Informative. Inspiring. Productive.

BIA/Kelsey delivers definitive events for and about local advertising and marketing.

Unparalleled in their scope of coverage, research insights and valuable business networking, BIA/Kelsey conferences are perennial favorites among the leaders and innovators of the Local Commerce Universe.

Connect. Learn. Share. Prosper.

“I attend at least 2 or 3 of your events a year and without fail. From some new marketing takeaways to larger strategic understanding of our industry, I definitely get excellent value from my attendance. Every conference, every year, I walk out with ‘best ever’ on my lips.”


2017 Conferences

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Conference Schedule 2016
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BIA/Kelsey NOW | Seattle

The Local On-Demand Economy’s Next Phase

Feb. 18, 2016
Seattle, WA



The Brand-to-Local Marketing Summit

March 22, 2016
New York, NY



Best Practices for the Local Commerce Universe

May 16-18, 2016
Austin, TX

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The Future of Local Digital Media

Dec. 5-7
Boston, MA

Two-Day Signature Conferences

In 2016, BIA/Kelsey is hosting two comprehensive 2-day signature events – BIA/Kelsey ENGAGE and BIA/Kelsey NEXT – that will offer tactical insights and strategic direction for all segments of the Local Commerce Universe.

One-Day Highly Focused Forums & Summits

We’re complementing our major events with highly focused 1-day forums and summits throughout the year. In Q1, we hosted BIA/Kelsey NOW, which focused on the latest developments in the local on-demand economy, and BIA/Kelsey BRANDS, which examined the latest trends in brand-to-local marketing. Additional one-day events will be announced, so visit this page often for the latest on topics, dates and locations.

Interested in Sponsoring?

Learn more about the tremendous visibility opportunities available for 2016.
Contact Nanci Karas, Exec. Director of Conference Sales and Support, at (732) 317-1819 or email for more information.

Who You'll Meet

BIA/Kelsey’s conferences attract senior executives from nearly every segment of local media and marketing.

Companies that Attend

How You Can Participate

Explore the many ways you can get involved with BIA/Kelsey events as a conference sponsor.

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Opportunities to Connect

Our events offer an unmatched setting to facilitate meaningful discussions and quality time with individuals and organizations that can impact your business. Network in-between shows in our LinkedIn Group.

“I really enjoyed the research and trend analysis sessions at the BIA/Kelsey show. Getting these insights is valuable to any organization, as we navigate through the ever changing local digital environment.”

Andrew Beckman, CEO, Location3

Curated by Experts

BIA/Kelsey conferences are programmed and moderated by our highly respected analyst team, offering deep expertise in key market segments and trends. In addition to facilitating candid, constructive and entertaining conversations on stage, our analysts also provide rich context for exclusive BIA/Kelsey research and financial and market information.


Conference Chairs

“Thanks for the excellent conference. High caliber, content dense and very forward thinking.”

Emmet Brady, Publisher, App Resource Connect

Attendees return each year to BIA/Kelsey events for the chance to:

  • Connect with the right decision makers who can advance their business.
  • Get access to the industry’s most trusted forecasts and research.
  • Learn about the top trends and best practices from those on the frontlines of local digital media and marketing.
  • Combine business and fun in world-class cities and top-notch venues.
Take a Closer Look at Top-Rated BIA/Kelsey Conferences

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Event Rewind

Our conferences are consistently recognized for their quality speakers and content. Scan past event programs to see where we’re coming from.

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Keynote Alumni

Media’s most influential thinkers and doers step to the BIA/Kelsey stage every year. Glance our keynote alumni list and be duly impressed.

Previous Keynoters

Conference Videos

Couldn’t attend in person? Order video recordings from recent conferences and watch keynotes, executive interviews and panel discussions on demand.

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“I keep saying it – one of the best organized conferences I have attended. Great agenda and format!”

Sandy Lohr, SVP, Sales, Advance Digital