The Top 5 Social Media Events Your Social Team Should Attend in 2014

By: Cameron Joye

January 29, 2014

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Every year there are dozens of social media events around the world bringing the community together to share ideas. Anything and everything you might want to learn about in the realm of social media from marketing to startups is up for grabs in this year’s conference line-up.

We tried to touch on a wide variety of events and conferences that would appeal to varying tastes. The number of events being organized this year is seemingly endless. If nothing in this list strikes your fancy, there’s definitely something out there that will better suit your interests!

Here are our top 5 picks for social media events you should attend in 2014:

Social Media Week, February 17-21 in 8 Cities Across the World

Nokia’s Global Director of Social Media, Craig Hepburn, says, “Social Media Week is more than an event, it’s a movement.” This bold statement generates a great sense of excitement for an event that spans an entire week at some of the hottest locales across the globe.

Social Media Week examines the nature of our hyper-connected world and the impact of social media on technology. Expect to learn, be inspired, and connect with others internationally who share a passion for social media and how it’s bringing us closer together.

Social Media Marketing World, March 26-28 in San Diego, California

Claiming to be the biggest social media marketing conference in the world, Social Media Marketing World boasts an impressive line-up of speakers in the world of social. Another great place to network with 2,000 of your contemporaries and share experience and ideas.

Participants can choose from more than 80 expert-led sessions to hear the greatest minds in social media speak and share their expertise. If the list of speakers on their website is any indication, the conference already proves to be quite informative with high quality content.

LeWeb, June 9-10 in London

For all those hungry startups and web entrepreneurs dreaming of becoming the next big thing, this is undoubtedly the event for you! LeWeb prides itself on bringing together the world’s most exciting venture capitalists, leaders, and visionaries in one place for the year’s biggest networking event. And for all the social media addicts out there, what better place to hear about the hot, budding trends dominating the digital landscape in the coming year? Gentlemen, start your engines!

Here’s a recap of last year’s exciting conference.

Social Shake-Up, September 16-17 in Atlanta, Georgia

Social Shake-Up, hosted by Social Media Today, is for the proven and experienced social media “movers and shakers”. As a thought leader since 2007, Social Media Today wants to celebrate the new, innovative ways the digital community is using social at Social Shake-Up 2014. “It’s for those of us
 on the front lines of business, customer experience, customer care, marketing and content creation.” If you want to be involved in the next big trends in social business, this is the place for you!

WOMMA Summit, November 17-19 in Hollywood, California

At the heart of social media is the undeniable power of word-of-mouth. WOMMA serves as a place “where marketing leaders can plan to collaborate, educate and celebrate the best of word-of-mouth marketing and social media.” Want to connect with over 500 top leaders and influencers in the marketing and social media business? If so, this conference is where you want to be this November. Learn about and be inspired by new trends shaping the marketing landscape.