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Digital Marketing Events in Washington, D.C. for 2020

David Bosley

When it comes to maintaining your professional identity, nothing could be easier than attending a conference in your field. For digital marketing, this is no different. Connecting with like-minded professionals and building your network could be one of the most beneficial investments into your career.

We’ve collected information on several conferences for 2020 in Washington, D.C. in the marketing field as well as some opportunities like bootcamps, a symposium, workshops and other career development events. If you have an event you’d like us to share, reach out to us at makeithappen@pbjmarketing.com.

Washington, D.C. Digital Marketing Conferences


Marketing Politics ConferenceJanuary 16, 2020



  • Patrick Stevenson – Chief Mobilization Office, Democratic National Committee
  • Kevin Zambrano – Chief Digital Officer, Republican Committee
  • Tim Lim – Partner at NewCo
  • Ryan Thompson – Chief Digital Officer, DCCC
  • Tzatzil LeMair – Account Director at Sensis
  • Antonio Arellano –  Interim Executive Directory at Jolt Action
  • Santiago Palomino –  The Latinx Constituency Organizer, Texas Democratic Party

Sponsors: Vistar Media, Xandr, MarketPredict, Chetu + more

What It’s About: Attendees will have the opportunity to not only hear from the speakers and interviewees above but also more about TV spend in politics, social media marketing, learn more about voter suppression mobile apps that impact campaigns, engaging with minority populations on social platforms, managing online ad spend, and combating misinformation in the dark web.

Where Is It?
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, DC
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia, 20001

UXCamp DC 2020January 18, 2020$65

What It’s About: A self-titled “unconference”, UXCamp DC offers over 20 different workshops at 45-minute intervals. All about design, this unconference is great for beginners and seasoned professionals who live, eat, and breathe the creation of great experience for users.

Where Is It?
District Architecture Center
421 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

Association of National Advertisers (ANA)
DC NonProfit Conference
February 19-21, 2020
  • Client-Side Tier: $579
  • Platinum Tier: $579
  • Gold Tier: $749
  • SIlver Tier: $809
  • Individual: $879
  • Nonmember: $879


  • ACLU
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Share Our Strength | No Kid Hungry
  • American Heart Association
  • Feeding America
  • National Geographic Society
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • The National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • + much more.

Sponsors: CDR Fundraising Group, The Harrington Agency, InfoGroup, RKD Group, RMI Direct Marketing, THD, TrueSense Marketing, Wiland.

Partners: Active International, A+E Networks, Deloitte Digital, Disney Advertising Sales, Facebook, Google, Meredith, Pandora + more.

What It’s About: Nonprofit organizations have the opportunity to learn about innovative marketing, fundraising, and collaboration ideas to expand their donar bases and improve bonds with existing donors. Attendees will be able to attend sessions on keeping sustainers, how to improve new donor acquisition, alternative ways to support digital campaigns, cultivating multi-channel experiences, mid-level fundraising, appreciation strategies for existing donors, and many more.

Where Is It?
The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection
1127 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

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APTS 2020 Public Media SummitFebruary 24-26, 2020
  • APTS Members, Associate Members and National Organizations: $495-$645
  • Lay Attendee for APTS Member Stations: $315-$465


  • WHRO
  • America’s Public Television Stations
  • PBS NewsHour
  • Monumental Sports & Entertainment
  • WETA

Sponsors: Allegiance Fundraising, CRD Associates, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Current, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, Foster Garvey, PBS, and more.

What It’s About: APTS Summit attendees will hear from WHRO and APTS executives as well as analysts on politics, ways in increase public media funding during congressional meetings, and a presentation for retiring board members and general managers.

Where Is It?
The Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C.
1150 22nd Street NW
Washington, D.C.

FCW Citizen Engagement SummitMarch 3, 2020
  • Government/Military: Free
  • Contractor/Industry: $399


  • G. Nagesh Rao – Director of Business Technology Solutions (BiTS), U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Drew Zachary – Director, Opportunity and Project and Co-Director, Census Open Innovation Labs at the U.S. Department of Commerce

What It’s About: Attendees to the FCW Citizens Engagement Summit are typically government or industry professionals. Guests will be able to explore relationship building and maintenance with digital citizens, touching on topics such as: managing and mining data from citizen interactions, securing data and digital interactions, integration of siloed services into digital platforms and more.

Where Is It?
Washington Marriott at
Metro Center
Washington, DC

Connect ID: 2020March 11-12, 2020
  • Expo Pass: Free
  • 3-Day Access: $1500
  • Group Bookings, 3+: $900


  • UK Cabinet Office
  • Aware, Inc
  • West Virginia University
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Ministry of Justice and Security
  • NEC Corporation of America
  • Verizon Media
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • And more!

Sponsors: Idemia, NEC, Vision-Box, Aware, GET Group, HID, Innovatrics, iProov, Iris ID and much more.

What It’s About: With over 750 conference delegates and attendees from 40 different countries Connect ID offers an ultimate networking opportunity for marketing professionals and others concerned about our digital identity. Attendees come from varying backgrounds — from government to healthcare to transportation and identity system integrators. If you’re role in marketing has to do with identification and privacy, Connect ID could be a must for you!

Where Is It?
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC

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Qual360 North AmericaMarch 24-25, 2020
  • Main Conference, 2-Day Pass: $895
  • Group Discount of 20% for 3+


  • Bank of America
  • Beierdsorf
  • Delhaize America
  • L’Oreal USA
  • Revolt Media & TV
  • Cuisinart
  • Upwork
  • United Airlines
  • NPR

Sponsors: C+R Research, Recollective, Gallup, FlexMR, Multilingual Connections, and Hark Connect

What It’s About: The Qual360 is held every year for professionals in the qualitative research community. Attendees from all different professional backgrounds will sit in on sessions about advocating for qualitative research, ways to decrease overuse of duplicate data, building a qualitative culture in a quantitative world, engaging in the sharing economy with your data, and implementation of psychoanalytics into research, with many more experiences.

Where Is It?
The Gallup Building
901 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Marketing Tech Magnified 2020: Marketing and MarTech AlignmentMarch 27, 2020TBD

2019 Speakers:

  • Mastercard
  • WaveLength Analytics
  • DXC Technology
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Earth Networks
  • American Association of Airport Executives
  • Unanet
  • Brazen
  • TravelBank
  • Sonatype
  • And more!

Past Sponsors: WaveLength Analytics, SPonge, Ceres Talent, Localist, Coglide, SalesIntel, Higher Logical, Hanover Research, FRG Technology Consulting, Zoomph, American Marketing Association

What It’s About: Marketing Tech Magnified is an annual conference held all day for marketing professionals by marketing professionals. Attendees may have the opportunity to network across all marketing and advertising channels.

Where Is It?
11493 Sunset Hills Rd
Reston, VA

Sports Events Marketing Experience (SEME) Sports Business ConferenceApril 1, 2020
  • Early Bird, before February 29: $219
  • Regular, Groups 10+: $149


  • Octagon
  • NBC Sports Washington
  • Nike
  • Catapult Sports
  • CBS Sports Network
  • Georgetown University
  • ESPN
  • Athletes for Hope
  • NBC Sports Regional Networks
  • And many more!

Participating Organizations: NFL, Octagon, NASCAR, ESPN, Pepsi, NFL Players Association, NBC Sports and more.

What It’s About: For future and current sports professionals, the SEME conference is an opportunity for any individual with a career in sports and events industry to learn, grow, and network with peers and professionals throughout different fields. Attendees have the opportunity to brush shoulders with professionals and learn the inner workings of sports event and marketing orchestrating.

Where Is It?
American University – (Spring Valley Building)
4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016

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Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit: The Future of MarketingApril 24, 2020
  • Capitol Communications or Potomac Tech Wire Advertisers/Sponsors: $249
  • On-Site: $499

Past Speakers:

  • The Washington Post
  • CuriosityStream
  • Five Guys
  • Guinness
  • Lenovo Software
  • Cisco
  • Goodwill Industries International
  • And more!

What It’s About: Within the great DC area, the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit boasts the largest gathering of marketing communications professionals. If you are a CMO, brand marketing, executive, public relations professional, creative directory, or any level of marketer, this conference could be the ultimate networking experience.

Where Is It?
NEA Conference Center
1201 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

Digital Experience ConferenceApril 27-29, 2020
  • All Access PLUS Workshops: $1895 – $2095
  • All Access Pass: $1695 – $1895
  • Full Three-Day Conference Pass: $1495 – $1695
  • Networking Pass: $395 – $495
  • Preconference and Postconference Workshops: $295 – $395
  • Customer Solutions Expo: $25 – $35

Sponsors: Gridspace, CRM, EContent, Smart Customer Service, Speech Technology

What It’s About: The Digital Experience conference focuses on growth, customer satisfaction, competitiveness, and support of digital initiatives. Attendees may expect to experience topics such as regulation of personal data, integration of e-commerce tactics, experiencing MarTech, analyzing customer interactions and managing quality content. The Digital Experience Conference co-occurs/cohabitates with the CRM Evolution conference

Where Is It?
JW Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

CRM Evolution April 27-29, 2020
  • All Access PLUS Workshops: $1895 – $2095
  • All Access Pass: $1695 – $1895
  • Full Three-Day Conference Pass: $1495 – $1695
  • One Day Pass: $795 – $995
  • Networking Pass: $395 – $495
  • Preconference and Postconference Workshops: $295 – $395
  • Customer Solutions Expo: $25 – $35

Sponsors: Gridspace, Aceyus, Marketpoint CRM, CRM, EContent, Smart Customer Service, Speech Technology

What It’s About: CRM Evolution is in its 15th year and for 2020 attendees will hear more about the successful campaigns launched by the world’s leading organizations in CRM, sales and marketing, and customer experience and service. Attendees vary in experience in sales and marketing, but if you are interested in improving your customer’s experience and thus their value, consider CRM Evolution.

Where Is It?
JW Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

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The Author Marketing SummitMay 2, 2020$45

What It’s About: Once known as “The Possibilities Conference”, The Author Marketing Summit is a conference experience for authors, marketing experts, public relations professionals, and publishers to network, and learn how to market an author’s work as well as managing and navigating the business of being a published author. Past workshops included exploring a book’s brand, creating platforms for authors through blogging, and podcasting as a way to market/

Where Is It?
The Clark House
6332 Barcroft Mews Dr.
Falls Church, VA

DigiMarCon: Digital Marketing ConferenceMay 23-28, 2020Super Early Bird, until February 7: $1397

Past Speakers:

  • Microsoft
  • Cornett
  • Moz
  • Adobe
  • Track Maven
  • Brain + Trust Partners
  • Coca-Cola
  • Oracle
  • Facebook
  • + more.

Sponsors: CleverTap, Goose Digital, JUICE Mobile, Korcomptenz, Microsoft, Oracle, Progress Software, Reptile.Tech, Search Experience and more.

What It’s About: The DigiMarCon is coming to Baltimore in the form of a cruise! For their 2020 port call, DigiMarCon will cover topics such as digital strategy, mobile design and marketing, user acquisition, video marketing, SEO, geo-targeting, marketing automation and programmatic advertising among many more.

Where Is It?
2001 E McComas Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Digital Summit: The Definitive Digital Marketing GatheringSeptember 1-2, 2020
  • PreLaunch: $295 – $995
  • Regular: $445 – $1195

Past Speakers:

  • Zuckerberg Media
  • WallStreet Journal
  • NPR
  • Facebook
  • Microsoft
  • National Geographic
  • The Motley Fool
  • AP & Company
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Amtrak
  • + many more!

Global Partners: Workfront, Emma, Facebook, ActiveCampaign, Pantheon, Genius Monkey, Marketo, Constant Contact, Sprout Social, Acoustic, Semrush, Adtaxi, Spectrum and more.

What It’s About: 2019’s Digital Summit brought over 1,000 attendees and over 1,500 minutes of content. Digital Summit’s agenda typically appeals to many different marketing professionals from paid, organic, content creation, conversions, video marketing, email marketing, psychology of websites, and much more.

Where Is It?
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

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DC Digital Marketing SummitNot Yet AnnouncedN/A

Past Speakers:

  • AARP
  • Destination DC
  • DX Marketing
  • Siegel and Gale
  • American University
  • Covington & Burling
  • Kettler
  • American Bankers Association
  • Georgetown University
  • Capital One
  • And more!

Past Sponsors: DX Marketing, Siegel+Gale, Admirable Devil, Centricity, Craft, Fandango, Grafik, REQ, Simpli.fi, Streetsense, and Wildfire

What It’s About: The annual DC Digital Marketing Summit is in partnership with the American Marketing Association, Washington, D.C.. For the 2020 dates, IC Summits has yet to announce when or who will be speaking, but last years agenda shows attendee experiences in consumer centric marketing, strategies to acquire intentful users, digital and mobile engagement, women and leadership in marketing, and building a brand/agency collaboration.

Where Is It?
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001


Digital Marketing Bootcamps for Washington, D.C.

American Marketing Association Digital Marketing BootcampApril 15-16, 2020
  • Early Bird, before March 18: AMA Member – $1395, Non-Member – $1745
  • Standard Price: AMA Member – $1495, Non-Member – $1869


  • Kelly Cutler – Program Director of Medill School Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University
  • Adam Holden-Bache – Director of Email Marketing at Enventys Partners
  • Jenny Munn – SEO Consultant at The Munn Group
  • Cord Silverstein – President of Advocacy Social
  • Aaron Templer – Founder and Strategist at Three Over Four
  • Roy Wollen – Adjunct Lecturer for Medill School of Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University

What It’s About: The American Marketing Association (AMA) hosts bootcamps all over the country and virtually. For their digital marketing bootcamp in D.C., attendees will hear about digital strategy (UX/UI), analytics (metrics and conversions), content marketing, and breakout sessions on email, social media, integrated digital media, and SEO.

Where Is It?
Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

ASPE Training: Google Marketing Platform BootcampMay 11-13, 2020$1,495


Training Experts:

  • Jon Parks, MPA – Google Ads and Analytics Certified
  • Tina Arnoldi – Marketing Strategist and Google Partner
  • Rob Sangers, MBA – Google Ads and Analytics Certified

What It’s About: The American Society of Professional Education (ASPE) is offering a 3 day in-person or 3 day live online bootcamp for on Google Analytics. Attendees receive a Google AdWords and Analytics individual certification. Throughout the bootcamp, training experts review Google Ads, Google Analytics, Data Studio, Google Optimize Google Tag Manager, and Surveys. Students of the bootcamp will learn how to incorporate Google Analytics into current marketing efforts, measure conversions, calculate revenue and ROI, and learn the value of testing variables, among many others goals.

Where Is It?
Attune, Formerly Microtek-Washington, DC
1110 Vermont Avenue NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005

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Digital Marketing Symposium in D.C.

AACSB B-School Communications and Development SymposiumMarch 4-6, 2020
  • Member: $725 – $925
  • 3rd and Subsequent Member: $625 – $825
  • Non-member: $925 – $1125

Training Experts:

  • Jon Parks, MPA – Google Ads and Analytics Certified
  • Tina Arnoldi – Marketing Strategist and Google Partner
  • Rob Sangers, MBA – Google Ads and Analytics Certified

What It’s About: Hosted by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, this symposium focuses on marketing and development professionals at business schools. Professionals in alumni relations, marketing, communications, external relations, and deans – amongst the few, are urged to attend. With a focus on growing your business school brand, this AACSB B-School symposium could offer networking and growth opportunities.

Where Is It?
Georgetown University
The McDonough School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building
Washington DC 20057-1147

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Digital Marketing Workshop in D.C.

Boot Camp Digital: Digital Marketing Training WorkshopJune 16-19, 2020$2,497

What It’s About: Boot Camp Digital hosts this four day training to help professionals grow in their field and drive business through their digital marketing efforts. Boot Camp Digital offers comprehensive workshops with hands-on and engaging exercises to really drive home skills and growth. After participation, attendees are provided three months of access to online training, access to Q&A calls, discussion forums, copies of Krista Neher’s best-selling books and downloads of all tools, templates, and resources to support their digital marketing career.

Where Is It?
District Offices, Farragut Square

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Digital Marketing Career Development Opportunities

Mangates: Internet Marketing Fundamentals Training
  • February 10
  • April 20
  • June 22
  • September 21, 2020

What It’s About: Mangates builds foundational training programs in specialized careers. With clients such as the University of Florida, Desjardins, Puma, Wipro, and Lupin, Mangates brings their experience to current and future digital marketers in the form of Internet Marketing Fundamentals Training. Participants will develop or build a set of skills to grow and market their business online. Course content includes SWOT analysis, marketing research, social media approaches, brand management, SEO basis, website characteristics, lead generation and campaign management.

Where Is It?
Regus Washington
1050 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

AMADC Career FairMarch 4, 2020
  • AMADC Members: $10
  • Nonmembers: $30
  • Professional Headshot Session: $75


  • Unleashed Technologies
  • Beyond Definition
  • Capitol Communicator
  • CVent
  • Georgetown University
  • Good Printers
  • Kris Connor Photography
  • PEPCO Edison Place Gallery
  • Digital Summit – Washington, D.C.
  • Qualtrics

What It’s About: The American Marketing Association in Washington, D.C. (AMADC) is hosting a career fair! For both job seekers and employers, the AMADC Career Fair could be the next step needed for your career or business. Professional headshots for job seekers, is even offered onsite!

Where Is It?
PEPCO Gallery
702 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20068

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Digital Marketing Meetups in D.C.

DC Film & Digital Media Creators and Participants Monthly MeetupJanuary 4, 2020Free

What It’s About: The DC Film & Digital Media Creators and Participants meets every 1st Saturday of the month. To kick of the 2020 year, they are hosting their first in Arlington, VA. Positioning as a social gathering, this meetup offers an opportunity for professionals to network , speak about projects, get feedback, and be around like-minded individuals.

Where Is It?
Spider Kelly’s
3181 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA, 22201

Digital Engagement – Motivating Visitors to ActionJanuary 14, 2020$10

What It’s About: Self-proclaimed “Web Mavens” will meet in January for food, drink, and discussions on using tools and techniques to engage digital visitors and ways to increase conversion.

Where Is It?
TBD – Downtown DC

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