Two half-days and one full-on brand experience conference

Wednesday, April 28 • 1-5:30 p.m. CT
Thursday, April 29 • 9 a.m-1 p.m. CT

Wednesday, 28 April - Thursday, 29 April 2021 Virtual Experience

It’s time for a smart shift.

Despite the challenges, the future is bright. In this make-or-break moment, inspiration, insight and smart strategy will catapult us to success. BrandSmart is here to help. As the longest-running brand marketing conference in the country (now in its 19th year), BrandSmart brings together noteworthy speakers and future-forward brand marketers—a who’s who of decision-makers and influencers—to share proven tools, smart ideas and inspiring stories.

Powered by Whova, attendees will get the full virtual conference experience—with many concurrent sessions and keynotes; the opportunity to visit the “booths” of numerous leading marketing solutions providers; and virtual networking tools to foster valuable connections. To allow attendees greater flexibility, this event will take place in two half-day increments on April 28 and 29.

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Featured Speakers

  • Ira Rubenstein

    Chief Digital and Marketing Officer, PBS

  • Alison Gutterman

    CEO, Jelmar (CLR and Tarn-X)

  • Michael Fassnacht

    CMO, City of Chicago

  • Tastes of Chicago Panel

Sneak Peek: Keynote Presentations

BrandSmart Awards

What work are you proud of? From stories of brand transformation to audience engagement, we’re honoring the best in brand marketing through the 2021 BrandSmart Awards. See a highlight reel of last year’s winners below.

Award submissions open December 10, 2021.



Details Price Qty
Membershow details + $175.00 (USD)  
Non-membershow details + $275.00 (USD)  
Groupshow details + $150.00 (USD)  

What to Expect

  • A combination of live streamed main stage speakers, breakout sessions and moderated discussion rooms
  • Smart speakers leading virtual sessions
  • Panel discussions led by industry experts
  • A mix of how-tos, successful strategies and what’s next
  • Online networking opportunities
  • BrandSmart Awards presentation and more
View the Agenda

Who Should Attend

BrandSmart offers insights, education and networking for marketers of every level:

  • Chief executive officers
  • Chief marketing officers and directors
  • Brand leaders
  • Agency and creative leaders
  • Entrepreneurs

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