Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and event partners the majority of the events throughout the week are free-to-attend. Neat, huh? The catch?
Space is limited and will book up quickly, so it’s best to keep a beady eye on the Social Media Week London schedule, follow @smwldn, Like us on Facebook or if you’re feeling a little more old school, there’s also an email newsletter.
The good news is that you don’t have to wait! The first batch of tickets are now available through the website, peruse the schedule and sign-up now.
Many of the event organisers are releasing tickets in batches, so if you miss out this time, keep your eyes peeled for more tickets. And of course, there’s more events being added all the time.
The SMW London schedule is your ultimate guide. All of the event organisers, will be adding their events here. For those liking their calendars as feeds, there’s also an iCal feed and a Google Calendar.
In short, heaps of different events: Breakfast Briefings; Seminars: Networking events; Workshops, Huddles Unconferences; Agency Open Houses; an Ideas Pop-up Shop and of course, an exciting closing ‘do’.
Here’s a few tasty morsels to whet your appetite:
Start the day with some of London’s leading social media practitioners for a spot of breakfast and some tasty insight:
- An opening session from global marketing communications network JWT
- Learn from We Are Social ‘What Social Media means for Charities’, ‘How to drive engagement and results on Facebook’ and examine ‘Social Media Monitoring’
- Join NM Incite for breakfast at The Hub
- Fancy moving over to social media? Digital recruitment company Propel London are busting myths around working in social media including tips on how you can future proof your career.
- Learn about government data and the role of open data in our society with a ‘Case study of data.gov.uk’ hosted by the Central Office of Information (COI)
- Explore the World’s Best Mobile Apps’ and find out ‘How Social Media Stole my Mojo’ with the Creative Content Agency
- Become part of ‘Building the Future of Communities’ hosted by GiffGaff
The core of Social Media Week’s mission is to bring people together, and it wouldn’t be complete without a plethora of networking opportunities, including:
- Free drink anyone? Join the Thin Martians at Free Think : Free Drink – DMA & NMA Panel & Party for Social Marketing
- As a taster for their conference for self-funding artists, MusicConnex in association with First Monday – FM, will be hosting a networking event
- Professional social network Viadeo will be co-hosting a series of seminars and networking events throughout the week centred around focal points of social media including the public sector, social advertising, social recruiting and the tech sector. These events will be co-hosted by key players in each field
Workshops, huddles and unconferences:
The learning never stops with dozens of panel sessions, get-togethers, presentations, clinics and more:
- Dell are hosting with Viadeo, a Public Sector Social Media Huddle followed by a Public Sector Networking event.
- New to Social Media? Join Channel 4, to orientate yourself around the growing landscape.
- Celebrate with Tuttle on their 3rd birthday at the Centre for Creative Collaboration (C4CC).
- TechMAP, will explain how we can use the understanding of human behaviour online, along with monitoring tools, to measure Social Media.
- Be2Camp, a group that looks at how the latest web applications design techniques could help build a better, more sustainable built environment will host the Be2Awards and ConstrucTALKs
Open Houses and pop-up shops:
Organisations across the capital are throwing open their doors, or event setting up temporary shop to share advice, get feedback and join the global conversation, including:
- Volunteers from Ogilvy Group UK are offering free advertising and marketing advice and ideas to small businesses, charities, arts and community groups and entrepreneurs at a secret pop-up shop (location to be revealed soon) in Central London.
- London’s leading agencies including 1000heads, Precedent and We Are Social, are opening up their offices for you to learn more about Social Media and how they might be able to help you.
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