With February behind us, we are eagerly looking forward to our next Social Media Week, set to take place September 23-27, 2013! And we want you to experience it in a new way.
What if you had the chance to travel to one of our host cities this SMW September? Imagine joining amazing conversations, seeing iconic venues in London, Bogota and more while meeting innovators from all around the world? Thanks to our new Travel Award Program, powered by Nokia, you could do all that and truly have an international SMW experience!
We want to give you a chance to experience Social Media Week in different parts of the world and to learn how different cultures and societies are adapting and evolving in the face of this incredible change. Whether you want to participate as a speaker, event host or attendee, our Travel Award Program can help take you there. More than half of our host cities for September SMW13 are in the top 20 best cities for entrepreneurs and technology, giving you a chance to join the conversation in leading markets around the globe. Our official September SMW13 lineup, includes:
Barcelona, hosted by Buzz Marketing Networks
Berlin, hosted by DeskWanted
Bogotá, hosted by Zemoga
Chicago, hosted by Zócalo Group and Chicago Tribune Media Group’s 435 Digital
Los Angeles, hosted by Tubefilter
London, hosted by Chinwag
Mumbai, hosted by R SQUARE Consulting
São Paulo, hosted by Interney Informatica
Torino, hosted by dunter. and codice
Toronto, hosted by Entrinsic
Now is your chance to join us in India’s rapidly emerging market or Berlin’s thriving startup culture or see how Brazil is readying itself for the world’s most social games for the 2014 World Cup!
Sign up to learn more. We’ll officially launch our grants program May 29th.
With our line-up confirmed and ready to go, we want to invite you to take part! Social Media Week is built around your participation — from locally organized events to volunteering, we want you to be a part of it all. So, save these dates and visit the About and Get Involved sections for the city you’re interested in to learn more:
Event Submissions Open: April 23
Event Submissions Close: August 2
Attendee Registration Opens: August 13
Global Theme for 2013
Throughout 2013, we will continue our focus on our global theme of Open & Connected: Principles for a Collaborative World. We hope this theme serves as an inspiration to develop your own original ideas, content and discussions to join us in our next Social Media Week this September.
We look forward to seeing you take part. To give you a sense of what to expect, check out what took place this past February.