by sonja thorsvik

30 Conferences And Events To Attend In 2023 For Creative Entrepreneurs

If I had to add them all up I’d say I’ve been to over a hundred conferences and events. I’ve also spent a few years organizing events for my clients to attend these shows…

Shout out to the event organizers!

Don’t forget your business cards, networking pitches, and snacks! Hope to see you at one (or 5) of these this year…


B2B Marketing Exchange
Dates: February 27–March 1, 2023
Location: In Person (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Description: The B2B Marketing Exchange offers more than 60 sessions targeted toward B2B keynotes, breakouts, and workshops. Cheryl Cook with Dell Technologies; Jay Baer, author of Convince & Convert; and Marcus Sheridan, author of They Ask, You Answer, are some of the speakers that will share their knowledge at this marketing event.

Adobe Summit
Dates: March 21–23, 2023
Location: In-person and virtual (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Description: Adobe Summit is an international virtual and in-person marketing conference with cutting-edge keynote addresses, more than 200 sessions, training workshops, and networking opportunities. Anil Chakravarthy with Adobe, John Donahoe with Nike, and Deborah Wahl with General Motors are just some of the many speakers attending the event.

Dates: August 7–9, 2023
Location: In-person and virtual (Seattle, Washington)
Description: MozCon offers three days of high-end marketing conferences, networking, and expert sessions delivered by industry leaders in search marketing, mobile, conversion optimization, local search, and more. While the lineup of speakers is still in the works, past editions included personalities like Lily Ray, SEO at Amsive; Wilson Altidor, web UX specialist at Paul Fredrick, and more.

Dates: September 5–8, 2023
Location: In-person (Boston, Massachusetts)
Description: Inbound 2023 is presented by HubSpot. This marketing event allows experts to connect with some of the biggest brands in marketing and tech through interactive booths, talks, and much more. While the 2023 speakers lineup is not confirmed yet, past editions included former U.S. President Barak Obama; TJ Adeshola, head of global content partnerships at Twitter; and Jason Brown, CMO at NTWRK.

Sales Innovation Expo
Dates: March 21–22, 2023
Location: In Person (Los Angeles, California)
Description: The Sales Innovation Expo 2023 presents over 250 speakers, holds more than 5,000 attendees and invites over 300 suppliers. Roland Cloutier, global CSO of TikTok; Jo Anna Thomas, transformational change strategist at Oracle; and Don Batsford, head of industry from Google, will attend the sales event as keynote speakers.


Dates: January 26-29, 2023
Location:  Orlando, Florida
Description: A community of people passionate about sharing their voice and message with the world through audio and video. Whether you’re new to podcasting or a veteran podcaster looking to innovate and improve your podcast, our easy-to-understand Conference Topics allow you to customize a daily agenda based on what you’re most interested in learning. No matter your skill level or experience, PODFEST has plenty to offer.

Podcast Movement Evolutions
Dates: March 7-10, 2023
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Description:  Podcasters and industry professionals gather to learn, network, and discuss all of the latest evolutions in the podcast industry. Topics at Evolutions focus on the latest research, tools, technology, and cutting-edge information that podcasters and professionals need to stay at the top of their game.

VO Atlanta
Dates: March 23-26, 2023
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Description: The largest voiceover training and voiceover networking event in the world. This conference offers voiceover workshops, classes, networking opportunities and more.

Radiodays Europe
Dates: March 26-28, 2023
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Description: The meeting point for the world of radio, podcasting, and audio. Radiodays Europe brings you more ideas, the best innovations, the latest trends, and comprehensive data which you can use in your station, your podcast and in your audio company.

The Podcast Show
Dates: May 24-25, 2023
Location: London, United Kingdom
Description: The biggest international festival for the business of podcasting. With  350+ world-class speakers, 150+ panels and sessions, global industry brands, networking, mentoring and a whole host more across 2 days.


Adworld Conf
Dates: March 29-30, 2023
Location: Virtual
Description: Join 20,000+ of the world’s top advertising minds to connect, learn, and share secrets online. Ad World will stream 6+ Digital Advertising Tracks over the course of two days, including speeches, panels, and live Q&A sessions that are extremely focused on helping you grow your company. From the comfort of your home, the all-encompassing advertising event will bring you closer.

DigiMarCon At Home
Dates: April 12 – 13, 2023
Location: Global
Description: Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference will take place April 12th to 13th, 2023, Online; Live and On Demand. It’s the one digital marketing event you can’t afford to miss! Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, DigiMarCon At Home 2023’s agenda will help attendees enhance their marketing efforts. Sessions will focus on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and gaining insight into today’s latest digital tools.

Lead Generation World
Dates: January 8-10, 2023
Location: San Diego
Description: LGW brings together the brightest minds in the industry and those that want to improve their lead generation campaigns from creation to close. LGW’s primary focus is to help Advertisers and Lead Buyers successfully navigate the lead generation ecosystem by providing highly targeted and insightful content alongside exclusive networking opportunities with companies that can support their efforts.

Date: February 2, 2023
Location: Accelerator (part of London Met University), London, UK
Description: In the very fast pace world of Paid Search, where things are changing all the time, (21+ Google Ads updates in 2022 by August), join us to talk about what exactly is going on and how to ensure you keep testing the right things.

MediaPost Data & Programmatic Insider Summit
Dates: March 22-25, 2023
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Description: Advanced data and analytics are driving every media channel, from linear TV to display, video, retail networks, and even programmatic out-of-home. “Reach and frequency” have been replaced by integrated media and multi-touch plans. The Spring edition of MediaPost’s decade-old Data and Programmatic Insider Summit leans into the complexity of integrated media planning and measurement. How are advertisers mapping their audiences and media habits across digital screens, matching media to moment and mindset, redefining reach and frequency, and optimizing and measuring the impact of multi-touch plans?


Social Media Strategies Summit
Dates: February 22-24, 2023
Location: Virtual/ Online
Description: Join Your Peers at the #1 Social Media Event for Senior-Level Marketing Professionals. Revitalize your social media community strategy – or launch one from scratch – to boost brand loyalty and awareness. Leverage cross-industry case studies to help you gauge the best opportunities for your brand across platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

Social Media Marketing World
Dates: March 13-15, 2023
Location: San Diego, CA
Description: Social Media Marketing World focuses on four primary areas of social marketing: organic social marketing, paid social, social strategy, and content marketing.

Ragan’s Social Media Conference
Dates: March 15-17, 2023
Location: Orlando, FL
Description: Consider this conference your social media sherpa. It’s the guide you need to stay on the right track in 2023. The trends, tactics and new strategies we unpack together will help you adapt in a multichannel environment — and adjust to any coming obstacles and surprises.

Dates: June 8-9, 2023
Location: Calgary, Canada
Description: SocialWest is a one-of-a-kind event designed to help marketers refine their digital strategies and develop skills that will help push brands and channels even further. With 25+ speakers, dozens of sessions and hands-on learning, this is an invaluable experience for anyone who wants to elevate their digital marketing skills. Focusing on digital marketing, SocialWest brings together innovative minds to teach and inspire. Learn the strategies behind successful campaigns, network with those who are doing it right now and roll out new strategies for your business or clients. We’re excited to put on a conference that is dynamic, safe, entertaining, and most importantly, educational.

Social Media Day: Halifax 
Date: June 9, 2023
Location: Halifax, Canada
Description: SOCIAL MEDIA DAY HALIFAX is a one-day conference coinciding with Social Media Day events held worldwide during June. We are proud to focus on the success of Atlantic Canadian businesses by bringing local experts together to share strategies that have worked for them, right here in Atlantic Canada.

Conferences & Events All Around The World


International – WPPI 2023
Dates: March 5th – 9th, 2023
Location: Mirage Convention Center in Las Vegas
Description: This annual event offers multiple opportunities for you to learn and get creative with your photography business. With aspiring photographers and filmmakers from around the globe attending the international conference, become a part of the ultimate photography community as you acquire more knowledge from industry icons. Get ready to be dazzled with inspiring stories from industry icons and create lasting memories. Moreover, WPPI is also a great place to catch up on the changing trends in the wedding industry.

Imaging Conference
Dates: January 22nd – 24th, 2023
Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Description: Imaging USA, powered by the PPA, is back at it again with another exciting and enlightening conference, set to take place in 2023! Imaging USA is an education-centric photography conference organized every year in January. This year, too, the seminar will impart new techniques and help you expand your photography style, as well as relay numerous tips to increasing your business. The event will provide you with multiple opportunities, from inspiring photo exhibits, and classes to improve your photography business to marketing and sale tricks, this photography conference offers a wide range of choices to up your game in the industry. It also has a trade show and attendees get tons of discounts they can use with vendors who are present.

Dates: April 30–May 3, 2023
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Description: For the Confab grand finale, we’re pulling out all the stops! From UX to accessibility, structure to storytelling, Confab brings content strategy to life like no other event. Join smart, curious folks from around the world who care about making content more useful and usable for all.

Dates: July 7-9, 2023
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Description: The world’s largest event for fans, creators, executives, and brands who share a passion for digital content arrives in Brazil

Content Marketing World
Dates: September 26-29, 2023
Location: Washington D.C, USA
Description: At Content Marketing World’s conference and expo, leading figures in the content marketing industry will come together and share their experiences over four days. Every aspect about content marketing will be explored — everything you need to know to develop, manage, and optimize your content. It’s ideal for brand and agency content marketing leaders. 


CPX 360 2023 | APAC
Dates: February 1-3, 2023
Location: Virtual
Description: Feb. 1 to 3—CPX 360 is back for a new virtual event that you don’t want to miss! This annual global event brings together the cyber security industry to explore the latest solutions and strategies that protect organizations against cyber security threats.

MWC Barcelona
Dates: February 27–March 2, 2023
Location: In-person (Barcelona, Spain)
Descriptions: The 2023 edition of the MWC Barcelona event will focus on technology, community, and commerce. They expect over 61,000 physical attendees to one of the industry’s largest connectivity events. Andrew Feinberg, CEO of Netcracker; Mats Granryd, director general of GSMA; and Christel Heydemann, CEO of Orange Group, are some keynote speakers for this tech and sales conference. 

Techspo Los Angeles
Dates: April 12–13, 2023
Location: In-person (Los Angeles, California)
Descriptions: Techspo LA is a two-day technology expo that brings together top-tier developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, and innovators. Exhibitors can present their products to prospects, access possible investors, offer press releases, be part of sales conferences, and much more.

CES 2023
Dates: January 5–8, 2023
Location: In-person and virtual (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Description: CES is one of the most influential tech events in the world. It provided ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators. The 2023 edition aims to gather more than 1,000 companies, with participants from over 150 countries. Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines; Michael Kassan, founder and CEO of MediaLink; and many more featured speakers are on board.

Dates: June 26–29, 2023
Location: In-person (Toronto, Canada)
Description: Big personalities from the business, academic, and entertainment arenas will be present at the 2023 Collision sales conference to discuss the role of technology in today’s society. Ryan Petersen, CEO of Flexport; Roham Gharegozlou, CEO of Dapper Labs; and Nicolas Cary, co-founder and president of, are confirmed speakers for the event.




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