank-style website reviews, develop vision boards, and other activities to achieve growth on your team, generate higher revenues, find the right work-life balance, and more.

Cost to Attend:

  • Early Bird Digi Event Pass: $199
  • Digi Event Pass: $249
  • Fees apply

81. Niche Digital Conference
September 19-21, 2016
Denver, CO 

Niche Digital Conference

The Niche Digital Conference aims to bring together the brightest minds in digital publishing to facilitate discussion and advance thought leadership in creating profitable integrated strategies. With 20 new sessions focused on generating revenue online, two complete publishing executive tracks, and 360-degree niche keynotes covering the most pertinent topics in niche digital publishing, the Niche Digital Conference is an event packed with knowledge and actionable insights.

Cost to Attend: 

  • COMBO: Niche Digital Conference & Revenue Workshop #1: Invert Your Pitch to Close Bigger Deals, Faster!: $1,690
  • COMBO: Niche Digital Conference & Revenue Workshop #2: B2B Ultimate Digital Strategy Guide: $1,690
  • COMBO: Niche Digital Conference & Revenue Workshop #3: B2C Ultimate Digital Strategy Guide: $1,690
  • Niche Digital Conference ONLY: $1,190
  • Workshops ONLY (Choose from any one of the three workshops): $595

82. Content Marketing World: Publishing Lab
September 2016 (TBD)
Cleveland, OH

Content Marketing World Digital Publishing Lab

Content Marketing World featured a Publishing & Media Lab as one of its one-day industry lab offerings following the 2015 main Content Marketing World event. The 2016 event promises a Publishing Lab following the main event in Cleveland, and if last year’s Publishing & Media Lab is any indication, this is one not to miss. The Publishing & Media Lab offered tactical advice on how media companies can drive revenue by developing full-scale content marketing services from some of the most forward-thinking thought leaders in the industry.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Industry Lab Only:
    • Super Early Bird – ends February 29, 2016: $545
    • Early Bird – ends May 31, 2016: $595
    • Regular – ends September 2, 2016: $695
    • Onsite (register in person starting September 6, 2016): $795
  • Main Conference + Industry Lab:
    • Super Early Bird – ends February 29, 2016: $1,540
    • Early Bird – ends May 31, 2016: $1,690
    • Regular – ends September 2, 2016: $1,990
    • Onsite (register in person starting September 6, 2016): $2,990

83. Brand ManageCamp
September 15-16, 2016
Las Vegas, NV 

Brand ManageCamp

Offering tools, insights, and inspiration to take your brand to the next level, attendees at Brand ManageCamp featuring compelling keynote presentations delivered by industry thought leaders, talks and discussions on storytelling, sales, risk taking, new marketing models, team building, content marketing, and much more.

Cost to Attend: $2,499 (early registration and other discounts available)

84. ONA Journalists
September 15-17, 2016
Denver, CO 

ONA Journalists

The Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet welcomes highly engaged digital journalists committed to shaping the future of media. Each year, increasing numbers of journalists attend ONA to learn the latest tools, techniques, and technologies, discuss advancements and challenges in the industry, participate in face-to-face networking opportunities, and share best practices with their peers. Attendees include “producers, content editors, technologists, programmers, designers, and newsroom decision-makers from major media markets, independent websites, and leading academic institutions interested in emerging practices in news gathering, software, hardware, content, and distribution platforms.”

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost (registration information not yet available)

85. Publishing Executive Evolution Summit
September 2016 (TBD)
New York, NY 

Publishing Executive Evolution Summit

Publishing Executive Live: The Evolution Summit is an event focused on the disruptive technology that has drastically altered the way audiences consume content and how advertisers want to engage with consumers, forcing publishers to evolve rapidly to keep pace with shifting demands. This VIP, invitation-only event delves into how publishers are reinventing themselves by launching new revenue streams, revamping their organizations, and redeveloping content strategies to meet business goals.

Cost to Attend: FREE (Invitation-only event)

Digital Publishing Conferences and Events in Q4 2016

86. PivotCon
October 2016 (TBD)
New York, NY 


A leading social business event, PivotCon is a single-day affair designed to provide a state-of-the-art experience, providing opportunities for attendees to learn, engage, and build relationships with peers through curated discussions around three central event principles, hand-selected by the Pivot team. The 2015 event focused on Transformation through the Generational Looking Glass, The Evolution of Social Strategies, and Deciphering Digital Disruptions. PivotCon 2016, while full details are not yet available, promises to provide equally compelling topics and experiences.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost (registration information not yet available)

87. The Folio:Show
November 1-2, 2016
New York, NY 

The Folio: Show

The Folio:Show provides “the essential tools publishers need to navigate change in the magazine business and across the broader media landscape.” A variety of sessions and workshops explore essential topics such as creating compelling content, smart marketing strategies, boosting sales, and using technologies to bolster results. From deep, interactive learning experiences to case studies from industry leaders on how they’re growing brands, business, and audience, to special events, and an exhibit hall with more than 50 of the industry’s top solution providers, opportunities abound for attendees at The Folio: Show. CEOs can request an invitation to The Folio: CEO Summit, an intimate gathering of 50 leaders to discuss how to innovate today and plan for tomorrow.

Cost to Attend: Registration information not yet available

88. iMedia Breakthrough Summit
October 2016 (TBD)
West Coast (TBD) 

iMedia Breakthrough Summit

The iMedia Breakthrough Summit investigates the latest tools and technologies that free up marketers to tackle the creative big ideas and strategies clients demand. From building the right team model to a comparison of platforms and analysis of the essential platforms you should be using, managing data, and much more, the iMedia Breakthrough Summit is a valuable event for marketers as well as publishers and service providers.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

89. Dreamforce
October 4-7, 2016
San Francisco, CA 


Dreamforce offers valuable sessions and content for practically any role, ranging from developers, IT professionals, and operations to marketing professionals, sales operations, and sales professionals, as well as many others. With an all-star lineup of keynote speakers, more than 400 partners in the Cloud Expo, and more than 1,400 breakout sessions with valuable insights for every role, it’s no surprise that Dreamforce is one of the most massive, widely attended events anywhere.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Pre-register: $999 (limited passes available at this price)
  • Contact for full attendance cost

90. 2016 Annual Conference: Inspired Marketing
October 5-7, 2016
Orlando, FL 

AMA Annual Conference

Join more than 450 fellow marketers at the AMA’s 2016 Annual Conference: Inspired Marketing, to learn from world-class thought leaders offering best and next practices to help you develop a strategic marketing plan. From current and future industry trends and insights to innovations, analytics, and more for both B2B and B2C marketers, the 2016 Annual Conference is an event not to miss.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Non-Member: $1,400
  • Member: $1,200

91. Seattle Interactive
October 18-19, 2016
Seattle, WA

Seattle Interactive

Two days of sessions spotlighting the year’s best stories, great successes, hard-earned lessons, and tactical content await you at Seattle Interactive 2016, the premier technology event in the Northwest. This event connects the most influential ideas of the year with emerging trends that will shape the industry moving forward.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Early Bird Gold Conference Pass: $399
  • Gold Conference Pass: $499
  • Student / Faculty / Non-Profit / .gov Gold Conference Pass: $99

92. PRSA International Conference
October 23-25, 2016
Indianapolis, IN 

PRSA International Conference

The PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) International Conference is at the intersection of technology and media, providing unparalleled knowledge, tools, and insights on the new trends in the industry. Expand your network by meeting hundreds of peers, gain practical knowledge you can put to use to grow your company’s brand, and gain insights on the emerging trends through more than 80 professional development sessions.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Full Package Registration:
    • PRSA Member: $1,495
    • Non-Member: $1,795
  • Day Registration – Sunday — Includes Professional Development Workshops, General Session and Opening Night Reception. (Does not include Pre-Conference sessions.):
    • PRSA Member: $875
    • Non-Member: $995
  • Day Registration – Monday — Includes Professional Development Workshops, General Session, Keynote Luncheon, and Products & Exhibit Hall Reception:
    • PRSA Member: $875
    • Non-Member: $995
  • Day Registration – Tuesday — Includes Professional Development Workshops and General Session:
    • PRSA Member: $875
    • Non-Member: $995

93. BOLO
October 2016 (TBD)
Tempe, AZ 


BOLO (Be On the Look Out) is a digital marketing conference for ad and PR agency professionals, thought leaders, and change makers limited to just 250 attendees to maximize interactivity, learning, and networking opportunities. From independent advertising, marketing, and PR agencies to principals and presidents, practitioners, and students, BOLO is a highly recommended event by industry leaders.

Cost to Attend:

  • General registration $899 (2016 registration information not yet available, early registration discounts available)
  • Walk-up rate: $1,099

94. Publish 2016
October 2016 (TBD)
Australia (TBD)

Publish 2016

Addressing the key issues impacting the print and digital publishing industry, Publish is a conference presented by Mumbrella that brings together professionals working in or connected to the print and digital publishing industries. The day-long event is preceded by a networking forum and addresses key developments, challenges, and opportunities facing publishers today. Creating branded storytelling platforms, going print in the digital world, and subscription marketing were among the many topics discussed at Publish 2015.

Cost to Attend: Registration information not yet available

95. State of Search Conference
November 2016 (TBD)
Location TBD

State of Search Conference

Staying up-to-date with the state of search marketing is critical for any professional in a role related to digital publishing, and the State of Search Conference is just the event to bring you up-to-the-minute with the latest trends and insights in the search industry. Learn from leading authorities like Rand Fishkin, discover best practices in local search, content marketing, analytics, and more at this industry-leading event.

Cost to Attend: Super Early Bird tickets available through June 1, 2016 for $300 (additional attendance cost information not yet available)

96. TheNextWeb Conference
November 2016 (TBD)
New York, NY 

TNW Conference

TheNextWeb (TNW) Conference is held twice annually, once in the USA and once in Europe. While 2016 event details are not yet available, information for the May 2016 conference in Amsterdam is a good indicator of what to expect in November 2016 in NYC. More than 20,000 thought leaders, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs come together to participate in more than 10 tracks, visit over 350 exhibitor pavilions, and experience more than 145 fringe events on the future of technology, innovation, marketing, communication, and imagination.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost (2016 USA program and registration information not yet available)

97. iMedia Agency Summit
December 4-7, 2016
Scottsdale, AZ 

iMedia Agency Summit

iMedia Agency Summit 2016 will focus on “Forging Relationships That Matter,” discussing the trend of publishers partnering directly with brands and the ever-growing sponsored content opportunities facing publishers today, as well as where the modern agency fits into the new digital mix.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

98. #theOnlineMind
November 2016 (TBD)
Kingston, Jamaica

The Online Mind

Organized by the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency, #theOnlineMind is the Caribbean’s first-ever digital publishing conference, highlighting and addressing issues surrounding the global trend towards digital publishing. “The 3-day event includes a Digital Publishing Conference, Education Stakeholders Forum, Exhibition and 4 Publishing Master Classes. Together, they are designed to enhance the digital publishing product and content delivery process; and build capacities to enable success in the digital publishing and content delivery landscape.” Details are not yet available for #theOnlineMind 2016, but this is one to watch.

Cost to Attend (Regular prices listed; early registration discounts or late registration fees may apply): 

  • Conference & Master Class: Members J$12,000, Non-Members J$15,000
  • Conference Only (Days 1 & 2): Members J$10,000, Non-Members J$12,000
  • Conference Daily Rate: Members J$6,000, Non-Members J$7,000
  • Master Class Only: Members J$5,000, Non-Members J$6,000

99. BIA/Kelsey NEXT
December 2016 (TBD)
Location TBD


BIA/Kelsey NEXT just wrapped up its 2015 conference as a smashing success. Targeted to the future of local digital media, BIA/Kelsey NEXT offers an immersive experience for attendees in the latest marketing and advertising technology, consumer search, social and usage trends, mobile first/omni-channel campaigns, integration of new digital tools into your skill set, and everything professionals need to master the digital publishing landscape for the year ahead.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Pre-Conference:
    • BIA/Kelsey Clients: $1,495
    • Public: $1,695
  • At the Door:
    • BIA/Kelsey Clients: $1,695
    • Public: $1,895

100. The Bookseller FutureBook Conference
December 2016 (TBD)
London, UK 

The Bookseller FutureBook Conference

The Bookseller FutureBook Conference marked its fifth year in 2015 and proves a must-attend event in the digital publishing industry. “FutureBook is Europe’s biggest publishing conference bringing together leading thinkers in publishing, retail, editorial, writing, marketing and tech, along with speakers from other industries.” Featuring more than 40 speakers including both industry leaders and entrepreneurial startups, successful initiatives are highlighted, big ideas are pitched, and and attendees gain insights to position themselves at the forefront of the industry’s latest developments.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost (2016 registration information not yet available; register your interest to receive updates about early registration discounts)


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