credTen: Top Ten Conferences in Female Entrepreneurship

 
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Here at cred, we pride ourselves on working with passionate and accomplished speakers. In particular, we work with a number of inspiring female founders who are blazing trails and creating lasting impact within their industries. From advertising to artificial intelligence and machine learning, women are disrupting, innovating and paving the way for female leadership.

In this edition of our credTen series, we’re featuring the top 10 events worth checking out for female entrepreneurs.

BlogHer Creators Summit
August 8 - 9 | New York
#BlogHer18 Creators Summit will gather 2,000 attendees to celebrate women telling their stories to inspire and educate communities across the globe. Focused on the blogging and social media industries, the conference will feature talks from Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union, Uzo Aduba, and more.
Tickets: $350*

Grace Hopper Celebration
September 26 - 28 | Houston
Named in honor of Grace Hopper, an American computer scientist and pioneer in computer programming (she invented one of the first compiler related tools), the Grace Hopper Celebration is an annual gathering of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront.
Tickets: $1,150*

 
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Yellow Conference
August 23 - 24, 2018 | Los Angeles

Hosted in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, Yellow Conference is a gathering of 500 women who desire to fight for a better tomorrow; the ones who are willing to roll up their sleeves, step out in courage, and use their creativity for good. This year’s theme is “Our Ownership” and will explore what it means to own our stories, dreams, visions, passions, and abilities we have.
Tickets: $377*

 
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Create & Cultivate
August 25, 2018 | Chicago

A one-day conference with a focus to entertain, enlighten, and inform women around key topics surrounding #sidehustle life, the ever-changing digital landscape, entrepreneurship, and the real talk that comes with being a modern working woman.
Tickets: $350*

 
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Brit + Co #CreateGood
August 24 - September 24, 2018 | Los Angeles

October 17 - 21, 2018 | New York City
Brit + Co’s #CreateGood experience is a digital, social, and experiential conversation leaning into these needs and empowering women to be their best selves. Hosted in both LA and NYC, the event will feature talks by world-class speakers, creativity workshops, live performances, and more.
Tickets: $35*

Startup Grind Global Conference
February 12 - 13, 2019 | San Jose
With 5,000 founders and investors, more than 40 keynote and fireside sessions, and over 50 exhibiting startups, this is Startup Grind's largest event. Over two days of programing, the entrepreneurs in the audience will hear stories, tactics, and lessons learned from founders from companies like LinkedIn, Slack, and Tesla.
Tickets: $255*

Watermark Conference for Women
February 22, 2019 | San Jose
The mission of the Watermark Conference for Women is to promote, communicate, and amplify the influence of women in the workplace and beyond. The organization was founded 25 years ago and this will be their 5th year hosting the conference, with past events featuring motivational talks and educational programming from the likes of Amal Clooney, Hillary Clinton, and Diane von Furstenburg.
Tickets: $225*

 
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Stand Up Lift Up - PBWC Annual Conference
April TBD | San Francisco
At last year’s event, PBWC convened 6,000 attendees for a sold-out and content-rich day of powerful conversations about equality, diversity and change. Keynotes included Rosie Rios, former Treasurer of the United States, Maria Shriver, author & activist, and Jane Fonda, award-winning actress.
Tickets: $TDB
 

Forbes Women’s Summit
June TBD | New York
Featuring keynote conversations, panel discussions, one-on-one interviews and speaker spotlights, the Forbes Women’s Summit brings together the voices and insights of a diverse range of female luminaries from the worlds of business, entertainment and politics.
Tickets: Invite  Only- Request to Attend!

 
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Inc. Women’s Summit
TBD | New York
Surround yourself with savvy female business leaders with diverse backgrounds, passions, and pursuits for a day of dynamic exchanges and innovative business ideas. Speakers will share their stories—and lessons learned along the way—about defying the odds and reinventing business their own way.
Tickets: $TBD

*Standard/general registration rates at time of publication.

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credTen: Top 10 Conferences in Blockchain

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In the past year, blockchain has been called both a “tech breakthrough” and “the most over-hyped technology” of our generation. With tangible use cases across financial services, healthcare and supply chain, however, blockchain is more than just a buzzword; blockchain is changing the foundation of our global economic system.

In this edition of our credTen series, we lay down 10 events in blockchain worth checking out.

Crypto Valley Conference
June 20-22 | Zug
A global hub for blockchain and distributed ledger technology projects, Switzerland––specifically, Zug––is also home to the celebrated Crypto Valley Blockchain Conference. The event sees 600 attendees over three days of content, bringing together scholars, researchers, executives and government officials to discuss real-life applications of blockchain technology.
Tickets: $1,300*

Blockchain Connect
June 26-27 | San Jose
Bridging blockchain hotbeds of Asia and Silicon Valley, Blockchain Connect features international speakers and attendees, a demo and pitch stage, a hackathon and a career fair. “Catch the Next Crypto Unicorn” is the event’s tagline. Partners include Draper Dragon, Huobi Pro and ConsenSys.
Tickets: $799

Distributed
July 19-20 | San Francisco
The Distributed event series gathers global technologists, digital disruptors and industry leaders to explore how blockchain technology will shape the future. Distributed is the flagship event and includes an enterprise track on the foundations of distributed business, as well as a technical track covering tokenization and protocols.
Tickets: $649

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BlockShow Americas
August 20-21 | Las Vegas
Powered by leading cryptocurrency publisher CoinTelegraph, BlockShow showcases the industry’s most groundbreaking solutions and brings together businesses with blockchain. On the heels of a thrilling Europe event, BlockShow is coming to the US this summer and hosts an Asia edition as well.
Tickets: $988

Keynote’s World Blockchain Forum
September 3-5 | London
Keynote produces the longest-running financial conference for the bitcoin, blockchain and currency industries. In its fifth year, World Blockchain Forum hosts editions in London, Dubai and New York, and draws an intimate audience of 350 senior executives, investors and government officials.
Tickets: $750

Token Fest
September 13-14 | Boston
Focusing on the business and technology of blockchain, Token Fest covers topics like the state of the token-based economy, applied cryptography, smart contracts and scalable DApps. With 4,000 attendees and 200 speakers, the Boston edition is slated to be 2x bigger than its inaugural event in San Francisco.
Tickets: $999

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Deconomy
2019 dates TBA | Seoul
Deconomy gathers global thought leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, and academy and policy groups to discuss the future of distributed economy. In 2018, Vitalik Buterin and David Chaum graced the stage, and spoke on topics like peer-to-peer cash systems and building and scaling Ethereum.
Tickets: TBA

UNCHAIN
2019 dates TBA | Hamburg
A two-day conference featuring international cryptocurrency and blockchain experts and entrepreneurs, UNCHAIN 2018 gathered an intimate audience in Hamburg for quality content. Speakers debated the impact of cryptocurrencies and socio-economic frameworks for blockchain and beyond.
Tickets: €600

Token Summit
2019 dates TBA | New York
Token Summit explores the token-based economy in depth. The 3rd summit in 2018 discussed token regulation, security tokens, and best practices for protocols and crypto-assets.
Tickets: $649

Consensus
2019 dates TBA | New York
Held during New York Blockchain Week in 2018, CoinDesk’s annual blockchain conference drew more than 4,000 enthusiasts from Silicon Valley, Wall Street and overseas. Despite a hefty ticket price and lambos displayed outside the venue, Consensus is where the crypto world goes to be seen.
Tickets: $2,000

Bonus: Hosted by Brian Fabian Crain, Sebastien Couture and Meher Roy, Epicenter publishes weekly interviews with leading minds in blockchain. Laura Shin’s Unchained Podcast is another source of influential talks with industry pioneers.

*Standard/general registration rates at time of publication.

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credTen: Top Ten Conferences in Marketing

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Wondering where to go this year to increase your marketing know-how, discover where the industry is heading, and expand your thought leadership? Look no further than our roundup of 10 marketing conferences worth attending in 2018.

#1. B2B Marketing Exchange

February 19-21, Scottsdale

A must-attend for performance marketers managing the complex sales cycles and group buying realities common in B2B industries, B2B Marketing Exchange addresses account strategies, messaging frameworks, demand acceleration, and sales enablement during 85+ sessions in sunny Scottsdale, AZ.

TIckets: $995 for single-day pass, $1,595 for standard, $1,995 for all-access

#2. Social Media Marketing World

February 28-March 2, San Diego

Social Media Examiner’s 3-day gathering of thought leaders is designed for social media marketers, influencers, and content creators including bloggers, video creators, and podcasters. This year’s speakers include former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki, Facebook expert Mari Smith, social futurist Brian Solis, Snapchat influencer Shaun McBride, and Instagram expert Sue B. Zimmerman.

Tickets: Range from $697 for virtual access to $1,597 for all-access

#3. RampUp

March 5-6, San Francisco

LiveRamp’s annual martech conference gathers nearly 1,000 executive-level attendees in one place to discuss the challenges and solutions facing the industry today. Speakers include TripAdvisor CMO Barbara Messing, SafeGraph CEO Auren Hoffman, AppNexus CEO Brian O’Kelley, AdRoll founder Aaron Bell, and Target VP of Digital Media Brent Rosso.  

Tickets: Preconference tickets start at $499 and conference tickets start at $799

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#4. Adobe Summit

March 25-29, Las Vegas

With 95% of attendees saying they received practical information and 93% saying the event met or exceeded their expectations, Adobe Summit is a good bet for advertisers, campaign managers, content managers, digital marketers, and publishers who want to learn how to use the latest tools and technologies to build campaigns, manage their advertising, and gain deep data insights.

Tickets: Single registration starts at $1,695; multiple registration, preconference courses and guest social passes are also available

#5. Digiday AI Marketing Summit

April 11-13, Santa Barbara

There’s no shortage of conversations around how AI is set to transform the marketing industry. Digiday’s AI Marketing Summit will dive deep into how marketers can understand and use AI and machine learning. Expect sessions on topics like predictive merchandising, voice assistants, and chatbots, plus a number of afternoon activities and evening networking receptions.

Tickets: Entry-level passes are $2,895 and premium passes are $4,795

#6. Content Marketing World

September 4-7, Cleveland

For all things content marketing and storytelling, head to Cleveland for Content Marketing World, which features more than 120 sessions and workshops presented by leading brand marketers. 2017 featured speakers included GE CMO Linda Boff, and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Tickets: Main conference starts at $999.

#7. INBOUND

September 4-7, Boston

HubSpot’s INBOUND grew to 21,000+ attendees and 250+ educational sessions last year, and is expected to be even bigger in 2018. INBOUND’s purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections marketers need to grow and transform their business. Past keynote speakers include Michelle Obama, Brené Brown, John Cena, and Arianna Huffington.

Tickets: All-access passes begin at $1,899 and main conference passes begin at $999; other options are available

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#8. MarTech East

October 1-3, Boston

MarTech’s USP is that it’s a tech conference for marketers and a marketing conference for technologists. With tracks for marketing, technology, management, and solutions, the conference aims to help the leaders who recognize the synergies between these disciplines drive change and accelerate convergence within their organizations.  

Tickets: $1,595 for an all-access pass, $59 for Expo+ pass; team rates available

#9. Advertising Week New York

October 1-4, New York

Now in its 15th year, AdWeekNYC brings together leaders from marketing, advertising, technology, and creative spaces for a week of thoughtful conversations around the trends, challenges, and opportunities shaping the industry today. Daytime programming includes seminars, workshops, and leadership breakfasts. Past evening events have included performances by Avicii, Snoop Dogg, and Amy Schumer.

Tickets: 2018 prices not yet available

#10. Internet Summit

November 14-15, Raleigh

Produced by Tech Media Co, which also puts together the Digital Summit Series, Internet Summit features 90+ sessions and workshops to help digital marketers stay ahead of the latest trends and provide practical, game-changing takeaways they can immediately apply to their marketing strategies. 2017 speakers included marketing gurus Seth Godin and Ann Handley, as well as Netflix co-founder Mitch Lowe.

Tickets: Conference passes range from $245 for basic access to $995 for VIP access

 

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credTen: The Best Conferences of 2017

In the past year alone, we secured 768 speaking engagements for clients across multiple industries globally. To kick off 2018 and our newest credTen series on our blog, here’s a look back at the best conferences we secured for clients in 2017, in no particular order:

SaaStr Annual - San Francisco

Jason Lemkin’s SaaStr Annual is the go-to event for players in SaaS. This event brought together CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors and veterans for tangible, non-Google-able lessons that the audience loved. Our clients 6sense, Foundation Capital, TapInfluence, and Expensify had the opportunity to grace the stage in 2017.

In 2018, we’re excited clients from FreshBooks, Canvas Ventures, Ridge Ventures, and Foundation Capital will join the lineup.

RampUp - San Francisco

Over 2,100 attendees flooded The Fairmont Hotel for LiveRamp’s annual conference to listen to the brightest minds in MarTech. With quality content and exciting networking opportunities, a handful of our clients came together to discuss the power of connectivity and data-driven marketing. We are continually impressed by our speakers from Unacast, Reveal Mobile, Kespry, Drawbridge, Legendary Entertainment, SafeGraph, Voicera, Cathay Pacific, Bullpen Capital, and Ridge Ventures.

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The FirstMark Driven Series - New York

From Design Driven and Data Driven, to Code Driven and Hardwired, FirstMark Capital’s series of NYC events draws the crème de la crème of tech speakers. In 2017, we had Kespry CEO at Hardwired, MapD and Voicera CEOs at Data Driven, and Steve Vassallo, General Partner at Foundation Capital, at Design Driven.

Mumbrella360 - Sydney

Australia is an emerging market for a number of our clients and Mumbrella360 has been THE event that brings together the entire marketing ecosystem. It’s an extremely well-organized show that our clients like MightyHive and MuteSix highly recommend.

Events by The Hustle -San Francisco

Beer in hand at Pizza & 40s, David Barrett, CEO of Expensify was joined by the founder of The Hustle, Sam Parr, to share the ups and downs of his entrepreneur journey. We’re thrilled to also have our badass women speakers from 500 Startups, LiveRamp, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Tophatter speaking at The Hustle’s 2X events in 2018.

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The Economist Sustainability Summit - Austin

The Economist’s inaugural Sustainability Summit drew more than 200 leading business executives, policy makers, and investors to discuss sustainable development in the face of rapid global change. Senior Editor Matthew Bishop moderated a conversation with our client Philippe Lacamp of Cathay Pacific Airways.

TEDx - Tallaght, Ireland

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” John Beckett, CEO of ChannelSight, spoke about his life-saving kidney transplant and “How to Harness the Power of Your Biggest Challenges.”

 
 

 

Mobile World Congress - Barcelona

With 30+ years under its belt, Mobile World Congress continues to reinvent itself as the global hub for mobile, telecommunications, IoT and more, gathering nearly 108k attendees in 2017. Life360, Boxever, 500 Startups, and Drawbridge spoke to conversational commerce, marketplaces, advertising, and startup trends.

Mobile World Congress Shanghai and its US debut - Americas - are also worth checking out. Shanghai and Americas editions drew nearly 67.5k and 21k visitors respectively in 2017.

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INBOUND - Boston

We can’t say enough great things about INBOUND, where our clients Hawke Media, MightyHive, WiderFunnel and TapInfluence spoke in 2017. To sum it up, we’ll leave it to Erik Huberman, CEO of Hawke Media: “It was great! Enjoyed it, got some business; it was solid.”

Slush - Helsinki and Shanghai

Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED,” Slush has expanded globally from its 20,000-person flagship show in the Arctic Circle to Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, and more to come. Our clients Tophatter and 500 Startups spoke on discovery commerce and fundraising globally.

 
 

Money20/20 - Las Vegas

Money20/20 brings together the who’s who in payments and financial services. It's the largest event in the finance space, where we placed Ben Black of Akkadian Ventures, David Barrett of Expensify, and Charles Moldow of Foundation Capital in 2017.

In 2018, we’re also excited to continue working with sister events Shoptalk (feat. Hawke Media, Sphero, and Instacart) and HLTH (feat. Enigma Technologies and Ayasdi).

Web Summit - Lisbon

Held annually since 2009, Web Summit has been called "the greatest tech show on earth" and "Davos for geeks," and continues to exceed expectations for our clients each year. From speaking in front of hundreds (sometimes thousands), to private dinners and networking with the likes of Al Gore, we’ve only heard glowing feedback from our clients Unacast, Enigma, Kespry, ChannelSight, and 500 Startups.

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And that’s a wrap for 2017! In 2018, we’ll be doing a number of Top 10 conference roundups, so watch this space for the best events you should attend and/or speak at.

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