In 2021, we slowly started to see conference schedules pick back up!

Many were cancelled and postponed. Lucky for us, some of our favourite marketing events were able to carry on in virtual formats and some were even able to offer in-person experiences. 🙌

As we dive into a new year, we can see that there are more in-person events but still some remote-friendly ones.

Below you’ll find an active list of the top marketing and social media conferences you can attend in 2022. 👇

If you prefer an excel format of this list, click here.

We will continuously update this list as the year progresses. ✔️

Social Media & Digital Marketing Conferences in 2022

Adobe DITAWORLD 2022

  • Conference Date: May 10-12, 2022
  • Event Location: Virtual
  • Cost: Free

Event Description:

During this conference you will be offered a comprehensive program with the world’s leading Technical Communication, Marketing, DITA, Contnet Management and Content Strategy experts. They will offer a wide range of topics, from high-level strategic approaches to very practical sessions and industry presentations.

Utterly Content Global

  • Conference Date: February 29 – March 4, 2022
  • Event Location: Virtual
  • Cost: $0 – $6,654

Event Description:

Utterly Content Global bring content professionals from around the world into 1 interactive online festival. The festival includes 21 hours of programming each day, live sessions, dedicated monotasking blocks designed to work with your job, guided meditation and journaling, scheduled yoga, pilates, barre and walks.

Observe Summit 2022

  • Conference Date: March 1-2, 2022
  • Event Location: Virtual
  • Cost: $35 – $149

Event Description:

Observe Summit 2022 is a great place to learn moder-day insights, marketing, and what CX teams are using to grab insight from digital conversations and internet data to create brands that people love. This Summit also includes a long list of impressive speakers.

PDMI East

  • Conference Date: March 13-15, 2022
  • Event Location: Eden Roc Miami Beach
  • Cost: $295 – $495

Event Description:

PDMI East is an awesome opportunity to network, attended educational events, and learn all about performance driven marketing, direct to consumer media, technology and commerce spaces.

The B2B Forum Marketing Conference

  • Conference Date: April 6-7 / April 19-21, 2022
  • Event Location: Virtual
  • Cost: $545 – $1190

Event Description:

B2B Forum is the conference for individuals looking to hear from industry leaders, receive actionable advice, connect and grow within your knowledge.

Multifamily Social Media Summit

  • Conference Date: March 23-25, 2022
  • Event Location: Napa, CA
  • Cost: $795-$895

Event Description:

The Multifamily Social Media Summit is the only event developed for property management firms who are looking to leverage social media and content marketing to attract new residents!

Ad World

  • Conference Date: May 2-3, 2022
  • Event Location: Virtual
  • Cost: $799-$999

Event Description:

Join 50,000+ individuals in advertising to learn, connect and share experiences. Ad World will stream 10+ Digital Advertising Tracks that consist of speeches, panels and live Q&A sessions that will help you take your business to the next level!

Create Cultivate – Austin Pop Up

  • Conference Date: March 13, 2022
  • Event Location: Austin, TX
  • Cost: Free

Event Description:

Join Create Cultivate at their Austin pop-up and enjoy a day of networking, insightful conversations, live podcasts, delicious food & cocktails and product from your favourite brands. It’s not one to miss!

The Lighthouse Social Summit

  • Conference Date: March 24, 2022
  • Event Location: Virtual
  • Cost: Free

Event Description:

Build your social media knowledge and skillset with this awesome free conference! You will have the opportunity to join live panel sessions and interact with each one of the speakers.

Speakers include:

  • Dos and Don’ts of Social Media Advertising, with Alison Battisby – Founder, Avocado Social
  • An Introduction to LinkedIn Learning, with Simon Howson-Baggott – Customer Success Leader, LinkedIn
  • Social Media and The Law: Five Things You Need To Know, with Janet Alexandersson – Legal Strategist, Alexandersson Law
  • Myths of Social Media, with Michelle Carvill – Author, CIM Course Director and Founder/Director, Carvill Creative
  • Social Media & Community Online Conference by CASE

    • Conference Date: June 1-2, 2022
    • Event Location: Virtual
    • Cost: $750-$975

    Event Description:

    Register for Social Media & Community and go beyond social engagement. You will learn to align your content strategy with your communication team’s efforts and your institution’s goals. This conference is designed for all levels of professionals.

    Content Marketing World Conference & Expo

    • Conference Date: September 13-16, 2022
    • Event Location: Cleveland, OH
    • Cost: TBD

    Event Description:

    Attending Content Marketing World will give you the opportunity to learn from the best in content marketing and also spend 4 days with the CMWorld community. Share experiences, connect and create partnerships!

    Social Next Virtual Summit

    • Conference Date: March 3-4, 2022
    • Event Location: Virtual
    • Cost: $218-$246

    Event Description:

    Social Next is a virtual conference that brings Canada’s top minds in digital marketing, social media and online advertising together for two full days of 25+ live online presentations, networking, and Q&A sessions.

    Speakers include:

  • Terry O’Reilly – Bestselling author
  • Saad Khan – Senior Social Lead at Shopify
  • Liz Bertorelli – Social Media Lead at TikTok
  • and many, many more!

    State of Social

    • Conference Date: August 23-24, 2022
    • Event Location: Perth Western Austrailia
    • Cost: $299-$965

    Event Description:

    At the State of Social, each delegate will learn all the ins and outs of being digital marketing’s most valuable players and also empowering agencies to thrive with a minimum viable product mindset. You will learn perfect strategies and master new tactics, execute and convert goals, create a new playbook and dominate the market.

    Social Media Day Halifax

    • Conference Date: June 10, 2022
    • Event Location: Halifax, NS
    • Cost: TBD

    Event Description:

    Social Media Day Halifax is a one-day conference coinciding with Social Media Day events held worldwide during June. The conference has a focus on the success of Atlantic Canadian businesses by bringing local experts together to share strategies that have worked for them.

    INBOUND

    • Conference Date: TBD – 2022 date will be released soon
    • Event Location: San Diego, CA
    • Cost: $0-$149

    Event Description:

    INBOUND (hosted by HubSpot) is a fully immersive, online experience, that provides access to transformative business trends, proactive conversations, and key actionable takeaways. Stay tuned for more information regarding the 2022 date!

    Social Media Marketing World

    Social Media Marketing World 2022
    • Conference Date: March 14-16, 2022
    • Event Location: San Diego, CA
    • Cost: $297-$997

    Event Description:

    Improve your marketing skills by learning from the pros in the industry! You will be trained in areas of social marketing: organic social marketing, paid social, social strategy, and content marketing. Fast track your marketing success and focus on hitting your big goals in 2022! You’ll discover cutting-edge techniques that work from marketers who’ve gone before you and who have achieved proven results.

    Speakers include:

    • Mari Smith
    • Vanessa Lau
    • Elise Darma
    • Sue B. Zimmerman
    • Rachel Pederson
    • And many, many more!

    Government Social Media Conference

    • Conference Date: March 29-31, 2022
    • Event Location: Dallas, TX
    • Cost: $349 – $895

    Event Description:

    Government Social Media Conference has both in-person and virtual tickets available! GSMCON is the largest social media conference in the United States for government agencies. Not one to miss!

    Speakers include:

    • Anastasia Reed – Texas Woman’s University
    • Roxana Rubio – Grand Prarie Independent School Distrcit
    • Russel Lolacher – BC Ministry of Transportation & Infastructure
    • Justin H.S Breaux – Argonne National Labratory
    • And many, many more!

    ANA Content Marketing Conference

    ANA Content Marketing Conference 2022
    • Conference Date: April 27-29, 2022
    • Event Location: Orlando, FL
    • Cost: $299 – $1599

    Event Description:

    Share the knowledge and experience of attending with your colleagues at an enormous cost-saving. Purchase an in-person corporate pass or you have the option to virtually join the conference as well! The conference will focus on the strategy, resources and best practices in content marketing that deepen customer relationships and drive measurable results.

    Speakers include:

    • TBD

    Social Media Strategies Summit

    • Conference Date: February 23-24, 2022
    • Event Location: Virtual
    • Cost: $349-$749

    Event Description:

    During the Social Media Strategies Summit you will explore so many areas! This includes successful social media strategy, social media audits, strategy frameworks, social media tools and resources, and networking! It’s not one to miss.

    Speakers Include:

    • Marissa Kargas – Director, Digital Strategy & Brand Engagement at Walmart
    • Lisa Perez – Director, Social Media & Influencer Marketing at Savage X Fenty Lingerie by Rihanna
    • Jon Frederick – Director of Social Media at Nickelodeon
    • Erica Santiago – Senior Manager of Digital Content at Pfizer
    • And many, many more!

    Digital Marketing for Financial Services Canada Summit

    Digital Marketing For Financial Services Canada Summit 2022
    • Conference Date: June 14-15, 2022
    • Event Location: Toronto, ON
    • Cost: $495 – $2195

    Event Description:

    Digital Marketing for Financial Services Canada Summit is the longest-running digital marketing event in Canada! It attracts leaders from across the digital financial services industry to share key learnings and innovative strategies.

    Past speakers include:

    • Alex Tapscott – Co-Founder of Ninepoint Partners
    • Maja Neable – Chief Marketing Officer at Bank of Montreal
    • Alan Depencier – Chief Marketing Officer at RBC
    • Nicole German – Global Head & Vice President, Enterprise Digital Marketing, Sales & Growth at Scotiabank

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    Growth Marketing Summit

    Growth Marketing Summit 2022
    • Conference Date: June 15th, 2022
    • Event Location: Frankfurt, Germany
    • Cost: 199 – 2,397 €

    Event Description:

    Growth Marketing Summit is Europe’s biggest conference for digital growth and optimization. We unite like-minded individuals from around the world, share topics that move the digital world and learn from world-class talks.

    Speakers include:

    • Simon Dahla – Premium Conversion Lead at Spotify
    • Morgan Brown – VP of Growth at Shopify
    • Erin Weigel – Principal Designer at Booking.com
    • Sandra Wu – Paid Content Marketing Lead at himalaya

    The Social Shake-Up

    The Social Shake Up 2022

    • Conference Date: June 8-10, 2022
    • Event Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Cost: $895 – $3,245

    Event Description:

    The only social media conference of its kind! Focused on using social media to “shake up” your brand, sales and employee and customer engagement. This conference features breakthrough thinking and real connections with marketers across corporate America. With a speaking faculty featuring carefully curated speakers and attendees composed of social media’s top movers and shakers, you’ll get ideas to move yourself and your brand forward.

    Speakers include:

    • TBD

    Agency New Business Virtual Conference

    Agency New Business Conference 2022
    • Conference Date: February 7-11, 2022
    • Event Location: Virtual
    • Cost: TBD

    Event Description:

    Never before has there been a conference that brings together as much frontline perspective from senior-level marketers, leading independent agency new business directors, and the new business team at RSW, as the new RSW/US Agency New Business Virtual Conference does. It’s not one to miss!

    Speakers include:

    • TBD

    Operations Camp Online

    Operations Camp Online 2022
    • Conference Date: June 23-24, 2022
    • Event Location: Virtual
    • Cost: $599-$999

    Event Description:

    At Operations Camp, everyone is a presenter. During our time together, we’ll dig into real challenges that you’re facing right now, and open up conversations to co-create solutions. They connect with everyone prior to Camp to surface topics that shape the agenda. So rest assured, they’ll talk about the things you care about most.

    Speakers include:

    • TBD

    ContentTECH Summit

    ContentTECH Summit 2022
    • Conference Date: March 22-23, 2022
    • Event Location: San Diego, CA
    • Cost: TBD

    Event Description:

    JIt’s time for an evolution. Senior Marketing executives are truly focused on one thing: technology and its effective use to create, manage, deliver, and scale enterprise content and marketing. ContentTECH Summit wants to stay ahead of pace for and with industry leaders in an effort to push the entire community forward.

    Speakers include:

    • TBD

    DigiMarCon Mid-Atlantic

    DigiMarCon Mid Atlantic 2022
    • Conference Date: May 2-3, 2022
    • Event Location: Philadelphia, PA
    • Cost: $147 – $1,097.00

    Event Description:

    Join your peers in-person or online for 2 days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking, also check out the next generation of technology & innovation; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech & SaaS Technology.

    Speakers include:

    • TBD

    DigiMarCon Pacific Northwest

    DigiMarCon Pacific Northwest 2022
    • Conference Date: May 5-6, 2022
    • Event Location: Seattle, WA
    • Cost: $147 – $997

    Event Description:

    Join your peers in-person or online for 2 days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking, also check out the next generation of technology & innovation; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech & SaaS Technology.

    Speakers include:

    • TBD


    DigiMarCon Pacific Canada

    DigiMarCon Canada 2022
    • Conference Dates: May 12-13, 2022
    • Event Location: Toronto, ON
    • Cost: $147 – $1,097.00

    Event Description:

    Join your peers in-person or online for 2 days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking, also check out the next generation of technology & innovation; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech & SaaS Technology.

    Speakers Include:

    • TBD

    Confab

    • Conference Dates: May 9-12, 2022
    • Event Location: Minneapolis, MN
    • Cost: $1,795 – $2,695

    Event Description:

    Gather your friends and head to Confab this May! You will hear from leaders, upgrade your skill set, gain renewed focus in your career and celebrate your hard work.

    Button: The Content Design Conference

    • Conference Dates: October 10-12, 2022
    • Event Location: Seattle, WA
    • Cost: TBD

    Event Description:

    Button is a conference for anyone who is passionate about content design. If you care about making content that will make services and digital products better, then Button is the conference for you!

    HighEdWeb Annual Conference

    • Conference Dates: October 9-12, 2022
    • Event Location: Virtual / Little Rock, AR
    • Cost: $245 – $995

    Event Description:

    This conference is run by the Higher Education Web Professionals Association and is created for all departments and divisions in Higher Ed. You will explore the unique digital issues that colleges and universities face.

    eduWeb Summit

    • Conference Dates: July 26 – 28, 2022
    • Event Location: Philadelphia, PA
    • Cost: $975 – $$1,150

    Event Description:

    During this Summit, you will explore the problems higher education marketers and communicators face and the exploration of solutions. The faculty will be starting the exploration of each problem set and then facilitating further discovery with the fellow attendees.

    University of Illinois Web Con 2022

    • Conference Dates: April 6-8, 2022
    • Event Location: Champaign, IL / VIrtual
    • Cost: $50 – $275

    Event Description:

    An affordable three-day conference for web designers, developers, social media marketers, content managers, and other web professionals within higher ed and beyond.

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    Wrap-up

    In 2021, some conference hosts scrambled to pivot to a virtual-first world. Over the course of the year, these events have adapted and evolved to enhance the virtual experience and we can expect that the marketing and social media conferences in 2022 will do an even better job of creating an in-person experience through a virtual format or having more in-person events all together!

    Did we miss a conference?

    We will continue to update this post regularly. If we missed an event, please email alyssa@heyorca.com to get it listed.


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