BrandSmart 2023

21st Annual Conference | The longest-running brand marketing conference in the United States

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Immersive Day

The longest running-brand marketing conference in the US

BrandSmart brings together noteworthy speakers and future-forward brand marketers — a who’s who of decision-makers and influencers — to share proven tools, smart ideas and inspiring stories.


Thursday, April 27, 2023 • 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


AON Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier, Chicago


300+ brand marketers from every industry

Our Sponsors

Featured Speakers

Tatiana Holifield

Pandora & SiriusXM

Katie Neil

The Coca-Cola Company

Rachel LaCour Klein


Reinvent + Reimagine

Successful brands are able to cope with unforeseen challenges and seize opportunities for transformation, while maintaining core values and credibility. BrandSmart 2023 will deliver a showcase of 10+ TED Talk-style mainstage presentations featuring innovators, thought leaders, disruptors, and transformers discussing these cornerstones of brand resilience: trust, value, purpose, engagement, management and innovation.
We’ll discuss the hottest topics of the day facing brands, network with industry peers, present the 2023 BrandSmart Awards, and end the day with a celebratory networking happy hour.


Brand Marketers

Be in the room with your marketing peers – and heroes

BrandSmart draws more than 300 brand marketers from every industry, career path and experience level. You'll be in the room with thought leaders, CMOs, CEOs, marketing directors, brand leaders, agency and creative leaders, nonprofit marketers and entrepreneurs.
With built-in networking opportunities throughout the day and a fabulous after-conference happy hour, you'll meet and mingle with top brands, agencies and talent from across Chicagoland and the United States.

Tickets & Group Discounts

Register early to secure your spot – and save. 

AMA Chicago Members



  • Through 2/28: $175




  • Through 2/28: $275

Groups of 3+



  • Groups of 3 or more non-members register for $195 per person.

More than a conference

When you register for BrandSmart 2023, you get access to tools and connections to move your branding game forward

Practical Inspiration

Speakers deliver future-focused insights, inspirational stories and the practical how-tos of marketing. You'll walk away ready to implement a new strategy, tactic or tool at work tomorrow.

Slack Channel

Keep the conversation going before, during and after the conference with a dedicated Slack channel for BrandSmart attendees.

Digital Toolkit

Walk away with tools to lead your brand forward today and tomorrow. Our curated list of speakers and sponsors will give you the tips, resources and key assets they rely on.


Sponsor BrandSmart

BrandSmart sponsorships get you in front of industry speakers, marketing decision-makers and future-forward brand associates looking to share proven tools, strategies and stories.