It’s that time of year again; summer is over and the big conferences are whirring back to life, hoping to entice you with (hopefully) fresh thinking, new insights and smart people telling interesting stories!

I’ve been lucky enough over the years to speak at some of the biggest and best social and digital conferences in the world; Web 2.0 Expo, BWE, Mesh, SNCR New Communications Forum, PRSA, Defrag, Enterprise 2.0 and far too many others to name. This year, if possible, is the busiest yet, with folks from the SMG team traveling all over North America to share our insights and “secret sauce”, carefully accumulated over the six years we’ve been helping some of the biggest brands in the world get social. Here are our dates for the next few months – please try to come out if you can. It would be great to see you!

Go For The Greens
Business Development Conference for Women Entrepreneurs.
September 13th –15th, 2012.
Walt Disney World, Florida.
Topic: “Is Social Media Right for Your Company?”
Speaker: Ruth Bastedo

4th Annual Employee Communications, PR and Social Media Summit
October 3rd – 5th, 2012.
Microsoft Headquarters, Redmond, WA.
Topic: “The Five-Step Social Media Plan: a practical step-by-step guide to developing a social media strategy within your organization”
Speaker: Maggie Fox

Toronto Board of Trade, SMB Exchange Conference
October 9th, 2012.
Toronto, Ontario.
Topic: “Business Development and Marketing ROI”
Speaker: Maggie Fox

October 15th – 16th
New York City.
Conference Host: Maggie Fox

Breakthrough Strategies for Corporate Communicators Conference
November 28th – 30th, 2012.
SAS World Headquarters, Cary, NC.
Topic: “The Art and Science of Content Marketing”
Speaker: Maggie Fox

Disney Social Media Conference
February 6th – 8th 2013.
Orlando, FLA.
Topic: “Sleep Number and Social Media ROI: a case study by the numbers”
Speakers: Maggie Fox & Gabby Nelson (Sleep Number)