February 19-20, 2020
San Jose Convention Center

Community Networking Events

Meet Others Like You At SMX West

SMX West brings together some of the most accomplished marketers in the world. You’ll share stories, exchange advice, and talk shop during meals, between sessions, and at refreshment breaks. Growing your professional network has never been easier! Keep reading for a look at some of the networking opportunity you will have February 19-20 in San Jose.

Expo Hall Reception

Sponsored by Perficient Digital

Wednesday, February 19, 5:35pm – 6:35pm: After an intense day of learning, unwind in the Expo Hall with complimentary drinks and delicious hors d’oeuvres. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow attendees and speakers, trade contacts, make new friends, and visit with the market-defining vendors exhibiting at the show.

After Hours @ Paper Plane

Thursday, February 20, 5:30pm – 7:00pm: Join fellow attendees, speakers, and the SMX & Search Engine Land teams for craft drinks, tasty eats, and continued conversation. It’s the perfect way to unwind from two intense days of training… or gear up for tomorrow’s immersive, full-day workshops. Meet up at Paper Plane, 72 South 1st Street(Everyone pays their own tab… but this after-hours networking opportunity is priceless.) 

Connect@SMX Beta – 1:1 Matchmaking

Our new 1:1 networking tool, Connect@SMX Beta, is an easy way to connect with like-minded attendees, speakers, and sponsors.

  • Facing industry-specific issues? Identify people who work in your market.
  • Want to grow your local network? Meet people who live in your metro area.
  • On the hunt for new clients? Schedule sit-downs with interested parties.
  • Looking to hire new talent? Connect with attendees who are on the job search.

This networking experience is open to all attendees: All Access pass holders may request meetings with all attendees. Some restrictions apply for Expo+ pass holders and sponsors. Register to learn more!

Need help making your case to attend?

Check out our handy Get Your Boss On Board resources, including talking points, a breakdown on pricing – even a templated letter!

Network Online Before & During SMX West

The resources below will help you connect with others who have similar interests or work areas before you come to the show, so that you can have a successful conference network experience when you arrive. Check out these tools and ways you can share blog posts, photos, and videos.

Facebook Private Group
Registered with an All Access pass? Join the official SMX event group. The SMX All Access attendee only Facebook group will allow you to easily interact with others before, during and after the show. We’ll approve your request as quickly as possible. It’s a great opportunity to participate in discussions, questions and show announcements prior to arriving on-site!

Facebook SMX Fan Page
Join our Facebook SMX Fan Page to network with others, take part in conversations, and keep up with SMX news and announcements throughout the year.

Twitter: SMX — Tell the world you’re coming to SMX by using the #smx hashtag on Twitter! You can also keep up before, during and after the conference by following our Twitter feed. Whenever you have an “Ah-HA! Moment” during the conference, post about it using #SMXInsights! Be on the lookout during sessions for speaker #SMXInsights slides.

LinkedIn: SMX — Member of LinkedIn? Join the SMX group and connect with others who are interested in our conferences.

Instagram: SMX — Love taking photos? We’d love to see yours from the show. Follow Search Marketing Expo and share your photos by tagging them with #smx or #smxinsights.


Youtube: SMX — Make sure to check out the SMX YouTube channel for video clips from SMX!

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