Where to Be in 2021: Conferences & Events to Improve Your Local Marketing

Updated on January 19, 2021 (Originally published December 17, 2019 by Jessie Low)

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.

Despite setbacks in 2020 we’re already seeing an increase in both virtual and in-person conferences and events for 2021. We’re excited for all of the learning and growth to be had this year, which is why we’ve updated our list of events and resources that focus 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. Take a look below for the list of events that’ll keep you in the loop.

Whitespark’s Local Search Summit

Local Search SummitTBAVIRTUAL

Local Marketing Conferences

DMC Digital Marketing ConferenceAugust 27Sandy, UT8/27/2021
Localogy 20/21September 20 - 22Hollywood, CA9/20/2021
Whitespark's Local Search SummitTBAVIRTUAL

Virtual Conferences

Marketing Conferences With Local Content

BrightonSEOMarch 25 - 26, September 9Brighton, UK3/25/2021
Search Marketing SummitApril 20 - 23Sydney, AU4/20/2021
SearchLove - NYCApril 26 - 27 New York City, NY4/26/2021
ConductorMay 11 - 12New York City, NY5/11/2021
InteractMay 17 - 18Columbus, OH6/17/2021
 Digital Summit - KansasJune 2 - 3Kansas City, MO6/2/2021
MN Search SummitJune 18Saint Paul, MN6/18/2021
Digital Summit - PortlandJune 22 - 23Portland, OR6/22/2021
MozConJuly 12 - 14VIRTUAL7/12/2021
Digital Summit - AtlantaJuly 21 - 22Atlanta, GA7/21/2021
SEMPDX - EngageAugust 5 - 6Portland, OR8/5/2021
Digital Summit - MinneapolisAugust 5 - 6Minneapolis, MN8/5/2021
Digital Summit - PhiladelphiaAugust 18 - 19Philadelphia, PA8/18/2021
Digital Summit - WashingtonSeptember 9 - 10Washington, DC9/10/2021
Digital Summit - DetroitSeptember 15 - 16Detroit, MI9/15/2021
Digital Summit - ChicagoOctober 27 - 28Chicago, IL10/27/2021
Digital Summit - MiamiNovember 2 - 3Miami, FL11/2/2021
Digital Summit - RaleighNovember 17 - 18Raleigh, NC11/17/2021
Digital Summit - DallasDecember 8 - 9Dallas, TX12/8/2021
Digital Summit - PhoenixDecember 8 - 9Phoenix, AZ12/8/2021
SearchLove - LondonPOSTPONEDLondon, UK
SearchLove - San DiegoPOSTPONEDSan Diego, CA
State of SearchTBADallas, TX
Zenith Digital Marketing ConferenceTBADuluth, MN
Digital Sales & Marketing WorldTBAHartford, CT
Pubcon MiamiTBAMiami, FL
EngageTBASanta Clara, CA
Next 10XTBABoston, MA

Other Resources

Whitespark 😉Video Series - There's a lot of good information & stay tuned for new videos in 2021!
Local Marketing Institute Training Videos & Webinars
Duck Tape MarketingPodcast
LocalULast Week In Local - Video Series
Local Search ForumForum

Start prepping your 2021 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!


Delon Rajphangthong

After completing a degree in Applied Linguistics at the University of Victoria in 2018, Delon decided to live in Japan to do some soul searching. While reflecting on his next course of action, he discovered a deep desire to engage in the synthesis of technology and humanity. Upon returning to Canada in 2020, he decided to use his ability to help others succeed in digital marketing; where he can assist businesses in reaching their goals. Off the clock, Delon is all about getting outside and immersing himself in nature, enjoying a glass of wine, and/or getting lost in Spotify’s algorithm to find new music to listen to.

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