These online and offline SEO conferences will get you thinking—and are full of networking and learning opportunities to grow your business or career.
Here’s what we handpicked.
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1. SMX München
Event types: Online (livestreamed) and in-person (in Munich, Germany)
Prices: From €350 to €1,099 (two-day ticket). Full list here.
Dates: March 16–17, 2022
Notable speakers: Rand Fishkin (SparkToro), Greg Gifford (SearchLab), Jono Alderson (Yoast)
The hybrid event—which features both online and offline segments—delves into topics including SEO, PPC, content, analytics, and data. For a better chance at networking with speakers and sponsors, we recommend attending the in-person conference.
You may also want to carve some time for the fringe events happening on March 15. These include workshops with industry experts plus the International Search Summit that aims to teach delegates tips and tactics on how to run successful global campaigns.
2. SEO Outreach Mastery Summit
The SEO Outreach Mastery Summit is ideal if you’re looking for organic online growth or hoping to grow a sustainable stream of customers through Google.
In the upcoming March edition by organizer Mads Singers, over 40 SEO experts will host conversations on all things SEO, including:
Speakers for its second conference in September haven’t been confirmed, but we’ll update this space when more details come in.
Event types: Online (recorded) and in-person (in Brighton, England)
Prices: Free (online) to £660 before 20% VAT (in-person)
Dates: Various, including April 7–8, 2022, (conference) and April 21–22, 2022, (online)
Notable speakers: Ahrefs’ Joshua Hardwick, Nitin Manchanda, Fili Wiese
It comes as no surprise that brightonSEO made our list. The twice-yearly conference is well-loved by SEOs and marketers of all levels.
In its April 2022 edition, you’ll be spoiled for choice once again—so here are some standout topics we reckon you may like:
- Why scaling great content is bloody hard (Ahrefs’ Joshua Hardwick)
- SEO at scale: The product-led approach to growing a brand organically (Nitin Manchanda)
- Mastering robots.txt: SEO insights by an ex-Google engineer (Fili Wiese)
There are multiple ticket tiers to choose from. These include the “in-person friend” tier, which offers access to both the in-person conference and online replay. Alternatively, go bigger with brightonSEO’s fringe conferences on April 6—including MeasureFest, Paid Social Show, Search Advertising Show, and the Online PR Show.
Can’t attend in April? Then make plans for its hybrid Autumn edition that’s slated for September 2022. Dates will be confirmed at a later time.
4. Women in Tech SEO Festival
Event types: Online (recorded) and in-person (in London)
Price: £99 before 20% VAT (online); offline tickets sold out
Date: Feb. 25, 2022
Notable speakers: Rejoice Oijaku, Aleyda Solis, Lazarina Stoy
If you’re looking for an SEO conference with a difference, then this may be for you.
Women in Tech SEO Festival is an extension and the namesake of founder Areej AbuAli’s marketing community. The conference is split into four parts (analyze, advance, innovate, and empower) and will cover:
- Creating targeted content specific to a buyer’s journey (Rejoice Oijaku).
- Successful SEO reporting (Aleyda Solis).
- Machine learning for SEOs (Lazarina Stoy).
Alas, in-person tickets are sold out—but you can purchase an online ticket for access to post-event recordings and use the opportunity to take notes from some of the industry’s favorite SEOs.
5. DeepSEO Conference
As its name suggests, DeepSEO Conference 2022 is more suited to experienced SEOs, given the technical depth of many presentations.
In its upcoming second edition, expect the full experience: Each ticket covers lodging; meals and drinks at a five-star resort (excluding transportation); and post-event activities, including a winery visit or deep-sea fishing. Participating in the hybrid conference means you’ll gain networking opportunities whether you attend in-person or virtually, as well as learn from some of the best in class.
6. Traffic Think Tank Live
Event type: TBC
Notable speakers: TBC
Traffic Think Tank is hardly a new name in the space. The accelerator was founded by industry experts Matthew Barby, Nick Eubanks, and Ian Howells—and is backed by an active online marketing community.
Its annual conference, Traffic Think Tank Live, builds on the founders’ expertise by teaching attendees how to achieve digital growth and optimization through data.
While we await more details on the 2022 edition, last year’s one-day event could hint at what to expect: Some speakers included Selena Vidya (Orthris), Aja Frost (HubSpot), and Christi Olson (Microsoft).
7. SEO on the Beach
Event type: In-person (La Manga, Spain)
Dates: June 17–18, 2022
Notable speakers: 20 speakers, including Gary Illyes (Google), Gaston Riera (Envato), Iván García (RockROI)
Attending conferences is hard work—all that schmoozing and mingling in semi-formal attire is bound to tire out even the most seasoned networkers.
Enter SEO on the Beach, whose tagline is “two days of leisure to do business.” As its name suggests, you’ll get to break the ice and network over booze and games.
What makes it even more compelling is the strong roster of speakers. In addition to the above-mentioned guests, Aleyda Solis and Michael King will also be holding talks.
Honorable mention: Chiang Mai SEO Conference
If you’re in the SEO space, you’ll likely be familiar with the Chiang Mai SEO Conference. Until 2020, it was pretty much the pillar event for all things SEO in Southeast Asia. Alas, organizer Matt Diggity has shared that the conference won’t be taking place in 2022.
We’ll be quick to update this page if anything changes, though.
Even if you’re unable to attend some of these conferences in person, consider purchasing online tickets. This gives you free rein to attend or leave talks more easily and replay recorded segments so that you don’t miss anything important.
Also, consider following your favorite SEO conferences on Twitter or signing up for event mailing lists. It’s an easy hack to get first dibs on early bird discounts.