8 Free Must-Attend Networking Events at ClickZ Live San Francisco

The promise of a great digital marketing event is not just learning, but also networking with peers, making new contacts and forging new opportunities. This is one of the reasons ClickZ Live places such an emphasis on networking and the San Francisco event right around the corner is no exception.


With several ways for attendees to meet and trade ideas, ClickZ Live in San Francisco is an interactive playground for marketers. No matter if it’s your first or 50th time to one of these events, there’s always a new experience around the corner at ClickZ Live. Register now for a Networking+ Pass and gain access to all of the events featured below.

1. Newcomers Meetup

On August 11 at 5:30 p.m., newcomers will gather to network with one another and get a guided tour through the agenda, helping attendees map out a schedule that meets their content-consuming goals. 

2. Meet and Greet

On August 11 at 6 p.m., look for a cocktail reception to welcome ClickZ Live attendees the night before the official kick-off of the show. It’s open to all attendees and you can start making connections here that you can nurture all week. It’s always fun to see a familiar face in the halls or at sessions, so be sure to start mingling then! RSVP here.

3. Learn with Google

On August 12, learn with Google in this dedicated all-day “classroom” with four sessions hosted by Google and featuring its employees. Open to all attendees, including Networking+ pass holders, learn and chat directly with Google in the Learn with Google track.

4. Meet the Experts Roundtables

On August 12, a little after 5 p.m., you can become part of a conversation with peers and ClickZ Live speakers on the topic of your choice in a unique roundtable format. Map out your speakers and the issues you want to discuss (tables are broken out by topic), and come with specific questions to keep the conversation lively (but, first, grab a drink at the cocktail reception happening around the tables). 

5. Networking Cocktail Reception

Around 5 p.m. at the close of Day 1, there’s always tons to chat about. On August 12, grab a drink, say hello to those you know and meet some new people you don’t. This event is always packed and full of interesting conversation. It is sponsored by WordStream and DWA Media.

6. Happy Hour

Another day, another way to mingle with top agencies and brands at this happy hour event at the close of Day 2 on August 13 at 5:30 p.m. If you’re looking to meet people from some of the top brands in attendance, this event is for you. It is sponsored by Stone Temple Consulting.

7. Charity Party

Come out for a good cause on August 13 at 8 p.m. to raise funds for the Homeless Youth Alliance in San Francisco. Only the first 150 people with a ClickZ Live event pass to show up will be let in, with a suggested donation of $40 at the door and a complimentary cocktail awaiting inside. This event is hosted by Internet Marketing Ninjas and ClickZ Live.

8. Conference Wrap up and Wine Down

The eighth and final event of the show on August 14 at 3 p.m. is a great way to solidify the connections you’ve made that week and just relax with peers, snacks and wine. You may be feeling a little dehydrated, but hey — there’s plenty of time to drink water on your way back home. 

Be sure to check the schedule for locations and times and have a great time in at the show!

Also be sure to check out these seven sessions you won’t want to miss on the main agenda, which are available to One Day, Platinum and All Access Pass holders.

This article was originally published on ClickZ.

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