Global Social Media Events For 2013 You Won’t Want To Miss

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Global Social Media Events For 2013 You Won’t Want To Miss


global social media eventsWith ever-changing developments in social media, marketers need to keep their fingers on the pulse of the latest in industry trends.
We’ve compiled a global list of upcoming social media events in 2013 that are bursting with sought-after speakers and expert panels in attendance, discussing the most relevant social media topics. Here are a few of the top social media events around the globe this year that you won’t want to miss.

So, which social media events will you be attending this year?


North America


The Smart Travel Analytics Show 2013 New York
January 17-18,  New York

The Smart Travel Analytics Show will bring together thought leaders and practitioners of data and analytics in the travel space. Expect to network with leading hotels, airlines, OTAs, GDS, Cruises, Destinations and travel technology companies from across North America and beyond. Spend two days filled with best-practice strategies, cutting-edge trends and vigorous debate – as well as powerful networking opportunities with the analytics and data travel industry elite.

Webtrends ENGAGE 2013
January 28-30, San Francisco

Webtrends ENGAGE will be jam-packed with customer-driven sessions, industry-leading speakers, and an amazing venue. It all adds up to two days of inspiring education from the savviest and smartest digital marketers. You’ll get a front row seat to exclusive case studies, hands-on experience with new solutions and in-depth strategies for improving relevance and performance across your entire organization.

Social Recruiting Strategies Conference 2013
January 29-31, San Francisco

The three-day conference offers expert insight into best practices, current trends, metrics, and statistics on today’s talent pool and how to effectively leverage social recruiting strategies to find the best candidates. This event provides resources, recruiters, and HR practitioners with information and knowledge to implement immediately to develop and grow your social strategy.

Social Media Strategies Summit Las Vegas
February 05-07, Las Vegas

Social Media Strategies Summit gathers the brightest minds in the social media marketing to present emerging strategies, tactics and case studies in the successful use of social media. This summit will consist of one full day of hands-on workshops and two Summit days with three tracks each day: Business to Consumer, Business to Business & Small to Medium Business.

Expion Smart Social Business Summit
February 06-07, Raleigh

Join Expion for their second invitation-only, social business summit and get ready to hone your smart social strategies with keynote speaker Charlene Li, founder of Altimeter Group and the author of the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership. She is also the co-author of the critically acclaimed, bestselling book Groundswell, heralded as one of the best business books in 2008.

6th Annual Social Media for PR and Corporate Communications Conference
February 06-08, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Let the magic begin at Ragan Communications’ biggest social media conference to date, held in partnership with Disney Parks’ Social Media Team. Join hundreds of your colleagues at the Walt Disney World Resort for Ragan’s 6th Annual Social Media for PR and Corporate Communications Conference

Social Media Week
February 18-22 and September 23-27, Worldwide

Social Media Week is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Our mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information.
In just under five years, Social Media Week has become a platform and a community that has grown to more than 100k members in 26 cities around the world.

Chief Data Scientist Forum
February 20, San Diego

The Chief Data Scientist Forum in San Diego offers the perfect environment for discussion and thought-sharing among industry experts. As organizations focus more energy into their analytics departments and the demand for data scientists and skilled statisticians grows, those who already have the skills are being required to take the lead. As the industry develops and the need for more data scientists and understanding in new techniques increases, it becomes essential for the analytics community to share expertise and best practices in order to foster innovation.

Tahoe Snowcial
February 27 – March 02, Lake Tahoe

Snowcial is a one-of-a-kind winter conference that attracts an elite community of global snow sports enthusiasts who come together every year since 2009 to connect with their passion for snow, link turns with their friends and shares their stories online. Created by hardcore skiers and snowboarders and set in one of the world’s most iconic snow sports locations, Heavenly, Lake Tahoe;  Snowcial puts as much emphasis on interaction as it does education, providing opportunities to develop personally as well as professionally, both on the mountain and off.

Social Media Boot Camp for Corporate Communicators
February 28, San Diego

Mark Ragan teaches his most popular subject, a one-day “Social Media Boot Camp for Corporate Communicators”. As the owner of a business whose lifeblood is social media, Ragan knows that interactive media allow you to connect with customers, employees, shareholders and the media in amazing new ways.

Analytics With Purpose: The Human Edge of Big Data
March 04-05, San Diego

Analytics with Purpose: The Human Edge of Big Data, will provide two full days of emerging approaches, thought-provoking conversations and meaningful interaction for practitioners and researchers alike. It will focus not only on the purpose of analytics but also on the human side of data aggregation and analysis. Topics will range from Hands-On Analytics to Behavioral Economics to Making Data Friendly.

SXSW Interactive
March 8-12, Austin

SXSW Interactive Festival will feature five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology and social media thought leaders, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders, the SXSW Trade Show and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new digital technology and innovative ideas the international community has to offer

PR Measurement Summit
March 19-20, Washington, DC

PR measurement is no longer a question of “why” it’s “when.” Is there enough time in your day to measure your efforts? Is your manager going to buy into the value of measurement? Ragan Communications has invited the top PR practitioners to answer these questions in our highly-demanded PR Measurement Summit March 19-20, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Digital Edge LIVE
March 20, San Francisco

Take your online marketing to the next level in 2013 at BtoB’s Digital Edge Live – a full-day conference loaded with top-notch insights and real benchmarks for driving response and revenue digitally. With a focus on social media, content marketing, lead generation and mobile marketing, you will spend the day learning from marketing innovators and make the connection from their expertise to your business’ success: more engagement, more leads and ultimately more revenue.

Big Data Retail Forum
March 20-22, Chicago

The Big Data Retail Forum will bring together leading minds and innovators to discuss the application of customer intelligence and analytics in retail.

Social Fresh 2013
April 18-19, Tampa Bay

A one-day social media conference targeted for marketing professionals. This conference focuses on social media for business results along with case studies, group discussion and lots of learning.

Sentiment Analysis Symposium
May 8, NYC

The Sentiment Analysis Symposium will be the 6th instance of a premier business-focused conference, the only conference that will teach you about technology and solutions that help you discover business value in opinions, emotions, and attitudes in social media, news, and enterprise feedback.

Internet Week

May 20-27, NYC

IWNY was launched in 2008 in cooperation with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. It is a week-long festival celebrating Internet business and culture and will attract more than 45,000 Internet professionals, working across all sectors, attending 250+ events produced by IWNY and 150+ citywide event partners. (This year citywide is extending a little further—out to the Hamptons for events there over Memorial Day weekend.) The central hub of the festival is the IWNY HQ at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W 18th Street – map). The HQ will bring together 10,000 attendees for four days of celebrity keynotes and lively panel discussions on two live-streamed stages, workshops and tutorials in the official IWNY classroom, dozens of interactive displays, a screening room (new for this year!), media center, a café and a lounge.

Customer Analytics Summit
June 5-6, Boston

The Customer Analytics Summit brings together leading customer analytics and insights professionals, marketers and technology providers to help your organization use data insights to build a lifetime, one-to-one relationship with your customers.

Social Media Week 

September 23-27, Various cities

Social Media Week is a worldwide event connecting people and organizations globally, through collaboration, learning and sharing ideas. This year, 10 cities around the world will celebrate the tremendous social, cultural and economic impact of social media.




Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry
January 23-24, London

This conference will allow for key leaders in the industry to meet and discuss the innovations in social media, and the ways to approach each new and emerging field. Case studies of successful and unsuccessful applications of digital pharmaceuticals will be discussed, and the crisis management and adaptations of these case studies will be analyzed and debated.

January 24, Birmingham

Engagonomics draws on the past to illustrate how these respective technologies have transformed the modern world – and how each phenomenon has had a profound effect on the way that successful businesses communicate with their customers.

Social Brands 2013
February 7, London

Social Brands is the only social media event bringing together those across marketing, communications, PR, brand, customer service and beyond. Join 150+ of your peers and hear from brands who are leading in the social space, driving long-term engagement and tying buzz to business results. Promising insight, inspiration and new ideas, this year’s agenda is packed with thought-provoking speakers, invigorating debate and invaluable networking opportunities.

Communications Customer Insight Conference
March 5, London

A unique, invitation-only communications audience of the highest caliber is already established of senior executives from TEN’s private members community. The program delivers a compelling range of speakers and topics offering a great opportunity to align your company with customer insight leaders and to network in with target clients at the highest level.

#SMWF Europe
March 18-19, London

#SMWF Europe 2013 will be providing top-level strategic advice and insight around how to engage customers, manage brand perceptions, empower employees, monitor brands, devise social campaigns, and open new un-tapped audiences through diverse social media channels. The fifth annual #SMWF Europe will be the biggest show yet, gathering around 700 industry professionals; delivering an experience and practical, hands-on guidance from a huge collection of the world’s leading marketing and business minds.

rethink conf
March 21, Oslo

rethink conf is a semi-annual conference focusing on the strategic business usage of digital marketing and social media. Leading international experts in Social Business Marketing from consultancy or client side and allows participants rethink conf to a unique networking arena, where our goal of inspiring, motivating and delivering knowledge so that participants are more focused on the challenges and opportunities that are present.

Social Media Measurement & Monitoring 2013
March 26-27, London

Social Media Measurement & Monitoring 2013 is a unique two-day conference and workshop that aims to highlight the latest developments in social media measurement and monitoring.

Digital Media Europe 2013
April 15-17, London

At each Digital Media Europe session, you will hear keynote speakers with the highest reputation in the industry + tackling one of five main topic areas. This means panel discussions, fireside chats, interactive audience participation, Q&As, and demonstrations.

Hub Forum 
April 2, Moscow & October 10-11, Paris

Access high-level debates based on concrete experiences without stonewalling, and a range of training on the sharpest techniques methods and strategy, techniques of evaluation, audit HR, software audit – which will allow you to increase your influence with your targets.

London, June 5-6 &  Paris, December (Date TBD)

Leaders and influencers who shape the future of the internet gather at LeWeb. On stage, industry leaders and visionaries. In the audience, a perfect mix of entrepreneurs, large companies, influencers, VC’s and journalists.




Digital Media India 2013
January 28-30, New Delhi

Digital Media India 2013 conference and workshop will bring together real-world examples of successful digital publishing initiatives and strategies adopted by news publishers from around the world. The conference and the workshops will help the participants to think strategically in embracing digital and on how to adapt to the changing media landscape.

Social Media World Asia
April 24-25, Singapore

Social Media World Asia 2013 will bring together Asia’s largest brands, social networks, and their partners to discuss how to develop social media strategies for your business, how to leverage social media to increase revenue streams, how to measure ROI through analytics and discover the latest strategies and trends in the social media world.

Best Practices Series: The Secrets of Content & Social Engagement
May 7, Singapore

Join Neil Perkin in this 1 day intensive Best Practice session applied for the Asian market and insert your brand back into the conversation where it matters most! Expert tactics/tips & real-life social media examples will be shared – a day of learning not to be missed!

Social Media & Mobile in Travel Asia 2013
Dates TBC, Hong Kong

Eyefortravel is bringing its most cutting edged marketing Conference from San Francisco to Hong Kong this November. Learn how to set a mobile and social media strategy that you can implement, manage and measure, benchmark yourself against the best in the industry, steal market share and future proof yourself to sell more of your travel product as social media and the mobile web continues to grow in importance against search and email marketing.




ad:tech Sydney 2013
March 12-13, Sydney

ad:tech is the leading event for the digital marketing and advertising community in Australia and New Zealand with an excellent reputation for delivering content that educates and promotes the industry, thought leadership keynote addresses that inspire and enthuse, vibrant and contentious panel debates that influence the direction of the industry and well-respected platforms showcasing the best in new technology and services.

Social Media Management Roundtable
June 19, Sydney

Don’t miss this Econsultancy event for sharing knowledge, experiences and best practice, issues, trends and developments around social media management in Australia, while networking with peers.


South America


Engage Mexico
November 14-17, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

At the very first Engage Mexico, breakout groups and classes will focus on: The Art of Listening and Starting Conversations, How to Tactfully Generate Customer Interest, Gain Your Clients Participation, Market Your Product, Make Your Own Style, The Value of Free New Age Selling, Twitter/Facebook Integration, and Emerging Technologies.


Which social media events will you be attending? Have we missed anything? Let us know!

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