2017 Social Media and Digital Marketing Conferences in the Southwest that You Should Definitely Attend
Working with social media can be a lonely business, especially if you don’t live in a major metro area like New York or Los Angeles. Let’s face it- there are plenty of opportunities to network and learn if you live on the east or west coasts, but it’s not often that we hear about the incredible digital marketing events in the Southwest.
Have no fear, our team has put together a list of the top conferences that are just a drive or short flight away.
Many of today’s most creative and inspiring social media marketers are working from the middle of the country and often don’t have the option to connect with other like-minded professionals. We understand that networking is an essential part of professional development and that’s why we’ve taken the time to put together a list of the must attend social media and digital marketing conferences located in the heart of the country.
The online marketplace is constantly changing and marketing professionals are competing to keep up with industry trends. Whether you’re responsible for social media management, search engine optimization, branding/marketing, or advertising, you know that staying on top of digital trends can mean the difference between success and outright failure.
Social media conference attendees benefit from practical advice from experts who are successfully and actively using the tools and techniques they share. Not only are social media conferences a place to learn valuable skills and develop new techniques, they also center on creating community based learning, sharing individual experiences, and advancing the digital marketing industry.
It’s called social media after all. Here is our list of the must attend social media and digital marketing conferences in the Southwest
- SMTULSA Social Business Conference (March 30-31, Tulsa)
- CXL: Conversion Live (April 5-8, San Antonio)
- Collision Conference (May 2-4, New Orleans)
- Rocks Digital Marketing Conference (June 29-30, Addison)
- Houston’s Social Media Day (June 30, Houston)
- Confluence: Complete Digital Marketing Conference (September 14-15, Oklahoma City)
- Venture Pop (September 30-October 1, New Orleans)
- Spredfast Summit (October 2-4, Austin)
- iMedia Agency Summit (October 2-4, New Orleans)
Check below to learn about each event (by date)
1. SMTULSA Social Business Conference presented by Social Media Tulsa
March 30-31, Tulsa
Date: March 30-31, 2017
Location: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, Oklahoma
Price: $400 until March 30, Group pricing starting at $1,195
We’re honored to present the 7th annual Social Business Conference in Tulsa, OK. Come join us at the Hard Rock Casino, right on Historic Route 66.
Local and national social marketing experts will speak, coach and inspire business owners, non-profits, artists and authors with techniques and advice relevant to today’s social marketing landscape.
SMTULSA brings together a select group of people to discuss digital marketing strategy, email marketing, SEO, and other techniques to help business people rise above the noise and make a mark that will give their business longevity.
Regular registration starts at $400 or send your team and register up to 5 members for the price of 3. Or up to 10 members for the price of 6.
2. CXL: Conversion Live
Date: April 5-8, 2017
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Price: Ticket + room combos starting at $1,399
Looking at the testimonials from past attendees, it looks like you’ll not only gain knowledge from the amazing speakers, but the connections made are valuable and long lasting.
Conversion Live 2017 is presented by CXL and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa just outside of San Antonio. This peer learning experience is hosted at an exclusive resort and golf course where 28 conversion professionals will share their experience in a peer-learning environment. Regular registration starts at $1,399 with discounts for groups of 3 or more. Learn conversion techniques from the professionals, build lasting connections, and enjoy a getaway at an exclusive resort.
3. Collision Conference
Date: May 2-4, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA
Price: Packages Start at $227, Regular Registration Starts at $680
A conference and a Jazz festival?! That sounds like an all around win. This conference is definitely on our bucket list.
The Collision Conference 2017 is presented by Collision and is hosted at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Named “best technology conference on the planet” by Forbes magazine, this conference is a must for social media marketing professionals. Regular Registration starts at $680 but tech start ups and other groups can take advantage of discounts starting at $227. This conference fills quickly so don’t miss the opportunity to hear speakers from some of the largest brand names in the world.
4. Rocks Digital Marketing Conference
Date: June 29-30, 2017
Location: Addison, Texas
Price: Early Registration $150, After March 31st $200
Dallas is always a great place to visit. Rocks digital has a great tradition of celebrating Social Media Day with their conference.
Rocks Digital Marketing Conference 2017 is presented by Rocks Digital and will be held at the Addison Conference Center. Attend a live vendor expo, learn from industry professionals, and take part in an on-site social media and local search day Tweetup. The Earlier than Early registration is $150, early registration is $200, and regular registration is $250. Don’t miss this chance to hear from over 25 social media professionals.
5. Houston’s Social Media Day
Date: June 30, 2017
Location: Houston, Texas
Price: Early registration $100, After May 17 $158
Texas has you covered for Social Media Day. If you’re close to the Houston area, you won’t want to miss this one.
Houston’s Only Social Media Day 2017 is presented by the Social Media Association of Houston and will be held at the Art Institute of Houston. Choose from three different tracks, including Branding/Marketing, Social Media/Content Strategy, or Non-profit. Early bird registration is $100 and regular registration is $158. Network with peers and hear from speakers on topics including content marketing, branding, and industry standards at this association-hosted event.
6. Confluence: The Complete Digital Marketing Conference
Date: September 14-15, 2017
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Price: Thursday/Friday Only $175, Standard $250
Confluence Conference does a great job of putting together a great digital marketing event. OKC is easy to get to and Bricktown is a must visit place.
The Complete Digital Marketing Conference 2017 is presented by Confluence and will be held at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center. Learn from experts in branding, social media, digital marketing, SEO, content marketing, analytics, and more. Thursday only and Friday only registrations are $175. Standard registration is $250. Work in breakout sessions and network with peers right in the heart of Oklahoma.
7. Venture Pop
September 30-October 1, New Orleans
Date: September 30-October 1, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA
Price: Super Early Bird $199, Early Bird $249, Early $299, Standard $325
We know Venture POP isn’t your typical social media conference but we had to put this one on our list. What better way to learn how to market, brand, and network as a freelancer than to spend 2 days with other entrepreneurs? And, at a super affordable rate…
Venture POP Conference 2017 is presented by Venture POP and will be held at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Hear from successful solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, freelancers, lifestyle brands, small agencies, online educators, and coaches on how to grow business in the digital age. Super Early Bird registration starts at $199. Standard registration is $325. Enjoy a day with like-minded entrepreneurs, learn what makes creative business flourish, and leave with the skills to succeed.
8. Spredfast Summit
October 2-4, Austin
Date: October 2-4, 2017
Location: Austin, Texas
Price: VIP pricing of $695 until April 30
This conference went viral before it hit the web! Iconic social media professionals, 200+ global brands, media presence, and a little comedy from Trevor Noah. We’ll see you there.
The Spredfast Summit 2017 is presented by Spredfast and will be held at the Moody Theater. Keynote speakers include Trevor Noah, Cubby Graham, and Nathalie Nahai. Early Bird registration starts at $695 and is offered until April 30th. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover innovative from digital marketing gurus and build valuable relations with other experts.
9. iMedia Agency Summit
October 2-4, New Orleans
Date: October 2-4, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA
Price: Request Invitation
These guys are around the globe. Seriously. Catch this conference while they’re close-by- right in New Orleans.
The iMedia Agency Summit 2017 is presented by iMedia and is hosted at the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans. Hear from key speakers in the industry on trending devices, channels, and content within the dynamic marketing landscape. If you’re interested in attending, you can request an invitation through their website. Don’t miss a great opportunity to experience 2½ days of peer-to-peer review, roundtable discussions, and a complimentary hotel stay with meals included!