5 Growth Hacking Conferences Worth Attending in 2017
Attending conferences is one of the best ways to “sharpen the saw” and take your growth hacking game to the next level. Live events provide unique learning and career building opportunities that you just can’t find anywhere else. The right growth hacking conference provides you with new ideas and approaches that make you more effective and efficient at work. But with so many options out there, choosing which conferences to devote your time to can be challenging. Below you’ll find top 5 growth hacking conferences that you should look into attending and consider sending your employees to as well in 2017.
New Orleans, LA, May 8-10, 2017
$895 – 1,190
GrowCo is a three-day event for entrepreneurs and business leaders who want to achieve sizable growth within their organizations. The conference brings together a dynamic program featuring growth experts who share actionable information and proven strategies on all facets of growing companies. Among 2016 highlighted speakers were Alexis Ohanian, Co-Founder, Reddit; Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos; and Chris Sacca, Founder and Chairman, Lowercase Capital. With 50 educational sessions, 72 hours of content, and mega-successful speakers, the 2016 GrowCo provided attendees with the knowledge, resources, and connections needed to boost business growth for years to come. You will find bold ideas, new thought processes, and proven strategies that you can put into action for both short- and long-term growth. See this article by RocketBuild for an overview of the 2016 event.
Los Angeles, CA, May 24, 2017
$395 – $1,200
The GrowthHackers Conference features the world’s leading growth experts sharing their insights and experience on what it takes to grow companies today. Produced by Sean Ellis, Gagan Biyani, Erin Turner and GrowthHackers.com, the GrowthHackers Conference is a full day of learning and networking with the top growth experts from around the globe. Speakers at the 2016 conference included Elena Verna, VP, Growth at SurveyMonkey; Aatif Awan, Head of Growth and International Products at LinkedIn; and Annabell Satterfield, Senior Product Manager, Growth at BitTorrent, among others. Presentation videos from the 2016 conference can be found here.
Vancouver, Canada, May 31 – June 1, 2017
The focus of the conference is to inform other entrepreneurs and business owners how to grow their business. The slogan of the conference is “Accelerate your business growth and revenue”. Traction Conference brings founders and growth experts from some of the fastest growing tech companies to share insights on optimizing your product to drive growth and revenue. The list of speakers in 2016 included Justin Kan, Co-Founder, Twitch.tv; Susan Su, Partner & Growth Hacker in Residence, 500 Startups; Penny Wilson, CMO, Hootsuite, and many others. The way Traction Conference organizes its speakers is quite unique. Rather than have one- to two-hour presentations, the agenda includes rapid-fire 15-20 minutes talks with actionable insights. Attendees stay engaged throughout these presentations because they don’t want to miss valuable insights. Traction Conference is organized by Launch Academy, a non-profit that helps early-stage entrepreneurs succeed. For a recap of the 2016 event, see this article on Medium.
Global Growth Marketing Conference
San Francisco Bay Area, December 6-7, 2017
$429 – $1,009
Join 500+ data-driven entrepreneurs and marketers for a two-day (three-night) event – the largest growth marketing event on the West Coast. A must-attend for startup founders and marketing execs. Among the speakers in the 2016 event were Neil Patel, Co-Founder, Crazy Egg; Rand Fishkin, Founder, Moz; Zack Onisko, VP of Growth, Hired; and Sean Ellis, Founder & CEO, GrowthHackers.com. The event includes interactive growth strategy sessions, panel discussions, and lightning growth hack talks with top growth experts. It offers unparalleled networking opportunities for CEOs, founders, marketing execs, product development and sales VPs, marketing agencies and growth consultants.
Growth Marketing Conference East
New York City, May 3-4, 2017
$409 – $1,009
In 2017, Growth Marketing Conference will be hosting the first-ever growth event on the East Coast for 250 people. Keynote speakers will include growth marketing pioneers and thought leaders, lean startup practitioners, and big-brand product and marketing leaders.
Growth Marketing Conference B2B
San Francisco, CA, June 28-29, 2017
$409 – $1,009
This year, Growth Marketing Conference will also introduce a specialized event for B2B growth marketers. Learn how to master account-based sales and marketing, B2B content marketing, email marketing, social media advertising, competitive SEO intelligence and more.
2017 TBA (2016 London, UK)
One of the globe’s most insightful business forums brings with it a whole host of respected speakers from the world’s most successful companies, such as Google, Uber, Skyscanner, Time Inc, and Trainline. Organized by World Forum Disrupt, the Growth Hacking World Forum gives attendees two full days of networking opportunities, inspiration and new strategies so that even the best in the business can walk away with new ideas and actionable takeaways to ensure business growth. Marketing itself as a condensed (and far more affordable) consultancy alternative, the forum is centered around an impressive collection of guest speakers, including Kris Pawluk, Product Marketing Manager EMEA, Google; Nicola Anderson, VP Marketing, GoCardless; and Michel Koch, CMO, Time Inc, occupying half-hour slots across the two days. Covering everything from the basic principles of sustainable business growth to the importance of mobile sites and developing a growth culture within your organization, with case studies along the way, the forum is basically an insider’s guide to business growth led by the who’s who of the corporate world. See this Forbes article for a summary of the 2016 event.
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