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What does four years of partnership with Nokia look like? Why are we focusing on networking in our mobile app? What is the future for us all? We’re creating a movement, where we want people to think about the challenges of today and walk away thinking about possible solutions and answers. For this, we’re bringing…

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This February, we’ll be discussing our global theme of The Future of Now. A look at our past, future, and present and how humanity and technology are meeting in each of those spaces. But what does this really look like? We all have our own ideas, and this SMW14 we’ll be bringing them all together….

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At the core of our global theme, The Future of Now, lies technology’s ability to be a great tool for taking more control of our lives as well as its ability to control us. We see this in numerous ways. From the friend who can’t put down their phone at dinner to the power of…

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“Life moves pretty fast; if you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you might just miss it.” — Ferris Bueller We’re living in an age of unprecedented connectivity — this both unites us and brings us closer while also challenging how we utilize our time and how present we can be. We’re increasingly…

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With another successful SMW13 behind us, we are already looking ahead to 2014. Powered by Nokia for a fourth year, our next Social Media Week (SMW14) is confirmed for February 17-21, 2014, with an initial lineup of cities to include Barcelona, Copenhagen, Hamburg, New York, Lagos, Milan, and Tokyo. Social Media Week was established we…

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Guest Post By Don Tapscott, Curator Social Media Week. As Global Curator, Don Tapscott is leading a series of discussion on our global theme of Empowering Change Through Collaboration. Read previous discussions here. In my previous post I discussed the ambitious initiative by the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota, Columbia to resuscitate citizen involvement by getting residents…

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Guest Post By Don Tapscott, Curator Social Media Week. As Global Curator, Don Tapscott is leading a series of discussion on our global theme of Empowering Change Through Collaboration. Read previous discussions here. Around the world there are cities in desperate need of rejuvenation and transformation. Elected officials are scrambling to equip their cities for the 21st…

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Don Tapscott, CEO of The Tapscott Group This post is a part of a continuing series of Keynote Spotlights– check back here throughout the week for more information on the phenomenal individuals who will be gracing #SMW12 events next week! You can hear from Don on Monday February 13th from 12:30-2:30pm at the Social and Environmental Change Hub in SMWNYC. …

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It’s pretty astonishing to see how far we have all come in the three years that Social Media Week has been in existence. The thirst for knowledge and desire to connect around the most pressing issues we face as a society has never been greater, and here at Crowdcentric, we’ve had the privilege of being…

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Guest Post By Don Tapscott, Curator Social Media Week. As Global Curator, Don Tapscott is leading a series of discussion on our global theme of Empowering Change Through Collaboration. Read previous discussions here. Humanity’s ability to transform raw materials into energy powered the rise of modern civilization and shaped the fortunes of nations throughout history….

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