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The 17 Best Social Media & Digital Marketing Conferences You Should Attend in 2023

Digital marketing conferences and the coronavirus pandemic

Now that we enter 2023, with the exception of some notable countries like China, we are finally able to once again come together for large conferences in-person.

No one can predict what will happen in the next few months, but unless we see some new variant outbreaks, I expect that all of these events for digital marketers will proceed forward as planned.

While there are many reputable conferences that are doing virtual events that could be mentioned here, I only want to blog about those that plan to meet in-person. You should also note that most if not all of these digital marketing events also have a hybrid event option, meaning that if you can’t attend in-person you could watch the livestreams virtually from the comfort of your own office or home, wherever you may be, from San Francisco, to a small town overseas.

Why attend a digital marketing conference?

It goes without saying that social and digital media is always changing. There is no better way to tap into the collective wisdom of marketing experts than by attending digital marketing conferences where you can:

  • learn from subject matter experts, such as corporate practitioners, well-known bloggers, authors, and speakers in the field
  • attend networking sessions with other corporate practitioners and professionals in the digital marketing community to compare notes on best practices for everything from marketing automation to developing evergreen video content
  • discover new social and digital media tools that might help you do more with less
  • stay ahead of the digital transformation curve!

Which are the 17 best social media and digital marketing conferences to attend in 2023?

Rather than create a comprehensive list of all of the social media and digital marketing conferences that exist, I provide you my list of conferences that are primarily annual events that I have vetted from either presenting at, attending, or knowing first-hand of the experiences from others who have attended. Social media conferences with a strong track record obviously are featured in this list, but I also went out of my way to add new and promising events to the list as well as some other major conferences that I might have omitted from previous lists.

On this year’s list, I further narrowed down the social media conferences to only those that are planning to have it in-person, offering interactive sessions, networking sessions, and more where you can come into contact with others in the marketing sphere.

If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of digital and social media marketing, these are the must-attend social media conferences in 2023! Social media conferences are presented in chronological order for your convenience with information about the date and events venue city.

Note that there are still many conferences where dates have been announced but speakers have not been. Make sure you bookmark this page and check back often as speakers will be added as they are announced!

1. B2B Marketing Exchange

February 27-March 1, 2023, Scottsdale, Arizona

B2B Marketing Exchange is a large conference held every year to bring B2B marketers together to evaluate the best in up-and-coming marketing solutions. B2B is unique among many of its peers, in that it focuses on creating personal connections through one on one sessions and mentorship opportunities. Attendees can also dig deeper into specific subjects through hands- on education and smaller sessions, in addition to larger speaker sessions.

Featured speakers this year include:

  • Ciara Unger
  • Pam Didner
  • Larry Walsh

B2B Marketing Exchange is geared toward business to business marketers, and is best for those who are looking to get a more hands-on, personal education about new marketing techniques versus investigating the intersection of customer service and digital marketing.

2. Social Media Marketing World

March 13-15, 2023, San Diego, California

Having spoken at many Social Media Marketing Worlds, I can personally attest to the amazing speakers from companies you know and recognize and content that you can learn from at this digital summit. Social media marketing world, true to its name, is really the definitive three-day event that will provide you with practical insights to help guide you in improving your social media marketing ROI.

Speakers for 2023 include:

  • Michael Stelzner
  • Cathy Hackl
  • Tamsen Webster
  • Joel Comm
  • Mari Smith

Social Media Marketing World attracts a wide variety of people who have a broad interest in social marketing, from digital executives, senior marketers, marketing managers, marketing agencies, content strategists, mobile strategists, bloggers, influencers, content creators, and more, all coming together to learn how to improve content strategy and reach.

3. Friends Of Search Conference

March 23, 20223, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Friends of Search is among Europe’s largest search conferences, with over 600 attendees expected each year. Friends of Search brings together businesses, advertising professionals, and consultants to dig deep into marketing’s most effective and up-and-coming strategies. Each year, Friends of Search accepts marketing plan submissions, and delivers awards to the individuals or businesses who present the most innovative marketing strategies. This year will be the 10th anniversary for this conference that has a heavy focus on search engine marketing.

Confirmed speakers are TBD at the time of writing this post.

Friends of Search is designed for individuals and businesses who are experienced in the realm of marketing—particularly SEO and search engine marketing. The event is best suited to people who are least partly familiar with search engine marketing, and is not designed for beginners or social media managers.

4. Digital Summit Phoenix

March 29-30, 2023, Phoenix, Arizona

Digital Summit Phoenix is the primary influencer marketing event in Arizona geared toward learning and implementing simple and actionable insights into digital marketing. The two-day summit will be celebrating its 9th year in 2023, and offers speakers from a variety of companies, all of them providing insight into digital transformation and what that means for your brand or business. The Phoenix event is part of a much larger brand, and Digital Summits can be found all over the United States, with presences from huge brands such as Bob’s Red Mill, Nike, Google, and Peacock. 

Digital Summit focuses less on marketing efforts with a lot of splash or heavy trends, and instead is tailored to fit the needs of people looking to up their digital marketing game without sacrificing consistency or looking around at current (potentially unsustainable) trends rather than focusing on the future of marketing. 

Featured speakers in 2022 included the following (with 2023 speakers to be announced soon): 

  • Jenny Haggard, Spotify
  • Alyssa Rolfe, IBM
  • Juntae DeLane, Digital Delane
  • Jerri Helms, HarperCollins Publishing

5. DigiMarCon Cruise

April 6-10, 2023, Orlando, Florida

Yes, you read that right: This is the only digital strategy event on this list that actually takes place at sea!

2023 will be the 8th time that DigiMarCon hosts their cruising event, this time aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise. If you are a marketing professional who wants to take a break and go away, this is the ideal event for you where you can refuel, regenerate, and be inspired by speakers from companies with similar ideas, in fresh surroundings. Featuring expert speakers, unrivaled networking, and leading content, this is the most unique and potentially rewarding digital marketing conference on this list!

While unconfirmed, it would appear that sessions at sea do not provide live speakers, but instead video clips of the most popular keynote speeches from chosen speakers at recent DigiMarCon Conferences are replayed. These include speakers like:

  • Robert Rose
  • Rand Fishkin
  • Michael Brenner
  • Tamsen Webster
  • Bruce Clay

I have also spoken at a DigiMarCon event, so you might be able to see my own presentation at sea, as well!

Obviously, this DigiMarCon event is a unique one for those who want to get away from it all but still have some key takeaways to bring back to your marketing executives and social media managers at the office.

6. Creator Economy Expo *

May 1-3, 2023, Cleveland, Ohio

CEX – Creator Economy Expo is a relatively new conference that helps content creators grow their audience, drive revenue, sharpen up content operations and learn about Web3 (social tokens, NFTs, etc.) business models. This will be the 2nd year that the organizer and godfather of content marketing, Joe Pulizzi, is hosting this conference, which is no longer limited in attendance as it was in 2022.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dan Pink
  • Roberto Blake
  • Ann Handley
  • Joe Pulizzi
  • Jordan Harbinger

If you are a content creator, or your brand wants to engage with content creators, this is the definitive and only conference of its kind that has a true focus on the creator economy and corresponding digital community.

* Affiliate link

7. DigiMarCon Canada 2023

May 18-19, 2023, Toronto, Canada

My readers have been asking me to recommend digital marketing conferences in Canada, so I’m excited to include this year’s DigiMarCon Canada to this list. DigiMarCon is a global digital marketing conference that provides a gathering spot for marketing executives and experts to hear from some of the boldest and most provocative speakers in the media, advertising, and digital marketing fields. Learn about digital marketing topics such as new tactics, cutting-edge technologies, and best practices to take your company to the next level. Simultaneously, you can use this DigiMarCon event to help build your professional network, engage with peers, and connect with thought leaders.

At the time of writing this post, the speaker lineup for DigiMarCon Canada 2023 is TBD.

DigiMarCon events are geared towards digital marketing professionals as well as business leaders and executives who want to be exposed to the latest digital marketing strategies covering a wide variety of topics including influencer marketing, email marketing, online communities, digital content marketing, mobile marketing, performance marketing, social marketing, customer service, customer experiences, conversion rate optimization, operations experience management, content creation, and marketing analytics. The influencer marketing strategies and digital marketing topics covered at these events are truly invaluable. 

8. DMWF (Digital Marketing World Forum) Global

June 21-22, 2023, London, United Kingdom

Because Digital Marketing World Forum is still hosting events for B2B marketing leaders and digital marketers in 2022, there are not a lot of details that have been released about the 2023 events, but the official time and location have been announced. London is the site of the June 2023 DMWF Global, with sponsors including Adverity, Pulsar, and Social Native. DMWF Global events typically boast at least 100 speakers and 50+ exhibitors, all of whom are focused on how to make marketing work best for you. From industry forums detailing how to appropriately tailor your marketing efforts to your niche, to speakers outlining how to maximize the future of marketing, to robust networking opportunities, DMWF is a large forum that can be used by people, brands, and companies of all sizes and areas of expertise. 

The 2023 DMWF Europe forum in London is set to occur concurrently with the Influencer Marketing World conference, allowing all aspects of a single branding team to come together, and to allow those who wear multiple hats to glean as much information as possible to maximize their marketing potential. 

9. Growth Marketing Summit

June 22, 2023, Frankfurt, Germany

The Growth Marketing Summit in Frankfurt is another one-day conference with a focus on growing digitally. From audience growth to content strategy, the Growth Marketing Summit places a heavy emphasis on learning how to effectively and consistently grow your user base and develop stronger relationships through your marketing campaigns. Unlike many other conferences offering a host of information in a few short days, Growth Marketing Summit is a true strategic marketing summit and emphasizes actionable items to maximize your optimization practices, and experience the growth your company needs to thrive.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Morgan Brown, Growth Hacker and VP of Growth for Shopify
  • Colin McFarland, Experimentation Platform and Core Data Science for Netflix
  • Marianne Stjernvall, Head of Customer Growth and Personalization for Coop
  • Simone Neeling, CRO Specialist and Web Analyst for Vodafone
  • Hazjier Pourkhalkhali, VP of Strategy and Value for Optimizely

This conference is best for companies or brands that are looking to scale. If you are comfortable where you are, this may not be the right fit for you. If, however, you are looking to grow–and do so in a way that is measurable and sustainable–Growth Marketing Summit could be an excellent fit for your needs.

10. 2023 ANA Digital and Social Media Conference

July 17-19, 2023, Carlsbad, California

The Association of National Advertisers is relatively new to this list, but in 2023 they will be hosting their second digital and social media conference. Although it is no stranger to in-person events, America’s advertising industry’s oldest and largest trade association has recognized the need for a more robust format with which to discuss digital and social media marketing that will feature speakers and attendees that include industry leaders and B2B marketing leaders in a wide variety of marketing categories, including email marketing, search marketing, conversion optimization, digital marketing strategy, marketing automation, customer success and much more.

At the time of writing this post, speakers for 2023 are TBD.

This conference might be geared towards ANA members, but any senior executive interested in learning from eminent speakers and business leaders from the online marketing world should check out this event.

11. MozCon

August 7-9, 2023, Seattle, Washington

MozCon markets itself using “Not Your Typical Marketing Conference,” and with good reason: sales professionals, project managers, and jacks of all trades alike can learn how to effectively curate a digital experience for new and existing customers. MozCon is designed to offer a more relaxed atmosphere for digital marketers, from social media influencers to project leads, fostering a sense of excitement, community, and connectedness. At MozCon, the goal is to create a camp-like atmosphere, which is effectively accomplished by getting people out of their online communities and out of their digital experience, in order to connect, learn, and grow. 

While innovative technologies, up and coming approaches to marketing, and digital marketing advice all abound at MozCon, marketing agencies, brands, and companies will find far more than a list of speakers to passively listen to, instead finding a thriving and bustling community. Of all of the content marketing conferences found on this list, MozCon is likely to be the least formal and most relaxed.  

12. Podcast Movement 2023

August 21-24, 2023, Denver, Colorado

Podcast Movement is a conference specifically designed for podcasting professionals who are looking to improve their own podcast and network with others in the podcast arena. Podcast Movement is the largest podcasting convention in existence, and each year, strives to bring together people from all backgrounds and interests to improve marketing strategies, podcast content, and podcasting equipment to diversify, expand, and support the global podcasting community.

I attended Podcast Movement the last two years and highly recommend this event for beginner or advanced podcasters. Noteworthy sessions, great speakers, great people!

At the time of writing this post, speakers for 2023 are TBD.

This event is geared toward podcast creators of all experience levels. If you have not yet started, or have had a podcast for years, you can find a place at Podcast Movement, and benefit from the vast number of industry professionals available to offer panels, networking opportunities, and workshops.


September 5-8, 2023, Boston, Massachusetts

INBOUND is a performance marketing conference that focuses on growth and marketing technology innovations that can take a brand or business to the next level. From mobile marketing that focuses on multichannel marketing, to influencer marketing, INBOUND has a niche for just about everyone in search of growth and improvement in their marketing efforts and campaigns. With options for networking sessions and interactive sessions that allow conference goers to connect with the business developers and leaders invited to speak, and a plethora of opportunities to get out and mingle with other attendees, INBOUND is less like the informal summer camp experience offered at MozCon, and more like the trendy up-and-comer that offers the latest in key resources as well as in-demand sessions from companies that are able to stay on top of digital marketing trends. 

If MozCon is a summer camp, INBOUND is the first week of college, with plenty of offerings in the form of key resources and networking sessions, as well as entertainment, with food trucks and opportunities to connect. 

14. Traffic And Conversion Summit

September 12-14, 2023, San Diego, California

The Traffic and Conversion Summit is designed to be an intensive summit, absolutely filled with actionable content that can readily take your marketing strategies from sub par to consistent, effective, and explosive.

I attended Traffic and Conversion Summit in 2021 for the first time and was blown away by the quality and quantity of speakers.

At the time of writing this post, speakers for 2023 are TBD.

Traffic and Conversion Summit is best for those who are looking for simple, straightforward, and powerful steps to increase marketing leads and take their business to the next level. Networking is also a large feature of Traffic and Conversion Summit, and is valuable for anyone seeking to make connections in marketing.

15. Content Marketing World

TBD September, 2023, Cleveland, Ohio

The Content Marketing World convention is part convention and part expo, designed to bring the best content marketing professionals together to create a dynamic and informative convention. Convention features include sessions, workshops, and forums tailored to content creators and marketers. Large brands, individual marketers, and everyone in between are expected to attend Content Marketing World’s convention, each of them in search of more effective tools to generate a larger audience and support business growth.

At the time of writing this post, speakers for 2023 are TBD.

Content Marketing World is an open-call event, created to welcome marketing, public relations, and communications professionals. Attendees will learn how to more effectively communicate with target audiences, deliver compelling content, and create engaging, actionable plans of action.

16. VidSummit

October 3-5, Dallas, Texas

If YouTube is your thing, VidSummit is your conference. This is THE definitive conference to better understand all things YouTube and video marketing. Featuring a speaker lineup that includes popular YouTubers such as MrBeast as well as industry experts and the brightest minds of YouTube marketing, this conference has spawned an impressive community of YouTubers who  are both successful in their trade but also helpful to others. I attended VidSummit in 2022 and was blown away by how open and giving the presenters were with their experiences and the valuable insights they provided. I already bought my tickets for VidSummit 2023 – see you there?

At the time of writing this post, speakers for 2023 are TBD.

VidSummit is clearly for YouTubers, TikTokers, content creators, and digital influencers, but on the flipside this event gives house marketers an unprecedented opportunity to develop relationships with these same influencers to help drive your influencer marketing strategy forward.

17. Web Summit

TBD November, 2023, Lisbon, Portugal

Web Summit is a large-scale web-related summit that offers six different themes from which to learn. These include commerce, marketing and media, society, developers and data, lifestyle, and business development. Within these themes are professional keynote speakers, workshops, and panels, all of which are designed to deliver innovative ideas for improving business practices across all aspects of marketing, creation, and management. Web Summit has been identified as the world’s best technology conference, and strives to live up to its reputation.

At the time of writing this post, speakers for 2023 are TBD.

Due to the nature of Web Summit’s focus on technology, professionals and amateurs in all areas of technology and web-based business are encouraged to attend. Attendees will learn more effective marketing strategy, the impact business has on society and the world at large, and the responsibilities businesses and entrepreneurs take on.

Note that some of the conference organizers above run multiple events over multiple continents, so make sure you check their websites for their latest updates:

Are there any must attend 2023 social media and digital marketing conferences which are missing from the list? Please contact me and let me know!

Digital Marketing Conferences 2023 FAQs

How do conferences use social media?

Social media has become an increasingly important tool for conferences and other events. By creating a hashtag and promoting it before and during the event, organizers can encourage attendees to share photos and thoughts about the conference on social media. This helps to create a sense of community and excitement around the event, and it can also be used to generate feedback about the conference. In addition, social media can be used to announce last-minute changes or updates, provide directions, and other helpful resources to the attendees.

How do you market Social Media 2023?

Here are 5 marketing tips for an effective social media strategy:

1. Determine your target audience.
2. Select the social media platform that works best for your brand/business.
3. Produce quality content related to your strategy.
4. Utilize marketing tools
5. Connect with fellow influencers within your niche.

What is a marketing conference?

A marketing conference is an event where marketing professionals gather to network and learn from one another. These conferences usually include a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and breakout sessions. Attendees often have the opportunity to visit with exhibitors and vendors, and they may also be able to participate in networking events. Marketing conferences can be a great way to stay up-to-date on industry trends, learn about new marketing technologies, and network with other professionals.

What is Digital Summit?

Digital Summit is a leading conference for digital marketers and business professionals. The event offers an opportunity to learn from the world’s top experts in digital marketing, social media, SEO, content marketing, and more. Digital Summit also provides attendees with a chance to network with peers and build relationships with potential partners. The conference is held annually in major cities across the United States, and it attracts a wide range of attendees from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

Is Social Media Marketing Dead?

No, social media marketing is not dead. In fact, it is more relevant than ever. With the rise of platforms like Snapchat and Instagram, there are more opportunities than ever to reach a wide audience with your marketing message. However, it is important to use social media marketing wisely. Focus on creating engaging content that will interest your target audience. If you can do that, then you will be well on your way to success with social media marketing.

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Neal Schaffer
Neal Schaffer

Neal Schaffer is a leading authority on helping businesses through their digital transformation of sales and marketing through consulting, training, and helping enterprises large and small develop and execute on social media marketing strategy, influencer marketing, and social selling initiatives. President of the social media agency PDCA Social, Neal also teaches digital media to executives at Rutgers University, the Irish Management Institute (Ireland), and the University of Jyvaskyla (Finland). Fluent in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese, Neal is a popular keynote speaker and has been invited to speak about digital media on four continents in a dozen countries. He is also the author of 3 books on social media, including Maximize Your Social (Wiley), and in late 2019 will publish his 4th book, The Business of Influence (HarperCollins), on educating the market on the why and how every business should leverage the potential of influencer marketing. Neal resides in Irvine, California but also frequently travels to Japan.

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  1. Hi Neal, any chance we could get a shout out for State of Social in Australia? It’s 23 & 24 August 2022 in Perth.
    Thanks in advance!

  2. Hi Neal,

    Love this list of conferences you have here! I was wondering if you might consider adding the Social Media Strategies Summit (Est. 2009)? We hold a number of social media marketing conferences every year, each catering to a different niche in the marketing world – ranging from enterprise to small business. Our next corporate event is happening this June 8-11, 2021 – we have speakers representing companies including Intel, AT&T, E*Trade, OceanSpray, and Google!

    • Hi Lainey, I have spoken at one of your summits and had you included but when I checked on your info when I wrote the blog post I couldn’t find any events. Sounds like you just recently added this or changed the date?

  3. Hi,

    what about adding SEO4Life – it is a beneficial live stream SEO conference. It will be online at 02 April 2020, from 14:00 – 18:00 UTC

    • Hi Tomas – thanks for the comment. There are TONS of virtual livestream summits, which is a natural byproduct of the current pandemic. However this post is only focused on conferences that are primarily in-person events. Thanks for your understanding!

  4. Thanks for always including Content Marketing World, Neal! Our dates for 2019 have been set! We will be back in Cleveland, September 3-6. Would love to see you there!

  5. Hii
    Again neal i am impress with your article thank you for sharing this use full article on “The 20+ Best Social Media Conferences to Attend in 2018 and 2019” this topic

  6. Hi Neal,

    This is a great list of conferences lined up from 2018 ~ 2019. As it is, I’m looking at the “Digital Innovation Summit in UK from October 3 ~ 4. That ‘s the one that fits my schedule.

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Really appreciate you putting this list together! There’s one more integrated online marketing conference that’s worth a mention. It’s called ResponseCon, and it’s taking place in
    October in 4 different cities. [link edited by admin]

  8. Great list Neal. Thanks for including the Spredfast Smart Social Summit. The event is taking place October 16-18, 2017 but the list has the date as October 2-4, 2017.

    Appreciate any update, thank you!

  9. I attended Social Media Marketing World’s conference two years in a row while employed at my previous job which paid for all accommodations. The conference is the reason I was able to leave that job and go on my own as a marketing consultant. It’s also one of the main reasons I moved to California from NY a month ago. This conference has magic in it. ;) (And it’s hands-down the best conference I’ve attended around marketing.)

  10. I just attended and spoke at the Pubcon Summit in Florida. Turning in my speaker’s pitch for Pubcon in Las Vegas. Looking forward to it!

  11. Both SMSS and SMMW are invaluable…. always say I’m going to go back and watch all the videos/sessions I missed and never get to, but even the portion that I do consume is worth every penny.

  12. I havent had the privilege of attending a conference yet but there are always so many on my one-day list! Someone needs to plan one in the center of the country -ya know, around Nashville area… I would help coordinate!

  13. Hey Neal!
    Great list of conferences! I wanted to know if you could add one more. Spredfast Summit, happens in Austin, TX every October, here, 500+ social media leaders joined us from 200+ global brands, media, and agencies. Brands include American Airlines, ESPN, Target, Airbnb, etc.

    We would love to be featured on your list for 2017. Please let me know how this is possible.

  14. Hi Neal,

    We just wrapped up Spredfast Summit last week, where 500+ social media leaders from global brands joined us. Our dates for next year will be Oct. 2-4, 2017. [promotional link edited by admin] We would love it if you consider us for your list in 2017!

    • Thank you for your comment. Since your event is a social tools vendor event (as opposed to a true social media conference), it will be considered for that section next year. Thanks for your understanding.

  15. Hi Neal,

    Please consider putting our conference on for 2017 for New Zealand. We have just finished for 2016. I will get the dates to you for the next one which will be the forth one. We had delegates from South America, UK and Australia.

    Here is the link for you to see what we did this year. Ps feedback was excellent.
    socialmediaconference .co .nz [link edited by admin]

  16. Hi Neal – is there a conference you would recommend for B2B? I’m guessing a lot of the content at the events above will be heavily driven around consumer marketing, but I’m in need of best practices on social marketing to the enterprise.

    • Thanks for the comment! A lot of the conferences actually cover both B2B and B2C, but for B2B specific I would look at either B2B Marketing Profs, which is coming up in Boston in October, or my own Social Tools Summit, which is focused on the enterprise and will be in San Jose in October as well. Hope this helps!

  17. Hi Neal,
    I work for a State Govt in NIGERIA.We have a department that handles web and social media issues.
    I would need your advise on which of the conferences will be,of immense benefit to the work we do.
    Thank you

    • Hi Tayo, unfortunately the best social media conference for governments, the Government Social Media Conference, just finished in Reno, Nevada ;-( I would contact them so you can attend it in 2017!

  18. Not just for pet owners, or bloggers (but since pets WILL be in attendance, and lots of them), you should probably at least LIKE them.☺ The BlogPaws Social Media and Pet Bloggers conference is June 22-25, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ (Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass). Learning sessions covering every aspect of social media marketing are offered, and this year, there’s a writing track too. Day passes will be available closer to the event. P.S. The food rocks!

  19. Hi Neal, thanks for the great list. I am looking to attend at least one good conference this year. From the list above which do you think best lends to TV on social media? I work for a TV group and am looking to take TV on digital to the next level. Let me know, thanks.

  20. Don’t forget about “The Employee Advocacy Conference” May 11th – 12th in the Greater Boston Area! :) #amplifysocial

  21. Hi – I was wondering if you could recommend a conference (western portion of the US) that might have focus on non-profits (animals particularly) ?
    Thanks for your article – very informative!

    • It’s a great event – I had the honor of speaking the closing keynote there in Las Vegas earlier this year. Highly recommended! Does this answer your question?

  22. Is there a good conference for learning about the best ways to document social media contacts? For example, something to learn more about Facebook analytics and the best ways to keep track of data when it comes to social media? Thanks!

    • Hi Christina, unfortunately there isn’t – but I will soon be launching a community that will have live events that will answer questions like that. Please sign up to my email list to be informed when we launch!

    • Christina, Neal, hi! What about social media summit, which is organised by Socialbakers, the biggest social analytics company? They have speakers from the likes of NASA, Universal and L’Oreal, and it’s a very big event. I’ve been there last year and it was over 1000 social media marketers there. I think it’s worth adding to your list.

  23. Hi Neal,

    I would like to know if these conference focus on the US market only?

    If so is there any conference in Australia you could recommend?

    • Hey Melissa, nope, I try to find information on the larger conferences … unfortunately none from Australia have popped up on my radar yet, although I do believe Content Marketing World does an event in Australia. Hope that helps!

  24. Hey Neal! I am a college student trying to look into media conferences that I could attend that would help broaden my horizons. Are there any conferences that a college student could attend?

    • Skyler, I have seen college students at conferences like Social Media Marketing World. Don’t be shy – come on out to ones on this list that make sense! To further answer your question, unfortunately I have not seen an event specifically for college students vis a vis social media…

  25. You might consider adding Marketing Festival to this list. It takes place on 26th – 28th November 2015 in Brno, Czech Republic.

    We provide no-bullshit content, world-class speakers, focused workshops, innovational case studies and to top it all of, a proper festival atmosphere with countless parties, solid networking and live gigs.

    Check out our website @

    Hope to see you there!


  26. I see lots of conferences for marketers and entrepreneurs; are there any you can recommend that are specific to “how to” — like using WordPress, HootSuite, etc — for posting blogs……

    • Hi Wanda, some of these conferences actually do have workshops that go through how to use tools. But rather than a social media conference, you might want to Google for local workshops or even use online classes from Lynda, Udemy, etc.

  27. Hi Neal, Thanks for the great list. I would love to attend one of these conferences. I will have to look into them and choose the best for me.

  28. Great list here, Neal. I don’t know if this would go along with social media, but the second annual Podcast Movement that is scheduled to be held in Ft. Worth, Texas from July 31st-August 2.

    I am thinking about attending one of the conferences you mentioned here as well.

    • Thanks for letting me know Darian! As you know this is a list of social media conferences – how much social media will be covered at this Internet Marketing conference?

  29. Thanks for the shout out. However the correct dates for Social Media Camp in Victoria BC are May 21-23, 2015.

    We hope to see you there.

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