The Best Growth Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2021


Check out our hand-picked roundup of the most value-packed growth marketing conferences coming up in 2021.

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 2021 growth hacking and growth marketing conferences.

Growth Marketing Conferences in 2021

Growth Marketing Stage

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: TBD
  • Cost: $215

Official Website

Growth Marketing Conference 

 
 
 
 
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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.  Unfortunately due to COVID it won’t be live, but you can purchase recordings of the previous year’s events.

KEY INFORMATION

  • Location: Virtual
  • Date: All year round
  • Cost: $25 per talk or $129 to watch recordings of previous year events

Official Website

Growth Marketing Summit

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 2020 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 2nd, 2021
  • Cost: $980

Official Website

Growth Hackers Conference

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: Online growth marketing conference
  • Date: September 1-2nd, 2020
  • Cost: $1,195

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: September 13 – 15 , 2021 
  • 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: Sometime in 2021, TBD
  • Cost: $1299
  • Early Bird Cost: $999

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: Postponed till 2022
  • Cost: $1597

Official Website

CXL Live 2021

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: Postponed due to COVID
  • 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: Virtually
  • Date: March 17-18th, 2021
  • Cost: $199

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: Remote virtual conference
  • Date: April 27-29th, 2021
  • 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: June 2-3, 2021
  • 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: Postponed
  • 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 10-12th, 2021
  • 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: Virtual
  • Date: July 12-14th, 2021
  • 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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