Top 12 Conferences You Must Attend in 2016
One of the best ways to expand one’s horizons in the digital world is to attend conferences.
While the internet allows us to connect to people from all over the world, nothing can beat face to face interaction and learning directly from the experts in the field. And when learning from the best, one can’t help but feeling inspired.
This year, take a look at some of the best conferences and expand your own horizons. Take a look at our top conferences for 2016:
The Next Web
This year, TNW Europe is being held at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam’s Westerpark, a beautiful, centuries-old gas factory that provides the perfect backdrop for discussing the fourth industrial revolution.
7 Stages will hold an amazing selection of featured information including: Digital Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Disruptive Machines, Growth Acceleration, Fast Money, Future Generations, and Building Everything Tech.
TNW Europe 2016 will be our 11th edition, held on the 26th and 27th May 2016 in Amsterdam. 7 stages. 100+ side events. 10,000 attendees per day, 200 VCs and 250 startups.
Tickets start at $430 and are available here.
All Things Data
Entering it’s second year, All Things Data is looking to be the premier Data and Analytics event. The conference will be held from May 16-17 at the Westgate Resort and Casino Hotel in Las Vegas.
The conference has already laid claim to speakers from Google, Salesforce, Dell, HP, Yandex, Apple, AVG, Intel, The Next Web and plenty more. The conference will have its speakers focused on presenting first hand experience and case studies from their companies rather than theories and sales pitches. So all the attendees can look forward to learning proven strategies to develop their business strategies back home.
Tickets are currently in their Early Bird pricing at $499 for both days and including an amazing party for attendees.
With 3,500 planned to be in attendance and dozens of speakers and exhibitors, this will be something not to miss.
Unbounce will be hosting their annual, Call To Action Conference, from June 19-21 in Vancouver, British Columbia. One thousand marketers and business professionals from around the world will be attending this three day, single-track event to take home actionable strategies and best practises from twenty-five leading marketing experts (including Rand Fishkin, Oli Gardner, Annie Cushing, Morgan Brown, and more). Attendees can expect to see sessions focusing on conversion optimization, pay-per click, email, copywriting, UX, landing page design and more.
In addition to the two full days of speaker presentations, a ticket to the conference also includes free Unbounce workshops, breakfast, lunch, snacks, after parties, top quality conference notes and full access to the recordings of every session to share with the rest of their team.
Early Bird tickets on sale for $308 USD | $449 CAD until February 29, 2016.
ConversionXL Live 2016 is a 3-day (March 30-April 1) conference on growth and optimization held just outside of Austin, Texas at the Horseshoe Bay Resort. Attendees will learn from the best practitioners in the world, who will be teaching processes you can use to boost profits on any site. Persuasion, copywriting, A/B testing, analytics, personalization, retention are some of the topics being covered.
This year’s speakers include: Peep Laja, Nir Eyal, Joanna Wiebe, Annie Cushing, Rand Fishkin, Brian Balfour, Morgan Brown, and more.
The speakers will be staying with the attendees in the hotel, so you’ll have many opportunities to connect with everyone involved in the conference.
Tickets are available now and start from $1,399.
May 9th-13th in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Superweek will be an unforgettable experience with top-level content, combined with the ultimate networking environment and, will ensure that they have the must-attend analytics conference of the season.
The event will take place at the Half Moon Resort in Montego, just 64 steps from the Caribbean. The conference of digital analysts is famous for its personal and intimate networking atmosphere.
This year, some of the top speakers will be Peep Laja (Austin, USA), Yehoshua Coren (Jerusalem, Israel), Judah Phillips (Boston, USA), Oli Gardner (Montréal, Canada), Craig Sullivan (London, UK), Jeff Sauer (Planet Earth), Charles Farina (Seattle, USA), and Doug Hall (London, UK).
The conference will last 4 days with topics covering AB testing, data governance, CRO, PPC and digital analytics. The first day will be a free community day and tickets for the next three days will be $390/day.
eMetrics has been doing their conferences for the last 14 years to help companies measure and improve the digital interactions with their customers. It is the home of the Digital Analytics Association and has a global footprint.
The conference will be located in San Francisco from April 3rd-6th. They will be hosting 30 sessions of case studies, best practices, expert insights, strategy and analytics.
SMX Israel is the premier networking event designed for SEOs, SEMs, SMOs and affiliate marketers to exchange ideas, influence the industry and build their networks. Get a full day of sessions, keynotes, networking activities, and snacks in the historic city of Jerusalem.
The conference will be held in November at the Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem, the exact date is yet to be announced.
With the Start-up Nation being the location of this conference, it won’t be one to be missed.
Pubcon, the premier social media and optimization conference and expo, will hold its multi-track Las Vegas event on October 10 – 13, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center South Halls in the sunny entertainment capital of the world.
Pubcon has been named as a Forbes must-attend experience — and features the industry’s leading businesses, start-ups, speakers, keynotes, exhibitors, and sponsors involved in social media, digital marketing, search engines, and online advertising.
Also included in the conference will be the 4th annual US Search Awards.
Mobile World Congress (MWC)
Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA & held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona, 22-25 February 2016. In 2015, it surpassed all projections and had 94,000 participants from 200 countries. 2016 is looking to be even bigger.
People claim that they are able to do more business in 4 days at the conference than in a month of regular business or a year’s worth of travel. If you’re looking for a great mobile event, this is a must attend spectacle for you and your business.
Passes start at 750 Euros, but to fully partake in the experience a higher level is recommended.
MozCon started in 2004 and has continued strong till today. From September 12-14th, experience three days of forward-thinking, actionable sessions in SEO, social media, community building, content marketing, brand development, CRO, the mobile landscape, analytics, and more.
MozCon offers a great networking chances among their partners and friends plus a diverse group of speakers discussing ideas from building a loyal community to making data-driven decisions in your marketing.
The conference goes on outside the daytime events giving attendees the chance to add a bit of social to their networking and meet each other and the speakers on more approachable times.
The conference takes place this fall in Seattle Washington.
Ad:Tech summit combines marketing, technology and media communities so that companies can come together to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies to address the key industry challenges and opportunities. The conference and exhibition takes place around the world, but we would like to highlight the one in The Big Apple. With 7,000 attendees from 64 countries it brings the best and brightest together in one place.
The keynote speakers and discussions will be sure to hit on hot topics and solutions for problematic issues. I also particularly liked the idea of having a “playground area” as why not network over a game of table tennis.
The conference will take place November 2-3 in New York City
In 5 years, Web Summit has grown from 400 attendees to over 42,000 from more than 134 countries. It’s been called “the best technology conference on the planet”. But we just think it‘s different. And that difference works for our attendees, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to the world’s most exciting startups.
The conference will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from November 7-10th.