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Want to boost your content marketing ROI this year? We've got your 2024 content marketing conference cheat sheet here. Forget those same old, played out events.

These are the content marketing events where you'll learn how to:

  • Create content that gets love from the search engines
  • Tell a killer story
  • And build a diehard audience for your brand.

Did I forget to add that you also get to network with the industry's biggest thought leaders? Let's get to it.

Best Content Marketing Conferences 2024 Shortlist

Here's my shortlist of the best content marketing conferences I think are worth attending in 2024:

  1. Social Media Marketing World - San Diego, CA (February 2024)
  2. B2B Marketing Exchange - Scottsdale, AZ (February 2024)
  3. IAB Australia Audio Summit Sydney 2024 - Sydney, Australia (February 2024)
  4. Ragan’s Social Media Conference - Orlando, FL (March 2024)
  5. Content Entrepreneur Expo 2024 - Cleveland, OH (May 2024)
  6. Strategic Marketing West 2024 - Los Angeles, CA (May 2024)
  7. Inbox Expo 2024 - Atlanta, GA (May 2024)
  8. MozCon 2024 - Seattle, WA (June 2024)
  9. Email Innovations World 2024 - Phoenix, AZ (June 2024)
  10. The Advanced Email Conference 2024 - London, UK (June 2024)
  11. Global DMWF - London, UK (June 2024)
  12. VidCon Anaheim - Anaheim, CA (June 2024)
  13. Inbound 2024 - Boston, MA (September 2024)
  14. ContentEd Conference 2024 - Liverpool, UK (October 2024)
  15. Content Marketing World 2024 - San Diego, CA (October 2024)
  16. The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference - Portland, OR (October 2024)
  17. Growth Marketing Summit - Frankfurt, Germany (June 2024)
  18. DigiMarCon Washington 2024 - Washington, D.C and Virtual (July 2024)
  19. Lead Generation World 2024 - Hollywood, FL (January 2024)

Find more details about each conference below.

Best Content Marketing Conferences of 2024

1. Social Media Marketing World Conference - San Diego, CA (February 2024)

The attendees of the Social Media Marketing World Conference 2024
The Social Media Marketing World Conference

Overview: Join thousands of content marketers at Social Media Marketing World, the industry's go-to event for mastering the social media landscape. You can be guaranteed actionable insights from top experts across social media strategy, content creation, and digital marketing - all aimed at improving how you use social in your content strategies.

Why You Should Attend: It's a great opportunity to network with industry leaders and gain insights that can help you navigate the constantly changing digital marketing landscape. Whether you're looking to boost your company's online presence or stay ahead of the curve with the latest B2B content marketing strategies, this event has something for everyone.

2. B2B Marketing Exchange - Scottsdale, AZ (February 2024)

A speaker during the 2020 B2B Marketing Exchange Conference
The B2B Marketing Exchange Conference

Overview: The B2B Marketing Exchange is an information hub of innovative strategies for B2B marketers, covering account-based marketing (ABM) strategy, content strategy, storytelling in the age of AI, demand generation, and sales enablement. Speakers include Alexis Cline of Emerald Studio and Kate DiLeo of The Brand Trifecta.

Why You Should Attend: This marketing event is perfect for B2B content marketers looking to diversify their strategies and learn about new tools and tried-and-true techniques like sales enablement content. It offers a blend of high-touch experiences, data-driven storytelling, and buyer-specific content, making it relevant in today's B2B marketing environment.

3. IAB Australia Audio Summit Sydney 2024 - Sydney, Australia (February 2024)

A speaker doing a discussion during the IAB Australia Audio Summit
A speaker discussion at the IAB Australia Audio Summit

Overview: The conference is a key event for professionals in streaming audio and podcasting advertising, offering insights into the latest market trends. It includes sessions on creative approaches for audio advertising, groundbreaking research on consumer engagement with true crime podcasts, and strategies for connecting with Gen. Z through audio.

Why You Should Attend: If you're involved in digital marketing, advertising, or content creation for audio platforms, this summit provides valuable insights and networking opportunities to stay ahead in the competitive audio advertising space.

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4. Ragan’s Social Media Conference - Orlando, FL (March 2024)

The attendees of the Ragan's Social Media Conference
Ragan's Social Media Conference attendees

Overview: This social media conference covers the latest social media trends and strategies. It's packed with sessions led by seasoned professionals covering everything from content creation, platform algorithms, growth marketing, to increasing engagement and reach.

Why You Should Attend: This conference stands out for its practical insights into leveraging social media platforms. It's a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to significantly improve their social media management game, especially in a time when social media's role in business continues to grow.

5. Content Entrepreneur Expo 2024 - Cleveland, OH (May 2024)

Attendees of the Content Entrepreneur Expo
The Content Entrepreneur Expo

Overview: Aimed at content creators and entrepreneurs, this in-person event is all about building and monetizing your online presence. It features discussions on audience engagement, brand building, and innovative content strategies.

Why You Should Attend: It’s unique in its focus on content entrepreneurship, providing actionable marketing career advice for those looking to turn content creation into a sustainable business. Given the increasing importance of content in attracting and retaining customers, this conference is a must-attend for content creators looking to make an impact.

6. Strategic Marketing West 2024 - Los Angeles, CA (May 2024)

Attendees of the content marketing conference Strategic Marketing West 2023
Strategic Marketing West 2023

Overview: A go-to event for insightful conversations and case studies on winning marketing strategies, this conference brings together leaders to discuss the latest in content marketing, brand storytelling, digital transformation, and customer engagement. They discuss such a broad range of topics that it could pass for a growth marketing conference.

Why You Should Attend: It’s a great fit for marketing professionals eager to push the boundaries of traditional marketing and embrace the digital era. With insights from industry pioneers, attending this conference could be a game-changer for your content marketing strategy.

7. Inbox Expo 2024 - Atlanta, GA (May 2024)

Two speakers during the 2022 Inbox Expo Conference
Speakers at the 2022 Inbox Expo

Overview: This conference focuses on how you can get the best of your email marketing program and how it can improve your content marketing tactics. Renowned experts cover speak to trends and approaches to email strategy, compliance, and innovation. It's a hub for learning from seasoned professionals about the latest trends and tools in both B2C and B2B email marketing.

Why You Should Attend: Inbox Expo 2024 is perfect for marketers looking to sharpen their email strategies in an era where direct communication remains king. It's a chance to network and learn from the best in the business.

8. MozCon 2024 - Seattle, WA (June 2024)

Attendees of Camp MozCon 2022 during a photo-op
Camp MozCon 2022

Overview: MozCon is all about search engine optimization (SEO), search marketing, mobile, conversion optimization, and local search. It's a gathering of leading experts along with keynote speakers sharing their best practices and insights.

Why You Should Attend: MozCon is ideal if you're keen on mastering SEO and plan to stay ahead of the curve with actionable tactics and strategies on how you can build the right SEO team, improve your online visibility on the SERPs, and rankings. Come with your notebook and pen handy to jot down all the insights the experts share.

9. Email Innovations World 2024 - Phoenix, AZ (June 2024)

A speaker during the Email Innovations World Conference
Email Innovations World Conference

Overview: Email Innovations is a great event for content marketers to keep abreast with the world of email marketing. This conference explores the latest in email technology, strategy, and services. I would argue that the future of email is discussed and shaped at this gathering.

Why You Should Attend: If you're involved in email marketing and want to push the envelope with innovative practices and technologies, this is the place to be. The learnings here could redefine how you engage with your audience.

10. The Advanced Email Conference 2024 - London, UK (June 2024)

The attendees of The Advanced Email Conference
The Advanced Email Conference attendees

Overview: The Advanced Email Conference 2024 focuses on the cutting-edge practices in email marketing, including segmentation, personalization, automation, and compliance with privacy laws. It's a gathering of top industry professionals sharing their success stories, challenges, and forecasts for the future of email communication.

Why You Should Attend: If you're aiming to double down on email marketing this year, seeing we all have to build direct relationships with our audience with the rise and rise of AI, you should be here.

You also learn about the latest trends and how to navigate the complexities of GDPR and other privacy regulations. It's a chance to gain actionable insights that can optimize email performance within your content marketing campaigns.

11. Global DMWF - London, UK (June 2024)

The attendees and participants of The Global Digital Marketing World Forum
The Global Digital Marketing World Forum

Overview: The Global Digital Marketing World Forum is dedicated to exploring digital marketing, from content marketing to social media strategies, data analytics, customer experience, and how all these can improve your overall content marketing program. This conference offers you a broad view of the digital marketing world, with a strong emphasis on innovation and future trends.

Why You Should Attend: This conference is perfect for digital content marketers seeking to broaden their horizons, discover new technologies, and understand the global impact of digital trends on their content marketing strategies. With speakers from diverse sectors, it offers a unique opportunity to gain a holistic view of the industry and network with pioneers and innovators.

12. VidCon Anaheim - Anaheim, CA (June 2024)

A panel discussion during the content marketing conference VidCon Anaheim
Panel discussion at VidCon Anaheim

Overview: VidCon Anaheim highlights the world of online video, from the intricacies of content creation and audience engagement to the business side of monetization and brand partnerships. It's a forum for creators, content providers, fans, and industry professionals, with a range of sessions tailored to different interests and levels of expertise.

Why You Should Attend: Whether you're a budding YouTuber, an experienced content creator, or a marketing professional looking to leverage video content, VidCon offers unparalleled insights into the strategies that drive success on platforms like YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram. It's an essential event for anyone looking to make an impact with video content.

13. Inbound 2024 - Boston, MA (September 2024)

Attendees of Inbound 2023 held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Inbound 2023 at Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Overview: HubSpot’s Inbound 2024 in Boston has become a must-attend event for content marketers. It offers you an engaging mix of workshops, insightful talks, and invaluable networking opportunities, all centered around the latest inbound marketing strategies, customer experience insights and best practices shaping the industry.

Why You Should Attend: This is more than just a conference; it's a chance to absorb relevant industry knowledge, connect with like-minded professionals, and gain actionable insights that could redefine your approach to inbound marketing.

With a strong focus on collaboration and learning, Inbound 2024 offers a unique environment to fuel your professional growth and help you forge ahead in your career.

14. ContentEd Conference 2024 - Liverpool, UK (October 2024)

Two speakers during a discussion in the ContentEd Conference
ContentEd Conference discussion

Overview: The ContentEd Conference is an annual event for content strategists working within the education sector. The organizers bring content professionals from around the globe to share experiences, insights, and best practices. This event is great for individuals looking to improve their approach to content strategy, with sessions on storytelling, audience engagement, and digital transformation.

Why You Should Attend: It's an unparalleled opportunity for education sector professionals to learn about content strategies that resonate most with their audiences. The conference offers a blend of inspiration and practical advice, making it an essential stop for anyone committed to enhancing their institution's content impact.

15. Content Marketing World 2024 - San Diego, CA (October 2024)

A speaker during the Content Marketing World 2023 Conference
Content Marketing World 2023

Overview: Content Marketing World 2024 is a treasure trove of insights for content marketers. With a broad array of topics from strategy and storytelling to SEO and analytics, the conference arms you with the knowledge and tools that almost guarantee success in your content marketing strategies.

Why You Should Attend: This event stands out as a must-attend for content marketers looking to develop and execute effective content strategies. At CM2024, you get everything - leading industry experts, relevant case studies, ground-breaking research and insights. It's a prime opportunity to learn, network, and bring back transformative ideas to your organization.

16. The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference - Portland, OR (October 2024)

A photo of the setting for the LavaCon Content Strategy Conference
The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference

Overview: The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference is geared towards professionals who want to learn the latest in content strategy, UX/UI design, and content management. The conference addresses the complex challenges faced by content strategists and managers in today's AI environment.

Why You Should Attend: Attending LavaCon is a golden opportunity to gain insights into overcoming the challenges of crafting compelling, user-centric content in an era of rapid technological change. It’s an ideal venue for networking with peers, learning from industry leaders, and discovering innovative solutions to apply within your projects and organizations.

17. Growth Marketing Summit - Frankfurt, Germany (June 2024)

The attendees of the Growth Marketing Summit 2022
The 2022 Growth Marketing Summit

Overview: The Growth Marketing Summit is a conference that focuses on the latest strategies in marketing that lead to business growth. It covers a range of topics from data-driven marketing to customer experience and conversion optimization. The summit attracts top speakers from the industry, who share insights and trends that are shaping the future of marketing.

Why You Should Attend: This summit is a prime opportunity for thought leaders looking to stay ahead in the competitive landscape of marketing. You get the chance to network with industry leaders while listening to keynotes packed with insights into growth and content marketing strategies.

18. DigiMarCon Washington 2024 - Washington, D.C and Virtual (July 2024)

A speaker during the DigiMarCon event
Digital Marketing Conference speaker

Overview: DigiMarCon Washington 2024, both an in-person and virtual event, stands out a must-attend digital marketing conference. It covers all aspects of digital marketing, including content strategy, web experience management, and social media marketing. It's designed for professionals seeking to enhance their digital marketing skills and strategies.

Why You Should Attend: If you're aiming to boost your digital marketing prowess and connect with like-minded professionals, this two-day conference presents a valuable opportunity to learn from the best in the field and explore the latest marketing innovations.

19. Lead Generation World 2024 - Hollywood, FL (January 2024)

The Lead Generation World Conference 2023 held in London
Lead Generation World London 2023

Overview: This conference is geared towards professionals in marketing and sales, focusing on the latest techniques and strategies in lead generation. Topics likely cover digital marketing, customer acquisition strategies, and analytics. Its a great place for content marketers to learn how to apply lead generation tactics to their content marketing programs.

Speakers include leading experts in marketing and sales, offering insights into effective lead generation tactics.

Why You Should Attend: It's a prime opportunity to learn from top industry leaders, enhance your lead generation skills, and network with peers. With the ever-increasing importance of effective lead generation in business growth, attending could give you a significant edge in the competitive marketplace.

Final Thoughts

If you're a content marketing professional looking to expand your network and develop into a well-rounded marketing professional, you have more than enough options to choose from above.

If you're strictly focused on content marketing, Content Marketing 2024 and Inbound 2024 are great options. But I'm sure you know what's best for you.

Your turn; Scroll back up, take your pick(s), budget, pay your registration fee, and attend.

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Dozie Anyaegbunam
By Dozie Anyaegbunam

Dozie Anyaegbunam is the Senior Editor of The CMO, digital marketing firepower for SaaS pioneers. He's a marketing strategist with years of experience in Marketing, Communications, Ecommerce, and SEO. And has worked across verticals ranging from software to edu-tech, apparel, and F&B, leading teams at B2B SaaS startups, global multinationals, and the public sector. He’s the Founder & Host of The Newcomer’s Podcast featuring immigrants and their stories of moving to a new country, and he’s currently producing a documentary on the immigrant’s experience.