2013 Social Media Events You Need to Check Out

If you’re in the field of advertising, technology or media, you know how important it is to keep up with the latest social media trends. We’ve chosen five events around the country that offer plenty of opportunities to catch up on what’s new in social media — while squeezing in some serious networking.

You can find the complete list on Mashable’s Events Board.

Feb. 17, 2013
Social Media Week –New York City, NY

Details: Social Media Week takes place in New York and nine other cities around the world. The event explores the social, cultural and economic impact of social media, and provides an opportunity for social influencers to connect.

Feb. 19, 2013
MPI TechCon – Chicago, IL

Details: MPI Tech Con gives event and marketing professionals, business leaders and brand advertisers the knowledge and tools they need to navigate the ever-changing social and digital landscape.

Mar. 15, 2013
Content Marketing Bootcamp –Chicago, IL

Details:  In this one-day workshop, PR Daily and Ragan.com publisher and CEO Mark Ragan shows you how to develop a content strategy that will turn prospects into buyers and convert readers into brand evangelists for your company.

Mar. 18, 2013
Social Media & Mobile Strategies for Travel Conference –San Francisco, CA

Details: Now in its 6th year, EyeforTravel’s Social Media and Mobile Strategies for Travel brings together leading global hotels, airlines, cruises and more from all over North America. This two day event includes best-practice strategies and cutting-edge trends – as well as opportunities to network with industry pros.

Apr. 7, 2013
Social Media Marketing World 2013

Details: The world’s largest social media conference, presented by Social Media Examiner, brings over 1,000 attendees together to meet and network with the top experts in the social media marketing field. Choose from more than 49 sessions, led by experts in social tactics, social strategy, community management and content marketing, among others.

If you aren’t able to attend any of these awesome events, be sure to check back for more updates.

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