18 Must-Attend Social Media Conferences in 2017

18 Must-Attend Social Media Conferences in 2017

Author: Alfred Lua / Source: Entrepreneur Working on social media can be a little lonely at times, especially if you are working as a tea

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18 Must-Attend Social Media Conferences in 2017

Working on social media can be a little lonely at times, especially if you are working as a team of one.

Imagine being around like-minded people who understand your daily struggles and learning from top professionals in the marketing world. Maybe even doing this while on a vacation!

Social media conferences are the secret to all that. These conferences, ranging from one day to a week, promise talks from top social media experts, workshops on the latest social media strategies, networking opportunities with fellow marketers and more.

Pro-tip: If you are traveling to any of these conferences, you could also turn it into a mini-vacation.

Here’s a list of 18 top social media marketing conferences for 2017, with all the information you need to know such as date, location and price.

The 18 Best Social Media Marketing Conferences of 2017

Here’s a quick overview of the top social media marketing conferences for the rest of 2017. This list is arranged chronologically. To see more details, click on the respective links.

  1. Engage Prague (May 17-19, Prague)
  2. WistiaFest (June 11-13, Boston)
  3. VidCon (June 21-24, Anaheim)
  4. INBOUND (September 25-28, Boston)
  5. PubCon (November 6-9, Las Vegas)

1. Content Marketing Conference

Date: April 11-13, 2017

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Price: Starting from $1,249

With the mind-blowing amount of content being created daily, Content Marketing Conference wants to give you actionable tips and strategies to create great, engaging content. The talks will cover everything from planning, to creation, to optimization, to distribution and more.

2. Social Media Strategies Summit

Date: April 26-28, 2017

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Price: Starting from $1,599

Social Media Strategies Summit has been running for seven years now. Apart from the conference in Chicago (SMSS Central), there will also be Social Media Strategies Summits in New York (SMSS East, October 17-19), Boston (Higher Education, November 2-3) and San Francisco (SMSS West, February 2018).

3. Social Media & Web Analytics Summit

Date: April 26-27, 2017

Location: San Francisco, California

Price: Starting at $1,695 (Recordings and slide decks are available at $600.)

This summit covers more than how to use social media but also how to measure and analyze your social media data to perform better. Besides this summit, the organizer, Innovation Enterprise, hosts more than a hundred webinars and summits on various topics each year.

4. Social Media Camp

Date: May 3-4, 2017

Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Price: Starting at $599 (Digital tickets are at $97 each.)

Social Media Camp is Canada’s largest social media conference, and this year’s conference is its eighth annual event. On top of marketing discussions, there will be sessions on ethics, work-life balance and security on social media. To help you make the most of the conference, there are SMCamp coaches (social media professionals in various industries), who would tell you which are the best sessions to attend according to your goals and help answer any questions you have after any sessions during the conference.

5. Engage Prague

Date: May 17-19, 2017

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Price: Starting from $599

Engage Prague is organized by the team at Socialbakers, who provides social media marketing and analytics tools. The first two days will be filled with more than 40 hands-on workshops, and the final day will be a conference. There will also be Engage Bali, Engage Americas and smaller events coming up next.

6. The Social Shake-Up

Date: May 22-24, 2017

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Price: Starting from $1,195

This three-day social media conference is organized by PR News and Social Media Today. Speakers from companies such as Twitter, Google and The Coca-Cola…