Chicago Marketing Events

Our programs provide an opportunity to gain knowledge through targeted content. From major industry-leading conferences to more intimate gatherings, we make it easy to build or maintain a deep, professional network. Your membership includes free access to all monthly events and a discounts to BrandSmart.

Events We Offer

semi-monthly events

Workshop Series

The workshop series offers marketers a place to discuss, group think and problem solve popular marketing issues, such as digital transformation, non-profit marketing and market research.

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Semi-monthly events


Connex is our popular networking event, hosted every other month. Join our board, members and guests for speed networking and small group discussion around marketing topics.

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quarterly events

Signature Speaker Series

The Signature Speaker Series features leading marketing practitioners from innovative brands and marketing service providers. Designed to give marketers the tools, insights and inspiration they need to take their careers to the next level, the program format ranges from individual speakers to power panels.

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Monthly events

New Member Orientation

New member orientation is our time to meet you and learn your goals for membership. We host orientation sessions on the second Wednesday of every month, alternating between noon and evening sessions.


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quarterly event

Career Connections

Career Connections is professional development for marketers. Each quarter, you’ll discover the latest insights and tools for hiring and being hired in our field.

This event was formerly called CareerSmart.

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annual conference


BrandSmart is the longest-running branding conference in the country. Each spring, thought leaders, brands and marketing experts convene to share strategies for today and tomorrow.

annual conference

CMO Forum

CMO Forum equips marketers of every level with insights and tactics to use in the office to push their careers, teams and strategies forward.

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