In a world where social media marketing (and marketers) continues to explode, it is crucial that everyone in the game stay current on the ever-changing features, functions and algorithms. Trust us, we know it is complete madness. We’ve done our homework and found the five best social media conferences that should help keep you, and your team, ahead of the game.
1. Social Media Marketing World (San Diego, California)
This conference is the perfect fit for those who want to learn about social media and would like to expand their skill set. It is a great atmosphere for beginners to learn about the basics, and for experienced managers to learn something new.
While this event has already passed this year, next year promises a strong roster of speakers like Sue B. Zimmerman, Mari Smith, and Michael Stelzner. This conference is three days long, filled to the brim with expert lectures, and includes an intro into the latest techniques. Social Media Marketing World is the one conference you MUST attend.
2. Digital Summit Dallas
Here’s a conference that is a little closer to home. Digital Summit Dallas is centered on networking and education. With open bars, cool event swag, and exclusive meet and greets, this one is more of a convention than a conference.
With over 1,800 attendees and master classes abound, you are bound to meet a potential employer while boosting your marketing game. This year’s conference takes place on December 3rd at the Irving Convention Center.
3. Midwest Digital Marketing Conference
Don’t live near a major city like Dallas or Sand Diego? Don’t worry. The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference takes place every year in St. Louis, MO.
This conference is hosted by the University of Missouri St. Louis School of Business and is aiming to be the premier digital marketing conference of the Midwest. Previous speakers have featured experts from Facebook, BuzzFeed, HubSpot, and LinkedIn.
4. Social Media Week: NYC
Head to the concrete jungle to hear from the top of the line speakers like Casey Niestat, Charlie Engle and Seth Godin. The Social Media Week conference in NYC will take place at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel from May 5 – 7th 2020.
While this is in the middle of the week, the conference is sure to have interesting activations and thought-provoking lectures that not only surround social media but also the larger topic surrounding social media influence.
5. SMX West – Search Marketing Expo & Conference Series
Last but not least, SMX West is one of the biggest social media conference chains in the United States. They will next take over New York but that doesn’t mean they won’t be coming to your area, so stay on the lookout by visiting their website.
This event will not just attract social media experts but SEO specialists, UX Designers, and SEM leaders. This record leading conference will feature one-on-one workshops, team-building experiences and invaluable networking opportunities.