Top SEO Conferences to Attend in the 2nd Half of 2024

Every large topical community has its conferences, and SEO is no exception.

Every year, thousands of SEOs from around the world gather at numerous conferences to share knowledge and experiences, find inspiration and motivation, and, of course, network and meet their online SEO contacts in person.

Several outstanding events have already taken place in 2024, including SEO Vibes in Poland, SEO Meetup in New York, and brightonSEO in the UK. However, the rest of the year promises many more exciting events.

Here are the top SEO conferences to attend in the second half of 2024:

1. Ahrefs Evolve

When: October 24 – 25, 2024

Where: Singapore

Ahrefs Evolve is a new international SEO and digital marketing conference launched by Ahrefs, a popular SEO tool. Here’s what makes it special:

  • First-ever Ahrefs conference: This is the inaugural event for Ahrefs Evolve, making it a chance to be part of something new and experience Ahref’s take on an industry conference.
  • Focus on connection: The conference aims to bring together 500 SEO and digital marketing professionals for face-to-face interaction and networking, fostering a sense of community beyond the online world.
  • Industry leaders and Ahrefs specialists: The conference will feature keynotes, panel discussions, and workshops led by renowned industry figures and Ahrefs’ own specialists, offering a chance to learn from the best.
  • Singapore location: Held in Singapore, the conference provides an opportunity to combine professional development with exploring a new city.

Overall, Ahrefs Evolve seems like a promising conference for SEO and digital marketing professionals seeking to learn, connect, and grow within the industry.

2. Mozcon

When: June 3 – 4, 2024

Where: Seattle, US

MozCon is an annual conference organized by Moz, a prominent company in search engine optimization (SEO) and digital marketing. Held in Seattle, Washington. It brings together industry experts, marketers, and SEO professionals for two days of presentations, workshops, and networking.

What makes MozCon special is its focus on delivering actionable insights and advanced strategies in SEO, content marketing, social media, and brand development. The conference features a lineup of influential speakers who are leaders in the digital marketing industry, offering attendees the latest trends, case studies, and innovative techniques.

MozCon stands out for its community-driven atmosphere, fostering connections and collaborations among professionals from diverse backgrounds. The event also emphasizes high-quality content and practical takeaways, enabling participants to implement new strategies directly into their marketing efforts. Additionally, MozCon provides access to exclusive tools and resources from Moz, enhancing the learning experience and equipping attendees with cutting-edge solutions to improve their digital presence.

3. brightonSEO (US)

When: November 19 – 20, 2024

Where: San Diego, US

brightonSEO in the US is a relatively new event compared to its established presence in the UK. Here’s what you might find interesting about it:

  • US Version of a Renowned Conference: brightonSEO is known as the world’s largest search marketing conference. Bringing this established brand to the US offers access to a well-respected event format.
  • Focus on Search Marketing: Similar to the UK event, brightonSEO in the US centers around search marketing. You can expect talks, workshops, and networking opportunities specifically geared towards SEO, content marketing, and related disciplines.
  • Local Speakers and Focus: While it leverages the brightonSEO brand, the US version likely features speakers and sessions relevant to the American SEO landscape. This can provide valuable insights tailored to the US market.
  • Networking with US Professionals: The US event offers a chance to connect with search marketing professionals from the United States, potentially leading to valuable collaborations or industry knowledge exchange.

If you’re based in the US and work in SEO or digital marketing, brightonSEO San Diego could be a great opportunity to learn from industry experts, network with colleagues, and stay up-to-date on the latest trends specific to the US market.

4. International Search Summit

When: November 14, 2024

Where: Barcelona, Spain

The International Search Summit in Barcelona is one of the few events dedicated entirely to international search marketing topics and challenges. Here’s what makes it stand out:

  • Expert Speakers: The Summit brings together a lineup of international SEO specialists and industry leaders to share their insights and strategies for succeeding in global markets. Attendees can learn from the best and gain practical tips that can be applied directly to their campaigns.
  • Three Content Tracks: The event offers a comprehensive program with three separate tracks focused on SEO, PPC, content marketing, and digital PR. This allows attendees to tailor their experience to their specific needs and interests.
  • Amazing location and networking: The Summit provides ample opportunities to connect with fellow international SEO professionals, exchange ideas, and build relationships that can be valuable in the long run.

5. SE on the Beach

When: June 14 – 15, 2024

Where: La Manga, Spain

SE on the Beach is a truly unique event because of its:

  • Unique Beach Location: Unlike most conferences held in convention centers, “SEO on the Beach” offers a chance to learn and network in a beautiful and relaxing beach setting. This can make the experience more enjoyable and memorable.

  • Focus on Networking: The conference emphasizes creating a relaxed atmosphere that fosters connections between attendees. This can be a great opportunity to meet other SEO professionals, exchange ideas, and build relationships that can benefit your career.

  • Learning from Experts: The conference always aims to attract prominent figures in the digital marketing field. You’ll have the chance to learn from the best and gain valuable insights into the latest SEO trends.

  • Combining Work and Leisure: Attending “SEO on the Beach” allows you to participate in a professional development event while also enjoying the beach and potentially exploring the surrounding area. This can be a great way to mix things up and avoid conference burnout.

6. Chiang Mai SEO Conference

When: November 18 – 23, 2024

Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand

The popular Chiang Mai SEO Conference is an annual event that attracts over 800 SEO entrepreneurs, agency owners, and top affiliates.

Following a two-year hiatus, the conference made its return to the picturesque Thai city in 2023 and has already confirmed its 2024 edition. The event features three days of workshops leading up to a two-day main conference.

It is the only conference of this size where the black-hat aspects of SEO are not banned.

Unfortunately, tickets for this highly anticipated event sold out long ago!

7. The Women in Tech SEO Festival, Berlin

When: June 7, 2024

Where: Berlin, Germany

WTSFest is organized by the Women in Tech SEO community, and as requested by its followers, this time the event will take place in Berlin, Germany.

You’ll be treated to talks across four tracks: analyze, advance, innovate, and empower.

Traditionally, this event is for women and GNC folks exclusively.

Nick is a product marketer and a seasoned SEO specialist at Ahrefs. He is also a regular contributor to the Ahrefs Blog, dedicating his remaining time to enhancing the Ahrefs SEO Toolbar.