A long time ago, in a land far away, thousands of happy people gathered excitedly, sharing tales of business and corporate adventure. It was a joyous time to be a human; business cards and stickers flew like thunderbirds through the halls, and free swag seemingly fell from the heavens. “Meet you for a drink at the bar, later?” said one man in his branded T-shirt to another. “Sure, don’t forget your free drink ticket”, said his friend.
Unfortunately, the days of the in-person conference are all but a distant memory now. However, while our pantries at home may not quite match the end-of-day networking nibbles that we once knew, there ARE still opportunities abound for virtual networking and conferences that we’re excited to share with you!
One major win? You needn’t wear uncomfortable pants with your branded T or button down shirt; grab your favorite sweatpants, get ready from the waist up, and prepare for some exciting changes to the 2020 conference schedule! We’ve been hearing some great feedback about virtual conferences through the grapevine so far, and conference hosts are undoubtedly iterating to make these events even better moving forward. Here’s a list of events that may be worth attending this year, either to support your growing agency or to connect with potential clients in others!
Machine Learning Week 2020 Register here! May 31 – June 4, 2020
“Join us for Machine Learning Week 2020 (formerly Mega-PAW), our largest event to date, with eight tracks of sessions covering the commercial deployment of machine learning.”
Social Media Week – Register your interest here!
“#SMWLA & #SMWNYC will merge to become #SMWONE, a first-of-its-kind virtual conference series. Gain access to 300+ speakers across 150 sessions and extensive digital networking”
MozCon – Registere here! July 14-15, 2020
“MozCon 2020 has gone virtual. It wrings our hearts that we won’t be able to welcome you to sunny Seattle this summer, but the well-being and good health of the community is our number-one concern. And while the world changes around us, SEO doesn’t stop — searchers keep on searching, and marketers need to stay sharp to meet their needs. With an event date of July 14 & 15, we’re still bringing you all the MozCon magic you know and love.”
Advertising Week – Register for a Digital Pass here! October 5-8, 2020
Advertising Week’s “Digital Pass” option is a great way to attend virtually! “Advertising Week: It’s like an MBA in marketing in four days. ” – American Marketing Association
Dreamforce – Learn more here!
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, our first priority is to help ensure the health and safety of our customers, partners, employees and communities. With this in mind, we have decided to reimagine all of our events through the end of the year in new and virtual ways, including Dreamforce.
Let us know which of these you’re planning to attend, and maybe our team will “see” you there for a virtual happy hour! In the meantime, connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn and let us know how you’re doing, and how we can help!