In the full expectation of having a “year of living dangerously” (in my mind at least) I’m compiling a list of the top business, marketing & digital nomad events I would like to attend globally.
Disclaimer: The only affiliate links are the one for the Marketer’s Cruise and it does not cost you any more to book via my link.
Do feel free to add your own event or recommendations in the Comments below, I’ll add them to my list if relevant.
Podfest, Orlando, Florida. February 23rd to 25th. Podfest Multimedia Expo is the conference for podcasters, digital influencers and changemakers who want to grow their brand and audience and maximize their income. http://podfest.us/2017/
Funnel Hacking Live February 21st to 23rd, Dallas, TX. Looking to hone your online marketing and funnel skills? Funnel Hacking Live is a fasted-paced conference where you will learn practical skills from the leading innovators in digital marketing and lead generation. As the name implies, this conference is focused on conversion funnels and growth-hacking. https://funnelhacking.com/fhl-2017
Summit Live LA / Creators Connect, Millenium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, 22-24 February, Gathering the most influential LIVE creators in the world. 2/22-2/24 LA #Livestreaming #Snapchat #Twitch #Periscope 2017 THEME: The Future of Creativity http://summit.live/
Traffic & Conversions, San Diego, USA. March 10-12th. Organised by Ryan Deiss & Digital Marketer. It’s an awesome hotel, the conference isgetting bigger every year and nicely divided up into topic tracks, top notch speakers) http://trafficandconversionsummit.com
South by South West Interactive March 10 -19. Austin, March 2017. www.sxsw.com
Tropical Think Tank – hosted by Chris Ducker, March 10-15, 2017, Cebu, Philippines http://www.tropicalthinktank.com/
Superfast Business, 16th to 17th March 2017, Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia (awesome event, personally recommended, not to be missed!) http://www.superfastbusiness.com/live/
Social Media Marketing World, San Diego, USA. March 22 – 24 2017. http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/smmworld/nextyear/
Summit Live Science Museum, London, UK – March 27 – March 29. Gathering the most influential LIVE creators in the world. 2/22-2/24 LA #Livestreaming #Snapchat #Twitch #Periscope 2017 THEME: The Future of Creativity http://summit.live/
Frontline Marketer LIVE – Jon Penberthy (April 28th – 30th 2017) London https://frontlinemarketerlive.com/event
ICON April 25 to 27/ Phoenix, Arizona. Sponsored and organized by Infusionsoft, ICON is a conference for small-business owners, offering one-on-one time with marketing experts, educational breakout sessions and content geared toward helping you be more successful. Past speakers include Marcus Lemonis, Gary Vaynerchuk, Pam Slim and a host of small-business experts from the Infusionsoft staff. http://attendicon.com/
Authority (by the Copyblogger crew) in May usually in Colorado
Bug Free Mind Mastermind, Las Vegas, USA – May 6th – 15th – (100+ serious heavy hitters in the PD / health / wellbeing affiliate space, intimate fun event with sponsored lunches, trips and nights out, speakers like Les Brown) contact Peter Halm firstname.lastname@example.org for more info (say Nicola sent you).
A-Fest Europe 2017 will be hitting the sandy shores of Ibiza, Spain, Wednesday, May 17 until Saturday, May 20, 2017. Topic: Relationships. http://www.afest.com/locations/ibiza-2017
TechCrunch Disrupt NYC When: May 15th to 18th, Where: New York City, NY. Disrupt NYC is worthy of its reputation as the hottest tech event of the year. This conference includes the most influential tech speakers in the world, informative panels, the famous Startup Battlefield pitch competition, and some of the best networking you’ll find all year. https://techcrunch.com/event-info/disrupt-ny-2017/
World Business Forum May 31st to June 1st, Sydney, Australia. Built on the principles of continual evolution and development, the World Business Forum gathers influential leaders from around the world to stimulate new ideas and inspire action. The speakers list is a who’s who of international business leaders. It’s also a great reason to take a trip to Australia! http://www.wbfsydney.com/
Next Gen Summit When: 1st week of June. Where: New York City, NY. Despite being one of the smaller, more niche conferences on this list, the Next Gen Summit is the go-to conference for up-and-coming and millennial entrepreneurs. The speakers include young founders who have built successful businesses in today’s modern online landscape. http://ngsummit.com/
Running Remote Conference 2018 – When: 23 – 24 June, Bali, Indonesia. Get practical advice from leading CEO’s, Founders, and Project Managers who build and manage remote teams. No fluff, no muss. Just hard hitting tips from inside the trenches. https://runningremote.com/
Amplify Live When: 3rd week of July (check for updates) Where: Las Vegas, NV. This event is all about two things: personal branding and pursuing the life you want. It’s also a conference about taking action. You’ll dive deep into building the skills and tactics needed to build your personal brand and build the business you want. Last year’s event was headlined by Gary Vaynerchuk. https://theampedlife.com/wtf
MindValley Summit August 6-7th, San Diego California http://www.mindvalley.com/events.html
Dean Jackson’s Breakthrough Blueprint event in Sydney (Manly) – last week in August 🙂 http://BreakthroughDNA.com
MicroConf Europe, Barcelona, Spain – August 30th – September 1st, (200 odd Startup and SAS founders, heard great things) Http://MicroConfEurope.com
James Schramko’s Maldives Mastermind – tropical, Luxury Boat, Brainstorm with me and others, surf / scuba / read / breathe TRIP A 10-17/09/2017 TRIP B 17-24/09/2017 – send James an email saying you are interested. It is fully catered, twin share accommodation covered. Website coming soon.
INBOUND When: September 25th to 28th Where: Boston, MA. Learn the latest marketing strategies and tactics at this conference organized by HubSpot. This event includes top-notch keynote speakers, and is a great opportunity to meet talented and ambitious marketing professionals. http://www.inbound.com/inbound17/about
TechCrunch Disrupt SF When: September 18th to 20th Where: San Francisco, CA This West Coast version of the famous TechCrunch Disrupt event is a can’t miss for startup founders, entrepreneurs and investors. https://techcrunch.com/event-info/disrupt-sf-2017/
World Of Watson – 29/10 – 2/11 Las Vegas http://www-01.ibm.com/software/events/wow/
LaunchCon – Los Angeles, October 2017 (dates not released. Hosted by Jeff Walker)
Inbound (by Hubspot – is usually an all-star lineup) – October, Boston http://www.inbound.com/inbound17/about
Digital Commerce Summit, Denver, Dates not announced yet – http://digitalcommerce.com/summit/
Lean Startup Conference When: TBD (2016 was in late October) Where: San Francisco, CA. This seven-day conference is designed to fully immerse you into the Lean Startup methodology popularized by Eric Reis in his book, The Lean Startup. This event is for you if you’re interested in hacking business models, mastering the lean startup process, and learning from the companies that have used the methodology successfully. http://leanstartup.co/
Ask LIVE – Austin, Texas, November 2017 (date not released yet – with Ryan Levesque)
Summit When: November 3rd to 6th Where: Los Angeles, CA At Summit, you’ll connect with conscious leaders in technology, startups, arts and culture. From the creators of Summit-at-Sea, Summit is replacing the exclusive invitation only cruise with a “world’s fair” themed event in Los Angeles. The goal is to bring together the brightest minds across multiple disciplines, for inspiring and meaningful experiences. http://2017.summit.co/
Web Summit When: November 6th to 9th Where: Lisbon, Portugal Web Summit is one of the very largest business conference events of the year, with more than 53,000 annual attendees, including CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors and world-leaders who come together to discuss how technology is shaping our future. I hear great things about this conference. https://websummit.net/
Internet Marketers Cruise, Various Locations Around The Caribbean (the picture above is from one of the cruises). This is a personal recommendation as a “don’t miss”, it’ great fun in the sun, strictly casual networking and a fabulous way to start the year. Disclaimer: This link is an affiliate link – only one in the whole post – but if you book through it, we get to hang out! More Info >>>
Bonus Specialist Lists
Jo Dodds just tagged me in this Digital Nomad Events list which has lots of good stuff in it!
Also, thanks to Suzi Dafnis for sharing the INC Magazines Top 30 Conferences In The World – I’ve added some of the more relevant to marketers to the list here but the full list is here