We are very proud to announce that Nokia is once more serving as our global headline sponsor of Social Media Week in September. With this partnership, we will be launching Social Media Week Live, a global live streaming platform, which will showcase some of the most high profile events, sessions, and keynote sessions that will take place over the week.
Another exciting component of the partnership is the development of SMW RealTime, powered by Nokia. Built in HTML 5 so that it functions on web, mobile and tablet devices, the app, currently in the Android Market, is designed to provide attendees with a way to track their schedule, follow specific sessions, connect to other attendees, discover new events and follow the real-time conversation in all 12 cities. Additional features allow event organizers in all 12 cities to project real-time data about their event on large screens in both a global and local view.
Social Media Week attendees in select cities will also be able to further engage with Nokia. This includes Tweet-ups in Vancouver, Chicago and LA; and Random Acts of Kindness through Tweets with Benefits with #NokiaConnects in Chicago, Beirut, Berlin, Vancouver, Glasgow and LA.
In addition, Social Media Week and Nokia are teaming up in support of Peace One Day, leveraging our global networks to help create awareness and engagement around the Global Truce Campaign, set for September 21. Nokia will be creating a free mobile application especially for Peace One Day, which allows users to join the Global Truce, review who else from around around the world is joining and link to the Peace One Day Meetup Everywhere campaign, where supporters will be able to create or join Peace Day gatherings around the world. This will be kicked off on Monday, September 19th in Glasgow. Learn more about this special event here.
Our team is honored to be working with Nokia again and excited for all the value that this partnership brings to Social Media Week September. Leading up to and throughout Social Media Week, we will be posting information on how you can engage with Nokia, such as through their Random Acts of Kindness or Tweets with Benefits for #NokiaConnects.
“Understanding the vital role social media plays in all aspects of society is one of the key goals of Social Media Week. This is why we are so excited to have Nokia, a brand that is on the forefront of the social media frontier, as our global headline sponsor,” said Toby Daniels, founder of Social Media Week and CEO of Crowdcentric. “By enhancing existing means of communication and exploring new ways of exchanging information, Nokia continues to play a key role in reshaping how people connect. This partnership will expand on that expertise.”
Stay tuned as we release more information on how you can stay connected during Social Media Week- with Nokia, the global conference, other participants, and other sponsors. You can also read more from Nokia throughout Social Media Week at Nokia Conversations and about the partnership here.