Social media and technology are changing the sales, marketing and operations process of many businesses around the world. If you’re planning on boosting your social media know-how, here are some ways to expand your skills and network in 2012.
Not in NYC, but setting the stage for all things social – SXSW 2012, March 9th -13th 2012, Austin, Texas.
An incubator of cutting-edge technologies, the event features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable line up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to experience a preview of what is unfolding in the world of technology.
Those in tri-state area who are looking to stay local can attend . . .
Theme: Empowering Change through Collaboration.
Topics: From leveraging LinkedIn to managing social media on a global scale.
February 13th – 17th 2012
New York, NY
Theme: An introduction to gamification for better brand engagement.
February 29th through March 1st 2012
The New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue
With two new areas of focus: Content Automation Strategies and Mobile Content Strategies. From the mobile revolution to the rules for email marketing success.
February 28th and 29th 2012
Theme: The State of the Media Industry Sponsored by Bloomberg.
From the latest innovation in the tablet economy to how new consumer habits are driving the advertising community to innovate.
March 7th – 8th 2012
McGraw Hill Building, NYC -49th Street & 6th Avenue.
The agenda, which is programmed by the SES Advisory Board, includes sessions, case studies and workshops designed to help online professionals do their jobs better. Specific consideration is given to Demand Gen, SEO, PPC, RTB, Mobile, Local, as well as both Earned and Paid Social Media.
March 19th -23rd 2012
Theme: Gamify. Mobilize. Optimize and Monetize.
March 29th-30th 2012
The New Yorker Hotel. Presented by Media Bistro.
At 99%, Behance‘s think tank, they focus on what happens after inspiration — researching the forces that truly push ideas to fruition. Their profiles of proven idea makers, action-oriented tips, best-practices sessions, and annual conference are all designed to help you transform ideas from vision to reality.
May 3rd and 4th 2012
The Times Center, New York City
The success of Internet Week New York has closely paralleled the growth of New York’s constantly-evolving digital community,
2012 Topics include: Where social and impact intersect to how “local” is more than a place.
May 14th -21st 2012
Topics include: Secrets to using blogs to promote services and how Klout helps build your brand.
June 5th through June 7th 2012
Jacob Javits Center during BookExpo
The annual meeting place for corporate social media practitioners based on the East Coast – share best practice in the largest corporate-focused conference of the year.
June 13th and 14th 2012
New York, NY
Thousands of excited and enthusiastic bloggers come together to connect, learn and inspire.
August 2nd -4th 2012
Hilton Hotel, NYC
Search Marketing Expo
Professional search engine marketers rely on the editors of Search Engine Land.com to keep them up to speed. That same editorial team creates the SMX programs .
October 2nd through 4th 2012
Jacob Javits Center, New York
And, outside of NYC but the place to go if you really want to see what your blogger audience is all about, check out . . .
This is a conference that blends workshops, networking and events. Sponsored by those that market to women – Johnson & Johnson, McDonalds, Pepperidge Farm, Sesame Street. . . sure, you get the idea.
July 12th -14th 2012
Park City, Utah
And refer to. . .
Blog Conference Guide – a place where you can find the information about blog conference and social media events that happen all around the country.