Last Friday the second Advisory Board Meeting for Social Media Week Glasgow took place.
A lot to catch up with our board members, who were shown a preview of the fantastic video “Picture This!” produced by Inner Ear, We Are Snook and Alan Bissett, in collaboration with twintangibles and New Media Corp.
Although this was only the second meeting for the SMW board, we are in a constant conversation with all the members who offer their time and efforts to make sure everything will run smoothly during the Week. We collaborate daily on a KILTR group where we share updates, ideas, and information. The task of the advisory board is indeed that of helping Arvind, Tim and myself to organise and curate every aspects of a week that is being built mostly by you. This includes finding venues, sponsors, partners, coverage, accomodation for speakers..for what it’s more and more likely to be a 100-event week! Talking about which, here’s an important decision we came together during the board meeting.
We have decided to accept event submissions only until Monday the 29th of August at 9am. The response has been great so far and we already have on schedule about 70 events..we are very likely to hit the number 100. With an average of 15-20 quality, creative and fascinating events per day it will already be a tough choice for delegates to select those they want to attend. So we thought it sensible to limit the total number of events.
When in two weeks time the event submission process will close, we will spend the week left before the start of registrations making sure that the schedule is as balanced as possible, and that as many of the events as possible will be captured in some way (livestreamed/recorded/blogged/tweeted) so that you can get a flavour of them whenever and wherever they may be.
We are also pleased to officially announce the Kelvingrove Museum as one of the venues for Social Media Week Glasgow. John Ferry and Shona MacDougall have been wonderful with us, not only in offering such an amazing location, but also for adding to the enthusiasm and creativity of the week with some outstanding events that will make the connection between the arts world with Social Media.
So, to recap: event submission will close at 9am on Monday the 29th of August. Registrations will kick off on the 6th of September.
Remember, all events will be free and open to anyone to register, so make sure you book your place. At the moment, you can save the ones you like as favourite, stick them on your agenda, and wait for the registration process to start to reserve your place!