2020 Franchise and Digital Marketing Events

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The digital marketing world is constantly evolving, pushing marketers to explore and execute the most innovative and effective tactics and practices. In order to keep up, many marketers seek out digital marketing conferences, where they can discover and share new ideas while connecting with the most dedicated in their field.

If you’re having trouble zeroing in on what digital marketing conference is best for you, Location3 has compiled an extensive list of digital marketing conferences and events in 2020. We will update frequently, so check back for the latest dates and new conferences!

Also, feel free to email hello@location3.com with any conference information we missed.



February 19-20, San Jose, CA

SMX West offers three search marketing lanes with 85+ tactic-rich sessions. Get into the weeds with the most passionate SEO and SEM experts in the industry while also getting two days of sessions on one of the hottest topics in search – digital commerce marketing.



March 13-18, Austin, TX

As traditional marketing formats continue to lose relevance, creative leaders must reframe their approaches by building emotional connections with consumers through unique and compelling experiences. The Advertising & Brand Experience Track features creative strategists sharing insights on developing effective campaigns using data, neuroscience, storytelling, and the most current technological advances.

Localogy 20/20

March 16-18, San Antonio, TX

Join leaders in Media and Technology, Brands and Agencies, as they converge at the forefront of Local.

Local commerce is a $10 trillion-plus marketplace with growth and consolidation fueled by venture capital and private equity investment. At Localogy 20/20, our industry-leading speakers will explore the impact of rapidly advancing technologies, evolving go-to-market strategies, and the blurring of business category boundaries.

Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit

March 16-18, Atlanta, GA

At the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit, executives from leading brands will share their success stories of the numerous ways they have innovated to grow their franchises. Attendees will gain insight and inspiration to help them be more progressive in every facet of their businesses.

LocalU Advanced

March 25, 2020, Atlanta, GA

Whether you run an agency that serves brick-and-mortar businesses, work in-house for a large brand or multi-location business, in an enterprise agency role, or are trying to find the hottest opportunity in the bloodiest of all bleeding edges in search marketing, you won’t want to miss LocalU Advanced Google My Business Training where industry thought leaders will be presenting all new content.


March 26-27, San Diego, CA

Power up your skills over two days, with cutting edge digital marketing presentations. From analytics and optimization, to content and paid promotions, all the crucial topics are covered.


Multi-Unit Franchising Conference

April 14-17, Las Vegas, NV

The 2020 MUFC is a must-attend event for multi-unit and multi-brand franchisees looking to build their businesses to achieve their growth goals.


April 30-May 1, Denver, CO

This is the conference that you will not want to miss! Join us for two days of discussion about all the latest in digital marketing and SEO.



May 13, Boston, MA

The Next10x 2020 agenda is all about the future. In one day, you will gain insight into what’s changing in the industry, learn practical solutions you can implement today and receive actionable strategies and tactics to help you prepare for what’s next.


Search Insider Summit

June 7-10, Pinehurst, NC

At the Search & Performance Summit we take a holistic view of how the channels work together not only to drive performance but better understand your customers. We explore how Search is being integrated with increasingly accountable media in Social, Display, Email, and Video to drive sales.


June 8-9, New York, NY

SearchLove New York is a two day, single-track conference, featuring 18 of the world’s leading online marketers and speakers. Join 250 SEO practitioners and digital marketers from around the world as we dive into all aspects of SEO, Analytics, PPC, Digital PR, Content Marketing and more.

Walk away with actionable tips, tactics and campaign ideas that will change the way you think about digital marketing.

SMX Advanced

June 8-10, Seattle, WA

For over a decade, SMX Advanced has been the only conference that’s 100% devoted to elite search marketing training. We’ve helped thousands of marketers learn how to drive awareness, traffic, conversions, and profits through a rigorous, no-holds-barred program. Sessions skip the basics and leave no stone unturned. Keynotes are in-depth and enlightening. Networking events connect you with a passionate, brilliant community. This once-a-year event is your chance to forge invaluable bonds that can define your career and discover expert SEO and SEM tactics that actually work.

Franchise Marketing Leadership Conference

June 16-18, Atlanta, GA

The Franchise Marketing Leadership Conference brings the best and brightest franchise marketing leaders together for a two-day event you won’t find anywhere else. We’re celebrating 10 years of bringing together the content and community to share ideas, challenges and opportunities to drive your brand growth.


Moz Con

July 6-8, Seattle, WA

Join us at MozCon for a three-day, single-track journey into the deepest realms of search marketing. Connect with an incredible community of experts and uncover tactical advice from industry-leading practitioners in the vast world of SEO, mobile, conversion optimization, local search, and more.


Digital Summit Denver

August 11-12, Denver, CO

All Digital Summit events incorporate an all-encompassing agenda with some of the biggest names and brands in digital marketing. With more than 75+ sessions and workshops, you will find the expert discussion you’re looking for, and your ticket gives you access to presentation slides and recordings.

Digital Summit Minneapolis

August 19-20, Minneapolis, MN

All Digital Summit events incorporate an all-encompassing agenda with some of the biggest names and brands in digital marketing. With more than 75+ sessions and workshops, you will find the expert discussion you’re looking for, and your ticket gives you access to presentation slides and recordings.


Franchise Springboard

September 21-23, Philadelphia, PA

We take a holistic approach to the many disciplines that create a successful franchisor. You will receive valuable, actionable advice from experienced franchise founders who have been in your shoes, taken their lumps and went on to create successful franchise systems.


PubCon Pro Las Vegas

October 12-15, Las Vegas, NV

Our workshops, sessions, Keynotes, Main Stage speakers and site clinics will cover everything a marketer needs to know, from in-house team building to online marketing strategies to tracking conversions. Attendees will be able to interact with the world’s best marketers one-on-one, and in the expo hall can meet vendors with ideas to make day-to-day work tasks much easier.

Franchise Leadership & Development Conference

October 15-17, Atlanta, GA

The only industry event bringing franchise CEOs and development professionals together for over 20 years. Join us in 2020 and get excited for your franchise development.

State of Search

October 26-27, Dallas, TX

The greatest minds in digital marketing will be sharing their knowledge in an intimate setting presented by the Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association. This year will provide even more actionable intelligence — whether you’re in-house, in an agency, or in business for yourself.

IFA Franchise Marketing & Tech Conference

October 28-30, Phoenix, AZ

IFA’s Franchise Marketing Innovation & Technology Conference, also known as MITcon, is focused on sharing innovative marketing and technology solutions to help you grow franchise brands through driving customer demand, increasing customer loyalty and more.


SMX East

November 11-12, New York, NY

Attend Search Marketing Expo for two intense days of all-you-can-learn, actionable search marketing tactics that generate more traffic, higher-quality leads, increase conversions, and stronger sales. You’ll cross-train on some of the most crucial elements to successful search marketing campaigns, including SEO, SEM, CRO, analytics, attribution, content, video, mobile, tools, and beyond.

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