If you’re reading this blog, you’ve hopefully learned something about social media by now (even if only one thing), but reading one blog, even reading 100, can only get you so far. The next thing to do is network. Social media is all about online networking, so naturally you should supplement your social media presence by networking with other social media professionals in person. Here are 24 relevant social media events and conferences throughout the world to look out for from May until December (by geographic region.)


Social Media Day

The Blog Workshop Online

Northeast US

Social Media Strategy Summit: June 12 – 13, 2013; New York, NY

Contagious Now/Next/Why: May 1, 2013; New York, NY. Less focused on social media than on technology in general, but I couldn’t help posting it. The name is just so appealing (take notes!) It’s a summit on contagious trends in marketing, technology, and media.

Corporate Social Media Summit: June 12 – 13, 2013; New York, NY

E2 Conference: June 17 – 19, 2013; Boston, MA. An enterprise technology conference that highlights the ways in which businesses address changing technology, such as social media, cloud storage, and so on.

Blogwell Conference: October 22, 2013; Boston, MA

7th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media: July 8 – 11, 2013; Boston, MA

Southeast US

14th Annual Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition: May 7 – 9, 2013; Orlando, FL

Midwest US

Content Summit for PR, Social Media, and Marketing Professionals: June 24 – 26, 2013; Chicago, IL

Social Recruiting Strategies Conference 2013: July 23 – 25, 2013; Chicago, IL

Blogwell Conference: June 19, 2013; Chicago, IL

BlogHer ’13: July 25 – 27, 2013; Chicago, IL. As the name implies, BlogHer is an entire series of conferences dedicated to women and women bloggers. There’s more than one conference throughout the year, and you can even find some dedicated to food bloggers, or entrepreneurs, for example, or more.

Content Marketing World: September 9 – 11, 2013; Cleveland, OH

Southwest US

The Search Party: September 11 – 13, 2013; San Antonio, TX. An invitation-only event for online influencers, this conference deals with engagement, networking, and information sessions discussing new technology and media.

Blog Elevated Conference: September 19 – 21, 2013; Houston, TX

Northern California

Glimpse: the Social Discovery Conference: June 12, 2013; San Francisco, CA. Focused on the future of social technology, this conference brings professionals together to talk about social discovery, the industry of connecting people to places and things in which they are most interested.

Blogwell Conference: August 6, 2013; Bay Area, CA

Southern California

Social Media Week LA (Los Angeles, CA)

Europe & United Kingdom

Apps World Europe: October 22 – 23, 2013; London, UK

Social Media Conferences in the UK

iStrategy: May 14 – 15, 2013; The Hague, Netherlands


Best Practice Series: Secrets to Effective Content Marketing and Social Engagement: May 8, 2013; Singapore, Singapore


Threats and Legal Issues in Social Media: June 13 – 14, 2013; Sydney, NSW

And of course, there’s our 5th Annual Global Innovation Forum this May, at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Click here to donate to our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.