C3 Conference 2019:
Find what matters.

The global organic marketing event

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Find What Matters

Thank you to everyone who attended C3 2019!

This year, 700+ marketers took a break from marketing talk to look outside ourselves and figure out what matters at C3 2019.

Across 30+ sessions, we shone a light on the customer and figured out new ways to connect with the humans behind the clicks and searches, helping them get answers, make decisions, and find solutions. We explored new ways to drive long-term revenue growth. We made connections with other humans who are striving to make marketing that matters.

Just talking isn’t going to change the world. But coming together at C3 to point the needle towards people — well, that just might.

Meet Your Speakers

Top global marketing leaders joined us at C3 2019 to share their real stories and insights into how they are driving actual results.

  • Gary Vaynerchuk
    Gary Vaynerchuk CEO & Co-Founder, VaynerMedia
  • Rand Fishkin
    Rand Fishkin Founder, SparkToro
  • Leland Melvin
    Leland Melvin Former NASA Astronaut & NFL Player
  • Julie Rice
    Julie Rice Partner, WeWork & Co-Founder, SoulCycle
  • Valarie Bastek
    Valarie Bastek Senior Director, Digital Business Solutions, Wyndham
  • Seth Besmertnik
    Seth Besmertnik CEO & Founder, Conductor
  • Jon Chang
    Jon Chang Global Product Marketing, IBM
  • Vanessa Boutwell
    Vanessa Boutwell Director, Consumer Engagement Marketing, Logitech
  • Amanda Garcia
    Amanda Garcia Editor, Slack
  • Murilo de Favari
    Murilo de Favari Digital Marketing Director, Omega Engineering
  • Waseem Kawaf
    Waseem Kawaf Sr. Digital Marketing Manager, Stanley Black & Decker
  • Lakshmi Rengarajan
    Lakshmi Rengarajan Director of Workplace Connection, WeWork
  • Duane Forrester
    Duane Forrester VP, Industry Insights, Yext
  • Claudia Higgins
    Claudia Higgins Natural Search Insight & Technology Manager, Argos
  • Avinash Conda
    Avinash Conda Director, SEO, Williams-Sonoma
  • Pat Reinhart
    Pat Reinhart Sr. Director, Digital Strategies, Conductor
  • Kevin Rowe
    Kevin Rowe Founder & CEO, PureLinq
  • Simon Dale
    Simon Dale Senior Strategist, Organic
  • Rich Fulop
    Rich Fulop Co-Founder & CEO, Brooklinen
  • Collin Colburn
    Collin Colburn Analyst, Forrester
  • Lima Al Azzeh
    Lima Al Azzeh Senior Editor, Slack
  • Rachael Fishman
    Rachael Fishman Manager, SEO & Digital Marketing, Salesforce
  • Sachin Puri
    Sachin Puri Global Head of Performance Marketing, StubHub
  • Upasna Gautam
    Upasna Gautam Manager, Search, Ziff Davis
  • John Bell
    John Bell VP, Enterprise Marketing, Travelers
  • Ali Harris
    Ali Harris Head of Enterprise Marketing, Bitdefender
  • Matt Crowley
    Matt Crowley VP of Digital Services, MoreVisibility
  • Aaron Watkins
    Aaron Watkins Sr. Director of Internet Strategy, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Matt Bailey
    Matt Bailey Sr. Search Marketing Specialist, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Dawn Anderson
    Dawn Anderson Managing Director, Move It Marketing
  • Miranda Gahrmann
    Miranda Gahrmann Global SEO Manager, Randstad
  • Stephan Bajaio
    Stephan Bajaio VP, Professional Services, Co-Founder, Conductor
  • Allyson Collins
    Allyson Collins Sr. Director, Digital Communications, NYU Langone Health
  • Catherine McManus
    Catherine McManus VP of Marketing & Branding, McGraw-Hill
  • John Shehata
    John Shehata VP of Audience Growth, Condé Nast
  • Crispin Sheridan
    Crispin Sheridan Vice President, Digital & Social Optimization, SAP
  • Ryan Hipp
    Ryan Hipp Global Lead, SEO & Digital Reputation, Amway
  • Patrick Campolo
    Patrick Campolo Director, SEO, Ancestry
  • Jodi Baretz
    Jodi Baretz Psychotherapist, Health Coach, & Author
  • Leigh Benowitz
    Leigh Benowitz VP, Digital Dental Marketing, Henry Schein
  • Kristen King
    Kristen King Marketing Specialist, Search and Display, Shoe Carnival
  • Garth O’Brien
    Garth O’Brien Sr. Director and Global Head of SEO, GoDaddy
  • Kerry Curran
    Kerry Curran Managing Partner, Catalyst
Get in the Action

C3 2019 isn’t just about career development – it’s also about personal development. Get actionable insights on content, SEO, and leadership to help you drive business ROI and customer growth.  Check out full 2019 agenda for more information and session details.

It was a refreshing experience to be around colleagues who care so much about SEO and the broader Digital Marketing industry. I really appreciated the thought and content that went into the sessions.

Tim Reed, Digital Marketing Strategist, GuideStone


What good is a conference if you can’t take time for yourself? In 2019, we’re bringing you more of what you asked for – more networking, more “you time”, and more great content. Check out what’s new for C3 2019, and stay tuned for more great things to come.




May 6 Come meet some new friends to hangout with for the next two days in NYC and get some extra networking time while you settle into the Big Apple.  Join us in the evening for appetizers, drinks, and maybe some good ol’ marketing chit chat – but we’ll leave that up to you.




May 7 We’re crafting an awesome lineup of options for those early risers looking to kick-start their day before diving into a day of tactics and insights. Join us for a relaxing morning of rooftop yoga or get your energy levels boosted at our private Cyc class before heading over to New World Stage. More details to come.


We know a long day of sessions can be rough, no matter how great the content is. For 2019, where bringing more content focused on YOU. Join us in the relax lounge to charge your phone and your body, for a self-improvement course, and if you’re feeling brave, join us on stage to test your SEO & Content knowledge.


At C3, you’ll get the right mix of marketing inspiration, innovation, and insight. Whether you’re responsible for SEO, site rankings and traffic, content strategy creation and implementation, or you’re a digital marketing leader with overall responsibility for marketing results, we’ve got you covered.  Stay tuned as we finalize our 2019 agenda.

Check out our 3 tracks below featuring epic content you won’t want to miss:


You are a digital leader interested in transformation, planning and high-level strategy


You strive to inspire, innovate and experiment to take your marketing campaigns to the next level


You have an appetite for getting in the weeds, finding tried-and-true formulas, and discovering new case studies to supercharge your campaigns

Connect with the Best

Marketers from leading brands around the globe attended C3 this year. We hope you’ll join them in 2020.


After nine years in content marketing, C3 was a light bulb moment for me. It changed my career. I walked away from C3 understanding how to create the right message for the right customer at the right time, and how to be quantifiably accountable for that.

AJ McDonald, Senior Content Marketing Manager, Republic Wireless

Say Hello to Our Partners

Conductor partners with the most innovative organic marketing services and solutions in the industry, and our partners were at C3 2019 to share their insights and expertise.

Innovate Together

Hundreds of marketers met with Conductor Searchlight Experts at the C3 2019 Innovation Lab to learn more about our platform, services, and the innovative way brands like yours are using our technology to put their customers first.

But you’re not too late: you can book a personal demo with one of our experts today!



C3 is well-known for its epic after party as a way to relax and unwind with your peers! Join speakers, partners, and fellow attendees at our exclusive networking event. This year we went down to the legendary B.B. King in the heart of NYC, complete with food, cocktails, surprises and best of all a great group of marketers from all corners of the globe.


Conductor Searchlight Legend Certification is one of the most prestigious credentials in organic marketing. Legend Certification is only available at C3, and early registrants will have early access to the limited number of Legend Certification seats.  Learn more about the three levels of certification offered at C3: All-Star, MVP, and Legend.

Come and Stay

New World Stages

340 West 50th St. between 8th and 9th Ave.

New World Stages is a renowned performing arts complex in the heart of NYC’s theatre district that has served as a home to Tony Award-winning, Guinness Record-setting, and Pulitzer Prize-earning shows like Avenue Q, the Gazillion Bubble Show, Jersey Boys, and more.


Rates from $249

12 minute walk

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Marriott Renaissance

From $320

8 minute walk

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Sheraton Times Square

From $299

9 minute walk

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Capacity for C3 2019 is limited.  Register now to secure your spot.
Interested in group pricing? Email for more information


I have a group of people who want to attend – is there a group discount available?

Conductor customers can contact their Customer Success Manager for information on group pricing.  For general attendee group pricing, please contact to speak with a member of the C3 team.

Are there press passes available?

A limited number of press passes are available each year – please contact for more information.

How do I apply for a Searchie Award?

The Searchie Awards is the annual award ceremony recognizing outstanding Conductor customers. Stay tuned for more information on this year’s categories and submissions processes.

How does my company become a sponsor?

Limited sponsorships are available. If you would like to discuss opportunities please contact Kat Heisler at or 212.542.5130.

What is the dress code/attire for the conference?

There is no official dress code for the conference and we welcome a range of attire at the event. Business casual is the most common attire.  Be sure to check the weather in NYC ahead of the event.

Do I need to pre-select sessions to attend?

No, you’ll be able to move around sessions freely on the day of. However, you should register in advance for any pre-events and certifications.

Will I receive the PowerPoint decks from the speakers?

Yes, these will be made available shortly after the conference and you will receive an email with a link to presentations that we are allowed to share.

What meals can I expect at the conference?

Breakfast and lunch will be served on both days of the conference, and there will be food and drinks provided at the after-party. Snacks will also be available throughout the day. There will be a limited number of meals for attendees with dietary restrictions, so be sure to make note of any dietary restrictions during registration.

Can I transfer my ticket to a colleague?

Yes, you can transfer your ticket prior to the event. Email and our team will be happy to amend your registration. No transfers can be made after your badge has been picked up.

Cancellation policy

If you bought a ticket but can no longer attend C3, reach out to before February 1st to return your ticket for a full refund. Between February 1st and March 29th, you can return your ticket for a refund of 50% of your ticket price. No refunds will be offered after March 29th.

I have a question that’s not covered here – who should I contact?

Feel free to e-mail any additional questions to and a C3 team member will be happy to help you out.

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