social media conferences

Looking to expand your knowledge on all things social? Here’s a list of the top 7 social media conferences happening in the next 6 months.

1) Social Fresh, San Diego

When: October 28 – 30, 2014
Speakers: Brian Clark of CopyBlogger; Peter Shankman of ShakMinds; Paula Berg of HP
Price Range: $997- $1,747

Social Fresh hosts two conferences yearly; one on each coast, and is the social media conference you have always hoped for. They keep it simple and focus on quality content with actionable insights. Just one speaker at a time focused on success stories and tactics. Enjoy multiple happy hours, speed networking, snack breaks and a chance to connect with 500+ top social professionals. Haven’t purchased your tickets yet? Visit:


2) OMG Social Media, Vancouver

When: November 20, 2014
Speakers: Ada Juristovski of Hootsuite; Michelina Teti of Lululemon; Mary Crowe of Whole Foods
Price: $129 – $189

OMG Social Media brings together 200+ business owners from the local community for a full day of learning and new opportunities. Attendees will be gathered in specially designed round-table discussions, join speaker-led workshops, and will partake in networking activities to build a strategic social media marketing plan, all in one day. Purchase your tickets by November 1st to receive a special discount:


3) Brand+Aid Marketing & Social Media Conference, Arlington

When: January 21 – 22 2015
Previous Speakers: Greg Hickman of Mobile Mix; Andy Slipher of Slipher Marketing
Price: $129 – $169

The Brand+Aid Marketing & Social Media Conference is an action-packed, two-day event that will give you the motivation and information you need to take your brand to the next level. With a more diverse selection of sessions from a dynamic and insightful group of experts, the third year of the Brand+Aid Conference is set on being the best one yet.


4) Social Media Strategies Summit, Las Vegas

When: February 10 – 12, 2015
Speakers: Karen O’Brien of Western Union; Mallorie Rosenbluth of Likeable Media
Price: $495 – $1,595

If you’re interested in learning from the best on how to execute a powerful social media strategy to further your brand’s reach and impact, then come to SMS Summit in Vegas. 7 hands-on workshops, 30 interactive learning sessions – you’ll be able to network with VPs, Directors and Managers of today’s top brands, learn how to harness social data and social identity to drive business value and keep your brand competitive, create a powerful brand storytelling strategy that has impact.


5) Social Media Week, New York, 25+ locations

When: February 23 – 37, 2015
Previous Speakers: Danah Boyd of Microsoft; Valerie Buckingham of Nokia
Price: Free, Varies by location & activity

SMW is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world. Hosted in six continents, and over 25 cities – the event boasts 70,000+ attendees, 5,000 speakers, and more than 1 million people connecting through social and mobile. If you’re a C-Level executive, mid-senior level marketing executive, or a digitally focused individual, then be sure to check out the live streams, events, networking opportunities offered throughout Social Media Week in a city near you.

Social Media Week

6) SXSW, Austin

Interactive: March 13 – 17, 2015
Film: March 13 – 21, 2015
Music: March 17 – 22, 2015

Speakers/Participants: Paola Antonelli of MoMa, Variety of Showcasing Artists
Price: $525 – $1,745

SXSW is a set of film, interactive and music festivals and conferences, that takes place in mid-March in Austin yearly. With 72,000 registrants and artists in attendance, SXSW is one of the most effective channels for promoting your business to professionals connected in the music, film, and interactive industries.


7) Social Media Marketing WorldSan Diego

When: March 25 – 27 2015
Previous Speakers: Ted Rubin of Brand Innovators, Mari Smith, Social Thought Leader
Price: $947 – $1,479

Powered by Social Media Examiner, SMMWorld connects 2,500 of the top social media marketing experts designed to inspire and empower attendees with some of the most creative social media marketing ideas. What’s in store for 2015? Make new connections at structured networking events throughout, learn from the world’s top experts, and party with these folks held aboard an aircraft carrier (seriously).


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