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Conferences for Entrepreneurs

Each year we like to put together a list of the top conferences for entrepreneurs because we get asked the question often:

What conferences should I attend?

But knowing the answer to that question for YOU, as an individual, would require that we know way more about your business, your goals, and where you’re at right now on your entrepreneurial journey.

So first, let’s talk about a few steps you can take to figure out what conferences are right for YOU in 2018.

What conferences should I attend?

First things first, you have to know what your goals for your business and life are for the next three to 12 months.

Once you have your goals set, you’ll be able to look at conference opportunities from a new perspective: will this conference help me get one step closer to accomplishing my goal?

You can determine whether a conference will help you accomplish your goal by looking at things like:

  • The main topics they’ll focus on
  • The speaker lineup
  • The time commitment
  • The monetary investment

For example, if your goal is to improve your stage presence, learn how to be a great speaker, and eventually get paid to speak, then attending a conference like Michael and Amy Port’s Heroic Public Speaking is definitely one to look at.

Whatever your goals, interests or focus this year, be sure you weigh your options, talk to people who have attended the conference you’re interested in and ask about their experience, and consider the time commitment and the investment involved.

One things for sure: attending events can make a HUGE impact on your journey, and more often than not the most pivotal moments on one’s journey are directly tied to an experience, a mindset shift, or an individual they connected with at a conference.

Conferences to attend in 2018

Here’s our list of the top conferences for entrepreneurs to attend in 2018, including notes on where you can find us this year!

Podfest

Podfest is an annual podcasting conference that hosts about 1,000 attendees from around the world.

Dates: Feb 8 – 10

Location: Orlando, FL

Who it’s for: If you’re a podcaster, or thinking about becoming a podcaster, then this is a great event! Surround yourself with like-minded people and take advantage of connecting with over 140 speakers and consuming loads of great content from the over 50 sessions!

Traffic & Conversion Summit

Traffic and Conversion Summit brings together some of the brightest marketing minds in the online space to share the strategies and tactics that are working right now in email marketing, social media marketing, and online sales.

Dates: Feb 26 – 28

Location: San Diego, CA

Who it’s for: Existing entrepreneurs who are looking to scale and grow their business through online sales and automation.

*Bonus: JLD is a featured speaker!

Social Media Marketing World

Social Media Marketing World is one of the biggest events in the world around social media, hosting nearly 5,000 social media experts and students, and it’s THE place to meet with the brightest minds in social media today.

Dates: Feb 28 – Mar 2

Location: San Diego, CA

Who it’s for: Entrepreneurs looking to dominate social media and learn about the latest strategies and tactics working in social media today.

*Bonus: JLD is a featured speaker!

Funnel Hacking Live

Funnel Hacking Live is an event hosted by the software ClickFunnels and it’s focused on building funnels that will help you automate and scale your business.

Dates: Mar 21 – 24

Location: Orlando, FL

Who it’s for: Established entrepreneurs looking to sell products and services to their audience through email marketing.

Social Media Day Denver

Social Media Day is internationally recognized as a day to focus on – and learn more about – the powers of social media.

Dates: June 30

Location: Denver, CO

Who it’s for: Anyone looking to enhance their social media skills, meet other entrepreneurs and like-minded people in the Denver area, and meet the top-notch speakers who are there to share their skills and knowledge!

Podcast Movement

Podcast Movement has been bringing together thousands of podcasters every year – for five straight years – to celebrate this incredible medium: podcasting.

*Use promo code FIRE for $50 off your ticket!*

Dates: July 23 – 26

Location: Philly, PA

Who it’s for: Whether you’re thinking about starting a podcast, have been hosting a podcast for years, or just like being around podcasters, this event will not disappoint.

Agents of Change

Agents of Change focuses on three major categories in the digital marketing space: Search, Social and Mobile.

Dates: Sept 20 – 21

Location: Portland, ME

Who it’s for: Entrepreneurs looking for tips and advice on how to build a strong foundation for their business and grow their online presence.

Youpreneuer Summit

Youpreneur Summit, put on by Chris Ducker, shares a little bit of everything when it comes to growing and monetize your online business.

Dates: Nov 3 – 4

Location: London, UK

Who it’s for: Entrepreneurs both new and seasoned who are looking to connect with incredible, like-minded people and have an amazing time while learning loads about what it means to be a Youpreneur.

Conclusion

Attending events is a powerful thing. Not only does it give you the entrepreneur to learn from the experts in your industry or niche, but it also gives you the opportunity to build meaningful – and hugely impactful – relationships with like-minded people.

Now, we’d love to hear from YOU: where will you be this year?

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