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10 Marketing Conferences to Attend in Texas in 2020

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Marketing conferences are one of the best ways to stay current in this ever-changing industry and a great opportunity to learn from top executives and speakers. These large-scale events serve as platforms for thought leaders and other marketing professionals to connect and exchange ideas while you learn how to stay ahead of the curve.

The inspiration you feel and networking opportunities presented while attending these conferences can provide a renewed sense of motivation and purpose. The investment pays off in the form of valuable knowledge that you can then pass on to your clients and followers.

Unless you have unlimited funds, you probably won’t be able to make all of these conferences. Determining which conference is right for you will depend on what you hope to get out of your experience, so do your research. Many conferences cater to a specific marketing niche.

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it in this collection of the year’s best Texas marketing conferences.

The Conferences

*Organized by date.

Social Media Week Austin

February 26-28, 2020

Austin, TX

Bringing together marketing, media, and tech professionals from over 50 countries, Social Media Week is designed to empower brands and professionals in the ever-changing field of social media and digital marketing. Each day is packed with keynote speeches, panel sessions, workshops and mentorship sessions followed by nightly happy hours.

 


SXSW

March 13-22, 2020

Austin, TX

Part conference and part festival, SXSW is one of the biggest gatherings of creative professionals in the world. Each day is packed with live music and performances, visionary speakers from all over and amazing art. You’re sure to leave inspired.

 

Conversion CXL Live 2020

April 5-7, 2020

Austin, TX

Held at a Hill Country resort, this three-day optimization and experimentation conference has the perfect balance of work and play. Learn about conversion optimization, online experimentation, digital psychology and analytics from world-class experts — no sales pitches or sponsored speakers — then dance the night away at the resort, exclusively booked for this event.

 


Hero Conf Austin

April 8-9, 2020

Austin, TX

A self-proclaimed gathering of digital nerds heads up this event in the heart of downtown Austin. This conference covers PPC alongside the most pressing developments in digital marketing. With 40+ sessions offered, there is sure to be a learning opportunity for all experience-levels.

 

Texas Marketing Summit

April 16, 2020

Dallas, TX

This content-driven event features interactive discussion panels where 350+ Texas-based brands come together to share innovative ideas. This year’s keynote address is from GameStop Chief Customer Officer, Frank Hamlin, in addition to a presentation from GM Financial VP of Marketing, Mark Hernandez. Mix and mingle with like-minded marketing professionals during the dedicated networking time at the end of the conference.

 


SiriusDecisions Summit

May 3-6, 2020

Austin, TX

Summit 2020 brings together the best and brightest leaders in B2B enabling sales, marketing, and product leaders to learn how to energize their business. Hear keynote speakers discuss the latest data-driven strategies while you connect and learn about new agencies, technologies, and services in the marketplace and at the networking event.

 

Digimarcon South

May 20-21, 2020

Houston, TX

With presentations and expert panels led by a diverse group of digital marketing and sales professionals and info sessions on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and the latest digital tools, Digimarcon is designed to equip you for digital marketing success. The agenda includes plenty of opportunities to build your professional network.

Digital Summit: Houston, Austin, and Dallas

Houston: June 2-4, 2020

Austin: July 16-17, 2020

Dallas: December 7-9, 2020

The Digital Summit is a two-day whirlwind of big-name speakers, workshops and sessions on everything from digital marketing strategies and content to email, search and design. There’s something for everyone!

 

Circles Conference

September 10-11, 2020

Fort Worth, TX

Learn from and connect with graphic and UX designers, illustrators and makers from around the globe at this two-day creative conference. You’ll leave with new resources, ideas and know-how. Speakers include Design Director at Capital One, Aaron Irizarry, Creative Director at C3NYC, Grace Hazelgrove, and many more.

 

State of Search

October 26-27, 2020

Dallas, TX

“Search is just the start” as digital marketing experts share their knowledge on key tactics and industry insights. Presented by the DFW Search Engine Marketing Association, this two-day gathering is crammed with keynotes and breakout sessions, offering the best place to learn from a Who’s Who in What’s What.

 

BONUS Conferences (Outside of Texas)

These conferences aren’t in Texas, but they’re too good not to mention. Save your airline miles for these special events.

 

Adobe Summit

March 29 – April 2, 2020

Las Vegas, NV

This Vegas-worthy extravaganza is completely customizable — choose from hundreds of labs and breakout sessions across ten content tracks (including Advertising, Content & Experience Management and Email & Marketing). Past keynote speakers have included Shantanu Narayen (CEO of Adobe), Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft), Drew Brees and Reese Witherspoon.

 

MozCon

July 6-8, 2020

Seattle, WA

Moz is a single-track conference, so you won’t miss any of the exceptional presentations on topics such as SEO, analytics, content marketing and more. Each day wraps up with an exciting evening networking event.

 

Inbound

August 18-21, 2020

Boston, MA

Join 24,000+ fellow attendees for tons of information-packed breakout sessions, happy hours, food and first-rate entertainment. This year’s speakers haven’t been announced yet, but with previous mainstage speakers such as Michelle Obama, Katie Couric, Dharmesh Shah, Jennifer Garner and Shonda Rhimes, expect them to be good.

 


Content Marketing World

October 13-16, 2020

Cleveland, OH

Content marketing’s best and brightest will gather to lead more than 120 sessions and workshops covering storytelling, ROI, demand generation, AI and more. It’s a massive event full of networking opportunities that will change the way you approach content marketing strategy.

 

See You There!

If you’ve never attended a marketing conference before, make time for one this year. Not only can the things you’ll learn there be exactly what you need to take your marketing game to the next level, but it can also be really, really fun.

 

 

 

Maggie Ryan
Maggie Ryan
Maggie is a Marketing + Sales Enablement Specialist for Belo + Company. Maggie has experience in various aspects of business, including starting her own company in Uganda, Africa while she was serving in the Peace Corps. When she is not creating at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and making jewelry in her spare time.