If you studied marketing in school, chances are you already have a good background in marketing skills. However, thanks to this highly technical world, the field of marketing is changing rapidly, almost on a daily basis. That’s why it’s so important for you to stay ahead of the curve with continual education and networking opportunities. If you’re serious about marketing, here are five great conventions happening all over the world, all of which would be perfect for anyone looking to improve skills and stay ahead of the marketing game.


Podcast Movement
July 6 – 8, 2016

If you’ve ever thought about starting your own podcast, this is the perfect workshop for you. Podcasts are a great way to market small businesses of all kinds, and this fun conference will help you learn all about creating a podcast, including writing content, marketing it, and monetizing your work and techniques to use your podcast to build your own business’s brand. This workshop, held in Chicago over the summer, will certainly inspire you to get that podcast started.


MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival
TBD in 2016

The MADE Festival is the premiere entrepreneurship event in the United Kingdom and is always a huge event every year. You’ll find a huge assortment of classes all dedicated to providing new entrepreneurs the skills, networking and tips needed to develop their own businesses. From brand awareness to sales and marketing, to social media and more, there are a lot of topics covered during this one-day festival. Plus, it’s a great chance to take a vacation overseas, so it’s a win-win for you and your business partner, or maybe your significant other. Check out the MADE Festival online to follow the announcement of the 2016 festival dates.


TechCrunch: Disrupt NY 2016
May 9 – 11, 2016

If you’re in the technology field, this is one event to be sure to attend. TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the best places for the key innovators in the technology industry to debut new projects. It’s a gathering place for major players in technology, and it’s a popular place for startups to gain exposure while networking with other players in the field. If you want to network with the biggest and best of the technology industry, consider attending TechCrunch Disrupt.


World Domination Summit (WDS)
August 11 – 15, 2016

The World Domination Summit is the perfect gathering for anyone who is looking for a little inspiration in their business life. The WDS is billed as a gathering dedicated to “making a remarkable life in a conventional world” and offers a lot of different workshops on a huge variety of topics. Speakers for previous Summits have included best selling authors, motivational speakers, business industry leaders and even a pep talk from Kid President. With a lot of different breakout sessions, workshops and speakers, you’ll find many reasons to attend the World Domination Summit this August.




This article was written by Deborah Flomberg for Small Business Pulse



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