Social Media Marketing World takes place in San Diego, California, where you can enjoy beautiful weather year-round with an average daily temperature of 70.5° F (21.4° C). The conference is held at the waterfront San Diego Convention Center.
With 70 miles of pristine beaches, a dazzling array of world-class family attractions and its idyllic climate, San Diego promises a truly remarkable experience for everyone.
ALL-ACCESS TICKET DATES: Wednesday, March 20, to Friday, March 22, 2019.
Social Media Marketing World kicks off on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 and ends the evening of Friday, March 22.
Please plan to arrive on Tuesday, March 19 or early on Wednesday, March 20. On March 20th, workshops start at 12pm PT and the opening-night Networking Party on-board the USS Midway aircraft carrier starts at 7pm. This party is included with your All-Access registration.
MARKETER/CREATOR/COMMUNITY TICKET DATES: Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22, 2019.
The Marketer Ticket and Community Ticket for Social Media Marketing World kicks off on Thursday, March 21, 2019 (opening keynote begins at 8am), and ends the evening of Friday, March 22.
Plan to arrive on Wednesday, March 20. The opening keynote starts at 8am Pacific on March 21. You are free to check-in on Wednesday or starting at 6:30am on Thursday. Many attendees plan to stay a few days extra and make a vacation out of their stay.
When to Depart: The Social Media Marketing World conference officially ends on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 6pm PDT. Click here for the full event schedule. Many attendees stay a few extra days to tour San Diego.
Traveling From Outside the United States? Visit our International Travel page for useful information and advice.
The San Diego Convention Center is located at 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101.
Social Media Examiner has negotiated a limited block of rooms at hotels within walking distance to the convention center.
The San Diego International Airport (airport code SAN), also referred to as Lindbergh Field, is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the San Diego Convention Center.
The airport is serviced by 22 major and commuter airlines. Flying into San Diego, visitors get a bird’s-eye view of Balboa Park, downtown and the San Diego Bay on their descent into San Diego International Airport.
Ground Transportation From San Diego International Airport
For Lyft and Uber: At the airport, Lyft and Uber pick-up areas are a short walk from the terminals. From Terminal 1, exit from Baggage Claim and cross the sky bridge to meet your driver at the short-term parking lot.
From Terminal 2, meet curbside on the Departures upper level.
Shuttles: At the airport, the shuttle access area is across the street from the baggage pickup area. Our event hotels do NOT provide airport shuttle service; however, it is only a 10-minute drive. Here are some transportation options you may choose to reserve in advance:
- Cloud 9 / Super Shuttle: Phone: 1-800-blue-van (mention code SMMWC for $1 off one way or $2 off round trip, OR click this link)
- Advanced Shuttle: Phone: 800-719-3499 / 619-466-6885
Taxis: At the airport follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas to get a taxi. The estimated taxi fare to/from the airport and hotel is $15.00 US (one way). The following are local taxicab companies:
- Airport Yellow Cab of San Diego: 619-234-6161
- San Diego Cab: 800-368-2947 / 619-226-8294
- USA Cab: 619-231-1144
Public transportation: There are a number of public transportation services available to you at any given time. Please visit the San Diego Airport Public Transportation Information Page for information on the following:
- Amtrak and Coaster
- Metro bus
- Trolley service
Car rental: San Diego car rentals offer a convenient means of transportation during your stay. Click here for more information on car rentals.
Parking: Parking at the San Diego Convention Center is currently $20.00 per day. Check with your hotel for current rates.