2024 Chicago SEO Conference

Chicago SEO Conference

We are happy to announce that a great SEO conference is being planned for June 6, 2024 in Chicago. We have already started to confirm speakers and are putting together a great conference full of great sessions, panels and networking.

What makes this conference different?

  • The goal is to focus on the best speakers local to Chicago.
  • We are giving all of the profits to local Chicagoland charities.
  • Our goal is to give you a great bang for your buck and fill your afternoon with great talks and great networking.

What can I expect?

  • You can expect to not see 100 slides in session after session.
  • This conference is more panels being lead by a host that knows a topic and can dig in.
  • We want questions and interaction, we want you to get answers to your questions.
  • A mix of very actionable takeaways to help you today, but also to help you prepare for the rest of 2024 and into the future.
  • Great speakers that know the topics they are on without sales pitches.


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Event Details
  • Days
  • Start Date
    June 6, 2024 11:30 am
  • End Date
    June 6, 2024 7:00 pm
  • Status
  • Address
    1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642
Student Ticket

- Requires active student ID card for a college for 2024 (current or recent grad).
- Full conference access.
- Only 25 student tickets available.

Early Bird Ticket

- Full conference access.
- Early Bird gets the savings.
- There are a very limited number so hurry.

Full Conference Ticket

- Full conference access.

Last Minute Ticket

- Full conference access.


Take the bus, train, walk or park your car. Eat lunch on the way over from the office.

We are finalizing the topic, but we know you will love it!

Speaker: Diane Primo

Gloves are off in this panel. Mike and Ryan are going to dig into crawling, indexing, technical SEO, AI and likely much more. Come join them as we let them dig into all things technical and geek out for a bit.

Speaker: Ryan Jones
Speaker: Michael King

What does a recruiter, company founder and agency owner have in common? They all have been involved with the hiring of lots of digital marketers. Join this panel as we dig into hiring your next SEO or marketer for your own business or team.

Host: Steve Krull
Speaker: Camille Fetter
Speaker: Tim Handorf

Do you sit in Marketing, IT or somewhere else in your organization? What career paths are open and where have people gone within SEO? Join this great panel as we dig deeper into traversing corporate politics and much more.

Host: Carolyn Shelby
Speaker: Ivan Lavazza
Speaker: Jori Ford

We are going beyond just tricks for GA4 and focusing more on what to do with the data. The panel will dig into SEO data, reports and field questions on how to fight for budget, better show wins and much more.

Host: Dan Reno
Speaker: Khalid Saleh
Speaker: Jon Philips

Does technical still matter with SEO? Or is it just links? Or is it content? Dig into the technical side of things with our panel as they leverage their technical chops to discuss and answer your burning questions.

Host: Carolyn Shelby
Speaker: Will English IV
Speaker: Jill Kocher Brown

This panel has loads of in-house and agency experience in dealing with E-commerce SEO. Come listen and learn or ask your question around schema, taxonomy, how they are leveraging AI or if you just want to talk about why you love or hate your current CMS.

Host: Dan Reno
Speaker: Dana Todd
Speaker: Emily Cimarusti

More info coming soon.

Speaker: Andy Crestodina

There will be a 1-2 hour networking event after the 1/2 day Chicago SEO Conference.

We will be supporting two local charities. The second should be added in the next week or two.

For 45 years, Primo Center has empowered families experiencing homelessness to become productive, responsible, and independent members of their community. Serving those most vulnerable, the Center’s record of helping families gain independence far exceeds the national average. Primo Center is the highest-performing service provider for families in Chicago, consistently placing more than 97% in permanent housing with only a 3% rate of return to homelessness. Today, Primo Center is Chicago's largest provider of services and shelter for homeless children and their families. Primo Center provides 330 beds of interim housing on the south and west sides and 28 beds of Permanent Supportive Housing for families on the northwest side. We also provide an array of wrap-around services and support programs.

If you want to know more we encourage you to visit the Primo Center.

Diane Primo
Chairman and CEO
Purpose Brand
Jill Kocher Brown
Director of SEO
Jon Philips
Director, Analytics
Michael King
Ivan Lavazza
Director of Performance Marketing
State Farm
Khalid Saleh
Will English IV
Tim Handorf
Emily Cimarusti
Senior SEO Specialist
Formerly @ Fanatics
Camille Fetter
Founder & CEO
Talentfoot Executive Search & Staffing
Steve Krull
Andy Crestodina
Co-Founder and CMO
Orbit Media
Dan Reno
Senior Solutions Consultant
Dave Rohrer
Dave Rohrer
Founder & Podcaster
NorthSide Metrics
Dana Todd
CEO & Founder
Jori Ford
Chief Marketing & Product Officer
Ryan Jones
Senior Vice President SEO
Carolyn Shelby

The SEO Conference will take place at The iO Theater located at 1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642 on June 6th.

Getting There:

  • Car - for those looking to drive in there is limited street parking (it is Chicago), but there are several pay-to-park lots nearby.
  • Train - The North/Clybourn station is just around the corner that is on the Red Line.
  • Bus - - The North/Clybourn station is just around the corner. There are also additional stops on W North Ave and N Halsted St nearby.

Don't live in Chicago? Feel free to train, bike, car or fly on over as you likely aren't that far away. Think of us as your Half Day Midwest SEO Conference!

  • St. Louis SEO Conference - Depending on which side of the river assume 300 miles, but we have people coming from half way there to speak!
  • Milwaukee SEO Conference - About 90 miles door to door if you drive but likely less if you take the train down to Chicago.
  • indianapolis SEO Conference - 185 miles up I-65 and you are here! Pending construction you likely can do it in ~3 hours.
  • Detroit SEO Conference - You are closer than St. Louis and just over 4 hours away. The more Detroit people we have the better Ryan will feel about being in Chicago.
  • Chicago Suburbs - well it really depends on the time of day and weather. So anywhere from 25 minutes to 2 hours.

It will be in Chicago at The iO Theater which is located at 1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642.

The Chicago SEO conference will take place on June, 6, 2024 in Chicago.

As speakers for the Chicago SEO Conference are confirmed we will add them to the site.

Event Details
  • Days
  • Start Date
    June 6, 2024 11:30 am
  • End Date
    June 6, 2024 7:00 pm
  • Status
  • Address
    1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642