[Updated] The best social media conferences to attend in 2023

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Is your favorite social media event missing from our list? Please share it in a comment at the bottom.


Social Media Strategies Summit - Must-attend event for senior-level marketers

Just look at the confirmed speakers for the first Social Media Strategies Summit of the year in February! They’re the marketing decision makers and brand managers for household brands such as Red Bull, NASCAR, Chipotle, Shopify, and SONY. How cool would it be to hear about how these industry leaders manage their changing digital ecosystems?This is a great event for senior marketers who want to network and take their social media strategy to the next level.

Spring Grow LA - DTC Conference

The GROW Conference, true to its name, focuses on how your DTC brand can climb the rungs of digital storefronts through powerful digital marketing. At an exceedingly affordable price point for an in-person event, and totally free for virtual attendees, this is a conference aimed at the one-stop shop marketers, the solo-preneurs, or just those who want to build their story-telling ability.

PubCon Austin 2023

As one of the longest running social media conferences, PubCon’s in-person Austin event on the campus of the University of Texas promises to be full of useful strategies for media pros.


Social Media Marketing World

  • When: March 13-15, 2023
  • Where: San Diego, CA
  • Ticket price range: From $997
  • Social Media Marketing World's Agenda

Discover the best social media marketing strategies from the world’s top experts.

SMX West - Search Marketing Expo

Who should go: SEO specialists, search marketing professionals, marketing analytics managers


Gartner Marketing Symposium | Xpo 2023 - A must for marketing leaders

This year’s Gartner Marketing Symposium takes to the Rocky Mountains in Denver, CO for their highly-anticipated annual event for marketing professionals. With seven event tracks to choose from, a CMO Circle to network on a high level, and a combo in-person, virtual event, this promises to be a can’t miss for high-level marketers.


Social Media Day Halifax

During this one-day conference, attendees can learn new ways to tie their business goals to their social media marketing efforts and find out more about key trends and changes in the industry. 

Social Media Week Lima

This social media conference teaches marketing pros how to build and sustain an unbeatable brand from the inside out.

Global Growth Marketing Summit 2023 Conference

This conference unites like-minded optimizers from around the globe to share topics that move the digital world and learn from world-class talks. The growth marketing SUMMIT is about a data-driven, customer-oriented and agile approach to scale sustainably.


ANA Digital and Social Media Conference, 2023

ANA’s Digital & Social Media Conference is the Association of National Advertisers digital & social media conference designed for marketers who want to network, learn and grow by tapping into rich insights from some of the leaders in the social media industry.

Affiliate Summit - East

The Affiliate Summit: East helps ecommerce and media buying professionals navigate what is quickly becoming a volatile landscape in digital advertising. This year, attendees can expect some of the leading voices in ecommerce to descend on New York City for a two-day event with more than 60 sessions to help attendees power their digital growth.


SEM PDX | Engage 2023

  • When: August 11, 2023
  • Where: Portland, OR & virtual
  • Ticket price range: from $99 for virtual attendees
  • SEM PDX Engage’s Agenda

Engage PDX focuses on search engine marketing, features informative learning tracks and panel sessions designed to provide expert insight into the latest strategies and technological advancements in digital marketing, social media, content, UX/design, creative, advertising, SEO, paid media, and more!

Podcast Movement, Denver 2023

  • When: August 21-24, 2023
  • Where: Denver, CO
  • Ticket price range: from $199

The Podcast Movement Conference is the perfect place for podcasters, ad buyers for podcasts, and other digital marketers looking to dip their toe into the world of digital audio marketing to congregate and learn together.

As we have said time and again,podcasting offers an intimate setting to create a direct connection between brand, host, and listener. Ads on podcasts tend to return a dollar spent at $2.42. It’s easy to understand why this space would need professional conferencing and networking.


Inbound 2023 - Excellence in thought leadership for the digital marketer

  • When: September 5-8, 2023
  • Where: Boston, MA and Virtual
  • Ticket price range: Free - $89

Inbound 2023 is Hubspot’s annual marketing conference allowing attendees to connect with some of the biggest brands in marketing and tech through interactive booths, talks, and much more. Past speakers include former President Barack Obama, Viola Davis, and Dr. Jane Goodall.

Traffic and Conversion Summit

  • When: September 12-14, 2023
  • Where: San Diego, CA
  • Ticket price range: From $895
  • Traffic & Conversion Summit's Agenda

For marketers looking for the latest strategies, tips, and trends for SEO, social media, email marketing, content marketing, SEO, and e-commerce, among others, the Traffic & Conversion Summit can be a very valuable resource.

2023 Online Sales & Marketing Summit

  • When: September 26-27th, 2023
  • Where: Dallas, TX
  • Ticket price range: TBD

The 2023 Online Sales & Marketing Summit in Dallas promises to be an event designed for online sales & marketing professionals in this emerging digital industry. The content is catered towards professionals who are passionate about how to best convert and nurture online leads, and how to get the highest amount of qualified leads efficiently.


Marketing Profs B2B Forum

Even though it’s virtual this event is a must-see for digital marketers. This conference features leaders from major CPG and martech brands who share best practices and learnings from their hands-on field experience.

PRSA International Conference (ICON) - The event of the year for PR pros

The Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) International Conference (ICON) is one of the premier conferences of the year for marketing and public relations professionals. With 2023’s conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, it promises to be an exciting atmosphere for PR professionals to network and gain insights from some of the top industry leaders across the United States.

FinCon 2023

  • When: October 18-21, 2023
  • Where: New Orleans, LA & Virtual
  • Ticket price range: From $250 virtually and $275 in-person
  • FinCon 2023

Marketing finance is a huge space in the marketing industry. This virtual and in-person hybrid set-up in New Orleans will allow attendees to meet and greet with all the YouTubers, podcasters, and other influencers in the finance space and help grow their brand's digital footprint.

Marketing Analytics and Data Science (MADS) Conference

This conference has combined the power of marketing analytics with data science since 2016. With core topics including MarTech, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and more, this conference offers attendees a wide variety of marketing technological expertise and takeaways. Enabling marketers to learn how to take best practices from data science is essential for creating meaningful and trustworthy marketing results.

Still to be determined

Digital Summit Conferences

Digital Summit’s two-day packed events are likely coming to a city near you in 2023! Each Digital Summit regional conference captures all of the excitement and feel of the largest national events. The events are short and insightful, and are also reasonably priced for brands who are starting to realize the need to build a social audience.

The Social Shake-Up 2023

Typically in the June timeframe, The Social Shake-Up is one of the most well-renowned conferences in the world of social media. Held in Atlanta in 2022, the list of carefully curated speakers and attendees comprising social media’s top movers and shakers is a must-attend for Fortune 500 brand and social media managers.

Social Media Week

This Adweek-sponsored event is geared towards influencer marketers. Attendees can network with the best industry social media gurus at this unique moment in time. The price is also extremely accessible for marketers who are ready to make a splash on a big stage.

Digital Marketing World Forum - America West

  • When: TBA
  • Where: Virtual and TBA
  • Ticket price range: from $175

DMWF is an industry-leading event for digital marketers, and features powerful thought leadership from some of the biggest brands on the planet.

Content Marketing World

Content Marketing World attendees learn from the best in the content marketing industry and have an opportunity to spend four days with the CMWorld community. Last year’s September conference in Cleveland was headlined by comedian Hasan Minaj, Bonin Bough of Group Black, and Jennifer Hovelsrud of Elevance Health. 

Forrester's Data Strategy & Insights Conference

  • When: TBA
  • Where: TBA
  • Ticket price range: From $1750

Forrester’s Data Strategy and Insights Conference is described as “Clear. Confident. Connected” which are three traits marketers need in abundance, especially when it comes to data, strategy, and time-to-insight reduction. Learn from some of the sharpest analytical minds in corporate America, in one of the country’s fastest growing tech hubs.


As you can see, social media marketers have a plethora of options for attending events that can help improve their knowledge of the digital marketing ecosystem. With plenty of events spread across the country and around the world, social media pros can pick from the list above to uplevel their social game.

Leave a comment and tell us:

  • What do you hope to gain from social media conferences in 2023?
  • Will you be attending one this year, or waiting until the future?
  • Which event from this list looks the best to you?
  • Did we miss an event you think should be on this list?

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