It’s no secret technology is evolving and with that has come growth in social media platforms. It seems each year new networks and channels are created and implemented into our daily lives – and it’s become critical for businesses to adapt and include these channels into their business strategy. Understanding the growth in technology and social media and all that comes with the changes is important, so your platforms are successful. Attending social media and technology conferences will give you the knowledge and tools needed to help discover your social media strategy, get an understanding of what platforms work and which ones don’t, and will give you the opportunity to learn new ideas to try out on your social media platforms.
Here’s a list of social media and technology conferences you should consider attending in 2023.
March 13-15, 2023 -– San Diego, CA
If you’re looking to grow your social media marketing skills, this event is for you. During this 3-day social media conference top industry professionals will teach on how to implement the newest trends, increase ROI, gain confidence in the social media world, and teach on four key areas of social marketing including: organic social marketing, paid social, social strategy, and content marketing.
June 21-22, 2023 –– Lima, OH
Social Media Week Lima is updating and improving the approach to building brand. You’ll learn how to invest in your followers and turn your audience into online and in-person relationships which leads to creating a community of people that truly know you and trust you. Learn from professionals in the industry on a variety of topics including: growing your business from the inside out, generating more leads, creating a sustainable online strategy using LinkedIn, NFT’s (Nonfungible tokens) for small businesses and entrepreneurs, and more. This two-day event is broken down with day one being a full conference day and day two will prioritize putting your new skills to practical use.
January 26-29, 2023 –– Orlando, FL
Podcasting has become more popular over the years and adding a podcast to your social media platforms can help your business grow. It’s a unique way to communicate with your current audience but can also potentially reach a new audience for your business as well. The PodFest Multimedia Expo is all things podcasting from creating and launching your podcast, learning what technology is involved and how to use it, tips on how to grow your audience, marketing techniques, to networking – you’ll learn it all during the PodFest Multimedia Expo.
June 19-20, 2023 –– Dallas, TX
Techspo Dallas is a 2-day technology expo presenting the newest advancements in technology and innovation: mobile, internet, AdTech, MarTech, and Saas Technology. This event brings together a wide variety of professionals in the technology industry to showcase their companies and educate attendees on how technology will grow their business. This event is for students, entrepreneurs, investors, founders, web & mobile strategists, designers, or any other professional in the world of technology that wants to increase their ROI and better their social media strategy.
June 2023 –– Halifax, Canada
During this one-day event, you’ll hear from professionals on an array of social media topics including: how to get more traction on posts, Facebook advertising, how social media can support your business goals, noteworthy trends and changes in the industry, and gain inspiration on developing your social media and business strategy.
March 29-30, 2023 –– Phoenix, AZ
Traditionally the Digital Summit Series finds itself in up to 20 different cities throughout the year. Dates for the Phoenix Summit are posted, but you will want to check back for new additions. These 2-day events bring short 30 minute tactic-based sessions from experienced speakers allowing attendees to focus on action items to implement when back in the office. These conference cover content marketing, social media marketing, email and much more.
June 15-16, 2023 –– Minneapolis, MN
A Midwest digital and search marketing conference that focuses on paid, SEO, and cross-channel marketing. Network with local and nationwide digital marketers and hear from community members as they share their knowledge and help you build valuable connections.
The National Institute for Social Media provides education and training on all things social media. The website provides a collection of webinars related to social media tips, tools, safety, marketing strategies, influencer marketing, advertisements, trends, and many more topics covered as well.
When it comes to technology, the only thing that is constant is change. The technology and social media world is forever changing the way we do things and it’s important for businesses to stay up to date with the latest trends. Attending social media and technology conferences will provide you and your business with knowledge and tools to implement into your business strategy. These events are also great opportunities to network with like-minded individuals, meet with investors, and hear from top experts in the field. The benefits received from social media and technology conferences are endless and can have a big impact on your business.
Author: Makenna Lambrecht
Makenna Lambrecht is an Event Management Student and Intern studying at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin. While her primary focus is planning events, her internship at Up in the Chair provides the experience to learning various social media skills. Outside of school and her internship, Makenna enjoys traveling, trying new recipes, and going on early-morning walks. Connect with Makenna on LinkedIn.