Top 12 Social Media Conferences of 2015

April 25, 2015

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If you’re a small business owner interested in learning content marketing, or a content creator who wants to improve your craft, you should consider attending one of the top social media conferences this year. Social media conferences are a great place to learn marketing strategies that have been tested and proven in the marketplace, and affords you the the opportunity to meet and learn from the most successful content creators and new media professionals. On top of that, you can make friends and connections that would be harder to make via online channels only. We’ve listed the top 12 social media conferences of 2015. These are totally worth attending. For those that have already passed, we’ll include updates for the 2016 dates. We’ve added video snippets of the conferences if they were available, to give you a little taste of what’s to come.

Top 12 Social Media Conferences of 2015

1) Marketing Profs B2B conference

MarketingProfs professional development instructors guide you through each topic, assign and mentor you through in-class exercises, and help you grasp the training’s core learning objectives. Extra resources include workbooks and complementary online learning activities, such as:

Content Marketing
Marketing Strategy
Lead Nurturing
Value Propositions and Positioning
Marketing Writing
Creating a Marketing Plan
Content Optimization for SEO
Customer Insight

Jun 16 – Aug 31

Cost: Early Bird Regular Pass: $1,595
PRO Member Pass: $1,495
Cost: Regular Price
Sep 1– Oct 23

Regular Pass: $1,795
PRO Member Pass: $1,695

2) CMWorld 2015

You will leave with all the materials you need to take a content marketing strategy back to your team and implement a content marketing plan that will grow your business and inspire your audience. Over 80 sessions presented by the leading brand marketers from around the world covering strategy, integration, measurement, and new ideas.

September 8-11

Early Bird
$1,965.00
Regular – ends September 4, 2015
$2,235.00
See more prices for Main Conference & Workshop and other offerings

3) NMX

At NMX 2015 Las Vegas you will learn and network with New Media content creators, including 175+ Speakers, 3 Days of Education, and a Trade Show with New Media Innovations. You’ll connect with peers attending from 50 countries for 3 days of educational sessions (over 140, in fact) presented by more than 175 industry leaders. New Media Expo features an industry-wide new media marketplace where thousands converge to network and find all of their online business and marketing resources, and capture critical knowledge of new technology launches and trends.

Las Vegas Convention Center and Westgate Resort & Casino

April 13 – 16, 2015

Cost: From $150 see prices.

4) Boston Social Tools Summit

The Social Tools Summit showcases the wide variety of social media tools available for companies large and small, how they can be fully leveraged, and real-life examples of how businesses are deriving ROI from them. The Summit is targeted at executives and managers in social business, social media, marketing, public relations, corporate communications, sales, business development, and human resources. The content is relevant for both executives trying to ascertain the ROI of their social media investment, as well as those responsible for managing budgets and implementation initiatives.

May 12, 2015.

Regular Pass: $995

VIP Pass: $895

2nd+ Group Pass: $795

5) Social Fresh 2015

Social Fresh builds advanced social media training resources for social marketers at events around the country and online. The Social Fresh Conference focuses on practical and actionable content. Featured speakers are on stage for 30 minutes or less, and concentrate on specific topics. Conference Pass includes two days of full content from the main stage, full access to the Fresh Lounge exhibitor floor, 3 happy hours, 2 lunches, and more. You’ll see every keynote, featured presenter, and expert interview we feature at the conference.

TAMPA BAY

SEPT 23-25, 2015

Purchase today for $797 (regular price is $1197)

6) ICON

Small business owners and industry experts gather for three days of product training, education and inspiration. Study sales, marketing and small business to learn about ideas, strategies and tools to achieve the next level of success. Experience 3 days of ideas, proven strategies and insights to grow your business. Connect with over 4,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs.

MARCH 31ST – APRIL 2ND 2015

Register for $599
Save $300 with promo code: WELCOME299

7) Social Media Marketing World 2015

Social Media Marketing World is the world’s largest social media marketing conference. You’ll make connections with 100+ of the world’s top social media pros (plus 2500 of your peers) and you’ll discover ideas that’ll transform your social media marketing. The event takes place in San Diego, California on March 25, 26 and 27, 2015.

March 25, 26 and 27, 2015.
Please check back for updates on the 2016 dates.

PRICE: $1497

8) Pubcon

This social media and optimization conference will feature tips on SEO, content marketing, and marketing analytics, as well as keynotes by prominent marketing professionals. Pubcon — named a Forbes must-attend conference and an Inc. top conference for growing your business — is one of the biggest and boldest international gatherings of optimization and new media innovators assembled.

Austin, TX April 20

Conference Pass from $349. See pricing.

9) Social Shake-Up

This is a two-day conference hosted by Social Media Today. It will be held at the W Atlanta-Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference provides entrepreneurs, marketers and other business professionals to meet with each other and provide information on creativity, collaboration and analytics.

June 9 and June 10

Passes from $200. See prices.

10) TechCrunch Disrupt

Held in New York, TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. Each day begins with panels and one-on-one chats featuring TechCrunch writers and editors, special guest speakers, leading venture capitalists and entrepreneurs addressing the most important topics facing today’s tech landscape. Each afternoon they host the Startup Battlefield competition which culminates in six finalists taking the stage at the end of the event for a shot at winning the Disrupt Cup.

May 4-6

See prices.

Student Tickets:

Students currently enrolled in a college or university program are eligible for reduced admission ($300) to Disrupt NY. To apply for this rate, send a copy of your current transcripts showing your current enrollment status and a copy of your university identification card to students@techcrunch.com. Upon approval, you will be provided instructions on how to complete your registration.

11) Content Marketing World 2015

Content Marketing World 2015 is a conference in the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio. You can learn and network with those in the content marketing industry. Whether you are a young entrepreneur or someone trying to stay ahead in the changing world of content marketing, this event will give you the tools and the contacts you will need to succeed. Scheduled speakers include author Kristina Halvorson (author of “Content Strategy for the Web”), David Beebe of Marriott International and Moz founder Rand Fishkin.

September 8th to the 11th

See prices.

12) Dreamforce 2015

Dreamforce 2015 will include over 1,400 breakout sessions focusing on a variety of social media marketing skills, with over 350 partners in the Cloud Expo. Dreamforce 2014 included guests such as Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Neil Young and Reid Hoffman, and 2015 stands to be an even bigger success.

San Francisco, California

September 15th to the 18th

Cost is $1,099 until April 14.

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