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The Best 2020 Chicago Marketing Conferences and Events

Chicago is one of the epicenters of marketing events and startup communities in the nation. Below you will find the growing list of the best Chicago marketing conferences and events in 2020 to attend and participate in.

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February 2020 Conferences

February 13 – Digital Marketing Summit

Why attend this conference? It has 55+ in-depth, trend-forward digital marketing sessions & workshops – each tons of practical takeaways and ideas to keep you ahead in the digital economy. Not to mention, hundreds of seasoned marketers, strategists, designers, and more to mingle and connect with.

Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark St
Chicago, IL

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March 2020 Conferences

March 12 – Healthcare Marketing Summit

Why attend this conference? The Summit is a jam-packed day of learning and connecting with top digital healthcare marketers.  The content will fill your brain with new ideas you can use back at the office right away.

Willis Tower
233 S Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL

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March 25 – The Marketing Management Association Spring Conference

Why attend this conference? The Marketing Management Association Spring Conference provides the opportunity to the attendees to earn an award for one of the conference’s best papers, these papers then become eligible for publication in one of the MMA’s scholarly publications, the Marketing Management Journal.

Mar 25 – Mar 27
Palmer House a Hilton Hotel
17 E Monroe St
Chicago, IL

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March 28 – The Franchise Expo

Why attend this conference? The Franchise Expo showcases the fastest growing franchises & business opportunities with thousands of potential franchisees & business partners eager ready to invest.

Mar 28 – Mar 29
Donald E Stephens Convention Center
5555 N River Rd
Rosemont, IL

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April 2020 Conferences

April 19 – B2B Online 2020

Why attend this conference? B2B Online is where the top manufacturers and distributors meet, collaborate and learn about the newest innovative strategies to bring your customers the best online experience.

April 19 – April 21
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

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April 21 – The Anniversary Marketing Summit 2020

Why attend this conference? The Anniversary Marketing Summit is a daylong conference focused on bringing together senior-level executives and managers from across different industries to hear from experienced leaders who have successfully planned and implemented anniversary campaigns for top organizations.

7:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Summit Chicago
205 N Michigan Ave 10th Floor
Chicago, IL

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April 27 – GOTO Chicago 2020

Why attend this conference? Join them for 3 full days of conference talks at Navy Pier April 27 – 29 and 2 days of hands-on masterclasses at Gleacher Center April 30 – May 1. Conference sessions and masterclasses are designed for team leads, managers, architects and developers from both enterprise and startup organizations.

April 27 – 29
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

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April 28 – Social Media Strategies Summit

Why attend this conference? Attend sessions, case studies, and in-depth workshops covering critical topics including social strategy development, content marketing, video, employee advocacy, influencer marketing, paid media, ROI, and more.

April 28 – April 30
Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront
71 E Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL

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April 28 – Influencer Marketing Strategies Summit in Chicago

Why attend this conference? The Influencer Marketing Strategies Summit is the only event specifically dedicated to helping marketers launch, scale, and measure their influencer programs. Don’t miss your chance to learn from and network with the top brand practitioners and agencies in the influencer space!

April 28 – April 30
Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront
71 E Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL

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May 2020 Conferences

May 4 – Marketing Summit

Why attend this conference? Marketing Summit is an annual, invitation-only event that brings together an elite community of alumni working as senior executives in marketing, innovation, digital, and general management to discuss pressing marketing topics.

May 4 – May 5
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
5807 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL

May 11 – Event Tech Conference

Why attend this conference? This conference will feature dedicated event tech sessions, an all-new event tech village featuring tech test-drives, tech tours, tech chats plus more than 80 EMS sessions on event trends, case studies, and best practices.

May 11 – May 13
McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL

May 11 – Experiential Marketing Summit

Why attend this conference?  At the Summit, you are not just passing the heads of experiential marketing from Pepsi, Uber, General Mills, Under Armour, Samsung, General Motors and dozens more in the hallway, they are your actual teachers, along with hand-picked design experts, strategy chiefs and bestselling authors.

May 11 – May 13
McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL

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May 12 – Insurance AI and Innovative Tech USA 2020

Why attend this conference? The Insurance AI and Innovative Tech USA 2020 is bringing together over 500 senior innovation and business unit executives to uncover the rewards of embedding technologies such as AI, IoT, blockchain and automation into their working processes and operations. Nowhere else will you find strategies to create valuable, relevant insurance products and services and seamless experiences through the power of tech-enhanced operations.

May 12 – May 13
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
221 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL

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May 13 – Marketing Executives Group (MEG)

Why attend this conference? MEG raises the level of industry excellence by connecting, inspiring, teaching and challenging each other through the exchange of ideas, thought leadership and best practices.

May 13 – May 15
200 N Green St
Chicago, IL

May 13 – 2020 Digital Innovator Summit

Why attend this conference? It’s a power packed day of best practice digital marketing and social media case studies that go beyond typical tactics, paving the way for a new way of thinking.   They day will inspire you with new ideas you can use back at the office right away.

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Morningstar
22 W Washington St
Chicago, IL

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May 27 – B2B Marketing Ignite

Why attend this conference? B2B Marketing Ignite is the greatest B2B marketing event on the planet is coming to North America. It will focus on Account-based marketing, Forget the tech-heads – learn from B2B challenger brands that are using martech to unleash some serious business growth, Discover new ways to connect with your B2B customers that can transform your demand gen, win rates and retention.

May 27 – May 28
Renaissance
1 W Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL

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June 2020 Conferences

June 3 – Digital Workplace Experience Chicago 2020

Why attend this conference? This three-day conference will gather global enterprise collaboration leaders and share some of the world’s best digital workplace tools and practices via live demos, co-working sessions, innovation panels and cross-organization performance data sharing.

June 3 – June 5
800 N State St
Chicago, IL

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June 9 – GlobalShop at RetailX

Why attend this conference? Through education, networking and interaction with retail solution providers, this is your opportunity to find retail store design and merchandising solutions to create extraordinary store experiences and environments in the evolving world of retail.

Tue, Jun 9 – Thu, Jun 11
McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL

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June 17 – DigiMarCon Midwest 2020

Why attend this conference? Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, DigiMarCon Midwest 2020’s agenda will help attendees enhance their marketing efforts.

June 17 – June 18
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago, IL

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June 17 – TECHSPO Chicago 2020 Technology Expo

Why attend this conference? TECHSPO Chicago brings together developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology.

June 17 – June 18
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago, IL

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June 24 – Connected Claims USA Summit

Why attend this conference? Over 1200+ Chief Claims Officers, SVPs, VPs and Directors will come together to rise up and meet customer expectations, navigate unprecedented workforce changes and build a solid foundation for long-term claims greatness.

June 24 – June 25
McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL

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July 2020 Conferences

July 27 – Digital Insurance Summit 2020

Why attend this conference? Digital Insurance Summit is focused on providing you with as many new connections as possible. Through fun and interactive networking with every part of the industry you will expand your community with the right people that will help your company and develop your career.

July 27 – July 28
Renaissance
1 W Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL

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October 2020 Conferences

October 7 – Reach 2020

Why attend this conference? G2’s Reach Conference has expanded to a two-day conference this yeary. It is designed specifically for people who sell and market software.

Navy Pier, Chicago
October 7 & 8, 2020

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October 26 – Sitecore Symposium Chicago 2020

October 26 – October 29
Chicago, IL

November 2020 Conferences

November 11 – Product Marketing Summit

Why attend this conference? Join the largest collective of product marketing managers who live at the intersection of product, marketing & sales.

November 11 – November 12
22 W Washington St
Chicago, IL

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November 15 – 2020 AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education

Why attend this conference? Not only will you find great speakers sharing their stories and best practices, but you’ll be connected to a community of 1,200+ marketers who understand the unique challenges facing higher education.

Nov 15 – Nov 18
Chicago, IL

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