Don’t-Miss Social Media Conferences 2019 – The Ultimate List

There are a record number of social media conferences to attend in 2019. Every season, every month, and every region of the U.S. (and Canada) are covered in the upcoming conference year. It can be difficult to decide which conferences you want to attend, because they are often expensive and require time off. Penciling in must-see events well in advance can really pay off in early bird savings. Reserving your spot early can save you hundreds of dollars. Start planning ahead with the help of this list of some of the best social media conferences coming in 2019.

Social Media Week Austin

  • Where: Austin, Texas
  • When: February 20th – 22nd
  • Early bird tickets on sale now
  • Who it’s for: Social media marketers and digital marketers
  • What it’s like: As part of an international Social Media Week Series, Social Media Week Austin brings together great minds in the world of social media and social media marketing. Attendees will hear from experts, leaders in the industry, and successful social media personalities. The focus is on providing approachable, practical solutions for social media and digital marketing. Speakers are TBD as of now. Last year’s conference included sessions from Microsoft, WeWork, and Facebook. Social Media Week next takes place a few months later in NYC with a new cast of stellar speakers and presenters.

Social Media Marketing World

  • Where: San Diego, California
  • When: March 20th – 22nd
  • Early bird tickets on sale now
  • Who it’s for: Social media strategists and marketers, YouTubers
  • What it’s like: Social Media Marketing World is hosted by Social Media Examiner, and brings together over 7,000 marketers and influencers from across the globe. Sessions dive deep into advertising, research, targeting, marketing, and more. YouTube and other avenues of video marketing are covered. LinkedIn strategies will also be presented. This is a wide-ranging event with nearly every social platform represented.

Social Media Week NYC

  • Where: New York, New York in Times Square
  • When: April 30th – May 2nd
  • Early bird tickets on sale now
  • Who it’s for: Social media marketers, digital marketers, influencers
  • What it’s like: This event is a continuation of the international series of Social Media Week Conferences, and is sister conference to Social Media Week Austin (above). The event takes place in the heart of Times Square, and to top it all off, the speakers at this event are possibly the biggest in the game. The 2019 speakers and presenters are yet to be announced, but speakers from the past have included the COO of The New York Times, Rev Run, and Martha Stewart. The conference is full of A-listers, and the presentations are as diverse as they are impressive. The focus is on global brands, digital marketing, and the power of social media.

The Social Shakeup

  • Where: Atlanta, Georgia
  • When: May 6th – 8th
  • Early bird tickets on sale now
  • Who it’s for: Digital marketers, social media marketers, influencers
  • What it’s like: This is the premier conference if you want to see presenters from renowned brands all in one place. Speakers have already been announced from Facebook, Twitter, and Southwest Airlines. This conference is known for its A-list presentations, as well as its unique and personal approach to in-depth dives on topics of SEO, social media marketing, crisis management, and more.

SocialWest 2019

  • Where: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • When: June 12th – 14th
  • Early bird tickets on sale now
  • Who it’s for: Digital marketers, social media marketers, influencers
  • What it’s like: If you’re willing to visit our neighbors to the north for an incredible summer conference, this is the one to see. SocialWest has a reputation for big-name presenters and speakers. Though the 2019 speakers have yet to be announced, last year’s conference featured speakers from Google, Microsoft, and Twitter. This conference has a wider scope than just social media, blending the broader topics of communication and technology. Authorities in different fields learn from each other on the impact social media has on technology. This conference is definitely worth the trip.

International Conference on Social Media Marketing

  • Where: New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • When: July 18th – 19th
  • Early bird tickets on sale now
  • Who it’s for: Higher education professionals, social media and digital marketers
  • What’s it like: This conference is unique in the event’s line-up, with a focus on the world of international higher education. Not only does the ICSMM take a deeper look at research being done on the impact of social media, but also the ways universities can harness the power of digital marketing. Speakers and presenters are yet to be announced, but a star-studded line-up is expected. Last year, the conference featured speakers from Google, Facebook, and several renowned universities.

If you are willing to travel internationally to get your fill of great conferences, there’s another Canadian conference – Social Media Camp – that’s taking place in April, as well as a great line-up of conferences in the UK and Western Europe. These include:

Social media conferences are relatively new on the digital marketing conference circuit, but they are a home for insightful presentations and high-profile speakers. Additionally, they create a great outlet for general digital marketers and SEO professionals to broaden their horizons by pulling back the curtain on the world of social media, and how it plays into broader topics of discussion.

New technologies play a role in the education sphere of social media education, and the presentations are cutting edge. Additionally, the market research presented at social media conferences sheds light on trends of the wider scope of the digital market. This is particularly relevant as more and more SEO is mobile-based.

We are excited about the 2019 conference season, and hope this list helps you decide which social media conferences you don’t want to miss in the New Year. For more information on digital marketing and social media marketing help in the meantime, contact us. Happy conferencing!