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Top 5 Video Conventions to Attend in 2020

Top Video Conventions of 2020

We’ve come a long way in video history.

At the start of the decade back in 2010, YouTube was metamorphizing from meme central to the new MTV, setting foot for stars like Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes to show off their talents and land coveted record deals.

But just like YouTube’s transformed video and entertainment as we know it, there are countless possibilities for where video could take us in the forthcoming decade.

Video entrepreneurs and creators from all corners of the internet are profoundly affected by any change in the video-sphere, which is why it’s important to stay involved with the latest happenings of this dynamic world.

Video conferences are a phenomenal way to learn more about the industry, network and gather tips from its leading executives, creatives, and influencers.

Where will video take us in the 2020s? Step out of the studio and into one of our picks for the top video production conferences of the new year to find out.

When?Where?Cost?Best for?
VidConJuneAnaheim$80-500Video content creators and industry insiders
VidSummitOctoberLos Angeles$795 (2019 price)Video content marketing experts and enthusiasts
PlaylistLiveFeb-MarchOrlando$120-500Up-and-coming video creators seeking to connect with their peers
NABShowAprilLas Vegas$899Those seeking a broader event on digital content
Content Marketing SummitOctoberCleveland$550-2600Those seeking an immersive content marketing experience

1. VidCon

Where? Anaheim, CA

When? June 2020

Perhaps the best known out of the pack, VidCon is known for attracting the loyal followings of the hottest YouTube stars, like MatPat and brothers Hank and John Green.

It is also a great event for video producers and industry professionals. 

The event offers three different tracks for attendees: community, for fans to connect with their favorite video stars; creator for those seeking industry insight and networking opportunities, and industry for brand strategists, software developers, and other insiders.

An immersive experience for fans, VidCon also has a music festival and themed prom for attendees in the community and creator tracks with multi-day passes.

This event is for you if:

  • You are a video content creator and want to connect with your fans
  • You want to strengthen your video strategy
  • You don’t mind a bit of fan-craziness 

Cost of attendance: $40-500

Follow @VidCon on Twitter for event updates and more.

2. VidSummit

Where? Los Angeles, CA

When? October 2020  

Less focused on fan engagement, VidSummit is all about the business of video. It is perfect for creators and entrepreneurs looking for a less fan-oriented event.

Branding is a key focus of the summit. Last year, over 58 speakers –including YouTubers Casey Neistat and Derral Eves– shared their tips for producing engaging video content and “turning subscribers into sales.” 

Uscreen paid a visit to VidSummit this year and learned tonnes on how to optimize your videos and tell compelling stories with them. (It was awesome.)

This event is for you if:

  • You’re a video content creator (or are on a good road to becoming one)
  • You want to connect and learn from other creators
  • You want to do it distraction-free (no fans)

Cost of attendance: $795 (2019)

Follow @VidSummit on Twitter for event updates and more.

3. PlaylistLive 

Where? Orlando, FL

When? 2020 

There’s no denying the powerful youth presence online, especially on YouTube.

PlaylistLive fully embracing this, aiming to help blossoming creators build valuable connections with fellow videomakers and strengthen their online presence.

This video production conference also prioritizes fun within their agenda.

Engaging events like concerts, Q&A sessions, meetups, pool parties, and more amp up this video celebration to new, exciting heights.

This event is for you if:

  • You’re an up-and-coming video creator
  • You want to be more involved with the video community
  • You’re seeking a lighter, more youth-centric event

Cost of attendance: $120-500

Follow @PlaylistLive on Twitter for event updates and more.

4. NABShow

Where? Las Vegas, NV

When? 2020  

This five-day extravaganza calls itself the “ultimate media, entertainment, and technology event.”

At NABShow, attendees gain a comprehensive overview of the current state of media and entertainment, video included.

Come and network with digital leaders across industries who have mastered the art of content and learn what is working for your brand and what you should definitely leave in the 2010s. 

This event is for you if:

  • You’re eager to learn more about the media and entertainment world as a whole
  • You’re seeking rich educational sessions hosted by industry leaders
  • You want to show off your video content to a wide range of attendees

Cost of attendance: $899

Follow @NABShow on Twitter for updates on the event.

5. Content Marketing Summit

Content Marketing Summit

Where? Cleveland, OH

When? October 2020  

Content marketing is key to the success of any brand. The Content Marketing Institute knows that very well and has designed this summit to help you reach all your content goals.

Learn branding secrets from execs at names like Volvo, Microsoft, and Nestlé and pick from over 125 sessions and workshops hosted by experts around the world at next year’s event.

Previous speakers have included figures in the entertainment industry, like actor Mindy Kaling and musician Henry Rollins, as well as marketing professionals working at NASCAR and LinkedIn.

This event is for you if:

  • You’re all about branding 
  • You want detailed insight on how to boost your strategic outreach campaigns
  • You want to learn from a variety of industry leaders

Cost of attendance: $550-2600

Follow the Content Marketing Institute on Twitter for updates on the event.

In Conclusion

The way we consume and distribute video is shifting before our very eyes.

The 2020s will undoubtedly mark even more changes in video history. Which is why it’s best to be well-equipped and on top of the game.

For content creators like yourself, this new decade will serve as an opportunity to expand on whatever you think you know about video making so far. What better way to start than at one of these extraordinary events?

Will you be taking the leap and visiting one of these conferences? Which one speaks to you the most? Let us know below in the comments.

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