Are you looking for an opportunity to develop, network, and become inspired? One of our favorite ways to do this is to attend conferences and summits! These events offer a wealth of knowledge, resources and just really great people. Not only do you have the opportunity to develop your business and skill set, but you get the added benefit of networking with other like-minded business owners!
The best entrepreneur conferences you can attend are those with like-minded, motivated individuals. Need help finding them? For some reason, Google wasn’t our friend when we wanted to find conferences that suited us entrepreneurs and small business owners. So, we decided to make our own list! We wanted to highlight some of this year’s, and next, upcoming conferences for entrepreneurs and what you can expect.
2023 Conferences for Entrepreneurs
Women in Business Summit
The Women in Business Summit (WIB) was hosted in April of this year in Springfield, Massachusetts. But don’t worry, you can catch this next spring! This entrepreneurial conference focuses on strengthening a community of female business owners and providing them with the resources and education to grow their businesses and promoting equity in the business realm.
This conference will provide information and training for achieving your goals, enhancing your leadership skills, and improving your business. Plus, you get to collaborate and network with other entrepreneurs. If personal and business development is high on your priorities list for this year, this is the conference for you!
Entrepreneurial Excellence Forum
The Entrepreneurial Excellence Forum is hosted by the Women Presidents Organization (WPO) and scheduled for May 10-12 in Las Vegas, Nevada. You don’t need to be a member of the WPO to participate in the conference, but some events are restricted to current chair members or invitees.
This forum is geared towards networking with other attendees, developing as a leader, and gaining insights to improve your business. Planned events like keynote speakers, workshops, meals, and awards ceremonies are an amazing way to participate in the community while uplifting entrepreneurs around you.
Ultimate Product Party
Ultimate Product Party is a conference for product-based businesses looking to scale, boost online visibility, and raise sales. It’s booked for May 17-18 in Nashville, Tennessee (and tickets are selling fast!)
We got to speak at this event last year! It is SO worth your time. Ultimate Product Party offers tons of resources for the stuff you care about. Its roundtable discussions allow you to attend the events most important to you, making it an experience tailored to your business and goals.
This conference is for e-commerce biz owners who want to learn more about the industry and emerging tech, build a community, and hear from top entrepreneurs in the e-commerce space. You can nab pre-sale tickets for Ecom Sweetie Miami here! If you can’t make it June 1-3 for the Miami event, Ecom Sweetie will also be in Austin, Texas October 5-7.
Create & Cultivate LA Conference
The Austin, TX Create & Cultivate Future Summit has passed, but we’re excited about the LA Conference on June 10 in Los Angeles, California! This conference presents personalized programming, one-on-one meetings with industry professionals, and workshops discussing strategies for your business. You’ll also get insights on some hot biz topics, like AI, cybersecurity, crypto, and digital content creation.
If you want to do a little research to see what you can expect in LA, check out their Future Summit 2023 blog. You can access speaker videos, panelists, workshops, and free worksheets, all for free! Create and Cultivate also has a few other events planned for 2023, so check them out here.
Forbes Power Women’s Summit
The Forbes Power Women’s Summit is planned for September 2023 in New York. We’re still waiting on more information for the event, but you can check out the 2022 schedule here to get an idea of what to expect from the summit. You have the option to attend virtually, but we always prefer in-person events!
This conference is one of the largest in the nation for female entrepreneurs and professionals. This one-day summit presents a theme each year and brings in relevant female leaders to speak about their experiences and journeys. You’ll be inspired by the speaker’s stories and how they define power and success!
Inbound is a HubSpot-sponsored conference for entrepreneurs that brings together marketing, sales, and customer success for one huge networking and business growth event. You’ll get to learn and network with industry giants and other attendees. This is a must-attend event for digital marketers!
Two types of admission: general and VIP. General admission gets you in from September 6-8 with access to in-person content. With a VIP Pass, you get an extra day (September 5) and gain special access to perks like exclusive parties, discounts, and early registrations. The agenda is still TBD, but all the planned events will be super valuable!
B2B Marketing Conference
The B2B Marketing Conference has a few upcoming events planned for spring 2023, like a virtual conference on April 6-7 and virtual workshops scheduled for April 19-21. The MarketingProfs B2B Forum is an in-person event held October 4-6 in Boston, Massachusetts.
This conference and forum are excellent opportunities for B2B marketers to learn from some of the best in the field. Hear from industry leaders and participate in workshops to elevate your skills in B2B marketing. Learn all about strategy and customer experience, and get hands-on in workshops to improve your skills in branding and analyzing data. This conference is the B2B marketer’s dream!
National Women’s Business Conference
The National Women’s Business Conference hosted by NAWBO is scheduled for October 15-17 in Austin, Texas. The NAWBO Institute dedicates itself to female entrepreneurial development by promoting the profitability of business owners and supporting them with resources like education, certifications, webinars, and (of course!) conferences for female entrepreneurs. Learn more about the event here!
This annual conference offers the opportunity to grow as an entrepreneur and a successful business owner. You’ll participate in workshop sessions to improve your skill set and listen to inspirational keynote speakers. Did we mention networking? You can become a member of NAWBO through this event if you’d like, but membership isn’t required to join this event.
Women Impact Tech
Women Impact Tech (WIT) is planned for November 2-3 in New York. WIT also hosts conferences for female entrepreneurs throughout the country during the year, so check out their website for upcoming events near you!
Need to practice your pitching skills? This event offers mock interviews! Gaining feedback from another professional can help refine your approach to discovery calls and product spiels.
Social Shakeup Show
Social Shakeup Show is still TBD for 2023, but keep an eye out for tickets and upcoming events soon! This summit focuses on social media marketing and how it relates to your business. Fortune 500 organizations, agencies, and small businesses will all be attending to share their unique stories and approaches to social media marketing.
You’ll get to network with other professionals in the industry, learn from keynote speakers, and gain information on strategizing marketing approaches for different platforms. You’ll also gain some insight into managing emerging technologies and possible impacts on your business.
Digital Summit is a traveling entrepreneur conference held in cities across the country, so check out their events to see if one is near you! Every conference has a unique agenda featuring various speakers, in-person workshops, and networking sessions. Digital Summit is a fantastic opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain knowledge and insight into marketing. You’ll learn about everything digital marketing, from the newest trends in SEO to the tech impacting our businesses.
2024 Conferences for Female Entrepreneurs
Although these events have already happened this year, we wanted to put a few on your radar for next year!
If your business offers (or needs) any kind of digital marketing or content creation, put Spark at the top of your event list! Spark by Showit is a conference for entrepreneurs who want to develop their digital knowledge, creativity, and skill sets. This conference is a great opportunity to build a community and transform your business.
Spark hit pause for 2023, but they’ll be back in 2024! It’s booked for November 10-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. Tickets aren’t up for grabs yet, but you can get notified when registration opens on their website.
The 10th House
The 10th House is an exclusive community under the Female Founder Collective (FFC), an organization dedicated to helping women develop both inside and outside of their businesses. They throw networking and live speaker events all the time throughout the year, so there’s a little something for everyone.
South by Southwest (SXSW) was held March 10-19 in Austin, Texas, but it’ll be around in 2024! It’s a mix of business, tech, culture, film, and music. Along with events and speakers, you’ll have a ton of opportunities to network.
The conference is broken up into different programs held on specific days. These events cover a huge variety of topics, spanning everything from modern culture to medical tech breakthroughs. It’s a unique event customized for your interests inside and outside your business!
Creative at Heart
Creative at Heart’s Round 10 Conference has passed, but we’re already on the waitlist for Round 11 next year! This conference aims to educate and empower entrepreneurs in creative business niches. You can expect keynote speakers, panel groups, and breakout sessions designed to help improve your business while maintaining a passion for your craft. You can read about the Round 10 Conference here.
What conferences did we miss?
There are so many amazing conferences out there and we are dedicated to keeping this list alive. So if you are hosting a conference or know of one that should be added to this list, please comment below or send us a DM.
Attending business conferences and entrepreneurial events is crucial for growing your skills, perspective, and business. We hope you take an interest in some of these entrepreneurial conferences and the knowledge and community they have to offer you!
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