Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas at a recent Oracle OpenWorld (Photo by Sen Chang)
Guide to the month’s best conferences & events
[author]As summer slides into fall, it’s time to gear up for a slew of social media, tech and marketing conferences.
Among the notable events on tap: the annual conferences put on by Oracle OpenWorld, the Social Shake-Up, Content Marketing World, SMX East and the Online News Association.
If you can’t attend the event in person, find out the hashtag and follow the goings-on on Twitter.
For the full year, see our full Calendar of 2014 social media, tech and marketing conferences. Let us know if we’ve missed anything in the comments. And drop me a line if you’ll be in the neighborhood!
|Content Marketing World||Sept. 8-11||Cleveland|
|Content Marketing World is the one event where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in the content marketing industry. You’ll leave with all the materials you need to take a content strategy back to your team and to implement a content marketing plan that will grow your business and engage your audience.|
|Super Mobility Week||Sept. 9-11||Las Vegas|
|Anchored by CTIA’s two shows – the flagship CTIA 2014 show and its mobile IT show, MobileCON – Super Mobility Week will be the most important gathering of the year for those who are driving the mobile future forward. Leaders from across the globe will gather for this powerhouse weeklong event representing different sectors across the wireless ecosystem: next generation services and networks, mobile commerce, CE, M2M, content media and advertising, connected life, the mobile enterprise and more.|
|4G World||Sept. 9-11||Las Vegas|
|4G World is the largest unbiased mobile industry event, attracting mobile broadband professionals and the hardware and software companies that serve them. This is the venue to learn what’s new in the industry, meet with clients and partners and expand your business reach through a wide-variety of focused and intimate networking opportunities.|
|The IBC Conference is world renowned for calibrating the state of electronic media and entertainment and helping to shape its future.|
|The Inbound conference from Hubspot provides attendees with the inspiration, education, and connections needed to transform their businesses to match the way purchasing behaviors are evolving in a connected and digital world.|
|The Social Shake-Up||Sept. 16-17||Atlanta|
|At the second The Social Shake-Up, come face to face with some of the biggest names in the industry, learn from new case studies, be inspired by great speakers and network with your peers. Join C-Suite executives, communications officers, community managers, creatives, content marketers and creators as they distill the latest trends in social.|
|International Food Blogger Conference||Sept. 19-21||Seattle|
|Organized by Foodista.com and Zephyr Adventures, the International Food Blogger Conference focuses on three themes: Food, Writing, and Technology. This event will feature high-quality educational sessions, personal networking opportunities, and what 95% of attendees say is the best food and wine of any blogging conference.|
|SMB Digital Marketing||Sept. 22-24||New Orleans|
|At SMB Digital Marketing, hear about the latest developments in small business digital/online media, local sales strategies, merchant outreach, social media, local search, mobile strategies and customer retention business solutions.|
|Online News Association||Sept. 25–27||Chicago|
|The Online News Association is a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology and innovation.|
|Oracle OpenWorld||Sep 28-Oct 2||San Francisco|
|Oracle OpenWorld offers a chance to meet with industry experts. This conference provides more educational and networking opportunities than any other conference dedicated to Oracle business and technology users. Look for technology sessions, labs, demos and more.|
|SMX East||Sep 30-Oct 2||New York|
|SMX East is programmed by the search marketing experts who edit the leading news blog Search Engine Land and who have years of experience educating search marketers.|