About the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

In 2013, the State of Digital Media Marketing Conference was born at the campus of the University of Missouri – St. Louis. The first was a half day event featuring prominent speakers mostly via Google Hangouts held at the J.C. Penney Conference Center at UMSL. The conference grew to a full-day in 2014, taking up all of the conference center, and by 2015, it was obvious the venue was too small as sessions, the exhibit hall and keynote were packed. Then in 2016, the event took over St. Louis Union Station, nearly doubling the capacity and attendance along with it. The conference also took on a rebrand, now known as the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference, or MDMC for short.

Last year, MDMC grew to a two-day event and set attendance records with a remarkable 2,000 marketers and friends. There were over 60 speakers including BuzzFeed, Pandora, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Refinery29, Pinterest, GoDaddy, Under Armour, LinkedIn, HubSpot, Google, Yahoo, Nielsen and more. MDMC17 featured over 50 sessions across nine tracks: Data, Digital, Social Media, Creative, E-commerce, Innovation, Academic/Student, Tech and Entrepreneurial. For lunch on both days, 15 food trucks arrived to deliver delectable eats, while a disc jockey from RedBull was spinning records for us outside the venue. A live rock band provided tunes inside of Union Station while everyone enjoyed their lunches. Attendees celebrated the first day of the conference at the opening night party hosted and programmed by Momentum World Wide. After the keynotes, attendees headed across the street to the Momentum World Wide offices for an exclusive networking opportunity like none other featuring fine food, drink, gaming demos, and discussions!


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#MDMC Scholarship Fund

We are thrilled to Announce the #MDMC Marketing Scholarship Fund, a new UMSL Undergraduate Marketing Scholarship made possible by the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference. Scholarship winners will be announced on the first day of MDMC17! Learn More

MDMC17 Executive Team

perry drake

Perry Drake

Conference Founder


Brianna Smith

Executive Director


Thomas O’Connell

Production Manager