Where to Be in 2020: Conferences & Events to Improve Your Local Marketing

Welp, the world was thrown a curve ball this year and the best place for you to be right now is at home! As a result, many conferences and events have been postponed or moved to later dates in the year, with the hope that self-isolation will no longer be a necessity. While others are taking their agendas online in the form of virtual conferences. We’ve updated our list of events to reflect these changes and will continue to add and remove events as more details are available.

Updated: April 27, 2020
(Originally published:December 17, 2019)

There is no shortage of marketing conferences, webinars, and workshops to attend to help grow your skill set, stay current, and advance your knowledge to drive more sales. It can be hard to find conferences that address the ever changing local SEO landscape, and focus on the issues facing local business owners.

This is why we’ve compiled a list of events and resources that either focus specifically on local search marketing, or that feature some local SEO expertise within a broader range of topics like SEO, content marketing, reputation management, and more.

Local Marketing Conferences

LocalU AdvancedJune 3VIRTUAL6/3/2020
DMC Digital Marketing ConferenceAugust 28Salt Lake City, UT8/28/2020
Place Conference September 14 - 15Los Angeles, CA9/14/2020
Conquer LocalSeptember 16VIRTUAL - FREE9/10/2020
Localogy 20/20POSTPONEDSan Antonio, TX3/16/2020
LocalU Advanced - GMB Master ClassPAST EVENTAtlanta, GA3/25/2020

Virtual Conferences

Conductor May 12VIRTUAL5/12/2020
MozConJuly 7 - 8VIRTUAL7/7/2020
Digital OlympusSeptember 14Online & Krakow, PL9/14/2020
Local Marketing Institute SummitTBAOnline

Marketing Conferences With Local Content

SEMPDX - EngageAugust 6 - 7Portland, OR3/12/2020
BrightonSEOOctober 1 - 2Brighton, UK10/1/2020
Pubcon ProOctober 12 - 15Las Vegas, NV10/12/2020
SearchLove LondonOctober 14 - 15London, UK10/14/2020
State of SearchOctober 26 - 27Dallas, TX10/26/2020
Search Marketing SummitOctober 27 - 30Sydney, AU3/17/2020
Digital SummitNovember 9 - 11Phoenix, AZ11/9/2020
Zenith Digital Marketing ConferenceNovember 12Duluth, MN11/12/2020
Digital Sales & Marketing WorldNovember 30 - December 2Hartford, CT11/30/2020
SearchLove - San DiegoPOSTPONEDSan Diego, CA
SearchLove - NYCPOSTPONEDNew York City, NY
Pubcon MiamiPOSTPONEDMiami, FL
EngageTBASanta Clara, CA
MN Search SummitRESCHEDULED to 2021Saint Paul, MN
InteractRESCHEDULED to 2021Columbus, OH
Pubcon - AustinPAST EVENTAustin, TX2/6/2020
Trend Digital SummitPAST EVENTSioux Falls, SD2/27/2020

Other Resources

Whitespark 😉Video Series - There's a lot of good information & stay tuned for new videos in 2020!
Local Marketing Institute Training Videos & Webinars
Duck Tape MarketingPodcast
Community KarmaPodcast
The Zip (Archive)Podcast
LocalULast Week In Local - Video Series

Start prepping your 2020 marketing conference circuit, and local search learning endeavors, and make the coming year your best one yet.

Did we miss any amazing local conferences or events that are a must add for our lists? If yes, please share in the comments below!


Jessie Low

Jessie wears many hats here at Whitespark. From curating the monthly newsletter to managing marketing initiatives, and everything in between. She is the go-to helper for all things Whitespark.

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