Conferences are a great place to learn about new industry trends, meet interesting people, develop your ideas and network with potential clients and employers. Every entrepreneur, whether you’re just starting your business or are a long term professional, should aim to attend as many conferences as possible.
I have compiled a list of some of the best conferences to attend in 2022 to help grow your business, your network and your professional mindset. The limitations of COVID 19 have meant that many conferences have had to adapt in order to prioritise health and safety, keeping this in mind, I have included a mixture of in person, online and hybrid conferences to suit any changing circumstances.
#1 Startup Grind Global Summit
April 11th-13th, Silicon Valley - Hybrid
Quoted as ‘the best entry point into the startup world’ from a past exhibitor, the Startup Grind Global Summit is one of those conferences you need to attend if you want to get the best start in your business. The conference brings together 15,000 investors, entrepreneurs and tech leaders for 3 days of learning about the development of the web, building human-centric products, impacting diverse communities and more.
With past speakers including Stewart Butterfield; co-founder of Slack, Jan Koum; co-founder of Whatsapp and Emily Chang; the anchor and executive producer of Bloomberg, there are so many exciting people to meet and learn from. You wouldn’t want to miss out.
#2 For(bes) The Culture Culturally Accountable Summit
March 2nd - Virtual
The corporate world can often be isolating in its disproportionate representation of Black and Brown entrepreneurs. The summit will focus on cultural accountability as it relates to building wealth within these marginalised communities.
Attendees are entrepreneurs, community builders, and corporate professionals, not just from Black and Brown communities but from all walks of life that are wanting to build better businesses and educate themselves.
#3 ContentTECH Summit
March 22nd-24th, San Diego, CA - In-Person
Technology is the future of marketing. The ContentTECH Summit aims to provide content strategy for enterprise marketers and is perfect for those looking to improve content technology and strategy. You will learn from practitioners and experts to develop your online space and give your customers a better digital experience to maximise your online traction.
If you are looking for a place to start or looking to optimise your current content strategy, ContentTECH Summit will teach you all you need to know.
#4 Engage for Good
May 17th-19th, Atlanta, GA - In-Person
Engage for Good is where business and nonprofit corporate social impact leaders come to grow their knowledge and network. The three day event hosts representatives from The Trevor Project and Ace Hardware who will provide presentations on their commitment to creating a positive impact in the world.
Topics discussed include; the true social impact of your business, employee activation strategies and women’s empowerment in the workplace, alongside skill building and network expanding workshops covering social impact strategy, corporate alliance sales coaching and trend implementation.
#5 Traffic & Conversion Summit
September 27th-29th, San Diego, CA - In Person
The Traffic & Conversion Summit is 3 full days of actionable, proven advice and strategic content from experts that have grown their businesses into household names. Past keynote speakers include; Magic Johnson, Gary Vaynerchuk and Martha Stewart.
The conference promises to leave you feeling inspired to take your marketing efforts to the next level and with a plan to grow your company, your brand, and your sales.
Whichever conference you decide to attend this year, ensure you get the most out of your experience by connecting with different people and attending a variety of workshops. Remember that no matter how much you grow within your business, you can always learn more by getting new perspectives.
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Aimee Downham is a university student, studying English Language and Literature with plans to go into the field of editing and copywriting.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing and more reading. Connect with Aimee on LinkedIn.