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The 10 Top Social Media Conferences of 2018

Navigating the digital and social media landscape can be overwhelming. As tools and technologies evolve, trying to keep up can make your head spin. Luckily 2018 offers a plethora of insightful conferences to help you stay on the cutting edge of the industry. Going to social media marketing conferences is a great opportunity to network and learn from social media marketing professionals from all over the world.

In this post, you will find a list of the top 10 social media conferences for 2018 with top notch speakers covering a wide variety of topics from influencer marketing to shoppable Instagram.

Social Media Strategies Summit

February 6-8, 2018

San Francisco, CA

At the San Francisco edition of the Social Media Strategies Summit, social media experts from leading brands will be sharing their insights on how to leverage  the latest trends and opportunities in social media to become a better marketer. SMSS offers training and other valuable resources for social media marketers of all skill levels. If you can't make it to San Francisco, SMSS also has a conference in Chicago in April.

Digital Marketing Innovation Summit

February 27-28, 2018

New York, NY

At the Digital Marketing Innovation Summit, marketing leaders from Google, Nike, PepsiCo & more come together in candid conversation to discuss their challenges and establish real strategic solutions. This conference will help you understand how to effectively utilize new technologies to improve your customer communications. Learn how to improve your customer journey by offering a complete multichannel experience, monetize your social media presence, and establish real connections through immersive peer-to-peer networking.

Social Media Marketing World

February 28 - March 2, 2018

San Diego, CA

Hosted by Social Media Examiner, Social Media Marketing World is a mega-conference comprised of 5,000 marketing experts and content creators sharing insights into social media marketing. With a focus on networking, world-class pitch-free content, and San Diego's relaxed vibe, this conference combines high-quality sessions with an amazing social experience.

Pubcon Florida

April 10-12, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Pubcon Florida is for consultants, marketing agencies, and businesses of every size who are looking to learn the most effective strategies in SEO, PPC, social media, content development, social media advertising, local search, Google Analytics, mobile, video and more. The three day conference features Masters Training Workshops, multi-track sessions, a full exhibition hall, networking opportunities, and nightly events.

Social Media Week

April 24-27, 2018

New York, NY

Social Media Week NYC (#SMWNYC) celebrates its 10th annual conference in 2018.  The inspirational 3-day conference serves as a forum for discussions, trends, and insights on how the social media industry is impacting not only brands and businesses but also society as a whole.. This event will feature a central stage for keynotes and panels, multiple rooms for workshops, masterclasses and presentations, and an area dedicated to co-working, networking lounges, and interactive installations.

Can’t make this one? Good news: Social media week happens several times a year, all over the globe.

Social Media Camp

May 2-3, 2018

Victoria, BC, Canada

Celebrating its 9th annual conference in 2018, Social Media Camp attracts a broad spectrum of delegates from all over the world in a variety of industries – small business, large business, government, education, and non-profit. Not only are best practices covered, but the cultural impact of social media is explored. Billing itself as a conference for experts and beginners, Social Media Camp offers coaching, classes, and world-class networking.

The Social Shake-Up

May 7-9, 2018

Atlanta, GA

The Social Shake-Up (#ssu2018) is a three-day social media conference is designed for digital, social, marketing, PR and communications professionals looking for new innovative ways to keep integrating social media into their overall business strategy. Presented by PR News & Social Media Today, this conferences features speakers who will share the strategies and tactics that have truly shaken up the ecosystem. With a focus on providing forward-thinking ideas, this social media gathering is a great place to hear from C-suite execs who understand the place of social in business and to participate in provocative discussions about what’s next.

ANA Digital & Social Media Conference

July 25-27, 2018

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

This ANA conference is geared to keep you on top of the latest digital and social media trends, with insight from leading brand marketers who are pushing the limits of their craft in bold, exciting ways. The 2017 conference focused on the most pressing topics of the year, including augmented reality, influencer marketing, virtual reality, content marketing, digital analytics, and more. Read one CMO's key takeaways from the 2017 conference here.

Content Marketing World

September 4-7, 2018

Cleveland, OH

With more than 150 sessions offered by content marketing leaders and content creators, this conference provides the tools needed to build and implement a content marketing plan that will grow your business and inspire your audience. With breakout sessions, hands-on labs, networking, and endless content, CMWorld offers something for anyone involved in content marketing at any level.


November 12-14, 2018

Las Vegas, NV

With over 1,000 marketers expected to attend, EVENTtech specializes in using social media and technology to optimize live experiences. Presented by Event Marketer and billed as the marketing technology conference of the year, EVENTtech has more than 100 classes and workshops presented in a unique learning format. Expect to learn about the latest trends on connecting digital and live and how to optimize them through social media.

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