These are 10 Must-Attend Social Media Events and Conferences in 2020. Here at Heropost we simply love a good Social Media Conference. Social Media conferences allow us to network and to be surrounded by like-minded individuals that are in the same industry like ours. It allows us to see what new information or tech we can add to our company so that our clients are well taken care of in this competitive market.
Below are some of the Social Media Events and Conferences that we may recommend.
1.Social Media Camp
Dates: May 5-8, 2020
Location: Victoria, Canada
Main Speakers: Jillian Harris
Website: Social Media Camp
Social Media Camp is Canada’s largest social media conference, bringing together industry innovators and influencers to spark conversation through a series of interactive sessions and inspiring speakers. This year the Keynote speaker is Jillian Harris she is the Founder and Creative Director of Jillian Harris Design.
There are session streams at this conference Beginner, intermediate and advanced illustrating the broadness of this conference and anybody at any level will feel comfortable.
We recommend this conference and besides its being held in beautiful British Columbia so it wouldn’t hurt to check it out.
2.The Social Shake-Up
Date: May 12 – 14, 2020
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Main Speakers: James Gregson, Leah Feygin, Amber Mac, Emmy Berlind, Brian Fanzo, Tim Degner, Brandi Boatner, Carmen Collins, Elianne Ramos, Kristin Thomas, Dwayna Haley, Danica Kombol, Kimberly Buffington, Amanda Coffee, Brandon Butler, Adriana Arvizo, King Williams, Miri Rodriguez, Ashley Sasnett, Kelly Stone, Elizabeth Sorrell, Sierra Barter, Ash-Marie Duvernois, Tina Starkey, Benjamin Rudolph.
Website: The Social Shake-Up
The Social Shake-Up features breakthrough thinking and real connections with other marketers across Corporate America and is one of the most well-known social media conferences. Each session is crafted so well that even the most skilled marketer will learn something new.
Marketers from Paypal, IBM, MICROSOFT, LEGO, TWITER, SEPHORA, NIKE and COMCAST will all be there.
3.Social Media Week London #SMWLDN
Date: October 21 – 22, 2020
Location: London, UK
Main Speakers: Lindsey Turner, Steven Bartlett, Aoife McGuinness, Matthew Breen, Christopher Cox, Claire Hodgson, James Lamon, Sarah Keenaghan.
Website: Social Media Week London
This is an annual conference that gathers Social Media experts from across Europe. In-depth discussions on the latest Social Media Marketing Trends will be divulged at this conference. If you are in Europe this is an amazing event to attend.
4.Social Media Strategies
Date: February 4-6, 2020
Location: San Francisco, CA
Main Speakers: Miri Rodriguez, Amanda Chavira, Marissa Kargas, Janet Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Peña
Website: Social Media Strategies
At this conference, you will be exposed to critical topics including social strategy development, content marketing, video, employee advocacy, influencer marketing, paid media, ROI, and social media tips.
5.FRIENDS OF SEARCH CONFERENCE
Date: February 04, 2020
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Main Speakers: Rik van der Kooi – Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Advertising
Brad Geddes – Co-Founder, AdAlysis, Martin Rottgerding – Head of SEA, Bloofusion Germany
Bastian Grimm – CEO and Co-Founder, Peak Ace AG, Sander Janssen – Head of Digital, Freo
Website: FRIENDS OF SEARCH CONFERENCE
This a European Conference that we as Heropost like because it informs us of how the Social Media landscape of Europe works. This conference importantly teaches marketing professionals who need help with their search engine marketing and want to be aware of how other companies use their search engine marketing and search engine optimization.
6.Traffic And Conversion Summit
Date: March 31 – April 02, 2020
Location: San Diego CA
Main Speakers: Ezra Firestone – Co-Founder and CEO, BOOM! By Cindy Joseph
Mari Smith – CEO, Mari Smith International, Inc. Mark Roberge – Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School Richard Lindner – President, DigitalMarketer, Roland Frasier – CEO, War Room Mastermind (there are 80 speakers theses are just some of the few we know of)
Website: Traffic And Conversion Summit
For the last 10 years, thousands of the world’s smartest marketers have descended upon San Diego, California to learn what’s new, what’s hot, and what’s working right now in digital marketing. If you’re a marketing professional, agency owner, consultant, or startup founder, The Traffic and Conversion Summit is your event.
Date: November 2-5, 2020
Location: Lisbon Portugal
Main Speakers: Speakers not announced yet
Website: Web Summit
This is Europes biggest Tech conference. European powerhouses always descend here. The Wall Street Journal state that this is where the giants of the web assemble.
8.Influencer Marketing Strategies Summit
Date: April 28, 2020: Pre-Summit Workshops
April 29–30, 2020: General Summit
Location: Chicago, IL
Main Speakers: Jim TobinFounder & President Carusele, Bette Ann Schlossberg Director of Influencer Marketing Lyft, Lorren Thomas Social Business Specialist (Influencer Marketing)
Southwest Airlines, Katie Bihl Sr. Manager of Influencer Marketing & PR Orgain, Amber Naslund
Senior Content Consultant LinkedIn (these are just the general speakers)
Website: Influencer Marketing Strategies Summit
We at Heropost attended this conference in the past because we work with a lot of influencers and we wanted to get as much information on how we could incorporate them in our business model and also help them with their businesses. The Influencer Marketing Strategies Summit is the only event specifically dedicated to helping marketers launch, scale, and measure their influencer programs.
Date: June 3 – 5, 2020 2020
Location: Calgary, Alberta. Canada
Main Speakers: Susan Charles Brand Strategy Lead Google, Jeff Lancaster
Agency Lead, North America LInkedIn, Linda Hoang Owner, Social Media Strategist, Jennifer Couldery Executive Director Upside Foundation, Beverley Theresa Social Media Strategist and Consultant, Amber Craig VP Marketing Four20.
SocialWest is Western Canada’s largest digital marketing conference. Now in its fifth year, SocialWest hosts 850 digital marketers, social media managers and communications professionals in Calgary, Alberta every year. We as Heropost attended this before and it was amazing and refreshing.
10.Social Media Day: Halifax
Date: June 12, 8am-4:30pm 2020
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canada
Main Speakers: Speakers not yet announced
Website: Social Media Day: Halifax
The event focuses on teaching social media marketers tangible skills that they can bring to the workplace, like how to better optimize Facebook Ads, legal tips, and informational sessions on how to build better marketing funnels. This Media Day is extremely important if you are starting or are an expert because the presenters make the information simple and easy to understand.
We hope you enjoyed the 10 Must-Attend Social Media Events and Conferences in 2020. A lot of insight can be gained just by attending social media conferences. The above conferences are just some of the ones we at Heropost like to attend or would like to attend soon. Going to these conferences has led to clients, friendships, we even met a front end developer that helped us and also an influencer who gave us tips on how to effectively engage with potential clients.
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