The Best Entrepreneur Conferences of 2019

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Top Entrepreneur Conferences of 2019

An entrepreneur conference is a gathering of company founders and business leaders who discuss issues important to the type of business, the type of entrepreneur, or business in general. Entrepreneur conferences are typically held annually and can last from a few hours to a weekend or more.

2019's Top Entrepreneur Conferences:

Entrepreneur Conference Location Dates
AdExchanger's Industry Preview New York, New York January 23 - 24, 2019
USASBE 2019 St. Pete Beach, Florida January 23 - 27, 2019
Startup Grind's Global Conference Silicon Valley, California February 12 - 13, 2019
Black Enterprise Women of Power Conference Las Vegas, Nevada February 28 - March 3, 2019
South By Southwest (SXSW) Austin, Texas March 8 - 17, 2019
Global Entrepreneurship & Business Management Summit Toronto, Ontario April 10 - 11, 2019
Global Entrepreneurship Congress Manama, Bahrain April 15 - 18, 2019
Content Marketing Conference Boston, Massachusetts April 16 - 19, 2019
Young Entrepreneur Convention Des Moines, Iowa April 26 - 27, 2019
EntreLeadership Summit San Diego, California April 28 - May 1, 2019
Global Entrepreneurship Summit The Hague, Netherlands June 4 - 5, 2019
Small Business Expo Chicago, Illinois June 20, 2019
Entrepreneurs Cruise Orlando, Florida July 7 - 14, 2019
eWomanNetwork Entrepreneur Conference & Expo Dallas, Texas August 1 - 3, 2019
EOalchemy 2019 Portland, Oregon September 11 - 14, 2019
Small Business Expo Los Angeles, California September 19, 2019
Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit TBA TBA 2019

Entrepreneur Conference FAQs:

Why should I attend an entrepreneur conference?

Plenty of reasons: an entrepreneur conference can provide you with the opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs and see how they're doing business. Conferences keep you up to date regarding what's going on in your industry or business in general, and what the future looks like.

An entrepreneur conference will likely host speakers who are at the forefront of your industry, who can inspire you to take your business in new directions. Entrepreneur conferences also typically offer less-formal meet and greets that can help you make connections and expand your business network.

Are there conferences for female entrepreneurs?

Absolutely. While most conferences are inclusive and diverse, if you're specifically looking for a women's entrepreneur conference there are a number to choose from. Here are just a few:

  • eWomenNetwork Entrepreneur Conference & Expo
  • Million Dollar Women Summit
  • Women in Technology Summit
  • Forbes Women Summit

What about the best conferences for young entrepreneurs?

Young entrepreneurs have a lot to juggle, often running their businesses while attending school. This along with other issues unique to young entrepreneurs make conferences an essential touchpoint in networking and learning how to sustain businesses.

Toward that end, there are a number of conferences that cater to young entrepreneurs:

Conferences for Young Entrepreneurs
Conferences for Young Entrepreneurs
  • HustleCon
  • College Entrepreneurs' Organization Global Conference
  • TEDxTeen
  • Young Entrepreneur Convention
  • NFTE World Series of Innovation

What if I can't find an entrepreneur conference near me?

Many people travel to specific entrepreneur conferences, often attending the same conference year after year. Many conferences offer packages to out-of-town attendees, providing discounted lodging and more. In addition, many popular conferences have "early bird" discounts for people who register ahead of time; this helps the conference organizers know how many people they need to accommodate while helping attendees with cost.

Another option is to find online entrepreneurs' conferences. Some of the best conferences for entrepreneurs have a virtual component, such as the ability to watch speakers via video conferencing. There are also a number of conferences that are held exclusively online.

Do any conferences offer speaking opportunities for entrepreneurs?

Some do. Many conferences are carefully curated, organizing top speakers, most of whom are extraordinarily busy, sometimes many months in advance. That said, there are conferences that put out a call for speakers in advance to scheduling.

If you have something unique to say, something that will help entrepreneurs navigate the future of their industries, by all means seek out opportunities to speak. It could open new doors both for your business and for your audience.