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Mark Your Calendars: Top 2017 Conferences

Across the United States, there are dozens of conferences for those in the marketing, branding, social media, and graphic design industries. With so many options, it can become overwhelming. Below are eight conferences we believe will be most beneficial for those in these industries.

Conferences are a great place to learn and develop your craft as well as network. It’s important to come prepared and be on your A-game.  If you need an extra boost in preparing for an upcoming conference, check out our blog on conference preparation.

Spring Conferences

HOW Design Live

Date and Location: May 2-6, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois.


HOW Design Live 2017 offers creative inspiration to refuel your passion for your work combined with the practical knowledge you need to achieve and advance in your career. And at the largest gathering of creative professionals and designers, you will also have ample opportunity to network with the best and brightest speakers, industry-leading companies and your peers.

Incite Group Marketing Summit: West

Date and Location: May 23-24, 2017 at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, California.


Key Take-Aways

  • Learn from Chief Marketing Officers and marketing leaders from over 60 innovative brands map out the future of marketing. Companies include popular brands such as Johnson & Johnson, The North Face, Penguin Random House, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Google, Gap, Shutterfly, Charles Schwab, and HP.
  • Personalization: Understand your customer better to market with more precision and engage more deeply.
  • Content and Storytelling: Less content, more relevant content, and more promotion. Take the next step in the maturation of content marketing.
  • Marketing Attribution: Learn to trust your marketing metrics again-reliable measurement and better insights to fail fast and learn faster.

Summer Conferences

2017 Brand New Conference

Date and Location: Sept 14-15, 2017 at Harris Theater at Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois.


The Brand New Conference focuses on the development of corporate and brand identity projects by some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world. The conference consists of eight sessions each day offering a broad range of points of view with speakers from around the world practicing in different environments, from global consultancies to in-house groups, to small firms.

Brand Manage Camp

Date and Location: Sept. 26-27, 2017 at the Mirage Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Get the tools, insights, and inspiration you need to take your brand to the next level! This conference is perfect for those in the following industries: Advertising, Media, Strategy, Innovation, Content, Insights, Customer Behavior, Leadership, Metrics, and more.

Fall/Winter Conferences

Marketing Prof’s B2B Marketing Forum

Date and Location: October 3-6, 2017 at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, Massachusetts. 


The Marketing Prof’s B2B Marketing Form brings together leaders, innovators, and hardworking people to gather and learn about the latest in successful B2B marketing. Past keynote speakers include Ann Handley, John Maeda, and Andrew Davis. This forum gives the opportunity for creative networking.

American Institute of Graphic Arts Design Conference (AIGA Design Conference)

Date and Location:  October 12-14, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


The American Institute of Graphic Arts, the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design, is hosting this conference. This conference is a major event for all design professionals; featuring more than 100 speakers and thousands of attendees, the conference gives attendees endless opportunities for networking and inspiration.


Date and Location: November 6-9, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


PubCon 2017 has been named by Forbes as a must-attend conference and an Inc. top conference for growing your business. A social media and SEO conference, PubCon also covers a vast range of marketing topics such as content, email, SEM, and more. The conference features the industry’s leading businesses and startups, with speakers, sponsors, and keynotes involved in social media, digital marketing, online advertising and search engines. This week-long conference will give attendees a glimpse into the future of technology, presented by a diverse group of the world’s key innovators.

Internet Summit 2017: Digital Marketing Conference

Date and Location: November 15-16, 2017 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.


The Internet Summit 2017: Digital Marketing Conference focuses on Digital Strategies, Content Marketing, Startups, Design/UX, Analytics, Search, Emerging Technologies, Social Media, Email Marketing, Innovation.

TNW New York

Date and Location: December 12, 2017 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, Manhattan.


The TNW is perfect for the decision makers who explore how digital technologies are disrupting business in the Communication, Media Industries and Technology. By attending TNW New York, you’ll get inspired to learn what’s down the road for your business in the next 2 to 5 years. You’ll leave with actionable tactics you’ll be able to implicate immediately.

Kevin Druckenbrod

As the SEO / Content Manager at Primoprint, Kevin works closely with the entire Primo team to focus on creating engaging and informative content. Kevin is passionate about everything related to SEO. When he's not working, you can find him exploring new places in and around North Carolina. Kevin is a big fan of craft beers, grilling, and watching sporting events.