As February’s Social Media Week fades, planning for September’s week-long conference revs up. Today, we’re proud to announce that Social Media Week Chicago will return this September 24-28, co-hosted once again by Zócalo Group and the Chicago Tribune.
In early May, the the full line up of cities for September’s Social Media Week will be announced, but for now, we are excited to share some of the other returning cities for what will be an impressive global lineup of social media expertise.
September’s returning cities will be:
- Berlin: hosted by DeskWanted
- Bogota: hosted by Zemoga
- 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. London has hosted Social Media Week for three consecutive years, with more than 8k attendees participating in over 150 events this past February. By moving to September, London hopes to enjoy more future success and enable more people to take part.
Global Theme for 2012
Throughout 2012, Social Media Week is focusing on a global theme of Empowering Change through Collaboration. This 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. 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 the About section at www.socialmediaweek.org where Social Media Week’s official mission and vision is shared. If you’d like to know how you can participate, as a brand partner, local or global advisory board member, speaker or event partner, please visit the Get Involved section of our website.
To give you a sense of what to expect, check out what took place this past February.