Social Media Week Glasgow: A Selection of Events #1

We can’t believe it’s less than two weeks to go to Social Media Week Glasgow. Are you ready? Did you book your events? Too much choice? Well, we have the same problem :) and we will count on you and our fantastic volunteers to cover as many of them as possible with blogs, tweets, videos, photos, and so on.

We thought that a selection of some the events that are happening through the week would be useful. We will be writing more of these to help you with your choice, focusing on events that will be running under the three main themes of the week: Education, Health & Wellbeing, and Access.

However, our first selection for the series has no particular focus on any of the themes, we picked some of the most innovative initiatives and some of the official events that are taking place through the week, including our opening and closing events.

Please don’t forget to register for the events you want to attend, they’re great events and your participation and input will make them even better. Plus, they’re totally FREE – No excuses, go to #SMWGla Schedule and get booking!

Our Selection #1

Everyday I’m shooglin! - Gala Opening, Monday 24th, 6pm, Riverside Museum
We will officially kick off the week with a Gala opening on Monday night at the stunning Riverside Museum on the Clyde, hosted by our partners at SPT. Michelle Watt, head of Comms at SPT, will be joined by Jerry Staple and Jonathan Kelly of Origin Partners, and they will present the new fantastic Glasgow Subway Shoogle app! What are you waiting for? Sign up and be the first to have the iShoogle App!

Five Easy PiecesMon to Fri – 12:00-12:30 – Various Locations

Social Media Week’s ‘Five Easy Pieces’ series will see curatorial talks, within Museums across Glasgow. These events look at five items drawn from the extensive Glasgow Museums collections. Each will have historical significance to empowering change through collaboration. Each event will be accompanied by a podcast and will include expert commentary and comment for the Glasgow Museum Curators. You can participate in the debate and comment through the social channels and learn more about how collaboration has brought about change and influenced our collective history. The series will kick off on Monday 24th with Emily Malcolm, Curator of Transport and Technology at the Riverside Museum, who will give a talk on the 2012 bicentenary of Henry Bell’s steamship, The Comet.

Film Camp meets SMWThursday 27th, 2pm-5pm, Glasgow Film Theatre

As part of Social Media Week, GFT will host an afternoon of events examining the role of social media in crowdfunding, crowdsourcing and the crowd distribution of films, in collaboration with twintangibles. The event will kick off at 14.00 with Northern Lights discussing the realities and technical challenges of running a crowdsourced documentary film project. This is followed at 14.40 by a crowdfunding panel discussion, interspersed with case studies and short film screenings. At 16.00 shareable VoD player inventors Distrify take the helm to discuss two innovative projects: the crowd-distribution of short Sea Wall and their collaboration with GFT and Edinburgh’s Filmhouse on a new joint VoD venture. The event will end around 16.45 with some networking drinks and ice cream.

Alma MaterFriday 28th, 11-4pm, Scotland Street School Museum

As part of Social Media Week, Fish & Game return to Scotland Street School with their original site-specific, immersive iPad tour. Individual audience members use an iPad to roam the 19th-century school in a meditation on childhood and the coercive, civilising power of education.

The Future of Crowdfunding followed by Official Closing Event – Friday 28th, 5pm, Skypark

A panel on the future of crowdfunding – The panelists will include experts and leaders from the industry, who will give an insight into the future of this fascinating phenomenon. The event will be followed by drinks and nibbles to round off the week and thank all the contributors and participants.

Social Media Week Glasgow TV broadcasting live from Skypark every day

A great addition to this year’s week.  twintangibles and InnerEar will be broadcasting from the networking lounge in Skypark every day, covering the best on offer at Social Media Week Glasgow. Quirky, fun and occasionally serious. Join us on the couch!


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