Social Media Conferences To Squeeze In This Year

October 23, 2017

When we get really busy, learning opportunities tend to shift to the bottom of our priority lists. There’s still time to squeeze in a conference or two before 2018, so I’ve selected a few of the best ones for social media pros.

Digiday Video Anywhere Summit
Who it’s for: content creators, publishers, media and social strategists
When: November 1-3
Where: Laguna Niguel, CA
Speakers: Brett Bouttier of Awesomeness, Tina Exarhos of NowThis, Eric Korsh of Mashable Studios, David Levy of Turner, Richard Irving of Hulu
Event Description: At the Digiday Video Anywhere Summit, we’ll explore the new opportunities and new challenges in digital video, and how publishers are building business models that drive revenue, not just viewership.

Social Media Week: Chicago
Who it’s for: social media pros, brand marketers
When: November 13-17
Where: Chicago, IL
Speakers: Eric Edge of Pinterest, Jason Peterson of Havas, Journalist Tamron Hall, Obele Brown-West of Weber Shandwick
Event Description: In 2017, we will explore our global theme Language and the Machine, which examines how algorithms are shaping human language communication.

Influence 2.0
Who it’s for: agency folks and brand marketers running Influencer and UGC
When: November 14
Where: London, UK
Speakers: Author Brian Solis, Katie Pawlik of GE, Antony Mayfield of Brilliant Noise
Event Description: Learn how the most successful brands are using employee advocacy, employer branding, UGC and customer advocacy marketing to drive grow reach, accelerate sales, attract talent and amplify sponsorship.

Ad Age Next
Who it’s for: brand marketers, agency leaders, media professionals
When: November 15-16
Where: NYC, NY
Speakers: Jared Belsky of 360i, Seth Dallaire of Amazon Media Group, Jarrod Dicker of The Washington Post, Bob Lord of IBM
Event Description: Be there as the worlds of marketing, media, science and tech come together for this two-day summit that separates hype from substance and takes a stand on where marketing and advertising professionals should be placing their bets for 2018 and beyond.

Digiday Marketing Summit
Who it’s for: brand marketers, brand strategists, account directors and managers – any agency folks who want a better view into what their clients are thinking about
When: December 5-7
Where: Nassau, Bahamas
Speakers: Nick Fairbairn of Le Tote, Paige Farrow of Char-Broil, Jackson Jeyanayagam of Boxed, Edlynne Laryea of Johnson & Johnson, Dana Strokovsky of McDonalds
Event Description: Join us at the Digiday Marketing Summit to discuss how brands are taking back control, from rethinking internal structures to figuring out ROI on their digital ad spend, to understanding how to work with new platforms — all the while managing tight resources.

Social Fresh Conference
Who it’s for: social media pros
When: December 8-9
Where: Orlando, FL
Speakers: Sue Funke of A&E, Beverly Jackson of MGM Resorts, Miri Rodriguez of Microsoft
Event Description: Topics covered include Instagram/Snapchat Stories, Influencer Marketing, Video Ads, Live Video, Podcasting, Chatbots, Audience Growth, Social Media Automation, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Messenger, Content Marketing, Social Advertising, Community Building and more.