Don’t Miss These 14 Social Media Marketing Conferences in 2020

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Social media marketing conferences: they’re excellent places to learn insider tips and tricks, up your SMM game, and connect with like-minded professionals. If you’re interested in finding the top social media marketing conferences to attend in 2020, consider these fourteen options:

1. Industry Preview

  • Where: New York City
  • When: January 28-29th
  • Ticket price range: from $2,495 to $3,495

Industry Preview is an exciting event held in New York City. It’s two days focused on the next 12 months in marketing technology. Featured speakers at Industry Preview include Valerie Jarett of the Obama Administration, Mark Read of WPP, and Kelly Ayotte, former Senator of New Hampshire.

2. Social Media Strategies Summit

  • Where: San Francisco 
  • When: February 5-6
  • Ticket price range: From $1399

The Social Media Strategies Summit is another must-attend event for senior-level marketers. Social Media Strategies Summit’s agenda includes an exciting list of confirmed speakers, including decision-makers for brands such as Microsoft, Walmart, Airbnb, and Dollar Shave Club. This is also a great event for senior marketers who want to network and take their social media strategy to the next level

3. SMX West – Search Marketing Expo

  • When: February 19 & 20, 2020
  • Where: San Jose, CA
  • Ticket price range: From $499
  • Who should go: SEO specialists, search marketing professionals, marketing analytics managers

SMX West is held this year in San Jose. Offering expert-led search marketing workshops and training, SMX West is an excellent place for anyone who wants to learn more about networking, training, and social media. Speakers from major brands like Amex, Unilever, and even Google attend each year.

4. B2B Marketing Exchange

  • When: February 24-26, 2020
  • Where: Phoenix, AZ
  • Ticket price range: From $895

Held in late February this year at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, this year’s B2B Marketing Exchange is a must-attend event for B2B sales and marketing experts. Offering a variety of sessions focusing on content marketing, demand generation, ABM, channel marketing, sales enablement, and more, this exciting event features speakers like Brian Fanzo of iSocialFanz, Pam Didner of Relentless Pursuit, LLC, and more.

This is an excellent event for B2B copywriters, marketers, and strategists.

5. Social Media Marketing World

  • When: March 1-3, 2020
  • Where: San Diego, CA
  • Tickets price range: From $297 to $1597

The marketers’ Mecca, this early March Social Media Marketing World event is one of the best-known social media conferences out there. Here’s what Social Media Examiner, the event organizer, has to say about the event:

Join thousands of fellow marketers and influencers at the mega-conference designed to empower you with business-building ideas—brought to you by Social Media Examiner. Join us in San Diego, March 1 to 3, 2020.

One of the biggest draws for this conference is the speaker list. This year, all-access tickets allow attendees to enjoy sessions by:

  • Mari Smith (leading Facebook expert)
  • Jasmine Star (Instagram expert)
  • Mark Schaefer (social futurist)
  • Jay Baer (social customer service authority)
  • Michael Stelzner (Social Media Examiner’s founder)
  • Jon Loomer (Facebook ads expert)
  • Tim Schmoyer (leading YouTube expert)
  • Sue B. Zimmerman (Instagram expert)
  • Viveka von Rosen (top LinkedIn expert)
  • Derral Eves (YouTube authority)

And more!

During the event, talks will cover messenger bots, video marketing, Facebook Analytics, and more. Don’t miss your chance to attend! 

6. PR Week Awards

  • When: March 19, 2020
  • Where: New York City, NY
  • Ticket price range: From $65

A one-day event to celebrate the best in PR, this exciting event focuses on social media, PR, and digital advertising. Advertised as a “celebration of limitless possibilities to where your voice and creativity can lead you,” this event awards campaigns that benefit the companies they serve and provide an inclusive, proactive message. Great for anyone who wants to stay on the cutting edge of the industry, this event is also a favorite among social media experts. 

7. PubCon – Florida

  • When: March 25-26, 2020
  • Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Ticket price range: From $499

Advertised as “your marketing spring break,” PubCon Florida is in its 7th year. Each year, the conference grows, attracting a host of new attendees ranging from consultants to marketers and beyond. An excellent place to learn the latest strategies about SEO, PPC, social media, and more, this is a multi-track conference that features Master’s Group Workshop Days and more. To learn more, check out PubCon’s agenda.

8. Marketing Analytics and Data Science – West Conference

  • When: March 31- April 2nd, 2020
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Ticket price range: From $1895

Marketing Analytics and Data Science Conference’s agenda is also packed with exciting keynotes and more. Speakers include Joseph M. Bradley of Cisco and Kamelia Arryafar of Attendees will enjoy workshops, team-building exercises, and more. 

9. MarTech West 

  • When: April 15-17, 2020
  • Where: San Jose, CA
  • Ticket price range: To $1995

An event to review and expand your marketing tech stack. MarTech West offers a killer agenda. Here’s what the event description has to say:

Being a marketer today is harder than ever. And more exciting, too! Strategy and execution are table stakes. Hiring talent and managing teams, finding and implementing new solutions, selling up, and demonstrating results are integral to successful marketing. Email, marketing automation, SEO, advertising, creative writing, identity resolution, video editing… it’s all in 14-hour-day’s work.

Organized by Scott Brinker, this event markets itself as “vendor-agnostic.” When you attend this event, you’ll get a unique chance to learn about the technologies that will allow you to automate processes and improve results.

10. Content Marketing Conference

  • When: April 21 – 23rd, 2020
  • Where: Boston, MA
  • Ticket price range: From $349 to $1249

The 6th annual Content Marketing Conference is held at the Boston Westin Waterfront and is designed to help marketing pros tune up their tactics and deliver better results. Boasting more than 70 speakers, 50 sessions, ten workshops, ten keynotes, and more, this is an extensive, informative conference that features speakers like Ann Handley, Nancy Harrhut, Byron White, and Ashley Faus. To learn more, view Content Marketing Conference’s ticket prices.

11. Social Media Week – New York

  • When: May 5th – 7th, 2020
  • Where: New York, NY
  • Ticket price range: From $639

Advertised as “the premier event for leaders in digital marketing,” Social Media Week is held May 5-7 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel. Boasting more than 3,000 attendees, 200 speakers, 100 sessions, and 50+ exhibitors, Social Media Week brings together digital marketing professionals from more than 50 countries. To learn more, view last year’s agenda

12. MadCon NYC

  • When: May 12-13, 2020
  • Where: Brooklyn, NY
  • Ticket price range: from $100

MadCon in NYC  is a new social media marketing event this year. While the conference may be new to the scene, it also takes place in one of NYC’s most exciting neighborhoods and promises to draw some notable speakers.  

13. Gartner Marketing Symposium/Expo 2020

  • When: June 1-3, 2020
  • Where: San Diego, CA
  • Ticket price range: From $3500 ($3250 for the public sector)

A must-attend for marketing leaders, Gartner Marketing Symposium’s agenda also promises to cover significant topics like demand generation, branding and value, customer experience, and more. Speakers include Jay Wilson, VP Gartner Analyst, and Maureen Murphy, L2 Co-Founder and CSO of Gartner. 

14. Social Media Week

  • When: June 17-18, 2020
  • Where: Los Angeles, CA
  • Ticket price range: From $639

A great event to attend in Los Angeles, Social Media Week Los Angeles draws speakers from all corners of the social media space. Last year’s lineup included Andy King, Co-Founder of Inward Point, Matt Jarvis, CEO of 72andSunny, and Maycie Timpone, Executive Director of Video for BuzzFeed. 

Find the Best Social Media Marketing Conferences for You

If you’re looking for a great social media marketing conference to attend in 2020 that also caters to your interests, these options are an excellent place to start. Pick one to expand your knowledge, learn more about your field, and also meet other pros.