2017 Local Search Conferences

Whether you are looking to learn the latest local search marketing tactics or want to make the most of your professional development budget, this list is for you. Here is Location3’s curated list of 2017 Local Search Conferences, with a full or partial focus on local search. You’ll be happy to know we took our popular 2016 Local Search Conference list and made some solid additions.

We will update frequently, so check back for the latest dates and new conferences!
Also, feel free to email hello[at]location3.com with any conference information we missed.



Distilled SearchLove

February 23-24, 2017, San Diego, CA

Add new skills to your repetoire over two days with innovative digital marketing presentations. From analytics to content, paid media to on-page optimizations, all the most important topics will be covered.

LocalU Advanced Workshop

February 27-28, 2017, Seattle, WA

MozCon Local

February 27-28, 2017, Seattle, WA

Three days of practical and innovative sessions in SEO, brand development, CRO, the mobile landscape, analytics, customer experience, social and content marketing and more.

LSA 2017

February 27-March 1, 2017, San Diego, CA

The LSA annual conference is the premier gathering for the local marketing ecosystem and focuses on the topics and issues most critical to the industry. Attendees can expect a mixture of tactical workshops, provocative discussions, case studies, one-on-one interviews, executive networking, socializing and much more.



March 6-7, 2017, New York, NY

The 2017 Local Online Advertising Conference returns to New York March 6-7 with a focus on the most important link in the chain – the sales organization, and particularly the local sales rep. If they fail, the entire organization is in jeopardy. In 2016, these “direct” sales forces were responsible for driving more than half of all locally spent digital advertising, to the tune of $25 billion.

Engage Conference (formerly SearchFest)

March 9, 2017, Portland, OR

A one-day digital marketing conference in Portland, Oregon, presenting multiple informative leaning tracks and panel sessions. The conference is designed to provide expert insight into the latest strategies and technological advancements in digital marketing, including social media, content, UX/design, creative, advertising, SEO and paid media.


March 10-19, 2017, Austin, TX

Explore new ways that marketing professionals are creating and communicating new ideas with Brands & Marketing sessions

SMX West

March 21-23, 2017, San Jose, CA

SMX West is  designed exclusively for experienced search marketers. Sessions are fast-paced, Q&A-packed, always informative… and don’t stop to cover the basics. This once-a-year event is your place to learn advanced SEO and SEM tactics.



April 5, 2017, Dallas, TX

BIA/Kelsey’s LOCAL IMPACT events are advertising and marketing meetings for executives in media, marketing and agencies. Hosted in cities around the U.S., LOCAL IMPACT events offer participants data, insights and strategies on targeting local markets and achieving greater Local Impact with local audiences and consumers


April 27-28, 2017, Breckenridge, CO

The two-day conference brings together regional SEO experts, digital professionals, and thought leaders to discuss topics including internet and content marketing, social media, conversion optimization and digital strategy.


SEJ Summit

May 11, 2017, Chicago, IL

Brought to you by the folks behind Search Engine Journal, SEJ Summit is a single-day, multi-track intensive “For SEOs by SEOs”


May 9-11, 2017, San Francisco, CA

MarTech is the international conference series for senior-level, hybrid professionals who are both marketing-savy and tech-savvy. We’re talking marketing technologists, creative technologists, growth hackers, data scientists, and digital strategists.



June 5-6, 2017, Boston, MA

Get inspired by the most advanced thinkers in online marketing. The Boston conference covers topics including search, content, paid promotions, data and PR.

The Best Street Fight Summit Ever

June 12-14, 2017, Brooklyn, NY

We’ll feature first looks at the new products, emerging challenges, and must-know trends that will define local marketing in 2017.

SMX Advanced

June 13-14, 2017, Seattle, WA

SMX Advanced is designed exclusively for experienced search marketers. Sessions are fast-paced, Q&A-packed, always informative… and don’t stop to cover the basics. This once-a-year event is your place to learn advanced SEO and SEM tactics.

MnSearch Summit

June 23, 2017, St. Paul, MN

Digital Summit Denver

June 27-28, 2017, Denver, CO

BIA/Kelsey LOCAL IMPACT Los Angeles

June 7, 2017, Los Angeles, CA



July 12, 2017, New York, NY


July 17-19, 2017, Seattle, WA




State of Search

October 9-10, 2017, Dallas, TX


October 12, 2017, Atlanta, GA

SMX East 

October 24-26, 2017, New York, NY



Coming in 2018


April 30 – May 2, 2018, Chicago, IL

Check back for more updates as the year progresses, and we look forward to joining you soon!

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