About  |  Speakers  |  Agenda  |  Venue  |  Sponsors  |  Pricing  |  Register

About the Conference

July 18–20, 2022 | Carlsbad, Calif. and Virtual




The societal shifts of the last two years have accelerated the advancement of digital technologies and the adoption of new consumer behaviors in exponential and profound ways. The emergence of Web 3.0 promises greater integration of our physical and virtual lives and the potential for consumers to have deeper and more immersive experiences with content, connections, commerce, and brands.

Learn what's now, new, and next at the 2022 ANA Digital & Social Media Conference, presented by Dotdash Meredith. Hear how the world's leading marketers are leveraging gaming to resonate with younger audiences, navigating choice and measurement across social platforms, integrating AR/VR into shopper experiences, capitalizing on e-commerce trends, and navigating both opportunities and brand-safety watch-outs in the metaverse.

Join us and learn how to best activate the platforms, technologies, and trends that are driving the new digital and social media ecosystem.


Join the conversation at #ANADigital

Register Now   Buy a Corporate Pass

Please complete your registration at least 24 hours before the start of the event.
Late registrations may cause delays in joining the conference.

Already Registered

Our records indicate you're already registered for this event.
To change, cancel, or reinstate your registration, please email registration@ana.net.

Join here on the day of the event

The 2021 ANA Digital & Social Media Conference in Two Minutes

Relive the best of last year's conference in this brief overview.

Highlighted speakers include:

  • Candice Bixler, Head of Integrated Media, Petco
  • Amy Good, Director of Integrated Media, The Hershey Company
  • Jason Horowitz, SVP U.S. Marketing, Global Head of Media & Digital, Mattel
  • Michael Kelly, Director, Social Media and Influencer Programs, Poly
  • Kacey Moore, Executive Director, Neuroscience U.S. Marketing, Amgen
  • Sarah Vanheirseele, SVP, Strategic Integration, Blue Chip

Hosts and Speakers

The best and brightest in the industry

Conference Chair:

Kristi Daraban
Associate Vice President, Social Media


Candice Beck

Senior Manager, Social and Digital


Elena Bond

Marketing Science


Keith Brady

Senior Director, Consulting Services


Rhonesha Byng

Founder & CEO


Mark Chang

Director- Head of Gaming and Esports Strategy and Sponsorships


Sofia Colucci

Global Vice President, Miller Family of Brands

Molson Coors Beverage Company

Kristi Daraban

Associate Vice President, Social Media


Michael Dobson

SVP Digital

iNvolved Media

Bill Duggan

Group Executive Vice President


Shivani Gorle

Senior Manager, Insights & Cultural Intelligence


Danielle Hydro

Senior Manager, Advertiser Insights

Disney Advertising

Erik Jensen

Vice President, Brand Engagement


Devon Johnson

Founder & CEO

BleuLife Media Group

Bob Liodice

Chief Executive Officer


Fernando Machado

Chief Marketing Officer

Activision Blizzard

Laura Martin

Senior Advertising & Internet Analyst

Needham & Company

Lisa McQueen

Media Manager


Marla Newman

President, Digital Sales- Lifestyle Group

Dotdash Meredith

Nicolette Harper

Vice President, Global Marketing and Media


Joanna O`Connell

VP, Principal Analyst


Chris Oswald

Executive Vice President, Government Relations


Elizabeth O’Brien

Program Director, WW Sports & Entertainment Partnership Marketing


Justin Parnell

VP, Marketing, Head of OREO US

Mondelēz International

Candace Payne

Senior Director, Campaigns & Content


Jason Ratner

Sales Director

Disney Advertising

JonPaul Rexing

Head of Video and Sales Development


Nicole Rosenberg

Vice President, Digital Integrated Marketing


Albert Thompson

Managing Director of Digital Innovation

Walton Isaacson

Your In-Person Venue

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa | 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009

For those registered to attend the conference, the ANA has negotiated a special room rate of $299 per night at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, which provides a refreshing retreat any time of year through an award-winning resort spa, eight sparkling pools, and two championship golf courses, along with easy access to nearby beaches and popular tourist attractions.  

The cut-off date to obtain these discounted rates is Tuesday, July 5, 2022, after which prevailing rates apply. 


Make your room reservation

Your Virtual Event Platform

Welcome to Grip

We know that not everyone will be able to travel for this event, so we are also providing a remote participation option powered by Grip, an AI-powered event matchmaking service that uses natural language processing, advanced algorithms, and deep neural networks to learn about your professional goals and interests.

Grip takes the work out of networking through intelligent matchmaking — making it more fun and giving you a higher return on time as you network with other attendees and exhibitors, arrange meetings, and identify potential business contacts. Utilize Grip to:

  • Make connections with significant people you would not have met otherwise
  • Expand your professional network
  • Create business opportunities with other event-goers
Download the ANA Events App

The ANA Events app is the official app for all ANA national industry conferences, giving you mobile access to the full conference agenda, in-app networking with attendees, event-only social networking, and more.


Download now on:


Google Play (for Android devices)  |  App Store (for iOS devices)


Conference Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
General Sponsors

About  |  Speakers  |  Agenda  |  Venue  |  Sponsors  |  Pricing  |  Register