shutterstock 250803685Every year, students bring incredible energy to MDMC thanks to their strong desire to learn.  We recognize that fact given MDMC is produced by a public university (the University of Missouri – St. Louis).  In 2018, student and faculty attendance was approximately 10% of the total attendance.  The remaining 90% were industry professionals.  This year MDMC is focusing on increasing that percentage by supporting student groups and faculty even more.  To support that goal, we are starting the “MDMC Student and Faculty Program.” 


Given the convenient Midwest location of this conference and the amazing price point (tickets only $75 for students), MDMC provides a unique opportunity for faculty in the field of digital and social media marketing, public relations, communications, advertising, or media studies to bring their entire class for an experiential opportunity of a lifetime. 


At MDMC, students will have an opportunity to meet and hear from amazing speakers from Google, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, LinkedIn and more. Students will also have many networking opportunities to take advantage of.


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Ticket Pricing

shutterstock 479633386Individual student tickets are set at $75, which is slightly below our cost per attendee.  Faculty tickets are priced at the basic rate which ranges between $149 and $169.  However, if a faculty member brings 8 or more students to the conference, the faculty member will receive a 25% discount on their ticket. Please email brianna@bestmarketingconference.com to get your faculty discount code. 


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Are you a high school or college student?  Are you attending the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference? If so, then you are eligible to take part in our first annual #MDMC Social Media Simulation Student Competition.


Face off against student teams in a social media campaign simulation. $$$ Cash prizes and great bragging rights for resumes! $$$


Competition participants will test promotional strategies and create social media ads, analyze content, manage a social media marketing budget and schedule posts as they compete against other student teams using MIMIC Social Simulations by Stukent. 


Student competition brought to you by:  

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RSVP today to guarantee your spot.  Limited to the first 75 students.  Bring your laptop.


Register at:  https://mdmcstudentcompetition.eventbrite.com



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Are you attending MDMC?   Would you like to network with companies and further your career?  If so, then stop by our first annual Student Intern & Career Fair.


In partnership with UMSL Business, Washington University and Webster University, MDMC is giving our student attendees the opportunity of a lifetime. 



What to Expect:

- Networking with up to 20 companies

- Resume review by KFORCE Staffing



How to Prepare:

- Bring your resume

- Polish your LinkedIn profile

- Dress appropriately

- Practice your elevator pitch



WHEN:  April 18th from 1- 3 pm, Midway Suites VII and VII


RSVP is not required.


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Two representatives from Facebook Blueprint will be present to talk with faculty and students and their Facebook Blueprint courses to help student learn about marketing on messengaer, Facebook, Instagram and more. These are very popular tools and are being used more and more by highschools and universities to help teach students about the new marketing.

WHEN:  April 17th from 10 – 11 am, Midway Suites VII and VII.

RSVP is not required.






stukent line1500Stukent has invited all instructors and faculty to a private session where they will reveal the latest in their digital courseware including their simulations, digital library and expert sessions.  They will share experiences by other faculty with their program and how it is used to help ensure a rich classroom environment.

When:  April 18th from 11 – 12 noon, Midway Suites VII and VIII.

RSVP is not required.




Below is the suggested #MDMC19 schedule for academics and students. Click here to downlooad a PDF version of the recommended schedule.


To view the full MDMC schedule, click here.




8:30 AM - 8: 50 AM - Keynote 1: Divided Politics: The Rising Polarization Due to Social Media

8:55 AM - 09:15 AM - Keynote 2: What I learned From Meeting 100 People in 100 Days

09:45 AM - 10:30 AM - Becoming a Renaissance Marketer with the help of Agile Marketing

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM - 2019 Creative and Marketing Hiring and Compensation Trends or Skillup To A Salesforce Career 

1:00 PM - 01:45 PM - Grow Your Brand Organically Using IGTV & Video-Marketing

2:00 PM - 02:45 PM - Critical Steps to Mastering MarTech - Your Flight Plan for Success

3:15 PM - 04:00 PM - Introducing Educator Influencers: Utilizing Social Media for Innovative Personal Branding Opportunities and Best Practices

4:15 PM - 05:00 PM - Becoming the Future Leader: How Digital Marketers Are Impacting Product Innovation To Transform Business Models



8:30 AM - 08:50 AM - Keynote 1: The Future of Data Regulation in the U.S.

8:55 AM - 09:15 AM - Keynote 2: The Rise of Real: Social Media Strategies for the 21st Century

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM - Personal Branding Panel

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM - Academic Panel

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM - 5 Tips for Teaching Social Media Marketing

1:00 PM - 01:45 PM - So you want to be an Entrepreneur? Strategies to Beat the Odds!

2:00 PM - 02:45 PM - The Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to LinkedIn

3:15 PM - 04:00 PM - Of Course We Can Use It! I Found It on the Internet!

4:15 PM - 05:00 PM - The Branding Masterclass, Uncensored: Tapping Into Your Brand's Core DNA to Create Legions of Irrationally Loyal Fans

4:15 PM - 05:00 PM – Startup Pitch Competition



The University of Missouri – St. Louis on behalf of MDMC has set aside a certain number of hotel rooms at various hotels in the immediate area of the conference at discounted rates. Click here to view discounted rates.



Those holding full conference passes will have access to afternoon coffee on day 1 plus morning and afternoon refreshments on day 2. Lunch will not be provided as a part of the ticket price. However, 15 -20 food trucks will available from the hours of 11:00 am until 1:30 pm both days. Special meal rates have been negotiated with the food trucks.



Conference attire is business casual for all events. And we do recommend you bring a sweater or light jacket and conference halls can get chilly.



For attendance, sponsorship, media and any other questions, please email the MDMC19 team at info@bestmarketingconference.com.