Hello everybody. Hope you have been enjoying the glorious sunshine over the past few days and getting some really nice photos of Glasgow for #InstagramYourCity! The deadline is next Friday 29th June so get snapping!
Last Tuesday we had a meeting with the Social Media Week Glasgow Advisory Board, and held a brainstorming session with those who wanted to attend the event and looked to develop ideas and themes for this year’s SMWGla.
We decided to introduce the idea of themes to our events to open SMW up to a wider range of audiences, and encourage a wider level of participation.
We have been looking at all your ideas for themes and there are some really positive outcomes from the Advisory Board meeting, the brainstorming session last week and the KILTR group. Please continue the discussion in the SMWGla KILTR group and keep those ideas flowing. Anyone can join the group and have their ideas heard.
Remember that Social Media Week is a crowdsourced event and the content is down to you. It’s you who shapes the early stages. So, again, we highly value your feedback and suggestions. Keep sending them, we are listening!
Your ideas and themes will soon be presented to the Advisory Board for further discussion, and we will give you more info on the final themes picked shortly. Please remember that even if your particular theme isn’t picked, events under that topic can still be submitted, not every event can and will fit into a theme, but can fit under the overall theme of SMW which is Empowering Change Through Collaboration.
Here’s a few topics that have been mentioned so far to give you some food for thought.
-Accessibilty and Online Participation -Food and Drink
-Environmental issues -Health and Wellbeing
-Online Privacy - Social Media and Education
Here’s some photos of the Brainstorming in action where you can see the ideas proposed in more detail on the group’s sheets.
For events submission and an event submission guide, have a look here and we look forward to receiving your event ideas soon.