What Everyone Ought to Know About the Most Popular Search Engine Conferences for 2013-2014

There are so many amazing opportunities to meet other digital marketers and learn at search engine conferences globally. But if you're anything like me, you can't take the time and money to go to every one! So how do you pick? Don't worry about it - let us pick for you by sharing what everyone ought to know about 5 of the most popular search engine conferences for 2013-2014.

1. Pubcon - Las Vegas 2013

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Oct 22,23,24

Official SEO Conference Description:

Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 will once again be one of the biggest and boldest international gatherings of search and social media innovators ever assembled.


  • MASTERS GROUP TRAINING PROGRAM - The Masters Group Training program is a great way to learn multiple topics over a short period of time. Topics cover Web Design and Development, Desktop Publishing & Graphic Design, MS Word and Excel, Graphics & Animation, Cross Media & Workflows, and 508 Accessibility.
  • MATT CUTTS KEYNOTE - Matt Cutts the head of the Webspam team at Google should make for a memorable and insightful keynote speaker.


Video from 2009 PubCon

2. MozCon - Seattle, WA 2014

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July 14 - July 16, 2014

Official SEO Conference Description:

Push your inbound marketing knowledge into the outer limits! For three intensive days, MozCon delievers future-thinking content from industry leaders from SEO, social media, and marketing analytics to content strategy, the mobile landscape, and so much more. You'll end MozCon excited for everything you can take home and apply to your site(s).


  • SPEAKERS - The details of the conference haven't been announced yet, but so far, there is a long speaker lineup. Speakers are from HubSpot, Google, Moz (of course), the New Yorker, SEOgadget and more.

MozCon 2013


3. SXSW Interactive - Austin, TX 2014

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March 7 - 16, 2014

Official SEO Conference Description:

SXSW 2014 will attract over 50,000 registrants for its conferences, trade shows and festivals this March 7-16. Creative professionals of every stripe from over 64 nations will meet each other to share ideas and together experience the sensory overload attendant to SXSW.


  • 700+ SESSIONS - SXSW has a huge offering of more than 700 sessions on a variety of topics of interest to digital creatives.
  • NEVER THE SAME - No two years at this conference look the same. The agenda boasts a host of fresh and new ideas every year.
  • OFF THE BEATEN PATH PROGRAMMING - SXSW dives into sports, athletes, television, popular culture, and more.



4. Tech Marketing 360 - Dana Point 2014

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February 18 - 20, 2014

Official SEO Conference Description:

Tech Marketing 360 is dedicated to you - the technology marketer- the unsung hero of a multi-billion dollar engine of economic growth. Our mission is to build a community of tech marketers, for tech marketers, and at this path-breaking event, you’ll gain insight from the top thinkers at top companies, and be immersed in a community of practice, sharing, teaching and learning that will supercharge not just your skill sets, but your strategic vision.


  • DEDICATED TO THE TECHNOLOGY MARKETER - Events and workshops are focused on teaching topics like:
    • Developing the right mix of digital and traditional channels
    • Finding new ways to scale your messaging and sales enablement at low cost
    • And much more.



5. Conversion Conference - Boston 2013

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September 30 - October 2 - Starts today!

Official SEO Conference Description:

Come discover why Conversion Conference was selected as one of 2013's must-attend conferences by Under30CEO ... and ... why over 900 leading companies send their marketing teams, web designers and executives.


  • THE ALL MIGHTY CONVERSION - The conference is focused on conversions, cutting through the fluff for marketers who are mainly concerned with getting their ROI up.
  • 1300 COMPANIES - The conference is attended by more than 1,300 companies, including eBay, Yahoo, Go Daddy, Legalzoom.com, and more.


All of these conferences are great opportunities to meet peers and learn how to do our jobs even better. But one stands out for me as the most exciting: SXSW Interactive. With the size of it, the promise of incredible innovation, what I've heard about it from friends, and the off-the-beaten-path programming, it is the conference I would pick if I had to pick one.

I'd love to hear about your experiences at any search engine conferences. Please comment below!

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