2017 Top Publishing & Media Industry Events

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Jan 26, 2017 10:37:17 AM

Topics: Editorial Resources, Company News


Check out our curated list of the best events for the publishing and media industry for the rest of this year. We will be updating the list as more industry events become finalized. Make sure to drop us a line and set up time to chat at the events Wibbitz team members are attending!


Jan 29-31 | Hollywood, Florida

IAB Leadership summit

The IAB Annual Leadership Meeting is the central thought leadership venue for senior level voices across the marketing and advertising ecosystem. Each year, over a thousand digital decision makers gather at the always-sold-out event to advance the interests of the digital marketing industry through powerful debate, discussion, exclusive peer-to-peer networking and high-level insights.


Feb 1-2 | Los Angeles, California

Digital Entertainment World

Digital Entertainment world mission is to provide a first-class platform for leading intellectual property rights holders from video, music, games and publishing to access the entire digital value-chain of technology and service providers, digital distributors and device manufacturers, to build the partnerships necessary to create and monetize digital content across all significant platforms.

Feb 8 | New York, New York

American Magazine Media conference

AMMC is the key conference for the most influential magazine media leaders, including C-suite, presidents and senior staff who represent both publishing and content sides of the business. Leaders from across the medium spectrum will be on stage to share ideas and experience to keep the industry headed north. 

Feb 8 | London, United Kingdom 

Newsrewired digital journalism

Newsrewired digital journalism conference are aiming to provide delegates with practical skills and ideas they can take home and explore in their own organisations.The day will feature a mix of workshops and panel discussions about the latest tools, trends and techniques in digital journalism.

Feb 8 | Dana Point, California 

Code Media

Code Media has the insights and inspiration you need to compete. Immerse yourself in the trends and topics shaping media today during this exclusive, two-day event. In candid onstage interviews, you’ll hear first-hand how entrepreneurs and execs are handling key challenges and opportunities.

Feb 15 | New York CityNew York

Min Masterclass: Video strategies

Join your peers and a lineup of experts at a full-day immersion into the formats, creation techniques, distribution approaches, required skillsets and potential disruptions as you develop and refine a fool-proof approach to video that reflects the medium’s latest developments.

Feb 20-23 | London, United Kingdom 

Digital Media Strategies

Digital Media Strategies is the leading strategic business gathering for the European media industry. It is one of the pioneer conferences focused on publishers, magazine, digital pureplay and tech - the people defining the future of nexs, entertainment and niche media.

Feb 27-28 | Seatlle, Washington 

MozCon Local

Informative for national and regional brands, agency marketers, and business owners, you’ll learn next-level tips and tricks for building citations, creating content, getting reviews, and optimizing SEO and local ranking factors as you attend talks, participate in live Q&A, and mix with fellow in-house and agency marketers, and consultants.


Mar 5-8 | Rancho Mirage, California

AdMonsters Publisher Forum

AdMonsters Publisher Forum permits to connect with your peers to advance the digital media industry. Delve into the latest topics focused on maximizing revenue. It is a unique event with an agenda you help set. You will be able tointeract with technology service providers and see their solutions in action.

Mar 6-7 | New York City, New York 

Local Online Advertising Conference

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. 

Mar 10-16 | Austin, Texas

SXSW Journalism

The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

Mar 14-15 | Sydney, Australia

Ad:tech Sydney

Ad:tech Sydney are adopting a channel agnostic approach to content. They want you to be able to walk into any stream and discover fresh actionable insight that helps you expand your knowledge and empower your decision making. You'll see mobile showcased on stage alongside data, content and search beside social. 

Mar 15-17 | Vieques, Puerto Rico

Beet Retreat

Now in its sixth year, industry leaders will meet on the island of Vieques for three unique days of high-level seminars, networking and video interviews. Topics will include video monetization and distribution, programmatic TV, addressable TV, the role of data in ad targeting,  emerging platforms for distribution, the changing role of creative and  the impact of consumer preference.

Mar 19-21 | Berlin, Germany

Digital Innovators‘ Summit

Digital Innovators' Summit 2017 is your chance to hear and engage with the people who are shaping tomorrow’s media industry. It will boast a superb line up of media, marketing and technology influencers from around the world all delivering stories that will challenge and inspire you. Their programme includes standalone presentations, panel discussions and in-depth workshops across three stages. Crucially too, there are plenty of opportunities for you to ask your own questions.

Mar 28-30 | San Francisco, California

Israel Dealmakers Summit

Israel Dealmakers Summit 2017 is the largest and most prestigious Israel-focused business event of the year featuring a meticulously curated. The event balances a roster of world-class speakers with significant networking time, providing unrivaled dealmaking opportunities across key industries.

Mar 29-31 | Vail, Colorado

Digiday Publishing Summit

The Digiday Publishing Summit will convene top publishers to discuss the challenges of publishing in the platform era. For publishers, the question isn’t whether to publish on platforms, but how to do so in a profitable, sustainable way that allows them to retain overall control of their strategies.

Mar 30 | Los Angeles, California

Videonomics Roundtable

VMA Media has created the only industry forum that brings together leaders from both sides of the spectrum to address today’s most pressing challenges and opportunities. Senior marketing executives will come together to take an in-depth look at the emerging trends in video marketing and address everything from content to platforms, tools to partnerships, and much more. 


Apr 11-13 | New York CityNew York

Click Z Live

The conference will cover areas like provides an unrivalled forum to hear from world-renowned speakers as they deliver an action packed, educationally focused agenda on the latest digital marketing tips, tricks and tools that will blow your mind, make you re-think your strategy and provide actionable takeaways to revolutionize your marketing campaigns.

Apr 12 | New York CityNew York

Talk NYC: Digital storytelling Conference

Whether you’re a publisher, tech company, or brand, digital storytelling is the key to successfully creating your organic community. But with everything – from contextual and native advertising, to branded entertainment, to sharable content – constantly reinventing itself, how do you keep up?

Apr 23-26 | Moscone West, San Francisco

Marketing Nation Summit

The Marketing Nation Summit brings together the best and brightest in digital transformation of marketing, advertising, IT, services, and beyond. Past attendees heard from amazing people like Hillary Clinton, Will Smith, Arianna Huffington, and others.

Apr 22-27 | Las Vegas, Nevada

National association broadcasting show

The NAB Show is the world's largest event covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, the NAB Show is the home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways.

Apr 24-26 | Copenhagen, Danemark

Digital Media Europe 

Digital decision-makers from across the continent, and the rest of the world will discuss why and how the new relationship economy is key to reload legacy media subscription models and retain reader loyalty. It will focus on three key topics: Membership & Subscriptions, Reclaiming the Premium Ad Market and Revenue Frontiers.

Apr 26-28 | Washington, DC


INTX creates a unique live environment for exchanging ideas, developing business relationships and advancing the art of the possible. INTX brings buyers and sellers together in an environment that’s optimized for creating and sustaining business relationships.

Apr 30 - May 5 | New Orleans, Louisiana


MediaXchange provides a variety of sponsorship, exhibitor and advertising options to showcase your brand in front of hundreds of key news media decision makers. It will covers a wide variety of topics from key technologies to content strategy and optimization. MediaXchange allows for actionable takeaways focused on improving your business strategies with actionable advice, tips and processes.


May 1-12 | New York City, New York

Digital Content Newfronts

The Digital Content NewFronts is an annual series of events founded by AOL, DigitasLBi, Google/YouTube, Hulu, Microsoft, and Yahoo in 2012. It is committed to the creation of valuable partnerships between brands and native digital content. Their mission is to shape the NewFronts into a new and practical marketplace for connecting the wealth of digital content and content creators to brands and their media and marketing agencies.

May 2-3 | Brussels, Belgium

Future Media Lab Conference

The Future Media Lab. is an open forum that brings together media professionals, tech innovators, journalists and policy makers to create a new level of knowledge and unique insights at the interface of media- and tech innovation and public policy.

May 8-10 | Scotland, United Kingdom

CMO Europe Summit

The event aims to solve key business challenges. In particular, the ability to network and learn from industry peers through essential business conversation. Working in partnership with our network of senior executives we identify the key industry themes.

May 9-10 | Chicago, IIlinois 

Forrester Digital

Join Forrester Digital as business leaders and technology innovators come together in Chicago to collaborate on the re-invention of products, processes, technologies and cultures through digital transformation. You'll explore how to increase efficiency and agility with operational excellence, while creating customer-obsessed experiences that grow revenue and re-invigorate your business.

May 10-11 | New York City , New York

Digital Life Design

Digital Life Design permits to connect with digital natives, creators and enablers from Europe and Israel and the U.S. Let’s explore the infinite opportunities of the digital world and learn about the most important trends headed our way.

May 10-11 | San Diego, California

Ad: tech San Diego

Ad:tech San Diego will host leaders from all corners of the business world to uncover the tools to thrive in an era defined by constant growth and change. ad:tech is where the rubber meets the road, where marketing pioneers, innovators, and brand trailblazers all converge to get hands-on experience and discover new ways of thinking.

May 16-17 | New York City, New York

Streaming Media East

Streaming Media is the only conference and expo dedicated entirely to the business, technology, and content of online video. Attendees can learn from online video experts, try out new products on the expo floor, and, most importantly, have fun while learning new things and networking with your peers.

May 17-19 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Digiday Video Anywhere Summit

Now that media companies have a multitude of options for generating revenue on digital, what are the choices some of the top companies and brands are making and why? Why do some publishers continue to invest in social content, while others are placing more of an emphasis on direct connections? How and what video publishers value and put resources toward will go a long way in determining who ultimately wins. At the Digiday Video Anywhere Summit in New Orleans, you will discuss these emerging challenges.

May 19 | New York City, New York

PSFK conference - creative intelligence

PSFK conferences offer a diverse program of speakers with backgrounds in art, technology, design, marketing, and media, creating an environment where disparate ideas can come together in new ways to fuel work that changes the world for the better.

May 24-25 | New York City, New York

LDV Vision Summit

LDV Vision Summit: Innovation and Trends in Video and Digital Imaging brings together top technologists, visionaries, startups, media/brand executives, creators and investors with the purpose of exploring how visual technologies leveraging computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence are revolutionizing how humans communicate and do business.

May 31- June 2 | Scottsdale, Arizona

Digiday Programmatic Summit

At the Digiday Programmatic Marketing Summit, marketers will dive deep into the issues plaguing them in automated ad buying, ranging from transparency between partners, cost and efficiency, to bringing capabilities in-house. We’re busy programming the agenda, so please stay tuned for updates.


Jun 4 | Amelia Island, Florida

Media Post Publishing Insider Summit

MediaPost strives for excellence in its coverage of media, marketing and advertising. Their mission is to critically engage key questions for brand marketers, media buyers, sellers and emerging platforms. They choose speakers exclusively for their ability to bring perspective and insight to our stage. All conferences are programmed by proven, expert, unbiased journalists.

Jun 5-9 | Los Angeles, California

Social Media Week

Social Media Week Los Angeles is one of the premiere digital media conferences in the United States. The event brings together some of the industry’s leading brands and individuals at the intersection of entertainment, media, marketing and technology. Speakers from various pockets of the industry will share the tactical advice on how to be become a better marketer, media professional, and technology user in today’s constantly evolving world.

Jun 6 | New York City, New York

OPS Conference

OPS conference is a comprehensive one-day excursion into all the facets of digital media marketing and monetization, including broad topics such as viewability, digital/TV convergence, analytics, programmatic buying and selling. In addition, attendees will join as deep technical working sessions on, ad fraud, workflow, video ad formats, audience extension, reporting and measurement, media-buying technology, data monetization and much, much more.

Jun 6-8 | Sydney, Australia


The event includes international speakers plus Australia’s most influential media and marketing executives, along with industry-curated sessions. Alongside the two day conference, Mumbrella360 includes formal networking, an exhibition area, a masterclass zone, roundtables and informal networking opportunities.

Jun 6-12 | Brooklyn, New York

Northside Innovation Conference

Northside Innovation is where New Yorkers come to discover the next big thing in tech, entrepreneurship, content, and design. One part conference, one part expo; Northside showcases the best and brightest names in the global innovation community through a series of panel talks, keynotes, pitch competitions, networking events, and a trade show.

Jun 7-8 | San Francisco, California


TV of Tomorrow Show is a conference dedicated to Interactive and Multiplatform Television industry, including delivery, production, business and user experience of interactive TV across multiple platforms and media.

Jun 7-9 | Duban, South Africa

World News Media Congress 2017

The World News Media Congress is the annual meeting point for the publishing industry, offering focussed sessions and workshops on issues critical to a sustainable future. It draws CEO’s, chief Editors and advertising executives from news publishers and startups all over the world. Its aim is to support organisations, big and small, striving for excellence

Jun 14-15 | Santa Monica, California

Digimarcon West

Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement. Sessions will focus on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and gaining insight into today’s latest digital tools.

Jun 21-28 | Vienna, Austria

Global Editors Network Summit

Since 2011, the Global Editors Network invites opinion leaders in the media industry to discuss the latest trends shaping newsrooms. The GEN Summit 2017 will gather over 750 editors-in-chief and media innovators from over 70 countries. The event will be divided into daily themes: Disruption (21 June), Innovation (22 June), Cooperation (23 June).

Jun 27-28 | Denver, Colorado

Digital Summit

Digital Summit is a premier digital strategies forum transforming the future of the digital commerce ecosystem – including Marketing, UX & Design, Search, Content, Mobile, and more. Digital Summit gives digital professionals like you an opportunity to learn directly from the world’s digital industry experts, network with your peers, and teach you how to turn your ideas into transformational solutions.


Jul 10-11 | Carlsbad, California

IAB: Video Leadership Summit

The goal of the IAB Video Leadership Summit is to consider the future of video consumption and its implications. Leaders from the video, advertising, technology, and adjacent fields convene to address and solve problems facing the video industry of the future.  These include business models, regulation, and cultural effects in the U.S. and abroad.

Jul 10-11 | Hong Kong, China


In July 2017, people from the world’s biggest companies and most exciting startups will come to Hong Kong to share their stories and experiences at RISE. They’ll be joined by major global media, hundreds of investors and thousands of attendees for three days of legendary networking.

Jul 12-13 | New York City, New York

Digital Publishing Innovation Summit

The Digital Publishing Innovation Summit invites industry leaders to come together in candid conversation to establish real strategic solutions to see you through this rapidly chnging landscape successfully. This summit will tackle the biggest points within digital publishing such as how To Utilize Third Party Publishing Channels or Monetization, Ad Blockers and The Future of Your Revenue.

Jul 17-19 | Asheville, North Carolina

18th Annual Digital Marketing

The event assembles leading providers of digital marketing technology, software, and services to share their thought leadership on what they see is working, and what is not, across the spectrum. The Solutions Hall is where you will bolster your tool kit. And the connections you make here will be long lasting and valuable throughout your career.


Aug 12-13 | Portland, Oregon

Digital Summit Minneapolis

Digital Summit is a premier digital strategies forum transforming the future of the digital commerce ecosystem. It gives digital professionals like you an opportunity to learn directly from the world’s digital industry experts, network with your peers, and teach you how to turn your ideas into transformational solutions. Digital Summit gives digital professionals an opportunity to learn directly from the world’s digital industry experts, network with your peers.


Sep TBD | Cambridge, Massachusetts

Forrester Tech Mixer

The Forrester Tech Mixer is an internal event, to expose us to emerging technology companies that might inspire us to think differently and give us an edge in winning, serving, and retaining our customers. 

Sep TBD | Los Angeles, Carlifornia

The Grill

TheGrill is the leading annual conversation about the convergence between Entertainment, Media and Technology, bringing newsmakers together to debate the challenges and opportunities facing content in the digital age. 

Sep 3-8 | Tel Aviv, Israel

DLD Tel Aviv

Israel's international Hi-tech gathering will feature hundreds of start ups, VC’s, angel investors and leading multinationals:

Sep 5-8 | Cleveland, Ohio

Content Marketing World the annual 

Content Marketing World is the one event where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in the content marketing industry. You will leave with all the materials you need to take a content marketing strategy back to your team – and – to implement a content marketing plan that will grow your business and inspire your audience.

Sep 6-8 | New York City, New York

Digital Media Strategies USA

Digital Media Strategies USA brings together leading CEOs, senior executives and innovators from newspapers, magazines, B2B publishers, broadcasters and digital media businesses both new and old, big and small, as well as brands and agencies. All speakers are briefed to share honestly on their challenges and how they are addressing them, offering insights, war stories, data and hard lessons from their experience.

Sep 12-13 | Detroit, Michigan

Digital Summit

Digital Summit is a premier digital strategies forum transforming the future of the digital commerce ecosystem – including Marketing, UX & Design, Search, Content, Mobile, and more. Digital Summit provides you with real-world, practical solutions happening at the crossroads of marketing, analytics, user experience, and emerging technologies.

Sep 14-18 | Amsterdam, Netherlands


The IBC Conference is an unrivalled global destination for discussion and debate about the many different challenges facing the electronic media and entertainment industry, both in its sessions and in the range of networking opportunities it affords. This years theme was Transformation in the Digital Era: Leadership, Strategy and Creativity in Media and Entertainment.

Sep 19-21 | TBD

Digiday Publishing Summit

The Digiday Publishing Summit will convene top publishers to discuss the challenges of publishing in the platform era. For publishers, the question isn’t whether to publish on platforms, but how to do so in a profitable, sustainable way that allows them to retain overall control of their strategies.

Sep 25-28 | New York City, New York

New York Media Festival

New York Media Festival brings together the leading companies in entertainment, media and technology for riveting discussion and debate. Conferences include 1-day programs on games, video and music with focus on brands, advertising, monetization and distribution.

Sep 26-27 | Atlanta, Georgia

News Technology Summit

With ratings for news playing a key role in the overall financial health of local broadcast stations and networks, finding the right technology to attract viewers is more important than ever before. The annual News Technology Summit focus on game-changing technologies that will give news organizations a competitive edge in their TV and digital operations. The 2017 event will include panels on such real-world issues

Sep 28-Oct 1 | Lisbon, Portugal

Dig Lisbon

Senior executives of leading European publishers will discover, learn and share latest innovative technologies. A selection of startups will be presenting their technological innovations supported by practical case studies.


Oct 5-7 | Washington, DC

Online News Association

The Online News Association’s 2017 Conference brings together some of the most innovative minds in digital media, including journalists, media executives, developers, entrepreneurs, students and educators. You’ll have the chance to network with their diverse and creative community. 

Oct 9-11 | London, UK

FIPP World Congress

The FIPP World Congress is the largest and most high profile media event in the world. Bringing together the world’s leading multi-platform media publishers and industry suppliers, this global event is an opportunity to explore the latest trends and solutions in the industry, amongst an unrivalled delegate list and cutting edge suppliers.

Oct 9-11 | New York City, New York

The Folio: Show

The magazine media industry’s largest conference is back and in the fast-changing media world of 2017, it’s more imperative than ever. The Folio: Show brings together content creators and partners in a one of a kind collaborative environment, designed to inspire innovations in content creation, marketing, sales, content marketing, events, ad ops and more. The Folio: Show is your opportunity to connect with your peers, forge new partnerships and connect the dots for your growing business.

Oct 10-12 | Berlin, Germany

World Publishing Expo

Wolrd Publising Expo exhibitors include not only the most important suppliers to the publishing industry but also newcomers and startups. They will be presenting innovative solutions and products that help boost revenue and streamline publishing workflows.

Oct 17-19 | Las Vegas, Nevada

CEB Sales and Marketing Summit

In a fast moving environment, B2B Sales and Marketing leaders must constantly evolve the way they sell. This event will feature a series of large and small sessions designed to boost attendees' understanding of and ability to adapt to the critical changes facing B2B commercial teams today.

Oct 26 | New York City, New York

Media Tech Summit

Media Technology Summit is a private forum for leading CMOs, CDOs and senior global marketing executives to collaborate and discuss trends and innovation at the core of the evolving digital engagement landscape. The summit will feature a highly curated interactive format providing attendees with a year’s worth of Dealmaking opportunities at the intersection of content, hardware, software, marketing and brands.


Nov 5-11 | TBD

Videonomics Summit

VMA Media has created the only industry forum that brings together leaders from both sides of the spectrum to address today’s most pressing challenges and opportunities.Videonomics is a summit that brings together. Learn from the marketers and innovative companies that are imagining and building the future of media through a series of presentations, case studies, keynotes, and breakout sessions. 

Nov 6-9 | Lisbon, Portugal 

Web Summit

Web Summit has become “Europe’s largest and most important technology marketplace”, a crossroads for the world’s largest buyers and sellers of technology, alongside many of the world’s most disruptive emerging technology companies. For the first time, companies of all sizes will be joined by leading academics, those at the forefront of tech and business worlds, cultural icons and influencers, and key global leaders to tackle the world’s most pressing issues.

Nov 15-16 | Raleigh, New York

Internet Summit

Join Internet Summit for leading-edge digital media and marketing content, mixed alongside top-flight networking with internet execs, online marketers, entrepreneurs and digtial strategists. The conference will cover areas like digital industry experts, network with your peers, and teach you how to turn your ideas into transformation solutions.


Dec 1 | New York City, New York


TV of Tomorrow NYC is a conference dedicated to Interactive and Multiplatform Television industry, including delivery, production, business and user experience of interactive TV across multiple platforms and media. It brings together senior level attendees from the pay-TV, interactive TV, broadcasting/programming and advertising industries.

Dec 6-7 | San Francisco, California

Digital Publishing Summit

The Digital Publishing Innovation Summit brings together traditional and new media alike to share their most effective strategies for success.Presence at this summit is essential if you want to utilize new tools and technologies to grow your audience and develop consistent revenue streams. 

Dec 6-7 | Dallas, Texas

Digital Summit

Digital Summit Dallas is a premier digital strategies forum transforming the future of the digital commerce ecosystem. Digital Summit gives digital professionals like you an opportunity to learn directly from the world’s digital industry experts, network with your peers, and teach you how to turn your ideas into transformational solutions.

Dec | New York City, New York

IGNITION: Future of Digital

IGNITION: Future of Digital brings together 750+ senior executives to explore the emerging business models of digital media. IGNITION offers cutting-edge insights into the emerging digital business models. The event explores the future of media as it intersects with technology and changes everything from how we consume information to how we market, invest, socialize, work, live, and play.