Networking and a party like no other event…
This is the event where you'll make priceless professional connections. Keep reading to discover why our networking and parties are world-class.
“I loved everything, but I was so surprised at how much I got out of things that happened outside the sessions – the networking and amazing people I met were incredible,” said Darnelle O’Brien.
We designed this event to enable you to connect with the people you care about in a way that's simply not possible online.
Now this is networking!
You're provided many opportunities to get to know the people you connect with via social networks—up close and personal. No need to skip presentations to network; we built breaks into the schedule.
“I've already made some good connections with brands, businesses, and creators that I want to facilitate even more,” said Shaun McBride (aka Shonduras).
Participate in pre-event networking
We work hard to make sure you make connections with people before you even arrive in San Diego. In the months leading up to the event, we make networking easy via:
- Attendee Facebook Group: You’ll gain access to our exclusive private Facebook Group where you can begin making connections with Social Media Marketing World attendees who share your interests.
- Pre-Event Online Orientation and Meetups: These online meetups are for first-time attendees AND seasoned veterans. If you’re a first-time attendee, you’ll discover everything you need to know to maximize your experience at Social Media Marketing World. And everyone will have an opportunity to meet fellow attendees and start making connections.
“The way you used tools to get people connected ahead of time absolutely made the difference in making this a far superior event,” said Mark Meyers.
Amazing on-location networking
We provide the most comprehensive in-person networking you will ever experience.
Networking Plaza: Want a place to sit and talk? Thinking about doing some video interviews? Our Networking Plaza is a centrally located space where you can do some serious networking—on your schedule.
Table Talks: We provide dedicated tables for you to meet and talk about topics of interest.
“I personally thought that the table talks were genius. So easy to find people who are invested in the same interests. Networking goldmine,” said Rebecca Moore.
Connections Crew: We have dedicated staff to help you make the connections you want to make!
“There's so much going on. It isn't just about the speakers. There's a party and there's networking, and the table talks… when I saw the map of that I was like, ‘Oh my god. That's amazing,'” said Emma Davis.
Meetups and Eatups: Meetups are a great way to connect with other attendees outside of the sessions. Search meetups that other attendees are planning or create your own on the official Social Media Marketing World 2024 mobile app.
“The networking is probably the best you will ever experience at any conference. It's one of the things that makes Social Media Marketing World truly special,” said Donna Moritz.
But wait, there's more:
VIP Networking Party
Exclusively for All-Access ticket holders!
Make new friends and spark conversations at the VIP party at Social Media Marketing World.
Grab a mic and sing along with our live band for social karaoke.
There's also space to chill out with new friends to enjoy fun desserts, drinks, and good conversations.