2020 Virtual Marketing Conferences You Can Attend in Your PJs
In-person conferences are SO 2019, but that doesn’t mean that the learning, sharing, and networking has to stop. While you won’t be able to travel, fist bump, or see people in person, these virtual events can satisfy your deep-down itch to learn.
We all know virtual marketing conferences are not as fun as an in-person, but there are some upsides:
- If you’re remote, you’re officially working longer hours now, so it’s a nice change-up from the grind.
- Stay in your PJs! Sit and learn in your comfy jammy-jams with no judgment.
- Your hands will thank you! Let’s face it, the constant sanitizing and washing dries out your hands. Ouch.
- Watch it at your leisure. Most virtual events are recorded, so you get the chance to watch and rewind as many times as you want.
- Better networking? Most of the conferences below have built-in networking sessions. Plus, you get to chat with attendees in real-time during the presentation.
More marketing conferences may move to a virtual format, but here’s a round-up of the best as of August 2020.
Digital Marketing World Forum
September 16-17, 2020
Focused on supporting marketers to tackle challenges that 2020 has presented, #DMWF is a 2-day virtual conference for the ambitious marketer seeking to explore the latest marketing trends & strategies and expand their knowledge. This one is for senior marketing folks only, so you’ll have to request to attend.
September 22-23, 2020
From international friendly time zone-based sessions and audio-only sessions when your eyes need a break, to Speaker office hours for 1:1 mentorship, INBOUND has content for multiple styles of learning. Because we’re a HubSpot Partner, #TeamOFO will be attending in full force. In the typical HubSpot style, there’s even a freemium version.
The Social Shake-Up
Workshops: September 22-23, 2020
Conference: September 29-October 1, 2020
This one is the only virtual social media conference of its kind—focused on using social media to “shake up” your brand, sales, and employee and customer engagement. Whether you’re with a consumer, business-to-business, or nonprofit, a small, medium, or Fortune 50 company, The Social Shake-Up will have something for you.
October 6-8, 2020
Consistently one of the best marketing conferences in the nation, MarTech has only announced its virtual date. Not much else is available, so check the conference site for updates. What else do we know for sure? It’s free!
Content Marketing World
October 13-16, 2020
This conference sets the bar for content marketing…content. With 225 speakers in the lineup and 123 hours of keynotes, sessions, networking, and entertainment, you won’t be disappointed in making the investment.
Social Media Strategies Summit
October 28–29, 2020
Calling Senior-Level Marketers! Attend to learn the nuts and bolts of a successful social media strategy to position your brand for success. Plus, there’s plenty of opportunity to interact with event attendees and speakers.
MarketingProfs B2B Forum
November 4-5, 2020
Screen fatigue is real, and the folks at MarketingProfs have taken your already-slightly-tired eyes into consideration when planning the B2B Forum. This conference is almost 20 years strong, so they know their audience inside and out (personas, what?!). When you sign up for the conference, you’ll not only get top B2B marketing advice, you’ll have one year access to MarketingProfs–for free!
Strategic Marketing USA
November 5-6, 2020
Welcome to the big leagues. Reuters Events: Strategic Marketing USA is uniting the world’s most influential CMOs to set benchmarks, showcase innovation, and map the future of marketing. We’re experiencing the most dramatic shift in consumer expectations in a lifetime. If you’re worried about missing the mark, this is the conference for you.
There it is. The virtual marketing conferences we’re most looking forward to this fall. Which one are you the most excited about? Are there any others that we’ve missed?