The Social Media Conferences to Attend in 2022

Knowledge-filled days out of the office!

Social media conferences are a great way to network, upskill, and reinvigorate your passion for everything social media. 

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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?

Although international travel is still up in the air as of right now (sorry, poor choice of words), let’s take a look at our top 3 social media conferences to attend in 2022. 

1. State of Social 

23 & 24 August, 2022 (Perth, WA)

If you were lucky enough to snag tickets to State of Socal ‘21 at Optus Stadium in Perth, Western Australia, then you were part of what was the largest attendance in the history of the conference. 

Packed with some of the biggest names in the world of social media and digital marketing, State of Social takes a look at the current and future trends of social media and digital marketing every year, and we’re doing it all again in 2022. 

Speakers for 2022 are still yet to be announced, so make sure you follow State of Social on Twitter for when names start appearing. 

Here’s a look at how State of Social went down in 2021!

State of Social ’21

2. Content Marketing World

September 13 to 16, 2022 (Cleveland, Ohio)

Attended by some of the world’s biggest brands, including Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft, and Discover, Content Marketing World dives deep into the world of content marketing. 

With over 100 sessions, workshops, and industry forums for guests to choose from, there’s an agenda on offer for every area of content marketing. 

This year’s speakers include: 

  • Melanie Deziel, the Director of Content at Foundation 
  • Marcus Collins, the Head of Planning at Wieden+Kennedy New York 
  • Ann Handley, the Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs
  • David Thomas, the author of Design for Cognitive Bias 

And so many more! 

Content Marketing World is truly a content marketer’s playground. Check out a quick recap of last year’s opening. 

#CMWorld 2021 Opening – Welcome to Content Marketing World

3. Social Media Marketing World 

March 14 to 16, 2022 (San Diego, California) 

Social Media Marketing World, the world’s biggest social media conference, is back for another year in 2022. Brought to you by Social Media Examiner, a social media thought leader with more than 1.5 million monthly visitors, Social Media Marketing World attracts the biggest names in social media – both as presenters and guests. 

This year’s speakers include: 

  • Tamsen Webster, a messaging strategist
  • Mark Schaefer, a social futurist and strategist
  • Michael Stelzner, the founder of Social Media Examiner
  • Tim Schmoyer, leading YouTube strategist
  • Marcus Sheridan, a content marketing ninja and speaker
  • Molly Pittman, a leading digital ads strategist
  • Ann Handley, the Chief Content Officer at MarketingProf
  • Joe Pulizzi, one of the world’s top authorities on content marketing
  • Sean Cannell, a YouTube master and influencer coach

And so many more!

4. Social Fresh

June 21 to 23, 2022 (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Social Fresh has been creating training and education to help brands become leaders in social since 2009, and this year’s conference will be their first in-person conference since 2019. Thanks, COVID.

Social Fresh offers a fantastic opportunity to learn from and network with some of the biggest names in B2B, B2C, Fortune 500 companies, government, retail, and more!

This year’s speakers include: 

  • Shad Khan, a Senior Social Lead at Shopify 
  • Tatiana Holifield, the Head of Brand Social at Hulu 
  • Ted Harrison, the Head of Production at ArtHouse
  • Christina Garnett, a Senior Marketing Manager at Hubspot

And so many more!  

Have you been to any of these conferences before? Have we missed any good ones? Let us know in the comments below.