Ready to geek out at Social Media Week? It’s happening from September 24 through 28 and it’s coming to a location near you . . . assuming you live near Barcelona, Berlin, Bogota, Chicago, Glasgow, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Torino or Vancouver!
Social Media Week “is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media.” And its “mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information.” It happens twice each year, in February and September and the cities alternate so chances are, if it isn’t near you this time around it could be the next time.
Why should you attend? The folks behind Social Media Week have come up with a few reasons:
- Community created content: Due to the unique way that the program is curated, the content and programming is designed to cover every emerging trend, technology area and industry sector.
- Free to attend: Thanks to the generous support from our sponsors and partners, events hosted directly by Social Media Week are free to attend and events hosted in conjunction with Social Media Week are primarily free or significantly subsidized.
- Iconic venues and locations: We believe space should always factor into the design of the experience. Thanks to strategic partnerships with iconic institutions and venues, such as the MoMA, the New York Times and the Paley Center for Media, Social Media Week is able to enhance your experience and make this possible.
- Hyper-social attendees: Due to a focus on depth and diversity, the conference attracts a broad array of hyper-social influencers, practitioners and academic thinkers.
It must expensive to attend though, right? Nope! Most of the events are free. You just need to create a login and sign up!
Will you be attending? Tell us about it if you do.
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