Let’s face it: there are a lot of conferences out there. At Firebrand Group, we understand this — and having attended quite a few over the years ourselves, we know what makes a good social media conference and what doesn’t. To help you cut through the noise and focus on the ones that will truly bring you value, we’ve compiled a handy list of the best social media conferences of 2018.

And because new conferences are always popping up, we’ll keep updating this list throughout the year as new information comes our way — so watch this space!

Digital Strategy Innovation Summit

Dates: February 7-8, 2018
Location: New York
Ideal for Professionals In: Marketing, Advertising, Social Media, Public Relations, CPG, Retail
Cost: $1495-$2395
Speakers Include: David Berzin (Viacom), Mark Howard (Forbes), Ahmer Inam (Nike)

At this point, if your brand does not currently have a strategy for digital content, you’re at a serious disadvantage. That’s where the Digital Strategy Innovation Summit comes in. The two day conference brings together high-level executives to discuss topics such as “How Digital Transformation Will Continue to be Critical to Your Success”, “Why You Need a Robust Data Strategy in the Digital Age”, and “How to Adapt to New Technologies Set to Disrupt Your Business”, all subjects guaranteed to transform the way you strategize.

Digital Marketing Innovation Summit

Dates: February 7-8, 2018
Location: New York
Ideal for Professionals in: Marketing, Advertising, Social Media, PR, Retail, Media
Cost: $995- $2395
Speakers Include: Blair Hammond (Reebok), Todd Kaplan (PepsiCo), Kaydee Bridges (Goldman Sachs)

The Digital Marketing Innovation Summit is a great opportunity for executives from around the globe to talk about the industry challenges they face, as well as the potential solutions. This year’s speakers will talk about best practices for brand communications, focusing especially on SEO, content strategy, and personalized outreach.

Social Media Week

Dates: April 24-27, 2018
Location: New York
Ideal for Professionals in: Social Media, PR, Marketing, Advertising, Retail
Cost: $625-$2499
Previous Speakers Include: Sebastian Tomich (New York Times), Neha Gandhi (Refinery29), Brit Morin (Brit + Co)

Next year’s Social Media Week will be bigger and better than ever, with a new venue that can accommodate twice as many attendees, an upgraded exhibitor marketplace experience, and a premium option for those looking to get more out of their Social Media Week experience. Those who attend have the chance to hear inspiring and educational presentations from over 200 speakers and thought leaders, as well as the opportunity to network with professionals from around the world.


Talk 360°- The WOMMA Summit

Location: New York
Ideal for Professionals in: Marketing, Advertising, Social Media, Public Relations, Media
Cost: $1215-$1815 (including fees)
Previous Speakers Include: Emma Eriksson (General Mills Canada), Jillian Ryan (eMarketer), Kathy Baird (Ogilvy & Mather)

Talk 360° is the world’s leading word-of-mouth and social media marketing conference. Attendees will receive valuable and actionable insights from leading practitioners, learn about the latest technologies and research, and network with highly motivated marketers.


Social Media Camp

Dates: May 2-3, 2018
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Ideal for Professionals in: Social Media, Advertising, Marketing, PR, Media, Technology
Cost: $49-$849
Previous Speakers Include: Rory Capern (Twitter Canada), Ian Cleary (RazorSocial.com), Bosco Anthony (Tribe 1)

Social Media Camp is Canada’s largest and best social media conference, attracting attendees from across North America and from a wide range of industries. The aim of the conference is not only to showcase the latest developments in social media marketing, but also to discuss the cultural and political impacts that social media can have.

This year’s theme is “Social and the Imagination Economy,” which aims to help businesses figure out how to give customers what they want — instead of what businesses think they want. A valuable skill that is sure to prove profitable in years to come.


Content Marketing World

Dates: September 5-8
Location: Cleveland
Ideal for Professionals in: Social Media, PR, Advertising, Marketing, Media, Retail, Brands
Cost: $995-$1495
Speakers Include: Linda Boff (GE), Casey Neistat, Kate Santore (Coca-Cola), Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Content Marketing World is the best place for you and your company to learn everything you need to know about content marketing. You will also have the chance to gain insights from and network with some of the leading brand marketers in the world. 


Influencer Marketing Days

Dates: November 14-15
Location: New York City
Ideal for Professionals in: Marketing, Social Media, Brands, Retail, Fashion, Beauty
Cost: TBA
Speakers Include: Max Ciccotosto (Light in the Box), Todd Crawford (Impact Radius), Apu Gupta (Curalate)

This conference is vital for anyone who is either looking to get into influencer marketing, or looking to hone their influencer strategies. This conference promises to “equip, educate, and inspire you” to make your influencer marketing campaigns the best they can be. Topics discussed at the conference include influencer identification and analysis, outreach, marketing analytics, and emerging trends.