We at The brpr Group could not be more excited to be the host agency for 2012 Social Media Week. We harbor a tremendous amount of faith in this city and its forward movement as a real player in art & culture and now conversational media. We are always reminded that we have to serve as an agent for the change that we would like to see and no better a case can be made for Social Media Week. Our agency was just on the verge of a relocation to NYC last year when we decided that Miami is our home and anchored roots here in the burgeoning Design District. Miami is a city ripe for innovation and filled with endless opportunity for evolution as a major contributor to the world of technology communication. Demonstrative of this years theme for Social Media Week “Empowering Change Through Collaboration” we look forward to sharing the stage with some of the best and brightest in social media, from agencies like Republica, Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Alma DDB, to name a few. Networks that range from CNN, NBC, Telemundo, MTV and Fox are among a list of prestigious organizations that have so generously lent their time and resources to ensure the first showing of Miami’s Social Media Week is a huge success and accurately reflects the strength in commitment this city has to the new world of new media. We would also like to send a special thank you to the Adriane Arsht Center.