After the wildest year in recent history, digital marketers of all niches and industries are re-grouping and gearing up for 2021’s digital marketing conferences. Many conferences are going virtual or at least offering a virtual experience as an option for those who aren’t keen on large gatherings. We were going to make a shortlist of our top conferences but after doing the research, we found no less than 34 conferences we thought were worthy of mentioning. Some conferences are industry or niche-specific and the rest are conferences focused on overall digital marketing. The best part? Many of this year’s best conferences are free and online! Without further ado, take a look at 2021’s Top Digital Marketing Conferences. (We’ve included links for easy registration!)
Niche and Industry-Specific Conferences
Social Media in Beauty kicks off the year‘s conferences on January 28, is online, and features experts from popular beauty brands including Hearst, Estee Lauder, Lancome, and Birchbox. The cost is just $229.
DigiDay: Amazon 201 is happening February 11 for those who want to learn more about advertising on Amazon. It’s online and it will cost you $159.
Digital Marketing for Financial Services West Summit is online February 24 -25 and features industry leaders from companies such as Wells Fargo and Edward Jones. The cost is $1,745.
MailCon Virtual Experience Learn all about email marketing and its latest trends and strategies online from niche experts online February 27 – 28 for just $79.
B2B Online! will be, you guessed it, online for free February 24-25.
Digital Summit At Home: Content & Social focuses on content and social media marketing. You can get online access for $295. This is one of two content marketing conferences on the list, and it’s the more affordable of the pair.
Social Media Strategies Summit runs February 24 – 25 online for $699. Keynote speakers include social media marketing experts from Ocean Spray, the Golden State Warriors, and Nickelodeon.
Digital Analytics Hub: Virtual occurs March 4 – 5 online. For only $60, you will learn the latest strategies and trends from experts such as June Dershewitz, Head of Data Strategy at Amazon Music, and Sonia Mehta, the Director of Analytics at Elevate Labs.
Digiday Media Buying Summit Live Learn all things advertising in the new norm at DigiDay’s Media Buying Summit online March 10 – 12. The cost is $249.
GDS Digital Marketing Summit: North America happens March 10 – 12 online and it is invitation only. Past speakers include leaders from Marvel, Panera Bread, and ViacomCBS.
BrightonSEO is a search engine conference happening online March 25 -26. You can access live talks for free, or you can purchase a ticket to have replay access of the conference for one year.
Digital Summit At Home: SMB is a digital marketing conference just for small to medium sized businesses. It’s happening March 29 -31, and the cost is $295.
MarketingProfs B2B Forum runs April 7 – 8 online for $595.
Content Marketing Conference is the second content marketing summit on our list,and it costs $799 to attend the virtual conference.
EiQ: The Intelligent Email Gathering is going virtual this year instead of hosting in Atlanta as originally planned. The event happens April 21 -22 with more info including ticket information to be updated on their website.
Confab, the final content marketing conference on the list is also online this year from May 5th through May 7th. Early bird ticket purchasers can get them for $895 but if you wait too long you’ll have to pay the full price of $1,095.
ANA Email Evolution Conference is happening in sunny Bonita Springs, Florida, May 5 – 7. Individual and nonmember pricing for the event is $1,549. If you act now, you can secure a room at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point for a special rate of $254/ a night but you must book by April 13.
DigiDay Amazon Strategies: Virtual Forum is occurring June 9 – 11 online. Tickets are $249.
PodFest 2021 is one of the few conferences on our list happening live in Orlando, June 10 -13. Tickets are $247. Podcasts are one of the newer but effective strategies for marketing. If you’re a podcaster or want to learn more about podcast marketing, we suggest attending this or a similar event.
The Indie Pod Con 7 occurs September 9 – 11 in Swedesboro, NJ, and is organized by fellow independent podcasters. Tickets are $199.
All Digital Marketing Conferences
Digital Summit Go! The first digital marketing summit of the year is online and completely free! It’s happening on January 27 from 11 am until 4 pm.
#DMWF North America is online March 24 -25. Good luck getting a ticket. It’s invitation only.
GDS Digital Marketing Summit: North America happens March 10 – 12 online, and its invitation only. Past speakers include leaders from Marvel, Panera Bread, and ViacomCBS.
Digital City Fest is April 12 – 23 online.
The Adobe Summit will be April 27 – 28 online, and this event is free!
Advanced Search Summit is scheduled for June 9 – 11 in Napa, California. Tickets are $899.
The Engage conference is August 5 – 6 in Portland, Oregon.
ANA Digital and Social Media Conference is happening at the Omni Lacosta Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA July 19 -21. Tickets are $1,549.
The Utah DMC is scheduled for August 27 in Salt Lake City. The cost is $499.