• Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

The Best SEO Conferences For 2024-2025 (Virtual And In-Person)

The rapid advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning have dramatically reshaped the SEO and digital marketing landscape, and attending a conference is arguably one of the best ways to benefit from the latest industry insights while expanding your professional network.

Spending hours researching articles, forum discussions, and other online resources is always valuable, but attending conferences can significantly enhance your learning experience.

By directly interacting with industry professionals and experts, having the opportunity to ask them questions offers a depth of knowledge that complements and goes beyond what self-guided online research can provide.

In short, attending conferences, whether in-person or virtual, offers a wide range of benefits:

  • Networking opportunities.
  • Learning from experts.
  • Interactive workshops.
  • Staying updated with trends.
  • Exposure to new tools and discovering the marketplace.
  • Direct Q&A sessions.
  • Receiving feedback from experts on your work.
  • Building your company or personal brand.
  • Competitive insights.
  • Inspiration and creativity.
  • Unique case studies available only to conference attendees.

To help you decide which ones you should attend, we’ve compiled a list of the best SEO conferences in 2024.

Whether you’re a road warrior who wants to attend as many events as possible or an introvert who only wants to attend digitally, there are sure to be several conferences that fit your needs.

So, without further ado, here is our list of the best online and in-person SEO conferences this year.

Here are some SEO and digital marketing conferences and events coming up this year. Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss them.

WTSFest

  • Website
  • Dates: September, 19 2024.
  • Format: In-person & Recording tickets available.
  • Locations: London, Berlin, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Speakers: Grace Frohlich, Joyann Boyce, Lily Ray, Navah Hopkins, Purna Virji, Chima Mmeje and more.
  • Cost: From $199 to $399 in Philadelphia, £99 or £299 in London, sold out in Berlin (waiting list available).
  • About: The Women in Tech SEO Festival is a full-day conference coming back to London for the fifth time on International Women’s Day, expanding this year to 2 more locations in Germany and the USA. A community-led one-track conference featuring a line of 10 brilliant speakers on analytics, search, technical SEO and empowerment talks.

Below is a snapshot from the conference venue sidelines, where you can get a real-life overview of the conference.

INBOUND 2024

  • Website
  • Date: September 18-20, 2024.
  • Format: In-person or online.
  • Location: Boston, MA.
  • Speakers: Dale Bertrand, Jen Spencer, and Carole Mahoney among others.
  • Cost: In-person from $899 for September 18-20; from $1,699 for the September 17-20 VIP pass.
  • About: This annual event is powered by HubSpot, bringing together global thought leaders for a hybrid conference discussing marketing, sales, and customer success operations. It covers a wide range of topics and gives attendees the opportunity to network and learn from some of the best in the business.

Below is a comprehensive review from attendees.

Brighton SEO

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  • Date: October 3-4, 2024 (UK) and November 19-20, 2024 (US).
  • Format: In-person and online.
  • Location: Brighton, U.K. and San Diego, US.
  • Speakers: Adriana Stein, Dan Taylor, and Amanda Walls, among others.
  • Cost: In-person starts at £350; virtual video bundle at £110. You can also join a waitlist for free tickets.
  • About: This twice-yearly conference is attended by thousands of digital marketers worldwide. It features training workshops, sessions on niche topics, social networking events, and talks from experts. There is also a US-based version of the conference; brightonSEO San Diego takes place in November 2024.

Below is video feedback from attendees.

B2B Marketing Expo 2024

  • Website
  • Date: October 9-10, 2024.
  • Format: In-person.
  • Locations: Miami, FL, and Los Angeles, CA.
  • Speakers: Ryan Ross, Winston T Marshall, David Jarvis, and many others.
  • Cost: Free.
  • About: Featuring education masterclasses for marketing professionals, this annual conference covers a variety of tracks, including advertising and promotion, content and experience, and commerce and sales. Hundreds of suppliers and speakers will be on hand to discuss the state of the industry and recent happenings.

Below is the video from the real-life experiences of attendees.

Engage (Formerly SearchFest)

  • Website
  • Date: October 17-18, 2024.
  • Format: In-person.
  • Location: Portland, OR.
  • Speakers: Ryan Jones, Martha van Berkel, Jesse McDonald, and many others.
  • Cost: $299-$900.
  • About: Engage Marketing Conference is a one-day digital marketing conference featuring informative learning tracks and panel sessions designed to provide expert insight into the latest strategies and technological advancements in digital marketing, social media, content, UX/design, creative, advertising, SEO, paid media, and more!

Below is a picture from the conference venue by one of the attendees.

ADworld Experience

  • Website
  • Date: October 17-18, 2024.
  • Format: In-person and online.
  • Location: Bologna, Italy.
  • Speakers: Fiona Bradley, Tom Breeze, Valerio Celetti, and many others.
  • Cost: Early bird in-person tickets start at €529; livestream only for €199.
  • About: Bringing together PPC experts from across the globe for the largest paid ad and conversion rate optimization event in Europe – and the largest real PPC-based conference in the world.

Content Marketing World

  • Website
  • Date: October 21-23, 2024.
  • Format: In-person or online.
  • Location: San Diego, CA.
  • Speakers: Ann Handley, Robert Rose, Cassie Kozyrkov, and many others.
  • Cost: Super Early bird in-person tickets start at $1199; livestream only for $899.
  • About: Over four days, attendees will learn strategies for building winning SEO teams, systems, and processes. With more than 100 sessions, workshops, and industry forums, you can choose the topics and sessions that are relevant to you. Thousands of marketers and representatives from numerous global brands will be in attendance.

Here is an example video from last year’s conference.

Ahrefs Evolve 2024

  • Website
  • Date: October 24-25, 2024.
  • Format: In-person.
  • Location: Singapore, Pan Pacific Orchard.
  • Speakers: Lily Ray, Aleyda Solis, Cyrus Shepard, and many others.
  • Cost: Early bird tickets start at $570;
  • About: Ahrefs Evolve brings together five hundred SEO and digital marketing professionals from around the world into the same physical space so we can meet face to face, form genuine connections, learn from each other, and grow as a community.
    Meet, hang out, and build genuine connections with professionals and executives from big brands and international agencies.

Since this conference is organized for the first time, there is no preview available of what it looks like.

NESS (News & Editorial SEO Summit)

  • Website
  • Date: October 29-30, 2024.
  • Format: Online.
  • Speakers: Martin Splitt, Rand Fishkin,  John Shehata, and many others.
  • Cost: Early bird tickets start at $169; video recordings are available for $199.
  • About: The News and Editorial SEO Summit (NESS) is an online event dedicated exclusively to all things SEO for news publishers. The NESS presents a unique opportunity to learn from the biggest brands and smartest minds in publishing and SEO.

Below is one of the sessions from past events.

State Of Search 2024

  • Website 
  • Date: October 28-29, 2024.
  • Format: In-person and online.
  • Location: Grapevine, TX.
  • Speakers: TBD.
  • Cost: Early bird tickets start at $397.
  • About: The State of Search brings together top speakers from the digital marketing field to cover various topics, from search engine optimization to emerging technology, lead generation, and display advertising.

Below is one of the talks from past conferences by Eric Enge.

DMO Advanced 2024

  • Website 
  • Date: TBA.
  • Format: In-person.
  • Location: Napa Valley, CA.
  • Speakers: TBA.
  • Cost: TBA.
  • About: Digital Marketers Organization will again host their advanced digital marketing event, blending interactive and educational sessions with networking opportunities. There will be numerous sessions specifically designed for SEO, including information on technical debt, localization, and internationalization.

DigiMarCon

  • Website
  • Date: On-going throughout 2024.
  • Format: In-person and online.
  • Location: Various global locations.
  • About: DigiMarCon offers a range of events throughout the year, both virtual and in-person conferences in various global locations. Digital Marketing Conferences is a global series of events bringing together thought leaders from the digital marketing, media, and advertising industries. These conferences focus on emerging strategies, the latest technology, recent best practices, networking, and collaboration.

International Search Summit (IIS) Barcelona

  • Website 
  • Date: November 14, 2024.
  • Format: In-person.
  • Location: World Trade Center, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Speakers: TBA. Past speakers include Gary Illyes, Mordy Oberstein, Olga Andrienko, Navah Hopkins, among others.
  • Cost: Tickets from €750, including access to ISS and International SEO Workshop.
  • About: The International Search Summit is dedicated entirely to global digital marketing and learning the strategies to drive sales and growth around the world. With a focus on people, as well as learning, networking sessions are integrated into the whole event to ensure attendees leave with new knowledge and new connections. In the past, there have been 3 tracks with 30 sessions, all focused on international SEO and PPC. There will also be a deep dive International SEO Workshop running on November 14.

Below is a review from attendees.

The eCommerce & Omnichannel Retail Conference (eTail)

  • Website
  • Date: February 24 -February 27, 2025.
  • Format: In-person with on-demand available for a limited time following events.
  • Location: Palm Springs, CA.
  • Speakers: Kristin Shane, Drew Green, Dave Spector, and Anngelica Newland, among many others.
  • Cost: In-person starting at $2,099.
  • About: With a focus on digital commerce, this event is a four-day retreat designed to help ecommerce and omnichannel stores uncover new ways to maximize profits from some of America’s most successful retailers. Check out the full series of conferences throughout the year in Boston, Toronto, Canada, and London, England.

Preview of the conference from past attendees.

SEO & Digital Marketing Events For 2025

Pubcon 2025

  • Website
  • Date: TBA.
  • Format: In-person.
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV.
  • Speakers: Gary Illyes, Brett Tabke, Fabrice Canel, and many others.
  • Cost: $599-$1699.
  • About: Pubcon, a “fullstack marketing conference,” is in its 21st year. This two-day, in-person event features keynotes from Google and Bing and a packed schedule of conference sessions. Based on your interest, choose between different topic tracks such as organic SEO, marketing potpourri, site reviews, and ChatGPT and AI content.

Here is a snapshot of what it looked like during past conferences.

Search Marketing Expo (SMX Munich)

  • Website
  • Date: March 18-19, 2025.
  • Format: In-person.
  • Location: Munich.
  • Speakers: Bastian Grimm, Andrey Lipattsev and Jes Scholz, among others.
  • Cost: Starting from €550-€2,295.
  • About: SMX Munich is large event with +1000 attendees focused on search marketing, attracting a diverse range of industry professionals. It offers a valuable opportunity for networking, learning, and discovering new tools and practices in the field of SEO, Social Media and PPC.

Below is a presentation from the past that can help you grasp what the event’s content looks like.

Social Media Marketing World

  • Website
  • Date: March 30- April 1, 2025.
  • Format: In-person and on-demand.
  • Location: San Diego, CA.
  • Speakers: Michael Stelzner, Ann Handley, Dr. Mindy Weinstein, Joe Pulizzi, and many others.
  • Cost: In-person starting at $1497-$1997; streaming for $697; on-demand for $997.
  • About: Bringing together top social media marketing pros, this conference is not directly focused on SEO but features sessions on organic social marketing, paid social marketing, social strategy, content marketing, and several workshops.

It strives to immediately provide attendees with ideas they can implement for their clients or businesses.

Below is a real-life experience of what it looks like by Latasha James.

Friends Of Search Fest

  • Website
  • Date: March, 2025.
  • Format: In-person.
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Speakers: Kevin Indig, Aleyda Solís, Purna Virji, and Barry Adams, among others.
  • Cost: Starting from €477,95-€568,95.
  • About: One of Europe’s largest search conferences. The event brings together consultants, marketers, and business owners to share their insights on SEO, PPC, and digital marketing. This three-day event will feature sessions designed to provide attendees with actionable insights and the latest information from industry experts.

In the video below, you can see what a real-life conference looks and feels like.

Adobe Summit

  • Website
  • Date: March, 2025.
  • Format: In-person, on-demand sessions available.
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV.
  • Speakers: Shantanu Narayen, Karen Hopkins, Greg Cobb, Trevor Paulsen, Bob Conklin, Badsah Mukherji, and many others.
  • Cost: $1895-$2095 with various discounts available; on-demand sessions after the event are free.
  • About: The Adobe Summit features a massive variety of guests and keynotes, including actors, producers, CEOs, and Olympians. The in-person conference includes sessions, hands-on labs, meals, and evening events. You can register for the virtual summit for free to access keynotes and speaking sessions after the event.

Preview of the conference from Adobe.

MozCon 2025

  • Website
  • Date: TBA.
  • Format: In-person or live streaming.
  • Location: Seattle, WA.
  • Speakers: Amanda Jordan, Andy Crestodina, and Azeem Ahmad, among others.
  • Cost: Post-conference Bundle of Video Recordings for $349.
  • About: The annual digital marketing conference hosted by Moz, this conference features networking and expert sessions from SEO industry leaders, as well as experts in mobile search, conversion optimization, and search marketing.

Below is a sample talk from past MozCon.

MnSearch Summit

  • Website
  • Date: TBA
  • Format: In-person.
  • Location: Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Speakers: Aleyda Solis, Wil Reynolds, Ginny Marvin, Chima Mmeje, and many others.
  • Cost: $347-547.
  • About: MnSearch Summit is a full day of learning and networking with thought leaders from the digital marketing industry. It includes keynotes, sessions, and events focused on SEO, PPC, AI, and analytics, among other topics. Their 10th Annual Summit is one day and features a roster of women in the industry.

Growth Marketing Summit 2024

  • Website
  • Date: June 18, 2025.
  • Format: In-person.
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Speakers: Michael Aagaard, Lukas Vermeer, and Erin Weigel, among others.
  • Cost: Early bird rate from €699.
  • About: Assembling growth marketers and digital professionals worldwide, this single-day event features world-class speakers sharing their expertise on flexible and data-driven marketing solutions.

Here is what the venue looks like and some video feedback from attendees.

Great SEO Pros Never Stop Learning

For an SEO professional, experience is important – but not nearly as vital as staying up to date.

While you can keep an eye on what’s going on in the world of search engines, paid advertising, and digital marketing by reading expert publications (like this one, for example), it’s also great to meet with other people who are performing the same job.

This gives you a chance not just to interact with them but to ask questions and develop relationships that could reap rewards far down the line. And SEO conferences are a great place to do this.

So, whether you’re trying to brush up on the basics, identify the latest techniques, or just take a trip on the company dime, the above events are a great place to start.

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