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.

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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
10X Growth Conference Miami, Florida February 1 - 3, 2019
SaaStr Annual 2019 San Francisco Bay Area, California February 5 - 7, 2019
Startup Grind's Global Conference Silicon Valley, California February 12 - 13, 2019
Funnel Hacking Live Nashville, Tennessee February 19 - 23, 2019
Traffic & Conversion Summit San Diego, California February 25 - 27, 2019
Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit Las Vegas, Nevada February 28 - March 3, 2019
South By Southwest (SXSW) Austin, Texas March 8 - 17, 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
Positive Business Conference Ann Arbor, Michigan May 9 - 10, 2019
Collision Conference Toronto, Ontario May 20 - 23, 2019
Global Entrepreneurship Summit The Hague, Netherlands June 4 - 5, 2019
Scaling Up CEO Bootcamp Marathon, Florida June 4 - 7, 2019
FWD: Business on Your Own Terms Charlotte, North Carolina June 19 - 22, 2019
Baby Bathwater Island Croatia June 26 - 30, 2019
Next Gen Summit New York, New York July 7 - 9, 2019
Entrepreneurs Cruise Orlando, Florida July 7 - 14, 2019
RISE Hong Kong July 8 - 11, 2019
National Black Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Convention Atlanta, Georgia July 24 - July 27, 2019
eWomenNetwork Entrepreneur Conference & Expo Frisco, Texas August 1 - 3, 2019
NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference Tampa, Florida August 13 - 16, 2019
EOalchemy 2019 Portland, Oregon September 11 - 14, 2019
EO NERVE 2019 Charleston, South Carolina September 24 - 27, 2019
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention Los Angeles, California September 29 - October 1, 2019
Entrepreneur Convention 2019 Seri Kembangan, Selangor Malaysia October 12, 2019
Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition Boston, Massachusetts October 23 - 26, 2019
Web Summit Lisbon, Portugal November 4 - 7, 2019
APEC CEO Summit Vitacura Santiago, Chile November 14 - 16, 2019
OPTIMA - The Talent Optimization Conference Boston, Massachusetts November 20 - 22, 2019
Small Business Expo Multiple Multiple
ONTRApalooza Santa Barbara, California TBD

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
  • Next Gen Summit

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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.

What is the difference between a business convention and an entrepreneur conference?

The terms can be used somewhat interchangeably; however, you'll find that most events called "business conventions" are industry-specific, whereas "entrepreneur conferences" or "entrepreneur conventions" are open to all types of entrepreneur. It's a slight connotative difference, and certainly not set in stone.

How do I find a local small business conference?

Check with your local Chamber of Commerce or other business organization, like SCORE, for a listing of local small business conferences. You can also just search "[your city] small business conference" and research the results. As many smaller cities and towns are invested in building the local economy, small business conferences are typically not difficult to find.

Even if you attend a nearby small business conference, though, you may still want to consider traveling to a larger entrepreneur conference to learn how businesses like yours are negotiating the national and international business ecosystem. You'll also be able to meet other entrepreneurs and develop a far larger business network you can rely on for support and information.

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