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21 Creative Conferences That You Can’t Miss in 2018

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To attend an industry conference is one of the best ways to keep up and stay ahead in your career or field. During these events, you will learn from the top experts and executives while at the same time networking with professionals like yourself.

For this purpose, we’ve curated a list of 21 creative conferences that focus on a variety of topics, including WordPress, Content marketing, B2B and B2C segments.

WordCamps – Everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress developers and users. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.

Marketing Events – Networking, listening, learning. Marketing events are all about growing in your field and getting a lot of marketing inspiration. Panel discussions and keynotes from experts are included.

If you want to network and learn from the best in your field, make sure to schedule the following conferences and events in your calendar.

WordCamps 2018

WordCamp Madrid 2018

Date: April 21-22, 2018
Location: Madrid, SPAIN

WordCamp Madrid is a non-profit event organized for the community of users, professionals, or anyone interested in WordPress, web and Internet technologies development in the Madrid area and beyond.

In this event, there will be workshops and conferences for all levels by the biggest professionals of WordPress and related technologies. The event lasts two days. On Saturday, there will be workshops and conferences, and on Sunday – Contributor’s day and workshops. Attendees will be encouraged to collaborate in the different areas of WordPress.

To attend this WordCamp event, you must purchase a ticket to the event.

WordCamp Chicago 2018

Date: April 28-29, 2018
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS

WordCamp Chicago is a casual and locally organized WP conference that covers everything related to the world’s favorite CMS platform: WordPress. Chicago’s local WordPress community is really energetic. In past years, their WordCamp has drawn some of the most talented speakers, generous and innovative sponsors, and an enthusiastic and diverse group of attendees.

You can find out more about their schedule and organization here.

WordCamp Porto 2018

Date: May 18-19, 2018
Location: Porto, PORTUGAL

The biggest national event of the Portuguese Community of WordPress has a defined place, date and time. The Porto 2018 WordCamp will be held on 18th (Friday) and 19th (Saturday) May, at FEUP (Faculty of Engineering at the University of Porto).

The two days will be comprised of excellent presentations, sharing of knowledge and moments of conviviality. In this edition, the program will be slightly different from the similar initiatives already carried out in Portugal. You can learn more about the event on the official site.

WordCamp Saint Petersburg 2018

Date: May 26, 2018
Location: Saint Petersburg, RUSSIA

The city of Saint Petersburg is proud to announce the launch of its first ever WordPress conference. WordCamp Saint Petersburg will be held on May 26th at the SEMrush office. Many speakers, sponsors, and participants are already invited.

You can learn more about the event on the official blog.

WordCamp Europe 2018

Date: June 14-16, 2018
Location: Belgrade, SERBIA

Belgrade is happy to host WordCamp Europe 2018. The capital of Serbia, Belgrade, is a historic city in the center of the Balkans with a fantastic culture, food, nightlife, and most importantly – an incredible WordPress community.

The event will be accessible to every person, not only in Europe but also globally, because WCEU is becoming more popular every year. After Bulgaria 2014, WordCamp Europe hasn’t been hosted in any other Eastern European city until now.

Belgrade is accessible through direct flights from the largest European cities and important airport hubs. Learn more about the schedule and ticket prices on the official site.

WordCamp Grand Rapids 2018

Date: June 30, 2018
Location: Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN

WordCamp Grand Rapids will be held at GVSU’s Pew Campus in 2018 for one day only, June 30th!

The event will have a singular focus: tools and services that make a WordPress site better. For site owners, this means many sessions that cover the plugins, tools, and services that they want to use on your WordPress site.

For developers, this means a heavy focus on plugins, development tools, and workflows to make the work easier, and code tutorials to help them build better client solutions.

Learn more about the event here!

WordCamp Birmingham 2018

Date: August 4-5, 2018
Location: Birmingham, ALABAMA

WordCamp Birmingham is a volunteer-run WordPress conference. The event is attended by WordPress lovers, from designers and developers to business owners and hobbyists. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, you’ll find plenty of things to learn here.

Learn more about the location and ticketing here.

WordCamp Brighton 2018

Date: August 17-19, 2018
Location: Brighton, UK

WordCamp Brighton will be held on the 17th and 18th of August 2018 at the Clarendon Centre, followed by an after-party at another local venue. Contribution Day will take place on Sunday 19th August at The Skiff.

These relaxed and informal conferences, organized by WordPress users, are open to anyone who’s keen to learn, share knowledge and celebrate WordPress.

Now in its third year, WordCamp Brighton is a fun, accessible and diverse event. Regardless of your experience with WordPress, you’re invited to join the event beside the seaside in August.

Learn more about the event and venue here.

WordCamp Sacramento 2018

Date: September 15-16, 2018
Location: Sacramento, CALIFORNIA

WordCamp Sacramento will be held from September 15th to 16th in the Sacramento Convention Center. It is a casual, locally organized conference that covers everything related to the world’s favorite platform: WordPress. Whether you’re brand new to WordPress, you use it casually, or you’re a seasoned professional, there is something for everyone at every skill level!

For more updates, you can contact organizers on their official page.

WordCamp Turku 2018

Date: September 28, 2018
Location: Turku, FINLAND

The fifth WordCamp will take place in Turku, Finland for the first time on Friday, September 28th! WordCamp Turku 2018 will feature a full day of talks on WordPress related topics and network with people that are into WordPress.

WordCamp Turku is a great event to hone your WordPress skills and meet like-minded people. Contact organizers for more updates on their official page.

WordCamp Barcelona 2018

Date: October 5-6, 2018
Location: Barcelona, SPAIN

Barcelona is happy to invite you to their WordCamp 2018, held on October 5th and 6th. You can enjoy the talks, contributor’s day, the food, beverages, and above all, the WP people who you’ll meet at this fantastic event.

Learn more about the schedule and the ticket prices on WCBAR official page.

WordCamp Verona 2018

Date: October 12-13, 2018
Location: Verona, ITALY

The awesome community of Verona WordPress lovers is happy to announce their first WordCamp Verona, held in the city of Romeo & Juliet on 12th and 13th October 2018.

The event is for anybody who uses or is interested in using WordPress; bloggers, developers, designers, marketers, everyone is welcome, regardless of their level of expertise.

The Contributor Day is on Friday, October 12th, it’s an excellent way to start contributing to the Open Source project. The conference is on Saturday, October 13th.

For more updates, contact the organizers on their official site.

WordCamp Seattle 2018

Date: November 10-11, 2018
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON

Seattle WordPress Community for Designers, Developers & Publishers offers an annual WordCamp conference. It will be held at the Washington State Convention Center from 10th to 11th November. Currently, it sits as the last scheduled WordCamp of the year worldwide.

WC Seattle is currently in its planning stage. If you’re interested in more information, you can contact the organizers on the official page.

Marketing Conferences & Other Events 2018

Content Marketing Conference 2018

Date: May 2-4, 2018
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS

At the Content Marketing Conference, it’s all about actionable content marketing tactics, tools, and techniques. The Content Marketing Conference 2018 is focused on the top performance strategies and tactics.

You’ll get the basics and more from keynote speakers. They’re all hand-picked for their content marketing expertise, tactical strength, and motivational skills. It’s all coming to Boston — the perfect backdrop for mastering the art of engaging customers and the science of keeping them coming back for more.

Learn more about the agenda, speakers, and tickets.

Next10X Conference

Date: May 9, 2018
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS

Next10X is organizing its second digital conference, a one-day digital marketing conference unlike any other. In one day, you can learn practical solutions that you can implement in your business. You’ll gain insight into the digital marketing horizon, receive tips to help you prepare for the future while networking with industry professionals.

Next10X has gathered together a diverse lineup of speakers. They will share industry insight and experience and tell you how they use confirmed tactics and emerging technologies to develop high-performing marketing programs.

You will leave Next10x energized and equipped with the tools you’ll need to prepare yourself and your business to succeed in the changing digital marketing landscape.

Check the agenda, venue and Next10X tickets here.

Gartner Digital Marketing Conference San Diego

Date: May 15-17, 2018
Location: San Diego, CA

At the Gartner Digital Marketing Conference 2018, you will learn how to bring your marketing vision to life as a customer-centric strategy that delivers real results for the business.

The conference agenda features 4 comprehensive topics focused on the most pressing issues for marketing leaders today:

  • Connecting Vision, Strategy and Execution
  • Beyond Knowing the Customer: Using Insight to Drive Engagement
  • Made to Measure: The Power of Metrics to Improve Marketing
  • Secrets of Marketing Mavericks and Masters

Keynotes include Guest Keynote: Smart Influence: How You Affect the Decisions, Desires, and Opinions of Others: Tali Sharot, Author, and Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience; Embrace the Shake: Transforming Limitations into Opportunities: Phil Hansen, Artist and Author.
For complete event details, please visit the Digital Marketing Conference website.

MNSearch Summit 2018

Date: June 22, 2018
Location: Minneapolis, MINNESOTA

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

This is an excellent event for marketers, no matter if you’re in-house, in an agency or in business yourself. Topics being covered by leading marketing pros this year include SEO, PPC, social media, email, content, video, analytics and much more.

For more information and tickets, make sure you visit the official site.

MozCon Seattle

Date: July 9-11, 2018
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON

MozCon is a conference experience like none other! It’s a three-day conference with forward-thinking, applicable sessions that cover SEO, brand development, conversion rate optimization, the mobile landscape, analytics, customer experience, social and content marketing, and more.

MozCon speakers share next-level advice on everything from ranking higher in today’s ever-evolving search results to making data-driven decisions about your marketing.

Connect with the amazing community of industry leaders, chat with speakers and Moz staff. Learn more on Moz.

Inbound 2018

Date: September 4-7, 2018
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS

Every year, tens of thousands of marketers, salespeople, and customers successfully gather in Boston for a week of learning, inspiration, and connection at Inbound. Since 2012, the annual Inbound event has grown to 21,000+ attendees from over 100 countries.

It is one of the fastest-growing business events in the world because of the exclusive content and keynotes.

Inbound features four days of inspiring talks from speakers like Michelle Obama, Issa Rae, and Gary Vaynerchuk, plus educational breakout sessions led by innovative marketing, sales, and customer success practitioners.

Grab your tickets here.

HeroConf London

Date: October 22-24, 2018
Location: London, UK

HeroConf goes overseas for the fourth time, this time in London. Here, HeroConf will gather digital advertising pros that are looking for a training event that covers PPC and paid search.

You can expect an in-depth overview of the content that you need to manage your accounts better, stay up-to-date on industry trends and generally have fun learning about the latest in paid search.

Find out more about HeroConf London here.

B2B Marketing Forum 2018

Date: November 13-16, 2018
Location: San Francisco, CALIFORNIA

MarketingProfs’ B2B Marketing Forum is the place where leaders, innovators, and people–who make things happen–gather together to learn about the latest in B2B marketing and share the secrets to their success.

Whether you’re new to a tactical subject and looking to grow your B2B marketing knowledge fast, or you’re an experienced B2B marketer aspiring to greater leadership status, this forum has an intensive, hands-on workshop designed with your needs in mind.

Workshops will take place on conference day one. All workshops are taught by experts and feature practical exercises on six major topics: Analytics, Content Marketing, Demand Generation, Email Marketing, Marketing Strategy and Planning, or Sales and Marketing Alignment.

Learn more about the agenda, venue, and tickets here.

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