As the end of 2018 approaches, you may think your chances for networking, education, and business marketing are drawing to a close. While it is true that the opportunities for business learning are a little less plentiful in the last part of the year due to the onset of the holidays, you still have ample opportunity to learn something new. There are still quite a few conferences in the Metro Atlanta area you can plan to attend.

While single workshops are excellent in their own right, conferences give you the opportunity to visit multiple seminars and network with a larger group of people than in a single workshop. So, if you are currently living in or near the city of Atlanta, here are five conferences in the month of October you do not have to hop on a place to attend.

Venture Atlanta Conference 2018
October 16-17, 2018
Southern Exchange @ Peachtree

The Venture Atlanta Conference is a 2-day conference that has historically brought together over 900 entrepreneurs, leaders, students, and investors to make lasting connections. Through networking events and business presentations, the staff at Venture Atlanta seek to connect top-tier investors with some of the South’s most promising tech entrepreneurs. Staples of this year’s conference include a Venture Atlanta Alumni Dinner, Entrepreneur and Investor Only Private Breakfast, and Startup Showcase.

The Entrepreneur Experience Conference
October 20, 2018
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
DoubleTree Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody

This event is a one day conference with the purpose of providing a full day of business training and development related to a specific entrepreneurial theme. This year’s conference will center around a panel discussion on the topic “Concept. Formation. Expansion. Re-Invention. Phases of Entrepreneurship.” Attendees have the opportunity to attend seminars, a private networking lunch reception, and red tie gala. Prices vary depending on the event in which guests choose to participate.

TEDx, Ideas Worth Spreading
October 21, 2018
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
J.W. Marriott Buckhead

There is nothing like hearing advice and inspiring stories from those who have walked where you want to go. No one does this better than TED Talks. TED events begin in 1984 as a conference for leaders in the Technology, Entertainment, and Design industries to come together and share their insights. Now, the conference has expanded to included topics related to business, science, and activism. At this year’s event entrepreneurs from the hospitality, real estate, and nonprofit industries are slated to tell their stories.

Everything: Content and Social Powered by Digital Summit
October 23, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:30 AM
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center

Social media and content marketing can be tricky concepts to master. Some people understand how to engage people online, while others may need a little more direction to pick up this skill. TechMedia, Producers of the Digital Marketing Series, Digital Summit have put together a full day conference for those who want to build their content marketing and social media engagement muscle. If you are looking to re-develop your social media strategy for 2019, this sounds like an excellent place to start.

B2B Camp 2018
October 27, 2018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Atlanta Technology Park

B2B Camp is a user-organized unconference that allows all attendees to participate by presenting their own insights in the B2B sales and marketing sphere. Attendees suggest the day’s topics and the audience votes on what subjects they would like to see turned into breakout sessions for the day. This year’s conference will center around the topic “How to Compete In Today’s Attention Driven Economy!” The event even includes a Happy Hour Social after the day’s activities. So, if you would like to have a say in how you experience a conference, this may be the event for you.

Final Thoughts

Some may be put off from conferences because of the sometimes fast-paced structure and the number of people who may be in attendance. However, if you are an entrepreneur looking to network and build on your skills, conferences can provide much bang for your buck. Many listed above are only one-day, so you do not have to take much time from work to attend them. So, take some time and do some additional research to see if these conferences may be right for you and fit your budget.

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