Why attend a social media conference?
It goes without saying that social media is always changing. There is no better way to tap into the collective wisdom of experts than by attending social media conferences where you can:
- learn from subject matter experts, such as well-known bloggers, authors, and speakers, in the field
- network with other corporate practitioners to compare notes on best practices
- discover new social media tools that might help you do more with less
Which are the best social media conferences to attend in 2019?
Rather than create a comprehensive list of all of the social media conferences that exist, I provide you my annual list of conferences 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, especially some user conferences that aren’t specifically focused on, but will include a great deal of information about, social media.
If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of social media, these are the must-attend social media conferences in 2019! Social media conferences are presented in chronological order for your convenience.
Social Fresh – November 13-15, 2019 – Orlando, Florida
Social Fresh is a social media conference that will feature a plethora of tactical social media training focused for brands, and always actionable. As an attendee you will catch up on the latest industry trends while also updating your content creation process, social ad tactics, and social video strategy.. Learn from industry expert speakers, including executives from Bacardi, NBC, LinkedIn, Facebook, UPS, Peloton, and more.
Confirmed speakers for Social Fresh include
- Adrian Parker, VP of Marketing, Bacardi
- Megan Toth – Sr. Social Media Lead, NBC Universal
- Akili Ferrill – Global Marketing Solutions Media & Entertainment, Facebook
- Amber Naslund – Sr. Content Marketing Evangelist, LinkedIn
- Kate Winick – Director of Social Media, Peloton
Social Media for Governance Summit – November 18-19, 2019 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
As the number of social media users worldwide reaches 3.5 billion, it has evolved into the preferred medium to reach and engage with the masses. Individuals, businesses celebrities and even governments are harnessing the power of social media as an outreach tool.
However, interacting via social media presents challenges around privacy, data management, accessibility, social inclusion, governance, and other policy issues. Though the rapid adoption of social media by citizens and government agencies may have outpaced the regulatory framework, the guiding principles behind many regulations are still relevant.
Challenges in modern governance and enhanced expectations of citizens have turned social media into a unified platform for the citizens to offer feedback on government, public services and policies.
The Social Media for Governance Summit will bring together policy-makers, government bodies, public services, social media platforms and technology providers to brainstorm and learn best global practices for the effective use of social media for government bodies and service providers.
Are there any must see 2019 social media conferences which are missing from the list? Please contact me and let me know!