Career Smart draws marketers at all levels to learn the latest in hiring trends so they are prepared to hire and be hired by top organizations. To be notified about our next conference, subscribe to our newsletter.

Of all the roles in an organization, marketers make a real impact not only on the business but on the world at large. We are drawn to the industry for both the professional and personal challenges that are meaningful, fulfilling and inspiring. At Career Smart, you will find ways to earn more emotional and financial rewards in your career – whether you’re 26 or 62, and whether you’re looking to develop yourself or develop your teams.

Experts in the Crowd

Choose your seat at Career Smart based on your role and interest. Our Experts in the Crowd will act as leaders, facilitators and coaches, providing a more intimate experience by answering your questions, guiding discussion and building from the speakers’ topics into the your life. This will be most true during the 20-minute period of the agenda focused solely on discussions at the tables.

Who should attend:

  • Experienced marketers who want to move their career forward
  • Hiring decision-makers who want to find and attract Chicago’s best marketing talent
  • New or prospective managers looking to enhance their leadership


8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Networking

8:30 – 8:40 a.m.

AMA Chicago

8:45 – 10:25 a.m.

Speakers & Small Group Discussions

10:25 – 10:30 a.m.

Closing Remarks


Career Smart is the premier event for highly-motivated professionals seeking insights on pathways in the marketing field. The program is focused on career best practices, delivered through practical career coaching and expert speakers for those hiring marketers and marketers looking to be hired.

This content-driven program attracts a mix of marketing professionals representing a breadth of industry roles and career stages. Career Smart offers every marketer new ways to grow their skills, develop their teams, and find more emotional and financial rewards in their careers. View complete sponsorship opportunities