The Best Growth Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2019 (and now 2020)


Check out our hand-picked roundup of the most value-packed growth marketing conferences coming up in 2019 (and now updated to include growth conferences taking place in 2020, too!)

Updated September 3rd, 2019: 2020 Growth Conferences have now been added

Growth marketing geek?

So are we!

Whether you’re an aspiring growth hacker or on the path to building your own disruptive startup, growth marketing conferences provide a great opportunity to get involved in the growth community and learn from the best.

Why go to a growth marketing conference?

Growth marketing conferences and events provide a great opportunity to mingle face to face with active growth marketing practitioners, network, learn the latest tips and tricks from the trenches, and (probably) get a little tipsy. 

Since these conferences are super valuable for anybody interested in marketing, growth, and startups, we’ve put together a list of our top 17 picks for 2019 with new updates added for the latest 2020 growth hacking and growth marketing conferences.

Growth Marketing Conferences in 2019 (and now 2020)

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Why you should go:

This conference is a great chance for European businesses to get all of the benefits of a major growth marketing conference, at a reasonable price.

Learn from the top industry executives while networking with professionals just like yourself. Heads of Growth from Google, Uber, Hubspot and Dropbox are already confirmed for this shindig.

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Date:October 16-17, 2019
  • Cost: $215

Official Website

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Why you should go:

The blue-chip conference of Growth marketing. Here you will be able to mingle with the leading growth marketers in Silicon Valley from companies such as Apple, Spotify, Stripe, and more.  

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Date: December 10-11th, 2019
  • Cost: $499

Official Website

Growth Marketing Summit

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Why you should go:

If you’re in Europe, you might be a bit jealous of the San Francisco Growth marketing conferences.

Don’t be – the German’s got it going on!

If you want to attend a purist growth marketing conference in Europe, then check this one out. With keynote speakers like Eric Ries, the best selling author of the lean startup rest assured that you’re going to get top-notch content and insights from the leaders in agile and growth marketing.

Last year in 2018 over 650 growth marketers from over 16 countries showed up and this year expect that number to be even higher. 

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Date: September 3rd, 2019
  • Cost: $980

Official Website

Growth Hackers Conference

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Why you should go:

This roundup wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include Sean Ellis’s Growth Hackers Conference. It’s a one-day event, but its jam packed. Panels aren’t really that popular for some reason, but I think they’re great – and Growth Hackers Conference seems to agree!

The dates and costs aren’t yet publicized for 2019, but once they are we’ll be sure to update this post!

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: San Diego, California, USA
  • Date: May 7th, 2019
  • Cost: $1,195

Official Website

Growth Hacking World Forum

Why you should go:

The Growth Hacking World Forum is where you’ll find leading growth marketers sharing tactical advice, exploring the channels and innovative processes used to establish real growth!

If you want to grow your customer base and learn how to develop a high-performing growth team then check this growth conference out right in the heart of London!

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: San Francisco, USA
  • Date: November 5th, 2019
  • Cost: $495

Official Website

Hyper Growth

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Why you should go:

A new conference on the block but one that’s caught the attention of the entire growth marketing community. Created by Drift, the conversational messaging SaaS that’s hell-bent on annihilating forms, Hyper Growth is a coast to coast growth conference that’s jam-packed with amazing speakers featuring high-value networking opportunities. 

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: Boston and San Francisco
  • Date: San Francisco, November 18th
  • Cost: $599

Official Website

Traffic and Conversion Summit

Why you should go:

Traffic & Conversion Summit is one of the largest digital marketing events in North America with 5 stages, almost 100 speakers and over 200 exhibitors.

It’s one of the most popular conferences on this list, just check out the reviews on Facebook. From what the attendees are saying, the energy is off the walls, content is top-notch, and apparently, the happy vibes make it super easy to network with people. 

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: San Diego, California, USA
  • Speakers: +80
  • Date: March 31 – April 2nd, 2020 
  • Cost: $2595
  • Early Bird Cost: $1295

Official Website

Search Love – San Diego

Why you should go:

Search Love has three conference locations, and the San Diego location is the most popular. Probably because, well, it’s San Diego. That city is amazing, so if you’re looking for an excuse to go visit it – this is a great one. 

It’s been sold out three years in a row. Want to learn more about what sort of topics are discussed check out this roundup of the 2018 conference.   

The theme of Search Love San Diego is:

“Get up to speed on the latest in search, analytics, content creation, optimizing your website, paid promotions and more.”

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: San Diego, California, USA
  • Speakers: 67
  • Date:March 26 & 27, 2020
  • Cost: $1299
  • Early Bird Cost: $999

Official Website

Pubcon

Why you should go:

Pubcon audience is CMOs, creative directors, CEOs, agencies and business owners who want insight into the latest in social media, search and internet marketing.

The quality of content at Pubcon seems to be a notch above the norm according to the testimonials. So if you’re looking to network but also to learn, this might be a great choice.

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
  • Date: March 25-26th, 2020
  • Cost: $699

Official Website

Social Media Marketing World

Why you should go:

If you are a social media marketer or are interested in learning more about how to integrate social media into your growth marketing strategy then this is definitely a great conference to check out!  

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: San Diego, California, USA
  • Date: March 1-3rd, 2020
  • Cost: $1597

Official Website

CXL Live 2020

Why you should go:

The CXL Institute is my favorite learning resource for all things data-driven marketing and CRO, so when I found out they had a conference, I knew I had to add it to this list!

All of the speakers are real-life practitioners of experiment-driven marketing. The tickets include everything you need. Hotel, food, and even alcohol (they have a pre-party and an after-party scheduled into the itinerary. How thoughtful!).

If you’re into experimentation and delve into the world of psychology-driven marketing then this is a great one for you!   

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Date: April 5-7th, 2020
  • Cost: $1299 (includes hotel, food, and booze)

Official Website

SMX Munich

Why you should go:

Because you’re in Europe and you want to network with the brightest minds in search marketing. Visiting Munich in mid-March is also a great way to welcome in springtime!

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Date: March 18-19th, 2020
  • Cost: $1470

Official Website

Content Marketing Conference

Why you should go:

The name of the conference is pretty self-explanatory.

If your growth strategy relies on content marketing, probably a great idea to check out the content marketing conference!  

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Date: April 21-23rd, 2020
  • Cost: $999

Official Website

Hero Conference Austin

Why you should go:

If PPC is what you do, then this conference is a great one for you. You’ll get to network with like-minded PPC practitioners and talk shop about Adwords, FB ads, and the upcoming niche’ PPC platforms like Quora and Reddit.   

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Date: April 8-9th, 2020
  • Cost: $1000

Official Website

Search Love Conference – Boston

Why you should go:

We talked a bit about the Search Love conference over in San Diego in the beginning of this post. The Boston conference is perfect for East coasters who prefer that Bostonian vibe to their growth marketing conferences. Check out the recap of the 2018 search love conference to get a taste of what topics are on the platter.  

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Date: June 10-11th, 2019
  • Cost: $1000

Official Website

Digital Elite Camp

Why you should go:

Because it’s organized by the CXL Institute and takes place on a beautiful island off the coast of Estonia on the Baltic Sea. What better way to start your summer than by networking with CRO and growth marketing practitioners in Estonia?

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: Laulasmaa, Estonia
  • Date: June 13-15th, 2019
  • Cost: $1560

Official Website

MozCon

Why you should go:

MozCon is the go-to conference for the latest in SEO and content marketing. It’s a three-day event and features the best of the best of hand-picked speakers. Great for networking and learning the latest in SEO and content strategies. 

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Date: July 6-8th, 2020
  • Cost: $1299

Official Website

Can’t make one of these conferences?

Let’s be honest, most of these conferences are pretty expensive – and factor in the cost of traveling and the number of hours (or days) you’ll have to block off on your calendar and it’s clear to see that most mortals won’t be able to justify the +$1,000 investment necessary to attend a high-end growth marketing conference.

But let’s back up for a second and recount what the core benefits of these conferences are:

  • The ability to mingle and network with growth marketing peers
  • Awesome personal stories that you’ll hear either from keynote speakers or from the people you’ll meet at the after parties
  • Networking opportunities, perfect for business development.

Obligatory sales pitch here, but you can do all of the above from the comfort of your living room while wearing your favorite pajamas. 

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You’ll find:

  • VP’s of Growth
  • Founders of SaaS startups
  • Expert growth hackers
  • Content marketing strategists
  • VC’s and angel investors

And they’re all just waiting to have a friendly conversation with you, no pitches, no weird awkward expectations for you to upgrade to their “course,” just honest 1:1 conversation with a singular goal of helping you grow your business!

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