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Bring Social Media Week to Your City


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In five years of Social Media Week, we’ve grown tremendously, hosting SMW in 30+ cities, hosted more than 150k attendees across 5,000 events, and seen millions engage via our online, mobile and social channels. And we’re excited to expand this even more over the next 12 months.

Our Goal

In 2014, we want to take SMW to a new level and make each edition of our conferences in February and September EVERYWHERE. We are asking you to help us bring SMW to more people around the world. Why?

Our understanding of how technology is shaping our lives and changing the way we connect and communicate can only deepen if we bring together diverse perspectives from people all over the world. We aim to capture, curate and share the most meaningful ideas, trends, and best practices with regard to the social web’s impact on society, culture and business, globally. And what’s happening in Asia is not only hugely relevant to what is happening in North America but also to other parts of Asia.

Your Help

This year we’ve added SMWs in Africa and India to our network and we’re humbled and inspired by what our teams in those countries have already contributed to the community. In 2014, we aim to add a number of new cities and secure new partners in cities where we already have a presence.

Who? And Why?

We’re seeking interested organizations to become “City Organizers” of SMW that:

  • + Are highly networked across multiple industries
  • + Have experience in event or conference production
  • + Are open and highly collaborative
  • + Have a history of producing and distributing compelling written and visual content
  • + Want to change the world for the better

 
There are huge potential benefits from hosting SMW, including:

  • + Brand Awareness & Recognition – your organization is placed on the global stage and gains more exposure & credibility.
  • + Business Development – your organization has the opportunity to develop valuable relationships with new partners/clients and deepen existing relationships.
  • + Commercial Opportunity – your organization has the potential to generate significant revenue on profitable sponsorship deals.

 
But don’t just take our word for it–we’re happy to connect you with one of our current SMW City Organizers if you’d like to learn more and find out if SMW is for you.

Key Markets for SMW Expansion

US/ Canada:
+ Miami (new organizer)
+ DC (new organizer)
+ San Francisco
+ Las Vegas
+ Vancouver
+ Boston

Middle East/ Asia Pacific/ Africa:
+ Dubai
+ Jakarta
+ Seoul
+ Kuala Lumpur
+ Sydney
+ Istanbul
+ Johannesburg / Cape Town
+ Cairo

Latin America:
+ Buenos Aires
+ Mexico City
+ Santiago

If you are interested in applying to become a Local City Organizer and bring SMW to your community, please apply here.

If you know of an organization, please feel free to connect us by emailing info@socialmediaweek.org.

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  • Kahuna

    I would like to officially invite you to Hawaii.. crossroads between east and west, up and down. Gateway to the new world order.

  • promotional USB sticks & Flash

    I’m really impressed that
    threes so much about this subject that’s been uncovered and you did it so well,
    with so much class.

  • vivacions

    Bring SMW to Boston!!!

  • Yavi Madurai

    Hi there, how do we go about taking it forward for Johannesburg (South Africa) ? We already have the infrastructure for it, and this is such an amazing concept as our market has the ability to ‘explode’ as we have not yet fully integrated Social Media into the business world as it should be.

  • Social Media Week

    We’d love to be there! If you know of an organization or company that would like to take the lead, please encourage them to apply: http://socialmediaweek.org/conferences/hosting-smw/

  • Social Media Week

    If you know of a great org that can help us take the lead, please have them apply! http://socialmediaweek.org/conferences/hosting-smw/

  • Social Media Week

    Thank you! We would be interested- do you know any org or companies that can take the lead? Have them apply! http://socialmediaweek.org/conferences/hosting-smw/

  • Campo de Marketing

    Would be interested in performing in Rio de Janeiro? There is the possibility of Brazil have two cities? The market is very expressive in social media in Brazil

  • Ekow

    Ghana would love to see you guys here!!!

  • Javaad

    Come to Seattle please!

  • http://www.myspace.com/frontiersciences frontierscientist

    #SMWCPH in Copenhagen is participating again this year @socialmediaweek:disqus

  • Zeyad

    I have already sent my application to be a City Organizer for Cairo, Egypt but i didn’t get a reply, I must fill another application or what, I have organized Mashable Social Media Day for the first time this year in Egypt and i am so interested to organize the Social Media Week on Next Feb.

  • Nicky Yates

    Brazil could have two cities. If you’re interested in hosting, please apply!

  • Nicky Yates

    If you know of an organization or company that would be a great fit, please encourage them to apply!

  • Nicky Yates

    We do contact all potential City Organizers. If your application stood out, we’ll be in touch. Thanks so much for your interest!

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