The Best Entrepreneur Conferences of 2019 & 2020

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Top Entrepreneur Conferences of 2020

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

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

Black Enterprise 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 Conference

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

Reach 2019

Chicago, Illinois

September 11, 2019

EOalchemy 2019

Portland, Oregon

September 11 - 14, 2019

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention

Los Angeles, California

September 29 - October 1, 2019

ONTRApalooza

Santa Barbara, California

October 9 - 11, 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

USASBE 2020

New Orleans, Louisiana

January 3 - 7, 2020

AdExchanger's Industry Preview

New York, New York

January 28 - 29, 2020

Funnel Hacking Live

Nashville, Tennessee

January 29 - February 1, 2020

Startup Grind's 2020 Global Conference

Silicon Valley, California

February 11 - 12, 2020

10X Growth Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada

February 21 - 23, 2020

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Las Vegas, Nevada

March 5 - 8, 2020

SaaStr Annual 2020

San Francisco Bay Area, California

March 10 - 12, 2020

South By Southwest (SXSW)

Austin, Texas

March 13 - 22, 2020

Traffic & Conversion Summit

San Diego, California

March 31 - April 2, 2020

EO NERVE 2020

Washington, DC

TBA

Small Business Expo

Multiple

Multiple

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.

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.

Find the best conference for you in our list of the top entrepreneur conferences.

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.

There's a conference out there for you - find it in our list of the best entrepreneur conferences.

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: Young Entrepreneur Convention and Next Gen Summit are just two of many.

Find the best event for you in our list of the top entrepreneur conferences.

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.

Decide which event to attend - explore our list of the best entrepreneur conferences.

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.

Find the event that best suits you in our list of the top entrepreneur conferences.

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.

Decide which event you'll attend using our list of top entrepreneur conferences.

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.

Learn more about national events in our list of the best business conferences.