Social Media Week 24-28th September 2012 will showcase Glasgow as a major hub for the world’s largest and most international social media happening. The city will be participating alongside 14 other iconic world locations including Los Angeles, Barcelona, Vancouver, Chicago, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Berlin.
Last year Glasgow held 118 free events in 5 days featuring internationally renowned speakers like Don Tapscott, and global brands like Nokia and Google.The novel crowdsourced format means the majority of the free events are created by its participants, ensuring diversity, inclusion and creativity.
To announce SMW 2012 a global photography competition using Instagram has been launched to find the best pictures from the participating cities. You can keep up to date with the latest entries for Glasgow and the other cities here.
The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to travel to one of the participating cities of their choice during Social Media Week which takes place 24-28th September.
Tim Wright, co-founder of twintangibles, the social media advisory firm and curators for Glasgow said “Social media are transforming so many aspects of our lives, culturally, economically and socially. This event gives delegates the opportunity to access the very best and leading edge thinking on the topic.”
John McLeish (Managing Director) of City Sponsor the digital agency Equator said “Being at the heart of Glasgow’s thriving digital community, Equator are delighted to be the city sponsor of Social Media Week Glasgow for the second year running. We’re proud to support the city in delivering another world-class event and help grow Social Media Week Glasgow’s global reach just as we are growing ours.”
Angela Higgins, asset manager of Skypark, the hub venue for the Glasgow event and a member of the Social Media Week Advisory Board said: “This is the second year that Glasgow has hosted Social Media Week and at Skypark we’re really excited to be hosting not only the SMW team, but a series of groundbreaking events.”
Stuart Patrick CEO of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce commented: “At Glasgow Chamber of Commerce we are firm supporters of the work done through Social Media Week. We couldn’t do our work effectively without a strong strategy for exploiting social media and Social Media Week is an excellent opportunity to share experiences right across the world from Ruchill to Rio de Janeiro. We wish Social Media Week yet another successful year.”
Don’t forget, its your week! Its your chance to speak to a global audience or hear from global participant. Get involved and, like last year, lets make the world sit up and take notice of Glasgow again.