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

Last updated on July 5, 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

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Local Search SummitSeptember 28 - 30VIRTUAL

Local Marketing Conferences

DMC Digital Marketing ConferenceAugust 27Sandy, UT8/27/2021
LocalU AdvancedAugust 31VIRTUAL8/31/2021
Localogy 2021September 20 - 21Hollywood, CA9/20/2021
Whitespark's Local Search SummitSeptember 28 - 30VIRTUAL10/1/2021

Virtual Conferences

Pubcon ProJanuary 20VIRTUAL1/20/2021
Digital Summit At Home Series - Digital Summit GO! January 27VIRTUAL1/27/2021
Digital Summit At Home Series - Content, Social & CreativityFebruary 24VIRTUAL2/24/2021
Semrush - 5 Hours of Local SEOMarch 23VIRTUAL3/23/2021
Digital Summit At Home Series - SMB / SolopreneursMarch 29VIRTUAL3/29/2021
Digital Summit At Home Series - Associations & Community MarketingApril 27VIRTUAL4/27/2021
Digital Summit At Home Series - B2B MarketingMay 25VIRTUAL5/25/2021

Marketing Conferences With Local Content

MozConJuly 12 - 14VIRTUAL7/12/2021
Digital Summit - AtlantaJuly 21 - 22Atlanta, GA7/21/2021
BrightonSEO SummerJuly 22 - 23Brighton, UK7/23/2021
Pubcon MiamiAugust 3 - 5Miami, FL
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 Sales & Marketing WorldOctober 5 - 6Hartford, CT
Digital Summit - ChicagoOctober 27 - 28Chicago, IL10/27/2021
State of SearchNovember 1 - 2Dallas, TX
Digital Summit - MiamiNovember 2 - 3Miami, FL11/2/2021
Search Marketing SummitNovember 9 - 12Sydney, AU11/9/2021
Digital Summit - RaleighNovember 17 - 18Raleigh, NC11/17/2021
Digital Summit - PhoenixDecember 8 - 9Phoenix, AZ12/8/2021
Digital Summit - DallasDecember 8 - 9Dallas, TX12/8/2021
Digital Summit - PortlandJune 22 - 23Portland, OR6/22/2021
MN Search SummitJune 18Saint Paul, MN6/18/2021
 Digital Summit - KansasJune 2 - 3Kansas City, MO6/2/2021
ConductorMay 11 - 12New York City, NY5/11/2021
InteractMay 17 - 18Columbus, OH6/17/2021
SearchLove - LondonPOSTPONEDLondon, UK
SearchLove - San DiegoPOSTPONEDSan Diego, CA
SearchLove - NYCTBD - PostponedNew York City, NY4/26/2021

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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