Top 5 Ad Ops Conferences to Attend in 2019

Top 5 Ad Ops Conferences to Attend in 2019

At Sortable, we value our participation in conferences and industry events as they are crucial for ad ops and our publishers. The industry is constantly evolving and it's important to discuss the latest trending topics and be inspired by thought leaders in the industry.

Our team always makes it a point to learn from others, share best practices, and then apply what we've learned to help with our day-to-day operations. With that in mind, here's a list of industry events in 2019 that Sortable recommends.

Ad Monsters Publisher Forum 
March 10-13, 2019 | Miami Beach, FL
Registration: $1,495

This publishers forum is geared toward experienced professionals and covers topics related to maximizing revenue and increasing operations efficiency. There's a strong mix of publishers and technology vendors on site.

Digiday Publishing Summit
March 27-29, 2019 | Vail, CO
Registration: $3,195-$4,995 (Early Bird)

This annual event is attended by the who's who of the publishing world. Stalwarts like Forbes and ESPN are usually in attendance, as well as many of the newest and fastest-growing digital publishers like Bustle and NowThis. The event covers a variety of publishing topics and isn't focused specifically on ad ops or revenue generation. Digiday also runs a Publishing Summit in Europe (Milan, Italy), and the Digiday Programmatic Marketing Summit in Austin, TX.

AdExchanger Programmatic I/O
April 29-30, 2019 | San Francisco, CA
Registration: $1,695 (Early Bird)

Oct 15-16, 2019 | New York, NY
Registration: $1,495 (Early Bird)

This is one of the first ever professional events related to programmatic media and marketing with a focus on newer brands and technologies in the space. Although some major publishers are in attendance, this event seems to focus more on brands, agencies, and technology companies.

IAB Programmatic Day
May 15, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA
Registration: N/A

IAB Programmatic Day is a one-day event centered around a particular theme (past themes include Transparency, Brand Safety, and Growth in an Automated Era) and brings together buyers and sellers to address how to solve challenges within the industry. Check out their website for more details.

Advertising Week
September 23-26, 2019 | New York, NY
Registration: N/A

#AWNewYork keeps the conversation going in an ever-changing industry with a week of thoughtful conversations with leaders from the marketing, advertising, technology, and creative spaces. Advertising Week hosts similar events across the globe in Mexico City, London, Tokyo, and Sydney.