In less than 3 weeks on May 2, you’ll know the the full line up of cities for September’s Social Media Week, but for now, we want to welcome back some cities are returning and let you know about one very exciting change.
September’s Returning Cities
Berlin, hosted by DeskWanted
Bogota, hosted by Zemoga
Chicago, hosted by Zócalo Group & The Chicago Tribune
Glasgow, hosted by twintangibles
Los Angeles, hosted by Crowdcentric
Vancouver, hosted by Socialized!
Sao Paulo, hosted by SixPix
Joining this initial lineup of cities will also be London, Social Media Week’s second largest city, which will move from February to its new September home from 2012 onwards. Chinwag has hosted Social Media Week London for three consecutive years, with more than 8k attendees participating in over 150 events this past February. By moving to September, SMW London will continue to enjoy more future success and enable more people to take part.
Global Theme for 2012
Throughout 2012, we are focusing on a global theme of Empowering Change through Collaboration. You may have noticed our posts from Global Curator, Don Tapscott, on this topic over the past few months. Our theme is designed to help us reflect on the global impact of social media and its role as a catalyst in driving cultural, political, economic and social change. In addition to providing inspiration to each of our local city organizers, it’s also designed as call to action, empowering individuals- like you- and organizations around the world to understand how to leverage social media as a force for good.
If you’re new to Social Media Week and want to learn more or a veteran just hoping to go deeper, we suggest you take a look at our About section where we share our mission and vision. If you’d like to know how you can participate, as a brand partner, local or global advisory board member, speaker or event partner, our Get Involved section of our website hosts the information for you.
We expect great things in these returning cities, and look forward to seeing you take part. To give you a sense of what to expect, check out what took place this past February.