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We know you need to prove the ROI on your attendance,
so we’ve done that work for you.

Here’s how you’ll benefit from attending SMSS.

SMSS has dedicated sessions addressing the spectrum of higher education social media marketing challenges.

We cover the most pertinent topics across student recruitment, admissions, alumni engagement, faculty engagement, content strategy, social media ROI and more. We include roundtable discussions that allow you to find and engage with your peers facing the same challenges as you. (See a topic missing that you’d be interested in hearing about? Contact the producer!)

No fluff. Leave with practical takeaways you can act on right away.

You won’t only hear about winning social campaigns and programs - you’ll hear the detailed methods and strategies that achieved results. SMSS is a focused gathering of senior level higher education marketers sharing real strategies that translate to ROI.

Presenting colleges and universities cover the latest trends and best practices - with step-by-step guides on how to assess the right investments for your institution.

Our sessions deep-dive into key measurement strategies to help you evaluate the efficacy of your social media marketing and how to tie your initiatives back to business goals.

You’ll get to meet (and chat with) the marketers behind universities seeing big success on social media.

Your voice won’t get lost in a crowd of thousands. We're here not just to listen to speakers, but share ideas and spark attendee-to-attendee discussions, too.

Our interactive and intimate conference atmosphere gives you the opportunity to get your most pressing questions answered after each talk. Some of our summit’s best conversations are sparked during Q&A sessions.

Our speakers also make themselves available to you to provide resources and give feedback - during and after the conference.

We guarantee you’ll make meaningful connections.

Our focus on networking has helped forge new friendships and business relationships alike! You receive a full attendee list so you know exactly who’s in the room with you.

If there’s someone you’d like to meet, but can’t find, our staff is here to help make an introduction. (Click here to see brands attending.)

We make reporting back
to your team

We want you to spend your time at the event listening and engaging, not feverishly taking notes.

You’ll have exclusive access to all event videos and slides after the conference is over - to revisit slides you missed, and make it easy for you to share key insights with your team.

If you need to send this to your boss,
we’ve packaged in into a nice, presentable document for you.



Don’t take our word from it… Check out what our attendees have to say!

  • “Empowering. Encouraging. Engaging. Love SMSS. Attend today! You won’t regret it.”

    - Katie Neuman,
    Northwestern Publishing House Christian Books & Gifts

  • “If you are looking to network with others in your industry who understand the challenges you and your company is facing and are working to find solutions too, then the SMSS is for you!”

    - Mary Baucom,

  • “Real-world ideas and inspiration from real-world marketers — this is one of my favorite social media conferences. I’ve attended for two consecutive years and have take home practices to implement both times. Great job!”

    - Jeff Hoffelt,
    Filament Marketing

  • “This isn’t just for social media professionals. This summit is amazing for the entire marketing, digital, and social team!”

    - Carly Yates,
    Warner Bros.

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