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The Best SEO Conferences to Attend in 2019

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The Best SEO Conferences to Attend in 2019

Attending conferences will help keep you up to date on the latest SEO strategies, trends, tips, and tools.

Plus, SEO conferences are a fantastic way to grow your professional network and connect with potential clients. All of this can happen between sessions, during official networking events, or sometimes even at a pub or restaurant after hours.

Whether you want to seek out help or inspiration from SEO experts, exchange ideas with peers, or discover some new tactics that you can implement once you’re back in the office, there are plenty of SEO conferences to choose from.

Here are the best conferences to learn more about SEO (and digital marketing) in 2019.

2019 SEO Conferences

Digital Summit

Digital Summit Series

Date: February 11-12

Location: Phoenix, Arizona / Phoenix Convention Center

Topics: SEO and search, content, mobile, social

Number of tracks: 3

Speakers: Robert Rose, Mindy Weinstein, and more.

About: Digital Summit was founded in 2012. This series also will run shows in Seattle, Washington (February 26-27); Salt Lake City, Utah (March 5-6); Los Angeles, California (April 10-11); Kansas City, Missouri (May 15-16); Atlanta, Georgia (May 21-22); Portland, Oregon (June 11-12); Denver, Colorado (June 25-26); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (July 24-25); Minneapolis, Minnesota (August 14-15); Chicago, Illinois (August 28-29); Washington, D.C. (September 4-5); Tampa, Florida (September 11-12); Detroit, Michigan (September 25-26); Charlotte, North Carolina (October 2-3); Boston, Massachusetts (October 21-22); Raleigh, North Carolina (November 13-14); and Dallas, Texas (December 3-4).

Cost: $295 – $995


SearchLove San Diego

Date: March 4-5

Location: San Diego, California / Kona Kai

Topics: SEO, mobile search, analytics, content, PPC.

Number of tracks: 1

Notable speakers: Will Critchlow, Britney Muller, Heather Physioc, Lisa Schneider, and more.

About: The SearchLove conference is put on by online marketing agency Distilled.

Cost: $999 – $1,299


Pubcon Florida

Date: March 5-7

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida / Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

Topics: SEO, link building, content marketing, social media marketing and advertising, analytics, and more.

Number of tracks: 5

Notable speakers: Duane Forrester, Marie Haynes, Gary Illyes (keynote), Ryan Jones, Casey Markee, and more.

About: Pubcon Florida is a regional conference that launched in 2013, produced by Brett Tabke and the team behind Pubcon, the longest running search marketing conference.

Cost: $499 – $1,249

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Engage Conference

Date: March 7-8

Location: Portland, Oregon / Sentinel Hotel

Topics: SEO, social, content, UX/design

Number of tracks: 2

Notable speakers: Jamie Alberico, JR Oakes, Alexis Sanders, Eli Schwartz, Marcus Tober, and more.

About: Engage is put on by nonprofit organization SEMpdx (Search Engine Marketing Professionals of Portland).

Cost: $579 – $699


UnGagged London

Date: April 1-3

Location: London, England / etc.Venues County Hall

Topics: SEO, mobile, local, content

Number of tracks: 3

Notable speakers: Jono Alderson, Brent Csutoras, Viola Eva, Kevin Gibbons, Greg Gifford, Ross Tavendale, Hannah Thorpe, and more.

About: The team behind UnGagged promises an unconventional conference with uncensored and unrecorded sessions.

Cost: £549 – £999

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Advanced Search Summit

Date: April 4-5

Location: Napa Valley, California

Topics: SEO, content, social, analytics

Number of Tracks: 1

Notable speakers: Fabrica Canel, Jim Christian, Dennis Goedegebuure, Andrew Shotland, Marcus Tober, and more.

About: Advanced Search Summit is designed for advanced SEO professionals, digital marketers, and analysts at enterprise and mid-market sized companies who want advanced tactics and techniques.

Cost: $249 – $999


Date: April 11

Location: A basement in London

Topics: Technical SEO.

Tracks: 1

Notable speakers: Secret

About: All attendees give talks they have never given before to an audience of peers. Strict time and slide limits. Maximum ONE attendee per agency. No sponsor talks. No clients to impress. In a dark basement with no wifi, air conditioning, or connection to the outside world. Pub and train to BrightonSEO afterwards.

Cost: Free

Brighton SEO


Date: April 11-12

Location: Brighton, England / Brighton Centre

Topics: SEO and search

Tracks: 6

Speakers: Olga Andrienko, Patrick Reinhart, Darren Shaw, Izzi Smith, and more.

About: Brighton SEO consists of training courses and a one-day search marketing conference.

Cost: £0 – £500

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Zenith Digital Marketing Conference

Date: April 25

More Info: Coming soon!

Location: Duluth, Minnesota / Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods & Zeitgeist Teatro Theatre

Topics: SEO, paid, social

About: Zenith conference is designed for marketing pros of all levels (including DIY, SMB, startups, and nonprofits). It is hosted by marketing agency Aimclear and the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce.

Cost: $99 – $299

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Next10x Digital Marketing Conference

Date: May 2

Location: Boston, Massachusetts / The Colonnade Hotel

Topics: SEO, mobile, content, social media

Number of tracks: 1

Notable speakers: Eric Enge, Jenny Halasz, Jordan Silton, Martin Splitt, and more.

About: Next10x will explore the future of digital marketing, with a focus on helping marketers take advantage of the new opportunities presented by those changes.

Cost: $450 – $695

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Date: May 6-8

Location: New York City / New World Stages

Topics: SEO, content

About: C3 is an event presented by enterprise SEO and content platform Conductor.

More Info: Coming soon

Search marketing summit

Search Marketing Summit

Date: May 7-10

Location: Sydney, Australia / SMC Conference & Function Centre

Topics: SEO, local, link building, content, social, analytics

Notable speakers: Mike Grehan, and more.

About: Founded in 2006, Search Marketing Summit is the longest-running and largest search marketing conference in Australia for search marketing practitioners in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia Pacific. Also offers two pre- and post-conference advanced SEO & PPC workshops.

More info: Coming soon

SMX London


Date: May 21-22

Location: etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate / London, England

Topics: SEO, link building, mobile, technical SEO

Number of tracks: 2

Notable speakers: Arsen Rabinovich, Aleyda Solis, Fili Wiese, and more.

About: The Search Marketing Expo (SMX) conference series was founded in 2007 and is put on by Third Door Media, publisher of Search Engine Land.

More info: Coming soon


SMX Advanced

Date: June 3-5

Location: Seattle, Washington / Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Topics: Advanced SEO and SEM

About: The Search Marketing Expo (SMX) conference series was founded in 2007 and is put on by Third Door Media, publisher of Search Engine Land. You won’t find any beginner-level content here – this agenda is designed for experienced search marketers.

More info: Coming soon


SearchLove Boston

Date: June 10-11

Location: Boston, Massachusetts / Revere Hotel Boston Common

Topics: Search, analytics, content

About: The SearchLove conference is put on by online marketing agency Distilled.

Cost: $999 – $1,299

More info: Coming soon

MN Search Summit

MnSearch Summit

Date: June 21

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota / St. Paul RiverCentre

Topics: SEO, social, content, video, analytics

Number of tracks: 3

Notable speakers: Jon Cooper, Martin MacDonald, John Mueller, Rob Ousbey, and more.

About: MnSearch is a regional one-day marketing conference put on by the Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association, a nonprofit organization.

Cost: $299 – $589



Date: July 15-17

Location: Seattle, Washington

Topics: SEO, mobile, analytics, social, content

About: MozCon has been a yearly conference since 2011, produced by the team behind SEO software provider Moz.

More info: Coming soon

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Learn Inbound

Date: August 15-16

Location: Dublin / The Mansion House

Number of tracks: 1

About: Learn next-level tips, tactics, and strategies at this Dublin-based event. Learn Inbound is a digital marketing training provider.

More info: Coming soon



Date: September 3-6

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

About: Inbound is a massive annual event put on by SEO software provider HubSpot. The focus is on inbound marketing, which includes everything from SEO to social media. The agenda boasts tons of sessions, networking events, certification courses – as well as keynotes by well-known authors, celebrities, and athletes.

More info: Coming soon

Confluence conference

Confluence Conference

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Topics: SEO, PPC, content, social, analytics

About: Confluence Conference started in 2012 and has become one of the biggest digital marketing conferences in the region – designed for everyone from specialists, to marketing managers, digital entrepreneurs, and small business owners.

More info: Coming soon


Pubcon Las Vegas

Date: October 7-10

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center / Las Vegas, Nevada

Topics: SEO, international search, local SEO, link building, content, social

About: Pubcon was founded in 2000 by Brett Tabke. It the longest running search industry conference. Pubcon bills itself a “super conference” (as in super-sized), and rightly so – excellent speakers, in-depth educational sessions, great keynotes, and amazing networking events and opportunities (both official and unofficial). The 6th Annual U.S. Search Awards will take place during the week of Pubcon.

More info: Coming soon


SearchLove London

Date: October 14-15

Location: London, England

Topics: SEO, link building, local search, analytics

About: The SearchLove conference is put on by online marketing agency Distilled. It is geared toward SEO professionals (in-house and agency), marketing managers, and business owners.

More info: Coming soon

State of Search

State of Search

Date: November 5-6

Location: Gilley’s / Dallas, Texas

Topics: SEO, local, content, analytics, social, link building

About: State of Search is presented by the Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association.

More info: Coming soon


SMX East

Date: November 13-14

Location: New York City, New York

Topics: SEO and SEM

About: The Search Marketing Expo (SMX) conference series was founded in 2007 and put on by Third Door Media, publisher of Search Engine Land.

More info: Coming soon

Chiang Mai SEO Conference

Date: November 14-15

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Topics: SEO, SEM, backlinking, technical SEO

Number of tracks: 1

Notable speakers: TBA. Past Speakers: Ryan Stewart, Tim Soulo, Craig Campbell, Dino Gomez, Daryl Rosser, Matt Diggity

About: The Chiang Mai SEO Conference, hosted by Diggity Marketing, is entering its third year, having sold out the previous two years.

Cost: $247-$1000



Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

About: The team behind UnGagged promises an unconventional conference with uncensored and unrecorded sessions.

More info: Coming soon

2020 SEO Conferences


SMX West

Location: San Jose, California / San Jose Convention Center

Topics: SEO, SEM, mobile, local, machine learning, technical, content, enterprise SEO.

About: The Search Marketing Expo (SMX) conference series was founded in 2007 and put on by Third Door Media, publisher of Search Engine Land.

More info: Coming soon

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