The Social Media Conferences to Attend in 2020

Social Media conferences are a great way to learn with like-minded people.

They’re also a great excuse to get out of the office!

With social media and digital marketing constantly changing, it’s your responsibility to stay ahead of the curve. What better way to learn than from industry leaders at some of the best social media conferences in the world?

If you plan on travelling in 2020, overseas or in Australia, we have you sorted. Here’s our list of the top 9 Social Media Conferences to attend in 2020:

We’ve also made a video version of this post. You can check it out here. 

1. State of Social

23 & 24 June 2020 (Perth)

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Were you lucky enough to attend our State of Social conference held at Optus Stadium this year? It was pretty epic! We are returning in 2020 bigger than ever. Covering the hottest topics the industry is currently facing, we will exchange insights relating to innovations and trends in social media and digital marketing.

Here’s how it went down this year!

Get in early once tickets go on sale. If our first #SMPerthSOS was anything to go by, tickets will go like hot cakes!

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2. Social Media Marketing World

01 – 03 March 2020 (San Diego)

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The biggest social media conference is back. Social Media Marketing World is the place where you’ll find the best insider secrets, the latest developments, tools that will help you grow your business, and where you’ll become a social marketing master.

With more than 1.5 million monthly visitors, Social Media Examiner is in a unique position to recruit the best presenters and host the industry’s largest social media marketing conference.

Topics Include:

  • Instagram Marketing
  • Facebook Ads
  • Facebook organic

Speakers Include:

  • Mari Smith (leading Facebook expert)
  • Mark Schaefer (social futurist)
  • Jay Baer (social customer service authority)
  • Michael Stelzner (Social Media Examiner’s founder)

3. Social Media Camp

07 – 08 May 2020 (Canada)

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Social Media Camp returns in their 10th year! They attract delegates covering all aspects on social media. If you find yourself in Canada next year, make sure you attend the countries biggest social media conferences.

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4. Social Media Strategies Summit

04 – 06 February 2020 (San Francisco)

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This huge conference is packed with speakers, workshops and case studies over 3 days! The summit has a massive agenda of digital experts ready to share their secrets to success on social media marketing and strategy.

Bonus points for being in California!

Topics Include:

  • Facebook Ad optimisation
  • How to use Messenger bots to deliver traffic
  • Maximize the value of social media analytics

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5. Digital Marketing Leaders Summit

27 – 28 February 2020 (Sydney)

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This summit gathers the most influential and innovative digital stategists both in Australia and overseas. Their speakers all have something special to offer; it could be a “unique human touch, a truly individual mind or the courage to take an organisation to hell and back – and win.” Previous speakers have included leaders from Woolworths, ebay, The Guardian, Puma and News Corp.

Topics include: TBA

Speakers include: 

  • Lawrence Mitchell (Chief Customer Officer, Sumo Salad)

  • Malcolm Wanstall (Head of Analytics, Digital & Big Data, Westpac)

  • Bora Arslan (Global Chief Data and Analytics Officer, IAG)

6. Rocky Mountain Summit

17 – 18 March 2020 (Banff)

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The Rocky Mountain Summit will focus on conversion rate optimisation (CRO). This summit is ideal for businesses looking to take their social media and public relations efforts to new levels. Participants will receive practical tips on how to efficiently and effectively manage modern communications in the digital world, as well as insights from industry experts with decades of experience.

Topics include:

  • TBA

Speakers include:

  • Cam Gordon (Head of communications for Twitter Canada)
  • Stephanie O’Brien (Carmella Consulting)

7. Content Marketing World

13 – 16 October, 2020 (Cleveland, Ohio)

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Learn from the best in the content marketing community and spend four days with the #CMWorld community.

This epic event includes more than 125 sessions and workshops presented by the leading brand marketers and experts from around the world.

Topics include:

  • TBA

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8. MarketingProfs 

3 – 6 November (San Francisco)


“MarketingProfs B2B Forum is more than just a quirky (not-so-little) conference. It’s the place where leaders, innovators, and people who make things happen gather to learn about the latest in B2B marketing and share the secrets to success.  With approximately 1,000 attendees, it’s still intimate enough that you’ll surely see some of your favorite marketing pals, but big enough that you’ll find more than enough smarts to help you go the distance.” – MarketingProfs

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9. Inbound

6 – 9 September 2020, (Boston)


Inbound is an annual conference uniting professionals with big-name and break-out industry thinkers, high-octane events, and heaps of education sessions.

Topics include:

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Will you be attending any of these Social Media Conferences in 2020? Have we missed any that you plan on going to? Let us know in the comments below.


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