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If you want to learn more about social media marketing, this year is jam-packed year of insightful top social conferences.

Participating in the best social media marketing conferences can help you to gain skills other social media practitioners might not have and get you far more employable. You will also have the opportunity to meet other social media marketing enthusiasts.

eDigital has made a great list of the best social media conferences with fantastic speakers covering a wide variety of topics including:


ICSMT 2017 : 19th International Conference on Social Media and Technology
26-27 January 2017
Sydney, Australia

The ICSMT 2017: 19th International Conference on Social Media and Technology aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Social Media and Technology. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Social Media and Technology.
Social Media Strategies Summit
7-9 February 2017
San Francisco, CA

At the San Francisco edition of the Social Media Strategies Summit, experts on social media will be sharing their tips on how to leverage trends and opportunities in social media to become a better marketer. SMSS offers resources for social media marketers of all skill levels.This is a comprehensive 3-day social media marketing summit that addresses the toughest challenges marketers are facing in social media marketing, customer service, employee engagement, measuring ROI, and more. This educational experience moves far beyond the basics of social media; you’ll leave with a fresh perspective on the digital marketing landscape, and key strategic insights on how social fits in with corporate objectives. You’ll learn from a mix of experienced in-house practitioners and award-winning agencies to get a 360° view on what it takes to execute a successful, revenue-driving social media strategy. Guest speakers at this event will include Michael Smith, Director of Digital Strategy for Gatorade, Alisa Ben, Vice President, Insights for Universal Music, and Yvette Irvin, Director, Global Digital & Social Innovation for Banana Republic.

Social Media Week
17 February, 2017, New York, NY
June 2017: Los Angeles, Mexico City, Milan
September 2017: Jakarta, London, Miami, Sao Paulo
November 2017: Chicago, Rotterdam

Social Media Week is a 3 day conference serves as a forum for ideas, trends, insights and inspiration for brands to leverage social media in the digital age. The 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 and interactive installations. Can’t make this one? Good news: Social media week happens several times a year, all over the globe.

Sysomos Summit 
27 Feb to 1 March 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina

Summit: The Digital Marketing Conference
19-23 March 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada

Adobe’s user conference has become more than that: It is now an educational event in itself which brings together 5,000 digital marketing leaders to learn and discuss social marketing as well as marketing analytics, campaign management and email marketing, digital experience management, digital advertising, and much more. The event will feature a number of speakers, including many from Adobe itself. Even if you’re not a user of Adobe Social, you’ll learn a great deal and meet great people at this event. The event will be at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas and feature three jam-packed days of digital marketing expertise, insights and information together with two pre-conference training days. You’ll come away with the knowledge to bring all your content and data together in one place and deliver the ideal experience to every customer.

Digital Strategy Innovation Summit
21-22 March 2017, New York
26-27 April 2017, Hong Kong
26-27 April 2017, San Francisco
31 May-1 June 2017, Melbourne
6-7 September 2017, Shanghai
13-14 September 2017, Sydney
14-15 September 2017, San Francisco
19-20 October 2017, London
22-23 November 2017, Beijing

This event will gather the most high-powered and top level executives in digital strategy from around the world under the theme: “Delivering Digital Transparency to Inspire Loyalty.”  Learn from insights gathered from more than 25 industry leaders and engage with more than 150 digital strategy executives. This event will also feature interactive workshops filled with creativity-enhancing, innovative action points, and takeaways. Digital leaders speaking include the Vice President of Social Data Strategy for Viacom, Head of Innovation in Retail Banking for HSBC, and Senior Vice President for Subscriptions Revenue for SoundCloud.

9-10 March 2017: New Delhi, India
14-15 March 2017: Sydney, Australia
30-31 March 2017: Shanghai, China
10-11 May 2017: San Diego, California

You’ll get access to networking and business matching opportunities, both in structured and informal formats. You’ll have the chance to chat, learn, and share with the biggest brands, agencies, and companies in the world. It’s all facilitated by the Business Connect directory within ad:tech’s own app. The exhibition floor at ad:tech will showcase the latest in advertising and marketing technology.

Social Media Marketing World
22-24 March 2017
San Diego, CA

Hosted by Social Media Examiner, Social Media Marketing World is a mega-conference comprised of 3,500 marketing experts sharing insights into social media marketing. Discover the best social media marketing techniques from the world’s top experts and join 4,000 fellow marketers at the mega-conference designed to inspire and empower you with social media marketing ideas.Speakers will include Guy Kawasaki, Mari Smith, Scott Monty, Jay Baer, Ann Handley, Michael Stelzner, Michael Hyatt, Amy Porterfield, Chris Brogan, Mark Schaefer, and others.

Next10X Conference 
5 April 2017
Boston, Massachusetts

Hosted by the award-winning digital marketing agency Stone Temple, it will feature several of the greatest minds in digital mobile marketing who will discuss some of the most topical issues in the industry today. You’ll come away with actionable and tactical ideas to implement in your own company to help grow your brand and maintain a competitive edge in today’s rapidly evolving mobile digital marketing world. Speakers include Erin Everhart, Senior Manager, Media Strategy & Mobile at Home Depot, Melissa Walner Director, Global SEO at Hilton Worldwide, and of course our own Maximize Social Business alumni Mark Traphagen, who is currently Senior Director of Brand Evangelism at Stone Temple.

Content Marketing Conference
11-13 April 2017
Boston, Massachusetts

The Content Marketing Conference is the newest event focused on content marketing for those that can’t wait for the annual Content Marketing World in the fall. In its 3rd year and making the move from Las Vegas to Boston, the Content Marketing Conference prides itself on being focused on actionable content marketing tactics, tools, and techniques and “serving up the recipe for content marketing mastery.”

This event is also unique in that it is purposely capped at 300 to energize sessions, maximize learning and power-up networking to make sure you win big. Haven spoken at last year’s event, and confirmed to be speaking at this year’s event, I can personally highly recommend this event for its extremely tactical and actionable advice.

Guest speakers include Brian Halligan, CEO of Hubspot, Melanie Deziel, Director of Creative Strategy for Time, and Larry Kim, Founder of WordStream.

Social Media Strategies Summit
26-28 April 2017
Chicago, Illinois

Social Media Strategies Summit occur annually at several American locations and are great events for corporate social media marketing professionals. At this event, you will be able to fuel your social media strategy through compelling content, customer experience, brand storytelling, advocacy and technology. If you missed the February event in San Francisco, you won’t want to miss this April event in Chicago! Guest speakers for this event include Lauren Gerstner, Director, Global Social Media for HP, James Vetrano, Social Media Manager for Kraft/Heinz, and Christine Montgomery, Head of Online and Social Media for The World Bank.

From Reach to Revenue: Profiting from Social
3 May 2017
Online – Australia – FREE

When marketing and sales teams work together and align their objectives and strategies, organisations can seize new opportunities that make a real impact on the bottom line: Revenue! This is one of the best social media conferences in Australia that brings together social innovators, inspiring brands, and industry experts to show how social marketing and social selling can work in tandem to increase your brand reach and grow revenue for your business.

Social Media Camp
3-4 May 2017
Victoria, BC, Canada

Social Media Camp offers 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. Social Media Camp is Canada’s largest social media conference which will have its 8th event in 2017. It is a great conference that covers all the key issues for getting the most out of social media marketing.

The Sixth Annual Gathering on Social Media and the Australian Government
3-4 May 2017
Melbourne, Australia

There are new and popular social media avenues that seem to open up every two months, and the current popular avenues Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn are constantly updating and creating new ways of application and ROI.

Growth Marketing Conference
3-4 May 2017
New York

150+ growth marketers and execs from companies like IBM, Google, HubSpot, AMEX, Sprinkrl, Spotify, Grubhub, Vice Media, Wistia and ZocDoc have already registered for the conference.Don’t miss your opportunity to join them! You’ll learn battle-tested growth marketing strategies and tactics, straight from the thought leaders who pioneered them.So you can start hitting the growth numbers your company deserves. Register Today and save 30% with code SME.

Big Digital Adelaide
8-9 May 2017
Adelaide, Australia

Spend two days learning every aspect of social media, search engine optimisation (SEO), paid search tactics and tools, social media marketing, blogging and content development. Connect with speakers and attendees who are genuine experts. Whether you need to learn how to glam up your site on a shoestring, understand keyword research, learn to write copy that converts, discover the mysteries of social media and re-marketing, or connect with your brand in a way that moves customers as much as your employees.

Engage Prague
17-19 May
Prague, Czech Republic

Hear from social media experts representing the world’s most notable organisations, such as Nestlé, NASA, Stanford Peace Innovation Lab, and Greenpeace, just to name a few. You’ll learn some amazing insights you won’t find anywhere else, expand your knowledge with leading industry professionals in hands-on workshops.

The Social Shake-Up
22-24 May 2017
Atlanta, Georgia

Social Media Today’s premier social media conference has returned to redefine what social media means for your business, your brand, your future. To get your messages across the digital and social universe and to test their effectiveness you must navigate the ins and outs of live streaming, SEO, storytelling, social selling, Snapchat, Instagram and so much more. At The Social Shake-Up on May 22-24, 2017 at the W hotel in Atlanta, speakers from the Atlanta Hawks, Oracle, American Cancer Society, Arby’s and The Coca-Cola Company will show you and your team how to take your social media strategy to the next level. This 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.

Social Media Monitoring, Measurement and ROI Forum
23-25 May 2017
Sydney Australia

As social media marketing strategies become more advanced – so does the need for optimal ways to measure and assess the impact of our brand’s social media strategies . It is now an imperative to determine the real impact on ROI. This is a two day focused conference developed to shed light on the way forward in social listening and monitoring in ways that will set your social strategy a success. Gathering social media marketing practitioners from leading Australian organisations – insights and key future strategies will be offered in how to unleash your brand’s full social potential through exceptional monitoring and measurement.

Adobe Digital Marketing Symposium
23-24 May 2017
Sydney, Australia

Millennials Marketing Conference
25-26 May 2017 Melbourne
28-29 September 2017, Sydney

Day one will be a host of leading industry experts from Facebook, Instagram, VICE Media, The Urban List, Junkee Media, Hubspot, MTV & Hello Social bringing you the most up to date research, insights, case studies and take away strategies on how to effectively engage millennial consumers. Topics Covered include: How to develop effective engagement strategies, Changing media consumption habits, The latest thinking on Social Media, Mobile purchasing trends, Getting to grips with social influencers, The latest technologies & usage, Insights into all areas of youth lifestyle & culture, Understanding the mindset of Millennials, Workplace motivations & the start up generation, Using video as a tool to engage andThe rise of native advertising.

Digital Marketing Innovation Summit
31 May 31 to 1 June 2017
Melbourne, Australia

Media Social (part of Vivid Sydney Festival)
1 June 2017
Sydney, Australia

An exclusive event for top level social media professionals to grow their peer network and stay abreast of the latest developments in digital media and technology. An industry network event for professionals in public relations, marketing, advertising, technology evangelists, digital, media buyers and other media industry professionals. The high light of the evening is a series of presentation by industry thought leaders giving insights into different technology and media channels.

The AIS Social Media Conference
2 June 2017
Sydney, Australia

Organised by the Association of Independent Schools (AIS) will cover areas like developing savvy marketing and communication campaigns, receive clarity on managing risk and legal obligations.

Influencer Marketing – Do it the Right way.
26, July 2017

It’s no secret that the rise of social media is revolutionising the ways and channels through which businesses market their offerings. In particular, the influence that popular social media accounts with large audiences have on consumers’ awareness and perceptions of brands, products and services cannot be ignored. On the contrary, it should be a crucial marketing consideration for any company, from small family-owned businesses to large corporations. So what is the best way to leverage such an influence? MUSE have invited one of Australia’s most prolific entrepreneurs in the tech startup and media industry, Taryn Williams, to hold a workshop dedicated to revealing the secrets of a successful collaboration with powerful influencers. Leveraging her vast professional experience in the field, Taryn will deliver a one-hour session aiming to inform and educate through case studies, and engage the audience with a Q&A and workshop.

Mumbrella 360
6-8 June 2017
Sydney, Australia

Mumbrella360 is one of Australia’s media and marketing industry conferences. You can hear from the top CMOs, agency CEO’s and media owners about social media issues and challenges affecting the industry and the new technologies and practices going forward. Mumbrella360 sees nearly 2000 social media people converge across three days to network, build new business, learn and get inspired. International speaker: Anthropological Advertising – Studying Human Behaviour Through Social Media to Shape Brand Strategy.

11-13 June 2017
Boston, Massachusetts

Video in social media has become so important that for the first time we are adding an exclusively video marketing conference to this list. WistiaFest 2017 is the annual user conference for the video platform leader Wistia and celebration of all things about video marketing. This is the event where video marketers share the challenges they encounter and sharing of ideas on how to overcome such challenges. Meet a broad range of people who are passionate about video marketing and business. Rub elbows with the video experts across multiple fields. Speakers have yet to be announced, but we expect they will include a good group of video marketing industry experts.

Corporate Social Media Summit :The Pillars of Social Success in 2017
15-16 June 2017
New York

The move towards digital everything has meant rapid change for businesses. The Corporate Social Media Summit offers a unique opportunity for brands to learn how to embed social and digital technology across their businesses.

As an attendee, you will have the opportunity for one-on-one interactions with customers and potential customers. There will also be learning opportunities with innovative speakers, and interactive panels. And the CSM Awards Show evening will recognize leaders in the industry—or maybe you’ll receive recognition yourself!

22-24 June 2017
Orlando, Florida

Join an exhilarating mix of content creators, social media stars, entrepreneurs, top brands, activists and fans at #BlogHer17! You’ll experience inspiring keynotes, sessions where you’ll learn the latest techniques, and find opportunities to network with YOUR community.

Social Media Conference 2017
29-30 June 2017
Albuquerque, USA

Social Media Day San Diego
30 June 2017
San Diego, CA

Want to learn the latest in social media marketing and customer service? Discover the latest on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more at Social Media Day San Diego. This is a huge social media event with an opportunity to learn and network as industry thought leaders share their insights.

International Social Media Marketing Conference
16 July 2017

The International Social Marketing Conference (ISMC) objective is to unite all Australian social marketers to share latest tools, best social media marketing practices. Attendees will learn new social media marketing insights from top industry experts and will have fantastic opportunities for networking and exploring latest and emerging social media marketing technologies.

17 July 2017
Seattle, Washington

Sponsored by arguably one of the largest online marketing firms in the world, Moz, this is THE conference you will want to attend if you are a more advanced digital marketer and you manage more than just social media. Learn about the latest trends in the world of search engine optimiSation, social media marketing, content marketing, branding, conversion rate optimiSation, search engine marketing, among others. Get to know their exceptional speakers. Learn about their actionable tactics. Grab those tasty snacks. This is a fun-filled event you wouldn’t want to miss. Speakers have yet to be announced but rest assured it will be an all-star cast!

Ministry of Sport Marketing Conference
18 July 2017
Sydney, Australia

The Ministry of Sports Marketing Conference focuses on what’s working, what’s not and ‘what’s next’ in the international sports marketing space. It offers the latest information, network with the best of the best, and learn key execution strategies to leverage fan engagement and grow revenue. Hear exclusively from Sports Social Media Sports marketers including; Jacqueline Smith-Dubendorfer – VP Dot Com, Adidas – Sheila Rasu, VP Marketing and Communications, NBA ASIA – Darren Birch, GM Growth, Digital & Audiences, AFL – Matt Sanders, CEO, Draftstars – Anthony Everade, Head of Big Bash League, Cricket Australia – Sam Squiers, Founder of Sportette & Sports Journalist, CHANNEL 9 – Marne Fechner, Acting CEO, Netball Australia – Sam Barker, Digital Manager, Supercars – Jemma Wong, Head of Brand Strategy and Special Project, Afl Women. The MSM2017 Awards – Presented By Triple M The day will culminate in the inaugural MSM Awards, bringing together executives, creatives and personalities driving success in the sports media industry and recognising the best strategic and creative marketing in Australia. B&T will drive nominations across print and digital channels with finalists selected by a panel of expert independent judges and announced over drinks to round off the event. Award categories: Best Use of Sponsorship in Sport- Best Sports Marketing Campaign- Best Use of Social Media in Sport – Best Sports Digital Platform – Advertising Campaign of the Year Involving Sport – Innovation in Sports Marketing – Best Digital Sports Marketing Campaign – Best Content Coverage for Sport – Best Sports Marketing Consumer Experience (CX) Strategy.

International Conference on Social Media & Society 
28-30 July 2017
Toronto, Canada

From its inception, the conference has focused on the best practices for studying the impact and implications of social media on society. Organised by the Social Media Lab at Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, the conference provides participants with opportunities to exchange ideas, present original research, learn about recent and ongoing studies, and network with peers.The conference’s intensive three-day program will feature full papers, work-in-progress papers, panels, and posters. The wide-ranging topics in social media showcase research from scholars working in many fields including Communication, Computer Science, Education, Journalism, Information Science, Management, Political Science, Sociology.

Content Marketing World
5-8 September 2017
Cleveland, OH

With more than 150 sessions offered by some of the industries leading marketers, this conference is oriented towards helping brands shape their entire content marketing strategy. Topics covered include strategy, integration, measurement, and the integration of social media. Content Marketing World continues to be the largest content marketing event on the planet. It’s 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.

Digital Strategy Innovation Summit
13-14 September 2017
Sydney, Australia

The Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference
15 September 15 2017
Portland, ME

At this intimate conference you’ll discover how to reach more of your ideal customers through search, social, and mobile marketing: the “agents of change.” Limited to only 400 people, you’ll have a chance to rub elbows with the digital marketing experts who present. Jay Baer is keynoting this year. Virtual passes and a live stream is available, and people from all over the world tune in to learn new tactics to grow their business and generate more leads online.

Digital Marketing Innovation Summit
15-16 September 2017
Los Angeles, CA

At the Digital Marketing Innovation Summit, marketing leaders from Vevo, Google, Twitter, eBay & more will speak about strategies to refine marketing campaigns and improve your social media engagement, mobile marketing presence and omni-channel experience.

25-28 September 2017
Boston, Massachusetts

Speakers for INBOUND 2017 have not been announced yet at the time of writing this, but past speakers have included such celebrities such as Anna Kendrick, Aziz Ansari, Seth Godin, Brené Brown, and Martha Stewart on the keynote stage. Keynoters will inspire you with their visions for the future of marketing, sales, and business. INBOUND 2016 featured almost 300 breakout sessions from some of the biggest names and brightest minds in sales and marketing. From Ann Handley on how slow is the new fast to Jill Konrath on how to sell more in less time, INBOUND 2016 was packed with dozens of new tactics to take your business to the next level—and 2017 will be too.

Spredfast Summit
2-4 October 2017
Austin, Texas

MarketingProfs’ B2B Marketing Forum
3-6 October 2017
Boston, Massachusetts

MarketingProfs’ B2B Marketing Forum is more than a conference. It’s the place where leaders, innovators, and people who make things happen gather to learn about the latest in B2B marketing and share the secrets to success.

Digital Marketing Innovation Summit
4-5 October
Sydney, Australia

Social Media Strategies Summit
October 2017 – Exact date to be confirmed.
New York

Social Media Conference 2017
18 October 2017
Hamburg, Germany

Social Tools Summit 
26 October, 2017
San Jose, CA

The one day social tools summit is a great opportunity to learn about the wide variety of social media tools available for companies large and small, how they can be fully utilised, and real-life examples of how businesses are deriving ROI from them. This is the first conference dedicated solely to social media best practices and business tools.

6-8 December 2017
San Francisco, California

6-9 November 2017
San Francisco, California

While the details have yet to be announced at the time of writing this blog post, based on past events Dreamforce 2017 will include over 1,400 breakout sessions focusing on practically every social media marketing role imaginable, over 350 partners in the Cloud Expo and a list of esteemed keynote speakers. Check back here for updates as speakers are announced!

6-9 November 2017
Las Vegas, NV

Pubcon Las Vegas features industry experts within social media, digital marketing, search engines and online advertising. Named a Forbes must-attend conference and an Inc. top conference for growing your business — this conference will expand marketers horizons on all things digital.

13-15 November 2017
Las Vegas, NV

With over 1,000 marketers expected to attend, EVENTtech specializes in using social media and technology to optimize live experiences. Expect to learn about the latest trends on connecting digital and live and how to optimize them through social media.

IGNITION: Future of Digital
5-7 December 2017
New York, NY

IGNITION, Business Insider’s flagship conference, brings together minds in media and technology to explore emerging trends and provide insight into the power that these technological innovations will bring to the social space.




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