social fresh conference

If you were able to attend any of the most notable social media conferences in the past year, then you’ve already learned how to better position yourself and your business in the ever-changing world of social media. Ever-changing. Yes, that’s exactly what social media is, which makes it even more significant to stay abreast of top trends and best practices that many successful brands have executed more recently. Here’s our list of the top social media conferences to keep in mind for the rest of 2015:

1) Social Fresh

Social Fresh has hosted two conferences yearly—one on each coast—and is the social media conference every social media marketer has always hoped for. This year, Social Fresh is hosting one conference in Tampa with its “best lineup EVER.” What makes Social Fresh different? They keep it simple by focusing on quality content with actionable insights with one speaker at a time honing in on success stories, tactics, and visual examples.

Enjoy multiple happy hours, speed networking, snack breaks, and a chance to connect with 500+ top social professionals all at one place. Gabrielle Archambault, Senior E-Commerce Manager says, “This conference is all meat, no fluff. I loved that I didn’t have to choose between tracks, and every speaker inspired me or sparked my creativity in one way or another.” In 2014, we had the honor of sponsoring and attending this nationally trending event, and in case you missed it, here are some of the lessons we learned.

Convinced? We’ll see you in September! Register here for $100 off your conference pass.

When: September 23 – 25
Where: Tampa Marriott in Tampa, Florida
Cost: $1,097- $1,697
Speakers: Jessica Randazza of Dannon, Daina Middleton of Twitter, Karianne Stinson of Priceline
Conference Hashtag: #SocialFresh



INBOUND’s purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections you need to transform your business. With four days of inspiring events filled with Inbound experts, innovative talks, and happy hours, and networking, and 170+ educational sessions with over 10,000 attendees,2015 is expected to be better than ever. In 2014, we had the pleasure of attending INBOUND, and thought it’d be fun to follow what was resonating with attendees via Instagram. Here’s a glimpse of what we learned.

Have you registered? Be on the lookout for our very own, Jeremy Goldman who’ll be taking the stage on September 9 from 4:45 – 5:30 ET to discuss how to leverage your site analytics to create valuable content.

When: September 8 – 11
Where: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA
Cost: $449 – $1,898
Speakers: Jeremy Goldman of Firebrand Group, Seth Godin (Best-Selling Author), Brian Halligan & Dharmesh Shah of Hubspot
Conference Hashtag: #Inbound15

inbound conference

3) Content Marketing World

Content Marketing World is the one event where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in the content marketing industry.

You will leave with all the materials you need to take a content marketing strategy back to your team – and – to implement a content marketing plan that will grow your business and inspire your audience. This event boasts over 80 sessions presented by the leading brand marketers from around the world covering strategy, integration, measurement, and more new ideas. In 2014, over 2,600 marketers from 50 countries joined #CMWorld.

When: September 8 – 11
Where: Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland Ohio
Cost: $495 – $2,495
Speakers: Rand Fishkin of Moz, David Beebe of Marriott, Michael Brenner of Newscred,
Conference Hashtag: #CMWorld

4) Brand Innovators

The Brand Innovators Summit is an all-year round event that provides brand marketing and media professionals with best practices, case studies, and proof points, demonstrating how some of today’s top brands are leveraging digital media. Attendees hear first-hand from client side CMOs, media directors, and brand marketers about how they are reaping the benefits of digital media.

When: January 5 – December 10
Where: Multiple cities across the U.S. & London
Cost: Varies according to event
Speakers: Russ Bley of Newscred, Daniel Brusilovsky of Golden State Warriors
Conference Hashtag: #bisummit

brand innovators summit

5) ASCEND Summit

ASCEND Digital Marketing Summit is an interactive conference jam-packed with industry experts, business innovators, and digital influencers from around the world sharing insights on how to create next-level campaigns to standout from competition and evolve your branding with the latest industry trends. Now, as for the networking portion – last year, the idea of “fun” was taken to the next level as attendees partied with an astronaut. See it to believe it.

When: October 18 – 20
Where: Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $399 – $699 (2014)
Speakers: Peter Shankman of ShankMinds, Andy Crestodina of Orbit Media
Conference Hashtag: #AscendSummit2015

ascend conference

6) B2B Marketing Forum

B2B Marketing Forum by MarketingProfs is a place where leaders, innovators – the people who make ‘magic happen’ – gather to share and learn the latest in B2B marketing and secrets to success. If you’re looking for an inspirational conference with a diverse track for all levels of marketers to enjoy, register for its 9th annual conference.

When: October 20 – 23
Where: Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA
Cost: $1,095 – 1,595
Previous Speakers: Sheryl Turkle of MIT, Peter Sagal of NPR, Michael Brenner of Newscred
Conference Hashtag: TBD

We’ll be updating this list as other conferences confirm their event details or when any additional conferences are announced, so stay tuned.