Marketers are social people, and we’ve got the conferences to prove it!
Check out our list of upcoming events, big and small, where you can rub shoulders with some of the biggest names and most promising up-and-comers in the SEO and Marketing world.
SEO is a complex and ever-changing industry determined as much by the whims of Google updates as by internal industry trends and developments.
From industry veterans to bright-eyed newbies, everyone has something to learn and, importantly, people to meet at a marketing conference.
Read on for our round-up of all of the best online and in-person SEO and marketing events for 2023.
2023 SEO and Marketing Events in the USA
1. Pubcon – 27-28 February, Austin
Pubcon Pro is the longest running internet marketing conference. There are a lot of high-level speakers for this event, one of the standout speakers for us is Aleyda Solis. Click here for a full list of speakers.
2. Search Love – 13-14 March, San Diego
Searchlove Conference looks like an incredible event, covering a broad range of topics by a talented bunch of speakers. Our standout speaker for this conference is Daniell Russell but you can view the full list on the main event page.
3. B2B Marketing Expo – 21-22 March, California
B2B Marketing Expo brings together hundreds of suppliers to demonstrate the most innovative solutions to grow your business. Speakers are set to cover topics from accelerating growth to social media to SEO. Take a look at the full list here.
4. DMO – 28-30 March, Napa Valley
DMO Advanced is DMO’s flagship event where experts from enterprise brands to in-house marketers worldwide come together to share their knowledge. Not all the speakers have been announced yet, but Lily Ray is cropping up at a lot of the marketing conferences this year so she is one to watch.
5. Hero Conference – 13-14 April, Austin
Hero Conf is one for the PPC community. They claim to have 4x the PPC tracks than SMX or Pubcon. They have 3 keynote speakers for this event with a further 10 speakers, all of which can be found here.
6. SEO Spring Training – 13-16 April, Arizona
SEO Spring Training is over 2 days and promises to provide the knowledge, information and connections needed to adapt and grow within the industry. They have a list of Presenters on the website, with Craig Campbell being a noteworthy one for us.
7. Digimarcon – 27-28 April, New York
It’s worth noting that Digimarcon has multiple events across the world. Check out the full list of locations here.
8. Confab – 30 April, Minneapolis
Confab focuses on all variations of digital content and covers many topics such as SEO, content design for digital products and website content strategy. Some big brands attend this event, with speakers from Salesforce, Facebook and LinkedIn.
9. MNSearch Summit – 15-16 June, Minnesota
MnSearch Summit tickets are on sale now with Early Bird Deals. This event is split across 2 days. Day 1 is Workshop Day and there are 4-6 workshops for you to choose from. Day 2 is the Keynote & Sessions. The list of speakers for the 2023 event haven’t yet been announced but they have had some great speakers previously including the likes of Rand Fishkin & Cyrus Shepard.
10. Digimarcon – 10-11 July, Silicon Valley
DigiMarCon Silicon Valley is an in-person & online event covering many topics relating to digital marketing, media and advertising. There are 2 days full of keynotes, case studies, strategy sessions and more. There isn’t a list of speakers yet for this conference, but keep checking back for the speakers and sessions to be announced.
11. Mozcon – 7-9 August, Seattle
Mozcon is a 3 day event including networking and sessions delivered by leaders in SEO, search marketing, local search and more. Our standout speaker for this event is Wil Reynolds, but there are some other great speakers announced.
12. Engage – 11 August, Oregon
Engage Marketing Conference from SEM PDX is a digital marketing conference featuring educational tracks and panel sessions. The speakers for the 2023 event have’t yet been announced, but you can view the past speakers here and keep checking back for updates.
13. Inbound 2023 – 5-8 September, Boston
INBOUND 2023 is HubSpot’s annual event that covers the latest trends in marketing, sales & customer experience. The 2023 lineup hasn’t yet been announced but past speakers feature Sam Parr and former President, Barack Obama. The website itself isn’t clear of the topics it covers but there’s a useful blog post to explain more about the event and why you should attend.
14. US Search Awards – TBC October, New York
The US Search Awards recognise the best companies in SEO, PPC & Content Marketing across the US. This year’s event will be in New York and you can download an entry form here. This year, FATJOE are pleased to be sponsoring the Best SEO Campaign (Large) category.
2023 SEO and Marketing Events in United Kingdom
1. Search London’s 12th Birthday Party – 28 February, London
Search London generally holds events every 6-8 weeks allowing people to catch up with the latest news in the industry. The company is celebrating their 12th birthday at the end of February with speakers covering topics about PPC and SEO.
2. Re:signal – 10 March, London
Re:signal eCommerce SEO Conference is a relatively small SEO event, with a 150 seated conference room for all single-track talks. There are some great speakers confirmed for this event, Areej AbuAli is one to watch. You can click here to get your tickets for this event.
3. Digital City Festival – 27-31 March, Manchester
Digital City Festival is a week long event with the expo on the 28th & 29th March. This event brings together professionals and leaders in Marketing, Tech and Ecommerce. The speakers are yet to be announced but FATJOE have the inside scoop that speakers from Google, AO.com, Boohoo, Lottie and BigThinx have been booked with more to be announced.
4. Brighton SEO Training Workshop – 19 April, Brighton
BrightonSEO training workshops offer a range of in-depth and practical sessions about analytics, SEO, PPC and more. These are held the day before the BrightonSEO conference so it’s a great way to get more from the event.
5. Brighton SEO – 20-21 April, Brighton
BrightonSEO is now probably one of the largest SEO conferences in Europe. Starting from a SEO meetup in a pub, it has grown over the years to have over 8000 people attend the event over the 3 days. There are many great speakers confirmed already along with the topics they’re covering. Greg Gifford is a standout for us with a talk titled ‘The fast and furious guide to real world link building’.
6. Econ Live – 27 April, London
Econsultancy Live brings together digital marketing and ecommerce professions and covers 4 content pillars; CX Design, Content & Social, Data & Measurement and Ecom Strategy & Optimisation. They host 12 roundtable sessions and 3 masterclasses. The speaker lineup is yet to be confirmed.
7. Affiliate Gathering – 19 May, York
Affiliate Gathering claims to be the UK’s largest gathering of content creators in the affiliate marketing & niche website community. This is a place to network with business and individuals who will help grow your websites and share tools, tips and experiences. The speakers for this event have already been confirmed and can be found here.
8. Digital Growth Awards – 22 June, TBC
UK Digital Growth Awards recognises website design, digital campaigns, technologies and agencies. You can download an entry form here. A great opportunity to celebrate your successes, win new business and create a marketing opportunity. The location is yet to be confirmed.
9. Content Awards – 13 July, TBC
10. Brighton SEO – 14-15 September, Brighton
BrightonSEO holds 2 conferences a year, and this is the final conference of 2023. The Workshops and fringe events will be on the 13th September. The speakers and topics will be released after the April event has been completed, so keep checking back throughout the year.
11. Agency Awards – 21 September, TBC
The UK Agency Awards is for agencies in all areas from digital and technology to marketing, advertising and more. There are a total of 37 categories including PPC, SEO, PR and social media. You can enter your company for an award here.
12. eCommerceExpo – 27-28 September, London
eCommerce Expo includes over 10,000 retailers and brands and is the UK’s biggest event for retail, eCommerce and marketing technology. The speakers haven’t yet been confirmed but you can check the previous speakers here.
13. UK Search Awards – 30 November, London
UK Search Awards celebrates SEO, PPC and content marketing in the UK. Entries aren’t yet open for this event but you can view the previous winners here. This year, FATJOE are pleased to be sponsoring the Best SEO Campaign (Large) category.
2023 SEO and Marketing Events in Australia
1. DMA (Digital Marketers Australia) – 16-17 March, Melbourne
Digital Marketers Australia sets to focus specifically on digital marketing to help grow your or your client’s businesses. The 2 day event includes 15 speakers and 16 sessions that cover a wide range of topics.
2. Sydney SEO Conference – 14 April, Sydney
Sydney SEO Conference is an SEO focussed event for SEO’s of any level or any digital marketers or business owners looking to upskill or grow their business. The event is for 200 attendees only. They have announced a list of local and international speakers for this event including Amanda King.
2023 SEO and Marketing Events in Germany
1. Ecommerce Berlin – 23 March, Berlin
E-commerce Berlin is a large e-commerce event. With 250 exhibitors, 9000 participants and a list of great speakers and topics covered, this is a great event for e-commerce enthusiasts. You can check the full agenda and speakers here.
2. SMX Munich – 15-16 March, Munich
SMX Munich is a huge event with an advanced agenda. The conference is over 2 days and they have an additional Inhouse SEO Day & Workshops that are held on Tuesday 14th March. There are great speakers confirmed with our standout speaker being Lily Ray. It’s also worth noting that the event does have English and German options.
3. The Martech Summit – 22 March, Berlin
The MarTech Summit Berlin is a summit designed for senior level executives with 85% attendees being of senior leadership positions such as CMOs, Heads & Directors. This is an English agenda set to cover the development of marketing technology used by different companies locally and globally. They are still recruiting speakers but there are a few confirmed on their homepage.
4. Growth Marketing Summit 2023 – 22 June, Frankfurt
Growth Marketing Summit claims to be Europe’s biggest conference for digital growth and optimization. A full list of speakers is yet to be announced but early bird tickets are on sale now.
5. SMX Advanced (Europe) – 13-14 September, Berlin
SMX Advanced Europe is a 2 day event designed for experienced search marketers. The sessions are fast-paced and address some of the most complex issues in SEO & PPC. The speakers have been announced and can be found on the homepage of the site.
2023 SEO and Marketing Events in Netherlands
1. Global Search Awards – 20 July, Amsterdam (TBC)
Global Search Awards celebrates agencies and teams around the world who standout from the competition. Categories for the awards include many large and small campaigns for SEO, PPC and Content Marketing. You can download the entry form here.
2. Friends of Search – 23 March, Amsterdam
Friends of search is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2023! The event covers a wide range of topics such as e-commerce SEO, E-A-T and for PPC there will be Automation, Performance Max and more. There’s a good line-up confirmed along with an award show.
3. YoastCon – 11 May, Nijmegen
Yoastcon is a 1 day SEO & online marketing event. There are talks and workshops held by industry experts, with our standout speaker being Barry Adams. The talks and workshops are held in English too.
4. The Next in Tech Conference – 15-16 June, Amsterdam
TNW Conference combines the benefits of a conference with the energy of a festival. This is an event to explore the future of tech, learn and network whilst having fun. The speakers for 2023 are yet to be announced but the previous event covered a large variety of topics. Check back for more finalised details in the coming months.
2023 SEO and Marketing Events in Spain
1. E-Show Barcelona – 7-8 March, Barcelona, Spain
E-SHOW Barcelona 2023 brings together national and international speakers to discuss all topics covering eCommerce and Digital Marketing. There are also over 120 exhibiting companies. Worth noting that this event is 70% Spanish and 30% in English.
2. SEO on the Beach – 16-17 June, La Manga, Spain
SEonthebeach brings together international speakers to provide high quality presentations on the most current topics in the industry. They already have some great speakers confirmed for this event including Jamie Indigo. Check out the full list here.
3. International Search Summit – 16 November, Barcelona, Spain
International Search Summit Barcelona is the only event dedicated to international search marketing and campaigns. There are 3 tracks to choose from, with a total of 30 talks across the day. The 2023 speakers are yet to be announced, but you can view the 2022 line up here.
2023 SEO and Marketing Events in France
1. SMX Paris – 13-14 March, Paris
SMX Paris is a 2 day event with French and international speakers. Topics for this event cover SEO, SEA and Social Media marketing. The lineup for 2023 is yet to be announced but the 2022 agenda can be found here. Also worth noting, the sessions in 2022 were held entirely in English, or at least in part.
2023 SEO and Marketing Events in Portugal
1. European Search Awards – 25 May, Lisbon
The European Search Awards, as with the other Search Awards, recognise the best companies and individuals in SEO, Content & PPC but this time across all European countries. You can download an entry form here.
2023 SEO and Marketing Events in Slovenia
1. inOrbit – 16-17 March, Portoroz
inOrbit claims to be Europe’s number one conference for digital marketing. There are sessions from industry experts as well as hand-on workshops and of course a chance to network among like-minded individuals. There have been some pretty impressive past speakers, including Chris Simmance.
2023 SEO and Marketing Events in Thailand
1. Chiang Mai SEO Conference – 9-10 November, Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai gathers hundreds of leading SEO specialists from across the world to network, provide presentations and workshops, and share ideas on how to rank on page 1 in some of the world’s most difficult niches. There is an exciting lineup of speakers for 2023, including Steve Toth.
2023 SEO and Marketing Events in Singapore
1. The Martech Summit – 25-26 April, Singapore
The MarTech Summit in Singapore is a 2 day event including panel discussions, keynote presentations and more. As with the other Martech event in Berlin, attendees are mostly that of a Senior level including CMO’s, Directors etc. Topics and speakers for the event can be found on the main page.
2023 SEO and Marketing Events in UAE
1. MENA Search Awards – TBC (November), Dubai
MENA Search Awards will be live for the first time in 3 years. The event will be celebrating individuals, agencies and businesses across the Middle East and North Africa. The entries aren’t yet open for this event but keep checking back for more information.
2023 SEO and Marketing Events in Vietnam
1. SEO Mastery Summit Saigon – 1-3 March, Ho Chi Minh City
SEO Mastery Summit has a great lineup of speakers, with Koray Tuğberk Gübür being one to watch, and a few more to be confirmed. The event is held over 3 days and brings together the world’s top SEO’s to share and learn. It is limited to 300 attendees but there are still some available.
And there you have it, our exhaustive list of the best online and in-person SEO and marketing events for 2023.
SEO is constantly evolving, and you had better be ready to keep up! SEO and marketing events and conferences are the best way to do so. You’ll also get to meet and collaborate with the ever-growing community of some of the brightest and best around.
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