Join us in San Diego 19 & 20 Nov


The world’s largest PPC and paid social advertising conference is back

Hero Conf will take place in San Diego on November 19 & 20 alongside brightonSEO

Join us at Hero Conf, the ultimate destination for paid search marketers, directors of paid search, and heads of PPC. Whether you’re an agency pro, a freelancer, or an in-house expert, Hero Conf is the specialist event where you can dive deep into the world of pay-per-click and paid social advertising.


Don’t let your peers leave you behind:


  • Content for every level of digital marketer – a focus on innovation and relevance
  • Expert speakers who’ve done the work –  engaging content from experts who do what you do daily
  • Actionable ideas & real-life examples – case studies with tips and tricks to immediately apply
  • Networking for every type of networker – casual & unscripted to organized engagements give you plenty of opportunities to meet people

Hero Conf 2024 Speakers

Ginny Marvin Ads Product LiaisonCompany
Duane Brown Founder and Head of StrategyCompany
Kirk Williams FounderCompany

Join forces with hundreds of PPC heroes

Optmyzr & Brainlabs

Actionable takeaways

Speakers who are in the trenches

Unparalleled onsite experience

No convention centers

Co-located with brightonSEO

See why Hero Conf isn't an ordinary marketing event

Original, Relevant,
Encompassing Content

Expect Brand New Sessions On:

  • Audiences
  • YouTube Advertising
  • Emerging Ad Platforms
  • Full Funnel PPC
  • Amazon Ads
  • App Downloads
  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Cross-Channel Advertising
Explore our talk topics »

The World's Largest PPC and Paid Social Advertising Conference Is Back

Rough Agenda, the organisers of brightonSEO, the world's largest specialist search marketing event, has acquired the renowned search advertising publisher PPC Hero, its associated conference series Hero Conf and the international search marketing events SearchLove from BrainLabs.


Rough Agenda will take over the event series and the PPC Hero website immediately. Hero Conf will take place in San Diego on November 19 & 20 alongside brightonSEO.

Conference venue

San Diego is a buzzing city with plenty to do and plenty of sunshine.


Our modern conference value is right on the bay next to the quirky Seaport Village and within walking distance of the city’s historic Gaslamp Quarter.


There’s easy access to San Diego’s best beaches, restaurants, shops, entertainment venues, and more with plenty of transport options to get to, and around, the city.


We’re under 3 miles from San Diego International Airport which has direct flights from around the world.

No other conference

has a higher level of PPC content in the schedule.

Bring your team, amplify your learning

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Hero Conf offers piles of content, designed to provide relevant content for each and every attendee. Bring your team to:

  • Ensure thorough, actionable, and complete training, for your entire team
  • Cover even more ground, with teammates attending separate sessions and expanding learning opportunities
  • Create new and worthwhile opportunities to bond with  colleagues, outside the traditional office setting


Group discounts are applied automatically when you register online.

Calling All PPC Heroes

Bringing the team? Group discounts are automatically applied when you register online.

Want to book the hotel and/or meals? Add those options during the checkout process.

Why send a team to Hero Conf?

Here at Hero Conf, we always encourage team time, but previous attendees can speak for themselves.

Over 50% of attendees came as at least a pair, if not a team.

We had 28% of attendees bring a group of three or more, and over 13% joined the conference with four or more colleagues.

Why stop there when you can bring your whole team, which is exactly what other companies did!

A discounted rate is applied automatically when you register your group online.

» For company training & professional development  

Continuous improvement is always the goal, right? Well there is no better place to learn than from the experts themselves.

Use the conference time as a way to train rookies or expand your veterans’ knowledge.

Encourage employees and colleagues to join you in gaining invaluable insights with actionable takeaways.

» Because content is rich & conversation is richer

Of course we pride ourselves in the depth of our content, but applying what you learn is the ultimate goal!

Work with your team during a coffee break or the bar takeover to discuss onsite how to implement what you’re learning and engage in the PPC world around you, together!

»To bond with your team

Spend some time with your team doing something other than work while you enjoy yourselves at our social and networking activities!

We come to Hero Conf to learn more about the industry we love, but the evenings are reserved for catching your breath.

Let loose with your colleagues and get to know one another away from the office.