Top Social Media Conferences to Attend

This post was updated March 2021

Social media conferences are an excellent way to learn about new strategies and approaches to social media marketing that other brands and industries are testing out. And now that most major conferences have converted to virtual sessions (one benefit of the pandemic), there’s no reason to miss out on some of these major events.

Check out our top picks for social media conferences you should consider attending in the near future.

Top Social Media Conferences to Attend

Most Comprehensive

Social Fresh

If you are looking for excellent presentations without the hassle of deciding which sessions to attend, Social Fresh is for you. This conference offers one “stage” with top industry experts that skip 101 content and move straight to advanced social and digital marketing tactics. As the “original social marketing conference”, Social Fresh offers excellent networking opportunities at their in-person events with Fortune 500 brands and industry peers. Now that they’ve gone virtual, you can also access on-demand sessions from the previous year.

Beyond the Basics

Social Media Strategies Summit

The focus of the Social Media Strategies Summit is much more execution level, with case studies & how-to sessions geared towards more senior marketers. They also offer influencer marketing-specific sessions and events, making it a top choice for brands using social media influencers.

Biggest Names

Social Media Week

Social Media Week conference boasts some of the biggest brand names in their speakers list, offering attendees the opportunity to learn from and rub elbows with some very high-profile marketers.

Everything But The Kitchen Sink

Social Shake-Up Show

If you are looking for rapid-fire sessions on nearly every aspect of social media marketing, Social Shake-Up Show is the conference for you. Covering everything from “how not to get sued” to lead generation, there’s something for every social media marketer here.

Understand & Conquer the Platforms

Social Media Marketing World

Hosted by Social Media Examiner, the Social Media Marketing World conference features speakers who are experts on the key platforms, including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn and more. If you are looking to develop your presence on these channels and want to hear from the best in the biz, definitely take a look at this conference. (Note: This conference has been postponed to Spring 2022.)

Most Convenient

Digital Summit

Digital Summit wins most convenient for the variety of locations they host their in-person events, so you won’t have to travel far to hear from great speakers! The price is very competitive as well, making this conference a must-do if it swings through your area. While this conference covers more than just social media, there is a heavy focus on social that makes it a top choice for social media managers.

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