2018 Local Search Conferences

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The digital marketing world is constantly evolving, pushing marketers to explore and execute the most innovative and effective tactics and practices. In order to keep up, many marketers seek out digital marketing conferences, where they can discover and share new ideas while connecting with the most dedicated in their field.

If you’re having trouble zeroing in on what digital marketing conference is best for you, Location3 has compiled an extensive list of 2018 Local Search Conferences with a full or partial focus on local search marketing. We took our popular 2017 Local Search Conference list and made some solid additions.

We will update frequently, so check back for the latest dates and new conferences!
Also, feel free to email hello@location3.com with any conference information we missed.

JANUARY

Street Fight Summit West

January 30-31, Los Angeles, CA

We’ll feature first looks at the new products, emerging challenges, and must-know trends that will define local marketing in 2018.

FEBRUARY

MARCH

Engage Conference

March 8, 2018, Portland, OR

A one-day digital marketing conference in Portland, Oregon, presenting multiple informative leaning tracks and panel sessions. The conference is designed to provide expert insight into the latest strategies and technological advancements in digital marketing, including social media, content, UX/design, creative, advertising, SEO and paid media.

SXSW

March 9-18, 2018, Austin, TX

The South by Southwest conference & festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.

LOAC 2018

March 12-13, 2018, New York, NY

Join more than 400 industry leaders at the largest gathering of local digital media executives. With a slate of more than three dozen executive-level speakers and an exclusively “local” flavor, the agenda addresses critical trends affecting the industry.

SMX West

March 13-15, 2018, San Jose, CA

Search marketing continues to be the biggest and most powerful form of digital marketing. Search Marketing Expo (SMX) has been the leading conference for SEO and SEM professionals since 2007, helping thousands of marketing experts succeed in their search marketing endeavors.

Napa Summit

March 22-23, 2018, Napa Valley, CA

Your presence at Napa Summit is essential if you are looking to fast-track your search engine skills. Napa Summit is a powerful event focused on inspiring & educating advanced SEO/SEM professionals. You’ll network with the world’s leading brands, gather insights from industry experts, and bring back actionable insights to your teams. Nowhere else will you be able to enjoy hours of intimate networking opportunities with attendees and speakers alike. Napa Summit is simply the premier destination for SEO/SEM professionals!

Distilled Searchlove

March 26-27, 2018, San Diego, CA

Add new skills to your repetoire over two days with innovative digital marketing presentations. From analytics to content, paid media to on-page optimizations, all the most important topics will be covered.

APRIL

MarTech

April 23-25, 2018, San Jose, CA

At MarTech, we cross-pollinate the best ideas and latest innovations across marketing, technology, and management. But more importantly, we reveal the beautiful entanglements between them. MarTech is a tech conference for marketers and marketing conference for technologists. Management, as a discipline, is an integral and essential part of the program.

SearchCon

April 25-27, 2018, Breckenridge, CO

Join us for two days of discussion about all the latest in digital marketing and DEO. Take advantage of all that Colorado has to offer with hiking, brewery tours, shopping, or the Beaver Run resort Spa during your downtime. It’s a great chance to hang out with speakers, sponsors and other search marketing professionals!

LSA 2018

April 30- May 2, 2018, Chicago, IL

The LSA annual conference is the premier gathering for the local marketing industry and focuses on the topics and issues most critical to the industry. Attendees can expect a variety of tactical workshops, lively discussions, case studies, one-on-one interviews, executive networking, socializing and much more.

MAY

JUNE

SearchLove

June 7-8, 2018, Boston, MA

Join some of the world’s leading thinkers in online marketing for two days of ideas and inspiration. This conference will discuss the latest in search, analytics, content creation, optimizing your website, paid promotions and more.

SMX Advanced

June 11-13, 2018, Seattle, WA

SMX Advanced is the only conference designed exclusively for experienced search marketers. Sessions are fast-paced, Q&A-packed, always informative.. and don’t stop to cover the basics. This once-a-year event is your place to learn advanced SEO and SEM tactics. Fluent in search engine marketing? SMX Advance is where you’ll engage with others who speak your native language.

MnSearch Summit

June 22, 2018, St. Paul, MN

The 2018 MnSearch Summit is a one-day marketing conference that brings together marketing and business professionals from around Minnesota and the greater Midwest for a day learning from an elite lineup of keynote and session speakers.

This is the perfect event for marketers no matter if you’re in-house, in an agency or in business for yourself. It doesn’t matter if you’re a digital marketing newbie or seasoned ninja, the MnSearch Summit can provide you with just about as many insights as Minnesota has Lakes. Topics being covered by leading marketing pros this year include: SEO, PPC, social media, email, content, video, analytics and much more.

JULY

MozCon Local

July 9-11, 2018, Seattle, WA

Three days of practical and innovative sessions in SEO, brand development, CRO, the mobile landscape, analytics, customer experience, social and content marketing and more.

Digital Summit Denver

July 17-18, 2018, Denver, CO

Digital Summit Masterclasses are full-day, high-tactical workshops on the topics that will have the greatest positive impact on your digital marketing strategy. Led by top-notch industry experts, these deep dives will make a lasting impact on your company’s bottom line.

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

TBD

LocalU Advanced Workshop

Whether you run an agency that serves brick-and-mortar businesses, work in-house for a large brand, or are trying to find the hottest opportunity in search marketing, you won’t want to miss Local U Advanced Training, where industry thought leaders will be presenting all new content.

BIA/Kelsey LOCAL IMPACT New York

BIA/Kelsey’s LOCAL IMPACT events are advertising and marketing meetings for executives in media, marketing and agencies. Hosted in cities around the U.S., LOCAL IMPACT events offer participates data, insights and strategies on targeting local markets and achieving greater local impact with local audiences and consumers.

BIA/Kelsey LOCAL IMPACT Dallas

BIA/Kelsey’s LOCAL IMPACT events are advertising and marketing meetings for executives in media, marketing and agencies. Hosted in cities around the U.S., LOCAL IMPACT events offer participates data, insights and strategies on targeting local markets and achieving greater local impact with local audiences and consumers.

State of Search

The greatest minds in digital marketing will be sharing their knowledge in an intimate setting presented by the Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association. The 2016 conference was bigger than ever, and this year’s will build on that success to provide even more actionable intelligence — whether you’re in-house, in an agency, or in business for yourself.

BIA/Kelsey LOCAL IMPACT Atlanta

BIA/Kelsey’s LOCAL IMPACT events are advertising and marketing meetings for executives in media, marketing and agencies. Hosted in cities around the U.S., LOCAL IMPACT events offer participates data, insights and strategies on targeting local markets and achieving greater local impact with local audiences and consumers.

 

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