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BIA/Kelsey Conferences are consistently recognized for the quality of their speakers and content. View our most recent conferences.

BIA/Kelsey ENGAGE - Delivering a Down-to-Earth View of Local Commerce

May 16-18, 2016 | Austin, TX

BIA/Kelsey ENGAGE brought together the local media and marketing community to examine how consumers are driving today’s brand of local commerce, how businesses and brands are connecting with them, and how media, tech and marketing solution providers are helping facilitate those connections (and conversions).

Attendees have told us ENGAGE offered rich learning and networking opportunities, highlighting the case-study focused format, a fantastic opening keynote by author and big thinker Steven Johnson, and the opportunity to connect with fellow attendees during engaging on-site, pre-conference and after-hours networking events.

The Brand-to-Local Marketing Summit

March 22, 2016 | New York

BIA/Kelsey BRANDS brought together the key constituents of brand-to-local marketing — CMOs, agency execs, franchise marketers, media companies, and adtech and martech companies — for a 360-degree examination of the trends, technologies and alliances required for brand-to-local success.

Attendees are telling us that the event was exceptionally well designed, informative and offered tremendous networking opportunities.

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The Future of Local Digital Media

Dec. 9-10, 2015 | Los Angeles

BIA/Kelsey NEXT was dedicated to understanding, mastering and strategizing the next waves of technology usage, integration and implementation in local.

This event focused on the latest local advertising and marketing technology; consumer search, social and usage trends; mobile-first, omnichannel campaigns; and smart integration of new digital tools.

Big Ideas for Serving Small Business

Sept. 29-30, 2015 | Denver

BIA/Kelsey SMB delivered exclusive market intel, trends and research that are completely unique (and critical) for businesses serving SMBs.

Attendees joined us to gauge their position in this changing space, and to map their product development and sales strategies to the marketing priorities of today’s SMBs.

Rise of the Local On-Demand Economy

June 12, 2015 | San Francisco

From ride sharing and hospitality to house cleaning, odd jobs and roadside assistance, consumers, workers and investors are enthusiastically joining the local on-demand economy (LODE).

BIA/Kelsey NOW examined the rise of LODE and its implications for brands, service providers, local media and local workforces.


National Brands. Local Marketing.

March 25-27, 2015 | Dallas

Hundreds of attendees came together at BIA/Kelsey NATIONAL to learn how brands, franchises and multi-location businesses are building local strategies to successfully drive consumer engagement and revenue.

Attendees are telling us BIA/Kelsey was bold and informative.

The Innovation Economy Goes ‘Local’

Dec. 3-5, 2014 | San Francisco

LEADING IN LOCAL: Interactive Local Media is BIA/Kelsey’s flagship conference and the original digital media conference focused on the interactive local opportunity.

This event has consistently attracted the industry’s most interesting, innovative and inspired leaders for more than 10 years.

Think BIG about SMALL Business

Sept. 22-24, 2014 | New Orleans

An incredible lineup of speakers from all corners of the industry offered their insights on the latest developments in SMB digital marketing and local media at LEADING IN LOCAL: SMB Digital.

The conference also showcased the latest class of LEADING IN LOCAL Future Stars.

National Brands. Local Marketing.

May 7-9, 2014 | Atlanta

LEADING IN LOCAL: The National Impact attendees learned how brands, franchises and multi-location businesses are building local strategies to successfully drive consumer awareness and revenue.

An incredible lineup of speakers – from brands and publishers, to agencies and platform providers – offered comprehensive insights and examining innovation.

The ‘Local’ Event of 2013

Dec. 10-12, 2013 | San Francisco

Over 550 digital media leaders from the global community gathered in San Francisco, Dec. 10-12, 2013 for LEADING IN LOCAL: Interactive Local Media.

BIA/Kelsey’s flagship event, this conference delivered the data, context, insights, best practices and networking opportunities businesses are using to best position themselves for a successful 2014.

The Leading Edge of Small Business Marketing Innovation

Sept. 11-13, 2013 | Austin

Nearly 500 digital media and marketing executives gathered in Austin, Sept. 11-13, 2013 for LEADING IN LOCAL: SMB Digital Marketing.

If you missed it, you can still get access to all the great presentations and panel discussions with our Session Recordings.

A BIA/Kelsey Executive Leadership Event

March 18-20, 2013 | Boston

LEADING IN LOCAL: The National Impact, gathered more than 400 local interactive media leaders to zero in on how local has evolved as an important channel for small businesses and national players who are targeting locally.

The conference showcased the success of companies from across the local media arena, including industry leaders Google, Foursquare, Dex One, AOL/,, AutoTrader, Hearst Newspapers, LivingSocial, NPR, Gatehouse Ventures and others.

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